Legislature(2019 - 2020)GRUENBERG 120

04/18/2019 03:00 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HB 110 VEHICLES/BOATS: TRANSFER ON DEATH TITLE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 115 ABSENTEE VOTING TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 115 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+= HB 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION KITS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSSHB 20(STA) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                         April 18, 2019                                                                                         
                           3:08 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Zack Fields, Co-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, Co-Chair                                                                                
Representative Andi Story                                                                                                       
Representative Adam Wool                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux                                                                                                 
Representative Sarah Vance                                                                                                      
Representative Laddie Shaw                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 110                                                                                                              
"An Act  relating to  the transfer of  a title to  a boat  on the                                                               
death of  the owner;  relating to  the transfer of  a title  to a                                                               
vehicle, including  certain manufactured  homes and  trailers, on                                                               
the  death  of the  owner;  allowing  a  person  to act  for  the                                                               
surviving spouse of a decedent  to enforce liability against real                                                               
property  transferred at  death; and  providing for  an effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 115                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating  to  absentee voting;  and  providing  for  an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 115 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 20                                                                                        
"An Act relating  to sexual assault; relating  to the definitions                                                               
of  'without  consent'  and 'consent';  relating  to  failure  to                                                               
report a violent  crime; relating to sexual  misconduct under the                                                               
code of  military justice; requiring law  enforcement agencies to                                                               
test sexual  assault examination kits; requiring  notification of                                                               
completion  of testing;  relating to  reports on  untested sexual                                                               
assault examination kits; and providing for an effective date."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSSHB 20(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 110                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: VEHICLES/BOATS: TRANSFER ON DEATH TITLE                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) SPOHNHOLZ                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
03/25/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/25/19       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
04/11/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/11/19       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
04/18/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 115                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: ABSENTEE VOTING                                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) TUCK                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
03/27/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/27/19       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
04/02/19       (H)       STA AT 4:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/02/19       (H)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
04/04/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/04/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/04/19       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
04/09/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/09/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/18/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  20                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION KITS                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) TARR                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
02/20/19       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/7/19                                                                                
02/20/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/20/19       (H)       STA, FIN                                                                                               
03/11/19       (H)       SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE INTRODUCED                                                                          
03/11/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/11/19       (H)       STA, FIN                                                                                               
03/12/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/12/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/12/19       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/14/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/14/19       (H)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
03/21/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/21/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/21/19       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
04/09/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/09/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/18/19       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MEGAN HOLLAND, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Ivy Spohnholz                                                                                                    
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
110 on behalf of Representative Spohnholz, prime sponsor.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE IVY SPOHNHOLZ                                                                                                    
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  As prime sponsor, presented HB 110.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MARLA THOMPSON, Director                                                                                                        
Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)                                                                                                
Department of Administration (DOA)                                                                                              
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
110.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL MASON, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Chris Tuck                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided information on HB 115 on behalf of                                                              
Representative Tuck, prime sponsor.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
EVAN ANDERSON, Civic Engagement Manager                                                                                         
Alaska Center Education Fund (ACEF)                                                                                             
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 115.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
VERI DI SUVERO, Executive Director                                                                                              
Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG)                                                                                  
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 115.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
GAIL FENUMIAI, Director                                                                                                         
Division of Elections                                                                                                           
Office of the Lieutenant Governor                                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Offered information during the hearing on                                                                
HB 115.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GERAN TARR                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  As prime sponsor, explained Amendment 1 to                                                               
Version G of SSHB 20 and answered questions.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KATIE BOTZ                                                                                                                      
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SSHB 20.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
KARISA CALLAHAN                                                                                                                 
Pasadena, California                                                                                                            
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SSHB 20.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CARMEN LOWRY, Executive Director                                                                                                
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA)                                                                 
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SSHB 20.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CARLY WELLS                                                                                                                     
