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04/01/2019 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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03:19:59 PM Start
03:20:52 PM HB45
03:21:59 PM HB79
03:32:33 PM Confirmation Hearing(s):|| Board of Nursing
04:06:31 PM Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy|| Board of Barbers and Hairdressers|| Board of Dental Examiners|| Alaska Labor Relations Agency|| Board of Marital and Family Therapy
04:08:27 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 45 EXTEND BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 45 Out of Committee
+= HB 79 PEACE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RETIRE BENEFITS TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 79 Out of Committee
+ Consideration of Governor's Appointees: Board of TELECONFERENCED
Nursing, Alaska State Board of Public
Accountancy, Board of Barbers & Hairdressers,
Board of Dental Examiners, Alaska Labor
Relations Agency, Board of Marital & Family
Therapy
-- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
          HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                         
                         April 1, 2019                                                                                          
                           3:19 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Co-Chair                                                                                       
Representative Adam Wool, Co-Chair                                                                                              
Representative Zack Fields                                                                                                      
Representative Sara Hannan                                                                                                      
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative Dave Talerico                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josh Revak                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 45                                                                                                               
"An Act  extending the  termination date of  the Board  of Dental                                                               
Examiners; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 45 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 79                                                                                                               
"An Act relating  to participation of certain  peace officers and                                                               
firefighters  in the  defined  benefit  and defined  contribution                                                               
plans  of  the Public  Employees'  Retirement  System of  Alaska;                                                               
relating to  eligibility of peace  officers and  firefighters for                                                               
medical, disability,  and death  benefits; relating  to liability                                                               
of  the  Public  Employees'  Retirement  System  of  Alaska;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 79 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Board of Nursing                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Danette Schloeder - Anchorage                                                                                              
     Julie Tisdale - Anchorage                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Karen Smith - Anchorage                                                                                                    
     Wes Tegeler - Wasilla                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Jessica Steele - Wasilla                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Brittany Dschaak - Dillingham                                                                                              
     Dr. Jesse Hronkin - Palmer                                                                                                 
     Dr. Kelly Lucas - Wasilla                                                                                                  
     Dr. David Nielson - Anchorage                                                                                              
     Dr. Jonathan P. Woller - Fairbanks                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Paula Harrison - Anchorage                                                                                                 
     Dennis Moen - Eagle River                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Noah Shields - Kenai                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  45                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: EXTEND BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS                                                                                   
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) ORTIZ                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
02/20/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/20/19       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
03/27/19       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/27/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
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04/01/19       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  79                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: PEACE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RETIRE BENEFITS                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) KOPP                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
03/06/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/06/19       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
03/20/19       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
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03/25/19       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/25/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
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WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
KEN TRUITT, Staff                                                                                                               
Representative Chuck Kopp                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
79, on behalf of Representative Kopp, prime sponsor.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHUCK KOPP                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  As prime sponsor of HB 79, answered                                                                      
questions from the committee.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DANETTE SCHLOEDER, Appointee                                                                                                    
Board of Nursing                                                                                                                
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as appointee to the Board of                                                                   
Nursing.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
JULIE TISDALE, Appointee                                                                                                        
Board of Nursing                                                                                                                
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as appointee to the Board of                                                                   
Nursing.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:19:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  GABRIELLE LEDOUX  called the  House Labor  and Commerce                                                             
Standing Committee meeting to order  at 3:19 p.m. Representatives                                                               
Fields, Hannan,  Stutes, Talerico, LeDoux, and  Wool were present                                                               
at the call to order.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
            HB  45-EXTEND BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:20:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR LEDOUX announced that the  first order of business would                                                               
