Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205

03/23/2017 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Postponed to 5:30 p.m. --
+= HB 3 NATL GUARD LEAVE/REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 3(STA) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
*+ SB 8 PFD CONTRIBUTIONS TO TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Bill Hearing Postponed to 3/28/17
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ HB 78 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY TELECONFERENCED
Bill Hearing Postponed to 3/28/17
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 34 DRIVER'S LICENSE & ID CARDS & REAL ID ACT TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 34(STA) Out of Committee
+= HB 16 DRIV. LICENSE REQ;DISABILITY:ID &TRAINING TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS HB 16(STA) Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
            SENATE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                         March 23, 2017                                                                                         
                           5:30 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Mike Dunleavy, Chair                                                                                                    
Senator David Wilson                                                                                                            
Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                           
Senator John Coghill                                                                                                            
Senator Dennis Egan                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 34                                                                                                              
"An Act  relating to  the implementation  of  the federal  REAL ID                                                              
Act  of 2005;  and relating  to issuance  of identification  cards                                                              
and driver's licenses; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSB 34(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 16                                                                                                               
"An Act  relating to  training regarding  disabilities for  police                                                              
officers,  probation   officers,  parole  officers,   correctional                                                              
officers,  and   village  public  safety  officers;   relating  to                                                              
guidelines  for drivers when  encountering or  being stopped  by a                                                              
peace  officer; relating  to  driver's license  examinations;  and                                                              
relating  to  a  voluntary  disability   designation  on  a  state                                                              
identification card and a driver's license."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SCS HB 16(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 3(MLV)                                                                                  
"An Act  relating to  the employment  rights  of employees  in the                                                              
state  who are members  of the  National Guard  of another  state,                                                              
territory, or district of the United States."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SCS CSHB 3(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 8                                                                                                               
"An Act allowing federally recognized tribal governments to                                                                     
receive contributions from permanent  fund dividends."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
        - BILL HEARING POSTPONED TO 3/28/2017                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 78                                                                                                               
"An Act establishing the second Monday of October of each year                                                                  
as Indigenous Peoples Day."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
        - BILL HEARING POSTPONED TO 3/28/2017                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 34                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: DRIVER'S LICENSE & ID CARDS & REAL ID ACT                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
01/23/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/23/17       (S)       STA, FIN                                                                                               
02/23/17       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/23/17       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/23/17       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/21/17       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/21/17       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/23/17       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 16                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: DRIV. LICENSE REQ; DISABILITY: ID & TRAINING                                                                       
SPONSOR(s): THOMPSON                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
01/18/17       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/9/17                                                                                
01/18/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/18/17       (H)       STA, FIN                                                                                               
01/24/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/24/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
01/24/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
01/26/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/26/17       (H)       Moved HB 16 Out of Committee                                                                           
01/26/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
01/27/17       (H)       STA RPT 7DP                                                                                            
01/27/17       (H)       DP: JOHNSON, WOOL, LEDOUX, KNOPP,                                                                      
                         BIRCH, TUCK, KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                            
02/01/17       (H)       FIN REFERRAL WAIVED                                                                                    
02/08/17       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
02/08/17       (H)       VERSION: HB 16                                                                                         
02/10/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/10/17       (S)       STA, FIN                                                                                               
03/09/17       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/09/17       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/09/17       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/21/17       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/21/17       (S)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
03/23/17       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 3                                                                                                                    
SHORT TITLE: NATL GUARD LEAVE/REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS                                                                               
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) TUCK                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
01/18/17       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/9/17                                                                                
01/18/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/18/17       (H)       MLV, STA                                                                                               
