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04/24/2018 01:30 PM JUDICIARY

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 208 TRUSTS; COMM PROP TRUSTS; POWERS OF APPT TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+= HB 123 DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH CARE COSTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 123(JUD) Out of Committee
+= HB 259 CONFINING VEHICLE LOADS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 259(JUD) Out of Committee
+= HB 336 SUPPORTIVE DECISION-MAKING AGREEMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 336(JUD) AM Out of Committee
+= HB 44 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS: VOTING & CONFLICTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSSSHB 44(STA) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              SENATE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         April 24, 2018                                                                                         
                           1:35 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator John Coghill, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Mia Costello                                                                                                            
Senator Pete Kelly                                                                                                              
Senator Bill Wielechowski                                                                                                       
Senator Mike Shower                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 123(HSS)                                                                                
"An Act relating to disclosure  of health care services and price                                                               
information; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SCS CSHB 123(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 259(JUD) AM                                                                             
"An  Act   relating  to  containing  or   confining  loads  being                                                               
transported on highways."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SCS CSHB 259(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 336(JUD) AM                                                                             
"An  Act  relating  to supported  decision-making  agreements  to                                                               
provide for  decision- making assistance; and  amending Rule 402,                                                               
Alaska Rules of Evidence."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 336(JUD) AM OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 44(STA)                                                                                            
"An  Act  requiring  a  legislator  to  abstain  from  taking  or                                                               
withholding official  action or exerting official  influence that                                                               
could  benefit or  harm  an immediate  family  member or  certain                                                               
employers; and  requiring a legislator  to request to  be excused                                                               
from  voting in  an  instance  where the  legislator  may have  a                                                               
financial conflict of interest."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SCS CSSSHB 44(STA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 208                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to trusts and powers of appointment; and                                                                       
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 123                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH CARE COSTS                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) SPOHNHOLZ                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
02/13/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/13/17       (H)       HSS, JUD                                                                                               
03/02/17       (H)       HSS AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/02/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/02/17       (H)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/09/17       (H)       HSS AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/09/17       (H)       Moved  CSHB 123(HSS) Out of Committee                                                                  
03/09/17       (H)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/10/17       (H)       HSS RPT CS(HSS) 5DP 2NR                                                                                
03/10/17       (H)       DP: JOHNSTON, TARR, EDGMON, SULLIVAN-                                                                  
                         LEONARD, SPOHNHOLZ                                                                                     
03/10/17       (H)       NR: KITO, EASTMAN                                                                                      
03/24/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/24/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/24/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/27/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/27/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/27/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/29/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/29/17       (H)       Moved CSHB 123(HSS) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/29/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/31/17       (H)       JUD RPT CS(HSS) 1DP 1NR 4AM                                                                            
03/31/17       (H)       DP: CLAMAN                                                                                             
03/31/17       (H)       NR: EASTMAN                                                                                            
03/31/17       (H)       AM:   KOPP,   KREISS-TOMKINS,   FANSLER,                                                               
                         REINBOLD                                                                                               
04/07/17       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
04/07/17       (H)       VERSION: CSHB 123(HSS)                                                                                 
04/10/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/10/17       (S)       HSS, JUD                                                                                               
03/16/18       (S)       HSS AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/16/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/16/18       (S)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
04/04/18       (S)       HSS AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
04/04/18       (S)       Moved   SCS   CSHB   123(HSS)   Out   of                                                               
                         Committee                                                                                              
04/04/18       (S)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
04/06/18       (S)       HSS RPT SCS  4DP   NEW TITLE                                                                           
04/06/18       (S)       DP: WILSON, BEGICH, VON IMHOF, GIESSEL                                                                 
04/16/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/16/18       (S)       <Above Item Removed from Agenda>                                                                       
04/16/18       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/19/18       (S)       JUD AT 9:00 AM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/19/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/19/18       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/20/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/20/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/20/18       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/23/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/23/18       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/24/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 259                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: CONFINING VEHICLE LOADS                                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) STUTES                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
01/08/18       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/8/18                                                                                
01/16/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/16/18       (H)       TRA, JUD                                                                                               
01/25/18       (H)       TRA AT 1:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
01/25/18       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
01/30/18       (H)       TRA AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
01/30/18       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
02/01/18       (H)       TRA AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/01/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/01/18       (H)       MINUTE(TRA)                                                                                            