be HOUSE BILL  NO. 45, "An Act extending the  termination date of                                                               
the Board  of Dental  Examiners; and  providing for  an effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:21:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL  moved to  report  HB  45  out of  committee  with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There being  no objection, HB  45 was  reported out of  the House                                                               
Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:21:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease at 3:21 p.m.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
        HB  79-PEACE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RETIRE BENEFITS                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:21:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be  HOUSE BILL  NO.  79,  "An Act  relating  to participation  of                                                               
certain peace  officers and firefighters  in the  defined benefit                                                               
and  defined   contribution  plans   of  the   Public  Employees'                                                               
Retirement  System of  Alaska; relating  to eligibility  of peace                                                               
officers  and firefighters  for  medical,  disability, and  death                                                               
benefits;  relating   to  liability  of  the   Public  Employees'                                                               
Retirement  System  of Alaska;  and  providing  for an  effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:24:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN asked  when  to  anticipate receiving  the                                                               
actuarial fiscal note.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:25:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KEN  TRUITT,  Staff,  Representative  Chuck  Kopp,  Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, on  behalf of Representative Kopp,  prime sponsor of                                                               
HB 79, offered his understanding  that with retirement bills, its                                                               
typical  for the  actuarial fiscal  note to  get produced  in the                                                               
finance  committee after  its evident  the bill  has a  chance at                                                               
passing.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN  asked if the Department  of Administration                                                               
(DOA) fiscal note  is the only one this  committee is responsible                                                               
for.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. TRUITT answered that's correct.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN asked  why it would take  more employees to                                                               
administer the  program, as the  employees are  already currently                                                               
covered by Tier 4.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:27:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHUCK  KOPP,   Alaska  State  Legislature,  prime                                                               
sponsor of HB 79, said it's  an excellent question that will most                                                               
likely be answered in the House Finance committee.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR   WOOL,  in   response  to   Rep  Hannan,   offered  his                                                               
understanding that  it may be  set up  costs or software  for the                                                               
system's reorganization.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL  addressed the  importance of  HB 79  and expressed                                                               
his support for passing it out of committee.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR LEDOUX  noted that  the current bill  "has been  a long,                                                               
long time  coming" and expressed  her support for passing  it out                                                               
of committee.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:30:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL  moved to  report  HB  79  out of  committee  with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There being  no objection, HB  45 was  reported out of  the House                                                               
Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:30:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 3:30 p.m. to 3:32 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
^CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                                       
^Board of Nursing                                                                                                               
                    CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                
                        Board of Nursing                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
3:32:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be confirmation hearings for the various boards and commissions.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:33:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DANETTE  SCHLOEDER, Appointee,  Board  of  Nursing, informed  the                                                               
committee  she is  a second  generation  Alaskan and  has been  a                                                               
registered nurse licensed in the state  of Alaska for the last 24                                                               
years, adding she  is current a perinatal  clinical specialist at                                                               
Providence  Alaska Medical  center as  well as  part-time faculty                                                               
member in an RN to BSN  program for the University of Providence.                                                               
She gave  a short description  of her educational  background and                                                               
her  experience working  in the  healthcare industry.  She stated                                                               
her most  significant contributions to  the health and  safety of                                                               
Alaskans has  been her work  on improving the outcomes  for women                                                               
with  morbidly adherent  placenta, obstetrical  mass transfusion,                                                               
and hemolytic disorder  of pregnancy.  She said  her current work                                                               
is in the  development of a care pathway for  pregnant woman with                                                               
opiate use disorder.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:36:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN thanked  Ms.  Schloeder  for her  longtime                                                               
work with  women and children.   She  referenced an audit  on the                                                               
Board  of Nursing  from 2018,  asking  how the  delivery of  care                                                               
could  be improved  via nursing  education using  telemedicine in                                                               
rural Alaska.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:37:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. SCHLOEDER said  she has been fortunate to  have been involved                                                               
in all aspects of telemedicine  through the Providence ICU, which                                                               
