Legislature(2017 - 2018)GRUENBERG 120

02/15/2018 01:00 PM MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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01:06:27 PM Start
01:07:07 PM HB262
01:14:59 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 262 MILITARY SPOUSE COURTESY LICENSE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 262(MLV) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
   HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS                                                                  
                       February 15, 2018                                                                                        
                           1:06 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Chris Tuck, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Vice Chair                                                                                     
Representative Justin Parish                                                                                                    
Representative George Rauscher                                                                                                  
Representative Dan Saddler                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ivy Spohnholz                                                                                                    
Representative Lora Reinbold                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 262                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to temporary courtesy licenses for certain                                                                     
nonresident professionals; and relating to the Department of                                                                    
Commerce, Community, and Economic Development."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 262(MLV) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 262                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MILITARY SPOUSE COURTESY LICENSE                                                                                   
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) KAWASAKI                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
01/16/18       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/8/18                                                                                
01/16/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/16/18       (H)       MLV, L&C                                                                                               
02/06/18       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/06/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/06/18       (H)       MINUTE(MLV)                                                                                            
02/15/18       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WILLIAM JODWALIS, Staff                                                                                                         
Representative Scott Kawasaki                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Offered  a review of  the provisions  of HB                                                             
262 and explained  changes proposed under Amendment  1, on behalf                                                               
of Representative Kawasaki, prime sponsor.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:06:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CHRIS TUCK  called the House Special  Committee on Military                                                             
and   Veterans'   Affairs  meeting   to   order   at  1:06   p.m.                                                               
Representatives Rauscher,  LeDoux, Parish, and Tuck  were present                                                               
at  the call  to order.   Representative  Saddler arrived  as the                                                               
meeting was in progress.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
            HB 262-MILITARY SPOUSE COURTESY LICENSE                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:07:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TUCK  announced that  the only order  of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL  NO. 262,  "An  Act  relating to  temporary  courtesy                                                               
licenses for  certain nonresident professionals; and  relating to                                                               
the   Department    of   Commerce,   Community,    and   Economic                                                               
Development."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:07:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WILLIAM  JODWALIS, Staff,  Representative Scott  Kawasaki, Alaska                                                               
State Legislature, offered  a review of the provisions  of HB 262                                                               
on behalf  of Representative  Kawasaki, prime  sponsor.   He said                                                               
"nonresident  professionals" are  military  spouses  who come  to                                                               
Alaska and  are looking for employment.   He said House  Bill 28,                                                               
passed in  2011, established the expedited  licensure program for                                                               
military  spouses.   He advised  that  HB 262  would require  the                                                               
Department of Commerce, Community  & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                               
to  submit an  annual report  to the  legislature describing  the                                                               
progress of that program.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:08:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PARISH moved  to adopt  Amendment 1,  labeled 30-                                                               
LS1079\D.1, Radford, 2/15/18, which read as follows:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 7:                                                                                                            
          Delete "fiscal"                                                                                                       
          Insert "calendar"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 4 - 5:                                                                                                       
          Delete "each regular session of the legislature"                                                                      
          Insert "March each year"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 6, following "of":                                                                                            
     Insert "March during"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:09:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. JODWALIS explained  the reason for the  first proposed change                                                               
under Amendment  1 is  that the military  uses the  calendar year                                                               
rather than  the fiscal year.   The reason for the  second change                                                               
to  "March  each year"  is  to  allow  the  same amount  of  time                                                               
originally in the bill for the department to compile the report.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:10:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TUCK announced  that there being no  objection, Amendment 1                                                               
was adopted.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:11:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER noted  that  on page  2,  lines 3-4,  the                                                               
department is directed  to submit the annual report  to the Joint                                                               
Armed  Services  Committee,  and  he  asked  why  that  committee                                                               
instead  of   [the  House  Special  Committee   on  Military  and                                                               
Veterans' Affairs].                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JODWALIS answered  there are  several reasons.   Primary  is                                                               
that  Joint Armed  Services Committee  deals  directly with  U.S.                                                               
Department   of   Defense    (DoD)   installations   in   Alaska.                                                               
Additionally, he  said the precedence  was set by  legislation in                                                               
the State of Washington and the  State of Connecticut, and HB 262                                                               
would follow suit.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER  remarked that a joint  committee probably                                                               
has "a little more heft" and  a broader reach than does the House                                                               
Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TUCK  added that  the House  Special Committee  on Military                                                               
and Veterans'  Affairs is a  special committee, and there  may be                                                               
legislation  in the  future  that does  not  approve the  special                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:12:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 1:12 p.m. to 1:13 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:13:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX moved to report  HB 262, as amended, out of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal  notes.   There  being  no  objection, CSHB  262(MLV)  was                                                               
reported  out of  the  House Special  Committee  on Military  and                                                               
Veterans' Affairs.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:14:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs meeting was                                                                 
adjourned at 1:15 p.m.                                                                                                          

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB262 Fiscal Note DCCED 2.2.18.pdf HMLV 2/15/2018 1:00:00 PM
HB 262
HB 262 Amendment D.1.pdf HMLV 2/15/2018 1:00:00 PM
HB 262