Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/15/1994 09:11 AM STA

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                SENATE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE                                 
                         April 15, 1994                                        
                           9:11 a.m.                                           
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Loren Leman, Chair                                                    
 Senator Mike Miller, Vice Chair                                               
 Senator Robin Taylor                                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
 Senator Johnny Ellis                                                          
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 63                                                 
 Relating to the membership of the Republic of China on Taiwan in              
 the United Nations.                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 323(STA)                                  
 "An Act relating to requests for anatomical gifts and to the                  
 release of certain information for the purpose of facilitating                
 anatomical gifts."                                                            
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 HJR 63 - No previous senate committee action.                                 
                                                                               
 HB 323 - See Health, Education & Social Services minutes dated                
          3/21/94, and State Affairs minutes dated 3/30/94 and                 
          4/6/94.                                                              
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
 Representative Al Vezey, Chairman                                             
 House State Affairs Committee                                                 
 State Capitol, Juneau, AK 99801-1182¶465-3719                                 
  POSITION STATEMENT:  sponsor of HJR 63                                       
                                                                               
 Al Zangri, Chief                                                              
 Bureau of Vital Statistics                                                    
 Division of Public Health                                                     
 Department of Health & Social Services                                        
 P.O. Box 110675, Juneau, AK 99811-0675                                        
  POSITION STATEMENT:  testified on HB 323                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
 ACTION NARRATIVE                                                              
                                                                               
 TAPE 94-27, SIDE A                                                            
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN calls the Senate State Affairs Committee to order at           
 9:11 a.m.                                                                     
                                                                               
 Number 006                                                                    
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN brings up HJR 63 (U.N. MEMBERSHIP REPUBLIC OF                  
 CHINA/TAIWAN) as the first order of business before the Senate                
 State Affairs Committee.  The chairman calls Representative Vezey             
 to testify.                                                                   
                                                                               
 Number 012                                                                    
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY, Chairman, House State Affairs Committee,                
 sponsor of HJR 63, states passing HJR 63 is the right thing to do.            
 Chairman Vezey gives the committee reasons for passing HJR 63, as             
 listed in the information in the member's bill files.  Chairman               
 Vezey states Taiwan is Alaska's fifth largest trading partner.  No            
 other nation of this status is not a member of the U.N.  It would             
 certainly be in Alaska's interest to promote Taiwan's diplomatic              
 recognition.                                                                  
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN asks if there are any questions and if anyone else             
 wishes to testify on HJR 63.                                                  
                                                                               
 Number 046                                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR MILLER makes a motion to discharge HJR 63 from the Senate             
 State Affairs Committee with individual recommendations.                      
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN, hearing no objection, orders HJR 63 released from             
 committee with individual recommendations.                                    
 Number 051                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN calls a brief at ease.                                         
                                                                               
 Number 052                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN brings up HB 323 (RELEASE OF CERTAIN DEATH CERT.               
 INFO) as the next order of business before the Senate State Affairs           
 Committee.  The chairman states the bill has been heard before in             
 committee.                                                                    
                                                                               
 Number 062                                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR MILLER makes a motion to adopt the committee substitute to            
 HB 323.                                                                       
 Number 064                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN asks if there are any objections to the adoption of            
 the committee substitute.  Hearing none, the chairman states the cs           
 has been adopted.  The chairman notes that the cs adds a section              
 two, stating that Life Alaska and other harvesters will not be                
 allowed to use fetal tissue or organs.  Under section 3, the                  
 department will not be allowed to release information that would              
 facilitate such a gift.                                                       
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN asks Representative Toohey if she has any objections           
 to these additions.                                                           
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE TOOHEY responds she does not have any objections to            
 the additions.                                                                
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN asks Mr. Zangri if the Department of Health & Social           
 Services has any comment on the committee substitute.                         
                                                                               
 AL ZANGRI, Department of Health & Social Services, Division of                
 Public Health, says the department does not have any problem with             
 the committee substitute.                                                     
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN asks if there is any committee discussion.                     
                                                                               
 Number 087                                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR MILLER makes a motion to discharge HB 323 from the Senate             
 State Affairs Committee with individual recommendations.                      
                                                                               
 Number 090                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN, hearing no objection, orders HB 323 released from             
 committee with individual recommendations.                                    
 Number 099                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN adjourns the Senate State Affairs Committee meeting            
 at 9:16 a.m.                                                                  
                                                                               

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