Legislature(2011 - 2012)CAPITOL 106

01/26/2012 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
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+ HB 247 ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD DAY TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
*+ HB 77 NONPARTISAN BLANKET PRIMARY ELECTION TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SCR 11 WALTER HICKEL DAY OF THE ARCTIC TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS SCR 11(STA) Out of Committee
*+ HB 287 ABSENTEE VOTING TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                        January 26, 2012                                                                                        
                           8:07 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Bob Lynn, Chair                                                                                                  
Representative Wes Keller, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative Paul Seaton                                                                                                      
Representative Max Gruenberg                                                                                                    
Representative Pete Petersen                                                                                                    
Representative Kyle Johansen                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Peggy Wilson                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 247                                                                                                              
"An Act establishing  July 30 each year as  Alaska National Guard                                                               
Day."                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 247 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 11                                                                                             
Designating  August 18,  2011, as  Walter  J. Hickel  Day of  the                                                               
Arctic.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HCS SCR 11(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 77                                                                                        
"An  Act  establishing  a top  two  nonpartisan  blanket  primary                                                               
election  system  for  elective  state executive  and  state  and                                                               
national  legislative  offices; changing  appointment  procedures                                                               
relating to  precinct watchers and  members of  precinct election                                                               
boards,   election  district   absentee  and   questioned  ballot                                                               
counting  boards,  and  the  Alaska  Public  Offices  Commission;                                                               
requiring  certain   written  notices   to  appear   in  election                                                               
pamphlets  and  polling  places;   relating  to  declarations  of                                                               
candidacy and letters  of intent; and amending  the definition of                                                               
'political party.'"                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 287                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to absentee voting."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 247                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD DAY                                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) LYNN, THOMPSON, SADDLER                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
01/17/12       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/6/12                                                                                
01/17/12       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/17/12       (H)       MLV, STA                                                                                               
01/24/12       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 120                                                                             
01/24/12       (H)       Moved Out of Committee                                                                                 
01/24/12       (H)       MINUTE(MLV)                                                                                            
01/25/12       (H)       MLV RPT 6DP                                                                                            
01/25/12       (H)       DP: LYNN, AUSTERMAN, CISSNA, MILLER,                                                                   
                         SADDLER, THOMPSON                                                                                      
01/26/12       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SCR 11                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: WALTER HICKEL DAY OF THE ARCTIC                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) FRENCH                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
04/01/11       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/01/11       (S)       STA                                                                                                    
04/12/11       (S)       STA RPT 5DP                                                                                            
04/12/11       (S)       DP: WIELECHOWSKI, KOOKESH, PASKVAN,                                                                    
                         MEYER, GIESSEL                                                                                         
04/12/11       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
04/12/11       (S)       Moved SCR 11 Out of Committee                                                                          
04/12/11       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
04/13/11       (S)       BEFORE THE SENATE ON FINAL PASSAGE                                                                     
04/13/11       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
04/13/11       (S)       VERSION: SCR 11                                                                                        
04/14/11       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/14/11       (H)       STA                                                                                                    
01/26/12       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  77                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: NONPARTISAN BLANKET PRIMARY ELECTION                                                                               
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) GRUENBERG, CISSNA, KAWASAKI                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
01/18/11       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/14/11                                                                               
01/18/11       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/18/11       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
04/12/11       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/12/11       (H)       Scheduled But Not Heard                                                                                
01/20/12       (H)       SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE INTRODUCED                                                                          
01/20/12       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/20/12       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
01/26/12       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 287                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: ABSENTEE VOTING                                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) GRUENBERG                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
01/17/12       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/17/12       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
01/26/12       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT GENERAL CRAIG E. CAMPBELL                                                                                            
(No address provided)                                                                                                           
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as a retired member of the Alaska                                                              
National Guard in support of HB 247.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
JIM KALLANDER, Mayor                                                                                                            
City of Cordova                                                                                                                 
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 247.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MARK LYNCH, City Manager                                                                                                        
City of Cordova                                                                                                                 
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 247.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
TIM JOYCE                                                                                                                       
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 247.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
