Legislature(2019 - 2020)GRUENBERG 120

05/10/2019 01:00 PM JUDICIARY

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SB 71 2019 REVISOR'S BILL TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 123 ELECTRIC-ASSISTED BICYCLES TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 123 Out of Committee
+= HB 115 ABSENTEE VOTING TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 142 NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS VPSO & TANF PROGRAMS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                          May 10, 2019                                                                                          
                           1:06 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Matt Claman, Chair                                                                                               
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative Adam Wool                                                                                                        
Representative Laddie Shaw                                                                                                      
Representative David Eastman                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Chuck Kopp                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ELECTION OF A VICE CHAIR                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - REPRESENTATIVE KOPP ELECTED VICE CHAIR                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 71                                                                                                              
"An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as                                                                  
recommended by the revisor of statutes."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 123                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to electric-assisted bicycles."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 123 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 115                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to absentee voting; and providing for an                                                                       
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 142                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to Alaska Native organizations; relating to the                                                                
village public safety officer program; and relating to the                                                                      
Alaska temporary assistance program."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB  71                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: 2019 REVISOR'S BILL                                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
03/01/19       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/01/19       (S)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
04/12/19       (S)       STA REFERRAL WAIVED                                                                                    
04/29/19       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/29/19       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/29/19       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
05/01/19       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
05/01/19       (S)       Moved SB 71 Out of Committee                                                                           
05/01/19       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
05/02/19       (S)       JUD RPT 3DP 2NR                                                                                        
05/02/19       (S)       DP: HUGHES, MICCICHE, KIEHL                                                                            
05/02/19       (S)       NR: SHOWER, REINBOLD                                                                                   
05/03/19       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
05/03/19       (S)       VERSION: SB  71                                                                                        
05/06/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
05/06/19       (H)       JUD                                                                                                    
05/10/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 123                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: ELECTRIC-ASSISTED BICYCLES                                                                                         
SPONSOR(s): WOOL                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
04/05/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/05/19       (H)       TRA, JUD                                                                                               
04/16/19       (H)       TRA AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
04/16/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/16/19       (H)       MINUTE(TRA)                                                                                            
04/18/19       (H)       TRA AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
04/18/19       (H)       Moved HB 123 Out of Committee                                                                          
04/18/19       (H)       MINUTE(TRA)                                                                                            
04/22/19       (H)       TRA RPT 4DP                                                                                            
04/22/19       (H)       DP: STORY, TALERICO, DRUMMOND, WOOL                                                                    
05/03/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/03/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
05/03/19       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
05/08/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/08/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
05/10/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 115                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: ABSENTEE VOTING                                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): TUCK                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
03/27/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/27/19       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
04/02/19       (H)       STA AT 4:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/02/19       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
04/04/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/04/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/04/19       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
04/09/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/09/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/18/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/18/19       (H)       Moved HB 115 Out of Committee                                                                          
04/18/19       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
04/22/19       (H)       STA RPT 3DP 1NR                                                                                        
04/22/19       (H)       DP: STORY, FIELDS, KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                      
04/22/19       (H)       NR: WOOL                                                                                               
05/01/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/01/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
05/01/19       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
05/03/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/03/19       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
05/06/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/06/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
05/08/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/08/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
05/10/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 142                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS VPSO & TANF PROGRAMS                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
04/22/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/22/19       (H)       TRB, JUD                                                                                               
04/30/19       (H)       TRB AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/30/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/30/19       (H)       MINUTE(TRB)                                                                                            
05/02/19       (H)       TRB AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
05/02/19       (H)       Moved HB 142 Out of Committee                                                                          
05/02/19       (H)       MINUTE(TRB)                                                                                            
05/03/19       (H)       TRB RPT 4DP 2NR                                                                                        
05/03/19       (H)       DP: LINCOLN, ORTIZ, EDGMON, ZULKOSKY                                                                   
05/03/19       (H)       NR: VANCE, TALERICO                                                                                    
05/08/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/08/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
05/10/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JEAN MISCHEL, Revisor of Statutes                                                                                               
Legal Services                                                                                                                  
Legislative Affairs Agency                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Introduced SB 71 on behalf of the Senate                                                                 
Rules Standing Committee, the prime sponsor.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DONALD BULLOCK                                                                                                                  
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SB 71.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
KEVIN HIGGINS, Assistant Attorney General                                                                                       
Labor & State Affairs Section                                                                                                   
Civil Division                                                                                                                  
Department of Law                                                                                                               
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
123.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MARLA THOMPSON, Director                                                                                                        
Division of Motor Vehicles                                                                                                      
Department of Administration                                                                                                    
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
123.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS TUCK                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
115 as the bill's prime sponsor.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JONATHAN KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                                          
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Introduced HB 142 as prime sponsor.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
RALPH WOLFE, 5th Vice President                                                                                                 
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska                                                                    
Yakutat, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the hearing on HB 142.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:06:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MATT  CLAMAN called the House  Judiciary Standing Committee                                                             
meeting  to   order  at  1:06  p.m.     Representatives  Eastman,                                                               
Thompson, Stutes,  Shaw, and Claman  were present at the  call to                                                               
order.    Representative  Wool  arrived as  the  meeting  was  in                                                               
progress.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
^Election of a Vice Chair                                                                                                       
                    Election of a Vice Chair                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
1:07:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
the election of a vice chair  in light of the recent Committee on                                                               
Committees report and pursuant to Mason's Manual Section 612.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES moved  to elect  Representative Kopp  Vice                                                               
Chair of the House Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  objected.  He asked  where Representative                                                               
Kopp  is.   After  being  informed  that Representative  Kopp  is                                                               
tending to a personal matter,  he suggested electing someone else                                                               
