Legislature(2015 - 2016)CAPITOL 106

04/07/2016 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SCR 16 SPECIAL SESSION TO BE HELD ON ROAD SYSTEM TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSCR 16(STA) Out of Committee
+ SB 123 USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 123(JUD) Out of Committee
+ SCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH:APRIL 2016 TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCR 20 Out of Committee
+ SB 6 ELIMINATE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 6(STA) Out of Committee
+ SB 24 LEGIS. ETHICS ACT: CONTRACTORS,INTERNS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 24(JUD) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                         April 7, 2016                                                                                          
                           8:06 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Bob Lynn, Chair                                                                                                  
Representative Wes Keller, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative David Talerico                                                                                                   
Representative Liz Vazquez                                                                                                      
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                          
Representative Ivy Spohnholz                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 16(STA)                                                                                 
Urging  the  Governor  to  designate a  location  for  a  special                                                               
session of  the Twenty-Ninth Alaska State  Legislature, if called                                                               
after adjournment  of the Second  Regular Session of  the Twenty-                                                               
Ninth Alaska  State Legislature,  that is in  a community  on the                                                               
state's road system.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSCR 16(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 123(JUD)                                                                                                 
"An Act relating to the  bail forfeiture schedule and the penalty                                                               
for the  use of electronic  devices while driving;  and providing                                                               
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSB 123(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20                                                                                             
Proclaiming April 2016 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SCR 20 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 6(FIN)                                                                                                   
"An  Act   exempting  the  state   from  daylight   saving  time;                                                               
petitioning  the United  States Department  of Transportation  to                                                               
change the time  zones of Alaska; and providing  for an effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HCS CSSB 6(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 24(JUD)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating  to the applicability of  the Legislative Ethics                                                               
Act to  legislative interns, legislative  volunteers, legislative                                                               
consultants,    legislative    independent   contractors,    sole                                                               
proprietorships, and other legal entities."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSB 24(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SCR 16                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: SPECIAL SESSION TO BE HELD ON ROAD SYSTEM                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) STOLTZE                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
04/18/15       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/18/15       (S)       STA                                                                                                    
03/15/16       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM FAHRENKAMP 203                                                                          
03/15/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/15/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
03/24/16       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/24/16       (S)       Moved CSSCR 16(STA) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/24/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
03/25/16       (S)       STA RPT CS 3DP 1NR NEW TITLE                                                                           
03/25/16       (S)       DP: STOLTZE, COGHILL, HUGGINS                                                                          
03/25/16       (S)       NR: WIELECHOWSKI                                                                                       
03/30/16       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/30/16       (S)       VERSION: CSSCR 16(STA)                                                                                 
03/31/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/31/16       (H)       STA                                                                                                    
04/07/16       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 123                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MEYER                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
01/19/16       (S)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/8/16                                                                                
01/19/16       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/19/16       (S)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
02/13/16       (S)       STA AT 10:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                          
02/13/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/13/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
02/16/16       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/16/16       (S)       Moved SB 123 Out of Committee                                                                          
02/16/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
02/17/16       (S)       STA RPT 3DP 2NR                                                                                        
02/17/16       (S)       DP: COGHILL, HUGGINS, MCGUIRE                                                                          
02/17/16       (S)       NR: STOLTZE, WIELECHOWSKI                                                                              
02/22/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/22/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/22/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
02/24/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/24/16       (S)       Moved CSSB 123(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
02/24/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
02/26/16       (S)       JUD RPT CS 3DP NEW TITLE                                                                               
02/26/16       (S)       DP: MCGUIRE, COGHILL, COSTELLO                                                                         
03/16/16       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/16/16       (S)       VERSION: CSSB 123(JUD)                                                                                 
03/18/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/18/16       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
04/07/16       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SCR 20                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH: APRIL 2016                                                                         
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MEYER                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
02/22/16       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/22/16       (S)       STA                                                                                                    
03/01/16       (S)       STA AT 8:30 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/01/16       (S)       Moved SCR 20 Out of Committee                                                                          
03/01/16       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
03/02/16       (S)       STA RPT 4DP                                                                                            
03/02/16       (S)       DP:    STOLTZE,     COGHILL,    HUGGINS,                                                               
                         WIELECHOWSKI                                                                                           
03/16/16       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/16/16       (S)       VERSION: SCR 20                                                                                        
03/18/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/18/16       (H)       STA                                                                                                    
04/07/16       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 6                                                                                                                    
SHORT TITLE: ELIMINATE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME                                                                                     
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MACKINNON                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
01/21/15       (S)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/9/15                                                                                
01/21/15       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/21/15       (S)       STA, FIN                                                                                               
02/10/15       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/10/15       (S)       Moved SB 6 Out of Committee                                                                            
02/10/15       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
02/11/15       (S)       STA RPT 5DP                                                                                            
02/11/15       (S)       DP: STOLTZE, COGHILL, HUGGINS, MCGUIRE,                                                                
                         WIELECHOWSKI                                                                                           
02/24/15       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
02/24/15       (S)       Departments: Environmental Conservation                                                                
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03/03/15       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/03/15       (S)       Departments: Environmental Conservation                                                                
                         and                                                                                                    
03/04/15       (S)       FIN RPT CS 5DP 2NR NEW TITLE                                                                           
03/04/15       (S)       DP: KELLY, MACKINNON, MICCICHE, BISHOP,                                                                
                         HOFFMAN                                                                                                
03/04/15       (S)       NR: DUNLEAVY, OLSON                                                                                    
03/11/15       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/11/15       (S)       VERSION: CSSB 6(FIN)                                                                                   
03/12/15       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/12/15       (H)       STA                                                                                                    
03/16/15       (H)       FIN REFERRAL ADDED AFTER STA                                                                           
04/02/15       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/02/15       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/09/15       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/09/15       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/09/15       (H)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
10/30/15       (H)       STA AT 7:30 AM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
10/30/15       (H)       <Work Session on above Bill>                                                                           
02/11/16       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
02/11/16       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/07/16       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 24                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: LEGIS. ETHICS ACT: CONTRACTORS, INTERNS                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) GARDNER                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
01/21/15       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/21/15       (S)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
03/05/15       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/05/15       (S)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
03/12/15       (S)       STA AT 8:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/12/15       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/12/15       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
03/31/15       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/31/15       (S)       Moved SB 24 Out of Committee                                                                           
