Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/31/1993 05:00 PM ECO

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                    HOUSE ECONOMIC TASK FORCE                                  
                         March 31, 1993                                        
                            5:00 p.m.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
  Representative Eileen MacLean, Chair                                         
  Representative Jeannette James, Vice-Chair                                   
  Representative Bettye Davis                                                  
  Representative Joe Green                                                     
  Representative Bill Hudson                                                   
  Representative Carl Moses                                                    
  Representative Al Vezey                                                      
  Representative Bill Williams                                                 
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
  Representative Jerry Mackie                                                  
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
  HJR 11/SJR 11: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of                 
                 the State of Alaska relating to repeal of                     
                 regulations by the legislature.                               
                                                                               
                 COMMITTEE DECIDED TO CO-SPONSOR THE BILL                      
                                                                               
  HB 147/SB 122: "An Act relating to the disclosure of                         
                 information by an employer about the job                      
                 performance of an employee or former                          
                 employee."                                                    
                                                                               
                 COMMITTEE DECIDED TO CO-SPONSOR THE BILL                      
                                                                               
  HB 12/SB 40:   "An Act relating to health insurance for                      
                 small employers; and providing for an                         
                 effective date."                                              
                                                                               
                 COMMITTEE WILL NOT BE CO-SPONSORING THE BILL                  
                                                                               
  HB 14:         "An Act making an appropriation for                           
                 capitalization of the BIDCO fund; and                         
                 providing for an effective date."                             
                                                                               
                 DECISION TO CO-SPONSOR POSTPONED                              
                                                                               
  SB 112:        "An Act relating to the Uniform Commercial                    
                 Code; amending Alaska Rules of Civil                          
                 Procedure 8 and 82, and Alaska Rule of                        
                 Evidence 402; and providing for an effective                  
                 date."                                                        
                                                                               
                 COMMITTEE WILL NOT BE CO-SPONSORING THE BILL                  
                                                                               
  SB 86:         "An Act relating to funds transfers under the                 
                 Uniform Commercial Code; changing Alaska Rule                 
                 of Civil Procedure 82; and providing for an                   
                 effective date."                                              
                                                                               
                 COMMITTEE WILL NOT BE CO-SPONSORING THE BILL                  
                                                                               
  HB 180:        "An Act relating to the residential housing                   
                 inspection requirements of the Alaska Housing                 
                 Finance Corporation."                                         
                 DECISION TO CO-SPONSOR LEFT OPEN                              
                                                                               
  SB 154/HB 220: "An Act relating to the economic development                  
                 grant program; and providing for an effective                 
                 date."                                                        
                                                                               
                 COMMITTEE DECIDED TO CO-SPONSOR THE BILL                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS ACTION                                                              
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 11                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: REPEAL OF REGULATIONS BY LEGISLATURE                            
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) PHILLIPS,Brice,B.Davis,                        
  Navarre,Menard,Barnes,Mulder,Green                                           
                                                                               