vice chair, at least until Representative Kopp returns.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN disagreed.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN maintained his objection.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SHAW asked a clarifying question about the vote.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN  said  the  vote  is "yes  or  no"  as  to  whether                                                               
Representative  Kopp   will  become  vice  chair   of  the  House                                                               
Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A  roll  call vote  was  taken.   Representatives  Shaw,  Stutes,                                                               
Thompson, and Claman  voted to elect Representative  Kopp as vice                                                               
chair.    Representatives  Eastman  voted  against.    Therefore,                                                               
Representative  Kopp   was  elected  Vice  Chair   of  the  House                                                               
Judiciary Standing Committee by a vote of 4-1.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                   SB 71-2019 REVISOR'S BILL                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:09:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
SENATE BILL NO.  71, "An Act making corrective  amendments to the                                                               
Alaska Statutes as recommended by the revisor of statutes."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
JEAN MISCHEL,  Revisor of  Statutes, Legal  Services, Legislative                                                               
Affairs Agency, Alaska State Legislature,  introduced SB 71.  She                                                               
provided  context for  the bill  by  explaining that  Legislative                                                               
Legal Services  attempts to present  a revisor's bill  each year.                                                               
She noted that this has not  been possible the past few years due                                                               
to the  demands of special sessions.   She said this  explains SB                                                               
71's considerable size,  weighing in at 102 sections.   She noted                                                               
that  AS 01.05.036  requires the  Legislative  Affairs Agency  to                                                               
review existing statutes for  errors, deficiencies, conflicts, or                                                               
obsolete provisions and to recommend  improvements related to the                                                               
form and substance  of the law according to  the current drafting                                                               
manual standards.   She addressed the  sectional summary document                                                               
included in the committee packet.   She characterized many of the                                                               
changes  proposed in  SB 71  as  "fairly minor  and technical  in                                                               
nature," including the addition and  removal of commas.  She said                                                               
one of the larger changes would  be the removal of all references                                                               
to telegraphs.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:12:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN  noted  that  the   committee  received  an  e-mail                                                               
pertaining to language  located on page 14, line 14  of the bill.                                                               
He pointed out that one mention  of a telegraph is proposed to be                                                               
removed but another is not.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MISCHEL observed  that  the second  mention  of a  telegraph                                                               
should also  be removed.   She suggested that  it can be  done so                                                               
via a conceptual amendment.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN  said he does  not intend for  the bill to  be moved                                                               
out of  committee today.  He  asked her to request  the change be                                                               
made  so that  the committee  could take  it up  as an  amendment                                                               
during the next hearing.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:13:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. MISCHEL said  SB 71 also contains changes  to some references                                                               
to federal law.   She explained that one of  these references was                                                               
an error  while another was  to the Code of  Federal Regulations,                                                               
which  is  discouraged  as  it  can be  changed  and  be  out  of                                                               
alignment with  legislative intent.   She said  SB 71  would also                                                               
delete  cross references  to statutes  that  have been  repealed.                                                               
She explained  it would  also update  references to  agency names                                                               
that  have since  changed.   She  stated that  SB  71 would  also                                                               
consolidate repetitious definitions,  insert missing definitions,                                                               
and repeal  definitions of terms  no longer  used.  She  said the                                                               
drafters  have also  eliminated  "but not  limited to"  following                                                               
"including," as  that is  provided for in  AS 01.10.040(b).   She                                                               
said  references  to "Alaska  state"  or  "this state"  would  be                                                               
changed to  "the state."  She  said some terms would  be reworded                                                               
to fit their definitions.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MISCHEL noted  that the  most significant  technical changes                                                               
proposed  in   SB  71  pertain   to  AS  17.38,   "the  marijuana                                                               
initiative."   She  explained  that the  person  who drafted  the                                                               
marijuana  initiative  was  not  necessarily  familiar  with  the                                                               
Manual of Legislative Drafting, to  which SB 71 would conform the                                                             
language.  As  an example, she pointed out that  instances of the                                                               
words "shall  not" would be replaced  with "may not."   She noted                                                               
that  SB 71  would also  remove obsolete  provisions of  AS 17.38                                                               
pertaining to  the possible adoption of  regulations because they                                                               
were dependent  upon a  2015 date  that is long  past and  has no                                                               
future  significance.   She noted  that all  the provisions  that                                                               
would  be  repealed by  SB  71  are listed  in  the  back of  the                                                               
sectional summary document.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:16:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN asked  if obsolete  references to  things                                                               
like  telegraphs  and telegrams  would  be  replaced with  modern                                                               
equivalents such as e-mail.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. MISCHEL said SB 71 is  not a bill to substitute language; its                                                               
purpose  is  to clean  up  language.   She  said  if  there is  a                                                               
provision  that he  thinks  should contain  reference  to a  more                                                               
modern  form of  communication, that  can be  accomplished via  a                                                               
substantive bill.   She noted that the  affected provisions often                                                               
contain references  to another form  of communication, such  as a                                                               
telephone or facsimile machine.   She said the exceptions to that                                                               
are the  provisions relating to  crimes involving  transmittal of                                                               
telegrams.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN  asked about  the  process  by which  the                                                               
revisor's bill is created.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. MISCHEL  said it is a  laborious process.  She  described how                                                               
drafting attorneys comb  the titles assigned to  them for errors,                                                               
then  submit memoranda  suggesting corrections  or modifications.                                                               
She  explained  that  the  revisor   of  statutes  also  receives                                                               
suggested changes  from the  publisher and  office editors.   She                                                               
said it  is ultimately a  group decision between the  revisor and                                                               
the  assist revisors  about  which provisions  can  or should  be                                                               
corrected by  way of  the revisor's  bill.   She noted  that some                                                               
corrections  require   substantive  changes,  so  they   are  not                                                               
included in the revisor's bill.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN asked  what  happens  to the  recommended                                                               
changes that do not appear in the revisor's bill.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MISCHEL  said  some  end   up  in  substantive  bills  if  a                                                               
legislator or committee requests a  change to a section where one                                                               
was  identified.   She  clarified that  this  is something  Legal                                                               
Services will discuss  with the bill's prime sponsor.   She noted                                                               
that,  most  frequently,  Legislative  Legal  Services  asks  the                                                               
Department of Law (DOL) to  include recommended changes in one or                                                               
more of its bills submitted by the governor.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:20:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN opened public testimony on SB 71.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:21:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DONALD BULLOCK stressed the importance  of the revisor's bill and                                                               
commended  the  revisor's  team  for  the work  it  has  done  in                                                               
drafting  it.    He  spoke   to  the  importance  of  maintaining                                                               
consistency  across  all   statutes  regarding  style,  language,                                                               
punctuation, and  other elements.   He noted that  those elements                                                               
contribute to  the way statutes  are interpreted and  offered the                                                               
example  of  a  term  that  could  potentially  have  conflicting                                                               
definitions across  different statutes.   He asked  the committee                                                               
to expeditiously pass the bill.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN  noted that  Mr.  Bullock  is  the person  who  had                                                               
alerted  the committee  about the  overlooked telegraph  language                                                               
mentioned earlier.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:22:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN, after  ascertaining  that no  one  else wished  to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony on SB 71.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:22:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN   drew  attention   to  Section   29  and                                                               
