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02/12/2015 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS

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*+ HB 68 ELECTRONIC DISTRIB. OF REPORTS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
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+= HB 65 LEG./PUB. OFFICIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 65(STA) Out of Committee
<Bill Hearing Rescheduled from 2/10/15>
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                       February 12, 2015                                                                                        
                           8:10 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Bob Lynn, Chair                                                                                                  
Representative Wes Keller, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative David Talerico                                                                                                   
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative Max Gruenberg                                                                                                    
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Liz Vazquez                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 65                                                                                                               
"An Act  relating to  the disclosure  of financial information  by                                                              
persons  who are  subject to  the  Legislative Ethics  Act and  by                                                              
certain  public officers,  public  employees,  and candidates  for                                                              
public office."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 65(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 68                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to the preparation, electronic distribution,                                                                   
and posting of reports by state agencies."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 65                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: LEG./PUB. OFFICIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) HAWKER                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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01/27/15       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
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BILL: HB 68                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: ELECTRONIC DISTRIB. OF REPORTS                                                                                     
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
01/21/15       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/21/15       (H)       STA, FIN                                                                                               
02/12/15       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MIKE HAWKER                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  As prime sponsor, introduced HB 65 and                                                                   
explained the changes in Version E.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
JULI LUCKY, Staff                                                                                                               
Representative Mike Hawker                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  On behalf of Representative Hawker, prime                                                                
sponsor, offered information on Amendment 1 to HB 65, Version E.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
PAUL DAUPHINAIS, Executive Director                                                                                             
Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC)                                                                                         
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  During the hearing on HB 65, addressed                                                                   
Amendment 1 to Version E.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:10:46 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BOB LYNN called the House State Affairs Standing Committee                                                              
meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.  Representatives Keller, Kreiss-                                                                  
Tomkins, Stutes, and Lynn were present at the call to order.                                                                    
Representatives Gruenberg and Talerico arrived as the meeting                                                                   
was in progress.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         HB 65-LEG./PUB. OFFICIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:11:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  announced that the first  order of business  was HOUSE                                                              
BILL  NO. 65,  "An Act  relating  to the  disclosure of  financial                                                              
information by persons  who are subject to the  Legislative Ethics                                                              
Act  and  by  certain  public  officers,   public  employees,  and                                                              
candidates for public office."                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:12:07 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  moved  to  adopt  the  proposed  committee                                                              
substitute  (CS) for HB  65, Version  29-LS0070\E, Wayne,  2/5/15,                                                              
as a work draft.   There being no objection, Version  E was before                                                              
the committee.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:12:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MIKE HAWKER,  Alaska State  Legislature, as  prime                                                              
sponsor,  introduced  HB 65  and  explained  the changes  made  in                                                              
Version E.   He said Version  E incorporated an  amendment adopted                                                              
[during the  House State Affairs  Standing Committee's  meeting on                                                              
1/27/15], which revised  the filing date to May 15  from April 30.                                                              
Further,  Version  E  incorporated   work  the  sponsor  did  with                                                              
[Representative  Keller] in  order to add  clarity in  legislative                                                              
intent  and  better   direction  to  the  Alaska   Public  Offices                                                              
Commission  (APOC) in  its ability  to  grant a  waiver to  filers                                                              
with  large client  lists, such  as  doctors, lawyers,  attorneys,                                                              
accountants, and  engineers, so that  those filers would  not have                                                              
to disclose  the details of  the client  list when there  would be                                                              
"no enhancement of  the public good by that disclosure."   He said                                                              
both  his staff  and  Representative  Keller's staff  worked  with                                                              
APOC and Legislative  Legal and Research Services to  come up with                                                              
language that would be acceptable to everyone.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER thanked the sponsor.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:13:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER moved  to  adopt Amendment  1, labeled  29-                                                              
