Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205

03/16/2018 08:00 AM EDUCATION

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07:59:30 AM Start
07:59:48 AM HB214
08:06:42 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 214 BREE'S LAW; DATING VIOLENCE PROGRAMS TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 214 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         March 16, 2018                                                                                         
                           7:59 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gary Stevens, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator John Coghill                                                                                                            
Senator Tom Begich                                                                                                              
Senator Shelley Hughes                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 214                                                                                                              
"An Act renaming  a portion of the Alaska Safe  Children's Act as                                                               
Bree's  Law;  relating to  Bree's  Law  programs and  Bree's  Law                                                               
activities;  relating  to  dating   violence  and  abuse  policy,                                                               
training, awareness,  prevention, and notices; and  providing for                                                               
an effective date."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 214 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 214                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: BREE'S LAW; DATING VIOLENCE PROGRAMS                                                                               
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) DRUMMOND                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
04/05/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/05/17       (H)       EDC                                                                                                    
04/12/17       (H)       EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/12/17       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
02/09/18       (H)       EDC RPT 6DP                                                                                            
02/09/18       (H)       DP: TALERICO, PARISH, SPOHNHOLZ, KOPP,                                                                 
                         JOHNSTON, DRUMMOND                                                                                     
02/09/18       (H)       EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
02/09/18       (H)       Moved HB 214 Out of Committee                                                                          
02/09/18       (H)       MINUTE(EDC)                                                                                            
02/14/18       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
02/14/18       (H)       VERSION: HB 214                                                                                        
02/16/18       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/16/18       (S)       EDC, JUD                                                                                               
02/28/18       (S)       EDC AT 8:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/28/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/28/18       (S)       MINUTE(EDC)                                                                                            
03/16/18       (S)       EDC AT 8:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
PATRICK FITZGERALD, Staff                                                                                                       
Representative Harriet Drummond                                                                                                 
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Presented HB 214 on behalf of the sponsor.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MARTIN STEPETIH, Representing Self                                                                                              
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Supported HB 214.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
PATTY OWEN, Representing Self                                                                                                   
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Supported HB 214.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
7:59:30 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  GARY   STEVENS  called   the  Senate   Education  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 7:59  a.m. Present at the  call to                                                               
order  were Senators  Begich, Hughes  and Chair  Stevens. Senator                                                               
Coghill arrived soon thereafter.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
7:59:48 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          HB 214-BREE'S LAW; DATING VIOLENCE PROGRAMS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEVENS announced the consideration of HB 214.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PATRICK  FITZGERALD,  Staff,   Representative  Harriet  Drummond,                                                               
Alaska  State Legislature,  presented  HB 214  on  behalf of  the                                                               
sponsor.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:00:49 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR STEVENS  noted a recent  letter in  support of HB  214 from                                                               
Dr. Michael Johnson, Commissioner  of the Department of Education                                                               
and Early Development (DEED).                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:01:18 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR STEVENS opened public testimony.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:01:26 AM                                                                                                                    
MARTIN  STEPETIH, Representing  Self, supported  HB 214.  He said                                                               
all  states are  starting to  put  laws into  place about  dating                                                               
violence. Young people  need to be educated. A  law that wouldn't                                                               
otherwise be  known is when  associated with  a name and  a face.                                                               
People remember better  when there is a face and  a story. Brie's                                                               
Law goes along with AMBER alerts and Erin's Law.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:03:32 AM                                                                                                                    
PATTY OWEN, Representing Self, supported  HB 214. She said she is                                                               
a health educator who worked  with the the Alaska Safe Children's                                                               
Act Task  Force. Brie's  Law came  into being  as Brie's  Law and                                                               
still  is known  as  Brie's  Law informally.  To  make it  formal                                                               
honors her  memory and  parents' work. Brie's  Law has  that name                                                               
recognition that all can relate to.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:04:50 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR STEVENS closed public testimony.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:05:08 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  HUGHES said  people, especially  young people,  probably                                                               
perceive laws  as dry  and technical.  It's more  real tied  to a                                                               
lesson  demonstrated  through  a   story,  a  tragedy,  a  lovely                                                               
person's life.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:05:50 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COGHILL joined the meeting.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:05:56 AM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:06:10 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  COGHILL   moved  HB   214,  Version   30-LS0781\O,  from                                                               
committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached  zero                                                               
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:06:33 AM                                                                                                                    
There being no objection, HB  214 moved from the Senate Education                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:06:38 AM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:06:42 AM                                                                                                                    
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
Chair Stevens adjourned the Senate Education Standing Committee                                                                 
at 8:06 a.m.                                                                                                                    

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