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03/10/2018 03:00 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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03:04:28 PM Start
03:05:30 PM Confirmation Hearing(s):
03:10:04 PM HB89
03:48:32 PM HB264
04:40:34 PM HB350
04:43:18 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Please Note Time Change --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 89 LICENSE RADIOLOGIC/NUC. MED TECHNOLOGISTS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 264 SHOPPING BAG FEES & RECYCLING TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 350 AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES: FEES TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 350 Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
          HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                         
                         March 10, 2018                                                                                         
                           3:04 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Sam Kito, Chair                                                                                                  
Representative Adam Wool, Vice Chair                                                                                            
Representative Andy Josephson                                                                                                   
Representative Chris Birch                                                                                                      
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gary Knopp                                                                                                       
Representative Colleen Sullivan-Leonard                                                                                         
Representative Mike Chenault (alternate)                                                                                        
Representative Bryce Edgmon (alternate)                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CONFIRMATION HEARING(S)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Damien Delzer - Fairbanks                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 89                                                                                                               
"An Act requiring licensure of occupations relating to                                                                          
radiologic technology, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine                                                                  
technology; and providing for an effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 264                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to a  fee for disposable shopping bags; relating                                                               
to the sale of reusable  shopping bags; relating to the recycling                                                               
of  disposable  shopping bags;  and  providing  for an  effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 350                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to certain fees for using an automated teller                                                                  
machine."                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 350 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  89                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: LICENSE RADIOLOGIC/NUC. MED TECHNOLOGISTS                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) TUCK                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
01/30/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/30/17       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
03/07/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/07/18       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
03/09/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/09/18       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
03/10/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 264                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: SHOPPING BAG FEES & RECYCLING                                                                                      
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) JOSEPHSON                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
01/08/18       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/8/18                                                                                
01/16/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/16/18       (H)       CRA, L&C                                                                                               
01/30/18       (H)       CRA AT 3:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
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02/10/18       (H)       CRA AT 10:00 AM BARNES 124                                                                             
02/10/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/10/18       (H)       MINUTE(CRA)                                                                                            
02/13/18       (H)       CRA AT 8:00 AM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/13/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/13/18       (H)       MINUTE(CRA)                                                                                            
02/22/18       (H)       CRA AT 8:00 AM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/22/18       (H)       Moved CSHB 264(CRA) Out of Committee                                                                   
02/22/18       (H)       MINUTE(CRA)                                                                                            
02/23/18       (H)       CRA RPT CS(CRA) 1DP 2DNP 3AM                                                                           
02/23/18       (H)       DP: DRUMMOND                                                                                           
02/23/18       (H)       DNP: SADDLER, TALERICO                                                                                 
02/23/18       (H)       AM: LINCOLN, KREISS-TOMKINS, PARISH                                                                    
03/09/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/09/18       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
03/10/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 350                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES: FEES                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) ORTIZ                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
02/16/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/16/18       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
02/28/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/28/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/28/18       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
03/10/18       (H)       L&C AT 3:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
DAMIEN DELZER                                                                                                                   
Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                                                 
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as an appointee to the Board of                                                                
Examiners in Optometry.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS TUCK                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 89 as prime sponsor.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
KENDRA KLOSTER, Staff                                                                                                           
Representative Tuck                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 89 on behalf of Representative                                                              
Tuck, prime sponsor.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
DONNA RUFSHOLM, Chair                                                                                                           
Legislative Affairs Committee                                                                                                   
Alaska Society of Radiologic Technologists                                                                                      
Homer, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in the hearing on HB 89.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SARA CHAMBERS, Director                                                                                                         
Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing                                                                  
Department of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                       
(DCCED)                                                                                                                         
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided comments and responded to                                                                       
questions on HB  89.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT MCCLUNG, Chair                                                                                                           
Alaska Society of Radiologic Technologists                                                                                      
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 89.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
RHONDA MERRIHEW, Member                                                                                                         
Alaska Society of Radiologic Technologists                                                                                      
