Legislature(2015 - 2016)GRUENBERG 120

04/05/2016 01:00 PM JUDICIARY

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 339 MOTOR VEHICLE ARSON TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 339 Out of Committee
-- Public & Invited Testimony --
+= HB 205 CRIMINAL LAW/PROCEDURE; DRIV LIC; PUB AID TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 194 AK SECURITIES ACT; PENALTIES; CRT. RULES TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 194(JUD) Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         April 5, 2016                                                                                          
                           1:05 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Chair                                                                                          
Representative Wes Keller, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative Bob Lynn                                                                                                         
Representative Matt Claman                                                                                                      
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Neal Foster                                                                                                      
Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                                 
Representative Kurt Olson (alternate)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 339                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to arson in the third degree."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 339 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 194                                                                                                              
"An  Act  repealing and  reenacting  the  Alaska Securities  Act,                                                               
including   provisions   relating   to  exempt   securities   and                                                               
transactions; relating to registration  of securities, firms, and                                                               
agents  that  offer or  sell  securities  and investment  advice;                                                               
relating  to  administrative,  civil,  and  criminal  enforcement                                                               
provisions,  including   restitution  and  civil   penalties  for                                                               
violations; allowing  certain civil penalties  to be used  for an                                                               
investor  training fund;  establishing increased  civil penalties                                                               
for  harming  older  Alaskans;  retaining  provisions  concerning                                                               
corporations organized under the  Alaska Native Claims Settlement                                                               
Act; amending Rules  4, 5, 54, 65, and 90,  Alaska Rules of Civil                                                               
Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 194(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 205                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to conditions  of release; relating to community                                                               
work   service;  relating   to  credit   toward  a   sentence  of                                                               
imprisonment  for certain  persons  under electronic  monitoring;                                                               
relating  to the  restoration under  certain circumstances  of an                                                               
administratively  revoked driver's  license, privilege  to drive,                                                               
or  privilege  to  obtain  a license;  allowing  a  reduction  of                                                               
penalties  for offenders  successfully completing  court- ordered                                                               
treatment  programs for  persons convicted  of driving  under the                                                               
influence; relating to termination of  a revocation of a driver's                                                               
license; relating to restoration  of a driver's license; relating                                                               
to  credits  toward a  sentence  of  imprisonment, to  good  time                                                               
deductions, and to providing for  earned good time deductions for                                                               
prisoners;  relating  to  early   termination  of  probation  and                                                               
reduction of probation  for good conduct; relating  to the rights                                                               
of  crime victims;  relating to  the disqualification  of persons                                                               
convicted of  certain felony drug offenses  from participation in                                                               
the  food stamp  and temporary  assistance programs;  relating to                                                               
probation; relating to mitigating  factors; relating to treatment                                                               
programs   for  prisoners;   relating  to   the  duties   of  the                                                               
commissioner of  corrections; amending  Rule 32, Alaska  Rules of                                                               
Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 339                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MOTOR VEHICLE ARSON                                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): JUDICIARY                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
02/24/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/24/16       (H)       JUD, FIN                                                                                               
04/01/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/01/16       (H)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
04/05/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 194                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: AK SECURITIES ACT; PENALTIES; CRT. RULES                                                                           
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
04/13/15       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/13/15       (H)       L&C, JUD, FIN                                                                                          
02/01/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/01/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/01/16       (H)       MINUTE (L&C)                                                                                           
02/08/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/08/16       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
02/10/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/10/16       (H)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
02/12/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/12/16       (H)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
02/13/16       (H)       L&C AT 10:00 AM BARNES 124                                                                             
02/13/16       (H)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
03/14/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/14/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/14/16       (H)       MINUTE (L&C)                                                                                           
03/23/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/23/16       (H)       Moved CSHB 194(L&C) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/23/16       (H)       MINUTE (L&C)                                                                                           
03/24/16       (H)       L&C RPT CS(L&C) NT 1DP 5NR 1AM                                                                         
03/24/16       (H)       DP: OLSON                                                                                              
03/24/16       (H)       NR: TILTON, HUGHES, KITO, JOSEPHSON,                                                                   
                         LEDOUX                                                                                                 
03/24/16       (H)       AM: COLVER                                                                                             
04/04/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/04/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/04/16       (H)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
04/05/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
KALYSSA MAILE, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux                                                                                                 
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 339 on behalf of the House                                                                  
Judiciary Standing Committee, sponsor by request, chaired by                                                                    
Representative LeDoux.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
KEVIN ANSELM, Director                                                                                                          
