Legislature(1993 - 1994)

05/08/1993 12:23 PM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                           May 8, 1993                                         
                           12:35 p.m.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
  Senator George Jacko, Chairman                                               
  Senator Steve Rieger, Vice Chairman                                          
  Senator Rick Halford                                                         
  Senator Suzanne Little                                                       
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
  Senator Fred Zharoff                                                         
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
  CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 93 (CRA)                                               
  "An  Act  relating  to the  village  public  safety officers                 
  program."                                                                    
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 97                                                            
  "An Act clarifying the responsibilities of the Department of                 
  Health and Social Services and parents  for children who are                 
  committed to the custody of the department and are placed by                 
  the  department  with  the  parents;  and providing  for  an                 
  effective date."                                                             
                                                                               
  CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 119(JUD) am                                            
  "An Act authorizing a sentencing court to impose a  sentence                 
  of a  day fine  instead of a  sentence of imprisonment  on a                 
  defendant convicted  of a misdemeanor; directing  the Alaska                 
  Supreme  Court  to develop  and implement  a day  fine plan;                 
  requiring  the  Alaska   Court  System  to  report   to  the                 
  legislature on the use of day fines; amending Alaska Rule of                 
  Criminal Procedure 32; and providing for an effective date."                 
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 160(title am)                                                 
  "An  Act relating  to  the  time  for filing  certain  civil                 
  actions  based  on  a  defect  in  an  improvement  to  real                 
  property; and providing for an effective date."                              
                                                                               
  HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7                                            
  Relating to Alcohol-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week.                    
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 283                                                           
  "An Act extending the termination date of the State Board of                 
  Registration for Architects, Engineers,  and Land Surveyors;                 
  and providing for an effective date."                                        
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 284                                                           
  "An Act extending the termination date of the State Physical                 
  Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board; and providing for an                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  effective date."                                                             
                                                                               
   -- OTHER MATTERS:  Purchase of leased telephone equipment                   
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
  HB  93 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/6/93.                                 
                                                                               
  HB  97 - See HESS minutes dated 4/14/93 and 4/16/93.                         
           See Judiciary minutes dated 4/28/93 and 5/6/93.                     
                                                                               
  HB 119 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/6/93.                                 
                                                                               
  HB 160 - See Judiciary minutes dated 4/28/93 and                             
           5/6/93.                                                             
                                                                               
  HCR  7 - See HESS minutes dated 3/22/93 and Judiciary                        
           minutes dated 5/6/93.                                               
                                                                               
  HB 283 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  HB 284 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-8, SIDE A                                                            
                                                                               
  Number 001                                                                   
                                                                               
  The  Senate Rules Committee was called  to order by Chairman                 
                                                                               
  Jacko at 12:35 p.m.                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR  RIEGER moved and  asked unanimous consent  that the                 
                                                                               
  following bills be  approved for calendaring at  the Chair's                 
  discretion:                                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CSHB 93(CRA) (VILLAGE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS PROGRAM)                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
  HB 97 (PARENTAL CARE FOR CHILD IN STATE CUSTODY)                             
                                                                               
                                                                               
  HB 119 (AUTHORIZE USE OF DAY FINES IN MISD. CASES)                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
  HCR 7 (ALCOHOL-RELATED BIRTH DEFECTS AWARENESS)                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Hearing  no  objection,  the  Chair  stated the  motion  had                 
  carried.                                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR RIEGER  moved and  asked unanimous  consent that  HB
  160(Title  am)  (LIABILITY OF  DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION  PROS) be                 
                                                                               
  approved for calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  SENATOR                 
  LITTLE  objected.   The roll  was taken  with  the following                 
                                                                               
  result:   Senators Rieger,  Halford and  Jacko voted  "Yea";                 
  Senator Little voted "Nay."  The Chair stated the motion had                 
                                                                               
  carried.                                                                     
                                                                               
  SENATOR JACKO opened the public hearing  on HB 283 (BOARD OF                 
  ARCH/ENGINEERS/SURVEYORS EXT.)                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR LOREN LEMAN  explained the legislation is  the House                 
                                                                               
  companion to a Senate bill he  introduced on the same topic,                 
  and  it  will  extend the  board  for  the normal  four-year                 
                                                                               
  period.  He  said audit  reports confirm that  the board  is                 
  functioning  as  intended, and  he  sees no  reason  for not                 
                                                                               
  extending it.                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR HALFORD asked  if there were any  recommendations in                 
  the audit report for  action in the statute.   SENATOR LEMAN                 
                                                                               
  answered that he didn't know, but he is aware that the board                 
  is studying  the possibility  for forming  a semi-autonomous                 
                                                                               
  board.                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Number 067                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR RIEGER moved that HB 283  be passed out of committee                 
  with individual  recommendations.  Hearing no  objection, it                 
                                                                               
  was so ordered.                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that HB 283                 
  (BOARD  OF  ARCH/ENGINEERS/SURVEYORS EXT.)  be  approved for                 
                                                                               
  calendaring  at   the  Chair's  discretion.     Hearing   no                 
  objection, it was so ordered.                                                
                                                                               
  Number 075                                                                   
                                                                               
  SENATOR   JACKO  opened  the   public  hearing  on   HB  284                 
                                                                               
  (PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY BOARDS EXT.).                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR LOREN LEMAN said  he was not aware of any reason for                 
  not extending this board for the normal four-year period and                 
                                                                               
  that the board is paying for its cost.                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Number 088                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR RIEGER moved that HB 284  be passed out of committee                 
  with  individual recommendations.   Hearing no objection, it                 
                                                                               
  was so ordered.                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that HB 284                 
  be  approved for  calendaring  at  the  Chair's  discretion.                 
                                                                               
  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                     
                                                                               
  The  final  order of  business  was a  proposal  to purchase                 
  Senate telephones that are currently be  leased.  The matter                 
                                                                               
  was discussed  at the  May  5 Rules  Committee meeting,  but                 
  action  was   deferred  until  the  committee   had  further                 
                                                                               
  information on the  proposal.  It  has now been  recommended                 
  that the  committee approve 75 percent of  the original cost                 
                                                                               
  of $38,000 to purchase the phones by the end of the year.                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR LITTLE moved  that the  Rules Committee approve  the                 
  expenditure  of $29,000 to purchase  a portion of the Senate                 
                                                                               
  phone equipment.  Hearing no objection, the Chair stated the                 
  motion had carried.                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  There  being  no   further  business  to  come   before  the                 
                                                                               
  committee, the meeting was adjourned at 12.55 p.m.                           

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