Legislature(1997 - 1998)

03/12/1997 10:50 AM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                         March 12, 1997                                        
                           10:50 a.m.                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Tim Kelly, Chairman                                                   
 Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chairman                                            
 Senator Robin Taylor                                                          
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator John Torgerson                                                        
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2                                            
 Relating to management of Alaska's wildlife resources.                        
                                                                               
 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3                                                 
 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska             
 limiting the rights of prisoners to those required under the                  
 Constitution of the United States.                                            
                                                                               
 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16                                                
 Relating to reauthorization and reform of the Endangered Species              
 Act.                                                                          
                                                                               
 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 20                                                
 Requesting the United States Congress to accommodate Alaska's                 
 unique wetlands circumstances by amending the Clean Water Act to              
 modify the wetlands regulatory program and to recognize Alaska's              
 outstanding history of wetlands conservation.                                 
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 106                                                           
 "An Act relating to the bond required of a notary public."                    
                                                                               
 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 24                                                 
 Relating to challenging the environmental and economic integrity of           
 Alaska timber as Christmas decor for the United States Capitol.               
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 22(JUD)                                                 
 "An Act relating to civil liability for illegal sale or barter of             
 an alcoholic beverage or a controlled substance; and providing for            
 an effective date."                                                           
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 45(HES)                                                 
 "An Act relating to runaway and missing minors; and providing for             
 an effective date."                                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(L&C)                                                
 "An Act relating to certain irrevocable transfers in trust, to the            
 jurisdiction governing a trust, to challenges to trusts or property           
 transfers in trust, to the validity of trust interests, and to                
 transfers of certain trust interests; and providing for an                    
 effective date."                                                              
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SCR  2 - See Resource Committee minutes dated 3/7/97.                         
                                                                               
 SJR  3 - See Senate Judiciary minutes dated 2/5/97, 2/19/97 and               
      2/26/97.                                                                 
      Finance report 3/10/97.                                                  
                                                                               
 SJR 16 - See Resource Committee minutes dated 3/5/97 and 3/10/97.             
                                                                               
 SJR 20 - See Resource Committee minutes dated 3/10/97.                        
                                                                               
 SB 106 - See Senate Judiciary Committee minutes dated 3/7/97.                 
                                                                               
 HJR 24 - No previous Senate committee action to record.                       
                                                                               
 HB  22 - See Senate Judiciary Committee minutes dated 3/5/97.                 
                                                                               
 HB  45 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services minutes               
          dated 3/5/97.                                                        
                                                                               
 HB 101 - See Senate Judiciary Committee minutes dated 3/7/97.                 
                                                                               
    ACTION NARRATIVE                                                           
  TAPE 97-2, SIDE A                                                            
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order           
 at 10:50 a.m.                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
 SENATOR TAYLOR  moved and asked unanimous consent  SCR  2  (MANAGEMENT        
 OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES) be approved for calendaring at the                     
 discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.            
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR TAYLOR  moved and asked unanimous consent  SJR 3  (PRISONER          
 RIGHTS LIMITED TO FEDERAL RIGHTS) be approved for calendaring at              
 the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so                 
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
  SENATOR TAYLOR  moved and asked unanimous consent  SB 106  (NOTARY           
 PUBLIC BOND) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the             
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR TAYLOR  moved and asked unanimous consent  HJR 24  (NO ALASKA        
 CHRISTMAS TREE FOR FED. CAPITOL) be approved for calendaring at the           
 discretion of the Chair. Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR TAYLOR  moved and asked unanimous consent  CSHB 22(JUD)              
 (CIV.LIAB.:ILLEGAL SALE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS) be approved for                     
 calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection,            
 it was so ordered.                                                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR TAYLOR  moved and asked unanimous consent  CSHB 45(HES)              
 (RUNAWAY AND MISSING MINORS) be approved for calendaring at the               
 discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.            
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR TAYLOR  moved and asked unanimous consent  CSHB 101(L&C)             
 (TRUSTS & PROPERTY TRANSFERS IN TRUST) be approved for calendaring            
 at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so              
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  brought  SJR 16  (REFORM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT)         
 before the committee and directed attention to a proposed Rules CS.           
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  explained that after the resolution had moved out of          
 the Senate Resources Committee, the Department of Fish and Game               
 suggested that on page 2, line 21, insert the words "require                  
 establishment of biologically sound de-listing criteria and                   
 recovery plan population objectives."  The department stated the              
 National Marine Fisheries does not currently do that and it would             
 it make it very useful to have those criteria and objectives                  
 established.                                                                  
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved adoption of CSSJR 16(RLS).  Hearing no                  
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved CSSJR 16(RLS) be approved for calendaring at            
 the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so                 
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  reminded the members of the committee that anybody           
 on the committee that proposes a Rules committee substitute will be           
 expected to carry the legislation on the Senate floor.                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  brought  SJR 20  (MODIFY FED WETLANDS PROGRAM FOR AK         
 NEEDS) before the committee, noting there was a proposed Rules CS             
 for the committee's consideration.                                            
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved adoption of CSSJR 20(RLS).   CHAIRMAN KELLY             
 objected for an explanation of the changes made in the Rules CS.              
  SENATOR LEMAN  explained that an amendment was made to the                   
 legislation in the Senate Resources Committee.  However, because              
 that language was confusing, it has been reworded on page 2, lines            
 21 - 23 of the Rules CS to make it clear that it applies to all               
 lands in Alaska.  SENATOR KELLY removed his objection and stated              
 there being no further objections, CSSJR 20(RLS) was adopted.                 
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved and asked unanimous consent CSSJR 20(RLS) be            
 approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing             
 no objection, it was so ordered.                                              
                                                                               
 There being no further business to come before the committee,                 
 Chairman Kelly adjourned the meeting at 10:56 a.m.                            
                                                                               

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