Division of Banking and Securities                                                                                              
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  During the hearing of HB 194, answered                                                                   
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:05:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GABRIELLE LEDOUX called the House Judiciary Standing                                                                    
Committee meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. Representatives Kreiss-                                                                 
Tomkins, Lynn, Claman, Keller, and LeDoux were present at the                                                                   
call to order.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                   HB 339-MOTOR VEHICLE ARSON                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:06:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL NO.  339,  "An Act  relating to  arson  in the  third                                                               
degree."                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:06:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KALYSSA  MAILE, Staff,  Representative  Gabrielle LeDoux,  Alaska                                                               
State Legislature,  explained that the  intent of the bill  is to                                                               
make arson  crimes consistent.   Currently, under state  law, she                                                               
offered, if a  person lights a car on fire  on state or municipal                                                               
land  it is  considered  third  degree arson,  but  if  it is  on                                                               
private  land it  is third  degree criminal  mischief.   They are                                                               
both class C  felonies so the punishment  is consistent; however,                                                               
she  pointed   out  that   for  the  sake   of  arson   and  fire                                                               
investigators,  it is  helpful that  they  are able  to review  a                                                               
person's  criminal record  to  determine who  may  be a  suspect.                                                               
Therefore, HB  339 expands  third degree  arson to  include fires                                                               
set on  private land  so these  cases can  be charged  with third                                                               
degree arson.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:08:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN  noted  that  this bill  only  applies  to                                                               
vehicles, and a shed that exploded would be something different.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:08:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. MAILE  responded that  third degree arson  is a  bit narrower                                                               
than first  and second  degree arson which  are broader  and more                                                               
serious crimes.   The  bill was  drafted specifically  to address                                                               
cars being lit on fire on public land, she said.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  opened public testimony.   After  ascertaining that                                                               
no one wished to testify, closed public testimony.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:10:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX commented  that the fire chiefs  requested this bill                                                               
and Representative  Max Gruenberg  was working  on it  because it                                                               
was  important to  him.    She advised  that  she is  considering                                                               
naming the bill after Representative Gruenberg.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:11:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  moved  to  report  HB  339,  labeled  29-                                                               
LS1517\W  out of  committee with  individual recommendations  and                                                               
the accompanying fiscal notes.   There being no objection, HB 339                                                               
passed from the House Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:11:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at ease from 1:11 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
        HB 194-AK SECURITIES ACT; PENALTIES; CRT. RULES                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:15:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO.  194, "An Act repealing and  reenacting the Alaska                                                               
Securities   Act,  including   provisions   relating  to   exempt                                                               
securities   and  transactions;   relating  to   registration  of                                                               
securities, firms, and  agents that offer or  sell securities and                                                               
investment  advice;   relating  to  administrative,   civil,  and                                                               
criminal enforcement provisions,  including restitution and civil                                                               
penalties for violations; allowing  certain civil penalties to be                                                               
used for an investor training  fund; establishing increased civil                                                               
penalties  for  harming   older  Alaskans;  retaining  provisions                                                               
concerning corporations organized under  the Alaska Native Claims                                                               
Settlement  Act; amending  Rules 4,  5,  54, 65,  and 90,  Alaska                                                               
Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:16:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS   moved  to  adopt   Amendment  1,                                                               
Version 29-GH1060\N.1, Bannister, 4/5/16, which read:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 7, following "older persons":                                                                               
          Insert "and vulnerable adults"                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 79, line 29, following "older person":                                                                                
          Insert "or a vulnerable adult"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 79, line 31, following "older person":                                                                                
          Insert "or a vulnerable adult"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 80, line 5, following "older person":                                                                                 
          Insert "or a vulnerable adult"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 80, line 6, following "older person":                                                                                 
          Insert "or a vulnerable adult"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 81, line 27, following "older person":                                                                                
          Insert "or a vulnerable adult"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 81, line 29, following "older person":                                                                                
          Insert "or a vulnerable adult"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 82, line 1, following "older person":                                                                                 
          Insert "or a vulnerable adult"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 82, line 3, following "person":                                                                                       
          Insert "or a vulnerable adult"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 100, line 29, following "States":                                                                                     
          Insert ";                                                                                                             
               (36)  "vulnerable adult" means a person 19                                                                       
     years  of  age or  older  who,  because of  incapacity,                                                                    
     mental  illness, mental  deficiency, physical  illness,                                                                    
     physical  disability,  advanced  age,  chronic  use  of                                                                    
     drugs,  chronic  intoxication, fraud,  confinement,  or                                                                    
     disappearance,  is  unable  to meet  the  person's  own                                                                    