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SSHB 20.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
LEIGH BOLIN, President                                                                                                          
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - AK Chapter;                                                                     
Manager                                                                                                                         
Child Advocacy Center of Bristol Bay                                                                                            
Dillingham, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SSHB 20.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
KEELEY OLSON, Executive Director                                                                                                
Standing Together Against Rape (STAR)                                                                                           
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SSHB 20.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
ANGILIA TRUJILLO                                                                                                                
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SSHB 20.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
PATTY OWEN, Director                                                                                                            
Alaska Public Health Association (APHA)                                                                                         
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SSHB 20.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
DIANE CASTRO, Executive Director                                                                                                
Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA)                                                                         
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the hearing of SSHB 20.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:08:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR JONATHAN  KREISS-TOMKINS called the House  State Affairs                                                             
Standing   Committee    meeting   to    order   at    3:08   p.m.                                                               
Representatives  Wool,  Story,  Fields, and  Kriess-Tomkins  were                                                               
present at the call to order.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
         HB 110-VEHICLES/BOATS: TRANSFER ON DEATH TITLE                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:09:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  announced  that   the  first  order  of                                                               
business would  be HOUSE BILL  NO. 110,  "An Act relating  to the                                                               
transfer  of  a title  to  a  boat on  the  death  of the  owner;                                                               
relating  to the  transfer of  a  title to  a vehicle,  including                                                               
certain  manufactured homes  and trailers,  on the  death of  the                                                               
owner; allowing  a person to  act for  the surviving spouse  of a                                                               
decedent to  enforce liability against real  property transferred                                                               
at death; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:09:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEGAN HOLLAND, Staff, Representative  Ivy Spohnholz, Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  made opening  remarks on  behalf of  Representative                                                               
Spohnholz, prime sponsor  of HB 110.  She  mentioned a PowerPoint                                                               
Presentation and indicated the bill sponsor's imminent arrival.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:11:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE IVY SPOHNHOLZ, Alaska  State Legislature, as prime                                                               
sponsor,  introduced  HB  110.     She  paraphrased  the  sponsor                                                               
statement, which read as  follows [original punctuation provided,                                                               
with some formatting changes]:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                       Sponsor Statement                                                                                    
                         House Bill 110                                                                                         
             Nonprobate Vehicle Transfer Upon Death                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       "An Act relating to the transfer of the title to a                                                                       
       vehicle, including certain manufactured homes and                                                                        
     trailers, on the death of the owner; allowing a person                                                                     
     to act for the surviving spouse of a decedent to make                                                                      
         a demand of the personal representative of the                                                                         
       decedent's estate related to enforcing a liability                                                                       
     against real property or an interest in real property                                                                      
     transferred at death by a transfer on death deed; and                                                                      
               providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     The process of probate in  the state of Alaska can take                                                                    
     anywhere from  six months to  several years  ,  and can                                                                    
     cost  family   members  and   beneficiaries  thousands,                                                                    
     potentially tens  of thousands of dollars  in legal and                                                                    
                2                                                                                                               
     filing fees.  While  the State Legislature  has already                                                                    
     taken  great strides  to reduce  the costs  of probate,                                                                    
     there is still much room for improvement.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     House  Bill 110  continues in  spirit with  the Uniform                                                                    
     Real  Property Transfer  on Death  Act (URPTDA),  which                                                                    
     unanimously passed  both the House and  Senate in 2014.                                                                    
     URPTDA created the Transfer on  Death (TOD) deed, which                                                                    
     allows for  nonprobate transfers of real  property. TOD                                                                    
     deeds allow  Alaskans to select a  beneficiary who will                                                                    
     receive  the property  at  their  passing, and  removes                                                                    
     that property from the process of probate.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     In   2016,  the   late  Representative   Max  Gruenberg                                                                    
     introduced legislation  similar to HB 110  that created                                                                    
     a mechanism  for nonprobate  transfers of  vehicles. HB                                                                    
     110  is  nearly  identical,  although  it  expands  the                                                                    
     concept to  apply both to  vehicles and boats  that are                                                                    
     issued titles  through the  state. Currently,  11 other                                                                    
     states have  TOD titles for vehicles,  and several have                                                                    
     TOD titles for boats.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     HB  110  continues the  ongoing  effort  to reduce  the                                                                    
     costs   of  probate   for   Alaskans   and  creates   a                                                                    
     streamlined service through the  DMV through which they                                                                    
     can  designate beneficiaries  for both  cars and  boats                                                                    
     through  a   simple  form.  The  TOD   titles  will  be                                                                    
     available for all boats and  vehicles for which the DMV                                                                    
     provides  titles,  which   also  includes  some  mobile                                                                    
     manufactured homes under  AS 45.29.102(66). The program                                                                    
     will be self-sustaining through fees.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     At no  cost to the  state, HB 110 will  allow countless                                                                    
     Alaskans  to  pass  down   boats,  vehicles,  and  some                                                                    
     manufactured  homes to  beneficiaries  with more  ease,                                                                    
     and will  help simplify and streamline  the potentially                                                                    