JENNIFER GIBBONS                                                                                                                
Cordova Times                                                                                                                   
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 247.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HOLLIS FRENCH                                                                                                           
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as sponsor of SCR 11.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
NILS ANDREASSEN, Managing Director                                                                                              
Institute of the North                                                                                                          
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SCR 11.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
GAIL FENUMIAI                                                                                                                   
Director                                                                                                                        
Division of Elections                                                                                                           
Office of the Lieutenant Governor                                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on                                                                 
SSHB 77.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
LIBBY BAKALAR, Assistant Attorney General                                                                                       
Labor and State Affairs Section                                                                                                 
Civil Division (Juneau)                                                                                                         
Department of Law (DOL)                                                                                                         
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on                                                                 
SSHB 77.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
LIBBY BAKALAR, Assistant Attorney General                                                                                       
Labor and State Affairs Section                                                                                                 
Civil Division (Juneau)                                                                                                         
Department of Law (DOL)                                                                                                         
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided feedback during the hearing on HB                                                               
287.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
GAIL FENUMIAI                                                                                                                   
Director                                                                                                                        
Division of Elections                                                                                                           
Office of the Lieutenant Governor                                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
287.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SHARON CISSNA                                                                                                    
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as joint prime sponsor of SSHB                                                                 
77.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:07:30 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BOB LYNN called the  House State Affairs Standing Committee                                                             
meeting to  order at 8:07  a.m.  Representatives  Keller, Seaton,                                                               
Johansen, Petersen, and  Lynn were present at the  call to order.                                                               
Representative Gruenberg arrived as the meeting was in progress.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                HB 247-ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD DAY                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:08:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced  that the first order of  business was HOUSE                                                               
BILL NO.  247, "An Act establishing  July 30 each year  as Alaska                                                               
National Guard Day."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN, as  joint  prime  sponsor, introduced  HB  247.   He                                                               
lauded the National Guard for the  work it has done and continues                                                               
to do.   He noted that  the National Guard had  recently help the                                                               
City of  Cordova, when that community  experienced a particularly                                                               
heavy and  sustained snow fall.   Chair Lynn read  headlines from                                                               
various news reports related to the  National Guard.  He said the                                                               
following words are associated with  the National Guard:  assist,                                                               
deploy,  perform, help,  perform, rescue,  save, and  serve.   He                                                               
said the  National Guard  has a presence  in over  75 communities                                                               
throughout  Alaska and,  since 2003,  has deployed  approximately                                                               
1,500  overseas  during  Operation Iraqi  Freedom  and  Operation                                                               
Enduring Freedom  in Afghanistan.   Chair Lynn said  the proposed                                                               
legislation  would  recognize the  value  and  dedication of  the                                                               
National Guard in  its role in the  viability, economy, security,                                                               
and  overall  well-being of  Alaska  and  the United  States,  by                                                               
creating National Guard Day on July  30 of each year.  He relayed                                                               
that July  30 is the  day on which,  in 1948, the  National Guard                                                               
was recognized by U.S. Congress.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:12:45 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT  GENERAL  CRAIG E.  CAMPBELL  testified  as a  retired                                                               
member of  the Alaska National  Guard in support  of HB 247.   He                                                               
read  excerpts  from  his  written  testimony  (included  in  the                                                               
committee  packet),  which he  had  previously  presented to  the                                                               
House Special  Committee on Military  and Veterans' Affairs.   He                                                               
related that  the National Guard  is the oldest component  of the                                                               
armed  forces in  the U.S.,  first  organized as  the militia  by                                                               
decree in Massachusetts in 1636.   The National Guard is the only                                                               
military service in the U.S. with  both a federal and state role;                                                               
those in  the guard are  under the  direction of the  governor of                                                               
their state of  residence until such times as they  may be called                                                               
upon by the President of the  United States.  He said today there                                                               
are over  half a  million members  of the  National Guard  in the                                                               
U.S.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:16:51 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT  GENERAL  CAMPBELL talked  about  the  history of  the                                                               
National  Guard  in  Alaska.   He  said  former  Governor  Ernest                                                               
Gruening initiated  formal actions  to have  a National  Guard in                                                               
the Territory of  Alaska in 1939.  Soon thereafter,  the U.S. was                                                               
at war, and  the 297th Infantry Battalion  was established, which                                                               
was  the  beginning  of  the   Army  National  Guard  in  Alaska.                                                               
Governor Gruening also established  the Alaska Territorial Guard,                                                               
