Legislature(1995 - 1996)

02/05/1996 11:36 AM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                        February 5, 1996                                       
                           11:36 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                                                           
                                                                               
 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1                                                  
 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska             
 relating to repeal of regulations by the legislature.                         
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 120(FIN)                                                
 "An Act relating to public employers defending and indemnifying               
 public employees and former public employees with respect to claims           
 arising out of conduct that is within the scope of employment."               
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 HJR  1 - See Judiciary minutes dated 4/22/95.                                 
      Finance report 2/2/96.                                                   
                                                                               
 HB 120 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/3/95 and 5/5/95.                       
      Finance referral waived 5/7/95.                                          
      Rules minutes dated 5/8/95.                                              
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
 TAPE 96-1, SIDE A                                                             
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN MILLER  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order          
 at 11:36 a.m.                                                                 
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER brought  HJR 1  (REPEAL OF REGULATIONS BY                     
 LEGISLATURE) before the committee as the first order of business.             
 Hearing no discussion, he asked for the pleasure of the committee.            
                                                                               
 SENATOR PEARCE moved and asked unanimous consent that HJR 1 be                
 approved for calendaring.  SENATOR DUNCAN objected, stating that he           
 was not objecting to what the resolution attempts to do, but he               
 believes there should be more discussion before calendaring                   
 constitutional amendments to give a better idea of where a lot of             
 things are going.  He cautioned that bringing it to the floor early           
 may not meet with success.  CHAIRMAN MILLER agreed and said that              
 there are quite a few constitutional amendments and he does not               
 anticipate any of them coming to the floor any time soon.  SENATOR            
 DUNCAN then removed his objection.  There being no further                    
 objection, CHAIRMAN MILLER stated the motion carried.                         
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER brought  CSHB 120(FIN)  (INDEMNIFICATION OF PUBLIC            
 EMPLOYEES) before the committee as the final order of business.               
 The legislation was returned to the Rules Committee from the Senate           
 floor on May 16, 1995.                                                        
                                                                               
 SENATOR PEARCE inquired if this legislation also covers board                 
 members.  She noted there has been a problem with whether or not              
 the Department of Law would actually go in and act as attorneys for           
 board members on some of the state's boards.  CHAIRMAN MILLER                 
 stated that the committee would delay calendaring the bill until              
 that question is answered.  He anticipated it would be back before            
 the committee at its next meeting.                                            
                                                                               
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting was adjourned at 11:39 a.m.                                           
                                                                               

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