  TITLE: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                     
  State of Alaska relating to repeal of regulations by the                     
  legislature.                                                                 
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  01/11/93        24    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        24    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS,JUDICIARY,FINANCE                  
  01/21/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/21/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/23/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/23/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/30/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  02/01/93       196    (H)   STA RPT  5DP  1NR                                
  02/01/93       196    (H)   DP: VEZEY, ULMER, OLBERG,                        
                              G.DAVIS, KOTT                                    
  02/01/93       196    (H)   NR: B.DAVIS                                      
  02/01/93       196    (H)   -FISCAL NOTE  (GOV)  2/1/93                      
  02/08/93              (H)   MINUTE(ARR)                                      
  02/12/93              (H)   JUD AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 120                      
  02/15/93              (H)   JUD AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 120                      
  02/15/93              (H)   MINUTE(JUD)                                      
  02/15/93              (H)   MINUTE(JUD)                                      
  02/17/93       357    (H)   JUD RPT  4DP  1DNP 1NR                           
  02/17/93       357    (H)   DP:PORTER,PHILLIPS,GREEN,KOTT                    
  02/17/93       357    (H)   DNP: DAVIDSON                                    
  02/17/93       357    (H)   NR:  NORDLUND                                    
  02/17/93       357    (H)   -PREVIOUS FN  (GOV)  2/1/93                      
  02/23/93              (H)   MINUTE(ARR)                                      
  02/24/93              (H)   FIN AT 1:30 PM HOUSE FINANCE 519                 
  02/25/93       450    (H)   FIN RPT  7DP  3NR                                
  02/25/93       451    (H)   DP: MACLEAN,LARSON,GRUSSENDORF,                  
  02/25/93       451    (H)   DP: NAVARRE,BROWN,THERRIAULT,                    
                              FOSTER                                           
  02/25/93       451    (H)   NR: HANLEY, PARNELL, HOFFMAN                     
  02/25/93       451    (H)   -PREVIOUS FN  (GOV)  2/1/93                      
  03/10/93       592    (H)   RULES TO CALENDAR  3/10/93                       
  03/10/93       592    (H)   READ THE SECOND TIME                             
  03/10/93       592    (H)   ADVANCED TO THIRD READING UNAN                   
                              CONSENT                                          
  03/10/93       593    (H)   READ THE THIRD TIME  HJR 11                      
  03/10/93       593    (H)   PASSED Y36 N4                                    
  03/10/93       593    (H)   Hoffman NOTICE OF RECON                          
  03/10/93       595    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): B.DAVIS, NAVARRE,                  
                              MENARD                                           
  03/10/93       595    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): BARNES, MULDER                     
  03/12/93       628    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): GREEN                              
  03/12/93       630    (H)   RECONSIDERATION NOT TAKEN UP                     
  03/12/93       630    (H)   TRANSMITTED TO (S)                               
  03/15/93       798    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  03/15/93       798    (S)   JUDICIARY, FINANCE                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  SJR 11                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: REPEAL OF REGULATIONS BY LEGISLATURE                            
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): SENATOR(S) PEARCE,Kelly,Frank,Phillips,Rieger                    
                                                                               
  TITLE: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                     
  State of Alaska relating to repeal of regulations by the                     
  legislature.                                                                 
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  01/11/93        14    (S)   PREFILE RELEASED  1/8/93                         
  01/11/93        14    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        14    (S)   STATE AFFAIRS,JUDICIARY,FINANCE                  
  01/27/93       168    (S)   STA RPT  4DP 1NR                                 
  01/27/93       168    (S)   FISCAL NOTE PUBLISHED (GOV)                      
  01/27/93       168    (S)   REFERRED TO JUDICIARY                            
  01/27/93       174    (S)   COSPONSOR:  RIEGER                               
  01/27/93              (S)   STA AT 09:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                    
  01/27/93              (S)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  02/08/93              (S)   JUD AT 01:30 PM BELTZ ROOM 211                   
  02/08/93              (S)   MINUTE(JUD)                                      
  02/23/93              (H)   MINUTE(ARR)                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB 147                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: EMPLOYER'S LIABILITY FOR REFERENCE INFO                         
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MACLEAN,Phillips,Porter                        
                                                                               
  TITLE: "An Act relating to the disclosure of information by                  
  an employer about the job performance of an employee or                      
  former employee."                                                            
                                                                               
  02/10/93       292    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  02/10/93       292    (H)   L&C, JUDICIARY                                   
  02/25/93              (H)   L&C AT 03:00 PM CAPITOL 17                       
  02/25/93              (H)   MINUTE(L&C)                                      
  03/01/93       480    (H)   L&C RPT  5DP                                     
  03/01/93       481    (H)   DP: PORTER, MACKIE, WILLIAMS,                    
                              GREEN, HUDSON                                    
  03/01/93       481    (H)   -3 ZERO FNS (ADM, COURT, LAW)                    
                              3/1/93                                           
  03/08/93              (H)   JUD AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 120                      
  03/08/93              (H)   MINUTE(JUD)                                      
  03/10/93              (H)   JUD AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 120                      
  03/29/93              (H)   JUD AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 120                      
  03/30/93       848    (H)   JUD RPT  CS(JUD)  4DP  2NR                       
  03/30/93       849    (H)   DP: PORTER,PHILLIPS,JAMES,KOTT                   
  03/30/93       849    (H)   NR: NORDLUND, DAVIDSON                           
  03/30/93       849    (H)   -3 PREVIOUS ZERO FNS(ADM, LAW,                   
                              COURT)3/1                                        
  03/30/93       849    (H)   REFERRED TO RULES                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  SB 122                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: EMPLOYER'S LIABILITY FOR REFERENCE INFO                         
  BILL VERSION: SB 122 AM                                                      
  SPONSOR(S): SENATOR(S) SHARP,Frank,Taylor,Kelly,                             
  Rieger,Miller,Pearce,Donley                                                  
                                                                               
