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01:35:39 PM Confirmation Hearing: Board of Governors
01:38:16 PM Confirmation Hearing: Commission on Judicial Conduct
01:44:57 PM HJR4
02:08:44 PM HB69
02:12:27 PM SJR9
03:06:11 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
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+ Confirmation Hearings: TELECONFERENCED
Adam Trombley, Board of Governors of the AK Bar
Amy Gurton Mead, Commission on Judicial Conduct
+= HB 69 EXEMPT FIREARMS FROM FEDERAL REGULATION TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
HJR 4 OPPOSE GUN CONTROL ORDERS & LEGISLATION
Heard & Held
+= SJR 9 CONST. AM: EDUCATION FUNDING TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
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+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              SENATE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         March 18, 2013                                                                                         
                           1:34 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator John Coghill, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Lesil McGuire, Vice Chair                                                                                               
Senator Fred Dyson                                                                                                              
Senator Donald Olson                                                                                                            
Senator Bill Wielechowski                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CONFIRMATION HEARINGS                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar                                                                                   
          Adam Trombley                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION ADVANCED                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                                                         
          May Gurton Mead                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION ADVANCED                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4(JUD) AM                                                                                     
Urging  the  President  of  the   United  States  to  rescind  23                                                               
executive    orders,    executive    actions,    and    executive                                                               
recommendations, related  to regulation  of firearms;  and urging                                                               
the United  States Congress to  refrain from  passing legislation                                                               
that restricts the right of individuals to keep and bear arms.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(JUD)                                                                                 
"An  Act exempting  certain  firearms,  firearm accessories,  and                                                               
ammunition  in  this  state from  federal  regulation;  declaring                                                               
certain   federal  statutes,   regulations,  rules,   and  orders                                                               
unconstitutional under the Constitution of  the United States and                                                               
unenforceable  in this  state; providing  criminal penalties  for                                                               
federal officials  who enforce  or attempt  to enforce  a federal                                                               
statute, regulation, rule, or order regulating certain firearms                                                                 
and firearm accessories in this state; and providing for an                                                                     
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9                                                                                                   
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                                 
relating to state aid for education.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HJR  4                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: OPPOSE GUN CONTROL ORDERS & LEGISLATION                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) MILLETT                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
01/24/13       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/24/13       (H)       JUD                                                                                                    
02/06/13       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 120                                                                             
02/06/13       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/06/13       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/08/13       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 120                                                                             
02/08/13       (H)       Moved CSHJR  4(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
02/08/13       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/11/13       (H)       JUD RPT CS(JUD) NT 6DP 1NR                                                                             
02/11/13       (H)       DP: MILLETT, PRUITT, LYNN, FOSTER,                                                                     
                         LEDOUX, KELLER                                                                                         
02/11/13       (H)       NR: GRUENBERG                                                                                          
02/27/13       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
02/27/13       (H)       VERSION: CSHJR 4(JUD) AM                                                                               
02/28/13       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/28/13       (S)       JUD                                                                                                    
03/18/13       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  69                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: EXEMPT FIREARMS FROM FEDERAL REGULATION                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) CHENAULT                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
01/16/13       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/16/13       (H)       JUD                                                                                                    
01/18/13       (H)       BILL REPRINTED 1/17/13                                                                                 
02/08/13       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 120                                                                             
02/08/13       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/08/13       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/18/13       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 120                                                                             
02/18/13       (H)       Moved CSHB  69(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
02/18/13       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/20/13       (H)       JUD RPT CS(JUD) NT  6DP 1NR                                                                            
02/20/13       (H)       DP: MILLETT, PRUITT, LYNN, FOSTER,                                                                     
                         LEDOUX, KELLER                                                                                         
02/20/13       (H)       NR: GRUENBERG                                                                                          
02/27/13       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
02/27/13       (H)       VERSION: CSHB 69(JUD)                                                                                  
02/28/13       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/28/13       (S)       JUD                                                                                                    
03/15/13       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/15/13       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/15/13       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/18/13       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SJR  9                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: CONST. AM: EDUCATION FUNDING                                                                                       
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) DUNLEAVY                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
02/13/13       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/13/13       (S)       EDC, JUD                                                                                               
02/15/13       (S)       EDC REFERRAL REMOVED                                                                                   
02/15/13       (S)       FIN REFERRAL ADDED AFTER JUD                                                                           
02/15/13       (S)       UPHOLD CHANGE TO REFERRALS Y11 N4 E4 A1                                                                
03/13/13       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/13/13       (S)       Scheduled But Not Heard                                                                                
03/15/13       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/15/13       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/15/13       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/18/13       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
ADAM TROMBLEY, Appointee                                                                                                        
Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar                                                                                            
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified as appointee to the Board of                                                                    
Governors of the Alaska Bar.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
AMY GURTON MEAD, Appointee                                                                                                      
Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                                                                  
