Legislature(2021 - 2022)BUTROVICH 205

05/06/2021 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 3 DEFINITION OF "DISASTER": CYBERSECURITY TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 3(JUD) Out of Committee
+= SB 83 ELECTIONS; VOTING; BALLOT REQS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+ SB 82 ELECTIONS; ELECTION INVESTIGATIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SB 115 ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SB 1 CHOKEHOLD BAN TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SB 4 PROHIBIT PEACE OFF. SHOOT MOVING VEHICLE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
+= SB 108 STATE RECOGNITION OF TRIBES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= SB 109 COUNCIL FOR ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= SJR 12 SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT REDUCTION REPEAL TELECONFERENCED
Moved SJR 12 Out of Committee
+= SB 91 DETENTION OF MINORS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 91(STA) Out of Committee
+= SB 117 PROCUREMENT; CONSTRUCTION; CONTRACTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 117 Out of Committee
         HB   3-DEFINITION OF "DISASTER": CYBERSECURITY                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
6:11:08 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR SHOWER  announced the  consideration of  CS FOR  HOUSE BILL                                                               
NO. 3(JUD) "An Act relating to the definition of 'disaster.'"                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
He noted  that this was  the second hearing and  public testimony                                                               
was closed. He asked the sponsor if she had any comments.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
6:11:46 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE DELENA JOHNSON,  Alaska State Legislature, Juneau,                                                               
Alaska, sponsor of  HB 3, advised that a  representative from the                                                               
Court System  was available  to answer  questions about  how [the                                                               
recent  cybersecurity  breach]  affected the  Court  System.  She                                                               
deferred further comment to her staff, Eric Cordero.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
6:12:28 PM                                                                                                                    
ERIC CORDERO,  Staff Representative DeLana Johnson,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  Juneau, Alaska,  offered  to  answer any  lingering                                                               
questions about HB 3.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COSTELLO stated  support for the bill and  asked if other                                                               
states had added cybersecurity into their disaster statutes.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  CORDERRO  answered  that  a number  of  states  have  listed                                                               
cybersecurity in  their disaster  statutes and the  Department of                                                               
Homeland Security is encouraging all  states to be more proactive                                                               
in protecting  against cyber threats.  He noted  that Legislative                                                               
Legal  Services suggested  the legislature  clarify the  disaster                                                               
statute after it removed the  reference to manmade causes several                                                               
years ago.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SHOWER commented  on the times the state  has been breached                                                               
the  last  several  years,  including  elections  and  the  Court                                                               
System. He listed the individuals available to answer questions.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR REINBOLD asked  if a disaster can be declared  based on a                                                               
cyber  [attack].  She added  that  she  was  "kind of  done  with                                                               
disaster declarations and emergency declarations right now."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON  answered that  everyone is  probably sick                                                               
and tired of what's happened in  the last year, but it has caused                                                               
a greater understanding of the  declaration of disaster than when                                                               
she  initially introduced  the  bill nearly  two  years ago.  She                                                               
deferred further response to Mr. Corderro.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.   CORDERRO  explained   that   the  language   in  the   bill                                                               
specifically refers  to a credible immanent  threat of widespread                                                               
damage  to critical  infrastructure  due to  a  cyber attack.  He                                                               
noted that  Nancy Mead could  comment on the recent  cyber attack                                                               
on the Court System database.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:16:54 PM                                                                                                                    
NANCY  MEADE, General  Counsel, Administrative  Staff, Office  of                                                               
the  Administrative   Director,  Alaska  Court   System,  Juneau,                                                               
Alaska, offered  her belief  that the  record might  benefit from                                                               
hearing about  the recent  widespread cyber  attack on  the Court                                                               
System  database. She  said it  has been  very difficult  to deal                                                               
with and  it has affected  the public because all  their websites                                                               
and CourtView are offline. A team  is working around the clock to                                                               
create workarounds and resolve the  issues. The court immediately                                                               
hired  a  security consultant  to  determine  the extent  of  the                                                               
attack  and the  expectation  is to  soon  enter the  remediation                                                               
phase.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MEADE said  many  people would  acknowledge  that the  Court                                                               
System is  critical to the  ongoing operations of the  state, and                                                               
it  was fortunate  that the  attack did  not completely  shut the                                                               
court down. Employees  have internal access to  email, but nobody                                                               
can email  the Court System and  employees have no access  to the                                                               
internet. She acknowledged  that the Court System  has some older                                                               
equipment that  made it vulnerable  and said the  monetary damage                                                               
is very  real. She advised  that she  spoke to the  sponsor about                                                               
letting the committee  and others know about what  an impact this                                                               
sort of attack can have.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SHOWER said he understands  Senator Reinbold's comment, but                                                               
a cyber attack of a certain  scope and scale would certainly be a                                                               
disaster.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
He asked the sponsor if she had final comments.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
6:19:27 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHNSON offered  her  belief that  the threat  of                                                               
cyber attacks would not decrease over time.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SHOWER commented that it is the world today.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  REINBOLD said  she  had  to read  between  the lines  to                                                               
discern that  the answer was  "yes" and  that was a  concern. She                                                               
maintained that  terms such as "widespread"  and "infrastructure"                                                               
were not adequately  defined. She said she would not  try to slow                                                               
the bill,  but her recommendation  would be to amend  because the                                                               
bill needed sideboards.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SHOWER committed  to work  with  the sponsor  in the  next                                                               
committee of referral. He solicited a motion.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:21:32 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR REINBOLD  moved to report  HB 3, work  order 32-LS0041\W,                                                               
from  committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached                                                               
fiscal note(s).                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SHOWER found  no objection  and CSHB  3(JUD) was  reported                                                               
from the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                               

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 82 Change Record.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 82
SB 82 Law Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 82
SB 82 Sectional Analysis Version B, as am..pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 82
SB 82 Sponsor Statement version A.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 82
SB 82 Version B.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 82
SB115 Sectional Analysis 04.07.21.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 115
SB115 Sponsor Statement 04.07.21.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 115
SB 4 Sectional Analysis-DTD 2-2-21.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 4
SB 4 Sponsor Statement-DTD 2-2-21.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 4
SB 4 Suporting Documentation (additional).pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 4
SB 4 Supporting Documentation.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 4
SB 4 Version B.PDF SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 4
SB 1 ver B.PDF SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 1
SB 1 ver B Supporting Document Police Guidelines Permit 1.22.2021.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 1
SB 1 ver B Supporting Document Largest Police Departments Ban Neck Restraints 1.22.2021.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 1
SB 1 ver B Sponsor Statement 1.25.2021.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 1
SB 1 ver B Sectional Analysis 1.22.2021.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 1
SB 1 ver B PowerPoint Presentation 1.19.21.pdf SSTA 5/6/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 1