Legislature(1997 - 1998)

05/10/1998 01:58 PM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                         
                     May 10, 1998                                              
                      1:58 p.m.                                                
                                                                               
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                
                                                                               
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                       
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                
Senator Robin Taylor                                                           
Senator Jim Duncan                                                             
                                                                               
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator John Torgerson                                                         
                                                                               
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                             
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 11                                                              
"An Act relating to driver's licensing; and providing for an                   
effective date."                                                               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 375(FIN) am(reengrossed)                                 
"An Act relating to children-in-need-of-aid matters and                        
proceedings; relating to child abuse and neglect; relating to                  
kidnapping and the crime of endangering the welfare of a child;                
relating to sentencing for certain crimes; relating to the state               
medical examiner and reviews of child fatalities; relating to                  
modification of child support orders by the child support                      
enforcement agency; relating to access to, confidentiality of, and             
release of certain information concerning children, child abuse and            
neglect, and child fatalities; authorizing the Department of Health            
and Social Services to enter into an interstate compact concerning             
adoption and medical assistance for certain children with special              
needs; relating to the review of cases involving certain children              
who are in the custody of the state; authorizing the establishment             
of multidisciplinary child protection teams and relating to their              
duties; relating to persons required to report suspected child                 
abuse or neglect; relating to foster care and foster parents;                  
relating to access to certain criminal justice information and                 
licensure of certain child care facilities; amending Rule 218,                 
Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and amending Rules 3, 7, 10,              
15, 18, 19, and 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules."                        
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 272(FIN)                                                 
"An Act relating to allowing the commissioner of corrections to                
allow a prisoner to serve a term of imprisonment or period of                  
temporary commitment by electronic monitoring; and relating to the             
crime of escape."                                                              
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 406(FIN) am(efd fld)                                     
"An Act authorizing the Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game to            
identify fish and game that are taken for subsistence and to                   
identify subsistence and nonsubsistence areas; relating to the                 
establishment of preferences for and to regulation of subsistence              
fishing and hunting; relating to advisory committees."                         
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35(STA)                                 
Establishing a Joint Task Force on the Census and Redistricting.               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 242                                                             
"An Act relating to unpaid, underpaid, and overpaid royalty and net            
profit share payments due on leases of state land and to the                   
collection and payment of interest on those payments."                         
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 405(FIN)                                                 
"An Act relating to failing to stop a vehicle when directed to do              
so by a peace officer."                                                        
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 354                                                            
"An Act relating to wills, intestacy, nonprobate transfers, and                
trusts; and amending Rule 24, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure."                
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 252(FIN)                                                 
"An Act relating to criminal records; relating to notice about and             
registration of sex offenders and child kidnappers; and amending               
Rules 11(c) and 32(c), Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; and                 
providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 359                                                            
"An Act relating to insurance premium taxes."                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 459(FIN) am                                              
"An Act establishing new eligibility for medical assistance for                
certain disabled persons and giving their eligibility for services             
the highest priority among optional services and groups under the              
medical assistance program; amending the definition of 'personal               
care services in a recipient's home' as used in the medical                    
assistance program; moving midwife services from being the first to            
being the 14th service eliminated under the medical assistance                 
program when there is insufficient funding; and adjusting the                  
priority of optional services and optional eligible groups under               
the medical assistance program in order to reflect the new                     
priorities given to the newly-eligible disabled persons and to                 
midwife services but without otherwise changing the relative order             
of the other optional services and optional groups."                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                               
                                                                               
HB  11 - See Senate Transportation minutes dated 5/6/97 and Senate             
         Judiciary minutes dated 5/8/97.                                       
         Finance report 5/2/98.                                                
         Rules minutes dated 5/4/98.                                           
                                                                               
HB 375 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/7/98.                                   
         Finance report 5/9/98.                                                
                                                                               
HB 272 - Finance report 5/9/98.                                                
                                                                               
HB 406 - See Judiciary minutes dated 4/25/98, 5/1/98, 5/4/98,                  
         5/5/98 and 5/6/98.                                                    
         Finance report 5/9/98.                                                
                                                                               
HCR 35 - See State Affairs minutes dated 5/7/98.                               
                                                                               
HB 242 - Finance report 5/9/98.                                                
                                                                               
HB 405 - Finance report 5/9/98.                                                
                                                                               
SB 354 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 4/28/98.               
                                                                               
HB 252 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/5/98.                                   
         Finance report 5/9/98.                                                
                                                                               
SB 359 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 5/9/98.                
                                                                               