LS0070\E.1,  Wayne,  2/11/15,  which  read  as  follows  [original                                                              
punctuation provided]:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, following line 4:                                                                                                  
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        "* Section 1. AS 15.13.040(m) is amended to read:                                                                   
          (m) Information required under this chapter shall                                                                     
     be submitted to the commission electronically, except                                                                      
       that the following information may be submitted in                                                                       
     clear  and legible  black  typeface  or hand-printed  in                                                                   
     dark  ink  on   paper  in  a  format  approved   by  the                                                                   
     commission or on forms provided by the commission:                                                                         
               (1) information submitted by                                                                                     
               (A) a candidate for election to a borough or                                                                     
     city   office  of   mayor,  membership   on  a   borough                                                                   
     assembly, city  council, or  school board, or  any state                                                                   
     office, who                                                                                                                
               (i) meets the requirements of (g)(1) - (3)                                                                       
     of this section; or                                                                                                        
               (ii) does not have reasonable access to the                                                                      
     technology  necessary to  file  electronically; in  this                                                                   
     sub-subparagraph,  a  candidate  is  considered  not  to                                                                   
     have reasonable  access to  the technology necessary  to                                                                   
     file  electronically if  the  candidate does  not own  a                                                                   
     personal  computer or does  not have broadband  Internet                                                                   
     access  at  the  candidate's  residence;  in  this  sub-                                                                   
     subparagraph,  "broadband Internet  access" means  high-                                                                   
     speed  Internet access  that is  always on  and that  is                                                                   
     faster than traditional dial-up access; or                                                                                 
               (B) a candidate for municipal office for a                                                                       
     municipality  with  a  population  of  less  than  5,000                                                               
     according  to the latest  figures of  the United  States                                                               
     Bureau of the  Census or other population  data that the                                                               
     Department   of   Commerce,  Community,   and   Economic                                                               
     Development  determines is  reliable  [15,000]; in  this                                                               
     subparagraph,  "municipal office"  means  the office  of                                                                   
     an elected borough or city                                                                                                 
               (i) mayor; or                                                                                                    
               (ii) assembly, council, or school board                                                                          
     member;                                                                                                                    
               (2) any information if the commission                                                                            
     determines  that circumstances  warrant an exception  to                                                                   
     the electronic submission requirement."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 5:                                                                                                            
          Delete "Section 1"                                                                                                  
          Insert "Sec. 2"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, following line 5:                                                                                                  
          Insert "(1) as may be allowed by an exemption                                                                     
     under AS 39.50.145;"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, line 6:                                                                                                            
          Delete "(1)"                                                                                                      
          Insert "(2)"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, line 7:                                                                                                            
          Delete "(2)"                                                                                                      
          Insert "(3)"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, following line 28:                                                                                                 
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
        "* Sec. 7. AS 39.50.050(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
          (a) The Alaska Public Offices Commission created                                                                      
     under  AS 15.13.020(a) shall  administer the  provisions                                                                   
     of this chapter.  The commission shall prepare  and keep                                                                   
     available for  distribution standardized forms  on which                                                                   
     the  reports required  by this chapter  shall be  filed.                                                                   
     The  commission shall  print  the forms  provided  under                                                                   
     this section  so that  the front and  back of each  page                                                                   
     have the  same orientation when  the page is  rotated on                                                                   
     the  vertical axis  of the  page.  The commission  shall                                                                   
     require  that   the  information  required   under  this                                                                   
     chapter  be  submitted  electronically   but  may,  when                                                                   
     circumstances  warrant an  exception,  accept the  [ANY]                                                               
     information  on  paper  if   the  information  [REQUIRED                                                               
     UNDER THIS CHAPTER  THAT] is typed in clear  and legible                                                                   
     black typeface  or hand-printed  in dark ink  [ON PAPER]                                                                   
