Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/27/1994 08:40 AM FIN

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                     HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                         April 27, 1994                                        
                            8:40 A.M.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPE HFC 94 - 143, Side 1, #000 - end.                                       
  TAPE HFC 94 - 143, Side 2, #000 - #53.                                       
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson  called the House  Finance Committee meeting                 
  to order at 8:40 A.M.                                                        
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson               Representative Martin                          
  Vice-Chair Hanley             Representative Navarre                         
  Representative Brown          Representative Parnell                         
  Representative Grussendorf    Representative Therriault                      
  Representative Foster                                                        
                                                                               
  Representatives Hoffman and MacLean were not present for the                 
  meeting.                                                                     
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Nancy    Bear    Usera,    Commissioner,    Department    of                 
  Administration; Connie  Sipe, Director,  Division of  Senior                 
  Services, Department of Administration; Pat Denny, Director,                 
  Older  Alaskans  Commission,  Department of  Administration;                 
  Dave  White, Division  of  Medical  Services, Department  of                 
  Health and Social Services.                                                  
                                                                               
  SUMMARY                                                                      
  SB 248    An Act relating to services  for and protection of                 
            vulnerable adults; and providing  for an effective                 
            date.                                                              
                                                                               
            HCS CS SB 248 (FIN) was reported out of  Committee                 
            with  a "do  pass" recommendation and  with fiscal                 
            notes  by  the  Department  of Health  and  Social                 
            Services  dated  1/14/94  and  the  Department  of                 
            Administration dated 3/24/94 and zero fiscal notes                 
            by the  Department of Public Safety  dated 2/18/94                 
            and   the   Department  of   Administration  dated                 
            3/24/94.                                                           
  SB 249    An  Act   relating  to   assisted  living   homes;                 
            repealing references to residential facilities for                 
            dependent adults;  and providing for  an effective                 
            date.                                                              
                                                                               
                                1                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
            CS SB 249  (HES)am was  reported out of  Committee                 
            with fiscal notes by the  Department of Health and                 
            Social Services  dated 3/10/94 (2)  & 1/14/94  (1)                 
            and  zero  fiscal  notes   by  the  Department  of                 
            Administration dated 3/10/94.                                      
  SB 250    An Act relating to  the Older Alaskans  Commission                 
            and staff of the commission;  changing the name of                 
            the  Older  Alaskans  Commission   to  the  Alaska                 
            Commission on Aging and extending the  termination                 
            date  of the  commission; relating  to the  Alaska                 
            Pioneers'  Homes  Advisory   Board;  relating   to                 
            services and  programs  for  older  Alaskans;  and                 
            providing for an effective date.                                   
                                                                               
            HCS CS SB 250 (FIN) was reported out  of Committee                 
            with a "do  pass" recommendation  and with a  zero                 
            fiscal note  by the  Department of  Administration                 
            dated 1/14/94.                                                     
  SENATE BILL 248                                                              
                                                                               
       "An  Act  relating to  services  for and  protection of                 
       vulnerable  adults;  and  providing  for  an  effective                 
       date."                                                                  
                                                                               
  NANCY    BEAR    USERA,    COMMISSIONER,    DEPARTMENT    OF                 
  ADMINISTRATION, explained that SB 248 (RLS)am was introduced                 
  by  the  Governor  with  the   intent  to  make  significant                 
  improvements in the  way that  protective services would  be                 
  provided  to  vulnerable adults  who  are victims  of abuse,                 
  neglect  or  exploitation.    The  bill would  transfer  the                 
  authority  for adult protective services from the Department                 
  of Health and Social Services (Division of Family  and Youth                 
  Services) to the Department  of Administration (Division  of                 
  Senior  Services).   She  added  that the  legislation would                 
  define   "vulnerable"   adults  and   differentiate  between                 
  "vulnerable" adults and "vulnerable" children.                               
                                                                               
  Commissioner  Usera advised  that the fiscal  notes included                 
  with the legislation  were transfers from the  Department of                 
  Health   and  Social   Services   to   the   Department   of                 
  Administration.                                                              
                                                                               
