Legislature(2015 - 2016)GRUENBERG 120

04/13/2016 01:00 PM JUDICIARY

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Recessed to 4/14/16 at 8:00 a.m. --
+= HB 347 RECOVERY OF FALSE CLAIMS FOR STATE FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 347(JUD) Out of Committee
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ SB 123 USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public & Invited Testimony --
+ SJR 2 CONST. AM: G.O. BONDS FOR STUDENT LOANS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 121 SECURITY FREEZE ON CERTAIN CREDIT REPORTS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= SB 91 OMNIBUS CRIM LAW & PROCEDURE; CORRECTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public & Invited Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 174 REG. OF FIREARMS/KNIVES BY UNIV. OF AK TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 174(FIN) Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         April 13, 2016                                                                                         
                           1:41 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Chair                                                                                          
Representative Wes Keller, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative Neal Foster                                                                                                      
Representative Bob Lynn                                                                                                         
Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                                 
Representative Matt Claman                                                                                                      
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurt Olson (alternate)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 174(FIN)                                                                                                 
"An Act relating to the regulation  of firearms and knives by the                                                               
University of Alaska; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSB 174(FIN) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 347                                                                                                              
"An Act  relating to  the limitation period  to commence  a false                                                               
claims action;  relating to recovery  for false claims  for state                                                               
or  municipal funds;  and amending  Rules 4,  24, and  46, Alaska                                                               
Rules of Civil Procedure."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 347(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 121(JUD)                                                                                                 
"An  Act relating  to a  security freeze  on the  consumer credit                                                               
report of a minor, incapacitated person, or protected person."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 123(JUD)                                                                                                 
"An Act relating to the  bail forfeiture schedule and the penalty                                                               
for the  use of electronic  devices while driving;  and providing                                                               
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2                                                                                                   
Proposing  an  amendment to  the  Constitution  of the  State  of                                                               
Alaska  relating  to  contracting state  debt  for  postsecondary                                                               
student loans.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 91(FIN) AM                                                                                        
"An  Act relating  to  criminal law  and  procedure; relating  to                                                               
controlled substances; relating to  immunity from prosecution for                                                               
the  crime of  prostitution; relating  to probation;  relating to                                                               
sentencing;  establishing   a  pretrial  services   program  with                                                               
pretrial  services officers  in  the  Department of  Corrections;                                                               
relating to the  publication of suspended entries  of judgment on                                                               
a  publicly available  Internet  website;  relating to  permanent                                                               
fund dividends;  relating to  electronic monitoring;  relating to                                                               
penalties  for violations  of municipal  ordinances; relating  to                                                               
parole;  relating to  correctional restitution  centers; relating                                                               
to community  work service; relating to  revocation, termination,                                                               
suspension, cancellation,  or restoration of a  driver's license;                                                               
relating  to  the  excise  tax  on  marijuana;  establishing  the                                                               
recidivism  reduction  fund;  relating  to  the  Alaska  Criminal                                                               
Justice Commission;  relating to the disqualification  of persons                                                               
convicted of  specified drug offenses  from participation  in the                                                               
food  stamp and  temporary assistance  programs; relating  to the                                                               
duties  of the  commissioner of  corrections; amending  Rules 32,                                                               
32.1, 38,  41, and  43, Alaska Rules  of Criminal  Procedure, and                                                               
repealing  Rules   41(d)  and  (e),  Alaska   Rules  of  Criminal                                                               
Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 174                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: REG. OF FIREARMS/KNIVES BY UNIV. OF AK                                                                             
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) KELLY                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
02/08/16       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/08/16       (S)       EDC, JUD                                                                                               
02/16/16       (S)       EDC AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/16/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/16/16       (S)       MINUTE (EDC)                                                                                           
02/17/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/17/16       (S)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
02/18/16       (S)       EDC AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/18/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/18/16       (S)       MINUTE (EDC)                                                                                           
02/23/16       (S)       EDC AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/23/16       (S)       Moved CSSB 174(EDC) Out of Committee                                                                   
02/23/16       (S)       MINUTE (EDC)                                                                                           
02/26/16       (S)       EDC RPT CS 2DP 1DNP 1NR SAME TITLE                                                                     
02/26/16       (S)       DP: DUNLEAVY, HUGGINS                                                                                  
02/26/16       (S)       DNP: GARDNER                                                                                           
02/26/16       (S)       NR: GIESSEL                                                                                            
02/26/16       (S)       FIN REFERRAL ADDED AFTER JUD                                                                           
02/29/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/29/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/29/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
03/02/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/02/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/02/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
03/07/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/07/16       (S)       Moved CSSB 174(EDC) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/07/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
03/09/16       (S)       JUD RPT CS (EDC) 2DP 2NR                                                                               
03/09/16       (S)       DP: MCGUIRE, COGHILL                                                                                   
03/09/16       (S)       NR: MICCICHE, WIELECHOWSKI                                                                             
03/24/16       (S)       FIN AT 1:30 PM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/24/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/24/16       (S)       MINUTE (FIN)                                                                                           
04/04/16       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
04/04/16       (S)       Moved CSSB 174(FIN) Out of Committee                                                                   
04/04/16       (S)       MINUTE (FIN)                                                                                           
04/06/16       (S)       FIN RPT CS 2DP 3NR 1AM NEW TITLE                                                                       
04/06/16       (S)       DP: KELLY, DUNLEAVY                                                                                    
04/06/16       (S)       NR: MICCICHE, OLSON, HOFFMAN                                                                           
04/06/16       (S)       AM: MACKINNON                                                                                          
04/07/16       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
04/07/16       (S)       VERSION: CSSB 174(FIN)                                                                                 
04/08/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/08/16       (H)       EDC, JUD                                                                                               
04/08/16       (H)       EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/08/16       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/11/16       (H)       EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/11/16       (H)       Moved CSSB 174(FIN) Out of Committee                                                                   
04/11/16       (H)       MINUTE (EDC)                                                                                           
04/12/16       (H)       EDC RPT 4DP 1DNP 1NR 1AM                                                                               
04/12/16       (H)       DP: TALERICO, COLVER, VAZQUEZ, KELLER                                                                  
04/12/16       (H)       DNP: DRUMMOND                                                                                          
04/12/16       (H)       NR: SPOHNHOLZ                                                                                          
04/12/16       (H)       AM: SEATON                                                                                             
04/12/16       (H)       FIN REFERRAL ADDED AFTER JUD                                                                           
04/12/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/12/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/12/16       (H)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
04/13/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 347                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: RECOVERY OF FALSE CLAIMS FOR STATE FUNDS                                                                           
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
02/24/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/24/16       (H)       JUD, FIN                                                                                               
04/07/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/07/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/07/16       (H)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
04/13/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 121                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: SECURITY FREEZE ON CERTAIN CREDIT REPORTS                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MEYER                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
01/19/16       (S)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/8/16                                                                                
01/19/16       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/19/16       (S)       L&C, JUD                                                                                               
01/26/16       (S)       L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
01/26/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
01/26/16       (S)       MINUTE (L&C)                                                                                           
01/28/16       (S)       L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
01/28/16       (S)       Moved SB 121 Out of Committee                                                                          
01/28/16       (S)       MINUTE (L&C)                                                                                           
01/29/16       (S)       L&C RPT 4DP                                                                                            
01/29/16       (S)       DP: COSTELLO, GIESSEL, MEYER, ELLIS                                                                    
02/08/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/08/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/08/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
02/17/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/17/16       (S)       Moved CSSB 121(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
02/17/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
02/19/16       (S)       JUD RPT CS 3DP NEW TITLE                                                                               
02/19/16       (S)       DP: MCGUIRE, COGHILL, WIELECHOWSKI                                                                     
03/02/16       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/02/16       (S)       VERSION: CSSB 121(JUD)                                                                                 
03/04/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/04/16       (H)       L&C, JUD                                                                                               
04/08/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
04/08/16       (H)       Moved CSSB 121(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
04/08/16       (H)       MINUTE (L&C)                                                                                           
04/09/16       (H)       L&C RPT 3DP 3NR                                                                                        
04/09/16       (H)       DP: HUGHES, COLVER, OLSON                                                                              
04/09/16       (H)       NR: LEDOUX, TILTON, JOSEPHSON                                                                          
04/13/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 123                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MEYER                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
01/19/16       (S)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/8/16                                                                                
01/19/16       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/19/16       (S)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
02/13/16       (S)       STA AT 10:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                          
02/13/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/13/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
02/16/16       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/16/16       (S)       Moved SB 123 Out of Committee                                                                          
02/16/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
02/17/16       (S)       STA RPT 3DP 2NR                                                                                        
02/17/16       (S)       DP: COGHILL, HUGGINS, MCGUIRE                                                                          
02/17/16       (S)       NR: STOLTZE, WIELECHOWSKI                                                                              
02/22/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/22/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/22/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
02/24/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/24/16       (S)       Moved CSSB 123(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
02/24/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
02/26/16       (S)       JUD RPT CS 3DP NEW TITLE                                                                               
02/26/16       (S)       DP: MCGUIRE, COGHILL, COSTELLO                                                                         
03/16/16       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/16/16       (S)       VERSION: CSSB 123(JUD)                                                                                 
03/18/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/18/16       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
04/07/16       (H)       STA RPT 6DP 1NR                                                                                        
04/07/16       (H)       DP:    SPOHNHOLZ,   STUTES,    TALERICO,                                                               
                         VAZQUEZ, KREISS-TOMKINS, LYNN                                                                          
04/07/16       (H)       NR: KELLER                                                                                             
04/07/16       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/07/16       (H)       Moved CSSB 123(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
04/07/16       (H)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
04/13/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SJR 2                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: CONST. AM: G.O. BONDS FOR STUDENT LOANS                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MACKINNON                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
01/21/15       (S)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/9/15                                                                                
01/21/15       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/21/15       (S)       STA, EDC, FIN                                                                                          
02/10/15       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/10/15       (S)       Moved SJR 2 Out of Committee                                                                           
02/10/15       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
02/11/15       (S)       STA RPT 3DP 2NR                                                                                        
02/11/15       (S)       DP: COGHILL, MCGUIRE, WIELECHOWSKI                                                                     
02/11/15       (S)       NR: STOLTZE, HUGGINS                                                                                   
02/24/15       (S)       EDC AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/24/15       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/24/15       (S)       MINUTE (EDC)                                                                                           
03/12/15       (S)       EDC AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/12/15       (S)       Moved SJR 2 Out of Committee                                                                           
03/12/15       (S)       MINUTE (EDC)                                                                                           
03/13/15       (S)       EDC RPT 3DP 1NR                                                                                        
03/13/15       (S)       DP: DUNLEAVY, STEVENS, HUGGINS                                                                         
03/13/15       (S)       NR: GARDNER                                                                                            
03/26/15       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/26/15       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/26/15       (S)       MINUTE (FIN)                                                                                           
04/09/15       (S)       FIN AT 1:30 PM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
04/09/15       (S)       Moved SJR 2 Out of Committee                                                                           
04/09/15       (S)       MINUTE (FIN)                                                                                           
04/10/15       (S)       FIN RPT 3DP 3NR                                                                                        
04/10/15       (S)       DP: MACKINNON, BISHOP, HOFFMAN                                                                         
04/10/15       (S)       NR: KELLY, DUNLEAVY, OLSON                                                                             
04/13/15       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
04/13/15       (S)       VERSION: SJR 2                                                                                         
04/13/15       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/13/15       (H)       EDC, JUD, FIN                                                                                          
03/23/16       (H)       EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/23/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/23/16       (H)       MINUTE (EDC)                                                                                           
03/30/16       (H)       EDC RPT 2DP 5NR                                                                                        
03/30/16       (H)       DP: TALERICO, SEATON                                                                                   
03/30/16       (H)       NR:    VAZQUEZ,     DRUMMOND,    COLVER,                                                               
                         SPOHNHOLZ, KELLER                                                                                      
03/30/16       (H)       EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/30/16       (H)       Moved SJR 2 Out of Committee                                                                           
03/30/16       (H)       MINUTE (EDC)                                                                                           
04/13/16       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 91                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: OMNIBUS CRIM LAW & PROCEDURE; CORRECTIONS                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) COGHILL                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
03/25/15       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/25/15       (S)       STA, JUD, FIN                                                                                          
04/02/15       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
04/02/15       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/02/15       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
02/03/16       (S)       SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE INTRODUCED-REFERRALS                                                                
02/03/16       (S)       STA, JUD, FIN                                                                                          
02/13/16       (S)       STA AT 10:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                          
02/13/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/13/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
02/18/16       (S)       STA AT 8:30 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/18/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/18/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
02/25/16       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/25/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/25/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
03/01/16       (S)       STA AT 8:30 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/01/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/01/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
03/03/16       (S)       STA AT 8:30 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/03/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/03/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
03/08/16       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/08/16       (S)       Moved CSSSSB 91(STA) Out of Committee                                                                  
03/08/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
03/08/16       (S)       STA AT 5:00 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/08/16       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/09/16       (S)       STA RPT CS 2DP 1DNP 1NR 1AM NEW TITLE                                                                  
03/09/16       (S)       DP: COGHILL, MCGUIRE                                                                                   
03/09/16       (S)       DNP: STOLTZE                                                                                           
03/09/16       (S)       NR: HUGGINS                                                                                            
03/09/16       (S)       AM: WIELECHOWSKI                                                                                       
03/09/16       (S)       JUD WAIVED PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE, RULE                                                                 
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03/09/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/09/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/09/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
03/11/16       (S)       JUD AT 2:00 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/11/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/11/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
03/16/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/16/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/16/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
03/18/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/18/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/18/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
03/21/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/21/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/21/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
03/23/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/23/16       (S)       Moved CSSSSB 91(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                  
03/23/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
03/24/16       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/24/16       (S)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
