Legislature(1995 - 1996)

02/06/1995 05:15 PM MLV

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
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= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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                   HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON                                  
                 MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS                                 
                        February 6, 1995                                       
                           5:15 p.m.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
 MEMBERS PRESENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Representative Ivan M. Ivan, Co-Chairman                                      
 Representative Pete Kott, Co-Chairman                                         
 Representative Eldon Mulder, Vice-Chair                                       
 Representative Richard Foster                                                 
                                                                               
 MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                
                                                                               
 Representative Gail Phillips                                                  
 Representative John Davies                                                    
 Representative Ed Willis                                                      
                                                                               
 COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                            
                                                                               
 Overview of the Division of Emergency Services, Department of                 
 Military and Veterans Affairs, and presentation on the 1994,                  
 Yukon Koyukuk River flood.                                                    
                                                                               
 WITNESS REGISTER                                                              
                                                                               
 ERVIN MARTIN, Director                                                        
 Division of Emergency Services                                                
 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs                                   
 P.O. Box 5750                                                                 
 Fort Richardson, Alaska 99505-5750                                            
 Telephone:    (907)  428-7000                                                 
                                                                               
 PETE WUERPEL, State Coordinating Officer                                      
 Division of Emergency Services                                                
 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs                                   
 P.O. Box 5750                                                                 
 Fort Richardson, Alaska  99505-5750                                           
 Telephone:  (907)  428-7000                                                   
                                                                               
 ACTION NARRATIVE                                                              
                                                                               
 TAPE  95-2, SIDE A                                                            
 Number  001                                                                   
                                                                               
 The House Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs was              
 called to order by Co-Chairman Ivan Ivan at 5:15 p.m.  Members                
 present at the call to order were Representatives Kott, Mulder,               
 and Foster.  Members absent were Representative Phillips, Davies,             
 and Willis.                                                                   
                                                                               
 CO-CHAIRMAN IVAN IVAN introduced Ervin Martin, Director, Division             
 of Emergency Services, Department of Military and Veterans                    
 Affairs.                                                                      
                                                                               
 Number 033                                                                    
                                                                               
 ERVIN MARTIN Director, Division of Emergency Services, Department             
 of Military and Veterans Affairs, stated he supports Alaska                   
 Statute (A.S.) 26.23.050 relating to state disaster funds and                 
 recommends that A.S.26.23.050 be kept intact.  Mr. Martin stated              
 the Division of Emergency Service is currently seeking outside                
 funding such as federal, private and corporation grants.  The                 
 Division has handled over 126 disasters and Mr. Martin was                    
 prepared to address the 1994, Interior floods with a slide                    
 presentation.                                                                 
                                                                               
 Number 125                                                                    
                                                                               
 PETE WUERPEL, State Coordinating Officer, Division of Emergency               
 Services, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, presented              
 a slide review of the 1994 Yukon Koyukuk Flood which included                 
 several phases referred to in the context of emergencies;                     
 response, recovery, and mitigation.  The slide review summarized              
 chronologically the phases in context with the 1994, Yukon                    
 Koyukuk flood area and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)             
 generated programs.                                                           
                                                                               
 MR. WUERPEL, briefly addressed the decision and selection process             
 for the general contractor hired.                                             
                                                                               
 MR. WUERPEL reiterated Mr. Martin's comments regarding the                    
 Division of Emergency Services seeking additional outside funds               
 and the state of Alaska needing to insure A.S. 26.23.050 is                   
 maintained in its present form.                                               
                                                                               
 Number 465                                                                    
                                                                               
 CO-CHAIRMAN IVAN asked if any members had questions and thanked               
 Mr. Wuerpel for the presentation.                                             
                                                                               
 Number 471                                                                    
                                                                               
 MR. MARTIN, stated that there were copies of the briefing                     
 available for anyone interested.                                              
                                                                               
 Number 501                                                                    
                                                                               
 CO-CHAIRMAN IVAN announced the conclusion of Division of                      
 Emergency Services, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs               
 overview.  He stated an overview is scheduled for the next                    
 committee meeting from the Department of Military and Veterans                
 Affairs with General Jake Lestenkof on Monday, February 13, 1995,             
 at 5:00 p.m.                                                                  
                                                                               
 ADJOURNMENT                                                                   
                                                                               
 There being no further business to come before the House Special              
 Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, CO-CHAIRMAN Ivan                  
 adjourned the meeting at 5:45 p.m.                                            
                                                                               

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