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*+ HB 276 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER EMPLOYEES TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
*+ HB 211 EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 211(L&C) Out of Committee
*+ HB 213 GOLF COURSE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSES TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 213(L&C) Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
          HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                         
                       February 10, 2014                                                                                        
                           3:21 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurt Olson, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Lora Reinbold, Vice Chair                                                                                        
Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                    
Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                                 
Representative Andy Josephson                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Bob Herron                                                                                                       
Representative Dan Saddler                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 213                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to golf course alcoholic beverage licenses."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 213(L&C) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 276                                                                                                              
"An Act making the Alaska Wage and Hour Act inapplicable to                                                                     
certain employees of motor vehicle dealers; and providing for an                                                                
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 276 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 211                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to the education and employment of individuals                                                                 
with disabilities."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 211(L&C) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 213                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: GOLF COURSE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSES                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) THOMPSON                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
01/21/14       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/10/14                                                                               
01/21/14       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/21/14       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
02/10/14       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 276                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER EMPLOYEES                                                                                     
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) THOMPSON                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
01/24/14       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/24/14       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
02/10/14       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 211                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) MILLETT, GATTIS, HOLMES, HUGHES,                                                                  
LEDOUX, JOSEPHSON                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
01/21/14       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/10/14                                                                               
01/21/14       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/21/14       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
02/10/14       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BRODIE ANDERSON, Staff                                                                                                          
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 213 on behalf of the prime                                                                  
sponsor, Representative Thompson.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HOWARD THEISS, Owner                                                                                                            
Fairbanks Golf Course                                                                                                           
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 213.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
JOMO STEWART, Project Manager                                                                                                   
Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation [FEDCO)                                                                              
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 213.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
RICH SAYERS, General Manager                                                                                                    
Anchorage Golf Course                                                                                                           
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 213.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
DALE FOX, President/Chief Executive Officer                                                                                     
Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant & Retailer's Association (CHARR)                                                                     
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the discussion of HB 213.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SHIRLEY COTE, Executive Director                                                                                                
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ("ABC Board")                                                                                  
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the discussion of HB 213.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STEVE THOMPSON                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as prime sponsor of HB 276.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JANE PIERSON, Staff                                                                                                             
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions on behalf of the                                                                      
sponsor, Representative Thompson, on HB 276.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GREY MITCHELL, Acting Assistant Commissioner                                                                                    
Department of Labor & Workforce Development (DLWD)                                                                              
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions regarding HB 213.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MARTEN MARTENSEN, President                                                                                                     
Alaska Auto Dealers Association (AADA)                                                                                          
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 276.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
VASILIOS GIALOPSOS, Staff                                                                                                       
Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                                 
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified on behalf of the sponsor HB 211.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
RON PAUL, Disabilities Employment Specialist                                                                                    
Frontier Community Services (FCS)                                                                                               
Soldotna, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the discussion of HB 211.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CATHY BABUSCIO                                                                                                                  
Director of Human Resources                                                                                                     
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center (MSRMC)                                                                                          
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified on HB 276.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
RIC NELSON, Member                                                                                                              
Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education                                                                          
Department of Health and Social Services                                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 211.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ERIC YANUSZ                                                                                                                     
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the discussion of HB 211.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
LUANN YANUSZ                                                                                                                    
