Legislature(2019 - 2020)GRUENBERG 120

03/03/2020 03:00 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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04:52:22 PM Start
04:53:27 PM SB101
05:03:05 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Delayed to 15 Minutes Following Session --
+ SB 101 MARCH 12: ASHLEY JOHNSON-BARR DAY TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 101 Out of Committee
*+ HB 233 ELECTRONIC DISPLAY OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
*+ HB 264 PROOF OF INSURANCE: UNSATISFIED JUDGMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
*+ HB 250 VOTER REGISTRATION AGE TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                         March 3, 2020                                                                                          
                           4:52 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Zack Fields, Co-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, Co-Chair                                                                                
Representative Grier Hopkins                                                                                                    
Representative Andi Story                                                                                                       
Representative Sarah Vance                                                                                                      
Representative Laddie Shaw                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 101                                                                                                             
"An Act establishing March 12 of each year as Ashley Johnson-                                                                   
Barr Day."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 101 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 233                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to the display of documents on an electronic                                                                   
device."                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 264                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to proof of financial responsibility after                                                                     
certain motor vehicle accidents."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 250                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to voter preregistration for minors at least 16                                                                
years of age."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 101                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MARCH 12: ASHLEY JOHNSON-BARR DAY                                                                                  
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) OLSON                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
03/29/19       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/29/19       (S)       STA                                                                                                    
02/25/20       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/25/20       (S)       Moved SB 101 Out of Committee                                                                          
02/25/20       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/26/20       (S)       STA RPT 3DP                                                                                            
02/26/20       (S)       DP: COGHILL, WILSON, KAWASAKI                                                                          
02/28/20       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
02/28/20       (S)       VERSION: SB 101                                                                                        
03/02/20       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/02/20       (H)       STA                                                                                                    
03/03/20       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SETH BEAVER, Staff                                                                                                              
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
Alaska state Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented SB 101 on behalf of Senator                                                                    
Olsen, prime sponsor.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCOTTY BARR                                                                                                                     
Kotzebue, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of SB 101.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR DONNY OLSON                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as prime sponsor of SB 101.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:52:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR JONATHAN  KREISS-TOMKINS called the House  State Affairs                                                             
Standing   Committee    meeting   to    order   at    4:52   p.m.                                                               
Representatives Story, Shaw,  Hopkins, Fields, and Kreiss-Tomkins                                                               
were present at the call  to order.  Representative Vance arrived                                                               
as the meeting was in progress.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FIELDS moved that the House State Affairs Standing                                                                     
Committee authorize the chair to draft a bill relating to living                                                                
conditions  for  prisoners  as committee  sponsored  legislation.                                                               
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  FIELDS  moved that  the  House  State Affairs  Standing                                                               
Committee  authorize   the  chair  to  draft   a  bill  proposing                                                               
amendments  to  the Alaska  State  Constitution  relating to  the                                                               
Alaska  Permanent  Fund and  to  appropriations  from the  Alaska                                                               
Permanent Fund  as committee sponsored legislation.   There being                                                               
no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
            SB 101-MARCH 12: ASHLEY JOHNSON-BARR DAY                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
4:53:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS   announced  that  the  only   order  of                                                               
business  would be  SENATE  BILL NO.  101,  "An Act  establishing                                                               
March 12 of each year as Ashley Johnson-Barr Day."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:54:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SETH   BEAVER,  Staff,   Senator   Donny   Olson,  Alaska   state                                                               
Legislature, paraphrased from the sponsor statement, which read:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SB 101  establishes March  12th as  Ashley Johnson-Barr                                                                    
     Day to  commemorate the life  of young  Ashley Johnson-                                                                    
     Barr, who  was taken  from this world  too soon  at ten                                                                    
     years old.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     In an unimaginable time of  grief and loss, communities                                                                    
     across  the  state and  nation  joined  the family  and                                                                    
     friends   of  Ashley   in   support.   While  loss   is                                                                    
     overwhelming, there is comfort  in knowing progress can                                                                    
     be  made  in  ensuring  that other  children  will  not                                                                    
     encounter the same tragedy.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SB  101  aims  to   bring  light  surrounding  tragedy.                                                                    
     Establishing Ashley  Johnson-Barr Day  brings awareness                                                                    
     surrounding violent  crimes committed  against children                                                                    
     and   highlights   that   individuals  hold   a   moral                                                                    
     responsibility  to  make  sure  Alaska's  children  are                                                                    
     protected.  It is  complementary to  the annual  Sexual                                                                    
     Assault   Awareness   Resolution    that   passes   the                                                                    
     legislature   every  year.   Additionally,  it   brings                                                                    
     awareness to the missing  and murdered indigenous women                                                                    
     across  North America.  84.3%  of Alaska  Native/Native                                                                    
     American women  experience violence in  their lifetime,                                                                    
     a percentage we desperately need to reduce.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Honoring Ashley's  life by  wearing her  favorite color                                                                    
     purple,   volunteering  for   child  abuse   prevention                                                                    
     organizations,  and  celebrating   the  liveliness  and                                                                    
     youthfulness of  Alaska's children are  all appropriate                                                                    