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 89.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CLAUDIA TESSIER, Member                                                                                                         
Alaska Society of Radiologic Technologists                                                                                      
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 89.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
LISA DELANEY, Staff                                                                                                             
Representative Andy Josephson                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 264 on behalf of                                                                            
Representative Josephson, prime sponsor.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
NICHOLAS WALSH                                                                                                                  
Chugiak, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 264.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
PATTI FISHER, Member                                                                                                            
Mat-Su Zero Waste Coalition                                                                                                     
Wasilla, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 264.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
VERONICA PADULA                                                                                                                 
STEM Program Manager                                                                                                            
Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska                                                                                      
Ecosystem Conservation Office                                                                                                   
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 264.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CAROL MONTGOMERY                                                                                                                
Mat-Su Zero Waste Coalition                                                                                                     
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in the hearing on HB 264.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BRENDA DOLMA                                                                                                                    
Homer, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 264.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MARY WILSON                                                                                                                     
Wasilla, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 264.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CAROLINE HAMP, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Dan Ortiz                                                                                                        
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION   STATEMENT:     Reintroduced  HB   350  on   behalf  of                                                             
Representative Ortiz, prime sponsor.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:04:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SAM KITO  called  the House  Labor  and Commerce  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 3:04  p.m. Representatives Stutes,                                                               
Birch, Josephson,  and Kito  were present at  the call  to order.                                                               
Representative Wool arrived once the meeting was under way.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
^Confirmation Hearing(s):                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                    CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                
                Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:05:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO announced that the first  order of business would be a                                                               
confirmation hearing for the Board of Examiners in Optometry.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:05:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAMIEN DELZER,  Member, Board of  Examiners in  Optometry, Office                                                               
of the  Governor, testified  as an  appointee to  the board.   He                                                               
said he is  currently the secretary of the Board  of Examiners in                                                               
Optometry.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:06:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON  mentioned HB  103  and  asked for  Dr.                                                               
Delzer's  view  regarding  the limitations  on  the  practice  of                                                               
optometry.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. DELZER shared  his understanding that the HB  103 addressed a                                                               
number  of  issues  regarding   uniform  standards  of  practice,                                                               
prescription  of   pharmaceutical  agents,   education,  advisory                                                               
opinions, as  well as determination  of services that  are within                                                               
the   scope  of   practice  including   procedures  and   defines                                                               
ophthalmic surgery.  He said  in terms of the regulatory process,                                                               
the board's authority is clearly structured in AS 08.72.278.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON said  the legislature  left in  place a                                                               
section  that states  the  only type  of  surgery an  optometrist                                                               
could perform is to remove a foreign body from the eye.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. DELZER  suggested that  would be in  reference to  statute AS                                                               
08.72.273 which  permits the removal  of foreign bodies,  but the                                                               
section doesn't  permit any other  procedures.  He added  that in                                                               
AS 08.72.278 there is a more specific surgery definition.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON asked whether  there is conflict between                                                               
the new law and the old section.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. DELZER said he sees them  separately.  He said the regulatory                                                               
process is orderly  and well established and should  there be any                                                               
potential conflict,  the Department of  Law would be  called upon                                                               
to clarify any conflict for the board.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
[The following name was advanced to  a joint session of the House                                                               
of Representatives and  the Senate on 4/9/18:  Board of Examiners                                                               
in Optometry, Damien Delzer.]                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
        HB  89-LICENSE RADIOLOGIC/NUC. MED TECHNOLOGISTS                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:10:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  announced that  the next order  of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 89,  "An Act  requiring licensure  of occupations                                                               
relating  to   radiologic  technology,  radiation   therapy,  and                                                               
nuclear  medicine  technology;  and providing  for  an  effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHRIS TUCK,  Alaska State  Legislature, presented                                                               
HB 89 as prime sponsor.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:10:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KENDRA   KLOSTER,  Staff,   Representative  Tuck,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, presented  HB 89 on  behalf of  Representative Tuck,                                                               
prime  sponsor.    She paraphrased  from  the  sponsor  statement                                                               
[included in  committee packet] which reads  as follows [original                                                               
punctuation provided]:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     House Bill 89 would establish licensing requirements                                                                       
     for radiology technicians to increase safety for                                                                           
     patients  and  healthcare professionals.  Approximately                                                                    
     two-thirds  of  the  states have  laws  regulating  the                                                                    
     practice of  radiologic technology. However,  Alaska is                                                                    
     not among  the majority  who require licensing  of this                                                                    