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 211.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MILLIE RYAN, Executive Director                                                                                                 
REACH, Inc.                                                                                                                     
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 211.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:21:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KURT  OLSON called  the House  Labor and  Commerce Standing                                                             
Committee  meeting  to  order  at   3:21  p.m.    Representatives                                                               
Reinbold, Millett,  Josephson, Chenault,  and Olson  were present                                                               
at the call to order.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
         HB 213-GOLF COURSE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSES                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:21:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON announced  that  the first  only  order of  business                                                               
would be  HOUSE BILL  NO. 213,  "An Act  relating to  golf course                                                               
alcoholic beverage licenses."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:22:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRODIE  ANDERSON, Staff,  Representative  Steve Thompson,  Alaska                                                               
State  Legislature, stated  that  currently privately-owned  golf                                                               
courses  can only  serve beer  and wine.   Unfortunately,  due to                                                               
this  limitation,  the  privately-owned   golf  courses  are  not                                                               
provided  the  same  opportunities  currently  allowed  for  golf                                                               
courses on federal  property such as military  installations.  He                                                               
said  that military  golf  courses are  exempt  from golf  course                                                               
liquor licenses  and can  serve all  alcoholic beverages.   Since                                                               
private golf courses  are limited to serving beer  and wine, they                                                               
are  at   a  disadvantage  to  secure   large  events,  including                                                               
tournaments.   Additionally, unaccompanied minors can  only enter                                                               
dining facilities  at a privately-owned  golf course  that serves                                                               
beer  and  wine  and  minors   cannot  play  golf  without  being                                                               
accompanied by an adult.  This  bill would allow golf courses the                                                               
same privileges as  those located on federal property.   Under HB                                                               
213  privately-owned  golf  courses  could  serve  all  alcoholic                                                               
beverages.  The  bill would also clarify  restrictions for minors                                                               
on the golf course.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. ANDERSON referred to a  letter in members' packets from [Rich                                                               
Sayers, General  Manager] Anchorage  Golf Course and  O'Malley on                                                               
the  Green.    The  letter suggests  the  committee  consider  an                                                               
amendment.  He referred to page 2  line 11, which read, "... by a                                                               
person over  the age of 21  years, and the parent  or guardian of                                                               
the ...."   He explained  that having  the word "and"  means that                                                               
the minor  must be accompanied  by someone  over 21 and  also has                                                               
consent  of a  parent or  guardian.   He stated  that the  letter                                                               
suggests [removal of the language  that requires minors under the                                                               
age of 16 to  be accompanied by a person over the  age of 21], by                                                               
changing "and"  to "or."  He  said this would allow  minors under                                                               
the  age  of 16  to  play  golf so  long  as  they have  parental                                                               
consent.  He indicated the prime  sponsor of HB 213 believes that                                                               
is a good change.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:25:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON asked  whether an  amendment has  been submitted  to                                                               
accomplish the change.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. ANDERSON  answered no; that  the sponsor hopes  the committee                                                               
would entertain amending the bill.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON asked  for clarification on whether the  bill is time                                                               
sensitive.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:26:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 3:26 p.m. to 3:28 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:28:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. ANDERSON stated  that the bill has a zero  fiscal note and it                                                               
will only impact privately-owned golf courses.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON remarked  that other golf courses have  weighed in on                                                               
the bill, as well.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:28:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD  asked  how many  golf  courses  operate                                                               
recreational site license.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. ANDERSON  answered that eight golf  courses currently operate                                                               
with a liquor license.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT remarked  that he  does not  own a  golf                                                               
course.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:30:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT  made a  motion  to  adopt a  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1, on page 2, line 11, to strike "and" insert "or."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD  objected for the purpose  of discussion.                                                               
She  said  she  preferred  the original  language;  however,  she                                                               
deferred to the will of the committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD removed her objection.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:30:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT  explained  the  reason  for  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment  1 is  that he  and the  prime sponsor  do not  want to                                                               
restrict  youth from  being  on  golf courses.    He offered  his                                                               
belief that  this language will  not hamper [the liquor  laws] in                                                               
any way  nor will  it allow youth  under the ages  of 21  to have                                                               
better access  to liquor.   He said  that "or" fits  the scenario                                                               
better than "and" does.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:31:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MILLETT reminded  members  that  any golf  course                                                               
serving alcohol  must follow  the liquor  rules of  the Alcoholic                                                               
Beverage Control Board  (ABC).  This means all  servers must have                                                               
TAM cards  [training for alcohol  professionals]. It  wouldn't be                                                               
any different under the bill  since servers aren't going to serve                                                               
children or allow  anyone under 21 an opportunity to  drink.  She                                                               
didn't see any problem having youth  on the golf course since all                                                               
of the provisions related to alcohol would apply.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:33:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   REINBOLD   lifted  her   objection   [previously                                                               
