Legislature(1995 - 1996)

02/29/1996 01:40 PM L&C

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              SENATE LABOR AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE                              
                       February 29, 1996                                       
                           1:40 p.m.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
 MEMBERS PRESENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Tim Kelly, Chairman                                                   
 Senator John Torgerson, Vice Chairman                                         
 Senator Mike Miller                                                           
 Senator Judy Salo                                                             
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 186                                                           
 "An Act relating to partnerships; amending Alaska Rules of Civil              
 Procedure 20 and 24; and providing for an effective date."                    
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 300                                                           
 "An Act relating to the Uniform Commercial Code, primarily to                 
 investment securities; amending Rule 8(d), Alaska Rules of Civil              
 Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                              
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 299                                                           
 "An Act requiring competition in local exchange telephone service."           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 43                                                            
 "An Act relating to membership on the Board of Registration for               
 Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors; relating to registration           
 by the board; clarifying the meaning of practicing or offering to             
 practice architecture, engineering, or land surveying; deleting               
 teachers of postsecondary land surveying courses from a                       
 registration exemption; and amending the definition of 'practice of           
 land surveying.'"                                                             
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 404(STA)                                                
 "An Act relating to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and                  
 providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 382(STA)                                                
 "An Act relating to the Board of Dispensing Opticians; and                    
 providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS   SENATE COMMITTEE   ACTION                                         
                                                                               
 SB 186 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 2/8/96.                         
                                                                               
 SB 300 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 2/27/96.                        
 SB 299 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 2/27/96.                        
                                                                               
 SB 43 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 3/7/95, 2/20/96, and             
         2/27/96.                                                              
                                                                               
 HB 404 - No previous senate committee minutes.                                
                                                                               
 HB 382 - No previous senate committee minutes.                                
                                                                               
    WITNESS REGISTER                                                           
                                                                               
 Sherman Ernouf, Staff                                                         
 Senate Labor & Commerce Committee                                             
 State Capitol                                                                 
 Juneau, Alaska, 99801-1182¶                                                   
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Commented on SB 299l.                                  
                                                                               
 Senator Loren Leman                                                           
 State Capitol                                                                 
 Juneau, Alaska, 99801-1182¶                                                   
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Prime sponsor of SB 43.                                
                                                                               
 George Dozier, Staff                                                          
 Representative Pete Kott, Chairman                                            
 House Labor & Commerce Committee                                              
 State Capitol                                                                 
 Juneau, Alaska, 99801-1182¶                                                   
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Prime sponsor of HB 404.                                
                                                                               
 Randy Welker, Legislative Auditor                                             
 Division of Legislative Audit                                                 
 P.O. Box 113300                                                               
 Juneau, AK 99811-3300¶                                                        
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Supported HB 404 & HB 382.                              
                                                                               
 Catherine Reardon, Director                                                   
 Division of Occupational Licensing                                            
 Department of Commerce & Economic Development                                 
 P.O. Box 110806                                                               
 Juneau, AK 99811-0806¶                                                        
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Supported HB 404 & HB 382.                              
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
             SB 186 LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS                            
                                                                              
  TAPE 96-16, SIDE A                                                           
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee                 
 meeting to order at 1:40 p.m. and brought up SB 186 as the first              
 order of business before the committee.  It is noted that a                   
 committee substitute is being drafted for SB 186, and that will be            
 brought up on March 7.                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
       SB 300 UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE:ART 8(SECURITIES)                      
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY brought up SB 300 as the next order of business                
 before the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee.  He stated the bill             
 was heard at the last committee meeting, and no opposition was                
 heard.                                                                        
                                                                               
 SENATOR TORGERSON made a motion to discharge SB 300 from the Labor            
 & Commerce Committee with individual recommendations.                         
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY, hearing no objection, stated SB 300 was discharged            
 from committee.                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
           SB 299 COMPETITIVE LOCAL PHONE SERVICES                           
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY brought up SB 299 as the next order of business                
 before the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee.  He asked committee             
 staff if the committee has heard from APUC.                                   
                                                                               
 Sherman Ernouf, Staff to the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee,               
 replied there has been no response from APUC, though they have been           
 contacted by the committee.                                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY stated he is not surprised.  However, SB 299 has a             
 referral to the Finance Committee.  He asked if there was a motion            
 on the bill.                                                                  
                                                                               
