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04/11/2016 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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03:29:46 PM Start
03:30:00 PM HB234
03:36:52 PM Alaska Workers' Compensation Board
04:20:05 PM HB271
04:32:02 PM SB127
04:49:46 PM SB142
04:54:56 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Confirmation Hearings: TELECONFERENCED
- Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy
- Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
- State Board of Registration for Architects,
Engineers, and Land Surveyors
- Board of Barbers and Hairdressers
- Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers
- Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- Board of Dental Examiners
- Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board
of Directors
- Alaska Labor Relations Agency
- Marijuana Control Board
- Board of Marine Pilots
- Board of Marital and Family Therapy
- Board of Massage Therapists
- Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives
- Board of Nursing
- Occupational Safety and Health Review Board
- Board of Examiners in Optometry
- Board of Pharmacy
- State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Board
- Board of Psychologists and Psychological
Associate Examiners
- Regulatory Commission of Alaska
- Board of Social Work Examiners
- Board of Veterinary Examiners
- Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission
- Alaska Workers' Compensation Board
-- Public Testimony --
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
+= HB 234 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 234(L&C) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
+= HB 271 MONEY SERVICES BUSINESS: REQS; LICENSING; TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 271(L&C) Out of Committee
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
+= SB 127 INSURER'S USE OF CREDIT HISTORY/SCORES TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 127 Out of Committee
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
+= SB 142 INSURANCE FOR ANTI-CANCER MEDICATION TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 142(L&C) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
          HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                         
                         April 11, 2016                                                                                         
                           3:29 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurt Olson, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Shelley Hughes, Vice Chair                                                                                       
Representative Jim Colver                                                                                                       
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux                                                                                                 
Representative Cathy Tilton                                                                                                     
Representative Andy Josephson                                                                                                   
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Chenault (alternate)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
OTHER LEGISLATORS PRESENT                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
Representative Liz Vazquez                                                                                                      
Senator Charlie Huggins                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 234                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to insurance coverage for mental health                                                                        
benefits provided through telemedicine."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 234(L&C) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                                        
^Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                                     
            Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
     Karen Brewer-Tarver                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                                             
                Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
     Robert Evans                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land                                                              
Surveyors                                                                                                                     
State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land                                                             
                           Surveyors                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
     Catherine Fritz                                                                                                            
     David Hale                                                                                                                 
     Colin Maynard                                                                                                              
     Kathleen Schedler                                                                                                          
     Fred Wallis                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     -  CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                            
               Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
     Michelle Black                                                                                                             
     Willie Mae Canady                                                                                                          
     Kevin McKinley                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATIONS(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                                              
                Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
     John Aderhold                                                                                                              
     Jeffrey Reinhardt                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers                                                                                    
           Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
     Robert Tracy                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                                    
                   Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
     Michael Moriarty                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors                                                                    
   Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors                                                                
                                                                                                                              
     Dave Cruz                                                                                                                  
     Luke Hopkins                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
- CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                                                
                 Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
     Matthew McSorley                                                                                                           
     Jean Ward                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Marijuana Control Board                                                                                                      
                    Marijuana Control Board                                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
     Loren Jones                                                                                                                
     Peter Mlynarik                                                                                                             
     Mark Springer                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Marine Pilots                                                                                                       
                     Board of Marine Pilots                                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
     Andrew Mack                                                                                                                
     Tom Rueter                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                                          
              Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
     Dorothea Goddard-Aguero                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Massage Therapists                                                                                                  
                  Board of Massage Therapists                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
     Ron Gibbs                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives                                                                                     
            Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
     Kathryn Roberts                                                                                                            
     Deborah Schneider                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Nursing                                                                                                             
                        Board of Nursing                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
     Tina Gillis                                                                                                                
     Jennifer Stuckey                                                                                                           
     Wendy Thon                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Occupational Safety and Health Review Board                                                                                  
          Occupational Safety and Health Review Board                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
     Anthony Barnard                                                                                                            
     Keith Montgomery                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                                              
                Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
     Pam Steffes                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Pharmacy                                                                                                            
                       Board of Pharmacy                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
     Richard Holt                                                                                                               
     Phil Sanders                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board                                                                        
     State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board                                                                  
                                                                                                                              
     Ruth Kostik                                                                                                                
     James Parietti                                                                                                             
     M. Celeste Tydingco                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners                                                                 
  Board of Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners                                                              
                                                                                                                              
     Sarah Angstman                                                                                                             
     Allen Levy                                                                                                                 
     Joel Wieman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Regulatory Commission of Alaska                                                                                              
                Regulatory Commission of Alaska                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
     Rebecca Pauli                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Social Work Examiners                                                                                               
                 Board of Social Work Examiners                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Angela Christiansen                                                                                                        
     Rachel Olson                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Veterinary Examiners                                                                                                
                 Board of Veterinary Examiners                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
     Rachel Berngartt                                                                                                           
     Hal Geiger                                                                                                                 
     James Hagee                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                                     
            Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
     Michael Notar                                                                                                              
     James Rhodes                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                                                                           
               Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
     Bradley Austin                                                                                                             
     David Ellis                                                                                                                