  Representative  Martin  MOVED  to  adopt  Amendment  #1   as                 
  proposed  by  the  Christian  Science  churches  in  Alaska,                 
  explaining  that  Christian  Scientists  rely  on  spiritual                 
  treatment,  based  on  prayer  alone,  for  the  healing  of                 
  physical illnesses.                                                          
                                                                               
  Representative Brown expressed her  support for adults being                 
                                                                               
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  able  to select their own  method of treatment, while adding                 
  that  the  issue becomes  more  complicated when  applied to                 
  children.    Representative Martin  pointed  out that  it is                 
  important that people have freedom of faith where healing is                 
  involved.   He added that  the Christian Scientists  want to                 
  ensure that senior citizens will  not be subjected to health                 
  methods which they do not agree with.                                        
                                                                               
  Commissioner Usera advised that the legislation will have no                 
  effect on children.   Children are  currently listed in  the                 
  children's statutes, a separate category.                                    
                                                                               
  Commissioner Usera recommended adding language to the end of                 
  the amendment stating: "Provided that the person consents to                 
  the treatment by spiritual means only", indicating that this                 
  language   would   create    a   consensual    relationship.                 
  Representative Martin MOVED to adopt the additional language                 
  to Amendment  #1.   There being NO  OBJECTION, the  language                 
  change was adopted.                                                          
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson OBJECTED  to adopting the amended  Amendment                 
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Martin,    Navarre,    Brown,    Foster,                 
                      Grussendorf, Hanley.                                     
       OPPOSED:       Therriault, Larson.                                      
                                                                               
  Representatives  Parnell,  Hoffman   and  MacLean  were  not                 
  present for the vote.                                                        
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (6-2).                                                     
                                                                               
  Representative  Navarre MOVED to report HCS  CS SB 248 (FIN)                 
  out of  Committee with  individual recommendations and  with                 
  the accompanying fiscal notes.  There being NO OBJECTION, it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
                                                                               
  HCS CS SB 248 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with a "do                 
  pass" recommendation and with fiscal notes by the Department                 
  of Health and Social Services  dated 1/14/94, the Department                 
  of Administration dated  3/24/94, and  zero fiscal notes  by                 
  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  dated 2/18/94  and  the                 
  Department of Administration dated 3/24/94.                                  
  SENATE BILL 249                                                              
                                                                               
       "An Act relating  to assisted  living homes;  repealing                 
       references  to  residential  facilities  for  dependent                 
       adults; and providing for an effective date."                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                3                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Commissioner Usera stated that  the Governor introduced  the                 
  proposed  legislation  for  the  purpose  of  promoting  the                 
  operation of homes that help the  elderly to "age in place",                 
  and  disabled  adults  to  reach   their  highest  level  of                 
  functioning  by   integration  into  the  community.     The                 
  legislation's reforms are summarized in three points:                        
                                                                               
       1.   Respect for residents as consumers.                                
       2.   Allowing  access  to  health  care  in a  homelike                 
            setting.                                                           
       3.   Transfer  of  the   licensing  responsibility   of                 
            agencies   with    programmatic   experience    in                 
            independent living for the elderly or persons with                 
            disabilities.                                                      
                                                                               
  Representative Brown  asked how  the bill  would affect  the                 
  operations of the Pioneer Homes.  Commissioner Usera replied                 
  that the  legislation would  have no impact  on the  Pioneer                 
  Homes, some of which are currently providing assisted living                 
  services.  The  legislation would intend to  license members                 
  of private institutions to provide additional services.                      
                                                                               
  Representative  Hanley questioned if  it would  be necessary                 
  for all the new homes to go through the  certificate of need                 
  process.  Commissioner Usera noted  that the references here                 
  would be assisted living facilities and would not be subject                 
  to the certificate  of need process.   Representative Hanley                 
  questioned  how  these services  would  be paid  for  in the                 
  future.     Discussion  followed  among   Committee  members                 
  regarding that concern.                                                      
                                                                               