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified as appointee to the Commission on                                                               
Judicial Conduct.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHARISSE MILLETT                                                                                                 
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of HJR 4.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
RODNEY DIAL, Lieutenant                                                                                                         
Alaska State Troopers                                                                                                           
Department of Public Safety (DPS)                                                                                               
Ketchikan, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified that DPS had no concerns with the                                                               
Senate CS for HB 69.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
DAVID NEES, representing himself                                                                                                
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SJR 9.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
JERRY COVEY, representing himself                                                                                               
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SJR 9.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
DAVID BOYLE                                                                                                                     
Alaska Policy Forum                                                                                                             
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SJR 9.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
TOM FINK, representing himself                                                                                                  
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SJR 9.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
VICTOR FISCHER, representing himself                                                                                            
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in strong opposition to SJR 9.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
DAN KENNEDY, representing himself                                                                                               
Wasilla, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SJR 9.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SHARON AUBREY representing herself                                                                                              
Mat-Su, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SJR 9.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SAMMY CRAWFORD, representing herself                                                                                            
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT: Warned against passing SJR 9 without full                                                                 
vetting, including in the Education Committee.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CONNIE BELL, representing herself                                                                                               
Petersburg, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SJR 9.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MARY TOUTOUNJHI, representing herself                                                                                           
Soldotna, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in opposition to SJR 9.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MIKE COONS, representing himself                                                                                                
Lazy Mountain Alaska                                                                                                            
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SJR 9.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
JANE ANGVIK, representing herself                                                                                               
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in opposition to SJR 9.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
VICKI CHEKAN, representing herself                                                                                              
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SJR 9.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:34:34 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  JOHN   COGHILL  called   the  Senate   Judiciary  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 1:34  p.m. Present at the  call to                                                               
order  were Senators  Dyson, Olson,  and Chair  Coghill. Senators                                                               
McGuire and Wielechowski arrived soon thereafter.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
^Confirmation Hearing: Board of Governors                                                                                       
                     CONFIRMATION HEARINGS                                                                                  
              Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:35:39 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  COGHILL announced  the first  order of  business would  be                                                               
confirmation  hearings.  He  asked   Mr.  Trombley  to  introduce                                                               
himself and tell  the committee why he was  interested in serving                                                               
on the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:36:08 PM                                                                                                                    
ADAM TROMBLEY, Appointee,  Board of Governors of  the Alaska Bar,                                                               
said he  is an  assembly member  representing East  Anchorage and                                                               
before  that   he  served  on   the  municipal   budget  advisory                                                               
commission. That  service piqued his  interest in serving  on the                                                               
state level,  and because he  represents a large  constituency of                                                               
Alaska  Natives,  he  thought  this  service  would  broaden  his                                                               
horizons and help him better serve the public he represents.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL asked if he had  attended any meetings of the Board                                                               
of Governors of the Alaska Bar.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. TROMBLEY said he attended his first meeting in January.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:37:39 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  COGHILL  found  no  further   questions.  He  thanked  Mr.                                                               
Trombley for  being willing  to serve and  advised that  he would                                                               
ask  for  a motion  to  forward  Mr.  Trombley's name  after  the                                                               
committee heard from the next appointee.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^Confirmation Hearing: Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                                           
                 Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL  asked Ms. Mead  to introduce herself and  tell the                                                               
committee why she was interested  in serving on the Commission on                                                               
Judicial Conduct.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:38:16 PM                                                                                                                    
AMY GURTON MEAD, Appointee, Commission  on Judicial Conduct, said                                                               
she is an  attorney in Juneau and she submitted  her name because                                                               
she believes in  public service. She finds the  subject matter of                                                               
the commission  interesting and believes  it serves  an important                                                               
role  in  maintaining a  strong  judiciary  and fostering  public                                                               
trust.  She was  honored to  be asked  to serve  and to  date had                                                               
attended two meetings.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:39:39 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MCGUIRE joined the meeting.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL asked  what she found new or surprising  in the two                                                               
meetings she attended.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MEAD replied  that she  was enjoying  the nuances  of ethics                                                               
that apply to attorneys versus the judiciary.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR DYSON  asked what ethical  concerns the  commission ought                                                               
to pay attention to with regard to judicial conduct.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. MEAD  relayed that  she was  proud of  the judiciary,  but it                                                               
could be  problematic when a  judge is  not aware of  how his/her                                                               
behavior or decisions appear to  unrepresented parties or parties                                                               
that have  little contact  with the court.  What an  attorney may                                                               
understand as  a normal course  of business may come  across very                                                               
