Legislature(1997 - 1998)
03/03/1998 03:08 PM HES
* first hearing in first committee of referral
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
HOUSE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE March 3, 1998 3:08 p.m. MEMBERS PRESENT Representative Con Bunde, Chairman Representative Joe Green, Vice Chairman Representative Fred Dyson Representative J. Allen Kemplen Representative Tom Brice Representative Brian Porter MEMBERS ABSENT Representative Al Vezey OTHER HOUSE MEMBERS PRESENT Representative Mark Hodgins COMMITTEE CALENDAR * HOUSE BILL NO. 375 "An Act relating to children in need of aid matters and proceedings; relating to murder of children, criminally negligent homicide, kidnapping, criminal nonsupport, the crime of indecent exposure, and the crime of endangering the welfare of a child; relating to registration of certain sex offenders; relating to sentencing for certain crimes involving child victims; relating to the state medical examiner and reviews of child fatalities; relating to teacher certification and convictions of crimes involving child victims; relating to access, confidentiality, and release of certain information concerning the care of children, child abuse and neglect, and child fatalities; authorizing the Department of Health and Social Services to enter into an interstate compact concerning adoption and medical assistance for certain children with special needs; authorizing the establishment of a multidisciplinary child protection team to review reports of child abuse or neglect; relating to immunity from liability for certain state actions concerning matters involving child protection and fatality reviews and children in need of aid; relating to persons required to report suspected child abuse or neglect; relating to foster care placement and to payment for children in foster and other care and the waiver of certain foster care requirements; relating to the access to certain criminal justice information and licensure of certain child care facilities; amending Rule 218, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; amending Rules 1, 3, 15, 18, and 19, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules; and providing for an effective date." - HEARD AND HELD; EXECUTIVE SESSION (* First public hearing) PREVIOUS ACTION BILL: HB 375 SHORT TITLE: CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN/FOSTER CARE SPONSOR(S): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR Jrn-Date Jrn-Page Action 02/02/98 2200 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRAL(S) 02/02/98 2201 (H) HES, JUDICIARY, FINANCE 02/02/98 2201 (H) INDETERMINATE FN (GOV/VARIOUS DEPTS) 02/02/98 2201 (H) GOVERNOR'S TRANSMITTAL LETTER 02/26/98 (H) HES AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106 02/26/98 (H) MINUTE(HES) 03/03/98 (H) HES AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106 WITNESS REGISTER BRUCE BOTELHO, Attorney General Department of Law P.O. Box 110300 Juneau, Alaska 99811-0300 Telephone: (907) 465-2133 MARGARET PUGH, Commissioner Department of Corrections 240 Main Street, Suite 700 Juneau, Alaska 99801 Telephone: (907) 465-4652 SUSAN WIBKER, Assistant Attorney General Human Services Section, Civil Division Department of Law 1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200 Anchorage, Alaska 99501-1994 Telephone: (907) 269-5100 CYNTHIA COOPER, Deputy Attorney General Criminal Division Department of Law 310 K Street, Suite 501 Anchorage, Alaska 99501-2064 RUSSELL WEBB, Deputy Commissioner Department of Health & Social Services P.O. Box 110601 Juneau, Alaska 99811-0601 Telephone: (907) 465-3030 LYNDA ZAUGG, Director Division of Community Corrections Department of Corrections 4500 Diplomacy Drive, Suite 207 Anchorage, Alaska 99508-5918 Telephone: (907) 269-7370 ACTION NARRATIVE TAPE 98-18, SIDE A Number 0005 CHAIRMAN CON BUNDE called the House Health, Education and Social Services Standing Committee meeting to order at 3:08 p.m. Members present at the call to order were Representatives Bunde, Green, Dyson, Kemplen and Brice. Representative Porter joined the meeting in progress. Representative Vezey was absent. HB 375 - CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN/FOSTER CARE Number 0027 CHAIRMAN BUNDE announced for the record, the following individuals were in attendance: Attorney General Bruce Botelho, Commissioner Margaret Pugh, Assistant Attorney General Susan Wibker, Deputy Attorney General Cynthia Cooper, Deputy Commissioner Russell Webb, and Director Lynda Zaugg. Number 0120 CHAIRMAN BUNDE called an at-ease at 3:10 p.m. CHAIRMAN BUNDE called the meeting back to order at 3:18 p.m. He announced the committee would be going into executive session for the purpose of discussing issues relating to child protection. Number 0161 REPRESENTATIVE JOE GREEN made a motion the committee go into executive session pertaining to matters to be discussed under Uniform Rule 22(b)(1-3) and asked unanimous consent. There was no objection. Number 0187 CHAIRMAN BUNDE stated, "Under Uniform Rule 22(b) a legislative body may call an executive session at which members of the general public may be excluded for the following reasons: (1) discussion of matters, the immediate knowledge of which would adversely affect the finances of a government unit; (2) discussion of subjects that tend to prejudice the reputation and character of a person; (3) discussion of a matter that may, by law, be required to be confidential." CHAIRMAN BUNDE commented this session will be covered by one or all of the above reasons. CHAIRMAN BUNDE dismissed the committee staff at 3:22 p.m. REPRESENTATIVE GREEN made a motion the committee come out of executive session and resume the regular meeting. ADJOURNMENT Number 0261 CHAIRMAN BUNDE adjourned the House Health, Education and Social Services Standing Committee at 5:10 p.m.