03/31/15       (S)       MINUTE (STA)                                                                                           
04/01/15       (S)       STA RPT 2DP 2NR                                                                                        
04/01/15       (S)       DP: COGHILL, MCGUIRE                                                                                   
04/01/15       (S)       NR: STOLTZE, HUGGINS                                                                                   
02/24/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/24/16       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/24/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
02/29/16       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/29/16       (S)       Moved CSSB 24(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                    
02/29/16       (S)       MINUTE (JUD)                                                                                           
03/02/16       (S)       JUD RPT CS 3DP 2NR NEW TITLE                                                                           
03/02/16       (S)       DP: MCGUIRE, COSTELLO, COGHILL                                                                         
03/02/16       (S)       NR: WIELECHOWSKI, MICCICHE                                                                             
04/01/16       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
04/01/16       (S)       VERSION: CSSB 24(JUD)                                                                                  
04/04/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/04/16       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
04/07/16       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BILL STOLTZE                                                                                                            
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented SCR 16 as prime sponsor.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KEVIN MEYER                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented CSSB 123 as prime sponsor.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
EDRA MORLEDGE, Staff                                                                                                            
Senator Kevin Meyer                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on                                                                 
CSSB 123, on behalf of Senator Meyer, prime sponsor.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT DAVID HANSON                                                                                                         
Alaska State Troopers                                                                                                           
Department of Public Safety                                                                                                     
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  During the hearing on SB 123, answered                                                                   
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KEVIN MEYER                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented SCR 20 as prime sponsor.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
LAUREE MORTON, Executive Director                                                                                               
Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA)                                                                         
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the hearing on SCR 20.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ERIN SHINE, Staff                                                                                                               
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                          
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   Offered testimony  and answered  questions                                                             
during  the hearing  on SB  6,  on behalf  of Senator  MacKinnon,                                                               
prime sponsor.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SUSIE SHUTTS, Attorney                                                                                                          
Legislative Legal Counsel                                                                                                       
Legislative Legal and Research Services                                                                                         
Legislative Affairs Agency (LAA)                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:    During  the hearing  on  SB  6,  answered                                                             
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BERTA GARDNER                                                                                                           
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented SB 24 as prime sponsor.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
JERRY ANDERSON, Administrator                                                                                                   
Select Committee on Legislative Ethics                                                                                          
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   During the hearing on SB  24, testified and                                                             
answered questions.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:06:45 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BOB LYNN called the  House State Affairs Standing Committee                                                             
meeting to order  at 8:06 a.m.   Representatives Keller, Vazquez,                                                               
Talerico,  Stutes, and  Chair Lynn  were present  at the  call to                                                               
order.  Representatives Spohnholz  and Kreiss-Tompkins arrived as                                                               
the meeting was in progress.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
        SCR 16-SPECIAL SESSION TO BE HELD ON ROAD SYSTEM                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:07:02 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  announced that the  first order of business  would be                                                               
CS  FOR  SENATE CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION  NO.  16(STA), Urging  the                                                               
Governor to  designate a  location for a  special session  of the                                                               
Twenty-Ninth   Alaska   State   Legislature,  if   called   after                                                               
adjournment  of the  Second Regular  Session of  the Twenty-Ninth                                                               
Alaska State Legislature,  that is in a community  on the state's                                                               
road system.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:07:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  BILL   STOLTZE,  Alaska  State  Legislature,   as  prime                                                               
sponsor, advised that SCR 16  is a specific resolution addressing                                                               
a  non-binding,   one  time   circumstance  the   legislature  is                                                               
currently  facing with  the capitol  renovation beginning  at the                                                               
time  of  the statutory  90-day  limit.    He said  the  governor                                                               
advised  he would  call  a  special session  related  to a  state                                                               
income  tax  and  other  weighty   issues.    In  the  event  the                                                               
legislature extends longer than  its 90-day limit, the resolution                                                               
reads  that the  legislature would  meet "somewhere  on the  road                                                               
system,"  and  legislators could  make  that  decision should  it                                                               
become necessary.   He opined  it would be irresponsible  for the                                                               
legislature to continue its work  during the renovations, because                                                               
the state  could pay  penalties if it  impedes construction.   He                                                               
described the  proposed concurrent  resolution as  a non-binding,                                                               
registered, official voice of the legislature.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:12:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ   commented  that   the  intent   of  the                                                               
resolution  is excellent  because construction  will soon  begin,                                                               
and there are safety issues, and  financial penalty issues.  On a                                                               
personal basis, she said having  the session in Anchorage is cost                                                               
effective and that  the fiscal note should  indicate the savings.                                                               
It  is economical  to  meet  on the  road  system  with 21  House                                                               
representatives living in the Anchorage bowl area, she said.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:13:50 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  moved  to  report CSSCR  16(STA)  out  of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal notes. There  being no objection CSSCR 16(STA)  out of the                                                               
House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:14:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:14 a.m. to 8:16 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
         SB 123-USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:16:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced that the next  order of business would be CS                                                               
FOR  SENATE BILL  NO.  123(JUD),  "An Act  relating  to the  bail                                                               
forfeiture schedule  and the  penalty for  the use  of electronic                                                               
devices while driving; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:16:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KEVIN  MEYER, Alaska State Legislature,  as prime sponsor                                                               
of SB  123, advised that  Anchorage recently passed  an ordinance                                                               
to lower  the penalty for  texting while  driving from a  class A                                                               
misdemeanor to  a $500 fine or  citation.  This bill  attempts to                                                               
turn  the  Anchorage  ordinance  into  a  statewide  law.      He                                                               
indicated  that  under SB  123,  the  current  law is  not  being                                                               
enforced,  and he  posited that  the  $500 fine  would provide  a                                                               
stronger  deterrent against  drivers' texting  while operating  a                                                               
motor vehicle.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN asked  Senator Meyer to confirm he is  saying that the                                                               
proposed lowering of  the violation from a misdemeanor  to a $500                                                               
fine would make it less likely drivers would text while driving.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MEYER explained  that in  order to  prosecute a  class A                                                               
misdemeanor, a search  warrant must be served to  obtain the cell                                                               
phone, then the  content of the cell phone  must be investigated,                                                               
and offered that trying the case  in a court of law is expensive,                                                               
time consuming,  and hard to  prove.   For example, he  said, the                                                               
current law in Anchorage was  passed in 2011, only 20 individuals                                                               
were charged over  that four year period, and only  four of those                                                               
individuals were actually convicted.   Therefore, he pointed out,                                                               
current law does not work,  yet the ordinance passed in Anchorage                                                               
appeared to work when  it went to a violation or  fine, such as a                                                               
speeding ticket.  He stressed  that no other provision of current                                                               
law will be  changed, such that if someone is  texting, gets into                                                               
an  accident  and causes  serious  harm,  injury, or  death,  the                                                               
