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Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
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-- Public Testimony --
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Heard & Held
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                     ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                 
           HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                        
                          March 5, 2018                                                                                         
                            3:19 p.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Sam Kito, Chair                                                                                                  
Representative Adam Wool, Vice Chair                                                                                            
Representative Andy Josephson                                                                                                   
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative Chris Birch                                                                                                      
Representative Gary Knopp                                                                                                       
Representative Colleen Sullivan-Leonard                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Chenault (alternate)                                                                                        
Representative Bryce Edgmon (alternate)                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 353                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating  to  the   licensure  of  marital  and  family                                                               
therapists;  relating  to  medical  assistance  for  marital  and                                                               
family  therapists'  services;  and providing  for  an  effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 277                                                                                                              
"An Act  relating to  the regulation  of broadband  Internet; and                                                               
making certain  actions by  broadband Internet  service providers                                                               
unlawful  acts  or  practices  under   the  Alaska  Unfair  Trade                                                               
Practices and Consumer Protection Act."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 277 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 309                                                                                                              
"An Act  disapproving all recommendations  of the  State Officers                                                               
Compensation Commission  relating to the  compensation, benefits,                                                               
and allowances of state officers;  and providing for an effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 353                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MARITAL & FAMILY THERAPY LIC. & SERVICES                                                                           
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) SPOHNHOLZ                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
02/16/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/16/18       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
03/05/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 277                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: BROADBAND INTERNET: NEUTRALITY/REGULATION                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) KAWASAKI                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
01/12/18       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/12/18                                                                               
01/16/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/16/18       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
02/09/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/09/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/09/18       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
02/14/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/14/18       (H)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
02/28/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/28/18       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
03/05/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 309                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: REJECT OFFICERS COMP. COMMISSION REPORT                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) GUTTENBERG                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
01/26/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/26/18       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
03/05/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BERNICE NISBETT, Staff                                                                                                          
Representative Ivy Spohnholz                                                                                                    
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 353 on behalf of                                                                            
Representative Spohnholz, prime sponsor.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
DOROTHEA GODDARD-AGUERO, Public Member                                                                                          
Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                                             
Office of the Governor                                                                                                          
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 353.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
JON ZASADA, Policy Integration Director                                                                                         
Alaska Primary Care Association                                                                                                 
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 353.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ALBERT WALL, Chief Executive Officer                                                                                            
Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska                                                                                   
Soldotna, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in the hearing on HB 353.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
JACOB GERRISH, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Scott Kawasaki                                                                                                   
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Reintroduced HB 277 on behalf of                                                                         
Representative Kawasaki, prime sponsor.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
TOM BRADY, Engineering Manager                                                                                                  
Microcom                                                                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in the hearing on HB 277.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
GEORGE PIERCE                                                                                                                   
Kasilof, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 277.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
JODE SPARKS                                                                                                                     
Soldotna, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 277.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
KYRSTYN KELLY                                                                                                                   
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 277.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
JEANIE PIERCE                                                                                                                   
Kasilof, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 277.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ALLIANA SALANGUIT, Staff                                                                                                        
Representative David Guttenberg                                                                                                 
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Introduced HB 309 on behalf of                                                                           
Representative Guttenberg, prime sponsor.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:19:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SAM KITO  called  the House  Labor  and Commerce  Standing                                                             
Committee  meeting   to  order   at  3:19   p.m.  Representatives                                                               
Sullivan-Leonard,  Stutes,  Knopp,  Birch, Josephson,  Wool,  and                                                               