  TITLE: "An Act relating to the disclosure of information by                  
  an employer about the job performance of an employee or                      
  former employee."                                                            
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  02/19/93       411    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  02/19/93       412    (S)   LABOR & COMMERCE, JUDICIARY                      
  03/04/93              (S)   L&C AT 01:30 PM FAHRENKAMP 203                   
  03/05/93       613    (S)   L&C RPT  3DP 1AM                                 
  03/05/93       614    (S)   ZERO FNS (COURT, ADM, LAW)                       
  03/22/93              (S)   JUD AT 01:30 PM BELTZ ROOM 211                   
  03/23/93       911    (S)   JUD RPT  3DP 2NR                                 
  03/23/93       911    (S)   PREVIOUS ZERO FNS (COURT, ADM,                   
                              LAW)                                             
  03/24/93       926    (S)   RULES RPT 3 TO CAL 1NR 3/24/93                   
  03/24/93       927    (S)   READ THE SECOND TIME                             
  03/24/93       927    (S)   ADVANCE TO 3RD RDG FAILED Y11                    
                              N8 A1                                            
  03/24/93       928    (S)   THIRD READING 3/25/93                            
  03/24/93       934    (S)   COSPONSOR(S):  FRANK, TAYLOR,                    
                              KELLY,                                           
  03/24/93       934    (S)   RIEGER, MILLER, PEARCE, DONLEY                   
  03/25/93       949    (S)   READ THE THIRD TIME  SB 122                      
  03/25/93       950    (S)   RETURN TO SECOND FOR AM 1 Y15 N2                 
                              E1 A2                                            
  03/25/93       950    (S)   AM NO  1   ADOPTED UNAN CONSENT                  
  03/25/93       950    (S)   AUTOMATICALLY IN THIRD READING                   
  03/25/93       951    (S)   PASSED Y16 N- E1 A3   SB 122 AM                  
  03/25/93       951    (S)   DUNCAN NOTICE OF RECONSIDERATION                 
  03/29/93       980    (S)   RECONSIDERATION NOT TAKEN UP                     
  03/29/93       981    (S)   TRANSMITTED TO (H)                               
  03/30/93       844    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  03/30/93       844    (H)   JUDICIARY                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB  12                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: GROUP HEALTH INS. FOR SMALL EMPLOYERS                           
  BILL VERSION: SSHB 12                                                        
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S)B.DAVIS,Ulmer,Nordlund,Brice                    
                                                                               
  TITLE: "An Act relating to health insurance for small                        
  employers; and providing for an effective date."                             
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  01/04/93        27    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        27    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        27    (H)   HES, L&C, JUDICIARY, FINANCE                     
  01/27/93       167    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): NORDLUND                           
  02/10/93       312    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): BRICE                              
  02/18/93       380    (H)   SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE                               
                              INTRODUCED-REFERRALS                             
  02/18/93       380    (H)   HES, L&C, JUDICIARY, FINANCE                     
  03/23/93              (H)   HES AT 03:00 PM CAPITOL 106                      
  03/23/93              (H)   MINUTE(HES)                                      
  03/24/93              (H)   HES AT 03:00 PM CAPITOL 106                      
  03/26/93       779    (H)   HES RPT  4DP  1DNP  2NR                          
  03/26/93       779    (H)   DP: G.DAVIS, B.DAVIS, NICHOLIA,                  
                              BRICE                                            
  03/26/93       779    (H)   DNP: VEZEY                                       
  03/26/93       779    (H)   NR: BUNDE, TOOHEY                                
  03/26/93       779    (H)   -ZERO FISCAL NOTE (DCED) 3/26/93                 
  03/26/93       779    (H)   REFERRED TO LABOR & COMMERCE                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  SB  40                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: GROUP HEALTH INS. FOR SMALL EMPLOYERS                           
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): SENATOR(S) PEARCE,Salo                                           
  TITLE: "An Act relating to health insurance for small                        
  employers; and providing for an effective date."                             
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  01/11/93        26    (S)   PREFILE RELEASED  1/8/93                         
  01/11/93        26    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        26    (S)   LABOR & COMMERCE, FINANCE                        
  03/23/93              (S)   L&C AT 01:30 PM FAHRENKAMP 203                   
  03/24/93       932    (S)   L&C REFERRAL WAIVED  Y11 N9                      
  03/24/93       933    (S)   REFERRED TO FINANCE                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB  14                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: APPROP:  BIDCO FUND                                             
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) B.DAVIS,Brown,Nordlund                         
                                                                               
