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 CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5(RLS) 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 surveying.'" - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD PREVIOUS ACTION BILL: SJR 5 SHORT TITLE: CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS CONSTIT AMDMT 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 issue." 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. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to conduct, CHAIRMAN PORTER adjourned the House Judiciary Committee meeting at 1:20 p.m.