recommended the committee eliminate it from the bill or--                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN interjected that the  committee would not act on the                                                               
bill today.  He said the plan is  to take up the bill at the next                                                               
meeting.   He  said  if  a committee  member  wants  to offer  an                                                               
amendment,  it  must  be  submitted  to  his  office  by  9  a.m.                                                               
tomorrow.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  said he is  not looking for  an amendment                                                               
at this  point.  He  observed that the  wording in Section  29 is                                                               
such that it  might impact policy.  He said  the committee should                                                               
decide whether  it wants to treat  it as a policy  change and, if                                                               
not, he would entertain an amendment to remove it.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN  said the only  way to meaningful address  the issue                                                               
is to propose an amendment.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:24:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN  announced that the  committee would hold SB  71 for                                                               
further review.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MISCHEL  asked   if  he  would  like   the  proposed  change                                                               
pertaining  to  telegraphs  to  be  included as  part  of  a  new                                                               
committee substitute (CS).                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN said it would be  better if it were presented in the                                                               
form  of  an   amendment  so  as  to  allow   other  members  the                                                               
opportunity to offer amendments of their own.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
               HB 123-ELECTRIC-ASSISTED BICYCLES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:25:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL  NO.  123,  "An  Act  relating  to  electric-assisted                                                               
bicycles."   He  announced that  his office  did not  receive any                                                               
proposed amendments to HB 123.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:25:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN relayed  that there  were some  questions                                                               
left unanswered  at the previous  bill hearing.  After  a request                                                               
for  further  clarification,  he  noted that  the  committee  was                                                               
hoping to hear  from a representative from the  Department of Law                                                               
(DOL)  to speak  to how  police officers  are supposed  to handle                                                               
situations involving electric-assisted bicycles.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN  thanked him  for that reminder.   He  observed that                                                               
Kevin Higgins from DOL is available for questions.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:26:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN referenced  an  anecdote  offered at  the                                                               
previous   hearing  in   which  one   of  Representative   Wool's                                                               
constituents  was pulled  over  for  riding an  electric-assisted                                                               
bicycle  and  told  he  could  not ride  it  without  a  driver's                                                               
license.   Representative Eastman explained that  knowing whether                                                               
the  conduct  was appropriate  or  not  will help  the  committee                                                               
decide how to act on HB 123.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KEVIN HIGGINS, Assistant Attorney  General, Labor & State Affairs                                                               
Section, Civil  Division, Department of  Law, said the  answer he                                                               
gave at  the previous  hearing still stands,  that whether  it is                                                               
appropriate   for  law   enforcement  to   stop  or   conduct  an                                                               
investigative  detention  of any  individual  is  a highly  fact-                                                               
specific determination.   He stated that, from what  he heard, he                                                               
does  not have  the facts  necessary to  offer an  opinion as  to                                                               
whether the law enforcement encounter was lawful.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:28:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN  asked  whether "the  department"  has  a                                                               
position on HB 123.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. HIGGINS asked him to clarify  if he means DOL or the Division                                                               
of Motor  Vehicles (DMV) under  the Department  of Administration                                                               
(DOA).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  said if  it were not  the same  answer in                                                               
both cases, he would be curious to know how they differ.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN observed that he  wants to know the administration's                                                               
perspective,   as  the   administration  supervises   both  those                                                               
departments.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. HIGGINS said DOL does not  have any sort of official position                                                               
on HB 123.  He deferred to  Director Marla Thompson of the DMV as                                                               
to whether the DMV has a position.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:29:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARLA THOMPSON, Director, Division  of Motor Vehicles, Department                                                               
of  Administration,  answered  that  the  DMV  does  not  take  a                                                               
position on HB 123.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:30:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  said  the  bill  clearly  defines  what  an                                                               
electric bicycle  is and how  large its motor  can be.   He added                                                               
that the bill  would treat an electric bicycle,  as defined, like                                                               
a bicycle and not like a  motorized vehicle.  He noted that other                                                               
states   have  passed   similar   legislation.     He  said   the                                                               
municipalities would  be welcome  to impose more  restrictions if                                                               
they  choose.   He spoke  to the  rising popularity  of electric-                                                               
assist bicycles  and how  they are currently  used.   He restated                                                               
his intention of defining what is and what is not an electric-                                                                  
assist bicycle in Alaska statute.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:31:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES  moved to  report HB  123 out  of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations   and  attached  fiscal  notes.                                                               
There being  no objection, HB 123  was reported out of  the House                                                               
Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                     HB 115-ABSENTEE VOTING                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:32:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL NO.  115, "An  Act relating  to absentee  voting; and                                                               
providing for  an effective date."   He said the  committee would                                                               
take up  amendments to the bill.   He noted that  the Director of                                                               
the Division  of Elections (DOE)  is unavailable today  to answer                                                               
committee  questions, so  the  plan  is to  hold  the bill  after                                                               
taking up amendments  to allow for questions to be  answered at a                                                               
future hearing.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:34:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN moved to adopt Amendment 1, labeled 31-                                                                  
LS0213\A.1, Bullard, 5/2/19, which read:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 3:                                                                                                            
          Delete "a new subsection"                                                                                             
          Insert "new subsections"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, lines 4 - 11:                                                                                                      
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
          "(m)  An absentee ballot application must include                                                                     
     options  for a  qualified  voter to  choose to  receive                                                                    
     absentee ballots by mail for                                                                                               
               (1)  all future regularly scheduled state                                                                        
     elections;                                                                                                                 
               (2)  future state                                                                                                
               (A)  special elections;                                                                                          
               (B)  primary elections; or                                                                                       
               (C)  general elections; or                                                                                       
               (3)  any combination of future elections                                                                         
     described in (2)(A) - (C) of this subsection.                                                                              
          (n)  The division may not require a voter who                                                                         
     chooses to receive absentee  ballots under this section                                                                    
     to reapply  to receive absentee ballots  by mail unless                                                                    
     the  voter  has not  voted  an  absentee ballot  for  a                                                                    
     period of four years or  an absentee ballot sent to the                                                                    
     voter under  this section is  returned to  the division                                                                    
     as  undeliverable.  A  voter  may  change  the  voter's                                                                    
     absentee ballot selection under  (m) of this section by                                                                    
     reapplying under this section."                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:34:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN explained  that the  current language  of                                                               
the  bill  does not  allow  voters  the  option to  choose  which                                                               
absentee ballots they want to receive.   He relayed that DOE said                                                               
it  spends approximately  $2.50  when it  sends  out an  absentee                                                               
ballot.   He argued  that unused  absentee ballots  are wasteful,                                                               