lifted].                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
There  being no  further  objection, Conceptual  Amendment 1  was                                                               
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:33:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOWARD  THEISS,  Owner, Fairbanks  Golf  Course,  stated that  he                                                               
supports the  idea of a full  liquor license on the  golf course.                                                               
He  also appreciated  [Conceptual  Amendment 1]  since it  allows                                                               
minors to  practice and improve  their golf.   He said  that it's                                                               
been  tough to  compete  [with  other golf  courses]  due to  the                                                               
liquor  law restrictions.    He  stated that  he  is  one of  six                                                               
owners,  and  president  of  the   organization.    He  said  the                                                               
Fairbanks Golf Course is in support of HB 213.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:34:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOMO  STEWART, Project  Manager,  Fairbanks Economic  Development                                                               
Corporation  [FEDCO), stated  that the  FEDCO supports  the bill.                                                               
He said  that his boss,  [Jim Dodson, President and  CEO, FEDCO],                                                               
sent  a letter  of  support  [in members'  packets].   The  FEDCO                                                               
supports HB 213  in terms of attracting  tourism related golfing.                                                               
Additionally,  the  FEDCO  supports  the bill  in  terms  of  the                                                               
competitiveness  between  the  public  and private  sector.    He                                                               
explained  that the  Fairbanks Golf  Course is  at a  competitive                                                               
disadvantage  since  it  cannot   provide  the  kinds  of  things                                                               
tourists are  accustomed to in  other parts  of the country.   He                                                               
concluded that  the FEDCO  is supporting  the bill  for fairness,                                                               
competitiveness, and attractiveness.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:36:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICH SAYERS,  General Manager,  Anchorage Golf  Course, testified                                                               
in  support  of HB  213  and  in  support  of allowing  youth  to                                                               
participate without being  accompanied by an adult,  as stated in                                                               
the letter [in members' packets].                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:37:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DALE   FOX,  President&   CEO,  Cabaret,   Hotel,  Restaurant   &                                                               
Retailer's  Association (CHARR),  said  that  CHARR supports  the                                                               
concept  of golf  course  beverage licenses,  in  which the  golf                                                               
course purchases a  full beverage dispensary license  in order to                                                               
be able to serve beverages anywhere  on the course.  He expressed                                                               
concern  that  the bill  may  provide  "full beverage  dispensary                                                               
license"  instead of  a "golf  course license".   He  stated that                                                               
CHARR  believes there  is  a  need to  purchase  a full  beverage                                                               
dispensary  license  to  be  fair   and  competitive  with  other                                                               
establishments in  the community.   The second  part of  the bill                                                               
attempts  to address  minors on  premise.   The  bill as  written                                                               
would grant  16-year-olds with parental  permission the  right to                                                               
be on  the course.   He suggested the  issue is larger  than what                                                               
the bill  addresses since [it  only addresses youth 16  years and                                                               
older] but  10-year-olds participate in "first  tee" programs and                                                               
he has observed  a mother dropping off a 12-year-old  at the golf                                                               
course.  He said  he wants golf courses open to  youth of any age                                                               
so kids can  learn to play golf.   He said, "And  maybe we'll get                                                               
our  next  Tiger Woods  from  Alaska."    He suggested  that  the                                                               
committee  should allow  youth  of  any age  to  access the  golf                                                               
course.  Golf  is clearly a healthy activity and  youth should be                                                               
encouraged to participate in golfing.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:39:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD asked  whether he  supported [Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1].                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOX answered  that [Conceptual Amendment 1]  makes some sense                                                               
although he  was unsure whether it  goes far enough.   He offered                                                               
his belief that the  age limit is a problem for  some of his golf                                                               
course members.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:39:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON said it  appears that [subparagraph] (B)                                                               
appears to cover any use, at least with parental consent.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOX answered yes.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:40:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON  asked   whether  the  full  dispensary                                                               
license would be  required for spirits so the  license would need                                                               
to be upgraded from beer and wine.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  suggested that the Alcoholic  Beverage Control Board                                                               
(ABC Board) could clarify if this pertains to beer and wine.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  pointed out that the  bill would delete                                                               
beer and wine and insert alcoholic beverages.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:41:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  asked  whether  this  bill  would  require  a  full                                                               
[beverage dispensary license].                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SHIRLEY  COTE,  Executive  Director, Alcoholic  Beverage  Control                                                               
Board  ("ABC   Board"),  Department  of  Commerce,   Community  &                                                               
Economic  Development,  responded  that  the  bill  would  extend                                                               
beyond just serving beer and  wine to include spirits, similar to                                                               
a  beverage dispensary  license such  that golf  course licensees                                                               
would be allowed to serve, beer, wine, or hard liquor.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:42:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON asked whether she had  any issues about the minors on                                                               
premises after the committee [adopted Conceptual Amendment 1].                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. COTE  answered that Representative Millett  was correct, that                                                               
the  licensee   is  responsible   for  ensuring   that  alcoholic                                                               
beverages are not put in the hands  of those under the age of 21.                                                               
Currently,  staff has  to  ensure the  underage  persons are  not                                                               
served  or given  access to  beer and  wine so  she assumed  this                                                               
