Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/28/1994 04:02 PM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                         April 28, 1994                                        
                           4:02 p.m.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Rick Halford, Chair                                                   
 Senator Steve Rieger, Vice Chair                                              
 Senator George Jacko                                                          
 Senator Suzanne Little                                                        
 Senator Fred Zharoff                                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 All members present                                                           
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 71                                                             
 "An Act relating to the involuntary dissolution of Native                     
 corporations; and providing for an effective date."                           
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 180 am                                                         
 "An Act relating to the residential housing inspection requirements           
 of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation."                                   
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 302(STA)                                                
 "An Act excluding certain sports officials and certain recreational           
 activities sanctioned by an employer from coverage provided under             
 workers' compensation; and providing for an effective date."                  
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 392(FIN) am                                             
 "An Act relating to the confidentiality of permanent fund dividend            
 application information; relating to the permanent fund dividend              
 program; and providing for an effective date."                                
                                                                               
 CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 397(FIN)                         
 "An Act relating to the power to levy property taxes in second                
 class cities."                                                                
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 400                                                            
 "An Act relating to administrative proceedings involving a                    
 determination of eligibility for a permanent fund dividend or                 
 authority to claim a dividend on behalf of another."                          
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 442(FIN)                                                
 "An Act relating to criminal justice information; providing                   
 procedural requirements for obtaining certain criminal justice                
 information; and providing for an effective date."                            
                                                                               
 CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 497(CRA)(title am)               
 "An Act relating to the titles that describe the two principal                
 executive officers of electric and telephone cooperatives."                   
                                                                               
 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34                                            
 Declaring June 5 - 11, 1994, as Alaska Garden Week.                           
                                                                               
 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 34                                                 
 Requesting the Department of Commerce to give a high priority to              
 fisheries development project grants for the Alaska salmon                    
 industry.                                                                     
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 HB 71 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated                        
         4/28/93.  See Judiciary minutes dated 3/9/94                          
         and 3/11/94.                                                          
                                                                               
 HB 180 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes                             
          dated 4/22/93, 4/24/93.                                              
      See Rules minutes dated 4/26/94.                                         
                                                                               
 HB 302 - See Judiciary minutes dated 4/23/94.                                 
                                                                               
 HB 392 - Finance report dated 4/27/94.                                        
                                                                               
 HB 397 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated                       
          3/22/94.  See Judiciary minutes dated 4/18/94.                       
      Finance report dated 4/28/94.                                            
                                                                               
 HB 400 - See State Affairs minutes dated 4/25/94.                             
      Finance report 4/28/94.                                                  
                                                                               
 HB 442 - Finance report 4/28/94.                                              
                                                                               
 HB 497 - See State Affairs minutes dated 4/11/94.  See Labor and              
          Commerce minutes dated 4/26/94.                                      
                                                                               
 HCR 34 - See State Affairs minutes dated 4/27/94.                             
                                                                               
 HJR 34 - See Resources minutes dated 3/25/94 and 3/28/94.                     
          Finance report dated 4/27/94.                                        
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
 David Harding, Staff to Representative Eileen MacLean                         
 State Capitol                                                                 
 Juneau, AK 99801-1182                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Offered information on HB 180                          
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
 TAPE 94-6, SIDE A                                                             
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN RICK HALFORD called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to            
 order at 4:02 p.m.                                                            
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  HB 71                  
 (DISSOLUTION OF NATIVE CORPORATIONS) be approved for calendaring at           
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSHB 302(STA)     )    
 (WORKERS COMP FOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES) be approved for                    
 calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it              
 was so ordered.                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSHB 392(FIN)     )    
 am  (PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND PROGRAM) be approved for calendaring at     t    
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSSSHB
 397(FIN)  (TAXING POWER OF SECOND CLASS CITIES) 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 400  (PFD           
 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS) be approved for calendaring at the                
 Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                 
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSHB 442(FIN)     )    
 (CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION) be approved for calendaring at the             
 Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                 
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that CSSSHB
 497(CRA)(title am) (OFFICERS OF UTILITY COOPERATIVES) be approved             
 for calendaring at the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection,             
 it was so ordered.                                                            
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  HCR 34                 
 (ALASKA GARDEN WEEK) be approved for calendaring at the Chair's               
 discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                         
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  HJR 34  (FED           
 FISH RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT GRANTS) be approved for calendaring at            
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD brought  HB 180 am  (AHFC HOUSING INSPECTION                 
 REQUIREMENTS) before the committee as the next order of business.             
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE directed attention to a proposed amendment to HB
 180.  She explained it keeps the intent of the bill intact and                
 allows flexibility in areas where an ICBO certified inspector isn't           
 reasonably available, as well as allowing for the inspector to make           
 a case-by-case determination.  She believes it is a better way to             
 handle the problem than the video tape idea as proposed in the bill           
 before the committee.                                                         
                                                                               
 DAVID HARDING, staff to the prime sponsor of the legislation,                 
 Representative Eileen MacLean, said it was unclear exactly what the           
 amendment would accomplish.  He thinks the approval on a case-by-             
 case basis would be overly burdensome to AHFC.  He also pointed out           
 that in vast areas of the Bush there aren't any ICBO inspectors,              
 because the volume of new construction is so small.  The intent of            
 the bill was to create some built in flexibility and opportunity              
 for some qualified people to be able to do these inspections                  
 without having each case reviewed by AHFC.  He noted AHFC thinks              
 the language proposed in the bill is fine.                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR LITTLE said her real problem is with the video taping and             
 the possible liability.  She has been a building inspector and she            
 can see a situation where a person video taping a structure could             
 avoid an area, either purposely or accidently, and could miss a big           
 problem with a structure.                                                     
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD asked Mr. Harding if he thought the sponsor would            
 object to having inspections performed by a licensed architect or             
 by a license engineer, whether or not the inspections are in rural            
 areas.  SENATOR LITTLE commented that she would like to keep the              
 rural provision in there since that's where the difficulty is.                
 She said she would be willing to work with the sponsor to come up             
 with something that gets the problem resolved, but is a little more           
 acceptable.                                                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD stated action on HB 180 am would be withheld until           
 Senator Little and the sponsor get together to discuss her                    
 concerns.                                                                     
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.                                            
                                                                               

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