and it  would save money  if voters could designate  ballots they                                                               
do not wish to use.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN asked  Representative Tuck, the prime  sponsor of HB                                                               
115, if he supports Amendment 1.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:35:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHRIS   TUCK,  Alaska  State   Legislature,  said                                                               
Amendment  1 would  make a  simple matter  more complicated.   He                                                               
stated  that  Alaskans  who  would choose  to  always  receive  a                                                               
permanent absentee  ballot under HB  115 "would not  be obligated                                                               
to vote on  that ballot unless they miss  a particular election."                                                               
He  said he  wants to  ensure voters  can always  show up  at the                                                               
polls  and vote,  and  not be  limited to  "this  type of  voting                                                               
here."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:36:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES  asked Representative  Tuck if  Amendment 1                                                               
or  a  similar  amendment  had  already  been  heard  in  another                                                               
committee.   She  mentioned  that  she feels  she  has heard  the                                                               
amendment before.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK said  it  is possible  there  was a  similar                                                               
amendment  proposed  to  an omnibus  elections  bill  during  the                                                               
Thirtieth Alaska  State Legislature.   He spoke to  his intention                                                               
to  keep HB  115  simple and  focused on  the  issue of  absentee                                                               
voting.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:37:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  asked where  Representative Eastman  got the                                                               
$2.50 per ballot figure and requested that he expound on it.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN said  that  number was  forwarded to  him                                                               
from DOE.   He clarified that it only relates  to state elections                                                               
and  not municipal  elections.   He said  $2.50 is  the cost  per                                                               
ballot and said he believes  that includes preparation, printing,                                                               
and mailing.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL posited  that DOE  took the  total cost  and                                                               
divided by the  number of ballots to reach $2.50  per ballot.  He                                                               
said,  "If you  subtracted a  couple,  you may  not save  exactly                                                               
$2.50  per  ballot   since  the  ...  initiation   fee  might  be                                                               
particularly high."   He noted that  there is no one  from DOE to                                                               
confirm that.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN reminded the committee that  the plan is not to move                                                               
the bill out of committee today.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SHAW  mentioned  that   he  and  his  wife  voted                                                               
absentee during the last election and "it was a 50-cent stamp."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:39:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN drew attention to  line 9 of the amendment                                                               
and said it  is his understanding that the language  is the exact                                                               
same as  is in HB  115, so that  even with the  amendment passing                                                               
voters would  be able to  check a box to  sign up for  all future                                                               
elections.   He asked  if Representative Tuck  reads it  the same                                                               
way.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK identified  where language is the  same in HB                                                               
115 and in the  amendment.  He said his concern  is that a person                                                               
who regularly votes by mail could  miss out on a special election                                                               
and  potentially be  dropped  from  the list.    He said  special                                                               
elections  are currently  an exception  in the  bill.   He called                                                               
Amendment 1 "a policy call" about  whether a voter should have to                                                               
check a box for special elections.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:41:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  asked if  that means  the bill,  as written,                                                               
does not include special elections, so  a person who signs up for                                                               
the permanent list would not receive a special election ballot.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK said,  "Actually,  now that  I reread  this,                                                               
that may be correct."  He  said the bill would probably require a                                                               
special  absentee  ballot  application  to  vote  absentee  in  a                                                               
special  election.   He suggested  the bill  could be  amended so                                                               
that the  language "future  regularly scheduled  state elections"                                                               
is replaced by "all future scheduled state elections."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN  noted  that the  amendment  currently  before  the                                                               
committee is Amendment 1.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:43:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL said  his preference would be for  a voter to                                                               
receive all the  ballots for which he/she is  eligible instead of                                                               
having to preselect them because  there may be things that change                                                               
during an election.   He said it is better to err  on the side of                                                               
giving too many  voting options.  He also noted  that it could be                                                               
an administrative hassle  for DOE to determine and  keep track of                                                               
who gets  which ballots.   He  opined that it  is better  to send                                                               
voters every ballot.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:44:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN said  he appreciates the intent of  the amendment to                                                               
give  voters a  range of  choices.   He said  he understands  the                                                               
appeal but observed  that having DOE implement  Amendment 1 would                                                               
invite error  and confusion on  both the division and  the voter.                                                               
He commented  that some  voters    particularly elderly  voters                                                                 
might forget whether they signed up  for a particular ballot.  He                                                               
spoke to  the convenience of  voting by mail in  the Municipality                                                               
of Anchorage.   Arguing that it  is likely to seed  confusion and                                                               
extra  expense for  DOE,  he  stated that  he  would not  support                                                               
Amendment 1.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:46:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  said there  is another amendment  to come                                                               
that  might alleviate  concerns about  voters forgetting  whether                                                               
they have  signed up for  an absentee  ballot.  He  remarked that                                                               
Amendment 1 addresses  that the bill does not  currently allow an                                                               
option  to sign  up  for  special elections.    He  said it  also                                                               
recognizes that some  voters like to go to the  polls for general                                                               
elections  but  only vote  absentee  in  special elections.    He                                                               
remarked  that  those  people  would   be  given  the  option  to                                                               
designate which  ballots to receive.   He  noted that he  has not                                                               
fashioned the  amendment so  that absentee  ballots would  be the                                                               
norm and those  who wish not to  receive them could opt  out.  He                                                               
said if  there is a  concern that  not enough people  are getting                                                               
absentee ballots, that would be a  way to solve that problem.  He                                                               
remarked that his approach is to  include a line on the form that                                                               
would  allow voters  to sign  up for  all, some,  or none  of the                                                               
ballots.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:47:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives Eastman  voted in                                                               
favor  of  adopting Amendment  1.    Representatives Wool,  Shaw,                                                               
Stutes,  Thompson,  and  Claman  voted against  it.    Therefore,                                                               
Amendment 1 failed by a vote of 1-5.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:48:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  moved to  adopt Amendment 2,  labeled 31-                                                               
LS0213\A.2, Bullard, 5/2/19, which read:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, lines 4 - 11:                                                                                                      
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
          "(m)  An absentee ballot application must include                                                                     
     an option  for a qualified  voter to choose  to receive                                                                    
     absentee   ballots  by   mail   for  future   regularly                                                                    
     scheduled  state  elections.  The division  shall  stop                                                                    
     mailing  absentee ballots  to a  voter and  require the                                                                    
     voter to  reapply to receive  absentee ballots  by mail                                                                    
     if                                                                                                                         
               (1)  the voter does not vote an absentee                                                                         
     ballot sent to the voter; or                                                                                               
               (2)  an absentee ballot sent to the voter                                                                        
       under this section is returned to the division as                                                                        
     undeliverable."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN explained that  Amendment 2 recognizes the                                                               
fact that  the State  of Alaska  (SOA) should  not have  to waste                                                               
money on  absentee ballots  that are  not going to  be used.   He                                                               