would extend to hard liquor on golf courses.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:42:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON,  after first  determining  no  one else  wished  to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony on HB 213.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:43:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT  moved to report  HB 213, as  amended, out                                                               
of   committee   with    individual   recommendations   and   the                                                               
accompanying fiscal  notes.  There  being no objection,  the CSHB                                                               
213(L&C) was reported from the  House Labor and Commerce Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 3:44 p.m. to 3:48 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
             HB 276-MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER EMPLOYEES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:48:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  announced that the  next order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO.  276, "An Act making the Alaska  Wage and Hour Act                                                               
inapplicable to  certain employees of motor  vehicle dealers; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:48:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STEVE  THOMPSON,  Alaska  State  Legislature,  as                                                               
sponsor,  said this  bill would  clarify that  auto sales  staff,                                                               
auto service writers, and auto  finance personnel are exempt from                                                               
Alaska's minimum wage and hour act.   These employees are paid on                                                               
commission and  have never been  hourly employees.   He explained                                                               
that HB  276 was drafted in  response to confusion caused  by the                                                               
regulation,  8  AAC  15.910  (a)   (16),  which  read,  "straight                                                               
commission" means a  fixed percentage of each dollar  of sales an                                                               
employee  makes; ...."   This  regulation  became interpreted  to                                                               
mean that the  commission must be applied to the  gross amount of                                                               
the sale.   While  this interpretation  might be  appropriate for                                                               
some  commission   sales,  such  as   real  estate,  it   is  not                                                               
appropriate  or customary  for auto  sales.   An auto  dealership                                                               
must pay for the vehicle first  from the sale price.  Advertising                                                               
laws prevent  an "add on charge"  to an advertised sale  price to                                                               
accommodate a commission.   Thus, if a net sale  is three percent                                                               
of  the  gross,  the  dealer  cannot pay  a  commission  of  five                                                               
percent.   This  bill will  clarify the  long-standing employment                                                               
practices  of  the industry  by  maintaining  a commission  based                                                               
employment  system   that  works  well  for   both  employer  and                                                               
employees.     The  DLWD  has   been  helpful  and   amended  its                                                               
regulations; however, as  a result of litigation  it is necessary                                                               
to seek final clarification in statute.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:50:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  asked for the distinction  between auto                                                               
sales transactions and  other industries.  He  asked whether this                                                               
requirement should apply to other retail sales' businesses.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
JANE PIERSON, Staff, Representative  Steve Thompson, Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, said she  did not think store  sales commissions are                                                               
supplemented by  salaries.  For example,  it would take a  lot of                                                               
shoes to make a living.   She related her understanding that auto                                                               
sales are  one of the few  industries in which the  dealership is                                                               
selling a product it purchased from the manufacturer.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:52:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON remarked  department stores  likely own                                                               
the goods.  He related  his understanding that the definition for                                                               
straight commission  applied to gross,  but not net cost  for the                                                               
dealership.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. PIERSON answered yes.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON asked  whether this  bill would  exempt                                                               
all auto dealership employees from the wage and hour statutes.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS.  PIERSON  deferred  to Marten  Martensen,  president  of  the                                                               
Alaska Auto Dealers Association to answer.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:53:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON asked  whether  federal  wage and  hour                                                               
regulations would offer protections to auto employees.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.  PIERSON answered  no;  that this  provision  falls under  AS                                                               
23.10.055(a),  which  pertains  to  exemptions,  compensation  of                                                               
executives, administrators, and professionals.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  asked whether it was  her understanding                                                               
that  federal  law would  not  apply,  in  instances in  which  a                                                               
salesperson did not earn sufficient commissions.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. PIERSON answered no.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:54:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON said under HB  276, the car sales person                                                               
would not have a guaranteed  minimum wage or straight commission,                                                               
but would earn a commission on net sales.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. PIERSON answered yes.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON asked  whether the  employee negotiates                                                               
with the dealer on the definition of net sales.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. PIERSON  understood that the  employee would have an  idea of                                                               
the approximate  purchase price and adjust  the sale accordingly,                                                               
such  as make  the decision  to take  a three  percent commission                                                               
rather than not sell the car.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:55:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  said he was surprised  that the service                                                               
writer who isn't selling anything is also on commission.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. PIERSON deferred to Mr. Martensen to answer.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:57:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD asked whether  any issues were identified                                                               
prior to  adoption of these  regulations.  She clarified  she was                                                               
interested in the reason the DLWD adopted the regulations.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
GREY  MITCHELL,  Acting  Assistant  Commissioner,  Department  of                                                               
Labor & Workforce Development (DLWD),  said the department wanted                                                               
to change  the regulatory definition of  straight commission from                                                               
a very narrow definition to  ensure that the explanation the DLWD                                                               
provides  employers and  employees pertaining  to straight  sales                                                               
