Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205
03/16/2018 08:00 AM EDUCATION
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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.