has allowed  her to watch  how closely physicians and  nurses can                                                               
remotely  manage  very  complex  situations  in  areas  of  which                                                               
patients would  have been  afforded no other  option.   She noted                                                               
that in a  state like Alaska telemedicine is  a necessity, adding                                                               
that it needs to be managed and regulated so that its safe                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN stated  that  the Board  of Nursing  audit                                                               
found  that  the  board  did   not  have  appropriate  regulatory                                                               
notification when a nurse's ability  to do prescription oversight                                                               
had been  pulled.  She asked  if Ms. Schloeder could  see that as                                                               
an  area  where her  insight  and  career  could help  guide  the                                                               
development of regulations that would  be practical and timely to                                                               
insure  that  the Board  of  Nursing  is adequately  prepared  to                                                               
address  the  fact  there  may   be  an  extended  pharmaceutical                                                               
responsibility on  Nurses that,  when denied,  notifications must                                                               
be made  in a practical  matter so that  they do not  continue to                                                               
prescribe opiates.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SCHLOEDER  offered  her  belief that  boards  need  to  work                                                               
together  to  protect  Alaskans,  adding  that  if  there  is  an                                                               
individual operating outside their scope  of practices or who has                                                               
had their privileges withdrawn there  needs to be an absolute way                                                               
in which  everyone is informed of  that.  She offered  her belief                                                               
that  she could  offer expertise  and assistance  in making  sure                                                               
that is never an issue again.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:41:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FIELDS questioned  whether the  Board of  Nursing                                                               
could impact the delivery of reproductive healthcare services.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SCHLOEDER offered  that  nurse  practitioners and  certified                                                               
nurse  midwives  are  highly  involved  in  women's  reproductive                                                               
health.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FIELDS  asked  what  role the  Board  of  Nursing                                                               
should  play in  reproductive  healthcare and  whether there  are                                                               
opportunities  for  the  board   to  influence  the  delivery  of                                                               
reproductive healthcare.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SHLOEDER replied  that any  issue  brought in  front of  the                                                               
board  should  be looked  at  as  how  it  affects the  scope  of                                                               
practice of  nursing, adding  that it is  very important  to keep                                                               
the practice of nursing separate from the practice of medicine.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FIELDS, in  attempt  to  clarify Ms.  Schloeder's                                                               
response, asked  if she  believes the boards  role is  limited to                                                               
issues of scope and practice  more than regulating or restricting                                                               
the delivery  of reproductive healthcare.   He asked if  that was                                                               
an accurate understanding.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SCHLOEDER answered  yes and  opined that  the board  does do                                                               
regulations that are related to the practice of nursing.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:43:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LEDOUX opened  public  testimony.   After  ascertaining                                                               
that no one wished to testify, she closed public testimony.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:44:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease at 3:44 p.m.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:44:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JULIE  TISDALE,   Appointee,  Board  of  Nursing,   informed  the                                                               
committee she  was born  and raised  in Alaska  and gave  a short                                                               
description   of  her   educational   background  and   volunteer                                                               
experience.   Her interest in  serving on  the board as  a public                                                               
member  stems from  the "wonderful"  experiences  she's had  with                                                               
nurses  in Anchorage.   She  offered her  understanding that  her                                                               
role on the board would be  to listen to nurses' concerns, adding                                                               
that she looks forward to serving.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:46:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  asked if Ms. Tisdale  had any professional                                                               
experience in nursing or women's health.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE answered no.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   FIELDS   observed   that  Ms.   Tisdale   sought                                                               
appointments  on  two  boards and  commissions,  the  Alaska  Bar                                                               
Association  and the  Board of  Nursing.   He asked  why the  Bar                                                               
Association was her first choice.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE  replied she  has friends that  are attorneys  and is                                                               
interested  in law.   She  further noted  that she  has no  legal                                                               
experience.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  asked for  Ms. Tisdale's view  on abortion                                                               
rights.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE answered "pro-life."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FIELDS asked  for further  clarification on  what                                                               
that  means  and  how  it  aligns  with  or  against  the  Alaska                                                               
Constitution.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS.  TISDALE stated  she respects  that abortion  is legal.   She                                                               
voiced that her personal view  is "pro-life;" however, women have                                                               