02/08/18       (H)       TRA AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
02/08/18       (H)       Moved CSHB 259(TRA) Out of Committee                                                                   
02/08/18       (H)       MINUTE(TRA)                                                                                            
02/09/18       (H)       TRA RPT CS(TRA) 1DP 5AM                                                                                
02/09/18       (H)       DP: STUTES                                                                                             
02/09/18       (H)       AM: KOPP, CLAMAN, DRUMMOND, EASTMAN,                                                                   
                         WOOL                                                                                                   
02/21/18       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/21/18       (H)       <Bill Hearing Canceled>                                                                                
02/23/18       (H)       JUD AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/23/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/23/18       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/05/18       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/05/18       (H)       Moved CSHB 259(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/05/18       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
03/07/18       (H)       JUD RPT CS(JUD) 5DP 1NR 1AM                                                                            
03/07/18       (H)       DP:   KOPP,    KREISS-TOMKINS,   STUTES,                                                               
                         LEDOUX, CLAMAN                                                                                         
03/07/18       (H)       NR: REINBOLD                                                                                           
03/07/18       (H)       AM: EASTMAN                                                                                            
03/15/18       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
03/15/18       (H)       VERSION: CSHB 259(JUD) AM                                                                              
03/16/18       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/16/18       (S)       TRA, JUD                                                                                               
03/29/18       (S)       TRA AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/29/18       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/03/18       (S)       TRA AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
04/03/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/03/18       (S)       MINUTE(TRA)                                                                                            
04/17/18       (S)       TRA AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
04/17/18       (S)       Moved   SCS   CSHB   259(TRA)   Out   of                                                               
                         Committee                                                                                              
04/17/18       (S)       MINUTE(TRA)                                                                                            
04/18/18       (S)       TRA RPT SCS  1DP 3NR   SAME TITLE                                                                      
04/18/18       (S)       NR: STEDMAN, WILSON, BISHOP                                                                            
04/18/18       (S)       DP: EGAN                                                                                               
04/20/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/20/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/20/18       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/23/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/23/18       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/24/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 336                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: SUPPORTIVE DECISION-MAKING AGREEMENTS                                                                              
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) MILLETT                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
02/07/18       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/07/18       (H)       HSS, JUD                                                                                               
03/01/18       (H)       HSS AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/01/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/01/18       (H)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/08/18       (H)       HSS AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/08/18       (H)       Moved CSHB 336(HSS) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/08/18       (H)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
03/09/18       (H)       HSS RPT CS(HSS) 6DP                                                                                    
03/09/18       (H)       DP: JOHNSTON, CLAMAN, EDGMON, SULLIVAN-                                                                
                         LEONARD, KITO, TARR                                                                                    
04/09/18       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/09/18       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/09/18       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/11/18       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/11/18       (H)       Moved CSHB 336(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
04/11/18       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/11/18       (H)       JUD AT 7:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
04/11/18       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/12/18       (H)       JUD RPT CS(JUD) 4DP 2NR 1AM                                                                            
04/12/18       (H)       DP:   KOPP,    KREISS-TOMKINS,   STUTES,                                                               
                         CLAMAN                                                                                                 
04/12/18       (H)       NR: LEDOUX, REINBOLD                                                                                   
04/12/18       (H)       AM: EASTMAN                                                                                            
04/14/18       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
04/14/18       (H)       VERSION: CSHB 336(JUD) AM                                                                              
04/15/18       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/15/18       (S)       JUD                                                                                                    
04/20/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/20/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/20/18       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/23/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/23/18       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
04/24/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  44                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: LEGISLATIVE ETHICS: VOTING & CONFLICTS                                                                             
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) GRENN                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
01/18/17       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/13/17                                                                               
01/18/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/18/17       (H)       JUD, FIN                                                                                               
01/23/17       (H)       SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE INTRODUCED                                                                          
01/23/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/23/17       (H)       JUD, FIN                                                                                               
01/25/17       (H)       STA REPLACES FIN REFERRAL                                                                              
01/25/17       (H)       BILL REPRINTED 1/25/17                                                                                 
01/25/17       (H)       JUD WAIVED PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE, RULE                                                                 
                         23(A)  FOR SSHB 44                                                                                     
01/25/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/25/17       (H)       -- Meeting Postponed to 1/27/17 --                                                                     
01/27/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/27/17       (H)       -- Meeting Rescheduled from 1/25/17 --                                                                 
01/30/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
01/30/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