individual will  suffer the higher  penalty.  The intent  of this                                                               
bill is to  try to prevent a serious accident  from taking place,                                                               
he advised.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN asked  whether it is difficult for  law enforcement to                                                               
observe texting taking place in another vehicle.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MEYER  responded  that  it is  possible  to  see  people                                                               
texting while  they are driving,  and [texting while  driving] is                                                               
unsafe.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:20:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ said she supports  the intent of the bill,                                                               
although  she  expressed  concern  regarding  individuals  caught                                                               
texting  three  or  four  times,  and  suggested  increasing  the                                                               
penalty if they are caught texting over two times.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MEYER  replied  that  he  had  not  considered  multiple                                                               
violations,  but if  someone is  picked up  multiple times,  they                                                               
have  potentially  spent  $2,000,  which one  would  hope  was  a                                                               
deterrent.  He  reiterated that currently people  texting are not                                                               
being pulled over at all.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:22:19 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EDRA  MORLEDGE,   Staff,  Senator   Kevin  Meyer,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  answered  that  Senator   Meyer's  office  did  not                                                               
contemplate habitual  offenders, and  she deferred  to Lieutenant                                                               
David Hanson.  She said she  was unsure whether there is latitude                                                               
for  officers  to  charge  under a  different  statute,  such  as                                                               
reckless  endangerment,  and whether  dispatch  could  look up  a                                                               
person's driving record while he/she is pulled over.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:22:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT  DAVID HANSON,  Alaska State  Troopers, Department  of                                                               
Public  Safety,  advised  he  has  been  with  the  Alaska  State                                                               
Troopers for 22 years, and he  is the current deputy commander of                                                               
the  Alaska  Bureau  of Highway  Patrol  overseeing  activity  of                                                               
patrol troopers dedicated to working  in the safety corridors and                                                               
special events around the state.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT HANSON,  in response  to a  question from  Chair Lynn,                                                               
advised  that he  reviewed  the case  records  from 2012  through                                                               
2015,  and the  Department  of Public  Safety  (DPS) initiated  a                                                               
total of 69  cases involving texting, operating  a screen device,                                                               
or otherwise  driving while  distracted in a  motor vehicle.   Of                                                               
the 69  cases, 17 were charged  under 13 AAC 02.495(c),  which he                                                               
described   as   a   catch-all  regulation   addressing   drivers                                                               
distracted  by something  in the  vehicle, such  as a  small dog,                                                               
trying  to  eat,  operating an  electronic  device,  or  applying                                                               
makeup, for example.  He advised  the other 52 cases were charged                                                               
under  AS 28.35.161,  which  specifically addressing  prohibiting                                                               
screen devices,  which is roughly  13 cases each year.   Troopers                                                               
are  less  likely  to  charge   an  individual  with  a  class  A                                                               
misdemeanor under  AS 28.35.161, burden of  proof requirements in                                                               
criminal  proceedings, evidence  the driver  was distracted  by a                                                               
screen device.   Whereas, he pointed out, the  trooper might have                                                               
an in-car video  that would capture bad driving,  such as weaving                                                               
within the lane, abrupt braking, or slow or erratic speeds.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT  HANSON offered  that it  is oftentimes  difficult and                                                               
unsafe for  the trooper to  attempt to document a  driver texting                                                               
or using his/her  phone for a reason that  violates the statutory                                                               
definition.   The trooper would  then appear in a  criminal trial                                                               
with little  or no physical  evidence.  He offered,  reducing the                                                               
crime to a violation allows a  trooper to observe an offense such                                                               
as,  a driver  running  a stop  sign or  making  an illegal  lane                                                               
change, and simply cite them into  court.  He related that SB 123                                                               
would  still  allow  a  due  process  option  and  encourage  law                                                               
enforcement  to contact  more  drivers  observed committing  this                                                               
offense to  educate them on  the dangers of texting  and driving,                                                               
and take an appropriate enforcement action.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:25:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  reiterated his question  previously asked  of Senator                                                               
Meyer regarding the difficulty in  looking into someone's car and                                                               
observing the driver texting.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT HANSON  replied that  it is not  that difficult.   The                                                               
question becomes whether  that person is dialing  a phone number,                                                               
which they are  allowed to do under current law,  or if he/she is                                                               
texting.   He noted  that in  the case of  a larger  screen being                                                               
held in front of the person,  it is not difficult for the trooper                                                               
to  see text  bubbles, which  indicate texting.   Many  times the                                                               
troopers will see  people looking down into their  laps and drive                                                               
erratically or slowly  within a lane, and it  takes 30-60 seconds                                                               
of investigation while  driving next to a vehicle to  see what is                                                               
going  on  and   whether  the  driver  is   being  distracted  by                                                               
something.  In reality, he said,  if a person is dialing a phone,                                                               
it  takes a  couple of  seconds, especially  with the  hands free                                                               
features, and  there is no  need to  be distracted by  the screen                                                               
device for any length of time.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:27:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  said she  agrees with  the intent  of the                                                               
bill and opined that as written,  she could imagine that many law                                                               
enforcement officers  don't bother due  to the requirements  of a                                                               
misdemeanor,  especially  when  moving  on to  a  robbery  or  an                                                               
assault.  She  noted the burden of proof is  higher when charging                                                               
someone with  reckless driving; this  statute would make  it easy                                                               
if they  are texting; and  more people will be  cited if it  is a                                                               
violation.  She referred to  her concern with the individual with                                                               
two or four  violations on the books, and said  she would like to                                                               
see a bigger hammer for those people habitually texting.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:30:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT HANSON  agreed that subsequent offenses  could be more                                                               
difficult to  figure out,  such as "if  one hammer  doesn't work,                                                               
will a second hammer work?"   He opined that if troopers are able                                                               
to stop more  people and $500 fines are issued,  most people will                                                               
be significantly affected  and hopefully stop this  behavior.  He                                                               
suggested that the point system  may work, because eventually the                                                               
person would  receive an administrative action  from the Division                                                               
of Motor Vehicles, which could  adversely affect the person's car                                                               
insurance.  The issue of  the violation becoming a misdemeanor at                                                               
some  point would  be  difficult, because  depending  on where  a                                                               
person is in the process  with his/her prior activity, the Alaska                                                               
Public  Safety Information  Network  (APSIN) might  not have  the                                                               
information.    He  then  clarified that  the  revenue  from  the                                                               
citations  go   into  the  general   fund.    Speaking   from  an                                                               
enforcement point of  view and his own  experiences, he suggested                                                               
that   the  point   system  would   probably  be   the  deterrent                                                               
Representative Vazquez  is looking for without  elevating this to                                                               
a reckless  driving level.   For  example, if a  $500 fine  and a                                                               
four  point offense  were  imposed,  he opined  that  would be  a                                                               
fairly strong deterrent.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:33:36 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ remarked that she  likes the idea of added                                                               
points, yet  the point system  of driving under the  influence is                                                               
fairly Draconian  at times  and yet  there are  repeat offenders.                                                               
She said  she would  like to  see an  amendment adding  the point                                                               
system as described by Lieutenant Hanson.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:34:17 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MEYER  noted  that  the  point  system  is  set  through                                                               
regulation.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. MORLEDGE advised that the  point system is established by the                                                               