     in  a format  approved  by the  commission  or on  forms                                                                   
     provided by  the commission; however, regardless  of the                                                               
     circumstances,   a   [AND  THAT   IS   FILED  WITH   THE                                                               
     COMMISSION.  A]  municipal  officer for  a  municipality                                                                   
     with a  population of less  than 5,000 according  to the                                                               
     latest  figures  of  the United  States  Bureau  of  the                                                               
     Census or other  population data that the  Department of                                                               
     Commerce,    Community,   and    Economic    Development                                                               
     determines  is reliable  may [15,000  SHALL] submit  the                                                           
     information   [REQUIRED  UNDER   THIS  CHAPTER]   either                                                                   
     electronically  or typed or  hand-printed in the  manner                                                                   
     described in this subsection.                                                                                              
        * Sec. 8.  AS 39.50.145 is repealed and  reenacted to                                                                 
     read:                                                                                                                      
          Sec. 39.50.145. Participation by municipalities;                                                                    
     exemptions.   (a)   The   municipal    officers   of   a                                                                 
     municipality  with a population  of less than  1,000 are                                                                   
     exempt  from the  requirements  of this  chapter  unless                                                                   
     the  municipality   elects  to  subject   its  municipal                                                                   
     officers  to   the  requirements  of  this   chapter.  A                                                                   
     municipality with  a population of less than  1,000 that                                                                   
     has  elected to subject  its municipal  officers to  the                                                                   
     requirements  of this chapter  may change that  election                                                                   
     and   exempt    its   municipal   officers    from   the                                                                   
     requirements.                                                                                                              
          (b) A municipality with a population of 1,000 or                                                                      
     more  may elect to  exempt its  municipal officers  from                                                                   
     the requirements  of this  chapter. A municipality  with                                                                   
     a  population  of 1,000  or  more  that has  elected  to                                                                   
     exempt its  municipal officers from the  requirements of                                                                   
     this chapter  may change that  election and  subject its                                                                   
     municipal officers to the requirements.                                                                                    
          (c) The question of election to be subject to, or                                                                     
     exempt from, the requirements of this chapter                                                                              
               (1) may be submitted to the voters by the                                                                        
     city  council or  borough assembly  by  ordinance or  by                                                                   
     initiative election; and                                                                                                   
               (2) shall be decided by a majority of the                                                                        
     voters  voting on the  question at  a regular  election,                                                                   
     as defined  in AS 29.71.800, or a special  municipality-                                                                   
     wide election.                                                                                                             
          (d) If a municipality votes to terminate an                                                                           
     exemption, the  municipality's municipal  officers shall                                                                   
     be  subject   to  the   requirements  of  this   chapter                                                                   
     beginning  30  days  after   the  certification  of  the                                                                   
     election.                                                                                                                  
     (e)  Population of  a  municipality  under this  section                                                                   
     shall be determined  based on the latest figures  of the                                                                   
     United States  Bureau of the Census or  other population                                                                   
     data  that the  Department of  Commerce, Community,  and                                                                   
     Economic Development determines is reliable."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES, for  the purpose  of discussion,  objected                                                              
to the motion to adopt Amendment 1.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:14:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JULI  LUCKY,  Staff,  Representative  Mike  Hawker,  Alaska  State                                                              
Legislature, on  behalf of  Representative Hawker, prime  sponsor,                                                              
offered  information  on Amendment  1.    She said  the  sponsor's                                                              
office had  received [recommended  language for] Amendment  1 from                                                              
APOC and had been  working on it for about a  week.  She explained                                                              
that time  was needed  to conform  Amendment 1 to  Version E.   In                                                              
response to  Chair Lynn, she  confirmed there were  "no surprises"                                                              
in Amendment 1.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:15:30 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAUL  DAUPHINAIS,   Executive  Director,  Alaska   Public  Offices                                                              
Commission (APOC),  stated that Amendment  1 would do  two things:                                                              
mandate  that municipalities  with  populations of  5,000 or  more                                                              
file  electronically;  and  exempt  those  municipalities  with  a                                                              
population of  less than 1,000.   He said  the change  would bring                                                              
the campaign  disclosure statutes  into alignment with  the public                                                              
official financial  disclosure statutes, as well as  take a burden                                                              