     profession.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Radiology  technicians have  an important  role in  the                                                                    
     healthcare field  to provide services  including x-rays                                                                    
     used  for  checking  broken bones;  Magnetic  Resonance                                                                    
     Imaging (MRI) used to  find tumors, bleeding, diseases,                                                                    
     and  infections;  and  Computed Tomography  (CT)  scans                                                                    
     used to diagnose many types of cancer.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     While  a number  of Alaskans  use these  services, many                                                                    
     may  not  be  aware  of the  potential  risk  of  over-                                                                    
     exposure  to  radiation,  which  can  lead  to  serious                                                                    
     health  problems, and  even death.  To increase  safety                                                                    
     for the patients and  healthcare professionals, we need                                                                    
     to ensure  technicians are  being trained  properly and                                                                    
     the equipment is checked regularly.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     We  have  been  working  closely  with  the  radiologic                                                                    
     technicians,  the  Alaska  Departments  of  Health  and                                                                    
     Social  Services and  Commerce, Community  and Economic                                                                    
     Development to ensure we  are crafting legislation that                                                                    
     will  improve  public   safety  standards  for  Alaskan                                                                    
     through   these   new   licensing   requirements.   The                                                                    
     Department of Health and Social Services have been                                                                         
     working with radiology technicians  across the state to                                                                    
     develop  regulations   that  will  partner   with  this                                                                    
     legislation  to increase  safety  measures, update  our                                                                    
     out-of-date  regulations, and  ensure changes  will not                                                                    
     adversely affect technicians in rural Alaska.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Radiation   protection   is   about  safety   and   the                                                                    
     prevention  of  undue  risk  from  radiation  exposure.                                                                    
     House  Bill  89  will  improve the  safety  of  medical                                                                    
     imaging  procedures   by  establishing   education  and                                                                    
     standards  to ensure  competency of  all operators  and                                                                    
     patients. I  respectfully ask for  your support  in the                                                                    
     passage of House Bill 89.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:13:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH asked how many radiologists the legislation                                                                
would embrace.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. KLOSTER deferred to Ms. Rufsholm.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:14:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DONNA  RUFSHOLM,  Chair,  Legislative Affairs  Committee,  Alaska                                                               
Society of Radiologic Technologists,  testified in the hearing on                                                               
HB  89.   She  informed  there  are  about 650  registered  radio                                                               
technologists  in Alaska.  She specified  those individuals  have                                                               
gone  through a  formal program  with a  minimum of  two to  four                                                               
years  and passed  a  national  exam.   She  indicated there  are                                                               
estimated  to  be  one  to  two other  individuals  who  are  not                                                               
registered and who have not gone through any formal education.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH  asked whether dental x-ray  technicians are                                                               
included.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  RUFSHOLM answered  dentists are  exempted from  this program                                                               
because they have their own board and licensure.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:17:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH asked whether  there are incidents of people                                                               
being over-radiated in Alaska.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUFSHOLM  answered that  many incidents  are not  heard about                                                               
because  they   become  locked  files  through   litigation.  She                                                               
mentioned rural areas  send images into urban centers  to be read                                                               
and medical  assistants in  those rural  areas have  very minimal                                                               
training.   She  stated  the  biggest concern  in  Alaska is  the                                                               
assistance  in rural  areas involving  the individuals  taking x-                                                               
rays who don't have the appropriate  training.  She said she sees                                                               
x-rays that are over-exposed or  under-exposed. She informed that                                                               
radiation is cumulative, and it  could be ten years before cancer                                                               
from over-exposure  appears.   She said  the proposed  bill would                                                               
ensure the people who take  x-rays have the appropriate education                                                               
and  training. She  added it  is important  that the  training is                                                               
affordable and accessible.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:21:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH  shared  his  concern that  the  state  was                                                               
"painting   itself   into    a   corner"   with   certifications,                                                               
particularly in rural areas.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUFSHOLM  said the clinics in  rural areas "are okay  with" a                                                               
licensure  program as  long as  it's  affordable and  accessible.                                                               
She added the  online program allows for  accessible training for                                                               
certification.  She remarked the  people she had spoken with want                                                               
to have additional training as long as it is affordable.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:24:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO  mentioned   there  are  lots  of   places  in  rural                                                               
communities that might  not have access to  individuals who could                                                               
become radio  technologists.  He  asked whether a  community with                                                               
the equipment  but no one who  can be trained would  have to wait                                                               
for a licensed  individual to obtain the x-ray image  of a broken                                                               
arm.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUFSHOLM answered,  "Absolutely not."   She  said the society                                                               
had made  provisions and  had attempted  to address  these issues                                                               
regarding the very  rural areas in Alaska. She  explained all the                                                               
current  health  aides  have  to  do is  show  competency  to  be                                                               
grandfathered into the system. She  said anyone new coming into a                                                               
rural  community  can  get temporary  licensure  while  they  are                                                               
