Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/19/1994 12:34 PM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                         April 19, 1994                                        
                           12:34 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 JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 48                                                
 Relating to welfare reform.                                                   
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 313                                                           
 "An Act relating to the Comprehensive Health Insurance Association            
 and to health insurance provided to residents of the state who are            
 high risks; and providing for an effective date."                             
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 333                                                           
 "An Act relating to disclosure of close economic associations by              
 certain state employees and to the prohibition against nepotism in            
 the executive branch of state government; and providing for an                
 effective date."                                                              
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 350                                                           
 "An Act relating to a defendant's violation of conditions of                  
 release; and providing for an effective date."                                
                                                                               
 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 26                                            
 Declaring 1994 to be the year of Vancouver.                                   
                                                                               
 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29 am                                         
 Relating to the military operations areas environmental impact                
 statement of the United States Air Force.                                     
                                                                               
 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31                                            
 Relating to Alcohol-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week.                     
                                                                               
 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 37                                                 
 Urging the Congress to enact H.R. 1033 or similar legislation                 
 authorizing construction grants for publicly-owned treatment works            
 in economically distressed rural communities.                                 
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 50(RES)                                     
 Relating to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council                      
 comprehensive rationalization plan.                                           
                                                                               
 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 63                                                 
 Relating to the membership of the Republic of China on Taiwan in              
 the United Nations.                                                           
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 28(JUD) am                                              
 "An Act relating to the penalty for providing alcoholic beverages             
 to a person under the age of 21; 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."                                                              
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 183(FIN) am                                             
 "An Act directing the identification and delineation of a                     
 transportation and utility corridor between Fairbanks and the                 
 Seward Peninsula; and providing for an effective date."                       
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 323(JUD) am                                             
 "An Act relating to requests for anatomical gifts and to the                  
 release of certain information for the purpose of facilitating                
 anatomical gifts."                                                            
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 453(FIN)                                                
 "An Act establishing, for purposes of the levy and collection of              
 the motor fuel tax and for a limited period, a different tax levy             
 on residual fuel oil used in and on certain watercraft; and                   
 providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 164                                                           
 "An Act relating to municipal incorporation, reclassification, and            
 dissolution."                                                                 
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 254(JUD) am(ct rule fld)                                
 "An Act relating to open meetings of governmental bodies."                    
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SJR 48 - See Health, Education & Social Services minutes dated                
          4/15/94 and 4/18/94.                                                 
                                                                               
 SB 313 - See Health, Education & Social Services minutes dated                
          3/21/94.  See Labor & Commerce minutes date 4/12/94.                 
      Finance report 4/19/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 SB 333 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/16/94.  See                        
          Judiciary minutes dated 4/6/94.                                      
      Finance report 4/19/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 SB 350 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/14/94.  See                        
          Judiciary minutes dated 3/25/94, 4/8/94 & 4/11/94.                   
      Finance report 4/19/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 HCR 26 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/21/94.                             
                                                                               
 HCR 29 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/9/94 and 3/11/94.                  
          See Judiciary minutes dated 3/30/94.                                 
                                                                               
 HCR 31 - See Health, Education & Social Services minutes dated                
          3/16/94.                                                             
                                                                               
 HJR 37 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated                       
      1/11/94 and Health, Education & Social Service minutes                   
          dated 2/2/94.                                                        
                                                                               
 HJR 50 - See Resources dated 3/24/94 and 3/28/94.  See                        
          Judiciary minutes dated 4/18/94.                                     
                                                                               
 HJR 63 - See State Affairs minutes dated 4/15/94.                             
                                                                               
 HB  28 - See Judiciary minutes dated 3/21/94.                                 
      Finance report 4/19/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 HB 119 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/6/93.                                  
      Finance report 4/19/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 HB 183 - See Transportation minutes dated 4/5/94 and 4/12/94.                 
      Finance report 4/19/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 HB 323 - See Health, Education & Social Services minutes dated                
          3/21/94, and State Affairs minutes dated 3/30/94,                    
          4/6/94, and 4/15/94.                                                 
                                                                               
 HB 453 - Finance report 4/19/94.                                              
                                                                               
 SB 164 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes                             
          dated 3/30/93, 4/13/93, 4/20/93, 4/22/93                             
          and 4/24/93.  See Judiciary minutes dated 2/23/94.                   
                                                                               