Department of  Administration, and  she would look  into amending                                                               
SB 123  to direct the  department to add [texting  while driving]                                                               
to the point system.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN pointed out that  Alaska's late friend, Max Gruenberg,                                                               
had  a bill  addressing  the  issue in  the  House State  Affairs                                                               
Standing Committee some years ago.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER recommended  moving  slowly  on the  point                                                               
system regulation, not because it is  a bad idea, but to make one                                                               
change at a time to allow time on the violation first.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS noted  that some  members of  this                                                               
committee  are also  on the  next committee  of referral,  and he                                                               
asked whether  members could work with  Representative Vazquez to                                                               
examine options.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  remarked that  if it is  the will  of the                                                               
committee,  the  bill should  be  moved  out  today to  the  next                                                               
committee of referral.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MEYER   remarked  he  looks  forward   to  working  with                                                               
Representative Vazquez'  office on a possible  amendment, so that                                                               
when  the  proposed  legislation  gets  to  the  House  Judiciary                                                               
Standing Committee, it is ready to go.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:37:42 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:37:58 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ moved  to report  CSSB 123(JUD),  labeled                                                               
29-LS1198\E out of committee  with individual recommendations and                                                               
the accompanying  fiscal notes.   There being no  objection, CSSB                                                               
123(JUD) passed from the House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:38:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       SCR 20-SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH: APRIL 2016                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:38:25 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  announced that  the next order  of business  would be                                                               
SENATE CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION NO.  20, Proclaiming April  2016 as                                                               
Sexual Assault Awareness Month.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:40:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KEVIN MEYER, Alaska State  Legislature, as prime sponsor,                                                               
explained that SCR 20 is  a resolution brought forward every year                                                               
to  proclaim April  as the  Sexual Assault  Awareness Month.   He                                                               
described  it as  part of  a  national campaign  to raise  public                                                               
awareness  about  sexual  assault  and  educate  communities  and                                                               
individuals on  how to  prevent sexual violence.   He  related he                                                               
has been  doing this for  many years  and spent much  time during                                                               
his  Anchorage  Assembly  days on  Stand  Together  Against  Rape                                                               
(STAR) and believes this is an important issue.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN interjected  that if this is done every  year, why not                                                               
make  it  permanent,  because   unfortunately  the  problem  will                                                               
continue.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MEYER  explained that  groups prefer  to bring  the issue                                                               
forward  each year  to put  it in  front of  people, because  the                                                               
problem  will not  go away  any  time soon.   Nationwide,  sexual                                                               
assault  statistics continue  to be  staggering, and  regrettably                                                               
Alaska  is almost  2.5 times  higher  than the  national rate  on                                                               
sexual  assault.     Sexual  violence  is   preventable,  and  he                                                               
described it  as a social,  public health, criminal  justice, and                                                               
human rights  issue.   This year, he  explained, the  2016 Sexual                                                               
Assault Awareness  Month campaign is focusing  on building blocks                                                               
of prevention by communicating  how individuals, communities, and                                                               
the private  sector can take  action to promote  safety, respect,                                                               
and equality.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:43:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LAUREE MORTON,  Executive Director, Council on  Domestic Violence                                                               
and Sexual Assault  (CDVSA), reiterated that Alaska  is above the                                                               
national  average in  sexual assault  and there  must be  ongoing                                                               
hard work  and daily  efforts to end  sexual violence.   However,                                                               
she said  the 2013 Alaska  Victimization Survey  showed, compared                                                               
to  2010, a  decrease in  sexual violence  victimization.   There                                                               
were  3,072 fewer  victims of  sexual  violence in  2015 than  in                                                               
2010.   Acknowledging  the good  news, she  pointed out  there is                                                               
still  much work  to do,  because in  2010, 58  out of  100 women                                                               
suffered  intimate partner  violence, sexual  violence, or  both.                                                               
In 2015, the number reduced to 50  out of 100 women, which is one                                                               
out  of  every  two  women  in Alaska,  and  the  combination  of                                                               
intervention and prevention  work must continue.   She pointed to                                                               
SCR 20, page 2, lines 4-7, which read as follows:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          WHEREAS, in 2015, first responders from 16                                                                          
     communities--Anchorage,   Barrow,    Bethel,   Cordova,                                                                    
     Dillingham,  Eielson Air  Force  Base, Fairbanks,  Fort                                                                    
     Wainwright,  Juneau,  Kodiak, Kotzebue,  Nome,  Palmer,                                                                    
     Seward,  Unalaska, and  Valdez--participated in  Sexual                                                                    
     Assault Response Team training; and                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. MORTON  continued that these  first responders  and advocates                                                               
met jointly  for training to  learn about each other's  roles and                                                               
how the system  can better work in response to  victims when they                                                               
come forward  and progress through  forensic exams.   She advised                                                               
that  page  2  of  the resolution  refers  to  different  primary                                                               
prevention  activities  that communities  are  taking  on to  end                                                               
sexual violence,  such as  Girls on the  Run, Coaching  Boys into                                                               
Men,  Green Dot,  the 4thR,  and  Compass.   Not only  is this  a                                                               
concentrated  effort by  programs  funded across  the state  with                                                               
paid staff, community  members are also invested  in working with                                                               
the programs  to end sexual violence.   Over the last  year, more                                                               
than 3,000 people  have given their time, energy,  and efforts to                                                               
this cause by  providing over 63,000 hours of service.   She said                                                               
that Alaska  needs to  thank the  people who day  in and  day out                                                               
answer  phone  calls  at  3:00  a.m., go  to  the  hospital  with                                                               
victims,  and  help   when  a  victim  is  in   court,  with  law                                                               
enforcement,  or  at social  services.    These people  hear  the                                                               
horrendous things  people are  capable of  doing to  one another,                                                               
and they continue  to come back and work so  that someone will be                                                               
available  when a  victim of  sexual violence  is ready  to share                                                               
his/her story.   Advocates work tirelessly to provide  a sense of                                                               
dignity and bear  witness to these horrible crimes,  and they are                                                               
owed a great debt of gratitude, she said.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:48:23 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN thanked  Ms. Morton  for her  work and  the work  the                                                               
advocates do to make this a better  place, and he said there is a                                                               
special place in heaven for these folks.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:48:39 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ  related  that   while  in  the  district                                                               
attorney's  office,   she  saw   volunteers  firsthand   and  was                                                               
impressed with the type of support they provide to victims.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN, after ascertaining no  one further wished to testify,                                                               
closed public testimony on SCR 20.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:49:26 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  moved to report  SCR 20, out  of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
notes. There being  no objection, SCR 20 was reported  out of the                                                               
House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:49:41 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:49 a.m. to 8:53 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
              SB 6-ELIMINATE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:53:50 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced that the next  order of business would be CS                                                               
FOR  SENATE BILL  NO. 6(FIN)  "An  Act exempting  the state  from                                                               
daylight saving  time; petitioning  the United  States Department                                                               
of  Transportation  to  change  the time  zones  of  Alaska;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN  explained the  bill  was  heard  last year,  it  was                                                               
assigned to a subcommittee, and  after hearing testimony from the                                                               
sponsor's office, the  chair of the subcommittee  would present a                                                               
