Legislature(1997 - 1998)

04/03/1998 12:02 PM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                         
                    April 3, 1998                                              
                      12:02 p.m.                                               
                                                                               
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                
                                                                               
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                       
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                
Senator Robin Taylor                                                           
Senator John Torgerson                                                         
                                                                               
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Jim Duncan                                                             
                                                                               
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                             
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 218                                                            
"An Act relating to the crime of murder and to murder of children."            
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 234                                                            
"An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Governors of            
the Alaska Bar Association."                                                   
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 304                                                            
"An Act relating to regulation of highways and motor vehicles; and             
providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                               
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                               
                                                                               
SB 218 - See Judiciary minutes dated 2-9-98 and 2/11/98.                       
         Finance report 4/2/98.                                                
                                                                               
SB 234 - See Judiciary minutes dated 1/21/98.                                  
         Finance report 4/2/98.                                                
                                                                               
SB 304 - See Transportation minutes dated 2/24/98 & 3/19/98 and                
         Judiciary minutes dated 3/25/98.                                      
         Rules minutes dated 3/30/98, 4/1/98.                                  
                                                                               
WITNESS REGISTER                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Dave Donley                                                            
State Capitol                                                                  
Juneau, AK 99801-1182                                                          
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Prime Sponsor of SB 304                                 
                                                                               
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                               
                                                                               
TAPE 98-4, SIDE A                                                              
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order              
at 12:02 p.m., and noted the presence of Senators Leman, Taylor,               
Torgerson and Kelly.                                                           
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought SB 218 - CRIMES OF MURDER & CHILD MURDERS               
before the committee as the first order of business.                           
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent SB 218 be approved             
for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no                    
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought SB 234 - BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF AK BAR ASSN              
before the committee as the next order of business.                            
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent SB 234 be approved             
for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no                    
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought SB 304 - REGULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES & HWYS            
before the committee and requested Senator Donley to explain the               
new proposed Rules CS.                                                         
                                                                               
SENATOR DAVE DONLEY, prime sponsor of SB 304, said given the time              
left in the session and some of the concerns that have been                    
expressed by the committee, he thought it would be better to narrow            
the bill down to the one thing everybody agrees on which is                    
increasing the fines for offenses committed in a highway work zone.            
The proposed committee substitute removes the language in the bill             
relating to driving in the left lane of a divided highway.  Also,              
in response to a request form AGC and the construction industry to             
make the effective a little earlier in order to protect workers                
during next  construction season, the effective date was changed               
from June 30, 1999 to April 30, 1999.                                          
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved adoption of CSSB 304(RLS), version "X," as a               
working document.  Hearing no objection, the motion carried.                   
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent CSSB 304(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, the              
meeting adjourned at 12:05 p.m.                                                

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