  TITLE: "An Act making an appropriation for capitalization of                 
  the BIDCO fund; and providing for an effective date."                        
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  01/04/93        28    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        28    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        28    (H)   LABOR & COMMERCE, STATE AFFAIRS,                 
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/27/93       168    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): NORDLUND                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  SB 112                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE REVISIONS                               
  BILL VERSION: CSSB 112(JUD)                                                  
  SPONSOR(S): SENATOR(S) KERTTULA                                              
                                                                               
  TITLE: "An Act relating to the Uniform Commercial Code;                      
  amending Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure 8 and 82, and                       
  Alaska Rule of Evidence 402; and providing for an effective                  
  date."                                                                       
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  02/11/93       338    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  02/11/93       338    (S)   LABOR & COMMERCE, JUDICIARY,                     
                              FINANCE                                          
  03/02/93              (S)   L&C AT 01:30 PM FAHRENKAMP 203                   
  03/04/93              (S)   L&C AT 01:30 PM FAHRENKAMP 203                   
  03/05/93       613    (S)   L&C RPT  CS  1DP 3NR                             
                              SAME TITLE                                       
  03/05/93       613    (S)   ZERO FISCAL NOTES TO SB & CS                     
                              (DCED, LAW)                                      
  03/19/93              (S)   JUD AT 01:30 PM BELTZ ROOM 211                   
  03/22/93              (S)   FIN AT 09:00 AM SENATE FIN 518                   
  03/22/93       897    (S)   JUD RPT  CS  4NR                                 
                              SAME TITLE                                       
  03/22/93       897    (S)   ZERO FISCAL NOTE TO L&C & JUD                    
                              CS (DNR)                                         
  03/22/93       897    (S)   PREVIOUS ZERO FNS APPLY TO CS                    
                              (DCED,LAW)                                       
  03/23/93              (S)   FIN AT 09:00 AM SENATE FIN 518                   
  03/23/93       911    (S)   FIN RPT  3DP 4NR (JUD)CS                         
                              SAME TITLE                                       
  03/23/93       911    (S)   PREVIOUS ZERO FNS APPLY (DCED,                   
                              LAW, DNR)                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  SB  86                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: FUND TRANSFERS UNDER THE UCC                                    
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): SENATOR(S) KERTTULA                                              
                                                                               
  TITLE: "An Act relating to funds transfers under the Uniform                 
  Commercial Code; changing Alaska Rule of Civil Procedure 82;                 
  and providing for an effective date."                                        
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  02/03/93       220    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  02/03/93       221    (S)   LABOR & COMMERCE, JUDICIARY                      
  03/02/93              (S)   L&C AT 01:30 PM FAHRENKAMP 203                   
  03/03/93       588    (S)   L&C RPT  1DP 2NR                                 
  03/03/93       588    (S)   ZERO FISCAL NOTES (DCED, LAW)                    
  03/12/93              (S)   JUD AT 01:30 PM BELTZ ROOM 211                   
  03/15/93              (S)   JUD AT 01:30 PM BELTZ ROOM 211                   
  03/19/93              (S)   JUD AT 01:30 PM BELTZ ROOM 211                   
  03/22/93       896    (S)   JUD RPT  4NR                                     
  03/22/93       896    (S)   PREVIOUS ZERO FNS (DCED, LAW)                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB 180                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: AHFC HOUSING INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS                            
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MACLEAN                                        
                                                                               