03/25/16       (S)       JUD RPT CS 3DP 1NR NEW TITLE                                                                           
03/25/16       (S)       DP: MCGUIRE, COGHILL, COSTELLO                                                                         
03/25/16       (S)       NR: WIELECHOWSKI                                                                                       
03/25/16       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/25/16       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/28/16       (S)       FIN AT 1:00 PM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/28/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/28/16       (S)       MINUTE (FIN)                                                                                           
03/29/16       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/29/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/29/16       (S)       MINUTE (FIN)                                                                                           
03/30/16       (S)       FIN AT 1:00 PM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/30/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/30/16       (S)       MINUTE (FIN)                                                                                           
03/31/16       (S)       FIN AT 1:00 PM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/31/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/31/16       (S)       MINUTE (FIN)                                                                                           
04/01/16       (S)       FIN AT 8:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
04/01/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/01/16       (S)       MINUTE (FIN)                                                                                           
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04/07/16       (S)       FIN AT 5:00 PM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
04/07/16       (S)       Moved CSSSSB 91(FIN) Out of Committee                                                                  
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04/08/16       (S)       FIN RPT CS 4DP 1NR 1AM NEW TITLE                                                                       
04/08/16       (S)       DP: KELLY, MACKINNON, MICCICHE, BISHOP                                                                 
04/08/16       (S)       NR: DUNLEAVY                                                                                           
04/08/16       (S)       AM: HOFFMAN                                                                                            
04/09/16       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
04/09/16       (S)       VERSION: CSSSSB 91(FIN) AM                                                                             
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04/10/16       (H)       JUD, FIN                                                                                               
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WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REID MAGDANZ, Staff                                                                                                             
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                          
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented the changes contained in HB 347,                                                               
on behalf of Representative Kreiss-Tomkins, prime sponsor.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
NANCY MEADE, General Counsel                                                                                                    
Administrative Staff                                                                                                            
Office of the Administrative Director                                                                                           
Alaska Court System                                                                                                             
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  During the hearing of HB 347, answered                                                                   
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KEVIN MEYER                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented SB 121 as prime sponsor.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
EDRA MORLEDGE, Staff                                                                                                            
Senator Kevin Meyer                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  During the hearing of SB 121, offered                                                                    
testimony and answered questions on behalf of Senator Meyer.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LAURA HUGHES                                                                                                                    
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the  hearing  of SB  121,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KEVIN MEYER                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented SB 123 as prime sponsor.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
KRISTEN PRATT, Staff                                                                                                            
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                          
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   During the hearing of SJR  2, presented the                                                             
bill on behalf of Senator MacKinnon.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
DIANE BARRANS, Executive Director                                                                                               
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)                                                                             
Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC), Executive Officer                                                                       
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   During the hearing of SJR  2, testified and                                                             
answered questions.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
KALYSSA MAILE, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux                                                                                                 
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the hearing  of  SB 91,  explained                                                             
changes within the committee substitute.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
NIKKI HINES, Coordinator                                                                                                        
Fairbanks Reentry Coalition                                                                                                     
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the hearing  of  SB 91,  testified                                                             
regarding the authorization to restore a driver's license.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
TERRIA WALTERS, Founder                                                                                                         
Fallen Up Ministries                                                                                                            
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   During the  hearing of SB 91,  testified in                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
ANTHONY BIELER                                                                                                                  
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the hearing  of  SB 91,  testified                                                             
regarding the Alaska Pretrial Services 24/7 program.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
BERT COTTLE, Mayor                                                                                                              
Wasilla, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the hearing  of  SB 91,  testified                                                             
regarding ankle monitoring.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
GENE BELDON, Chief of Police                                                                                                    
Wasilla, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the hearing  of  SB 91,  testified                                                             
regarding ankle monitoring.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
DEAN WILLIAMS, Commissioner Designee                                                                                            
Department of Corrections (DOC)                                                                                                 
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   During the hearing of SB  91, addressed the                                                             
issue of ankle monitors.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MAUDE BLAIR                                                                                                                     
Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN)                                                                                              
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
DENNIS JOHNSON, Owner and Director                                                                                              
Alaska Pretrial Services, Inc.                                                                                                  
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  During the hearing  of SB 91, testified as a                                                             
private vendor for electronic services.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SHERRIE DAIGLE, Staff                                                                                                           
Commissioner Dean Williams                                                                                                      
Department of Corrections                                                                                                       
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the  hearing  of SB  91,  answered                                                             
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
DEBORAH SWEET                                                                                                                   
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the hearing  of  SB 91,  testified                                                             
regarding a violent crime.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
DARREL JONES                                                                                                                    
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the hearing  of  SB 91,  testified                                                             
regarding electronic monitoring.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
VINCE HOLTON, Owner                                                                                                             
Alaska Monitoring                                                                                                               
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the hearing  of  SB 91,  testified                                                             
regarding electronic monitoring.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MATHEW BASKETT, General Manager                                                                                                 
Pioneer Peak Monitoring                                                                                                         
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During  the hearing  of  SB 91,  discussed                                                             
electronic monitoring.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
EVA HARVEY                                                                                                                      
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
KARA NELSON, Director                                                                                                           
Haven House Juneau                                                                                                              
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
KIT WEITMEIER, Executive Director                                                                                               
ANCSA Regional Association                                                                                                      
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MELANIE BAHNKE, Chairperson                                                                                                     
Council for Advancement of Alaska Natives                                                                                       
KAWERAK Nonprofit Organization                                                                                                  
Nome, Alaska                                                                                                                    
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
DON HABEGER, Community Coordinator                                                                                              
Juneau Reentry Coalition                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
VICKI WALLNER, Founder                                                                                                          
Stop Valley Thieves                                                                                                             
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
concerns.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
BUTCH MOORE                                                                                                                     
Big Lake, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  on  SB  91,  offered                                                             
concerns.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
TRISHA HARVEY                                                                                                                   
Stop Valley Thieves                                                                                                             
Wasilla, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
concern.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
KEN RAY                                                                                                                         
Wasilla, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
testimony.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
STEVE ALEXANDER, Institutional Chaplain                                                                                         
Mat-Su Pretrial Facility                                                                                                        
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  During the  hearing of SB, discussed driving                                                             
privileges.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL SHAFFER                                                                                                                 
Prosecutor                                                                                                                      
Municipality of Anchorage                                                                                                       
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
concerns.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MAXINE DOOGAN                                                                                                                   
Community United for Safety and Protection                                                                                      
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CARMEN LOWRY, Executive Director                                                                                                
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA)                                                                 
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
ROBYN LANGLIE, Executive Director                                                                                               
Victims for Justice                                                                                                             
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  on  SB  91,  offered                                                             
concern regarding the reinvestment piece.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
AMBER SCHLESINGER                                                                                                               
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
BILL COMER, Deputy Commissioner                                                                                                 
Department of Public Safety                                                                                                     
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CINDY MOORE                                                                                                                     
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   During the  hearing of SB,  offered concern                                                             
regarding Version X.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PAT VENTGEN, Owner                                                                                                              
Recovery and Reentry Solutions of Alaska                                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REECE BURKE                                                                                                                     
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  of  SB  91,  offered                                                             
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:41:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GABRIELLE  LEDOUX  called  the  House  Judiciary  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 1:41  p.m. Representatives Claman,                                                               
Kreiss-Tomkins,  Keller, Lynn,  and  LeDoux were  present at  the                                                               
call to  order.   Representatives Millett  and Foster  arrived as                                                               
the meeting was in progress.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX advised  the committee  that the  meeting would  be                                                               
recessed today at 3:00 p.m. to a call of the chair.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
         SB 174-REG. OF FIREARMS/KNIVES BY UNIV. OF AK                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:42:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
SENATE  BILL NO.  174,  "An  Act relating  to  the regulation  of                                                               
firearms and knives by the University of Alaska."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX advised that public testimony was closed.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:42:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN  commented that he appreciates  the 4/13/16                                                               
memo  from the  University  of Alaska  addressing  the costs  and                                                               
fiscal  concerns  regarding  the screening  requirement  for  the                                                               
restricted access area.   He offered his ongoing  concern for the                                                               
financial  burdens the  bill  would place  on  the University  of                                                               
Alaska when  the legislature  is already  cutting its  budget, of                                                               
which he does not agree.   He related that he does not anticipate                                                               
supporting  the  bill because  he  is  concerned in  this  fiscal                                                               
environment, the  speed in  which the  bill is  traveling through                                                               
the legislature.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX asked the pleasure of the committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:43:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER moved to report  CSSB 174(FIN), Version 29-                                                               
LS1306\G, out  of committee  with individual  recommendations and                                                               
the attached  Senate Finance Committee  zero fiscal note.   There                                                               
being  no   objection,  CSSB  174(FIN)  passed   from  the  House                                                               
Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:45:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 1:45 p.m. to 1:47 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
        HB 347-RECOVERY OF FALSE CLAIMS FOR STATE FUNDS                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:47:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 347, "An Act  relating to the limitation period to                                                               
commence a  false claims action;  relating to recovery  for false                                                               
claims for  state or municipal  funds; and amending Rules  4, 24,                                                               
and 46, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure."                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:48:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  moved  to  adopt CSHB  347,  Version  29-                                                               
LS1505\H, Wallace, 4/12/16 as the  working document.  There being                                                               
no objection, Version H was before the committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS   deferred  to  his   staff,  Reid                                                               
Magdanz, to present CSHB 347.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:49:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REID  MAGDANZ,  Staff,  Representative  Jonathan  Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                               
Alaska State  Legislature, said  the substantive  changes include                                                               
deleting all mention of showings  "in-camera" or presenting court                                                               
filings in-camera  because Alaska's courts rarely  have in-camera                                                               
filings.   The term "qui  tam plaintiff" was  replaced throughout                                                               
the bill  with the  term "private  plaintiff" because  it removes                                                               
unnecessary  Latin  from Alaska's  statutes.    He related  that,                                                               
perhaps  most substantively,  the Act  no longer  applies to  any                                                               
claim  brought  under Title  43,  Revenue  and Taxation,  because                                                               
currently there  are strong compliance  measures for most  of the                                                               
state's tax collections  for PFD dividends.  He  related that the                                                               
sponsor "did not believe that this  Act needed to apply to those,                                                               
the federal Act is not applied  to tax claims and most state acts                                                               
do not apply to tax  claims;" therefore, the committee substitute                                                               
exempts tax  claims.   He noted the  "more cosmetic"  changes are                                                               
where  the template  act had  been transposed  incorrectly, those                                                               
sections were amended to bring this  Act in line with other state                                                               
acts, and the Federal Act.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:51:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN   thanked  Mr.   Magdanz  for   his  email                                                               
describing  differences between  this and  the federal  Act.   An                                                               
area of  significant difference, he  opined, is that  the Statute                                                               
of  Limitations  is  at  ten years,  whereas,  the  Federal  Act,                                                               
Statute of  Limitations, reads  six years.   He asked  the reason                                                               
for Alaska's time length being longer.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. MAGDANZ responded  that the New York's Act  listed ten years,                                                               
and  noted   that  multiple  people,  including   a  person  from                                                               
"Taxpayers Against Fraud," had advised  that New York is the best                                                               
and strongest state for false claims acts.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:52:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN asked,  in terms  of policy  analysis, how                                                               
many claims  were filed in New  York during the last  four years,                                                               
the  statistics  on when  claims  are  brought  in New  York,  or                                                               
brought in other states with such a long Statute of Limitation.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MAGDANZ related  that  he has  not looked  at  any of  those                                                               
numbers and is not stuck on the ten year Statute of Limitations.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:53:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER put  forth that  he is  struggling because                                                               
this bill  is so  much, so  fast, given  that the  legislature is                                                               
toward the  end of session,  and it seems  to compress time.   He                                                               
asked whether  there are any  witnesses to testify on  the merits                                                               
of this  as far as  business or  anyone other than  the witnesses                                                               
that previously testified.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX  said  that  Stacie Kraly,  Department  of  Law  is                                                               
available.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KELLER  asked   whether  there   had  been   any                                                               
opposition up to this point.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS replied he  had a conversation with                                                               
