Legislature(2005 - 2006)CAPITOL 124

04/06/2006 01:00 PM MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS


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01:02:17 PM Start
01:02:26 PM SCR21
01:10:03 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SCR 21 VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL:MOVING WALL TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSCR 21(MLV) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
   HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS                                                                  
                         April 6, 2006                                                                                          
                           1:02 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Bob Lynn, Chair                                                                                                  
Representative Jim Elkins                                                                                                       
Representative Lesil McGuire                                                                                                    
Representative Nancy Dahlstrom                                                                                                  
Representative Sharon Cissna                                                                                                    
Representative Max Gruenberg                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Bill Thomas                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 21(STA)                                                                                 
Relating to the Vietnam War, to veterans and their families, and                                                                
to the Vietnam War memorial entitled "The Moving Wall."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HCS CSSCR 21(MLV) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SCR 21                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL:MOVING WALL                                                                                   
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) HUGGINS                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
02/14/06       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/14/06       (S)       STA                                                                                                    
03/23/06       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BELTZ 211                                                                               
03/23/06       (S)       Moved CSSCR 21(STA) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/23/06       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/24/06       (S)       STA RPT CS 3DP                NEW TITLE                                                                
03/24/06       (S)       DP: THERRIAULT, DAVIS, HUGGINS                                                                         
03/30/06       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/30/06       (S)       VERSION: CSSCR 21(STA)                                                                                 
04/03/06       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/03/06       (H)       MLV                                                                                                    
04/06/06       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 124                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JOSHUA TEMPEL, Staff                                                                                                            
to Senator Charlie Huggins                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   Presented  SCR  21  on behalf  of  Senator                                                               
Huggins, the sponsor.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BOB  LYNN called  the House  Special Committee  on Military                                                             
and   Veterans'  Affairs   meeting  to   order  at   1:02:17  PM.                                                             
Representatives Lynn,  Elkins, McGuire, Dahlstrom,  and Gruenberg                                                               
were  present  at  the  call to  order.    Representative  Cissna                                                               
arrived as the meeting was in progress.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SCR 21-VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL:MOVING WALL                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:02:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced that the only  order of business would be CS                                                               
FOR  SENATE CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION NO.  21(STA), relating  to the                                                               
Vietnam War, to  veterans and their families, and  to the Vietnam                                                               
War memorial entitled "The Moving Wall."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:02:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAHLSTROM moved  to adopt  HCS CSSCR  21, Version                                                               
24-LS1682\Y, Bannister, 3/31/06, as  the working document.  There                                                               
being no objection, Version Y was before the committee.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:03:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOSHUA  TEMPEL, Staff  to Senator  Charlie Huggins,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  explained that  "The Moving  Wall" is  a half  size                                                               
replica  of the  Vietnam War  memorial  in Washington,  D.C.   He                                                               
noted that  the tour will  include a  stop in Cordova,  which has                                                               
the highest  per capita rate  of Vietnam deaths  in the U.S.   He                                                               
informed the committee that [Version  Y] changes the dates of the                                                               
"The  Summer of  Honor and  Season of  Gratitude" to  May 19,2006                                                               
through July 22,2006.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:06:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG mentioned a  U.S. Navy Seabee from Hyder                                                               
who received  the Congressional  Medal of Honor  in Vietnam.   He                                                               
relayed that  the community  of Hyder  has expressed  interest in                                                               
honoring this  man.  This  man was the  only U.S. Navy  Seabee to                                                               
receive   a  Congressional   Medal  of   Honor  in   Vietnam  and                                                               
Representative  Gruenberg surmised  that  this man  was the  only                                                               
Alaska resident to  receive the Congressional Medial  of Honor in                                                               
Vietnam.   Representative Gruenberg suggested  including language                                                               
in this  resolution encouraging the  City of Hyder and  the State                                                               
of Alaska to honor this man.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  TEMPEL responded  that  [the sponsor]  would  like to  avoid                                                               
honoring individuals in SCR 21.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN  agreed and  suggested  an  additional resolution  or                                                               
citation honoring this man from Hyder.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS agreed with Chair Lynn.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:09:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM  moved to  report HCS CSSCR  21, Version                                                               
24-LS1682\Y,   Bannister,   3/31/06,   out  of   committee   with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There being no  objection, HCS CSSCR 21(MLV) was  reported out of                                                               
the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:10:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Special Committee  on Military and Veterans'  Affairs meeting was                                                               
adjourned at 1:10 p.m.                                                                                                          

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