Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/08/2004 10:55 AM L&C

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
          SENATE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                        
                          May 8, 2004                                                                                           
                           10:55 a.m.                                                                                           
TAPE(S) 04-40                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Con Bunde, Chair                                                                                                        
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
Senator Hollis French                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Ralph Seekins, Vice Chair                                                                                               
Senator Bettye Davis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 255(FIN)(title am)                                                                                        
"An Act  amending the Alaska Wage  and Hour Act as  it relates to                                                               
the  scope  of  administrative   regulations  defining  a  person                                                               
employed   in  a   bona   fide   executive,  administrative,   or                                                               
professional  capacity  as it  pertains  to  minimum salaries  to                                                               
require that the minimum salary  for that individual be two times                                                               
the minimum  wage for  the first forty  hours of  employment each                                                               
week."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     MOVED CSHB 255(FIN)(Title am) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
BILL: HB 255                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: WAGE AND HOUR ACT: EXEC/PROF/ADMIN JOBS                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) ROKEBERG                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
04/09/03       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/09/03       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
04/14/03       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
04/14/03       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/14/03       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/16/03       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
04/16/03       (H)       Moved CSHB 255(L&C) Out of Committee                                                                   
04/16/03       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/24/03       (H)       L&C RPT CS(L&C) 4DP 2AM                                                                                
04/24/03       (H)       DP: LYNN, DAHLSTROM, ROKEBERG,                                                                         
04/24/03       (H)       ANDERSON; AM: CRAWFORD, GUTTENBERG                                                                     
02/05/04       (H)       FIN AT 1:30 PM HOUSE FINANCE 519                                                                       
02/05/04       (H)       Overview: Dept. of Revenue                                                                             
04/26/04       (H)       FIN AT 1:30 PM HOUSE FINANCE 519                                                                       
04/26/04       (H)       Continuation of Meeting Canceled 6:39                                                                  
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04/27/04       (H)       FIN AT 8:30 AM HOUSE FINANCE 519                                                                       
04/27/04       (H)       -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                                 
04/27/04       (H)       FIN AT 1:30 PM HOUSE FINANCE 519                                                                       
04/27/04       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/27/04       (H)       MINUTE(FIN)                                                                                            
05/05/04       (H)       FIN AT 8:30 AM HOUSE FINANCE 519                                                                       
05/05/04       (H)       Moved CSHB 255(FIN) Out of Committee                                                                   
05/05/04       (H)       MINUTE(FIN)                                                                                            
05/06/04       (H)       FIN RPT CS(FIN) NT 4DP 5NR                                                                             
05/06/04       (H)       DP: MEYER, JOULE, FATE, FOSTER;                                                                        
05/06/04       (H)       NR: HAWKER, CROFT, CHENAULT, HARRIS,                                                                   
05/06/04       (H)       WILLIAMS                                                                                               
05/06/04       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
05/06/04       (H)       VERSION: CSHB 255(FIN)(TITLE AM)                                                                       
05/07/04       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
05/07/04       (S)       L&C                                                                                                    
05/08/04       (S)       L&C AT 10:00 AM FAHRENKAMP 203                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Amanda Wilson                                                                                                               
Staff to Representative Norm Rokeberg                                                                                           
Alaska State Capitol                                                                                                            
Juneau, AK  99801-1182                                                                                                          
POSITION STATEMENT: Commented on HB 255 for the sponsor                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner Greg O'Claray                                                                                                      
Department of Labor & Workforce                                                                                                 
  Development                                                                                                                   
PO Box 21149                                                                                                                    
Juneau, AK 99802-1149                                                                                                           
POSITION STATEMENT: Supports HB 255.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
TAPE 04-40, SIDE A                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 255(FIN)(Title am)-WAGE AND HOUR ACT: EXEC/PROF/ADMIN JOBS                                                             
                                                                                                                              
CHAIR CON BUNDE called the Senate Labor and Commerce Standing                                                                 
Committee meeting to order at 10:55 a.m. Present were Senators                                                                  
Gary Stevens, Hollis French and  Chair Con Bunde. The first order                                                               
of business to come before  the committee was CSHB 255(FIN)(Title                                                               
am).                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS.  AMANDA WILSON,  staff to  Representative Rokeberg,  sponsor,                                                               
said HB  255 is a  compromise between labor and  small businesses                                                               
regarding  reasonable minimum  salaries only  for people  who are                                                               
salaried employees,  who fit  under administrative  and executive                                                               
exemptions, who  are in the  retail and service industry  and who                                                               
spend no  more than 30 percent  of their time doing  work outside                                                               
of their primary duties.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  GREG O'CLARAY,  Department of  Law (DOL),  said the                                                               
department is comfortable with the compromise.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GARY STEVENS  moved to pass CSHB  255(FIN)(Title am) from                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations  and attached  fiscal                                                               
note. Senators  Gary Stevens, French  and Chair Bunde  voted yea;                                                               
and CSHB 255(FIN)(Title am) moved from committee.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
There being  no further  business to  come before  the committee,                                                               
CHAIR BUNDE adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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