Legislature(2017 - 2018)HOUSE FINANCE 519

02/03/2018 09:45 AM LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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Audio Topic
09:50:37 AM Start
12:55:54 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Other Committee Business TELECONFERENCED
- Record Policy
EXECUTIVE SESSION
- Executive Director Applicant Interviews
                     ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                 
                       LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                                    
                        FEBRUARY 03, 2018                                                                                     
                             9:50 AM                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
     MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
     Representative Sam Kito, Chair                                                                                           
     Senator Bert Stedman, Vice Chair                                                                                         
     Representative David Guttenberg                                                                                          
     Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                             
     Representative David Eastman, Minority Alternate                                                                         
     Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                    
     Senator Pete Kelly                                                                                                       
     Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                   
     Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
     MEMBERS PRESENT ON TELECONFERENCE                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
     Representative Matt Claman                                                                                               
     Representative Bryce Edgmon                                                                                              
     Representative Dan Ortiz                                                                                                 
     Senator John Coghill                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
     MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
     Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                          
     Representative Harriet Drummond, Majority Alternate                                                                      
     Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                    
     Senator Mia Costello, Alternate                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
     OTHER MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
     Representative Seaton; Senator Egan                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
     AGENDA                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
     APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                       
     OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                                 
     EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
     SPEAKER REGISTER                                                                                                         
      9:50:37 AM                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
  I. CHAIR SAM KITO called the Legislative Council meeting to                                                               
      order at 9:50 a.m. in Room 519 (House Finance) of the State                                                             
      Capitol.  Present  at   the  call   were  Representatives                                                               
      Guttenberg, Stutes,  and Kito;  Senators Giessel, Kelly,                                                                
      MacKinnon, Micciche, and Stedman. Present on teleconference                                                             
      were  Representatives  Claman,  Edgmon,  Ortiz;  Senator                                                                
      Coghill.  Representatives Millet,  Drummond  (alternate);                                                               
      Senators Hoffman  and Costello  (alternate) were absent.                                                                
      Representative  Eastman (alternate)  joined  during  the                                                                
      executive session.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
 II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
      CHAIR KITO said  that added to the  revised agenda was a                                                                
      small change to the Records Policy that had previously been                                                             
      discussed by this  Council. Once that item was complete,                                                                
      Council  would  go  into  executive session  to  conduct                                                                
      interviews for  the Legislative Affairs Agency  executive                                                               
      director position and then would adjourn. He asked for a                                                                
      motion to approve the agenda.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
      9:52:50 AM                                                                                                            
      VICE CHAIR STEDMAN moved that Legislative Council approve                                                               
      the agenda as presented.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
      The motion passed without objection.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
III. OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                               
      a. Records Policy                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
      CHAIR KITO  said that  at the last  meeting, Council had                                                                
      temporarily authorized the Human Resources Manager to view                                                              
      video footage in accordance with the Records Policy. The                                                                
      Human Resources Manager was not explicitly identified, and                                                              
      the committee agreed that, at least until the next meeting,                                                             
      the Human Resources Manager would be allowed to have access                                                             
      while  conducting an  investigation. The proposal before                                                                
      Members today is a slight re-wording of that portion of the                                                             
      policy, which states that the Human Resources Manager has                                                               
      the authority, in the conduct of a personnel investigation                                                              
      to view video footage. This would be a permanent part of                                                                
      the  Records Policy, so  that it  would not  come before                                                                
      Council again.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
      9:54:17 AM                                                                                                            
      VICE CHAIR STEDMAN moved that Legislative Council add the                                                               
      following language  to the  Records Policy  (Section IV.                                                                
     Security Camera Policy, 2. Confidentiality of Materials.):                                                               
       and, (4) use by the Human Resources Manager employed by                                                                
     the Legislative Affairs Agency in the course of a personnel                                                              
     investigation.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
     SENATOR MACKINNON said that Council was in the course of                                                                 
     looking at  policies and there was a  proposal to have a                                                                 
     third-party   investigator  in   the   course  of   that                                                                 
     conversation. She said she had not objections to adopting                                                                
     this change as it goes forward, but should that policy be                                                                
     adopted by Legislative Council, this particular line may be                                                              
     amended to include a third-party investigator.                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
     CHAIR KITO said that Legislative Council will be looking at                                                              
     that issue when the rest of the Records Policy is brought                                                                
     before the committee and will make sure that whoever needs                                                               
     access will have access appropriately.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
     The motion passed without objection.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
IV. EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                       
     a. Executive Director Applicant Interviews                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
     9:56:01 AM                                                                                                             
     VICE CHAIR STEDMAN moved that Legislative Council go into                                                                
     executive session under Uniform Rule 22(b)(2) and (3) for a                                                              
     personnel matter to conduct interviews for the  executive                                                                
     director position. Crystal Koeneman, David Scott, and any                                                                
     Legislators not on Council are welcome to stay in the room.                                                              
                                                                                                                              
     The motion passed without objection.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
     Legislative Council went into executive session.                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
     12:52:57 PM                                                                                                            
     Council came out of executive session.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
     NOTE: the audio cut out during the Chair's calling Council                                                                 
     back to order.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
     VICE CHAIR STEDMAN moved that Council move forward with the                                                              
     number one  selection for the Legislative Affairs Agency                                                                 
     director. Chair Kito clarified that Council is voting to                                                                 
     direct the Human Resources Manager to make an offer to the                                                               
     number one selected candidate.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
     A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
      YEAS:  Claman, Edgmon, Guttenberg, Ortiz, Stutes, Eastman                                                               
             (minority alternate), Coghill, Giessel, Kelly,                                                                   
             MacKinnon, Micciche, Stedman, Kito                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
      NAYS: None                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
      The motion passed 13-0.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
      CHAIR KITO said they  would be coming back with a formal                                                                
      announcement at  the  next  Legislative Council meeting,                                                                
      currently scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2018.                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
      Chair Kito noted for the record that Representative Seaton                                                              
      and  Senator Egan  both were  present for  the  executive                                                               
      session.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
      Chair Kito went on to say that Council appreciated everyone                                                             
      who applied for the position and everyone that interviewed.                                                             
      He thanked everyone for their participation and for taking                                                              
      time on a Saturday to attend the meeting.                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
      There  being no  further business  before the  committee,                                                               
      Legislative Council adjourned at 12:55 p.m.                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
      12:55:54 PM                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
171115 Records Policy (HR Only).docx JLEC 2/3/2018 9:45:00 AM