Legislature(1993 - 1994)

05/08/1994 01:30 PM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                          May 8, 1994                                          
                           1:30 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                                                           
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 195(FIN)                                                
 "An Act authorizing youth courts to provide for peer adjudication             
 of minors who have allegedly committed violations of state or                 
 municipal laws, and renaming the community legal assistance grant             
 fund and amending the purposes for which grants may be made from              
 that fund in order to provide financial assistance for organization           
 and initial operation of youth courts."                                       
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 232                                                            
 "An Act relating to a bow hunting tag and bow hunting safety; and             
 providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 266(L&C)                                                
 "An Act relating to guide-outfitter and master guide-outfitter                
 licenses; extending the termination date of the Big Game Commercial           
 Services Board; and providing for an effective date."                         
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 439                                                            
 "An Act enacting the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act."                        
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 446                                                            
 "An Act relating to community agreements for environmental                    
 conservation purposes; and providing for an effective date."                  
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 456 am                                                         
 "An Act making appropriations to satisfy the agreed-upon monetary             
 terms of certain collective bargaining agreements for certain                 
 public employees; and providing for an effective date."                       
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 466 am                                                         
 "An Act authorizing the issuance of bonds by the Alaska Housing               
 Finance Corporation to pay for the costs of repair and                        
 rehabilitation of student housing facilities of the University of             
 Alaska; authorizing the issuance of bonds by the University of                
 Alaska to pay for the costs of repair and rehabilitation of                   
 facilities of the University of Alaska; amending powers of the                
 Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; amending the definition of                
 "public building"; relating to the Alaska debt retirement fund; and           
 providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 510                                                            
 "An Act making appropriations to satisfy the agreed-upon monetary             
 terms of a collective bargaining agreement for certain employees of           
 the University of Alaska; and providing for an effective date."               
                                                                               
 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20                                           
 Supporting the reopening and development of the Alaska-Juneau Mine.           
                                                                               
 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 22                                           
 Suspending Uniform Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e) of the Alaska            
 State Legislature concerning House Bill No. 445, relating to                  
 operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft.                           
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 445 am                                                         
 "An Act relating to administrative or court revocation of a                   
 driver's license resulting from operation of a motor vehicle,                 
 commercial motor vehicle, or aircraft; relating to chemical testing           
 of a person's breath, urine, or blood if the person is involved in            
 a motor vehicle accident that causes death or serious physical                
 injury; relating to definitions applicable to commercial motor                
 vehicle laws; relating to chemical testing of a person's breath,              
 urine, or blood without the person's consent; and relating to the             
 use in a civil or criminal action of the refusal of a person to               
 submit to a chemical test."                                                   
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 HB 195 - See Health, Education & Social Services minutes dated                
          2/23/94.  See Judiciary minutes dated 3/28/94 and                    
          5/3/94.                                                              
      Finance referral waived 5/6/94.                                          
                                                                               
 HB 232 - See Resources minutes dated 2/22/94, 2/23/94, 3/9/94, and            
          4/30/94.                                                             
      Finance report 5/3/94.                                                   
                                                                               
 HB 266 - See Resources minutes dated 4/30/94.                                 
                                                                               
 HB 439 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 4/12/94.                          
          See Judiciary minutes dated 5/3/94.                                  
                                                                               
 HB 446 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes                             
          dated 4/7/94.  See Resources minutes 4/30/94.                        
                                                                               
 HB 456 - Finance report 5/7/94.                                               
                                                                               
 HB 466 - Finance report 5/6/94.                                               
                                                                               
 HB 510 - Health, Education & Social Services referral                         
          waived 5/4/94.                                                       
          Finance report 5/7/94.                                               
                                                                               
 SCR 20 - See Resources minutes dated 5/5/94.                                  
                                                                               
 SCR 22 - No previous action to record.                                        
                                                                               
 HB 445 - See Judiciary minutes dated 3/28/94 and 4/30/94.                     
      Finance report 5/7/94.                                                   
                                                                               
      WITNESS REGISTER                                                         
                                                                               
 Senator Robin Taylor                                                          
 State Capitol                                                                 
 Juneau, AK 99801-1182                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Offered information on SCS HB 445(RLS)                 
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
 TAPE 94-9, SIDE A                                                             
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN RICK HALFORD called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to            
 order at 1:30 p.m.                                                            
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  CSHB 195(FIN)     )    
 (AUTHORIZING YOUTH COURTS) 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 232  (BOW           
 HUNTING STAMP & BOW HUNTING SAFETY) 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 266(L&C)     )    
 (GUIDE-OUTFITTER LICENSE/BIG GAME BD) 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 439                 
 (UNIFORM FRAUDULENT TRANSFER ACT) 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 446                 
 (ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AGREEMENTS) 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 456 am              
 (APPROP: COST OF CERTAIN LABOR AGREEMENTS) 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 466 am              
 (AHFC BONDS FOR UNIV. OF ALASKA USES) 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 510                 
 (APPROP: U OF AK LABOR AGREEMENT) be approved for calendaring at              
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  SCR 20                 
  (REOPENING ALASKA-JUNEAU MINE) be approved for calendaring at the            
 Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                 
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that  SCR 22                 
  (SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR HB 445) be approved for calendaring at            
 the Chair's discretion.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD brought  HB 445 am  (DWI LAWS) before the committee     e    
 as the next order of business.  He stated Senator Robin Taylor was            
 present to speak to a proposed Rules SCS, which incorporates a                
 number of items contained in other pieces of legislation.                     
                                                                               
 SENATOR ROBIN TAYLOR distributed a letter from the Canadian Mothers           
 Against Drunk Driving and noted Canada has had 0.08 legislation in            
 place for many years.  The letter states that over 0.08 legislation           
 may well distract from putting law enforcement efforts where they             
 will be most effective, namely on repeat offenders and those with             
 a very high blood alcohol count.  He pointed out that the Finance             
 SCS changes the level from 0.10 to 0.08.                                      
                                                                               
 Senator Taylor advocates that a felony be imposed on third time               
 offenders and for the seizure and forfeiture of vehicles on repeat            
 offenders.  Both of those provisions were removed from the Finance            
 SCS.  The Rules SCS places the seizure and forfeiture provision               
 back in, as well as it provides that the court may order as a                 
 condition of probation that the person take antabuse or a similar             
 drug intended to prevent consumption of alcoholic beverages.                  
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved that SCS HB 445(RLS) be adopted.  Hearing no             
 objection, the motion carried.                                                
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved that SCS HB 445(RLS) be passed out of                    
 committee with individual recommendations.   Hearing no objection,            
 it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that SCS HB
 445(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 1:45 p.m.                                            
                                                                               

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