Legislature(2015 - 2016)GRUENBERG 120

04/16/2016 10:00 AM JUDICIARY

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Delayed to 4:00 p.m. Today --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SJR 2 CONST. AM: G.O. BONDS FOR STUDENT LOANS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SJR 2 Out of Committee
+= SB 121 SECURITY FREEZE ON CERTAIN CREDIT REPORTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 121(JUD) Out of Committee
+= SB 123 USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 123(JUD) Out of Committee
                   FALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         April 16, 2016                                                                                         
                           10:10 a.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Chair                                                                                          
Representative Wes Keller, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative Bob Lynn                                                                                                         
Representative Neal Foster                                                                                                      
Representative Matt Claman                                                                                                      
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                                 
Representative Kurt Olson (alternate)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSB 123(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."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSB 121(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SJR 2 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
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 04/13/16 (H) Heard & Held 04/13/16 (H) MINUTE (JUD) 04/16/16 (H) JUD AT 10:00 AM 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 04/13/16 (H) Heard & Held 04/13/16 (H) MINUTE (JUD) 04/16/16 (H) JUD AT 10:00 AM 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 04/13/16 (H) Heard & Held 04/13/16 (H) MINUTE (JUD) 04/16/16 (H) JUD AT 10:00 AM GRUENBERG 120 WITNESS REGISTER EDRA MORLEDGE, Staff Senator Kevin Meyer Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: During the hearing of SB 123, offered testimony. EDRA MORLEDGE, Staff Senator Kevin Meyer Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: During the hearing of SB 121, offered testimony and answered questions. KRISTIN PRATT, Staff Senator Anna MacKinnon Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Presented SJR 2, on behalf of Senator MacKinnon, prime sponsor. ACTION NARRATIVE 10:10:32 AM CHAIR GABRIELLE LEDOUX called the House Judiciary Standing Committee meeting to order at 10:10 a.m. Representatives Lynn, Claman, Kreiss-Tomkins, and LeDoux were present at the call to order. SB 123-USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING 10:11:21 AM CHAIR LEDOUX announced that the first 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." 10:11:29 AM EDRA MORLEDGE, Staff, Senator Kevin Meyer, Alaska State Legislature, explained that SB 123 reduces the penalty for texting and driving from a class A misdemeanor to a $500 violation. 10:12:08 AM REPRESENTATIVE LYNN moved to report CSSB 123, Version 29- LS1198\E out of committee with individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes. There being no objection, CSSB 123(JUD) passed out of the House Judiciary Standing Committee. 10:12:45 AM The committee took an at-ease from 10:12 to 10:14 a.m. SB 121-SECURITY FREEZE ON CERTAIN CREDIT REPORTS 10:14:21 AM CHAIR LEDOUX announced that the next order of business would be 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." 10:14:29 AM EDRA MORLEDGE, Staff, Senator Kevin Meyer, Alaska State Legislature, explained the bill allows a person to place a security freeze on a credit report, on behalf of a minor, incapacitated person, or protected person. In the event a credit report is not in existence, the credit bureau is required to generate one to place the freeze. 10:15:04 AM REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN advised that his office recently received a letter from the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) raising questions that had not previously been discussed in the prior committee hearing. He related that this bill has good intentions and asked whether the bill could be held until this afternoon so the members had a chance to look at the concerns raised in the letter. [SB 121 was held over.] SJR 2-CONST. AM: G.O. BONDS FOR STUDENT LOANS 10:17:01 AM 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. 10:17:12 AM KRISTIN PRATT, Staff, Senator Anna MacKinnon, explained that SJR 2 is a constitutional amendment permitting the issuance of general obligation bonds for the purpose of funding postsecondary student loans. 10:17:50 AM REPRESENTATIVE LYNN moved to report SJR 2, Version 29-LS0010\W, out of committee with individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes. There being no objection, SJR 2 was passed from the House Judiciary Standing Committee. 10:18:34 AM CHAIR LEDOUX advised the House Judiciary Standing Committee meeting was recessed at 10:18 a.m. to a call of the chair. 4:07:40 PM CHAIR LEDOUX called the House Judiciary Standing Committee meeting back to order from the 10:18 a.m. call of the chair, at 4:07 p.m. Representatives Claman, Kreiss-Tomkins, Foster, Keller, and LeDoux were present at the call to order. SB 121-SECURITY FREEZE ON CERTAIN CREDIT REPORTS 4:08:15 PM CHAIR LEDOUX returned the committee to CSSB 121, and asked whether the committee had questions. REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN referred to the letter he received from Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) and its concern that the term "record" is not defined in the bill, and asked her thoughts on that concern. 4:08:57 PM MS. MORLEDGE responded this is the first document the sponsor's office has received noting any concern about the bill since its introduction in January. She said she was unaware there was a concern with that terminology, and the "term record was pretty interchangeable with credit report" as far as establishing a credit file, a credit record, for the purpose of placing a credit freeze. The sponsor is agreeable to the committee adding the definition of record. 4:09:57 PM REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN offered another option to delete the word "record" and make specific reference to "consumer credit report." 4:10:07 PM MS. MORLEDGE agreed. REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN related that he is not proposing an amendment today, because he does not want to hold up passage of the bill. Possibly, Senator Meyer's office and Representative Claman's office could work together and he could, potentially, propose an amendment on the floor of the House of Representatives. 4:10:37 PM REPRESENTATIVE KELLER moved to report CSSB 121, Version 29- LS1129\E, out of committee with individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes. There being no objection, CSSB 121(JUD) passed from the House Judiciary Standing Committee. 4:10:59 PM ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the committee, the House Judiciary Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 4:10 p.m.

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 121 - Letter of Opposition - Consumer Data Industry Association.pdf HJUD 4/16/2016 10:00:00 AM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-Legal Memo 4.14.16.pdf HJUD 4/16/2016 10:00:00 AM
SB 121