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03/30/2011 01:30 PM JUDICIARY


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= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SB 86 PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS/MINORS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+ SB 82 FOSTER CARE LICENSING/STATE CUSTODY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ SB 110 HUMAN TRAFFICKING/SEX OFFENSES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
= SB 15 SEX OFFENDER/UNDERAGE ALCOHOL OFFENSE
Moved CSSB 15(JUD) Out of Committee
= SB 101 ENTITY TRANSACTIONS ACT
Moved SB 101 Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              SENATE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         March 30, 2011                                                                                         
                           1:31 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hollis French, Chair                                                                                                    
Senator Bill Wielechowski, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Senator Joe Paskvan                                                                                                             
Senator John Coghill                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Lesil McGuire                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 15                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating  to penalties  for  certain  alcohol  offenses                                                               
involving  persons under  21  years  of age  committed  by a  sex                                                               
offender or child kidnapper."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSB 15(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 101                                                                                                             
"An Act adopting the Alaska  Entity Transactions Act; relating to                                                               
changing   the   form   of  entities,   including   corporations,                                                               
partnerships, limited  liability companies, business  trusts, and                                                               
other  organizations; amending  Rule  79, Alaska  Rules of  Civil                                                               
Procedure, and  Rules 602(b)(2), 602(c), and  605.5, Alaska Rules                                                               
of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 101 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 82                                                                                       
"An  Act  relating to  the  procedures  and jurisdiction  of  the                                                               
Department  of  Health  and  Social  Services  for  the  care  of                                                               
children   who  are   in  state   custody;   relating  to   court                                                               
jurisdiction  and  findings pertaining  to  children  who are  in                                                               
state  custody;  and  modifying the  licensing  requirements  for                                                               
foster care."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 110                                                                                                             
"An  Act   relating  to  human   trafficking;  and   relating  to                                                               
sentencing  and   conditions  of  probation  in   criminal  cases                                                               
involving sex offenses."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 86                                                                                                              
"An Act relating  to the protection of property  of persons under                                                               
disability  and minors;  relating  to the  crime  of violating  a                                                               
protective order concerning  certain vulnerable persons; relating                                                               
to aggravating  factors at sentencing  for offenses  concerning a                                                               
victim  65  years  or  older;   relating  to  the  protection  of                                                               
vulnerable adults; amending Rule  12(h), Alaska Rules of Criminal                                                               
Procedure;  amending   Rule  45(a),  Alaska  Rules   of  Criminal                                                               
Procedure;  amending Rule  65, Alaska  Rules of  Civil Procedure;                                                               
amending  Rule 17,  Alaska Rules  of Probate  Procedure; amending                                                               
Rule  9, Alaska  Rules of  Administration; and  providing for  an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB  15                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: SEX OFFENDER/UNDERAGE ALCOHOL OFFENSE                                                                              
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MEYER                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
01/19/11       (S)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/7/11                                                                                
01/19/11       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/19/11       (S)       HSS, JUD                                                                                               
03/16/11       (S)       HSS AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/16/11       (S)       Moved CSSB  15(HSS) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/16/11       (S)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/18/11       (S)       HSS RPT CS  4DP    SAME TITLE                                                                          
03/18/11       (S)       DP: DAVIS, MEYER, EGAN, DYSON                                                                          
03/18/11       (S)       FIN RPT CS  #DP #DNP #NR #AM                                                                           
03/18/11       (S)       FIN REFERRAL ADDED AFTER JUD                                                                           
03/28/11       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/28/11       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/28/11       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/30/11       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 101                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: ENTITY TRANSACTIONS ACT                                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) PASKVAN                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
03/14/11       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/14/11       (S)       JUD, FIN                                                                                               
03/25/11       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/25/11       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/25/11       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/30/11       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB  82                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: FOSTER CARE LICENSING/STATE CUSTODY                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) DAVIS                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
02/04/11       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/04/11       (S)       HSS, JUD                                                                                               
03/11/11       (S)       SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE INTRODUCED-REFERRALS                                                                
03/11/11       (S)       HSS, JUD                                                                                               
03/14/11       (S)       HSS AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/14/11       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/14/11       (S)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/16/11       (S)       HSS AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/16/11       (S)       Moved CSSSSB  82(HSS) Out of Committee                                                                 
03/16/11       (S)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/18/11       (S)       HSS RPT CS  5DP    SAME TITLE                                                                          
03/18/11       (S)       DP: DAVIS, MEYER, ELLIS, EGAN, DYSON                                                                   
03/30/11       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 110                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: HUMAN TRAFFICKING/SEX OFFENSES                                                                                     
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) WIELECHOWSKI                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
03/21/11       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/21/11       (S)       JUD, FIN                                                                                               