which had  over 6,600  members, mostly Alaska  Native.   In 2000,                                                               
then Senator  Ted Stevens introduced  a bill  finally recognizing                                                               
the  members of  the Territorial  National  Guard.   By 1952,  he                                                               
said, Alaska had both an Army and Air National Guard.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT GENERAL  CAMPBELL said  about 70  percent of  those in                                                               
the  National  Guard serves  part-time  and  holds civilian  jobs                                                               
around the  state; they volunteer  their services when  needed by                                                               
the  state  or the  federal  government.    He said  since  2003,                                                               
members of  the Alaska National  Guard have deployed to  a number                                                               
of  places  around  the world,  including:    Iraq,  Afghanistan,                                                               
Kuwait,  Qatar, Bahrain,  Kosovo, the  Horn of  Africa, Pakistan,                                                               
and Kyrgyzstan.  Further, the  National Guard offers humanitarian                                                               
relief and  has responded following  global natural  disasters in                                                               
Japan  and   Haiti,  and  after  domestic   disasters,  including                                                               
Hurricane  Katrina  and  Hurricane  Irene.    Lieutenant  General                                                               
Campbell  pointed  out  that  the   Alaska  National  Guard  also                                                               
conducts  Operation   Santa  Clause  and  conducts   arctic  care                                                               
missions to villages.  He opined  that it would be appropriate to                                                               
recognize July 30 each year as  Alaska National Guard Day, and he                                                               
asked the committee to support HB 247.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:20:59 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JIM KALLANDER,  Mayor, City of  Cordova, testified in  support of                                                               
HB 247.   He said he declared  a disaster in the  City of Cordova                                                               
after determining the city's health  and safety was threatened by                                                               
the amount  of snowfall it was  experiencing.  He said  he called                                                               
the  Alaska Department  of Homeland  Security,  and the  National                                                               
Guard  arrived in  the  City of  Cordova just  in  time to  help.                                                               
Mayor Kallander said the storm  compromised the infrastructure of                                                               
many  homes.   He  said members  of the  guard  were Alaskan  and                                                               
"carried the Alaska spirit," and the community was grateful.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:23:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARK LYNCH, City  Manager, City of Cordova,  testified in support                                                               
of HB  247.  He said  when the emergency occurred,  the residents                                                               
of  the City  of  Cordova  had already  been  shoveling snow  for                                                               
several weeks  and working  hard to protect  their property.   He                                                               
said in a period of two to  three weeks, the city had received an                                                               
amount  of snow  that would  exceed  the normal  snowfall for  an                                                               
entire season.  People  were worn out and unable to  keep up.  He                                                               
said there is  no doubt that the city would  have lost additional                                                               
buildings if the  National Guard had not come to  its aid, and he                                                               
ventured lives possibly could have  been lost in those buildings.                                                               
He said  the city is  thankful for  what the National  Guard did,                                                               
and he  stated his support  of HB 247 as  a way to  recognize the                                                               
National Guard for its service to the state and the nation.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:25:17 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TIM JOYCE  testified in  support of  HB 247.   He  said he  was a                                                               
former mayor  of the City of  Cordova, and he was  working as the                                                               
public information officer during the  recent snow emergency.  He                                                               
stated  that he  can attest  the  disaster would  have been  much                                                               
worse without  the intervention of  the National Guard.   He said                                                               
words alone  cannot express the  gratitude felt for  the National                                                               
Guard.   He  posited that  it is  appropriate that  the State  of                                                               
Alaska recognizes the National Guard  on the date of the founding                                                               
of that  entity.   Mr. Joyce  pointed out  that the  employers of                                                               
those  in the  National  Guard are  unsung  heroes, because  they                                                               
allow their employees  to take off from work to  meet the call of                                                               
the National Guard,  which can put a strain  on their businesses.                                                               
He offered his understanding that  the City of Cordova is unified                                                               
in its support of the proposed legislation.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:27:14 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JENNIFER GIBBONS, Cordova Times, testified  in support of HB 247.                                                               
She described  the moment  she realized that  the snow  storm had                                                               
reached a  tipping point, when  roofs were starting  to collapse.                                                               
She  said the  arrival  of  the National  Guard  was  not only  a                                                               
physical  relief, but  also a  mental boost.   She  said National                                                               
Guard members expressed appreciation  for the opportunity to help                                                               
divert greater  disaster.   She concurred  with the  City Manager                                                               
that lives  may have been lost  without the help of  the National                                                               
Guard, and  she said  the National  Guard is  a great  example of                                                               
volunteerism and  "high service  ethic."  She  opined that  it is                                                               
important to recognize and encourage that.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:30:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN invited further legislators to co-sponsor HB 247.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:31:03 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN,  as  co-sponsor   of  HB  247,  offered                                                               
information as to how a person could join the National Guard.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:31:48 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER noted  that  he belonged  to the  National                                                               
Guard   in  the   1970s  and   proudly   supports  the   proposed                                                               
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:32:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  moved to  report HB  247 out  of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
notes.  There being no objection,  HB 247 was reported out of the                                                               
House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:32:53 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:33 a.m. to 8:34 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
