Legislature(2019 - 2020)GRUENBERG 120

04/23/2019 01:00 PM MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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+= HB 109 MILITARY CHILDREN SCHOOL RESIDENCY WAIVER TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 109(MLV) Out of Committee
+= HB 113 MILITARY FAMILY EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 113(MLV) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
   HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS                                                                  
                         April 23, 2019                                                                                         
                           1:02 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Chair                                                                                          
Representative Chris Tuck, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative Chuck Kopp                                                                                                       
Representative Geran Tarr                                                                                                       
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Representative Sharon Jackson                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative George Rauscher                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 113                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating  to employment  preferences  for  spouses  and                                                               
children  of veterans,  disabled  veterans,  former prisoners  of                                                               
war,  members  of  the  national   guard,  and  deceased  service                                                               
members."                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 113(MLV) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 109                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to residency requirements for public school                                                                    
enrollment for certain children of active duty military                                                                         
members."                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 109(MLV) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 113                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MILITARY FAMILY EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE                                                                              
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) JACKSON                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
03/27/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/27/19       (H)       MLV, L&C                                                                                               
04/16/19       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/16/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/16/19       (H)       MINUTE(MLV)                                                                                            
04/18/19       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/18/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/23/19       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 109                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MILITARY CHILDREN SCHOOL RESIDENCY WAIVER                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) LEDOUX                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
03/25/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/25/19       (H)       MLV, EDC                                                                                               
04/09/19       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/09/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/11/19       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/11/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/16/19       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/16/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/16/19       (H)       MINUTE(MLV)                                                                                            
04/18/19       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/18/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/23/19       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
DENEEN TUCK, Staff                                                                                                              
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux                                                                                                 
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  On behalf  of Representative LeDoux, sponsor                                                         
of HB  109, explained changes to  the bill made by  the committee                                                             
substitute labeled 31-LS0728\M, Caouette, 4/18/19.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:02:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GABRIELLE LEDOUX  called  the House  Special Committee  on                                                             
Military  and Veterans'  Affairs meeting  to order  at 1:02  p.m.                                                               
Representatives Thompson,  Kopp, Jackson,  Tuck, and  LeDoux were                                                               
present at  the call  to order.   Representative Tarr  arrived as                                                               
the meeting was in progress.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          HB 113-MILITARY FAMILY EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:03:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LEDOUX announced  the  first order  of  business would  be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 113, "An  Act relating to  employment preferences                                                               
for spouses  and children of veterans,  disabled veterans, former                                                               
prisoners of  war, members  of the  national guard,  and deceased                                                               
service members."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
[Before the  committee was the  committee substitute for  HB 113,                                                               
Version 31-LS0715\U, Wayne, 4/15/19, adopted on 4/16/19.]                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:04:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR made  a motion to adopt  Amendment 1, labeled                                                               
31-LS0715\U.2, Wayne, 4/18/19, which read:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     1    Page 2, line 28, following "natural":                                                                                 
     2         Insert "child, stepchild,"                                                                                       
     3                                                                                                                          
     4    Page 7, line 27, following "natural":                                                                                 
     5         Insert "child, stepchild,"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  said Amendment 1  is a simple update  to the                                                               
definition  for  family  that  will  "make  [the  definition  for                                                               
family] a little bit more comprehensive."                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX withdrew her objection.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:05:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  THOMPSON   objected  and,   after  clarification,                                                               
withdrew his  objection.  Without further  objection, Amendment 1                                                               
was adopted.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:06:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK moved  to  report  the committee  substitute                                                               
(CS)  for  HB  113,  Version   31-LS0715\U,  Wayne,  4/15/19,  as                                                               
amended,  out of  committee with  individual recommendations  and                                                               
the accompanying  fiscal notes.   There being no  objection, CSHB                                                               
113(MLV)  was reported  out  of the  House  Special Committee  on                                                               
Military and Veterans' Affairs.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:07:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 1:07 p.m. to 1:09 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
[Chair LeDoux handed the gavel to Vice Chair Tuck.]                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
        HB 109-MILITARY CHILDREN SCHOOL RESIDENCY WAIVER                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:09:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  TUCK announced  the next order  of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 109, "An  Act relating to  residency requirements                                                               
for public school enrollment for  certain children of active duty                                                               
military members."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:10:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KOPP moved to adopt  the committee substitute (CS)                                                               
for  HB  109,  labeled  31-LS0728\M, Caouette,  4/18/19,  as  the                                                               
working document.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR objected for discussion purposes.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:12:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DENEEN TUCK,  Staff, Representative Gabrielle LeDoux,  sponsor of                                                               
HB 109, directed attention to the bill  on page 1, lines 8 and 9,                                                               
which read in part:                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     or pending transfer to a military installation in the                                                                      
     state under an official military order ...                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. TUCK then  directed attention to the CS for  HB 109, lines 8-                                                               
10, which read in part:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     ...pending  transfer under  an official  military order                                                                    
     to a  military installation  in the state  from another                                                                    
     military installation within the  state or from outside                                                                    
     of the state.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. TUCK explained the first change  made in the CS adds language                                                               
to  address  [students]  who transfer  to  districts  within  the                                                               
state, or  from districts outside  the state.  The  second change                                                               
was  found on  page 1,  lines 11  and 12,  which directs  parents                                                               
shall provide proof of residence  within 10 days of the student's                                                               
first day  of attendance in the  new school district.   The third                                                               
change was  to add the National  Guard to "active duty  member of                                                               
the armed forces of the United  States" as found on page 1, lines                                                               
7 and 8.   The final change was  found on page 2, lines  2 and 3,                                                               
which clarifies  "residence" means  the principal  dwelling place                                                               
of an active duty parent.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TARR  removed  her  objection.   There  being  no                                                               
further objection, the CS was adopted.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:14:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KOPP moved to report  the committee substitute for                                                               
HB 109, labeled 31-LS0728\M, Caouette,  4/18/19, out of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
notes.  There being no  objection, CSHB 109(MLV) was reported out                                                               
of  the  House  Special  Committee   on  Military  and  Veterans'                                                               
Affairs.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:15:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 1:15 p.m. to 1:17 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
[Vice Chair Tuck returned the gavel to Chair LeDoux.]                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:17:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Special Committee  on Military and Veterans'  Affairs meeting was                                                               
adjourned at [1:17] p.m.                                                                                                        

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB0109A.PDF HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 109
HB 109 Sponsor Statement.pdf HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 109
HB 109 Sectional.pdf HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 109
HB 109 Fiscal Note.pdf HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 109
HB 113 Version U.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113A.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113 Sponsor Statement 4.8.2019.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113 Sectional Analisys 4.8.2019.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113 Backup Document Military Families Are Struggling to Make Ends Meet - The Atlantic 4.8.19.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113 Reference Document 2018 Blue Star Family Survey -Executive-Summary 4.8.19.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113 Reference Document - Column The Military Spouse Employment Plight 4.8.19.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113 Reference Document 2018 Military Family Lifestyle Survey 4.8.19.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113 Reference Document Office of People Analytics Survey 2017 4.8.19..pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113 Reference Document Office of the US President Military Spouses 4.8.19..pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113 Backup Document NCSL veterans' state hiring preference 4.8.19.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB113 Power Point Presentation 4.15.2019.pdf HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB 113 Summary of Changes.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
The Blue Star and Gold Star Families Act.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113
HB113 Sectional for CS 4.16.2019.pdf HMLV 4/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
HMLV 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HB 113