preparing for certification.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:27:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO asked how the  program would be funded without current                                                               
licensees.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SARA CHAMBERS, Director, Division  of Corporations, Business, and                                                               
Professional  Licensing,  Department  of Commerce,  Community,  &                                                               
Economic Development (DCCED), provided  comments and responded to                                                               
questions on HB 89.  She  explained the law requires the state to                                                               
recover those  costs.   She said  there is  a complex  method for                                                               
allocating funds.   She said  there is authority to  expend funds                                                               
within  the  division.   Those  costs  would  be paid  back  with                                                               
licensing fees.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:29:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH noted the proposed  bill calls for a passing                                                               
score of 75 percent average.  He asked whether that is typical.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CHAMBERS  answered  that  programs  differ.    She  added  a                                                               
statutory change would  be required if the  percentage was deemed                                                               
too high or too low.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:30:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO opened public testimony on HB 89.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:30:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT   MCCLUNG,    Chair,   Alaska   Society    of   Radiologic                                                               
Technologists,  testified in  support  of HB  89.   He  explained                                                               
currently only  eight states including  Alaska have  no licensing                                                               
for  radiography.   He  said there  are  697 certified  radiology                                                               
technicians in Alaska.  He  added the radiology profession is the                                                               
third largest  group of  certified professionals,  behind doctors                                                               
and  nurses.   He said  there  are a  number of  reasons for  the                                                               
legislation.    He  said  the  first is  safety.    An  untrained                                                               
individual may not  be aware of techniques  to protect themselves                                                               
and patient safety  is also affected.  He said  the second reason                                                               
is  quality.     The  purpose of  producing  x-ray  images is  to                                                               
provide  the best  quality  image for  a  healthcare provider  to                                                               
provide a  diagnosis.   He added  the certified  x-ray technician                                                               
understands the  reason for  the exam,  how pathology  can affect                                                               
the image, and  how to adjust the amount of  radiation to produce                                                               
the desired  image.  He  said over- or under-exposure  can affect                                                               
the  interpretation  of the  image.      He added  the  certified                                                               
technicians  in the  state have  passed an  exam and  must follow                                                               
continuing education.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:34:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RHONDA   MERRIHEW,   Member,   Alaska   Society   of   Radiologic                                                               
Technologists, testified  in support  of HB 89.   She  shared her                                                               
experience  in a  rural community.  She explained  the difference                                                               
between adult and  baby x-ray technique.  She  said she witnessed                                                               
a technique which resulted in  a baby getting more radiation than                                                               
necessary.   She said  the proposed bill  would help  provide the                                                               
training and ensure safety for the people of our state.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:37:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH   asked  about   costs  of   licensing  and                                                               
registration.   He  noted the  fiscal  note (FN)  is around  $365                                                               
thousand which works  out to around $520 per licensee.   He asked                                                               
whether the cost is a concern.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. MERRIHEW deferred to Ms. Rufsholm.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUFSHOLM stated  the society had not been  presented the most                                                               
recent FN.   She said the  FN they have  is from 2007 and  it did                                                               
not  show such  a high  figure.   She  added there  had not  been                                                               
discussion on  the impact on the  members.  She said  she assumed                                                               
the licensure  fees would be paid  every two years and  asked for                                                               
confirmation.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH said he think it  comes out to a little over                                                               
$500 per person per year.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUFSHOLM said  the figure was new  to her and it  has not yet                                                               
been discussed.  She emphasized  the members knew licensure would                                                               
have a cost and  were prepared for it, but the  new FN would have                                                               
to be presented to the society.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:42:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CLAUDIA   TESSIER,   Member,   Alaska   Society   of   Radiologic                                                               
Technologists, testified  in support  of HB 89.   She  shared her                                                               
personal experience as a victim  of untrained radiologists.   She                                                               
said it made her become a radiology technician.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:44:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH asked where the incident occurred.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. TESSIER answered it had occurred  in South Dakota.  She added                                                               
that technicians are now registered in that state.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:44:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO said he would leave public testimony open on HB 89.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:44:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES stated  her support for HB 89.   She shared                                                               
her experience in  Kodiak, Alaska.  She said CT  scans in Kodiak,                                                               
Alaska, cost about 25 percent higher than in Anchorage, Alaska.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:46:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL shared  his personal  background working  in                                                               
hospitals.   He  remarked the  people he  worked with  had to  be                                                               
certified.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:48:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO held over HB 89.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
              HB 264-SHOPPING BAG FEES & RECYCLING                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:48:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  announced that  the next order  of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 264,  "An Act  relating to  a fee  for disposable                                                               
shopping bags;  relating to the  sale of reusable  shopping bags;                                                               
relating  to  the  recycling of  disposable  shopping  bags;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:49:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 3:49 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:50:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LISA DELANEY, Staff, Representative  Andy Josephson, Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  presented  HB  264   on  behalf  of  Representative                                                               