said the  amendment would make  it so that  a voter who  does not                                                               
use an absentee ballot would  not receive future absentee ballots                                                               
unless he/she reapplies.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:49:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK,  when asked for  his stance on  Amendment 2,                                                               
said he  opposes it.   He said some  people only vote  in general                                                               
elections and,  under this amendment,  would be dropped  from the                                                               
list if they skip a primary  election.  He identified language in                                                               
the bill that  would allow for a four-year grace  period before a                                                               
voter is dropped  from the list due to inactivity.   He said that                                                               
language  allows for  voters who  only  wish to  vote in  general                                                               
elections to do so without being dropped.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:49:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES said  she opposes  Amendment 2  because of                                                               
the current mail situation on  Kodiak Island.  She explained that                                                               
all  mail  on  Kodiak  goes  through Anchorage,  even  if  it  is                                                               
something mailed  by a person  on Kodiak  to a person  on Kodiak.                                                               
She said  Kodiak Island Borough  currently does not  have mail-in                                                               
ballots  but that  does not  mean it  won't in  the future.   She                                                               
said,  "If  the  planes  don't  get in  with  the  ballots,  then                                                               
everybody who  is used to  getting these  ballots in the  mail is                                                               
off the list."   She said she can see  some real problems brewing                                                               
for rural Alaskans who may have mail-in ballots.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:50:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  agreed with Representative  Tuck's stance                                                               
that many Alaskans  only vote in general elections  and said that                                                               
is a reason to only send  them ballots for general elections.  He                                                               
said  the  situation referenced  by  Representative  Stutes is  a                                                               
bigger  problem having  to do  with voting  access.   He remarked                                                               
that the  bill and  the amendments  being offered  already assume                                                               
that the  voting system  is not  broken and  nothing in  them can                                                               
solve that problem.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:51:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives Eastman  voted in                                                               
favor of  adopting Amendment 2.   Representatives Thompson, Wool,                                                               
Shaw, Stutes, and Claman voted  against it.  Therefore, Amendment                                                               
2 failed by a vote of 1-5.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:52:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  moved to  adopt Amendment 3,  labeled 31-                                                               
LS0213\A.3, Bullard, 5/2/19, which read:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 9:                                                                                                            
          Delete "or"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 11:                                                                                                           
          Delete "."                                                                                                            
          Insert "; or                                                                                                          
               (3)  a person at an address to which an                                                                          
     absentee  ballot is  sent under  this section  provides                                                                    
     evidence satisfactory  to the  division that  the voter                                                                    
     to whom  the absentee ballot  was sent no  longer lives                                                                    
     or receives mail at the address."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN explained that  Amendment 3 would instruct                                                               
DOE  to cease  sending  absentee  ballots to  an  address if  the                                                               
resident informs DOE that the voter no longer lives there.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:53:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN  asked  Representative  Tuck for  his  position  on                                                               
Amendment 3.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  asked Representative Eastman if  Amendment 3                                                               
relates to  situations in which  a resident receives  an absentee                                                               
ballot addressed  to a  prior resident and  writes "no  longer at                                                               
this  address"  on  the  envelope before  dropping  back  in  the                                                               
mailbox.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   EASTMAN  said   the   amendment  is   addressing                                                               
situations in  which a resident says,  "I got this ballot.   It's                                                               
not mine.   Please stop sending ballots."  He  explained that the                                                               
amendment would allow  DOE to use that information  to remove the                                                               
prior resident from the list.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  said the  amendment makes  sense.   He noted                                                               
the current  bill currently has  two conditions for  removal from                                                               
the  list,  including  items  of   mail  that  were  returned  as                                                               
undeliverable.   He  said  the  bill does  not  currently have  a                                                               
provision for DOE  being informed that the voter is  no longer at                                                               
the address.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:54:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN asked  a question about mail returned  to the sender                                                               
with  a yellow  United States  Postal Service  (USPS) label.   He                                                               
questioned  how the  provision proposed  in  Amendment 3  differs                                                               
from that  official USPS action.   He asked if that  means, under                                                               
Amendment 3,  that DOE  would rely  on a  handwritten note  by an                                                               
unknown person to remove a voter from the mailing list.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN said  that he queried how  many people are                                                               
registered  to vote  at his  home  address and  learned that  "an                                                               
awful lot of people" he had never  met were.  He said he does not                                                               
want to  have to  receive someone else's  ballot for  four years.                                                               
He said Amendment 3  would allow him to call DOE  and ask that it                                                               
stop sending the ballot.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN  asked if Amendment  3 would require DOE  to publish                                                               
and  enact   regulations  about   what  qualifies   as   evidence                                                               
satisfactory to the division.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  said he does  not know  if it would.   He                                                               
noted "evidence  satisfactory to  the division" is  language that                                                               
was recommended  by the  drafter of the  amendment.   He remarked                                                               
that  immediate contact  with DOE  about a  ballot may  be deemed                                                               
satisfactory where delayed contact may not.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN asked  if Representative  Eastman has  a definition                                                               
for "evidence satisfactory to the division                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  said he  does not.   He said  the drafter                                                               
wanted to leave that up to the division.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:57:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  asked for confirmation  that the  version of                                                               
the bill in front of the committee is Version 31-LS0213\A.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN answered correct.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  read the language  in line 10:  "the voter's                                                               
previous absentee ballot sent under  this section was returned to                                                               
the division  as undeliverable."   He said  he thinks  a previous                                                               
draft  of the  bill  may  have read  "any  mail  returned to  the                                                               
division as undeliverable" so that  a returned voter registration                                                               
card or  any other mail sent  by DOE could result  in the removal                                                               
of the voter from  the list.  He said he would  talk to DOE about                                                               
what it would prefer.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN   said  the   current  language   of  the                                                               
amendment may capture that because  the language "a voter to whom                                                               
the absentee  ballot was sent"  identifies that the issue  is the                                                               
person, not the ballot.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:59:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN suggested  that Amendment 3 be tabled  until DOE can                                                               
weigh in on it.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  said he supports  that idea.  He  noted that                                                               
the wording  "any mail  returned" could  potentially result  in a                                                               
situation  where a  person  seeking to  mess  with someone  could                                                               
covertly get that person removed from the list.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:00:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES REPRESENTATIVE moved  to table Amendment 3.                                                               
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:01:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  moved to  adopt Amendment 4,  labeled 31-                                                               
LS0213\A.7, Bullard, 5/2/19, which read:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, lines 3 - 11:                                                                                                      
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
        "* Section  1. AS 15.20.081 is  amended by  adding a                                                                
     new subsection to read:                                                                                                    
          (m)  An absentee ballot application must include                                                                      