  TITLE: "An Act relating to the residential housing                           
  inspection requirements of the Alaska Housing Finance                        
  Corporation."                                                                
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  02/25/93       455    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  02/25/93       455    (H)   CRA, LABOR & COMMERCE                            
  03/11/93              (H)   CRA AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  03/11/93              (H)   MINUTE(CRA)                                      
  03/17/93              (H)   CRA AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  03/19/93              (H)   MINUTE(CRA)                                      
  03/22/93       730    (H)   CRA RPT  3DP  4NR                                
  03/22/93       730    (H)   DP: TOOHEY, OLBERG, WILLIAMS                     
  03/22/93       730    (H)   NR: SANDERS,BUNDE,DAVIES,WILLIS                  
  03/22/93       730    (H)   -ZERO FISCAL NOTE  (REV)                         
  3/22/93                                                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  SB 154                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT FUND                                 
  BILL VERSION: CSSB 154(L&C)(EFD FLD)                                         
  SPONSOR(S): SENATOR(S) JACKO,Halford,Pearce,Kelly,Taylor                     
                                                                               
  TITLE: "An Act relating to the economic development grant                    
  program."                                                                    
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  03/09/93       691    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  03/09/93       691    (S)   LABOR & COMMERCE, FINANCE                        
  03/15/93       811    (S)   COSPONSOR:  TAYLOR                               
  03/16/93              (S)   L&C AT 01:45 PM FAHRENKAMP 203                   
  03/19/93       876    (S)   L&C RPT  CS  1DP 2NR                             
                              (SAME TITLE)                                     
  03/19/93       876    (S)   FISCAL NOTE TO SB (DCED)                         
  03/19/93       876    (S)   FISCAL NOTE TO CS (ADM)                          
  03/22/93              (S)   FIN AT 09:00 AM SENATE FIN 518                   
  03/23/93       912    (S)   FIN RPT  7DP (L&C)CS                             
  03/23/93       912    (S)   ZERO FISCAL NOTE (DCED)                          
  03/23/93       912    (S)   PREVIOUS FISCAL NOTE (ADM)                       
  03/24/93       926    (S)   RULES RPT  3CAL 1NR   3/24/93                    
  03/24/93       928    (S)   READ THE SECOND TIME                             
  03/24/93       928    (S)   L&C CS ADOPTED UNAN CONSENT                      
  03/24/93       928    (S)   ADVANCE TO 3RD RDG FLD Y11 N9                    
  03/24/93       929    (S)   THIRD READING 3/25/93                            
  03/25/93       951    (S)   READ THE THIRD TIME                              
                              CSSB 154(L&C)                                    
  03/25/93       951    (S)   HELD IN 3RD RDG TO 3/29 CALENDAR                 
  03/25/93       952    (S)   COSPONSOR WITHDRAWN:  ZHAROFF                    
  03/29/93       975    (S)   RETURN TO 2ND FOR AM 1                           
                              FLD Y10 N8 E2                                    
  03/29/93       976    (S)   RETURN TO 2ND FOR AM 2                           
                              FLD Y10 N8 E2                                    
  03/29/93       976    (S)   RETURN TO 2ND FOR AM 3                           
                              FLD Y10 N8 E2                                    
  03/29/93       977    (S)   RETURN TO 2ND FOR AM 4                           
                              FLD Y10 N8 E2                                    
  03/29/93       978    (S)   RETURN TO 2ND FOR AM 5                           
                              FLD Y10 N8 E2                                    
  03/29/93       978    (S)   HELD TO 3/31 CAL IN 3RD                          
                              PSD Y10 N8 E2                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB 220                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT FUND                                 
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MOSES                                          
                                                                               
