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03/27/2009 01:00 PM JUDICIARY


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01:03:50 PM Start
01:04:08 PM Confirmation Hearing(s)|| Commission on Judicial Council
01:20:59 PM HB141
01:39:11 PM HB139
01:50:15 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Confirmation Hearing: TELECONFERENCED
Commission on Judicial Conduct
+ HB 141 COMPACT FOR JUVENILES; INTERSTATE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+ HB 139 ALLOW SCREEN DEVICES IN UTILITY VEHICLES TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         March 27, 2009                                                                                         
                           1:03 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Jay Ramras, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Nancy Dahlstrom, Vice Chair                                                                                      
Representative John Coghill                                                                                                     
Representative Bob Lynn                                                                                                         
Representative Max Gruenberg                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Carl Gatto                                                                                                       
Representative Lindsey Holmes                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CONFIRMATION HEARING(S)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Commission on Judicial Council                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     James Christopher Brown - Anchorage                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 141                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating  to  the  Interstate  Compact  for  Juveniles;                                                               
relating to the  State Council for Interstate  Adult and Juvenile                                                               
Offender Supervision;  amending Rules  4 and 24(b),  Alaska Rules                                                               
of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 141 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 139                                                                                                              
"An Act providing for an exception to allow drivers of public                                                                   
utility motor vehicles to operate those vehicles with certain                                                                   
screen devices operating and visible to the drivers."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 139 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 141                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: COMPACT FOR JUVENILES; INTERSTATE COUNCIL                                                                          
SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) COGHILL                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
02/23/09       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/23/09       (H)       HSS, JUD                                                                                               
03/17/09       (H)       HSS AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/17/09       (H)       Moved Out of Committee                                                                                 
03/17/09       (H)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/23/09       (H)       HSS RPT 4DP 3NR                                                                                        
03/23/09       (H)       DP: COGHILL, SEATON, CISSNA, KELLER                                                                    
03/23/09       (H)       NR: HOLMES, LYNN, HERRON                                                                               
03/23/09       (H)       FIN REFERRAL ADDED AFTER JUD                                                                           
03/27/09       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 120                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 139                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: ALLOW SCREEN DEVICES IN UTILITY VEHICLES                                                                           
SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) GATTO                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
02/18/09       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/18/09       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
03/10/09       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/10/09       (H)       Moved Out of Committee                                                                                 
03/10/09       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/12/09       (H)       STA RPT 4DP 1NR                                                                                        
03/12/09       (H)       DP: SEATON, GRUENBERG, PETERSEN, LYNN                                                                  
03/12/09       (H)       NR: JOHNSON                                                                                            
03/27/09       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 120                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JAMES CHRISTOPHER BROWN, Appointee                                                                                              
Commission on Judicial Conduct (CJC)                                                                                            
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as appointee to the Commission on                                                              
Judicial Conduct (CJC).                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
AMANDA MORTENSEN, Intern                                                                                                        
Representative John Coghill                                                                                                     
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 141 on behalf of the sponsor,                                                               
Representative Coghill.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
BARBARA MURRAY, Deputy Compact Administrator                                                                                    
Interstate Compact on Juveniles (ICJ)                                                                                           
Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)                                                                                              
Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)                                                                                 
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Responded to  questions during discussion of                                                             
HB 141.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CAROL A. BRENCKLE, Attorney at Law;                                                                                             
Chair                                                                                                                           
Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (AJJAC)                                                                              
Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)                                                                                              
Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)                                                                                 
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION  STATEMENT:    Provided comments  during  discussion  of                                                             
HB 141, and urged adoption of its compact.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CURTIS W. THAYER, Director                                                                                                      
Corporate and External Affairs                                                                                                  
ENSTAR Natural Gas Company ("ENSTAR")                                                                                           
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in Support of HB 139.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:03:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR JAY  RAMRAS called the  House Judiciary  Standing Committee                                                             
meeting to order  at 1:03 p.m.   Representatives Ramras, Coghill,                                                               
Lynn,  and  Dahlstrom   were  present  at  the   call  to  order.                                                               
Representative Gruenberg arrived as the meeting was in progress.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
^CONFIRMATION HEARING(S)                                                                                                      
^Commission on Judicial Council                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:04:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR RAMRAS  announced that the  committee would  first consider                                                               