report.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:54:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ERIN  SHINE,   Staff,  Senator   Anna  MacKinnon,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  on  behalf  of Senator  MacKinnon,  prime  sponsor,                                                               
related  that  SB 6  is  Senator  MacKinnon's second  attempt  in                                                               
trying  to  eliminate daylight  saving  time.   There  have  been                                                               
multiple changes to the bill, and  staff worked with the chair of                                                               
the subcommittee on the version before the committee, she said.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:55:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KELLER,   as   chair   of   the   aforementioned                                                               
subcommittee, reported  that the subcommittee met  during special                                                               
session  and   came  up  with  an   elegant  compromise,  because                                                               
businesses  had expressed  concern in  moving to  daylight saving                                                               
time in that  the daylight hours are critical for  economics.  He                                                               
explained the compromise of the  committee substitute is that the                                                               
bill is  switched around and now  the primary intent of  the bill                                                               
is to  request that  the U.S.  Department of  Transportation move                                                               
all of Alaska onto Pacific Standard  Time, which is the same time                                                               
as Seattle, Washington.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:56:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER, with  regard to  the second  part of  the                                                               
bill,  explained that  if the  U.S. Department  of Transportation                                                               
does put Alaska on Pacific  Standard Time, Alaska would eliminate                                                               
daylight saving  time.  He described  it as a compromise  in that                                                               
daylight saving  time would  go away, but  only if  Alaska's time                                                               
was  the  same as  that  of  Seattle.    The U.S.  Department  of                                                               
Transportation's  web  site  lists  its  criteria  as  being  for                                                               
economic and commercial reasons.   Clearly, he pointed out, there                                                               
is a commercial  benefit to Alaskans, because  the sunshine hours                                                               
in Alaska  change so fast, there  are little sunshine hours  or a                                                               
lot of sunshine depending upon the location.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN verified  that the above compromise is  in a committee                                                               
substitute.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:58:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES surmised  that if  the U.S.  Department of                                                               
Transportation  chooses not  to  put Alaska  on Pacific  Standard                                                               
Time, then this bill would not be effective.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER answered that it  would be effective in the                                                               
sense  that  Alaska has  asked  for  Pacific Standard  Time,  but                                                               
Representative  Stutes is  correct in  that daylight  saving time                                                               
would  never   come  into   play  if   the  U.S.   Department  of                                                               
Transportation does not put Alaska on Pacific Standard Time.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:58:26 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SPOHNHOLZ  said  she noticed  that  the  business                                                               
community  was not  in support  of the  original bill,  and asked                                                               
whether  it has  responded since  that time  with any  additional                                                               
information.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  replied that  it  is  subjective in  that                                                               
there  was a  subcommittee public  hearing and  business entities                                                               
were  present and  interested.   Frankly, he  said, he  has heard                                                               
from  only  one  person  with  concerns, but  there  was  not  an                                                               
official poll.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  asked   whether  this  transaction  would                                                               
happen  in tandem,  such that  Alaska would  not go  off daylight                                                               
saving  time without  being put  on Pacific  Standard Time.   She                                                               
clarified she wants to ascertain  that Alaska won't move and then                                                               
be  told to  wait  for a  response from  the  U.S. Department  of                                                               
Transportation.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  agreed   that  Representative  Stutes  is                                                               
exactly correct;  the intent here is  that there is no  action on                                                               
daylight   saving   time   unless    the   U.S.   Department   of                                                               
Transportation chooses  to put Alaska  on Pacific  Standard Time.                                                               
He opined  there is no option,  no choice; Alaska would  never go                                                               
on daylight saving time under this bill.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES verified that  this would affect the entire                                                               
State of Alaska and everyone would be on the same time zone.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  replied that whatever time  zone the state is  on, it                                                               
would be the same.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:00:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS asked  about  the batting  average                                                               
has  been  for U.S.  Department  of  Transportation petitions  to                                                               
change time zones.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE  offered that  within the  last 20  years, it  has been                                                               
done  once when  the State  of Indiana  petitioned to  change its                                                               
time  zone  when it  adopted  daylight  saving  time.   There  is                                                               
potentially a  precedent when changing  daylight saving  time and                                                               
petitioning the U.S. Department of Transportation, she added.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS  surmised that  there had  been one                                                               
petition that was accepted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SHINE noted  she attempted  to call  the U.S.  Department of                                                               
Transportation  yesterday,   but  no  one  from   the  department                                                               
returned  her call  to clarify.   She  offered her  understanding                                                               
that the  one petition  was accepted  and it  did go  through the                                                               
process.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:01:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER   moved  to  adopt  the   House  committee                                                               
substitute (HCS)  for CSSB  6(FIN), labeled  29-LS0111\G, Shutts,                                                               
1/21/16,  as the  working document.   There  being no  objection,                                                               
Version G was before the committee as the working document.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS  asked, in terms of  the physics of                                                               
earth and daylight, the differential  between actual daylight and                                                               
what Alaska's  time zone would  be for  Western Alaska if  all of                                                               
Alaska  were  to successfully  petition  the  U.S. Department  of                                                               
Transportation to become part of Pacific Standard Time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SHINE responded  that  if  this bill  went  into effect  and                                                               
Alaska received a favorable decision  from the U.S. Department of                                                               
Transportation to move the entire  state to Pacific Standard Time                                                               
as Alaska's standard  time, this would be the  state's time zone.                                                               
She  explained, that  in March,  Alaska went  to daylight  saving                                                               
time "and this  would then be our standard time  when the rest of                                                               
the states,  there would be  47 that  would fall off  of daylight                                                               
saving  time.   They  would shift  back and  we  would stay  on."                                                               
Therefore, she  said, it  would be  one hour  of daylight  in the                                                               
evening rather than in the morning.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS  followed up that across  the world                                                               
there  are  time zones  that  generally  correlate with  daylight                                                               
hours.  He  pointed to Unalaska and asked, if  all of Alaska were                                                               
to successfully  move to  Pacific Standard  Time (PST),  what the                                                               
time zone differential  would be for the far  western extremes of                                                               
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE explained  that previously, Alaska had  four time zones                                                               
and  it  consolidated  time  zones  in the  early  1980s.    When                                                               
determining the  zenith of sun  times, sun  at high noon  at each                                                               
point in  Alaska, the state  would probably have five  time zone.                                                               
Therefore, far  Western and Northern  Alaska will  be potentially                                                               
three or  four hours off of  their sun time.   A counter-argument                                                               
to being  off their  sun time  is the rate  in which  daylight is                                                               
lost  and  gained,  and  she  offered to  pass  a  chart  to  the                                                               
committee depicting lost and gained daylight.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:04:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS  asked Ms. Shine whether  she had a                                                               
sense  of other  parts of  the world  where there  may be  such a                                                               
great differential between sun time and time zone.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN used the example of Russia.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE  remarked she does  not have  research as to  how other                                                               
countries  have consolidated  their time  zones potentially  into                                                               
one that would  span three or four hours, but  she will look into                                                               
it and get back to the committee.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:05:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ asked the current  number of time zones in                                                               