     Sarah Lefebvre                                                                                                             
     Amy Steele                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 271                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating to  a  money  services business;  relating  to                                                               
transmitting  value  that  substitutes  for  money;  relating  to                                                               
licensing  requirements and  registration through  the Nationwide                                                               
Multistate  Licensing System  and  Registry;  relating to  surety                                                               
bonding requirements;  authorizing certain licensees  to contract                                                               
to use subdelegates for reloading  funds onto stored-value cards;                                                               
relating  to   record  retention,  reporting   requirements,  and                                                               
enforcement  provisions;  relating  to  exemptions;  relating  to                                                               
money  services  Internet  activities;  relating  to  definitions                                                               
regarding   the   transmitting   value,   currency,   and   money                                                               
transmission business activities; and  providing for an effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 271(L&C) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 127                                                                                                             
"An Act relating  to actions by insurers based  on credit history                                                               
or   insurance  score;   and  providing   for  an   exception  to                                                               
consideration  by  an  insurer of  credit  history  or  insurance                                                               
score."                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 127 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 142(L&C) AM                                                                                              
"An   Act  relating   to  insurance   coverage  for   anti-cancer                                                               
medications."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HCS CSSB 142(L&C) AM OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 234                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) VAZQUEZ                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
01/19/16       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/8/16                                                                                
01/19/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/19/16       (H)       HSS, L&C                                                                                               
03/15/16       (H)       HSS AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/15/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/15/16       (H)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/17/16       (H)       HSS AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/17/16       (H)       Moved  HB 234 Out of Committee                                                                         
03/17/16       (H)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/18/16       (H)       HSS RPT 3DP 1NR 1AM                                                                                    
03/18/16       (H)       DP: TARR, VAZQUEZ, WOOL                                                                                
03/18/16       (H)       NR: TALERICO                                                                                           
03/18/16       (H)       AM: SEATON                                                                                             
04/06/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
04/06/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/06/16       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/11/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 271                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MONEY SERVICES BUSINESS: REQS; LICENSING;                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
01/20/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/20/16       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
04/01/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
04/01/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/01/16       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/11/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 127                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: INSURER'S USE OF CREDIT HISTORY/SCORES                                                                             
SPONSOR(s): HUGGINS                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
01/19/16       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/19/16       (S)       STA, L&C                                                                                               
02/11/16       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/11/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/11/16       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/16/16       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/16/16       (S)       Moved  SB 127 Out of Committee                                                                         
02/16/16       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/17/16       (S)       STA RPT 4DP 1AM                                                                                        
02/17/16       (S)       DP: STOLTZE, COGHILL, HUGGINS, MCGUIRE                                                                 
02/17/16       (S)       AM: WIELECHOWSKI                                                                                       
02/25/16       (S)       L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/25/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/25/16       (S)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
03/03/16       (S)       L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/03/16       (S)       Moved  SB 127 Out of Committee                                                                         
03/03/16       (S)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
03/04/16       (S)       L&C RPT 3DP                                                                                            
03/04/16       (S)       DP: COSTELLO, GIESSEL, MEYER                                                                           
03/11/16       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/11/16       (S)       VERSION: SB 127                                                                                        
03/14/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/14/16       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
04/08/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
04/08/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/08/16       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/11/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 142                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: INSURANCE FOR ANTI-CANCER MEDICATION                                                                               
SPONSOR(s): GIESSEL                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
01/19/16       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/19/16       (S)       L&C                                                                                                    
02/04/16       (S)       L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/04/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/04/16       (S)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
02/16/16       (S)       L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/16/16       (S)       Moved  CSSB 142(L&C) Out of Committee                                                                  
02/16/16       (S)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
02/17/16       (S)       L&C RPT CS  4DP  SAME TITLE                                                                            
02/17/16       (S)       DP: COSTELLO, GIESSEL, MEYER, STEVENS                                                                  
03/02/16       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/02/16       (S)       VERSION: CSSB 142(L&C) AM                                                                              
03/04/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/04/16       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
04/06/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
04/06/16       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/06/16       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/11/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
ANITA HALTERMAN, Staff                                                                                                          
Representative Liz Vazquez                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented the committee substitute (CS) for                                                              
HB 234, on behalf of Representative Vazquez, sponsor.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
DAVE CRUZ, Appointee                                                                                                            
Board of Directors                                                                                                              
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation                                                                                          
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as appointee to the board of                                                                   
directors, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
LUKE HOPKINS, Appointee                                                                                                         
Board of Directors                                                                                                              
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation                                                                                          
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:   Testified  as appointee  to  the board  of                                                             
directors, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REBECCA PAULI, Commissioner Designee                                                                                            
Regulatory Commission of Alaska                                                                                                 
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified as appointed  commissioner to the                                                             
Regulatory Commission of Alaska.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
KONRAD JACKSON, Staff                                                                                                           
Representative Kurt Olson                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:    Provided  the  governor's  appointees  to                                                             
various  boards  and  commissions, on  behalf  of  Representative                                                               
Olson, Chair of the House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ED MARTIN                                                                                                                       
Cooper Landing, Alaska                                                                                                          
POSITION   STATEMENT:      Testified   with   concern   regarding                                                             
appointments to  the Marijuana Control  Board during  the hearing                                                               
on the governor's appointees to boards and commissions.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
KEVIN ANSELM, Director                                                                                                          
Division of Banking and Securities                                                                                              
Anchorage Office                                                                                                                
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:   Addressed  the  changes  contained in  the                                                             
committee substitute (CS) for HB 271.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
TED MONINSKI                                                                                                                    
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the hearing on SB 127.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
LORI WING-HEIER, Director                                                                                                       
Division of Insurance                                                                                                           
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:    Responded  to questions  on  SB  127,  as                                                             
previously  raised  by  committee  members,  during  the  regular                                                               
meeting on 4/8/16.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
LORI WING-HEIER, Director                                                                                                       
Division of Insurance                                                                                                           
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:     Responded   to  questions,   related  to                                                             
