Legislature(2001 - 2002)

04/09/2001 10:50 AM RLS

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                     ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                   
                      SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                  
                           April 9, 2001                                                                                        
                            10:50 a.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Drue Pearce, Chair                                                                                                      
Senator John Cowdery, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Randy Phillips                                                                                                          
Senator Gene Therriault                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 154                                                                                                             
"An Act relating  to mental health  treatment facilities;  repealing                                                            
the  termination  date of  the mental  health  treatment  assistance                                                            
program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                  
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 158                                                                                                             
"An Act directing  the commissioner  of revenue to prepare  a report                                                            
to the legislature  relating to the state's participation  in owning                                                            
or financing a gas pipeline  project; and providing for an effective                                                            
date."                                                                                                                          
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 34                                                                                        
"An Act  relating  to the statutory  rule against  perpetuities,  to                                                            
nonvested property  interests and  trusts, and to the suspension  of                                                            
the power of alienation  of property; and providing for an effective                                                            
date."                                                                                                                          
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 156                                                                                                              
"An   Act  relating   to   municipal   debt  for   development   and                                                            
redevelopment projects."                                                                                                        
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 22(RLS)                                                                                       
Relating  to  a diverse  community;  condemning  a  recent  racially                                                            
motivated  attack;  and requesting  the  Municipality  of  Anchorage                                                            
police department  to continue  their conclusive  investigation  and                                                            
requesting  the criminal  justice  system  to take  rapid action  to                                                            
reach the determination of this case.                                                                                           
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 154  - See HESS minutes  dated 3/28/01  and Finance Report  dated                                                            
4/5/01.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB 158 - See Resources minutes dated 3/28/01 and Finance Report                                                                 
dated 4/6/01.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 34 - See Judiciary minutes dated 3/19/01 and 3/26/01.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 156 - See Community and Regional Affairs minutes dated                                                                       
3/28/01.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HJR 22 - See State Affairs minutes dated 4/5/01.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRWOMAN DRUE PEARCE  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to                                                          
order  at  10:50 a.m.  Present  were  Senators  Cowdery,  Ellis  and                                                            
Pearce.   Chairwoman Pearce  announced that  SB 99 was in  committee                                                            
packets but it has already been scheduled for calendaring.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY  moved to  calendar SB 154-REPEAL  SUNSET OF  MENTAL                                                            
HEALTH ASSISTANCE  with its accompanying fiscal notes  and asked for                                                            
unanimous consent.   There being no  objection, the motion  carried.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY  moved to calendar  SB 158-REPORT:STATE PARTICIPATE                                                         
IN NAT GAS PIPE.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR   COWDERY   moved   to   calendar   SSHB   34-RULE   AGAINST                                                        
PERPETUITIES/PROP.   INTERESTS  and  asked  for unanimous   consent.                                                        
There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS noted that he is a cross sponsor on HB 156-MUNICIPAL                                                          
DEBT FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS and moved to calendar it.  There                                                              
being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY moved to calendar all Senate versions of CSHJR
22(RLS).  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE adjourned the meeting.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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