Legislature(1993 - 1994)

01/30/1993 08:00 AM STA

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             HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                            
                        January 30, 1993                                       
                            8:00 a.m.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
  Representative Al Vezey, Chair                                               
  Representative Pete Kott, Vice Chair                                         
  Representative Harley Olberg                                                 
  Representative Gary Davis                                                    
  Representative Fran Ulmer                                                    
  Representative Bettye Davis                                                  
  Representative Jerry Sanders (via teleconference)                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
  None                                                                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
  OTHER HOUSE MEMBERS PRESENT                                                  
                                                                               
  Representative Terry Martin                                                  
  Representative Jim Nordlund                                                  
  Representative Jerry Mackie                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
  HJR 11:   Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                  
            State of Alaska relating to a repeal of                            
            regulations by the legislature.                                    
                                                                               
            MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE WITH A DO PASS                              
            RECOMMENDATION                                                     
                                                                               
  HJR 1:    Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                    
            State of Alaska authorizing the use of the                         
            initiative to amend the Constitution of the State                  
            of Alaska by approval of two-thirds of the votes                   
            cast on the proposed amendment.                                    
                                                                               
            MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE WITH A DO PASS                              
            RECOMMENDATION                                                     
                                                                               
  HJR 8:    Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                    
            State of Alaska authorizing the use of the                         
            initiative to amend the Constitution of the State                  
            of Alaska.                                                         
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HJR 7:    Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                    
            State of Alaska authorizing the use of the                         
            initiative to amend the Constitution of the State                  
            of Alaska and amending the requirements relating                   
            to applications for initiatives and referenda.                     
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HB 17:    "An Act limiting tenure in the legislature."                       
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HJR 3:    Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                    
            State of Alaska limiting tenure in the                             
            legislature.                                                       
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HJR 4:    Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                    
            State of Alaska limiting tenure in the                             
            legislature.                                                       
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HJR 6:    Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                    
            State of Alaska limiting the number of terms a                     
            person may serve in the legislature.                               
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HJR 15:   Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                  
            State of Alaska relating to the duration of a                      
            regular session.                                                   
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HJR 5:    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                  
            State of Alaska relating to the duration of a                      
            regular session.                                                   
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HJR 9:    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                  
            State of Alaska prohibiting the imposition of                      
            state personal income taxation, state ad valorem                   
            taxation on real property, or state retail sales                   
            taxation without the approval of the voters of the                 
            state.                                                             
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HB 35:    "An Act relating to deposits to the budget reserve                 
            fund."                                                             
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HB 44:    "An Act making a special appropriation to the                      
            principal of the permanent fund; and providing for                 
            an effective date."                                                
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HB 36:    "An Act relating to retirement incentive programs                  
            for the public employees' retirement system, the                   
            teachers' retirement system, and certain persons                   
            under the judicial retirement system; and                          
            providing for an effective date."                                  
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HB 42:    "An Act relating to retirement incentive programs                  
            for the public employees' retirement system, the                   
            teachers' retirement system, and certain persons                   
            under the judicial retirement system; and                          
            providing for an effective date."                                  
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HB 49:    "An Act relating to facsimile absentee ballot                      
            application and facsimile absentee voting."                        
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
  HB 47:    "An Act relating to the delivery of the primary                    
            ballots to persons making application for them                     
            when, by operation of political party rule, two or                 
            more primary ballots must be provided to the                       
            public."                                                           
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
  Representative Terry Martin                                                  
  State Capitol Room 411                                                       
  Juneau, AK  99811-1182                                                       
  465-3783                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HJR 11; Prime Sponsor of HJR
                      8, HB 17, HJR 3, HJR 9, HB 35, HB 44, HB
                      49, and HB 47; Opposed HB 36 and HB 42                   
                                                                               
  Representative Jim Nordlund                                                  
  State Capitol                                                                
  Court Building, Room 608                                                     
  Juneau, AK  99811-1182                                                       
  465-4968                                                                     
  Position Statement: Prime Sponsor of HJR 4                                   
                                                                               
  Lowell Purcell, Deputy Mayor                                                 
  City of Fairbanks                                                            
  816 O'Connor                                                                 
  Fairbanks, AK  99701                                                         
  456-8162                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HB 42 and HB 36                                
                                                                               
  Wendy Redman, Vice President of University Relations                         
  University of Alaska, Fairbanks                                              
  1104 Breckenridge                                                            
  Fairbanks, AK 99709                                                          
  479-6114                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HB 42 and HB 36                                
                                                                               