the appointment of  James Christopher Brown to  the Commission on                                                               
Judicial Conduct (CJC).                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:04:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JAMES  CHRISTOPHER  BROWN,   Appointee,  Commission  on  Judicial                                                               
Conduct (CJC),  after relaying  that he has  been in  Alaska five                                                               
years,  said  he  is  interested  in serving  the  state  and  is                                                               
interested in  the CJC in  particular, adding that he  is looking                                                               
forward  to   both  helping  citizens  seeking   redress  against                                                               
judges/justices  in   particular  situations,  and   creating  an                                                               
environment in  which judges and  justices feel free to  do their                                                               
jobs with  the protection afforded  by the  CJC.  In  response to                                                               
questions, he  relayed that he  serves on the board  of directors                                                               
and as  treasurer of the Alaska  Family Council; that he  was not                                                               
affiliated  with  any  such  similar group  prior  to  moving  to                                                               
Alaska; that he  is not aware of any other  members of the Alaska                                                               
Family Council seeking positions on  either the CJC or the Alaska                                                               
Judicial  Council   (AJC);  that   aside  from  serving   on  the                                                               
Department of  Administration's (DOA's) Alaska Land  Mobile Radio                                                               
(ALMR) Advisory Group and applying for  a position on the CJC, he                                                               
does not now  serve on nor has  he applied to serve  on any other                                                               
state  boards  or  commissions; that  his  involvement  with  the                                                               
Alaska Land Mobile  Radio (ALMR) Advisory Group  was probably the                                                               
result of  his professional background in  the telecommunications                                                               
industry;  that  he'd been  seeking  a  way  to serve  the  state                                                               
further and so chose to apply for  a position on the CJC; that he                                                               
is interested in  creating an environment of  fairness within the                                                               
CJC; and that he wants to support the CJC's existing system.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BROWN,   in  response  to  comments   and  other  questions,                                                               
indicated that he  would be able to separate  his personal agenda                                                               
and the  Alaska Family  Council's agenda from  his duties  on the                                                               
CJC,  surmising that  doing  so  would be  a  requirement of  all                                                               
members of the CJC  in order for the CJC to  perform its job, and                                                               
relayed that one  of the people who'd told him  of the opening on                                                               
the CJC  was a fellow  member of the  Alaska Family Council.   In                                                               
response to  further questions,  he offered  his belief  that the                                                               
issue of  judicial activism is not  germane to the CJC,  and that                                                               
the concepts of separation of  powers and properly supporting the                                                               
roles of the various branches of government are important ones.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:14:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  asked Mr.  Brown whether he  believes a                                                               
judge  should be  disciplined for  ruling  in what  he termed  "a                                                               
judicially-activist manner."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BROWN  said he  doesn't believe  that he would  be in  a good                                                               
position to do  such a thing, and surmised that  no member of the                                                               
CJC would be asked to make such  a ruling either.  He offered his                                                               
belief that members  of the CJC are expected to  deal solely with                                                               
the  conduct of  judges and  justices, regardless  that doing  so                                                               
might be a challenge, and assured  the committee that he would be                                                               
up to  such a  challenge.   In response  to further  comments and                                                               
questions, he indicated  he would be willing to take  on the risk                                                               
of being  sued for appropriately  carrying out the duties  of the                                                               
AJC,  even  if  doing  so represented  a  potential  conflict  of                                                               
interest between his duties on the CJC and his personal beliefs.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG remarked  that  Mr.  Brown sounds  very                                                               
well-qualified [to serve on the CJC].                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAHLSTROM thanked  Mr. Brown  for serving  on the                                                               
ALMR Advisory  Group, and shared her  belief that he would  be an                                                               
outstanding member of the CJC.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:19:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM made a  motion to advance from committee                                                               
the nomination  of James Christopher  Brown to the  Commission on                                                               
Judicial Conduct.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG objected for  the purpose of discussion,                                                               
and said  he didn't want any  of his comments or  questions to be                                                               
construed  as  casting aspersions  on  either  Mr. Brown  or  the                                                               
Alaska  Family Council,  adding, "I  think he  is of  the highest                                                               
quality."  He then removed his objection.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR RAMRAS asked  whether there were any  further objections to                                                               
the  motion.   There being  none, the  confirmation was  advanced                                                               
from the House Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 141 - COMPACT FOR JUVENILES; INTERSTATE COUNCIL                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:20:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR RAMRAS announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 141, "An  Act relating to the  Interstate Compact                                                               
for  Juveniles;  relating to  the  State  Council for  Interstate                                                               
Adult  and Juvenile  Offender Supervision;  amending Rules  4 and                                                               
24(b),  Alaska Rules  of Civil  Procedure; and  providing for  an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
[Chair Ramras turned the gavel over to Vice Chair Dahlstrom.]                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:21:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
AMANDA  MORTENSEN, Intern,  Representative  John Coghill,  Alaska                                                               
State  Legislature,  on  behalf of  the  sponsor,  Representative                                                               
Coghill, and  by way of  presenting HB 141, paraphrased  from the                                                               
