Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/03/2000 01:43 PM JUD

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              SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE                                                                                        
                    April 3, 2000                                                                                               
                      1:43 p.m.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Robin Taylor, Chairman                                                                                                  
Senator Rick Halford, Vice-Chairman                                                                                             
Senator John Torgerson                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dave Donley                                                                                                             
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 294(JUD)                                                                                                 
"An Act relating to the possession of concealed handguns and to                                                                 
concealed handgun permits."                                                                                                     
     -MOVED CSSB 294(JUD)am OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15(JUD)                                                                                      
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                               
relating to when supreme court justices and superior court judges                                                               
are to be subject to approval or rejection following initial                                                                    
approval.                                                                                                                       
     -MOVED CSSJR 15(JUD)am OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 233                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to priorities, claims, and liens for payment for                                                               
certain medical services provided to medical assistance recipients;                                                             
and providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
     -MOVED CSSB 233(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31                                                                                                  
Relating to subsistence activities of urban Alaska Natives under                                                                
the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.                                                                            
     -MOVED SJR 31(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 294 - See Judiciary minutes dated 3/2/00,  3/27/00 and 3/29/00.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 233 - See HESS minutes dated 2/16/00.  See Judiciary Committee                                                               
         minutes dated 3/29/00.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SJR 15 - See Judiciary Committee minutes dated 3/29/00.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SJR 31 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 3/29/00.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Roy E. Hoyt, Jr.                                                                                                            
PO Box 2121                                                                                                                     
Homer, Alaska 99603                                                                                                             
POSITION STATEMENT:      Testified on SB 294                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
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TAPE 00-18, SIDE A                                                                                                              
Number 001                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN ROBIN TAYLOR called the Judiciary Committee meeting to                                                                 
order at 1:43 p.m.  Present were SENATOR TORGERSON, SENATOR HALFORD                                                             
and CHAIRMAN TAYLOR.  The first order of business to come before                                                                
the committee was SB 294.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
           SB 294-CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT AMENDMENTS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TAYLOR noted that CSSB 294, version G, was adopted during                                                              
the March 29 Judiciary Committee meeting and testimony was taken at                                                             
that time.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr. ROY E. HOYT, Jr., resident of Homer Alaska, said that it might                                                              
be wise to require a two hour refresher course on current law when                                                              
a person is applying for a renewal permit.  Concerning reciprocity,                                                             
Mr. Hoyt thinks that Alaska should recognize any state that has a                                                               
valid permit.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TAYLOR said that if Alaska laws are broad enough,                                                                      
reciprocity will occur.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR TORGERSON asked if the language in CSSB 294 is inclusive                                                                
enough.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TAYLOR responded yes, but he does not want to see it used                                                              
in a negative fashion.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TAYLOR noted that amendment 1 was adopted at the last                                                                  
meeting and the sponsor of the bill has asked for it to be                                                                      
withdrawn.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved to withdraw amendment 1.  There being no                                                                  
objection, amendment 1 was withdrawn.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved CSSB 294 from committee with individual                                                                   
recommendations.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
            SJR 15-CONST. AM: APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TAYLOR noted that CSSJR 31, version H, was adopted at the                                                              
March 29 meeting.  Testimony was taken at the meeting and the bill                                                              
was amended.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved CSSJR 15 (JUD)am from committee with                                                                      
individual recommendations.  There being no objection, the motion                                                               
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
            SB 233-MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:LIENS & CLAIMS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TAYLOR reminded the committee that there was testimony on                                                              
SB 233 during the March 29 meeting.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved CSSB 233, version D, from committee with                                                                  
individual recommendations.  There being no objection, the motion                                                               
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
            SJR 31-SUBSISTENCE FOR URBAN AK NATIVES                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TAYLOR reminded the committee that testimony was heard                                                                 
March 29 on SJR 31.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved SJR 31 from committee with individual                                                                     
recommendation.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
With no further business to come before the committee, CHAIRMAN                                                                 
TAYLOR adjourned the meeting at 1:53 p.m.                                                                                       

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