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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