     needs or to seek help without assistance"                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX objected.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:16:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KREISS-TOMKINS   explained  that   Amendment   1                                                               
broadens the  bill's class  of vulnerable  persons and  creates a                                                               
definition  of   vulnerable  adult.     Therefore,   he  advised,                                                               
vulnerable people, if taken advantage  of, incur the ability that                                                               
treble damages to be awarded.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER asked  whether  the  definition was  taken                                                               
from a statute because it looks familiar.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS responded  that it  came from  the                                                               
National  Association of  Security or  other industry  regulatory                                                               
materials.  He then deferred to Kevin Anselm.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:17:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KEVIN  ANSELM,  Director,  Division of  Banking  and  Securities,                                                               
Department  of   Commerce,  Community  &   Economic  Development,                                                               
responded  that the  definition  provided within  Amendment 1  is                                                               
contained within Alaska Statutes, AS 47.24.900(21).                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  said she agrees  until line 9,  "or disappearance,"                                                               
in  that  she  does  not  understand  the  disappearance  wording                                                               
because if they've disappeared, they can't be sold securities.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS.  ANSELM  related that  she  had  not vetted  this  particular                                                               
definition.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX asked her to restate the citation.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANSELM replied AS 47.24.900(21).                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:19:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANSELM offered her interpretation that  when it comes up in a                                                               
case, it would  extend the opportunity for treble  damages to not                                                               
only persons  60 years or  older, but also to  vulnerable adults.                                                               
A vulnerable adult can be  someone who has disappeared, according                                                               
to  this  definition,  but  she   said  she  does  not  know  the                                                               
underlying  information about  the  disappearance.   She said  it                                                               
could  be  that  someone  who  has  disappeared  fits  into  this                                                               
definition and  then the  estate would  be able  to go  after the                                                               
treble  damages, but  perhaps the  sponsor of  the amendment  has                                                               
other thoughts on that.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:20:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS  said he does not  have thoughts on                                                               
that.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  asked whether Kristy  Naylor or Renee  Wardlaw have                                                               
thoughts  regarding  the  reason   the  term  "disappearance"  is                                                               
included.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  ANSELM  offered  that  the  term  "disappearance"  is  taken                                                               
directly from Alaska Statute.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX stated  that she understands that, but  if there has                                                               
been a mistake  the first time around it will  be repeated in all                                                               
of the other statutes from here  on out.  She reiterated that she                                                               
wants to understand why the term "disappearance" is included.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN suggested  a brief at ease  to research the                                                               
statute.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:21:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 1:21 p.m. to 1:28 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:28:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  announced she  is setting  Amendment 1  aside until                                                               
Representative Kreiss-Tomkins returns.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:28:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN moved  to adopt  Amendment 2,  Version 29-                                                               
GH1060\N.2, Bannister, 4/5/16, which read:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 27, line 12:                                                                                                          
          Delete "$5,000"                                                                                                       
          Insert "$10,000"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:28:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN  explained  that Amendment  2  relates  to                                                               
crowdfunding and the  limit on a single investor  or purchaser on                                                               
what   is  technically   called  "Small   Intra-state  Securities                                                               
Offerings," or crowdfunding.  Amendment  2 raises the limit for a                                                               
single investor from $5,000 to $10,000,  he said.  He opined that                                                               
the $10,000  amount is  more entrepreneur  friendly and  makes it                                                               
easier for  someone with a  start-up business to work  within the                                                               
limits   of  the   $1  million   that  can   be  raised   through                                                               
crowdfunding.  He related that  the $5,000 limit is paternalistic                                                               
in suggesting that people should only  be able to invest in these                                                               
on  an  individual  basis  at  a $5,000  level.    Otherwise,  he                                                               
explained, the entrepreneur  must go to a  different structure to                                                               
create  their investment  framework. He  opined that  Amendment 2                                                               
does not put the investor at  any greater risk than they would be                                                               
at the $5,000 level.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:31:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER   inquired  where   Representative  Claman                                                               
looked to  choose the number  $10,000.  He  noted that he  is not                                                               
familiar  with  this  process  and  asked  why  not  just  delete                                                               
paragraph (4).                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN deferred  to  Kevin Anselm  to answer  the                                                               
question  regarding  deleting paragraph  (4).    He related  that                                                               
people from Fairbanks had seen  other states with limits such as,                                                               
$2,000,  $7,500  and  $10,000.   He  offered  that  he  concluded                                                               
$10,000 made more  sense, both in terms of  being more supportive                                                               
of the  entrepreneur attempting to  obtain the  crowdfunding, and                                                               
also  the  typical person  being  approached  with the  means  to                                                               
invest  $10,000  is  an  area  the person  would  be  capable  of                                                               
performing their  own due diligence.   He opined that  the $5,000                                                               