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE  answered that there are  two time zones.   She related                                                               
that  the Aleutian  Islands are  on the  Hawaii-Aleutian Standard                                                               
Time Zone.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ requested information  as to how this bill                                                               
would affect those two time zones.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE responded  they would move forward two  hours under the                                                               
committee substitute.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  asked whether she was  speaking about the                                                               
Aleutian Islands.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE answered that is correct.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  surmised that in moving  forward with the                                                               
committee substitute,  it would add  one hour of  daylight during                                                               
the evening,  which would  be one  hour less  of daylight  in the                                                               
morning.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE agreed.   She added that it would only  be for the five                                                               
months in  which the  state currently goes  back to  its standard                                                               
time.   Under  this bill,  she  explained, if  Alaska received  a                                                               
favorable decision  from the  U.S. Department  of Transportation,                                                               
"Alaska would shift  to this time zone, and when  the rest of the                                                               
United  States shifted  back,  we would  stay."   Therefore,  she                                                               
further explained, Alaska  would have an hour of  daylight in the                                                               
afternoon and not in the morning.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:07:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  asked for clarification that  there would                                                               
be  one  more  hour  of  daylight throughout  the  year  or  just                                                               
partially throughout the year.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE answered that it would  be throughout the year, but she                                                               
clarified that Alaska  would be shifting forward,  which would be                                                               
the state's new standard  time.  The hour would be  at the end of                                                               
the  day but,  she  reiterated,  the state  would  lose and  gain                                                               
daylight at quite a rapid  rate in different areas throughout the                                                               
state.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:07:51 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  suggested exempting  the  Hawaii-                                                               
Aleutian  Standard Time  from also  being shifted  two hours,  so                                                               
basically there  would be just be  a constant shift for  all time                                                               
zones rather  than that time  zone being  shifted two hours.   He                                                               
asked  whether  the  author  of   the  committee  substitute  had                                                               
thoughts on his idea.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  responded that  the committee  should hear                                                               
from the sponsor  of the bill.  He opined  that Alaskans would be                                                               
most affected  with regard to  commerce and  interactions outside                                                               
of Alaska.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SHINE  pointed out  that  the  first  version of  trying  to                                                               
petition the U.S. Department  of Transportation included language                                                               
stating "all  or part of  the state."   Thereby, giving  the U.S.                                                               
Department of  Transportation discretion in possibly  moving part                                                               
of the state  into Pacific Standard Time (PST).   She opined that                                                               
this  language  was included  because  the  sponsor's office  had                                                               
heard from Southeast Alaska, such  that in the 1980s, when Alaska                                                               
consolidated  to two  time zones,  Southeast Alaska  felt it  had                                                               
already given up  its hour because it was  essentially on Pacific                                                               
Standard Time.   She  noted there  are concerns  with all  of the                                                               
daylight  being in  the morning  and  not in  the afternoon,  and                                                               
concerns with commerce  in that if Southeast Alaska  were to move                                                               
forward  and the  road  system stayed  on  Alaska Standard  Time,                                                               
might renew a conversation, in  the 1980s, of a potential capitol                                                               
move.  She  said that she has  a history of time  zones in Alaska                                                               
pointing to that issue.  The  sponsor did, at one point, have all                                                               
or part of  the state give discretion on how  the U.S. Department                                                               
of  Transportation would  draw  the time  zone  lines within  the                                                               
state, which  could end up  having two  or three time  zones, she                                                               
said.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:10:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS clarified that  he is interested in                                                               
honoring  the  existing  time zone  differential  with  two  time                                                               
zones.    It  appears  that  the  consequence  of  the  committee                                                               
substitute would be  to further consolidate Alaska  into one time                                                               
zone perhaps to  the detriment of the Aleutian Islands.   He said                                                               
he would  like to  know what  the people  living on  the Aleutian                                                               
Islands think about this proposal.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SHINE  explained  that  it   is  the  process  of  the  U.S.                                                               
Department  of Transportation  to  hold  hearings throughout  the                                                               
state  and hear  from individuals  and communities  regarding the                                                               
time zone question.   It would take into  consideration how those                                                               
in  the far  reaching Aleutian  Islands,  as well  as the  people                                                               
living as far north as Barrow, would be affected.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The  U.S.   Department  of  Transportation  would   then  make  a                                                               
recommendation  whether  to  change  Alaska's time  zones.    She                                                               
opined there are  some communities that prefer to be  in one time                                                               
zone with the entirety of  Alaska, and others communities believe                                                               
they could  live in their  own time  zone and it  wouldn't affect                                                               
them.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  related that he  would like to  see all of  Alaska in                                                               
one time zone, whatever it may be.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:11:51 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:12:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  observed an amendment was  available that                                                               
would provide another trigger point.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:14:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ moved  to adopt  Conceptual Amendment  1,                                                               
which read as follows:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 9                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          Delete "on or before January 1, 2027"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
        Insert "after twenty-five states enact state law                                                                        
          exempting the state from 15 U.S.C. 260(a)"                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN surmised there would be 25 or 26 states.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ clarified  that 25  states would  have to                                                               
opt out.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:14:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  objected for  purposes of  discussion, and                                                               
advised he would like to hear from the sponsor.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:16:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE  opined that  the intent  [of SB 6]  is that  Alaska be                                                               
more uniform  with at least half  of the states.   Currently, the                                                               
states of  Hawaii and  Arizona have  exempted themselves  from 15                                                               
U.S.C.  260(a), and  she added  that research  from the  National                                                               
Conference  of  State  Legislatures (NCSL)  last  year  indicates                                                               
there were 19 states considering  some form of either eliminating                                                               
or  adopting  daylight  saving  time.     The  State  of  Arizona                                                               
continues to  introduce the  legislation to  be uniform  with its                                                               
surrounding  states.   She related  that it  is one  more trigger                                                               
with  one  more  hurdle,  Senator MacKinnon  is  concerned  about                                                               
health issues  with the switching  of daylight saving  time going                                                               
on and off, which she spoke to last year.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:16:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN   asked  whether  the  sponsor   supports  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SHINE  answered that  she  would  be cautious  in  including                                                               
something along these lines, because  it would be one more hurdle                                                               
for  the  state to  get  away  from  (indisc.) the  switching  of                                                               
daylight  saving time.   She  expressed an  unwillingness to  say                                                               
whether  Senator  MacKinnon did  or  did  not support  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1 without first speaking with her.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES asked how many states opted out currently.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE reiterated  that the states of Arizona  and Hawaii have                                                               
opted out.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:17:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TALERICO   commented  that  he   sees  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment  1  as  a substantial  stumbling  block  in  connecting                                                               
Alaska with the  states of Washington, Oregon,  and California in                                                               
a  time  zone.   He  then  referred  to  the issue  of  advancing                                                               
telemedicine   and  distance   delivery  education,   and  making                                                               