      complicated, costly, and painful process of probate                                                                       
     following the death of a loved one.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
      1. Alaska Court System Self-Help Services: Probate.                                                                       
     http://www.courts.alaska.gov/shc/probate/probate-                                                                          
     steps.htm                                                                                                                  
        2. "How Much is that Probate in the Window?" The                                                                        
     Senior Voice:                                                                                                              
     https://www.seniorvoicealaska.com/story/2018/11/01/                                                                        
     finance-and-legal/how-much-is-that-probate-in-the-                                                                         
     window/1839.html                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SPOHNHOLZ  noted that AARP, the  Alaska Automobile                                                               
Dealers Association,  and the Alaska Commission  on Aging support                                                               
HB 110.   Further, she  related that  she had received  no formal                                                               
opposition to  the proposed legislation,  nor had there  been any                                                               
opposition to Representative  Gruenberg's proposed legislation in                                                               
2016.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:14:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS asked  if  HB 110  would  apply also  to                                                               
trailers.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  HOLLAND answered  that  it would  apply  to vehicles  titled                                                               
through the [Division] of Motor Vehicles (DMV).                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS clarified  that he  meant that  which is                                                               
trailed behind a  car, such as a boat trailer  or "other kinds of                                                               
wheeled trailers."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. HOLLAND  speculated that only  that which is titled  would be                                                               
covered under HB 110.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL proffered that  some trailers do have license                                                               
plates and, thus,  are [titled].  He deferred  to Marla Thompson,                                                               
the director of the DMV for confirmation.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:15:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARLA  THOMPSON,  Director,  Division of  Motor  Vehicles  (DMV),                                                               
Department of Administration (DOA),  stated, "Anything that has a                                                               
title would qualify  under this bill, and that  would include any                                                               
type of trailer or a mobile home."                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:15:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL observed  that HB 110 would  add titled boats                                                               
and trailers to the list of  those things that can be transferred                                                               
on death of the owner.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. HOLLAND  responded that currently  there is no  mechanism for                                                               
transfer on  death for cars.   She said HB 110  would create "the                                                               
transfer on death title for cars  and boats."  She said there are                                                               
things that  currently can  be "transferred  on death  outside of                                                               
probate in the state of  Alaska," including deeds, bank accounts,                                                               
and brokerage accounts.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:17:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STORY noted  that the  fiscal note  lists $60,000                                                               
for a  software system, and she  asked Ms. Holland if  she thinks                                                               
that is all that would be required.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS.  HOLLAND said  she had  spoken  with Ms.  Thompson about  the                                                               
fiscal note, because the original  legislation of 2016 had a zero                                                               
fiscal  note.    She  explained  that since  2016,  the  DMV  has                                                               
overhauled  its   software,  and  software  engineers   would  be                                                               
necessary to create  the new forms - the two  new types of titles                                                               
that would be  needed under HB 110.  She  explained that once the                                                               
division creates  the forms and  necessary software, "it  will be                                                               
self-sustaining  through  fees."    In response  to  a  follow-up                                                               
question, she  offered her understanding  that the  Department of                                                               
Administration cannot  absorb the  cost; therefore, it  needs the                                                               
$60,000.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:19:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS asked  whether  the  proposed change  to                                                               
statute was recommended by the Uniform Law Commission.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.  HOLLAND answered  no.    She stated  that  the Uniform  Real                                                               
Property Transfer  and Death  Act of  2009 (URPTDA),  endorsed by                                                               
the commission,  created a  transfer on death  deed, but  did not                                                               
include  boats and  vehicles.    She noted  that  11 states  have                                                               
implemented  transfer  on  death  titles for  vehicles,  while  7                                                               
states have done  so for boats.  She said  the commission has not                                                               
put "its stamp of approval on  it," but [HB 110] is "following in                                                               
that spirit of  finding ... more assets - more  forms of personal                                                               
property  -  that we  can  transfer  outside  of the  process  of                                                               
probate in  order to  ... pass  along more of  that value  to our                                                               
beneficiaries."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS asked  Ms. Holland  whether it  would be                                                               
fair  to summarize  that  Alaska has  a lot  of  boats, thus  the                                                               
sponsor thinks  it would be  helpful to add  them to the  list of                                                               
assets.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. HOLLAND answered, "I believe so."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS recalled  prior legislation regarding the                                                               
titling of boats.   He referred to  the aforementioned PowerPoint                                                               
[not  presented],  and  a  slide   that  includes  the  sectional                                                               
analysis, which  notes that boats  in Alaska are exempt  from the                                                               
title requirement  under AS  05.25.055 if they  are less  than 24                                                               
feet.    He  asked  the  significance of  that  notation  in  the                                                               
sectional analysis.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. HOLLAND  explained she had  wanted to show  committee members                                                               
which boats  are required  to be issued  titles through  the DMV.                                                               
She surmised that  "your average Joe's" boat is going  to be less                                                               
than 24  feet in length,  and the intent of  HB 110 is  to "allow                                                               
people  to transfer  those boats  along."   That said,  she noted                                                               
that  there   is  a  provision   under  Title  V,   which  allows                                                               
individuals with  boats under 24  feet in  length to apply  for a                                                               
title, if  they wish  to do  so, which would  allow them  to take                                                               
advantage of a transfer on death title.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:22:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY  asked how the  public would know  about the                                                               
