Legislature(2017 - 2018)GRUENBERG 120

05/12/2017 01:30 PM RULES

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01:30:51 PM Start
01:31:53 PM SB100
01:36:20 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Recessed to 5/13/17 at 9:30 AM --
+= SB 55 OMNIBUS CRIME/CORRECTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+= SB 100 MUNICIPAL LIENS: AUTHORITY FOR & PRIORITY TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS SB 100(RLS) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
                 HOUSE RULES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                               
                          May 12, 2017                                                                                          
                           1:30 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Chair                                                                                          
Representative Matt Claman, Vice Chair                                                                                          
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative David Eastman                                                                                                    
Representative Lora Reinbold                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 100                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to municipal liens."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HCS SB 100(RLS) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 55(FIN)                                                                                
"An  Act relating  to  criminal law  and  procedure; relating  to                                                               
controlled  substances;  relating   to  sentencing;  relating  to                                                               
protective  orders;  relating  to restitution;  relating  to  the                                                               
period  of   probation;  relating  to   revocation,  termination,                                                               
suspension, cancellation,  or restoration of a  driver's license;                                                               
relating to parole;  relating to the duties of  the Department of                                                               
Corrections  and the  Department of  Health and  Social Services;                                                               
and providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 100                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MUNICIPAL LIENS: AUTHORITY FOR & PRIORITY                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) EGAN BY REQUEST                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
03/29/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/29/17       (S)       JUD                                                                                                    
04/07/17       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/07/17       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/07/17       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/10/17       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/10/17       (S)       Moved SB 100 Out of Committee                                                                          
04/10/17       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/11/17       (S)       JUD RPT 3DP 2NR                                                                                        
04/11/17       (S)       NR: COGHILL, KELLY                                                                                     
04/11/17       (S)       DP: WIELECHOWSKI, COSTELLO, MEYER                                                                      
04/11/17       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
04/11/17       (S)       VERSION: SB 100                                                                                        
04/12/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/12/17       (H)       JUD                                                                                                    
04/17/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/17/17       (H)       Moved SB 100 Out of Committee                                                                          
04/17/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/19/17       (H)       JUD RPT 4DP 2NR                                                                                        
04/19/17       (H)       DP: KREISS-TOMKINS, FANSLER, LEDOUX,                                                                   
                         CLAMAN                                                                                                 
04/19/17       (H)       NR: EASTMAN, MILLETT                                                                                   
04/26/17       (H)       RLS AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/26/17       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
05/01/17       (H)       RLS AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/01/17       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
05/04/17       (H)       RLS AT 12:30 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                          
05/12/17       (H)       RLS AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
COURTNEY ENRIGHT, Staff                                                                                                         
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux                                                                                                 
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Discussed the  changes in the proposed House                                                             
committee  substitute  (HCS)  for SB  100,  Version  30-LS0709\U,                                                               
Shutts,  5/11/17, on  behalf of  Representative LeDoux,  chair of                                                               
the House Rules Standing Committee.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:30:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GABRIELLE LEDOUX called the  House Rules Standing Committee                                                             
meeting to  order at 1:30  p.m.  Representatives  Stutes, Claman,                                                               
Eastman,  and  LeDoux   were  present  at  the   call  to  order.                                                               
Representatives Reinbold and  Kito arrived as the  meeting was in                                                               
progress.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
        SB 100-MUNICIPAL LIENS: AUTHORITY FOR & PRIORITY                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:31:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the only order of  business would be                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 100, "An Act relating to municipal liens."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:32:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN   moved  to  adopt  the   House  committee                                                               
substitute  (HCS)  for  SB   100,  Version  30-LS0709\U,  Shutts,                                                               
5/11/17,  as  a working  document.    There being  no  objection,                                                               
Version U was before the committee.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:32:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COURTNEY ENRIGHT, Staff,  Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Alaska                                                               
State Legislature, on behalf  of Representative LeDoux, explained                                                               
the changes to  SB 100 proposed under Version U.   First, Version                                                               
U would  allow a second-class  borough to establish  an emergency                                                               
service area  encompassing a state highway  corridor and publicly                                                               
owned  property  along it.    Second,  Version  U would  allow  a                                                               
municipality to provide a property  tax exemption for a specified                                                               
period,  rather  than five  years  at  a  time, and  broaden  the                                                               
criteria for  property that  can get a  tax exemption.   Finally,                                                               
Version U would  change the property tax  exemption for sprinkler                                                               
systems from mandatory to optional.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:33:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN moved to adopt  Amendment 1, which read as                                                               
follows:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, line 2, following "fees":                                                                                      
           Insert "if the fees were accrued after the                                                                       
      municipality provided opportunity to opt out of the                                                                   
     utility service"                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN spoke to Amendment 1.   He said there is a                                                               
concern regarding  the ability,  under SB 100,  of municipalities                                                               
to  put liens  on properties  for purposes  of utilities,  and he                                                               
indicated  this  concern  is  accompanied  by  the  opinion  that                                                               
municipalities  should not  be allowed  to  do so  if a  property                                                               
owner  has never  used and  has no  intention of  ever using  the                                                               
utility.   He said  Amendment 1 would  provide the  opportunity a                                                               
property  owner to  declare he/she  is  not using  a service  and                                                               
therefore does not want to pay for it.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:34:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN maintained his objection.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:34:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A  roll call  vote was  taken.   Representative Eastman  voted in                                                               
favor  of Amendment  1  to Version  U.   Representatives  Stutes,                                                               
Kito, Reinbold, Claman, and LeDoux  voted against it.  Therefore,                                                               
Amendment 1 failed to be adopted by a vote of 1-5.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:35:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN  moved to  report HCS  for SB  100, Version                                                               
30-LS0709\U, Shutts,  5/11/17, out  of committee  with individual                                                               
recommendations and the previous zero  fiscal notes.  There being                                                               
no  objection, HCS  SB 100(RLS)  was  reported out  of the  House                                                               
Rules Standing Committee.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:36:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GABRIELLE   LEDOUX  recessed  the  House   Rules  Standing                                                               
Committee to  a call of the  chair on Saturday, May  13, 2017, at                                                               
9:30 a.m.                                                                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HCS SB100 Ver.O.pdf HRLS 5/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
HCS SB100 Ver U.pdf HRLS 5/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
HCS SB100 Sectional Analysis.pdf HRLS 5/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
HCS SB100 Explanation of Changes.pdf HRLS 5/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
HCS SB100 New Amendment #1.pdf HRLS 5/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
SB 100 Amendment.pdf HRLS 5/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 100
HCS SB55 Version S.pdf HRLS 5/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
HCS SB55 Explanation of Changes.pdf HRLS 5/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
HCS SB55 Sectional Analysis.pdf HRLS 5/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 55
CSSB 55 Amendments.pdf HRLS 5/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 55