     an option  for a qualified  voter to choose  to receive                                                                    
     absentee   ballots  by   mail   for  future   regularly                                                                    
     scheduled  state elections.  A  voter  who selects  the                                                                    
     option  to  receive  future absentee  ballots  by  mail                                                                    
     shall provide the division  with the voter's electronic                                                                    
     mail  address, if  any. At  least 90  days before  each                                                                    
     state election,  the division shall send  to each voter                                                                    
     who has  requested to  receive future  absentee ballots                                                                    
     by  mail, and  who has  provided the  division with  an                                                                    
     electronic  mail  address,  notice by  electronic  mail                                                                    
     indicating that  the voter is  scheduled to  receive an                                                                    
     absentee  ballot by  mail for  the election.  A voter's                                                                    
     selection  of the  option  to  receive future  absentee                                                                    
     ballots  by mail  remains in  effect, and  the division                                                                    
     may not require a voter  to reapply to receive absentee                                                                    
     ballots by mail under this section, unless the                                                                             
               (1)  voter has not voted an absentee ballot                                                                      
     for a period of four years; or                                                                                             
               (2)  voter's previous absentee ballot sent                                                                       
       under this section was returned to the division as                                                                       
     undeliverable."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   EASTMAN   said   Amendment   4   addresses   the                                                               
possibility  that a  voter may  not remember  whether he/she  has                                                               
applied to  receive an  absentee ballot.   He said  the amendment                                                               
would instruct DOE to send an  e-mail reminder to voters who have                                                               
signed up for an absentee ballot  if DOE has an e-mail address on                                                               
file.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:02:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN  asked  Representative  Tuck for  his  position  on                                                               
Amendment 4.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   TUCK  said   he   opposes  it   because  it   is                                                               
unnecessary.  He  stated an absentee ballot may  only be returned                                                               
by  the person  that  requested  the ballot.    He  spoke to  the                                                               
identification procedures employed to  verify an absentee voter's                                                               
identity.   He said it is  illegal to submit a  falsified ballot.                                                               
He said it is already legal   to allow someone who is a registrar                                                               
to provide an  absentee application to somebody else  to fill out                                                               
to vote by mail."   He noted that one need not  be a registrar to                                                               
do that.  He said it  is a regular practice for political parties                                                               
to send out  absentee applications to party members.   He said he                                                               
does not  see anything  wrong with an  entity making  an absentee                                                               
ballot application available to a voter.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:03:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES asked for  confirmation that Amendment 4 is                                                               
before the committee.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN said yes.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   STUTES  shared   concerns  with   the  following                                                               
language  beginning  on line  6  of  Amendment  4: "A  voter  who                                                               
selects the  option to  receive future  absentee ballots  by mail                                                               
shall  provide  the division  with  the  voter's electronic  mail                                                               
address   She said she receives  enough junk e-mail at her e-mail                                                               
address and  does not want  to be  required to submit  her e-mail                                                               
address simply because she wants to vote by mail.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN commented  that he worries every  time the committee                                                               
adds "one  more thing"  to a  department's to-do  list.   He said                                                               
Amendment  4  feels   like  an  unfunded  mandate.     He  echoed                                                               
Representative  Stutes   misgivings  about  the   e-mail  address                                                               
requirement.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:04:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN   said  he  agrees   with  Representative                                                               
Stutes.   He said that language  is not what he  intended when he                                                               
submitted the amendment to the  drafter and agreed that it should                                                               
be optional for a voter to provide his/her e-mail address.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  moved Amendment  1 to Amendment  4, which                                                               
would remove the  word "shall" in line 7 and  insert in its place                                                               
the word "may."  There being no objection, so ordered.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN noted  that Amendment  4 would  not cause                                                               
DOE to  substantially alter  its current practices.   He  said it                                                               
would  simply allow  for voters  who have  provided their  e-mail                                                               
address  to receive  an e-mail  notification.   He remarked  that                                                               
this would be important because  some voters will not remember if                                                               
they have  already applied  for their absentee  ballot.   He said                                                               
the  e-mail notification  would ensure  that such  voters do  not                                                               
take  up DOE's  time by  calling to  confirm or  by submitting  a                                                               
redundant application.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:07:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives Eastman  voted in                                                               
favor  of  adopting Amendment  4,  as  amended.   Representatives                                                               
Stutes,  Thompson,  Wool,  Shaw,  and Claman  voted  against  it.                                                               
Therefore, Amendment 4, as amended, failed by a vote of 1-5.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:08:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  moved to  adopt Amendment 5,  labeled 31-                                                               
LS0213\A.5, Bullard, 5/2/19, which read:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, following line 11:                                                                                                 
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        "* Sec. 2.  AS 15.20.220 is amended by  adding a new                                                                
     subsection to read:                                                                                                        
          (c) Before the certification of a state ballot                                                                        
     counting review under  AS 15.15.450, the director shall                                                                    
     select  random  voters  in   each  house  district  who                                                                    
     submitted absentee ballots.  The director shall attempt                                                                    
     to  contact  the  voter  to   confirm  that  the  voter                                                                    
     returned an absentee  ballot. On or before  the day the                                                                    
     director  certifies  a  state  ballot  counting  review                                                                    
     under  AS 15.15.450, the  director shall  aggregate the                                                                    
     information  collected under  this subsection,  deliver                                                                    
     the information  to the senate secretary  and the chief                                                                    
     clerk of  the house of representatives,  and notify the                                                                    
     legislature  that  the  information is  available.  The                                                                    
     director  shall include  in  the information  delivered                                                                    
     under this  subsection the  number of  absentee voters,                                                                    
     by district, that                                                                                                          
               (1)  the division attempted to contact;                                                                          
               (2)  the division successfully contacted;                                                                        
               (3)  reported voting by absentee ballot in                                                                       
     the applicable election; and                                                                                               
               (4)  reported not voting by absentee ballot                                                                      
     in the applicable election."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 12:                                                                                                           
          Delete "Sec. 2"                                                                                                     
          Insert "Sec. 3"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:08:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN   said  it  is  important   to  implement                                                               
safeguards  to  ensure  that the  increased  number  of  absentee                                                               
ballots  be used  appropriately.   He relayed  that DOE  found on                                                               
more  than one  occasion during  the last  election cycle  that a                                                               
person in  whose name  an absentee  ballot was  received reported                                                               
that he/she did  not submit an absentee ballot.   He said this is                                                               
of great  public concern.   He explained  that Amendment  5 would                                                               
require that  the Director of  DOE contact a random  selection of                                                               
absentee  voters from  each house  district in  order to  confirm                                                               
that  the  voters returned  an  absentee  ballot.   He  said  the                                                               
amendment does not specify the size  of the random selection.  He                                                               