matched the regulatory definition.   The department said that its                                                               
application  of  the  narrow definition  of  straight  commission                                                               
wasn't being used and the regulation changes addressed this.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:58:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD asked  whether  the department  received                                                               
any "pushback" during public comment.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MITCHELL recalled  that  the department  did  not receive  a                                                               
significant  number   of  comments.     He  suggested   that  the                                                               
department may  have received  approximately five  comments, with                                                               
three in support, with two opposed.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD asked  whether  the  DLWD realized  that                                                               
these changes  represented significant  impacts to  the industry.                                                               
She  suggested  that  the  dealerships  weigh  in  to  brief  the                                                               
committee on how the regulations impact them.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. MITCHELL agreed.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:00:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON asked  whether other industries were  impacted by the                                                               
regulation changes.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. MITCHELL  offered his belief  that the bill has  a definition                                                               
for "motor vehicle dealers' under  AS [08.66.350], which involves                                                               
more than  just cars,  for example,  boats.   He deferred  to the                                                               
sponsor to answer.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON remarked boats are a form of transportation.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON  pointed  out that  the  definition  in                                                               
proposed Sec. 2  of the bill refers to a  separate definition for                                                               
motor vehicles.  He clarified that this section refers to AS 45.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MITCHELL  agreed  that  proposed  Sec.  2,  referred  to  AS                                                               
[45.25.990]  and  the  definition   under  [AS  08.66.350].    In                                                               
response  to a  question,  he  said he  was  not  certain of  the                                                               
nuances in paragraph (3) of proposed Sec. 2.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:02:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON said  he wanted to grasp  the concept of                                                               
commissions.   He expressed interest  that the  auto dealership's                                                               
financing  staff is  also on  commission since  that job  is more                                                               
administrative in nature.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MITCHELL  answered  that  the   questions  pertain  more  to                                                               
industry  question since  the DLWD  hasn't  done a  study on  car                                                               
dealership employees.  He assumed  employees fell under a variety                                                               
of  salary payment  methods, which  might be  the reason  for the                                                               
attempt to exempt  the employees.  For example,  if the employees                                                               
were paid on  a straight commission, they would  be excluded from                                                               
overtime.   Thus, changing  the law  and excluding  this specific                                                               
group would mean it wouldn't matter  if the employees were paid a                                                               
straight commission or an hourly rate.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:04:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARTEN  MARTENSEN,  President,  Alaska Auto  Dealers  Association                                                               
(AADA), offered to provide in  layman's terms the reason the AADA                                                               
supports HB  276.   He said  that two years  ago, an  AADA member                                                               
came to the  board and explained the business was  being sued for                                                               
not paying their  commission sales staff overtime.   He said that                                                               
car dealers  don't pay sales  associates overtime since  they are                                                               
exempt under AS  23.10.055, and earn a straight  commission.  The                                                               
plaintiff's attorney  argued that the  employees are not  paid on                                                               
straight  commission  since  the   employees  do  not  receive  a                                                               
commission based on the fixed  percentage of each sales dollar as                                                               
defined in  regulations 8 AAC  15.910.   At this point,  the AADA                                                               
met with DLWD's  Commissioner Bishop and Mr.  Mitchell to express                                                               
concern  over  8AAC 15.910.    The  AADA explained  the  standard                                                               
industry  practice  of dealerships  is  to  pay sales  associates                                                               
based on the net sales value or "profit."                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:06:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MARTENSEN  related a  scenario in which  in which  the dealer                                                               
has an on the lot vehicle  for sale at $20,000, after having paid                                                               
$18,000.  The  Continental Motors would pay  its sales associates                                                               
25  percent  of the  $2,000  profit,  or  $500.   The  department                                                               
considered this and later agreed  to change the regulation, which                                                               
was accomplished in September 2012.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MARTENSEN   said  that  with   the  regulation   change  the                                                               
dealership thought it  was finally paying its  sales staff within                                                               
the law, but the plaintiff's  attorney argued that federal law 29                                                               
CFR  779.413  [pertaining to  straight  salary  or hourly  rates]                                                               
defines  straight   commission  as  Alaska's  law.     Since  the                                                               
regulations help  to clarify the  law, the judge agreed  with the                                                               
plaintiff's  attorney so  the auto  dealers still  have problems.                                                               
Therefore,  the AADA  supports  HB 276  to  change the  statutes.                                                               
Finally, a  federal law,  29 USC  213 (b)  (10) (a),  exempts car                                                               
sales associates from overtime, but Alaska statutes does not.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:08:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON  said  he  was  amazed  that  this  has                                                               
recently arisen.   He asked whether  in the past 20  years anyone                                                               
has raised the  issue and asked for clarification  of the federal                                                               
statutes.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. MARTENSEN answered  no; the issue has never  been raised, and                                                               
it caught  the industry off  guard.   He explained that,  by law,                                                               
dealers must have written pay plans.   He said his dealership has                                                               
been in business for 45 years  and has had written pay plans that                                                               
clearly identify the salary provisions.   Employees sign pay plan                                                               
