Legislature(2017 - 2018)GRUENBERG 120

03/28/2017 03:00 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HJR 15 OPPOSE FEDERAL ID REQUIREMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHJR 15(STA) Out of Committee
+= HB 74 DRIVER'S LICENSE & ID CARDS & REAL ID ACT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 44 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS: VOTING & CONFLICTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CS SSHB 44(STA) Out of Committee
+= HCR 1 AMEND UNIFORM RULES: ABSTAIN FROM VOTING TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHCR 1(STA) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 175 US PRESIDENT ELECT. POPULAR VOTE COMPACT TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 175 Out of Committee
+= HB 1 ELECTION REGISTRATION AND VOTING TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 1(STA) Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                         March 28, 2017                                                                                         
                           3:08 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, Chair                                                                                   
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Vice Chair                                                                                     
Representative Chris Tuck                                                                                                       
Representative Adam Wool                                                                                                        
Representative Chris Birch                                                                                                      
Representative DeLena Johnson                                                                                                   
Representative Gary Knopp                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Andy Josephson (alternate)                                                                                       
Representative Chuck Kopp (alternate)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 1                                                                                                                
"An  Act   relating  to  absentee   voting,  voting,   and  voter                                                               
registration;  relating  to  early   voting  locations  at  which                                                               
persons  may   vote  absentee  ballots;  and   providing  for  an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 1(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15                                                                                                   
Encouraging repeal of the REAL ID Act of 2005.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHJR 15(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 44                                                                                        
"An  Act  requiring  a  legislator  to  abstain  from  taking  or                                                               
withholding official  action or exerting official  influence that                                                               
could  benefit or  harm  an immediate  family  member or  certain                                                               
employers; requiring a  legislator to request to  be excused from                                                               
voting in an  instance where the legislator may  have a financial                                                               
conflict of interest; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CS SSHB 44(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1                                                                                               
Proposing an amendment  to the Uniform Rules of  the Alaska State                                                               
Legislature relating to voting and abstention from voting.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHCR 1(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 175                                                                                                              
"An Act  ratifying an interstate  compact to elect  the President                                                               
and  Vice-President  of the  United  States  by national  popular                                                               
vote; and  making related changes  to statutes applicable  to the                                                               
selection by voters of electors  for candidates for President and                                                               
Vice- President of  the United States and to the  duties of those                                                               
electors."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 175 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 74                                                                                                               
"An Act  relating to  the implementation of  the federal  REAL ID                                                               
Act of  2005; and  relating to  issuance of  identification cards                                                               
and driver's licenses; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 1                                                                                                                    
SHORT TITLE: ELECTION REGISTRATION AND VOTING                                                                                   
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) TUCK                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
01/18/17       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/9/17                                                                                
01/18/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/18/17       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
02/23/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/23/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/23/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/28/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/28/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/28/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/07/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/07/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/07/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/09/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/09/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/09/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/14/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/14/17       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/16/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/16/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/16/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/21/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/21/17       (H)       Moved CSHB 1(STA) Out of Committee                                                                     
03/21/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/28/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HJR 15                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: OPPOSE FEDERAL ID REQUIREMENTS                                                                                     
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) JOHNSON                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
03/10/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/10/17       (H)       STA                                                                                                    
03/14/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/14/17       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/21/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/21/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/21/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/28/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 44                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: LEGISLATIVE ETHICS: VOTING & CONFLICTS                                                                             
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) GRENN                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
01/18/17       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/13/17                                                                               
01/18/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/18/17       (H)       JUD, FIN                                                                                               
01/23/17       (H)       SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE INTRODUCED-REFERRALS                                                                
01/23/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/23/17       (H)       JUD, FIN                                                                                               
01/25/17       (H)       STA REPLACES FIN REFERRAL                                                                              
01/25/17       (H)       BILL REPRINTED 1/25/17                                                                                 
01/25/17       (H)       JUD WAIVED PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE, RULE                                                                 
                       23(A) FOR SSHB 44                                                                                        
01/25/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/25/17       (H)       -- Meeting Postponed to 1/27/17 --                                                                     
01/27/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/27/17       (H)       -- Meeting Rescheduled from 1/25/17 --                                                                 
01/30/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/30/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
01/30/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/03/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/03/17       (H)       Moved CSSSHB 44(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                  
02/03/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/08/17       (H)       JUD RPT CS(JUD) 1DP 3DNP 3AM                                                                           
02/08/17       (H)       DP: LEDOUX                                                                                             
02/08/17       (H)       DNP: KOPP, EASTMAN, REINBOLD                                                                           
02/08/17       (H)       AM: KREISS-TOMKINS, FANSLER, CLAMAN                                                                    
02/18/17       (H)       STA AT 11:00 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                          
02/18/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/18/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/21/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/21/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/02/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/02/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/02/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/07/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/07/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/07/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/28/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HCR 1                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: AMEND UNIFORM RULES: ABSTAIN FROM VOTING                                                                           
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) GRENN                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
01/20/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/20/17       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
01/20/17       (H)       JUD REFERRAL REMOVED                                                                                   
01/20/17       (H)       JUD REFERRAL ADDED BEFORE STA                                                                          
01/25/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/25/17       (H)       -- Meeting Postponed to 1/27/17 --                                                                     
01/27/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/27/17       (H)       -- Meeting Rescheduled from 1/25/17 --                                                                 
01/30/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/30/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
01/30/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/03/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/03/17       (H)       Moved HCR 1 Out of Committee                                                                           
02/03/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/08/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/08/17       (H)       Moved HCR 1 Out of Committee                                                                           
