Legislature(2001 - 2002)

04/30/2002 10:36 AM RLS

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                   
                         April 30, 2002                                                                                         
                           10:36 a.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Randy Phillips, Chair                                                                                                   
Senator John Cowdery, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator Rick Halford                                                                                                            
Senator Gene Therriault                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 106(L&C) am                                                                                               
"An  Act  relating   to  the  authorizations  for   certain  state                                                              
financial   institutions  of  certain   powers  and   limitations;                                                              
relating to  confidential records  of depositors and  customers of                                                              
certain  financial institutions;  relating to  the examination  of                                                              
certain  institutions subject  to AS  06; relating  to the  Alaska                                                              
Banking Code,  Mutual Savings  Bank Act,  Alaska Small  Loans Act,                                                              
and Alaska  Credit Union  Act; amending Rule  45, Alaska  Rules of                                                              
Civil  Procedure,  Rules  17  and 37,  Alaska  Rules  of  Criminal                                                              
Procedure, and  Rule 24,  Alaska Bar Rules;  and providing  for an                                                              
effective date."                                                                                                                
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 36                                                                                             
Suspending  Rules 24(c), 35,  41(b), and  42(e), Uniform  Rules of                                                              
the  Alaska State  Legislature,  concerning  House  Bill No.  262,                                                              
relating  to accounting  for and appropriations  of receipts  from                                                              
fees  collected   by  the  Department   of  Labor   and  Workforce                                                              
Development for  certain inspections and for certain  plumbing and                                                              
electrical   worker  certificates   of  fitness,  establishing   a                                                              
building safety account, and providing for an effective date.                                                                   
     HEARD AND HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 262                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to accounting for  and appropriations of receipts                                                              
from  fees collected  by  the Department  of  Labor and  Workforce                                                              
Development for  certain inspections and for certain  plumbing and                                                              
electrical   worker  certificates   of  fitness;  establishing   a                                                              
building safety account; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 307                                                                                                              
"An  Act  delaying to  June  30,  2007,  the  last date  by  which                                                              
hydrocarbon  exploration  geophysical work  must  be performed  or                                                              
drilling of a stratigraphic test  well or exploratory well must be                                                              
completed  in order  for a person  to qualify  for an  exploration                                                              
incentive credit."                                                                                                              
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35                                                                                             
Suspending  Rules 24(c), 35,  41(b), and  42(e), Uniform  Rules of                                                              
the  Alaska State  Legislature,  concerning  House  Bill No.  405,                                                              
relating to the prosecution of criminal offenses.                                                                               
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 405                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating   to  the  prosecution  of   criminal  offenses                                                              
committed  on or  against ferries  and other  watercraft owned  or                                                              
operated by the state; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 438(STA)                                                                                                  
"An  Act  relating  to  motor  vehicle   registration  plates  for                                                              
disabled veterans; and providing for an effective date."                                                                        
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 470(L&C)(title am)                                                                                        
"An Act relating to public offering  statements required under the                                                              
Uniform  Common  Interest  Ownership  Act; and  providing  for  an                                                              
effective date."                                                                                                                
     ADOPTED SENATE RULES COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE AND APPROVED                                                                     
     FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 106 - See Judiciary minutes dated 5/2/01, 5/4/01, 5/5/01                                                                     
and 5/6/01.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SCR 36 -No previous action to record.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB  262 -  See Labor  and Commerce  minutes  dated 3/21/02,  State                                                              
Affairs minutes dated 4/2/02 and Finance Report dated 4/18/02.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 307 - See Resources minutes dated 3/18/02 and 3/25/02,                                                                       
Judiciary minutes dated 4/13/02 and  Finance report dated 4/24/02.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SCR 35 - No previous action to record.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 405 - See Transportation minutes dated 4/9/02 and Judiciary                                                                  
minutes dated 4/24/02.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 438 - No previous action to record.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 470 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 4/2/02.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Amy Erickson                                                                                                                
