Legislature(2005 - 2006)BELTZ 211

04/21/2005 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 127 PFD:PEACE CORPS/OLYMPIAN/SANCTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 214 ANATOMICAL GIFTS & REGISTRY TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 214(STA) Out of Committee
+ HB 178 SPECIAL REQUEST LICENSE PLATES TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 178(STA) am Out of Committee
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
           CSHB 214(HES)-ANATOMICAL GIFTS & REGISTRY                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GENE THERRIAULT  announced HB 214 to be the  first order of                                                               
business.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LESIL McGuire,  Sponsor,  described HB  214 as  a                                                               
clean-up bill for  the Anatomical Gifts Registry  Act passed last                                                               
year. First, it broadens the  definition of a technician to match                                                               
the federal definition. A technician  is the person who makes the                                                               
actual organ and tissue collection.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Next,  the  definition  of a  procurement  organization  was  too                                                               
narrow in that it excluded the  local organ and tissue bank, Life                                                               
Alaska.  We  want  them  to  have control  and  access  over  the                                                               
registry that benefits Alaskans, she said.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The  reporting requirements  relating to  donor instructions  and                                                               
wishes were too  cumbersome for first responders so  that duty is                                                               
transferred  to dispatch.  That  makes sense,  she said,  because                                                               
that's  when  much  of  the   information  about  the  victim  is                                                               
communicated.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Finally,  she  asked  the committee  to  consider  two  technical                                                               
amendments.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:44:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR THERRIAULT labeled \I.1 Amendment 1 and \I.2 Amendment 2.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  McGuire  said  the definition  of  "hospital"  is                                                               
expanded to include a rural clinic, a mortuary, or a hospice.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Amendment 2  makes it clear  that first responders  can designate                                                               
the local dispatch  center or public safety  answering point that                                                               
would notify  the procurement organization.  The intention  is to                                                               
make sure that  the information is transferred  quickly enough to                                                               
allow time to harvest the tissue.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR THERRIAULT  moved Amendment 1.  There was no  objection and                                                               
it was adopted.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                      24-LS0410\I.1                                                             
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                      A M E N D M E N T 1                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
OFFERED IN THE SENATE                                                                                                           
     TO:  CSHB 214(HES)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 18, following "hospital":                                                                                          
     Insert ", a rural clinic, a mortuary, a hospice,"                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 30, following "hospital":                                                                                          
     Insert ", rural clinic, mortuary, or hospice"                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, line 1:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "is a donor, the hospital"                                                                                          
     Insert ", rural clinic, mortuary, or hospice is a donor,                                                               
the hospital, rural clinic, mortuary, or hospice"                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, line 2, following "hospital":                                                                                           
     Insert ", rural clinic, mortuary, or hospice"                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR THERRIAULT moved Amendment 2. There was no objection and                                                                  
it was adopted.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                      24-LS0410\I.2                                                             
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                      A M E N D M E N T 2                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
OFFERED IN THE SENATE                                                                                                           
     TO:  CSHB 214(HES)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 28, following "section":                                                                                       
     Insert "or a designee of the persons identified in (d)(1)                                                              
of this section"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR THERRIAULT opened public testimony                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:47:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SUE HEX, Kenai Peninsula  Emergency Medical Services Coordinator,                                                               
stated  support for  the bill  and the  amendments. It  will work                                                               
much better  at the responder  level and matches what  is ongoing                                                               
in the field, she emphasized.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There were no further questions or testimony.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR THERRIAULT noted the fiscal notes and asked for a motion.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:49:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR THOMAS WAGONER  motioned to report SCS  CSHB 214(STA) and                                                               
attached  fiscal  notes  with individual  recommendations.  There                                                               
being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                          

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