Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205

02/06/2018 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Public Testimony --
*+ SR 7 DEDICATING THE JAN FAIKS CONFERENCE ROOM TELECONFERENCED
Moved SR 7 Out of Committee
+ SCR 5 ALASKA READS DAY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ SR 8 FEBRUARY 2018: BLACK HISTORY MONTH TELECONFERENCED
Moved SR 8 Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
         SR 7-DEDICATING THE JAN FAIKS CONFERENCE ROOM                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:31:44 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER announced the consideration of Senate Resolution 7                                                                  
(SR 7).                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:31:59 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL, resolution sponsor, said her staff will provide                                                                
an overview to the committee.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:32:14 PM                                                                                                                    
KARI NORE, Staff, Senator Giessel, Alaska State Legislature,                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska, provided an overview of SR 7 as follows:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Senate  Resolution  7  names the  fourth  floor  Senate                                                                    
     conference room after Jan Faiks  in honor of her legacy                                                                    
     in  the Legislature  and her  service to  the State  of                                                                    
     Alaska.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Faiks was  a pioneer for women  in politics who                                                                    
     made  her mark  on Alaska  state history.  She was  the                                                                    
     first woman in  the history of the United  States to be                                                                    
     elected as  a presiding officer of  a state legislative                                                                    
     body.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Faiks was among a  key group of legislators who                                                                    
     helped create  the Constitutional Budget  Reserve Fund.                                                                    
     She   is  credited   with   bringing   polish  to   the                                                                    
     Legislature by  instituting a dress code  and promoting                                                                    
     other rules of decorum.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  GIESSEL  added  that  she   resided  in  Senator  Faiks'                                                               
district  and knew  the senator  dating  back to  the 1970s.  She                                                               
remarked that  Senator Faiks  made some  outstanding achievements                                                               
in the Legislature.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER noted that Senator Faiks  was a senator in the Alaska                                                               
Legislature from [1983-1990].                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GIESSEL  added that  Senator Faiks was  a teacher  in her                                                               
school district  from 1968  to 1978,  a time  when she  had known                                                               
her.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:34:26 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR EGAN joined the committee meeting.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:34:58 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER opened and closed public testimony.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COGHILL shared that his  father served with Senator Faiks                                                               
and  he always  spoke highly  of her.  He noted  that he  had met                                                               
Senator Faiks  on occasion. He  stated that his father  did enjoy                                                               
working  with Senator  Faiks and  was  pleased that  she was  the                                                               
presiding officer, something that said  a lot for Alaska that the                                                               
state  was the  first  to  establish, "Having  a  woman take  the                                                               
gavel."                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER noted that the resolution has a zero fiscal note.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:36:23 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL  moved to report  SR 7, version  30-LS0880\J from                                                               
committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached  zero                                                               
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:36:36 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  MEYER  announced  that  being  no  objection,  the  motion                                                               
carried.                                                                                                                        

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SR 7 Version J.PDF SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SR 7
SR 7 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SR 7
SCR5 - Version A.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 5
SCR 5 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 5
SCR 5 - Support Document-Condoleezza Letter 2.2.18.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 5
SCR 5 - Support Document-PBS Article 2.2.18.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 5
SCR 5 - Support Document-data summary 2.2.18.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 5
SCR 5 - Support Document Annie E. Casey--Early Literacy 2.2.18.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 5
SR 8 Ver. D.PDF SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SR 8
SR7 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SR 7
SCR 5-support document-Testimony of Posie Boggs of Alaska Reading Coalition 2.5.18.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 5
SCR 5 Testimony.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 5
SR 8 Black History Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 2/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
SR 8