  DAVE WHITE,  DIVISION OF MEDICAL  ASSISTANCE, DEPARTMENT  OF                 
  HEALTH  AND  SOCIAL  SERVICES, stressed  that  the  proposed                 
  legislation  would  provide an  alternative  to the  current                 
  nursing home situation  and would  provide a cost  effective                 
  service operation  short of institutionalization.  Mr. White                 
  urged Committee  members to  pass the  legislation in  order                 
  that the assisted care institutions  could be built and that                 
  this legislation would be able to grant  provisions in order                 
  to license them.                                                             
                                                                               
  Representative Parnell MOVED to report CS SB 249 (HES)am out                 
  of Committee  with individual  recommendations and with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal notes.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was                 
  so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                               
  CS SB 249  (HES)am was  reported out of  Committee with  "no                 
  recommendations" and with fiscal notes  by the Department of                 
  Health and  Social Services dated 3/10/94 &  1/14/94 and the                 
  Department of Administration dated 3/10/94.                                  
  SENATE BILL 250                                                              
                                                                               
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       "An Act relating  to the Older Alaskans  Commission and                 
       staff of the commission; changing the name of the Older                 
       Alaskans Commission  to the Alaska  Commission on Aging                 
       and extending  the termination date of  the commission;                 
       relating  to the Alaska Pioneers' Homes Advisory Board;                 
       relating to services  and programs for older  Alaskans;                 
       and providing for an effective date."                                   
                                                                               
  Commissioner Usera pointed  out that SB  250 was one of  the                 
  three pieces of  legislation introduced  by the Governor  as                 
  part of a plan  to improve and reorganize state  services to                 
  Alaska's seniors.                                                            
                                                                               
       1.   Re-name  the  Older  Alaskans  Commission  as  the                 
            Alaska Commission on Aging.                                        
       2.   Reduce the number of mandatory annual meetings for                 
            both  the  Commission and  the  Board in  order to                 
            reflect current practices and fiscal resources.                    
       3.   Add the chairperson of the  Commission on Aging to                 
            the Pioneers' Homes Board.                                         
       4.   Establish 8 year maximum terms for Pioneers' Homes                 
            Board  members, allow current  members to serve up                 
            to  8  more  years, and  transition  the  board to                 
            staggered terms.                                                   
       5.   Clarify that  the Commission on  Aging administers                 
            programs through its executive director.                           
       6.   Clarify  that  the  Commission   sets  policy  for                 
            administration   of   its  programs   and  selects                 
            recipients for grant awards.                                       
       7.   Allows  the  Commission flexibility  to  reduce or                 
            waive  local  "match"  requirements  for  grantees                 
            operating "pilot  projects" when the waiver  is in                 
            the public's interest.                                             
                                                                               
  Commissioner  Usera  stated  that  the  Department  supports                 
  Amendment #1 which  would provide a  vote for the  executive                 
  branch agencies who  sit on the Boards as well as a vote for                 
  the Chairman of the Older Alaskan's Commission.                              
                                                                               
  PAT DENNY,  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OLDER  ALASKAN'S COMMISSION,                 
  DEPARTMENT  OF  ADMINISTRATION,  testified  that  the  Older                 
  Alaskan's Commission was anxious to see that the Chairman of                 
  the Pioneer's Home Board and three members of  the executive                 
  branch  be given the opportunity to fully participate in the                 
  work of the Commission.                                                      
                                                                               
  CONNIE   SIPE,  DIRECTOR,   DIVISION  OF   SENIOR  SERVICES,                 
  DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, summarized that there would be                 
  no amendments  or changes to the Longevity Bonus through the                 
  proposed legislation.                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
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  Representative Martin MOVED to adopt Amendment #1.                           
                                                                               
  (Tape Change, HFC 94-143, Side 2).                                           
                                                                               
  There being NO OBJECTION, it was adopted.                                    
                                                                               
  Representative Martin MOVED  to report HCS  CS SB 250  (FIN)                 
  out of  Committee with  individual recommendations and  with                 
  the  accompanying fiscal note.  There being NO OBJECTION, it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
                                                                               
  HCS CS SB 250 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with a "do                 
  pass" recommendation  and with  a  zero fiscal  note by  the                 
  Department of Administration dated 1/14/94.                                  
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting adjourned at 9:25 A.M.                                           
                                                                               