02/08/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/10/17       (H)       JUD RPT 1DP 3DNP 2AM                                                                                   
02/10/17       (H)       DP: CLAMAN                                                                                             
02/10/17       (H)       DNP: EASTMAN, KOPP, REINBOLD                                                                           
02/10/17       (H)       AM: KREISS-TOMKINS, FANSLER                                                                            
02/21/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/21/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/02/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/02/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/02/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/07/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/07/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/07/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/28/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 175                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: US PRESIDENT ELECT. COMPACT: POPULAR VOTE                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) FANSLER                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
03/13/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/13/17       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
03/16/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/16/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/16/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/23/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/23/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/23/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/28/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 74                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: DRIVER'S LICENSE & ID CARDS & REAL ID AC                                                                           
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
01/23/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/23/17       (H)       STA, FIN                                                                                               
02/07/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/07/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/07/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/14/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/14/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/14/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/14/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/14/17       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/21/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/21/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/21/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/28/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SHEA SIEGERT, Staff                                                                                                             
Representative Delana Johnson                                                                                                   
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified during the hearing on  HJR 15 and                                                             
answered questions,  on behalf  of Representative  Johnson, prime                                                               
sponsor of HJR 15.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
RYAN JOHNSTON, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Jason Grenn                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:     Presented  Amendment  1   on  behalf  of                                                             
Representative Grenn, prime sponsor of CSSSHB 44(JUD)                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JASON GRENN                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   Answered  questions  on  HCR 1,  as  prime                                                             
sponsor.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
RYAN JOHNSTON, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Jason Grenn                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Answered  questions on HCR  1 on  behalf of                                                             
Representative Grenn, prime sponsor.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ZACH FANSLER                                                                                                     
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified on HB 175, as prime sponsor,                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
LESLIE RIDLE, Deputy Commissioner                                                                                               
Department of Administration (DOA)                                                                                              
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions  during the hearing on HB                                                             
74.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MARLA THOMPSON, Director                                                                                                        
Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)                                                                                                
Department of Administration (DOE)                                                                                              
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions  during the hearing on HB                                                             
74.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:08:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  JONATHAN KREISS-TOMKINS  called  the  House State  Affairs                                                             
Standing   Committee    meeting   to    order   at    3:08   p.m.                                                               
Representatives Birch,  Johnson, Tuck,  Knopp, Wool,  LeDoux, and                                                               
Kreiss-Tomkins were present at the call to order.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
             HB 1-ELECTION REGISTRATION AND VOTING                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:09:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  announced that the first  order of business                                                               
would be HOUSE  BILL NO. 1, "An Act relating  to absentee voting,                                                               
voting,  and   voter  registration;  relating  to   early  voting                                                               
locations  at  which  persons  may  vote  absentee  ballots;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  explained that  CSHB 1, which  was reported                                                               
out of the House State  Affairs Standing Committee on 3/23/17, is                                                               
again before  the committee  to address a  procedural error.   He                                                               
relayed that an objection to  Conceptual Amendment 1 had not been                                                               
removed before the bill was moved out of committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:09:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP  moved  to   rescind  committee  action  of                                                               
3/21/17  moving CSHB  1(STA) out  of committee.   There  being no                                                               
objection, the action was rescinded.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:09:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX  withdrew  her  motion  to  move  CSHB  1,                                                               
Version  30-LS0070\O,  Bullard,  3/14/17,   as  amended,  out  of                                                               
committee.  There being no objection, her motion was withdrawn.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:10:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP withdrew his  Conceptual Amendment 1 to CSHB                                                               
1, Version O.   There being no objection,  Conceptual Amendment 1                                                               
was withdrawn.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:10:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP moved  to adopt  committee substitute  (CS)                                                               
for  HB  1, Version  30-LS0070\U,  Bullard,  3/14/17, as  a  work                                                               
draft.   There being  no objection,  Version U  was adopted  as a                                                               
work draft.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:10:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP  moved  to   report  CSHB  1,  Version  30-                                                               
LS0070\U,  Bullard,  3/14/17  out of  committee  with  individual                                                               
recommendations and the accompanying zero fiscal note.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS objected  for  purpose of  discussion.   He                                                               
explained that Version  U is the CS  introduced by Representative                                                               
Tuck, and  Conceptual Amendment 1,  which was withdrawn,  will be                                                               
addressed in the next committee of referral.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS removed his objection  to the motion.  There                                                               
being no further  objection, CSHB 1(STA) was reported  out of the                                                               
House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
             HJR 15-OPPOSE FEDERAL ID REQUIREMENTS                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
[Contains discussion of HB 74.]                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:11:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  announced that  the next order  of business                                                               
would be  HOUSE JOINT  RESOLUTION NO.  15, Encouraging  repeal of                                                               
the REAL ID Act of 2005.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:12:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON presented  HJR 15, as prime  sponsor.  She                                                               
stated  that the  proposed joint  resolution encourages  the U.S.                                                               
Congress  and executive  branch  [of the  federal government]  to                                                               
repeal  the REAL  ID Act  of  2005.   She explained  that HJR  15                                                               
represents   the   reinstitution   of  the   endorsed   committee                                                               
substitute  (CS)  for  House  Joint   Resolution  19,  which  was                                                               
introduced  in   2008  during   the  Twenty-Fifth   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, 2007-2008.  She relayed  that this previous proposed                                                               
resolution  was   co-sponsored  by  15  Representatives   and  12                                                               
Senators.   She  maintained  that  HJR 15  does  not represent  a                                                               
partisan issue, but  rather a states' rights issue  that needs to                                                               
be  addressed  on a  national  level  before full  implementation                                                               
ensues.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON  explained that  the REAL  ID Act  of 2005                                                               
makes  the   state-issued  motor  vehicle  license   a  federally                                                               
recognized  piece  of  identification  (ID),  with  the  cost  of                                                               
implementation being  imposed on all  citizens living in  REAL ID                                                               
compliant states.  She asserted  that she introduced the proposed                                                               
legislation due  to her  respect for the  Tenth Amendment  of the                                                               
U.S. Constitution and  the importance of identity  security.  She                                                               