Josephson,  prime sponsor.   She  gave a  PowerPoint presentation                                                               
[included in committee packet].                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY began with slide 1, 'Motivations':                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Plastic doesn't belong in nature.                                                                                          
       Plastic   pollution   is    detrimental   to   our                                                                       
          environment & wildlife                                                                                                
          Unsightlyfor residents & visitors                                                                                     
          People come here for a wilderness experience                                                                          
        Do we want tourists leaving with the impression                                                                         
          that we don't care about our wild spaces?                                                                             
     We're trying to encourage people to be mindful of                                                                          
     their behavior (consumption) and its effects on their                                                                      
     community, environment, health, and economy.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:51:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY moved to slide 2, "Why plastic bags?":                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          A major plastic offender                                                                                              
         People overuse plastic bags  they're free and                                                                          
          readily accessible                                                                                                    
        So flimsy and delicate that one bag is often not                                                                        
          enough  anything with corners, must double-bag                                                                        
          it!                                                                                                                   
        Light and easily carried by the wind?and Alaska                                                                         
          has some serious winds                                                                                                
          So easy to substitute                                                                                                 
           Cloth bags make a much better replacement                                                                            
          sturdy, washable, even stylish                                                                                        
          Even  thick  plastic  bags don't  end  up  in  the                                                                    
          environment on a comparable scale to thin single-                                                                     
          use bags                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:52:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY spoke to slide 3, "Quick Perspective Break":                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          Plastic does  not degrade; it breaks  into smaller                                                                    
          and smaller pieces                                                                                                    
          Bits  of plastic  are like  magnets to  pollutants                                                                    
          (?PCBs, for example)                                                                                                  
          These tiny plastic bits,  covered in toxins, enter                                                                    
          the ecosystem & work their way into the food                                                                          
          chain                                                                                                                 
          Fat-soluble toxins (again,  think PCBs) accumulate                                                                    
          in   animal   tissues,   and   toxins   accumulate                                                                    
          exponentially as you move up the food chain                                                                           
          We   Alaskans  love   our  delicious   rich-in-fat                                                                    
          salmon?                                                                                                               
          Plastic  pollution has  far-reaching effects  that                                                                    
          impact human health as well as the environment &                                                                      
          economy                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:53:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY addressed slide 4, "Why not start with a ban?":                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          This was a  tough call; bans are  more common (and                                                                    
          they get right to the point).                                                                                         
          Our rationale:                                                                                                        
          We wanted  people to have the  choice?give folks a                                                                    
          chance to get used to the idea           changing                                                                     
          behaviors takes time                                                                                                  
          The state is in need of revenue                                                                                       
          A fee  is still effective in  reducing plastic bag                                                                    
          use                                                                                                                   
          Stores already  subsidize disposable bag  costs by                                                                    
          charging more for goods purchased                                                                                     
          Estimated  hidden bag  costs =  $25-50 per  person                                                                    
          per year -- bags aren't as free as they seem                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:54:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY moved to slide 5, "The Committee Substitute":                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          Bans single-use plastic bags under 4 mils thick                                                                       
          About the thickness of plastic sheeting                                                                               
        Establishes minimum $0.10 fee for all other bags                                                                        
          (paper/reusable)                                                                                                      
           Stores keep this feeits only purpose is to                                                                           
          prevent giveaway of thick plastic bags (i.e.,                                                                         
          working around the rule)                                                                                              
        Removes recycling requirement (moot if there's a                                                                        
          ban)                                                                                                                  
          Exempts stores under $250,000 gross sales                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:55:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY spoke to slide 6, "Peer Pressure":                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     GLOBAL                                                                                                                     
          More than 40 countries have a plastic bag ban                                                                         
          Bangladesh was the first (in 2002)                                                                                    
         Kenya has strictest ban (violators get up to 4                                                                         
        years in prison and fines from $19,000-$38,000)                                                                         
     UNITED STATES                                                                                                              
          13 US cities in 7 states have fee                                                                                     
          110 US cities in 18 states have ban                                                                                   