             SCR 11-WALTER HICKEL DAY OF THE ARCTIC                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:34:50 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced  that the next order of  business was SENATE                                                               
CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION NO.  11, Designating  August 18,  2011, as                                                               
Walter J. Hickel Day of the Arctic.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:35:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER   moved  to   adopt  the   proposed  House                                                               
committee  substitute  (HCS)  for SCR  11,  Version  27-LS0774\M,                                                               
Wayne,  1/20/12, as  a work  draft.   There  being no  objection,                                                               
Version M was before the committee.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:35:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  HOLLIS FRENCH,  Alaska  State  Legislature, as  sponsor,                                                               
said SCR 11 would establish August  18, 2012, as Walter J. Hickel                                                               
Day of  the Arctic.  He  noted that August 18  is former Governor                                                               
Hickel's birthday.   Senator French  stated that  Governor Hickel                                                               
was an  influential proponent of  statehood, was  Alaska's second                                                               
governor in 1966,  and appointed Ted Stevens to  the U.S. Senate.                                                               
He said  Governor Hickel resigned  from his post as  Secretary of                                                               
the Interior  before getting  fired by  then President  Nixon for                                                               
having  "pushed  back against  President  Nixon  in a  remarkable                                                               
display  of conscience  and forward  thinking."   Senator  French                                                               
noted that Governor Hickel served  again as governor in 1990, and                                                               
he was a highly successful businessman in Anchorage.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:37:42 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  FRENCH read  an excerpt  from  former Governor  Hickel's                                                               
book, Crisis In The Commons:  The Alaska Solution, as follows:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     If  you or  I were  to  travel the  world's great  open                                                                    
     resource regions,  too often  we would see  poor people                                                                    
     living  on  rich land,  and  many  of these  lands  are                                                                    
     commons.  We  the people of this world own  most of the                                                                    
     planet in  common.  Our  future depends on  learning to                                                                    
     use and develop this commons  for the good of the total                                                                    
     and not  just for the  few.  Here  in the Far  North we                                                                    
     built  a new  state based  on that  concept.   It's the                                                                    
     only place  like it.   The Alaskan people,  through our                                                                    
     state  government, won  ownership of  much of  our land                                                                    
     and  our  natural  resources.   Using  neither  classic                                                                    
     capitalism nor  socialism, we have developed  a new way                                                                    
     to prosperity  based on common ownership  and rooted in                                                                    
     constitutional  democracy.    We  Alaskans  have  often                                                                    
     disagreed  among ourselves.   We  have fought  over our                                                                    
     personal  visions, ambitions,  and  interests, but  our                                                                    
     land came  first; it  was so much  bigger than  any one                                                                    
     person.    The  land  welded us  into  one  people  and                                                                    
     brought a  new kind of state  into the world:   a state                                                                    
     powered  democratically by  its commonly  owned natural                                                                    
     resources.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN said he has been inspired by former Governor Hickel.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:39:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  FRENCH, in  response to  Representative Gruenberg,  said                                                               
Version M  changes the date proposed  as Walter J. Hickel  Day of                                                               
the Arctic from  [August 18, 2011], which has  already passed, to                                                               
August 18, 2012,  and he confirmed that he  supports that change.                                                               
In response to another question,  he told about Governor Hickel's                                                               
perseverance in  building hotels  after the 1964  earthquake that                                                               
devastated  Anchorage, even  though others  discouraged him  from                                                               
doing so.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG related  details illustrating  Governor                                                               
Hickel's involvement in revamping  Alaska's court system from one                                                               
involved in scandal to one of the finest in the country.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:43:33 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN,  regarding the previously  read excerpt,                                                               
indicated  that   during  Ketchikan's  pulp  mill   battles,  its                                                               
citizens  were frustrated  by  outside  interests claiming  equal                                                               
ownership  in  the  forests  surrounding  Ketchikan.    He  asked                                                               
Senator French what  he thinks Governor Hickel meant  in terms of                                                               
common ownership of state resources.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:45:02 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR FRENCH  responded that  the question is  a good  one, but                                                               
said he  will not speak  for the governor.   He pointed  out that                                                               
throughout his  life, Governor  Hickel had  "fascinating chapters                                                               
of extreme  pro-development," such as  the Hickel Highway  to the                                                               
North  Slope, which  turned  out to  be  an ecological  disaster.                                                               
Conversely, he noted  that following the oil spill  off the coast                                                               
of Santa  Barbara, he had  a hand in  finding the legal  tools to                                                               
shut  down all  off-shore  drilling in  waters  that touched  the                                                               
United States.   He said he does not know  what Governor Hickel's                                                               
views  were concerning  the Southeast  forests, and  he indicated                                                               
that  he  understands  the frustration  of  those  in  Ketchikan,                                                               
because "it's your livelihood."   He said he thinks that Governor                                                               
Hickel  was  a pro-development  person  who  knew that  resources                                                               
should  be  used  beneficially,  and he  surmised  that  Governor                                                               
Hickel would  not ever have  stood in the way  of "a wise  use of                                                               
the land."  In response to a follow-up question, he stated:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     To the extent that my  views are relevant to the Walter                                                                    