stated  that the  amendment would  call for  a "check"  to ensure                                                               
absentee ballots are being used appropriately.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:09:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN  asked  Representative  Tuck for  his  position  on                                                               
Amendment 5.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK said  he opposes  Amendment 5.   He  said he                                                               
would  like to  keep HB  115 simple.   He  noted that  he is  not                                                               
familiar with  the DOE findings  to which  Representative Eastman                                                               
made  mention.   He  added  that he  does  not  know whether  DOE                                                               
currently has  a verification process.   He noted that DOE  has a                                                               
review process in which it  examines signatures before certifying                                                               
an election.   He expressed concern that Amendment  5 could place                                                               
a burden on the Division of  Elections and could alarm voters who                                                               
receive  a  phone call  that  might  raise concerns  about  their                                                               
ballot.  He said the amendment is not necessary at this time.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:10:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN  said  the  amendment appears  to  be  an  unfunded                                                               
mandate that  creates more  duties for  DOE.   He shared  that he                                                               
thinks DOE  is doing a  good job.   He said  he has not  seen any                                                               
meaningful evidence of election fraud in Alaska.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:11:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN  alluded  to news  headlines  related  to                                                               
DOE's  reporting  about  people mailing  absentee  ballots  under                                                               
other  people's names.    He expressed  concern  and opined  that                                                               
something must be  done so that it does continue.   He noted that                                                               
HB 115 would significantly expand  the number of absentee ballots                                                               
and thus significantly expand the potential for fraud.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:11:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives Eastman  voted in                                                               
favor  of   adopting  Amendment   5.     Representatives  Stutes,                                                               
Thompson,  Shaw,  and  Claman  voted   against  it.    Therefore,                                                               
Amendment 5 failed by a vote of 1-4.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:12:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  moved to  adopt Amendment 6,  labeled 31-                                                               
LS0213\A.6, Bullard, 5/2/19, which read:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, lines 4 - 7:                                                                                                       
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
          "(m)  An absentee ballot application must include                                                                     
      an option for a qualified voter to choose to receive                                                                      
     absentee   ballots  by   mail   for  future   regularly                                                                    
     scheduled  state  elections.  The division  shall  stop                                                                    
     sending  absentee   ballots  to  a  voter   under  this                                                                    
     subsection upon  the voter's  written request.  A voter                                                                    
     may  request that  the division  stop sending  absentee                                                                    
     ballots at any  time. If a voter does  not request that                                                                    
     the  division   stop  sending  absentee   ballots,  the                                                                    
     division  may  stop  sending absentee  ballots  to  the                                                                    
     voter and require the voter to reapply only if"                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  said he noticed  that there is  no option                                                               
for a  voter who  has signed  up for an  absentee ballot  to undo                                                               
that action.   He opined that  this would be an  important option                                                               
for a voter  to have to avoid  the risk of misuse  of an unwanted                                                               
absentee ballot and to avoid unnecessary DOE costs.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:12:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK,  upon being asked his  position on Amendment                                                               
6, opined  that it is  not necessary.   He said the  bill already                                                               
includes an  automatic mechanism to  drop an absentee  voter from                                                               
the mailing list if the voter votes at the polls.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:13:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES  commented that  the committee  should give                                                               
credit to  people for  having common sense.   She  expressed that                                                               
what  Amendment 6  seeks  to  accomplish should  not  need to  be                                                               
enshrined in statute.  She called it "a foolish amendment."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:14:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN remarked  that the bill tells  DOE to send                                                               
absentee ballots  to people  for four  years without  allowing it                                                               
any discretion  in the process.   He said  it is common  sense to                                                               
allow DOE to take phone  calls and written correspondence related                                                               
to requests for removal from the mailing list.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN moved Conceptual  Amendment 1 to Amendment                                                               
6, which he  said would prevent a third party  from signing up on                                                               
someone's behalf to  receive future absentee ballots.   He opined                                                               
that  third parties  should not  be allowed  to submit  forms for                                                               
someone to receive absentee ballots perpetually.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN remarked that the  subject of Conceptual Amendment 1                                                               
to  Amendment  6  is  broadly separate  and  different  from  the                                                               
subject of  Amendment 6.   He ruled it out  of order and  said it                                                               
would  be  too hard  to  get  it down  into  writing  to make  it                                                               
meaningful for a vote.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:15:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN explained  that  he had  worked with  the                                                               
drafters to try and get it into writing.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN  told Representative Eastman  that he can  object to                                                               
the rule of the chair and the committee would vote on it.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN said, "I'll  object because it was reduced                                                               
to writing and I want that on the record."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
A  roll  call vote  was  taken.   Representatives  Shaw,  Stutes,                                                               
Thompson,  Wool, and  Claman voted  to uphold  the ruling  of the                                                               
chair.  Representative Eastman voted  against it.  Therefore, the                                                               
ruling of the chair was upheld by a vote of 5-1.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:17:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  said Amendment  6 would allow  the option                                                               
for someone to contact DOE if  he/she wishes to no longer receive                                                               
absentee ballots.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:17:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A  roll call  vote was  taken.   Representative Eastman  voted in                                                               
favor  of adopting  Amendment 6.   Representatives  Shaw, Stutes,                                                               
Thompson,  Wool,  and  Claman  voted   against  it.    Therefore,                                                               
Amendment 6 failed by a vote of 1-5.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:18:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 2:18 p.m. to 2:19 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:18:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN announced  that HB  115 would  be held  for further                                                               
review so that the committee could hear from DOE.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
        HB 142-NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS VPSO & TANF PROGRAMS                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:19:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN announced that the  final order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL   NO.  142,  "An   Act  relating  to   Alaska  Native                                                               
organizations;  relating to  the  village  public safety  officer                                                               
program;  and   relating  to  the  Alaska   temporary  assistance                                                               
program."                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:19:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE    JONATHAN     KREISS-TOMKINS,    Alaska    State                                                               
Legislature, said  HB 142 is  a  technical fix bill"  relating to                                                               
the   Village  Public   Safety  Officer   (VPSO)  and   Temporary                                                               
Assistance  for Needy  Families  (TANF) programs  that have  been                                                               
administered for  decades by the  Central Council of  Tlingit and                                                               
Haida Indian Tribes  of Alaska (CCTHITA).  He  explained that the                                                               
current  statutes authorizing  partnerships with  regional native                                                               
nonprofit organizations  such as  Tanana Chiefs  Conference allow                                                               
those  organizations to  administer the  VPSO and  TANF programs.                                                               
The  problem, he  said, is  that  CCTHITA has  a different  legal                                                               
identity than  the other regional native  nonprofit organizations                                                               
and is therefore technically not  eligible to partner with SOA to                                                               
administer  those programs.   He  noted that  CCTHITA is  already                                                               
administering  VPSO and  TANF programs  and has  without incident                                                               
for  a long  time.    He said  the  issue  was recently  realized                                                               
between the  Department of Public  Safety (DPS) and CCTHITA.   He                                                               
added that both sides are keen  to resolve it.  He explained that                                                               
HB  142 would  adjust the  statutes  to add  another category  of                                                               