sponsor statement, which read [original punctuation provided]:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     This bill  would enact the  new Interstate  Compact for                                                                    
     Juveniles  into  law.    This  would  replace  the  old                                                                    
     compact which was created in  1955.  The purpose of the                                                                    
     Compact  is  to  ensure  the  supervision  of  juvenile                                                                    
     offenders  and the  return  of  runaways, escapees  and                                                                    
     absconders.  The Compact  provides the procedural means                                                                    
     to  regulate the  movement of  juveniles who  are under                                                                    
     court supervision across state  lines.  The Association                                                                    
     of   Compact   Administrators    estimates   that   the                                                                    
     Interstate Compact  on Juveniles  is used in  20,000 to                                                                    
     30,000 transfer and supervision cases annually.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     The  new  Compact ensures  that  all  states will  have                                                                    
     identical language  in their statutes which  would help                                                                    
     with  compliance  issues.   The  new  Compact  provides                                                                    
     procedures  for  enforcement   which  the  old  Compact                                                                    
     lacked.   The  Interstate  Compact  for Juveniles  also                                                                    
     provides   for    the   collection    of   standardized                                                                    
     information and information sharing systems.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     This is  a chance for the  states to have the  means to                                                                    
     deal with  state problems  and enforce  state solutions                                                                    
     without  having any  federal intervention.   35  states                                                                    
     have already  passed this compact.   If  Alaska chooses                                                                    
     not to enact this Compact  the state would have to deal                                                                    
     with every  other state on  a case-by-case  basis which                                                                    
     would cost the  state more money than it  would cost to                                                                    
     implement the Compact.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     The  compact provides  for the  safety of  the juvenile                                                                    
     offender and the  state as a whole.   The importance of                                                                    
     this compact  cannot be  overstated.   This legislation                                                                    
     is necessary  to ensure the public  safety and security                                                                    
     of Alaskans.  It will  help ensure that Alaska receives                                                                    
     notification  about  juveniles  who  are  relocated  or                                                                    
     traveling to  Alaska before they arrive  here, and will                                                                    
     expedite Alaska's  ability to send juveniles  from here                                                                    
     to other jurisdictions.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:23:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BARBARA MURRAY, Deputy  Compact Administrator, Interstate Compact                                                               
on  Juveniles   (ICJ),  Division   of  Juvenile   Justice  (DJJ),                                                               
Department of Health  and Social Services (DHSS),  in response to                                                               
questions  and comments,  clarified that  the new  ICJ went  into                                                               
effect  August 2008  -  when the  35th state  "signed  on" -  and                                                               
agreed  to  research  when  that  ICJ  was  presented  to  [those                                                               
states].                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  COGHILL,  speaking  as  the sponsor  of  HB  141,                                                               
indicated  that the  methodology  used for  placing juveniles  in                                                               
state  custody has  been changing,  and surmised  that a  compact                                                               
could  best address  any resulting  issues.   He  said he  favors                                                               
compacts, indicating that he prefers  that approach as opposed to                                                               
just  waiting  until the  federal  government  mandates what  the                                                               
state shall  do.  He assured  the committee that joining  the ICJ                                                               
will  not  result  in the  state's  authority  being  diminished;                                                               
rather, the  state is  simply delegating  its authority  to those                                                               
representing the state in the ICJ's commission.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MORTENSEN noted  that  members' packets  include  a list  of                                                               
those states  that have signed on  so far, with the  first states                                                               
having done so  in 2003.  She offered her  understanding that the                                                               
concept of  the new ICJ was  brought forth in 2000,  with the new                                                               
ICJ itself materializing in 2002.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS. MURRAY, in  response to a question, said  that the commission                                                               
created by  the ICJ had  its first  meeting in December  of 2008,                                                               
and is now  in the process of developing  rules, regulations, and                                                               
processes for administering the ICJ.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:29:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CAROL  A.  BRENCKLE,  Attorney at  Law;  Chair,  Alaska  Juvenile                                                               
Justice Advisory Committee (AJJAC),  Division of Juvenile Justice                                                               
(DJJ), Department  of Health and Social  Services (DHSS), relayed                                                               
that  members of  the AJJAC  are appointed  by the  governor, and                                                               
that the  AJJAC provides advice  regarding the  implementation of                                                               
the federal  Juvenile Justice  and Delinquency  Prevention (JJDP)                                                               
Act of  1974 within Alaska,  and makes annual  recommendations to                                                               
the governor  and legislature regarding juvenile  justice issues.                                                               
The  AJJAC,  for  a  number  of years,  has  been  following  the                                                               
implementation  of  the ICJ  and  discussing  its application  in                                                               
Alaska.  Other  states either have adopted the ICJ  or are in the                                                               
process of  doing so, and unless  Alaska does so as  well, Alaska                                                               
will be forced to enter  into a memorandum of understanding (MOU)                                                               
with each  state before accepting  a child  from it or  sending a                                                               
child to it.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. BRENCKLE  said she's  handled a  number of  delinquency cases                                                               