01/30/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/03/17       (H)       JUD AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/03/17       (H)       Moved CSSSHB 44(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                  
02/03/17       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
02/08/17       (H)       JUD RPT CS(JUD) 1DP 3DNP 3AM                                                                           
02/08/17       (H)       DP: LEDOUX                                                                                             
02/08/17       (H)       DNP: KOPP, EASTMAN, REINBOLD                                                                           
02/08/17       (H)       AM: KREISS-TOMKINS, FANSLER, CLAMAN                                                                    
02/18/17       (H)       STA AT 11:00 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                          
02/18/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/18/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/21/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/21/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/21/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/02/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/02/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/02/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/07/17       (H)       STA AT 5:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/07/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/07/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/28/17       (H)       STA AT 3:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/28/17       (H)       Moved CS SSHB 44(STA) Out of Committee                                                                 
03/28/17       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
04/03/17       (H)       STA RPT CS(STA) NT 3DP 1DNP 3NR                                                                        
04/03/17       (H)       DP: LEDOUX, TUCK, KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                       
04/03/17       (H)       DNP: BIRCH                                                                                             
04/03/17       (H)       NR: JOHNSON, WOOL, KNOPP                                                                               
04/08/17       (H)       SUSTAINED RULING OF CHAIR Y23 N16 E1                                                                   
04/08/17       (H)       BEFORE HOUSE IN SECOND READING                                                                         
04/08/17       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
04/08/17       (H)       VERSION: CSSSHB 44(STA)                                                                                
04/10/17       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/10/17       (S)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
02/20/18       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/20/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/20/18       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
02/22/18       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/22/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/22/18       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/23/18       (S)       FIN REFERRAL ADDED AFTER JUD                                                                           
03/27/18       (S)       STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/27/18       (S)       Moved SCS CSSSHB 44(STA) Out of                                                                        
                         Committee                                                                                              
03/27/18       (S)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/28/18       (S)       STA RPT SCS  1DP 1DNP 3NR   NEW TITLE                                                                  
03/28/18       (S)       DP: MEYER                                                                                              
03/28/18       (S)       DNP: WILSON                                                                                            
03/28/18       (S)       NR: GIESSEL, EGAN, COGHILL                                                                             
04/09/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/10/18       (S)       JUD AT 9:00 AM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/10/18       (S)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
04/11/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/11/18       (S)       Scheduled but Not Heard                                                                                
04/13/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/13/18       (S)       MILITARY JUSTICE & MILITIA CIVIL RELIEF                                                                
04/16/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/16/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/16/18       (S)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/24/18       (S)       JUD AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JAYNE ANDREEN, Volunteer Advocate                                                                                               
AARP                                                                                                                            
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of HB 336.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
ART DELAUNE, Member                                                                                                             
Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education                                                                        
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of HB 336.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JASON GRENN                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of HB 44.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:35:09 PM35                                                                                                                  
CHAIR  JOHN   COGHILL  called   the  Senate   Judiciary  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 1:35  p.m. Present at the  call to                                                               
order  were Senators  Shower, Costello,  Wielechowski, and  Chair                                                               
Coghill. Senator Kelly arrived thereafter.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
He reviewed the agenda and advised that the committee would not                                                                 
hear HB 208. He expressed hope that over the next 8 months the                                                                  
interested parties would work to find a path forward.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
             HB 123-DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH CARE COSTS                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:37:03 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL announced the consideration of HB 123. [SCS CSHB                                                                  
123, version Q, was adopted on 4/20/18.] He noted that he had an                                                                
amendment that the sponsor supports.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:37:49 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COSTELLO moved to adopt Amendment 1, work order 30-                                                                     
LS0380\Q.2.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                               30-LS0380\Q.2                                                                    
                                                       Bruce                                                                    
                                                     4/20/18                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          AMENDMENT 1                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
    OFFERED IN THE SENATE                BY SENATOR COGHILL                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     TO: SCS CSHB 123(JUD), Draft Version "Q"                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 9:                                                                                                            
          Delete "25"                                                                                                           
          Insert "10"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 10, following "year":                                                                                         
          Insert "from each of the  six sections of Category                                                                    
       I, Current Procedural Terminology, adopted by the                                                                        
     American Medical Association"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 17:                                                                                                           
          Delete "25"                                                                                                           
          Insert "10"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 18, following "year":                                                                                         
          Insert "from each of the  six sections of Category                                                                    
