Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/12/1994 01:08 PM RLS

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*** TO MEET UPON ADJOURNMENT ***
SB 248
SB 332
SB 349
SB 351
SB 353
HB 3
HB 4
HB 59
HB 117
HB 132
HB 306
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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                         April 12, 1994                                        
                           1:08 p.m.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Rick Halford, Chair                                                   
 Senator Steve Rieger, Vice Chair                                              
 Senator Suzanne Little                                                        
 Senator Fred Zharoff                                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator George Jacko                                                          
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 248                                                           
 "An Act relating to services for and protection of vulnerable                 
 adults; and providing for an effective date."                                 
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 332                                                           
 "An Act relating to the method of calculating the weight of live              
 marijuana plants for purposes of applying controlled substance laws           
 and amending the definition of `marijuana'."                                  
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 349                                                           
 "An Act amending Alaska Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(r) relating to           
 admissibility of hearsay evidence by peace officers before the                
 grand jury."                                                                  
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 351                                                           
 "An Act amending Alaska Rule of Evidence 404, relating to the                 
 admissibility of certain character evidence in court proceedings."            
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 353                                                           
 "An Act amending Alaska Rule of Criminal Procedure 24(d) relating             
 to peremptory challenges of jurors in felony criminal proceedings."           
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 3                                                              
 "An Act relating to public home care providers; and providing for             
 an effective date."                                                           
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 4(JUD)                                                  
 "An Act relating to failure to report harm or assaults of the                 
 elderly or disabled."                                                         
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(MLV)                                                 
 "An Act making a special appropriation to the Department of Natural           
 Resources for refunds to certain veterans who purchased state land            
 and for reimbursement to the University of Alaska for the veterans'           
 land discount applied to land transferred to the University of                
 Alaska; and providing for an effective date."                                 
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 117                                                            
 "An Act naming the Manvil H. Olson Bridge."                                   
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 132(FIN)                                                
 "An Act extending the time period of permits issued by the                    
 Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Fish              
 and Game, and the Department of Natural Resources relating to the             
 extraction or removal of resources if the permittee, or an agency             
 issuing a permit to the permittee, is involved in administrative or           
 judicial proceedings concerning the issuance or validity of a                 
 permit related to the extraction or removal of resources, and the             
 permittee is unwilling to engage in the resource extraction or                
 removal activity due to the proceedings."                                     
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(RES)                                                
 "An Act relating to an optional municipal tax credit for costs of             
 certain river habitat protection improvements."                               
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SB 248 - See Health, Education & Social Services minutes dated                
        2/2/94, 2/4/94, 2/16/94, and State Affairs minutes                     
          dated 3/11/94.                                                       
      Finance report 3/24/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 SB 332 - See Judiciary minutes dated 2/11/94 and 3/11/94.                     
                                                                               
     SB 349 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/14/94.  See                    
          Judiciary minutes dated 3/25/94 and 4/11/94.                         
                                                                               
 SB 351 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/14/94.  See                        
          Judiciary minutes dated 3/25/94 and 4/11/94.                         
                                                                               
 SB 353 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/14/94.  See                        
          Judiciary minutes dated 3/25/94 and 4/11/94.                         
                                                                               
 HB   3 - See HESS minutes dated 4/21/93.  See Judiciary                       
          minutes dated 2/16/94.                                               
      Finance report 3/24/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 HB   4 - See HESS minutes dated 4/21/93.  See Judiciary                       
          minutes dated 2/23/94.                                               
      Finance report 3/18/84.                                                  
                                                                               
 HB  59 - See State Affairs minutes dated 4/21/93.  See Resources              
          minutes dated 1/24/94 and 1/28/94.                                   
      Finance report 2/23/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 HB 117 - See Transportation minutes dated 4/8/93 and State                    
          Affairs minutes dated 2/16/94.                                       
                                                                               
 HB 132 - See Resources minutes dated 3/18/94.                                 
                                                                               
 HB 306 - No previous action to record.                                        
                                                                               
    ACTION NARRATIVE                                                           
                                                                               
 TAPE 94-5, SIDE A                                                             
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN RICK HALFORD called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to            
 order at 1:08 p.m.                                                            
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 332                 
 (POSSESION OF 25 LIVE MARIJUANA PLANTS) be approved for calendaring           
 at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so                   
 ordered.                                                                      
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 349  (GRAND    ND   
 JURY EVIDENCE BY POLICE OFFICERS) be approved for calendaring at              
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 351                 
 (CHARACTER EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL TRIALS) be approved for calendaring           
 at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so                   
 ordered.                                                                      
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 353                 
 (PEREMPTORY CHALLENGE OF JURORS) be approved for calendaring at the           
 Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                 
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  HB 3                   
  (REGULATION OF HOME CARE PROVIDERS) be approved for calendaring at           
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  HB 4  (PROTECT    CT   
 ELDERLY AND DISABLED ADULTS) be approved for calendaring at the               
 Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                 
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  HB 59                  
 (APPROP: VETS' LAND DISCOUNT REFUND) be approved for calendaring at           
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  HB 117  (NAME     E    
 MANVIL H. OLSON BRIDGE (SCHROCK RD.) be approved for calendaring at           
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  HB 132                 
 (EXTEND RESOURCE EXTRACTION PERMIT/LEASE) be approved for                     
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD opened the public hearing on  SB 248  (ASSIST &              
 PROTECT VULNERABLE ADULTS).  He noted there was a requested                   
 proposed committee substitute.                                                
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved the adoption of CSSB 248(RLS).                           
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE suggested on page 12, line 2 of the committee                  
 substitute changing the word "or" to "and."                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD stated SB 248 and the motion to adopt the                    
 committee substitute would be held over for more information on the           
 committee substitute.                                                         
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD opened the public hearing on  CSHB 306(RES)                  
 (MUNICIPAL TAX CREDIT/HABITAT PROTECTION).                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE explained the legislation was the same as SB 240               
 which was sponsored in the Senate by Senator Pearce.  It will allow           
 the Kenai Peninsula Borough to establish an ordinance which would             
 allow for municipal tax credits for habitat protection projects               
 along the Kenai River.  Although it will not do any real good for             
 the Kenai River, it is going to give some benefit to people who               
 construct along the river, she said.                                          
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD asked how long these credits would be in effect.             
 SENATOR LITTLE answered it would be up to the Kenai Borough in                
 their enabling ordinance to decide what they want to do.  She added           
 that she has strong concerns with the legislation because it goes             
 in the opposite direction of where we should be going.                        
                                                                               
 There being no witnesses present to testify on HB 306, CHAIRMAN               
 HALFORD asked for the pleasure of the committee.                              
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB 306(RES)           
 be passed out of committee with individual recommendations.                   
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB 306(RES)           
 be approved for calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no            
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting was adjourned at 1:17 p.m.                                            
                                                                               

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