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 PM 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.