                     HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                         April 27, 1994                                        
                            8:40 A.M.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPE HFC 94 - 143, Side 1, #000 - end.                                       
  TAPE HFC 94 - 143, Side 2, #000 - #53.                                       
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson called the  House Finance Committee  meeting                 
  to order at 8:40 A.M.                                                        
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson               Representative Martin                          
  Vice-Chair Hanley             Representative Navarre                         
  Representative Brown          Representative Parnell                         
  Representative Grussendorf    Representative Therriault                      
  Representative Foster                                                        
                                                                               
  Representatives Hoffman and MacLean were not present for the                 
  meeting.                                                                     
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Nancy    Bear    Usera,    Commissioner,    Department    of                 
  Administration; Connie  Sipe, Director,  Division of  Senior                 
  Services, Department of Administration; Pat Denny, Director,                 
  Older  Alaskans  Commission,  Department of  Administration;                 
  Dave  White,  Division of  Medical  Services,  Department of                 
  Health and Social Services.                                                  
                                                                               
  SUMMARY                                                                      
                                                                               
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  SB 248    An Act relating to services  for and protection of                 
            vulnerable adults; and  providing for an effective                 
            date.                                                              
                                                                               
            HCS CS SB 248 (FIN)  was reported out of Committee                 
            with a "do  pass" recommendation  and with  fiscal                 
            notes  by the  Department  of  Health  and  Social                 
            Services  dated  1/14/94  and  the  Department  of                 
            Administration dated 3/24/94 and zero fiscal notes                 
            by the  Department of Public  Safety dated 2/18/94                 
            and   the   Department  of   Administration  dated                 
            3/24/94.                                                           
                                                                               
  SB 249    An   Act  relating   to  assisted   living  homes;                 
            repealing references to residential facilities for                 
            dependent adults;  and providing for  an effective                 
            date.                                                              
                                                                               
            CS SB 249  (HES)am was  reported out of  Committee                 
            with fiscal notes by the  Department of Health and                 
            Social Services  dated 3/10/94  (2) & 1/14/94  (1)                 
            and  zero  fiscal  notes  by  the   Department  of                 
            Administration dated 3/10/94.                                      
                                                                               
  SB 250    An Act  relating to the Older  Alaskans Commission                 
            and staff of the commission;  changing the name of                 
            the  Older  Alaskans  Commission   to  the  Alaska                 
            Commission on Aging and extending the  termination                 
            date of  the  commission; relating  to the  Alaska                 
            Pioneers'  Homes  Advisory   Board;  relating   to                 
            services and  programs  for  older  Alaskans;  and                 
            providing for an effective date.                                   
                                                                               
            HCS CS SB 250 (FIN) was reported out  of Committee                 
            with a "do  pass" recommendation  and with a  zero                 
            fiscal note  by the  Department of  Administration                 
            dated 1/14/94.                                                     
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL 248                                                              
                                                                               
       "An  Act  relating to  services  for and  protection of                 
       vulnerable  adults;  and  providing  for  an  effective                 
       date."                                                                  
                                                                               
  NANCY    BEAR    USERA,    COMMISSIONER,    DEPARTMENT    OF                 
  ADMINISTRATION, explained that SB 248 (RLS)am was introduced                 
  by  the  Governor  with  the   intent  to  make  significant                 
  improvements in the  way that  protective services would  be                 
  provided  to  vulnerable adults  who  are victims  of abuse,                 
  neglect  or  exploitation.    The  bill would  transfer  the                 
  authority for adult protective  services from the Department                 
                                                                               
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  of Health and  Social Services (Division of Family and Youth                 
  Services)  to the Department  of Administration (Division of                 
  Senior  Services).   She  added  that the  legislation would                 
  define   "vulnerable"   adults  and   differentiate  between                 
  "vulnerable" adults and "vulnerable" children.                               
                                                                               
  Commissioner Usera advised  that the  fiscal notes  included                 
  with the legislation  were transfers from the  Department of                 
  Health   and   Social   Services   to   the  Department   of                 
  Administration.                                                              
                                                                               