the right to have an abortion because it is a legal procedure.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS asked if Ms.  Tisdale has any concerns with                                                               
the  health  risks  of  abortion on  women,  either  physical  or                                                               
psychological.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE answered yes.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:48:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  asked whether  the Board of  Nursing could                                                               
play  a role  in informing  women about  what she  sees as  those                                                               
risks.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE shared  her belief that abortion is  beyond the scope                                                               
of the Board of Nursing.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FIELDS  questioned   whether  Ms.  Tisdale  would                                                               
anticipate in her  role on the board having any  influence on the                                                               
delivery of reproductive health services.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE answered no.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:49:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LEDOUX opened  public  testimony.   After  ascertaining                                                               
that no one wished to testify, she closed public testimony.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:50:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN, referencing the  2018 legislative audit on                                                               
the  Board  of Nursing  and  their  recommendations, stated  that                                                               
there was found  to be an inadequate timeframe  for responding to                                                               
investigations about potential licensures  being pulled from both                                                               
CNAs and  LPNs.  She  asked what Ms.  Tisdale could bring  to the                                                               
board to facilitate a quicker response and corrective action.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS.  TISDALE offered  her understanding  that in  those instances                                                               
the  board is  notified and  given a  list of  licenses that  are                                                               
being  pulled  and  should  "deal  with it"  at  the  next  board                                                               
meeting.   She  was surprised  that, according  to the  audit, it                                                               
took more than a year to resolve those issues.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN, referencing  another recommendation  from                                                               
the audit, stated that there are  22 CNA training programs in the                                                               
state of Alaska and that the  Board of Nursing had not adequately                                                               
conducted their  onsite reviews.   She  asked how,  in a  time of                                                               
budget  constraints, Ms.  Tisdale would  make sure  that adequate                                                               
on-site overviews  of the training  programs are met  without the                                                               
opportunity to visit them in person.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE  offered her understanding  that the board  would not                                                               
be  responsible for  traveling to  training facilities  in remote                                                               
locations, instead a state employee would be responsible.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:54:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL asked if the  board is currently composed of mostly                                                               
new members.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE answered yes.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL asked if Ms. Tisdale  is concerned with the lack of                                                               
experience on the board.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.  TISDALE  explained  that  the  current  chair  has  previous                                                               
experience, having  served on the board  for a year.   She stated                                                               
that, despite being  mostly new, the members  work well together,                                                               
adding that the nurses who serve on the board are well-educated.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL asked why all the members are new.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE answered no.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:56:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL established  a scenario  in  which a  nurse got  a                                                               
Driving Under  the Influence  (DUI) and asked  if that  should be                                                               
grounds for revocation of his or her license.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE answered possibly.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL asked if there is  a nursing shortage in Alaska and                                                               
whether things are being done to counter it.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  TISDALE offered  her  understanding that  there  is a  small                                                               
nursing shortage in Alaska.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:58:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS  asked for  Ms. Tisdale's  view on  the new                                                               
UA/APU partnership with respect to the training of nurses.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE said she is not familiar with that partnership.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:59:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL asked  if  any of  the nurses  on  the board  have                                                               
experience in psychiatric nursing.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE replied she doesn't know.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL   asked  if  having   at  least  one   nurse  with                                                               
psychiatric  nursing experience  should be  a requirement  of the                                                               
board, seeing as there are  problems in the state with behavioral                                                               
health  and   the  difficulty  API   has  had  with   hiring  any                                                               
psychiatric nurses.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE offered  her belief that it would be  helpful but not                                                               
necessary.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL  offered  that  psychiatric   nursing  is  a  sub-                                                               
discipline  and   although  many  nurses  have   experience  with                                                               
patients who  have mental  issues it's  not the  same thing.   He                                                               
suggested that the board give it further consideration.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:00:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FIELDS asked if would  be valuable to have a board                                                               
member  who  has experience  with  workforce  development in  the                                                               
