Legislature(1993 - 1994)
02/01/1994 09:01 AM CRA
* first hearing in first committee of referral
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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.