  Representative  Martin  MOVED  to   adopt  Amendment  #1  as                 
  proposed  by  the  Christian  Science  churches  in  Alaska,                 
  explaining  that  Christian  Scientists  rely  on  spiritual                 
  treatment,  based  on  prayer  alone,  for  the  healing  of                 
  physical illnesses.                                                          
                                                                               
  Representative Brown expressed her support for adults  being                 
  able  to select their own  method of treatment, while adding                 
  that  the  issue becomes  more  complicated when  applied to                 
  children.    Representative Martin  pointed  out that  it is                 
  important that people have freedom of faith where healing is                 
  involved.   He added that  the Christian Scientists  want to                 
  ensure that senior citizens will  not be subjected to health                 
  methods which they do not agree with.                                        
                                                                               
  Commissioner Usera advised that the legislation will have no                 
  effect on children.   Children are  currently listed in  the                 
  children's statutes, a separate category.                                    
                                                                               
  Commissioner Usera recommended adding language to the end of                 
  the amendment stating: "Provided that the person consents to                 
  the treatment by spiritual means only", indicating that this                 
  language   would   create    a   consensual    relationship.                 
  Representative Martin MOVED to adopt the additional language                 
  to Amendment  #1.   There being NO  OBJECTION, the  language                 
  change was adopted.                                                          
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson  OBJECTED to adopting  the amended Amendment                 
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Martin,    Navarre,    Brown,    Foster,                 
                      Grussendorf, Hanley.                                     
       OPPOSED:       Therriault, Larson.                                      
                                                                               
  Representatives  Parnell,  Hoffman   and  MacLean  were  not                 
  present for the vote.                                                        
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (6-2).                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
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  Representative  Navarre MOVED to report  HCS CS SB 248 (FIN)                 
  out  of Committee with  individual recommendations  and with                 
  the accompanying fiscal notes.  There being NO OBJECTION, it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
                                                                               
  HCS CS SB 248 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with a "do                 
  pass" recommendation and with fiscal notes by the Department                 
  of Health and Social Services  dated 1/14/94, the Department                 
  of Administration dated  3/24/94, and  zero fiscal notes  by                 
  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  dated 2/18/94  and  the                 
  Department of Administration dated 3/24/94.                                  
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL 249                                                              
                                                                               
       "An Act  relating to  assisted living homes;  repealing                 
       references  to  residential  facilities  for  dependent                 
       adults; and providing for an effective date."                           
                                                                               
  Commissioner Usera  stated that the Governor  introduced the                 
  proposed  legislation  for  the  purpose  of  promoting  the                 
  operation of homes that help the  elderly to "age in place",                 
  and  disabled  adults  to  reach   their  highest  level  of                 
  functioning   by  integration  into   the  community.    The                 
  legislation's reforms are summarized in three points:                        
                                                                               
       1.   Respect for residents as consumers.                                
       2.   Allowing access  to  health  care  in  a  homelike                 
            setting.                                                           
       3.   Transfer  of  the   licensing  responsibility   of                 
            agencies   with    programmatic   experience    in                 
            independent living for the elderly or persons with                 
            disabilities.                                                      
                                                                               
  Representative Brown  asked how  the bill  would affect  the                 
  operations of the Pioneer Homes.  Commissioner Usera replied                 
  that the  legislation would  have no impact  on the  Pioneer                 
  Homes, some of which are currently providing assisted living                 
  services.  The  legislation would intend to  license members                 
  of private institutions to provide additional services.                      
                                                                               
  Representative  Hanley questioned  if it would  be necessary                 
  for  all the new homes to go through the certificate of need                 
  process.  Commissioner Usera noted  that the references here                 
  would be assisted living facilities and would not be subject                 
  to the certificate  of need process.   Representative Hanley                 
  questioned  how  these services  would  be paid  for  in the                 
  future.     Discussion  followed  among   Committee  members                 
  regarding that concern.                                                      
                                                                               
  DAVE WHITE,  DIVISION OF  MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, DEPARTMENT  OF                 
  HEALTH  AND  SOCIAL  SERVICES,  stressed  that the  proposed                 
  legislation  would provide  an  alternative  to the  current                 
                                                                               
