Legislature(2001 - 2002)

05/06/2001 04:40 PM RLS

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                     ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                   
                      SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                  
                            May 6, 2001                                                                                         
                             4:40 p.m.                                                                                          
                               DRAFT                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 113(HES) am                                                                                               
"An Act relating  to health care insurance payments  for hospital or                                                            
medical services; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 120 am                                                                                    
"An Act adopting the National  Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact;                                                            
making criminal justice  information available to interested persons                                                            
and criminal  history record  information  available to the  public;                                                            
making  certain   conforming  amendments;   and  providing   for  an                                                            
effective date."                                                                                                                
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 121(L&C)                                                                                                  
"An  Act relating  to  the issuance  of  qualified  charitable  gift                                                            
annuities."                                                                                                                     
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 154(FSH)                                                                                                  
"An Act  relating to security  for the payment  of fishery  business                                                            
taxes and to payment of the fisheries resource landing tax."                                                                    
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 164(JUD)                                                                                                  
"An Act prescribing the  rights of grandparents related to child-in-                                                            
need-of-aid hearings;  and amending Rules 3, 7, 10,  15, 17, and 19,                                                            
Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure."                                                                                
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 187(JUD)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating  to the destruction, desecration,  and vandalism of                                                            
cemeteries and graves."                                                                                                         
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 189                                                                                                              
"An Act repealing  statutory provisions relating to  term limits and                                                            
term limit pledges."                                                                                                            
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 204                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating   to  the  Alaska  Commission  on  Postsecondary                                                             
Education  and the  Alaska  Student  Loan Corporation;  relating  to                                                            
student financial aid programs  and the financing of those programs;                                                            
establishing  the  Alaska  Advantage  Loan Program  and  the  Alaska                                                            
Supplemental   Education  Loan  Program;   increasing  the   bonding                                                            
authorization of the Alaska  Student Loan Corporation; providing for                                                            
liens resulting from a  default under AS 14.43 or AS 14.44; relating                                                            
to the  duties of the recorder  regarding  those liens; relating  to                                                            
defaults  under  the  Western  Regional  Higher  Education  Compact;                                                            
relating  to the prohibition  on discrimination  regarding  programs                                                            
under  AS  14.43;  relating  to  fees  for  the  review  of  certain                                                            
postsecondary  institutions;   making  conforming  amendments;   and                                                            
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 210(JUD) am                                                                                               
"An Act relating to sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor."                                                                
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 244(FIN)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to a grant  of state land to the Denali Borough for                                                            
a railroad and utility  corridor and a railroad development project;                                                            
repealing provisions  relating to a grant of a right-of-way  of land                                                            
for  a railroad  and  utility  corridor  to  the  Alaska  Industrial                                                            
Development  and Export Authority;  and providing  for an  effective                                                            
date."                                                                                                                          
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17(RES)                                                                                  
Expressing  the  legislature's  support  for sale  of  a portion  of                                                            
Alaska's North Slope natural  gas for electrical generation to power                                                            
data centers within the North Slope Borough.                                                                                    
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 113 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 4/26/01.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 120 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/4/01.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 121 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 4/26/01 and                                                                       
Judiciary minutes dated 5/4/10.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 154 - See Resources minutes dated 4/30/01.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 164 - See HESS minutes dated 5/3/01.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 187 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/2/01.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 189 - See State Affairs minutes dated 5/4/01.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 204 - See Finance Report dated 5/5/01.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 210 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/2/01.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 244 - See Resources  minutes dated 4/30/01 and 5/3/01 and Finance                                                            
Report dated 5/5/01.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HCR 17 - See Resources minutes dated 4/30/01 and Judiciary                                                                      
minutes dated 5/4/01.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRWOMAN DRUE PEARCE  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to                                                          
order  at 4:40 p.m.  Senators Cowdery,  Phillips,  Ellis and  Pearce                                                            
were present.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE  announced that the Senate HESS  Committee adopted                                                            
a committee  substitute for  HB 113-HEALTH  CARE INSURANCE  PAYMENTS                                                        
and that it has two zero fiscal notes.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY moved to calendar SCS CSHB 113(HES).                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  PHILLIPS  moved  to  abstain from  voting  because  of  the                                                            
appearance  of a conflict  of interest.   There being no  objection,                                                            
Senator Phillips was excused from voting.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE announced  with four positive  votes to  calendar                                                            
SCS CSHB 113(HES), the motion carried.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COWDERY moved  to calendar  SSHB 120am-CRIME  PREVENTION  &                                                        
PRIVACY COMPACT.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR   COWDERY   moved  to   calendar   CSHB  121(L&C)-QUALIFIED                                                         
CHARITABLE  GIFT ANNUITIES.  There  being no  objection, the  motion                                                        
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COWDERY moved  to  calendar CSHB  154(FSH)  - FISHERY  BUS.                                                        
TAX/FISHERIES RES. LAND.  TAX.  There being no objection, the motion                                                        
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  PHILLIPS  moved  to calendar  CSHB  164(JUD)-GRANDPARENTS'                                                         
RIGHTS  REGARDING  CINA.   There  being  no  objection,  the  motion                                                        
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COWDERY  moved  to  calendar  CSHB  187(JUD)-VANDALISM   OF                                                        
CEMETERIES & GRAVES.  There  being no objection, the motion carried.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COWDERY moved to  calendar HB  189-REPEAL TERM LIMITS/TERM                                                         
LIMITS PLEDGES.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  PHILLIPS moved to  calendar HB  204-STUDENT LOANS/COMN.  ON                                                        
POSTSECONDARY ED.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COWDERY  moved  to  calendar  CSHB   210(JUD)am  -STAT.  OF                                                        
LIMITATIONS:SEXUAL  ASSAULT/ABUSE.   There  being no objection,  the                                                        
motion carried.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE announced  that  the Senate  Resources  Committee                                                            
adopted  a committee substitute  for HB  244-RIGHT-OF-WAY TO  DENALI                                                        
BOR. FOR RR/UTIL.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR THERRIAULT  moved  to abstain from  voting because  a family                                                            
member is a Kantishna shareholder.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE announced that  a member can abstain from  voting                                                            
in committee.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY moved to calendar SCS CSHB 244(RES).                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS objected.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The  motion  carried with  Senators  Cowdery,  Phillips  and  Pearce                                                            
voting "yea," and Senator Ellis voting "nay."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE announced  that  the Senate  Judiciary  Committee                                                            
adopted a committee substitute for HCR 17.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS  moved to calendar SCS  CSHCR 17(JUD)-SALE  OF NATURAL                                                        
GAS TO  POWER DATA CENTERS.   There being  no objection, the  motion                                                        
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
There  being no  further  business  to come  before  the  committee,                                                            
CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE recessed the meeting to a call of the Chair.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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