       I, Current Procedural Terminology, adopted by the                                                                        
     American Medical Association"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 22 - 27:                                                                                                     
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
               "(c)  If, in the annual reporting period                                                                         
          under  this  section,  fewer than  the  number  of                                                                    
          health care  services described  under (a)  or (b)                                                                    
          of  this section  are performed  by a  health care                                                                    
          provider  or  at a  health  care  facility in  the                                                                    
          state, the  provider or facility shall  include in                                                                    
          the list  required under this  section all  of the                                                                    
          health care services performed by the provider or                                                                     
          at the facility from each of the six sections                                                                         
          described under (a) or (b) of this section."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL  objected and asked  if there were  questions about                                                               
the  amendment that  Mr. Shilling  described during  the previous                                                               
hearing.  Finding  no questions,  he  removed  his objection  and                                                               
Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:38:54 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  COSTELLO commented  that  this bill  and several  others                                                               
going through  the process that  address transparency  and rising                                                               
health care  costs are a good  start to help the  consumer become                                                               
better informed.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:39:37 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KELLY joined the committee.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:39:49 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  COSTELLO moved  to report  the Senate  CS for  CSHB 123,                                                               
version   Q   as   amended,  from   committee   with   individual                                                               
recommendations and attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COGHILL found  no objection  and SCS  CSHB 123(JUD)  moved                                                               
from the Senate Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:40:18 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                  HB 259-CONFINING VEHICLE LOADS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:41:42 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  announced the consideration  of HB 259.  [SCS CSHB                                                               
259, version  G, was adopted  on 4/20/18.] He found  no questions                                                               
or amendments.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:42:13 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  COSTELLO  moved  to  report   the  Senate  CS  for  CSHB                                                               
259(JUD),   version    G,   from   committee    with   individual                                                               
recommendations and attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COGHILL   announced  that  without  objection,   SCS  CSHB                                                               
259(JUD) moved from the Senate Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:42:34 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
          HB 336-SUPPORTIVE DECISION-MAKING AGREEMENTS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:44:01 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  COGHILL   announced  the  consideration  of   HB  336.  He                                                               
solicited public testimony.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:45:06 PM                                                                                                                    
JAYNE ANDREEN,  Volunteer Advocate, AARP, Juneau,  Alaska, stated                                                               
support for HB  336. She advised that AARP in  Alaska has been an                                                               
active  partner  in  the Working  Interdisciplinary  Networks  of                                                               
Guardianship   Stakeholders   (WINGS)    Project,   looking   for                                                               
alternatives to  the extreme guardianship that  exists in Alaska.                                                               
Thus, AARP  has had input  in HB 336 and  supports the way  it is                                                               
drafted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
She  explained  that  supported  decision-making  has  long  been                                                               
important  in the  disabilities community  and as  the population                                                               
ages  it's clear  that  it is  an important  tool  to keep  older                                                               
Alaskans  who  have  been diagnosed  with  dementia  engaged  and                                                               
surrounded with  people they  trust to  help make  decisions. She                                                               
shared a  personal experience of a  family member age 65  who was                                                               
recently  diagnosed with  frontal  lobe dementia.  His family  is                                                               
working with the doctor to  set up an informal assisted decision-                                                               
making team.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANDREEN reiterated support for HB 336.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL shared his experience  as power of attorney for his                                                               
elderly father.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:47:43 PM                                                                                                                    
ART  DELAUNE,  Member,  Governor's Council  on  Disabilities  and                                                               
Special Education, Fairbanks, Alaska,  stated that he supports HB                                                               
336  because it  adds  the option  of supportive  decision-making                                                               
agreements to guardianships in Alaska.  They are written by a set                                                               
process with  supporters who are  chosen by the person  who wants                                                               
the  support.   These  agreements  provide  specific   ways  that                                                               
supporters will help  with decisions and will  have safeguards to                                                               
help the wellbeing and independence  of adults with disabilities.                                                               
It allows  an individual to  take control of their  life, develop                                                               
decision-making skills, and live  independently. It builds on the                                                               
planning  process often  used in  special education  programs and                                                               
can be  used to  transition youth educational  development beyond                                                               
the age of 22.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. DELAUNE  shared that he  is the guardian for  his 24-year-old                                                               
son who experiences both a  developmental disability and a mental                                                               
health  disability.  The  process  of  discussing  decisions  and                                                               
coming to agreement before a  decision is made has always worked.                                                               
Supportive  decision-making will  give his  son control  over his                                                               
life that  is unavailable under a  guardianship. The guardianship                                                               