someone  in  the oil  &  gas  industry  and their  concerns  were                                                               
"positively,  mostly resolved"  through  exempting taxation  from                                                               
Title 43.   He stressed that  that wasn't the intent  of the bill                                                               
because  there are  systems already  in processes;  therefore, it                                                               
became a non-concern after revisions.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:54:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER advised  that depending  upon whether  the                                                               
committee receives other input, he would  not stand in the way of                                                               
the bill moving, but that does not mean he has made up his mind.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MILLETT  asked   whether  Representative  Kreiss-                                                               
Tomkins had  seen the False  Claims Act in any  other legislation                                                               
that is  going through the  legislature.  She recalled  a portion                                                               
of  Medicaid reform  with a  bit of  false claims  and related  a                                                               
concern that  those two bills  do not contradict each  other, and                                                               
that it is  being tracked.  She reiterated she  does not want two                                                               
False Claims  Acts going through  that do  not marry up  and make                                                               
Alaska's statutes convoluted.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:55:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  said  he had  conversations  with                                                               
staff in  the other  body that are  (indisc.) at  legislation and                                                               
the two bills are substantially similar.   He noted that one bill                                                               
applies  to  a narrower  scope  ...  just Medicaid  or  (indisc.)                                                               
spoken  with  the  drafters at  Legislative  Legal  and  Research                                                               
Services,  and  he is  looking  to  attach  an amendment  to  the                                                               
committee substitute.  He explained  that the amendment basically                                                               
speaks to both pieces of legislation,  and in the event they both                                                               
become  law they  can  gracefully integrate  into  each other  as                                                               
possible.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT  reiterated that her only  concern is that                                                               
Title 43 marry up with Medicaid false claims report.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN   asked  whether   Representative  Kreiss-                                                               
Tomkins's expectation  is to get  this bill  on the floor  of the                                                               
House of Representative  before gaveling out, or to  get the bill                                                               
through the committee with the idea of refiling next year.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  answered  that  next  year  is  a                                                               
possibility,  but there  is a  companion bill  in the  other body                                                               
that the chair  expressed the intention of hearing  and moving it                                                               
out, and it has no other  committee of referral.  Although, there                                                               
is  another committee  of referral  in this  body with  the House                                                               
Finance  Committee being  the  next  stop.   He  said  he sees  a                                                               
possibility that  it could pass  this session given  there hasn't                                                               
been  any opposition.   In  the event  legitimate concerns  arise                                                               
that have  not been worked through,  he would slow the  bill down                                                               
to be sure there is a good product.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:57:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN noted  he  shares  some of  Representative                                                               
Keller's concerns,  and questions  the fairly  significant change                                                               
to prosecutorial powers in creating  the right for private rights                                                               
of action.   His concern is  that with the significant  change to                                                               
prosecutorial powers to put more  out into the public, because he                                                               
is worried groups  may ask, "how did you get  there, how did this                                                               
happen, and how did we not  know about it."  He acknowledged that                                                               
the Federal  False Claims Act  cases are incredibly  complex with                                                               
interesting features and he was  unsure the public "is even aware                                                               
this is going on."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  pointed out  that this bill  was noticed  and heard                                                               
approximately a week  ago.  She noted that SB  174 just came over                                                               
the other day,  and there were many people in  the public here to                                                               
testify,  and online.   She  stated that  the information  is put                                                               
online, they get the word out, and that's the best they can do.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN said he understands.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:59:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  stated   he  finds  comfort  that                                                               
precedence  language is  in state  law, and  in other  instances.                                                               
Also, the Medicaid  reform bill, false claims  act provision, has                                                               
not  attracted any  opposition or  concern,  to the  best of  his                                                               
knowledge.    He  described  it  as  almost  secondary  companion                                                               
legislation that  has been  vetted to an  extent that  that gives                                                               
him a little more assurance, but it is a point very well taken.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  asked Representative Kreiss-Tomkins whether  he has                                                               
an amendment he would like to bring to this committee.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:00:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 2:00 p.m. to 2:03 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:03:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS   moved  to  adopt   Amendment  1,                                                               
Version 29-LS1505\H.1, Wallace, 4/13/16, which read:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, following line 26:                                                                                                 
     Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                           
          "(c) This section does not apply to, and a claim                                                                      
     may  not be  brought under  this section  for, a  claim                                                                    
     relating  to  the  medical   assistance  program  if  a                                                                    
     separate false claims  procedure for medical assistance                                                                    
     claims  under AS  47.05  and AS  47.07  is provided  by                                                                    
     law."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Reletter the following subsection accordingly.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 31:                                                                                                           
          Delete "AS 37.10.110(c)"                                                                                              
          Insert "AS 37.10.110(d)"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, line 5:                                                                                                            
          Delete "AS 37.10.110(c)"                                                                                              
          Insert "AS 37.10.110(d)"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, line 16:                                                                                                           
          Delete "(a)"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, lines 24 - 26:                                                                                                     
          Delete all material.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, line 3:                                                                                                            
          Delete "The"                                                                                                          
          Insert "Except as provided in (c) of this                                                                             
     section, the"                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, following line 6:                                                                                                  
     Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                           
          "(c) If a separate false claims procedure for                                                                         
     medical assistance  claims under AS 47.05  and AS 47.07                                                                    
     is  provided by  law,  a complaint  under this  section                                                                    
     shall be  filed with the court  and remain confidential                                                                    
     for at  least 60  days, and  may not  be served  on the                                                                    
     defendant  until the  court so  orders.  The state  may                                                                    
     elect to  intervene or proceed  with the  action within                                                                    
     60  days after  the state  receives both  the complaint                                                                    
     and the material evidence and information."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Reletter the following subsections accordingly.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, line 14, following "section":                                                                                      
          Insert "or confidential under (c) of this                                                                             
     section"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, line 15:                                                                                                           
          Delete "under seal"                                                                                                   
          Insert "and may be filed under seal or remain                                                                         
     confidential,  as provided  under  (b) or  (c) of  this                                                                    
     section"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, line 17:                                                                                                           
          Delete "(d)"                                                                                                          
          Insert "(e)"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 10, line 30, through page 11, line 15:                                                                                
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
        "*  Sec.  8. The  uncodified  law  of the  State  of                                                                
     Alaska is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                                         
          INDIRECT COURT RULE AMENDMENT. (a) AS 37.10.125,                                                                      
     added  by  sec.  2  of  this Act,  has  the  effect  of                                                                    
     amending Rule  4, Alaska Rules  of Civil  Procedure, by                                                                    
     changing  the procedure  for initiating  an action  and                                                                    
     for the timing of service.                                                                                                 
          (b)  AS 37.10.125(f) and 37.10.130, added by sec.                                                                     
     2 of  this Act,  have the effect  of amending  Rule 24,                                                                    
     Alaska   Rules   of   Civil  Procedure,   by   limiting                                                                    
     intervention   and  by   changing  the   procedure  for                                                                    
     intervention by  allowing the  state or  a municipality                                                                    
     to intervene  at various times and  for various reasons                                                                    
     in a false claims action brought by a private party.                                                                       
          (c) AS 37.10.130(d), added by sec. 2 of this Act,                                                                     
     has the  effect of  amending Rule  46, Alaska  Rules of                                                                    
     Civil  Procedure, by  limiting the  participation of  a                                                                    
     private  party  in a  false  claims  action in  certain                                                                    
     circumstances."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 11, line 23:                                                                                                          
          Delete "secs. 8 - 10 of this Act receive"                                                                             
          Insert "sec. 8 of this Act receives"                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  advised  that this  language  was                                                               
conceived  by  the drafters  of  Legislative  Legal and  Research                                                               
Services,  and conversations  with staff  within the  building to                                                               
create  a graceful  reconciliation between  this legislation  and                                                               
the false claims act contained within the Medicaid reform bill.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX asked, "So what does it do?"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS deferred to Mr. Magdanz.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:03:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MAGDAN  said the  amendment provides that  this bill  and the                                                               
False Claims Act in SB 74,  can live harmoniously in statute, and                                                               
provides that if there is a  false claims act in law that applies                                                               
to  Medicaid  claims,  that  this act  does  not  cover  Medicaid                                                               
claims.  Another change contains  feedback from the court system,                                                               
in the  case there is a  separate Medicaid false claims  act, the                                                               
standard for filing  cases in this act goes from  "under seal" to                                                               
"confidential."    The  reason  "under  seal"  was  included,  he                                                               
explained  to the  best  of  his knowledge,  it  is necessary  to                                                               
include "under seal"  to meet federal guidelines  for the Medical                                                               
False  Claims Act.    If  this act  does  not  apply to  Medicaid                                                               
claims,  there is  no  need  for the  higher  standard of  "under                                                               
seal;" therefore, it was changed to "confidential."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:05:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  asked for clarification as  to whether Mr.                                                               
Magdanz  testified   that  this  amendment  does   change  it  to                                                               
"confidential," or is that something additional yet to be done.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MAGDANZ  answered that  this  amendment  does change  it  to                                                               
"confidential," in the event SB 74 passes.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:05:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
NANCY  MEADE, General  Counsel, Administrative  Staff, Office  of                                                               
the Administrative  Director, Alaska  Court System,  advised that                                                               
she was  just handed the  amendment and judging from  Mr. Magdanz                                                               
testimony it would  be good for the court system.   She explained                                                               
that  it  is  more  difficult  for the  court  system  to  handle                                                               
documents  "under   seal"  than   "confidential"  as   they  have                                                               
different meanings.   She then  stated she would look  closely at                                                               
the amendment to determine exactly what it says.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX noted  that the court system had  concerns about the                                                               
bill in its  original form and asked whether  those problems have                                                               
been resolved to her satisfaction.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.   MEADE   responded  that   the   sponsor   and  staff   have                                                               
satisfactorily  addressed the  issues the  court system  had with                                                               
the original version of the bill.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX,  in  response   to  Representative  Keller,  asked                                                               
whether anyone was  available from the Department of  Law.  There                                                               
was no response.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:07:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN advised he is  not offering an amendment at                                                               
this time but he  will if this bill makes it to  the floor of the                                                               
House  of  Representatives.   He  suggested  possibly making  the                                                               
Statute  of  Limitations  track   with  the  Federal  Statute  of                                                               
Limitation's time  period.   In terms  of potential  parties that                                                               
may  be liable  under false  claims acts,  if the  legislature is                                                               
going  down  this  road  it appears  the  expectation  should  be                                                               
consistent with where they would be under the federal law.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN,  in response to Chair  LeDoux, stated that                                                               
under federal  law, the  limit is six  years and  businesses that                                                               
may  be subject  to a  false claims  act should  be aware  of the                                                               
additional four  years.  He said  he likes the idea  that the two                                                               
acts are pretty consistent.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX pointed  out that this bill has another  stop on its                                                               
way  to   the  floor  of   the  House  of   Representatives,  and                                                               
Representative Claman  may want  to discuss  that issue  with the                                                               
sponsor.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:08:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX removed  her objection to Amendment 1.   There being                                                               
no objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX opened public testimony.   After ascertaining no one                                                               
wished to testify, closed public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:09:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  moved to  report  CSHB  347, Version  29-                                                               
LS1505\H,  Wallace, 4/13/16,  as amended,  out of  committee with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There being no  objection, CSHB 347(JUD) passed out  of the House                                                               
Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:09:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 2:09 p.m. to 2:14 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
        SB 121-SECURITY FREEZE ON CERTAIN CREDIT REPORTS                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:14:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
CS  FOR SENATE  BILL NO.  121(JUD) am  H, "An  Act relating  to a                                                               
security  freeze  on  the  consumer credit  report  of  a  minor,                                                               
incapacitated person, or protected person."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:15:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KEVIN MEYER, Alaska State  Legislature, explained that SB                                                               
121  is  a  consumer  protection bill  addressing  protection  of                                                               
children  and other  vulnerable  individuals  before they  become                                                               
victims  of identity  theft.   He  remarked that  his staff,  Ms.                                                               
Morledge will describe the details of the bill.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:16:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EDRA  MORLEDGE,   Staff,  Senator   Kevin  Meyer,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  advised  that  the  issue was  brought  to  Senator                                                               
Meyer's attention  when a  constituent advised  that she  and her                                                               
husband  placed security  freezes on  their credit  shortly after                                                               
taking out  a mortgage and  they looked  into doing the  same for                                                               
their children to  pre-empt any sort of criminal  activity.  They                                                               
found that  Alaska does  not have a  specific law  allowing that,                                                               
although, some credit  agencies do give parents  leeway, there is                                                               
not  a  specific  statute.    She explained  that  this  bill  is                                                               
designed to  prevent these criminal  acts or identity  theft acts                                                               
by doing  two things: specifically  allow a parent,  guardian, or                                                               
conservator  to  place  a  security  freeze  on  a  minor  child,                                                               
dependent,  or  a  protected  individual's  credit  in  order  to                                                               
prevent fraudulent activity; and if  no credit report exists, the                                                               
credit bureau  is directed to  create a  credit file in  order to                                                               
place the freeze.  She pointed  out that children, in general, do                                                               
not begin to establish credit until  they are 18 years, or at the                                                               
time they apply  for financial aid, which can be  16 years of age                                                               
in this  state, and  several years may  pass by  before financial                                                               
fraud is  detected.  The same  is true for vulnerable  adults who                                                               
may  not  be   able  to  manage  their   own  personal  finances;                                                               
therefore,  possibly not  establishing credit  in their  own name                                                               
and many years may pass by before the fraud it detected.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  listed the witnesses available  to answer questions                                                               
and opened public testimony.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:19:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LAURA HUGHES said she is in support  of this bill and that she is                                                               
