Legislature(1997 - 1998)

05/01/1997 10:51 AM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                          May 1, 1997                                          
                           10:51 a.m.                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Loren Leman, Chairman                                                 
 Senator Mike Miller                                                           
 Senator John Torgerson                                                        
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Robin Taylor                                                          
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 6(FIN) am                                               
 "An Act relating to minors and amending laws relating to the                  
 disclosure of information relating to certain minors."                        
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 13(FIN) am                                              
 "An Act relating to marine safety training and education programs."           
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 23(RES)                                                 
 "An Act relating to management of state land; and relating to                 
 access to land."                                                              
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 26                                                             
 "An Act relating to big game tags for wolves; and providing for an            
 effective date."                                                              
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 66(HES)                                                 
 "An Act giving notice of and approving the entry into, and the                
 issuance of certificates of participation in, a lease-purchase                
 agreement for a centralized public health laboratory facility."               
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 103(FIN)                                                
 "An Act repealing certain state funds and accounts and boards,                
 limitations, and programs related to those funds and accounts; and            
 providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 106                                                            
 "An Act relating to the municipal assistance program and the                  
 organization grant program; and providing for an effective date."             
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 107                                                            
 "An Act relating to water quality enhancement and water supply,               
 wastewater, and solid waste systems grants; and providing for an              
 effective date."                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 34                                                            
 "An Act giving notice of and approving a lease-purchase agreement             
 with the City of Soldotna for a maintenance facility of the                   
 Department of Transportation and Public Facilities."                          
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 141                                                           
 "An Act relating to permits to carry concealed handguns; and                  
 relating to the possession of firearms."                                      
                                                                               
 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 12                                           
 Suspending Uniform Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e) of the Alaska            
 State Legislature concerning House Bill No. 9, relating to victims            
 of crime and other criminal law matters.                                      
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 HB 6 - See Senate Judiciary minutes dated 4/23/97 and 4/25/97.                
    Finance report 4/30/97.                                                    
                                                                               
 HB 13 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated 3/26/97.               
     Finance report 4/29/97.                                                   
                                                                               
 HB  23 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 4/23/97.                       
                                                                               
 HB  26 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 3/26/97.                       
      Finance referral waived 4/15/97.                                         
                                                                               
 HB  66 - Finance report 4/15/97.                                              
                                                                               
 HB 103 - Finance report 4/28/97.                                              
                                                                               
 HB 106 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated 4/9/97.               
      Finance report 4/28/97.                                                  
                                                                               
 HB 107 - Finance report 4/28/97.                                              
                                                                               
 SB  34 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated 3/10/97.              
          See Senate Transportation minutes dated 3/18/97.                     
      Finance report 4/25/97.                                                  
                                                                               
 SB 141 - See Senate State Affairs minutes dated 3/25/97.                      
      Finance report 4/25/97.                                                  
                                                                               
 SCR 12 - No previous action to record.                                        
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
 Tuckerman Babcock, Staff to Senator Lyda Green                                
 State Capitol                                                                 
 Juneau, AK 99801-1182                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Offered information on CSSB 141(RLS)                   
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
  TAPE 97-6, SIDE A                                                            
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN LEMAN  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order           
 at 10:51 a.m., and noted the presence of Senators Torgerson,                  
 Miller, Duncan and Leman.  After reviewing the committee agenda, he           
 requested calendaring motions on all items with the exception of SB
 141 and HB 66.                                                                
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved  CSHB 6(FIN) am  (RELEASE OF INFORMATION            
 ABOUT MINORS) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the            
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved  CSHB 13(FIN) am  (MARINE SAFETY TRAINING &         
 EDUCATION) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the               
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved  CSHB 23(RES)  (STATE LAND MANAGEMENT;ACCESS        
 TO LAND) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the                 
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved  HB 26  (BIG GAME TAGS FOR WOLVES) be               
 approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing             
 no objection, it was so ordered.                                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved  CSHB 103(FIN)  (REPEALING FUNDS AND                
 ACCOUNTS) be approved for calendaring at the  discretion of the               
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved  HB 106  (MUNICIPAL ASSISTANCE/ORGANIZATION         
 GRANTS) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.           
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved  HB 107  (WATER, WASTE AND SEWER SYSTEM             
 GRANTS) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.           
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved  SB 34  (DOT MAINTENANCE FACILITY AT                
 SOLDOTNA) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the                
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved  SCR 12  (SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR HB 9) be        
 approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing             
 no objection, it was so ordered.                                              
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN LEMAN  brought  CSHB 66(HES)  (APPROVE CENTRALIZED PUBLIC           
 HEALTH LAB) back before the committee.                                        
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved CSHB 66(HES) be approved for calendaring at         
 the discretion of the Chair.   SENATOR DUNCAN  objected.   CHAIRMAN           
 LEMAN  stated the calendaring motion carried on a 3-1 vote.                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN LEMAN  brought  SB 141  (CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS/FIREARM          
 POSSESS) before the committee and directed attention to a proposed            
 Rules CS.                                                                     
                                                                               
  SENATOR TOGERSON  moved the adoption of CSSB 141(RLS).   SENATOR           
 DUNCAN  objected and requested an explanation of the changes made in          
 the committee substitute.                                                     
                                                                               
  TUCKERMAN BABCOCK , staff to Senator Lyda Green who sponsored the            
 legislation, said the Rules CS clarifies actions taken by the                 
 Senate Finance Committee to prevent someone who is a repeat                   
 offender with a class A misdemeanor from applying for a permit if             
 they have repeat offenses during a six-year period.                           
                                                                               
 Another change is to Section 15 which, as worded, was ambiguous and           
 did not allow for a transition for a new resident who had a permit            
 from another state, nor did it have a time limit on the number of             
 days an individual could be in the state with an out-of-state                 
 permit.  It now provides an individual can be in the state for 120            
 days with an out-of-state permit, which allows the individual to              
 satisfy the 90-day requirement before applying for a new permit and           
 allows the department to satisfy the 30-day requirement for issuing           
 the permit.                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN LEMAN  asked if the objection to the adoption of the Rules          
 CS was maintained, and it was not.  He then stated CSSB 141(RLS)              
 was adopted.                                                                  
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved CSSB 141(RLS) be approved for calendaring           
 at the discretion of the Chair.   SENATOR DUNCAN  objected.   CHAIRMAN        
 LEMAN  stated the calendaring motion carried on a 3-1 vote.                   
                                                                               
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting adjourned at 10:57 a.m.                                               
                                                                               

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