     Hickel  resolution that  you have  in front  of you,  I                                                                    
     would say that  if it's a state resource, we  own it in                                                                    
     common,  and  we  develop that  resource  through  this                                                                    
     process right  here, and try to  allocate the resources                                                                    
     as wisely as we can through the political process.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHANSEN  stated  his support  for  the  proposed                                                               
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:47:18 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  told  committee  members  that  he  knows                                                               
people who served  as Governor Hickel's cabinet  staff during his                                                               
second term, and they were supported by the former governor.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:48:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  shared  that  he had  read  a  book  by                                                               
Governor Hickel, which  influenced his later decision  to move to                                                               
Alaska.  He stated his support of the proposed legislation.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:49:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  opined that  Governor Hickel's  concept of                                                               
the owner state has been vital  in the development of Alaska.  He                                                               
further related  that he  has attended  several Institute  of the                                                               
North meetings,  which are nonpartisan,  including a  policy trip                                                               
to  Norway, to  expand  vision  and have  a  good background  for                                                               
decision making.  He expressed  his appreciation for the proposed                                                               
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:50:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
NILS  ANDREASSEN,  Managing  Director, Institute  of  the  North,                                                               
stated  that  a   hero's  measure  of  greatness   is  found  not                                                               
necessarily  in what  he/she has  done,  but in  what he/she  has                                                               
inspired  in others.   He  posited that  Governor Hickel  lived a                                                               
life  of greatness,  and he  will  live on  through the  proposed                                                               
legislation.   He  listed the  following  values:   fearlessness,                                                               
indomitability,   imagination,   unswerving   passion   for   and                                                               
commitment  to  the people  of  Alaska,  and  belief that  it  is                                                               
possible to change the world with an idea.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  ANDREASSEN  highlighted  some  recent  developments  in  the                                                               
North:    settlement of  a  40-year  dispute between  Russia  and                                                               
Norway over a  large portion of the Bering  Sea; Norway announced                                                               
two of  the largest finds in  its history in its  portion; Canada                                                               
recently released its Northern strategy,  reaffirming the U.S. as                                                               
a premier partner;  a U.S. Secretary of State has,  for the first                                                               
time, attended an  Arctic Council meeting; China  is building its                                                               
first  ice  breaker;  gas  has   been  found  off  the  coast  of                                                               
Greenland;  and  shipments to  the  Northern  Sea route  and  the                                                               
Bering Strait  are increasing.   Mr. Andreassen said  clearly the                                                               
Arctic  is central  to global  affairs, and  Alaska is  America's                                                               
Arctic.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. ANDREASSEN  stated his support  in the  proposed legislation,                                                               
and  suggested that  Walter J.  Hickel  Day of  the Arctic  could                                                               
remind the world that Alaskans have a voice in the decision-                                                                    
making taking place at international levels.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:53:12 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  moved to  report HCS  SCR 11,  Version 27-                                                               
LS0774\M,  Wayne,  1/20/12,  out  of  committee  with  individual                                                               
recommendations  and the  accompanying zero  fiscal note.   There                                                               
being no objection HCS SCR 11(STA)  was reported out of the House                                                               
State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:53:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:53 a.m. to 8:56 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          HB  77-NONPARTISAN BLANKET PRIMARY ELECTION                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:56:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced that the  next order of business was SPONSOR                                                               
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 77,  "An Act establishing a top two                                                               
nonpartisan blanket  primary election  system for  elective state                                                               
executive and  state and  national legislative  offices; changing                                                               
appointment procedures relating to  precinct watchers and members                                                               
of  precinct  election  boards, election  district  absentee  and                                                               
questioned ballot counting boards,  and the Alaska Public Offices                                                               
Commission;  requiring  certain  written  notices  to  appear  in                                                               
election pamphlets  and polling places; relating  to declarations                                                               
of candidacy and  letters of intent; and  amending the definition                                                               
of 'political party.'"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:56:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG,  as  joint prime  sponsor,  introduced                                                               
SSHB 77.   He said  in the early  days of statehood,  Alaska used                                                               
the black  line primary ballot,  which he explained was  a ballot                                                               
listing all Republican  candidates on one side of  the black line                                                               
and all  Democratic candidates on  the other side.   Voters could                                                               
vote for  anyone they chose,  as long as  they did not  cross the                                                               
black  line.   He said  that system  has come  to be  known as  a                                                               
classic open  primary.  One of  the first bills passed  by former                                                               
Governor Hickel  initiated an open primary,  which Representative                                                               
Gruenberg  said was  really  a blanket  primary,  in which  every                                                               
voter  could vote  for  any  name on  the  ballot, regardless  of                                                               
political affiliation.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:00:19 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG said  most  Alaskans  highly prize  the                                                               
right to  vote for any candidate,  and they had that  right until                                                               
about 1990, when a former member  of the legislature came up with                                                               
the  theory that  the  Republicans  had a  right  to close  their                                                               