option to title boats under 24 feet in length.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. HOLLAND responded  that she does not know,  and she suggested                                                               
the question could be asked of Ms. Thompson.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:23:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  THOMPSON provided  that the  titling of  the boat  is a  new                                                               
process that the DMV initiated  in January 2019, wherein boats of                                                               
25  feet or  more  are required  [to register  for]  a title  "if                                                               
they're  not  documented somewhere  else."    She confirmed  that                                                               
"anybody can go  ahead and title a boat."   She said the division                                                               
just refreshed its website information  regarding titling, and it                                                               
would  add  a  separate  section informing  anyone  visiting  the                                                               
website  of the  option  to [title  a  boat 24  feet  or less  in                                                               
length].                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:23:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL asked if "a bunch  of numbers on the bow of a                                                               
boat" indicates that the boat is titled.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.  THOMPSON answered  no.   She speculated  that Representative                                                               
Wool may  be referring to  a U.S. Coast Guard  documented number.                                                               
She said  boat titles  look similar to  vehicle titles,  and they                                                               
include a number, but that number is not on the boat.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  concluded that  a  boat  would not  have  a                                                               
license plate as would trailers or motorcycles.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. THOMPSON confirmed that is correct.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:25:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR   KREISS-TOMKINS  announced   that   the  deadline   for                                                               
amendments for HB  110 to be submitted would  be Monday, 4/22/19,                                                               
at 5 p.m.                                                                                                                       
3:25:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY returned to the  issue of the $60,000 listed                                                               
on the fiscal note.  She  referred to the second sentence [of the                                                               
second  paragraph of  the fiscal  analysis], which  read:   "This                                                               
estimate is  based on prior  reconfiguration for  similar changes                                                               
and assumes  600 programming hours at  a cost of $100  per hour."                                                               
She asked, "And that is in-kind, since that's not listed here?"                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:26:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. THOMPSON explained that the  fiscal note reflects programming                                                               
time for Information Technology  (IT) staff or contractors needed                                                               
to complete the necessary work.   She said, "This is very similar                                                               
to the amount of work that was  required to create a title.  This                                                               
is a different  type of title for vehicles and  for boats, and so                                                               
there is  work to be done."   She echoed Ms.  Holland's statement                                                               
that the  DMV had recently converted  from an older system.   She                                                               
said the  fiscal note for HB  110 has no training  hours included                                                               
that are not related to IT work.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  noted  that within  the  PowerPoint  is                                                               
mention of  a small  fee for  a transfer on  death title,  and he                                                               
asked how much that would be.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. HOLLAND said that fee would be determined by the DMV.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS asked  Ms. Thompson,  "Given that  there                                                               
would be  a fee,  presumably determined  by regulation,  why does                                                               
the fiscal note not reflect any revenue in future years?"                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. THOMPSON answered  the DMV currently charges $15  for a title                                                               
fee, and since  there was no mention of a  different fee, she did                                                               
not  "add  anything different."    The  fee  would  be $15.    In                                                               
response to  a request  for clarification,  she said  the current                                                               
title fee is  $15, and that amount  is the same for  all types of                                                               
vehicles, "A, B, or C."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
[HB 110 was held over.]                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                     HB 115-ABSENTEE VOTING                                                                                 
3:29:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS   announced  that  the  next   order  of                                                               
business  would  be HOUSE  BILL  NO.  115,  "An Act  relating  to                                                               
absentee voting; and providing for an effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:30:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL  MASON, Staff,  Representative Chris  Tuck, Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  on behalf  of Representative  Tuck, prime  sponsor,                                                               
informed the committee that earlier  that day he had presented HB                                                               
115  to  the  Alaska  Commission on  Aging,  and  following  that                                                               
presentation, the  commission informed him that  it would endorse                                                               
the bill,  which would put  in place a permanent  absentee voting                                                               
system in Alaska.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:31:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS opened public testimony on HB 115.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:31:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EVAN ANDERSON, Civic Engagement  Manager, Alaska Center Education                                                               
Fund (ACEF),  stated that  ACEF believes  democracy in  Alaska is                                                               
strongest   when  there   is   full   participation  across   the                                                               
electorate.  He said permanent  absentee voting would be "a major                                                               
win"  for  students,  "people  of  varying  abilities,"  and  the                                                               
elderly.   He surmised that  the chances someone will  vote again                                                               
are   higher   if   his/her  [absentee]   ballot   is   delivered                                                               
automatically.   He mentioned there  are 11 other states  that do                                                               
this, and he  remarked that Alaskans "stand on  the shoulders" of                                                               
its  civil rights  heroes,  such as  Elizabeth  Peratrovich.   He                                                               
concluded by stating his support for HB 115.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:33:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VERI  DI  SUVERO,  Executive  Director,  Alaska  Public  Interest                                                               
Research Group  (AKPIRG), related that AKPIRG  protects consumers                                                               
and ensures  the best  possible governance in  Alaska.   She said                                                               
AKPIRG  supports   permanent  absentee  voting,   "because  every                                                               
American has  the fundamental  right to vote  and have  that vote                                                               
counted."   She talked about  the ability  to do most  things via                                                               
computer or  smart phone; therefore,  she reasoned that  there is                                                               
"no reason that signing up to  receive a ballot shouldn't be easy                                                               
and  accurate  and  accessible."     She  opined  that  permanent                                                               
