Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/02/1995 11:33 AM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                         March 2, 1995                                         
                           11:33 a.m.                                          
                                                                               
 MEMBERS PRESENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Mike Miller, Chair                                                    
 Senator Drue Pearce, Vice Chair                                               
 Senator Bert Sharp                                                            
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
 Senator Judy Salo                                                             
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 All members present                                                           
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO.  3                                                            
 "An Act relating to an antitrust exemption for persons engaged in             
 the fishing industry."                                                        
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 41                                                            
 "An Act relating to reports by fishing vessels that are not                   
 registered under the laws of the state."                                      
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 78                                                            
 "An Act related to the authority of certain beverage dispensary               
 licensees to stock alcoholic beverages in guest rooms and                     
 prohibiting certain room rentals for the purpose of providing                 
 alcoholic beverages to a person under 21 years of age."                       
                                                                               
 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 17                                                
 Supporting the Alaska Humanities Forum and the National Endowment             
 for the Humanities; endorsing federal legislation reauthorizing and           
 funding the National Endowment for the Humanities; requesting the             
 United States Congress to fund the National Endowment for the                 
 Humanities at a fair and reasonable level; and urging the President           
 of the United States to support legislation reauthorizing and                 
 funding at a fair and reasonable level the National Endowment for             
 the Humanities.                                                               
                                                                               
 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27 am                                              
 Requesting the United States Congress to accommodate Alaska's                 
 wetlands circumstances in the federal Clean Water Act                         
 reauthorization by increasing statutory flexibility on wetlands use           
 in Alaska, and to recognize Alaska's unique and outstanding history           
 of wetlands conservation.                                                     
                                                                               
 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 11                                            
 Designating March 1995 as Sobriety Awareness Month, commonly                  
 referred to as "SAM."                                                         
  -- SENATE/COMPUTER SOFTWARE PROPOSAL                                         
                                                                               
 PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                              
                                                                               
   SB   3 - See Resources minutes dated 1/25/95, 1/27/95, and 2/3/95.          
      See Judiciary minutes dated 2/27/95.                                     
                                                                               
 SB  41 - See Resources minutes dated 2/3/95.                                  
      Finance referral waived 2/28/95.                                         
                                                                               
 SB 78 -  See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 2/14/95.                        
      See Judiciary minutes dated 2/13/95.                                     
          Finance referral waived 2/28/95.                                     
                                                                               
 SJR 17 - See Health, Education & Social Services minutes dated                
          3/1/95.                                                              
                                                                               
 HJR 27 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 2/27/95.                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
 WITNESS REGISTER                                                              
                                                                               
 Daryel Donaldson, Manager                                                     
 Data Processing                                                               
 Legislative Affairs Agency                                                    
 130 Seward St., Suite 313                                                     
 Juneau, AK 99801-2197                                                         
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
 TAPE 95-3, SIDE A                                                             
                                                                               
 SRLS - 3/2/95                                                                 
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN MILLER  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order          
 at 11:33 a.m.  He stated  HCR 11  (SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH            
 1995) was being removed from the agenda for calendaring because it            
 was not yet in the committee's possession.                                    
                                                                               
 SRLS - 3/2/95                                                                 
 SENATOR DUNCAN moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 3                   
 (ANTITRUST EXEMPTION FOR FISHERMEN) be approved for calendaring.              
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
 SRLS - 3/2/95                                                                 
 SENATOR SHARP moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 41  (REPORTS         
 BY OUT OF STATE FISHING VESSELS) be approved for calendaring.                 
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
 SRLS - 3/2/95                                                                 
 SENATOR SHARP moved and asked unanimous consent that  SB 78  (ALCOHOL         
 SALES IN HOTEL ROOMS) be approved for calendaring.  Hearing no                
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
 SRLS - 3/2/95                                                                 
 SENATOR PEARCE moved and asked unanimous consent that  SJR 17  (NAT'L         
 ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES) be approved for calendaring.  Hearing           
 no objection, it was so ordered.                                              
 SRLS - 3/2/95                                                                 
 SENATOR SHARP moved and asked unanimous consent that  HJR 27 am               
 (EXEMPT ALASKA FROM FED CLEAN WATER ACT) be approved for                      
 calendaring.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                        
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER stated the last item on the agenda was a Senate               
 proposal to purchase 17 Power Macintosh 6100/66 computers and                 
 software for Senate offices.  The offices of Senators Miller,                 
 Rieger and Torgerson already have the Power Macs, and it is his               
 intention to have one Power Mac installed in the remaining                    
 senators' offices.                                                            
                                                                               
 SENATOR DUNCAN asked where these Power Macs would be purchased and            
 if the dollar per unit price contained in the memo was a firm                 
 price.  CHAIRMAN MILLER answered that the proposal will go through            
 the normal process of being put out for bid.                                  
                                                                               
 DARYEL DONALDSON, Manager of Data Processing, Legislative Affairs             
 Agency, explained the prices he gave to Senator Miller's office are           
 based upon previous solicitations that the Agency has done.  An               
 Apple direct contract they have with the factory is consistently              
 low, although their delivery time is one to three weeks.  Quite               
 often, they can get them in less time than that from a dealer, but            
 the dealers have been approximately $200 per unit higher than the             
 Apple direct factory costs.                                                   
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER said it was his understanding that the Macintosh              
 SE's that are currently in some Senate offices are pretty                     
 antiquated and, as the new computers come on line, his intention is           
 to get rid of some of those SE's.  He added that the disposal of              
 those units could be the topic for a future meeting.                          
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER asked how long it will take to get the computers if           
 the proposal is approved.  DARYEL DONALDSON responded that he                 
 thought that in three weeks they can have them delivered and be               
 well on their way to installing them.                                         
                                                                               
 There being no further discussion, CHAIRMAN MILLER asked for the              
 will of the committee.                                                        
                                                                               
 SENATOR SALO moved that the Senate Rules Committee approve the                
 purchase of the 17 Power Macintosh 6100/66 computers and the                  
 Microsoft Word 6.0 and Microsoft Office 6.0 software.  Hearing no             
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                               
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting was adjourned at 11:41 a.m.                                           
                                                                               

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