           The most common legislation across the US                                                                            
          involves a ban on plastic bags with a fee for                                                                         
          paper & reusable bags                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:56:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES said she is not clear on the fee for paper                                                                
or reusable bags.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY answered that there is no fee for a bag brought into                                                                
the store.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES asked whether there is a .10 fee for a                                                                    
paper bag.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY answered in the affirmative.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:56:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  DELANEY  addressed slide  7,  "Peer  Pressure -  Lower  49",                                                               
showing the list  of states with bans on plastic  bags and states                                                               
with  fees for  plastic bags.   She  indicated California  is the                                                               
only state with a statewide ban.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:57:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL stated that Alaska should appear in the list                                                                
of states with bans.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:57:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY moved on to slide 8 showing the 17 communities in                                                                   
Alaska with bans on plastic bags.  She pointed out that Palmer,                                                                 
Denali Borough, and Unalaska are considering a ban.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY moved to slide 9, "The resource(ful) state":                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          Chefornak  - Community  purchased canvas  bags for                                                                    
          the local store to use                                                                                                
          Chevak -  Took used plastic bags  & crocheted them                                                                    
          into reusable plastic bags                                                                                            
          Cordova -  Eyak Preservation  Council ran  Go Fund                                                                    
          Me effort to raise funds to give a cloth bag                                                                          
          bearing their logo to every resident                                                                                  
          Denali   Borough  -   Partnered  with   Subaru  to                                                                    
          distribute reusable bags                                                                                              
          Koyuk  -  Received  Alaska Conservation  grant  to                                                                    
          provide two canvas bags to each household                                                                             
          Wasilla -  Working with  local youth  groups (e.g.                                                                    
          scouts) to sell cloth bags instead of candy                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:59:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY described the original bill in slide 10, "Section                                                                   
1":                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       Adds "Article 5: Disposable Shopping Bag Fees" to                                                                        
     43.98 (Revenue & Taxation, Misc Provisions)                                                                                
          Establishes a $0.20  fee for single-use, carry-out                                                                    
          plastic bags                                                                                                          
          Lists exceptions  (e.g., bags for bulk  food, ice,                                                                    
          newspaper)                                                                                                            
          Works around any  municipal regulations to prevent                                                                    
          compounding fees                                                                                                      
          State fees are not in addition to muni fees                                                                           
          - Provides instructions for retail seller                                                                             
          - Display fees on receipt                                                                                             
          - May not reimburse fee (or otherwise work around                                                                     
          the rule)                                                                                                             
          - Maintain & file records with Revenue                                                                                
          Explains  penalties  for  violation  ($250,  $500,                                                                    
          $750 within a year)                                                                                                   
          DOR deals with violations                                                                                             
       Defines terms ("disposable shopping bag", "retail                                                                        
          seller", reusable bag")                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:00:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL asked how the amount of $250,000 was                                                                        
determined.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY answered it came through the House Community and                                                                    
Regional Affairs Standing Committee (HCRA).                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL asked for more information.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY said it came from another committee member.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:01:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON asked whether similar figures were                                                                     
found in similar areas.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY answered the figure was taken from other bills in                                                                   
the Lower 48.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY addressed slide 13, "Section 2":                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Amends 46.06 (Water, Air, Energy & Environmental                                                                           
     Conservation, Recycling & Reduction of Litter)                                                                             
          Establishes a recycling requirement                                                                                   
          - Retailers must accept plastic bags for the                                                                          
          purpose of recycling                                                                                                  
        Stipulates that plastic bags must show recycling                                                                        
          symbol                                                                                                                
            Requires that reusable bags must be made                                                                            
          available (obviously visible!) for purchase near                                                                      
          checkout                                                                                                              
        Outlines fees for violation of the above ($250,                                                                         
          $500, $750 within a year)                                                                                             
          - DEC deals with violations                                                                                           
       Defines terms ("disposable shopping bag", "retail                                                                        
          seller", "reusable bag") per Section 1                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY moved to slide 14 and stated Section 3 provides an                                                                  
effective date of January 1, 2019.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:03:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY described "the Committee Substitute' in slide 15:                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section 1: Adds new section to AS 46.06, "Recycling &                                                                      