differently to someone without that experience.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  DYSON  articulated  concern about  the  underrepresented                                                               
indigent  and the  caseload of  public defenders,  and said  he'd                                                               
enjoy her thoughts on  that as time goes on. He  asked if she, as                                                               
an attorney, had  any sense that she would be  under pressure for                                                               
disciplining a judge before whom she might have to appear.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. MEAD replied that it was not a concern.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:43:30 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR DYSON thanked Ms. Mead for being willing to serve.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL thanked Ms. Mead and  asked for a motion to forward                                                               
both names to the full body for consideration.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:43:58 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MCGUIRE moved  and asked unanimous consent  to forward to                                                               
the  full  body with  individual  recommendations  the names  Amy                                                               
Gurton Mead for a position  on the Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                               
and Adam Trombley for a position on the Board of Governors.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:44:41 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  announced that without  objection the  names would                                                               
be forwarded to the full body for consideration.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         HJR  4-OPPOSE GUN CONTROL ORDERS & LEGISLATION                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:44:57 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  COGHILL  announced  the consideration  of  HJR  4.  [CSHJR                                                               
4(JUD) AM was before the committee.]                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:45:15 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE CHARISSE  MILLETT, sponsor  of HJR 4,  stated that                                                               
the resolution  urges the President  of the United States  not to                                                               
issue executive  actions related  to the regulation  of firearms,                                                               
because that  might limit Alaskans'  unique abilities  to provide                                                               
food and  protection for  themselves. She  opined that  while the                                                               
shootings  in Newtown  Connecticut, Aurora  Colorado, and  Bethel                                                               
Alaska  were  tragic,  gun  control   would  not  mitigate  those                                                               
actions.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
She  said  it was  unclear  what  type  of authorization  the  23                                                               
actions or  executive orders the President  issued actually hold,                                                               
but the  volume of gun  legislation passing through  Congress was                                                               
amazing. What  was even  more amazing was  the idea  that someone                                                               
from Washington,  D.C. or New  York City could regulate  guns and                                                               
think  it would  be appropriate  that  the action  take place  in                                                               
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT asked  the committee to stand  with her to                                                               
support  the Second  Amendment right  as  well as  the Ninth  and                                                               
Tenth Amendments  that give  states the  right to  determine what                                                               
laws  fit their  state. These  rights are  particularly important                                                               
for  gun and  ammunition control  because one  size does  not fit                                                               
all, she stated.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:47:46 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI joined the committee.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL  asked if  23 [executive  actions] was  the correct                                                               
number, because he heard some conflicting debate on that.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT affirmed that  was the correct number. She                                                               
added that some  of the recommendations were  reasonable, but the                                                               
implications on a national level  did not fit Alaskan lifestyles.                                                               
She granted  that many violent  offenders and people  involved in                                                               
mass shootings  have some  type of mental  health issue,  but did                                                               
not  agree with  the notion  of  establishing a  level of  mental                                                               
illness  to keep  a person  from owning  a gun.  She agreed  that                                                               
mental  health  awareness  should  increase,  but  urged  caution                                                               
because unreasonable restrictions may  make people less likely to                                                               
report  or get  help with  their mental  illness. She  maintained                                                               
that the  recommendations by President  Obama and  Vice President                                                               
Biden  should be  addressed on  a statewide  level rather  than a                                                               
national  level,  because many  of  the  23  actions do  not  fit                                                               
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:49:52 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  COGHILL asked  if  it was  her  experience that  executive                                                               
actions or  recommendations were more  difficult to get  ahold of                                                               
than executive orders.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MILLETT agreed  that executive  orders were  very                                                               
different  from  executive  actions and  they  carried  different                                                               
weight.  When  the President  brought  the  23 executive  actions                                                               
forward there  was misunderstanding  in Alaska and  other states,                                                               
but now she understands that they were recommendations.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR   MCGUIRE  thanked   the   sponsor   for  bringing   this                                                               
legislation  forward, and  described the  [23 executive  actions]                                                               
illustrated  more  absurd  federal overreach.  She  reviewed  the                                                               
facts in  the Newtown, Connecticut shooting  and highlighted that                                                               
the  gunman was  not licensed  to own  a weapon,  so he  took his                                                               
mother's. She  stated that as  a mother,  she would like  to have                                                               
more trained and armed personnel  in schools. She maintained that                                                               
Alaska  doesn't  see many  mass  shooting  tragedies because  the                                                               
state has concealed carry laws.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR DYSON explained that the  difference between an executive                                                               
order and an executive action  is that an executive order appears                                                               
in the Congressional Record. He  stated that he certainly did not                                                               
want the decision  about who is mentally  fit to own a  gun to be                                                               
centralized, and highlighted that one  of the first things Hitler                                                               
did  when he  seized  power in  1933 was  to  eliminate those  he                                                               
deemed "mentally defective."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:54:24 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  asked if  she wanted  rescission of  all 23                                                               
executive orders.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MILLETT   said  yes,  and  she   was  asking  the                                                               
President   not   to   issue  executive   orders,   actions,   or                                                               
recommendations on gun control for Alaska.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  agreed that  there should not  be executive                                                               
orders  on  gun  control,  then  pointed out  that  some  of  the                                                               
recommendations  were reasonable.  He  asked the  sponsor if  she                                                               
