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 8-FEBRUARY 2018: BLACK HISTORY MONTH                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:38:17 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER called the committee  back to order. He announced the                                                               
consideration of Senate Resolution 8 (SR 8).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:38:48 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  TOM BEGICH,  Alaska State  Legislature, Juneau,  Alaska,                                                               
sponsor of SR 8, said the  resolution is like the resolution that                                                               
was  proposed the  previous year  and  passed by  the Senate.  He                                                               
explained  that SR  8  simply declares  February  2018 as  "Black                                                               
History  Month." He  noted differences  from the  previous year's                                                               
resolution. He asserted that the  history of African Americans in                                                               
Alaska is a history that is part of the state's fabric.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
He  disclosed that  in 1926  the United  States initiated  "Negro                                                               
History Week"  observance. In 1976,  President Ford  expanded the                                                               
observance to  "Black History Month"  with the month  of February                                                               
chosen  to  recognize  African   American  contributions  in  the                                                               
nation's history. He  noted that the February  was chosen because                                                               
it was the birth month of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:40:41 PM                                                                                                                    
He  addressed the  previous  resolution and  noted  that he  knew                                                               
Senator Faiks  and shared his  history with the senator  when she                                                               
served in the Legislature.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:41:41 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER opened and closed public testimony.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:42:15 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL  moved to report  SR 8, version  30-LS1308\D from                                                               
committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached  zero                                                               
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:42:37 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