Kito were present at the call to order.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         HB 353-MARITAL & FAMILY THERAPY LIC. & SERVICES                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:20:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  announced that the  first order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 353, "An Act  relating to the licensure of marital                                                               
and  family  therapists;  relating   to  medical  assistance  for                                                               
marital  and family  therapists' services;  and providing  for an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:21:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BERNICE  NISBETT,  Staff,  Representative Ivy  Spohnholz,  Alaska                                                               
State Legislature,  presented HB 353 on  behalf of Representative                                                               
Spohnholz, prime  sponsor.  She presented  the PowerPoint "HB353:                                                               
Marital  & Family  Therapist Licensure  & Services"  [included in                                                               
committee packet].                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. NISBETT addressed slide 2:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     What is marital & family therapy (MFT) and why is this                                                                     
     important?                                                                                                                 
     ? MFTs treat serious clinical issues including                                                                             
     depression,  marital   obstacles,  anxiety,  individual                                                                    
     psychological problems, and child-parent difficulties.                                                                     
     ? MFTS are mental health professionals trained in                                                                          
     psychotherapy and family systems, and are licensed to                                                                      
     diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders                                                                          
     within the context of marriage, couples, and family                                                                        
     systems.                                                                                                                   
     ? Source: American Association for Marriage & Family                                                                       
     Therapy, 2018.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. NISBETT spoke to "What does this bill do?" in slides 3-6:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     1. It  requires 1,500 hours of  supervision for marital                                                                    
     and family  therapists (MFTs). 100 hours  of individual                                                                    
     supervision, and 100 hours of  group supervision may be                                                                    
     conducted by one or more supervisors.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:23:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NISBETT addressed slide 4:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     2.  It  specifies  that   a  qualified  supervisor  for                                                                    
     individual                                                                                                                 
     supervision must have 5 years of experience in                                                                             
     marital and family therapy and a license to practice.                                                                      
     Or, that a qualified group supervisor can be licensed                                                                      
     as another professional mental health clinician (LPC,                                                                      
     LMFT, LCSW, Psy.D, M.D., or ANP).                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. NISBETT addressed slide 5:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     3. It defines:                                                                                                             
     ? Direct  supervision   one  or more  psychiatrists on-                                                                    
     site  a mental  health physician  clinic 30  percent of                                                                    
     the time the clinic is open.                                                                                               
     ? Mental health  physician clinic   operated  by one or                                                                    
     more  psychiatrists   and  primarily   provides  mental                                                                    
     health services.                                                                                                           
     ? Psychiatrist    a  person licensed  to practice  as a                                                                    
     physician under AS  08.64 and is licensed  by the State                                                                    
     Medical Board as a psychiatrist.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. NISBETT addressed slide 6:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     4. Lastly, it allows the Department of Health & Social                                                                     
     Services (DHSS) to reimburse a mental health clinic                                                                        
     for services performed by mental health clinicians                                                                         
     who   are   under   the   direct   supervision   of   a                                                                    
     psychiatrist.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:25:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NISBETT paraphrased from the Sectional Analysis [included in                                                                
committee packet] which reads as follows [original punctuation                                                                  
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section 1.  AS 08.63.100(a) is amended  to clarify that                                                                    
     before an individual can receive  a license to practice                                                                    
     marital and  family therapy,  they must  complete 1,500                                                                    
     of  supervised clinical  hours. Of  those 1,500  hours,                                                                    
     100 hours must be  individual supervision and 100 hours                                                                    
     must be for  group supervision. These 200  hours may be                                                                    
     attended by one or more supervisors.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Section 2. AS  08.63.120(b) is amended to  state that a                                                                    
     supervisor  who  oversees   a  license  for  individual                                                                    
     supervision  must  have  practiced marital  and  family                                                                    
     therapy  for   five  years,  be  licensed   under  this                                                                    
     chapter, and meet the  minimum standards established by                                                                    
     the board  for approved  supervisors. A  supervisor who                                                                    
     oversees  a  licensee  for group  supervision  must  be                                                                    
     licensed  to practice  as a  professional counselor,  a                                                                    
     marital  and family  therapist,  a physician,  advanced                                                                    
     nurse  practitioner, psychologist,  or clinical  social                                                                    
     worker.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Section 3.  AS 47.07.030(b)  is amended to  add marital                                                                    
     and  family   therapists'  services  to  the   list  of                                                                    
     optional  services  that  the Department  of  Health  &                                                                    
     Social Services (DHSS) may offer.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section    4.   AS    47.07.030(g)   defines    "direct                                                                    
