Legislature(1993 - 1994)
04/20/1994 05:00 PM STA
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HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE April 20, 1994 5:00 p.m. MEMBERS PRESENT Representative Al Vezey, Chairman Representative Pete Kott, Vice-Chairman Representative Gary Davis Representative Harley Olberg Representative Jerry Sanders Representative Fran Ulmer MEMBERS ABSENT Representative Bettye Davis COMMITTEE CALENDAR SB 342: "An Act relating to risk based capital for insurers; and providing for an effective date." MOVED FROM COMMITTEE AS HOUSE CS FOR CSSB 342(STA) WITH NO RECOMMENDATIONS SB 303: "An Act relating to voter eligibility, voter registration, and voter registration agencies; and providing for an effective date." MOVED FROM COMMITTEE WITH NO RECOMMENDATIONS WITNESS REGISTER No Witnesses PREVIOUS ACTION BILL: SB 342 SHORT TITLE: RISK BASED CAPITAL FOR INSURERS SPONSOR(S): LABOR & COMMERCE BY REQUEST JRN-DATE JRN-PG ACTION 03/03/94 3057 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S) 03/03/94 3057 (S) LABOR & COMMERCE, JUDICIARY 03/15/94 (S) L&C AT 01:30 PM FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203 03/18/94 3266 (S) L&C RPT CS 1DP 3NR SAME TITLE 03/18/94 3266 (S) ZERO FN TO SB & CS (DCED) 04/06/94 (S) JUD AT 01:30 PM BELTZ ROOM 211 04/08/94 (S) RLS AT 00:00 AM FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203 04/08/94 3523 (S) JUD RPT 3DP 2NR (L&C)CS 04/08/94 3523 (S) PREVIOUS ZERO FN (DCED) 04/11/94 3556 (S) RULES RPT 3CAL 1NR 4/11/94 04/11/94 3561 (S) READ THE SECOND TIME 04/11/94 3561 (S) L&C CS ADOPTED UNAN CONSENT 04/11/94 3561 (S) ADVANCED TO THIRD READING UNAN CONSENT 04/11/94 3561 (S) READ THE THIRD TIME CSSB 342(L&C) 04/11/94 3562 (S) PASSED Y19 N1 04/11/94 3562 (S) EFFECTIVE DATE SAME AS PASSAGE 04/11/94 3562 (S) Adams NOTICE OF RECONSIDERATION 04/12/94 3609 (S) RECON TAKEN UP-IN THIRD READING 04/12/94 3610 (S) PASSED ON RECONSIDERATION Y18 N1 A1 04/12/94 3610 (S) EFFECTIVE DATE SAME AS PASSAGE 04/12/94 3611 (S) TRANSMITTED TO (H) 04/13/94 3400 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S) 04/13/94 3400 (H) STATE AFFAIRS, JUDICIARY 04/18/94 (H) STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102 04/20/94 (H) JUD AT 01:00 PM CAPITOL 120 BILL: SB 303 SHORT TITLE: UNIFORM VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM SPONSOR(S): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR JRN-DATE JRN-PG ACTION 02/11/94 2792 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S) 02/11/94 2792 (S) STA, JUD, FIN 02/11/94 2792 (S) FNS PUBLISHED(DPS, GOV, DHSS-3, DCRA) 02/11/94 2792 (S) ZERO FISCAL NOTE PUBLISHED(DOE) 02/11/94 2793 (S) GOVERNOR'S TRANSMITTAL LETTER 03/02/94 3027 (S) STA RPT 4NR 03/02/94 3027 (S) ZERO FN PUBLISHED (REV) 03/02/94 3027 (S) PREVIOUS FNS (DPS, GOV, DHSS-3, DCRA) 03/02/94 3027 (S) PREVIOUS ZERO FN (DOE) 03/02/94 3038 (S) JUD REFERRAL WAIVED Y11 N9 02/22/94 (H) MINUTE(STA) 03/02/94 (S) STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH RM 205 03/02/94 (S) MINUTE(STA) 03/15/94 3212 (S) FIN RPT 1DP 1DNP 5NR 03/15/94 3212 (S) PREVIOUS FNS (DPS, GOV, DHSS-3, DCRA) 03/15/94 3212 (S) PREVIOUS ZERO FNS (DOE, DOR) 03/15/94 (S) FIN AT 8:30 AM SENATE FIN 518 03/18/94 (S) RLS AT 00:00 AM FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203 03/18/94 (S) MINUTE(RLS) 03/28/94 3373 (S) RULES RPT 1CAL 2NR 3/28/94 03/28/94 3375 (S) READ THE SECOND TIME 03/28/94 3376 (S) ADVANCED TO THIRD READING UNAN CONSENT 03/28/94 3376 (S) READ THE THIRD TIME SB 303 03/28/94 3376 (S) PASSED Y11 N8 E1 03/28/94 3376 (S) EFFECTIVE DATE PASSED Y19 