Legislature(1995 - 1996)

05/06/1995 04:02 PM HES

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           HOUSE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES                         
                       STANDING COMMITTEE                                      
                          May 6, 1995                                          
                           4:02 p.m.                                           
 MEMBERS PRESENT                                                               
 Representative Cynthia Toohey, Co-Chair                                       
 Representative Gary Davis                                                     
 Representative Norman Rokeberg                                                
 Representative Caren Robinson                                                 
 Representative Tom Brice                                                      
 MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                
 Representative Con Bunde, Co-Chair                                            
 Representative Al Vezey                                                       
 COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                            
 HB 119:  "An Act exempting schools from certain fees charged by the           
          Department of Environmental Conservation; and providing              
          for an effective date."                                              
          PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                              
 WITNESS REGISTER                                                              
 REPRESENTATIVE GENE KUBINA                                                    
 Alaska State Legislature                                                      
 Room 406, State Capitol                                                       
 Juneau, AK  99801                                                             
 Telephone:  (907) 465-4859                                                    
 POSITION STATEMENT: Provided sponsor statement for HB 119.                    
 PREVIOUS ACTION                                                               
 BILL:  HB 119                                                               
 SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) KUBINA,Davies,Ivan,Navarre                      
 JRN-DATE     JRN-PG                  ACTION                                   
 01/25/95       131    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRAL(S)                 
 01/25/95       132    (H)   HES, FIN                                          
 03/29/95       987    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): IVAN                                
 05/02/95              (H)   HES AT 02:00 PM CAPITOL 106                       
 05/02/95              (H)   MINUTE(HES)                                       
 05/06/95              (H)   HES AT 04:00 PM CAPITOL 106                       
 ACTION NARRATIVE                                                              
 TAPE 95-48, SIDE A                                                            
 Number 000                                                                    
 CO-CHAIR CYNTHIA TOOHEY called the meeting of the House Health,               
 Education and Social Services Standing Committee to order at 4:02             
 p.m.  Present at the call to order were Representatives Toohey,               
 Davis, Robinson and Brice.  A quorum was present to conduct                   
 business.  Co-Chair Toohey read the calendar and announced the                
 order of the bills.                                                           
 HB 119:  EXEMPT SCHOOLS FROM CERTAIN DEC FEES                               
 Number 045                                                                    
 REPRESENTATIVE GENE KUBINA, sponsor of the bill, said HB 119 would            
 merely exempt school districts from paying the Department of                  
 Environmental Conservation (DEC) to have district kitchens                    
 inspected.  It would save the districts statewide about $25,000.              
 Number 084                                                                    
 CO-CHAIR TOOHEY asked for further public testimony.  Hearing none,            
 the hearing was closed to public testimony.  Co-Chair Toohey stated           
 that this problem could be easily solved by the DEC simply training           
 a staff person in each school kitchen to do the DEC's inspection              
 job.  That would eliminate the need to visit each school.  It would           
 save money and time for all involved.                                         
 REPRESENTATIVE GARY DAVIS thought each school district does have              
 someone overseeing the operations of each kitchen.  It is not to              
 anyone's benefit to have the possibility of disease in any kitchen.           
 Representative Davis is not so sure that a monthly or yearly                  
 inspection by a state official is going to have any more affect on            
 cleanliness than in-house inspections that already occur.                     
 CO-CHAIR TOOHEY announced that Representative Rokeberg arrived at             
 4:03 p.m.                                                                     
 Number 180                                                                    
 REPRESENTATIVE NORMAN ROKEBERG asked if the DEC would still make              
 the inspections if this bill were to pass.                                    
 REPRESENTATIVE KUBINA answered yes, the inspections would still be            
 Number 212                                                                    
 REPRESENTATIVE TOM BRICE moved HB 119 with accompanying fiscal note           
 and individual recommendations.  Hearing no objection, HB 119 was             
 passed out of the House HESS Committee.                                       
 Number 226                                                                    
 CO-CHAIR TOOHEY adjourned the meeting at 4:05 p.m.                            

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