  TITLE: "An Act relating to the economic development grant                    
  program; and providing for an effective date."                               
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  03/12/93       619    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  03/12/93       619    (H)   CRA, LABOR & COMMERCE, FINANCE                   
  03/25/93              (H)   CRA AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  03/25/93              (H)   MINUTE(CRA)                                      
  03/26/93       789    (H)   CRA RPT  CS(CRA) 6DP  1NR                        
  03/26/93       790    (H)   DP: SANDERS, BUNDE, WILLIS,                      
                              WILLIAMS                                         
  03/26/93       790    (H)   DP: TOOHEY, OLBERG                               
  03/26/93       790    (H)   NR: DAVIES                                       
  03/26/93       790    (H)   -ZERO FISCAL NOTE (DCED) 3/26/93                 
  03/26/93       790    (H)   REFERRED TO LABOR & COMMERCE                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-9, SIDE A                                                            
  Number 000                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR EILEEN MACLEAN called the meeting of the House                         
  Economic Task Force to order on March 31, 1993, at 5:15 p.m.                 
  She asked the committee to consider co-sponsoring several                    
  bills which had been supported in testimony during the                       
  Economic Mini-Summit.                                                        
  HJR 11 REPEAL OF REGULATIONS BY LEGISLATURE                                  
  SJR 11 REPEAL OF REGULATIONS BY LEGISLATURE                                  
                                                                               
  The first bills under consideration were HJR 11 and SJR 11                   
  (Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of                  
  Alaska relating to repeal of regulations by the                              
  legislature.) These bills allow the legislature to repeal                    
  regulations adopted by agencies.                                             
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY expressed strong support for the                        
  resolution and added that in order to get over fifty percent                 
  of the electorate votes in 1994 a campaign would be needed                   
  to emphasize that a very serious effort was being made to                    
  reduce regulations.                                                          
                                                                               
  Number 120                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN suggested that businesses should be notified                   
  and notices published in the news media when this resolution                 
  passes both bodies of the legislature.                                       
                                                                               
  Hearing no objections, CHAIR MACLEAN stated that the Task                    
  Force would co-sponsor HJR 11.                                               
  HB 147 EMPLOYER'S LIABILITY FOR REFERENCE INFO                               
                                                                               
  Number 142                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN next discussed HB 147 ("An Act relating to the                 
  disclosure of information by an employer about the job                       
  performance of an employee or former employee.")  She stated                 
  that the new bill presumes an employer to be acting in good                  
  faith and, unless lack of good faith could be shown,                         
  relieves the employer of liability for the disclosure.                       
                                                                               
  Hearing no objections, CHAIR MACLEAN stated that the Task                    
  Force would co-sponsor HB 147.                                               
  HB 12 GROUP HEALTH INS. FOR SMALL EMPLOYERS                                  
                                                                               
  Number 165                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN summarized HB 12 ("An Act relating to health                   
  insurance for small employers; and providing for an                          
  effective date.") saying the bill created a source of health                 
  insurance for all small employers in the state, guaranteeing                 
  access to health insurance but not mandating company                         
  participation.                                                               
                                                                               
  Number 215                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY stated he was opposed to co-sponsoring                  
  this bill because it would drive up the cost of insurance by                 
  attempting to restrict the ability of insurance companies to                 
  exclude preconditions; meaning people that were healthy                      
  would pay more to subsidize those that were not.                             
                                                                               
  Number 232                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE B. DAVIS disagreed, stating that in the 24                    
  states where this bill had been implemented, the overall                     
  costs had not increased because healthy people helped absorb                 
  the risks for those that were not able to get insurance on                   
  their own.  She added that the bill was backed by the                        
  Chamber of Commerce representing small businesses.                           
                                                                               
  Number 262                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN said, "There was one objection, so what we                     
  will do is, if we have consensus, then we will co-sponsor.                   
  But we will watch the progress, and we each have our own                     
  individual opinions on it.  I believe that this is a good                    
  start; it does afford access to it, so we all have our                       
  personal opinions on bills."                                                 
                                                                               
  (CHAIR MACLEAN did not officially announce the committee's                   
  decision.  The committee aide later confirmed that the                       
  committee would not be co-sponsoring HB 12.)                                 
  HB 14 APPROP:  BIDCO FUND                                                    
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN announced that the next bill was HB 14 ("An                    
  Act making an appropriation for capitalization of the BIDCO                  
  fund; and providing for an effective date.")  She stated                     
  that this was the BIDCO bill with $10,000,000 from the                       
  Alaska Science and Technology Foundation endowment.                          
                                                                               