 HB 254 - See Judiciary minutes dated 3/9/94, 3/16/94, 3/21/94,                
          3/28/94, and 3/30/94.                                                
                                                                               
        ACTION NARRATIVE                                                       
                                                                               
 TAPE 94-5, SIDE A                                                             
                                                                               
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN RICK HALFORD called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to            
 order at 12:34 p.m.                                                           
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  SJR 48                
 (FEDERAL IMPEDIMENTS TO WELFARE REFORM) be approved for calendaring           
 at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so                   
 ordered.                                                                      
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 313                
 (HEALTH CARE: INSURANCE;DATA;PRICES) be approved for calendaring at           
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 333                
 (DISCLOSURE OF EXEC.BR. CLOSE ASSOCIATIONS) be approved for                   
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 350                
 (ARREST FOR VIOLATING RELEASE CONDITIONS) be approved for                     
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  HCR 26                
 (DECLARING 1994 THE YEAR OF CAPT VANCOUVER) be approved for                   
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  HCR 29 am             
 (COMMEND AIR FORCE: ENVIR IMPACT STATEMENT) be approved for                   
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  HCR 31                
 (ALCOHOL-RELATED BIRTH DEFECTS AWARENESS) be approved for                     
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  HJR 37  (FED     D    
 MONEY FOR RURAL WATER/SEWER PROJECTS) be approved for calendaring             
 at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so                   
 ordered.                                                                      
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSHJR
 50(RES)  (NPFMC COMPREHENSIVE RATIONALIZATION PLAN) be approved for           
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  HJR 63  (U.N.    N.   
 MEMBERSHIP REPUBLIC OF CHINA/TAIWAN) be approved for calendaring at           
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSHB 28(JUD)     )    
 am  (PENALTY FOR PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO A MINOR) be approved for                
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSHB
 119(JUD) am  (AUTHORIZE USE OF DAY FINES IN MISD. CASES) be approved     d    
 for calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection,             
 it was so ordered.                                                            
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSHB
 183(FIN) am  (TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR: FAIRBANKS-NOME) be approved            
 for calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection,             
 it was so ordered.                                                            
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSHB
 323(JUD) am  (RELEASE OF CERTAIN DEATH CERT. INFO) be approved for            
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSHB
 453(FIN)  (TAX ON RESIDUAL MARINE FUEL OIL) be approved for                   
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD brought  SB 164  (MUN INCORP, RECLASSIFICATION,              
 DISSOLUTION) before the committee as the next order of business.              
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER, speaking to a proposed Rules CS, explained that the           
 original title was fairly broad, and the committee substitute                 
 contains a new title which speaks more specifically to filing                 
 copies of an amended home rule charter.  He stated it was the only            
 change made in the committee substitute.                                      
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved that CSSB 164(RLS) be adopted.  Hearing no               
 objection, the motion carried.                                                
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved that CSSB 164(RLS) be passed out of committee            
 with individual recommendations.  Hearing no objection, it was so             
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
 TAPE 94-5, SIDE B                                                             
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that CSSB 164(RLS)           
 be approved for calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no            
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD brought  CSHB 254(JUD) am(ct rule fld)  (OPEN                
 MEETING ACT) before the committee as the next order of business.              
 He noted there was a proposed Rules SCS for the committee's                   
 consideration.                                                                
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE outlined changes made to the Judiciary SCS that are            
 contained in the Rules SCS.                                                   
                                                                               
 On page 5, lines 17 through 19, language was added that says that             
 subsection (f) does not apply to a governmental body that has only            
 authority to advise or make recommendations.  This subsection is              
 the voidable section that allows action taken by a governmental               
 body to be voided.  She added that the subsection does not apply to           
 an advisory-only body.                                                        
                                                                               
 On page 5, beginning on line 27, the definition of "meeting" has              
 been split out so that it has a specific definition for a policy              
 making body and a specific definition for a advisory-only body.               
                                                                               
 Senator Little said the bill, as written, is supported by the                 
 League of Women Voters, the Alaska Municipal League, the Alaska               
 Press Club and the University of Alaska.                                      
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE moved that SCS CSHB 254(RLS) be adopted.  Hearing no           
 objection, the motion carried.                                                
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE moved that SCS CSHB 254(RLS) be passed out of                  
 committee with individual recommendations.  Hearing no objection,             
 it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE moved and asked unanimous consent that  SCS CSHB
 254(RLS)  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 12:58 p.m.                                           
                                                                               

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