Legislature(1993 - 1994)

02/11/1993 08:00 AM STA

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             HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                            
                        February 11, 1993                                      
                            8:00 a.m.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
  Representative Al Vezey, Chairman                                            
  Representative Pete Kott, Vice Chairman                                      
  Representative Harley Olberg                                                 
  Representative Gary Davis                                                    
  Representative Fran Ulmer                                                    
  Representative Bettye Davis                                                  
  Representative Jerry Sanders                                                 
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
  None                                                                         
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
  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."                                  
                                                                               
            NOT HEARD                                                          
                                                                               
  HB 35:    "An Act relating to deposits to the budget reserve                 
            fund."                                                             
                                                                               
            MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE WITH A DO PASS                              
            RECOMMENDATION                                                     
                                                                               
  HJR 3:    Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                    
            State of Alaska limiting tenure in the                             
            legislature.                                                       
                                                                               
            MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE WITH A DO PASS                              
            RECOMMENDATION                                                     
                                                                               
  HJR 15:   Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                  
            State of Alaska relating to the duration of a                      
            regular session.                                                   
                                                                               
            MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE WITH A DO PASS                              
            RECOMMENDATION                                                     
                                                                               
  HB 49:    "An Act relating to facsimile absentee ballot                      
            application and facsimile absentee voting."                        
                                                                               
            HELD IN COMMITTEE AWAITING COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE                    
                                                                               
  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 Pete Kott                                                     
  State Capitol, Room 409                                                      
  Juneau, Alaska  99801-1182                                                   
  465-3777                                                                     
  POSITION STATEMENT: Prime Sponsor, SSHJR 15                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS ACTION                                                              
                                                                               
  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                      
  01/28/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/28/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  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                      
  01/30/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  02/04/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/06/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/09/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/11/93              (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                      
  01/30/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  02/06/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/09/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/11/93       319    (H)   STA RPT  CS(STA) 7DP                             
  02/11/93       320    (H)   DP: VEZEY, ULMER, B.DAVIS,                       
                              OLBERG                                           
  02/11/93       320    (H)   DP: G.DAVIS, SANDERS, KOTT                       
  02/11/93       320    (H)   -ZERO FISCAL NOTE  (ADM)                         
  2/11/93                                                                      
  02/11/93       320    (H)   REFERRED TO JUDICIARY                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
  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                      
  01/30/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  02/06/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/09/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/11/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/11/93       317    (H)   STA RPT  CS(STA) NEW TITLE 5DP                   
                              2NR                                              
  02/11/93       318    (H)   DP: VEZEY, OLBERG, G.DAVIS,                      
                              SANDERS,KOTT                                     
  02/11/93       318    (H)   NR: ULMER, B.DAVIS                               
  02/11/93       318    (H)   -FISCAL NOTE  (GOV)  2/11/93                     
  02/11/93       318    (H)   REFERRED TO JUDICIARY                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
  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                      
  01/30/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  02/06/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/11/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/11/93       319    (H)   STA RPT  4DP  3NR                                
  02/11/93       319    (H)   DP: VEZEY, OLBERG, SANDERS, KOTT                 
  02/11/93       319    (H)   NR: ULMER, B.DAVIS, G.DAVIS                      
  02/11/93       319    (H)   -2 FISCAL NOTES (GOV, LAA)                       
                              2/11/93                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  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                      
  01/28/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  01/30/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  01/30/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  02/09/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/11/93              (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                      
  01/30/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
  02/04/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/06/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  02/09/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-17, SIDE A                                                           
  Number 000                                                                   
                                                                               
  The tenth meeting of the House State Affairs Committee was                   
  called to order at 8:03 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 1993,                  
  by Chairman Vezey and he noted a quorum was present.                         
  HB 36:  RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM                                         
  HB 35:  DEPOSITS TO THE BUDGET RESERVE FUND                                  
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN AL VEZEY stated HB 36 would not be heard today.  He                 
  then asked if the committee wanted to take action on HB 35.                  
                                                                               
  Number 106                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE PETE KOTT MOVED to adopt the Committee                        
  Substitute (CS) for HB 35.  Roll call was taken and CSHB 35                  
  was ADOPTED unanimously.                                                     
                                                                               
  Number 146                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE HARLEY OLBERG MOVED to pass CSHB 35 from                      
  committee with individual recommendations.  Roll call was                    
  taken and CSHB 35 PASSED out of committee with all members                   
  voting yes.                                                                  
                                                                               
  HJR 3:  LIMITING TERMS OF LEGISLATORS                                        
                                                                               
  Number 157                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY brought before the committee CSHJR 3.                         
  Discussion regarding the Committee Substitute followed.                      
  Terms of the effective date starting 1994 and not being                      
  retroactive were discussed.                                                  
                                                                               
  Number 217                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE GARY DAVIS MOVED to adopt CSHJR 3.  Roll call                 
  was taken and CSHJR 3 was ADOPTED unanimously.  He then                      
  moved to pass CSHJR 3 from committee with individual                         
  recommendations.  Roll call was taken and CSHJR 3 PASSED out                 
  of committee with all members voting yes.                                    
  SSHJR 15:  100 DAY SESSION LIMIT                                             
                                                                               
  Number 245                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY brought before the committee SSHJR 15.                        
  Clarification of the session starting date was discussed.                    
                                                                               
  Number 261                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE KOTT, PRIME SPONSOR OF SSHJR 15, said the                     
  purpose was to reduce the cost of doing business in the                      
  state.                                                                       
                                                                               
  Number 307                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE OLBERG MOVED to pass SSHJR 15 from committee                  
  with individual recommendations.  Roll call was taken and                    
  SSHJR 15 PASSED out of committee with all members voting                     
  yes.                                                                         
  HB 49:  ABSENTEE BALLOTING BY FAX                                            
                                                                               
  Number 324                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE KOTT said research was still being done                       
  before the committee substitute for HB 49 would be                           
  completed.                                                                   
  HB 47:  ABSENTEE BALLOTS - PRIMARY ELECTIONS                                 
                                                                               
  Number 353                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE FRAN ULMER asked if HB 47 could be held in                    
  committee for a week so the "democrat committee" could                       
  review the bill.                                                             
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  Number 363                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY tabled HB 47 and adjourned the meeting at                     
  8:29 a.m.                                                                    

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