Amendment  1, to  the House  committee substitute  (CS) for  CSSB                                                               
142(L&C)am.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:29:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KURT  OLSON called  the House  Labor and  Commerce Standing                                                             
Committee meeting to  order at 3:29 p.m.   Representatives Olson,                                                               
Hughes, Tilton, LeDoux,  Kito, and Josephson were  present at the                                                               
call to order.  Representative  Colver arrived as the meeting was                                                               
in  progress.   Representative Vazquez  and Senator  Huggins were                                                               
also present.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
           HB 234-INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:30:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON announced  that the first order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 234, "An  Act relating to insurance  coverage for                                                               
mental health benefits provided through telemedicine."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:30:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HUGHES moved  to adopt  the committee  substitute                                                               
(CS) for  HB 234,  labeled 29-LS1251\W,  Wallace, 4/8/16,  as the                                                               
working document.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:31:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ANITA  HALTERMAN, Staff  to  Representative  Liz Vazquez,  Alaska                                                               
State  Legislature   related  that  the  Version   W,  moves  the                                                               
provisions of  law from AS  21.54, the group plan  provisions, to                                                               
AS  21.42,  the  insurance  contract provisions.    The  original                                                               
applies to both, and Version  W moves those provisions as written                                                               
from one section of state law to another.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:32:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  removed his  objection.    There being  no  further                                                               
objection, Version W was before the committee.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON opened public testimony.   After ascertaining that no                                                               
one wished to testify, public testimony was closed.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:33:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES  moved to  report the  committee substitute                                                               
for  HB  234, labeled  29-LS1251\W,  out  of committee  with  the                                                               
accompanying fiscal notes and individual recommendations.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:33:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON objected,  saying  it is  a good  bill,                                                               
other than encouraging  a system wherein people  never meet their                                                               
therapist,  which would  not  be best  practice.   He  reiterated                                                               
previous testimony  wherein this decision would  ultimately be up                                                               
to the therapeutic community, and removed his objection.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES  referred to  comments that the  bill opens                                                               
an  avenue  for  Outside, Alaska-licensed  providers.    Although                                                               
there is a  shortage [of providers] in some areas  of Alaska, the                                                               
committee should be aware of the aforementioned possibility.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:34:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being no further objection,  CSHB 234(L&C) was reported out                                                               
of the House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:35:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at ease from 3:35 p.m. to 3:36 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
^CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                                       
                    CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
^Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                                     
            Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                                             
                Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
^State Board of Registration for  Architects, Engineers, and Land                                                             
Surveyors                                                                                                                     
State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land                                                             
                           Surveyors                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                            
               Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                                              
                Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers                                                                                    
           Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                                    
                   Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
^Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors                                                                    
   Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors                                                                
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
^Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                                                
                 Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
^Marijuana Control Board                                                                                                      
                    Marijuana Control Board                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Marine Pilots                                                                                                       
                     Board of Marine Pilots                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                                          
              Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Massage Therapists                                                                                                  
                  Board of Massage Therapists                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives                                                                                     
            Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Nursing                                                                                                             
                        Board of Nursing                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^Occupational Safety and Health Review Board                                                                                  
          Occupational Safety and Health Review Board                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                                              
                Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Pharmacy                                                                                                            
                       Board of Pharmacy                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board                                                                        
     State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners                                                                 
  Board of Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners                                                              
                                                                                                                                
^Regulatory Commission of Alaska                                                                                              
                Regulatory Commission of Alaska                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Social Work Examiners                                                                                               
                 Board of Social Work Examiners                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Veterinary Examiners                                                                                                
                 Board of Veterinary Examiners                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
     ^Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                                
            Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
^Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                                                                           
               Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:36:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  announced that the  next order of business  would be                                                               
the  confirmation hearings  for the  [governor's 53  appointments                                                               
for  the]  various  boards  and  commissions.    He  advised  two                                                               
nominees for the  Marijuana Control Board were  removed from [the                                                               
calendar] due to missing information.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
[After discussion, it  was clarified that three  names were being                                                               
forwarded for  the Marijuana  Control Board,  and two  names were                                                               
being   set   aside   pending    receipt   of   their   completed                                                               
applications.]                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:39:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVE  CRUZ,   appointee,  board  of  directors,   Alaska  Gasline                                                               
Development   Corporation   (AGDC),   Department   of   Commerce,                                                               
Community  & Economic  Development  (DCCED), advised  that he  is                                                               
currently serving  on the  AGDC board,  and was  appointed during                                                               
the previous  administration at the  board's inception.   He said                                                               
he is  an asset  with his  40 years of  experience in  the Alaska                                                               
construction and  oil fields  industries and  is devoted  to this                                                               
project.   Further, this is  Alaska's future and it  is important                                                               
to maintain  diligence to get a  project up and going,  the board                                                               
is functioning  on the right path,  and it is his  honor to serve                                                               
on the board.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:40:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LUKE  HOPKINS,  appointee,  board of  directors,  Alaska  Gasline                                                               
Development   Corporation   (AGDC),   Department   of   Commerce,                                                               
Community  &   Economic  Development   (DCCED),  advised   he  is                                                               
currently on the AGDC board.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON noted  concerns that  AGDC is  becoming "top  heavy"                                                               
with  people  previously on  the  Alaska  Gasline Port  Authority                                                               
(AGPA)  board  of  directors, and  asked  about  the  appointee's                                                               
experience with AGPA.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HOPKINS  informed  the  committee  he  was  elected  to  the                                                               
Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly  in 2006, and was nominated                                                               
and approved  by the  assembly to  be an AGPA  board member.   At                                                               
that time  AGPA was purchasing  Fairbanks natural gas  along with                                                               
the Golden  Valley Electric Association  (GVEA), and  he attended                                                               
financial meetings in  Seattle with the owners of  Pentex and two                                                               
or three other  members of the AGPA board  during negotiations on                                                               
financing.   Of course, he  remarked, there were  also submittals                                                               
of  pipeline  projects when  the  Alaska  Gasline Inducement  Act                                                               
