Legislature(1999 - 2000)

03/15/2000 11:20 AM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                          
                    March 15, 2000                                                                                              
                     11:20 a.m.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                                                                        
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Drue Pearce                                                                                                             
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Mike Miller                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 340(CRA)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to designating the Ketchikan Indian Corporation as                                                             
a regional housing authority; and providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED CSHB 340(CRA) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 163(RLS)                                                                                                 
"An Act relating to trusts, to a trustee's duties to notify and                                                                 
inform beneficiaries, and to the revocation, modification,                                                                      
termination, reformation, construction, and trustees of trusts."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED CSSB 163(RLS) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 340 - No previous Senate action.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SB 163 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/3/99, 5/11/99, 5/12/99,                                                                  
3/6/00.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Peter Eckland                                                                                                               
Legislative Staff for Rep. Bill Williams                                                                                        
Alaska State Capitol                                                                                                            
Juneau, AK 99801                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT: Commented on HB 340.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Sue Mossgrove                                                                                                               
Legislative Staff for Sen. Robin Taylor                                                                                         
Alaska State Capitol                                                                                                            
Juneau, AK 99801                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT: Commented on SB 163.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order                                                               
at 11:20 a.m.  Present were Senators Kelly, Leman, Ellis, and                                                                   
Pearce.  The first order to come before the committee was a public                                                              
hearing for CSHB 340(CRA).                                                                                                      
          HB 340-KETCHIKAN INDIAN CORPORATION AS A RHA                                                                          
SENATOR ELLIS asked why the Ketchikan Indian Corporation excluded                                                               
Saxman.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. PETER ECKLAND, Legislative Staff for Representative Bill                                                                    
Williams, stated Saxman has it's own IRA council and it does not                                                                
want to be included.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved all versions of HB 340 with individual                                                                      
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes to be calendared at                                                               
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
                   SB 163-TRUSTS AND TRUSTEES                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. SUE MOSSGROVE, Legislative Staff to Senator Robin Taylor,                                                                   
stated SB 163 was amended before moving out of the Judiciary                                                                    
committee.  The Division of Legal Services stated the amendment                                                                 
changed the intent of SB 163 so a CS for SB 163 was drafted.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS asked if Senator Taylor was "cleaning up" past trust                                                              
legislation, and whether the intent of CSSB 163 is to conceal a                                                                 
trust account from a child.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. MOSSGROVE stated yes, CSSB 163(RLS) was drafted so that the                                                                 
existence of a trust could be concealed from a minor so that minors                                                             
receiving trusts in the future lead productive lives and not rely                                                               
on the trust account.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS asked if CS for SB 163(RLS) gives trustee's the                                                                   
option of telling one beneficiary and concealing from another                                                                   
beneficiary.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. MOSSGROVE stated CS for SB 163(RLS) relieves the trustee from                                                               
the duty to provide notification of a trust account.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to adopt the Rules CS for SB 163 as the working                                                             
version of the committee.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved all versions of SB 163 with individual                                                                      
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
There being no further business to come before the committee                                                                    
CHAIRMAN KELLY adjourned the meeting at 11:27 a.m.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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