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05/05/2006 03:09 PM 104


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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              FREE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON SB 104                                                                             
                          May 5, 2006                                                                                           
                           3:09 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ralph Seekins, Chair                                                                                                    
Senator Gene Therriault                                                                                                         
Senator Gretchen Guess                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Lesil McGuire, Chair                                                                                             
Representative Bob Lynn                                                                                                         
Representative Max Gruenberg                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 104(JUD)                                                                                                 
"An Act  relating to the  crimes of unsworn falsification  in the                                                               
first  and  second  degrees  and  false  information  or  report;                                                               
requiring the  establishment of a  permanent fund  dividend fraud                                                               
investigation unit  in the Department  of Revenue;  and providing                                                               
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 104(JUD)                                                                                    
"An Act  relating to the  crimes of unsworn falsification  in the                                                               
first  degree  involving  an application  for  a  permanent  fund                                                               
dividend and  false information  or report  involving eligibility                                                               
for a permanent  fund dividend; requiring the  establishment of a                                                               
permanent  fund   dividend  fraud   investigation  unit   in  the                                                               
Department of  Revenue; relating  to service  in the  peace corps                                                               
and as  a member of the  United States Olympic Team  as allowable                                                               
absences  from   the  state  for  purposes   of  eligibility  for                                                               
permanent  fund  dividends  and  to  the  period  for  filing  an                                                               
application  for  a  permanent  fund  dividend;  authorizing  the                                                               
Department  of Revenue  to issue  administrative orders  imposing                                                               
sanctions  for   certain  misrepresentations  or   other  actions                                                               
concerning  eligibility   for  a  permanent  fund   dividend  and                                                               
providing  for   administrative  appeal  of  those   orders;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     MOVED CCS SB 104 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 104                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FRAUD/ELIGIBILITY                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) SEEKINS                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
02/14/05       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/14/05       (S)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
02/22/05       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BELTZ 211                                                                               
02/22/05       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/22/05       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/24/05       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BELTZ 211                                                                               
02/24/05       (S)       Moved CSSB 104(STA) Out of Committee                                                                   
02/24/05       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/28/05       (S)       STA       RPT        CS              4DP                                                               
                         SAME TITLE                                                                                             
02/28/05       (S)       DP: THERRIAULT, ELTON, HUGGINS, DAVIS                                                                  
03/01/05       (S)       JUD AT 8:30 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/01/05       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/01/05       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/02/05       (S)       JUD     RPT     CS           3DP     2NR                                                               
                         NEW TITLE                                                                                              
03/02/05       (S)       DP: SEEKINS, THERRIAULT, HUGGINS                                                                       
03/02/05       (S)       NR: FRENCH, GUESS                                                                                      
03/02/05       (S)       JUD AT 8:30 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/02/05       (S)       Moved CSSB 104(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/02/05       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/07/05       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/07/05       (S)       VERSION: CSSB 104(JUD)                                                                                 
03/09/05       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/09/05       (H)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
04/05/05       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/05/05       (H)       Moved Out of Committee                                                                                 
04/05/05       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
04/06/05       (H)       STA RPT 4DP 1NR                                                                                        
04/06/05       (H)       DP: LYNN, ELKINS, GRUENBERG, SEATON;                                                                   
04/06/05       (H)       NR: GARDNER                                                                                            
04/29/05       (H)       JUD AT 4:00 PM CAPITOL 120                                                                             
04/29/05       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/29/05       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
05/02/05       (H)       JUD RPT HCS(JUD) NT 4DP 2NR                                                                            
05/02/05       (H)       DP: KOTT, GRUENBERG, GARA, MCGUIRE;                                                                    
05/02/05       (H)       NR: DAHLSTROM, COGHILL                                                                                 
05/02/05       (H)       JUD AT 12:00 AM CAPITOL 120                                                                            
05/02/05       (H)       Moved   HCS   CSSB   104(JUD)   Out   of                                                               
                         Committee                                                                                              
05/02/05       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
05/07/05       (H)       VERSION: HCS CSSB 104(JUD)                                                                             
05/08/05       (S)       CONCURRENCE MESSAGE READ AND HELD                                                                      
05/10/05       (S)       CONFERENCE COMMITTEE APPOINTED                                                                         
05/10/05       (S)       SEEKINS (CHAIR), THERRIAULT, FRENCH                                                                    
05/12/05       (H)       SENATE MESSAGE RE CC APPOINTMENTS                                                                      
04/28/06       (H)       CONFERENCE COMMITTEE APPOINTED                                                                         
04/28/06       (H)       MCGUIRE, LYNN, GRUENBERG                                                                               
05/03/06       (S)       104 AT 5:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
05/03/06       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
05/03/06       (S)       MINUTE(104)                                                                                            
05/04/06       (S)       LIMITED POWERS FREE CONFERENCE GRANTED                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
No witnesses                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  RALPH   SEEKINS  called  the  Limited   Powers  Conference                                                             
Committee  for SB  104 meeting  to order  at 3:09:27  PM. Present                                                             
were Representatives  Lesil McGuire, Bob Lynn,  and Max Gruenberg                                                               
and  Senators Gene  Therriault,  Gretchen Guess  and Chair  Ralph                                                               
Seekins.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
        SB 104-PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FRAUD/ELIGIBILITY                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  RALPH  SEEKINS  announced that  the  Conference  Committee                                                               
Substitute for SB  104 was the business before  the committee and                                                               
that  limited powers  of  free conference  had  been granted.  He                                                               
noted that  Version \C incorporates  the amendments  discussed at                                                               
the  previous meeting  and  that the  limited  powers pertain  to                                                               
Sections 35, 36 and 37.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:10:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GRETCHEN GUESS  asked for an explanation  of the thinking                                                               
behind moving the effective date  for the eligibility sections to                                                               
2007. She suggested a 2006  effective date wouldn't hurt and that                                                               
would make it possible for Olympic  athletes to be eligible for a                                                               
dividend this year.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:11:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SHARON BARTON, Director of the  Permanent Fund Dividend Division,                                                               
explained  that the  application  period for  the 2006  dividend,                                                               
which will be paid in October 2006, has closed.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GUESS  questioned whether the Olympic  athletes would get                                                               
to count 2006 as a dividend  year or just 2007 if the eligibility                                                               
section goes into  effect in January 2007. She  observed that the                                                               
2006 application considers eligibility  in calendar year 2005 and                                                               
not in 2006.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  BARTON agreed;  to be  eligible  for the  2007 dividend  the                                                               
effective date should remain at  2006. Year 2006 Olympic athletes                                                               
would be eligible for the 2007 dividend.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:13:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GUESS  commented that in a  year when Alaska had  so many                                                               
Olympians  it would  be embarrassing  to pass  the bill  and find                                                               
those athletes weren't eligible.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  GUESS  moved to  amend  page  16,  line 29.  Change  the                                                               
effective date from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2006.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEEKINS found  no objection and announced  that Amendment 1                                                               
was adopted.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEEKINS found no further  motions or comments and asked for                                                               
a motion  to accept and forward  the Conference CS for  SB 104 to                                                               
the individual bodies.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  McGUIRE moved  to report  Version \C  CCS for  SB                                                               
104,  as amended,  to  the  House and  the  Senate with  attached                                                               
revised  fiscal  notes.  There  being no  objection,  it  was  so                                                               
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:14:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GENE THERRIAULT noted that  the drafters made the desired                                                               
technical  change on  page  8.  The word  "that"  was changed  to                                                               
"who."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
There being  no further  business to  come before  the committee,                                                               
Chair Seekins adjourned the meeting at 3:16:24 PM.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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