Legislature(2017 - 2018)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

04/07/2017 01:30 PM JUDICIARY

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Audio Topic
01:49:40 PM Start
01:50:49 PM Confirmation Hearings
02:19:18 PM SB15
02:32:47 PM SB100
02:36:47 PM SB106
03:00:38 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Postponed to 1:45 p.m. --
+ Confirmation Hearings: TELECONFERENCED
Drew Phoenix, State Commission for Human Rights
Bryce Johnson, Alaska Police Standards Council
William Granger, Board of Governors of the
Alaska Bar
*+ SB 100 MUNICIPAL LIENS: AUTHORITY FOR & PRIORITY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 106 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 16 FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Public Testimony --
+= SB 15 E-CIGS: SALE TO AND POSSESSION BY MINOR TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 15(JUD) Out of Committee
        SB 100-MUNICIPAL LIENS: AUTHORITY FOR & PRIORITY                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:32:47 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL announced the consideration of SB 100.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:33:27 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  DENNIS EGAN,  Alaska State  Legislature,  sponsor of  SB                                                               
100,  introduced  the  bill speaking  to  the  following  sponsor                                                               
statement:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     SB 100  is at the  request of  a number of  Alaska city                                                                    
     attorneys.  It fixes  an  unintended  consequence of  a                                                                    
     1998  bill aimed  at ending  unauthorized 'common  law'                                                                    
     liens that were being used  to go after public servants                                                                    
     when individuals disagreed with a government action.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Liens are  a tool local governments  across America use                                                                    
     to  recoup  unpaid  costs   of  providing  services  or                                                                    
     abating  dangerous situations.  In  Alaska, many  rural                                                                    
     municipalities  provide  utility   services  for  their                                                                    
     communities. Those municipalities  use liens to collect                                                                    
     from people who use services  but don't pay. Liens have                                                                    
     historically   also   been   used  to   recover   local                                                                    
     governments' costs  when they have to  abate dangerous,                                                                    
     dilapidated, or public nuisance properties.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     In  2012, the  Alaska Supreme  Court held  that because                                                                    
     liens based  solely on municipal law  were not included                                                                    
     in  the  code  of   civil  procedure,  municipal  liens                                                                    
     without a hook to some  other state law were not valid.                                                                    
     SB 100 puts the tools  back in municipalities' hands by                                                                    
     giving liens under municipal law  the same authority as                                                                    
     state and federal law liens under Alaska statutes.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:35:33 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COSTELLO asked if he was aware of any opposition to the                                                                 
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR EGAN said no.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL held SB 100 in committee for further review.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
Granger - Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
Phoenix - State Commission for Human Rights.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
Johnson - Alaska Police Standards Council.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106 - Letter of Support - ACOA.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106
HB 106 - Letter of Support - ANDVSA.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106
HB 106 - Sectional Analysis.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106
HB 106 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106
HB 106 - Supporting Document - ALSC Statement on Case Restrictions.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106
HB 106 - Supporting Document - Civil Funds Filing Fee Info.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106
HB 106 - Supporting Document - Civil Legal Services Fund Overview.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106
HB 106 - Supporting Document - Fact Sheet.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106
HB 106 - Supporting Document - FY16 ALSC Fact Sheet.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106
HB 106 - Supporting Document - FY16 ALSC Pro Bono Program.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 106
SB 100 - Letter of Support - Juneau.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
SB 100 - Letter of Support - Municipality of Anchorage.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
SB 100 - Sectional Analysis.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
SB 100 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
SB 100 - Supporting Document - Benintendi Legislative History.pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
CS for SB 15 (Version N).pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
SB 15 - Summary of CHanges (ver. R to N).pdf SJUD 4/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 15