Legislature(1997 - 1998)

05/08/1997 01:10 PM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                          May 8, 1997                                          
                           1:10 p.m.                                           
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Tim Kelly, Chairman                                                   
 Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chairman                                            
 Senator Robin Taylor                                                          
 Senator John Torgerson                                                        
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 All members present                                                           
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 154                                                           
 "An Act relating to paternity determination and child support;                
 relating to reporting of and access to financial or other                     
 information for child support purposes; making changes to laws                
 relating to occupational, recreational, or other licenses, permits,           
 certificates, or other authorizations issued by the state to                  
 facilitate administration of child support laws; relating to the              
 interest rate on judgments or decrees for child support; relating             
 to immunity from civil liability for good faith compliance with               
 reporting or other requirements for child support purposes;                   
 relating to voiding fraudulent transfers and to penalties for                 
 noncompliance with orders for child support purposes; amending                
 Rules 4, 5, 35, 52, 58, 60(b), 78, 90.1, and 90.3, Alaska Rules of            
 Civil Procedure; amending Rule 901, Alaska Rules of Evidence;                 
 amending Rules 3 and 5, Alaska Bar Association Rules; repealing the           
 effective date of sec. 45, ch. 107, SLA 1996; and providing for an            
 effective date."                                                              
                                                                               
 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 16                                           
 Urging the state executive branch administration, University of               
 Alaska administration, and Alaska Court System administration to              
 negotiate collective bargaining agreements that result in a net               
 zero cost increase.                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 114                                                           
 "An Act relating to contributions from employee compensation for              
 political purposes; and prohibiting certain kinds of discrimination           
 against employees for political purposes."                                    
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 141(RES) am                                             
 "An Act relating to a vessel permit moratorium for the Alaska                 
 weathervane scallop fishery; relating to management of the scallop            
 fisheries; and providing for an effective date."                              
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 163                                                            
 "An Act relating to designating gamma-Hydroxybutyrate as a schedule           
 IVA controlled substance; and providing for an effective date."               
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 212(title am)                                                  
 "An Act relating to determination of an established village for               
 purposes of regulating the sale, use, and possession of alcoholic             
 beverages; and providing for an effective date."                              
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 159                                                           
 "An Act relating to the new business incentive program."                      
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 122                                                           
 "An Act relating to unfair discrimination under a group health                
 insurance policy for services provided by marital and family                  
 therapists; and providing for an effective date."                             
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 207(JUD)                                                
 "An Act relating to employer drug and alcohol testing programs."              
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN)                                                
 "An Act relating to the management and disposal of state land and             
 resources; relating to certain remote parcel and homestead entry              
 land purchase contracts and patents; and providing for an effective           
 date."                                                                        
                                                                               
 CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 243(RES)                         
 "An Act delaying the repeal of the current law regarding                      
 subsistence use of fish and game; amending the effective date of              
 secs. 3 and 5, ch. 1, SSSLA 1992; and providing for an effective              
 date."                                                                        
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 256 am                                                         
 "An Act relating to calculation of the default rate for purposes of           
 the student loan program and to regulation of postsecondary                   
 educational institutions; and providing for an effective date."               
                                                                               
 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7                                             
 Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State               
 Legislature relating to notice of committee meetings held during              
 the first week of a first regular session.                                    
                                                                               
 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 29                                                 
 Supporting an increase in federal funding for prostate cancer                 
 research.                                                                     
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 266                                                            
 "An Act relating to limited liability companies and limited                   
 partnerships; and providing for an effective date."                           
                                                                               
 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 35                                                 
 Encouraging federal legislation to improve federal fiscal terms for           
 a trans-Alaska gas pipeline.                                                  
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 222(TRA) am                                             
 "An Act relating to abandoned, wrecked, or junk vehicles."                    
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 198(FIN)                                                
 "An Act relating to regional dive fishery development associations            
 and to dive fishery management assessments; and providing for an              
 effective date."                                                              
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 241 am                                                         
 "An Act relating to payment assistance for costs of residing in the           
 Alaska Pioneers' Home, and providing that certain income and assets           
 of a resident shall be disregarded in determining payment                     
 assistance, including income from any source in an amount equal to            
 at least $100, cash dividends and other income equal to at least              
 $2,000 received under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, a              
 permanent fund dividend, an amount for burial expenses of the                 
 resident, the resident's spouse and dependents of the resident, the           
 primary residence of the resident's spouse or a dependent of the              
 resident, and other property equal to at least a total value of               
 $5,000; and providing for an effective date."                                 
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 248(TRA)                                                
 "An Act naming East Egan Drive in Valdez."                                    
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 33(TRA)                                     
 Relating to Federal Aviation Administration approval of                       
 installations of tundra tires on aircraft.                                    
                                                                               
 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17                                           
 Suspending Uniform Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e) of the Alaska            
 State Legislature concerning House Bill No. 241, relating to the              
 Pioneers' Home program.                                                       
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SB 154 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services minutes               
          dated 4/23/97 and 4/28/97.                                           
      Finance report 5/8/97.                                                   
                                                                               
 SCR 16 - No previous action to record.                                        
                                                                               
 SB 114 - See Senate Judiciary Committee minutes dated 3/19/97 and             
      3/26/97.                                                                 
      Finance report 5/8/97.                                                   
                                                                               
 HB 141 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 5/7/97.                        
                                                                               
 HB 163 - See Senate Judiciary Committee minutes dated 5/7/97.                 
                                                                               