disagreed  with "Provide  incentives for  schools to  hire school                                                               
resource officers."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MILLETT responded  that it  was not  a matter  of                                                               
agreeing or disagreeing.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  interjected that  the resolution  urges the                                                               
President to rescind every single  one of the recommendations. He                                                               
asked if  she believes it was  wrong and perhaps in  violation of                                                               
the Second Amendment for the  President to say that states should                                                               
provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT  reiterated that the resolution  was about                                                               
sending a message. While some of  the 23 executive actions may be                                                               
realistic,  it  was   the  state's  job  to  do   that,  not  the                                                               
President's.  The   state  may   want  to   adopt  some   of  the                                                               
recommendations, but it will also  want to tailor them to Alaska.                                                               
She asserted  that the  executive actions  were sound  bites that                                                               
may be difficult  to apply realistically. She drew  a parallel to                                                               
the federal "No Child Left  Behind" directive, which sounded good                                                               
on its  face, but didn't work  in Alaska. She reiterated  that it                                                               
was not  the federal government's  job to tell Alaska  when, how,                                                               
or where to use guns. It was the state's right to do that.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI said he agreed  with that, but hiring school                                                               
resource officers had  nothing to do with guns. He  then asked if                                                               
she thought there was something  wrong with the recommendation to                                                               
"Launch a national dialog led  by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan                                                               
on mental health."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   MILLETT   reiterated   that  the   message   the                                                               
resolution tries  to send is  that the federal  government should                                                               
not  issue a  one-size-fits-all package  for states  to implement                                                               
gun  regulations. She  agreed that  mental health  should receive                                                               
more attention, but  the President didn't need to  tell the state                                                               
what it should be doing in this area.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:57:33 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI clarified  that the  recommendation was  to                                                               
launch a national dialog.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL  pointed out that the  resolves go to the  right to                                                               
keep and bear arms, not to the executive orders.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI said  he was trying to bring  clarity to the                                                               
request to ask  the President to rescind all  23 executive orders                                                               
-  as called  for in  the title  of the  legislation -  because a                                                               
number  of them  were  very good.  He  cautioned that  requesting                                                               
blanket rescission calls Alaska's credibility into question.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MILLETT acknowledged  that  there  might be  some                                                               
good recommendations, but the point  is that the state is telling                                                               
the federal government to stop issuing orders on gun control.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI  argued  that   they  weren't  all  on  gun                                                               
control.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MILLETT  maintained that  they  were  all on  gun                                                               
control.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COGHILL pointed  out that  the  two resolution  statements                                                               
talk  about  the individual  right  to  keep  and bear  arms  and                                                               
recommendations related  to regulation of firearms.  He described                                                               
the statements as very clear.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MCGUIRE summarized that the  point the sponsor was making                                                               
is  that the  state  of Alaska  collectively  disagrees that  the                                                               
federal government  and the President  should tell the  state how                                                               
to address  the issue of  guns in  the state. She  stated support                                                               
for that collective statement of beliefs.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:02:22 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL said he didn't intent to move the bill today.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI said he agreed  with the resolve, but he did                                                               
not  agree with  rescission  of all  23  resolves. Most  Alaskans                                                               
would agree  that some  of them  were good.  He suggested  that a                                                               
simple "tweak" on the title may resolve the issue.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE    MILLETT   explained    that   the    resolution                                                               
specifically mentions the  number 23 because the  intention is to                                                               
be specific to the gun  control measures the President is taking.                                                               
The message the  resolution sends is that  the federal government                                                               
cannot tell  the State  of Alaska and  its citizens  when, where,                                                               
and how it should control guns.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL  asked if it was  a package of 23  orders, actions,                                                               
and recommendations.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT answered yes.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:04:22 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  OLSON observed  that the  resolution also  had overreach                                                               
because  it  condemns  all  23  executive  orders,  actions,  and                                                               
recommendations when some should be supported.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MILLETT  responded  that  the  resolution  wasn't                                                               
condemning  everything the  President  was doing;  the point  was                                                               
that it  is the state's  purview to make its  own recommendations                                                               
on gun  control, and  those may  or may not  include some  of the                                                               
President's recommendations.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR OLSON thanked the sponsor.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:06:02 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MCGUIRE asked  if her concern with  the recommendation to                                                               
"Launch a national dialog led  by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan                                                               
on mental  health." was  that in  the context  of gun  control it                                                               
could  lead to  a discussion  about how  to limit  the rights  of                                                               
those with mental health issues.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT  responded that everything in  the package                                                               
is about  gun control and  this resolution  is to make  sure that                                                               
Alaska is not left out of the conversation.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:07:47 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  MCGUIRE indicated  that she  would talk  to the  sponsor                                                               
about a clarifying amendment.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL held HJR 4 in committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
         HB  69-EXEMPT FIREARMS FROM FEDERAL REGULATION                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:08:44 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  announced the  consideration of  HB 69.  [SCS CSHB                                                               
69, labeled 28-LS0290\R,  was before the committee.]  He asked if                                                               