system in  Alaska has more than  three times the workload  as the                                                               
national average.  Supportive decision-making would  help relieve                                                               
some of the strain on this  system and reduce costs to the state.                                                               
Passing HB 336  will allow individuals with  disabilities to have                                                               
a voice in directing their  lives. Research shows that people who                                                               
make  decisions  about  their  lives are  more  involved  in  the                                                               
community and  more likely to  be satisfied with their  lives. He                                                               
encouraged passage of HB 336.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:51:09 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL closed public testimony on HB 336.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:51:55 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COSTELLO  moved to  report CSHB  336 from  committee with                                                               
individual recommendations and attached fiscal note(s).                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL found no objection  and CSHB 336(JUD) AM moved from                                                               
the Senate Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:52:24 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         HB  44-LEGISLATIVE ETHICS: VOTING & CONFLICTS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:53:35 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL announced  the consideration of HB  44. [SCS CSSSHB                                                               
44(STA), version N, was before the committee.]                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:54:08 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:57:07 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL reconvened the meeting.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:57:22 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI  asked  the  sponsor if  he  supported  the                                                               
changes in the State Affairs committee substitute (CS).                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:57:36 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  JASON GRENN,  Alaska  State Legislature,  Juneau,                                                               
Alaska, sponsor of HB 44, said yes.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  asked if there are  differences between the                                                               
bill and the initiative.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRENN replied they are substantially similar.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COGHILL  advised  that legislative  legal  said  the  only                                                               
difference is that the initiative  says that when a lobbyist pays                                                               
for a legislator's  meal, it must be a de  minimis amount and the                                                               
bill  specifies a  $15  amount.  That is  the  amount in  current                                                               
statute and the thought was that these pass the sameness test.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI asked  if passing  HB 44  would remove  the                                                               
initiative from the ballot.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRENN  said if  the bill is  signed into  law, the                                                               
Division of Elections will determine  whether it is substantially                                                               
similar  to  the  initiative.  If so,  the  initiative  would  be                                                               
removed  from the  ballot. He  noted that  he has  testified that                                                               
they seem to be mirror images.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:59:44 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI  expressed  concern  that  the  legislature                                                               
would be  able to change the  bill next year whereas  a citizen's                                                               
initiative can't be changed for two years.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COGHILL  offered his  experience  that  it's difficult  to                                                               
change things back whether it's a bill or initiative.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI cited  minimum  wage as  an instance  where                                                               
that happened.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:00:30 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COSTELLO offered her understanding  that this was brought                                                               
forward  because  two  legislators  who work  for  oil  companies                                                               
benefitted from the way they voted  on an oil tax bill. The voter                                                               
initiative subsequently came through and  the voters in those two                                                               
districts  overwhelmingly supported  the way  that their  elected                                                               
officials had voted.  If there had been a provision  on the books                                                               
that  prohibited those  citizen  legislators from  voting on  the                                                               
measure, 60,000  Alaskan voters would  not have had a  voice, she                                                               
said.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
She asked  for assurance that  in passing  HB 44, the  members of                                                               
this citizen  legislature would not  be prevented from  voting on                                                               
measures,  they  just  have  to   state  they  have  a  potential                                                               
conflict.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRENN said  HB 44  was  not intended  to shine  a                                                               
light on previous votes or  legislation. As a citizen running for                                                               
election he  thought it was  important to do anything  that would                                                               
build  trust and  transparency with  the voters.  When HB  44 was                                                               
originally drafted,  the Senators  in the scenario  she described                                                               
would  not  have  been  precluded  from  voting  based  on  their                                                               
employment.  However,  the  bill  was changed  in  the  committee                                                               
process.  It  is more  restrictive  on  who  rises to  declare  a                                                               
conflict, but  the Uniform Rule  that allows a lone  objection to                                                               
compel the  person to vote was  not changed. He said  he believes                                                               
the  bill allows  for  a citizen  legislature  but clarifies  the                                                               
statute  related to  stating a  conflict. It  is consistent  with                                                               
many other states.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL found no further questions.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:06:33 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COSTELLO  moved to  report the Senate  CS for  CSSSHB 44,                                                               
version  N, from  committee with  individual recommendations  and                                                               
attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:06:56 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  stated that without objection,  SCS CSSSHB 44(STA)                                                               
moves from the Senate Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:07:12 PM                                                                                                                    
There being  no further  business to  come before  the committee,                                                               
Chair Coghill  adjourned the Senate Judiciary  Standing Committee                                                               
meeting at 2:07 pm.                                                                                                             

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