off of smaller municipalities.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HAWKER, in  response to  Chair Lynn,  said he  was                                                              
happy to accommodate APOC's request for Amendment 1.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:18:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  asked  for  clarification  on  the                                                              
changes that would be made under Amendment 1.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  DAUPHINAIS   said  subject  to  other  statutes   related  to                                                              
electronic  reporting, those  municipalities of  over 5,000  would                                                              
file electronically  and would no longer have to  keep their paper                                                              
files  or send  them  to APOC.    Communities  smaller than  5,000                                                              
would have  the option  to file  electronically or  on paper.   He                                                              
stated,  "My understanding  when  this was  initially passed  some                                                              
time ago,  was that smaller  communities have ...  more difficulty                                                              
with  Internet access,  so there's  a larger  exception for  those                                                              
communities under 5,000."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS  asked then if it would  be accurate                                                              
to say  that [under Amendment 1],  communities of less  than 5,000                                                              
would  be allowed  to  file electronically  as  larger than  5,000                                                              
communities do.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. DAUPHINAIS  answered  yes, but reiterated  that those  smaller                                                              
communities could also choose paper filing.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  asked  Mr. Dauphinais  to  clarify                                                              
that those communities  larger than 5,000 already  had the ability                                                              
to file  electronically, but under  Amendment 1 would  be required                                                              
to do so.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. DAUPHINAIS answered that is correct.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:21:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. LUCKY  offered that  a simple  way to  view the changes  under                                                              
Amendment  1 was  that communities  under 1,000  would be  totally                                                              
exempt from reporting requirements, but could opt back in.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  DAUPHINAIS  interjected, "I  thought  I  heard 5,000  as  the                                                              
population, not 1,000."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS.  LUCKY  continued by  stating  that  under Amendment  1  there                                                              
would  basically be  no change  for  communities with  populations                                                              
between 1,000  and 5,000;  those over 5,000  would be  required to                                                              
file  electronically   unless  they  need  another   exemption  in                                                              
statute.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:22:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS remarked  that it seemed  perfectly                                                              
reasonably  to  take   away  the  option  of  paper   filing  from                                                              
communities  with populations  between 5,000  and 15,000,  if that                                                              
is  what those  communities want  and  asked whether  that is  the                                                              
intent of the amendment,                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. LUCKY deferred  to Mr. Dauphinais for questions  regarding the                                                              
intent  of  the  amendment,  but  said  she  could  speak  to  the                                                              
mechanics  of   it.    Notwithstanding   that,  she   opined  that                                                              
communities  with populations  between  5,000  and 15,000  brought                                                              
this concern to APOC.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:23:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. DAUPHINAIS confirmed  Ms. Lucky was correct.   He continued as                                                              
follows:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     There are  also opportunities for those  communities, if                                                                   
     it is  too difficult  to file  electronically, they  can                                                                   
     file  with   paper,  but  this   place  is  more   of  a                                                                   
     requirement   to   report    electronically   on   those                                                                   
     communities  between 15,000  and  5,000.   As Ms.  Lucky                                                                   
     stated,  communities  under  5,000 to  1,000,  nothing's                                                                   
     really changed for them.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HAWKER  clarified  that he  was  comfortable  with                                                              
Amendment 1  in that  Mr. Dauphinais  advised him the  communities                                                              
that would be affected had requested the change.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  said  the  explanations  that  had                                                              
been provided made him comfortable with Amendment 1.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:25:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN, after  ascertaining no one further  wished to testify,                                                              
closed public testimony.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:25:24 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  removed her  objection  to  the motion  to                                                              
adopt Amendment  1.  There  being no further objection,  Amendment                                                              
1 was adopted.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:25:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  moved  to  report  CSHB  65,  Version  29-                                                              
LS0070\E,  Wayne,  2/5/15,  as  amended,  out  of  committee  with                                                              
individual  recommendations  and  the accompanying  fiscal  notes.                                                              
There being  no objection,  CSHB 65(STA) was  reported out  of the                                                              
House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:26:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:26 a.m. to 8:28 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
              HB 68-ELECTRONIC DISTRIB. OF REPORTS                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:28:19 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  announced that the final  order of business  was HOUSE                                                              
BILL  NO. 68,  "An  Act relating  to the  preparation,  electronic                                                              