     Reduction of Litter"                                                                                                       
          Establishes a ban on single-use plastic bags                                                                          
          Lists exceptions (e.g., bags for bulk food, ice,                                                                      
          newspaper)                                                                                                            
          Implements a minimum charge for all other bags                                                                        
          (paper & reusable)                                                                                                    
          Provides instructions for retail seller                                                                               
          - Display price on receipt                                                                                            
       - May not reimburse fee (or otherwise work around                                                                        
          the rule)                                                                                                             
          Explains penalties for violation ($250, $500,                                                                         
          $750 within a year)                                                                                                   
          - DOR deals with violations                                                                                           
          Defines terms ("disposable shopping bag", "retail                                                                     
          seller", reusable bag")                                                                                               
     Section 2: Provides an effective date of July 1, 2019                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:04:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  said he often  uses the self-checkout.    He                                                               
asked whether there would be  paper bags at the self-checkout and                                                               
how it would work.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.  DELANEY answered  she assumes  one  would scan  it like  any                                                               
other item.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL asked whether anyone  had looked into how the                                                               
system works in other states such as California.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY answered she  had heard it was done in  such a way in                                                               
Hawaii.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:05:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH  said he  thinks it's a  terrible idea.   He                                                               
asked whether it addresses paper bags or dog waste bags.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY answered the CS wou address single use plastic bags.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH   asked  about  the  thinking   behind  the                                                               
community size provision.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY answered  the original bill had a  provision in which                                                               
municipalities  could  take  part  in  the  state  tax;  however,                                                               
certain  boroughs  can't  do  that.    She  added  the  CS  would                                                               
establish a statewide ban.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:07:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL asked about dog waste stations and bags.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY  answered the  proposed bill  doesn't apply  to those                                                               
bags.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:08:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO  suggested the  proposed  bill  would only  apply  to                                                               
retail operations.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:08:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
NICHOLAS WALSH  testified in support of  HB 264.  He  said he has                                                               
been fishing  and hunting in  Alaska for  years and has  seen the                                                               
impact of plastics  in the middle of nowhere.   He said he thinks                                                               
Hawaii has a state-wide ban on plastic bags.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:10:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO opened public testimony on HB 264.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:10:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PATTI FISHER,  Member, Mat-Su Zero Waste  Coalition, testified in                                                               
support  of   HB  264.     She   shared  information   about  the                                                               
organization.     She compared  the coalition  with the  American                                                               
Progressive Bag Alliance and stated  she is upset that an outside                                                               
group could  tell Alaskans what to  do.  She said  the single use                                                               
plastic bags contain particles that  are entering the food chain.                                                               
She said she forgets her reusable  bags all the time and she just                                                               
puts  her groceries  in her  cart  and into  her car.   She  said                                                               
banning single use plastic bags is the right thing to do.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:14:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VERONICA  PADULA, STEM  Program Manager,  Aleut Community  of St.                                                               
Paul Island, Alaska, Ecosystem  Conservation Office, testified in                                                               
support  of HB  264.   She indicated  she is  a graduate  student                                                               
studying the effects of plastic  debris on seabirds in the Bering                                                               
Sea.  She said she and  her fellow scientists have seen all types                                                               
of debris wash  up on the shorelines.  She  added that debris can                                                               
hurt them  internally and  can starve the  animals. She  said the                                                               
chemicals leech into  the tissues of the birds.   She stated that                                                               
the  populations of  birds have  been  declining.   She said  the                                                               
local community  had collected  over 10 tons  of debris  from the                                                               
shoreline and the community decided to ban bags from its store.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:19:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH said  he appreciates  the community  made a                                                               
local decision  as other  communities have.   He shared  a letter                                                               
from the Alaska Municipal League  asking for local governments to                                                               
make the  choice themselves as a  local control issue.   He asked                                                               
Ms.  Padula whether  she supports  allowing  local government  to                                                               
make the choice.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. PADULA  answered she supports  anything that reduces  the use                                                               
of single use plastics.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:21:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CAROL MONTGOMERY,  Mat-Su Zero Waste Coalition,  testified in the                                                               
hearing on HB 264.  She  said, "People really hate plastic bags."                                                               
She remarked the written comments  were strongly in favor and the                                                               
city council vote was 5-1.   She said some have argued that local                                                               
communities should decide and not  the state. She pointed out the                                                               
state legislation  would close a  loophole that allows  stores to                                                               
hand out  slightly heavier plastic bags  for free.  She  opined a                                                               
fee  helps  businesses.    She  said  she  had  spoken  with  two                                                               
corporate representatives  who said they  feel a fee is  the only                                                               
way to support the use of  the reusable bags and would help level                                                               
