Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/20/1994 06:50 PM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                         April 20, 1994                                        
                           6:50 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. 213                                                           
 "An Act extending the Alaska Public Utilities Commission and the              
 regulatory cost charge."                                                      
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 373                                                           
 "An Act relating to a comprehensive state financial plan and to the           
 Solving Alaska's Fiscal Emergency (S.A.F.E.) Commission; and                  
 providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 49(FIN) am                                              
 "An Act relating to absentee voting, to electronic transmission of            
 absentee ballot applications, to delivery of ballots to absentee              
 ballot applicants by electronic transmission, and enacting a                  
 definition of the term `state election' for purposes of absentee              
 voting; and providing for an effective date."                                 
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 195                                                           
 "An Act extending the termination date of the State Physical                  
 Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board; and providing for an                  
 effective date."                                                              
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 513(STA)                                                
 "An Act relating to financial assistance for certain owners or                
 operators of underground petroleum storage tank systems; and                  
 providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SB 213 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 9/28/93, 2/8/94,                  
          2/24/94, 3/10/94 and 3/15/94.  See Judiciary minutes                 
          dated 3/30/94 & 4/8/94.                                              
      Finance report dated 4/19/94.                                            
                                                                               
 SB 373 - Finance report 4/20/94.                                              
                                                                               
 HB  49 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/23/94 and 3/28/94.                 
      Finance report 4/20/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 SB 195 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 4/22/93.  See                     
          Health, Education and Social Services minutes dated                  
          4/11/94.                                                             
                                                                               
 HB 513 - No previous action to record.                                        
                                                                               
      WITNESS REGISTER                                                         
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
 TAPE 94-6, SIDE A                                                             
                                                                               
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN RICK HALFORD called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to            
 order at 6:50 p.m.                                                            
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 213  (APUC    UC   
 EXTENSION AND REGULATORY COST CHARGE) 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 373                
 ("S.A.F.E." COMMISSION) 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 49(FIN)     )    
 am  (ABSENTEE VOTING & USE OF FAX) be approved for calendaring at             
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD brought  SB 195  (PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY              
 BOARDS EXT.) before the committee as the next order of business.              
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved that CSSB 195(RLS) be adopted.  He then                  
 explained that the HES version passed out earlier allowed the Board           
 of Occupational Licensing to incorporate alternative methods of               
 certifying a physical therapist (courses of instruction which were            
 completed to the satisfaction of the board).  The Rules CS will               
 reduce to only allowing the Board to amend their existing                     
 regulations to allow assistant physical therapists to be licensed             
 with a resident course of study and professional instruction, which           
 is equivalent to that which was otherwise provided in statute.                
 This will allow more flexibility for people to become licensed as             
 assistant physical therapists.                                                
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD asked if there were any objections to the adoption           
 of CSSB 195(RLS).  Hearing no objection, the motion.                          
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved that CSSB 195(RLS) be passed out of committee            
 with individual recommendations.  Hearing no objection, it was so             
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that SB 195 be               
 approved for calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no               
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD brought CSHB 513(STA) (GRANTS/LOANS FOR STORAGE              
 TANK OWNERS) before the committee as the final order of business.             
 He noted the bill was the same as SB 295 which went through the               
 Senate committee process and has been approved for calendaring.               
                                                                               
 JEFFREY LOGAN, staff to Representative Joe Green, explained the               
 legislation does three things:  Section 1 expands the program;                
 Section 2 sets deadlines for part of the program; and Section 3               
 also extends the deadline.  In Section 3 the deadlines for the                
 upgrading and closure sections will be set for December 31, 1994.             
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD asked if the existing law was designed to sunset             
 by the application dates without this legislation.  MR. LOGAN                 
 acknowledged that it was.                                                     
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE asked if there were any differences between the                
 Senate bill and the House version before the committee.  MR. LOGAN            
 answered that the version that passed the House and the Senate                
 Judiciary version are exactly alike.                                          
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE moved that CSHB 513(STA) be passed out of committee            
 with individual recommendations.  Hearing no objection, it was so             
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB 513(STA)           
 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 7:00 p.m.                                            
                                                                               

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