Legislature(2017 - 2018)GRUENBERG 120

03/26/2018 01:00 PM JUDICIARY


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03:02:22 PM Start
03:02:51 PM SB148
03:07:03 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Delayed to 3:00 pm --
+= SB 148 BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR POLICE & TRAINING TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 148 Out of Committee
+= HB 355 FIRE;FOREST LAND; CRIMES;FIRE PREVENTION TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+= HB 75 GUN VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         March 26, 2018                                                                                         
                           3:02 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Matt Claman, Chair                                                                                               
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, Vice Chair                                                                              
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux                                                                                                 
Representative David Eastman                                                                                                    
Representative Chuck Kopp                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Lora Reinbold                                                                                                    
Representative Charisse Millett (alternate)                                                                                     
Representative Tiffany Zulkosky (alternate)                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 148                                                                                                             
"An  Act  relating  to  powers of  the  Alaska  Police  Standards                                                               
Council;  and  relating to  background  checks  for admission  to                                                               
police training programs and certification as a police officer."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 148 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 355                                                                                                              
"An Act  relating to the  crime of criminally  negligent burning;                                                               
relating to protection  of and fire management  on forested land;                                                               
relating to prohibited acts and  penalties for prohibited acts on                                                               
forested land; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 75                                                                                                               
"An Act relating  to gun violence protective  orders; relating to                                                               
the crime of violating a  protective order; relating to a central                                                               
registry  for  protective  orders;  relating  to  the  powers  of                                                               
district   judges   and    magistrates;   requiring   physicians,                                                               
psychologists, psychological associates,  social workers, marital                                                               
and family  therapists, and  licensed professional  counselors to                                                               
report annually  threats of  gun violence;  and amending  Rules 4                                                               
and  65, Alaska  Rules of  Civil  Procedure, and  Rule 9,  Alaska                                                               
Rules of Administration."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 148                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR POLICE/TRAINING                                                                              
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
01/18/18       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/18/18       (S)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
02/08/18       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/08/18       (S)       Moved SB 148 Out of Committee                                                                          
02/08/18       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/09/18       (S)       STA RPT  3DP 2NR                                                                                       
02/09/18       (S)       DP: MEYER, GIESSEL, EGAN                                                                               
02/09/18       (S)       NR: WILSON, COGHILL                                                                                    
02/26/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/26/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/26/18       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/02/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/02/18       (S)       Moved SB 148 Out of Committee                                                                          
03/02/18       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/05/18       (S)       JUD RPT  1DP 3NR                                                                                       
03/05/18       (S)       DP: COGHILL                                                                                            
03/05/18       (S)       NR: WIELECHOWSKI, COSTELLO, KELLY                                                                      
03/14/18       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/14/18       (S)       VERSION: SB 148                                                                                        
03/15/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/15/18       (H)       JUD                                                                                                    
03/21/18       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/21/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/21/18       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/26/18       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BOB GRIFFITHS                                                                                                                   
Executive Director                                                                                                              
Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC)                                                                                          
Department of Public Safety                                                                                                     
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  During the hearing of SB 148, answered a                                                                 
question.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:02:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MATT  CLAMAN called the House  Judiciary Standing Committee                                                             
meeting to  order at 3:02  p.m. Representatives  Claman, Eastman,                                                               
Kopp,  LeDoux, and  Kreiss-Tomkins were  present at  the call  to                                                               
order.   Representative  Stutes  arrived as  the  meeting was  in                                                               
progress.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          SB 148-BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR POLICE/TRAINING                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:02:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN announced  that the only order of  business would be                                                               
SENATE BILL  NO. 148, "An  Act relating  to powers of  the Alaska                                                               
Police Standards  Council; and relating to  background checks for                                                               
admission  to police  training programs  and  certification as  a                                                               
police officer."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:03:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE    EASTMAN   referred    to    [Section   1,    AS                                                               
12.62.400(a)(19)] page 2, lines 28-31, which read as follows:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
               (19) admittance to  a police training program                                                                
     under  AS 18.65.230  or for  certification as  a police                                                                
     officer   under   AS   18.65.240   if   that   person's                                                                
     prospective  employer   does  not  have  access   to  a                                                                
     criminal justice information system.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN   asked  why   this  was  not   an  issue                                                               
previously, or if it was an issue, how was it handled.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:04:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BOB  GRIFFITHS,  Executive   Director,  Alaska  Police  Standards                                                               
Council  (APSC),  Department  of Public  Safety,  reiterated  his                                                               
testimony from  the previous  hearing and  advised that  prior to                                                               
last year, the Alaska Police  Standards Council (ASPC) was deemed                                                               
a law  enforcement agency.   Under that  authority, he  said, the                                                               
ASPC  routinely ran  fingerprints  as a  law enforcement  agency,                                                               
except,  two  years  ago,  unbeknownst   to  the  ASPC,  the  FBI                                                               
reclassified  the  Police  Standards   Councils  as  a  licensing                                                               
agency,  thereby,  losing  its access  to  the  fingerprint-based                                                               
background  checks.   In order  to gain  back that  authority, he                                                               
advised  that  SB  148  adds  it to  the  list  for  occupational                                                               
licenses on pages 1-2 of SB 148.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:05:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS moved  to report  SB 148,  labeled                                                               
30-GS2594\A out of committee  with individual recommendations and                                                               
the accompanying fiscal notes.   There being no objection, SB 148                                                               
passed out of the House Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:07:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Judiciary Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 3:07 p.m.                                                                 

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB148 ver A 3.21.18.PDF HJUD 3/21/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 3/21/2018 7:00:00 PM
HJUD 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
SB 148
SB148 Hearing Request Sponsor Statement 3.21.18.pdf HJUD 3/21/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 3/21/2018 7:00:00 PM
HJUD 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
SB 148
HB355 ver J 3.14.18.PDF HJUD 3/14/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 3/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 4/2/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 4/2/2018 7:00:00 PM
HB 355
HB355 Sponsor Statement 3.14.18.pdf HJUD 3/14/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 4/2/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 4/2/2018 7:00:00 PM
HB 355
HB355 Amendments #1-10 3.19.18.pdf HJUD 3/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 3/26/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 4/2/2018 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 4/2/2018 7:00:00 PM
HB 355