 SENATOR TORGERSON made a motion to discharge SB 299 from the Labor            
 & Commerce Committee with individual recommendations.                         
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY, hearing no objection, stated SB 299 was discharged            
 from committee.                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
         SB  43 ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, LAND SURVEYORS                        
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY brought up SB 43 as the next order of business                 
 before the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee.  He stated there is             
 a committee substitute for SB 43.                                             
                                                                               
 SENATOR TORGERSON made a motion to adopt the committee substitute             
 for SB 43.                                                                    
                                                                               
 Number 063                                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR LOREN LEMAN, prime sponsor of SB 43, explained that at the            
 request of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee his staff met with           
 Pat Kalen, who serves on the Board of Registration [Mr. Kalen is              
 actually an applicant to the Board of Architects, Engineers & Land            
 Surveyors], and with representatives of the teamsters to iron out             
 some of the challenges identified during the last committee                   
 hearing.  The result of that meeting was an agreement to disagree:            
 there is a difference of opinion between what the board wants and             
 what the teamsters want.  The proposed committee substitute before            
 the committee deletes those sections that were controversial.  He             
 believes everything that remains in SB 43 is not controversial.               
 Senator Leman stated that Section 1 is basically a revisor's                  
 section.  Section 2 is the one on the retired status.  Section 3              
 was recommended by the Department of Law to insert the word "or" in           
 "evidence of practice", so the board can enforce the statute.                 
 Section 4 contains those changes to the definition of practice of             
 land surveying that are acceptable to the land surveyors.  Senator            
 Leman stated he is not aware of any opposition to what remains.               
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY asked if there is objection to adoption of the                 
 committee substitute for SB 43.  Hearing none, the chairman stated            
 the committee substitute has been adopted.                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR TORGERSON made a motion to discharge CSSB 43(L&C) from the            
 Senate Labor & Commerce Committee with individual recommendations.            
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY, hearing no objections, stated SB 43 was discharged            
 from committee.                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                HB 404 BOARD OF CHIROPRACTORS                                
                                                                               
 Number 094                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY brought up HB 404 as the next order of business                
 before the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee.  He asked the                   
 sponsor's representative to testify.                                          
                                                                               
 GEORGE DOZIER, Staff to Representative Pete Kott - Chairman of the            
 House Labor & Commerce Committee, prime sponsor of HB 404, stated             
 the bill would extend the Board of Chiropractic Examiners to June             
 30, 2002.  It is currently due to sunset this year.  It also                  
 contains several repealers.  Section 2 repeals AS 08.20.120(b) and            
 AS 08.20.140.  The reason for repealing the section is that it is             
 not workable: licensure requirements in other states are not                  
 substantially similar or equivalent to Alaska's licensure                     
 requirements.                                                                 
                                                                               
 RANDY WELKER, Legislative Auditor, Division of Legislative Audit,             
 supports SB 404 as drafted.                                                   
                                                                               
 CATHERINE REARDON, Director, Division of Occupational Licensing,              
 Department of Commerce & Economic Development, supports HB 404.               
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY moved on to the next order of business before the              
 Senate Labor & Commerce Committee.                                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
             HB 382 BOARD OF DISPENSING OPTICIANS                            
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY brought up HB 382 as the next order of business                
 before the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee.  He called Ms.                  
 Reardon to testify.                                                           
                                                                               
 CATHERINE REARDON, Director, Division of Occupational Licensing,              
 Department of Commerce & Economic Development stated both the                 
 division and the Board of Dispensing Opticians support HB 382,                
 which extends the sunset date of that board.                                  
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY asked Mr. Welker if HB 382 fulfills his                        
 recommendations.                                                              
                                                                               
 Number 149                                                                    
                                                                               
 RANDY WELKER, Legislative Auditor, Division of Legislative Audit,             
 stated it does, and the division supports the bill as presented to            
 the committee.                                                                
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY informed the committee that the legislation would be           
 brought up again the following week.                                          
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY adjourned today's meeting of the Senate Labor &                
 Commerce Committee at 2:48 p.m.                                               
                                                                               

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