(AGIA) process had an option of  a pipeline route going to Valdez                                                               
from Delta Junction, as opposed  to the alternative route through                                                               
the Lower  48.  Negotiations  to purchase the Pentex  natural gas                                                               
operation by  AGPA ended  because there was  a lack  of financial                                                               
decisions and evaluations, and that  purchase never came to pass.                                                               
In  2010,  he became  the  mayor  of  [the Fairbanks  North  Star                                                               
Borough (FNSB)] and resigned from  the board due to the municipal                                                               
code  which prevented  him from  participation  in any  financial                                                               
actions proposed before the assembly.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON asked whether AGPA is still active in any manner.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. HOPKINS  advised that AGPA  has two municipal  members, three                                                               
board  members  appointed by  the  Fairbanks  North Star  Borough                                                               
Assembly,  and  three  members  from  the City  of  Valdez.    He                                                               
remarked he  is unaware of  any financial contributions  from the                                                               
FNSB, or of any other financial  sources, and he could not answer                                                               
how active it is, but  board meetings are occasionally posted for                                                               
public notice.   In further  response to Chair Olson, Mr. Hopkins                                                               
said he was unaware of any  AGPA offices in the Fairbanks area or                                                               
in the City of Valdez.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:46:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON asked  whether  the governor  nominated                                                               
Mr. Hopkins because he was  once appointed by the Fairbanks North                                                               
Star Borough Assembly to AGPA, or because of his work as mayor.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. HOPKINS  responded that his  conversations with  the governor                                                               
revolved around his municipal expertise  in resolving natural gas                                                               
issues  for the  Interior.   Further, the  conversations involved                                                               
gas from Cook Inlet  and gas from the North Slope  in the form of                                                               
liquefied natural gas (LNG) to  serve the Interior, Fairbanks and                                                               
military bases,  and the economic stability  sourcing natural gas                                                               
would create for large areas of  the State of Alaska.  There were                                                               
no discussions related to AGPA.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  assumed that Mr. Hopkins  had expertise                                                               
in Interior energy  plans, and their various  iterations, and the                                                               
natural gas demands of the Interior.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. HOPKINS  said he has  quite a bit of  knowledge, information,                                                               
and background from  his years on the assembly, and  six years as                                                               
mayor leading an effort on those issues.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON  noted  that  important  issues  within                                                               
proposed SB 138  are the municipal advisory group  and payment in                                                               
lieu of tax  (PILT), and asked what [knowledge] he  brings to the                                                               
board relative to those issues.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HOPKINS  responded  that  during  six  years  as  mayor,  he                                                               
addressed annual  significant issues in creating  a budget having                                                               
to  do  with  property  taxes and  revenues.    Alyeska  Pipeline                                                               
Service Company, the Trans-Alaska  Pipeline System (TAPS) owners,                                                               
are FNSB's  largest property taxpayers  and, when  issues brought                                                               
forward  in SB  138 were  being considered,  he and  other mayors                                                               
wanted a  role in discussing,  evaluating, and  offering concerns                                                               
at a municipal level about the  revenue stream that would come to                                                               
the State of  Alaska, and to municipalities, with  the Alaska LNG                                                               
Project  (AKLNG) line.   Of  course, he  said, the  Alaska Stand-                                                               
Alone Pipeline  (ASAP) project had property  tax well structured,                                                               
but  for AKLNG  it  was a  much larger  project.   The  municipal                                                               
representatives  brought the  issues of  property tax  and impact                                                               
funding forward, and former Governor  Sean Parnell was interested                                                               
in  input  from  mayors.  He   expressed  appreciation  that  the                                                               
legislature created  the Municipal Advisory Board  so there could                                                               
be  robust conversations  with  the four  partners  in the  AKLNG                                                               
project, the group  of mayors, and chief  financial officers from                                                               
around the state.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:51:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HUGHES  pointed  out  that  a  lot  of  technical                                                               
background, knowledge, and expertise is  needed in serving on the                                                               
AGDC board  and last year  there was  "concern."  She  pointed to                                                               
the goal  of Alaskans being  well-served through this  board, and                                                               
asked  Mr. Hopkins  to explain  what he  brings to  the table  in                                                               
specific technical work.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. HOPKINS  responded that  Chairman Dave  Cruz assigned  him to                                                               
three  AGDC  committees.     The  Commercial  Committee  involves                                                               
taxation and  contracts, and his qualifications  include numerous                                                               
discussions and activities at the  municipal level with financial                                                               
institutions,  legal involvements  with  valuations of  taxation,                                                               
and U.S. Internal Revenue Service  (IRS) rulings as mayor, all in                                                               
a confidential manner.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. HOPKINS  advised he is  on the Governor's Committee,  and has                                                               
been involved in  putting in place a mechanism for  a search firm                                                               
to  bring  forward  possible  presidential  candidates  and  make                                                               
recommendations for the Governor's  Committee.  The committee has                                                               
also taken  up bylaws, and he  has been involved with  the bylaws                                                               
actions a  number of times,  especially working with  purpose and                                                               
structure  for  commissions  and  appointed  positions  to  local                                                               
groups in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HOPKINS related  the third  committee is  the Communications                                                               
Committee  which  he chairs.    In  2016,  the board  approved  a                                                               
massive  communications plan  to inform  Alaskans and  Outside of                                                               
the importance  of the AKLNG  project, explaining,  especially to                                                               
Alaskans, what it means to  get commercially available gas out to                                                               
as many  communities as possible.   The  Communications Committee                                                               
is  rolling out  that  plan now  with  regional contracts,  "task                                                               
orders,"  and sub-contracts  through its  hired consultants.   He                                                               
opined  that  would  be  one  aspect of  how  he  is  technically                                                               
effective as a board member.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:57:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HOPKINS  continued, noting  that  he  has been  involved  in                                                               
multiple  large-scale  projects,  and   as  mayor  arranging  the                                                               
financing and  structuring of major  projects.  He  has presented                                                               
voter-approved projects  to the  San Francisco  financial offices                                                               
of Standard  & Poor,  and Fitch, evaluating  the strength  of the                                                               
Fairbanks North  Star Borough, the  strength of the  project, and                                                               
the strength of  the ability that the project  will be successful                                                               
and paid  back, and that  it is a  sound investment package.   Of                                                               
course,  he said,  almost all  of these  have the  backing of  70                                                               
percent,  but it  is the  taxpayers  and the  amount of  interest                                                               
placed on bond sales that determines the overall cost.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. HOPKINS  pointed out that  he has  been involved in  the open                                                               
public  process as  an elected  official, which  is an  important                                                               
part for this  board.  Almost every  meeting involves discussions                                                               
on the importance of limiting  actions made in executive sessions                                                               
to those  stated in the Open  Meetings Act.  It  is important the                                                               
board's decisions and  actions are posted so the  public can gain                                                               
all of that information.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HOPKINS  related  that  during his  35-year  career  at  the                                                               
University  of Alaska,  Fairbanks  (UAF) he  started  out in  the                                                               
trades  and  ended up  as  superintendent  of maintenance  for  a                                                               
number of years.  In  terms of construction projects occurring at                                                               
the UAF  campus, his  involvement included:   the  interaction of                                                               
design  components to  the award  of  those projects;  monitoring                                                               
projects and  ensuring that the construction  site was maintained                                                               
for  safety; ensuring  existing  facilities  were well  attended;                                                               
ensuring there were  not any delays; reducing  risk; and ensuring                                                               
projects were completed efficiently and on time.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:01:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REBECCA  PAULI, Commissioner  Designee, Regulatory  Commission of                                                               
Alaska (RCA),  advised she  began her legal  career when  RCA was                                                               
