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04/17/2017 01:30 PM JUDICIARY

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01:33:41 PM Start
01:34:07 PM SB47
01:42:11 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
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+ SB 47 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FRANCHISES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              SENATE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         April 17, 2017                                                                                         
                           1:33 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator John Coghill, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Mia Costello                                                                                                            
Senator Pete Kelly                                                                                                              
Senator Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bill Wielechowski                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 47                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to motor vehicle franchises, motor vehicle                                                                     
transactions,    motor    vehicle    dealers,    motor    vehicle                                                               
manufacturers, and motor vehicle distributors."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB  47                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FRANCHISES                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MEYER                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
02/01/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/01/17       (S)       L&C, JUD                                                                                               
02/23/17       (S)       L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
02/23/17       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/23/17       (S)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/11/17       (S)       L&C RPT CS  1DP 3NR    NEW TITLE                                                                       
04/11/17       (S)       NR: COSTELLO, HUGHES, GARDNER                                                                          
04/11/17       (S)       DP: MEYER                                                                                              
04/11/17       (S)       L&C AT 9:00 AM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/11/17       (S)       Moved CSSB 47(L&C) Out of Committee                                                                    
04/11/17       (S)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/17/17       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHRISTINE MARASIGAN, Staff                                                                                                      
Senator Kevin Meyer                                                                                                             
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
POSITION STATEMENT: Introduced SB 47 on behalf of the sponsor.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:33:41 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  JOHN   COGHILL  called   the  Senate   Judiciary  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 1:33  p.m. Present at the  call to                                                               
order  were   Senators  Dunleavy,  Costello,  Kelly,   and  Chair                                                               
Coghill.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
             SB  47-MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FRANCHISES                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:34:07 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  COGHILL announced  the consideration  of CSSB  47(L&C). He                                                               
asked Ms. Marasigan to provide a high level view.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:34:53 PM                                                                                                                    
CHRISTINE  MARASIGAN, Staff,  Senator Kevin  Meyer, Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  explained  that  SB  47 relates  to  motor  vehicle                                                               
dealer  franchises.  Auto  dealers  brought  the  matter  to  the                                                               
sponsor  with  ideas  about updating  the  Alaska  statutes  that                                                               
govern  agreements  between  Alaskan  auto  dealers  and  outside                                                               
manufacturers. She  said it is  the sponsor's  general preference                                                               
that the government stay out  of negotiated contracts, but a one-                                                               
size-fits-all approach doesn't always work in Alaska.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
She  explained that  the  bill that  came out  of  the Labor  and                                                               
Commerce  Committee, version  U, has  three sections.  Sections 2                                                               
and 3 address  Sections 20 and 21 of the  original bill. The only                                                               
difference is  the applicability section  that says that  the Act                                                               
only  applies  to  agreements  entered   into  on  or  after  the                                                               
effective date of the Act.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Section 1 is the heart of  the bill and it corresponds to Section                                                               
15 of the original bill. It  tries to focus on payment for repair                                                               
and  warranty claims  and  the calculation  of  the retail  rate.                                                               
However,  the  sponsor  has heard  anecdotally  that  local  auto                                                               
dealers would have difficulty with the doubled sequential non-                                                                  
warranty customer paid service repair  orders and the calculation                                                               
of  retail rates.  She  said the  thing that  is  good about  the                                                               
current version is that it puts  a laser focus on the main issues                                                               
that auto dealers articulated.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:38:38 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  COGHILL  listed  the individuals  who  were  available  to                                                               
answer questions  and stated  his intention to  work on  the bill                                                               
during the interim.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. MARASIGAN  said she is  sure the  sponsor is amenable  to the                                                               
chair's suggestions.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COGHILL announced  he would  hold SB  47 in  committee for                                                               
future consideration.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:42:11 PM                                                                                                                    
There being  no further  business to  come before  the committee,                                                               
Chair Coghill  adjourned the Senate Judiciary  Standing Committee                                                               
meeting at 1:42 p.m.                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 47 - Letter of Support - Continental.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Letter of Support - Alaska Sales and Service.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Letter of Support - Alaska Auto Dealers.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Letter of Support - Lithia South Anchorage.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Letter of Support - Lithia.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Letter of Support - Mendenhall Auto.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Letter of Support - Seekins Ford.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Letter of Support - Nissan Fairbanks.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Sponsor Statement (ver. U).pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Sectional Summary (ver. U).pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Supporting Document - National Automobile Dealer's Association Infographic.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Supporting Document - Provisions and List of Businesses.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Supporting Document - Why Franchise Laws.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47
SB 47 - Interim Working Draft - Version R.pdf SJUD 4/17/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 47