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04/09/2018 01:30 PM JUDICIARY

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03:01:29 PM Start
03:02:03 PM SJR14|| SJR1
03:07:40 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Recessed to 4/10/18 at 9:00 a.m. --
+= SJR 14 CONST. AM: PARENTAL CONSENT TO ABORTION TELECONFERENCED
-- Public Testimony --
+= HJR 21 FEDS RESPECT STATE REG OF MARIJUANA TELECONFERENCED
+ HB 44 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS: VOTING & CONFLICTS TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              SENATE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         April 9, 2018                                                                                          
                           3:01 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator John Coghill, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Mia Costello                                                                                                            
Senator Pete Kelly                                                                                                              
Senator Bill Wielechowski                                                                                                       
Senator Mike Shower                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14                                                                                                  
Proposing  an  amendment to  the  Constitution  of the  State  of                                                               
Alaska relating  to notice  and consent  before termination  of a                                                               
minor's pregnancy.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     - MEETING RECESSED TO 4/10/18 9:00 AM                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 21                                                                                                   
Urging the  federal government  to respect  the authority  of the                                                               
state  to regulate  marijuana use,  production, and  distribution                                                               
and to honor  previous federal guidance on  marijuana policy; and                                                               
urging  the  federal  government  to reconsider  its  listing  of                                                               
marijuana as a schedule I controlled substance.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - MEETING RECESSED TO 4/10/18 9:00 AM                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 44(STA)                                                                                            
"An  Act  requiring  a  legislator  to  abstain  from  taking  or                                                               
withholding official  action or exerting official  influence that                                                               
could  benefit or  harm  an immediate  family  member or  certain                                                               
employers; and  requiring a legislator  to request to  be excused                                                               
from  voting in  an  instance  where the  legislator  may have  a                                                               
financial conflict of interest."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MEETING RECESSED TO 4/10/18 9:00 AM                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SJR 14                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: CONST. AM: PARENTAL CONSENT TO ABORTION                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) OLSON                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
02/19/18       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/19/18       (S)       JUD, FIN                                                                                               
03/02/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/02/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/02/18       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/16/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/16/18       (S)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
03/23/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/23/18       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/04/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/04/18       (S)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
04/06/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/06/18       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/09/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HJR 21                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: FEDS RESPECT STATE REG OF MARIJUANA                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) GUTTENBERG                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
04/16/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/16/17       (H)       JUD                                                                                                    
05/12/17       (H)       STA REPLACES JUD REFERRAL                                                                              
05/12/17       (H)       BILL REPRINTED 5/12/17                                                                                 
05/16/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/16/17       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
02/05/18       (H)       SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE INTRODUCED                                                                          
02/05/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/05/18       (H)       STA                                                                                                    
02/13/18       (H)       STA AT 3:15 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/13/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/13/18       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/15/18       (H)       STA AT 3:15 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/15/18       (H)       Moved SSHJR 21 Out of Committee                                                                        
02/15/18       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/16/18       (H)       STA RPT 1DP 5NR 1AM                                                                                    
02/16/18       (H)       DP: KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                                     
02/16/18       (H)       NR: TUCK, BIRCH, KNOPP, WOOL, JOHNSON                                                                  
02/16/18       (H)       AM: LEDOUX                                                                                             
03/19/18       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
03/19/18       (H)       VERSION: SSHJR 21                                                                                      
03/21/18       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/21/18       (S)       JUD                                                                                                    
04/04/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/04/18       (S)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
04/09/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
No witnesses                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:01:29 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  JOHN   COGHILL  called   the  Senate   Judiciary  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 3:01  p.m. Present at the  call to                                                               
order were Senators Costello, Shower, and Chair Coghill.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
         SJR 14-CONST. AM: PARENTAL CONSENT TO ABORTION                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
                [Contains discussion of SJR 1.]                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:02:03 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL announced  the consideration of SJR  14 and advised                                                               
that he  would take as much  public testimony as time  allows. He                                                               
solicited  a motion  to  adopt the  draft CS  and  said he  would                                                               
object for an explanation.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:02:54 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COSTELLO  moved to adopt  the work  draft CS for  SJR 14,                                                               
version 30-LS1472\D, as the working document.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:03:01 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL stated that his  staff would explain the changes in                                                               
the CS and the sponsor could say whether he agrees with it.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:03:27 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  clarified his objection saying  a motion to                                                               
report SJR 1 from committee was  on the table from the meeting on                                                               
Saturday.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COGHILL  advised  that  SJR 1  had  been  discharged  from                                                               
committee under Uniform Rule 48(b).                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  said his reading  of the rule was  that the                                                               
bill would not be discharged until the fourth day.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL restated that the bill had been discharged.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI said if SJR 1  was discharged then [HB 214                                                                 
Bree's law] was  discharged which means a  finance referral could                                                               
not be added.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL said  he'd have his staff check  on the disposition                                                               
of  the  bills   [that  were  scheduled  for   the  meeting  last                                                               
Saturday].  He asked  Senator Wielechowski  if he  maintained his                                                               
objection.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:04:30 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI said yes, he was maintaining his objection.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:04:37 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:06:59 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL reconvened  the meeting and advised  that he needed                                                               
legal advice  on the viability  of Senator  Wielechowski's motion                                                               
and the disposition of SJR 1 before moving forward.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:07:40 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  recessed the  Senate Judiciary  Standing Committee                                                               
meeting to a call of the chair.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
[The meeting was reconvened on 4/10/18 at 9:00 a.m.]                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 44 - Letter of Support - AKPIRG.pdf SJUD 4/9/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 44
HB 44 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 4/9/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 44
HB 44 - Letter of Support - LWV.pdf SJUD 4/9/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 44
HB 44 - Supporting Document - Leg Research Report.pdf SJUD 4/9/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 44
HB 44 - Supporting Document - Legal Memo.pdf SJUD 4/9/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 44
CS to SJR 14 - Version D.pdf SJUD 4/9/2018 1:30:00 PM
SJR 14