03/30/11       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHRISTINE MARASIGAN, Staff                                                                                                      
Senator Kevin Meyer                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, AK                                                                                                                      
POSITION STATEMENT: Presented SB 15 on behalf of the sponsor.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
JEFF STEPP, Staff                                                                                                               
Senator Joe Paskvan                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, AK                                                                                                                      
POSITION STATEMENT: Answered questions regarding SB 101.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CELESTE HODGE, Staff                                                                                                            
Senator Bettye Davis                                                                                                            
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, AK                                                                                                                      
POSITION STATEMENT: Presented SB 82 on behalf of the sponsor.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
JAN RUTHERDALE, Assistant Attorney General                                                                                      
Civil Division                                                                                                                  
Department of Law (DOL)                                                                                                       
Juneau, AK                                                                                                                      
POSITION STATEMENT: Answered questions regarding SB 82.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
AMANDA METIVIER, Statewide Coordinator                                                                                          
Facing Foster Care in Alaska                                                                                                    
Anchorage, AK                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SB 82.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LES GARA                                                                                                         
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, AK                                                                                                                      
POSITION STATEMENT: Answered questions regarding SB 82 as                                                                     
sponsor of companion legislation.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
TRACY SPARTZCAMPBELL, Deputy Director                                                                                           
Office of Children's Services (OCS)                                                                                             
Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)                                                                                 
Juneau, AK                                                                                                                      
POSITION STATEMENT: Answered questions regarding SB 82.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
LAUREN RICE, Director of Public Affairs                                                                                         
Covenant House                                                                                                                  
Anchorage, AK                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SB 82.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REGINA CHENAULT, representing herself                                                                                           
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SB 82.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ANNE CARPENETI, Assistant Attorney General                                                                                      
Criminal Division                                                                                                               
Department of Law                                                                                                               
Juneau, AK                                                                                                                      
POSITION STATEMENT: Answered questions regarding SB 110.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
QUINLAN STEINER, Director                                                                                                       
Alaska Public Defender Agency                                                                                                   
Anchorage, AK                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT: Answered questions regarding SB 110.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
DOUG GARDNER, Director                                                                                                          
Legislative Legal Services                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, AK                                                                                                                      
POSITION STATEMENT: Answered questions regarding SB 110.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:31:09 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  HOLLIS   FRENCH  called  the  Senate   Judiciary  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 1:31  p.m. Present at the  call to                                                               
order  were Senators  Paskvan,  Coghill,  Wielechowski and  Chair                                                               
French.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
          SB  15-SEX OFFENDER/UNDERAGE ALCOHOL OFFENSE                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:31:49 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR FRENCH announced  the consideration of SB 15  and asked for                                                               
a motion  to adopt the  proposed work draft  committee substitute                                                               
(CS).                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:32:45 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  PASKVAN  moved  to  adopt  CS for  SB  15,  labeled  27-                                                               
LS0119\E, as the working document.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:33:06 PM                                                                                                                    
CHRISTINE MARASIGAN, staff to Senator  Kevin Meyer, sponsor of SB                                                               
15, said  there was one change  to the CS, version  E. The change                                                               
is on line  9, and makes clear that this  bill applies to someone                                                               
who  was  required  to  register  as  a  sex  offender  or  child                                                               
kidnapper under AS 12.63.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH summarized  that the language "by  a person required                                                               
to  register"  is  inserted  and it  addresses  the  concern  the                                                               
Department of Law voiced.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH removed  his objection and version E  was before the                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:34:06 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  moved to  report CSSB  15, version  E, from                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations  and attached  fiscal                                                               
note(s).                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  FRENCH  announced  that without  objection,  CSSB  15(JUD)                                                               
moved from the Senate Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
At ease from 1:34 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                 SB 101-ENTITY TRANSACTIONS ACT                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:35:14 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR FRENCH announced the consideration of SB 101.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COGHILL said his staff  found a reference in the repealer                                                               
section that appeared to be  incorrect; AS 10.26.670 should be AS                                                               
10.06.670.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  FRENCH  asked  if  the  error  is  confined  to  just  the                                                               
sectional analysis.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COGHILL answered  no;  he  believes it  is  in the  bill                                                               