  Raymond Holt                                                                 
  P.O. Box 5338                                                                
  Ketchikan, AK  99901                                                         
  247-8518                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HB 42 and HB 36                                
                                                                               
  Douglas Vig                                                                  
  233 Heneghan Street                                                          
  Ketchikan, AK  99901                                                         
  225-3898                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HB 42 and HB 36                                
                                                                               
  Bill Munroe, Mat-Su Classified Employee                                      
  2950 Mariannis Place                                                         
  Wasilla, AK  99654                                                           
  373-6198                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HB 42 and HB 36                                
                                                                               
  Richard Barlow, Mat-Su School Employees                                      
  HC02 Box 7550 A-2                                                            
  Palmer, AK 99645                                                             
  745-2784                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HB 42 and HB 36                                
                                                                               
  Rod Poole, Counselor                                                         
  Sitka High School                                                            
  P.O. Box 2266                                                                
  Sitka, AK 99835                                                              
  747-6384                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HB 42 and HB 36                                
                                                                               
  Representative Jerry Mackie                                                  
  State Capitol                                                                
  Court Building, Room 602                                                     
  Juneau, AK  99811-1182                                                       
  465-2545                                                                     
  Position Statement: Prime Sponsor of HB 36; Supported HB 42                  
                                                                               
  Representative Bill Hudson                                                   
  State Capitol, Room 108                                                      
  Juneau, AK  99811-1182                                                       
  465-3744                                                                     
  Position Statement: Prime Sponsor of HB 42; Supported HB 36                  
                                                                               
  Don Franklin, Teacher                                                        
  HC 30 Box 5341                                                               
  Wasilla, AK 99654                                                            
  376-3159                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HB 42 and HB 36                                
                                                                               
  Dr. Joe Strunka                                                              
  P.O. Box 70550                                                               
  Fairbanks, AK 99707                                                          
  479-3347                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HB 42 and HB 36                                
                                                                               
  Fred G. Gaffney                                                              
  P.O. Box 240531                                                              
  Juneau, AK  99824                                                            
  465-4296                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HB 36 and HB 42                                
                                                                               
  Wess Skinner                                                                 
  2880 Ruby Drive                                                              
  Anchorage, AK  99502                                                         
  243-7126                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported HJR 9                                          
                                                                               
  Robert Stalnaker, Director                                                   
  Division of Retirement and Benefits                                          
  Department of Administration                                                 
  P.O. Box 110203                                                              
  Juneau, AK  99811-0203                                                       
  465-4470                                                                     
  Position Statement: Answered questions related to HB 36                      
                      costs                                                    
                                                                               
