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09/02/2015 01:00 PM LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL


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01:02:42 PM Start
02:48:34 PM Adjourn
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+ EXECUTIVE SESSION: Medicaid Expansion TELECONFERENCED
                ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                      
                  LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                                         
                   SEPTEMBER 02, 2015                                                                                         
                        1:04 PM                                                                                               
               Approved December 4, 2015                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gary Stevens, Chair                                                                                                     
Representative Bob Herron, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                          
Senator Kevin Meyer                                                                                                             
Representative Mike Hawker                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ON TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator John Coghill                                                                                                            
Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                    
Representative Craig Johnson                                                                                                    
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                                 
Representative Mark Neuman                                                                                                      
Representative Steve Thompson, alternate                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Charlie Huggins                                                                                                         
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                          
Senator Lesil McGuire, alternate                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
OTHER MEMBERS PRESENT OR ON TELECONFERENCE                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representatives Drummond, Gruenberg, Josephson, Tuck and                                                                        
Vazquez                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
AGENDA                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
EXECUTIVE SESSION - LEGAL ISSUES ON MEDICAID EXPANSION                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SPEAKER REGISTER                                                                                                              
     1:02:42 PM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 I. CHAIR GARY STEVENS called the Legislative Council meeting                                                                 
     to  order  at  1:04  p.m.  in  the  Anchorage  Legislative                                                                 
     Information Office  Auditorium. Present at the  call were                                                                  
     Senators   Meyer,   Hoffman,   MacKinnon,  and   Stevens;                                                                  
     Representatives  Hawker  and  Herron.  Participating  via                                                                  
     teleconference   was   Senator  Coghill,   as   well   as                                                                  
     Representatives  Johnson,   Kito,  Millett,   Neuman  and                                                                  
     Thompson, alternate member. Representative Chenault joined                                                                 
     the  meeting via teleconference during executive session.                                                                  
     Absent  were  Senators  Huggins,  Micciche, and  McGuire,                                                                  
     alternate member.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION - LEGAL ISSUES ON MEDICAID EXPANSION                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR STEVENS said that the reason for this meeting was to                                                                 
     give  Legislative Council members an  opportunity to hear                                                                  
     from  Legal Services Director Doug  Gardner as well  as a                                                                  
     staff  attorney in  an executive  session regarding legal                                                                  
     issue  regarding Medicaid  expansion. He  noted that  the                                                                  
     Chair's intention is that this be an informational meeting                                                                 
     only; that  no actions will be taken,  no motions will be                                                                  
     allowed and that Council will adjourn after coming out of                                                                  
     executive session.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     1:04:27 PM                                                                                                               
     VICE  CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council go into                                                                  
     executive session under Uniform Rule 22(b)(3) to discuss a                                                                 
     matter that may, by law, be required to be confidential, to                                                                
     allow  Council to  receive legal  advice in  the  form of                                                                  
     Attorney-Client communications from legal counsel. I would                                                                 
     ask that the following individuals remain in the room or on                                                                
     teleconference: Pam Varni, Doug Gardner, Kate Glover, Erin                                                                 
     Shine, Suzanne Armstrong, Chad Hutchison, Mark Higgins, Tom                                                                
     Wright, Linda Hay, Grace Abbott, and Megan Wallace. We also                                                                
     welcome  any  Legislators  that  are  not  on  Legislative                                                                 
     Council.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     YEAS:   Meyer, Coghill, Hoffman, MacKinnon, Hawker, Johnson,                                                               
             Kito, Millett, Neuman, Thompson, Herron, and Stevens                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     NAYS: None                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     The motion passed 12-0.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:06:41 PM                                                                                                                    
Council went into Executive Session.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:48:20 PM                                                                                                                    
Council out of Executive Session.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the                                                                       
Legislative Council meeting was adjourned at 2:50 p.m.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:48:34 PM                                                                                                                    

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