primary, which happened by court  rule.  In approximately 1993, a                                                               
man  named, Mike  O'Callaghan, challenged  that court  rule in  a                                                               
case that  went up to  the Alaska Supreme Court.   Representative                                                               
Gruenberg  deferred   further  comment  to  Gail   Fenumiai,  the                                                               
director of the Division of Elections.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:04:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GAIL  FENUMIAI, Director,  Division of  Elections, Office  of the                                                               
Lieutenant  Governor,  in  response  to questions,  said  she  is                                                               
familiar  with   SSHB  77  and   does  not   anticipate  problems                                                               
implementing  the proposed  law.   She  related  the fiscal  note                                                               
reflects the reduction  in the number of ballots  that would have                                                               
to  be  printed during  a  primary  election, resulting  in  cost                                                               
savings of  about $34,000  each primary election.   She  said the                                                               
provision in  SSHB 77  that would  require signage  posted, which                                                               
would  state  that designating  party  preference  is a  personal                                                               
preference,  would  not  create substantial  cost  to  implement,                                                               
because  the division  already posts  information in  each booth,                                                               
and information could be added  to that poster.  Furthermore, she                                                               
responded  that  she does  not  see  a one-ballot  primary  style                                                               
causing the division any difficulty.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:09:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. FENUMIAI, in response to  Representative Seaton, said the 30-                                                               
day requirement  language on page  8, [lines 12-24],  is existing                                                               
language in AS  15.20.190(a).   She said the  new language in the                                                               
bill  addresses  how  candidates  would advance  to  the  general                                                               
election ballot.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON asked  a question related to  the timing of                                                               
primary  and special  elections  and how  that  would affect  the                                                               
division.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. FENUMIAI  responded that  she had received  SSHB 77  late the                                                               
previous night,  and she requested  time in which to  research an                                                               
answer for Representative Seaton.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:11:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LIBBY  BAKALAR,  Assistant  Attorney  General,  Labor  and  State                                                               
Affairs  Section,   Civil  Division  (Juneau),  in   response  to                                                               
Representative  Gruenberg, said  she has  reviewed the  following                                                               
U.S. Supreme Court cases:   Washington State Grange v. Washington                                                             
State Republican Party and California  Democratic Party v. Jones.                                                           
She  stated  that  to  the extent  the  proposed  legislation  is                                                               
similar to the  Washington State Grange case, it  would survive a                                                             
facial First Amendment federal challenge.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:13:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON noted that there  is language on page 18 of                                                               
the proposed  legislation, which he  said seems to  eliminate no-                                                               
party  candidates in  the general  election.   He  asked if  that                                                               
would have legal implications for Alaska.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:14:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. BAKALAR responded that she is  not prepared to answer at this                                                               
time, but offered to get back to the committee with an answer.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  requested an analysis from  the Department                                                               
of Law (DOL).                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. BAKALAR, in response to  Chair Lynn, indicated that she would                                                               
be able to provide the analysis.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:15:14 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  said he  would invite  Alpheus Bullard,                                                               
the bill drafter, to be present  to answer questions, if the bill                                                               
was heard again by the committee.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:15:47 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN said he  thinks the constitutional issues                                                               
being discussed should be vetted  in the House Judiciary Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   GRUENBERG,   in   response   to   Representative                                                               
Johansen,  confirmed  that  currently,  a  registered  Republican                                                               
cannot  vote  the  Democrat  primary   ballot  and  a  registered                                                               
Democrat  cannot   vote  the  Republican  primary   ballot.    He                                                               
continued as follows:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Anybody  can  vote in  ...  the  open ballot,  even  if                                                                    
     you're a  Republican.   If you're  a member  of another                                                                    
     party, you  cannot vote in  the Republican  ballot; you                                                                    
     can't  go  back and  forth.    The Republican  can  ...                                                                    
     choose one or the other;  if you're a member of another                                                                    
     party, you cannot choose the Republican ballot.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHANSEN   asked  who  decides  whether   or  not                                                               
undeclared  or  nonpartisan voters  can  vote  in the  Republican                                                               
primary.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG answered  that  it  was the  Republican                                                               
Party that made  the rule that allows  nonpartisan and undeclared                                                               
voters  to choose  one or  the other  ballot.   In response  to a                                                               
follow-up question, he confirmed  that the Democratic Party could                                                               
make the  same decision; political parties  have a constitutional                                                               
right  to  do  so.    In response  to  a  follow-up  comment,  he                                                               
confirmed that  in the general  election, any  [registered voter]                                                               
can vote for any candidate on the ballot.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN  asked if  someone not affiliated  with a                                                               
party can file for election and run for State House.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG answered yes.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN asked if anyone  can vote for that person                                                               
in any election.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG said  he would need to  ask Ms. Fenumiai                                                               
to answer that question.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHANSEN questioned  why  the  joint sponsors  of                                                               