excited to see  how far it has come through  the Senate and House                                                               
of Representatives.   She advised  that she and her  husband have                                                               
two young  girls and realized the  girls are more likely  to have                                                               
their  identity  stolen  because  they are  essentially  a  clean                                                               
slate.    She agreed  that  oftentimes  it  is unknown  that  the                                                               
children's identities  have been stolen  until they are  18 years                                                               
old, and this is a pre-emptive move to help protect them.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX closed public testimony,  and advised she is holding                                                               
the SB 121.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
[SB 121 was held over.]                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         SB 123-USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:20:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
CS FOR  SENATE BILL NO.  123(JUD), "An  Act relating to  the bail                                                               
forfeiture schedule  and the  penalty for  the use  of electronic                                                               
devices while driving; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:21:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KEVIN MEYER,  Alaska State Legislature, said  that SB 123                                                               
mirrors an  Anchorage Assembly ordinance that  lowers the penalty                                                               
for  texting while  driving  from a  class  A misdemeanor,  which                                                               
carries  up  to  a $10,000  fine  and  one  year  in jail,  to  a                                                               
violation  of  $500.    He  explained  that  the  thought  behind                                                               
lowering  the penalty  is  that by  allowing  law enforcement  to                                                               
issue  a  ticket  immediately,  it  will  result  in  a  stronger                                                               
deterrent and  provide swift punishment  for those who  engage in                                                               
distracted driving.   Another  aspect of  current law,  which was                                                               
originally  part  of  Representative Gruenberg's  bill,  included                                                               
higher penalties for those found  guilty of texting while driving                                                               
that resulting in an injury or  death, and it will not be changed                                                               
by this  legislation.  The intent  is to prevent injury  or death                                                               
by  being able  to write  a  citation when  law enforcement  sees                                                               
someone texting and  driving.  He related that  the current class                                                               
A  misdemeanor  charge of  texting  and  driving is  not  working                                                               
because  it  requires obtaining  and  serving  a search  warrant,                                                               
obtaining the cell phone, investigating  the contents of the cell                                                               
phone, and then  trying the case in  a court of law.   He pointed                                                               
out that the  cost of prosecuting individuals has proven  to be a                                                               
deterrent  for  law  enforcement  to  charge  individuals.    For                                                               
example,  he said,  since 2011,  when  the Anchorage  [ordinance]                                                               
went into  effect, only  20 individuals  have been  charged while                                                               
texting and of  those only four resulted in a  conviction.  Under                                                               
SB  123,  an  officer  witnessing  an  individual  texting  while                                                               
driving  can  pull  the  person  over  and  immediately  issue  a                                                               
citation.   The person will  still have  the right to  appeal the                                                               
citation, but the process would  be handled through traffic court                                                               
rather than tying up criminal  courts.  Finally, he related, "the                                                               
bill adds the violation to  the bail schedule" and establishes an                                                               
effective date of July 1, 2016,  to give the court system time to                                                               
update the schedule.   There is a zero fiscal  note, he said, and                                                               
it is  not intended to  be a revenue  bill, it  is meant to  be a                                                               
deterrent to texting while driving.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:23:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN  opined that this  looks like an  idea from                                                               
the Anchorage Assembly.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MEYER  agreed  that  it  did  come  from  the  Anchorage                                                               
Assembly, and  passed last fall.   He opined that it  seems to be                                                               
working for them  thus far, and he  thought that if it  is a good                                                               
ordinance, it is probably a good state law.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN  commented that  it is consistent  with the                                                               
crime  bill in  terms  of recognizing  that  rather than  locking                                                               
people  up,  giving  law  enforcement   the  option  to  write  a                                                               
citation.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX  said  that   Representative  Claman  mirrored  her                                                               
thoughts.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS noted  that he  heard the  bill in                                                               
House State Affairs  Standing Committee and it seems  like a good                                                               
idea.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX listed witnesses available  to answer questions, and                                                               
opened public  testimony.   After ascertaining  no one  wished to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:25:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX advised that SB 123 would be set aside.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
[SB 123 was held over.]                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:26:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
         SJR 2-CONST. AM: G.O. BONDS FOR STUDENT LOANS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:27:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
SENATE  JOINT RESOLUTION  NO. 2,  Proposing an  amendment to  the                                                               
Constitution  of  the State  of  Alaska  relating to  contracting                                                               
state debt for postsecondary student loans.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:27:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KRISTEN  PRATT,  Staff,  Senator  Anna  MacKinnon,  Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  said  that  SJR 2  is  a  constitutional  amendment                                                               
permitting  the  issuance of  general  obligation  bonds for  the                                                               
purpose of  funding postsecondary  student loans by  amending the                                                               
Constitution  of  the State  of  Alaska  Article IX,  Section  8.                                                               
Currently Article  IX, Section 8,  allows for  general obligation                                                               
bonding for  capital improvements  as well  as housing  loans for                                                               
veterans.  The intent of  this legislation, she explained, is for                                                               
students to have  better access to lower  cost loans, essentially                                                               
the  intent is  to lower  interest rates  on student  loans.   It                                                               
would also give  the Alaska Student Loan  Corporation (ASLC) more                                                               
flexibility with its underwriting criteria.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:29:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DIANE   BARRANS,  Executive   Director,   Alaska  Commission   on                                                               
Postsecondary Education  (ACPE), Alaska Student  Loan Corporation                                                               
(ASLC), Executive  Officer, advised  that the sponsor  is focused                                                               
on  making  lower  cost  financing  available  to  both  students                                                               
currently  going through  the pipeline,  but also  to holders  or                                                               
borrowers  of  education loans  who  might  have those  loans  at                                                               
higher interest rates  and are interested in  refinancing them at                                                               
a lower  rate.  In the  event the people of  Alaska are presented                                                               
with  this opportunity  to  decide  on the  ballot  to amend  the                                                               
Alaska  State  Constitution, and  vote  in  the affirmative,  her                                                               
office would be able to enter  the market with the state's credit                                                               
behind these loans.   Therefore, not only would  Alaskans enjoy a                                                               
lower rate in the market, and  in the event the state retains its                                                               
AAA  rating, she  estimated there  would  be a  full 1.1  percent                                                               
interest rate  advantage in the market.   In the event  that rate                                                               
drops  to AA  rating, Alaskans  would still  maintain a  95 basis                                                               
points advantage in  the market.  Therefore, there  is a material                                                               
benefit  to  students  increasingly looking  to  alternatives  to                                                               
finance their education.   She noted that the state  is in an era                                                               
where, with  the rising  cost of education  within the  state and                                                               
outside  the state,  the need  for  this type  of assistance  and                                                               
support from the  state is higher than ever.   The beauty of this                                                               
structure is  that her office  could leverage the  state's credit                                                               
rating without having  to tap the general fund  because the loans                                                               
would  be made  with the  underwriting criteria  that would  make                                                               
them  fully capable  of repaying  the bonds  as they  become due.                                                               
They  would be  able to  sustain themselves  without any  general                                                               
fund draws and the corporation  would design the related programs                                                               
accordingly, she explained.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX opened public testimony.   After ascertaining no one                                                               
wished to testify, closed public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:32:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX advised that she is holding the bill.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
[SJR 2 was held over.]                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
        SB 91-OMNIBUS CRIM LAW & PROCEDURE; CORRECTIONS                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:32:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced that the  final order of business would be                                                               
CS FOR  SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE  FOR SENATE BILL  NO. 91(FIN)  am, "An                                                               
Act  relating   to  criminal  law  and   procedure;  relating  to                                                               
controlled substances; relating to  immunity from prosecution for                                                               
the  crime of  prostitution; relating  to probation;  relating to                                                               
sentencing;  establishing   a  pretrial  services   program  with                                                               
pretrial  services officers  in  the  Department of  Corrections;                                                               
relating to the  publication of suspended entries  of judgment on                                                               
a  publicly available  Internet  website;  relating to  permanent                                                               
fund dividends;  relating to  electronic monitoring;  relating to                                                               
penalties  for violations  of municipal  ordinances; relating  to                                                               
parole;  relating to  correctional restitution  centers; relating                                                               
to community  work service; relating to  revocation, termination,                                                               
suspension, cancellation,  or restoration of a  driver's license;                                                               
relating  to  the  excise  tax  on  marijuana;  establishing  the                                                               
recidivism  reduction  fund;  relating  to  the  Alaska  Criminal                                                               
Justice Commission;  relating to the disqualification  of persons                                                               
convicted of  specified drug offenses  from participation  in the                                                               
food  stamp and  temporary assistance  programs; relating  to the                                                               
duties  of the  commissioner of  corrections; amending  Rules 32,                                                               
32.1, 38,  41, and  43, Alaska Rules  of Criminal  Procedure, and                                                               
repealing  Rules   41(d)  and  (e),  Alaska   Rules  of  Criminal                                                               
Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:33:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER moved  to adopt House CS for CS  for SS for                                                               
SB  91,  Version 29-LS0541\X,  Martin,  4/12/16,  as the  working                                                               
document.   There being  no objection, Version  X was  before the                                                               
House Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:33:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from to 2:33 p.m. to 2:38 p.m.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:38:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KALYSSA  MAILE, Staff,  Representative  Gabrielle LeDoux,  Alaska                                                               
State Legislature, referred to House CS  for CS for SS for Senate                                                               
Bill 91,  Version X and  explained that the drafters  removed all                                                               
language  within  HB 205,  Version  H,  including amendments  the                                                               
House Judiciary Standing Committee  had adopted, and inserted the                                                               
language under  the title of SB  91.  Therefore, she  said, SB 91                                                               
is the vehicle for the omnibus crime bill.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX  surmised  that  as  far  as  the  House  Judiciary                                                               
Standing Committee is concerned there is nothing new [in SB 91].                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. MAILE advised there are  technical changes because the Senate                                                               
iteration  went through  more versions  and is  a better  version                                                               
structurally, but  substantively it is everything  this committee                                                               
worked on.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:39:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  surmised that  this committee  is ignoring                                                               
the language in SB 91, [Version 29-LS0541\Y.A].                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. MAILE explained that where  there were differences, the House                                                               
version  was  taken,  and  differences  will  be  taken  up  when                                                               
amendments are considered.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX  opened  public testimony,  and  restricted  public                                                               
testimony to three minutes per  speaker because, currently, there                                                               
are 32 speakers.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:40:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
NIKKI HINES,  Coordinator, Fairbanks Reentry  Coalition, referred                                                               
to the  provision regarding authorization  to restore  a driver's                                                               
license,  and  advised  that  when  a  person  is  released  from                                                               
incarceration  many conditions  are  expected to  be  met by  the                                                               
inmate.   For example, substance abuse  counseling and treatment,                                                               
mental  health, community  service acts,  probation appointments,                                                               
group meetings  such as NA  or AA to  stay sober.   She expressed                                                               
that these expectations are in place  at the same time the inmate                                                               
is  trying  to obtain  stable  employment  and a  stable  housing                                                               
environment which,  she pointed out,  is almost impossible  to do                                                               
without a  means of  transportation.  When  a person  is released                                                               
from prison  they are  faced with  the choice  of going  to their                                                               
probation appointment  or to  the job  interview, and  many times                                                               
the choice is to drive and risk  it because they have to take all                                                               
of  these  steps at  once.    She  said  she is  encouraging  the                                                               
committee  to keep  that provision  and, at  the bare  minimum, a                                                               
limited  license for  day-time driving  hours so  the people  can                                                               
become successful in the community.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:41:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TERRIA  WALTERS, Founder,  Fallen Up  Ministries, said  she is  a                                                               
recovery  advocate, and  supports  SB  91.   She  pointed to  the                                                               
language  discussing  assessments  that  results  in  appropriate                                                               
intervention  services  for  people  incarcerated,  and  it  also                                                               
expands  substance  abuse  treatment  programs  for  people  with                                                               
shorter  sentences.    She  suggested   the  importance  of  also                                                               
considering pretrial services because  there are many individuals                                                               
sitting in  jail and are not  able to receive the  treatment they                                                               
need,  and   desperately  want.    Through   her  program  people                                                               
constantly contact  her wanting to  get treatment, and  she noted                                                               
that   sometimes   people   are  released   with   no   treatment                                                               
[opportunities] whatsoever.    She suggested  that individuals in                                                               
pretrial being able  to bail out and  utilized outside resources,                                                               
such as the Alaska  Pretrial Services.  She said she  is a fan of                                                               
that program  because many individuals  in her program  have used                                                               
that program,  and it is  important to keep  that in place.   Mr.                                                               
Johnson operates the program with  great integrity, she said, and                                                               
he works  with the  individuals, and  has personal  investment in                                                               
his program.   She said, "I don't think it's  just about money, I                                                               
also believe that  it's about helping the individual  get back on                                                               
track and  getting their lives  together."  She  has partnerships                                                               
and  delegates,   and  she  stressed  the   importance  that  the                                                               
Department of Corrections (DOC)  and the judicial system consider                                                               
partnering  because   DOC  "can't   just  take   on  everything."                                                               
Rehabilitation is  her personal focus,  and as a  person formerly                                                               
incarcerated, in long-term  recovery, and clean and  sober for 11                                                               
years,  she remarked  that it  is  important the  state focus  on                                                               
treatment, because the state need  individuals to get their lives                                                               
back on track.  She related that  it was not DOC that helped her,                                                               
it  was  outside  resources,  such  as  the  Alaska  Correctional                                                               
Ministries.  The DOC needs to  be more invested in people's lives                                                               
so people can receive the  recovery necessary, rather than people                                                               
just  sitting  in  jail  doing   nothing  with  their  time,  she                                                               
stressed.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:44:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ANTHONY BIELER  said he works  for the Cook Inlet  Tribal Council                                                               
and  is testifying  on his  own behalf  regarding his  experience                                                               
with the  Alaska Pretrial Services  24/7 program.  He  advised he                                                               
recently completed  one full year  on the  program, and it  had a                                                               
positive  impact on  his recovery.   He  explained that  the 23/7                                                               
program made him accountable to himself,  he had to show up twice                                                               
a day to take  a breathalyzer test, he had three  UAs a week, and                                                               
he  was always  treated with  dignity and  respect.   Mr. Johnson                                                               
runs the  24/7 program  and he always  made himself  available to                                                               
speak, whether a  person was doing good or bad,  because the door                                                               
was  always open  to  address  issues.   He  described  it as  an                                                               
absolutely positive  experience -  he was able  to drive  so that                                                               
meant he was  able to keep his job, able  to attend meetings, and                                                               
it was a  great experience.  He said he  absolutely, 100 percent,                                                               