called  the  Alaska  Public   Utilities  Commission  (APUC).  She                                                               
related  that this  would be  her  last position  with the  state                                                               
serving  Alaska's citizens'  individual,  economic, and  business                                                               
interests.    When  the  opportunity arose  [to  serve]  she  was                                                               
flattered, and  she related that this  is her home, she  was born                                                               
and raised  here, went to  school, came  back due to  the student                                                               
loan  wherein 50  percent  of  the balance  was  forgiven if  the                                                               
student  came back  and lived  for  seven years,  so the  program                                                               
worked.   Ms.  Pauli  said  she has  a  vested  interest in  what                                                               
happens in the state, during  this precarious time, and she would                                                               
like to help the state move forward and flourish.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:04:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HUGHES  moved  to  advance  the  confirmation  of                                                               
appointees  referred to  the House  Labor  and Commerce  Standing                                                               
Committee for consideration to the  joint session of the House of                                                               
Representatives and Senate for consideration.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:04:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KONRAD JACKSON,  Staff, Representative  Kurt Olson,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, stated  that all members  have been provided  a copy                                                               
of  the  memorandum  directed  to the  Chief  Clerk  listing  the                                                               
appointees  and the  boards and  commissions to  which they  have                                                               
been appointed.    Mr. Joey Merrick, Mr. Brandon  Emmett, and Mr.                                                               
Bruce Schulte were removed from  the memorandum.  He reminded the                                                               
committee  that  there  were  four appointees  to  the  Board  of                                                               
Psychologists  and  Psychological  Associate  Examiners  and  one                                                               
appointee has withdrawn.  All  members have had an opportunity to                                                               
review  the  resumes of  these  appointees,  with six  appointees                                                               
requested  to  make themselves  available  for  questions by  the                                                               
members,  which  has   taken  place.    He  read   the  names  of                                                               
individuals  appointed by  Governor Bill  Walker into  the record                                                               
[as listed in the Committee Calendar].                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  pointed out that there  was legislation to                                                               
eliminate the Workers' Compensation  Appeals Commission and asked                                                               
why people are being appointed to the commission.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. JACKSON advised that the  relevant legislation has not passed                                                               
and  in the  event it  does not  pass, the  vacancies need  to be                                                               
filled.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:10:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:10:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON opened public testimony.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:11:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ED MARTIN  said he represents his  wife and himself.   Mr. Martin                                                               
said  information  on the  appointees  to  the Marijuana  Control                                                               
Board did  not provide  information to the  committee and  he did                                                               
not  find information  on  the web  page.   He  testified in  the                                                               
Senate  [Labor  and Commerce  Standing  Committee]  and he  asked                                                               
specific questions from these members  due to the relation of the                                                               
U. S.  laws with  relation to marijuana  being a  contraband, and                                                               
that  the  prior  black  market  activities  in  the  state  that                                                               
currently   exist  has   him  concerned   about  the   governor's                                                               
appointments.   His  concern is  that there  are members  on that                                                               
board who actually  carry out law and  enforcement in communities                                                               
where the  law has been  denied.  Alaskans  voted for this  in an                                                               
initiative  which set  up the  groundwork for  regulations to  go                                                               
into  place.   Although these  members may  "ultimately pass  the                                                               
muster," he believes there is  a due diligence requirement on the                                                               
committee's  behalf  to  be  certain  there  is  no  conflict  of                                                               
interest,  financial, or  otherwise, in  the promulgation  of the                                                               
regulations.   Further, he  said he has  more concern  that these                                                               
regulations  went into  force and  effect  before these  nominees                                                               
were approved.   This is  a new board, and  he said he  could see                                                               
where the other  appointments discussed today would  have been to                                                               
boards  that already  exist.   However, [marijuana]  being a  new                                                               
industry, the regulations  have not passed the muster  of what he                                                               
would  call the  basic  principles of  a  representative form  of                                                               
government.  Alaskans have a  governor that is appointing people,                                                               
some of which may be  questionable, and regulations are being put                                                               
in place,  which affect him  and his wife's civil  liberties, not                                                               
only  on  the  federal  level,  but  on  the  state  level.    He                                                               
encouraged  the  committee  not  to approve  any  one  of  "these                                                               
people,"  to  bring  the  regulations   into  the  committee  for                                                               
administrative regulation  and review,  before going  forward and                                                               
approving someone  that may have participated  in the deprivation                                                               
of rights under the color of  law.  The committee members are his                                                               
only hope  that Alaskans receive  a representative  government at                                                               
this point in time.  He  challenged the committee to do the right                                                               
thing, put  these people  off, review  the regulations,  and then                                                               
see if they pass the muster.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MARTIN reminded  the committee that under  Zobel v. Williams,                                                             
457 U.S.  55 (1982)  a distinction  was made,  not only  with the                                                               
Constitution of the  United States and the  Alaska Supreme Court,                                                               
with regard  to residency, which  is where his problem  lies with                                                               
the regulations  that have  been enforced  today:   putting these                                                               
people  in  positions  to create  civil  and  criminal  penalties                                                               
against Alaskans that were not named  in the initiative or in the                                                               
legislation.   He urged for  corrections to be made  because this                                                               
industry will  create more  revenue for the  state but,  he said,                                                               
"Do it right."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:15:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON,  after  ascertaining   no  one  further  wished  to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:15:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON  addressed  the issue  of  vetting  the                                                               
boards and  commission nominees, and how  the committee exercises                                                               
due  diligence.   He  said he  directs his  staff  to review  the                                                               
documents provided,  and sometimes  people are known  through the                                                               
press or are  those who garner attention.  However,  he opined it                                                               
is   incumbent  upon   Alaskans  to   provide  legislators   with                                                               
information [on  appointees] whom committee members  do not know.                                                               
Legislators need the assistance  of Alaskans to communicate their                                                               
concerns  with the  legislature,  and relative  to the  Marijuana                                                               
Control Board, he has not received  an email advising there is an                                                               
issue.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  clarified that  three  names  were pulled  for  the                                                               
Marijuana Control  Board, and  one for  AGDC board,  because they                                                               
did  not   file  electronically,   and  for  that   reason  their                                                               
applications haven't  been signed.   These individuals  have been                                                               
given the opportunity to refile as quickly as possible.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES  reminded members  that their  signature on                                                               
this committee  report in  no manner  reflects the  member's vote                                                               
during the joint floor session.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:18:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at ease from 4:18 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
        HB 271-MONEY SERVICES BUSINESS: REQS; LICENSING;                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:20:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  announced that the  next order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL  NO.  271,  "An  Act relating  to  a  money  services                                                               
business;  relating to  transmitting value  that substitutes  for                                                               
money;  relating  to   licensing  requirements  and  registration                                                               
through the Nationwide Multistate  Licensing System and Registry;                                                               
relating  to  surety  bonding requirements;  authorizing  certain                                                               
licensees  to contract  to use  subdelegates for  reloading funds                                                               
onto stored-value cards; relating  to record retention, reporting                                                               
requirements,   and    enforcement   provisions;    relating   to                                                               
exemptions;  relating  to  money  services  Internet  activities;                                                               
relating  to   definitions  regarding  the   transmitting  value,                                                               