N- E1 03/28/94 3377 (S) MILLER NOTICE OF RECONSIDERATION 03/30/94 3415 (S) RECONSIDERATION NOT TAKEN UP 03/30/94 3416 (S) TRANSMITTED TO (H) 03/31/94 3102 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S) 03/31/94 3103 (H) STATE AFFAIRS, FINANCE 04/05/94 (H) STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102 04/05/94 (H) MINUTE(STA) 04/14/94 (H) STA AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 102 04/14/94 (H) MINUTE(STA) ACTION NARRATIVE TAPE 94-50, SIDE A Number 000 CHAIRMAN AL VEZEY called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. Members present were REPRESENTATIVES KOTT, SANDERS, G. DAVIS and OLBERG. A quorum was present. HCSCSSB 342 - RISK BASED CAPITAL FOR INSURERS CHAIRMAN VEZEY opened discussion on HCSCSSB 342. He stated HCSCSSB 342 had been heard twice before. He has been waiting for information from the industry to come in, however, he received very little. He assumed the industry was neutral. He noted the formula which HCSCSSB 342 deals with is complex. REPRESENTATIVE HARLEY OLBERG moved to pass HCSCSSB 342(STA), version J, from committee with individual recommendations. (REPRESENTATIVE ULMER joined the meeting at 5:07 p.m.) CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked the committee secretary to call the roll. IN FAVOR: REPRESENTATIVES VEZEY, G. DAVIS, OLBERG, ULMER. OPPOSED: REPRESENTATIVES KOTT, SANDERS. ABSENT: REPRESENTATIVE B. DAVIS. MOTION PASSED SB 303 - UNIFORM VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM CHAIRMAN VEZEY opened SB 303 for discussion. He reported he had done some work on possible alternatives and found it is quite simple to change Alaska's law to allow people to vote for congressman just as they currently do for the President. He felt it was a judgment call as to whether it would be cheaper to spend the money on litigation or on the extra paper work to comply with SB 303. He noted there would have to be a change of title to have an "alternate A" to SB 303, "and that would require a House Concurrent Resolution with the Senate." REPRESENTATIVE FRAN ULMER moved to pass SB 303 from committee with individual recommendations. CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked the committee secretary to call the roll. IN FAVOR: REPRESENTATIVES VEZEY, KOTT, ULMER, G. DAVIS, SANDERS. OPPOSED: REPRESENTATIVE OLBERG. ABSENT: REPRESENTATIVE B. DAVIS. REPRESENTATIVE PETE KOTT changed his vote from yea to nay. REPRESENTATIVE JERRY SANDERS changed his vote from yea to nay. REPRESENTATIVE ULMER asked the committee to reconsider SB 303. She commented given what the committee has heard about the state being out of compliance if the change is not made, she did not think anymore money should be spent on litigation. She noted the state has lost the last few lawsuits it has filed against the federal government. She referred to it as "mission impossible." Although SB 303 is not perfect, it is not outrageous or unreasonable. Given the Administration has tried very hard with SB 303 to not inconvenience anybody or cost very much, she felt the committee should go with it. CHAIRMAN VEZEY noted the vote is currently 3-3. He requires four votes to move a bill out of committee. REPRESENTATIVE KOTT changed his vote back from nay to yea. REPRESENTATIVE OLBERG changed his vote from nay to yea. CHAIRMAN VEZEY noted final vote. IN FAVOR: REPRESENTATIVES VEZEY, KOTT, ULMER, G. DAVIS, OLBERG. OPPOSED: REPRESENTATIVE SANDERS. ABSENT: B. DAVIS. MOTION PASSED Number 195 ADJOURNMENT CHAIRMAN VEZEY, with no further business before the committee, adjourned the meeting at 5:16 p.m.