added that  she also introduced HJR  15 because of the  number of                                                               
constituent  phone calls  she has  received from  people who  are                                                               
concerned about the  implementation of a system not  voted for by                                                               
Alaskans and forced upon the State  of Alaska through the REAL ID                                                               
Act of 2005.  She asked for committee support for HJR 15.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:15:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SHEA SIEGERT,  Staff, Representative  DeLena Johnson,  noted that                                                               
every person who  has spoken or written in favor  of Alaska being                                                               
compliant with REAL  ID did so based on the  penalties that would                                                               
ensue for  noncompliance rather than  the original intent  of the                                                               
Act:   to  prevent terrorists  from taking  asylum in  the United                                                               
States; to  prevent terrorism from  occurring; and to  secure the                                                               
national  border.    He  added  that  those  favoring  compliance                                                               
testified that  the cost of $1.5  million to the State  of Alaska                                                               
would be  less of a  burden than  those penalties.   He indicated                                                               
that  the   proposed  resolution   creates  an   opportunity  for                                                               
discussion regarding  the actual benefits  of the REAL ID  Act of                                                               
2005.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:17:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KNOPP    asked   what   the    consequences   of                                                               
noncompliance would be for Alaska, if HB 74 did not pass.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. SIEGERT responded that the  consequences would be that people                                                               
without a federally recognized ID  would not be allowed access to                                                               
Transportation   Security   Administration   (TSA)   checkpoints,                                                               
military  bases,  and  federal buildings  requiring  a  federally                                                               
recognized ID.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP  asked  what  the mechanism  would  be  for                                                               
verifying alternative IDs  on site.  He asked,  "Do people really                                                               
need to  worry about travel and  accessing ... sites?   Will they                                                               
be able to do it with the alternative forms of ID?"                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. SIEGERT asked Representative Knopp  if he is referring to the                                                               
circumstances in  which the State  of Alaska has not  become REAL                                                               
ID compliant.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP answered yes.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. SIEGERT  stated that  he believes there  is a  mechanism [for                                                               
verifying  alternative IDs],  but he  added that  the problem  is                                                               
that Alaska  does not have  the list of  recognizable permissible                                                               
IDs.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:21:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  asked if there  is any information  that the                                                               
intent of the REAL ID Act  includes the desire to have a national                                                               
ID card for the citizens of the country.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. SIEGERT  responded that he  did not find  that in any  of the                                                               
conveyable intent of  the REAL ID Act.  He  stated that currently                                                               
there is a federally recognized piece  of ID, which is a passport                                                               
card.  He  mentioned that the literature  describing the original                                                               
intent  of the  REAL ID  Act does  not mention  the desire  for a                                                               
national piece of identification.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL commented  that the  passport is  nationally                                                               
recognized but is more for international  travel.  He said he did                                                               
not  know  the percentage  of  people  who  have passports.    He                                                               
offered his belief that it is less than half.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK responded  that  Alaskans  have the  highest                                                               
percentage of passports per capita at 65 percent.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  suggested  that  nationally  less  than  50                                                               
percent of the population have passports.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:24:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH  asked  if   the  passport  is  a  suitable                                                               
replacement for REAL ID to access airplanes and military bases.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. SIEGERT answered that to the  best of his knowledge, yes.  He                                                               
said that  he defers  to the  Department of  Administration (DOA)                                                               
for a definitive answer.  He  mentioned that DOA testified in its                                                               
presentation that  the Department of Homeland  Security (DHS) has                                                               
not   issued  the   list  of   recognizable  federal   pieces  of                                                               
identification.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:26:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK  moved  to  adopt Amendment  1  to  HJR  15,                                                               
labeled 30-LS0570\A.1, Martin, 3/20/17, which read:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 11:                                                                                                           
          Delete "will"                                                                                                         
          Insert "may"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 12:                                                                                                           
          Delete "punishing"                                                                                                    
          Insert "illegally attempting to punish"                                                                               
          Delete "for the actions of the state"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK stated that under  Amendment 1, page 1, lines                                                               
11-12 would  read:  "Whereas  noncompliance with the REAL  ID Act                                                               
of  2005   may  result  in   the  federal   government  illegally                                                               
attempting to punish".   On page 1, line 12,  "for the actions of                                                               
the state"  would be deleted.   He explained that his  reason for                                                               
deleting "for  the actions of the  state" is because he  does not                                                               
believe the  federal government's  actions are being  affected by                                                               
Alaska's actions.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHNSON  stated  that   she  fully  supports  the                                                               
proposed amendment.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX,  in considering the  proposed substitution                                                               
of "may" for  "will" under Amendment 1,  suggested that Amendment                                                               
1 be amended  to state "illegally punishing" on page  1, line 12,                                                               
rather than  "illegally attempting to punish",  as proposed under                                                               
Amendment 1.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK stated  that he would accept  an amendment to                                                               
Amendment  1 that  inserts "illegally"  before  "punishing".   He                                                               
agreed that  was his intent and  offered that the wording  of the                                                               
proposed  amendment  was  from  Legislative  Legal  and  Research                                                               
Services.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:30:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX moved to adopt  Amendment 1 to Amendment 1,                                                               
to replace "attempting  to punish" with "punishing"  so that page                                                               
1, line 12 would read "illegally punishing".                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK clarified  that Amendment  1 to  Amendment 1                                                               
would:   remove line 6, as  numbered on Amendment 1,  which reads                                                               
"Delete 'punishing'";  remove "attempting  to punish" on  line 7,                                                               
as  numbered  on  Amendment  1;   and  insert  "illegally"  after                                                               
"government" on page 1, line 12 of HJR 15.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX withdrew her Amendment 1 to Amendment 1.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK moved to adopt  Amendment 1 to Amendment 1 as                                                               
follows:   delete  line 6,  as  numbered on  Amendment 1;  insert                                                               
"illegally" after "government" on page 1,  line 12 of HJR 15; and                                                               
delete  "attempting to  punish" in  line  7, as  numbered on  the                                                               
Amendment 1.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  stated  that  there  being  no  objection,                                                               
Amendment 1 to Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS indicated that  Amendment 1, as amended, was                                                               
on the table.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON asked  for Amendment 1, as  amended, to be                                                               
read to the committee.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS stated that  Amendment 1, as amended, would:                                                               
delete  "will"  and insert  "may"  on  page  1, line  11;  insert                                                               
"illegally punishing"  on page  1, line 12;  and delete  "for the                                                               
actions of the state" on page 1, line 12.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON  read page 1,  lines 11-13, of HJR  15, as                                                               
amended, as  follows:   "Whereas noncompliance  with the  REAL ID                                                               
