Legislature(2005 - 2006)BELTZ 211

03/01/2005 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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Heard & Held
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
Moved CSSB 101(STA) Out of Committee
Heard & Held
                          SB 101-REVISOR'S BILL                                                                             
CHAIR GENE THERRIAULT announced the first order of business to                                                                
be SB 101 and asked for a motion to adopt the committee                                                                         
substitute (CS).                                                                                                                
SENATOR    THOMAS    WAGONER    motioned    to  adopt    \F  version    CSSB   101   as                                         
the    working     document.     There    being     no   objection,      it   was    so                                         
JAMES   CRAWFORD,     assistant     revisor    of  statutes,    Legislative      Legal                                          
Services,     explained     the   CS  reflects     the   three   suggestions      from                                          
the previous hearing.                                                                                                           
The   first     change,     found    on   page    9,   line    16,   is   a   further                                           
correction     to   the   power    of   attorney    form.    The   language     "as   I                                         
have checked" is deleted and "as indicated" is inserted.                                                                        
Change    two  occurs    on  page   19,  line   5  and  is  a  further    correction                                            
to  clarify    that   AS   16.43.901    and   AS  16.43.906     mentioned     on  line                                          
6  have   been   repealed.     The  work   "former"     is  inserted    before    each                                          
3:39:01 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR     KIM   ELTON    questioned      why   the    word    "recently"     wasn't                                           
MR.   CRAWFORD    responded     the   Department     of   Law   (DOL)   brought    the                                          
suggestion       forward       and     the    change      was     made      per    its                                          
3:39:50 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR     ELTON   elaborated      saying    his   concern     is  that    the   word                                          
"recently"     wouldn't     be   accurate     in  subsequent      years    and   using                                          
the word might create a legal problem at some point.                                                                            
CHAIR    THERRIAULT       asked    whether     DOL    specifically       recommended                                            
leaving "recently" in the sentence.                                                                                             
MR.    CRAWFORD      acknowledged       that    the    drafters     weren't      given                                          
specific     direction      on    that    point    and    he   didn't     object     to                                         
removing the adjective.                                                                                                         
3:41:21 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR    ELTON    motioned    to   delete    the  word    "recently"     from   page                                          
19, line 5.                                                                                                                     
CHAIR    THERRIAULT      noted   conceptual      amendment     1   passed    with    no                                         
objection.      He   asked    Mr.    Crawford     if   he    would    automatically                                             
follow    through     with   the   DOL   to   determine     whether    or   not   that                                          
creates a problem.                                                                                                              
MR.   CRAWFORD    said   he  would   be   happy   to  do  that   on   behalf   of  the                                          
CHAIR    THERRIAULT     noted    the    third   and    final    change    in   the   CS                                         
occurred on page 33.                                                                                                            
3:43:07 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR CHARLIE HUGGINS joined the meeting.                                                                                     
MR.   CRAWFORD    referenced     the   discussion     from   the   2/24/05    hearing                                           
regarding     the   third   change    and  explained     that   Legislative      Legal                                          
does    not   want    to    "propose     estimated      solutions     to   ambiguous                                            
intent"     so   Section      68,   relating      to   AS    45.63.080(a)(11)        is                                         
deleted from SB 101 entirely                                                                                                    
CHAIR   THERRIAULT     noted   that   removes    about   two   and  one   half   pages                                          
from    the   bill.    He   asked     Mr.   Crawford     whether     anything     else                                          
needed highlighting.                                                                                                            
MR.   CRAWFORD    replied    revising     is  an  ongoing    process    but   nothing                                           
else had come to light since the previous hearing.                                                                              
CHAIR   THERRIAULT     noted   the   one  zero   fiscal    note   then  asked    for  a                                         
SENATOR    WAGNER    motioned     to  report    CSSB   101(STA)     from   committee                                            
with   individual      recommendations       and   attached    zero    fiscal    note.                                          
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    

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