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.