there were questions for Lieutenant Dial.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI asked  for a  sectional walk-though  of the                                                               
Senate CS.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COGHILL suggested  he meet  with  both his  staff and  the                                                               
sponsor's staff for a full sectional walk-through.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:10:07 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR DYSON asked Lieutenant Dial  if anything in the Senate CS                                                               
would  cause trouble  for public  safety  officers in  performing                                                               
their duty.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
RODNEY  DIAL, Lieutenant,  Alaska State  Troopers, Department  of                                                               
Public  Safety   (DPS),  Ketchikan,   Alaska,  stated   that  the                                                               
department reviewed the [Senate] CS  and had no concerns with the                                                               
changes.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI asked  if  DPS had  any  concerns with  the                                                               
version that came to the Senate.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
LIEUTENANT DIAL  acknowledged that  there was  initial discussion                                                               
about how  to address violations  by federal officers,  but those                                                               
concerns were  addressed. If  the version  that passed  the House                                                               
had  become law,  state law  enforcement would  have investigated                                                               
those  violations the  same as  any  other violation  of law  and                                                               
would have referred them to the  Department of Law for review and                                                               
prosecution.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL  stated his  intention to hold  HB 69  in committee                                                               
and take additional public testimony on Wednesday.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
              SJR  9-CONST. AM: EDUCATION FUNDING                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:12:27 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  announced the  consideration of  SJR 9  and opened                                                               
public testimony.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:14:13 PM                                                                                                                    
DAVID  NEES, representing  himself,  Anchorage, Alaska,  reviewed                                                               
the dialog on day 48  of the Alaska Constitutional Convention and                                                               
quoted  delegate Fischer.  He highlighted  that the  final motion                                                               
that day  was to strike the  third sentence in art.  VII, sec. 1,                                                               
which is exactly  what SJR 9 does. The closing  argument was that                                                               
public funds  for education should  not receive  more restrictive                                                               
or more  favored treatment. He  said he believes that  the public                                                               
purpose  provision should  be the  only  guide when  it comes  to                                                               
appropriating public  funds, but the public  purpose has probably                                                               
changed since  1957. The  proposed constitutional  amendment will                                                               
serve the  public purpose, and  a heartfelt public  discussion on                                                               
how it will manifest itself is  appropriate after it moves out of                                                               
the  committee.  The discussion  could  also  include whether  to                                                               
include the terms parochial or private.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:20:02 PM                                                                                                                    
JERRY COVEY, representing himself,  Anchorage, Alaska, said he is                                                               
an   education   and    nonprofit   consultant,   former   Alaska                                                               
commissioner   of   education,  former   school   superintendent,                                                               
principal, and  teacher in Alaska's  public education  system who                                                               
is testifying  in support  of SJR  9. He  stated his  belief that                                                               
public funds  should only be  used for public outcomes,  and that                                                               
any organization  that accepts public  monies should  be required                                                               
to abide  by statutes and  regulations governing  public schools.                                                               
He also stated  support for giving a voucher to  every student in                                                               
Alaska and letting the parents decide  where to use it as long as                                                               
the school complies with education statutes and regulations.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. COVEY said  he appreciates that some  professional groups see                                                               
SJR 9 as a  threat to public education, but his  view is that the                                                               
public  education system  belongs to  the public  and that  voice                                                               
should be given priority over the  voice of those who operate the                                                               
system. He warned  that if SJR 9 fails at  the legislative level,                                                               
the public will be denied its voice.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
He recalled  that in  the past  some professional  groups opposed                                                               
the creation of  education standards that are  now considered the                                                               
foundation  of  the school  system.  It  took significant  public                                                               
engagement  to override  that internal  opposition  and move  the                                                               
standards forward. He  said he believes that  the public deserves                                                               
that level of  engagement on this issue. SJR 9  is an opportunity                                                               
to engage the public in  making revisions to the education system                                                               
that  will  translate to  better  opportunities  for parents  and                                                               
students. He  asked the committee  to advance  SJR 9 to  give the                                                               
public its rightful opportunity to decide this issue.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:23:08 PM                                                                                                                    
DAVID BOYLE, Alaska Policy Forum  (APF), said APF supports SJR 9.                                                               
It will  lead to better  education outcomes for  Alaskan students                                                               
and  loosen   the  grip  of   special  education   interests.  He                                                               
characterized education  in Alaska as  a monopoly and  the Blaine                                                               
Amendment language  in the  Alaska Constitution  as anti-Catholic                                                               
and anti-immigrant. He described the  differing points of view as                                                               
a  battle between  those  who  support the  right  of parents  to                                                               
choose the best education for their  child, and those who want to                                                               
maintain their stranglehold on Alaska education.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BOYLE  quoted  the  past  general counsel  for  the  NEA  to                                                               
illustrate  that to  the  NEA  this was  a  matter  of power  and                                                               
control. He  noted that NEA-Alaska  had collected more  than $5.6                                                               
million in  dues for  the current  school year,  but that  it was                                                               
only using  its power and influence  to speak for itself  and its                                                               
members, not for the children of Alaska.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
He said the  Alaska Constitution has provisions  for amending the                                                               
document and  the people play  a large  part in that  process. He                                                               
urged the  committee to give  the people the opportunity  to vote                                                               
on this important matter.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:27:30 PM                                                                                                                    
