Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/22/1999 12:07 PM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                          
                    April 22, 1999                                                                                              
                      12:07 p.m.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                                                                        
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Mike Miller                                                                                                             
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Drue Pearce                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 21                                                                                                  
Relating to workers and family members of workers exposed to                                                                    
radiation during the Amchitka nuclear tests.                                                                                    
     -MOVED SJR 21 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 27                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to graduate student loans; and providing for an                                                                
effective date."                                                                                                                
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF HB 27 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 123                                                                                                              
"An Act exempting individuals who provide ski patrol services on a                                                              
voluntary basis from the requirement for payment of minimum wage                                                                
and overtime compensation; and providing for an effective date."                                                                
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF HB 123 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 141                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to construction contracts and subcontractors;                                                                  
relating to design- build construction contracts; and providing for                                                             
an effective date."                                                                                                             
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF SB 141 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 148                                                                                                             
"An Act imposing landing fees at state owned and operated airports;                                                             
and providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF SB 148 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 27 - See HESS minutes dated 3/22/99 and 3/29/99 and Finance                                                                  
report dated 4/12/99.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 123 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 4/13/99                                                                 
         and 4/20/99.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 141 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes 4/20/99.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 148 - See Finance report dated 4/21/99.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
TAPE 99-6, SIDE A                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order                                                               
at 12:07 p.m.  Senators Leman, Miller, Ellis and Chairman Kelly                                                                 
were present.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar SJR 21-AMCHITKA ISL NUCLEAR TEST                                                                
SITE WORKERS.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar HB  27-GRADUATE STUDENT LOANS.                                                                  
SENATOR ELLIS objected and asked what impact HB 27 will have on the                                                             
WICHE program.  CHAIRMAN KELLY said his understanding is that the                                                               
bill will have a positive impact on the WICHE program.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS questioned whether Senator Donley succeeded in his                                                                
effort to impact the WICHE and WAMI programs in this bill.  SENATOR                                                             
LEMAN explained the bill essentially gives the Alaska students who                                                              
want to go to dental training, for example, the opportunity to                                                                  
attend out-of-state schools but pay in-state tuition.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY stated it is his understanding that Senator Donley                                                               
will not offer any amendments to this bill.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS removed his objection.  CHAIRMAN KELLY noted with no                                                              
objection, HB 27 would be calendared.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar HB 123-MINIMUM WAGE & OVERTIME                                                                  
EXEMPTIONS.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar SB 141-PROCUREMENT:                                                                             
CONTRACTS/SUBCONTRACTS.  There being no objection, the motion                                                                   
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar SB 148-AIRPORT LANDING FEES.                                                                    
SENATOR ELLIS objected.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY asked what recommendations the Senate Finance                                                                    
Committee members gave on SB 148.  SENATOR MILLER replied one "do                                                               
pass," six "no recommendations," and one "do not pass."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The motion to calendar SB 148 carried with Senators Leman, Miller,                                                              
and Chair Kelly voting "yea," and Senator Ellis voting "nay."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRMAN KELLY adjourned the meeting at 12:12 p.m.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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