itself.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:38:14 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  PASKVAN  said  Sec. 06.26.670  deals  with  the  revised                                                               
Alaska Trust Company  Act. This is a portion of  the statute that                                                               
would  impact  trust  law.  Sec. 26.06  deals  with  the  organic                                                               
change. He  explained that  it's necessary to  look at  more than                                                               
just the corporate section.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COGHILL asked if 10.26.670 is in statute.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:39:47 PM                                                                                                                    
JEFF STEPP, staff  to Senator Paskvan, confirmed that  there is a                                                               
mistake in the sectional analysis,  but it's correct in the bill.                                                               
He  added that  the sectional  has  been corrected  for the  next                                                               
committee of referral.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH expressed  satisfaction with the bill  and asked for                                                               
a motion.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:41:08 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  moved to report  SB 101 from  the committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and attached  fiscal  note(s).                                                               
There being no objection, SB  101 moved from the Senate Judiciary                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
At ease from 1:41 p.m. to 1:42 p.m.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
           SB  82-FOSTER CARE LICENSING/STATE CUSTODY                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
1:42:16 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR FRENCH announced the consideration of SB 82                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:42:42 PM                                                                                                                    
CELESTE HODGE, staff  to Senator Bettye Davis, sponsor  of SB 82,                                                               
said  the   bill  modifies  various   provisions  of   Title  47,                                                               
prioritizing  the  needs  of  children  in  state  custody.  This                                                               
legislation  seeks to  achieve permanency  for older  children in                                                               
foster  care.  Permanency for  children  in  the custody  of  the                                                               
Office  of Children's  Services  (OCS) is  best achieved  through                                                               
reunification with  the child's  parent, or failing  that option,                                                               
through adoption or guardianship. If  these three options are not                                                               
available, another  is through  Another Planned  Permanent Living                                                               
Arrangement (APPLA). This bill seeks  to ensure that APPLA is not                                                               
chosen  unnecessarily, by  providing  guidelines to  OCS and  the                                                               
court as to when APPLA should be used.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The bill also  creates a statutory presumption  that siblings are                                                               
placed  in  the  same  home  when  possible.  When  this  is  not                                                               
possible,  an  OCS employee  must  document  the steps  taken  in                                                               
trying to do so.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
When OCS  files a motion  to release  a child from  state custody                                                               
before the custody order expires,  this bill requires OCS and the                                                               
court to take  extra steps to insure that the  child and guardian                                                               
ad litem have ample notice of  the motion and that the release is                                                               
in the child's best interest.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
If  a  potential  foster  home  cannot  meet  the  building  code                                                               
requirements to be a licensed  foster care home, this bill allows                                                               
a variance  as long as  the home is consistent  with construction                                                               
of  other  homes  in  the  community  and  is  otherwise  a  safe                                                               
environment for the child.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
This  bill  also  requires  that   paperwork  for  foster  parent                                                               
licensing  be streamlined  as  much as  possible.  The bill  also                                                               
includes  changes  to  the statute  providing  for  retention  of                                                               
jurisdiction  by  a  court  to   make  it  consistent  with  2010                                                               
legislation to extend departmental  custody or supervision to age                                                               
21.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
She noted that SB 82 carries a zero fiscal note.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:45:20 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR FRENCH asked if she had a sectional analysis.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. HODGE  replied that she had  a summary, but someone  from the                                                               
Department of Law was available to answer any questions.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:46:12 PM                                                                                                                    
JAN  RUTHERDALE,  Assistant  Attorney  General,  Civil  Division,                                                               
Department of  Law (DOL),  said Section 2,  page 2,  ensures that                                                               
when the  court is present at  a permanency hearing and  it finds                                                               
that APPLA is the permanent  plan, the court actually finds there                                                               
is a compelling reason for the plan.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked if APPLA is emancipation.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  RUTHERDALE  replied  it  could   lead  to  emancipation.  It                                                               
basically says  that the child  will remain in foster  care until                                                               
released from  custody. A  child could ask  to be  emancipated at                                                               
age sixteen and  a half, or he  or she could choose  to stay with                                                               
the foster family.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked how permanent a "permanent plan" is.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE  answered any plan  can change. A  permanent APPLA                                                               
plan could also  change; the point is to state  that "this is the                                                               
permanent plan."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked if the purpose  of this amendment is to show a                                                               
compelling need for APPLA.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:50:25 PM                                                                                                                    
MS.  RUTHERDALE  answered  yes;  the   intent  is  to  require  a                                                               
compelling reason for  APPLA. She said that  Section 3 reiterates                                                               
the  importance of  keeping  siblings together.  Section  4 is  a                                                               
revisor's suggestion, to make the wording consistent.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  FRENCH asked  if the  problem  is that  they're no  longer                                                               
minors.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE  replied in  1998 there was  a major  overhaul and                                                               
one  decision was  to change  "minor" to  "child." She  explained                                                               