agreements  that  specify  straight commission.    Unfortunately,                                                               
this seems to represent a loophole  and the judge agreed that his                                                               
dealership is not abiding by law.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:10:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD summarized that  the lawsuit ensued, that                                                               
the  state sided  with plaintiff  and overturned  the traditional                                                               
practices.  She asked if she understood the issue correctly.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MARTENSEN answered yes.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:10:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON  remarked that  his  sense  of this  is                                                               
different;   the  state   tried  to   support  clarification   of                                                               
regulations helpful  to the  industry, but  the court  system did                                                               
not support the practice.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. PIERSEN, in response to  an earlier question, said that motor                                                               
vehicles  fall under  AS  28.10, which  is  where the  definition                                                               
exists.  The DLWD worked  "hand-in-hand" with the auto dealership                                                               
to change  the regulation,  which was  not recognized  by federal                                                               
law.   This bill would  place the  regulation into statute.   She                                                               
did  not think  this  bill would  impact  industry pay  practices                                                               
since its  payment practices  haven't changed;  in fact,  this is                                                               
how the system has worked.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON remarked that he  was glad to hear about                                                               
the written pay plan.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON,  after first  determining  no  one else  wished  to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony on HB 276.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:12:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD   moved  to  report  HB   [276]  out  of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal  notes.   There being  no objection,  HB 276  was reported                                                               
from the House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 4:13 p.m. to 4:16 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
         HB 211-EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:16:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON announced  that the final order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL  NO. 211,  "An  Act  relating  to the  education  and                                                               
employment of individuals with disabilities."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:16:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VASILIOS  GIALOPSOS,  Staff,   Representative  Charisse  Millett,                                                               
Alaska State Legislature, stated that  HB 211 will make Alaska an                                                               
employment-first  state, which  is  a national  movement for  all                                                               
agencies  in  the  state  to  work  towards  gainful,  integrated                                                               
employment  for persons  with disabilities.    This policy  would                                                               
include  education  policy  and  how  the  persons  are  provided                                                               
service.    This  means  those  who  have  disabilities  but  are                                                               
gainfully employed  live healthier  lives, have a  higher quality                                                               
of life, and incur lower health care costs.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. GIALOPSOS  provided a section-by-section analysis  of HB 211.                                                               
He said that  proposed Section 1 would require  the Department of                                                               
Education and  Early Development  (EED) to  report to  the Mental                                                               
Health Trust  Authority with  respect to  the data  collection on                                                               
the  transition of  services.   Under Section  2, the  bill would                                                               
also add  an education  plan to  include a  goal for  children 15                                                               
years of  age and older to  become gainfully employed.   He added                                                               
that this doesn't preclude post-secondary education.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:18:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.   GIALOPSOS  stated   that   Sections  3-5   have  the   same                                                               
aspirational language  imbedded in  the requisite titles  for the                                                               
DLWD, the Department of Health  and Social Services (HSS) and the                                                               
Department of  Administration.  The  fiscal notes show  that this                                                               
is  existing policy  so  the  fiscal impact  is  absorbed by  the                                                               
department and these departments have zero fiscal notes.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:19:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT referred  to page 2, line  2, and offered                                                               
Conceptual  Amendment 1,  which would  add after  "time", "within                                                               
one year  of leaving  high school" and  delete [the  remainder of                                                               
subsection (c), after "time" which read, in part:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     ... for compensation that is                                                                                               
               (1) at or above the minimum wage; and                                                                            
           (2) not less than the compensation paid by                                                                           
     the employer for the same or similar work performed by                                                                     
     an individual who is not disabled.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT said that  Mr. Gialopsos can explain what                                                               
this change would accomplish.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. GIALOPSOS explained the reason  for Conceptual Amendment 1 is                                                               
to  conform to  the  legislative  intent to  take  the same  data                                                               
collection requirements that the EED  is required to perform with                                                               
respect to special education with no impact to the department.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:21:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  asked whether the legislature  would no                                                               
longer set a mandate for minimum wages.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. GIALOPSOS  answered no; that  the definitions would  apply to                                                               
the  goals for  persons with  disabilities in  other titles.   He                                                               
explained   that  Conceptual   Amendment  1   pertains  to   data                                                               
collection for  transitional services.   The goals will  still be                                                               
present, but  the way the  language was  imbedded in the  bill it                                                               
required  data  collection  the  department  does  not  currently                                                               
perform,  although this  data is  collected by  the DLWD.   Thus,                                                               
Conceptual Amendment  1 would eliminate the  redundancy and focus                                                               
on the transition services of those 15 years of age and older.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, Conceptual Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:22:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RON PAUL, Disabilities  Employment Specialist, Frontier Community                                                               
Services (FCS),  explained that FCS  is a non-profit organization                                                               