HB 459 - See HESS minutes dated 4/15/98.                                       
         Finance report 5/8/98.                                                
         Rules minutes dated 5/9/98.                                           
                                                                               
WITNESS REGISTER                                                               
                                                                               
Ms. Juanita Hensley, Administrator                                             
Division of Motor Vehicles                                                     
Department of Administration                                                   
P.O. Box 110200                                                                
Juneau, AK 99811-0200                                                          
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Offered information on SCS HB 11(RLS)                   
                                                                               
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                               
TAPE 98-6, SIDE A                                                              
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order              
at 1:58 p.m., and noted the presence of Senators Leman, Taylor,                
Duncan and Kelly.                                                              
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY announced, for the committee's information, that                
Representative Bunde and Senator Parnell were working on a Senate              
committee substitute for Representative Bunde's Medicaid                       
legislation, which, he said, is an effort to address the problem of            
funding on general relief medical.  He added that the bill would               
most likely be before the Rules Committee later in the day.                    
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY also announced HB 116 - WORKERS COMPENSATION SELF-              
INSURANCE GROUP  would be before the committee for a hearing the               
following day, and the committee would be looking at several                   
amendments that were defeated in the Senate Finance Committee on a             
3-3 vote.                                                                      
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY reviewed the committee calendar and requested                   
calendaring motions on the following legislation.                              
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent CSHB 375(FIN) am  -            
CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN/FOSTER CARE be approved for calendaring at             
the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so                  
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent CSHB 272(FIN) - DO             
JAIL TIME BY ELECTRONIC MONITORING be approved for calendaring at              
the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so                  
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent CSHB 406(FIN) am -             
SUBSISTENCE USES OF FISH AND GAME be approved for calendaring at               
the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so                  
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent CSHCR 35(STA) -                
ESTAB JT. TASK FORCE CENSUS/REDISTRICTING be approved for                      
calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection,             
it was so ordered.                                                             
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent HB 242 -                       
ROYALTY/NET PROFIT SHARE PAYMENT be approved for calendaring at the            
discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent CSHB 405(FIN) -                
FLEEING OR EVADING A PEACE OFFICER be approved for calendaring at              
the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so                  
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent SB 354 - WILLS,                
TRUSTS, & OTHER TRANSFERS be approved for calendaring at the                   
discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.             
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent CSHB 252(FIN) -                
CRIMINAL RECORDS & OFFENDER REGISTRATION be approved for                       
calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection,             
it was so ordered.                                                             
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent SB 359 - INSURANCE             
PREMIUM TAX be approved for calendaring at the discretion of the               
Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                               
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought HB  11 - DRIVERS LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR               
MINORS before the committee as the next order of business, and                 
directed attention to a proposed Rules SCS.                                    
                                                                               
JUANITA HENSLEY, Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of                     
Administration, noted that Sections 4 through 14 are were the new              
sections in the Rules SCS.  She said several years ago when minor              
consuming was decriminalized, it basically took away the ability               
for the court to order in an individual into alcohol treatment if              
he or she was determined to have an alcohol problem.  The new                  
provisions in the Rules SCS will allow the individual to be sent to            
an alcohol screening, and, if there is a problem, then complete a              
course through the Alcohol Safety Action Program, which is run                 
through the  Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Department              
of Health and Social Services.  It also allows those courses to                
approved and designated for those individuals who are under the age            
of 21.  Currently, the Division of Motor Vehicles approves alcohol             
information schools, however, they do not have the expertise to be             
approving these types of courses.  If an individual receives a                 
drivers' license revocation under the use it, lose it provisions of            
the minor consuming, then before the individual can get the                    
drivers' license back, he or she must go through a screening,                  
evaluation and treatment.                                                      
                                                                               
SENATOR TAYLOR commented this is something they have been trying to            
accomplish for a long time, and he expressed his appreciation for              
all the work done on this issue by Loren Jones, Director of the                
Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and Don Dapcevich, Executive            
Director of the Governor's Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug               
Abuse.                                                                         
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN  moved the adoption of SCS HB 11(RLS), and hearing no            
objection, CHAIRMAN KELLY stated the motion carried.                           
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent SCS HB 11(RLS) be              
approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing              
no objection, it was so ordered.                                               
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought CSHB 459(FIN) am  - MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:                 
DISABLED & OTHERS before the committee as the final order of                   
business.  He stated there was a new Rules SCS being circulated,               
and the legislation would be back before the committee later in the            
day.                                                                           
                                                                               
There being no further business to come before the committee, the              
meeting adjourned at 2:05 p.m.                                                 
                                                                               

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