distribution, and posting of reports by state agencies."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:28:31 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS,  as prime  sponsor, introduced  HB                                                              
68 and  said the  proposed legislation  sought  to save the  state                                                              
money  and create  a more  efficient process  of distribution  and                                                              
dissemination  of  [state-mandated  reports].    He  said  similar                                                              
legislation  was introduced during  the Twenty-Eighth  Legislative                                                              
Session that  contained some  controversial  provisions.   He said                                                              
HB  68 focuses  on simple  electronic distribution  language.   He                                                              
indicated  that  recent  discussions  with  Representative  Keller                                                              
brought  him to  consider  changes  to the  proposed  legislation;                                                              
however, he  expressed his hope  that today's hearing  could serve                                                              
as an  opportunity to introduce  the legislation, and  a committee                                                              
substitute could be introduced another day.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN requested a brief overview of HB 68.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS said  when the legislature  creates                                                              
state agencies,  task forces, commissions, and other  entities, it                                                              
often  mandates   that  those  entities  produce   reports.    For                                                              
example, he  explained, reports  are generated to  all legislative                                                              
offices,  the  Office  of  the  Governor,  and  the  Alaska  State                                                              
Library, and often  hundreds of those reports end up  in the trash                                                              
or  the recycling  bin.   He  noted  the cost  of  each report  is                                                              
sometimes in excess of $10 to $20.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:31:12 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN  pointed  out  there may  be  small  communities  that                                                              
cannot access electronically  produced reports, and  asked whether                                                              
that was a concern of the sponsor.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS responded there  is a  provision in                                                              
the  proposed legislation  allowing  such  communities  to opt  to                                                              
receive hard copies of reports.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  opined that HB 68 was a great  idea, and he                                                              
thanked  the sponsor  for  bring it  forward  and for  considering                                                              
incorporating some new ideas into a committee substitute.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS, in  response to  Chair Lynn,  said                                                              
he  would be  working with  Representative Keller  on a  committee                                                              
substitute  that  would be  available  soon.    In response  to  a                                                              
follow-up question,  he said one change that  could be anticipated                                                              
in the  committee substitute  would be to  have a requirement  for                                                              
notification  regarding any  subsequent changes  made to  reports.                                                              
He  explained that  would prevent  reports from  being changed  on                                                              
line without  any record  or documentation of  those changes.   He                                                              
said he  would be  consulting with  the Office  of the  Lieutenant                                                              
Governor on  the matter.   He related  the second proposed  change                                                              
in  the upcoming  committee  substitute would  be  a provision  to                                                              
ensure  anyone  needing a  hard  copy of  a  report  would not  be                                                              
"whacked with a  fifty dollar bill" from the  State Library system                                                              
for printing  it out.  Further,  he said the  committee substitute                                                              
would propose  a fair means of  ensuring that people  could access                                                              
whatever documents they wanted from the Alaska State Library.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:34:45 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN asked  whether the committee substitute  would be ready                                                              
soon.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS answered  that he  thought so.   He                                                              
said he  first needed  to converse  with representatives  from the                                                              
Alaska State Library regarding printed copy requests, as well as                                                                
work with Representative Keller on the aforementioned revisions.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced he would keep public testimony open.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced that HB 68 was held over.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:36:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
State Affairs Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 8:37                                                                  
a.m.                                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
01 HB68 ver A.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
02 HB68 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
03 HB68 Sectional Analysis.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
04 HB68 Supporting Document- Additional Information.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
05 HB68 Supporting Documents- Report Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation Excerpt 2005.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
06 HB68 Supporting Documents-Report Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Road Excerpt 2006.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
07 HB68 Supporting Documents-Report UAA Annual Report on Giving Excerpt 2005.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
08 HB68 Supporting Documetns - Report Office of Management and Budget 1.31.2014.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
09 HB68 Supporting Documents - Letter AKPIRG 1-9-2015.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
10 HB68 Supporting Documents- Letter ASCC 1-9-2015.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
11 HB68 fiscalNote - GOV.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
12 HB 68 Suporting Documents - Report OMB Distribution 2 11 2015.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
13 HB68 Supporting Documents - Report LegResearch 2-11-2015.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
1a HB65 CS v.E.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 65
1b HB065 Sectional v E.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 65
6 HB65 Amendment E.1.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 65
7 HB65 Memo 15-071.dla.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 65