that provides services for people of  all ages and has served 190                                                               
persons  with a  disability under  its behavioral  health support                                                               
employment program.   Currently,  26 of  its 38  enrolled clients                                                               
are  gainfully employed  for a  68 percent  employment rate.   He                                                               
reported  that  FCS's  clients from  referrals  through  Serenity                                                               
House,  the   adult  probation   office,  ALELA,   the  Peninsula                                                               
Community  Health Center,  and  vocational rehabilitation  office                                                               
have serious  disabilities.  He  offered his belief  that without                                                               
the program, these individuals would likely not be employed.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:24:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. PAUL provided specific examples  of persons with disabilities                                                               
that the  FCS has assisted,  including assisting  an incarcerated                                                               
person who  is now working on  the North Slope, a  homeless woman                                                               
now working  in retail,  and an  obese man who  has been  able to                                                               
sufficiently  deal  with issues  allow  him  to attend  community                                                               
college and live in his own  apartment.  He illustrated the value                                                               
of  FCS, given  that  disabled  people who  come  to the  program                                                               
basically "have  nowhere to go"  but are assisted by  the program                                                               
and become gainfully employed.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  PAUL  said he  was  unsure  how  those individuals  who  are                                                               
seriously disabled and confined  to wheelchairs will obtain help.                                                               
He  offered his  belief  that no  matter  what disability  people                                                               
have,  they  deserve the  opportunity  to  secure meaningful  and                                                               
gainful employment  and receive  the same assistance  and respect                                                               
as those not disabled.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:28:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CATHY  BABUSCIO, Director  of  Human  Resources, Mat-Su  Regional                                                               
Medical Center (MSRMC), said MSRMC's  project search program is a                                                               
unique  "business  led"  vocational  rehabilitation  program  for                                                               
adult students  18-22 years of  age who  experience disabilities.                                                               
This program  provides students who  want to work  an opportunity                                                               
to develop  transferable job skills.   The ultimate  program goal                                                               
is   independent   adults   securing  employment   within   their                                                               
communities.    She  explained   that  students  experience  full                                                               
immersion at the hospital,  and individualized jobs, development,                                                               
and placement occurs  based on student strength and  skills.  The                                                               
project  search program  is a  collaborative  effort between  the                                                               
Matanuska-Susitna   Borough  School   District,  the   Governor's                                                               
Council on  Disabilities and Special Education,  and the Division                                                               
of  Vocational   Rehabilitation.    The   MSRMC  has   had  three                                                               
successful  program completions  with 100  percent employment  of                                                               
their  students.   She pointed  out the  average wage  is greater                                                               
than $13 per hour.   Additionally, 20 percent of those completing                                                               
the  program have  been  awarded  positions at  the  MSRMC.   She                                                               
stated that this program has  increased employee satisfaction and                                                               
has benefitted  the hospital with dedicated  and skilled workers.                                                               
She said that the MSRMC supports employment first.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:30:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RIC NELSON, Member, Governor's Council  on Disabilities & Special                                                               
Education, testified through an interpreter, as follows:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Good  evening,  Mr.  Chair.     I  have  my  Bachelor's                                                                    
     [degree] in business administration.   I've always been                                                                    
     told I'll  never be able to  work or even able  to give                                                                    
     back to society.  You  know, I've worked a couple part-                                                                    
     time  jobs  and every  time  I've  worked, people  have                                                                    
     enjoyed working with  me.  I bring a  different take on                                                                    
     life on how people work  with disabilities.  And within                                                                    
     a  year  or  two  after  I  graduate  with  my  Masters                                                                    
     [degree], I want  to start my own business.   I want to                                                                    
     open an  agency that  serves people  with disabilities.                                                                    
     I  want to  give back  for what  I have  gotten through                                                                    
     with my  life.   I want  to make  sure that  people can                                                                    
     work in  their own community doing  whatever they want.                                                                    
     I urge to please pass HB 211.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:35:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ERIC YANUSZ provided his testimony, as follows:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     I am  Eric Yanusz and  I'm currently working  at REACH,                                                                    
     where Cathy  works, too.   [In]  my first  rotation the                                                                    
     day  surgery is  sanitized,  dusted:   take out  trash,                                                                    
     repair  the  chemicals,  [and] clean  the  lobby  area.                                                                    
     Second rotation, food service:   fill required buckets,                                                                    
     wipe  tables, wrap  silverware,  [and] refill  napkins.                                                                    
     Indisc.  I don't know my third rotation.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:36:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LUANN YANUSZ stated that she is  the parent of a 21-year-old son,                                                               
[the previous testifier], with disabilities.   She explained that                                                               
parents  of  children  with  disabilities do  not  know  what  to                                                               
expect,  how  much  they  will  be   able  to  learn  or  do,  or                                                               
contribute.   She  said her  son  hasn't received  a high  school                                                               
diploma so he  is in a lower  range than many in  society. In his                                                               
current  program,   "Project  Search"  and  other   job  training                                                               
programs, he  has learned what  employers expect of him,  such as                                                               
to  be  at work  every  day,  develop  a  good work  ethic,  show                                                               