supports SB 91.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:46:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BERT COTTLE,  Mayor, said  that Chief of  Police Gene  Beldon was                                                               
sitting  next to  him.   He  explained that  ankle monitoring  is                                                               
performed by  a private enterprise,  and the person goes  to that                                                               
private  enterprise location  to be  tested.   In  the event  the                                                               
person fails the test, they are  to be remanded back into custody                                                               
and  arrested.   The  private  enterprise  then calls  local  law                                                               
enforcement  to  perform  the arrest,  law  enforcement  responds                                                               
through  the  city  services,  they   pick  the  person  up,  and                                                               
transports  them to  Palmer.   He  stressed that  on  a good  day                                                               
that's a two  hour round-trip, on a bad day,  because that person                                                               
may have  been drinking  or have some  other substance  on board,                                                               
law enforcement must take them to  the hospital to be checked out                                                               
to be  sure they don't  have any further complications  once they                                                               
are incarcerated.  In that case,  it could be a four- to six-hour                                                               
roundtrip with the  possibility that law enforcement  may have to                                                               
take  them to  Anchorage, depending  on the  office.   He advised                                                               
that an ankle  monitoring business moved into  Wasilla this year,                                                               
and on a  low number there will  be at least 50-100  arrests.  He                                                               
said,  "That's a  pass  on cost  that we're  having  to pick  up,                                                               
they're  not our  arrest," and  he  would like  the committee  to                                                               
consider what is  happening when going that route.   As a result,                                                               
he  suggested that  possibly the  person  should go  back to  the                                                               
correctional facility  or a place with  arresting authority, such                                                               
that if  the person  fails the  test, they go  right back  into a                                                               
lock-up, and  the police  don't have to  chase the  person around                                                               
town trying to catch them.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:48:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT asked for  clarification, if the person is                                                               
on private electronic monitoring, the  entity calls the police to                                                               
come  and  arrest  that  person,  and  the  person  doesn't  turn                                                               
themselves in.   She asked that when a person  is under DOC ankle                                                               
monitoring,  they have  the ability  to arrest  at the  facility.                                                               
She questioned  whether there is still  the transportation issue,                                                               
or is that  absorbed by the state because the  state is doing the                                                               
transporting.  She quiered whether  there is an opportunity, when                                                               
that arrest happens, to call  the Alaska State Troopers to manage                                                               
the  situation  better  rather  than  calling  the  local  police                                                               
officers.  She asked whether he  had talked to the troopers about                                                               
working through this issue.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:49:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. COTTLE explained  the Wasilla Police Department  (WPD) is the                                                               
direct and fastest  response, because there are only  five to six                                                               
Department of  Public Safety  (DPS) officers on  duty at  any one                                                               
time in the  borough.  The troopers could be  30-60 minutes away,                                                               
and that  is not  a high  level response.   He remarked  that WPD                                                               
could just  ignore the call  and tell  the entity that  they will                                                               
get there when  they can, but the police department  would be the                                                               
fastest and  closest pick  up point.   Therefore,  the unintended                                                               
consequence is that the police  department has to pick the people                                                               
up and haul  them to Palmer, because that is  their closest lock-                                                               
up.  He pointed out that  the private contractor doesn't have the                                                               
authority to arrest the people and transport.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT  asked how many  calls have come  in since                                                               
the private contractor moved into its location.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. COTTLE estimated  15 times since January when  it opened, but                                                               
he estimates it will be at least at 50 by the end of the year.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   CLAMAN  asked   whether   these  are   municipal                                                               
offenders being  prosecuted by the  borough, or whether  they are                                                               
state  offenders pretrial  released to  an electronic  monitoring                                                               
program.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. COTTLE  stressed that they  are all state charges,  there are                                                               
no  city charges  or borough,  because  the second-class  borough                                                               
doesn't have the  authority to arrest.  He pointed  out that they                                                               
could be  on ankle monitoring  for a  number of reasons,  such as                                                               
pretrial,  post-trial, conditions  of  release, and  a number  of                                                               
reasons.   He said  the people  go to the  local entity  with the                                                               
contract for ankle monitoring.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:51:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  asked whether  this is happening  in other                                                               
places, or just in Wasilla.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR.  COTTLE acknowledged  that they  may be  unique because  many                                                               
places have their  own jails, although, he  believes other places                                                               
will have the  same experience.  He noted that  if his reading of                                                               
the crime  bill is  correct, there is  the possibly  of releasing                                                               
more people on bracelets.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:52:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GENE BELDON, Chief of Police, offered  that when there is a small                                                               
police  department  taking one  person  out  of the  line-up  for                                                               
anywhere from  2-4 hours,  it creates a  problem within  the city                                                               
for response  times, and creates extensive  paperwork which takes                                                               
time.   He explained that when  a police officer has  a prisoner,                                                               
they  can't just  kick the  prisoner out  and respond  to a  more                                                               
serious call, because the police  officer has to continue through                                                               
the whole process.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:53:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEAN WILLIAMS,  Commissioner Designee, Department  of Corrections                                                               
(DOC), acknowledged  that he has  received a good  education, the                                                               
past  couple  of  days,  about   this  entire  issue  with  local                                                               
municipalities  and   factors  associated  with   Mayor  Cottle's                                                               
concerns.    He offered  that  he  understands and  supports  the                                                               
effort  of  moving  the  bulk of  electronic  monitoring  to  the                                                               
Department of  Corrections (DOC), and  that the concerns  are not                                                               
lost on  him as to  what is  happening in the  local communities.                                                               
He reiterated that  the DOC supports efforts to move  the bulk of                                                               
electronic monitoring over to the department on pretrial issues.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER asked  Mr. Williams  to take  into account                                                               
the  need for  oversight  to cover  [electronic monitoring],  but                                                               
that  there is  also the  issue  of allowing  this to  be a  free                                                               
enterprise function.   He suggested there has to  be something in                                                               
between.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WILLIAMS responded  that  Representative  Keller is  exactly                                                               
correct, the  struggles the municipalities have  gone through are                                                               
real  in that  it  does take  officers off  the  street, and  the                                                               
department has to recognize that.   He said he understands why it                                                               
makes more  sense for the  efficiency point  of time to  have one                                                               
entity  doing that.    He  wants options  in  front  of him,  but                                                               
understands why there  is a strong feeling that  the state should                                                               
control the  oversight and do  the electronic monitoring,  and he                                                               
agrees, he stated.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:56:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT  asked whether there was  any way, through                                                               
the private enterprise, the state  could make them self-report to                                                               
jail so the  transportation costs are not burdened.   She further                                                               
asked  whether there  is a  creative solution  to get  the person                                                               
testing at the  private entity, to have some  type of self-report                                                               
for that person who has violated a condition of their release.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:56:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MAYOR COTTLE  responded that they  have had calls from  the ankle                                                               
monitoring company stating, "Would you  please hurry and send the                                                               
officer, because  the person who  failed the test is  now running                                                               
down the street."  He said, probably not.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN asked whether there  is any chance they are                                                               
running to jail.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:57:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MAUDE BLAIR, Alaska Federation of  Natives (AFN), said the Alaska                                                               
Federation of  Natives (AFN)  wholeheartedly supports  this bill.                                                               
She offered that, as members  of this committee have noted, there                                                               
is a  delicate balance between  punishment, reentry  support, and                                                               
victims'  rights.   She  said the  Alaska  Federation of  Natives                                                               
(AFN) believes  this bill  will do  a lot  to help  that balance.                                                               
Alaska Natives  make up  a disproportionate  number of  the state                                                               
prison  population, and  also  are  disproportionally victims  of                                                               
crimes, she  advised.  Anything that  the state can do  to reduce                                                               
recidivism rates will  help both sides of that  equation, and AFN                                                               
urges the committee to pass this bill, she related.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:59:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DENNIS  JOHNSON, Owner  and Director,  Alaska Pretrial  Services,                                                               
Inc.,  said that  that  his  corporation is  one  of the  private                                                               
electronic  monitoring  companies  discussed over  the  last  few                                                               
days.   He explained that  Alaska Pretrial Services  has provided                                                               
services  in the  Anchorage and  Matanuska-Susitna areas  for the                                                               
last seven  years, and it  is one  of three private  vendors that                                                               
have provided  testing services to  the Department of  Health and                                                               
Social  Services (DHSS)  for the  Alaska  24/7 Sobriety  Program.                                                               
The  Anchorage and  Matanuska-Susitna  areas are  two areas  that                                                               
have five  testing sites  provided by  vendors around  the state.                                                               
He  opined  there  is  a  distinct  difference  between  pretrial                                                               
electronic monitoring  and post-trial electronic  monitoring, and                                                               
as  the committee  moves  forward it  is his  hope  that will  be                                                               
considered.  He explained that a  few bad apples have operated in                                                               
a manner  to cast a  bad light on private  electronic monitoring.                                                               
He said  he has worked  with another company in  being pro-active                                                               
in working  with the  Senate Judiciary  Standing Committee  on SB                                                               
91, and were  successful in getting an amendment  added before it                                                               
moved to  the House  of Representatives.   He explained  that the                                                               
amendment adds, as to the  duties of the commissioner, "Establish                                                               
oversight, regulations, and minimum  standards for electronic GPS                                                               
monitoring."   He described  that as key,  because up  until this                                                               
point this  industry has operated  in the pretrial phase,  in the                                                               
private sector, without any oversight.   Alaska Pretrial Services                                                               
invested hundreds  of thousands of  dollars to its  technology to                                                               
be  sure   the  technology  is   up-to-date,  and  it   works  in                                                               
conjunction  with the  state  prosecutors  office, and  municipal                                                               
attorneys.   He  remarked that  as a  victim of  a violent  crime                                                               
where a  family member was  shot and  killed and he  survived, he                                                               
has  worked directly  with Director  Winston, Office  of Victims'                                                               
Rights, and  developed several victims'  rights programs  that he                                                               
offers free of  charge.  He expressed concern  that the committee                                                               
is   considering  eliminating   private  industry,   because  the                                                               
established  protocols and  programs  he operated  for years  can                                                               
work  in conjunction  with the  Department  of Corrections  (DOC)                                                               
with  oversight, regulations,  and  minimum standards.   He  said                                                               
that as  the committee moves forward  that it review the  cost to                                                               
taxpayers  in the  state,  and  to consider  that  with a  little                                                               
refinement and oversight, the industry  can operate as a tool for                                                               
the Department of Corrections [DOC], and judicial services.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:03:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX asked Mr. Johnson  how he responds to Mayor Cottle's                                                               
concerns when  someone fails  their test and  needs to  be hauled                                                               
somewhere.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSON  responded  that the  current  procedure  under  the                                                               
Alaska  Alcohol  Safety  Action  Program  (ASAP),  Department  of                                                               
Health  and Social  Services, dictated  under  the 24/7  program,                                                               
swift and immediate consequences.   The offender is instructed to                                                               
take a seat,  and there is a secondary test  depending on whether                                                               
it is alcohol  positive or a urine positive test,  and whether it                                                               
is  a probation  violation,  parole  violation, or  if  it is  an                                                               
actual violation of conditions of  release.  Under the current SB                                                               
64 with 24/7, law enforcement is  required for the remand, and is                                                               
addressed in  SB 91,  under the pretrial  program, duties  of the                                                               
commissioner.   He pointed out  that Mayor Cottle is  correct, it                                                               
was  a  portion  not  addressed in  the  actual  regulations  and                                                               
protocols set  forth under  the Department  of Health  and Social                                                               
Services.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:04:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX asked if SB 91 were  passed in the same form it came                                                               
over from the Senate, for example.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSON agreed.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX asked how he would  deal with someone who had failed                                                               
the test, would he still call the local authorities.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR.   JOHNSON  opined   that  the   pretrial  service   officers,                                                               
[established under SB 91], as an  officer of the court would have                                                               
jurisdiction  for  the  swift and  immediate  consequence,  which                                                               
would be the remand for the violation.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX  restated  her  question   and  asked  whether  the                                                               
pretrial service officer remands the person to state custody.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSON said that is his understanding.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:06:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN commented  that  in  the pretrial  context                                                               
there  have been  discussions regarding  individuals bailing  out                                                               
and  hire a  private electronic  monitoring vendor.   There  have                                                               
also been  discussions about the department  having some pretrial                                                               
release electronic monitoring duties as well.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
He surmised that when the alarm  goes off at a private electronic                                                               
monitoring  company,  that  company would  contact  the  pretrial                                                               
services officer, and not the  police department.  He said, "Just                                                               
as if it was a  person on pretrial services electronic monitoring                                                               
when  the alarm  goes  off,  they would  at  least  aware of  the                                                               
violation."    In  both  instances,  the  party  responsible  for                                                               
tracking down  the person on  pretrial release would fall  on the                                                               
Department of Corrections (DOC) to get them in either instance.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSON  deferred to Commissioner  Williams, and  opined that                                                               
if SB 91  is passed, the pretrial jurisdiction  for offenders out                                                               
on release,  no matter  the program, would  fall on  the pretrial                                                               
services office for jurisdiction of remand.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:08:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SHERRIE DAIGLE, Staff, Commissioner Dean Williams, Department of                                                                
Corrections, said that Mr. Johnson is correct, the pretrial                                                                     
services officers would have jurisdiction.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:08:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEBORAH SWEET advised that she is a recent victim of a violent                                                                  
crime, and offered testimony as follows:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     I would  like to share  my story  with you in  order to                                                                    
     provide  you with  a point  of view  from a  victim and                                                                    
     detail  the severity  of the  crime that  I experienced                                                                    
     that  would no  longer be  punishable by  jail time  if                                                                    
     this legislation passes.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     My journey begins with my  husband's recent surgery and                                                                    
     subsequent  abuse of  prescription  pain relievers  and                                                                    
     muscle  relaxers, combined  with alcohol.   I'm  in the                                                                    
     condominium where I  live, by back is  against the wall                                                                    
     in a  closet of a small  back bedroom that I  use as my                                                                    
     office on  the third floor of  our home.  I  watched my                                                                    
     husband lay  down on  the floor  in the  prone position                                                                    
     and how  he positions  the butt of  the 223  caliber AR                                                                    
     15,  with a  30-round banana  clip solidly  against his                                                                    