     ways to spend Ashley Johnson-Barr Day.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:55:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY expressed her appreciation for the letters                                                                 
of support and the proposed legislation.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:56:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS opened public testimony on SB 101.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:56:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCOTTY BARR testified in support of SB 101 as the father of                                                                     
Ashley Johnson-Barr, with the following testimony:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     There have been  many people who have  spent many hours                                                                    
     of  their own  time  from their  work  and families  to                                                                    
     bring Ashley home safely.   By enacting Ashley Johnson-                                                                    
     Barr Day on her birthday,  she'll always continue to be                                                                    
     talked about,  what happened to  her, to help  to bring                                                                    
     protection  and safety  before  our future  generations                                                                    
     come, so  they can  feel protected  from any  harm that                                                                    
     has been on them on a daily basis.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     She  brought not  only our  region, state,  nation, but                                                                    
     the whole  world to come  closer to each other  to help                                                                    
     this epidemic  that has been  going on for  decades and                                                                    
     decades.   We  need to  act  on this  and provide  more                                                                    
     awareness  so,  therefore,  our  future  generation  of                                                                    
     girls  -  future  mothers  -   will  never  go  through                                                                    
     something that  any parent should  never go  through in                                                                    
     their entire life by losing a young child.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     I believe that we can  come together as our great state                                                                    
     of Alaska and work  together closely with local, state,                                                                    
     and  federal agencies  around our  state and  nation by                                                                    
     hopefully finding  funding for all communities  to help                                                                    
     with this ever happening again.   We don't need another                                                                    
     Ashley tragedy  ... we need  more funding,  more grants                                                                    
     out  there for  our  communities to  aim  more for  our                                                                    
     young  and teenaged  troubled boys  that are  suffering                                                                    
     ...  and change  their  hearts to  honor, respect,  and                                                                    
     give  love  to  our  future generations  of  girls  and                                                                    
     mothers and sisters.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. BARR mentioned that he was  speaking on behalf of himself and                                                               
his family.   He thanked the committee members for  the work they                                                               
do.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS closed public testimony.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:00:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR DONNY OLSON, Alaska State Legislature, remarked:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Out of the ashes ...  in the anguish of this abominable                                                                    
     deed  that was  done  to this  little  girl and  having                                                                    
     little girls myself, it's one  of those things where we                                                                    
     want  to make  sure  that ...  the  most vulnerable  in                                                                    
     society are able  to go ahead and have  some element of                                                                    
     protection  from perpetrators  like  this  who prey  on                                                                    
     people.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  maintained it is for  that reason and to  give the                                                               
family closure  that he wishes  the proposed  legislation passed.                                                               
He concluded, "Evil lurks everywhere."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY thanked  Mr. Barr for his  testimony and for                                                               
speaking   out  against   child   abuse.     She  expressed   her                                                               
appreciation   for  the   Ashley   Johnson-Barr  Day   activities                                                               
suggested  by sponsor,  wearing purple  on the  day, and  for Mr.                                                               
Barr's plea for funding for resources.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:02:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  FIELDS moved  to report  SB 101  out of  committee with                                                               
individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  zero  fiscal                                                               
note.   There being no  objection, SB  101 was reported  from the                                                               
House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:03:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
State Affairs Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 5:03                                                                  
p.m.                                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB233 ver M 2.27.20.PDF HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 233
HB233 Sponsor Statement 2.27.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 233
HB 233 Fiscal Note DPS-DET 2.27.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 233
SB 101A 3.2.20.PDF HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Sponsor Statement 2.13.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 News Article 6.4.2019 “No More Silence”_ Her Kidnapping, Sexual Assault and Murder Stunned a Town, and Started a Movement — ProPublica.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Fiscal Note DOA-FAC 2.21.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Harold Rougeux 2.13.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Mona Norton 2.19.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter or Support Bruce Nelson 2.13.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Jane Winzer 2.14.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Kristen Dau 2.17.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Lisa Ungry 2.12.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Lizzie Davis 2.13.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Lizzie Davis photo 2.13.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Maniilaq Association 2.20.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Mayor Lewis Pagel 2.21.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Alaska Children's Trust 2.24.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Anthony J. Cravalho 2.13.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Chris Dankmeyer 2.25.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
SB 101
HB 264 v. A 2.21.2020.PDF HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB 264 Sectional v. A 2.27.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB 264 Sponsor Statement 2.27.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB 264 Supporting Document - SR-22 Requirements (DMV) 2.27.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 264
HB 264 Fiscal Note DOA-DMV 2.29.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 254
HB 250 v. U 2.17.2020.PDF HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Sectional Analysis v. A 2.27.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Sponsor Statement 2.27.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Supporting Document 2.27.2020 - Voter Preregistration Progams (Case Study of Hawaii and Florida).pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Supporting Document 2.27.20 - Registering the Youth Through Voter Preregistration.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Supporting Document 2.27.2020 - Walking the walk_ Experiments on the effect of pledging to vote on youth turnout.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Supporting Document 2.27.2020 - Making Young Voters The Impact of Preregistration on Youth Turnout.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Supporting Document 2.27.2020 - Increasing Youth Participation_ The Case for a National Voter Pre.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Fiscal Note OOG-DOE 3.20.20.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Supporting Document - Voter Registration Form 3.2.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Supporting Document - AK Voter Eligibility 3.2.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250
HB 250 Supporting Documents - Letters of Support 3.2.2020.pdf HSTA 3/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
HB 250