Legislature(2017 - 2018)GRUENBERG 120

02/20/2018 01:30 PM MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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01:32:26 PM Start
01:32:55 PM HCR15|| SCR14
01:35:53 PM Adjourn
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+= SCR 14 DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCR 14 Out of Committee
+= HCR 15 DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
   HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS                                                                  
                       February 20, 2018                                                                                        
                           1:32 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Chris Tuck, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Justin Parish                                                                                                    
Representative George Rauscher                                                                                                  
Representative Lora Reinbold                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Vice Chair                                                                                     
Representative Ivy Spohnholz                                                                                                    
Representative Dan Saddler                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 15                                                                                              
Relating to awarding the Alaska Decoration of Honor to certain                                                                  
members of the military.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 14                                                                                             
Relating to awarding the Alaska Decoration of Honor to certain                                                                  
members of the military.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SCR 14 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HCR 15                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD                                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) KAWASAKI                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
01/19/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        

01/19/18 (H) MLV 02/08/18 (H) MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120 02/08/18 (H) Heard & Held 02/08/18 (H) MINUTE(MLV) 02/20/18 (H) MLV AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120 BILL: SCR 14 SHORT TITLE: DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) COSTELLO

01/18/18 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS

01/18/18 (S) STA

01/23/18 (S) STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205

01/23/18 (S) Moved SCR 14 Out of Committee

01/23/18 (S) MINUTE(STA)

01/24/18 (S) STA RPT 5DP

01/24/18 (S) DP: MEYER, WILSON, GIESSEL, EGAN, COGHILL

01/29/18 (S) TRANSMITTED TO (H)

01/29/18 (S) VERSION: SCR 14

01/31/18 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS

01/31/18 (H) MLV 02/08/18 (H) MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120 02/08/18 (H) Heard & Held 02/08/18 (H) MINUTE(MLV) 02/20/18 (H) MLV AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120 WITNESS REGISTER SENATOR MIA COSTELLO Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: As prime sponsor, presented SCR 14. ACTION NARRATIVE 1:32:26 PM CHAIR CHRIS TUCK called the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs meeting to order at 1:32 p.m. Representatives Rauscher, Reinbold, Parish, and Tuck were present at the call to order. HCR 15-DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD SCR 14-DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD 1:32:55 PM CHAIR TUCK announced that the only order of business would be HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 15, Relating to awarding the Alaska Decoration of Honor to certain members of the military and SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 14, Relating to awarding the Alaska Decoration of Honor to certain members of the military. 1:33:36 PM SENATOR MIA COSTELLO, Alaska State Legislature, as prime sponsor, stated that SCR 14 is unfortunate because it represents loss of life; however, it also honors families whose loved ones gave the ultimate sacrifice for the U.S. She said she and Representative Scott Kawasaki, prime sponsor of HCR 15, worked together on the two pieces of legislation, and she said they would work together once the legislation passes to ensure the medals are delivered to the families. 1:34:26 PM REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD reemphasized a statement she had made at the previous hearing of HCR 15 and SCR 14 [on 2/8/18] wherein she had talked about numerous medals being held at her office in Eagle River while she and her staff attempted to reach the recipients. She said, "It was so difficult to find some of the family members; they'd moved on." She said anything that could be done to help get the medals to the families would be helpful, because she said she knows the medals are valued by the families. SENATOR COSTELLO thanked Representative Reinbold for her efforts and said her office is working with DMVA to reach out to the families. 1:35:08 PM REPRESENTATIVE PARISH moved to report SCR 14 out of committee with individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes. There being no objection, SCR 14 was moved out of the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs. [HCR 15 was held over.] 1:35:53 PM ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the committee, the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs meeting was adjourned at 1:36 p.m.

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