     chest.  I  watch how he tilts his head  slightly to the                                                                    
     right  as he  adjusts the  scope  to his  eye with  his                                                                    
     finger on the trigger.   I'll never forget the sound of                                                                    
     his  voice screaming  at me,  or  the sound  of my  own                                                                    
     voice crying  and begging for  my life, begging  him to                                                                    
     let me  go.   Wondering if  this is  where, and  how my                                                                    
     life will  end.   And in  a moment  of eerie  and utter                                                                    
     silence in our  home before he pulls the  trigger.  The                                                                    
     bullet hits the sheetrock 15  inches from the left side                                                                    
     of my head, the following  struggle for the gun results                                                                    
     me in  being bitten, beaten  with his fists, the  AR 10                                                                    
     and two  more shots are  then fired while  we struggled                                                                    
     for  the weapon.   Subsequently,  I'm  rescued from  my                                                                    
     home  by  the  Anchorage   Police  Department  and  I'm                                                                    
     transported to Providence  Medical Center for treatment                                                                    
     for    human   bite    marks,   concussion,    multiple                                                                    
     lacerations,  multiple contusions  to  the head,  face,                                                                    
     torso, hands, arms, and legs.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Due to  this crime  legislation bill that  is currently                                                                    
     being  considered,   I  reluctantly  agreed   with  the                                                                    
     District  Attorney  regarding  the plea  bargain  terms                                                                    
     that  were accepted  by the  defendant.   The defendant                                                                    
     pled  to one  C felony  assault with  24 months  and 21                                                                    
     months suspended  and three years' probation.   This is                                                                    
     a harsher sentence than he  would have received if this                                                                    
     legislation  is  passed.   This  is  why I  reluctantly                                                                    
     agreed  to  the terms  of  this  plea bargain.    After                                                                    
     presenting  my victim  impact statement  to the  court,                                                                    
     the  judge  expressed  concern for  public  safety  and                                                                    
     spoke  at length  regarding the  leniency  of the  plea                                                                    
     agreement in relation  to the crime.   The judge stated                                                                    
     this was the worst class C  felony case he had seen and                                                                    
     had  serious   misgivings  about  accepting   the  plea                                                                    
     bargain   agreement.      Yet,   under   the   proposed                                                                    
     legislation,  this  case  would not  even  receive  the                                                                    
     sentence the judge stated was far too lenient.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     I  respectfully request  that you  please read  my full                                                                    
     written  statement  submitted to  multiple  legislators                                                                    
     and ask  yourself, if this  happened to you or  if this                                                                    
     happened to  a loved one,  would you want  the attacker                                                                    
     to only  receive probation and  no jail time.   Because                                                                    
     under  this proposed  legislation  that's exactly  what                                                                    
     will  happen.   On behalf  of all  victims who  are too                                                                    
     terrified  to speak  and for  those who  can no  longer                                                                    
     speak for themselves, and for  all of those who will be                                                                    
     a  victim  in  the  future, we  didn't  deserve  to  be                                                                    
     victimized by our attackers and  we don't deserve to be                                                                    
     victimized by legislation  that protects the offenders.                                                                    
     You have the  power to enable victims  to be survivors,                                                                    
     please  use  that  power  wisely   and  thank  you  for                                                                    
     listening to my story.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:12:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX responded that the committee does have her written                                                                 
testimony, and that she appreciates her testifying.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX advised that committee members have other meetings                                                                 
to attend, and she recessed the meeting to a call of the chair.                                                                 
She apologized to members of the public waiting to testify.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:13:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The House Judiciary Standing Committee  was recessed to a call of                                                               
the chair at 3:13 p.m., until possibly later this afternoon.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:10:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX  called  the  House  Judiciary  Standing  Committee                                                               
meeting back to order  at 5:10 p.m.  Present at  the call back to                                                               
order   were   Representatives    Lynn,   Claman,   and   LeDoux.                                                               
Representatives  Millett   and  Kreiss-Tomkins  arrived   as  the                                                               
meeting was in progress.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX returned  the committee  to SB  91, and  advised it                                                               
would continue with  public testimony.  She asked  the members to                                                               
note the Summary of Sectional Changes to SB 91.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:11:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DARREL JONES said he is  a victim, an ex-correctional officer, an                                                               
attorney of  28 years,  and he is  corporate council  for Pioneer                                                               
Peak Electronic  Monitoring.   He explained  the system  works as                                                               
follows:  a person  wants to get out of jail on  bail, there is a                                                               
hearing,  at   that  hearing  the  judge   invariably  makes  the                                                               
electronic   monitoring  company   put  on   paper  the   ordered                                                               
conditions of  release that they have  the right to remand.   The                                                               
problems occurs when someone violates,  and rarely do they make a                                                               
run for it where an  electronic monitoring company has to attempt                                                               
to chase  them down, because  most of  the time they  calmly take                                                               
people into custody.   Those that attempt to  run are immediately                                                               
caught.   The resolution is  simple, the order and  conditions of                                                               
release specify  that the company  has the  right to remand.   He                                                               
explained that where the problem comes  in, is that when they try                                                               
to  remand  to  the  Department of  Corrections,  the  department                                                               
refuses  them.   Therefore, they  make the  police officers  pick                                                               
them up  and remand them  to the  Department of Corrections.   To                                                               
remedy  the  problem,  he suggested  mandating  the  correctional                                                               
facilities  accept  the  remand from  the  electronic  monitoring                                                               
companies.   Problem solved.   He noted that  pretrial monitoring                                                               
[technical  difficulties]  will  not   be  able  to  successfully                                                               
monitor pretrial  release electronic monitoring, because  they do                                                               
not do  it 24/7.   As  it sits now,  he said,  even post-sentence                                                               
monitoring is  performed by the Department  of Corrections [DOC],                                                               
and when someone  violates, the department gets a  warrant, or if                                                               
the person  comes into the  office, the department  remands them.                                                               
He stressed that  the department does not,  unlike the electronic                                                               
monitoring  companies, send  someone  out at  2:00  a.m. or  3:00                                                               
a.m., to pick  someone up right away when they  violate.  He said                                                               
"They do  not successfully  protect the  public 24/7."   Whereas,                                                               
private companies  do this, it  is exactly what they  are trained                                                               
to do,  and they  monitor these  things 24/7.   He  stressed that                                                               
cutting out the  private sector sets the system  up for continued                                                               
DOC  financing, and  in  reality,  correctional pretrial  service                                                               
officers will  not be out  there remanding people late  at night,                                                               
if at  all.  He  related that the current  system is flawed.   He                                                               
said to  fix the problem  by allowing the certified  companies to                                                               
monitor these people correctly 24/7,  remand them directly to the                                                               
Department of Corrections (DOC) if  they violate a court's order,                                                               
and that will eliminate a tremendous amount of this.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:15:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX  surmised  that  Mr. Jones  was  saying  that  when                                                               
someone  breaks  their  condition   of  release,  the  electronic                                                               
monitoring  company  will transport  them  to  the Department  of                                                               
Corrections (DOC), to the jail.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JONES responded  that he  is  a corporate  council, but  the                                                               
electronic  monitoring company  will either  be Pioneer  Peak, or                                                               
any   other  certified,   credible  monitoring   company.     The                                                               
Department  of  Corrections  (DOC)  can have  a  viable  part  in                                                               
determining which company  is credible.  He said,  at this point,                                                               
[in  the] 24/7  [program], they  send  someone out  to get  these                                                               
people.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. JONES, in  response to Chair LeDoux as to  who they send out,                                                               
said that, currently, employees with  the company actually go get                                                               
these people,  handcuff them, and  bring them back to  the office                                                               
to wait for the police because DOC will not accept them.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  asked how  a private citizen  has the  authority to                                                               
handcuff someone.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. JONES answered  that an attorney, like  himself, will present                                                               
the  electronic monitoring  company as  a third-party  electronic                                                               
monitoring,  and they  are immediately  answerable to  the court.                                                               
He  reiterated  that the  electronic  monitoring  company is  the                                                               
third party  and, "right on  the paperwork" the judge  gives them                                                               
the authority to  remand the defendant for any reason.   In other                                                               
words, he explained, if they  violate the law, violate conditions                                                               
of the  agreement between the  electronic monitoring  company and                                                               
the defendant ...                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:17:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   CLAMAN  interjected   and   asked  whether   the                                                               
committee  should  have  something in  the  statute  specifically                                                               
allowing  the  court   to  give  some  authority   to  a  private                                                               
electronic monitoring company to  handcuff someone, or whether he                                                               
believes the court can do that as part of its court order.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. JONES  responded that  his argument would  be when  the court                                                               
orders them to ...                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN  asked whether it  can be part of  the bail                                                               
conditions  ordered   by  the  court,   or  was  he   saying  the                                                               
legislature need to have a  statute specifically giving the court                                                               
that power, or do they have it already.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. JONES said he is not  an expert on constitutional law, but he                                                               
believes the  mere fact  courts issue that  order, the  court has                                                               
that authority.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN surmised  that  when the  court has  given                                                               
them that authority  they can handcuff someone, and  if the court                                                               
gives them  authority to  take the  person back  to the  jail, as                                                               
opposed to  back to the  police station,  then they can  take the                                                               
person to the jail.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JONES answered,  absolutely.   Except, he  pointed out,  the                                                               
Department of Corrections (DOC) must  accept them, which is where                                                               
the legislature may have to give  guidance to DOC to accept these                                                               
people.   He reiterated that  DOC is  turning the people  away at                                                               
the door.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:18:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  surmised that Mr.  Jones was saying  the electronic                                                               
monitoring companies return  people to DOC, and  for example, the                                                               
Anchorage jail  refuses to take  the people  and they then  go to                                                               
the police station.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. JONES responded,  correct, or they wait for  a police officer                                                               
to  show up  and then  DOC will  remand them  through the  police                                                               
officer.  That's exactly what they do.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX said she found that interesting.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:19:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VINCE HOLTON, Owner, Alaska Monitoring,  said that his company is                                                               
a pretrial  electronic monitoring company and  it operates within                                                               
the Kenai and Fairbanks court systems.   He stated that Mr. Jones                                                               
is absolutely  correct, because unless  his bail  orders strictly                                                               
state  that he  may remand  a person  at any  time, and  that the                                                               
Fairbanks  Correctional Center  (FCC) must  take them,  he cannot                                                               
return them  to FCC.   The orders must  state that FCC  must take                                                               
them.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. HOLTON  responded to Chair  LeDoux that FCC is  the Fairbanks                                                               
Correctional Center.   He said he has been directed,  by the DOC,                                                               
that any person coming  in the back door must be  brought in by a                                                               
police officer.  Fortunately, he stated,  he has never had to use                                                               
his  handcuffs  on any  of  his  clients.    He referred  to  Mr.                                                               
Johnson's  testimony regarding  a few  bad apples,  and explained                                                               
that  his company,  Pioneer Peak,  and Alaska  Pretrial have  all                                                               
worked together  with a good  relationship and they  monitor each                                                               
other's clients.   He said they  report to the DOC,  the District                                                               
Attorney's  Office, the  Alaska  State Troopers,  and the  Alaska                                                               
Court  System with  a significant  savings  to the  state.   They                                                               
monitor clients  anywhere from  "$15 to  $28, up  to maybe  $35 a                                                               
day" depending  upon the  amount of  equipment the  court orders.                                                               
He explained that a difference  between a private company and the                                                               
Department of Corrections (DOC)  is that correctional officers go                                                               
home at 4:30 p.m.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. HOLTON  continued his testimony,  and said his  company works                                                               
24-hours a day,  and he or his staff are  literally on the street                                                               
with a  State Trooper  when necessary, they  are in  their office                                                               
actively monitoring people,  and guiding law enforcement  in on a                                                               
person  that is  out of  area  at various  hours of  the day  and                                                               
night.   They do everything  they can  to meet the  Department of                                                               
Corrections (DOC) standards and,  he noted, normally have greater                                                               
conditions for their clients to abide by ...                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:23:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MATHEW BASKETT,  General Manager,  Pioneer Peak  Monitoring, said                                                               
his  testimony  mirrors the  testimonies  of  Mr. Jones  and  Mr.                                                               
Holton.   He  explained,  his company  monitors approximately  55                                                               
people,  at  any  given  time,  with the  cost  directly  to  the                                                               
individual.   These people do  not have access to  a third-party,                                                               
and  cannot meet  their  bail  requirement.   This  equates to  a                                                               
savings to  the state  of approximately $9,000  per day  just for                                                               
Pioneer Peak Monitoring, he said.   He pointed out that the state                                                               
contracts for  certain amounts of  equipment they can use,  and a                                                               
problem is  that DOC is  stuck with  a certain type  of equipment                                                               
due to  the contract.   Whereas,  given that  technology advances                                                               
and  [software] is  outdated, private  companies  are allowed  to                                                               
advance and  operate the best  technology available to  make sure                                                               
their clients are  effectively monitored, and that  the public is                                                               
as safe as possible, he said.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:25:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EVA HARVEY testified that a  family member has been incarcerated,                                                               
and the  bottom line is that  he needs help with  substance abuse                                                               
and recovery.  Ms. Harvey said she supports SB. 91.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
5:27:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KARA NELSON, Director, Haven House  Juneau, said she supports the                                                               
bill and  explained that  Haven House is  a faith  based recovery                                                               
residence  for women  returning  home after  incarceration.   She                                                               
stressed  that it  is  crucial the  state  have the  reinvestment                                                               
pieces [in SB 91], to give  everyone a chance to succeed and have                                                               
options  open when  they  are ready.   Many  people  would be  in                                                               
prison today  if they didn't  have extra reentry  resources, both                                                               
pretrial and after [release].  She  opined that the bill will not                                                               
only  change  those  incarcerated,  but  all  directly  affected,                                                               
including the  children.  She has  three children, she is  a two-                                                               
time  drug related  felon, and  her  children have  to hold  that                                                               
felony status.   She related that she feels the  state is relying                                                               
on incarceration  as a  solution for  the state's  complex social                                                               
problems,  and the  reinvestment piece  will not  only help  with                                                               
public safety and the safety of  our community, but also down the                                                               
line for generations."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:30:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KIT  WEITMEIER, Executive  Director, ANCSA  Regional Association,                                                               
explained  that the  ANCSA  Regional  Association represents  the                                                               
chief executive  officers of  the 12  land based  Regional Alaska                                                               
