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02/24/2016 01:30 PM JUDICIARY

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ SB 180 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ SJR 19 CALL FED. CONSTITUTIONAL CONV:TERM LIMITS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 24 LEGIS. ETHICS ACT: CONTRACTORS,INTERNS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
-- Public Testimony --
+= SB 123 USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 123(JUD) Out of Committee
         SB 123-USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:34:26 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  MCGUIRE  announced  the   consideration  of  SB  123.  She                                                               
solicited a motion  to adopt the work  draft committee substitute                                                               
(CS)  and noted  the  individuals who  were  available to  answer                                                               
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:35:14 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COGHILL  moved to  adopt the  work draft  CS for  SB 123,                                                               
labeled 29-LS1198\H, as the working document.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE  found no  objection and version  H was  before the                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:35:36 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  KEVIN MEYER,  Alaska State  Legislature,  sponsor of  SB                                                               
123, summarized  that the bill  seeks to  make it easier  to cite                                                               
people  who  text  while  driving.   It  is  mirrored  after  the                                                               
Anchorage ordinance  and imposes a  $500 fine for  the violation.                                                               
He assured the members that this  is not intended to be a revenue                                                               
bill and offered  his belief that it will result  in a savings to                                                               
the  state.  Changing  the  offense   from  a  misdemeanor  to  a                                                               
violation  will  avoid  the  lengthy  investigation  process  and                                                               
potential jury trial.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE commented that she  believes this will get people's                                                               
attention.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:37:56 PM                                                                                                                    
EDRA  MORLEDGE,  Staff,  Senator Kevin  Meyers,  highlighted  the                                                               
changes  in version  H  of SB  123. She  noted  that the  packets                                                               
contain a memo from Legislative  Legal Services that answers many                                                               
of  the questions  raised  during the  previous  hearing. At  the                                                               
drafter's suggestion,  the CS cites  Title 12 for the  penalty so                                                               
people understand this is a  violation, not a traffic infraction.                                                               
The  next  change,  which  was suggested  by  the  Court  System,                                                               
directs the court to include  the violation in the bail schedule.                                                               
An  effective date  of July  1 also  was added  to allow  time to                                                               
accomplish these changes.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE found no questions and solicited a motion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:39:39 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COGHILL moved to report the  CS for SB 123 from committee                                                               
with individual recommendations and attached zero fiscal note.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:39:52 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MCGUIRE announced that without  objection, CSSB 123(JUD) is                                                               
reported from the Senate Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 24 version H.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 24 FiscalNote.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 24
SB24A.PDF SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB24 Leg Research Report Subcontractors.PDF SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 24
SB24 Contracts - Rec by Ethics Office.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 24
SB24 Previous Advisory Opinions.PDF SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 24
SB24 Previous Minutes & Committee Action.PDF SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 24
SB24 Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 24
SJR 19 - Supporting Documents - Convention FAQ.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SJR 19
SJR 19 - Supporting Documents - Dispelling the Runaway Convention Myth.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SJR 19
SJR 19 - Supporting Documents - Term Limits Convention One Pager_AK.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SJR 19
SJR 19 Fiscal Note.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SJR 19
SJR 19 Supporting Documents - Constitutional Convention FAQs.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SJR 19
SJR 19 ver A.PDF SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SJR 19
SB 180ADN Commentary 2-13-16 Demer.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180 ADN Commentary 2-3-16 Walker-Carmody.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 180 FiscalNote.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 180 Letter of Support AIC.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 180 Letter of Support AIC.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 180 Letter of Support AK Childrens Trust.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 180 Letter of Support AYFN.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 180 Letter of Support Beacon Hill.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 180 Letter of Support brian schaeffer.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 180 Sectional Analysis version W.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 180 Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB0180 version W.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 180
SB 123 Changes from Version A to Version H.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 Legal Memo 2 24 2016.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 Work Draft Version H.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 Legal Research - Municipal Laws.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 123
SJR 19 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 2/24/2016 1:30:00 PM
SJR 19