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.                                

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