limit would create more limits than necessary.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS.  ANSELM said  the division  has no  objection to  the $10,000                                                               
level.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:32:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  asked why  include paragraph (4),  what is                                                               
the background and  concern, what is the  state protecting itself                                                               
from that the  highest number in the nation is  $10,000, and what                                                               
are the ramifications of it.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANSELM responded  that the crowdfunding piece  is designed to                                                               
fall under  a federal  exemption, it  is an  instate crowdfunding                                                               
wherein  investors  can invest  small  amounts  of money  into  a                                                               
project that  is no larger than  $1 million.  She  explained that                                                               
there are lesser requirements for  disclosures, not a requirement                                                               
for audited  financial statements,  and the  disclosure documents                                                               
do not  have to be as  extensive as other investments  that would                                                               
allow a higher  investment.  It must coordinate  with the federal                                                               
law  which  is a  limit  of  $1  million  and anything  above  $1                                                               
million,  and  anything  that  reaches  outside  of  the  state's                                                               
borders, is  covered under federal  acts.   She noted there  is a                                                               
federal  crowdfunding now  that is  available  as of  May but  it                                                               
requires  that an  entrepreneur can't  just offer  the securities                                                               
themselves in  any sort of  public solicitation, it must  be done                                                               
through a  portal or  a stock  brokerage.   She related  that the                                                               
design of the crowdfunding has  evolved through the states due to                                                               
provisions  in  the  Dodd-Frank   Act,  and  the  Securities  and                                                               
Exchange Commission had  not come up with the rules  yet to allow                                                               
intrastate  crowdfunding.    Therefore,   the  fact  that  it  is                                                               
supposed to be  small investment amounts to reduce  the risk fits                                                               
under that federal ceiling.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:35:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER removed his objection.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  asked Representative  Claman  how                                                               
$10,000 compares to limits that may exist in other states.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:35:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN offered  that  what was  explained by  Ms.                                                               
Anselm  with the  administration, that  when they  looked at  the                                                               
crowdfunding limits on  a per investor basis  the most protective                                                               
states of investors were at the  $2,000 level, and the maximum in                                                               
other  states   was  $10,000.     He  reiterated   that  Alaska's                                                               
crowdfunding investors are  typically sophisticated investors and                                                               
the investor  looking at  these projects would  be good  on their                                                               
own due  diligence.  He  opined that limiting an  entrepreneur to                                                               
$5,000 may hinder their ability to raise funds.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  asked whether the  division has a position  on this                                                               
issue.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANSELM answered that the division does not object.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:36:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX removed  her objection to Amendment 2.   There being                                                               
no objection, Amendment 2 was adopted.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:36:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX returned the committee to Amendment 1.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  reminded the  committee that  it was  attempting to                                                               
determine the  origin of the  term "disappearance."   She related                                                               
that she likes the amendment and does  not see a need to hold the                                                               
bill while  trying to  determine the  above in  the event  no one                                                               
objects to  the inclusion of Amendment  1 in the bill  and moving                                                               
forward.  Chair LeDoux  directed Representative Kreiss-Tomkins to                                                               
follow  through and  research why  the  word "disappearance"  was                                                               
included,  whether it  makes  sense  to be  included,  and if  it                                                               
doesn't make sense to see whether  in its latter stages it can be                                                               
removed.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:37:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE    KREISS-TOMKINS   responded    absolutely,   and                                                               
apologized  for  personifying  the  meaning of  that  word.    He                                                               
suggested amending  out the term "disappearance"  and then adding                                                               
it in later in a different committee if necessary.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX pointed  out that the term has been  used in statute                                                               
and  she  feels comfortable  leaving  it  in with  Representative                                                               
Kreiss-Tompkins determining why it was there in the first place.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS agreed and said he will eagerly                                                                   
report back to the committee with the results.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:38:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX removed her objection to Amendment 1.  There being                                                                 
no objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:38:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN moved to report CSHB 194(L&C), Version 29-                                                                
GH1060\N,   as  amended,   out  of   committee  with   individual                                                               
recommendations and  the accompanying fiscal notes.   There being                                                               
no  objection,  CSHB 194(JUD)  passed  from  the House  Judiciary                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:39:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Judiciary Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 1:39 p.m.                                                                 

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 339 - Fiscal Note - LAW-CRIM-03-25-16.pdf HJUD 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 339
HB 339 - Version W.pdf HJUD 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 339
HB 339 - Letter of Support - Alaska Fire Chiefs Association.pdf HJUD 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 339
HB 339 - Letter of Support - Alaska Association of Fire & Arson Investigators.pdf HJUD 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 339
HB 339 - Fiscal Note - DOA-PDA-03-30-16.pdf HJUD 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 339
HB 339 - Sponsor Statement.pdf HJUD 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 339
HB 194 - Supporting Documents - NASAA Model Act Overview.pdf HJUD 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 194
HB 194 - Supporting Documents - NASAA Model Seniors Act.pdf HJUD 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 194
HB 194 - Amendment #1.pdf HJUD 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 194
HB 194 - Amendment #2.pdf HJUD 4/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 194