Legislature(2015 - 2016)ANCH LIO AUDITORIUM


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10:04:32 AM Start
12:38:16 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Legal Issues on Medicaid Expansion
                ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                      
                  LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                                         
                   SEPTEMBER 28, 2015                                                                                         
                       10:04 AM                                                                                               
               Approved December 4, 2015                                                                                      
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
Senator Gary Stevens, Chair                                                                                                     
Representative Bob Herron, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Senator John Coghill                                                                                                            
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Charlie Huggins                                                                                                         
Senator Kevin Meyer                                                                                                             
Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                    
Representative Mike Hawker                                                                                                      
Representative Craig Johnson                                                                                                    
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                                 
Representative Mark Neuman                                                                                                      
MEMBERS ON TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                     
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                          
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                          
Representative Steve Thompson, alternate                                                                                        
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
Senator Lesil McGuire, alternate                                                                                                
OTHER MEMBERS PRESENT OR ON TELECONFERENCE                                                                                    
Senator Dunleavy; Representatives Claman, Drummond, Gara,                                                                       
Gattis, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hughes, Josephson, Keller,                                                                       
Ortiz, Saddler, Vazquez and Wilson.                                                                                             
EXECUTIVE SESSION - LEGAL ISSUES ON MEDICAID EXPANSION                                                                          
SPEAKER REGISTER                                                                                                              
     10:04:32 AM                                                                                                              
 I. CHAIR GARY STEVENS called the Legislative Council meeting                                                                 
     to  order  at  10:04  a.m. in  the  Anchorage  Legislative                                                                 
     Information Office  Auditorium. Present at the  call were                                                                  
     Senators  Meyer, Coghill, Hoffman,  Huggins, and Stevens;                                                                  
     Representatives Chenault, Hawker  Johnson, Kito, Millett,                                                                  
     Neuman  and Herron.  Participating via teleconference was                                                                  
     Senators   MacKinnon  and  Micciche,  and   Representative                                                                 
     Thompson,  alternate member. Absent  was Senator McGuire,                                                                  
     alternate member.                                                                                                          
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION - LEGAL ISSUES ON MEDICAID EXPANSION                                                                    
     CHAIR STEVENS noted Legislative Council would be going into                                                                
     executive session and that  any Legislator not on Council                                                                  
     was welcome to participate and reiterated the invitation in                                                                
     response  to   a  question   by  Senator  Dunleavy  about                                                                  
     participation in executive session via teleconference; he                                                                  
     noted that  anyone participating via teleconference should                                                                 
     be  the  only person  in  the  room during  the executive                                                                  
     10:06:19 AM                                                                                                              
     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: Pam                                                                 
     Varni, Katrina  Matheny, Doug Gardner, Kate Glover, Megan                                                                  
     Wallace, Suzanne Cunningham, Chad Hutchinson, Mark Higgins,                                                                
     Tom  Wright, Grace Abbott, Susan Wallen, Stacy Stone with                                                                  
     Holmes, Weddle & Barcott and any technical staff that are                                                                  
     needed. In  addition, the following individuals can remain                                                                 
     on  line via  teleconference: Linda Hay, Erin  Murphy and                                                                  
     Edmund LaCour with  Bancroft, PLLC, and Tim McKeever with                                                                  
     Holmes, Weddle & Barcott. We also  welcome any Legislators                                                                 
     that are not on Legislative Council to attend in person or                                                                 
     on line. Also added: Laura Pierre, Rex Shattuck, and Jane                                                                  
     10:08:59 AM                                                                                                              
     Legislative Council went into Executive Session.                                                                           
     12:38:16 PM                                                                                                              
     Legislative Council came out of Executive Session, at which                                                                
     time and with no further business before the committee, the                                                                
  Legislative Council meeting was adjourned at 12:38 p.m.                                                                       

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