Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/06/1993 08:00 AM STA

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             HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                            
                          March 6, 1993                                        
                            8:00 a.m.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
  Representative Al Vezey, Chairman                                            
  Representative Pete Kott, Vice Chairman                                      
  Representative Gary Davis                                                    
  Representative Fran Ulmer                                                    
  Representative Bettye Davis                                                  
  Representative Jerry Sanders (via teleconference)                            
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
  Representative Harley Olberg                                                 
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
  Confirmation Hearings:                                                       
                                                                               
       Human Rights Commission:                                                
            Robyn F. States, CONFIRMATION RECOMMENDED 5-0                      
            Augusta Sayoko Mimoto-Greenheart, CONFIRMATION                     
            RECOMMENDED 4-0                                                    
                                                                               
       Athletic Commission:                                                    
            Gary R. Wilken, CONFIRMATION RECOMMENDED 4-0                       
            Sylvia J. Reynolds, CONFIRMATION RECOMMENDED 5-0                   
            Carolyn Michels, CONFIRMATION RECOMMENDED 4-0                      
                                                                               
  SJR 20    Disapproving the Local Boundary Commission                         
            recommendation regarding the annexation of                         
            territory to the City of Palmer                                    
                                                                               
            BROUGHT UP ON RECONSIDERATION; HELD IN COMMITTEE                   
            FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION                                          
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
  Gary R. Wilken                                                               
  2600 Riverview Drive                                                         
  Fairbanks, Alaska  99709                                                     
  POSITION STATEMENT: Provided information related to his                      
                      nomination                                               
                                                                               
  Augusta Sayoko Mimoto-Greenheart                                             
  1860 Parkway Drive                                                           
  Anchorage, Alaska  99504                                                     
  337-6199                                                                     
  POSITION STATEMENT: Provided information related to her                      
                      nomination                                               
                                                                               
  Sylvia J. Reynolds                                                           
  10014 Crazy Horse Drive                                                      
  Juneau, Alaska  99801-8529                                                   
  463-1700                                                                     
  POSITION STATEMENT: Provided information related to her                      
                      nomination                                               
                                                                               
  Robyn F. States                                                              
  P.O. Box 81485                                                               
  Fairbanks, Alaska  99708                                                     
  456-3419                                                                     
  POSITION STATEMENT: Provided information related to his                      
                      nomination                                               
                                                                               
  Steve VanCleve                                                               
  P.O. Box 372                                                                 
  Sutton, Alaska 99674                                                         
  745-3038                                                                     
  Position Statement: Supported SJR 20                                         
                                                                               
  Don Hart                                                                     
  P.O. Box 3771                                                                
  Palmer, Alaska 99645                                                         
  745-5454                                                                     
  Position Statement: Requested reconsideration of the                         
                      committee's action on SJR 20                             
                                                                               
  Rhonda Marcy                                                                 
  HC 33 Box 3169                                                               
  Wasilla, Alaska 99654                                                        
  Position Statement: Requested reconsideration of the                         
                      committee's action on SJR 20                             
                                                                               
  Dan Dryden                                                                   
  HC 3 Box 8118                                                                
  Palmer, Alaska 99645                                                         
  745-6745                                                                     
  Position Statement: Expressed surprise all members of the                    
                      committee were absent during voting on                   
                      SJR 20                                                   
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS ACTION                                                              
                                                                               
  BILL:  SJR 20                                                                
  SHORT TITLE:  DISAPPROVE PALMER BOUNDARY CHANGES                             
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S):  COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                    
                                                                               
  TITLE: Disapproving the Local Boundary Commission                            
  recommendation regarding the annexation of territory to the                  
  City of Palmer.                                                              
                                                                               
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  02/10/93       316    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  02/10/93       316    (S)   COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS                   
  02/16/93              (S)   CRA AT 09:00 AM BUTROVICH ROOM                   
                              205                                              
  02/16/93              (S)   MINUTE(CRA)                                      
  02/17/93       384    (S)   CRA RPT  3DP 1NR                                 
  02/17/93       384    (S)   ZERO FISCAL NOTE (S.CRA/CRA)                     
  02/18/93              (S)   RLS AT 11:30 AM FAHRENKAMP                       
                              ROOM 203                                         
  02/18/93              (S)   MINUTE(RLS)                                      
  02/19/93       410    (S)   RULES TO CALENDAR  2/19/93                       
  02/19/93       417    (S)   HELD TO 2/22/93                                  
  02/22/93       441    (S)   READ THE SECOND TIME                             
  02/22/93       441    (S)   ADVANCED TO THIRD READING UNAN                   
                              CONSENT                                          
  02/22/93       441    (S)   READ THE THIRD TIME  SJR 20                      
  02/22/93       442    (S)   PASSED Y16 N1 E2 A1                              
  02/22/93       444    (S)   TRANSMITTED TO (H)                               
  02/23/93              (H)   CRA AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  02/23/93              (H)   MINUTE(CRA)                                      
  02/24/93       428    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  02/24/93       428    (H)   STATE AFFAIRS, CRA                               
  03/02/93              (H)   CRA AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  03/04/93              (H)   STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102                      
  03/04/93              (H)   CRA AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  03/04/93              (H)   MINUTE(STA)                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-26, SIDE A                                                           
  Number 000                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN AL VEZEY called the House State Affairs Committee                   
  to order at 8:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, 1993.  Members                   
  present were Representatives Kott, Gary Davis and Ulmer,                     
  representing a quorum.  Representative Sanders attended via                  
  teleconference from Anchorage.  Representative Olberg was                    
  excused from attending due to illness.                                       
                                                                               
