Legislature(2001 - 2002)

03/13/2002 11:03 AM RLS

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                   
                         March 13, 2002                                                                                         
                           11:00 a.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Randy Phillips, Chair                                                                                                   
Senator John Cowdery, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator Rick Halford                                                                                                            
Senator Gene Therriault                                                                                                         
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All Members Present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 222                                                                                                             
"An Act  relating to certain motor  vehicles that are  required to                                                              
yield to following traffic."                                                                                                    
     APPROVED TO CALENDAR                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 331                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to the jurisdiction of district courts."                                                                       
     APPROVED TO CALENDAR                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 343                                                                                                             
"An Act clarifying the term 'best  technology' required for use in                                                              
oil  discharge   prevention  and   contingency  plans;   affirming                                                              
existing  Department  of  Environmental  Conservation  regulations                                                              
defining  'best  technology'  and  oil  discharge  prevention  and                                                              
contingency plans approved using  those regulations; and providing                                                              
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
     APPROVED TO CALENDAR                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 37                                                                                                   
Congratulating Alaska Airlines on its 70th Anniversary.                                                                         
     APPROVED TO CALENDAR                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB  222 -  See Transportation  minutes dated  2/12/02 and  Finance                                                              
Report dated 3/01/02.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 331 - See Judiciary minutes dated 3/4/02.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 343 - No previous action to record.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HJR 37 - See Transportation minutes dated 3/5/02.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRMAN RANDY PHILLIPS called the  Senate Rules Committee meeting                                                            
to order  at 11:00 a.m.   Senators  Halford, Cowdery  and Phillips                                                              
were present.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved  to calendar SB 222-REQUIRE  SLOW DRIVERS TO                                                          
PULL OVER at the Chairman's discretion.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS announced that SB 222                                                              
would be calendared.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR   HALFORD  moved   to  calendar   SB  331-DISTRICT   COURT                                                          
JURISDICTIONAL AMOUNT  at the Chairman's discretion  and asked for                                                          
unanimous consent.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS announced that SB 331                                                              
would be calendared.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR   HALFORD  moved   to  calendar   SB  343-BEST   AVAILABLE                                                          
TECHNOLOGY:DISCHARGE PLAN at the Chairman's discretion.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. DARWIN  PETERSON, aide  to Senator  Torgerson, sponsor  of the                                                              
measure, was available to answer questions.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There  being   no  questions   or  objection,  CHAIRMAN   PHILLIPS                                                              
announced that SB 343 would be calendared.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS announced  the presence  of Senators Ellis  and                                                              
Therriault.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COWDERY moved  to calendar  HJR  37-ALASKA AIRLINES  70TH                                                          
ANNIVERSARY at the Chairman's discretion.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS announced that HJR 37                                                               
would be calendared.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS adjourned the meeting at 11:03 a.m.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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