     supervision," "mental health physician clinic," and                                                                        
     "psychiatrist."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Section 5.  AS 47.07.030  is amending  by adding  a new                                                                    
     section  (h) that  allows DHSS  to  reimburse a  mental                                                                    
     health  physician clinic  for  services  provided by  a                                                                    
     psychiatrist or  an individual  who works  under direct                                                                    
     supervisor   and  is   licensed   to   practice  as   a                                                                    
     professional   counselor,   a    marital   and   family                                                                    
     therapist,   physician    assistant,   advanced   nurse                                                                    
     practitioner,  psychologist,  psychological  associate,                                                                    
     or clinical social worker.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section  6. Authorizes  DHSS and  the Board  of Marital                                                                    
     and Family  Therapy to  adopt regulations  necessary to                                                                    
     implement this Act.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section  7. States  that Sec.6  of this  Act will  take                                                                    
     effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section  8.  Not  including  Sec.7  of  this  Act,  the                                                                    
     effective date of this bill will be January 1, 2018.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:27:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NISBETT presented slide 16, "Suggestions from Stakeholders":                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     ? Defining "direct supervision" as:                                                                                        
     ? One or more psychiatrists on-site at a mental health                                                                     
     clinic 30 % of the time, OR                                                                                                
     ? Available by a communication device to provide                                                                           
     general oversight.                                                                                                         
     ? Allowing  advanced nurse practitioners  authorized by                                                                    
     the  Board  of Nursing  to  practice  as a  psychiatric                                                                    
     mental  health  nurse  practitioner to  provide  direct                                                                    
     supervision.                                                                                                               
     ? Changing "mental health physician clinic" to simply,                                                                     
     "mental health clinic."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:30:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON asked what prompted the proposed bill.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NISBETT  asked  whether he  was  referring  specifically  to                                                               
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs).                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON answered in the affirmative.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. NISBETT deferred the question to a member of the board.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   JOSEPHSON   asked   why  marriage   and   family                                                               
therapists are the feature of this bill.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:32:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DOROTHEA  GODDARD-AGUERO, Public  Member,  Board  of Marital  and                                                               
Family Therapy, Office  of the Governor, testified  in support of                                                               
HB  353.   She  explained  the proposed  bill  would clarify  the                                                               
requirements to  define who can be  a supervisor.  She  added the                                                               
board has very few members.   She said she doesn't have the whole                                                               
history of the proposed bill.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:33:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JON  ZASADA, Policy  Integration  Director,  Alaska Primary  Care                                                               
Association, testified  in support of  HB 353. He  identified the                                                               
association  of  qualified  health  centers  and  said  they  are                                                               
operating  at 160  sites within  the  state.   He underlined  the                                                               
importance of  expanding the billable mental  health labor force.                                                               
He said  over 11,000 Alaskans  receive primary  behavioral health                                                               
care  in community  health centers.   He  underlined the  problem                                                               
that there is a shortage of  billable providers.  It was recently                                                               
discovered that  Alaska health centers  have a shortage of  up to                                                               
18  behavioral health  providers.   He  added  at a  conservative                                                               
estimate, 9,000 additional Alaskans could  be served if the labor                                                               
force were full.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR.  ZASADA said  that  currently health  centers  can only  bill                                                               
under  a bundled  rate  for  services from  an  MD,  a PhD  level                                                               
psychiatrist, or  an LCSW.   He added  centers also  employ LMFTs                                                               
and  licensed  professional  counselors,  but  they  cannot  bill                                                               
Medicaid.     He  added  health   centers  continue   to  attract                                                               
additional investment  in behavioral  health and  substance abuse                                                               
treatment   with   the  goal   of   serving   more  patients   in                                                               
comprehensive care  settings. The  majority of these  funds would                                                               
be spent on  hiring additional providers, but at  this time those                                                               
funds aren't  sustainable because  additional provider  types are                                                               
not  billable  under Medicaid.    With  new federal  funding  for                                                               
addressing the  opioid epidemic, community health  centers expect                                                               
additional  direction and  funding to  continue to  provide these                                                               
services.  He  stated  LMFTs  are a  good  match  for  integrated                                                               
primary  care  settings,  caring   for  patients  through  timely                                                               
intervention,  short-term therapy,  and  collaborating with  care                                                               
coordinators and nurse practitioner prescribers.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. ZASADA  referenced Section  2 of the  proposed bill  and said                                                               
the aim is  to broaden the definition of a  supervisor to include                                                               
physicians  and  primary  care  MDs.    He  said  these  are  the                                                               
predominant   supervising  types   in  Alaska   community  health                                                               
centers.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. ZASADA spoke  to language in Section 4 of  the proposed bill.                                                               
He  said  additional  clarification  was being  sought  that  the                                                               