Act  of  2005 may  result  in  the federal  government  illegally                                                               
punishing  individual Alaskans  by  placing  limitation on  state                                                               
residents' freedom of travel and access to federal facilities."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS withdrew  his  objection.   He stated  that                                                               
there being no further objection,  Amendment 1, [as amended], was                                                               
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:34:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK moved to adopt  Conceptual Amendment 2, which                                                               
after the correction of a typographical error ("typo") read:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     ADD                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     AND  BE  IT  FURTHER  RESOLVED that  the  Alaska  State                                                                    
     Legislature  opposes any  interference  by the  Federal                                                                    
     government  with  the  right  of  Alaska  residents  to                                                                    
     travel  and freedom  of movement,  including travel  by                                                                    
     air;                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     AND  BE  IT  FURTHER  RESOLVED that  the  Alaska  State                                                                    
     Legislature  calls on  the  Governor  and the  Attorney                                                                    
     General  of  the  State  of  Alaska  to  challenge  any                                                                    
     proposed  Federal   interference  with  the   right  of                                                                    
     Alaskan  residents  to  freedom of  movement  including                                                                    
     travel  by  air,  and   to  vigorously  defend  Alaskan                                                                    
     residents  against  any   attempted  interference  with                                                                    
     these rights.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS withdrew  his objection.   He  stated there                                                               
being no further objection, Conceptual Amendment 2 was adopted.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:36:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  moved to report  HJR 15, as amended,  out of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal notes.   There being  no further objection,  CSHJR 15(STA)                                                               
was reported out of the House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
         HB  44-LEGISLATIVE ETHICS: VOTING & CONFLICTS                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
[Contains discussion of HCR 1.]                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:37:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  announced that  the next order  of business                                                               
would be CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 44(JUD)                                                                   
"An  Act  requiring  a  legislator  to  abstain  from  taking  or                                                               
withholding official  action or exerting official  influence that                                                               
could  benefit or  harm  an immediate  family  member or  certain                                                               
employers; requiring a  legislator to request to  be excused from                                                               
voting in an  instance where the legislator may  have a financial                                                               
conflict of interest; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:38:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RYAN JOHNSTON,  Staff, Representative  Jason Grenn,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, on  behalf of  Representative Grenn,  prime sponsor,                                                               
stated that  initially CSSSHB  44(JUD) contained  language making                                                               
the proposed legislation contingent on the  passage of HCR 1.  He                                                               
asserted  that the  proposed amendment  eliminates that  language                                                               
because  of  the  opinion  of   Legislative  Legal  and  Research                                                               
Services that CSSSHB  44(JUD) can now "stand on its  own" and the                                                               
contingency language is not needed.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:39:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease at 3:39 p.m.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:39:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX moved  to adopt  Amendment 1  [labeled 30-                                                               
LS0208\U.9, Wayne, 3/24/17], which read:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 3, following "employers;":                                                                                  
          Insert "and"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, lines 4 - 5:                                                                                                       
         Delete "; and providing for an effective date"                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, lines 16 - 26:                                                                                                     
          Delete all material.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   LEDOUX   complimented   Mr.  Johnston   on   his                                                               
explanation of Amendment 1.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:40:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS withdrew  his  objection.   He stated  that                                                               
there being no further objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:41:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX   moved  to  report  CSSSHB   44(JUD),  as                                                               
amended,  out of  committee with  individual recommendations  and                                                               
the accompanying  zero fiscal  note.   There being  no objection,                                                               
CSSSHB  44(STA)  was reported  out  of  the House  State  Affairs                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
         HCR 1-AMEND UNIFORM RULES: ABSTAIN FROM VOTING                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
[Contains discussion of CSSSHB 44(JUD).]                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:42:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  announced that  the next order  of business                                                               
would  be  HOUSE  CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION   NO.  1,  Proposing  an                                                               
amendment to  the Uniform Rules  of the Alaska  State Legislature                                                               
relating to voting and abstention from voting.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:42:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JASON  GRENN, Alaska State  Legislature, expressed                                                               
his  appreciation  for  the  input   from  committee  members  in                                                               
achieving the  intended objectives  of the  proposed legislation.                                                               
He stated that he is available for questions.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  asked if legislators  will be  instructed on                                                               
what constitutes  a conflict of  interest.  He suggested  that an                                                               
objection on the House floor  would not allow the opportunity for                                                               
discussion,  and  an  immediate  decision would  be  required  of                                                               
legislators.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRENN  responded  that any  legislation  requires                                                               
awareness of  the changes  it effects.   He  said that  since the                                                               
proposed legislation  would change  a practice  that has  been in                                                               
the Uniform Rules for decades,  information would be disseminated                                                               
to the legislators  clearly explaining the changes.   He asserted                                                               
that any  new process would  require this, and  Legislative Legal                                                               
and Research Services has a  capable and willing staff to provide                                                               
that guidance.   He stated that  it is his responsibility  as the                                                               
sponsor  of   HCR  1  to   provide  information   to  legislators                                                               
explaining the proposed procedural changes and answer questions.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:47:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX  offered  that   no  legislator  would  be                                                               
surprised  by  an  objection,  which  would  occur  after  he/she                                                               
recused  himself/herself from  the vote.   She  asserted that  if                                                               
legislators reviewed  the floor  calendar in advance,  they would                                                               
know  to discuss  any  possible conflicts  of  interest with  the                                                               
Select Committee on Legislative Ethics before a vote.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:47:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RYAN JOHNSTON,  Staff, Representative  Jason Grenn,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, on  behalf of  Representative Grenn,  prime sponsor,                                                               
stated that  Jerry Anderson  [Administrator, Select  Committee on                                                               
Legislative Ethics]  is preemptively  preparing for  changes that                                                               
would  occur  because of  CSSSHB  44(JUD).    He added  that  Mr.                                                               
Anderson is making plans to  use Interim as an educational period                                                               
for legislators.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  commented that in his  orientation on ethics                                                               
training,  the  current  procedure  for  declaring  conflicts  of                                                               
interest  was  never addressed.    He  said he  sees  legislators                                                               
declaring conflicts,  but he does  not know the criterion  or the                                                               
rules  regarding   the  declarations,  the  objections,   or  the                                                               
subsequent voting.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:49:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH said  that  he  did not  support  HCR 1  or                                                               
CSSSHB 44(JUD).   He mentioned  that during a recent  House floor                                                               
discussion  of  union  dues,  one-third   of  the  body  declared                                                               
objections.  He  asserted that the legislature  would get "locked                                                               
down  in  intractable and  extensive  debate  on each  and  every                                                               
concern" about the amount of  money earned, its significance to a                                                               
