Legislature(1999 - 2000)

05/12/1999 02:08 PM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                          
                     May 12, 1999                                                                                               
                      2:08 p.m.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                                                                        
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Mike Miller                                                                                                             
Senator Drue Pearce                                                                                                             
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3                                                                                                   
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                               
relating to the repeal of regulations by the legislature.                                                                       
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF SJR 3 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 13(FIN) am                                                                                                
"An Act relating to the characterization of, use of, segregation                                                                
of, deposit of, interest on, and disbursement of escrow money;                                                                  
relating to the recording, filing, and delivery of escrow                                                                       
documents; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
     -MOVED CSHB 13(FIN)am OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 68                                                                                                               
"An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Pharmacy to                                                              
June 30, 2005; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
     -MOVED HB 68 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 94                                                                                       
"An Act relating to the medical use of marijuana; and providing for                                                             
an effective date."                                                                                                             
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF SB 94 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 102                                                                                                              
"An Act imposing certain requirements relating to cigarette sales                                                               
in this state by tobacco product manufacturers, including                                                                       
requirements for escrow, payment, and reporting of money from                                                                   
cigarette sales in this state; providing penalties for                                                                          
noncompliance with those requirements; and providing for an                                                                     
effective date."                                                                                                                
     -MOVED HB 102 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 110(L&C)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to the labeling of milk, cream, or any product or                                                              
byproduct of milk or cream."                                                                                                    
     -MOVED CSHB 110(L&C) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 157                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to power cost equalization; and providing for an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF SB 157 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 201(FIN) am                                                                                               
"An Act relating to the computation of overtime; and providing for                                                              
an effective date."                                                                                                             
     -MOVED CSHB 201(FIN)am OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 209                                                                                                              
"An Act amending the size of grants for which the Alaska Science                                                                
and Technology Foundation must allocate at least 50 percent of                                                                  
endowment income and amending the maximum amount of the grant that                                                              
the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation may award for                                                                      
development of the Kodiak launch complex and Fairbanks satellite                                                                
ground station space park; and providing for an effective date."                                                                
     -MOVED HB 209 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 214(JUD)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to litigation involving correctional facilities;                                                               
and amending Rules 59(f), 60(b), 62, and 65, Alaska Rules of Civil                                                              
Procedure."                                                                                                                     
     -MOVED CSHB 214(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 13 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 5/11/99.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 68 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 4/13/99 and Finance                                                                
Report dated 5/12/99.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 94 - See HESS minutes dated 3/24/99, 4/28/99 and 5/3/99 and                                                                  
Finance Report dated 5/12/99.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 102 - See Finance report dated 5/12/99.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 110 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 5/11/99.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 157 - See Finance report dated 5/12/99.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 201 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 5/6/99.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 209 - See Finance report dated 5/12/99.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 214 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/10/99.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                                
TAPE 99-9, SIDE A                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
VICE-CHAIRMAN LEMAN called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to                                                                
order at 2:08 p.m.  Present were Senators Miller, Pearce, Leman and                                                             
Ellis.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE moved to calendar SJR  3-REPEAL OF REGULATIONS BY                                                                
LEGISLATURE.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE moved to calendar HB  13-REGULATION OF ESCROW                                                                    
ACCOUNTS.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE moved to calendar HB  68-BOARD OF PHARMACY. There                                                                
being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN noted the Senate Finance Committee adopted a                                                                      
committee substitute to SB 94 which would be available shortly, and                                                             
that it is his intention that it be adopted on the floor.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS asked that SB 94 be held in the Rules Committee one                                                               
more day.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN asked that it not, and that any proposed changes be                                                               
addressed on the Senate floor or in the House.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE moved to calendar SB  94-MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA.                                                               
SENATOR ELLIS objected.  The motion to calendar SB 94 carried with                                                              
Senators Leman, Miller, Pearce, and Chairman Kelly voting "yea,"                                                                
and Senator Ellis voting "nay."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE moved to calendar HB 102-CIGARETTE SALES:                                                                        
AGREEMENT/ESCROW.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE moved to calendar HB 110-SALE/LABELING OF MEAT/MILK                                                              
PRODUCTS.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN announced that the Senate Finance Committee adopted                                                               
a committee substitute that changes, on page 2, line 18, the 9+                                                                 
cents amount to 13+ cents, and includes an average of 350 kw hours                                                              
with a sliding month, with no month to exceed 500 kw hours.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS asked about the fiscal note.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN said the Finance Committee version fiscal note is                                                                 
about $12 million, with a provision allowing for proration because                                                              
the Senate Finance Committee did not have the most recent data from                                                             
the utility companies.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS stated the Minority believes an adequate fiscal level                                                             
would be about $15.7 million.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection to calendaring SB 157-POWER COST                                                                       
EQUALIZATION, Vice Chairman Leman announced it was so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY moved to calendar HB 201-OVERTIME COMPENSATION                                                                   
COMPUTATION.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY moved to calendar HB 209-ALASKA SCIENCE & TECH                                                                   
FOUNDATION GRANTS.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY moved to calendar HB 214-PRISON LITIGATION.  SENATOR                                                             
ELLIS objected.  The motion carried with Senators Leman, Miller and                                                             
Kelly voting "yea," and Senator Ellis voting "nay."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRMAN KELLY adjourned the meeting at 2:15 p.m.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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