Staff to Representative Murkowski                                                                                               
Alaska State Capitol                                                                                                            
Juneau, AK  99801-1182                                                                                                          
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in  opposition to  either proposed                                                            
Senate Rules Committee substitute to HB 262.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Janet Seitz                                                                                                                 
Staff to Representative Rokeberg                                                                                                
Alaska State Capitol                                                                                                            
Juneau, AK  99801-1182                                                                                                          
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions about HB 470.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRMAN RANDY PHILLIPS called the  Senate Rules Committee meeting                                                            
to  order at  10:36 a.m.  Senators Cowdery,  Halford and  Phillips                                                              
were present.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved to calendar  at the Chairman's discretion HB                                                          
106-FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS  and its accompanying fiscal  notes, if                                                          
any.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS announced  that with  no objection, the  motion                                                              
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS announced that HB 262-BUILDING SAFETY ACCOUNT                                                             
Was before  the committee  and asked  if Representative  Murkowski                                                              
was present.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  AMY ERICKSON,  staff  to Representative  Murkowski,  informed                                                              
members  that Representative  Murkowski  does  not support  either                                                              
proposed committee substitute.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS said  that he  would prefer  the sponsor  to be                                                              
present. He pointed out that in the  "old days" the legislator who                                                              
sponsored a  bill presented it in  committee instead of  sending a                                                              
staff person  because some questions  can only be answered  by the                                                              
sponsor. He  then said he  would set HB 262  and SCR 36  aside for                                                              
another 24 hours.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved to calendar at the Chairman's discretion                                                                  
HB 307-OIL/GAS  EXPLORATION INCENTIVE CREDIT and  its accompanying                                                          
fiscal notes.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS announced  that with  no objection, the  motion                                                              
carried. He also announced that Senator Therriault was present.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved to calendar at the Chairman's discretion                                                                  
CSHB  405(JUD)-CRIMES ON  OR AGAINST  STATE VESSEL  and asked  for                                                          
unanimous consent.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS announced  that with  no objection, the  motion                                                              
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved to calendar at the Chairman's discretion                                                                  
SCR 35-SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR HB 405.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS announced  that with  no objection, the  motion                                                              
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved to calendar at the Chairman's discretion                                                                  
HB  438-DISABLED  VETERANS  LICENSE PLATES  and  its  accompanying                                                          
fiscal notes.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS announced  that with  no objection, the  motion                                                              
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN   PHILLIPS   announced   that  HB   470-COMMON   INTEREST                                                          
OWNERSHIP:OFFERING STMTS  was before the committee.   He asked for                                                          
an explanation  of the changes made  in the proposed  Senate Rules                                                              
Committee substitute.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. JANET SEITZ, staff to Representative  Rokeberg, explained that                                                              
the words  "subsequently  recorded" were  replaced with the  words                                                              
"delivered to a  purchaser" on pages 1, 3, 4, 5,  and 21. A public                                                              
offering statement is  not recorded; it is a 6 to  8 inch document                                                              
of which  part is  recorded. The  language change more  accurately                                                              
reflects what actually takes place.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD asked if any other changes were made.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. SEITZ replied, "With the exception  of the language on page 3,                                                              
line  31, it's  just  to conform  to  the new  preliminary  public                                                              
offering statement."  She added  that this was  at the  request of                                                              
John Faulkner and the Alaska Homebuilders' Association.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  HALFORD  moved  to  adopt   the  Senate  Rules  Committee                                                              
substitute (LS 1522\L).                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS announced  that with  no objection, the  motion                                                              
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  HALFORD  moved to  calendar  SCS  CSHB 470(RLS)  and  its                                                              
accompanying  fiscal  notes  at  the  Chairman's  discretion  with                                                              
individual recommendations.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS announced  that with  no objection, the  motion                                                              
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
There  being no  further business  to come  before the  committee,                                                              
CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS adjourned the meeting at 10:44 a.m.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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