currency,  and   money  transmission  business   activities;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:20:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HUGHES moved  to adopt  the committee  substitute                                                               
for  HB 271,  Version  [29-GH2067\H], Bannister,  4/4/16, as  the                                                               
working document.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:20:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KEVIN  ANSELM,  Director,  Division of  Banking  and  Securities,                                                               
Department   of  Commerce,   Community  &   Economic  Development                                                               
(DCCED),  answered   questions  raised  at  a   previous  meeting                                                               
regarding the  money services business, including  some ancillary                                                               
issues such  as gift cards  and pre-paid  cards.  She  provided a                                                               
copy  of  a  Wikipedia  sourced   list  of  the  various  virtual                                                               
currencies  available.   Ms. Anselm  paraphrased  the summary  of                                                               
changes  made  by  Version H  as  follows  [original  punctuation                                                               
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     In   general,  Legislative   Counsel  made   conforming                                                                    
     drafting,   legal   and   organizational   improvements                                                                    
     throughout the bill  including expanding definitions to                                                                    
     include related concepts, products or practices.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                       Summary of Changes                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Article 1. Money Transmission Licenses.  Sec. 1- 13. No                                                                    
     substantive changes.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Article 2.  Currency Exchange Licenses.  Sec. 14  - 22.                                                                    
     No substantive changes.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Article 3. Authorized Delegates. Sec. 23- 25.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          Sec. 23. AS 06.55.301(b). Retains "remit"                                                                             
     definition  from  the  current   law  in  this  Article                                                                    
     instead  of  in  the  definition  section  and  adds  a                                                                    
     listing  of  the  financial  institutions  eligible  to                                                                    
     receive   authorized    delegate   deposits.   Proposed                                                                    
     language  relating to  licensee responsibility  for the                                                                    
     acts  of  an  authorized  representative  was  deleted.                                                                    
     (former Sec. 20)                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS.  ANSELM explained  the  aforementioned  language was  deleted                                                               
because  it  was  clear  the  division  had  the  same  authority                                                               
elsewhere in the bill.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Article 4.  Examinations, Report and Records.  Sec. 26-                                                                    
     37                                                                                                                         
          Sec. 27. AS 06.55.402 Consultation was added to                                                                       
     "Cooperation" in  the title of former  Sec. 23 relating                                                                    
     to working with other regulators.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANSELM related that not  only does the division cooperate but                                                               
also consults.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          Sec. 31. AS 06.55.404(a) Modified former Sec. 27                                                                      
     to require a licensee to  give the department notice of                                                                    
     a change of control 30  days before the proposed change                                                                    
     of  control  and  request approval  with  the  required                                                                    
     information  and fee  instead of  within 15  days after                                                                    
     learning of a proposed change of control.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANSELM  clarified that there  is only  one date, which  is 30                                                               
days before a proposed change.   Elsewhere in the law, there is a                                                               
provision to  notify the division within  15 days, if there  is a                                                               
change.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Article  5.  Permissible  Investments. Sec.  38-39.  No                                                                    
     substantive changes.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Article  6.  Enforcement.  Sec. 40-49.  No  substantive                                                                    
     changes.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Article  7.  Administrative  Procedures.  Sec.  50.  No                                                                    
     substantive changes.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Article 8.  Miscellaneous Provisions. Sec.  51- 54.Sec.                                                                    
     54.  AS  06.55.855.  New  section  that  describes  how                                                                    
     references to virtual currency will be construed.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:23:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANSELM explained that in  addition to a definition of virtual                                                               
currency, which  has been expanded,  there is also  a description                                                               
in  lay  terms  that  describes  how  those  references  will  be                                                               
construed.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Article  9. Definitions.  Sec. 55  - 65.  Sec. 56  - 65                                                                    
     reordered the definitions in former Sec. 50.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANSELM said the definitions  were reordered.  The definitions                                                               
already existing in  law are in the same order,  any changes stay                                                               
in the  same order,  and new  definitions are  added at  the end.                                                               
The original bill had alphabetized  the definitions and this will                                                               
place them back into "date" order.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Notable changes include:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Sec. 56. AS 06.55.990(3) "control" is more                                                                            
     precisely defined. Formerly Sec. 50(4)                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          Sec. 58. AS 06.55.990(15) "money transmission" is                                                                     
     expanded  to  include  explanations of  the  activities                                                                    
     included  in  an  informal transfer  system,  open-loop                                                                    
     stored  value  devices,  virtual currency,  and  retail                                                                    
     conversion  services,  including those  definitions  or                                                                    
     referencing  definitions that  were formerly  separated                                                                    
     in Sec. 50.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:25:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  ANSELM related  that  this helps  people  to understand  how                                                               
these various sorts of money transmission services meet.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          Sec. 66-73. No substantive changes.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:26:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON withdrew  his  objection.   There  being no  further                                                               
objection, Version H was before the committee.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES  commented that this is  a complicated bill                                                               
and  she   requested  a   written  updated   sectional  analysis,                                                               
including a summary of changes.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANSELM agreed to provide further information.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  noted that  public testimony  was closed  during the                                                               
last meeting.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:27:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO expressed  concern regarding  the regulating                                                               
of fees,  and about having  fees on cards identified  as specific                                                               
profit  centers by  companies, so  that a  consumer might  not be                                                               
aware that  they are paying a  lot of money in  order to maintain                                                               
these instruments.   He  asked whether  there is  a way  that the                                                               
legislature  can protect  consumers from  overcharges on  some of                                                               
these types of instruments.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANSELM  advised that  the division  reviews the  fees, during                                                               
examinations, as well  as when the firms  are initially licensed.                                                               
There  are three  different  examples of  fees  being charged  in                                                               
Alaska  currently  on prepaid  cards.    She explained  that  the                                                               
division  doesn't have  limits on  those fees  but that  could be                                                               
done by  regulation.   She pointed  out that  nationally, similar                                                               
fees  are substantial;  it takes  quite a  bit of  administrative                                                               
work to keep  multiple accounts current.  Ms. Anselm  said she is                                                               
aware there are some costs  involved, but she would research that                                                               
issue  to  determine  whether  it   makes  sense  to  regulate  a                                                               
limitation on fees, and to see what other states do.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:29:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES  moved to  report the  committee substitute                                                               
for HB  271, [29-GH2067\H,] Bannister,  4/4/16, out  of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
notes.   There being  no objection,  CSHB 271(L&C),  was reported                                                               
out of the House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:29:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at ease from 4:29 p.m. to 4:32 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
         SB 127-INSURER'S USE OF CREDIT HISTORY/SCORES                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:32:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  announced that the  next order of business  would be                                                               
SENATE  BILL NO.  127, "An  Act relating  to actions  by insurers                                                               
based on credit history or  insurance score; and providing for an                                                               
exception to  consideration by  an insurer  of credit  history or                                                               
insurance score."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  advised  the  bill  was  heard  previously  and  he                                                               
reopened public testimony.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:32:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TED MONINSKI  stated support  for SB 127,  and commented  that if                                                               
credit information  is used to  rate personal  insurance policies                                                               