TOM FINK, representing himself, stated  that he is a board member                                                               
of a private  K-12 school in the Anchorage area  and an active in                                                               
a  volunteer  taskforce  that  supports   SJR  9.  He  urged  the                                                               
committee to allow  the public to decide the issue  and not allow                                                               
NEA leadership  to deny the  public the opportunity to  make this                                                               
important decision.  He emphasized  that the  existing inadequate                                                               
K-12  situation  cannot  be solved  without  this  constitutional                                                               
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:29:28 PM                                                                                                                    
VICTOR FISCHER,  representing himself,  stated opposition  to SJR                                                               
9,  the  proposed  constitutional amendment  that  would  provide                                                               
public  funds   for  religious  and  other   private  educational                                                               
institutions. He  affirmed that he  was a delegate to  the Alaska                                                               
Constitutional  Convention  and  noted  that  he  was  quoted  in                                                               
earlier  testimony.  He  relayed  that  he  also  served  in  the                                                               
Territorial Legislature and the Alaska State Senate.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FISCHER highlighted  that earlier  testimony  quoted him  as                                                               
having  been in  favor of  eliminating  the language  that SJR  9                                                               
proposes to strike.  That language says, "No money  shall be paid                                                               
from  public funds  for the  direct benefit  of any  religious or                                                               
other  private educational  institution."  Mr. Fischer  clarified                                                               
that  in principle  he opposed  eliminating that  language during                                                               
the Constitutional  Convention days in 1955-1956,  and he opposes                                                               
eliminating that  language today.  He reiterated that  he opposes                                                               
the   concept   of   public  funding   of   private   educational                                                               
institutions, including religious institutions.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. FISCHER explained  that the quote was not in  context. It had                                                               
more  to do  with placement  of the  prohibition than  whether to                                                               
fund  private and  religious  educational  institutions. He  said                                                               
there was  no objection during  the Constitutional  Convention to                                                               
having  that language  in  the Alaska  Constitution;  it was  the                                                               
principle that  was involved of what  constitutes public interest                                                               
and what constitutes use of public funds for public purposes.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. FISCHER  said his  basic concern  with eliminating  the third                                                               
sentence [in  art. VII, sec. 1]  and then adding language  to the                                                               
finance  art. [IX]  is that  it effectively  removes any  kind of                                                               
constitutional limitation  on putting  public money  into private                                                               
and  religious  institutions.  He   suggested  that  leaving  the                                                               
education language and amending  the public purpose article might                                                               
achieve the aim that most people  who have spoken in favor of SJR                                                               
9 are  after. That is to  benefit the individual child,  which is                                                               
what was accepted at the Constitutional Convention.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Removing  the provision  against  public funding  for the  direct                                                               
benefit  of religious  and other  institutions combined  with the                                                               
amendment to  the finance article  leaves the gates wide  open to                                                               
provide  money through  the  student for  the  direct benefit  of                                                               
religious and other private educational  institutions. He said he                                                               
was bothered  by the  combination, because  of the  potential for                                                               
subsequent abuse.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FISCHER  concluded  that  he  very much  opposed  SJR  9  as                                                               
currently written.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:34:37 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI noted the earlier  testimony that this was a                                                               
discriminatory provision, and asked  if that was his recollection                                                               
of how this amendment was adopted.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. FISCHER replied that it was  never thought of in those terms.                                                               
Free-thinkers  were   well  represented  at   the  Constitutional                                                               
Convention; there was  no discrimination and the  language was in                                                               
accordance  with  that  approach.  He  noted  that  a  convention                                                               
colleague pointed this  out in his strong arguments  on behalf of                                                               
adding the word  "indirect." He wanted it very  clear that public                                                               
funds  would  not  go  for  the direct  or  indirect  benefit  of                                                               
religious  and   other  private  educational   institutions.  His                                                               
argument,  in part,  was that  parents  can choose  to put  their                                                               
children  in  a  public  educational  institution  or  a  private                                                               
educational institution.  It was  a matter  of not  having public                                                               
tax  monies  go  directly  or   indirectly  for  the  benefit  of                                                               
religious institutions.  He reiterated with emphasis  that it was                                                               
not   meant   to   be   discriminatory   and   has   never   been                                                               
discriminatory.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. FISCHER  noted that one  of the  arguments made on  behalf of                                                               
this amendment  was that public  money was already going  for the                                                               
benefit  of  students.  His  perspective was  that  if  that  was                                                               
already occurring and  hadn't been challenged, then  there was no                                                               
need for the amendment.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:38:26 PM                                                                                                                    
DAN  KENNEDY,  representing  himself,  said  his  three  children                                                               
graduated from  the Wasilla school  system with high  honors. Two                                                               
are currently at the Annapolis  Military Academy and the third is                                                               
at the U.S.  Air Force Academy in Colorado  Springs. He described                                                               
the  requirements and  rigorous competition  to gain  entrance to                                                               
these  academies and  stated that  he and  his wife  believe that                                                               
competition with  education is imperative.  For that  reason they                                                               
support  the  opportunity for  Alaskans  to  vote to  change  the                                                               
constitution to allow for choice, including private education.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
He  said  he  understands  that   the  accelerated  programs  his                                                               
children  participated in  through elementary  and middle  school                                                               
were  eliminated   because  of   budget  constraints   and  other                                                               