that this  is a housekeeping  change. Whenever there is  a change                                                               
to a bill,  "child" is changed to "minor." A  child is defined as                                                               
someone 18 or  under. The revisor's part has to  do with line 17,                                                               
"past  19  years  of  age  but  not  extending  beyond  the  21st                                                               
birthday."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:52:47 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI moved to adopt Amendment 1, labeled 27-                                                                    
LS0500\E.1.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                          AMENDMENT 1                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     OFFERED IN THE SENATE                                                                                                      
          TO: CSSSSB 82()                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, lines 16 - 17:                                                                                                     
          Delete "[AN] additional one-year periods [PERIOD]                                                                 
     of supervision past  [AGE] 19 years of age  that do not                                                                
     extend beyond the person's 21st birthday if continued"                                                                 
          Insert "an additional one-year period of custody                                                                  
     or  supervision   past  [AGE]  19  years   of  age  and                                                            
     additional  one-year periods  of  custody  that do  not                                                                
     extend beyond  the person's 21st birthday  if continued                                                                
     custody or"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, line 20:                                                                                                           
          Delete "minor"                                                                                                        
          Insert "child [MINOR]"                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, lines 3 - 5:                                                                                                       
          Delete "[AN] additional one-year periods [PERIOD]                                                                 
     of supervision past  [AGE] 19 years of age  that do not                                                                
     extend beyond the person's 21st birthday if continued"                                                                 
          Insert "an additional one-year period of custody                                                                  
     or  supervision   past  [AGE]  19  years   of  age  and                                                            
     additional  one-year periods  of  custody  that do  not                                                                
     extend beyond  the person's 21st birthday  if continued                                                                
     custody or"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, line 8, following "placed":                                                                                        
          Insert "in the custody or"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, lines 10 - 13:                                                                                                     
     Delete  "[AN] additional  one-year periods  [PERIOD] of                                                                
     supervision past [AGE] 19                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          years of age that do not extend beyond the                                                                        
     person's 21st birthday if continued"                                                                                   
          Insert "an additional one-year period of custody                                                                  
     or  supervision   past  [AGE]  19  years   of  age  and                                                            
     additional  one-year periods  of  custody  that do  not                                                                
     extend beyond  the person's 21st birthday  if continued                                                                
     custody or"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, lines 10 - 11:                                                                                                     
          Delete "Unless the child, department, and                                                                             
     guardian  ad  litem agree  to  a  release from  custody                                                                    
     without a  motion and with  less than 30  days' notice,                                                                    
     the"                                                                                                                       
          Insert "The"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 12:                                                                                                           
          Delete "who is under 19 years of age"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 13, following "department":                                                                                   
          Insert ", before the date custody is ordered to                                                                       
     end,"                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 14, following "is":                                                                                           
          Insert "over 16 years of age and"                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 15, following "filed":                                                                                        
          Insert "unless the parties agree to a shorter                                                                         
     notice period"                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, following line 19:                                                                                                 
          Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                      
          "(r)  When custody of a child who has been                                                                            
     committed to  the custody of  the department is  due to                                                                    
     expire, the  department shall file a  notice of release                                                                    
     with  the court  30  days before  the  date of  release                                                                    
     unless  the parties  agree to  a shorter  notice period                                                                    
     and  distribute the  notice to  the parties,  including                                                                    
     the child if the child is  16 years of age or older and                                                                    
     available."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Reletter the following subsections accordingly.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE said this bill recognizes that custody can go up                                                                 
to age 21.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked if the amendment is supported by                                                                             
Representative Gara and the bill sponsor. Both concurred.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:54:19 PM                                                                                                                    
MS.  RUTHERDALE said  Section  5  has to  do  with the  licensing                                                               
provisions  and  makes sure  that  when  a court  is  considering                                                               
foster care,  it can  consider whether a  child should  be placed                                                               
with a family  member. This clarifies that  waivers and variances                                                               
can be allowed for family members.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:55:49 PM                                                                                                                    
Section 6 is a new section.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Subsection (o)  sets up  the general  rule that  guardianship and                                                               
adoption is the hope if reunification fails.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Subsection  (p) clarifies  that  APPLA does  not  apply to  young                                                               
children, only to children 16 years  or older. It is a last-ditch                                                               