family's income,  and the extent  to which it affects  a decision                                                               
to  vote  a certain  way.    He opined  that  this  would open  a                                                               
"Pandora's box."   He agreed  that a  conflict of interest  in an                                                               
employment situation could create  a problem, but legislators are                                                               
extensively  vetted by  the public  during their  campaigns.   He                                                               
cited the declarations of conflicts  on the House floor regarding                                                               
the  [state] income  tax discussion.   He  mentioned that  during                                                               
yesterday's  House  floor  discussion   regarding  the  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries, it  was decided that it  is acceptable for a  Board of                                                               
Fisheries member to deliberate on an  issue in which he/she has a                                                               
direct  financial benefit  from someone  with whom  the board  is                                                               
deliberating.   He reiterated that  the proposed  legislation and                                                               
resolution would create problems, and  the public is aware of the                                                               
conflicts that legislators have.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:52:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  stated that  the State of  Alaska requires                                                               
municipality assembly  members to  recuse themselves  from voting                                                               
[on  issues in  which they  have a  conflict of  interest].   She                                                               
maintained that assembly members  are subject to very substantial                                                               
campaigns, just  like legislators.   She mentioned  that assembly                                                               
candidates   file  Alaska   Public   Offices  Commission   (APOC)                                                               
financial  disclosures citing  every client  with whom  they have                                                               
done  business.     She  stated,   "I  just  have  a   hard  time                                                               
understanding   how  we   can   impose   these  requirements   on                                                               
municipalities and say that somehow  we're just different because                                                               
we're the  legislature."  She  mentioned that  yesterday's debate                                                               
[on  the  House floor]  was  about  allowing Board  of  Fisheries                                                               
members to  participate in the  discussion at hand, and  not even                                                               
about being  allowed to vote  on an issue.   She stated  that she                                                               
fully supports CSSSHB 44(JUD) and HCR 1.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:54:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP stated  that at the local level  if there is                                                               
a potential  conflict of interest,  the assembly  president, with                                                               
the  advice of  the staff  attorney, makes  the determination  of                                                               
allowing a vote;  if other members of the  assembly disagree with                                                               
that ruling,  they can make  a motion to  override it.   He asked                                                               
for clarification  of the process under  the proposed legislation                                                               
and resolution:  a legislator  declares a conflict, and the House                                                               
votes  on the  necessity of  an  abstention from  voting by  that                                                               
legislator.   He  asked if  that process  would occur  every time                                                               
someone declared a conflict.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRENN  responded that each legislator  is required                                                               
to  vote on  the budget  regardless  of a  conflict of  interest.                                                               
Therefore, the  declaration of  financial conflicts  suggested by                                                               
Representative  Birch would  be ruled  out  of order  and not  be                                                               
subject to  the procedures under  CSSSHB 44(JUD)  and HCR 1.   He                                                               
agreed   with   Representative   Wool  that   legislators   don't                                                               
understand   the  current   rules   concerning  declarations   of                                                               
conflicts   of  interest;   therefore,  conflicts   are  declared                                                               
unnecessarily.    He  said that  CSSSHB  44(JUD)  offers  clearer                                                               
guidelines as  to actual  conflicts of interest.   He  added that                                                               
when a  person does  declare a  conflict meeting  the guidelines,                                                               
under the  proposed legislation  and resolution,  the declaration                                                               
would not  be debatable, and  a vote would  be taken to  allow or                                                               
disallow the abstention.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP asked  if the Speaker of the  House would be                                                               
the person to rule a declaration out of order.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRENN stated  his belief  that the  chair of  the                                                               
House Rules Standing Committee would make that ruling.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP suggested  that in that case,  the ruling on                                                               
a declaration  of a conflict  of interest  would be made  by that                                                               
person.  He offered that other  members of the body may object to                                                               
that  ruling.   He  stated  that the  process  introduced by  the                                                               
proposed  legislation and  concurrent  resolution  is unclear  to                                                               
him.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRENN  responded that  a [declared]  conflict that                                                               
does not meet the conflict guidelines  can be ruled out of order.                                                               
He clarified  that it is  not a  majority, but a  two-thirds vote                                                               
[to allow or disallow the abstention].                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:59:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP  asked if there  would be potential  for the                                                               
majority  to  "hold  the  minority   hostage"  by  eliminating  a                                                               
legislator from voting.   He offered that a  majority vote allows                                                               
for this possibility.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRENN maintained  that one  cannot take  politics                                                               
out  of   the  proposed  legislation  and   resolution,  and  the                                                               
possibility  offered  by Representative  Knopp  does  exist.   He                                                               
stated that  the intent behind  HCR 1  and CSSSHB 44(JUD)  is for                                                               
the 40  elected leaders to "do  what's right" and to  vote on the                                                               
merit  of  a conflict  of  interest.    He  suggested that  if  a                                                               
legislator  does allow  partisanship to  affect his/her  vote [on                                                               
abstention], that  vote would be  public record and  he/she could                                                               
be  exposed  as  "playing  politics."   He  maintained  that  the                                                               
proposed   legislation  and   concurrent  resolution   would  add                                                               
transparency for the public.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:01:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  suggested that  a two-thirds  threshold, as                                                               
required under  HCR 1,  would equally  empower both  the majority                                                               
and the minority.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:02:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK stated  that  he likes  that [CSSS  44(JUD)]                                                               
excludes  the  operating budget  from  the  conflict of  interest                                                               
rules.  He offered that requiring  all legislators to vote on the                                                               
operating budget  makes the process  "cleaner and smoother."   He                                                               
noted the  committee had amended  page 2, line  6, of HCR  1, [on                                                               
3/2/17],  to  state that  a  person  cannot abstain  from  voting                                                               
unless  there is  [consent of]  more  than two-thirds  vote.   He                                                               
emphasized  that  under  the   proposed  resolution,  the  higher                                                               
threshold of two-thirds  vote is not what is required  to force a                                                               
legislator to vote  but what is required to  prevent a legislator                                                               
from voting.  He referred to  CSSSHB 44(JUD), page 3, lines 7-10,                                                               
which  defines  "substantial  benefit   or  harm"  as  "financial                                                               
interest of  a substantial class  of persons to which  the person                                                               
belongs as  a member  of a  profession, occupation,  industry, or                                                               
region."  He  used himself as an example for  explanation:  as an                                                               
electrician, he  would not have  to be concerned about  the class                                                               
of electricians  benefiting from proposed legislation,  but about                                                               
himself benefiting  above all other electricians.   He maintained                                                               
that the  proposed legislation sets  the threshold  for conflicts                                                               
of interest  much higher than  it is currently;  therefore, there                                                               
would be fewer  declared conflicts.  He stated  that changing the                                                               
threshold of  what is required  to force a legislator  to abstain                                                               
from voting from  fifty percent to two-thirds  percent also "sets                                                               
the bar higher."   He added that, in addition,  there would be no                                                               