mental  health clinic  allows  primary  care federally  qualified                                                               
health centers to benefit from the provider expansion.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:38:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   SULLIVAN-LEONARD  said   she  would   like  more                                                               
information on Section 2.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. ZASADA  said broader supervision  of psychiatrists  was being                                                               
sought.    He  added  that   having  a  psychiatrist  creates  an                                                               
additional bottleneck to  care and could cost  well over $100,000                                                               
a year.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:40:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP asked  whether there  was any  concern over                                                               
asking psychiatrists  who have extensive specialized  training to                                                               
be supervised by less specialized professionals.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. ZASADA answered he is  not an expert in supervision practices                                                               
but said  family practice physicians  have a level  of behavioral                                                               
health supervision  in their training  and it is a  best practice                                                               
in other states.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KNOPP   reiterated   his   concern   about   the                                                               
discrepancies in education in the groups.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. NISBETT answered LMFTs must have  a master's degree or PhD to                                                               
practice and  have to have 1,500  hours or two years  before they                                                               
can get licensed.   She added LMFTs must pass  an examination and                                                               
maintain a clean record.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:43:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL asked  about the types of  therapy covered in                                                               
the proposed bill.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. ZASADA answered  that in a community health  center the trend                                                               
has been  to integrate  care in  one site, so  a care  team would                                                               
likely  have  an  MD,  a   physician's  assistant,  and  a  nurse                                                               
practitioner, a  prescribing nurse  practitioner, and  a licensed                                                               
clinical social worker.  He said  with the proposed bill, an LMFT                                                               
would  be added.   He  stated addressing  behavioral health  with                                                               
medical assistance  in one visit  helps control the cost  of care                                                               
overall.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:46:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO opened public testimony on HB 353.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:46:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ALBERT WALL, Chief Executive  Officer, Peninsula Community Health                                                               
Services  of Alaska,  testified in  the hearing  on HB  353.   He                                                               
clarified the services that LMFTs provide and how LMFTs bill.                                                                   
He  said there  is  currently a  way for  LMFTs  to bill  through                                                               
Medicaid.  He said  they can  bill at  a community  mental health                                                               
center  that   is  a  grantee  of   the  state.    He   said  the                                                               
reimbursement rate  on the rehabilitation  side is very  poor, so                                                               
many of  them do  not.   He explained it  is the  bottleneck that                                                               
needs to be addressed.    He added right now oversight is limited                                                               
to  psychiatrists  and there  are  not  enough  in the  state  to                                                               
provide oversight for clinicians.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR.   WALL  said   he  strongly   supports   an  advanced   nurse                                                               
practitioner being  given the ability  to supervise as  they have                                                               
specialized training  and it  would take some  of the  burden off                                                               
the smaller providers  in the state.  He said  most small clinics                                                               
don't  have  the  money  to hire  a  full-time  psychiatrist  and                                                               
allowing advanced  nurse practitioners  to sign off  would reduce                                                               
the administrative and financial burden  on the clinic, so it can                                                               
provide more services for less money.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:50:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO spoke  to  the  supervision aspect  and  said he  was                                                               
confused  about a  psychiatric nurse  practitioner supervising  a                                                               
licensed psychiatrist as they would  not have the same experience                                                               
or  be qualified  to sign  off  on mental  health experience  for                                                               
licensing.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. WALL  gave the example  of his  organization.  He  stated the                                                               
Chief Medical  Officer (CMO) there  is a psychiatrist.   He added                                                               
the center is under two separate  sets of regulations as they are                                                               
a federally qualified center and  a Division of Behavioral Health                                                               
grantee. He said there are  also two advanced nurse practitioners                                                               
with psychiatric  experience.   He added  he is  more comfortable                                                               
with advanced  nurse practitioners  having oversight of  LMFTs as                                                               
they  have  direct  contact   with  evidence-based  practice  and                                                               
clinical work.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO asked  whether advanced  nurse practitioners  provide                                                               
therapy services.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. WALL answered they can  provide therapy services, but most do                                                               
not because they tend to bill at the top end of their licensure.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO reiterated his concern.   He said he did not think the                                                               
state would  accept that  a LMFT  could sign  off on  the therapy                                                               
hours of a licensed psychologist.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. WALL said  he did not think the proposed  bill was asking for                                                               
LMFTs to sign off on hours.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO stated  he was trying to understand  the knowledge and                                                               
experience of the  people who would be given the  ability to sign                                                               
off.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:55:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  surmised the  aim of the  proposed bill                                                               
would  be to  expand the  number of  mental health  practitioners                                                               
that are  able to bill for  Medicaid.  He asked  whether that was                                                               
