Legislature(2021 - 2022)BUTROVICH 205

05/04/2021 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SB 39 BALLOT CUSTODY/TAMPERING; VOTER REG; MAIL TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 39(STA) Out of Committee
+= SB 118 CMTE ON NULLIFICATION OF FEDERAL LAWS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 118 Out of Committee
+= SB 120 ADMIN. REGULATION REVIEW COMMITTEE TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 120 Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+= SB 31 PROHIBITING BINDING CAUCUSES TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 31(STA) Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ HB 3 DEFINITION OF "DISASTER": CYBERSECURITY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SB 126 REPEAL 90 DAY SESSION LIMIT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SJR 12 SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT REDUCTION REPEAL TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SB 108 STATE RECOGNITION OF TRIBES TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SB 109 COUNCIL FOR ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGES TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
        SB  39-BALLOT CUSTODY/TAMPERING; VOTER REG; MAIL                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:19:56 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR SHOWER  announced the consideration  of SENATE BILL  NO. 39                                                               
"An Act  relating to elections;  relating to  voter registration;                                                               
relating to ballots  and a system of tracking  and accounting for                                                               
ballots;  establishing an  election offense  hotline; designating                                                               
as a  class A  misdemeanor the collection  of ballots  from other                                                               
voters; designating as  a class C felony  the intentional opening                                                               
or tampering  with a  sealed ballot,  certificate, or  package of                                                               
ballots without  authorization from the director  of the division                                                               
of elections; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:20:20 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR REINBOLD moved to report  CSSB 39, work order 32-LS0204\O                                                               
as amended,  from committee  with individual  recommendations and                                                               
attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:20:39 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KAWASAKI objected. He stated  he did not support the bill                                                               
despite the  changes in the  last committee substitute.  The bill                                                               
still encourages  the Division  of Elections  to use  block chain                                                               
voting,  which  has  not  been   thoroughly  vetted  and  is  not                                                               
foolproof. He pointed out that  the existing election system does                                                               
work,  although it  needs refinements.  He acknowledged  that the                                                               
system  was  vulnerable  to  hacking but  pointed  out  that  the                                                               
Russian block chain e-voting system  was also hacked in June 2020                                                               
so it is  not foolproof. He said it is  not appropriate to change                                                               
systems  right  now, particularly  without  DOE  speaking to  the                                                               
issues it can fix without the new system.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KAWASAKI acknowledged  that there were good  ideas in the                                                               
bill and  said he appreciated  the sponsor and his  staff helping                                                               
with a couple  of his amendments like  long-term absentee voting.                                                               
He  expressed hope  that the  next committees  of referral  would                                                               
refine some  of the  language in  the bill  and restated  that he                                                               
opposed moving the bill.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:23:07 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR SHOWER  said he appreciated  the comments but he  wanted to                                                               
clarify that the  bill does not specifically call for  the use of                                                               
block chain. He advised that  his office was working closely with                                                               
Representative  Tuck on  his version  of the  bill and  predicted                                                               
that the final version would be a blend of the two.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:23:54 PM                                                                                                                    
A  roll  call  vote  was   taken.  Senators  Reinbold,  Costello,                                                               
Holland, and  Chair Shower voted in  favor of the motion  to move                                                               
SB  39 from  committee  and Senator  Kawasaki  voted against  it.                                                               
Therefore,  the motion  passed by  a  4:1 vote  and CSSB  39(STA)                                                               
moved from the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COSTELLO highlighted  that the  CS for  SB 39  was quite                                                               
different from the initial bill.  She offered her belief that the                                                               
current   version  would   modernize  the   voting  system   with                                                               
provisions for chain of custody  for a ballot, ballot curing, and                                                               
updated voter rolls.                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 3 Fiscal Note 1ADM.PDF SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
HB 3 Legal Memo 20-057kwg.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
HB 3 Sponsor Statement 4.21.21.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
HB 3 Summary of Changes 3.15.21.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
HB 3 Support Document - CISA Critical Infrastructure.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
HB 3 Support Document - DHSS cyber attack impacts more than 100,000 Alaska households.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
HB 3 Support Document - How One Alaskan Borough Survived A Cyber Attack – CitiesSpeak.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
HB 3 Support Document - MSBD Press Release - Mat-Su Declares Disaster for Cyber Attack.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
HB 3 Support Document - Pipeline Artice Alaska Public Media.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
HB 3 Support Document Alaska health department reports data breach _ The Seattle Times.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
HB 3v.W.PDF SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 3
SJR 12 GPO Explanation SSA.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SJR 12
SJR 12 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SJR 12
SJR 12 v.B.PDF SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SJR 12
SJR 12 WEP and GPO numbers 2018.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SJR 12
SJR 12 WEP Explanation SSA.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SJR 12
SB 108 v.A.PDF SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 108
SB 108 Sponsor Statement 4.2.2021.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 108
SB 108 Sectional 4.2.2021.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 108
SB 108 Presentation Tribal Litigaiton in AK 4.2.2021.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 108
SB 108 Background Information President-Nixon Address on Indian affairs 4.2.2021.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 108
SB 108 Background Information Legal Status of Tribal Governments in Alaska 4.2.2021.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 108
SB 108 Background Information Baker v. John 982 P.2d 738 (Alaska 1999) 4.2.2021.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 108
SB118 Sectional on Letterhead FINAL.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB118 Sponsor's Statement on Letterhead FINAL.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 109 Additional Documents Council's 2020 Report 04.30.2021.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 109
SB 109 Sectional Analysis.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 109
SB 109 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 109
SB 109 Version A.PDF SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 109
SB126_120-Day-Session_Presentation_SSTA_04May2021.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 126
SB126_120-Day-Session_Research_History_Length_of_Sessions_1970-2020_charted.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 126
SB 126_120-Day-Session_Research_Specials-Sessions.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 126
SB 31 Legal Memo for Amendment.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 31
SB 31-LEG-SESS Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 31
SB 31 Amendment A.1.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 31
SB 108 Presentation 5.4.2021.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 108
SB 39 CS v.N 5.5.21.pdf SSTA 5/4/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 39