Legislature(2017 - 2018)BARNES 124

04/19/2017 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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03:25:38 PM Start
03:26:18 PM HB222
03:30:56 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 206 EXEMPTION: CONTRACTORS, ELECTRICAL ADMIN. TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
<Pending Referral>
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 222 LICENSURE OF MANICURISTS/NAIL TECHS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 222(L&C) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+= HB 83 TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Public Testimony --
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
          HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                         
                         April 19, 2017                                                                                         
                           3:25 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Sam Kito, Chair                                                                                                  
Representative Adam Wool, Vice Chair                                                                                            
Representative Andy Josephson                                                                                                   
Representative Chris Birch                                                                                                      
Representative Colleen Sullivan-Leonard                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative Gary Knopp                                                                                                       
Representative Mike Chenault (alternate)                                                                                        
Representative Bryce Edgmon (alternate)                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 222                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating to  the  licensure  of nail  technicians;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 222 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 206                                                                                                              
"An Act  relating to an  exemption for low-voltage  projects from                                                               
contractor  requirements;  and  relating  to  an  exemption  from                                                               
electrical administrator requirements."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - BILL HEARING CANCELED                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 83                                                                                                               
"An  Act relating  to new  defined  benefit tiers  in the  public                                                               
employees'  retirement   system  and  the   teachers'  retirement                                                               
system;  providing certain  employees  an  opportunity to  choose                                                               
between  the defined  benefit and  defined contribution  plans of                                                               
the  public  employees'  retirement   system  and  the  teachers'                                                               
retirement system; and providing for an effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - BILL HEARING CANCELED                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 222                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: LICENSURE OF MANICURISTS/NAIL TECHS                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) CLAMAN                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
04/08/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/08/17       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
04/17/17       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
04/17/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/17/17       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/19/17       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MATT CLAMAN                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   As  prime sponsor, gave  an overview  of HB                                                             
222.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
OWEN PHILLIPS, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Matt Claman                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Answered questions on HB 222,  on behalf of                                                             
Representative Claman, prime sponsor.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:25:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SAM KITO  called  the House  Labor  and Commerce  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at  3:25 p.m.   Representatives Wool,                                                               
Josephson, Birch, Sullivan-Leonard, and  Kito were present at the                                                               
call to order.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
           HB 222-LICENSURE OF MANICURISTS/NAIL TECHS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:26:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  announced that  the only order  of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 222, "An  Act relating  to the licensure  of nail                                                               
technicians; and  providing for  an effective date."  [Before the                                                               
committee was CSHB 222(L&C).]                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:26:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MATT  CLAMAN, Alaska  State Legislature,  as prime                                                               
sponsor,  gave an  overview of  HB 222.   He  stated that  HB 222                                                               
would  fix  errors  in Alaska  Statute  regarding  a  grandfather                                                               
clause for people who have  been successfully working in the nail                                                               
industry  for  several  years.     Previously,  individuals  were                                                               
"grandfathered" for three  years, after which they  would have to                                                               
retake the 250  hours of instruction required  of new applicants.                                                               
He expressed that  the original intent of  the grandfather clause                                                               
is that  if an individual  has experience, he/she  shouldn't have                                                               
to take the required instruction if he/she has experience.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:27:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   SULLIVAN-LEONARD   asked  whether   manicurists,                                                               
regardless  of previous  experience, must  pass a  test to  prove                                                               
skills and knowledge.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN answered yes.   He added that the bill also                                                               
addresses  the  fact  that  the  department  only  had  the  test                                                               
translated  into four  languages,  although there  are many  nail                                                               
technicians who  don't speak  any of those  four languages.   The                                                               
bill  includes provisions  to ensure  that  the department  would                                                               
make accommodations for  those who may not speak one  of the four                                                               
languages.   He clarified that  all nail technicians  would still                                                               
have to prove competency as a manicurist in an examination.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:28:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  asked whether, under  HB 222, nail  technicians would                                                               
have a  continuing education requirement  with health  and safety                                                               
components.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN offered  his understanding  that there  is                                                               
not a continuing education requirement  for nail technicians.  He                                                               
stated that the bill would not add such a requirement.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:28:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
OWEN PHILLIPS,  Staff, Representative  Matt Claman,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, on  behalf of  Representative Claman,  prime sponsor                                                               
of HB 222,  explained that those who are unable  to take the test                                                               
would be required to take  education courses to obtain the skills                                                               
necessary to  take the  exam to  renew their  license.   The bill                                                               
does  not require  educational credits;  the exam  would "sit  in                                                               
for" any education component.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:29:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  moved to report  HB 222, as amended,  out of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal notes.  There being  no objection, CSHB 222(L&C) was moved                                                               
from the House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:30:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Labor and Commerce Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at                                                                  
3:31 p.m.                                                                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB083 ver O 4.18.17.pdf HL&C 4/19/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 83
HB083 Supporting Document - 401k retirement readiness 4.18.17.pdf HL&C 4/19/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 83
HB083 Supporting Document - Alaska Comparable Plans 4.18.17.pdf HL&C 4/19/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 83
HB083 Supporting Document - Compare DB to DC access 4.18.17.pdf HL&C 4/19/2017 3:15:00 PM
HB 83