  Stephen Glauner, Palmer School Principal                                     
  1451 Grubstake Drive                                                         
  Wasilla, AK  99698                                                           
  376-3791                                                                     
  Position Statement:  Supported HB 42 and HB 36                               
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS ACTION                                                              
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 11                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: REPEAL OF REGULATIONS BY LEGISLATURE                            
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) PHILLIPS,Brice                                 
  TITLE: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                     
  State of Alaska relating to repeal of regulations by the                     
  legislature.                                                                 
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/11/93        24    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        24    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/21/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/21/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/23/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/23/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 1                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: USE OF INITIATIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION                         
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) PHILLIPS,Bunde                                 
  TITLE: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State                 
  of Alaska authorizing the use of the initiative to amend the                 
  Constitution of the State of Alaska by approval of two-                      
  thirds of the votes cast on the proposed amendment.                          
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/04/93        21    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        21    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        21    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/19/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/19/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/21/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/21/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/23/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/23/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 8                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: USE OF INITIATIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION                         
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MARTIN,Kott,Green,Olberg                       
  TITLE: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State                 
  of Alaska authorizing the use of the initiative to amend the                 
  Constitution of the State of Alaska.                                         
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/04/93        23    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        23    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        23    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/12/93        49    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): OLBERG                             
  01/19/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/19/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/21/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/21/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/23/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/23/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 7                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: USE OF INITIATIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION                         
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) SITTON                                         
  TITLE: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State                 
  of Alaska authorizing the use of the initiative to amend the                 
  Constitution of the State of Alaska and amending the                         
  requirements relating to applications for initiatives and                    
  referenda.                                                                   
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/04/93        23    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        23    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        23    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/26/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB 17                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: LIMITING TERMS OF LEGISLATURE                                   
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MARTIN                                         
  TITLE: "An Act limiting tenure in the legislature."                          
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/04/93        28    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        29    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        29    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/26/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 3                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: LIMITING TERMS OF LEGISLATORS                                   
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MARTIN,Kott                                    
  TITLE: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State                 
  of Alaska limiting tenure in the legislature.                                
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/04/93        22    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        22    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        22    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/26/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 4                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: LIMITING TERMS OF LEGISLATORS                                   
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) NORDLUND,Carney                                
  TITLE: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State                 
  of Alaska limiting tenure in the legislature.                                
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/04/93        22    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        22    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        22    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/22/93       143    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): CARNEY                             
  01/26/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 6                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: CONST. AM: LIMIT LEGISLATIVE TERMS                              
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MENARD,Brown                                   
  TITLE: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State                 
  of Alaska limiting the number of terms a person may serve in                 
  the legislature.                                                             
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/04/93        22    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        22    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        22    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/26/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 15                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: 100 DAY SESSION LIMIT                                           
  BILL VERSION: SSHJR 15                                                       
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) KOTT                                           
  TITLE: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                     
  State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular                        
  session.                                                                     
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/14/93        58    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/14/93        58    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/20/93       113    (H)   SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE INTRODUCED                    
                              -REFERRALS                                       
  01/20/93       113    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/26/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 5                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: 90 DAY SESSION & FEBRUARY CONVENING DATE                        
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MENARD                                         
  TITLE: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                     
  State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular                        
  session.                                                                     
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/04/93        22    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        22    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        22    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/26/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HJR 9                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: VOTER APPROVAL FOR NEW TAXES                                    
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MARTIN                                         
  TITLE: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                     
  State of Alaska prohibiting the imposition of state personal                 
  income taxation, state ad valorem taxation on real property,                 
  or state retail sales taxation without the approval of the                   
  voters of the state.                                                         
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/04/93        23    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        23    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        23    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/19/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/21/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/21/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/23/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/23/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/26/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB 35                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: DEPOSITS TO THE BUDGET RESERVE FUND                             
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MARTIN,Therriault                              
  TITLE: "An Act relating to deposits to the budget reserve                    
  fund."                                                                       
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/04/93        33    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        33    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        33    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/26/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/26/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB 44                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: APPROP: TO PERMANENT FUND PRINCIPAL                             
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MARTIN,Olberg                                  
  TITLE: "An Act making a special appropriation to the                         
  principal of the permanent fund; and providing for an                        
  effective date."                                                             
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/11/93        35    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        35    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, FINANCE                           
  01/18/93       102    (H)   COSPONSOR(S):  OLBERG                            
  01/26/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/28/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB 36                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM                                    
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MACKIE,Hudson,Ulmer,B.Davis,                   
  Brice                                                                        
  TITLE: "An Act relating to retirement incentive programs for                 
  the public employees' retirement system, the teachers'                       
  retirement system, and certain persons under the judicial                    
  retirement system; and providing for an effective date."                     
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/08/93        33    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/11/93        33    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        33    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, LABOR & COMMERCE,                 
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/28/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/29/93       182    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): HUDSON-FIRST                       
                              COSPONSOR                                        
  01/29/93       182    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): B.DAVIS, BRICE                     
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB 42                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM                                    
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) HUDSON,Ulmer                                   
  TITLE: "An Act relating to retirement incentive programs for                 
  the public employees' retirement system, the teachers'                       
  retirement system, and certain persons under the judicial                    
  retirement system; and providing for an effective date."                     
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/11/93        35    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/11/93        35    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, LABOR & COMMERCE,                 
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/28/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB 49                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: ABSENTEE BALLOTING BY FAX                                       
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MARTIN,Brice                                   
  TITLE: "An Act relating to facsimile absentee ballot                         
  application and facsimile absentee voting."                                  
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/13/93        52    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/13/93        53    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/20/93       117    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): BRICE                              
  01/28/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  BILL:  HB 47                                                                 
  SHORT TITLE: ABSENTEE BALLOTS - PRIMARY ELECTIONS                            
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MARTIN                                         
  TITLE: "An Act relating to the delivery of the primary                       
  ballots to persons making application for them when, by                      
  operation of political party rule, two or more primary                       
  ballots must be provided to the public."                                     
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/12/93        43    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/12/93        43    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY,                        
                              FINANCE                                          
  01/28/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
  TAPE 93-9, SIDE A                                                            
  Number 000                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN AL VEZEY called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.,                  
  and noted a quorum was present.  Representative Sanders was                  
  available by teleconference in Anchorage.                                    
  HJR 11:  REPEAL OF REGULATIONS BY LEGISLATURE                                
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY read the title of HJR 11 and invited                          
  comments.                                                                    
                                                                               