over the  years, and has  dealt with  a number of  children whose                                                               
parents  relocated,  thus  requiring   that  "the  probation"  be                                                               
transferred as  well.  Although interstate  compacts might appear                                                               
to be cumbersome,  they facilitate the transfer  of such children                                                               
and do so  safely; it is therefore important for  Alaska to adopt                                                               
the  new ICJ  in order  to  ensure that  juveniles moving  across                                                               
state lines are tracked and  supervised.  Alaska, she relayed, is                                                               
at the  forefront of  developing data  that will  be incorporated                                                               
into the  ICJ, and surmised  that Alaska  is prepared to  play an                                                               
active  role   in  the  development   of  the  ICJ's   rules  and                                                               
procedures.   She  therefore urged  adoption of  the ICJ  so that                                                               
Alaska  could be  part of  that process  and not  be left  simply                                                               
reacting to rules and procedures developed by other states.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. BRENCKLE  noted that at its  meeting in March in  Juneau, the                                                               
AJJAC discussed the ICJ, and voted  to support HB 141.  She added                                                               
that  the  AJJAC will  be  continuing  its involvement  with  the                                                               
"juvenile justice process," and is glad  to be a part of Alaska's                                                               
process.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
VICE  CHAIR  DALSTROM ascertained  that  no  one else  wished  to                                                               
testify on HB 141.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   GRUENBERG  asked   whether  other   states  have                                                               
substantially amended their versions of the ICJ.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MURRAY  said she  would  research  that  issue and  get  the                                                               
resulting information to the committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  DAHLSTROM asked that that  resulting information also                                                               
be provided to  the bill's next committee of  referral, the House                                                               
Finance Committee.  She then closed public testimony on HB 141.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:37:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  RAMRAS  moved to  report  HB  141  out of  committee  with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There  being no  objection, HB  141 was  reported from  the House                                                               
Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 1:37 p.m. to 1:39 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
[Vice Chair Dahlstrom returned the gavel to Chair Ramras.]                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 139 - ALLOW SCREEN DEVICES IN UTILITY VEHICLES                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:39:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR RAMRAS announced that the  final order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO.  139, "An Act providing for an  exception to allow                                                               
drivers  of  public  utility  motor  vehicles  to  operate  those                                                               
vehicles  with certain  screen devices  operating and  visible to                                                               
the drivers."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  - speaking  as a  co-sponsor of  HB 139                                                               
and as  one of the joint  prime sponsors of House  Bill 88, which                                                               
passed the legislature in 2008  and prohibited the use of certain                                                               
screen  devices by  drivers of  moving  vehicles -  characterized                                                               
HB 139 as  a "fix  it bill"  intended to  address a  problem with                                                               
House  Bill 88;  when House  Bill  88 passed,  its sponsors  were                                                               
unaware  that  utility companies  have  screen  devices in  their                                                               
vehicles  for purposes  of providing  their  employees with  job-                                                               
related information.  The intent of  HB 139 is to include the use                                                               
of such  devices by utility  companies in the list  of exceptions                                                               
currently provided for in AS 28.35.161(c).   He noted that HB 139                                                               
was introduced at the request  of the utility companies, and that                                                               
Chugach Electric Association has  submitted a letter regarding HB
139.   In conclusion,  he expressed his  hope that  the committee                                                               
would pass HB 139.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG, in  response  to a  question, said  it                                                               
would still  be a crime for  a utility company employee  to watch                                                               
movies, for example,  while driving.  Under HB  139, the proposed                                                               
exception  would only  apply to  those screen  devices displaying                                                               
information   for  use   in   performing  utility   construction,                                                               
maintenance,  or repair,  or  for data  acquisition  by a  public                                                               
utility.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM characterized HB 139  as a good piece of                                                               
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:44:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CURTIS  W.  THAYER,  Director, Corporate  and  External  Affairs,                                                               
ENSTAR Natural Gas Company ("ENSTAR"),  said that ENSTAR supports                                                               
HB 139, and offered his  understanding that several other utility                                                               
companies  support the  bill  as  well.   He  indicated that  the                                                               
screen  devices  that the  bill  is  meant  to address  are  both                                                               
proprietary and provide proprietary  information.  In response to                                                               
questions, he  said that if an  employee were to alter  a company                                                               
vehicle so  as to  be able  to watch  movies, for  example, while                                                               
driving,  in addition  to  being illegal  under  current law,  it                                                               
would result  in severe disciplinary  action and could  result in                                                               
the employee's dismissal.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  reiterated that such behavior  would be                                                               
illegal under current law.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR RAMRAS, after ascertaining that no one else wished to                                                                     
testify, closed public testimony on HB 139.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:49:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM moved to report  HB 139 out of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
notes.   There being no objection,  HB 139 was reported  from the                                                               
House Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:50:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Judiciary Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m.                                                                 

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