the case.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WALL clarified  that the  bill is  not about  supervision of                                                               
client  hours.    He  said  there  are  two  different  types  of                                                               
supervision.   He explained  that when a  therapist is  going for                                                               
licensure, they receive  15 hours of oversight  in which trainers                                                               
observe therapy and educate on  improvements.  He stated that was                                                               
not in  the proposed bill.   The supervisors are  supervising the                                                               
actual  clinical work  only  for the  submission  of the  billing                                                               
process. Currently,  psychiatrists are  the only people  that can                                                               
do  that and  LMFTs can't  do  the work  they are  trained to  do                                                               
because there are not enough people to provide oversight.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:59:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO announced  he would leave public testimony  open on HB                                                               
353.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO held over HB 353.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
         HB 277-BROADBAND INTERNET: NEUTRALITY/REGULATION                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:59:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  announced that  the next order  of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL  NO. 277,  "An  Act  relating  to the  regulation  of                                                               
broadband  Internet;  and  making certain  actions  by  broadband                                                               
Internet service  providers unlawful acts or  practices under the                                                               
Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:59:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JACOB    GERRISH,   Staff,    Representative   Scott    Kawasaki,                                                               
reintroduced HB  277 on behalf of  Representative Kawasaki, prime                                                               
sponsor.    He  said  HB   277  would  require  internet  service                                                               
providers (ISPs)  to engage in  net neutrality practices  for all                                                               
users.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:00:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOM  BRADY,  Engineering  Manager,  Microcom,  Testified  in  the                                                               
hearing on  HB 277.   He  explained that  net neutrality  is only                                                               
possible when bandwidth is unlimited.   When an ISP has unlimited                                                               
bandwidth,  it  has no  reason  to  prioritize one  service  over                                                               
another.  He  stated bandwidth is limited,  particularly in rural                                                               
Alaska.  He said  the  market allocates  the  scarce resource  of                                                               
bandwidth.  He  added that technically, not  all internet packets                                                               
are  equal.  He   said  he  wondered  whether   there  have  been                                                               
complaints about packages being  treated unfairly before or after                                                               
2015 when  net neutrality was  created.   He asked, "What  is the                                                               
extent of the problem we are  trying to solve?"  He suggested the                                                               
general  lack of  bandwidth  in Alaska  forces  an allocation  of                                                               
resources.   He said  doing away  with a  market-based allocation                                                               
and replacing it with  a government-adjudication allocation would                                                               
reintroduce  a period  of chaos  until the  government determines                                                               
who gets  to have  what and  would slow  down deployment  of more                                                               
bandwidth in the rural market since quality of service would be                                                                 
differentiated based on the government's perception of need.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:04:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL asked what changed in 2015.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BRADY  answered  that in  2015  the  Federal  Communications                                                               
Commission (FCC)  imposed net neutrality  and it was  reversed in                                                               
2017.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  asked whether  the system was  neutral prior                                                               
to 2015.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. BRADY explained  that prior to 2015 there  was no requirement                                                               
for neutrality.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO shared  his understanding that before  2015, there was                                                               
no  regulation  but  there  was   concern  that  there  could  be                                                               
differential pricing schemes put into  place.  In 2015, there was                                                               
an  administrative order  that  restricted  that opportunity  and                                                               
that order  was repealed  in 2017.   He said  there were  not any                                                               
changes or restrictions seen in how things had been operating.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BRADY  restated  his query  whether  anything  had  happened                                                               
before or since 2015, or since 2017, that posed a problem.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO said  that he  thought it  was a  concern that  there                                                               
might be inequitable activity in the area of internet service.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BRADY  answered  that  since  Alaska  has  services  from  a                                                               
national  provider,   if  Alaska  ends  up   being  substantially                                                               
different, there is  a risk of the national  provider exiting the                                                               
state.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:08:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH  shared his understanding that  the issue is                                                               
largely a federal  issue, not a local or a  state issue. He asked                                                               
whether Mr. Brady felt it is a federal issue.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. BRADY answered in the affirmative.   He clarified that in the                                                               
case  of AT&T,  the  company  would have  to  manage its  service                                                               
differently in  Alaska and  Kansas and  this could  prove onerous                                                               
and could be overturned at a federal level.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:10:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GEORGE PIERCE testified in support of  HB 277.  He said the state                                                               
depends on  the freedom of  the internet.   He suggested  that to                                                               
limit access to  information puts free speech on the  line and is                                                               
more important than  pricing issue. He said 60  percent of people                                                               
in the  state live  in rural Alaska  and restricted  broadband is                                                               
crucial to rural Alaska's lifeline.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:12:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH  asked  Mr.   Pierce  whether  he  has  any                                                               