deliberation; a conflict would be  declared and there would be an                                                               
immediate vote.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:05:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  said that  he shares  Representative Birch's                                                               
concerns;  he  "doesn't  want  to   go  down  a  rabbit  hole  of                                                               
objections  and   votes."    He   confirmed  that   the  proposed                                                               
legislation  would  not apply  to  the  operating budget  or  its                                                               
amendments.   He offered that many  potential financial conflicts                                                               
would not  meet the $10,000  threshold and  determining conflicts                                                               
may be  complicated.   He asserted that  not all  legislators are                                                               
familiar with  every bill that comes  up for a vote  on the House                                                               
floor.   He asked about  a situation  in which a  legislator does                                                               
not  declare a  conflict,  but another  legislator believes  that                                                               
legislator should.  He asked, "Is  that to be dealt with later in                                                               
an ethics issue, and that could  take months ... and by that time                                                               
the  vote's  already counted?"    He  referred to  Representative                                                               
Tuck's example  of a legislator who  is a member of  a profession                                                               
declaring a conflict  [if the financial benefit or  harm for that                                                               
legislator  is  greater  than  that of  a  substantial  class  of                                                               
persons of that  profession].  He reminded the  committee that an                                                               
amendment  was adopted  to  change the  language  [in Section  3,                                                               
subsection   (j),  paragraph   (2),  of   CSSSHB  44(JUD)]   that                                                               
Representative Tuck  cited.   He stated  that education  would be                                                               
needed and offered  his hope is that legislators  would know when                                                               
it is appropriate to declare a  conflict.  He conceded that there                                                               
will be  some "growing  pains," and he  offered that  other state                                                               
legislatures have similar rules.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:09:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  suggested that  if a group  of legislators                                                               
had the  two-thirds vote  needed to disallow  a vote,  they would                                                               
have enough votes to pass or vote  down a bill and would not need                                                               
to use forcing an abstention as a political tactic.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRENN, in response  to Representative Wool, stated                                                               
that if one legislator felt  that another legislator neglected to                                                               
declare a conflict  of interest, then the  first legislator could                                                               
file  a  complaint  with  the  Select  Committee  on  Legislative                                                               
Ethics; the process for dealing  with this situation would be the                                                               
same as it is currently.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRENN,  in response  to Representatives  Birch and                                                               
LeDoux,  conceded  that APOC  filings  and  the campaign  process                                                               
afford the public a great  deal of information about a candidate.                                                               
He  asserted that  the proposed  legislation would  maintain that                                                               
transparency for future  legislation on topics that  had not been                                                               
considered  by the  public previously.   He  encouraged committee                                                               
members  to  contact  his  office  for  any  other  questions  or                                                               
concerns.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:12:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX moved  to report HCR 1, as  amended, out of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
zero  fiscal note.   There  being  no objection,  HCR 1(STA)  was                                                               
reported out of committee.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
        HB 175-US PRESIDENT ELECT. COMPACT: POPULAR VOTE                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:12:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  announced that  the next order  of business                                                               
would  be HOUSE  BILL NO.  175, "An  Act ratifying  an interstate                                                               
compact to elect  the President and Vice-President  of the United                                                               
States by  national popular vote;  and making related  changes to                                                               
statutes applicable  to the selection  by voters of  electors for                                                               
candidates  for  President  and Vice-  President  of  the  United                                                               
States and to the duties of those electors."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:13:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ZACH  FANSLER, Alaska State Legislature,  as prime                                                               
sponsor  of HB  175,  stated that  the  proposed legislation  has                                                               
generated good  discussion.  He  maintained that it  is important                                                               
that  there be  an [electoral]  system in  which everyone  has an                                                               
equal  "say"  in the  voting  process  and  in which  all  states                                                               
contribute to the process through  as much voter participation as                                                               
possible.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:14:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH  stated that he  is opposed to HB  175; each                                                               
vote  already  counts;  and  it would  diminish  the  ability  of                                                               
Alaskans to influence the national  election.  He maintained that                                                               
Alaska has three electoral votes;  two of them are U.S. Senators;                                                               
and [the current system] gives  Alaska an "out-of-balance" impact                                                               
on  presidential  elections.    He asserted  that  Alaska  should                                                               
recognize  and utilize  that  opportunity as  a  benefit and  not                                                               
diminish  it through  National Popular  Vote.   He expressed  his                                                               
belief  that  National  Popular   Vote  would  detract  from  the                                                               
Electoral College approach; it would  be bad for his constituents                                                               
and  for  Alaska.    He  added  that  in  the  last  presidential                                                               
election, if Alaska  were a member of the compact,  it could have                                                               
had  a 100-percent  vote for  the Republican  candidate, but  the                                                               
three electoral  votes would have had  to be cast for  the winner                                                               
of the  national popular vote.   He maintained that  result would                                                               
have  "buried"  every  Alaskan  vote.   He  reiterated  that  the                                                               
Electoral College is a good process and is good for the state.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:16:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX expressed that  she is conflicted about the                                                               
proposed legislation.   She stated that  from the time she  was a                                                               
child  learning  about  the Electoral  College,  she  has  always                                                               
thought the system "weird."  She  asserted that she would have no                                                               
problem supporting  a constitutional  amendment to  eliminate the                                                               
Electoral   College;  however,   she   expressed   that  she   is                                                               
uncomfortable with the prospect  of Alaska, through the mechanism                                                               
of  the  compact,  having  to  cast  its  electoral  votes  to  a                                                               
candidate for  whom the majority of  Alaskans did not vote.   She                                                               
offered that she supports HB  175 moving to another committee for                                                               
further discussion, but she does not  want her vote for HB 175 to                                                               
be considered as support of the proposed legislation.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:18:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  stated that he  is also conflicted  about HB                                                               
175.   He said  that National  Popular Vote  is a  mechanism that                                                               
would  essentially produce  the same  result as  a constitutional                                                               
amendment but  without the burdensome  process.  He  relayed that                                                               
if enough states join the  compact, the country would essentially                                                               
choose the  President by popular  vote.  He said  the fundamental                                                               
question is:   "As  a nation,  do we want  to elect  our national                                                               
leader based on  the population of the country, as  opposed to 50                                                               
individual  states and  how they  break it  down?"   He suggested                                                               
that if one  applied this system to the election  of the governor                                                               
of Alaska,  instead of  using the popular  vote to  determine the                                                               
winner,  the vote  would be  determined  by the  results of  each                                                               
district  with   each  district   "weighted"  according   to  its                                                               
population.    He  added  that   Alaska's  districts  have  equal                                                               
populations,  but the  states do  not.   He maintained  that with                                                               
electoral votes being based on  population, Alaska has the lowest                                                               