absentee voting  would ensure  that Alaska's  electorate receives                                                               
the best process  for voting possible.  She said  there are eight                                                               
states, as  well as Washington,  D.C., that maintain  a permanent                                                               
absentee ballot list.  She expressed support of HB 115.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS, after  ascertaining that  there was  no                                                               
one else  who wished  to testify, closed  public testimony  on HB                                                               
115.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:35:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY  expressed appreciation for  the information                                                               
from Barbara  Jones, Municipal Clerk, Municipality  of Anchorage,                                                               
about ensuring that a voter does  not vote absentee and then show                                                               
up  at the  polls to  vote again.   She  questioned whether  this                                                               
[method] was in place in other parts of the state.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:36:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GAIL  FENUMIAI, Director,  Division of  Elections, Office  of the                                                               
Lieutenant Governor,  stated that since Anchorage  [uses] "an all                                                               
by-mail system," its security measures  are different.  She said,                                                               
"The State  of Alaska would  still need to be  producing precinct                                                               
registers,  and  those precinct  registers  would  be marked  ...                                                               
'applied for  by-mail ballot' or 'applied  for absentee ballot'."                                                               
She added, "If someone was to show  up and vote at the polls, and                                                               
insist  on voting,  we  would  require them  to  vote a  question                                                               
ballot; that  would be  the division's policy  to ensure  that if                                                               
they already  voted a by-mail  ballot and  sent it in,  ... there                                                               
would not be duplicate voting going on."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:38:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL asked for clarification  as to how that would                                                               
work.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. FENUMIAI explained  that in order to  ensure duplicate voting                                                               
doesn't  occur,  notation  needs  to  be  made  in  the  precinct                                                               
register showing when  people have voted by mail  or voted early.                                                               
With  that notation  made, the  polling place  worker would  then                                                               
tell the  voter who  comes to the  precinct voting  location that                                                               
he/she must  use a question ballot.   All ballots that  come back                                                               
to the  regional offices are  logged, reviewed, and  entered into                                                               
the voter  registration system; therefore,  there is a  method to                                                               
determine  whether  a  by-mail ballot  was  received  before  the                                                               
question ballot.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL asked how the  division knows a mailed ballot                                                               
is from a particular voter.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. FENUMIAI  answered that  three identifying  items must  be on                                                               
the back of the by-mail envelope  in order for the by-mail ballot                                                               
to  be  counted:   a  witness,  a  voter "indentifier,"  and  the                                                               
voter's signature.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:41:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY  said it was  interesting to learn  that the                                                               
State of Colorado  received 60 percent return  rates in [by-mail]                                                               
voting.   She  observed  that information  she  read showed  that                                                               
Alaska's rate was 18 percent.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL said  while he  personally does  not want  a                                                               
future  where voting  by mail  is  the only  option, he  supports                                                               
getting more people to vote.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:42:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS  opined that HB  115 is "great,"  as well                                                               
as "simple"  and "straightforward."   He explained that  he would                                                               
put aside  HB 115  and bring it  back at the  end of  the meeting                                                               
when  a quorum  was  present to  vote  on moving  HB  115 out  of                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
             HB 20-SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION KITS                                                                          
3:42:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS   announced  that  the  next   order  of                                                               
business would be  SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL  NO. 20, "An                                                               
Act relating  to sexual assault;  relating to the  definitions of                                                               
'without consent' and 'consent'; relating  to failure to report a                                                               
violent crime;  relating to sexual  misconduct under the  code of                                                               
military  justice; requiring  law  enforcement  agencies to  test                                                               
sexual  assault  examination   kits;  requiring  notification  of                                                               
completion  of testing;  relating to  reports on  untested sexual                                                               
assault examination kits; and providing for an effective date."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
[Before the committee, adopted as  a working document on 3/21/19,                                                               
was committee  substitute (CS) for SSHB  20, Version 31-LS0253\G,                                                               
Radford, 3/21/19.]                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:43:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GERAN  TARR, Alaska State Legislature,  noted that                                                               
everyone appeared  to be on board  with the sections of  the bill                                                               
related to rape  kits, including the year  timeline, sending kits                                                               
within 30  days, victim notification,  and updating of  the audit                                                               
report.   She indicated other  issues had been added  relating to                                                               
sexual  assault  in  the  second degree  and  the  definition  of                                                               
consent - both of which  "needed more work."  Representative Tarr                                                               
said  because the  definition of  "without consent"  involves the                                                               
use  of force,  in  the  case of  an  incapacitated person,  when                                                               
jurors do not  see evidence of force, they  "often don't perceive                                                               
it  as sexual  assault."   She  indicated that  an amendment  was                                                               
available that would "make it  more clear in those circumstances"                                                               
and avoid  loopholes.  She  said in a  prior meeting there  was a                                                               
discussion about the varying  standards regarding "mental state."                                                               
She  said, "The  default 'mental  state' is  reckless disregard."                                                               
She   mentioned   "the   reasonable  person   standard."      The                                                               
aforementioned  amendment  would  clean   up  that  language  for                                                               
clarification.    In response  to  Co-Chair  Kreiss Tomkins,  she                                                               
mentioned  SB   35,  heard  in  the   Senate  Judiciary  Standing                                                               
Committee, where  "this conversation  was happening  there, too."                                                               
She indicated that the language  of the amendment had been vetted                                                               
