Legislature(1993 - 1994)

01/24/1994 01:50 PM JUD

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                   SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE                                  
                        January 24, 1994                                       
                           1:50 p.m.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Robin Taylor, Chairman                                                
 Senator Rick Halford, Vice-Chairman                                           
 Senator George Jacko                                                          
 Senator Dave Donley                                                           
 Senator Suzanne Little                                                        
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 NONE                                                                          
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 170                                                            
 "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Marine                 
 Pilots."                                                                      
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 101                                                            
 "An Act relating to the adoption of the National Electrical Code              
 and the National Electrical Safety Code."                                     
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 HB 170 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 4/22/93.                          
          See Judiciary minutes dated 4/28/93, and 5/6/93.                     
                                                                               
 HB 101 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 3/23/93 and                       
          4/13/93.  See Judiciary minutes dated 4/28/93,                       
          5/6/93, and 1/21/94.                                                 
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
 Hans Antonsen, President                                                      
 Southeast Alaska Marine Pilot's Ass.                                          
 Testified OFFNET from Ketchikan, Alaska                                       
   POSITION STATEMENT: Supported HB 170                                        
                                                                               
 Glenn Reed, Assistant Commissioner                                            
 Dept. of Commerce & Economic Development                                      
 P.O. Box 110800                                                               
 Juneau, Alaska 99811-0800                                                     
   POSITION STATEMENT: Supported HB 170                                        
                                                                               
 Donald G. Study, CSP, Director                                                
 Labor Standards & Safety                                                      
 Department of Labor                                                           
 P.O. Box 20630                                                                
 Juneau, Alaska 99802-0630                                                     
   POSITION STATEMENT: Supported HB 101.                                       
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
 TAPE 94-3, SIDE A                                                             
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN ROBIN TAYLOR  called the Judiciary Committee meeting to             
 order at 1:50 p.m.                                                            
                                                                               
 SENATOR TAYLOR opened the meeting, without a quorum, on HB 170                
 (EXTEND BOARD OF MARINE PILOTS) to hear testimony from HANS                   
 ANTONSEN, OFFNET from Ketchikan.  He assured MR. ANTONSEN his                 
 testimony would be included in the minutes as soon as a quorum                
 assembled.                                                                    
                                                                               
 MR. ANTONSEN introduced himself as the President of the Southeast             
 Alaska Marine Pilot's Association, and he spoke in support of the             
 act extending the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots to           
 June 30, 1998.  He explained the Board of Marine Pilots has been              
 busy writing regulations in support of the statute of the present             
 Pilot Act and had been meeting more regularly than previous years.            
                                                                               
 MR. ANTONSEN said funding problems would curtail the meetings after           
 the February 7th meeting of the Board of Marine Pilots, the last              
 meeting before the end of the fiscal year.  He explained the board            
 was still working on the statutes including a number that has not             
 yet gone to public testimony for the first time, so the board would           
 be addressing a number of issues beyond the February 7th meeting.             
 He offered to answer questions.                                               
                                                                               
 SENATOR TAYLOR thanked MR. ANTONSEN, and invited GLENN REED, the              
 Deputy Commissioner of Commerce and Economic Development to                   
 testify.                                                                      
                                                                               
 MR. REED also spoke as a member of the Board of Marine Pilots,                
 explaining the extension was essential due to the continued                   
 emphasis on competition requirements to set tariffs in the constant           
 evolution of state statutes and regulations which would require               
 implementation in the interest of commerce and safety.                        
                                                                               
 Number 041                                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR TAYLOR announced a quorum had been seated, all testimony              
 accepted, and began the discussion on the termination date for the            
 Board of Marine Pilots.  He reviewed the ramifications of the bill,           
 including marine pilot legislation from the past year, and asked              
 for questions.                                                                
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE moved to pass HB 170 (EXTEND BOARD OF MARINE PILOTS)           
 from committee with individual recommendations.  SENATOR TAYLOR               
 reviewed the testimony from MR. ANTONSEN and MR. REED, and without            
 objections, so ordered.                                                       
                                                                               
 SENATOR TAYLOR presented SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(JUD)                
 (NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE) to committee, and asked if anyone wanted           
 to testify.  He reviewed the debate on HB 101 from a previous                 
 committee, responded to some questions by SENATOR HALFORD, and led            
 a general discussion on the difference between the Labor and                  
 Commerce and the Judiciary version.                                           
                                                                               
 Number 085                                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE moved to adopt SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101                
 (JUD).  Without objections, so ordered.                                       
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE moved to pass SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(JUD)            
 (NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE) from committee with individual                     
 recommendations.  Without objections, so ordered.                             
                                                                               
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting was adjourned at 2:05 p.m. by SENATOR TAYLOR.                         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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