requirements of public education.  This is unfortunate because he                                                               
knows that  options must be  available if gifted Alaskans  are to                                                               
continue to  compete with some  of America's finest  students. He                                                               
urged the committee to support SJR 9.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI observed  that his  children did  very well                                                               
going through the public schools.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR.  KENNEDY   restated  how  important  the   extended  learning                                                               
programs  in   elementary  school  and  middle   school  were  in                                                               
preparing his children to attend elite colleges.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:43:02 PM                                                                                                                    
SHARON AUBREY,  representing herself, described the  barriers she                                                               
encountered  as   a  parent  educator   trying  to   fulfill  her                                                               
children's   individual   learning   plans  (ILPs)   because   of                                                               
constitutional   language  interpretations.   These  restrictions                                                               
hinder many public school students  from achieving their academic                                                               
and  career goals.  For  example, if  she  purchases a  sectarian                                                               
textbook to fulfill her daughter's  ILP for an algebra class, her                                                               
allotment will  not pay for  the scientific  calculator. However,                                                               
if she  buys a secular textbook  the allotment will pay  for that                                                               
same  calculator. Materials  that  are used  daily  in brick  and                                                               
mortar  schools are  denied to  other public  school students  in                                                               
alternative  programs because  of the  current interpretation  of                                                               
the constitution.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS.  AUBREY  said she  wasn't  necessarily  asking the  state  to                                                               
purchase faith-based curriculums. She was  asking for a change in                                                               
the  constitutional  language so  that  courses  that meet  state                                                               
grade level expectations could be  recognized for enrollment, and                                                               
for  the   basic  supporting   materials  required   for  general                                                               
education to be made available.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
She stated her belief that SJR  9 would solve the limitations and                                                               
problems currently  facing the public  education system  and give                                                               
better  educational  options,   curriculums,  and  materials  for                                                               
Alaskan students to succeed.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:46:01 PM                                                                                                                    
SAMMY CRAWFORD,  representing herself,  said she was  a classroom                                                               
teacher for 30  years and a member of the  Board of Education for                                                               
15 years.  She stated her belief  that SJR 9 needed  full vetting                                                               
and the  potential impact explored  before moving  forward. Since                                                               
it  was an  education issue,  the Education  Committee should  be                                                               
part of  the process. She  pointed out  that every ten  years the                                                               
voters  are  asked whether  or  not  they want  a  constitutional                                                               
convention to  vet major changes,  and since statehood  they have                                                               
always declined.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CRAWFORD described  herself as  a public  education advocate                                                               
who  believes  that  to  further  divide  the  pie  of  financial                                                               
assistance to  public schools  would make  it more  difficult for                                                               
public education.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:48:08 PM                                                                                                                    
CONNIE  BELL,  representing  herself,   described  herself  as  a                                                               
homeschooling mom who takes the  responsibility for educating her                                                               
children  very  seriously.  She   offered  her  belief  that  the                                                               
responsibility  of  choosing  the best  education  possible  lies                                                               
first with parents. The opportunity to  vote on whether or not to                                                               
amend  the  constitution  would   begin  the  process  of  giving                                                               
Alaskans  that   freedom.  Competition  has  always   has  always                                                               
encouraged  excellence and  better  stewardship  of finances  and                                                               
resources, and  freedom produces  prosperity. Don't be  afraid to                                                               
give Alaskans  the freedom  to choose; put  the amendment  on the                                                               
ballot, she said.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:49:37 PM                                                                                                                    
MARY  TOUTOUNJHI, representing  herself, described  herself as  a                                                               
25-year  public school  educator  who had  strong feelings  about                                                               
public  education.  She  pointed  out that  both  the  state  and                                                               
federal  constitutions  mandate  the  concept  of  separation  of                                                               
church and state,  and the concept of  public education available                                                               
to  all. SJR  9  denies  both of  these  concepts.  She said  she                                                               
respects  religious beliefs  but doesn't  want the  state funding                                                               
those beliefs.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS.  TOUTOUNJHI  observed  that   this  resolution  represents  a                                                               
consistent  pattern. It  will reduce  funding to  schools already                                                               
stressed by reductions in funding  and it will make it impossible                                                               
to  make  long-term  plans  and  set  educational  goals  because                                                               
funding  will  be  inconsistent  year-to-year.  She  offered  her                                                               
belief that one  of the single most effective ways  to maintain a                                                               
viable  government  of   the  people  is  to   provide  a  strong                                                               
educational  base.   She  urged   the  committee  to   leave  the                                                               
constitution alone.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:52:52 PM                                                                                                                    
MIKE  COONS, representing  himself, said  he supports  SJR 9  and                                                               
fully opposes  the notion of  separation of church and  state. He                                                               
quoted the  First Amendment  and argued  that giving  parents the                                                               
right to choose  their child's school does not mean  the State of                                                               
Alaska  is  establishing  a  religion to  get  an  education.  He                                                               
discussed  the   history  of  schooling  and   pointed  out  that                                                               
Jefferson,  Madison,  and Adams  had  no  formal schooling  until                                                               
their  teens  and  they  went  on to  write  the  Declaration  of                                                               
Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. COONS quoted Wikipedia on  the history of education and noted                                                               
that  states  that  adopted  Blaine  Amendment  language  did  so                                                               
because they  felt that Catholic  children should be  educated in                                                               
