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02/23/2017 03:30 PM COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SB 7 MUSEUM CONSTRUCTION GRANT PROGRAM TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 7(CRA) Out of Committee
+= HB 78 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
    SENATE COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                  
                       February 23, 2017                                                                                        
                           3:36 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Click Bishop, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Bert Stedman                                                                                                            
Senator Berta Gardner                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 7                                                                                                               
"An Act establishing a museum construction grant program in the                                                                 
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED  CSSB 7(CRA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 78                                                                                                               
"An Act establishing the second Monday of October of each year                                                                  
as Indigenous Peoples Day."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB   7                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MUSEUM CONSTRUCTION GRANT PROGRAM                                                                                  
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) STEVENS                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
01/09/17       (S)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/9/17                                                                                
01/18/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/18/17       (S)       CRA, FIN                                                                                               
02/21/17       (S)       CRA AT 3:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/21/17       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/21/17       (S)       MINUTE(CRA)                                                                                            
02/23/17       (S)       CRA AT 3:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  78                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY                                                                                             
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) WESTLAKE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
01/25/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/25/17       (H)       CRA                                                                                                    
01/31/17       (H)       CRA AT 8:00 AM BARNES 124                                                                              
01/31/17       (H)       Moved  HB 78 Out of Committee                                                                          
01/31/17       (H)       MINUTE(CRA)                                                                                            
02/01/17       (H)       CRA RPT 4DP 2NR                                                                                        
02/01/17       (H)       DP: WESTLAKE, DRUMMOND, FANSLER, PARISH                                                                
02/01/17       (H)       NR: TALERICO, RAUSCHER                                                                                 
02/03/17       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
02/03/17       (H)       VERSION: HB 78                                                                                         
02/06/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/06/17       (S)       CRA, STA                                                                                               
02/21/17       (S)       CRA AT 3:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/21/17       (S)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
02/23/17       (S)       CRA AT 3:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JOHN MANLY, staff                                                                                                               
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Explained the changes in the CS for SB 7.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAVID WESTLAKE                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of HB 78.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:36:44 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  CLICK  BISHOP called  the  Senate  Community and  Regional                                                             
Affairs Standing Committee meeting to  order at 3:36 p.m. Present                                                               
at the  call to  order were  Senators Stedman,  Hoffman, Gardner,                                                               
and Chair Bishop.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
            SB   7-MUSEUM CONSTRUCTION GRANT PROGRAM                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:38:18 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BISHOP announced consideration of SB 7 and said two                                                                       
changes were discussed last Tuesday.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
JOHN  MANLY, staff  to Senator  Bishop, Alaska  State Legislature                                                               
Juneau, Alaska,  said both changes are  on the page 1  of the new                                                               
committee substitute  (CS). The first  one is on lines  10-11 and                                                               
say that the  department doesn't need to  accept any applications                                                               
until there is some  money to deal with it. The  second one is on                                                               
lines 9  and 13 that  includes repatriation of artifacts  back to                                                               
the state in what the money can be spent on.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:39:39 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  STEDMAN moved  to adopt  the CS  for SB  7, version  30-                                                               
LS0175\J, as the working document.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  BISHOP  objected  for   discussion  purposes.  Finding  no                                                               
discussion, he opened public testimony  on SB 7. Finding none, he                                                               
closed public testimony.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  STEDMAN  moved  to  report   CSSB  7,  version  J,  from                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations  and attached  fiscal                                                               
note(s).                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP found  no objection, and CSSB 7(CRA)  moved from the                                                               
Senate Community and Regional Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:40:36 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                 HB  78-INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:41:50 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  BISHOP called  the  meeting back  to  order and  announced                                                               
consideration of HB 78.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAVID WESTLAKE,  Alaska State Legislature, sponsor                                                               
of  HB 78,  said this  measure establishes  the second  Monday of                                                               
October each year - the same  day as Columbus Day - as Indigenous                                                               
Peoples Day.  He added  that while  it is  not recognized  by the                                                               
state of  Alaska as an  official holiday,  it is recognized  as a                                                               
federal  one.  This  bill is  not  about  destroying  Christopher                                                               
Columbus' reputation  and tearing down the  holiday. Rather, this                                                               
bill is  about unification  and about  the diversity  that Alaska                                                               
has. It  recognizes the first  Europeans in the Americas  on this                                                               
day and the people who were  already living here. Alaska has more                                                               
federally  recognized  tribes  than   all  the  Lower  48  states                                                               
combined, and Alaska has the  highest percentage of Native people                                                               
in the nation living here.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
For the last two years  Governor Walker has proclaimed the second                                                               
Monday  in October  as  Indigenous Peoples  Day  in Alaska.  Some                                                               
other states and  municipalities recognize this day,  as well. It                                                               
does not  create a  new state  holiday; but it  creates a  day of                                                               
honor, recognizing Native peoples, and  places it on the same day                                                               
as Columbus  Day, which recognizes the  intermingling of cultures                                                               
that help make Alaska such a great state.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP  remarked that the  Alaska Native population  is the                                                               
fastest growing population, also.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP  stated that he  would hold  HB 78 in  committee for                                                               
future consideration.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:45:05 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  BISHOP, finding  no further  business to  come before  the                                                               
committee, adjourned  the Senate  Community and  Regional Affairs                                                               
Standing Committee meeting at 3:45 p.m.                                                                                         

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB078 CRA Hearing Request.PDF SCRA 2/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB078 Fiscal Note CRA 1.31.17.pdf SCRA 2/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB078 Sponsor Statement 2.3.17.pdf SCRA 2/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB078 Supporting Document-Support Letter 1.31.2016 - Doyon.pdf SCRA 2/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB078 Supporting Document-Support Letter 2.17.2016 - AFN.pdf SCRA 2/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB078 Supporting Document-Support Letters 1.25.17 - R.Worl.pdf SCRA 2/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB078 Supporting Document-Support Letters 1.26.17 - Burkowitz.pdf SCRA 2/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB078 ver A 1.31.17.PDF SCRA 2/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78