at the outset, it should continue  to be a factor when the policy                                                               
is renewed.   This  situation does not  exist under  current law,                                                               
and his  understanding is  that consumers  are allowed  under the                                                               
current statute  to request  a waiver  and thereby  authorize the                                                               
insurer  to  use credit  information  at  renewal.   However,  he                                                               
discovered this is not universally  true and described himself as                                                               
one of those consumers who had  his good credit considered at the                                                               
time the  insurance policy  was first written,  and when  it came                                                               
time for  renewal he experienced  a significant  premium increase                                                               
when the effect of his good  credit results were stripped away as                                                               
the law currently requires.  In  2013, he requested in writing, a                                                               
waiver as outlined in the  current version of AS 21.36.460(d)(1),                                                               
and his insurer denied his  request explaining that given the way                                                               
its  rate plan  was structured  and approved  by the  Division of                                                               
Insurance, the subsection (d)(1)  waiver option was not available                                                               
to  him.   The  Division  of Insurance  confirmed  the answer  he                                                               
received from  his insurer.   As a result, his  premiums remained                                                               
dramatically higher  than would have  otherwise been the  case if                                                               
the waiver  option had been allowed.   He urged the  committee to                                                               
take care  to ascertain that its  intent in passing this  bill is                                                               
clear.   Given the deference  given by the Division  of Insurance                                                               
to the insurer's rate plans,  any ambiguity that might exist will                                                               
be resolved in the rate plan process  and may or may not meet the                                                               
legislature's  expectations.     He   also  requested   that  the                                                               
legislature make it  clear how the revised bill  will be applied,                                                               
as insurers may  read the bill to  say that they are  now free to                                                               
consider  credit information  at the  point of  renewal.   If the                                                               
statutory change only applies  to customers initially subscribing                                                               
after the  bill is  enacted, it would  be an  unfortunate outcome                                                               
for existing  subscribers such as  himself.  He pointed  out that                                                               
the relief  in the bill  should apply to all  renewals regardless                                                               
of  whether they  are existing  or new  customers.   It would  be                                                               
fundamentally unfair  to force existing  customers to  start over                                                               
and,  thereby, give  up longevity  discounts  and other  benefits                                                               
earned  over  time  simply  to avail  themselves  to  the  relief                                                               
included in SB 127.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:36:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON,  after  ascertaining   no  one  further  wished  to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:37:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LORI WING-HEIER,  Director, Division of Insurance,  Department of                                                               
Commerce, Community & Economic Development,  read from a prepared                                                               
statement as follows:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Over  the weekend  we were  presented  with, I  believe                                                                    
     there were  three questions that were  presented by the                                                                    
     committee.  One was:   How was credit used by actuaries                                                                    
     which   drive  insurance   rates?     The  answer   is:                                                                    
     Actuaries   use   the   credit-based   information   of                                                                    
     applicants and  insureds much like  they use  any other                                                                    
     risk  characteristics  in   developing  rates.    Using                                                                    
     historical  loss  history  data, the  actuary  performs                                                                    
     statistical    tests    to    identify    which    risk                                                                    
     characteristics of  the insured are most  predictive of                                                                    
     the observed  losses, such as the  risk characteristics                                                                    
     that  best explain  the  observed  variation in  losses                                                                    
     amongst the policyholder  in the data set.   This gives                                                                    
     the actuaries  a set of potential  risk characteristics                                                                    
     to  use  as  variables  in the  rating  schemes.    The                                                                    
     actuary then  performs additional testing  and modeling                                                                    
     and ultimately  exercises professional  judgment, which                                                                    
     is -- which  is performed in compliance,  not only with                                                                    
     the  standards, but  in the  professional standards  or                                                                    
     with  --  with  compliance  of the  statutes,  but  the                                                                    
     professional standards  of an actuary to  determine the                                                                    
     final  rate used.   Another  question is:   Why  should                                                                    
     credit have anything  to do with ...  rating a driver's                                                                    
     insurance  rate?    They  have  a  premium  record  and                                                                    
     accident history to assess risk.   Credit-based ... and                                                                    
     again,  this   is  the  answer  --   credit-based  risk                                                                    
     characteristics had been  repeatedly -- been repeatedly                                                                    
     shown  to be  predictive  of future  losses even  after                                                                    
     considering   insureds'   other  risk   characteristics                                                                    
     including  payment record,  accident history,  and many                                                                    
     other risk  characteristics that insurers use  to price                                                                    
     their  insurance products.    Indeed, insurers  provide                                                                    
     most -- most provide  data and documentation to clearly                                                                    
     demonstrate  to  the  Division of  Insurance  that  the                                                                    
     insurers'   proposed    use   of    credit-based   risk                                                                    
     characteristics  accurately  predict  insureds'  future                                                                    
     loss potential.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:39:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     The last  question was:   How does -- how  do actuaries                                                                    
     use credit and the black box?   What's in the box?  The                                                                    
     black   box  is   generally,  by   statute,  considered                                                                    
     confidential  under AS  21.39.   However, insurers  are                                                                    
     required   to  follow   their  credit-based   insurance                                                                    
     scoring   models  with   the  DOI,   the  Division   of                                                                    
     Insurance, and  the Division of Insurance  must approve                                                                    
     the  filing  before the  insurer  is  able to  use  the                                                                    
     credit to  calculate premiums.   And, in doing  so they                                                                    
     must have the rates must be  -- they must be fair, they                                                                    
     must  be adequate,  they cannot  be discriminatory.   I                                                                    
     know there  were questions about  red lining  that were                                                                    
     addressed [at the  4/8/16] hearing.  So,  the fact that                                                                    
     when we  talk somewhat about, on  [the 4/8/16] hearing,                                                                    
     of  red  lining in  credit  scoring,  income is  not  a                                                                    
     factor that  is considered.   And, when I  testified on                                                                    
     the  Senate side  that  question did  come  up, and  in                                                                    
     credit  scoring   income  is  not  a   factor  that  is                                                                    
     considered.   And,  in fact,  there  have been  studies                                                                    
     done where there has been  -- looking at low-income and                                                                    
     credit scoring  and there has not  been conclusive data                                                                    
     to say that  low- income in credit  scoring, that there                                                                    
     is a correlation as far as insurance scores.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     And, I  don't know if  that answered all  the questions                                                                    
     that were  presented.   I believe  I got  them Saturday                                                                    
     night or Sunday  morning.  And, I will have  those -- I                                                                    
     apologize,  I got  called to  a  hearing earlier  today                                                                    
     when I  was finishing my  letter, but I will  have this                                                                    
     in writing for you for the record.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:41:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO referred to  the previous testifier and asked                                                               
whether  someone  with  an  existing  policy  benefits  from  the                                                               
"automatic" use of credit for renewal.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.  WING-HEIER responded  that they  should be  able to  benefit                                                               
from renewal.  The division received  an email from  the previous                                                               
testifier,  and looked  into the  division's consumer  complaints                                                               
and the  telephone calls  it has received  on credit  scoring for                                                               
the past two  years.  She acknowledged that the  division has had                                                               
[complaints] regarding  the waivers,  but the division  could not                                                               