possible number of electoral votes  - three electoral votes - and                                                               
that  number is  insignificant.    He asserted  that  it is  only                                                               
through  the popular  vote that  a person's  individual vote  can                                                               
"tip the scale."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL said that he  understands the appeal of using                                                               
the  results   of  the  popular   vote  and  offered   that  most                                                               
democracies use a national vote  count.  He mentioned that voters                                                               
used to have to be landowners and  could not be slaves.  He cited                                                               
the historical  reasons for the Electoral  College, which include                                                               
counting slaves as  three-fifths of a person to  boost the number                                                               
of electoral  votes of  the southern states.   He  suggested that                                                               
these practices and historical justifications are antiquated.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  expressed   his  belief  that  presidential                                                               
candidates  would  campaign  differently   if  the  election  was                                                               
decided by  popular vote.   He  opined that  they would  not just                                                               
campaign  in  Los Angeles  and  New  York,  because much  of  the                                                               
population live in rural areas.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:22:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK expressed that  he agreed with Representative                                                               
Wool.  He  offered that under President George W.  Bush, when the                                                               
President and both  houses of the U.S.  Congress were Republican,                                                               
the "stars  were aligned"  to open  the Arctic  National Wildlife                                                               
Refuge  (ANWR).   He  maintained  that Alaska  does  not get  the                                                               
attention it is  due, because it represents  only three electoral                                                               
votes and is therefore insignificant.   He offered that a popular                                                               
vote  system  would encourage  Alaska  legislators  to present  a                                                               
united front on issues; there  is strength in numbers; and Alaska                                                               
would get  the attention it  deserves.  He referred  to testimony                                                               
regarding candidates  visiting rural  Colorado and  attested that                                                               
was due to Colorado being a  "swing" state.  He asked, "When will                                                               
Alaska  ever be  a  swing state?    When will  we  ever have  the                                                               
population  density   to  where  we're   all  of  a   sudden  ...                                                               
significant [in]  the eyes of  these candidates?"   He reiterated                                                               
that  under  National Popular  Vote,  Alaska  would attract  more                                                               
federal campaign  money, more focus  on Alaskan issues,  and more                                                               
individual attention to Alaskans.   He stated that he supports HB                                                               
175 because he  believes Alaska would get more  attention; it has                                                               
big concerns and  offers big benefits to  the federal government.                                                               
He mentioned  that Alaska can  decide to opt  out later if  it so                                                               
desires.  He added that the  conditions that led to the Electoral                                                               
College are outdated.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:25:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP  stated that he  is opposed  to HB 175.   He                                                               
opined  that  it  would not  encourage  voter  participation  and                                                               
joining a compact disenfranchises voters.   He maintained that he                                                               
would  support  a  constitutional   amendment  but  believes  the                                                               
compact is the wrong mechanism.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:26:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON stated  that she does not  support HB 175.                                                               
She  relayed  that  she  believes   in  states'  rights  and  the                                                               
Electoral College gives  Alaska a true advantage  in the national                                                               
election.   She conceded that  it is inevitable that  the results                                                               
of the  election are  decided before the  polls close  in Alaska,                                                               
but  she maintained  that does  not  mean Alaska's  votes do  not                                                               
count.  She expressed her belief  that using the popular vote [to                                                               
decide an election]  would be a disadvantage to  Alaska and would                                                               
disenfranchise Alaska voters.  She  opined that the United States                                                               
has the best elections and  the longest history of elections, and                                                               
elections in many other countries,  even democracies, are fraught                                                               
with  civil  unrest.   She  asked,  "Why  are  we trying  to  fix                                                               
something that isn't broken?"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:28:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK moved to report  HB 175 out of committee with                                                               
individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
[AN UNINDENTIFIED SPEAKER objected.]                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was  taken.  Representatives LeDoux, Tuck, Wool,                                                               
and Kreiss-Tomkins  voted in  favor of  HB 175.   Representatives                                                               
Birch, Johnson,  and Knopp voted  against it.  Therefore,  HB 175                                                               
moved out of committee by a vote of 4-3.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
        HB  74-DRIVER'S LICENSE & ID CARDS & REAL ID AC                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
4:29:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  announced that the final  order of business                                                               
would  be   HOUSE  BILL   NO.  74,  "An   Act  relating   to  the                                                               
implementation of the  federal REAL ID Act of  2005; and relating                                                               
to issuance  of identification cards  and driver's  licenses; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:30:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease at 4:30 p.m.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:31:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  mentioned  that two  amendments  had  been                                                               
prepared for adoption.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:31:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL stated  that the  amendment he  is proposing                                                               
would increase the fee for REAL ID  from $5 to $10.  He cited the                                                               
costs listed on the fiscal  note:  $528,000 for implementation of                                                               
the REAL  ID program  and additional  costs for  a total  of $1.5                                                               
million.    He explained  that  the  increase  in the  fee  would                                                               
generate enough revenue to make the REAL ID program self-                                                                       
supporting.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:33:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL moved  to adopt  Amendment  1, [labeled  30-                                                               
GH1781\A.1, Martin, 3/20/17], which read:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 7:                                                                                                            
          Delete "$5"                                                                                                       
          Insert "$10"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:33:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  stated that  she supports the  concept but                                                               
wants to  find out from the  Division of Motor Vehicles  (DMV) if                                                               
doubling the fee will support the program as intended.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:34:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LESLIE RIDLE,  Deputy Commissioner, Department  of Administration                                                               
(DOA), stated that assuming 50  percent of the population obtains                                                               
a REAL ID, the  $10 [fee] would allow DOA to pay  for the REAL ID                                                               
program in about five years.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX asked  what fee would be needed  for DOA to                                                               
pay for the program concurrently, making the fiscal note zero.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE said she would provide that information.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:35:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP suggested  that a $20 fee would  pay for the                                                               
program in one year.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE answered that she assumes that to be correct.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:35:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL asked  if the  program  would be  profitable                                                               
after 10 years.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE  responded yes, unless DOA  reduced the fee.   She said                                                               
the  capital project  would have  been  paid off,  and DOA  would                                                               
continue to pay to state money from the fees.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL suggested  that his first REAL  ID would cost                                                               
$10, but his second REAL ID might only cost $5.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE  attested that DOA would  need to request a  fee change                                                               
from the legislature; it cannot unilaterally make that change.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  asked  if  it is  possible  to  include  a                                                               
"sunset" date for the fees in the proposed legislation.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE answered, "Probably."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  removed his objection  to Amendment 1.   He                                                               