Native  Corporations, as  well  as the  president  of the  Alaska                                                               
Federation  of  Natives.   Its  corporations  are owned  by  over                                                               
117,000  Alaska Native  people,  formed under  the Alaska  Native                                                               
Claims Settlement Act  (ANCSA), and she expressed  that the ANCSA                                                               
Regional  Association supports  and encourages  the committee  to                                                               
pass SB 91.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:31:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MELANIE BAHNKE,  Chairperson, Council  for Advancement  of Alaska                                                               
Natives, KAWERAK  Nonprofit Organization, explained  that KAWERAK                                                               
is  a regional  tribal consortium  in the  Bering Strait  Region.                                                               
Similar to ANCSA  CEOs, the regional nonprofits  have the Council                                                               
for Advancement  of Alaska Natives.   She offered support  for SB                                                               
91, and  noted that the  prior commissioner of the  Department of                                                               
Corrections  (DOC)  came to  her  region  and declared  that  the                                                               
Department  of Corrections  (DOC) is  the state's  largest mental                                                               
health  facility  without the  resources  to  provide the  actual                                                               
corrective  services needed.    He described  it  as primarily  a                                                               
warehousing of  people, she  said.   The bill  will help  end the                                                               
vicious cycle  of social ills  contributing to the high  rates of                                                               
incarceration,   and   Alaska  Natives   are   disproportionately                                                               
represented within the criminal justice  system.  She pointed out                                                               
that by  the time  many people  in her  region finally  receive a                                                               
court  date, they  decide to  plead guilty  because the  sentence                                                               
they are  looking at is  "time served."   They have  exceeded the                                                               
time  they would  have been  sentenced  to while  waiting to  get                                                               
their court  date, and these are  the folks who cannot  afford to                                                               
bail out  of jail.   She  remarked that  the current  bail system                                                               
favors people  with financial  resources to bail  out, and  it is                                                               
not necessarily  based on who  is more  likely to reoffend.   The                                                               
weekly Nome Nugget  lists crimes committed in Nome,  and she said                                                             
she  sees  scores of  probation  violations,  arrests for  people                                                               
breaking their  conditions of release  by drinking and,  yet, the                                                               
region  does not  have a  regional treatment  center.   This bill                                                               
offers people  the opportunity to  become productive  citizens as                                                               
opposed to  wards of the  state, with a cost  to the state.   She                                                               
continued that it saves money and  is consistent with many of the                                                               
recommendations  from  the  Alaska Criminal  Justice  Commission,                                                               
which the legislature authorized.  It  would be great to see this                                                               
bill pass this session, she expressed.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:34:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DON  HABEGER, Community  Coordinator,  Juneau Reentry  Coalition,                                                               
advised that he  is contracted with the  Juneau Reentry Coalition                                                               
as a  community coordinator.   Mr. Habeger read his  testimony as                                                               
follows:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     The Juneau  Reentry Coalition began their  work in 2013                                                                    
     with  the   mission  of  promoting  public   safety  by                                                                    
     identifying and  implementing strategies  that increase                                                                    
     a  former prisoner's  wellbeing  within the  community,                                                                    
     and reduces  the likelihood of  their return  to prison                                                                    
     through   recidivating.     In   2015,  the   coalition                                                                    
     partnered  with the  Alaska  Department of  Corrections                                                                    
     and  the  Alaska  Mental   Health  Trust  Authority  to                                                                    
     further the  community and the state's  work on justice                                                                    
     reform,  and  obtain  reduction to  our  high  rate  of                                                                    
     recidivism.  The Juneau Reentry  Coalition is using the                                                                    
     Alaska  Department  of  Correction's  prisoner  reentry                                                                    
     initiative  and   its  framework   to  plan   for,  and                                                                    
     implement,  a comprehensive  community plan  to connect                                                                    
     returning  citizens  to   evidence  based  support  and                                                                    
     treatment  services.   Local reentry  coalitions are  a                                                                    
     significant  piece to  an effective  state effort,  and                                                                    
     the current  version of SB 91,  especially Sections 155                                                                    
     and  157,   recognize  their   important  contribution.                                                                    
     Madam Chair and members  of the committee, I appreciate                                                                    
     your work  on this  important issue.   I thank  you for                                                                    
     listening to my comments.  I  urge you to support SB 91                                                                    
     and pass it out of committee.  Thank you.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:35:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICKI WALLNER, Founder, Stop Valley Thieves, said that the Stop                                                                 
Valley Thieves has a membership of 11, 000, Ms. Wallner then                                                                    
read her testimony as follows:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     The  majority of  our members  are in  opposition to  a                                                                    
     major part of  this bill.  This  bill reduces sentences                                                                    
     for  most offenses,  reduces  some  offenses to  simple                                                                    
     violations,  reduces  bail requirements,  reduces  drug                                                                    
     offenses,  probation/parolee   time,  and   raises  the                                                                    
     felony theft  level.  And  many thefts now,  under this                                                                    
     bill, will  be class A misdemeanors  which carry little                                                                    
     to  no time.   There's  no question  offenders will  be                                                                    
     back on the street sooner  and more offenders will have                                                                    
     little  to no  oversight.   As this  is happening,  the                                                                    
     same time Alaska State Troopers  who provide a majority                                                                    
     of  our  law  enforcement  throughout  the  state,  are                                                                    
     closing  trooper posts,  cutting numbers,  and reducing                                                                    
     calls  they  will respond  to.    Alaska State  Trooper                                                                    
     Detachment B  in the valley  is looking  to consolidate                                                                    
     Palmer  and Mat-Su  West Detachments  into  one.   This                                                                    
     will  further   increase  response  times   for  valley                                                                    
     residents.   Currently, the valley has  grown to nearly                                                                    
     over 100,000 citizens, we're in  the middle of a heroin                                                                    
     epidemic  which  is  increasing crimes  throughout  the                                                                    
     valley.   There is approximately one  trooper for every                                                                    
     12,000-15,000  residents,  for  some shifts  there  are                                                                    
     only three to  four troopers on duty,  which leaves one                                                                    
     trooper for  every 25,000 to 30,000  residents.  Alaska                                                                    
     courts  have  recently  reduced their  bail  schedules,                                                                    
     troopers  are now  reducing the  number of  misdemeanor                                                                    
     arrests they are  willing to do, and  the D.A.'s office                                                                    
     is no longer prosecuting  many misdemeanors even before                                                                    
     this bill has passed.   DOC has already done some early                                                                    
     releases and plans to release  a total of 1,300 inmates                                                                    
     by  May of  this year  according to  the meetings  that                                                                    
     were held  in October 2015,  that is before  this bill.                                                                    
     Yet,  those numbers  and savings  are  included in  the                                                                    
     presentations given to legislators  as if they are part                                                                    
     of  this  bill.   Federal  prisons  have also  released                                                                    
     another 80  inmates into Alaska.   Due to  the increase                                                                    
     of crimes,  such as shootings, robberies  in Anchorage,                                                                    
     Anchorage  is  increasing  their  police  force  by  12                                                                    
     percent.   Simple possession of  heroin, meth,  will be                                                                    
     reduced   to  class   A  misdemeanors,   sentences  for                                                                    
     possession,  simple  possession,  would  be  no  active                                                                    
     imprisonment  and no  greater than  30 days  suspended.                                                                    
     Subsequent offenses  are no  more than  180 days,  if a                                                                    
     defendant  is   required  to  complete   court  ordered                                                                    
     treatment and fails to do  so, they'll be sentenced for                                                                    
     probation  violation  -  three  days  in  jail,  second                                                                    
     offense - five  days in jail, third offense  - ten days                                                                    
     in  jail.   This provides  little to  no incentive  for                                                                    
     those  addicted to  complete treatment,  which is  a --                                                                    
     which in theory  was one of the purposes  of this bill.                                                                    
     In California, their treatment  centers are empty after                                                                    
     passing  Prop. 47,  because there  is  no incentive  to                                                                    
     complete treatment.   Fourth degree  theft, concealment                                                                    
     of  merchandise,  unlawful  possession, issuing  a  bad                                                                    
     check, removal  of identification  marks, result  in no                                                                    
     more than five days ...                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Well, there are  many people out here  that are already                                                                    
     seeing the  results of  the increase  in crime.   We're                                                                    
     going to pass this bill,  let more offenders out on the                                                                    
     street, quicker -  at the same time  you're taking away                                                                    
     our  troopers.   You know,  I don't  even --  you know,                                                                    
     people  feel  like  they're  begin  left  to  fend  for                                                                    
     themselves, they really do.   And -- And you folks need                                                                    
     to  think  about  what  the  consequences  that  you're                                                                    
     lowering here.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. WALLNER, in response to Representative Lynn, advised the                                                                    
name of the group is "Stop Valley Thieves," located in the                                                                      
Matanuska-Susitna Valley.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:40:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BUTCH MOORE said he spent a lot of time working with Mr.                                                                        
Shilling and Senator Coghill drafting amendments, and he did                                                                    
send out a request for additional  amendments.  A crucial part of                                                               
this  bill,  recommended by  the  PEW  Charitable Trust  and  the                                                               
Alaska  Criminal Justice  Commission,  was to  become tougher  on                                                               
unclassified  felonies,  murderers,  rapists and  those  type  of                                                               
offenses.  He  referred to [AS 33.16.090(a)(2)],  Version X, page                                                               
79, [lines 18-21], which read:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                    (2) is at least 55 years of age and has                                                                 
     served at least 10 years of  a sentence for one or more                                                                
     crimes,  notwithstanding a  presumptive, mandatory,  or                                                                
     mandatory minimum term or sentence  the prisoner may be                                                                
     serving or any restriction  on parole eligibility under                                                                
     AS 12.55.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. MOORE  stated that  Joshua Almeda  murdered his  daughter, is                                                               
being sentenced  next week, and he  will be subject to  these new                                                               
laws.   Senator  Coghill included  an exception,  such that  if a                                                               
person has been convicted of  an unclassified felony, or a sexual                                                               
felony, as  defined under Alaska  statutes, the person  would not                                                               
qualify for early  parole.  He noted that Version  X, allows that                                                               
if  someone  is  45  years  old and  murders  someone,  they  are                                                               
sentenced  to 99  years, and  eligible  for parole  in 33  years.                                                               
However,  the  new  language  reads  that  the  person  could  be                                                               
released from  jail after 10  years.  Under current  law, minimum                                                               
mandatory  time to  be  served  for second  degree  murder is  10                                                               
years, and  20 years for first  degree murder.  Yet,  the minimum                                                               
mandatory  time for  rape is  25 years  and 35  years; therefore,                                                               
someone  convicted of  rape  will serve  more  time than  someone                                                               
convicted of murder.   Mr. Shilling performed  research and found                                                               
that the minimum  mandatory for murder being  sentenced by judges                                                               
was 47-57 years.  The signal being  sent is that if a man rapes a                                                               
woman  he  is  better  off   murdering  her  because  he  cannot,                                                               
potentially, be  found guilty  of rape.   He acknowledged  he has                                                               
not had  a chance to  read through  Version X, but  was concerned                                                               
about the amendments made to the  prior version.  It is necessary                                                               
that the committee attend the best interests of Alaska, he said.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:44:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TRISHA HARVEY,  Stop Valley  Thieves, said she  is in  the retail                                                               
business,  and  minimum  sentencing  is already  low  enough  for                                                               
repeat criminals, whether murder,  rape, theft, and the committee                                                               
is discussing  raising the threshold  for felonies up  to $2,000.                                                               
She described this as an  open book for those committing repeated                                                               
thefts  in  valley to  just  keep  robbing the  retailers,  which                                                               
affects  everyone  in the  community  because  retailers have  to                                                               
raise their  prices.  She  remarked that  she does not  think the                                                               
legislature has vetted this bill enough, it is not taking into                                                                  
consideration the impact this bill will have on the law abiding                                                                 
community.  She asked that the committee set it aside and re-                                                                   
evaluate next session.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:46:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LYNN advised he submitted an amendment to change                                                                 
the amount to $1,000, because he agrees with her thoughts.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. HARVEY acknowledged she had not had a chance to read Version                                                                
X, or she would have been aware of the change.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:46:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KEN RAY read his testimony as follows:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     My  name  is  Ken  Ray.   I  want  to  draw  particular                                                                    
     attention  to   Vicki  Wallner  and  the   Stop  Valley                                                                    
     Thieves.  I  think every one of you has  a duty to look                                                                    
     at the  Facebook site  and see  what a  citizen's group                                                                    
     has done  in the Mat-Su.   You will see  more criminal,                                                                    
     you  will  see  more  pictures  of  burglars,  lots  of                                                                    
     details.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     I'm  talking tonight  about the  prison  farm at  Point                                                                    
     Mackenzie.  I was lucky  enough to have an insider tour                                                                    
     by  the  previous administration.    128  beds sit  out                                                                    
     there unused for years.   Do something about it.  There                                                                    
     has been a proposal, I  stumbled into the Mat-Su Opiate                                                                    
     Task  Force,  a  local  organization  "My  House,"  was                                                                    
     proposing  a detox  center.   I would  like to  see the                                                                    
     state  get  out of  the  detox  business.   The  recent                                                                    
     tragedy  and front-page  news of  the state  being sued                                                                    
     for an  inmate death  in detox, in  custody.   Let them                                                                    
     sue the nonprofits.   They got no money.   Let's see if                                                                    
     we can't  help, but  I heard Department  of Corrections                                                                    
     give a list of reasons why  we can't do it.  You're the                                                                    
     body that can  change regulation and law.   Please give                                                                    
     them  the tools,  and let's  let nonprofits,  which are                                                                    
     sometimes not  accredited, take on  some of  the duties                                                                    
     for  some of  the detox  and drug  related.   This drug                                                                    
     epidemic in  Alaska, in the  world, is out  of control.                                                                    
     I've  heard people  describe  it as  a  pandemic.   I'm                                                                    
     going to  quote Charlie  Huggins, who  said to  me that                                                                    
     'the  drugs in  our neighborhoods,  it is  ISIS in  our                                                                    
     neighborhoods.'     We   need  to   address  addiction,                                                                    
     addiction  drives crime,  and treatment.   I  think the                                                                    
     crime bill is  a start, I think  it's very complicated.                                                                    
     I   have  a   novel  solution   for  you,   presumptive                                                                    
     sentencing  and   harsh  sentencing   has  got   us  to                                                                    
     overfilled prisons,  let's give  people tools  they can                                                                    
     work with.   Let's give  the district attorney  and the                                                                    
     judges  the  ability  to use  their  discretion  in  10                                                                    
     percent  of  their workload  cases.    We have  elected                                                                    
     judges   and  appointed   judges,  let's   trust  their                                                                    
     judgment.     Let's  take  and  keep   the  presumptive                                                                    
     sentencing, but  let's give these people  tools and let                                                                    
     the   third  branch   of  government,   the  judiciary,                                                                    
     contribute to  helping this prison over-population.   I                                                                    
