Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/28/1999 11:45 AM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                          
                    April 28, 1999                                                                                              
                      11:45 a.m.                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                                 
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                                                                        
Senator Mike Miller                                                                                                             
Senator Drue Pearce                                                                                                             
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                  
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                                                                 
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                              
HOUSE BILL NO. 61                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to an exemption from the requirement for payment                                                               
for overtime under a voluntary written agreement for certain                                                                    
employees in the airline industry; and providing for an effective                                                               
     -MOVED HB 61 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                              
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(L&C)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to the mailing requirements that must be followed                                                              
by the commissioner of commerce and economic development to                                                                     
involuntarily dissolve certain organized entities; relating to the                                                              
reinstatement of corporations that are public utilities and that                                                                
have been involuntarily dissolved; and providing for an effective                                                               
     -SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                   
SENATE BILL NO. 4                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to establishing an office of victims' rights;                                                                  
relating to compensation of victims of violent crimes; relating to                                                              
eligibility for a permanent fund dividend for persons convicted of                                                              
and incarcerated for certain offenses; and amending Rule 16, Alaska                                                             
Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 9, Alaska Delinquency Rules, and                                                              
Rule 501, Alaska Rules of Evidence."                                                                                            
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF SB 4 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                               
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                
SB 4 - See Judiciary Committee minutes dated 1-22-99 and Finance                                                                
Report dated 4-27-99.                                                                                                           
HB 61 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 4/27/99.                                                                           
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                                
Brett Huber                                                                                                                     
Legislative Aide to Senator Halford                                                                                             
Alaska State Capitol                                                                                                            
Juneau, AK  99801-1182                                                                                                          
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions about CSSB 4(FIN)                                                                       
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                                
TAPE 99-7, SIDE A                                                                                                               
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CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order                                                               
at 11:45 a.m.  Present were Senators Pearce, Miller, Ellis and                                                                  
Chairman Kelly.                                                                                                                 
SENATOR PEARCE moved to calendar HB  61-OVERTIME WAGE EXEMPTION                                                                 
AIRLINE EMPLOYEES.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                               
SENATOR PEARCE requested that HB 101-CORPORATE PUBLIC UTILITY                                                                   
REINSTATEMENT be held in the Senate Rules Committee for another                                                                 
day.  There being no objection, deliberation of HB 101 was                                                                      
Number 195                                                                                                                      
SENATOR PEARCE asked the amount of the final fiscal note on SB 4.                                                               
BRETT HUBER, legislative aide to Senator Halford, sponsor of SB 4,                                                              
explained CSSB 4(FIN) transfers the new office to the Department of                                                             
Public Safety (DPS).  The bill contains a delayed effective date so                                                             
that DPS can begin the process of purchasing equipment and readying                                                             
the offices for the new victims' advocate in FY00; the fiscal note                                                              
amount for that year is $73,000.  Operations will begin in FY01;                                                                
the fiscal note amount for that, and future, years is $450,000.                                                                 
The funding will come from the permanent fund dividends of                                                                      
ineligible recipients who are incarcerated.                                                                                     
SENATOR PEARCE moved to calendar all versions of SB 4-OFFICE OF                                                                 
VICTIMS' RIGHTS.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                 
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRMAN KELLY adjourned the meeting at 11:48 a.m.                                                                              

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