SSHB 77 would not want to  allow a political party to control who                                                               
is going to  represent them.  He said he  does not understand the                                                               
basic motivation for the proposed legislation.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:20:45 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG responded as follows:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     The primary election determines  who will represent the                                                                    
     party.   This  changes it  into a  nonpartisan primary.                                                                    
     The reason for that ...  is because that's the only ...                                                                    
     legal way to  have a truly open ballot  under the First                                                                    
     Amendment right of  association of the party.   The two                                                                    
     U.S. Supreme  Court cases ...  read together  stand for                                                                    
     the proposition that if the  primary determines who the                                                                    
     top vote  getter for the  Republicans and the  top vote                                                                    
     getter for the  Democrats are - if that's  the way it's                                                                    
     set up  - the  parties have  a constitutional  right to                                                                    
     determine    the     method    of     electing    their                                                                    
     representatives.    Only  if the  primary  election  is                                                                    
     nonpartisan can  everybody get a  ballot and  vote back                                                                    
     and forth  whoever they want to.   In that case,  it is                                                                    
     no longer a creature of  the party, but it's a creature                                                                    
     of the people.  And our  goal here ... is to restore to                                                                    
     the greatest  possible extent the  right of  the people                                                                    
     to vote for  anybody they want to.  ...  The reason for                                                                    
     that is because many races are decided in the primary.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG  concluded   that  the  joint  sponsors                                                               
believe it  is the  right of  the people to  have that  choice in                                                               
their hands and that to  give them that choice is constitutional.                                                               
He noted  that 60 percent voted  in favor of this  legislation in                                                               
California.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:24:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHANSEN observed  that while  this is  a subject                                                               
that  is  being  touted  as  nonpartisan,  in  the  last  fifteen                                                               
minutes, there have been press  releases and Twitter and Facebook                                                               
references  to   "this"  as  being   "a  huge  priority   of  the                                                               
AlaskaDemocrats.com."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG   said  he  was  not   aware  that  the                                                               
Democratic Party had taken a position [on this issue].                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:25:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced that SSHB 77 would be set aside.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                     HB 287-ABSENTEE VOTING                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:25:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  announced that the  next order of business  was HOUSE                                                               
BILL NO. 287, "An Act relating to absentee voting."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:25:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG, as sponsor,  stated that the purpose of                                                               
HB 287  is to make it  easier for people to  get mail-in absentee                                                               
ballots.   He noted  that he  would be  offering an  amendment to                                                               
delete  Section  1;  therefore,  he asked  Ms.  Bakalar  and  Ms.                                                               
Fenumiai to ignore  that section when commenting  on the proposed                                                               
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:26:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LIBBY  BAKALAR,  Assistant  Attorney  General,  Labor  and  State                                                               
Affairs Section,  Civil Division  (Juneau), stated  that although                                                               
she  does  not, at  first  look,  see any  constitutional  issues                                                               
within HB  287, she  would prefer  to respond  in writing  to any                                                               
specific questions regarding constitutionality.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  said he  hopes that the  committee does                                                               
not vote on HB 287 today.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:28:46 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GAIL  FENUMIAI, Director,  Division of  Elections, Office  of the                                                               
Lieutenant  Governor, in  response  to Representative  Gruenberg,                                                               
said the  division does not anticipate  any problems implementing                                                               
the  proposed legislation,  as written.   She  said the  division                                                               
currently  allows military  and overseas  voters to  extend their                                                               
absentee by-mail  applications for two general  elections; HB 287                                                               
would allow that opportunity for all  voters.  The act of casting                                                               
an absentee by-mail ballot would  then extend the application for                                                               
two years from the date that that ballot was cast.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:29:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced that HB 287 was set aside.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          HB  77-NONPARTISAN BLANKET PRIMARY ELECTION                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:29:58 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN   announced  that  the  committee   would  return  to                                                               
discussion of SPONSOR  SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.  77, "An Act                                                               
establishing  a  top  two nonpartisan  blanket  primary  election                                                               
system  for  elective  state executive  and  state  and  national                                                               
legislative offices; changing  appointment procedures relating to                                                               
precinct  watchers  and  members  of  precinct  election  boards,                                                               
election  district   absentee  and  questioned   ballot  counting                                                               
boards,  and  the  Alaska Public  Offices  Commission;  requiring                                                               
certain  written  notices to  appear  in  election pamphlets  and                                                               
polling  places;  relating  to   declarations  of  candidacy  and                                                               
letters  of intent;  and amending  the  definition of  'political                                                               
party.'"                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:30:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SHARON CISSNA, Alaska  State Legislature, as joint                                                               
prime  sponsor  of  HB  77,  said  in  the  1990s,  she  was  the                                                               
Democratic co-chair  alongside a  Republican co-chair  of Alaskan                                                               
Voters for  an Open Primary (AVOP),  and Representative Gruenberg                                                               