     want to thank  everybody, you have done a  lot of work.                                                                    
     I  call the  bill a  little  bit clunky,  it breaks  my                                                                    
     heart to  hear people talk  of being victims.   Victims                                                                    
     for  Justice  has  done an  absolutely  wonderful  job.                                                                    
     Department of  Law I don't  hear any  increased funding                                                                    
     in all  of this.  I  have heard terms that  less than 4                                                                    
     percent  of people  arrested  actually  go through  the                                                                    
     criminal system to  serve.  Filling our  prisons is not                                                                    
     the  solution.    Thank  you  very  much  everybody,  I                                                                    
     represent myself.   Just somebody  ... By the  way, one                                                                    
     more thing.  The  biggest, biggest thing for recidivism                                                                    
     is  driving.   The judge  can reinstitute  the driver's                                                                    
     license without  DMV's approval.   Rap the  gavel, it's                                                                    
     done, with a limited  license and lots of restrictions.                                                                    
     Consider something.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:50:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
STEVE   ALEXANDER,   Institutional  Chaplain,   Mat-Su   Pretrial                                                               
Facility, said  he has  been working  with prisoners  and addicts                                                               
for the last 25 years, and  he offers a narrow focus with respect                                                               
to driving privileges.   He pointed out that the  crafters of the                                                               
legislation missed  one of the  safest group  of folks to  hand a                                                               
driver's license  back to, the  number of folks  who particularly                                                               
self-admit to  year-long residential  recovery places,  and truly                                                               
manage  to fight  their way  through to  freedom from  addiction.                                                               
These  folks  willingly  go  through  one  year  of  recovery  in                                                               
residential recovery  places, have great rates  of staying sober,                                                               
with low  recidivism rates, and they  were missed here.   He said                                                               
he would like  to see these folks  with a five year  limit, and a                                                               
privilege to  come back  to that driving,  because it  helps them                                                               
stay out [of  trouble].  Living in Alaska, the  ability to return                                                               
to driving privileges is huge  in becoming functional in Alaska's                                                               
communities.   He asked that  someone make an amendment  [in this                                                               
regard], and  opined that it  could be placed somewhere  on pages                                                               
51-52, Version S.   Many of the year-long  residential places are                                                               
faith  based, some  are  secular,  but both  do  good  work.   He                                                               
stressed helping  these folks who pose  the least risk of  all of                                                               
the people  he has worked  with in addiction recovery  coming out                                                               
of prison.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:53:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL SHAFFER,  Prosecutor, Municipality of  Anchorage, pointed                                                               
out  that he  is  speaking  solely on  his  own  behalf from  his                                                               
prosecutor experience spanning over 10  years in Alaska.  Plainly                                                               
speaking, he  opined, this  legislation will  make Alaska  one of                                                               
the un-safest,  if not the  un-safest state  in the country.   He                                                               
said  he read  the Alaska  Criminal Justice  Commission's report,                                                               
and the  finding of the  PEW Charitable Trust research  which are                                                               
highly  flawed.    He  said  it is  notable  that  the  committee                                                               
included almost  no one from  the frontlines of  law enforcement,                                                               
and  no one  from  the  Anchorage Police  Department.   Only  one                                                               
person   very    belatedly   [technical    difficulties]   highly                                                               
unrepresented.   This  bill will,  essentially, make  most crimes                                                               
virtually [technical  difficulties] unenforceable.   For example,                                                               
the vast majority of crimes  are misdemeanor crimes, but they are                                                               
serious crimes, and  the bill reduces everything that  is a class                                                               
A  to  20 days  actual  time,  or six  days  for  class B  crimes                                                               
reducing  them to  six days,  or  no time  at  all.   There is  a                                                               
provision  that, essentially,  reads: under  $250, and  the first                                                               
offense, there  are no  penal consequences;  the second  time, no                                                               
penal  consequences  at  all;  and  the  third  time,  five  days                                                               
suspended with  six month incarceration and  six-month probation.                                                               
Therefore, people  get the word out  that all they have  to do is                                                               
steal  under  $250,  which  will  have  a  huge  impact  on  that                                                               
particular  crime around  the state.    He related  that it  will                                                               
reduce a whole category of  crimes of child abuse, child neglect,                                                               
harassment, use  of fire  arms.   He noted  he was  talking about                                                               
issues within a municipality.   He referred to the discussions of                                                               
electronic monitoring  and said it doesn't  really matter because                                                               
if  violating  conditions,  which  is   what  is  in  here  as  a                                                               
violation,  people will  violate judge's  orders and  people will                                                               
not  show up  for  court.   This  will  strain  the court  system                                                               
dramatically, he  related, and the  bottom line is that  there is                                                               
no real  assessment to  any cost  savings, but  there will  be an                                                               
enormous social cost  to the entire state.  He  opined that every                                                               
legislator  voting for  this bill  is willing  to make  Alaska go                                                               
from one  of the safest, highest  quality of life states,  to one                                                               
of the least, based on something being rammed through here.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:58:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MAXINE  DOOGAN,  Community  United  for  Safety  and  Protection,                                                               
offered  appreciation to  the committee  for its  hard work,  and                                                               
urged the committee to support the bill.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:58:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CARMEN  LOWRY, Executive  Director,  Alaska  Network on  Domestic                                                               
Violence and  Sexual Assault (ANDVSA), explained  that the Alaska                                                               
Network on  Domestic Violence  and Sexual  Assault (ANDVSA)  is a                                                               
coalition of 19 member programs  providing domestic violence, and                                                               
sexual  assault services  across  the state.    She advised  that                                                               
ANDVSA supports  SB 91, Version  Y, and offered  appreciation for                                                               
the hard work  put into the bill.  She  noted, in particular, the                                                               
manner in which  domestic violence and sexual  assault crimes are                                                               
treated differently than other violent and non-violent crimes.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  noted Ms. Lowry  reference to Version Y,  and asked                                                               
whether that means she prefers the Senate's version.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. LOWRY  advised that ANDVSA  had just received the  summary of                                                               
changes to  Version X, and  has not had  time to go  through this                                                               
version.   She  expressed that  ANDVSA supports  the reinvestment                                                               
piece  where investment  goes  into  prevention and  intervention                                                               
services.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
6:00:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBYN LANGLIE, Executive Director,  Victims for Justice, said she                                                               
has  not  seen  the  latest [version],  but  previously  reviewed                                                               
reinvestment at  $13 million.   She pointed  to the  other states                                                               
implementing  similar  programs   and  succeeding  with  criminal                                                               
justice reinvestment and reform.   She noted that the investments                                                               
are  as  follows:  Texas  reinvested  $241  million;  Oregon  $58                                                               
million; and Georgia approximately $80  million.  She pointed out                                                               
that $13 million  will not work for what is  necessary in Alaska.                                                               
The  biggest  problem is  mental  health  and the  Department  of                                                               
Corrections (DOC)  is the  biggest server of  mental health.   In                                                               
order to  fix that problem  [there is  a need for]  mental health                                                               
treatment, substance  abuse treatment,  and drug  abuse treatment                                                               
centers  both in  and out  of prison.   She  said she  has victim                                                               
clients, actively  ready to get  into treatment, who  have turned                                                               
to drugs  and alcohol waiting for  a treatment bed.   Victims for                                                               
Justice cannot find  space for their clients  because the waiting                                                               
lists are long.   She reiterated that $13 million  will not going                                                               
to make  a big  enough dent,  because only  $2.5 million  was put                                                               
toward drug  and alcohol  substance abuse  treatment.   The state                                                               
will  be  releasing  more  people,  yet, it  does  not  have  the                                                               
services to back it up.  She  acknowledged that this is a time of                                                               
fiscal  conservativism, but  this is  not  the place  to cut  the                                                               
budget  when  it could  impact  public  safety.   She  urged  the                                                               
committee not  to support  it and  find more  money to  put [into                                                               
treatment] before this bill goes into place.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
6:03:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LYNN asked  whether her  organization was  asking                                                               
the committee to  not support the bill totally, or  not support a                                                               
portion.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. LANGLIE  expressed that the  majority of her  concerns regard                                                               
the reinvestment piece, because the  problems can't be stopped in                                                               
Alaska, or fixed, without having those services in place.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
6:03:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   CLAMAN   asked   Ms.  Langlie   to   offer   the                                                               
reinvestment amount for Texas again.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS.  LANGLIE  opined that  Texas  originally  saved $586  million                                                               
because it  did not  have to  build a  new prison  to accommodate                                                               
what the growing population would  have been, and in addition, it                                                               
reinvested  $241 million  into  mental  health, substance  abuse,                                                               
drug  abuse, prisoner  reentry,  victims' services,  restitution,                                                               
and the list goes on.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN related  that  Texas has  a population  of                                                               
roughly  27.5   million  people  and  Alaska   has  approximately                                                               
700,000.   On a  per capita  basis, Texas  invested approximately                                                               
$8.50-$9.00  per  person,  whereas  Alaska's  investment  of  $13                                                               
million  is  $18-$19  per  person.   Although,  the  actual  pure                                                               
dollars being invested in Texas  was certainly much more, he said                                                               
he was struck  that for a small  state, population-wise, Alaska's                                                               
investment on a per capita basis  seems like it is investing more                                                               
than Texas.   He  acknowledged that  her concern  is reinvestment                                                               
and asked  whether looking at  the per capita  investment changes                                                               
her thoughts.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:05:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  LANGLIE  replied  it  did   not  change  her  thoughts  when                                                               
considering the fact that Alaska is  so spread out.  When looking                                                               
at  mental health,  substance abuse,  and  drug abuse  treatment,                                                               
"You're looking  at putting it  in every single village  and city                                                               
in Alaska," and that will cost  more than having hubs and centers                                                               
that are  more easily accessible in  Texas.  Not to  mention, she                                                               
said,  Alaska's   centers  will   have  to  be   more  culturally                                                               
appropriate;  therefore, there  is no  one set  way to  institute                                                               
mental health and drug and alcohol abuse treatment.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
6:06:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
AMBER SCHLESINGER  offered support  for SB 91,  and noted  that a                                                               
large number of alcohol offenders,  currently incarcerated in the                                                               
system, is not  helping Alaska's communities or the  budget.  She                                                               
said  she  is  hopeful  the  state can  invest  in  reducing  the                                                               
recidivism rate for non-violent offenders.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
6:07:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BILL  COMER, Deputy  Commissioner, Department  of Public  Safety,                                                               
offered that the Department of  Public Safety supports SB 91, and                                                               
specifically  supports control  of electronic  monitoring by  the                                                               
Department  of Corrections  (DOC) within  the pretrial  and post-                                                               
conviction provisions.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:08:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CINDY  MOORE advised  the listening  public, Version  X is  quite                                                               
different from Version Y, and noted  that a lot has been changed.                                                               
She urged  everyone to  read Version X,  because there  have been                                                               
numerous changes  and opined that  many of the changes  make this                                                               
bill worse than it was within Version Y.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
6:09:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAT  VENTGEN, Owner,  Recovery and  Reentry Solutions  of Alaska,                                                               
said  he  is the  owner  of  Recovery  and Reentry  Solutions  of                                                               
Alaska, he  is a behavioral  health provider and  consultant, and                                                               
he is in support of the bill.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
He related that  he works in the area of  chemical dependency and                                                               
mental health, and stressed that  these changes are sorely needed                                                               
to focus  on treatment, and to  help providers, the DOC,  and the                                                               
judiciary system to  put more emphasis on  badly needed treatment                                                               
throughout the  system.  He  supports SB  91 because it  puts the                                                               
state   in  the   direction  of   focusing  more   on  treatment,                                                               
particularly, with the McDowell  report, the PEW Charitable Trust                                                               
report,  and   the  recommendations  of  the   [Criminal  Justice                                                               
Commission], the crime reform bill is moving the state in the                                                                   
correct direction, he said.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
6:11:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REECE BURKE said he is in favor of SB 91, and offered testimony,                                                                
as follows:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     For myself, getting  my driver's license back  so I can                                                                    
     return  to work.   (Indisc.)  contractors  here in  the                                                                    
     Interior can't  hire me  because I  don't have  a valid                                                                    
     Alaska driver's license.  When  I first came to Alaska,                                                                    
     I had  an Idaho driver's  license and  I had to  get an                                                                    
     Alaska driver's  license to gain employment.   And now,                                                                    
     since  I lost  my license  due to  a DUI,  I can't  get                                                                    
     work.   And  I haven't  worked since  October 2013,  so                                                                    
     that portion of the bill  is extremely important to me.                                                                    
     So, I'm  hoping that  the House  members can  see their                                                                    
     way fit  to pass  this legislation so  I can  return to                                                                    
     work.  Thank you.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:13:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
6:13:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX, after ascertaining no one further wished to                                                                       
testify, closed public testimony.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
[SB 91 was held over.]                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:14:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX recessed the House Judiciary Standing Committee                                                                    
meeting at 6:14 p.m., until 8:00 a.m. on 4/14/16.                                                                               

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 123 - Sponsor Statement.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - CS ver E (JUD).pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Summary of Changes ver A to ver E.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Version A.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Fiscal Note-DOA-OPA-02-09-16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Fiscal Note-DPS-AST-02-08-16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Fiscal Note-LAW-CRIM-02-08-16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Alaska Texting While Driving Charges.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Alaska Texting While Driving Penalties.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - AO 2015-126 Pages 14-15.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Article ADN 11.15.15.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Hands Free Info.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Legal Memo 2.24.2016.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Legislative Research Report Municipal Laws.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - NCSL Texting While Driving State Laws.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
HB 347 - Sectional Analysis - Version H.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 347
HB 347 - Proposed CS - Version H.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 347
HB 347 - Summary of Changes - Version A to Version H.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 347
HB 347 - Supporting Documents - Article Alaska Bar Rag.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 347
HB 347 - Supporting Documents - Examples of False Claims Cases.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 347
SB 121 Sponsor Statement Version E.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 ver E.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Summary of Changes ver A to ver E.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 ver A.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Fiscal Note-LAW-CIV-01-23-16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-Legal Memo 10.8.2015.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-Alaska Personal Information Protection Act.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-Laura Hughes Email 5.28.15.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-Child ID Theft Report 2012 AllClear ID Network.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-CyLab Child Identity Theft Report.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-NCSL Article Identity Theft Strikes Young.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-NCSL Child Identity Theft State Laws.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SJR 2 Sponsor Statement.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SJR 2 Sectional Analysis.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SJR 2 - Version A.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SJR 2-Fiscal Note-OOG-DOE-03-18-16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SJR 2 Letter of Support-Juneau Chamber of Commerce.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SJR 2 Letter of Support-University of Alaska.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SB 91 - Draft CS ver X (HJUD).pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 91
SB91-Summary of Changes ver Y.A (FIN) to X (HJUD).pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 91
SB 174 - Opposing Documents - UA Memo to House Judiciary 04.13.16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 174
SB 91 - Written Testimony .pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 91