option when others don't apply.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Subsection (q)  says when an older  child is getting ready  to be                                                               
released from  state custody that  child must be given  notice of                                                               
release. Before OCS  can file release from custody,  it must give                                                               
30 days notice.  This gives the child 40-60  days advance notice.                                                               
It  also  allows the  parties  to  request  a shorter  notice  if                                                               
everyone is in agreement. It is  important that the release is in                                                               
the best interest of the child.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The rest of the amendment goes  to subsection (q). Only the court                                                               
has the power to amend its own orders.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:00:08 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR FRENCH  asked if  subsection (q), line  10 would  read "The                                                               
department may release."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE  answered yes. And  then in the amendment  on page                                                               
2,  line 20,  it  says "unless  the parties  agree  to a  shorter                                                               
notice period."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked if it's line 21 of the amendment.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE  answered yes,  and in  the actual  bill it  is on                                                               
page 5. On the amendment page  2, line 11, deleting "who is under                                                               
19 years  of age" is included  so that all children  will receive                                                               
notice, including 19 and 20 year olds.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line  14: that insertion clarifies that OCS  is trying to                                                               
end custody early.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Page  2, line  17-18:  the  insertion of  over  16  years of  age                                                               
clarifies this is the age group  that they are trying to focus on                                                               
and reach.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 19: adds a  new subsection (r) which recognizes that                                                               
custody can end in two ways.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH  asked for clarification  that prior  subsection (r)                                                               
will be deleted                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  RUTHERDALE  answered  no; there  will  be  renumbering.  She                                                               
explained  that  this  new subsection  covers  the  situation  of                                                               
automatic lapse of custody.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Subsection  (s)  says  that  siblings  should  be  kept  together                                                               
whenever possible.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked about the age of majority on page 6.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE replied it is 18.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked why it doesn't say 18.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE asked where he was looking in the bill.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH read "age of majority."                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE confirmed the age of majority is 18.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:05:05 PM                                                                                                                    
MS. RUTHERDALE returned to the bill.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Page 5, line 28: gives  examples of what compelling reasons could                                                               
be. She noted that it is not an exclusive list.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Subsection (t) defines APPLA.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:06:28 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COGHILL  asked if AS  47.10.080 is about  the declaration                                                               
of state custody.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH answered that this is the statutory reference.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS.  RUTHERDALE  said that  is  the  provision that  allows  full                                                               
custody, as opposed to supervision.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
She continued  with Section 7  which has  to do with  foster care                                                               
licensing.  It streamlines  the  application  process and  states                                                               
that it shouldn't be overly restrictive.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COGHILL asked  what the  rule to  date has  been on  the                                                               
application process                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS.  RUTHERDALE  replied  this  section  of  the  bill  does  not                                                               
substantively  change  what  is  currently  happening.  It  makes                                                               
changes  to the  statute.  As long  as  the home  is  safe it  is                                                               
important to keep the child with the family.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COGHILL wondered whether they  are doing better or worse.                                                               
He  asked  for  confirmation  that it  is  codifying  an  ongoing                                                               
effort.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE answered yes.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:09:27 PM                                                                                                                    
AMANDA  METIVIER, Statewide  Coordinator, Facing  Foster Care  in                                                               
Alaska,  testified  in support  of  SB  82. She  highlighted  the                                                               
provision on  APLA --  putting restrictions  on APLA  gives older                                                               
youth more of a chance to be adopted. Everyone needs a family.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In terms  of early release from  custody, they have had  a number                                                               
of youth over the past year  that have been released and were not                                                               
notified  until  the  day  of release.  This  leaves  some  youth                                                               
homeless.  It is  important to  notify youth  and make  sure that                                                               
they have input.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Keeping siblings together is also  very important, especially for                                                               
children who have experienced abuse in the family.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:13:32 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  FRENCH  removed  his  objection   and  seeing  no  further                                                               
objection, announced Amendment 1 is adopted.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:13:52 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE GARA introduced himself.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked what led him to file the bill.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARA  explained  that  the ideas  came  from  Ms.                                                               
Metevier. They put in the  provision that would make it necessary                                                               
to sign  off before separating  siblings. The APPLA  provision is                                                               
huge,  because the  goal of  foster  care is  to try  and find  a                                                               
permanent placement in a family.  APPLA means they have given up.                                                               
The head  of OCS has  written an  article stating that  APPLA has                                                               
been  overused. Sometimes  there is  a very  good placement  in a                                                               
village for a  child, but the house does not  meet building codes                                                               
which most homes  in the area don't meet. This  bill now allows a                                                               
