Legislature(2005 - 2006)BUTROVICH 205

04/28/2005 08:30 AM JUDICIARY


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Recessed to 6:00 pm --
+ SB 106 SALE OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND PRECURSORS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+ HB 149 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 184 MUNICIPAL FIREARM ORDINANCES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 81 CONTRACTOR LICENSE ENFORCEMENT TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+= HB 54 BAIL REVIEW TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 54(FIN) Out of Committee
+ SB 149 PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TELECONFERENCED
<SB 149 Bill Hearing Canceled>
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 127 EXEC. BRANCH ETHICS: FINANCIAL INTERESTS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+= SB 186 EXECUTIVE BRANCH ETHICS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+= SB 187 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS/MEETINGS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
                       HB 184 AM-FIREARMS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:34:13 AM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR RALPH SEEKINS announced HB  184 to be up for consideration.                                                               
He distributed an amendment for committee members to review.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:35:48 AM                                                                                                                   
MR.  ERICH   DELAND,  staff  to  Representative   Mike  Chenault,                                                               
introduced  HB 184.  The bill  is being  proposed so  that people                                                               
will  be  able  to look  at  one  law  as  the single  and  final                                                               
authority regarding firearm regulation.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEEKINS said his amendment proposes  to add a section to HB
184 that  allows possession of a  firearm in a motor  vehicle for                                                               
someone  who may  legally possess  the firearm.  A person  cannot                                                               
prohibit  an  individual  for possessing  a  firearm  while  that                                                               
firearm is inside the motor vehicle.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:39:17 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR GENE  THERRIAULT suggested they have  the drafters review                                                               
the amendment.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  HOLLIS  FRENCH  asked  whether there  was  a  state  law                                                               
addressing possession of a firearm  in a vehicle. A city couldn't                                                               
enact a firearm  law if there was already a  state law addressing                                                               
the issue.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEEKINS  clarified  currently  Alaska  law  allows  for  a                                                               
private party to outlaw firearms on their property.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:40:14 AM                                                                                                                   
MR. RYAN JUDY agreed. He said  Chugach electric has a weapon free                                                               
policy. Employees  have been told  not to have firearms  in their                                                               
vehicles   in  the   parking  lot.   This  allows   employers  to                                                               
effectively disarm their employees.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:42:13 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR  GRETCHEN  GUESS  asked  for a  comparison  so  that  the                                                               
changes would be easy to follow.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. DELAND agreed to provide a comparison.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JUDY  commented  the  National  Rifle  Association  strongly                                                               
supports HB  184 because it  would standardize all  firearms laws                                                               
across the state and nullify the city laws.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:44:51 AM                                                                                                                   
Where there  are not  uniform laws in  place there  is confusion.                                                               
Further anti-gun proposals threaten citizens' rights.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:47:02 AM                                                                                                                   
Local jurisdictions should have  authority over discharge, zoning                                                               
decisions, and  municipal government buildings. The  intent is to                                                               
make all  laws uniform  but give  local municipalities  some free                                                               
reign in certain areas.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:48:51 AM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR SEEKINS advised the committee  would look at two amendments                                                               
for  the bill  when they  reconvene. He  recessed the  meeting at                                                               
10:50:17 AM.                                                                                                                  

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