the playing  field.  She queried  why people who bring  their own                                                               
bags should be  subsidizing people who don't.  She  said she took                                                               
issue  with the  plastic  bag  industry claim  that  less than  2                                                               
percent of  litter is from plastic  bags.   She  said the plastic                                                               
bags fly  around, which  is why  they are  seen everywhere.   She                                                               
spoke to the inability of plastic to biodegrade.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:25:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  asked whether Ms. Montgomery  is one of                                                               
the leaders of the Mat-Su Zero Waste Coalition.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. MONTGOMERY answered in the affirmative.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON   asked  whether  Ms.   Montgomery  has                                                               
firsthand knowledge  of domesticated reindeer or  other ungulates                                                               
consuming plastic.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MONTGOMERY answered  it was  the  issue that  got the  group                                                               
started.     She said  a  3rd grader  had been  to the  Matanuska                                                               
Experiment Farm  where a scientist  pulled nine plastic  bags out                                                               
of a  research caribou.    She added the group  was informed that                                                               
scientists  pull plastic  out of  these animals  regularly.   She                                                               
stated the mission  was to raise awareness of the  damage done to                                                               
the community by plastic bags.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON shared  his understanding  that Palmer,                                                               
Alaska, is looking  for a ban and the Mat-Su  Borough looked at a                                                               
ban.  He asked about areas  outside the Mat-Su Borough that share                                                               
the same concerns.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. MONTGOMERY said  Palmer Community Council had  held a meeting                                                               
to discuss plastic bag legislation  and there was a large turnout                                                               
in the community with 100 percent support for "doing something."                                                                
She explained  the only  power the  borough has  is to  impose an                                                               
excise tax.  She said people don't like the idea of a tax.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:29:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH  mentioned  the  discussion  regarding  the                                                               
choice  between cloth  and disposable  diapers.   He said  he has                                                               
found  a number  of  uses for  plastic bags.    He asked  whether                                                               
people would be able to buy plastic bags.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. MONTGOMERY  shared her understand that  the legislation would                                                               
apply to carry out grocery bags.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:31:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRENDA DOLMA testified in support of  HB 264.  She emphasized she                                                               
is in support  of a total ban  on single use plastics.   She said                                                               
in her  community there  are programs whose  goal to  provide the                                                               
community with bags other than plastic  bags.   She mentioned the                                                               
Boomerang  Bags  worldwide  initiative.     She  said  she  spent                                                               
decades picking up marine debris  in her community.  She remarked                                                               
on the  effects of plastic  on animals. She reiterated  she would                                                               
support a change  in the bill from single use  bags to single use                                                               
plastics.   She said she  would also  support the removal  of any                                                               
exemption.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:38:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARY WILSON testified in support of HB  264.   She stated she has                                                               
been using reusable bags for years.   She said she thinks most of                                                               
the time people  that complain about using reusable  bags see the                                                               
value after they try it out a few times.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:40:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO announced  he would leave public testimony  open on HB                                                               
264.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO held over HB 264.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
             HB 350-AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES: FEES                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
4:40:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  announced that the  final order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 350, "An Act  relating to certain fees  for using                                                               
an automated teller machine."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:40:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CAROLINE  HAMP, Staff,  Representative  Dan  Ortiz, Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  reintroduced HB  350  on  behalf of  Representative                                                               
Ortiz, prime sponsor.   She stated the proposed  bill would allow                                                               
individually-owned  ATMs to  charge a  fee on  international card                                                               
users.    She  added  it   would  not  affect  fees  to  domestic                                                               
cardholders  or bank-owned  ATMs.   She  informed that  currently                                                               
individually-owned  ATMs cannot  charge  a  fee to  international                                                               
cards and  given the  high volume  of international  travelers to                                                               
the state, closing the gap would  allow income from those ATMs to                                                               
be collected from international tourists.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:42:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  closed public testimony  on HB 350  upon ascertaining                                                               
that there was no one else who wished to testify.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:42:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL moved to report  HB 350 out of committee with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:43:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Labor and Commerce Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at                                                                  
4:43 p.m.                                                                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB089 Supporting Document-Fact Sheet Biological Effects of Radiation 1.26.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 89
HB089 ver J 1.26.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 89
HB089 Supporting Document-Legislative Research Report 1.26.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 89
HB089 Letter - Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1.26.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 89
HB089 Sponsor Statement 1.26.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 89
HB264 ver O 2.23.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Supporting Document - News Articles.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB089 ver J Sectional Analysis 1.26.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 89
HB264 Sponsor Statement 2.23.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Fiscal Note DOR TAX 1.28.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Opposition Letters 3.10.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB089 Fiscal Note DCCED CBPL 3.2.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 89
HB264 HLAC Presentation.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Sectional Analysis 2.23.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Summary of changes from ver J to O.PDF HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB089 Opposition Letters 3.9.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 89
HB089 Support Letters 1.26.18.pdf HL&C 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
HB 89