Legislature(1995 - 1996)

05/01/1996 01:17 PM JUD

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               HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                              
                          May 1, 1996                                          
                           1:17 p.m.                                           
 MEMBERS PRESENT                                                               
 Representative Brian Porter, Chairman                                         
 Representative Joe Green, Vice Chairman                                       
 Representative Con Bunde                                                      
 Representative Al Vezey                                                       
 MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                
 Representative Bettye Davis                                                   
 Representative Cynthia Toohey                                                 
 Representative David Finkelstein                                              
 COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                            
 Supporting an amendment to the Constitution of the United States              
 establishing the rights of victims of crimes.                                 
      -  PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                               
 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 43(L&C)                                                
 "An Act relating to registration by the Board of Registration for             
 Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors; clarifying the meaning             
 of practicing or offering to practice architecture, engineering, or           
 land surveying; and amending the definition of `practice of land              
      - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                
 PREVIOUS ACTION                                                               
 BILL:  SJR  5                                                               
 SPONSOR(S): SENATOR(S) DONLEY, Halford, Kelly, R. Phillips, Pearce,           
 Green, Leman, Taylor, Hoffman                                                 
 JRN-DATE     JRN-DATE             ACTION                                      
 01/16/95        11    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRAL(S)                 
 01/16/95        11    (S)   JUDICIARY                                         
 01/09/96      2086    (S)   SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE INTRODUCED-                    
                             NEW TITLE                                         
 01/09/96      2086    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRAL(S)                 
 01/09/96      2086    (S)   JUDICIARY                                         
 04/24/96      3539    (S)   JUD REFERRAL WAIVED                               
 04/26/96              (S)   RLS AT 10:30 AM FAHRENKAMP RM 203                 
 04/26/96      3592    (S)   RULES RPT 3DP AND CALENDAR 4/26/96                
 04/26/96      3592    (S)   ZERO FISCAL NOTE (S.RLS)                          
 04/26/96      3601    (S)   RETURN TO RLS COMMITTEE                           
 04/27/96              (S)   RLS AT 10:30 AM FAHRENKAMP RM 203                 
 04/27/96      3625    (S)   RULES CS DO PASS & NEW TITLE  4/27                
 04/27/96      3643    (S)   READ THE SECOND TIME                              
 04/27/96      3643    (S)   RLS CS ADOPTED UNAN CONSENT                       
 04/27/96      3643    (S)   ADVANCED TO THIRD READING                         
                             UNAN CONSENT                                      
 04/27/96      3643    (S)   READ THE THIRD TIME  CSSSSJR 5(RLS)               
 04/27/96      3643    (S)   CROSS SPONSOR(S):  PHILLIPS, PEARCE,              
 04/27/96      3643    (S)   GREEN, LEMAN, TAYLOR, HOFFMAN                     
 04/27/96      3644    (S)   PASSED Y19 N- E1                                  
 04/27/96      3650    (S)   TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                
 04/28/96      4090    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRAL(S)                 
 04/28/96      4090    (H)   JUDICIARY                                         
 05/01/96              (H)   JUD AT  1:00 PM CAPITOL 120                       
 WITNESS REGISTER                                                              
 DAVE DONLEY, Senator                                                          
 Alaska State Legislature                                                      
 Capitol Building, Room 11                                                     
 Juneau, Alaska  99801                                                         
 Telephone:  (907) 465-3892                                                    
 POSITION STATEMENT:  Sponsor of SJR 5.                                        
 ACTION NARRATIVE                                                              
 TAPE 96-60, SIDE A                                                            
 Number 0001                                                                   
 CHAIRMAN BRIAN PORTER called the House Judiciary Committee meeting            
 to order at 1:17 p.m.  Members present at the call to order were              
 Representatives Porter, Green, Bunde and Vezey.  Members absent               
 were Representatives B. Davis, Toohey and Finkelstein.                        
 CHAIRMAN PORTER informed the committee that SB 43 would be heard              
 the following day.                                                            
 SJR 5 - CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS CONSTIT AMDMT                                  
 CHAIRMAN PORTER called upon Senator Dave Donley, sponsor of SJR 5,            
 to present the resolution.                                                    
 Number 0095                                                                   
 SENATOR DAVE DONLEY explained that SJR 5 supported a proposal                 
 currently before the United States Congress, which added language             
 to the U.S. Constitution to enumerate rights for crime victims.  He           
 noted that committee packets contained copies of that proposal.               
 "The resolution doesn't specify any particular language," he                  
 stated.  "It just calls on ... the U.S. Congress to act on this               
 CHAIRMAN PORTER asked if there were questions.                                
 REPRESENTATIVE JOE GREEN said he thought it was a great idea.                 
 Number 0153                                                                   
 CHAIRMAN PORTER commented that "this is very, very close to the               
 constitutional amendment that we dealt with, obviously at a lot               
 greater length, two years ago, and that is now a part of our                  
 constitution.  Senator Donley was involved in that effort before we           
 even started.  And this falls right in line with that and would               
 apply this to the federal cases nationally."                                  
 REPRESENTATIVE CON BUNDE made a motion that SJR 5 move from                   
 committee with individual recommendations.                                    
 CHAIRMAN PORTER noted the motion and indicated there was a zero               
 fiscal note.  He asked if there was an objection.  There being no             
 objection, CSSSSJR 5(RLS) moved from the House Judiciary Committee.           
 There being no further business to conduct, CHAIRMAN PORTER                   
 adjourned the House Judiciary Committee meeting at 1:20 p.m.                  

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