with  advocates, as  well as  with the  Department of  Law (DOL).                                                               
She  emphasized the  importance of  clarity of  language for  the                                                               
purpose of evaluating the law.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:48:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  asked whether "incapacitated"  and "mentally                                                               
incapable" are considered temporary or permanent states.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR answered it could be both.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  asked whether incapacitation  was considered                                                               
just on the part  of the victim or when both  the victim and [the                                                               
person who assaults him/her] may be incapacitated.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  suggested, "It depends on  who the defendant                                                               
is in that  particular case."  She indicated  that human behavior                                                               
"on both sides" could be a challenge.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:50:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  opened  public testimony  on  SSHB  20,                                                               
Version G.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:50:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KATIE  BOTZ testified  in  support of  SSHB 20.    She asked  the                                                               
committee not to bog  down the bill but to keep  it strong.  [Due                                                               
to  technical  difficulty,  part   of  Ms.  Botz'  testimony  was                                                               
indiscernible.]  She  questioned, "How much more  does the victim                                                               
needs  to be  revictimized?"   She  asked the  committee to  show                                                               
victims that they have value as human beings.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:52:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KARISA  CALLAHAN said  she is  originally from  Montana, and  she                                                               
indicated  that is  an  area that  ranks high  in  the number  of                                                               
sexual assaults;  she is an assault  survivor.  She stated  it is                                                               
important  in recovery  to have  the support  of community.   She                                                               
said in the  absence of rape test kits, sometimes  justice is not                                                               
possible.  She  expressed her emotional response  to this subject                                                               
and urged  the committee to  support HB  20, to bring  healing to                                                               
the community.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:54:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CARMEN  LOWRY, Executive  Director,  Alaska  Network on  Domestic                                                               
Violence and  Sexual Assault (ANDVSA),  said ANDVSA  comprises 24                                                               
community-based organizations  providing services to  victims and                                                               
their  families.    She  said  ANDVSA  supports  SSHB  20.    She                                                               
expressed  appreciation   for  Representative   Tarr's  survivor-                                                               
centered approach to addressing  sexual assault kit processes and                                                               
backlogged kits.   She  said, "This  bill represents  very solid,                                                               
trauma-informed  processes."   She  said the  specification of  a                                                               
timeline  when  victims will  hear  back  regarding the  kits  is                                                               
critical.    She  said  giving   reasons  for  untested  kits  is                                                               
important,  because  "every  kit   represents  a  victim."    She                                                               
encouraged the committee's "favorable consideration" of SSHB 20.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:57:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CARLY WELLS testified that she  works with sexual assault victims                                                               
in Alaska.   She  emphasized that passing  SSHB 20  was "powerful                                                               
and necessary."   She reviewed that Alaska is the  highest in the                                                               
nation for sexual  assault.  She stated, "We're in  the middle of                                                               
an epidemic."  She said the  healing journey of victims is a long                                                               
and difficult one, and the  proposed legislation would "give some                                                               
level of  dignity back  to them"  by providing  a timeline  as to                                                               
when kits  will be tested.   Another consideration,  she relayed,                                                               
is that  a shorter timeline  will prevent victims from  getting a                                                               
call four or five years in  the future that can "seriously derail                                                               
them in their  journey."  She indicated that the  cost of testing                                                               
the kits is  not great, and doing so shows  the state cares about                                                               
these  victims  and getting  answers  for  them in  a  reasonable                                                               
amount of time  to give them back their dignity.   She concluded,                                                               
"As someone  who hears their  stories day in  and day out,  I can                                                               
tell  you this  bill  is  not just  necessary  but is  incredibly                                                               
needed in our state."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:58:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LEIGH BOLIN,  President, National  Association of  Social Workers                                                               
(NASW) -  AK Chapter; Manager,  Child Advocacy Center  of Bristol                                                               
Bay, thanked  the bill sponsor  for her leadership  in addressing                                                               
sexual assault  processes with a  trauma-informed approach.   She                                                               
said she appreciates the timeframe  specified under SSHB 20.  She                                                               
specified the following language in Section 11, which read:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
       * Sec. 11. AS 44.41.070 is amended by adding a new                                                                     
     subsection to read:                                                                                                        
               (e)  A  sexual  assault  examination  kit  is                                                                    
     ineligible for  testing if  the law  enforcement agency                                                                    
     or  state  department  finds that  the  sexual  assault                                                                    
     examination kit                                                                                                            
                         (1) was collected improperly;                                                                          
                (2) is not necessary to identify                                                                                
     the perpetrator of the crime; or                                                                                           
                (3) was collected from a person                                                                                 
     who does not wish to proceed with criminal charges.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.  BOLIN  offered  her understanding  that  children  "are  not                                                               
allowed to do anonymous kits or  say they don't want to proceed";                                                               
therefore, she said  it is important to specify that  in the bill                                                               
language.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:00:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KEELEY OLSON, Executive Director,  Standing Together Against Rape                                                               
(STAR),  testified  in support  of  SSHB  20.   She  thanked  the                                                               
committee   for  its   support  of   the  proposed   legislation.                                                               
Regarding language referencing mental  state, she said, "Removing                                                               
that does  make everything  clearer; it changes  to a  default of                                                               
acting recklessly or with reckless  disregard."  She said this is                                                               
important,  because  it  would  make it  more  difficult  for  an                                                               
