Legislature(1997 - 1998)

04/07/1997 10:47 AM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                         April 7, 1997                                         
                           10:47 a.m.                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Tim Kelly, Chairman                                                   
 Senator Robin Taylor                                                          
 Senator John Torgerson                                                        
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chairman                                            
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 124                                                           
 "An Act relating to salmon classics and race classics."                       
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 143                                                           
 "An Act relating to education benefits for members of the Alaska              
 National Guard, Alaska Naval Militia, or Alaska Territorial Guard."           
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SB 124 - See State Affairs minutes dated 4/3/97.                              
                                                                               
 SB 143 - See State Affairs minutes dated 4/3/97.                              
                                                                               
    ACTION NARRATIVE                                                           
  TAPE 97-3, SIDE A                                                            
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order           
 at 10:47 a.m., and noted the presence of Senators Taylor, Torgerson           
 and Kelly.                                                                    
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  brought  SB 124  (CHARITABLE GAMING SALMON AND RACE          
 CLASSIC) before the committee and asked for the pleasure of the               
 committee.                                                                    
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved SB 124 be approved for calendaring at the           
 discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.            
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  brought  SB 143  (EDUCATION BENEFITS FOR MILITARY            
 PERSONNEL) before the committee as the next order of business and             
 directed attention to a proposed Rules CS for the committee's                 
 consideration.                                                                
                                                                               
  TIM BENINTENDI , staff to the Senate Rules Committee, explained the          
 legislation gives more flexibility to the adjutant general to                 
 disburse departmental funds for education support.  It does not add           
 to appropriations or address any other funding issues.                        
                                                                               
 The Rules CS deletes the sentence on page 1, beginning on line 12,            
 which makes reference to eligibility for benefits on the part of              
 female guard members.  The sentence is being deleted because the              
 language is from 1976 and it doesn't conform with changes that have           
 been made in the Selective Service law since then, and removing the           
 reference basically neutralizes the language and makes all of the             
 state's guard members eligible under the same criteria.                       
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved the adoption of CSSB 143(RLS).  Hearing no          
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved CSSB 143(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 10:50 a.m.                          
                                                                               

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