was the group's attorney.  She  said she witnessed the numbers of                                                               
people  in  the  1990s  crying  for  the  right  to  express  the                                                               
independence  of  Alaskans.    She said  recently  she  has  been                                                               
hearing  a constant  request for  an open  primary.   She related                                                               
that some of  her constituents have switched parties  in order to                                                               
vote on  the closed  ballot in primaries  to shift  the outcomes.                                                               
She  said,  "It  really  works  straight  against  what  maybe  a                                                               
majority  wants."    She  opined   that  an  open  primary  would                                                               
represent the people.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:35:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN said  he thinks  bills related  to elections  are the                                                               
purview of the House State  Affairs Standing Committee, and it is                                                               
not uncommon for any bill heard  by the committee to "wander into                                                               
the purview of other committees ...."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:35:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   PETERSEN  said   he   has   been  contacted   by                                                               
constituents angry  that they were  being restricted in  terms of                                                               
which ballot they could use,  and those constituents did not want                                                               
to  switch parties  to  vote the  other ballot.    He echoed  the                                                               
previous  remark  that  Alaskans  are  independent  in  how  they                                                               
register and vote,  and they do not like to  be restricted in any                                                               
way.  He  relayed that several of his constituents  have told him                                                               
that they  do not vote  in the primary election  anymore, because                                                               
their  selection has  been  restricted.   He  opined  that it  is                                                               
important to  get voters to  the polls,  not only in  the general                                                               
election, but also in the primary election.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:37:30 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CISSNA, in  response to  Representative Johansen,                                                               
said  the Republican  co-chair for  the  aforementioned AVOP  was                                                               
Bonnie Jack.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:38:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   GRUENBERG,   in   response   to   Representative                                                               
Johansen,   offered  an   historical  background   regarding  the                                                               
aforementioned  AVOP court  case.   He  mentioned Washington  and                                                               
California as  two states that have  led the way in  open primary                                                               
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:44:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON offered his  understanding that the problem                                                               
that  SSHB 77  tries  to  address is  a  situation  in which  two                                                               
candidates from one party end up  running for an office.  If, for                                                               
example, the  candidates are both  Republican, then a  person who                                                               
votes a  Democratic primary  ballot will  not have  any say.   He                                                               
said that has  been a frustration that some of  the people in his                                                               
district have expressed.   He said he understands  the issue, but                                                               
said he is not sure this is the way to [resolve it].                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  ventured the  debate is  that political  parties have                                                               
the right to choose their  own representatives without people who                                                               
are not part of that party "getting into the mix."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:47:33 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced that SSHB 77 was held over.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                     HB 287-ABSENTEE VOTING                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:47:45 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  announced that  the final order  of business  was the                                                               
return to discussion  of HOUSE BILL NO. 287, "An  Act relating to                                                               
absentee voting."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:48:50 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  moved to  adopt Amendment 1,  to delete                                                               
Section 1 of SSHB 77.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN and KELLER objected.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  explained that the intent  of Section 1                                                               
was  to help  obtain information  about people  who would  not be                                                               
entitled to  receive a permanent  fund dividend (PFD).   However,                                                               
the  director  of the  Alaska  Permanent  Fund Division,  Deborah                                                               
Bitney, wrote the following in a memorandum dated January 19,                                                                   
2012 [included in the committee packet]:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
      I appreciate your interest in assisting the division                                                                      
     with our audit process, but don't see this particular                                                                      
     approach producing the desired result.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG said he would like to strike Section 1                                                                 
to keep the bill simple.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:50:04 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN removed his objection.  [The objection                                                                  
stated by Representative Keller was treated as removed.]  There                                                                 
being no further objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced that HB 287 was held over.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:51:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
State Affairs Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 9:51                                                                  
a.m.                                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
04 HB077-OOG-DOE-1-22-12.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 77
01 SCR 11 - Bill.PDF HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
SCR 11
02 CS for SCR 11 27-LS0774 Version M STA.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
SCR 11
03 UPDATED SPONSOR STATEMENT SCR 11 2012 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
SCR 11
04 SCR 11 - Day of the Arctic Article.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
SCR 11
05 SCR 11 - Iceland Letter.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
SCR 11
06 SCR 11 Fiscal Note 1-24-2012.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
SCR 11
1 HB0247A Copy of Bill.PDF HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 247
2 HB 247 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 247
3 HB 247 Relevant Statutes.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 247
4 HB 247 Guard article.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 247
5 HB 247 Guard State Press Releases.PDF HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 247
6 HB247-DOA-FAC-1-21-12.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 247
7 HB247 MLV Fiscal Note.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 247
01 HB 287 Version B (1).pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 287
02 HB 287 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 287
03 HB 287 Sectional Summary.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 287
04 HB287-OOG-DOE-1-22-12.pdf HSTA 1/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
HB 287