  Number 048                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE GARY DAVIS stated there was public support                    
  for repealing regulations and asked the committee to pass                    
  HJR 11 on to the Judiciary Committee.                                        
                                                                               
  Number 093                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY, hearing no objections, passed HJR 11 out of                  
  committee with five do pass recommendations and                              
  Representative Bettye Davis signing no recommendation.                       
  HJR 8:  USE OF INITIATIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION                              
  HJR 1:  USE OF INITIATIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION                              
  HJR 7:  USE OF INITIATIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION                              
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY read the titles of HJR 8, HJR 1, and HJR 7;                   
  and invited comments regarding those bills.                                  
  HJR 8:  USE OF INITIATIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION                              
                                                                               
  Number 110                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE TERRY MARTIN, PRIME SPONSOR of HJR 8,                         
  summarized prior committee meetings regarding majority vote                  
  and super majority.                                                          
                                                                               
  Number 162                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE FRAN ULMER opposed the initiative process to                  
  amend the Constitution.  Her major concern was that interest                 
  groups would have more influence in changing the                             
  Constitution.  This must be a document that can withstand                    
  the test of time, she believed.                                              
  HJR 1:  USE OF INITIATIVE TO AMEND CONSTITUTION                              
                                                                               
  Number 189                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE HARLEY OLBERG favored the process yet still                   
  had concerns regarding the Permanent Fund.  He asked the                     
  committee to move HJR 1 with individual recommendations.  A                  
  roll call was taken with four yeas and two neas.  So HJR 1                   
  passed with Representatives Vezey, Olberg, G. Davis, Kott                    
  signing do pass and Representatives Ulmer and B. Davis                       
  signing do not pass.                                                         
  HB 17:  LIMITING TERMS OF LEGISLATURE                                        
  HJR 4:  LIMITING TERMS OF LEGISLATORS                                        
  HJR 6:  CONST. AM:  LIMIT LEGISLATIVE TERMS                                  
  HJR 3:  LIMITING TERMS OF LEGISLATORS                                        
                                                                               
  Number 249                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY stated there was difficulty with the                          
  teleconference but the committee would continue to discuss                   
  HB 17, HJR 4, HJR 6, and HJR 3.                                              
                                                                               
  Number 271                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN explained why he sponsored a bill and                  
  also a Constitutional amendment.  He stated the need for                     
  both a statute and Constitution change.                                      
                                                                               
  Number 355                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY stated the teleconference was unable to poll                  
  sites.                                                                       
                                                                               
  Number 360                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE JIM NORDLUND restated his support for the                     
  issue.  He recommended a break in the cycle for the                          
  incumbent to make elections more fair.                                       
  HJR 15:  100 DAY SESSION LIMIT                                               
  HJR 5:  90 DAY SESSION & FEBRUARY CONVENING DATE                             
  HJR 9:  VOTER APPROVAL FOR NEW TAXES                                         
                                                                               
  Number 374                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked if there were any further comments on                   
  HJR 15 and HJR 5.  Hearing none, these bills were held in                    
  committee for further consideration.  He read the title of                   
  HJR 9 and asked for testimony.                                               
                                                                               
  Number 389                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN, PRIME SPONSOR of HJR 9, restated                      
  prior testimony regarding HJR 9.  He reminded the committee,                 
  HJR 9 allowed the public to decide if there would be a tax                   
  increase.                                                                    
                                                                               
  Number 439                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE ULMER opposed the concept, because currently                  
  the oil and gas industry was paying Alaska's tax bill.                       
                                                                               
  Number 475                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE PETE KOTT stated legislators did not always                   
  complete tasks they were sent to do.  "The public should get                 
  to check us to balance the democracy with true                               
  representation," he said.  He asked the committee to move                    
  HJR 9 to the Judiciary Committee which was the next                          
  committee of referral.                                                       
                                                                               
  Number 493                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE G. DAVIS had a bit of a problem with HJR 9                    
  because of his municipal background.                                         
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked Representative G. Davis to explain the                  
  mill rate since he had a municipal background.                               
                                                                               
