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 ACTION NARRATIVE 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.