stated that  there being  no further  objection, Amendment  1 was                                                               
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:37:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH moved  to  adopt Amendment  2 [labeled  30-                                                               
GH1781\A2, Martin, 3/27/17] which read:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, line 18:                                                                                                           
          Delete "shall"                                                                                                        
          Insert "may [SHALL]"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, line 20:                                                                                                           
          Delete "shall"                                                                                                        
          Insert "may [SHALL]"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   BIRCH  explained   that   Amendment  2   inserts                                                               
"permissive" language  on page 3,  lines 18 and 20,  by replacing                                                               
"shall" with "may".  He  cited, as justification for the language                                                               
change,  a letter  from a  constituent  describing the  following                                                               
situation:   The constituent's wife  is a Japanese  national with                                                               
permanent resident status holding  an alien registration ID green                                                               
card  without  an expiration  date.    She  has been  a  fulltime                                                               
resident  of Alaska  since 1982.   Since  the green  card has  no                                                               
expiration date,  it's validity  is indefinite.   The constituent                                                               
added  that  this  places  a   significant  burden  on  his  wife                                                               
requiring  her  to renew  her  driver's  license annually.    The                                                               
constituent  requested that  "shall"  be replaced  with "may"  so                                                               
that  decisions for  unique situations  can  be made  at the  DOA                                                               
application review  level and to  avoid having to  make statutory                                                               
changes in the future.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:39:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE responded that DOA agrees with Amendment 2.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  stated his understanding that  currently DOA                                                               
is  limited  to  issuing  yearly  driver's  licenses  to  foreign                                                               
nationals  with  indefinite visas.    He  said that  the  statute                                                               
currently states  that DOA shall  issue a license for  the period                                                               
of the authorized  stay; if the period of the  authorized stay is                                                               
indefinite,  DOA shall  issue a  license with  a validity  of one                                                               
year.   He offered that  someone with  a driver's license  for an                                                               
indefinite stay must renew it annually.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. RIDLE  expressed her understanding  that current  practice is                                                               
that  for a  person of  "indefinite stay,"  a five-year  driver's                                                               
license is issued.  She  indicated that changing "shall" to "may"                                                               
would  give  DOA  the  flexibility   to  accommodate  the  person                                                               
referred to in the constituent letter.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:42:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARLA  THOMPSON,  Director,  Division of  Motor  Vehicles  (DMV),                                                               
Department  of Administration  (DOE), stated  that currently  DMV                                                               
issues a driver's  license for the period of  authorized stay [of                                                               
the  foreign  national]  or  for  five years  for  those  with  a                                                               
permanent card having no expiration date.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK stated  that since  DMV is  currently acting                                                               
contrary to the law, the law  should be changed to agree with the                                                               
current practice.  He said that he supports Amendment 2.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:43:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX cited page 3,  lines 19-20, of HB 74, which                                                               
read,  "If  the period  of  authorized  stay is  indefinite,  the                                                               
department shall issue the license  with a validity of one year."                                                               
She opined  that changing  "shall" to "may"  does not  give [DMV]                                                               
the  authority to  issue the  license for  longer than  one year.                                                               
She stated  that "may" could  mean that  a license may  be issued                                                               
with a  validity of  one year  or possibly may  not be  issued at                                                               
all.  She stated that she  appreciates the issue brought forth by                                                               
the constituent and  the desire to address it,  but that changing                                                               
"shall" to "may" on page 3, line 20, would not accomplish that.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  RIDLE responded  that it  was the  opinion of  the assistant                                                               
attorney general  that this change  would address the  issue, but                                                               
she said that she would  bring up Representative LeDoux's concern                                                               
with him for further consideration.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS withdrew his objection to Amendment 2.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL mentioned that  he agreed with Representative                                                               
LeDoux's comments, and  the use of "may" would  make the language                                                               
in the proposed legislation ambiguous.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS again objected to Amendment 2.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL stated that he  does not understand the logic                                                               
behind "one year" in the proposed legislation.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK relayed  that the intent is for  DOA to issue                                                               
a  driver's license  for the  period  of an  authorized stay,  if                                                               
known.   He said that if  an individual has an  indefinite period                                                               
of stay, the  committee wants DOA to issue a  driver's license as                                                               
it would for  any other Alaskan.  He suggested  that page 3, line                                                               
18, should  read, "Unless an  authorized stay is  indefinite, the                                                               
department  may  issue   the  license  for  the   period  of  the                                                               
authorized stay."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:47:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL offered  that  a person  with an  indefinite                                                               
stay  could leave  the country  with his/her  valid license.   He                                                               
suggested that DOA may wish to  limit the duration of the license                                                               
to avoid  that situation  by requiring the  reissue of  a license                                                               
every year.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KNOPP stated  that green cards are  issued for ten                                                               
years; J1 visas are issued for  a two- to three-month period; and                                                               
other  licenses may  be issued  for a  minimum of  one year.   He                                                               
suggested that  there is  ample time  for the  assistant attorney                                                               
general to address this issue and the bill language.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS withdrew his objection to Amendment 2.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX stated  that  she objects  to Amendment  2                                                               
based on  her belief that  an opinion from Legislative  Legal and                                                               
Research Services or the assistant  attorney general is needed to                                                               
ensure that  the amendment accomplishes  that which  is intended.                                                               
She recommended that the amendment be held pending this opinion.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH   said  his   intent  is  to   address  his                                                               
constituent's concern and he supports  additional legal review of                                                               
Amendment 2.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH withdrew his motion to adopt Amendment 2.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
[HB 74 was held over.]                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:51:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
State Affairs  Standing Committee  meeting was adjourned  at 4:51                                                               
p.m.                                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB181 Sectional Analysis 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Hearing Request 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Sponsor Statement 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Supporting Documents - Article NSCL Compensation Commission 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Supporting Documents - History of SOCC Per Diem 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Supporting Documents - Per Diem History 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 ver A 3.27.2017.PDF HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB 181 Additional Documents - Federal AK Per Diem Rates 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB 181 Supporting Documents - Per Diem & SOCC PPT 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Additional Documents - AK Per Diem History 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Additional Documents - Leg Compensation Comparison 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Fiscal Note DOA-DOP 3.27.2017.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB181 Fiscal Note 3.25.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 181
HB044 Draft Proposed Amendment U.9 3.27.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 44
HB074 Draft Proposed Amendment A.2 3.27.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 74
HB074 Draft Proposed Amendment A.1 3.20.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 74
HB074 Identity Project Letter 3.28.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 74
HJR 15 Draft Proposed Amendment A.1 3.21.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HJR 15
HJR 15 Draft Conceptual Amendment 1 3.21.17.pdf HSTA 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HJR 15