Legislature(2007 - 2008)BELTZ 211

03/19/2008 09:30 AM STATE AFFAIRS


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Continued from 03/18/08 --
+ SB 183 REPEAL DEFINED CONTRIB RETIREMENT PLANS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 183 Out of Committee
*+ SB 259 EFFECTIVE DATE: MEDICAL ASSISTANCE LAWS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 259 Out of Committee
*+ SB 260 2008 REVISOR'S BILL TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 260(STA) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
= HB 88 TVS AND MONITORS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
Moved CSHB 88(FIN) Out of Committee
                   SB 260-2008 REVISOR'S BILL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE announced the consideration of SB 260.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:16:11 AM                                                                                                                   
PAM  FINLEY, Revisor  of Statutes,  Legal  and Research  Services                                                               
Division, said  there is an amendment  to fix a mistake  that was                                                               
found after SB 260 went to legislative council.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GREEN  moved Amendment 1, labeled  25-LS1022\A.1, Finley,                                                               
as follows:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 23, following line 7:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"*Sec. 55. AS47.30.550(e) is amended to read:                                                                                 
     (e) In (a) and (b) of this section, "poverty area" means a                                                                 
census district in  which at least 15 percent  of the population,                                                               
based upon  the most recent  census data [DATE], falls  under 125                                                           
percent  of the  United  States Department  of  Health and  Human                                                               
Services' Poverty Income Guidelines  for Alaskans, as reported in                                                               
the Federal Register."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Hearing no objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:17:11 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR FRENCH  asked for assurance  that there is nothing  in SB                                                               
260 that will hurt him.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. FINLEY  said she hopes and  believes there is nothing  in the                                                               
bill that will make "any of us" unhappy.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MCGUIRE  said these are  technical changes to  comport with                                                               
federal language.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS.  FINLEY said  one  thing that  is odd  is  the definition  of                                                               
fireworks. It  referenced the ICC,  which was abolished  in 1995.                                                               
"We had  to come up with  something different, and I  kept trying                                                               
to deal  with that entire  section, and I  was referred to  a man                                                               
named "Griz" who is the pyrotechnic man in the state."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:18:40 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR  STEVENS said  Griz is  planning  an Anchorage  fireworks                                                               
display for the statehood commission.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GREEN moved to report  SB 260, as amended, from committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and attached  fiscal  note(s).                                                               
There being no objection, CSSB 260(STA) passed out of committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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