personal experience with problems with the internet.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. PIERCE answered, "They slowed it down."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH asked for confirmation  that he had personal                                                               
experience with internet speeds slowing.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. PIERCE answered in the affirmative.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:14:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JODE SPARKS testified in  support of HB 277.  He  said as a youth                                                               
he goes online to study,  relax, shop, interact with friends, and                                                               
interact with  different viewpoints  around the  world.   He gave                                                               
the  example of  teleconferences with  other students  around the                                                               
world. He  said telecommunications is  important to  teaching and                                                               
learning  in  Alaska. He  said  when  the current  administration                                                               
proposed  changes  to  net neutrality,  polls  cited  83  percent                                                               
approval [of net neutrality].   He mentioned the executive action                                                               
of the  governor of  Washington state against  the repeal  of net                                                               
neutrality.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:17:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP  asked  whether  there  were  other  states                                                               
besides  Washington and  Montana which  had taken  action against                                                               
the repeal of net neutrality.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPARKS  answered that he  did not  know, but that  the repeal                                                               
had only occurred in December [2017].                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH  asked whether Mr. Sparks  had witnessed any                                                               
intentional slowing down of bandwidth.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPARKS explained  that industry hasn't taken  action yet, but                                                               
that  he felt  he  could not  have faith  in  the industry  self-                                                               
regulating.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:20:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KYRSTYN  KELLY testified  in support  of HB  277.   She explained                                                               
that many  communities do  not have  broad access  to ISPs.   She                                                               
stated  it  was a  huge  concern  as  those communities  rely  on                                                               
internet  service for  education.   She  shared  her belief  that                                                               
industry would not self-regulate.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH   said  he  thinks  there   is  competition                                                               
available  and that  a customer  can choose  another provider  if                                                               
they feel  the service they  receive is  not adequate.   He asked                                                               
whether  Ms.   Kelly  had  personal  experience   with  broadband                                                               
slowing.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. KELLY answered that she had not,  but that it is too early to                                                               
see.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL   reiterated  his  question   regarding  net                                                               
neutrality and whether it has  changed since the inception of the                                                               
internet.                                                                                                                       
MR.  GERRISH  answered the  executive  order  has not  gone  into                                                               
effect and that he thought the date would be April 23rd [2018].                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  asked  whether   the  proposed  bill  is  a                                                               
symbolic gesture, or  whether it was intended to  ensure that the                                                               
internet  service in  the state  is  not throttled  further at  a                                                               
state level.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. GERRISH answered that he did  not want to speak to the intent                                                               
of the bill, but that he thought it may have both effects.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:26:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH  shared  his  understanding  that  the  FTC                                                               
managed the  internet from 1996  to 2015, when the  authority was                                                               
moved to  the FCC and  it just went  back to  the FTC.   He asked                                                               
whether it was Mr. Gerrish's understanding as well.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. GERRISH answered  it is not his understanding.   He explained                                                               
that 1996  was when the Title  1 and Title 2  service distinction                                                               
was  made.   He  added  net neutrality  has  been the  regulation                                                               
standard since 1996.  He said there have been  cases of companies                                                               
caught slowing services.  He  gave the example of ComCast slowing                                                               
a site  called BitTorrent.  He  said the FCC had  issued an order                                                               
to stop the throttling at the time.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:28:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JEANIE PIERCE  testified in support of  HB 277.  She  stated that                                                               
Netflix had  been slowed down.   She stated the repeal  would not                                                               
be implemented until April 30 [2018],  so no change would be seen                                                               
yet.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:30:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  closed public testimony  on HB 277  upon ascertaining                                                               
that there was no one else who wished to testify.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:30:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO commented that he  felt the legislation was attempting                                                               
to address  something that  has not  happened yet.   He  added he                                                               
thinks  there  is  a  need  to ensure  equitable  access  to  the                                                               
internet.  He said he was not  sure that the bill was the correct                                                               
vehicle by which to address the issue.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  said that  something happened  with net                                                               
neutrality in  2017. He said he  would support the bill  but that                                                               
he felt it would act more as a resolution than a bill.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  commented that sending a  signal to Congress                                                               
was worth doing and he would support the bill.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:34:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH stated his objection  to moving the bill due                                                               
to the risk  that companies could move away.   He said he thought                                                               
it was  good to have a  choice.  He  said it should be  a federal                                                               
issue.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SULLIVAN-LEONARD  said  she shared  the  concerns                                                               
stated by Representative  Birch.  She added that she  saw a "fear                                                               
factor" in the proposed bill and she would not be supporting it.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:37:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP  said  that  he likes  the  net  neutrality                                                               
