Legislature(1993 - 1994)

02/01/1994 09:01 AM CRA

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              SENATE COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                              
                        February 1, 1994                                       
                           9:01 a.m.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Randy Phillips, Chairman                                              
 Senator Al Adams                                                              
 Senator Fred Zharoff                                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Robin Taylor, Vice Chairman                                           
 Senator Loren Leman                                                           
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 203                                                           
 "An Act requiring unified municipalities to provide police                    
 protection and law enforcement services; and providing for an                 
 effective date."                                                              
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 255                                                           
 "An Act establishing a comprehensive policy relating to human                 
 resource development in the state."                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 2                                                             
 "An Act requiring pay equity for certain public employees and                 
 requiring the compensation of certain public employees based on the           
 value of work performed."                                                     
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 39                                                            
 "An Act relating to credited service and retirement benefits."                
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SB 203 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated                       
          11/3/93, 1/13/94, 1/20/94, 1/25/94.                                  
                                                                               
 SB 255 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated                       
          1/25/94.                                                             
                                                                               
 SB   2 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated                       
          11/3/93, 1/11/94, 1/18/94, 1/20/94, 1/27/94.                         
                                                                               
 SB  39 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated                       
          1/27/94.                                                             
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
 Bruce Geraghty, Deputy Commissioner                                           
 Department of Community & Regional Affairs                                    
 P.O. Box 112100                                                               
 Juneau, AK 99811-2100                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Offered information on SB 255                          
                                                                               
 Roxanne Stewart, Staff to Senator Jim Duncan                                  
 State Capitol                                                                 
 Juneau, AK 99801-1182                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Offered information on SB 39                           
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
 TAPE 94-8, SIDE A                                                             
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 The Senate Community & Regional Affairs Committee was called to               
 order by Chairman Randy Phillips at 9:01 a.m.  He noted that                  
 Senator Taylor was absent due to undergoing back surgery out of               
 state and that Senator Leman was unable to get back to Juneau                 
 because of inclement weather.  Because the committee lacked a                 
 quorum, he said only testimony would be taken on the calendared               
 legislation.                                                                  
                                                                               
 Number 005                                                                    
 SENATOR RANDY PHILLIPS introduced  SB 203  (MUNICIPAL POLICE                  
 SERVICES) as the first order of business.  Because there were no              
 witnesses in Juneau or on the teleconference network to testify on            
 the legislation, the committee moved on to the next item on the               
 calendar.                                                                     
 Number 030                                                                    
 SENATOR RANDY PHILLIPS brought  SB 255  (STATE POLICY ON HUMAN                
 RESOURCE DEVELOPMT) before the committee as the next order of                 
 business.                                                                     
                                                                               
 Number 050                                                                    
                                                                               
 BRUCE GERAGHTY, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Community &                
 Regional Affairs, speaking to a work draft of a proposed committee            
 substitute, said it is a good work draft, with the exception of the           
 first sentence in subsection (g).  The way the Job Training Council           
 is constructed in federal law it does not give much latitude to               
 include the membership of the other departments on the Council.               
 The language in that sentence is broad enough that it could cause             
 problems for the departments if they are not there at the table               
 participating with Council business.  He suggested that the overall           
 direction of that section would not be radically changed with the             
 deletion of the sentence.                                                     
                                                                               
 Number 095                                                                    
 SENATOR ADAMS restated his intention to propose an amendment to the           
 bill which would add the Department of Fish and Game to the list of           
 departments named in the bill.                                                
                                                                               
 Number 110                                                                    
                                                                               
 There being no other witnesses to testify on SB 255, SENATOR RANDY            
 PHILLIPS stated it would be back before the committee at its next             
 meeting.                                                                      
 Number 115                                                                    
 SENATOR RANDY PHILLIPS brought  SB 2  (PAY EQUITY BASED ON VALUE OF           
 WORK) before the committee as the next order of business.                     
                                                                               
 Number  120                                                                   
                                                                               
 SENATOR ADAMS moved that SB 2 and its accompanying fiscal note be             
 passed out of committee with individual recommendations.  The roll            
 was taken with the following result:  Senators Adams and Zharoff              
 voted "Yea" and Senator Randy Phillips voted "Nay."  The Chair                
 stated the motion failed and that the bill would be back before the           
 committee at its next meeting.                                                
 Number 135                                                                    
 SENATOR RANDY PHILLIPS brought  SB 39  (RETIREMENT CREDITED SERVICE           
 & BENEFITS) before the committee as the final order of business.              
                                                                               
 ROXANNE STEWART, staff to Senator Jim Duncan, directed attention to           
 a proposed amendment to SB 39.  She explained it would allow the              
 cost of living increases that occur while a person is reemployed to           
 be added on to their retirement benefit after they retire the                 
 second time.                                                                  
                                                                               
 Number 165                                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR PHILLIPS stated that SB 39 would be held over until the               
 next meeting, and he requested that a fiscal note be provided for             
 the additional provision to the bill.                                         
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting was adjourned at 9:12 a.m.                                            
                                                                               

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