initiative, and follow the rules.   She said he is hoping through                                                               
the transition  from Project Search  to get at least  a half-time                                                               
job and continue  his work routine.   She said he will  be out of                                                               
the school district  this May and he is  very "routine oriented."                                                               
She hoped  the transitional services  will provide  assistance so                                                               
his routine  from working at  school to working in  the community                                                               
can  continue instead  of  him  watching television.    If he  is                                                               
watching  television,  he  will  know  the  television  schedule.                                                               
Under the  program, he  is gainfully  employed in  the community,                                                               
learns how to take the bus and  get to his job, what the employer                                                               
expects, and  would earn appropriate  wages.  In  conclusion, she                                                               
said, she supports the employment first bill.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:38:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MILLIE RYAN,  Executive Director, REACH, Inc.,  stated that REACH                                                               
serves  about 400  individuals, primarily  with intellectual  and                                                               
developmental  disabilities in  northern Southeast  Alaska.   One                                                               
service  REACH  provides  is  employment,  and  it  is  currently                                                               
implementing employment-first  policies across  the agency.   For                                                               
example,  when people  are developing  their  service plans,  the                                                               
first thing REACH asks about  is employment.  REACH has collected                                                               
baseline information on the percent  of youth and adults who have                                                               
employment  goals in  their service  plans.   She indicated  that                                                               
REACH's board of directors will  be setting targets over the next                                                               
five years.   She stated that  providers can do a  lot to support                                                               
people and  help them get  employment but the state  must provide                                                               
strong policies that promote employment  as the preferred outcome                                                               
for individuals with developmental  disabilities.  She emphasized                                                               
that HB  211 will really make  that happen.  She  thanked members                                                               
for the opportunity to support of HB 211.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:40:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON,  after first  determining  no  one else  wished  to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony on HB 211.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:40:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT remarked that  she was appointed last year                                                               
to  serve on  the Governor's  Council on  Disabilities &  Special                                                               
Education (GCDSE).   She said it  has been an honor  to work with                                                               
the GCDSE, including  those present today.  She  said the GCDSE's                                                               
priority  legislation  is HB  211  and  HB  212.   She  said  the                                                               
legislature   is  working   on   healthy   communities  and   the                                                               
legislature's priorities  are to  make sure that  businesses grow                                                               
and help  individuals become  independent.  She  said that  a job                                                               
does wonders for  people, in terms of  depression, suicide, self-                                                               
worth, caring  for self,  developing a  social life,  and meeting                                                               
people, and  being an active  part of the community  is something                                                               
everyone in Alaska  deserves.  This bill would  help us recognize                                                               
individuals for their  special qualities.  She said,  "The sky is                                                               
the limit.   As they grow and learn skills,  the limitations they                                                               
overcome are phenomenal."   She has observed  Ric Nelson graduate                                                               
from  college.    She  is  thrilled he  is  working  towards  his                                                               
Master's Degree.   She said he is an inspirational  person and it                                                               
is meaningful  to speak with  him to learn  about his life.   She                                                               
said that  Teresa Holt has  been an excellent  executive director                                                               
for the  council.  She  said she  has probably learned  more from                                                               
serving on this council from the  human perspective and it was an                                                               
honor  to  carry  the  bill.    The  bill  is  truly  a  work  in                                                               
collaboration with a  lot of people who care.   She characterized                                                               
the council as being a dedicated group.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT  moved to report  HB 211, as  amended, out                                                               
of   committee   with    individual   recommendations   and   the                                                               
accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:44:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being  no objection,  the CSHB  211(L&C) was  reported from                                                               
the House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:44:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Labor and Commerce Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at                                                                  
4:44 p.m.                                                                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB213 ver A.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
HB 213
HB213 Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
HB 213
HB213 Sectional Analysis.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
HB 213
HB213 Fiscal Note-DCCED-ABC-02-06-14.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
HB 213
HB276 ver U.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
HB 276
HB276 Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
HB 276
HB276 Fiscal Note-DOLWD-WHA-02-07-14.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
HB 276
HB276 Supporting Document-Letter DOLWD to Auto Dealers 12-6-2013Correspondence between Auto Dealers and DOL.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
HB 276
HB276 Supporting Documents-Letter AK Auto Dealers Assoc 01-23-2014.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
HB 276
HB211 ver A.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Sectional Analysis.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Fiscal Note-DHSS-CDDG-02-05-14.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Fiscal Note-DOA-DOP-02-07-14.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Fiscal Note-DOLWD-CS-02-07-14.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Fiscal Note-EED-SSA-2-7-14.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Supporting Document-BMC Psychiatry Report.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Supporting Document-Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education Summary of HB 211.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Supporting Document-NACDD Report.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Supporting Document-State Employment Leadership Network Report.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB213 Supporting Documents-Letter O'Malley's on the Green 2-7-2014.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
HB 213
HB213 Supporting Documents-Letter FEDCO 02-7-2014.pdf HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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HB211 Supporting Documents-Letter FOCUS, Inc 02-6-2014.PDF HL&C 2/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
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