  Number 511                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE G. DAVIS described the mill rate.                             
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY called the roll vote for HJR 9 with three                     
  yeas and three neas.  And so HJR 9 was held in committee for                 
  further consideration.                                                       
  HB 35:  DEPOSITS TO THE BUDGET RESERVE FUND                                  
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY held HB 35 in committee for further                           
  consideration due to no comments or questions.                               
  HB 44:  APPROP: TO PERMANENT FUND PRINCIPAL                                  
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY read the title of HB 44 and asked for                         
  comments or questions from the committee.                                    
                                                                               
  Number 560                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE ULMER directed a question to Representative                   
  Martin, the sponsor of HB 44.  She asked if he had discussed                 
  HB 44 with the Governor's Office in reference to the funds                   
  for school construction.                                                     
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN stated he had.  He had concerns about                  
  anyone raiding the fund, and added that it should be saved                   
  for future generations.                                                      
                                                                               
  Number 605                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE ULMER would like money to be set aside for                    
  the Permanent Fund but asked Representative Martin if he                     
  would consider a lesser amount.                                              
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN said an amendment to six hundred                       
  million dollars by Representative Ulmer would be acceptable.                 
  He restated his concern that there would be a lot of money                   
  on the table for people to grab.                                             
                                                                               
  Number 624                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE OLBERG commented regarding the earnings                       
  within the reserve fund growing.                                             
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY stated the committee was now on line with the                 
  teleconference.                                                              
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE OLBERG continued his statement in support of                  
  HB 44 and the desire to save money.                                          
                                                                               
  Number 642                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE G. DAVIS voiced concerns regarding the amount                 
  of funds that would be saved.                                                
                                                                               
  Number 660                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE OLBERG suggested the amount be amended.                       
                                                                               
  Number 670                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN stated the amount was now seven                        
  hundred and fifty million dollars which could be amended to                  
  less.                                                                        
                                                                               
  Number 675                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked Representative Olberg to make the                       
  amendment for the committee and report back with the                         
  changes.  He stated the committee would hold HB 44 until                     
  this could be done.  Due to problems with the teleconference                 
  there was a short recess.                                                    
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-9 SIDE 2                                                             
  Number 000                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY stated the committee was once again on                        
  teleconference with Fairbanks, Anchorage, Ketchikan and                      
  Juneau.  Other locations were still not on line.                             
  HB 42 RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM                                           
  HB 36 RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM                                           
                                                                               
  LOWELL PURCELL, DEPUTY MAYOR, CITY OF FAIRBANKS, testified                   
  via teleconference from Fairbanks, in support of HB 42 and                   
  HB 36.                                                                       
                                                                               
  Number 036                                                                   
                                                                               
  WENDY REDMAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS,                        
  UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS, testified via teleconference                 
  from Fairbanks, in support of HB 42 and HB 36.                               
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY stated Mat-Su had joined the teleconference.                  
                                                                               
  Number 156                                                                   
                                                                               
  RAYMOND HOLT, TEACHER, testified via teleconference from                     
  Ketchikan, in support of HB 42 and HB 36. He stated money                    
  would be saved by the state.                                                 
                                                                               
  Number 192                                                                   
                                                                               
  DOUGLAS VIG, CORRECTIONAL OFFICER, testified via                             
  teleconference from Ketchikan, in support of HB 42 and HB
  36.  He said it was a win/win situation.                                     
                                                                               
  Number 241                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE JERRY SANDERS, via teleconference in                          
  Anchorage, requested the Chairman to summarize the                           
  committee's discussion to this point.                                        
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY gave a summary of the meeting for all                         
  teleconference members who missed the first part of the                      
  meeting due to teleconference difficulties.                                  
                                                                               
  Number 284                                                                   
                                                                               
  BILL MUNROE, a classified employee from Mat-Su, testified on                 
  behalf of teachers via teleconference from Anchorage, in                     
  support of HB 42 and HB 36 because of the cost savings.                      
                                                                               
  Number 325                                                                   
                                                                               
  RICHARD BARLOW testified via teleconference from Anchorage,                  
  on behalf of Mat-Su school employees, both classified and                    
  certified.  He spoke in support of HB 42 and HB 36, and                      
  stated that early retirement would not cause a brain drain.                  
                                                                               
  Number 382                                                                   
                                                                               
  ROD POOLE, a school counselor in Sitka, testified via                        
  teleconference from Sitka in support of HB 42 and HB 36.  He                 
  stated early retirement would show financial savings for the                 
  state.                                                                       
                                                                               
