Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/19/2000 01:23 PM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                          
                    April 19, 2000                                                                                              
                      1:23 p.m.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                                                                        
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Mike Miller                                                                                                             
Senator Drue Pearce                                                                                                             
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
All Members Present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 37(FIN)                                                                                     
"An Act relating to restricting sale of cigarettes, to enforcement                                                              
of certain laws relating to sales of cigarettes, and to smoking                                                                 
education and cessation programs administered by the Department of                                                              
Health and Social Services."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 311(FIN)                                                                                                 
"An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of general                                                                   
obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the state cost of                                                                    
transportation capital projects; and providing for an effective                                                                 
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 310(FIN)                                                                                                 
"An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of general                                                                   
obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the state cost of school                                                             
and University of Alaska capital projects; and providing for an                                                                 
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 312                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to the bond redemption subaccount in the earnings                                                              
reserve account of the permanent fund; and providing for an                                                                     
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 313                                                                                                             
"An Act making a special appropriation to the bond redemption                                                                   
subaccount from the constitutional budget reserve fund under art.                                                               
IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing                                                              
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 346(HES)                                                                                                  
"An Act requiring the Department of Health and Social Services to                                                               
establish a waiting list for state-funded services for persons with                                                             
developmental disabilities and requiring the department to submit                                                               
an annual report concerning the waiting list and persons with                                                                   
developmental disabilities."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 121(L&C) am                                                                                               
"An Act relating to patients' rights under a health care insurance                                                              
plan or contract providing coverage for dental care, and                                                                        
prohibiting certain practices by health care insurers relating to                                                               
dental care."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 116(RES)                                                                                    
"An Act relating to the Board of Agriculture and Conservation, to                                                               
the director of agriculture, to the agricultural revolving loan                                                                 
fund and to loans from the fund, to the disposal of interests in                                                                
state agricultural land; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 133(FIN)(efd fld)                                                                                         
"An Act relating to municipal service areas and providing for voter                                                             
approval of the formation, alteration, or abolishment of certain                                                                
service areas."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 304(FIN) am                                                                                               
"An Act relating to issuance and sale of revenue bonds to fund                                                                  
drinking water projects, to the Alaska clean water fund, to                                                                     
creation of an Alaska clean water administrative fund and an Alaska                                                             
drinking water administrative fund, to fees to be charged in                                                                    
connection with loans made from the Alaska clean water fund and the                                                             
Alaska drinking water fund, and to clarification of the character                                                               
and permissible uses of the Alaska drinking water fund; amending                                                                
Rule 3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an                                                                   
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 317(STA)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to recruitment, selection, appointment, promotion,                                                             
and nonretention of state employees and to the duties of the                                                                    
Department of Administration concerning those and other related                                                                 
functions; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 446(FIN) am                                                                                               
"An Act establishing and relating to the power cost equalization                                                                
endowment fund; relating to the power cost equalization and rural                                                               
electric capitalization fund; relating to the Railbelt energy fund;                                                             
authorizing and relating to the sale of the four dam pool                                                                       
hydroelectric project; establishing and relating to joint action                                                                
agencies created to purchase power projects; and providing for an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 447(FIN) am                                                                                               
"An Act making appropriations relating to power cost equalization                                                               
and the sale of the four dam pool hydroelectric project and to                                                                  
capitalize funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c),                                                              
Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget                                                             
reserve fund; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 37 - See Judiciary Committee minutes dated 4/10/00 and 4/12/00.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 310 - See Finance Report dated 4/18/00.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 311 - See Finance Report dated 4/19/00.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 312 - See Finance Report dated 4/19/00.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 313 - See Finance Report dated 4/19/00.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 346 - See HESS minutes dated 4/18/00.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 121 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 4/15/99,                                                                
and Finance Report dated 4/15/00.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 116 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 4/12/00 and 4/15/00,                                                             
see Finance Report dated 3/28/00.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB 133 - See State Affairs Committee minutes dated 2/24/00, and                                                                 
Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated 4/17/00, see Finance                                                                 
Report 4/19/00.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 304 - See Resources minutes dated 4/17/00, see Finance Report                                                                
dated 4/19/00.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 317 - See Finance Report dated 4/19/00.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 446 - See Finance Report dated 4/19/00.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 447 - See Finance Report dated 4/19/00.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order                                                               
at 1:23 p.m.  Present were Senators Tim Kelly, Leman, Miller,                                                                   
Ellis, and Pearce.  The first order of business to come before the                                                              
committee was SCS for CS for HB 37.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
        HB  37-CIGARETTES:SALES/ EDUC & CESSAT'N PROGRAM                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved SCS CSHB 37(FIN) out of committee with                                                                      
individual recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for                                                                    
calendaring at the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the                                                               
motion carried.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
           SB 311-G.O.BONDS: TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved all versions of SB 311 with individual                                                                      
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  SENATOR ELLIS objected.  The motion                                                                 
carried with Senators Tim Kelly, Miller, and Leman voting "Yea,"                                                                
and Senator Ellis voting "Nay."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
             SB 310-G.O.BONDS: SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITY                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved all versions of SB 310 with individual                                                                      
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  SENATOR ELLIS objected.  The motion                                                                 
carried with Senators Tim Kelly, Miller, and Leman voting "Yea,"                                                                
and Senator Ellis voting "Nay."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
        SB 312-PERMANENT FUND BOND REDEMPTION SUBACCOUNT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved all versions of SB 312 with individual                                                                      
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  SENATOR ELLIS objected.  The motion                                                                 
carried with Senators Tim Kelly, Miller, and Leman voting "Yea,"                                                                
and Senator Ellis voting "Nay."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE arrived.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
        SB 313-APPROPRIATION: BOND REDEMPTION SUBACCOUNT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved all versions of SB 313 with individual                                                                      
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  SENATOR ELLIS objected.  The motion                                                                 
carried with Senators Tim Kelly, Miller, Pearce, and Leman voting                                                               
"Yea," and Senator Ellis voting "Nay."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
              HB 346-SERVICES FOR DISABLED PERSONS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS moved CSHB 346(HES) with individual recommendations                                                               
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  CHAIRMAN KELLY objected.  The motion carried with                                                                  
Senators Ellis, Miller, Leman, and Pearce voting "Yea," and                                                                     
Chairman Kelly voting "Nay."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                  HB 121-DENTAL CARE INSURANCE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 121(L&C)am with individual recommendations                                                             
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          HB 116-BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved all Senate versions of HB 116 with individual                                                               
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
         HB 133-VOTER APPROVAL OF SERVICE AREA CHANGES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 133(FIN)(efd fld) with individual                                                                      
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          HB 304-CLEAN WATER FUND/DRINKING WATER FUND                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 304(FIN)am with individual recommendations                                                             
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
            HB 317-STATE EMPLOYEE HIRE AND PROMOTION                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved  CSHB 317(STA) with individual recommendations                                                              
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
        HB 446-PCE FUND/ SALE OF 4 DAM POOL/ENERGY FUND                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 446(FIN)am with individual recommendations                                                             
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                    HB 447-PCE APPROPRIATION                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 447(FIN)am 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 1:30 p.m.                                                                               

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