concept.  He said he preferred  to wait until there is a problem.                                                               
He said he though industry should  have the right to market their                                                               
product as faster service.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  said  he  does  not  pay  for  the  fastest                                                               
internet service and he does not  have access to more ISPs in his                                                               
area.  He said he supports the net neutrality concept.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:39:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL moved to report  HB 277 out of committee with                                                               
individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives  Josephson, Wool,                                                               
Stutes,  and Kito  voted in  favor  of HB  277.   Representatives                                                               
Sullivan-Leonard, Knopp, and Birch voted  against it.  Therefore,                                                               
HB 277 was reported out of  the House Labor and Commerce Standing                                                               
Committee by a vote of 4-3.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 4:40 p.m. to 4:44 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:43:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO passed the gavel to Vice-Chair Wool.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          HB 309-REJECT OFFICERS COMP. COMMISSION REPORT                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:44:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE-CHAIR WOOL announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be HOUSE BILL  NO. 309, "An Act  disapproving all recommendations                                                               
of  the State  Officers Compensation  Commission relating  to the                                                               
compensation,  benefits, and  allowances of  state officers;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:45:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ALLIANA  SALANGUIT,   Staff,  Representative   David  Guttenberg,                                                               
Alaska  State  Legislature,  introduced   HB  309  on  behalf  of                                                               
Representative   Guttenberg,   prime   sponsor.      She   stated                                                               
Representative Guttenberg had introduced  the proposed bill as he                                                               
was  concerned  with   the  process  leading  up   to  the  final                                                               
recommendations  made   by  the  state's   officers  compensation                                                               
commission. She  said he believes  the commission was  enacted to                                                               
depoliticize  legislators'  salaries  and that  he  believes  the                                                               
recommendations  failed to  meet the  obligation to  recommend an                                                               
equitable rate for legislators.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:46:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH asked  whether the  only issue  is the  per                                                               
diem for Juneau legislators.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SALANGUIT said  Representative Guttenberg's  concern is  the                                                               
process leading up  to that recommendation but  that the proposed                                                               
bill would  affect legislators working  within 50 miles  of their                                                               
residence.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH  restated his  question that the  only issue                                                               
at play  is that  anyone within  50 miles  would not  receive per                                                               
diem.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. SALANGUIT  said that was  a result  of the findings  but that                                                               
Representative  Guttenberg was  primarily  concerned that  "there                                                               
wasn't  enough  data,  facts,  and   figures"  and  that  it  was                                                               
political.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:47:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP  commented  that  he also  felt  the  first                                                               
ruling was  completely arbitrary.   He added that he  thought the                                                               
second go-around  was not arbitrary  and asked why that  was also                                                               
considered arbitrary.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. SALANGUIT referenced the January  17 [2018] meeting and urged                                                               
Representative Knopp to listen to the proceedings.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:48:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON moved  to adopt  CS for  HB 309  as the                                                               
working document.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
VICE-CHAIR WOOL objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:49:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO stated  he would give a  brief PowerPoint presentation                                                               
[included in  committee packet].   He underlined it  was entirely                                                               
his  work and  not  the work  of  the committee  or  of the  bill                                                               
sponsor.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  presented a  series of slides  on "ASOCC  History" on                                                               
slides  1-6.   He  began  by  addressing slide  1,  "Compensation                                                               
Methods."  The  slide shows a map of the  United States with each                                                               
state's compensation method indicated with a color key.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:50:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO moved to slide 2, "ASOCC History":                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Officers Compensation Commission                                                                                    
          Authorized under AS 39.                                                                                               
        Passed as House Bill 417 during the 25th Alaska                                                                         
          Legislature (2008).                                                                                                   
          2009 was the first issued report.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:51:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO addressed slide 3:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     2009 Report Recommended:                                                                                                   
          Legislator Salary of $50,400                                                                                          
         An additional $500 for President of the Senate                                                                         
          and Speaker of the House                                                                                              
        Per Diem, Office Expenses and Moving Expenses to                                                                        
          be set by Legislative Council                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:51:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO continued to slide 4:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          2011 Recommended an increase to salaries of                                                                           
          Governor ($125k to $145k)and Lt. Governor ($100k                                                                      
          to $115k). Recommendation was not rejected.                                                                           
          2014 Recommended an increase to salaries for                                                                          
          Governor, Lt. Governor and Department Heads.                                                                          
          Recommendation was rejected by Legislature and                                                                        