field of nursing or closely related occupations.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE said it would be helpful.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:02:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR   LEDOUX   instructed   the  committee   to   keep   the                                                               
conversation  focused on  Ms. Tisdale's  qualifications  to be  a                                                               
member of the Board of Nursing.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:02:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  emphasized  the importance  of  having  a                                                               
diverse  group of  board members  to  widen the  scope and  think                                                               
outside  the  box.    She expressed  her  appreciation  that  Ms.                                                               
Tisdale took the  time to apply for the public  seat on the Board                                                               
of Nursing.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:03:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN pointed out that  there is a bill to extend                                                               
the Board  of Nursing as it  is currently set to  sunset in June.                                                               
She asked if Ms. Tisdale if,  as a public member, she had thought                                                               
about advocating for  its continuation and whether  the board had                                                               
discussed the potential for it to sunset.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. TISDALE  noted that  there was some  small discussion  on it,                                                               
adding that  she absolutely thinks  it's an important  board that                                                               
should continue.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN  questioned  whether  advocating  for  the                                                               
passage  of the  bill  that  continues the  Board  of Nursing  is                                                               
within Ms. Tisdale's ability in her role as a public member.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  TISDALE  said she  would  be  willing  to advocate  for  the                                                               
board's  continuation; however,  she was  unsure if  it would  be                                                               
appropriate as a board member.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:05:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR LEDOUX thanked  Ms. Tisdale for applying to  be a member                                                               
of the Board of Nursing.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
4:05:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL made  a  motion to  advance  the confirmations  of                                                               
Danette Schloeder and  Julie Tisdale, appointees to  the Board of                                                               
Nursing, to  the joint  session for  consideration.   He reminded                                                               
members  that  signing  the  reports  regarding  appointments  to                                                               
boards  and commissions  in no  way reflects  individual members'                                                               
approval or  disapproval of the  appointees, and  the nominations                                                               
are merely forwarded to the  full legislature for confirmation or                                                               
rejection.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                                       
^Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                              
^Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                                      
^Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                                                  
^Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                                            
            Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                        
               Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                            
                   Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                
                 Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                              
              Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:06:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LEDOUX   turned  the   committee's  attention   to  the                                                               
remaining boards  and commissions.   She stated that she  has not                                                               
had any  requests from members  to have anyone appear  before the                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:07:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL  moved to advance the  confirmations for appointees                                                               
referred to the  House Labor and Commerce  Standing Committee for                                                               
consideration to  the joint session  of the House and  Senate for                                                               
consideration.   He  reminded members  that  signing the  reports                                                               
regarding  appointments  to  boards  and commissions  in  no  way                                                               
reflects  individual  members'  approval or  disapproval  of  the                                                               
appointees, and the nominations are  merely forwarded to the full                                                               
legislature for confirmation or rejection.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:08:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Labor and  Commerce Standing Committee  meeting was  adjourned at                                                               
[4:08] p.m.                                                                                                                     

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 45.Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 3/27/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 45
HB 45.Bill Version A.PDF HL&C 3/27/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 45
HB 45.Backup Sunset Review.pdf HL&C 3/27/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 45
HB 45.Fiscal Note DCCED.pdf HL&C 3/27/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 45
HB 79.Sponsor Statement UPDATED.pdf HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 79
HB79 version U.pdf HL&C 3/20/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/25/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 79
HB79 Sectional Analysis ver U 3.12.2019.pdf HL&C 3/20/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/25/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 79
HB 79.Fiscal Note DOA.pdf HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 79
HB79 Additional Information DPS Commissioned Employee Engagement Survey Results Overview December 2017 3.11.2019.pdf HL&C 3/20/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/25/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 79
HB79 PERS Tier Comparisons for Bill 3.18.2019.pdf HL&C 3/20/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/25/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 79
HB 79. Backup. Letter of Opposition.pdf HL&C 3/20/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/22/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/25/2019 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 79
HB 79.Backup Updated Letters of Support 4.1.19.pdf HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
HB 79
Julie Tisdale_Redacted.pdf HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
Danette Schloeder_Redacted.pdf HL&C 4/1/2019 3:15:00 PM