  Number 420                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE JERRY MACKIE, PRIME SPONSOR of HB 36, stated                  
  the values of early retirement.  He read the sponsor summary                 
  which was included in members' packets.  He also explained                   
  the "window of application" dates.                                           
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN spoke in opposition to HB 42 and HB
  36.  As an experienced teacher he stated early retirement                    
  would cause a serious brain drain, and the state would not                   
  show a savings because the early retirement was misleading.                  
  He suggested the committee get a report by the Legislative                   
  Budget and Audit Committee regarding retirement programs.                    
  He also spoke about actuaries and stated the committee                       
  should find out how many retirement checks were sent out of                  
  state and how many people were working on contracts after                    
  retiring early.                                                              
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE rebutted statements made by                            
  Representative Martin.                                                       
                                                                               
  Number 575                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE BILL HUDSON, PRIME SPONSOR of HB 42,                          
  recommended the committee adopt HB 36. He also rebutted                      
  statements made by Representative Martin, and discussed how                  
  the retirement incentive was actuarially sound.  He asked                    
  the committee to pass HB 36 and stated services would                        
  continue yet the cost would decrease.                                        
                                                                               
  Number 639                                                                   
                                                                               
  DON FRANKLIN, TEACHER, testified via teleconference from                     
  Mat-Su.  He asked a question regarding the percent of                        
  indebtedness, stating the figure was higher than peace                       
  officers and fire fighters.                                                  
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY answered the question.                                        
                                                                               
  Number 678                                                                   
                                                                               
  JOE STRUNKA testified via teleconference from Fairbanks in                   
  support of HB 42 and HB 36.                                                  
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-10 SIDE 1                                                            
  Number 000                                                                   
                                                                               
  FRED G. GAFFNEY spoke in support of HB 42 and HB 36.                         
                                                                               
  Number 077                                                                   
                                                                               
  WENDY REDMAN testified via teleconference from Fairbanks in                  
  support of HB 36 in response to Representative Martin's                      
  testimony.                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY suggested written testimony be submitted to                   
  the committee regarding HB 36 or HB 42.  He asked if there                   
  were any further comments on HB 36 and HB 42.  Hearing none,                 
  these bills were held in committee for further                               
  consideration.                                                               
  HJR 9:  VOTER APPROVAL FOR NEW TAXES                                         
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY, because testimony on HJR 9 through                           
  teleconference was not possible due to technical                             
  difficulties, read the title of HJR 9 again and asked for                    
  testimony.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Number 108                                                                   
                                                                               
  WESS SKINNER testified via teleconference from Anchorage.                    
  He stated he personally polled over 200 resident voters                      
  regarding taxation and each one replied they wanted a direct                 
  voice in how they were taxed.  Each one supported HJR 9, he                  
  claimed, and asked the committee to pass the resolution out                  
  of committee so it could get to the floor for a vote.  He                    
  said the public was very interested in how each member would                 
  vote on HJR 9.                                                               
  HB 49:  ABSENTEE BALLOTING BY FAX                                            
  HB 47:  ABSENTEE BALLOTS - PRIMARY ELECTIONS                                 
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked if there was any testimony regarding HB
  49 or HB 47. Hearing none, he asked if there were any other                  
  comments.                                                                    
  HB 36:  RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM                                         
                                                                               
  Number 160                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE ULMER asked a question of Mr. Stalnaker                       
  regarding HB 36 costs.                                                       
                                                                               
  Number 205                                                                   
                                                                               
  ROBERT STALNAKER, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF RETIREMENT AND                       
  BENEFITS, DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, responded to clarify                 
  actuarial components of the retirement incentive and                         
  anticipated costs.  He also discussed annual reports.                        
                                                                               
  Number 333                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked if Mr. Stalnaker was the administrator                  
  of retirement benefits.                                                      
                                                                               
  Number 335                                                                   
                                                                               
  MR. STALNAKER responded in the affirmative.                                  
                                                                               
  Number 356                                                                   
                                                                               
  STEPHEN GLAUNER, a principal from Palmer, testified via                      
  teleconference from Mat-Su in support to HB 36.  He stated                   
  the brain drain was not an issue.                                            
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  Number 359                                                                   
                                                                               
  With no further comments on HB 36, Chairman Vezey adjourned                  
  the meeting at 10:00 a.m.                                                    

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