public  schools  to become  American,  not  to stop  a  religious                                                               
belief. Then in  1925 the U.S. Supreme Court  ruled that students                                                               
could  attend private  schools to  comply  with state  compulsory                                                               
education  laws, thereby  giving  parochial  schools an  official                                                               
blessing.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
He  corrected testimony  a professor  gave to  a joint  committee                                                               
that Wisconsin  and the District  of Columbia  showed improvement                                                               
after  giving parents  choices outside  of  public education.  In                                                               
fact, the  testimony was that  the underprivileged were  the vast                                                               
majority  who  moved  out  of public  schools  and  into  private                                                               
schools  with immediate  and long-lasting  increases in  learning                                                               
and  graduation   rates.  Public  schools  were   helped  from  a                                                               
financial  standpoint. Clearly,  giving  parents  and children  a                                                               
choice in  their education benefits  all. He urged  the committee                                                               
to pass  SJR 9  and give  the people  the opportunity  to debate,                                                               
learn, and vote on this important matter.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:56:43 PM                                                                                                                    
JANE ANGVIK,  representing herself,  stated opposition to  SJR 9.                                                               
She  said  she  believes  the  prohibition  in  the  constitution                                                               
against using  public funds for  private and  religious education                                                               
is appropriate and  should be retained. She  reminded the members                                                               
that  they weren't  just deciding  on whether  to let  the people                                                               
vote, because they  were actually required use  their judgment to                                                               
decide whether  this was a good  idea or not. She  encouraged the                                                               
committee to consider the financial  obligations to the state for                                                               
including  the  opportunity for  public  funding  for private  or                                                               
religious  education.  She  questioned   whether  the  state  was                                                               
prepared  for the  financial cost  of adding  the 9,600  students                                                               
that are currently  enrolled in private schools in  Alaska to the                                                               
current  education  budget.  She   encouraged  the  committee  to                                                               
seriously consider the content and ramifications of SJR 9.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:58:52 PM                                                                                                                    
VICKI CHEKAN, representing herself,  said she had experience with                                                               
both homeschooling and  the public system and  she was testifying                                                               
in support  of SJR  9. She  urged the  committee to  consider the                                                               
derivation  of   the  original  language   and  to   examine  the                                                               
historical  interpretation against  universal principles,  and to                                                               
base their  vote on factual  information from varied  sources, as                                                               
opposed to special interests.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. CHEKAN quoted the opening  section of "The Making of America:                                                               
The Substance  and Meaning  of the  Constitution" to  support the                                                               
position  that the  founding  fathers did  not  intend to  remove                                                               
religion  from  formal education.  She  expressed  hope that  the                                                               
committee  would allow  the  people to  determine  the future  of                                                               
their government and their lives.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:05:34 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  held SJR 9  in committee and stated  his intention                                                               
to take additional public testimony on Wednesday.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:06:11 PM                                                                                                                    
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
Chair Coghill adjourned the Senate Judiciary Standing Committee                                                                 
meeting at 3:06 p.m.                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HJR004C (JUD am.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
HJR 4
HJR 4 Obama 23 Executive Actions 01262013.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
HJR 4
HJR 4 Fiscal Note.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
HJR 4
HJR 4 List of Executive Actions.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
HJR 4
HJR 4 Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
HJR 4
Senate CS for CS HB 69.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
HB 69
Bob Bird Written Testimony.doc HJUD 2/8/2013 1:00:00 PM
SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
HB 69
HB 69 Sponsor Statement.pdf HJUD 2/8/2013 1:00:00 PM
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CSHB69.pdf HJUD 2/8/2013 1:00:00 PM
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Fiscal Note -DOC.pdf HJUD 2/8/2013 1:00:00 PM
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Fiscal Note-DPS.pdf HJUD 2/8/2013 1:00:00 PM
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Fiscal Note-LAW.pdf HJUD 2/8/2013 1:00:00 PM
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Lynn Willis Testimony on HB 69.pdf HJUD 2/8/2013 1:00:00 PM
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Wyoming Pushes Ban On Gun Bans.pdf HJUD 2/8/2013 1:00:00 PM
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1 - SJR 9 Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 3/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
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2 - SJR 9 Quick Reference.pdf SJUD 3/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
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3 - Leg Legal March 8 Memo.pdf SJUD 3/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
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4 - Leg Legal March 4 Memo.pdf SJUD 3/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
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5 - Amendments to the Constitution.pdf SJUD 3/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
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6 - Alaska Performance Scholarship Data.pdf SJUD 3/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
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SJR 9 Power point Presentation.pdf SJUD 3/15/2013 1:30:00 PM
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7 - AlaskaAdvantage Education Grant.pdf SJUD 3/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
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8 - Select Grants to Ed Programs Facilities Training.pdf SJUD 3/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
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9 - Supplemental Education Service Providers.pdf SJUD 3/15/2013 1:30:00 PM
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10 - Mat-Su SES and Home School Vendors.pdf SJUD 3/15/2013 1:30:00 PM
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11 - Komer 2013 House testimony.pdf SJUD 3/15/2013 1:30:00 PM
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16 - Blaine Amendment.pdf SJUD 3/15/2013 1:30:00 PM
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HB 69 Letter from Ellsman.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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HB 69 Testimony from Mike Coons.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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Letter from Covey.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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Letter from Juneau School District.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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SJR 9 Letter from Kathy Simpler.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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Letter from Nome School District.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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SJR 9 Letter from Sarah Welton, Pastor.docx SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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SJR 9 Letter from Nana.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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SJR 9 Letter from Tracy Martin.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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2005_AG_Memo.pdf SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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TESTIMONY REGARDING HB 69 Senate Willis.doc SJUD 3/18/2013 1:30:00 PM
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