eligible  entity that  would  encompass CCTHITA  so  that it  can                                                               
legally continue to administer the VPSO and TANF programs.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN disclosed  for the  record that  his wife  works as                                                               
General  Counsel  to the  Cook  Inlet  Tribal Council  (CITC),  a                                                               
regional  native nonprofit  organization.   He said  he does  not                                                               
believe CITC  has any financial interest  in HB 142 and  that his                                                               
wife's employment does  not create a conflict.   He explained his                                                               
intention was to make the record clear.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:22:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN said there  are over a dozen organizations                                                               
that  qualify as  "Alaska Native  organizations.    He asked  how                                                               
many of  those organizations want to  have VPSOs.  He  noted that                                                               
he does not think any of them currently have VPSOs.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  said  he  is  not  aware  of  any                                                               
organizations  other  than  CCTHITA  that  have  an  interest  in                                                               
administering the VPSO and/or TANF programs.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:23:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN opened public testimony on HB 142.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
RALPH WOLFE, 5th  Vice President, Central Council  of Tlingit and                                                               
Haida Indian Tribes  of Alaska, said he is speaking  on behalf of                                                               
Richard  Peterson,   President  of  CCTHITA.     He  echoed  what                                                               
Representative  Kreiss-Tomkins   said  about   HB  142   being  a                                                               
technical  fix  to  an  issue  relating  to  the  VPSO  and  TANF                                                               
programs.  He said CCTHITA  has been administering those programs                                                               
for 20  years.  He  explained that in  2018 the VPSO  program was                                                               
administered via a  corporation established by CCTHITA.   He said                                                               
this  setup created  administrative difficulties.   He  explained                                                               
that the TANF program has  been administered through an agreement                                                               
with the understanding that a technical  fix would be made to the                                                               
statute.      He  restated   that   CCTHITA   has  already   been                                                               
administering  these  programs  and  said it  has  endeavored  to                                                               
achieve long-term productivity.  He  said DOL has determined that                                                               
there would be no negative impact to the enactment of HB 142.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:25:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN, after  ascertaining  that no  one  else wished  to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony on HB 142.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:26:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  asked whether  it is the  prime sponsor's                                                               
intent for  HB 142 to relate  solely to CCTHITA or  if he intends                                                               
to  open  a  potential  new avenue  for  other  organizations  to                                                               
administer VPSOs.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS said  the intent  of the  bill "is                                                               
just  looking   at  [CCTHITA].      He   characterized  CCTHITA's                                                               
organizational  structure as  distinct,  explaining  that it  was                                                               
recognized  by  the  federal  government  as  a  regional  tribal                                                               
organization  - "an  actual sovereign  government"    well before                                                               
the Alaska Native  Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)  was signed into                                                               
law.  He said  the goal of the bill is  to encompass only CCTHITA                                                               
since  the other  regional nonprofits  are partnering  at present                                                               
and without incident with SOA on these programs.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN  posited that HB 142  would put CCTHITA on  the same                                                               
level  as  other organizations  that  currently  could choose  to                                                               
participate in  the VPSO  program, so the  bill would  not change                                                               
the eligibility  of other  organizations.  He  said it  would put                                                               
CCTHITA  on  par  with  other  similarly  situated  organizations                                                               
because   CCTHITA  is   defined   differently   by  the   federal                                                               
government.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS   said  that   is  correct.     He                                                               
clarified that  it would  put CCTHITA "on  par with  [SOA]" given                                                               
SOA is ultimately funding the programs.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CLAMAN  suggested that if  there were  another organization                                                               
listed in  the present statute  that wanted to contract  with the                                                               
state for a VPSO program, it could  do that already.  He said the                                                               
difference with  HB 142  is that  it would  place CCTHITA  on the                                                               
same level  as those other organizations.   He said it  would not                                                               
require CCTHITA to  reach agreement with SOA, but  it would allow                                                               
it to do so.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS said that is an accurate summary.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:28:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN said that is  different from what he heard                                                               
earlier.  He  noted that there are 13 organizations  listed in AS                                                               
47.27.070.   He asked, "Do  we want  to solidify in  statute that                                                               
each of  these organizations can  be running the VPSO  program in                                                               
their various areas and so forth?"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS  consulted AS 47.27.070.   He asked                                                               
Representative Eastman to restate his question.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  addressed lines  28 and 29  on page  2 of                                                               
the bill,  located in Section  4.   He said the  language therein                                                               
would add a  new definition of "Alaska  Native organization" that                                                               
draws in  the list of  organizations in  AS 47.27.070.   He asked                                                               
how the prime sponsor would  feel about grandfathering CCTHITA in                                                               
to  VPSO and  TANF eligibility  rather than  impacting the  other                                                               
statutes.  He cited the  potential for other implications and the                                                               
fact  that  there is  no  desire  to  change  the way  the  other                                                               
organizations operate.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS said  he  would  have to  consider                                                               
that proposal.  He explained that  HB 142 was generated through a                                                               
partnership between  DOL, DPS, and CCTHITA,  plus private counsel                                                               
retained by  CCTHITA.  He  said HB 142  was the final  product of                                                               
several  months of  conversations  and  negotiations between  all                                                               
stakeholders.    He said  all  the  stakeholders knew  what  they                                                               
wanted to accomplish;  it was just a question of  the right means                                                               
to accomplish it.   He remarked that he would  not want to "upset                                                               
the  apple  cart"  given  that HB  142  represents  a  settlement                                                               
between different stakeholders.  He  said he would prefer to stay                                                               
with the bill  as presently structured.  He noted  that he is not                                                               
able to speak for the other  entities that agreed on the language                                                               
of the bill.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN  said he  would  like  to talk  to  those                                                               
stakeholders to discuss whether an amendment is necessary.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:32:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease from at 2:32 p.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:32:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  CLAMAN announced  that HB  142 would  be held  for further                                                               
review.   He expressed uncertainty  that the bill would  be taken                                                               
up again  during the current  session.  He explained  the process                                                               
through which members may submit amendments.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS  quipped that he fully  expects the                                                               
governor to put HB 142 on the call for a special session.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:34:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Judiciary Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 2:35 p.m.                                                                 

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB071 ver S 5.10.19.PDF HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/11/2019 9:30:00 AM
SB 71
SB071 Sponsor Statement 5.10.19.pdf HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/11/2019 9:30:00 AM
SB 71
SB071 Sectional Summary 5.10.19.pdf HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/11/2019 9:30:00 AM
SB 71
SB071 Supporting Document-Statutory Instruction 5.10.19.pdf HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/11/2019 9:30:00 AM
SB 71
SB071 Supporting Document-Department of Law Approval 5.10.19.pdf HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/11/2019 9:30:00 AM
SB 71
SB071 Fiscal Note LAW-CIV 5.10.19.pdf HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/11/2019 9:30:00 AM
SB 71
HB123 ver M 5.3.19.PDF HJUD 5/3/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 123
HB115 ver A 5.1.19.pdf HJUD 5/1/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/3/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/6/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/11/2019 9:30:00 AM
HB 115
HB115 Amendments #1-6.pdf HJUD 5/3/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/6/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/11/2019 9:30:00 AM
HB 115
HB142 ver K 5.8.19.pdf HJUD 5/8/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 142
HB142 Sponsor Statement 5.8.19.pdf HJUD 5/8/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 142
HB142 Sectional Analysis 5.8.19.pdf HJUD 5/8/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 142
HB142 Fiscal Note DPS-VPSO 5.8.19.pdf HJUD 5/8/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJUD 5/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 142