variance if it is the best placement for the child and is safe.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked  what percentage of foster care  is decided by                                                               
the courts and OCS.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE answered she did not understand the question.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked for confirmation  that a judge is not involved                                                               
in every decision.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE replied  OCS makes the decision  on placement, and                                                               
the court implements the decision.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH said the written guidelines are for OCS to follow.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE said yes. OCS has to notify 30 days in advance.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:18:23 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  COGHILL  wondered if  subsection  (q)  would be  another                                                               
burdening standard on top of these standards.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE replied  there is no change in  the standards. She                                                               
explained that there is already a court rule.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COGHILL  asked  if  this  starts  a  new,  more  complex                                                               
process.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE replied that she doesn't think so.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:19:58 PM                                                                                                                    
TRACY  SPARTZCAMPBELL,  Deputy  Director,  Office  of  Children's                                                               
Services (OCS), Department of Health  and Social Services (DHSS),                                                               
said  that there  has been  excellent testimony.  This will  help                                                               
streamline some of the practices.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked if the department supports the bill.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SPARTZCAMPBELL  replied the  department  is  neutral on  the                                                               
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COGHILL asked  on page  5 under  compelling reasons  for                                                               
APPLA, if  it's a  new approach to  include the  child's specific                                                               
request for emancipation.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. SPARTZCAMPBELL  replied when looking at  permanency for older                                                               
youth, OCS looks at the youth's interests and desires.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH  asked if  she had  heard of  any opposition  to the                                                               
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. SPARTZCAMPBELL replied that she has not.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI mentioned  the department's neutral position                                                               
on the bill and  asked if she believes that this  is a good thing                                                               
or a bad thing.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SPARTZCAMPBELL  replied  OCS  has  been  involved  with  the                                                               
sponsor and the bill is aligned with their work.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  said every time the  administration appears                                                               
before  a committee  the representative  remains  neutral on  the                                                               
bill. He  asked if this is  a directive that departments  are not                                                               
supposed to take a position on the bill.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.   SPARTZCAMPBELL  replied   on  this   particular  bill   the                                                               
department is neutral.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked if the department can live with the bill.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. SPARTZCAMPBELL replied yes.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PASKVAN  asked what standard the  department is following                                                               
to remain neutral.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. SPARTZCAMPBELL replied the department  remains neutral but is                                                               
comfortable with the language.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PASKVAN asked what standard needs  to be met in order for                                                               
the department to support the bill.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. SPARTZCAMPBELL replied she could not answer that.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH  asked if  it is  her job  to determine  whether the                                                               
department remains neutral on a bill.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. SPARTZCAMPBELL answered no.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  FRENCH said  it is  discouraging  when the  administration                                                               
takes no position. The Legislature is left wondering why.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:24:59 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI added  that the Legislature spends  a lot of                                                               
time   on  these   bills  and   in  terms   of  efficiency,   the                                                               
administration needs to state whether  it supports a bill or not.                                                               
It's a working relationship.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH  noted that the administration  is pretty consistent                                                               
about supporting its own bills.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. RUTHERDALE said  that DOL does not take a  position on bills.                                                               
She said  that every suggestion  she made, and every  change that                                                               
OCS made, was incorporated into the bill.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PASKVAN  said that  he is  taking this  to mean  that the                                                               
language in the bill is the best that can be achieved.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.  RUTHERDALE replied  that  is  correct. She  said  that as  a                                                               
practicing lawyer  she does not want  a bill that will  cause any                                                               
harm and she does not believe that this bill will do so.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:28:13 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  FRENCH   noted  there  is  support   from  many  different                                                               
associations,  such  as  the  Alaska  Association  of  Homes  for                                                               
Children, the  Advisory Board on  Alcoholism and Drug  Abuse, the                                                               
National  Association of  Social Workers,  the Alaska  Behavioral                                                               
Health  Association,  Alaska   Children's  Services,  and  Denali                                                               
Family Services.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH announced  that he would hold SB 82  in committee in                                                               
order to see a document with the amendment included.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
             SB 110-HUMAN TRAFFICKING/SEX OFFENSES                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
2:29:11 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR FRENCH announced the consideration of SB 110.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:29:19 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI said the committee  has heard that there are                                                               
human  traffickers targeting  young  Native girls,  and  it is  a                                                               
serious problem. He noted that putting  someone on a plane from a                                                               
village to  Anchorage for the  purpose of sex  trafficking should                                                               
be made illegal. There is a  trafficking law, but it only applies                                                               
to transporting someone from out  of state, not instate. He noted                                                               