find where  it had denied  a waiver.   As stated,  some insurance                                                               
companies  do not  use  the  waiver at  all,  and some  insurance                                                               
companies opt  not to use it  on renewal, which is  their option,                                                               
because of the cost to them  or the administrative burden it puts                                                               
on them.   However, the  only thing  found that the  division has                                                               
done,  is that  some insurance  companies have  perhaps stretched                                                               
the definition  of waiver when  it says it  must be done  on each                                                               
renewal;  in fact,  in one  case an  insurance company  was using                                                               
what the division determined was  a power of attorney - Evergreen                                                               
- and the  division stopped it from doing that.   The division is                                                               
enforcing the statute  that says a waiver has to  be used on each                                                               
renewal;  however,  the division  is  not  stopping an  insurance                                                               
company from using  a waiver to give the consumer  the benefit of                                                               
the credit score on renewal.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES requested  clarification that under current                                                               
law the  insurance company  decides whether  to use  waivers, and                                                               
Version W  will remove the requirement  for a waiver.   She asked                                                               
whether  an  insurance company  could  still  choose not  to  use                                                               
credit scores,  as there  is nothing in  the bill  that obligates                                                               
insurance companies to use credit scores.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. WING-HEIER  replied correct;  it is still  the option  of the                                                               
insurance company  to use a  credit insurance score, or  not, but                                                               
it would not be required to use a waiver, at all, upon renewal.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:44:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON   asked  whether  Ms.   Wing-Heier  had                                                               
testified that  she saw  a study  showing no  correlation between                                                               
financial status and credit scores.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. WING-HEIER responded:                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     ...  in  mid-February  I  was  asked  by  Senate  State                                                                    
     Affairs  [Standing  Committee],  and I  then  submitted                                                                    
     back to them  that in 2007, the FTC,  the Federal Trade                                                                    
     Commission   report   found    that   the   individuals                                                                    
     categorized  as  low-income  did  tend  to  have  lower                                                                    
     insurance scores  than individuals categorized  as high                                                                    
     income, though  the correlation was weaker  than in the                                                                    
     case of  race or ethnicity.   Because of  its inability                                                                    
     to  analyze  individual data  on  income,  the FTC  was                                                                    
     hesitant to  reach any  firm conclusions  regarding the                                                                    
     relationship between insurance scores and income.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON referred  to a report from  the State of                                                               
Missouri, Department of  Insurance - that is a dozen  years old -                                                               
relating to insurance-based credit  scores, which concludes there                                                               
is a  correlation.   He said  he would have  to give  this entire                                                               
issue further  consideration, and asked Ms.  Wing-Heier to repeat                                                               
her statement.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. WING-HEIER repeated the foregoing statement.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:46:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HUGHES  moved  to  report  SB  127,  Version  29-                                                               
LS0529\W  out of  committee with  individual recommendations  and                                                               
the accompanying fiscal notes.   There being no objection, SB 127                                                               
was  reported  out  of  the House  Labor  and  Commerce  Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:47:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          SB 142-INSURANCE FOR ANTI-CANCER MEDICATION                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
[Due to technical  difficulties, the record from  4:49:46 p.m. to                                                               
4:51:39  p.m. was  reconstructed from  the recording  secretary's                                                               
log notes.]                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:49:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON announced  that the final order of  business would be                                                               
CS  FOR  SENATE  BILL  NO.  142(L&C)  am,  "An  Act  relating  to                                                               
insurance coverage for anti-cancer medications."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
[During  the   meeting  of  4/6/16,  Amendment   1,  labeled  29-                                                               
LS1133\W.A.1, Wallace, 4/5/16, was  objected to by Representative                                                               
LeDoux.  Amendment 1 read:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 1, following "medications":                                                                                 
          Insert "; and providing for an effective date"                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, following line 14:                                                                                                 
          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                    
          "* Sec. 3. This Act takes effect January 1,                                                                         
     2017."]                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
[Chair  Olson stated  that  he  objected to  Amendment  1 at  the                                                               
previous hearing.]                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON asked  Ms. Wing-Heier  to elaborate  on                                                               
her  previous testimony  regarding  an individual's  choice of  a                                                               
pharmacy.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:51:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LORI WING-HEIER,  Director, Division of Insurance,  Department of                                                               
Commerce,  Community &  Economic  Development (DCCED),  explained                                                               
that if  an individual goes  to a pharmacy  [out-of-network] they                                                               
will receive a  higher copay, which is how the  plans are written                                                               
within the individual's plan.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  observed that an individual  may choose                                                               
to go to an alternate pharmacy but would risk paying more.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. WING-HEIER agreed  and stated that if  the individual chooses                                                               
to go  to a pharmacy out-of-network,  just as they may  choose to                                                               
go to a physician out-of-network, there would be a higher copay.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  referred to  the effective date  of the                                                               
bill,  and  recalled  testimony  regarding  the  urgency  of  the                                                               
application  if  the bill  becomes  law,  such as  administrative                                                               
problems associated  with the bill.   He asked  for clarification                                                               
of the effective date shown on page 2, line 12.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. WING-HEIER explained  that the division must  comply with the                                                               
effective  date of  the [Patient  Protection and  Affordable Care                                                               
Act  of 2010  (PPACA)],  and  most of  the  plans  now are  dated                                                               
January 1.   Therefore, the form filings and such  have to be May                                                               
11, although  they can  be amended up  until mid-August,  but the                                                               
first form  filings are due  for the 2017 plans  on May 11.   The                                                               
division is beginning  to receive form filings  that are affected                                                               
by this and  other pending bills, thus the  division is "squeezed                                                               
into  this 30-day  period for  bills that  haven't passed,  to be                                                               
signed, to go  to the insurers, to be [put]  into plan documents,                                                               
to be  filed with ...  the division,  to be approved,  and that's                                                               
the,  the  administrative  heartache  that  we're  asking  for  a                                                               
revised effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:53:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  removed  his  objection to  Amendment  1  [and  the                                                               
committee treated the objection  made by Representative LeDoux as                                                               
withdrawn.]   There being no  further objection, Amendment  1 was                                                               
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON opened  public testimony  and after  ascertaining no                                                               
one wished to testify, closed public testimony.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:54:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TILTON  moved to  report the  committee substitute                                                               
for CSSB  142(L&C)am, Version 29-LS1133\W.A,  as amended,  out of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
zero fiscal notes.   There being no objection,  HCS CSSB 142(L&C)                                                               
was  reported  out  of  the House  Labor  and  Commerce  Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:54:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Labor and Commerce Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at                                                                  
4:54 p.m.                                                                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB234 Draft Proposed CS ver W.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 234
HB234 Supporting Documents-Email Anne Henry 04-07-16.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 234
HB234 Supporting Documents Summary of Changes ver A to ver W.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 234
HB271 Draft Proposed CS ver H.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 271
HB271 Supporting Documents DCCED-Committee Follow up.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 271
HB271 Supporting Documents-GiftCards - ListofStatesWGiftCardLaws.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 271
HB271 Supporting Documents-GiftCards - FTC-gift-cards Consumer Information.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 271
HB271 Supporting Documents-GiftCards - Title IV-GiftCards.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 271
HB271 Supporting Documents-GreenDot_cardholderagreement_fees.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 271
HB271 Supporting Documents-NetSpend-what_it_costs.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 271
HB271 Supporting Documents-QCardFees.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 271
HB271 Sectional Analysis ver H.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 271
HB271 Summary of Changes ver A to ver H.pdf HL&C 4/11/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 271