offender to  claim that he/she did  not know that the  victim was                                                               
incapacitated.  It  would give more tools to  the prosecution and                                                               
to a  sitting jury  to evaluate the  evidence and  decide whether                                                               
the  perpetrator should  have known  - which  is not  the current                                                               
standard.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:02:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ANGILIA  TRUJILLO  said  she  is  a  forensic  examiner,  who  is                                                               
testifying  on her  own behalf.   She  said she  agrees with  the                                                               
previous  testifier's  remarks  about   specifying  in  the  bill                                                               
language that  minors do not have  the option to have  their rape                                                               
kits  remain anonymous.   She  said  she concurs  with the  issue                                                               
regarding the  mental state and incapacitation,  and she believes                                                               
the bill  will "strengthen the ability  of the trier of  facts to                                                               
come  to a  more judicial  accounting for  the (indisc.)  to come                                                               
forward."  She said as a  prior examiner, she has seen cases that                                                               
could  not go  forward,  which put  victims in  "a  state of  not                                                               
knowing where they're going to  go" and finding themselves having                                                               
to revisit the trauma  12 to 15 years later.   She said she hopes                                                               
SSHB 20 will pass.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:04:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PATTY OWEN,  Director, Alaska  Public Health  Association (APHA),                                                               
stated  that domestic  violence  and sexual  assault are  primary                                                               
issues in  Alaska that are  the focus of  APHA.  She  stated that                                                               
APHA  supports SSHB  20 and  thanks Representative  Tarr for  her                                                               
leadership.    She related  that  APHA  responds to  this  public                                                               
health  challenge   and  supports  the  efforts,   policies,  and                                                               
programming embraced by  the following:  the  Council on Domestic                                                               
Violence  and  Sexual Assault  (CDVSA);  ANDVSA;  and the  Alaska                                                               
Native Women's  Resource Center.   She stated that  APHA believes                                                               
that under  SSHB 20, the backlog  of sexual assault kits  will be                                                               
addressed, and  kits will be processed  in a timely manner.   She                                                               
said, "We agree with the changes that have been outlined."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:06:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DIANE CASTRO,  Executive Director,  Council on  Domestic Violence                                                               
and  Sexual Assault  (CDVSA), testified  that CDVSA  supports the                                                               
concept  of SSHB  20.   She  explained that  CDVSA comprises  the                                                               
Department of Corrections (DOC),  the Department of Public Safety                                                               
(DPS), the  Department of Education  & Early  Development (DEED),                                                               
the  Department  of  Health  and   Social  Services  (DHSS),  the                                                               
Department of  Law (DOL), and  four public members who  meet only                                                               
quarterly;  therefore,  it  is  difficult to  come  out  in  full                                                               
support of  legislation, because there are  amendments that could                                                               
occur.  Notwithstanding that, she  said CDVSA met in March [2019]                                                               
and  agrees  that  revising  the  language of  SSHB  20,  as  the                                                               
previously discussed  amendment would do,  would be "a  good step                                                               
forward."    She  said  CDVSA  believes  that  strengthening  the                                                               
consistency and  timing of  testing will  increase the  number of                                                               
victims who come  forward to report, because they  would be surer                                                               
that something  would be done.   She talked about  working toward                                                               
the reduction  and eventual elimination of  domestic violence and                                                               
assault, and she said SSHB 20  "takes us one step forward in that                                                               
direction."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:09:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL stated support for SSHB 20, [Version G].                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:09:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STORY  mentioned  "Section  4"  and  referred  to                                                               
language  in  [the   sectional  analysis]  regarding  "reasonable                                                               
effort"  being  made  to  notify  the  victim  that  testing  has                                                               
occurred.   She  inquired  as to  the  definition of  "reasonable                                                               
effort."                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:10:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR said the choice  of the word "reasonable" was                                                               
to allow flexibility for the  types of communication available to                                                               
law enforcement around the state.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STORY  recollected  that   one  of  the  previous                                                               
testifiers  had expressed  a hope  that  the communication  could                                                               
happen sooner than one year.   She offered her understanding that                                                               
it would cost approximately $600,000 to "speed up the time."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR answered yes,  but explained that amount also                                                               
covered funding  for the database.   She said the  first priority                                                               
would  be to  use any  funds available  to shorten  the timeline.                                                               
She indicated  that the portion  of the $600,000 allotted  to the                                                               
timeline  would be  $440,000.   She said  it would  be up  to the                                                               
finance  committees to  determine  the  prioritization of  funds.                                                               
She related  that the Joyful  Heart Foundation would  like states                                                               
to reduce the  time down to 30  days.  That said,  she noted that                                                               
the time  used to  be 18  months, so progress  is being  made and                                                               
must continue.   She said she attended a  banquet during National                                                               
Crime Victims Week, and she  questions whether people are getting                                                               
the justice  they deserve when  they have to  wait so long.   She                                                               
stated,  "I  just   don't  know  if  there's  the   will  of  the                                                               
legislature to go to the six-month deadline this year."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY  expressed appreciation to the  bill sponsor                                                               
for  continuing  the  effort  to  reduce  the  timeline  and  for                                                               
bringing forward SSHB 20.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TARR  said  unfortunately  some  individuals  are                                                               
"serial sexual assaulters,"  and "when we don't  move quickly, we                                                               
allow dangerous  people to  be out  in our  community potentially                                                               
committing more crimes."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:15:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FIELDS moved  to adopt Amendment 1 to Version  G of SSHB                                                               
20,  labeled  31-LS0253\G.1,  Radford,  4/17/19,  which  read  as                                                               