          Governor.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO spoke to slide 5:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
           ASOCC recommended salary increases for the                                                                           
          Governor and Lt. Governor on two occasions and                                                                        
          for department heads on one occasion,                                                                                 
            2017 was the first recommended change to                                                                            
          legislative compensation since 2009, and that                                                                         
          recommendation was to decrease Juneau legislators                                                                     
          compensation.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:53:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE-CHAIR  WOOL commented  that  legislative council  recommends                                                               
per diem, but the commission  chose to reduce the Juneau, Alaska,                                                               
legislators' compensation.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  added that in  2009 the compensation  commission said                                                               
that it would not  address per diem and that it  should be in the                                                               
remit of Legislative Council.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:54:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH remarked  that Chair Kito had  used the term                                                               
"compensation" as  it relates  to per diem.  He asked  whether he                                                               
considered per diem as part of the compensation.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO said he would address the issue further along.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:54:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO moved on to slide 6:                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
            In 10 years of existence, the ASOCC has failed                                                                      
           to engage in a periodic review of legislative                                                                        
           compensation,  however,  has   on  two  occasions                                                                    
           recommended increases to executive compensation.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO spoke  to the  slides on  equitable compensation.  He                                                               
began with slide 8, "Current Compensation":                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
           Base Salary $50,400                                                                                                  
           Per diem based on federal short-term rate                                                                            
           Relocation expenses provided                                                                                         
           Travel per diem provided                                                                                             
           Non-Juneau Base = $75,150                                                                                            
           Juneau Base = $68,692.5                                                                                              
           Total All Legislators Base = $4.49 Million                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:56:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SULLIVAN-LEONARD  shared her  understanding  that                                                               
per diem is calculated by the  [U.S.} Department of Defense.  She                                                               
asked about the process.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO answered  that  per diem  is  adopted by  Legislative                                                               
Council, but  since the original determination,  there is nothing                                                               
in  the record  that explains  why the  type of  per diem  or the                                                               
adjustment for Juneau legislators was adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SULLIVAN-LEONARD  asked whether  the  Legislative                                                               
Council had looked at per diem on a yearly basis.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  answered that the  discussion had come up  during his                                                               
time on Legislative Council in April [2017].                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:59:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE-CHAIR  WOOL asked  for  confirmation  that the  Juneau-based                                                               
legislators  are getting  75 percent  of  the federal  short-term                                                               
rate, but Juneau legislators pay tax on it as income.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO answered  that it is correct that per  diem is counted                                                               
as taxable income for Juneau legislators.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:59:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH  offered  the observation  that  Anchorage,                                                               
Alaska, or  over half  of legislators would  receive no  per diem                                                               
for a local special session so it would be considerable savings.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO  answered that  it  had  been  calculated out  for  a                                                               
special   session,   and   the   Anchorage   peridium   rate   is                                                               
significantly higher than the rate  for Juneau, Alaska, meaning a                                                               
special session in Anchorage, Alaska, would cost much more.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:01:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP answered  Representative Sullivan-Leonard's                                                               
question  saying that  the Department  of Defense  does calculate                                                               
per diem.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:02:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE-CHAIR WOOL held over HB 309.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:48:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Labor and Commerce Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at                                                                  
5:02 p.m.                                                                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB353 Letters of Support 2.21.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 353
HB353 Supporting Document - Arctic Mental Health Working Group - Alaska's Mental Health Needs.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 353
HB353 Sectional Analysis 2.21.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 353
HB353 Sponsor Statement 2.21.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 353
HB353 version A 2.21.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 353
HB353 Fiscal Note DCCED CBPL 3.2.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 353
HB353 Fiscal Note DHSS BHMS 3.2.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 353
HB353 HLAC PowerPoint 3.3.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 353
HB277 Opposition Documents 2.13.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 277
HB277 Supporting Document-Fast Facts for Conservatives on Net Neutrality 2.12.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 277
HB277 Letters of Support 2.28.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 277
HB309 CS Presentation.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309
HB309 CS Support Letter SK to HLAC.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309
HB309 CS Exhibit D1 Ver J.PDF HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309
HB309 Sponsor Statement 2.2.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309
HB309 Supporting Document- Bruce Botehlo Letter to SOCC 2.2.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309
HB309 Ver A 2.2.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309
HB309 CS A Exhibits.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309
HB309 CS B Exhibits.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309
HB309 CS C Exhibits.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309
HB309 Fiscal Note LEG 3.5.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309
HB277 Opposition Letters 3.5.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 277
HB309 Legal Memo 3.16.18.pdf HL&C 3/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 309