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  nursing home situation  and would  provide a cost  effective                 
  service operation short of institutionalization.   Mr. White                 
  urged Committee  members to  pass the  legislation in  order                 
  that the assisted care institutions could be built and  that                 
  this legislation  would be able to grant provisions in order                 
  to license them.                                                             
                                                                               
  Representative Parnell MOVED to report CS SB 249 (HES)am out                 
  of  Committee with individual  recommendations and  with the                 
  accompanying fiscal notes.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was                 
  so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                               
  CS SB 249  (HES)am was  reported out of  Committee with  "no                 
  recommendations" and with fiscal notes  by the Department of                 
  Health and Social  Services dated 3/10/94 &  1/14/94 and the                 
  Department of Administration dated 3/10/94.                                  
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL 250                                                              
                                                                               
       "An Act relating  to the Older Alaskans  Commission and                 
       staff of the commission; changing the name of the Older                 
       Alaskans Commission to the  Alaska Commission on  Aging                 
       and  extending the termination  date of the commission;                 
       relating to the Alaska  Pioneers' Homes Advisory Board;                 
       relating to  services and programs  for older Alaskans;                 
       and providing for an effective date."                                   
                                                                               
  Commissioner Usera pointed  out that SB  250 was one of  the                 
  three pieces of  legislation introduced  by the Governor  as                 
  part of a plan  to improve and reorganize state  services to                 
  Alaska's seniors.                                                            
                                                                               
       1.   Re-name  the  Older  Alaskans  Commission  as  the                 
            Alaska Commission on Aging.                                        
       2.   Reduce the number of mandatory annual meetings for                 
            both  the  Commission and  the  Board in  order to                 
            reflect current practices and fiscal resources.                    
       3.   Add the chairperson of the  Commission on Aging to                 
            the Pioneers' Homes Board.                                         
       4.   Establish 8 year maximum terms for Pioneers' Homes                 
            Board members, allow  current members to  serve up                 
            to  8  more  years, and  transition  the  board to                 
            staggered terms.                                                   
       5.   Clarify that  the Commission on  Aging administers                 
            programs through its executive director.                           
       6.   Clarify  that  the  Commission   sets  policy  for                 
            administration   of   its  programs   and  selects                 
            recipients for grant awards.                                       
       7.   Allows  the  Commission flexibility  to  reduce or                 
            waive  local  "match"  requirements  for  grantees                 
            operating  "pilot projects" when  the waiver is in                 
            the public's interest.                                             
                                                                               
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  Commissioner  Usera  stated  that  the  Department  supports                 
  Amendment  #1 which would  provide a vote  for the executive                 
  branch agencies who sit on the Boards  as well as a vote for                 
  the Chairman of the Older Alaskan's Commission.                              
                                                                               
  PAT DENNY, EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR, OLDER ALASKAN'S  COMMISSION,                 
  DEPARTMENT  OF  ADMINISTRATION,  testified  that  the  Older                 
  Alaskan's Commission was anxious to see that the Chairman of                 
  the Pioneer's Home  Board and three members of the executive                 
  branch be given the opportunity  to fully participate in the                 
  work of the Commission.                                                      
                                                                               
  CONNIE  SIPE,   DIRECTOR,  DIVISION   OF  SENIOR   SERVICES,                 
  DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, summarized that there would be                 
  no amendments or changes to the  Longevity Bonus through the                 
  proposed legislation.                                                        
                                                                               
  Representative Martin MOVED to adopt Amendment #1.                           
                                                                               
  (Tape Change, HFC 94-143, Side 2).                                           
                                                                               
  There being NO OBJECTION, it was adopted.                                    
                                                                               
  Representative Martin MOVED  to report HCS  CS SB 250  (FIN)                 
  out of  Committee with  individual recommendations  and with                 
  the  accompanying fiscal note.  There being NO OBJECTION, it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
                                                                               
  HCS CS SB 250 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with a "do                 
  pass" recommendation  and with  a  zero fiscal  note by  the                 
  Department of Administration dated 1/14/94.                                  
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting adjourned at 9:25 A.M.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
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