01/26/17       (H)       MLV AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/26/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
01/26/17       (H)       MINUTE(MLV)                                                                                            
02/02/17       (H)       MLV AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/02/17       (H)       Moved CSHB 3(MLV) Out of Committee                                                                     
02/02/17       (H)       MINUTE(MLV)                                                                                            
02/03/17       (H)       MLV RPT CS(MLV) 7DP                                                                                    
02/03/17       (H)       DP:     LEDOUX,    SPOHNHOLZ,     PARISH,                                                              
                         RAUSCHER, SADDLER, REINBOLD, TUCK                                                                      
02/14/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/14/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/14/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/16/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/16/17       (H)       Moved CSHB 3(MLV) Out of Committee                                                                     
02/16/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/17/17       (H)       STA RPT CS(MLV) 6DP                                                                                    
02/17/17       (H)       DP:   JOHNSON,    WOOL,   KNOPP,   BIRCH,                                                              
                         JOSEPHSON, KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                              
02/20/17       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
02/20/17       (H)       VERSION: CSHB 3(MLV)                                                                                   
02/22/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/22/17       (S)       STA                                                                                                    
03/16/17       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/16/17       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/23/17       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHRISTA MCDONALD, Staff                                                                                                         
Senator Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                           
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT: Provided  details on  a committee  substitute                                                            
for HB 16.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
LYNETTE BERGH, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided closing remarks  on HB 16  on behalf                                                            
the sponsor.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS TUCK                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of HB 3, provided an overview.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KENDRA KLOSTER, Staff                                                                                                           
Representative Chris Tuck                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided details  regarding an  amendment for                                                            
HB 3.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:30:19 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  MIKE DUNLEAVY  called  the  Senate State  Affairs  Standing                                                            
Committee meeting  to order  at 5:30 p.m.  Present at the  call to                                                              
order  were Senators  Wilson, Giessel,  Coghill,  Egan, and  Chair                                                              
Dunleavy.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
        SB 34-DRIVER'S LICENSE & ID CARDS & REAL ID ACT                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:31:01 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY  announced  the consideration  of Senate Bill  (SB)                                                              
34. He  noted that  public testimony was  heard and  closed during                                                              
the previous meeting. [Version 30-GS1781\O was adopted 3/21/17.]                                                                
                                                                                                                                
He provided an overview of the bill's status as follows:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     We  have  before  us a  revised  Senate  State  Affairs,                                                                   
     Department  of  Administration  (DOA)  and  Division  of                                                                   
     Motor  Vehicles  (DMV) indeterminate  fiscal  note.  The                                                                   
     original  capital request  has been  deleted. It is  the                                                                   
     intent  that  the implementation  of  REAL ID  would  be                                                                   
     self-supporting  by utilizing  the funds  raised by  the                                                                   
     additional  fees  that  have   been  set  for  federally                                                                   
     compliant licenses  and ID  cards; in other  words, this                                                                   
     bill  will go forward  with the  understanding that  the                                                                   
     state will  not be paying  for this, but the  applicants                                                                   
     that go for the cards will.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
He asked if there were any amendments from committee members.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:31:52 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WILSON moved conceptual Amendment 1 to the CS for SB 34,                                                                
version O.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DUNLEAVY objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WILSON detailed conceptual amendment 1 as follows:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     On page  1, line 10, I  would like to move  the increase                                                                   
     from $5  to $15; and  then on page  5, line 31,  I would                                                                   
     like  to move  the  increase  from $10  to  $20 and  the                                                                   
     rational is  for the purpose  of increased fees  to help                                                                   
     underwrite  the   cost  associated  with   shifting  the                                                                   
     production  and   distribution  for  licenses   back  to                                                                   
     Alaska.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DUNLEAVY removed his objection. He announced that without                                                                 
objection, conceptual Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:32:43 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL moved to report SB 34, work order 30-GS1781\O as                                                                
amended, from committee with individual recommendations and                                                                     
attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:32:53 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY objected and made the following statement:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     I'm going  to object  to make a  statement that  I think                                                                   
     is  very important.  I  think  it's probably  no  secret                                                                   
