Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/18/1996 12:18 PM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                         March 18, 1996                                        
                           12:18 p.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. 196                                                           
 "An Act naming the new maritime ferry vessel Koniag."                         
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 278                                                           
 "An Act relating to the authority of the Department of Natural                
 Resources to allow credits against fees at state historical parks."           
                                                                               
 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14                         
 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska               
 relating to confirmation of appointments of public members who                
 serve on a board or commission involved with managing the assets of           
 the Alaska permanent fund.                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31                                                
 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska             
 relating to voter ratification of legislative approval of                     
 amendments of the Alaska Statehood Act affecting an interest of the           
 State of Alaska under that Act.                                               
 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25                                           
 Relating to supporting home schooling and establishing Alaska Home            
 Education Week.                                                               
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 159                                                           
 "An Act relating to advance directives for mental health                      
 treatment."                                                                   
                                                                               
 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 32                                                
 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska               
 relating to the constitutional defense council.                               
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SB 196 - See Transportation minutes dated 2/22/96 and State Affairs           
      minutes dated 3/12/96.                                                   
 SB 278 - See Resources minutes dated 2/19/96.                                 
                                                                               
 SJR 14 - See State Affairs minutes dated 2/21/95.                             
       See Judiciary minutes dated 3/22/95, 4/5/95 & 1/24/96.                  
      Rules minutes dated 3/13/96.                                             
                                                                               
 SJR 31 - See Judiciary minutes dated 2/5/96 and 2/7/96.                       
                                                                               
 SCR 25 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services minutes               
          dated 3/13/96.                                                       
                                                                               
 SB 159 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services minutes               
          dated 2/14/96, and Judiciary minutes dated 3/13/96.                  
                                                                               
 SJR 32 - See Judiciary minutes dated 2/26/96.                                 
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
 Senator Fred Zharoff                                                          
 State Capitol                                                                 
 Juneau, AK 99801-1182                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Prime Sponsor of SB 294                                
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
 TAPE 96-4, SIDE A                                                             
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN MILLER  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order          
 at 12:18 p.m.  He brought  SB 196  (NAMING FERRY VESSEL KONIAG)               
 before the committee and directed attention to a proposed Rules CS.           
 He explained the committee substitute was drafted in response to              
 concern that the name "Koniag" was not a broad enough name,                   
 especially because it would be plying Southeast Alaska waters.  He            
 asked Senator Zharoff  if he would explain why the name "Koniag"              
 was selected.                                                                 
                                                                               
 SENATOR ZHAROFF responded he didn't know what the broad enough name           
 would be.  He noted that under statute, any vessel in the Marine              
 Highway System is to be named after a glacier, and any glacier                
 picked could be restricted to just one area.                                  
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER said knowing there was a problem, he and Senator              
 Duncan got together and came up with a compromise committee                   
 substitute which would name the ferry "Coghill" after the Coghill             
 Glacier.  He asked Senator Zharoff for his comments, adding that if           
 he had strong objections to the compromise, it would be dropped and           
 the bill could fair as it may on the floor.                                   
                                                                               
 SENATOR ZHAROFF responded he guessed it is a glacier, and he asked            
 if it relates to the Ice Age.                                                 
                                                                               
 SENATOR DUNCAN interjected that it's a glacier that's changed its             
 course a couple of times, and it's even receding.                             
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER stated the Rules CS would be withdrawn and the bill           
 could proceed on its own merits.  He then asked if there was a                
 motion to calendar the original SB 196.                                       
                                                                               
 SENATOR DUNCAN moved and asked unanimous consent SB 196 be approved           
 for calendaring.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER brought  SB 278  (CREDITS AGAINST FEES AT ST                  
 HISTORICAL PKS) before the committee, and hearing no discussion, he           
 asked for the pleasure of the committee.                                      
                                                                               
 SENATOR SHARP moved and asked unanimous consent SB 278 be approved            
 for calendaring.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER brought  SJR 14  (CONFIRMATION OF BD MANAGING PERM            
 FUND) before the committee, and hearing no discussion, he asked for           
 the pleasure of the committee.                                                
                                                                               
 SENATOR PEARCE moved and asked unanimous consent SJR 14 be approved           
 for calendaring.  SENATOR DUNCAN objected.  The roll was taken with           
 the following result:  Senators Sharp, Pearce and Miller voted                
 "Yea" and Senators Salo and Duncan voted "Nay."  The Chairman                 
 stated the motion carried on a 3-2 vote.                                      
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER brought  SJR 31  (VOTER APPROVAL:AK STATEHOOD ACT             
 AMENDMENT) before the committee, and hearing no discussion, he                
 asked for the pleasure of the committee.                                      
                                                                               
 SENATOR PEARCE moved and asked unanimous consent SJR 31 be approved           
 for calendaring.  SENATOR DUNCAN objected.  The roll was taken with           
 the following result:  Senators Pearce, Sharp and Miller voted                
 "Yea" and Senators Salo and Duncan voted "Nay."  The Chairman                 
 stated the motion carried on a 3-2 vote.                                      
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER brought  SCR 25  (ALASKA HOME EDUCATION WEEK) before          
 the committee, and hearing no discussion, he asked for the pleasure           
 of the committee.                                                             
                                                                               
 SENATOR PEARCE moved and asked unanimous consent SCR 25 be approved           
 for calendaring.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER brought  SB 159  (MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT                     
 DECLARATIONS) before the committee, and hearing no discussion, he             
 asked for the pleasure of the committee.                                      
                                                                               
 SENATOR PEARCE moved and asked unanimous consent SB 159 be approved           
 for calendaring.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN MILLER brought  SJR 32  (CONSTITUTIONAL DEFENSE COUNCIL)             
 before the committee.  He directed attention to a proposed Rules CS           
 that adds language on page 2, lines 1 and 2, which reads: "The                
 constitutional defense council shall adopt rules for the conduct of           
 its business and may act only by concurrence of at least three                
 members."                                                                     
                                                                               
 Hearing no discussion, he asked for the pleasure of the committee.            
                                                                               
 SENATOR SHARP moved CSSJR 32(RLS) be adopted.  SENATOR DUNCAN                 
 objected.  The roll was taken with the following result:  Senators            
 Pearce, Sharp and Miller voted "Yea" and Senators Salo and Duncan             
 voted "Nay."  The Chairman stated the committee substitute was                
 adopted on a 3-2 vote.                                                        
                                                                               
 SENATOR PEARCE moved that CSSJR 32(RLS be approved for calendaring.           
 SENATOR DUNCAN objected.  The roll was taken with the following               
 result:  Senators Sharp, Pearce and Miller voted "Yea" and Senators           
 Duncan and Salo voted "Nay."  The Chairman stated the motion                  
 carried on a 3-2 vote.                                                        
                                                                               
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting was adjourned at 12:25 p.m.                                           
                                                                               

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