  CONFIRMATION HEARINGS                                                        
                                                                               
  Number 010                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY read the agenda and announced that nominees                   
  would be taken in no particular order.  He announced Gary R.                 
  Wilken had been nominated to the Athletic Commission, and                    
  asked Mr. Wilken for any statements he might like to present                 
  to the committee.                                                            
                                                                               
  Number 021                                                                   
                                                                               
  GARY R. WILKEN, NOMINEE TO THE ATHLETIC COMMISSION,                          
  testified by teleconference from Fairbanks, and expressed                    
  his pleasure at being nominated.  He told the committee of                   
  his long standing commitment to athletics.                                   
                                                                               
  Number 063                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE GARY DAVIS MOVED the nomination of Gary                       
  Wilken to be passed from committee.  There being no                          
  objections, Mr. Wilken's nomination was passed by a 4-0                      
  vote.                                                                        
                                                                               
  Number 092                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY announced Ms. Augusta Sayoko Mimoto-                          
  Greenheart had been nominated to the Human Rights Commission                 
  and invited her to testify before the committee.                             
                                                                               
  AUGUSTA SAYOKO MIMOTO-GREENHEART, NOMINEE TO THE HUMAN                       
  RIGHTS COMMISSION, testified by teleconference from                          
  Anchorage, and expressed her pleasure at being nominated.                    
                                                                               
  Number 108                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE FRAN ULMER MOVED the nomination of Ms.                        
  Mimoto-Greenheart be passed from committee.  There being no                  
  objections, Ms. Mimoto-Greenheart's nomination was passed by                 
  a 4-0 vote.                                                                  
                                                                               
  Number 131                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY announced Carolyn Michels' nomination to the                  
  Athletic Commission, and noted she was not available to the                  
  committee.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Number 139                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE ULMER MOVED the nomination of Carolyn Michels                 
  to the Athletic Commission.  There being no objections, the                  
  nomination was passed by a 4-0 vote.                                         
                                                                               
  Number 151                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY noted the arrival of Representative Bettye                    
  Davis.                                                                       
                                                                               
  Number 153                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY announced the nomination of Sylvia J.                         
  Reynolds to the Athletic Commission and invited her to                       
  testify before the committee.                                                
                                                                               
  Number 160                                                                   
                                                                               
  SYLVIA J. REYNOLDS, NOMINEE TO THE ATHLETIC COMMISSION,                      
  expressed her pleasure at being nominated and noted her                      
  fascination with the legislative process.                                    
                                                                               
  Number 170                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE G. DAVIS MOVED Ms. Reynolds' nomination to                    
  the Athletic Commission.  There being no objections, the                     
  nomination was passed by a 5-0 vote.                                         
                                                                               
  Number 190                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY announced the nomination of Robyn F. States                   
  to the Human Rights Commission, and invited her to testify                   
  before the committee.                                                        
                                                                               
  Number 194                                                                   
                                                                               
  ROBYN F. STATES, NOMINEE TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION,                     
  testified by teleconference from Fairbanks and expressed her                 
  pleasure at being nominated.                                                 
                                                                               
  Number 203                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE G. DAVIS MOVED the nomination of Ms. States                   
  to the Human Rights Commission.  There being no objections,                  
  the nomination was passed by a 5-0 vote.                                     
                                                                               
  Number 230                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE ULMER asked if any committee member or                        
  commission member knew the racial and gender makeup of the                   
  commissions.                                                                 
                                                                               
  Number 240                                                                   
                                                                               
  MS. STATES outlined the racial and gender makeup of the                      
  Human Rights Commission.                                                     
                                                                               
  Number 250                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY closed nomination hearings for the Human                      
  Rights Commission and the Athletic Commission.                               
                                                                               
  SJR 20:  DISAPPROVE PALMER BOUNDARY CHANGES                                  
                                                                               
  Number 260                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE ULMER asked the committee to rescind its                      
  previous action on SJR 20 and reconsider passing the                         
  resolution from committee.                                                   
                                                                               
  Number 271                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY RULED the MOTION OUT OF ORDER, saying SJR 20                  
  was not on the committee agenda.                                             
                                                                               
  Number 274                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE ULMER noted reconsideration motions are never                 
  placed on an agenda, and asked Chairman Vezey to reconsider                  
  his ruling.                                                                  
                                                                               
  Number 284                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY RULED the MOTION OUT OF ORDER and polled the                  
  teleconference sites for public testimony on bills before                    
  the committee.                                                               
                                                                               
  Number 300                                                                   
                                                                               
  STEVE VANCLEVE testified by teleconference from Mat-Su and                   
  reaffirmed his support for SJR 20.  He noted his                             
  disappointment in the committee's failure to move the                        
  resolution.                                                                  
                                                                               
  Number 316                                                                   
                                                                               
  DON HART testified by teleconference from Mat-Su and                         
  questioned why members of the committee left the room prior                  
  to the last vote on SJR 20, and expressed his anger on the                   
  result.  He asked the committee to reconsider its action of                  
  March 4, 1993.                                                               
                                                                               
  Number 345                                                                   
                                                                               
  RHONDA MARCY testified by teleconference from Mat-Su and                     
  expressed her disappointment SJR 20 had not passed from                      
  committee.  She asked for reconsideration of the March 4,                    
  1993, committee vote.                                                        
                                                                               
  Number 370                                                                   
                                                                               
  DAN DRYDEN testified by teleconference from Mat-Su, and told                 
  the committee he was surprised by the absence of two members                 
  when the March 4, 1993 vote was taken, especially when he                    
  asked if all members were present when he spoke on the                       
  issue.                                                                       
                                                                               
  Number 390                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY polled all the other teleconference sites to                  
  see if anyone else wanted to testify.  No one did.                           
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  Number 405                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY thanked all the participants and adjourned                    
  the meeting at 8:24 a.m.                                                     

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