Legislature(2005 - 2006)
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.