[telemedicine]   uniform   throughout   the  State   of   Alaska.                                                               
Particularly,  connecting with  the  West Coast,  which has  huge                                                               
advantages plus educational  benefits, he pointed out.   He asked                                                               
whether  this might  be  a  substantial delay  in  order for  the                                                               
legislature  to continue  advancing that  technology "that  we're                                                               
all pretty connected with?"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VAZQUEZ  emphasized it  would not.   She explained                                                               
that the  Conceptual Amendment 1  would remove the  timeframe "on                                                               
or before January  1, 2025" and provides another  trigger point -                                                               
another mechanism if 25 states or more opt out.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:18:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN  asked  Representative  Vazquez  to  define  "trigger                                                               
point."                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VAZQUEZ indicated  it  is the  opting  out of  25                                                               
states  from  daylight saving  time.    She continued  that  this                                                               
provides more flexibility, because  it would not necessarily rely                                                               
on the  U.S. Department of  Transportation, rather it  would rely                                                               
on  what 25  states or  more  may be  doing as  far as  exempting                                                               
themselves.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN surmised  that would potentially make  it difficult to                                                               
do away with daylight saving time.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   VAZQUEZ  opined   it  would   just  provide   an                                                               
alternative; it would not necessarily make it more difficult.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:19:45 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  maintained  his objection  to  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:20:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A  roll call  vote was  taken.   Representative Vasquez  voted in                                                               
favor   of  the   motion  to   adopt   Conceptual  Amendment   1.                                                               
Representatives  Talerico,  Stutes,  Keller,  Spohnholz,  Kreiss-                                                               
Tomkins,  and  Lynn  voted against  it.    Therefore,  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1 failed to be adopted by a vote of 1-6.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:21:15 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS introduced  Conceptual Amendment 2,                                                               
and referred  to the previous  discussion of a  standard shifting                                                               
of time zones,  specifically the Aleutian Islands.   He turned to                                                               
SB 6, Version  G, page 2, line 8, after  the word "state," insert                                                               
"currently within Alaska Standard Time".                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
[The  committee treated  Conceptual  Amendment 2  as having  been                                                               
moved to be adopted.]                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER objected  for  discussion, and  questioned                                                               
whether Conceptual Amendment  2 would put people  on the Aleutian                                                               
Islands in a position that they have no option.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KELLER   explained   the  U.S.   Department   of                                                               
Transportation will  heed the  interests of  the people  in those                                                               
communities as part of the  process.  He asked whether Conceptual                                                               
Amendment  2 would  set  it up  so that  the  U.S. Department  of                                                               
Transportation would have only one  option, to change the portion                                                               
of Alaska in one time zone  now.  Thereby, he continued, the U.S.                                                               
Department of  Transportation would not  even have the  option of                                                               
changing those communities in Alaska  that are on Hawaii-Aleutian                                                               
Standard  Time; Conceptual  Amendment 2  appears to  be limiting.                                                               
He stated he  does not mind making it permissive,  but he doesn't                                                               
want  to  put  it in  a  box.    Possibly,  he said,  it  appears                                                               
Conceptual Amendment 2  is a limiting amendment in  that it would                                                               
prevent them from being part of Alaska.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:23:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KREISS-TOMKINS  answered   that  the   committee                                                               
substitute places "all  of the state within  the Pacific Standard                                                               
Time  Zone," and  it appears  the legislation  takes agency  away                                                               
from those  in the  far west  and taking  them even  farther away                                                               
from sunlight  time.  This  would standardize any  transition, he                                                               
said.   Currently, there  are two  time zones  and both  would be                                                               
shifted  proportionally one  hour toward  Pacific Standard  Time.                                                               
The  intent,  he  explained  is  that while  most  of  Alaska  is                                                               
shifting one hour toward Pacific  Standard Time, those on Hawaii-                                                               
Aleutian Standard  Time would  just shift  one hour,  rather than                                                               
shifting two hours.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:24:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  said  he  would like  to  hear  from  the                                                               
sponsor.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN  asked   Representative  Kreiss-Tompkins  to  restate                                                               
Conceptual Amendment 2.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS restated  the wording of Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 2.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SHINE   surmised  that  consolidating   to  one   time  zone                                                               
Conceptual Amendment  2 would give the  option to Hawaii-Aleutian                                                               
Standard Time  of shifting one hour  rather than two hours.   She                                                               
suggested the language  that "places all of the  state within the                                                               
Pacific Standard  Time" could  read "all or  part of  the state".                                                               
She offered  concern in "making  the current two time  zones have                                                               
those hard  lines stay."  In  the event, the Aleutian  Islands do                                                               
want to  be part of  the Pacific  Standard Time Zone  through the                                                               
U.S.  Department  of   Transportation  community  meetings,  this                                                               
language would potentially  prohibit them.  She  opined that open                                                               
language,  in the  U.S.  Department  of Transportation  petition,                                                               
allows  the  U.S.  Department of  Transportation  to  hold  those                                                               
community meetings, and  allows the voices of  the communities to                                                               
be heard  when considering drawing  those lines.   She reiterated                                                               
adding "all  or part  of the state"  to address  possible concern                                                               
about making the entire state change to Pacific Standard Time.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:27:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER noted  that the  drafter from  Legislative                                                               
Legal and Research Services was available online.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS said  that Ms.  Shine is  familiar                                                               
with the subject matter, and,  presumably, had many conversations                                                               
over  the last  year  with  people across  Alaska.  He asked  the                                                               
sentiment of the people in the  Aleutian Islands.  Based upon Ms.                                                               
Shine's  suggestion,  he   said  he  wondered  "if   we  were  to                                                               
incorporate that, if  that might inadvertently open  the door for                                                               
time  zone  boundaries  changing   beyond  what  they  are  now,"                                                               
potentially  parts  of Alaska,  such  as  Dillingham, Bethel,  or                                                               
Anchorage getting Balkanized into a different time zone.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:28:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHINE  agreed that she  has had many conversations  and would                                                               
review her log as to  whether her conversations were specifically                                                               
with anyone on the Aleutian Islands.   She said she will get back                                                               
to the committee with that information.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS referred  to Conceptual Amendment 2                                                               
and  noted  the committee  did  not  know which  communities  had                                                               
spoken out  on this issue; which  could guide the committee.   He                                                               
said that Version G appears to  put communities in a box and take                                                               
away  their prerogative  to maintain  their current  relationship                                                               
with  daylight.   Whereas, he  continued, Conceptual  Amendment 2                                                               
would  take  a  more  conservative approach  in  maintaining  the                                                               
status quo and effecting a one  hour shift rather than a two-hour                                                               
shift.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:30:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  maintained  his objection  to  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 2.   He asked  that Ms. Susie Shutts,  from Legislative                                                               
Legal  and  Research  Services,  enlighten  the  committee.    He                                                               
referred to Version  G, and reviewed that  Conceptual Amendment 2                                                               
would insert the words on page  2, line 8, after the word "state"                                                               
insert "currently within  the Alaska Time Zone" and  opined it is                                                               
tied to how that  fits with page 2 line 2,  where the language is                                                               
"all of the state."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:31:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SUSIE  SHUTTS, Attorney,  Legislative Legal  Counsel, Legislative                                                               
Legal and  Research Services,  Legislative Affairs  Agency (LAA),                                                               
pointed out  that if  a change  is made  on page  2, line  8, the                                                               
