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
* first hearing in first committee of referral
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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
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    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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