 HB 212 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated 5/7/97.               
 SB 159 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 4/17/97, 4/24/97, and           
          5/6/97.                                                              
      Finance report 5/8/97.                                                   
                                                                               
 SB 122 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 4/8/97.               
          See Senate Health, Education & Social Services minutes               
          dated 4/16/97.                                                       
      Rules minutes dated 4/21/97.                                             
                                                                               
 HB 207 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 5/7/97 and            
          5/8/97.                                                              
                                                                               
 HB 109 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 5/7/97 and 5/8/97.             
                                                                               
 HB 243 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 5/8/97.                        
                                                                               
 HB 256 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services minutes               
          dated 5/7/97.                                                        
                                                                               
 HCR  7 - See Senate State Affairs minutes dated 5/1/97.                       
                                                                               
 HJR 29 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services minutes               
          dated 5/7/97.                                                        
                                                                               
 HB 266 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 5/7/97.               
                                                                               
 HJR 35 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 5/7/97.                        
                                                                               
 HB 222 - See Senate Transportation minutes dated 5/6/97.                      
      Judiciary Committee referral waived 5/8/97.                              
                                                                               
 HB 198 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 5/8/97.                        
      Finance Committee referral added and waived 5/8/97.                      
                                                                               
 HB 241 - See State Affairs minutes dated 5/8/97.                              
                                                                               
 HB 248 - See Senate Transportation minutes dated 5/8/97.                      
                                                                               
 HJR 33 - See Senate Transportation minutes dated 5/8/97.                      
                                                                               
 SCR 17 - No previous action to record.                                        
                                                                               
    ACTION NARRATIVE                                                           
  TAPE 97-7, SIDE A                                                            
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN LEMAN  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order           
 at 1:10 p.m., and noted the presence of Senators Taylor, Duncan,              
 Miller and Leman.  He then requested calendaring motions on the               
 legislation before the committee.                                             
                                                                               
  SENATOR DUNCAN  moved  SB 154  (CHILD SUPPORT & PATERNITY) be approve        
 for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no                   
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                               
  SENATOR TAYLOR  moved  SCR 16  (NO INCREASE IN COST OF STATE                 
 EMPLOYEES) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the               
 Chair.   SENATOR DUNCAN  objected.  There being no further                    
 objections, the Chairman stated the calendaring motion carried on             
 a 3-1 vote.                                                                   
                                                                               
  SENATOR TAYLOR  moved  SB 114  (EMPLOYEES: POLITICAL CONTRIB &               
 ACTIVITIES) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the              
 Chair.   SENATOR DUNCAN  objected.  There being no further                    
 objections, the Chairman stated the calendaring motion carried on             
 a 3-1 vote.                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN LEMAN  stated the committee would stand in recess until             
 later in the day.  The meeting recessed at 1:12 p.m.                          
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN LEMAN  called the meeting back to order at 8:29 p.m., and           
 noted the presence of Senators Torgerson, Miller, Duncan and Leman.           
 He then requested calendaring motions on the legislation which had            
 been added to the committee's agenda.                                         
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  CSHB 141(RES) am  (SCALLOP FISHERY/ VESSEL            
 MORATORIUM) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the              
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  HB 163  (GAMMA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE AS CONTROLLED          
 SUBST) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.            
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  HB 212(title am)  (LOCAL OPTION BOUNDARIES FOR        
 VILLAGES) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the                
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  SB 159  (NEW BUSINESS INCENTIVE PROGRAM) be         
 approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing             
 no objection, it was so ordered.                                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  CSHB 207(JUD)  (EMPLOYER DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTIN        
 PROGRAM) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the                 
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  CSHB 109(FIN)  (MANAGEMENT OF STATE LAND AND          
 RESOURCES) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the               
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  CSSSHB 243(RES)  (EXTEND CURRENT SUBSISTENCE          
 LAW) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.              
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  HB 256 am  (POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS: REGULATION         
 & LOANS) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the                 
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  HCR 7  (AMEND UNIFORM RULES:COM. MEETING              
 NOTICE) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.           
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  HJR 29  (FUNDING FOR PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH)        
 be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.                   
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  HB 266  (LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES) be              
 approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing             
 no objection, it was so ordered.                                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  HJR 35  (ENCOURAGE FED TAX CHANGE FOR GAS             
 PIPELINE) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the                
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  CSHB 222(TRA) am  (ABANDONED,WRECKED,OR JUNK          
 VEHICLESZ0 be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the               
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  CSHB 198(FIN)  (DIVE FISHERY MANAGEMENT ASSN.         
 & ASSESSMNT) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the             
 Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  HB 241 am  (PAYMENT OF COSTS ALASKA PIONEERS'         
 HOME) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.             
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  CSHB 248(TRA)  (EAST EGAN DRIVE IN VALDEZ) be         
 approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing             
 no objection, it was so ordered.                                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  CSHJR 33(TRA)  (FAA FIELD APPROVAL OF TUNDRA          
 TIRES) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.            
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  SCR 17  (SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR HB 241) be         
 approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing             
 no objection, it was so ordered.                                              
                                                                               
  SENATOR MILLER  moved  SB 122  (INS.COVERAGE:MARRIAGE & FAMILY               
 THERAPIST) be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the               
 Chair.   SENATOR DUNCAN  objected.  There being no further                    
 objections, the Chairman stated the calendaring motion carried on             
 a 3-1 vote.                                                                   
                                                                               
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.                                                
                                                                               

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