Legislature(2001 - 2002)

03/28/2001 10:55 AM RLS

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                     ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                   
                      SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                  
                          March 28, 2001                                                                                        
                            10:55 a.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Drue Pearce, Chair                                                                                                      
Senator John Cowdery, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator Randy Phillips                                                                                                          
Senator Gene Therriault                                                                                                         
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All Members Present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 109                                                                                                              
"An Act relating  to failure by an election official  to execute the                                                            
voter's certificate on  an absentee ballot or by a person authorized                                                            
by law to execute  the voter's certificate on a questioned  ballot."                                                            
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 133                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to a two-year  transition for implementation of the                                                            
public high  school competency  examination  and to establishing  an                                                            
essential   skills  examination   as   a  high   school   graduation                                                            
requirement; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 137                                                                                                             
"An Act  relating to  the allocation  of money  appropriated  to the                                                            
Alaska  Human Resource  Investment  Council;  and providing  for  an                                                            
effective date."                                                                                                                
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 6                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to required  notice of eviction to mobile home park                                                            
dwellers and tenants before redevelopment of the park."                                                                         
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 103                                                                                                             
"An Act relating  to election campaigns and legislative  ethics; and                                                            
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 17                                                                                                  
Relating  to requesting  that President  Bush  renounce and  reverse                                                            
Clinton Administration  anti-gun-ownership policies and reorient the                                                            
United   States  Department   of  Justice   towards  policies   that                                                            
accurately reflect the  intent of the Second Amendment to the United                                                            
States Constitution to  grant individual Americans the right to keep                                                            
and bear arms.                                                                                                                  
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 109 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/15/01.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SB 133 - See HESS minutes dated 3/10/01, 3/12/01, 3/14/01,                                                                      
         3/16/01 and Finance Report dated 3/26/01.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 137 - See Finance report dated 3/20/01.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 6 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated                                                                           
       3/1/01 and 3/8/01.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 103 - See State Affairs minutes dated 2/22/01 and                                                                            
         2/27/01 and Judiciary minutes dated 3/12/01.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SJR 17 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/20/01.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRWOMAN DRUE PEARCE  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to                                                          
order at 10:55 a.m.   All members were present.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE  announced  that  HB  109-ABSENTEE  &  QUESTIONED                                                        
BALLOT   CERTIFICATES    was  before    the   committee   and   that                                                        
Representative   Coghill,  the  sponsor,   was  present   to  answer                                                            
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
There being  no questions, SENATOR  THERRIAULT moved to calendar  HB
109 with its  accompanying fiscal  note.  There being no  objection,                                                            
HB 109 was approved for calendaring.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE announced SB 133-PUBLIC  SCHOOL COMPETENCY  EXAM,                                                        
introduced  by the Senate HESS Committee,  was before the  committee                                                            
and that the HESS Committee adopted a committee substitute.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY  moved to  calendar SB 133  and asked for  unanimous                                                            
consent.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE announced  SB 137-ALASKA HUMAN RESOURCE INVESTMENT                                                        
COUNCIL, sponsored  by Senator Torgerson, was before  the committee.                                                        
SB 137 has  a zero fiscal note and  a vo-tech education fund  source                                                            
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY  moved to  calendar SB 137  and asked for  unanimous                                                            
consent.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE announced  that  SB 6-MOBILE  HOME PARK  EVICTION                                                        
NOTICE, sponsored  by Senator  Ellis, was  before the committee  and                                                        
explained  that  SB  6  stems  from  a  problem   that  occurred  in                                                            
Anchorage.  SB 6 has a zero fiscal note.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS  moved to calendar  SB 6.   There being no  objection,                                                            
the motion carried.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE  announced  that SB  103-ELECTION  CAMPAIGNS  AND                                                        
LEGISLATIVE ETHICS, sponsored  by Senator Therriault, was before the                                                        
committee.  SB 103 was amended by the Senate Finance Committee.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being  no questions, SENATOR  THERRIAULT moved to calendar  SB
103 with its  attached fiscal note.   With no objection,  the motion                                                            
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE announced  SJR 17-FEDERAL GUN POLICIES, by Senator                                                        
Donley,  was  before  the  committee  and  that  the  State  Affairs                                                            
Committee amended the resolution.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY  moved to  calendar SJR 17  and asked for  unanimous                                                            
consent.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE announced the committee would meet on the                                                                     
following day and adjourned the meeting at 11:02 a.m.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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