follows:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 14, through page 2, line 3:                                                                                   
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
               "(3)  the offender engages in sexual                                                                             
     penetration with another person                                                                                          
               (A)  who [THE OFFENDER KNOWS] is mentally                                                                        
     incapable; and                                                                                                             
              (B)  who is in the offender's care"                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 7 - 8:                                                                                                       
          Delete "when [WHO] the offender knows or                                                                      
     recklessly disregards that the person"                                                                                 
          Insert "who [THE OFFENDER KNOWS]"                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 17 - 20:                                                                                                     
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
               "(2)  the offender engages in sexual contact                                                                     
     with a person                                                                                                            
               (A)  who [THE OFFENDER KNOWS] is mentally                                                                        
     incapable; and                                                                                                             
              (B)  who is in the offender's care"                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 24 - 25:                                                                                                     
          Delete "when [WHO] the offender knows or                                                                      
     recklessly disregards that the person"                                                                                 
          Insert "who [THE OFFENDER KNOWS]"                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 29 - 30:                                                                                                     
          Delete "when [WHO] the offender knows or                                                                      
     recklessly disregards that the person"                                                                                 
          Insert "who [THE OFFENDER KNOWS]"                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, lines 7 - 8:                                                                                                       
          Delete "when [WHO] the offender knows or                                                                      
     recklessly disregards that the person"                                                                                 
          Insert "who [THE OFFENDER KNOWS]"                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, line 16:                                                                                                           
          Delete "person"                                                                                                       
     Insert "victim"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:15:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS announced that  there being no objection,                                                               
Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:15:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FIELDS  moved to report CSSSHB  20, Version 31-LS0253\G,                                                               
Radford, 3/21/19,  as amended, out  of committee  with individual                                                               
recommendations and  the accompanying fiscal notes.   There being                                                               
no objection  CSSSHB 20(STA)  was reported  from the  House State                                                               
Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                     HB 115-ABSENTEE VOTING                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:16:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  announced  that   the  final  order  of                                                               
business  would be  a  return  to HOUSE  BILL  NO.  115, "An  Act                                                               
relating  to  absentee voting;  and  providing  for an  effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:16:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL moved to report  HB 115 out of committee with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There being no objection, HB 115 was reported from the House                                                                    
State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:16:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
State Affairs Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 4:17                                                                  
p.m.                                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB110 ver M 4.1.19.PDF HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Sponsor Statement 4.9.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Sectional Analysis 4.1.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Supporting Document - Presentation 4.8.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Supporting Document - Trusts, ACS 4.1.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Supporting Document - URPTODA Summary 4.1.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Supporting Document - AADA Letter of Support 4.1.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Supporting Document - AARP Letter of Support 4.1.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Supporting Document - ACoA Letter of Support 4.12.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Supporting Document - Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property, ACS 4.1.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Supporting Document - Article, Senior Voice 4.1.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Supporting Document - DoA Boat Titles 4.4.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Supporting Document - Letter of Support 4.12.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB110 Fiscal Note DOA-DMV 4.6.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB115 Supporting Document - Hawaii Permanent Absentee Application 04.01.19.pdf HSTA 4/2/2019 4:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 115
HB115 ver A 04.01.19.pdf HSTA 4/2/2019 4:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 115
HB115 Supporting Document - Absentee Ballot Application 04.01.19.pdf HSTA 4/2/2019 4:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 115
HB115 Additional Document-Alaska Permanent Absentee Voter Regulation 04.01.19.pdf HSTA 4/2/2019 4:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 115
HB115 Fiscal Note OOG-DOE 3.31.19.pdf HSTA 4/2/2019 4:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 115
HB115 Additional Documents-NCSL Absentee and Early Voting 04.01.19.pdf HSTA 4/2/2019 4:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 115
HB115 Sponsor Statement 04.01.19.pdf HSTA 4/2/2019 4:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 115
HB115 Additional Documents-Municipality of Anchorage Sample Ballot 04.08.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 115
HB115 Additional Documents-Municipality of Anchorage Response to Security Questions 04.10.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 115
HB020 ver A 01.07.19.PDF HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 ver S 03.07.19.PDF HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Summary of Changes Version A to S 03.11.19.pdf HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Sponsor Statement 03.11.19.pdf HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Sectional Analysis 03.11.19.pdf HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Supporting Document - 49th Rising_AS44.41.070_SAK Report.pdf HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Supporting Document - DPS-Annual-Sexual-Assualt-Kit-Inventory-Report-2018_ 11.01.18.pdf HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Supporting Document - SAK-Inventory-Report-and-Plan-DPS-2017.pdf HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Supporting Documents - Rape Kit Joyful Heart Foundation.pdf HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Supporting Documents STAR policy priorities.pdf HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Fiscal Note Ver A 3.11.19.pdf HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 State Affairs Presention 3.12.19.pdf HSTA 3/12/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB0020 Ver G 3.21.19.pdf HSTA 3/21/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB0020 Sectional Analysis 03.21.19 Version G.pdf HSTA 3/21/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB0020 Sponsor Statement 3.21.19 Version G.pdf HSTA 3/21/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB0020 Summary of Changes Version S to G 3.21.19.pdf HSTA 3/21/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB0020 State Affairs Version G.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB0020 State Affairs PresentationVersion G.pdf HSTA 3/21/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Draft Proposed Ammendment Ver G.1 4.17.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Draft Proposed Blank CS Ver G 3.21.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Sectional Analysis Ver G 4.17.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB115 Supporting Document-Support Letter from Vote at Home 04.17.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 115
HB020 Supporting Document - Letter of Support STAR 4.19.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Supporting Document - Letter of Support 3.19.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20
HB020 Supporting Document - Letter of Support 3.18.19.pdf HSTA 4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 20