corresponding change would  need to be made to page  2, line 2 to                                                               
indicate  that  the legislature  would  be  petitioning the  U.S.                                                               
Department of  Transportation to  move that  same portion  of the                                                               
state.   Also, she  opined the committee  might want  to consider                                                               
whether it would  want to make a  change to page 2,  line 12, but                                                               
at least it  would seem that there should be  a mirroring of what                                                               
the   legislature  is   petitioning   the   U.S.  Department   of                                                               
Transportation  to move  and what  is contemplated  that will  be                                                               
moved under page 2, line 8.                                                                                                     
9:32:22M                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER maintained his objection.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  withdrew   his  motion  to  adopt                                                               
Conceptual  Amendment  2.    He   said  there  may  be  necessary                                                               
mirroring language  to gracefully  effect what he  intends, which                                                               
is not to  consolidate the current two time zones  in Alaska into                                                               
one time zone.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:33:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  moved to  report HCS CSSB  6(FIN), Version                                                               
G,  out  of committee  with  individual  recommendations and  the                                                               
accompanying fiscal  notes.  There  being no objection,  HCS CSSB                                                               
6(STA)  was reported  out  of the  House  State Affairs  Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
9:34:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 9:34 a.m. to 9:36 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
         SB 24-LEGIS. ETHICS ACT: CONTRACTORS, INTERNS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:36:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  announced that the  final order of business  would be                                                               
CS  FOR  SENATE  BILL  NO.   24(JUD)  "An  Act  relating  to  the                                                               
applicability  of  the  Legislative  Ethics  Act  to  legislative                                                               
interns,   legislative   volunteers,   legislative   consultants,                                                               
legislative  independent contractors,  sole proprietorships,  and                                                               
other legal entities."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:37:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BERTA GARDNER, Alaska State  Legislature, presented SB 24                                                               
as prime  sponsor.  She  stated that  during the summer  of 2014,                                                               
the former administrator for the  Select Committee on Legislative                                                               
Ethics pointed  out a  problem.   She explained  that, currently,                                                               
the  ethics statute  applies to  legislators, staffers,  interns,                                                               
many people  working in the [Capitol]  Building, contractors, and                                                               
consultants,  and  there is  a  requirement,  under the  statute,                                                               
requiring them to  attend training.  However, she  related, it is                                                               
not necessary  that bill drafting,  for example,  attend training                                                               
related to  newsletters, office  accounts, and such.      Senator                                                               
Gardener  said that  the  provisions that  would  be pulled  out,                                                               
under SB  24, do  not benefit  the state  and are  impediments to                                                               
people who may want to  respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs).                                                               
She stated the statutes on the  books are not being enforced, the                                                               
Select  Committee  on  Legislative   Ethics  does  not  have  the                                                               
resources  to do  it, and  there is  little benefit  in enforcing                                                               
provisions that  do not make sense.   She opined that  it is poor                                                               
public policy  to ignore  enforcement of  statutes on  the books;                                                               
therefore,  the  right thing  to  do  is  simply pull  out  these                                                               
provisions.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:39:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  GARDNER,   in  response   to  Chair  Lynn,   agreed  the                                                               
provisions should  either be reinforced or  removed from statute,                                                               
or, she added, change them so they're appropriate.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:40:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JERRY  ANDERSON, Administrator,  Select Committee  on Legislative                                                               
Ethics, in response  to Chair Lynn, noted  that extensive efforts                                                               
were  made  on  the  provisions  of this  bill  from  the  Select                                                               
Committee on  Legislative Ethics, Legislative Legal  and Research                                                               
Services,  and  the  experienced  public members  on  the  Select                                                               
Committee  on   Legislative  Ethics,  who  worked   with  Senator                                                               
Gardner.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:40:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN asked whether there  had been any activity directed to                                                               
the  Select   Committee  on  Legislative  Ethics   regarding  any                                                               
contractor or anything similar.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. ANDERSON  answered that the  committee had  received requests                                                               
from time  to time for  ethics training for  specific contractors                                                               
not  in the  state system,  and  online ethics  training is  made                                                               
available to those particular individuals as they request it.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN inquired  as to  whether  there had  been any  ethics                                                               
complaints against these types of individuals.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. ANDERSON stated he was not aware of any.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:41:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  moved  to  report CSSB  24(JUD),  out  of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal  notes.    There  being no  objection,  CSSB  24(JUD)  was                                                               
reported from the House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:43:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
State Affairs  Standing Committee  meeting was adjourned  at 9:43                                                               
a.m.                                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
01 SB 24 ver E.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
01-a SB 24 v.W.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
02 SB 24 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
03 SB 24 Sectional Analysis.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
04 SB 24 Summary of changes ver W to ver E.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
05 SB 24 Leg Research Report Subcontractors.PDF HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
06 SB 24 Applicable Statutes.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
07 SB 24 Contracts - Rec by Ethics Office.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
08 SB 24 Fiscal Note.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
09 SB 24 Previous Advisory Opinions.PDF HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
10 SB 24 Previous Minutes & Committee Action.PDF HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
01 SB123 ver E.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
01a SB123 ver A.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
02 SB123 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
03 SB123 Summary of Changes from Version A to Version E.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
04 SB123 Supporting Documents ADN Article 11.15.15.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
05 SB123 Supporting Documents Alaska Texting While Driving Charges.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
06 SB123 Supporting Documents Alaska Texting While Driving Penalties.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
07 SB123 Supporting Documents AO 2015-126 Pages 14-15.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
08 SB123 Supporting Documents Hands Free Info.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
09 SB123 Supporting Documents Legal Memo 2.24.2016.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
10 SB123 Supporting Documents Legal Research Municipal Laws.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
11 SB123 Supporting Documents NCSL Texting While Driving State Laws.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
12 SB123 Fiscal Note-1-2-021716-DPS-N.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
13 SB123 Fiscal Note-2-2-021716-ADM-N.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SB 123
01 SCR 16 ver W - CS(STA).pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
01a SCR 16 ver A.PDF HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
02 SCR 16 Summary of Changes.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
03 SCR 16 Fiscal Note #1 - SSTA 03-25-16.PDF HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
SCR 16
04 SCR 16 Backup Document - 2015 Alaska Legislature Salary and Business Expense Report.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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05 SCR 16 Backup Document - Governor's Letter to Legislature - 03-23-16.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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06 SCR 16 Backup Document - LAA 4-1-16 Memo RE Seismic Retrofit & Life Safety Improvement Timeline.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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07 SCR 16 Backup Document - LAA Estimate of Anchorage vs Juneau Special Session - 10-12-2015.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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08SCR 16 Backup Document - LAA Expense Actuals of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd 2015 Special Sessions - 3-18-2016.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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01 SCR20 Ver A.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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02 SCR20 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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03 SCR20 Fiscal Note-1-1-030216-STA-N.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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04 SCR20 Supporting Documents Alaska Victimization Survey Media Release.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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05 SCR20 Supporting Documents ANDVSA Support Letter.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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06 SCR20 Supporting Documents CDVSA Annual Report 2015.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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07 SCR20 Supporting Documents DVSA_Dashboard_2015.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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08 SCR20 Supporting Documents Key Results 2015 AK Victimization Survey.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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09 SCR 16 Backup LRS Report from LAA - Historical Special Session.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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2016 SB 6 Additional Testimony.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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SB6 Testimony Rak, Paula 4-7-2016.pdf HSTA 4/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
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