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02/20/2014 01:30 PM LABOR & COMMERCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 129 EXTEND BOARD OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 129 Out of Committee
+= SB 80 OUT-OF-STATE PHYSICIAN LICENSE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSSSB 80(L&C) Out of Committee
+= SB 159 AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 159 Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
          SENATE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                        
                       February 20, 2014                                                                                        
                           1:33 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Mike Dunleavy, Chair                                                                                                    
Senator Peter Micciche, Vice Chair                                                                                              
Senator Bert Stedman                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donald Olson                                                                                                            
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 129                                                                                                             
"An Act extending the termination  date of the Board of Certified                                                               
Real Estate Appraisers; and providing for an effective date."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 129 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 159                                                                                                             
"An  Act  relating  to  air   ambulance  service  providers,  air                                                               
ambulance membership agreements, and  regulation of air ambulance                                                               
service providers and air ambulance  membership agreements by the                                                               
division of insurance; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 159 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 80                                                                                       
"An Act  relating to  the practice  of telemedicine;  relating to                                                               
licenses for  out-of-state physicians or podiatrists  to practice                                                               
telemedicine  in  this  state under  certain  circumstances;  and                                                               
relating to insurance coverage for telemedicine."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSSSB 80(L&C) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 129                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: EXTEND BOARD OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS                                                                             
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF LEG BUDGET & AUDIT                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
01/22/14       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        

01/22/14 (S) L&C 02/13/14 (S) L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg) 02/13/14 (S) Heard & Held 02/13/14 (S) MINUTE(L&C) 02/20/14 (S) L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg) BILL: SB 159 SHORT TITLE: AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES SPONSOR(s): STEDMAN 02/05/14 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 02/05/14 (S) L&C 02/18/14 (S) L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg) 02/18/14 (S) Heard & Held 02/18/14 (S) MINUTE(L&C) 02/20/14 (S) L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg) BILL: SB 80 SHORT TITLE: OUT-OF-STATE PHYSICIAN LICENSE SPONSOR(s): DYSON 03/15/13 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 03/15/13 (S) L&C, FIN 04/03/13 (S) SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE INTRODUCED-REFERRALS 04/03/13 (S) L&C, FIN 02/13/14 (S) L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg) 02/13/14 (S) Heard & Held 02/13/14 (S) MINUTE(L&C) 02/20/14 (S) L&C AT 1:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg) WITNESS REGISTER SENATOR FAIRCLOUGH Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of SB 129. CHRISTIE JAMIESON, Staff Senator Bert Stedman Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of SB 15. CHUCK KOPP, Staff Senator Fred Dyson Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Described the changes in CSSSSB 80, Version Y. ACTION NARRATIVE 1:33:38 PM CHAIR MIKE DUNLEAVY called the Senate Labor and Commerce Standing Committee meeting to order at 1:33 p.m. Present at the call to order were Senators Stedman, Micciche, and Chair Dunleavy. SB 129-EXTEND BOARD OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS 1:34:17 PM CHAIR DUNLEAVY announced the consideration of SB 129."An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers; and providing for an effective date." He noted this was the second hearing. 1:34:38 PM SENATOR FAIRCLOUGH, Alaska State Legislature, sponsor of SB 129, said the bill extends for four years the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers. She offered to answer questions. SENATOR MICCICHE asked the sponsor to discuss the fiscal notes. SENATOR FAIRCLOUGH explained that the fiscal note reflects the cost for public members to travel for meetings and $7,400 for services. CHAIR DUNLEAVY found no public testimony or questions. He closed public testimony and solicited a motion. 1:36:18 PM SENATOR MICCICHE moved to report SB 129 from committee with individual recommendations and attached fiscal note. CO-CHAIR DUNLEAVY announced that without objection, SB 129 moved from the Senate Labor and Commerce Standing Committee. 1:36:37 PM At ease SB 159-AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES 1:36:42 PM CHAIR DUNLEAVY reconvened the meeting and announced the consideration of SB 159. "An Act relating to air ambulance service providers, air ambulance membership agreements, and regulation of air ambulance service providers and air ambulance membership agreements by the division of insurance; and providing for an effective date." This was the second hearing on the bill. CHRISTIE JAMIESON, Staff, Senator Bert Stedman, sponsor of SB 159, said the bill relates to air ambulance services. She offered to answer questions related to the bill. SENATOR MICCICHE noted that there was public testimony and extensive discussion on the bill during the previous hearing. SENATOR DUNLEAVY found no public testimony or questions, so he closed it and solicited a motion. 1:40:01 PM SENATOR STEDMAN moved to report SB 159 from committee with individual recommendations and attached fiscal note(s). CHAIR DUNLEAVY announced that without objection, SB 159 moved from the Senate Labor and Commerce Standing Committee. 1:40:24 PM At ease SB 80-OUT-OF-STATE PHYSICIAN LICENSE 1:41:32 PM CHAIR DUNLEAVY announced the consideration of SB 80. "An Act relating to the practice of telemedicine; relating to licenses for out-of-state physicians or podiatrists to practice telemedicine in this state under certain circumstances; and relating to insurance coverage for telemedicine." He asked for a motion to adopt the draft committee substitute (CS) that incorporates the changes discussed during the previous hearing. 1:41:40 PM SENATOR MICCICHE moved to adopt the CS for SB 80, labeled 28- LS0615\Y, as the working document. CHAIR DUNLEAVY objected for discussion purposes. SENATOR STEDMAN asked for an explanation of the committee substitute (CS). CHUCK KOPP, Staff, Senator Fred Dyson, sponsor of SB 80, explained that the two changes appear on page 2, lines 17-18. First, the phrase "that provides coverage for telemedicine" was inserted following the word "plan" and the word "prior" was inserted before the term "in-person contact." This removes the mandate that an insurance plan provides coverage and a prior in- person visit if they do provide coverage. 1:43:24 PM At ease 1:44:15 PM CHAIR DUNLEAVY reconvened the meeting and asked Senator Micciche if he had any questions. SENATOR MICCICHE replied he had the changes clarified during the at ease. CHAIR DUNLEAVY removed his objection and Version Y was adopted. He noted that Dr. DePhillips and Don Habeger were available to answer questions. 1:45:03 PM SENATOR MICCICHE clarified that the bill received an extensive review during the previous hearing and Dr. DePhillips answered many questions. CHAIR DUNLEAVY found no public testimony and closed it. Finding no further questions or comments, he solicited a motion. 1:45:42 PM SENATOR MICCICHE moved to report CS for SB 80, labeled 28- LS0615\Y, from committee with individual recommendations and attached fiscal note(s). CHAIR DUNLEAVY announced that without objection, CSSSSB 80(L&C) moved from the Senate Labor and Commerce Standing Committee. 1:46:08 PM At ease. He reconvened the meeting and announced the next meeting would by on Tuesday. 1:47:28 PM There being no further business to come before the committee, Chair Dunleavy adjourned the Senate Labor and Commerce Standing Committee meeting at 1:47 p.m.

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 80_Version Y.PDF SL&C 2/20/2014 1:30:00 PM
SB 80