     that myself  and I'm  sure others  find this process  by                                                                   
     which  the federal  government,  I believe,  is  coerced                                                                   
     other states  and is coercing  our state into  complying                                                                   
     with issuing,  or at  least being  part of the  issuance                                                                   
     of a new type of ID.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Currently  there are  several  different  types of  IDs,                                                                   
     passports   and  various   cards   that   can  be   used                                                                   
     nationwide  in various forms,  but this  is going  to be                                                                   
     an  additional  ID  card  that  the  federal  government                                                                   
     wishes to have.  When I say it is distasteful  and it is                                                                   
     coercive,  the fact of  the matter  is that the  federal                                                                   
     government  itself could do  these cards if  they wanted                                                                   
     to, but they  wanted the state to and the  coercive part                                                                   
     is  that we have  caught in  between the  state and  the                                                                   
     federal  government  are  contractors,   state  workers,                                                                   
     businesses,  etcetera   that  are  somewhat   in  limbo,                                                                   
     meaning  that unless  there is  a methodology  or a  way                                                                   
     for  the workers  and the  contractors,  etcetera to  be                                                                   
     able to access  federal bases or other  federal property                                                                   
     that  require  these  IDs  or  something  similar,  it's                                                                   
     going to  be very difficult  for them  to do that  and I                                                                   
     feel bad for contractors, I feel bad for the workers.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Again,  I  don't   really  feel  bad  for   the  federal                                                                   
     government, I  think this is problematic. I  don't think                                                                   
     this   is  going   to  be   the  end   of  the   federal                                                                   
     government's   continual  overreach.  Everybody   always                                                                   
     seems  to have  a  great idea  coming  from the  federal                                                                   
     government to  "help," but in the end most  often at the                                                                   
     least it's  a hindrance,  at the most  we lose  a little                                                                   
     bit of our rights.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Although we put  a CS together to try and  mitigate some                                                                   
     of these  issues, and we will  be watching this  to make                                                                   
     sure  there are firewalls  between  the State of  Alaska                                                                   
     driver's  license and  what I and  some others  consider                                                                   
     to be basically  a federal ID trap, we're  going to have                                                                   
     to keep  an eye  on this  because I  don't think we  are                                                                   
     going to see an end, I think this is just a beginning.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     I  appreciate the  committee's  indulgence  with the  CS                                                                   
     and  with the  understanding  that the  applicants  will                                                                   
     have to fit  the bill that the state should  not fit the                                                                   
     bill  for this,  and this  is going  to be  going on  to                                                                   
     another  committee of referral  so more  eyes can  be on                                                                   
     it  for the  people  of Alaska  before  it  gets to  the                                                                   
     floor.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     I'll add  one more comment  to this, it's been  asked of                                                                   
     me why  would I  move a bill  that is distasteful.  I've                                                                   
     always had somewhat  of a philosophy as a  chair that if                                                                   
     you  table  a  bill,  you kill  a  bill,  etcetera,  the                                                                   
     public  never  gets  an  opportunity   to  see  it,  the                                                                   
     committee  is  never  really  given  an  opportunity  to                                                                   
     really work  it over, and  the legislators don't  really                                                                   
     get an  opportunity to  be able to  look at it,  ask the                                                                   
     questions, and  finally vote on something on  the floor.                                                                   
     I  wouldn't want  some bills  that I've  had to be  held                                                                   
     hostage, this is  one that it's a tough one  for me as a                                                                   
     committee  chair to  let  go to  the  next committee  of                                                                   
     referral.  I'm not going  to support  it because  of the                                                                   
     course  of actions  by  the  federal government,  but  I                                                                   
     understand  the situation if  someone were a  contractor                                                                   
     or workers  are in and I  can sympathize with  that; but                                                                   
     none  the less, I  think it's  somewhat heavy-handed,  I                                                                   
     think the best way to describe it is distasteful.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:36:38 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY  removed his  objection. He  announced that  seeing                                                              
no  objection,   CSSB  34(STA)   moved  out   of  committee   with                                                              
individual  recommendations  and  attached  revised  Senate  State                                                              
Affairs fiscal note(s).                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:36:57 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
       HB 16-DRIV. LICENSE REQ; DISABILITY: ID & TRAINING                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
5:38:25 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  DUNLEAVY announced  the consideration  of HB  16. He  noted                                                              