that  the  bill  does  a  few things:  Section  1  changes  human                                                               
trafficking  in  the  first  degree by  adding  a  provision  for                                                               
persons under  age 18 and  increasing the penalty for  that; this                                                               
section also adds the word "enticing."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Section  2 also  adds a  provision about  "entices", and  it adds                                                               
that  to  "move   from  one  place  to  another   in  the  state"                                                               
constitutes the crime of human trafficking.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
He  noted that  there are  concerns on  the broad  nature of  the                                                               
language.  He feels  that encouraging  someone to  move from  one                                                               
part of  the state to another  is just as serious  as encouraging                                                               
them to move from Seattle to Alaska.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Another  major provision  is in  Section  8, which  says a  judge                                                               
should  have authority  to  remove sex  offenders  who live  near                                                               
schools, but  is not a  blanket application to all  convicted sex                                                               
offenders.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:34:21 PM                                                                                                                    
LAUREN RICE,  Director of Public  Affairs, Covenant  House Alaska                                                               
(CHA), testified  in support  of SB 110.  CHA offers  shelter for                                                               
unaccompanied youth--emergency shelter,  food, healthcare, access                                                               
to permanent  housing. It is  located in Anchorage, but  about 44                                                               
percent  of  the children  come  from  outside of  Anchorage  and                                                               
almost 45 percent are Alaska Native.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Covenant House  Alaska began taking  an active role  in combating                                                               
human  trafficking  about  five  years ago.  Both  the  Anchorage                                                               
Police Department  (APD) and  the FBI have  given them  long term                                                               
trafficking prevention  strategies. CHA  has witnessed  a visible                                                               
decrease around  its area,  but this is  still very  prevalent in                                                               
the state. CHA  has helped kids coming from  other countries, out                                                               
of  state, and  in state.  Youth  in need  of protection  against                                                               
active human trafficking are identified on a monthly basis.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
She  noted  the  roots  of trafficking  are  found  in  childhood                                                               
trauma; the vast  majority of youth being  trafficked are victims                                                               
of sexual or physical violence  in their younger years. The issue                                                               
requires  a   holistic  approach   to  really   protect  Alaska's                                                               
children. One young  woman told CHA staff she could  stay at home                                                               
and be  raped by her  grandfather, or she  could be paid  for the                                                               
same  act. Covenant  House Alaska  is committed  to giving  youth                                                               
choices beyond human trafficking.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:39:07 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR FRENCH  asked what the scope  of the problem is  within the                                                               
state.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. RICE  replied CHA used to  collect data on an  informal basis                                                               
and have become more sophisticated  about it. They wanted to make                                                               
sure that they had services to  help, depending on the answers to                                                               
these questions. She said they know  that about 50 percent of the                                                               
girls  in  their  facility  have been  sexually  abused,  and  35                                                               
percent  of their  kids (both  male and  female) have  engaged in                                                               
"survival  sex" or  informal  prostitution in  order  to get  the                                                               
commodities that  they need.  Of those,  probably half  have been                                                               
tied to active  trafficking situations. But that  number is truly                                                               
a guess; it used to be  significantly more visible and has become                                                               
less so  because APD  has targeted  individuals who  were hanging                                                               
around  outside the  shelter and  targeting  kids. However,  they                                                               
know that  kids are still  being trafficked on the  Internet, and                                                               
there is proof of that.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:41:51 PM                                                                                                                    
REGINA CHENAULT,  representing herself,  testified in  support of                                                               
SB 110.  She is  a trauma  surgeon who  has treated  patients who                                                               
have experienced violent  sexual crimes. She serves  on the state                                                               
violent  crimes  board,  and last  year  Sexual  Assault  Against                                                               
Minors were  the highest growing  category of crimes.  They don't                                                               
know  if  that  is  due   to  increased  reporting  or  increased                                                               
occurrence  of assaults.  She  also serves  on  the State  Trauma                                                               
Committee, where they are tallying injuries.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
She said she is a mother of  three and fears this could happen to                                                               
her children,  because it crosses  all groups and all  lines. She                                                               
noted  that  85  percent  of  Alaska  Natives  serving  a  prison                                                               
sentence  for sexual  assault of  minors were  sexually assaulted                                                               
themselves as  minors; this is  a cycle  the state needs  to end.                                                               
Traffickers are  even targeting children  who hang out  at malls.                                                               
She said  that the  definition of  trafficking should  be strong,                                                               
and should  include trafficking within  the state. She  noted the                                                               
Webster  Case; there  are  victims who  now  have children,  drug                                                               
dependency, and lifelong STDs.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
She  recently  learned that  a  group  of Koreans  are  targeting                                                               
children  in  the villages.  There's  a  scheme  set up  where  a                                                               
customer  cannot get  to the  point of  having sex  with a  child                                                               
until they first  hire an adult prostitute and have  sex with him                                                               
or her.  In this  way, they  ensure it's  not a  sting operation.                                                               
This  ring  seems  to  be  the  fastest  growing  group  that  is                                                               
targeting children in Alaska.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:48:20 PM                                                                                                                    