  Number 272                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE DAVIS said, "The figures had been changed to                  
  read for a total amount of $10,000,000 with $3,000,000 to be                 
  given in this particular year so they can begin the BIDCO                    
  process because Science and Technology said they do not have                 
  that without going into the corpus of their $100,000,000."                   
                                                                               
  Number 288                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON said the bill was good for business                    
  and the revised amounts made it more "do-able."                              
                                                                               
  Number 298                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE JAMES asked if the $3,000,000 would just "sit                 
  there" in the fund.                                                          
                                                                               
  Number 310                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE DAVIS said it would not just sit there, it                    
  would be used to start setting up BIDCOs.                                    
                                                                               
  Number 323                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON suggested waiting until a committee                    
  substitute was adopted before deciding whether the Task                      
  Force wanted to co-sponsor this bill.                                        
  SB 112 UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE REVISIONS                                     
  SB  86 FUND TRANSFERS UNDER THE UCC                                          
                                                                               
  Number 334                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN next discussed SB 112, which updated the                       
  Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) relating to leasing, financial                 
  terminology, certain commercial transactions and other                       
  provisions to bring the UCC in line with other states.                       
                                                                               
  Number 350                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN also discussed SB 86, which updated the                        
  Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds                         
  transfers and addressed questions of responsibility and                      
  liability during the various stages of electronic funds                      
  transfers.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Number 375                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY said there was no advantage in co-                      
  sponsoring these two complex commercial bills because he was                 
  confident they would "wind their way through the system"                     
  anyway.                                                                      
                                                                               
  (CHAIR MACLEAN did not officially announce the committee's                   
  decision.  The committee aide later confirmed that the                       
  committee would not be co-sponsoring the bills.)                             
  HB 180 AHFC HOUSING INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS                                  
                                                                               
  Number 400                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN next presented HB 180 ("An Act relating to the                 
  residential housing inspection requirements of the Alaska                    
  Housing Finance Corporation.") saying the new inspection                     
  requirements were not intended to apply to rural housing                     
  loans, so this bill would allow flexibility in substituting                  
  videotape or other methods for on-site visits.  She added                    
  that the banks were in favor of it.                                          
                                                                               
  Number 420                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON stated this was a good bill and would                  
  pass even without a Task Force endorsement.                                  
                                                                               
  (CHAIR MACLEAN did not officially announce the committee's                   
  decision.  The committee aide later confirmed that the                       
  decision to co-sponsor had been left open.)                                  
  SB 154 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT FUND                                       
                                                                               
  Number 450                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN summarized SB 154 ("An Act relating to the                     
  economic development grant program; and providing for an                     
  effective date.") saying it established an economic                          
  development grant fund available to municipalities and                       
  ARDORs (Alaska Regional Development Organizations).  She                     
  asked if the Task Force wanted to co-sponsor this bill.                      
                                                                               
  Number 470                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE GREEN suggested holding off until three                       
  members of the Task Force hear this bill in another                          
  committee.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Number 480                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN stated that the Office of Management and                       
  Budget would administer this bill.  Hearing no objections,                   
  she stated the Task Force would co-sponsor it.                               
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN commented that the Task Force would continue                   
  the process of reviewing bills through the interim.                          
  HB 14 APPROP:  BIDCO FUND                                                    
                                                                               
  Number 508                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE DAVIS asked for a time certain for a decision                 
  on co-sponsoring the BIDCO bill (HB 14).                                     
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE HUDSON said he saw no reason not to co-                       
  sponsor it.                                                                  
                                                                               
  Number 527                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY stated that the committee substitute                    
  made no sense in the change from $3,000,000 to $10,000,000.                  
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE DAVIS said the total appropriation would be                   
  $10,000,000.                                                                 
                                                                               
  Number 540                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIR MACLEAN added that the $3,000,000 would be for start-                  
  up and the $10,000,000 would be in the pot to be used.  To                   
  provide a "time certain," she stated that a decision                         
  regarding co-sponsorship of this bill would be made at the                   
  next meeting.                                                                
                                                                               
  Number 555                                                                   
                                                                               
  The meeting was ADJOURNED at 6:00 p.m.                                       

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