that public  testimony  was taken  and closed  during the  March 9                                                              
meeting. He noted that there is a CS for consideration.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:38:41 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL  moved to adopt  the [Senate]  CS for HB  16, work                                                              
order 30-LS0194\D, as the working document.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DUNLEAVY objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:38:55 PM                                                                                                                    
CHRISTA  MCDONALD,  Staff,  Senator Mike  Dunleavy,  Alaska  State                                                              
Legislature,  Juneau, Alaska,  explained the  changes to  the bill                                                              
made from the proposed CS as follows:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     On  page 3,  lines  30-31, we  changed  the wording,  it                                                                   
     used  to read,  "duties  and responsibilities,"  and  we                                                                   
     have   revised   that   to   read,   "The   rights   and                                                                   
     responsibilities  of drivers when encountering  or being                                                                   
     stopped   by   a   peace  officer."   We   removed   the                                                                   
     requirement   for  the  department   to  examine   every                                                                   
     applicant  for a driver's  license on  the knowledge  of                                                                   
     duties  and  responsibilities.  The  knowledge  of  your                                                                   
     rights  and  responsibilities   will  still  be  in  the                                                                   
     handbook.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     On page  4, line 10, we  added "naturopath" to  the list                                                                   
     of  licensed  individuals   who  can  provide  proof  of                                                                   
     disabilities;  it  was  brought to  our  attention  that                                                                   
     they  deal  with  a  lot  of   traumatic  brain  injury,                                                                   
     patients  and that  sort of  thing and  they thought  it                                                                   
     was appropriate to add them to the list.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:39:45 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY  removed his objection.  He announced  that without                                                              
objection, version D was adopted.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:40:06 PM                                                                                                                    
LYNETTE  BERGH,  Staff,  Representative   Steve  Thompson,  Alaska                                                              
State  Legislature,  Juneau,  Alaska,  stated  that  the  sponsor,                                                              
Representative  Thompson,  agreed with  the  changes  made in  the                                                              
Senate CS for HB 16.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:40:35 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL  moved to  report the  Senate CS  for HB  16, work                                                              
order    30-LS0194\D,     from    committee     with    individual                                                              
recommendations and attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  DUNLEAVY asked  if there  was  an objection  to moving  the                                                              
bill out of committee.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WILSON  declared  that   he  objected  and  explained  as                                                              
follows:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     I am all  in favor of the first major-two  components of                                                                   
     this bill, having  law enforcement be educated  upon how                                                                   
     to deal  with different  mental health  first aid.  I am                                                                   
     supportive  of teaching young  folks or folks  coming to                                                                   
     Alaska who may  just not know how to properly  deal with                                                                   
     law  enforcement  or  the best  practices  for  that  as                                                                   
     well.  I'm just  a little  leery  upon designating  this                                                                   
     upon a  license without some  more clear definitions  of                                                                   
     sort  of  the  hidden disabilities,  there's  a  lot  of                                                                   
     areas.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     I  understand that  this is  an optional  item that  one                                                                   
     can  choose to  go into, but  it may  not seem  optional                                                                   
     for those  that may  be under the  influence or  sort of                                                                   
     control  over  someone  that   may  have  a  payee,  for                                                                   
     example, or  someone that may be under  conservatorship,                                                                   
     or may  still be an 18-year-old  that is still  in state                                                                   
     custody  through the  Office of  Children's Services  or                                                                   
     Adult  Protective  Services,  those  placed  in  nursing                                                                   
     homes that may  not be able to have that  optional right                                                                   
     as  well. Moreover,  I'm just  a  little concerned  upon                                                                   
     the  liability this  lends itself  to. If  I get  pulled                                                                   
     over and I  feel that I was treated unfairly,  and I had                                                                   
     a  disability  and  I  felt  that  the  law  enforcement                                                                   
     officer did not  treat me in a way that I  felt that was                                                                   
     more respectable  to my condition or illness,  then that                                                                   
     may open itself  up to additional litigation  and suits.                                                                   
     You   know,   at  the   time   I   went  to   speak   to                                                                   
     Representative  Thompson and  was not  able to get  that                                                                   
     opportunity to  ask sort of  how this ID would  make the                                                                   
     effects of some  of those more recent cases  we heard in                                                                   
     the  news.  With that  Mr.  Chair,  I oppose  this  bill                                                                   
