Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/22/1993 02:15 PM L&C

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               SENATE LABOR AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE                             
                         April 22, 1993                                        
                                2:15 p.m.                                      
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
  Senator Tim Kelly, Chairman                                                  
  Senator Steve Rieger, Vice Chairman                                          
  Senator Bert Sharp                                                           
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
  Senator Judy Salo                                                            
  Senator Georgianna Lincoln                                                   
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
   -- CONFIRMATION HEARING - ALASKA STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC                      
   ACCOUNTANCY:  Charles R. Griffin, CPA; Jean B. Schmitt,                     
                CPA; and Bradley L. Shaffer, CPA                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL NO. 195                                                          
  "An Act extending the termination date of the State Physical                 
  Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board; and providing for an                 
  effective date."                                                             
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL NO. 196                                                          
  "An Act extending the termination date of the State Board of                 
  Registration for Architects,  Engineers, and Land Surveyors;                 
  and providing for an effective date."                                        
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 170                                                           
  "An  Act  extending the  termination  date of  the  Board of                 
  Marine Pilots."                                                              
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 268 am                                                        
  "An  Act extending  the  termination date  of  the Board  of                 
  Dispensing Opticians; and providing for an effective date."                  
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 270                                                           
  "An  Act extending  the  termination date  of  the Board  of                 
  Examiners  in Optometry;  and  providing  for  an  effective                 
  date."                                                                       
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 271                                                           
  "An  Act extending  the  termination date  of  the Board  of                 
  Public Accountancy; and providing for an effective date."                    
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 272                                                           
  "An  Act extending  the  termination date  of  the Board  of                 
  Chiropractic  Examiners;  and  providing  for  an  effective                 
  date."                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 178                                                           
  "An Act adding children under the age of 21 who are eligible                 
  for  adoption  assistance because  of  special needs  to the                 
  optional Medicaid coverage  list and  revising the order  of                 
  priority  in which  groups  eligible  for optional  Medicaid                 
  coverage  are  eliminated; and  providing  for an  effective                 
  date."                                                                       
                                                                               
  CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 158(L&C)                                               
  "An Act making appropriations  for contract settlement costs                 
  and cost-of-living adjustments for public employees who  are                 
  members   of  certain   collective  bargaining   units;  and                 
  providing for an effective date."                                            
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
  SB 195 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  SB 196 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  HB 170 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  HB 268 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  HB 270 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  HB 271 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  HB 272 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  HB 178 - See HESS minutes dated 4/16/93.                                     
                                                                               
  HB 158 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
  Brian Rogers, Vice President                                                 
    of Finance                                                                 
  University of Alaska Fairbanks                                               
  Fairbanks, Alaska                                                            
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Supported HB 158.                                       
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
  TAPE 93-29, SIDE A                                                           
  Number 001                                                                   
                                                                               
  SENATOR KELLY called  the Senate Labor and  Commerce meeting                 
  to  order  at 2:15  p.m. and  announced  the first  order of                 
  business would be  a confirmation hearing on  the Governor's                 
  appointees to the Alaska State  Board of Public Accountancy.                 
  There  were  no  stated  objections  to  confirming  Charles                 
  Griffin, Jean B. Schmitt and Bradley  L. Shaffer to seats on                 
  the board.                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR KELLY  announced   SB   195   (PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL                 
  THERAPY BOARDS EXT.) to be up for consideration.                             
                                                                               
  SENATOR RIEGER  moved to  pass  SB 195  from committee  with                 
  individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
  Number 30                                                                    
  SENATOR    KELLY    announced     SB    196    (BOARD     OF                 
  ARCH/ENGINEERS/SURVEYORS EXT.) to be up for consideration.                   
                                                                               
  SENATOR  SHARP  moved to  pass  SB 196  from  committee with                 
  individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
  SENATOR  KELLY  announced  HB 170  (EXTEND  BOARD  OF MARINE                 
  PILOTS) to be up for consideration.                                          
                                                                               
  SENATOR SHARP  moved  to pass  HB  170 from  committee  with                 
  individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
  SENATOR  KELLY  announced   HB  268  am  (EXTEND   BOARD  OF                 
  DISPENSING OPTICIANS) to be up for consideration.                            
                                                                               
  SENATOR SHARP moved  to pass HB  268 am from committee  with                 
  individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
  SENATOR KELLY announced HB 270 (EXTEND BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN                 
  OPTOMETRY) to be up for consideration.                                       
                                                                               
  SENATOR  RIEGER moved  to pass  HB 270  from  committee with                 
  individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
  SENATOR  KELLY  announced  HB 271  (EXTEND  BOARD  OF PUBLIC                 
  ACCOUNTANCY) to be up for consideration.                                     
                                                                               
  SENATOR SHARP  moved  to pass  HB  271 from  committee  with                 
  individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
  SENATOR KELLY announced HB 272 (EXTEND BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC                 
  EXAMINERS) to be up for consideration.                                       
                                                                               
  SENATOR  RIEGER moved  to  pass HB  272 from  committee with                 
  individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  was so ordered.                                                              
  Number 107                                                                   
  SENATOR  KELLY  announced  HB   178  (MEDICAID  FOR  CERTAIN                 
  CHILDREN) to be up for consideration.                                        
                                                                               
  SENATOR  RIEGER moved  to  pass HB  178 from  committee with                 
  individual recommendations with  accompanying fiscal  notes.                 
  There were no objections and it was so ordered.                              
  SENATOR  KELLY  announced  CSHB  158(L&C) (APPROP:  CONTRACT                 
  SETTLEMENT COSTS) to be up for consideration.                                
                                                                               
  BRIAN ROGERS,  Vice  President for  Finance,  University  of                 
  Alaska, explained the appropriation in HB 158.                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR KELLY said it is his intention to move this  bill on                 
  to  the  Finance  Committee  when  the intent  language  was                 
  drafted and approved.                                                        
                                                                               
  SENATOR KELLY adjourned the meeting at 2:25 p.m.                             

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