Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/21/1996 01:40 PM L&C

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               SENATE LABOR AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE                             
                         March 21, 1996                                        
                           1:40 P.M.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
 MEMBERS PRESENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Tim Kelly, Chairman                                                   
 Senator John Torgerson, Vice Chairman                                         
 Senator Mike Miller                                                           
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
 Senator Judy Salo                                                             
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 404(STA)                                                
 "An Act relating to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and                  
 providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 369                                                            
 "An Act extending to certain partnerships and corporations the 10             
 percent procurement preference currently given to certain sole                
 proprietorships who are Alaska bidders and owned by persons with              
 disabilities."                                                                
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 HB 404 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 2/29/96 and 3/21/96.            
                                                                               
 HB 369 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 3/21/96.                        
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
 Catherine Reardon, Director                                                   
 Division of Occupational Licensing                                            
 Department of Commerce and Economic Development                               
 P.O. Box 110806                                                               
 Juneau, AK 99811-0806                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Supported HB 404.                                      
                                                                               
 Walter Wilcox, Staff                                                          
 % Representative Jeannette James                                              
 State Capitol Bldg.                                                           
 Juneau, AK 99801-1182                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Staff to sponsor of HB 369.                            
                                                                               
 Duane French, Director                                                        
 Vocational Rehabilitation                                                     
 Department of Education                                                       
 801 W 10th St., Ste 200                                                       
 Juneau, AK 99801-1894                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Supported HB 369.                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
  TAPE 96-21, SIDE A                                                           
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
                 HB 404 BOARD OF CHIROPRACTORS                                
                                                                              
 CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee               
 meeting to order at 1:40 p.m. and announced  HB 404  to be up for             
 consideration.                                                                
                                                                               
 GEORGE DOZIER, Staff to Representative Pete Kott, sponsor, was                
 available to answer questions.                                                
                                                                               
 CATHERINE REARDON, Division of Occupational Licensing, supported HB           
 404.                                                                          
                                                                               
 SENATOR TORGERSON moved to pass HB 404 from committee with                    
 individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it was so           
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
              HB 369 PROCUREMENT PREF FOR DISABLED                            
                                                                              
 SENATOR KELLY announced  HB 369  to be up for consideration.                  
 WALT WILCOX, Staff to Representative Jeannette James, explained               
 that this bill allows 100 percent disabled corporations and                   
 partnerships to be treated the same as totally disabled owned sole            
 proprietorships.  It is supported by the Department of Education              
 and the Department of Administration.                                         
                                                                               
 DUANE FRENCH, Director, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation,                
 strongly supported HB 369.  He said it will assist his Division in            
 its mission of getting Alaskans with disabilities employed and                
 working as entrepreneurs throughout the State.                                
                                                                               
 Number 60                                                                     
                                                                               
 SENATOR TORGERSON moved to pass HB 369 from committee with                    
 individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it was so           
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
 SENATOR KELLY adjourned the meeting at 2:41 p.m.                              
                                                                               

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