     based  upon   those  grounds,  but  I  will   remove  my                                                                   
     objection.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:42:46 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY acknowledged that Senator Wilson removed his                                                                     
objection. He asked Ms. Bergh to confirm that the legislation is                                                                
optional for individuals.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. BERGH affirmed that it is voluntary.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:42:59 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY announced that without objection, SCS HB 16(STA)                                                                 
moved out of the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee with                                                                   
individual recommendations and attached fiscal note(s).                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:43:17 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
           HB 3-NATL GUARD LEAVE/REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:44:24 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY called the committee back to order and announced                                                                 
the consideration of HB 3. [CSHB 3(MLV) was before the                                                                          
committee.]                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:44:38 PM                                                                                                                    
He opened and closed public testimony on HB 3.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
He announced that there is an amendment to the bill.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:44:55 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:45:21 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY called the committee back to order. He moved                                                                     
Amendment 1 for HB 3.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                      30-LS0073\D.1                                                             
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                                                            3/20/17                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          AMENDMENT 1                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
OFFERED IN THE SENATE                                                                                                           
     TO:  HB 3(MLV)                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, lines 2-3:                                                                                                              
     Delete "active state service or National Guard service in                                                              
          another state                                                                                                     
     Insert "that active [STATE] service"                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 5, following "or":                                                                                             
     Insert "active"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GIESSEL objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:45:39 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS TUCK, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau,                                                                    
Alaska, explained that amendment 1 is a clean-up amendment and                                                                  
noted that his staff member would explain the changes.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:45:51 PM                                                                                                                    
KENDRA KLOSTER, Staff, Representative Chris Tuck, Alaska State                                                                  
Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, provided a detailed overview of                                                                    
Amendment 1 as follows:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     In the  last hearing,  Senator Wilson  pointed out  that                                                                   
     we were  missing a  word on page  2, the word  "active."                                                                   
     So, as I  talked with Dan Wayne with  Legislative Legal,                                                                   
     he agreed  that that language  needed to be  cleaned up.                                                                   
     So, this  is what amendment 1  does is it cleans  up the                                                                   
     language  to make  sure it's  consistent on  page 1  and                                                                   
     page 2 saying the same thing.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:46:20 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL removed her objection.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK commented on HB 3 as follows:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     I  want to  thank this  committee  for taking  up HB  3.                                                                   
     This is  something that  I think  is very important,  we                                                                   
     want to  make sure that  our Alaskan residents  have the                                                                   
     same  reappointment  act that  they  are called  by  the                                                                   
     governor  to duty  as  they would  be  the president.  I                                                                   
     just  want to  make a note  that this  does not  include                                                                   
     people  who are  non-Alaska  residents, so  this is  one                                                                   
     that  I think  that puts  priority  on Alaska  residents                                                                   
     who might  be serving in  the National Guard  in another                                                                   
     state  that  are  also being  protected  as  they  serve                                                                   
     their state.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:47:10 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL moved to report the [Senate] CS for HB 3, work                                                                  
order 30-LS0073\D, as amended, from committee with individual                                                                   
recommendations and attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:47:20 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY announced that seeing no objection, SCS CSHB                                                                     
3(STA) moved out of the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:47:31 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:48:33 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY called the committee back to order.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:48:45 PM                                                                                                                    
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
Chair Dunleavy adjourned the Senate State Affairs Committee at                                                                  
5:48 p.m.                                                                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 34 - Real ID, Passports, & Alternatives.pdf SSTA 3/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
SB 34
HB 3 - Amendment 1.pdf SSTA 3/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
SB 34 - SSTA Draft SB34 DOA 3-23-17.pdf SSTA 3/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
SB 34
SB 34 - ACLU Analysis of CS for SB 34 - 03.23.2017.pdf SSTA 3/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
SB 34