ANNE CARPENETI,  Criminal Division,  Department of Law  said that                                                               
this is a serious  problem in the state. She said  she had a long                                                               
conversation with  Sergeant Lacey from  APD and learned  that the                                                               
problem   is  enforcement.   For  her,   trafficking  is   moving                                                               
individuals from one place to another.  But the new trend is what                                                               
used to be called "pimping" or "promoting prostitution."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  FRENCH asked  where promoting  prostitution comes  in, and                                                               
what is missing from that statute.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CARPENETI replied  nothing;  promoting  prostitution in  the                                                               
first degree  is an  unclassified felony if  the person  is under                                                               
age 18.  It is much  easier to prove promoting  prostitution than                                                               
trafficking. Under this  bill DOL has to  prove force, deception,                                                               
and movement  for trafficking. This  does not attack  the problem                                                               
of promoting prostitution.  It can be called  trafficking, but it                                                               
is  really  promoting prostitution  of  young  women. Some  young                                                               
women actually come to urban areas  on their own with no support,                                                               
and they become easy victims.  Right now, she said, no prosecutor                                                               
would bring  charges under this bill  when he or she  could bring                                                               
charges under promoting prostitution.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:51:29 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COGHILL  said one of  the problems  that he sees  is that                                                               
some people  are surviving  off of sexual  behavior. He  asked if                                                               
this would  still be  under the prostitution  issue or  would the                                                               
trafficking bill take care of this.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. CARPENETI  replied if you  induce or cause someone  to engage                                                               
in  commercial  sex, it  would  be  considered prostitution.  The                                                               
problem  is  getting  the  victims  to  let  them  know  who  the                                                               
perpetrators  are. She  said the  range  of penalty  for a  first                                                               
felony  conviction for  promoting prostitution  of a  child under                                                               
age 18  is 20-30 years,  depending on the  age of the  victim. If                                                               
the victim is under 13, the  penalty would be 25-35 years; if the                                                               
victim is  between 13 and 18,  the penalty would be  20-30 years.                                                               
Current law takes this very seriously.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  said he  has a  slightly different  take on                                                               
it.  Section  2  deals  with human  trafficking.  It  deals  with                                                               
prostitution,  but also  adult entertainment--forcing  someone to                                                               
work  through force,  or  threat of  force.  When speaking  about                                                               
prostitution you are only speaking talking about AS 11.41.360.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. CARPENETI replied  there is a crime in Title  23 dealing with                                                               
forced  labor. She  said DOL  has suggestions.  For example,  the                                                               
forced labor of young children in  Title 23 for commercial sex is                                                               
a  class C  felony. She  agreed that  prostitution does  not deal                                                               
with  labor. The  problem in  the state  is not  the trafficking,                                                               
it's the  prostitution. People  aren't found  and moved  from one                                                               
place to another; they are found in one place and victimized.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH asked if she could  go back over the last five years                                                               
and  let the  committee  know how  many trafficking  prosecutions                                                               
there have been and how many prostitution prosecutions.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COGHILL clarified how many charges, versus convictions.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. CARPENETI said that there  are some concerns about the second                                                               
degree language, which DOL found  to be overbroad. "Entices" is a                                                               
very broad word.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI said  he and  his staff  have been  working                                                               
with Ms. Carpeneti.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:56:41 PM                                                                                                                    
QUINLAN STEINER,  Director, Alaska  Public Defender  Agency, said                                                               
he  has   the  same  concerns   that  Ms.   Carpeneti  expressed.                                                               
Definition of these words becomes  quite broad. Enticing does not                                                               
imply  changing someone's  mind or  forcing an  individual to  do                                                               
something other  than simply offering  an enticement.  "Move from                                                               
one  place  to  another"  might   run  into  some  constitutional                                                               
problems. The combination  of the three concepts  causes him some                                                               
concern on how this might be charged.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:58:52 PM                                                                                                                    
DOUG GARDINER,  Director, Legislative Legal  Services, introduced                                                               
himself and said he was available to answer questions.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR FRENCH  said that Senator  Wielechowski says that  the word                                                               
enticed comes from statutes in other states.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. GARDNER replied  this term comes from the  on-line statute in                                                               
existing Alaska  Statutes. He  said he does  not have  a specific                                                               
definition for  entice, and is not  aware of any case  law in the                                                               
state that  defines this.  He noted that  Senator Coghill  made a                                                               
good point;  what would  happen if you  moved an  underage person                                                               
within  the state  for sexual  purposes,  but DOL  was unable  to                                                               
prove there was some type  of agreement for prostitution. In that                                                               
case,  DOL might  actually be  better off  with the  proposal for                                                               
promoting human trafficking.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:01:34 PM                                                                                                                    
Chair French announced he would hold SB 110 in committee.                                                                       
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
Chair French adjourned the meeting at 3:01 p.m.                                                                                 

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