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02/16/2010 09:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS

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09:04:07 AM Start
09:04:32 AM SB265
09:15:15 AM Adjourn
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
            SENATE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                       February 16, 2010                                                                                        
                           9:04 a.m.                                                                                            
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
Senator Linda Menard, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Kevin Meyer, Vice Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Hollis French                                                                                                           
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
Senator Albert Kookesh                                                                                                          
Senator Joe Paskvan                                                                                                             
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 265                                                                                                             
"An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as                                                                  
recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an                                                                    
effective date."                                                                                                                
     -    MOVED SB 265 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                         
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
BILL: SB 265                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: 2010 REVISOR'S BILL                                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                             
02/08/10       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/08/10       (S)       STA, JUD                                                                                               
02/16/10       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
KATHRYN KURTZ, Assistant revisor of statutes                                                                                    
Legal Services                                                                                                                  
Legislative Affairs Agency                                                                                                      
Juneau, AK                                                                                                                      
POSITION STATEMENT: Provided information on SB 265.                                                                           
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
9:04:07 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  LINDA  MENARD called  the  Senate  State Affairs  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 9:04  a.m. Present at the  call to                                                               
order were Senators French, Meyer and Menard.                                                                                   
                   SB 265-2010 REVISOR'S BILL                                                                               
9:04:32 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MENARD said the first order  of business to come before the                                                               
committee was SB  265. She said SB 265 is  a housekeeping measure                                                               
designed to fix and update the statute books.                                                                                   
KATHRYN KURTZ,  assistant revisor of statutes,  Legislative Legal                                                               
Services,  said SB  265  is  a cleanup  bill  and  is the  annual                                                               
opportunity to  fix mistakes that  have crept into  the statutes,                                                               
to address provisions that have  become obsolete and to otherwise                                                               
correct deficiencies.  SB 265  does not  change the  substance or                                                               
the policy  of the law  at all.  She said the  sectional analysis                                                               
explains each change.                                                                                                           
9:06:50 AM                                                                                                                    
She said  she had  one phone  call and that  was from  the Alaska                                                               
Municipal  League  asking if  Section  16  on  page 9,  line  16,                                                               
changed anything  for people  who were  currently trying  to make                                                               
municipal land  selections. Her answer  was that sections  16 and                                                               
17  of  the   SB  265  make  the  usage  of   the  term  "vacant,                                                               
unappropriated,  unreserved land"  consistent with  the statutory                                                               
definition and so she didn't think it would make any difference.                                                                
She said  that Deborah Behr,  Department of Law, had  reviewed SB
265 and did not come back with any concerns.                                                                                    
CHAIR  MENARD asked  if the  Municipality of  Anchorage had  that                                                               
MS. KURTZ replied  no and reiterated that the  question came from                                                               
the Alaska Municipal League; Anchorage was not mentioned.                                                                       
9:08:53 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR FRENCH asked what the repealer  on page 11, line 28, to a                                                               
relatively new statute on identity theft takes out.                                                                             
MS. KURTZ  answered that  nothing is being  taken out  except the                                                               
notation that something has been repealed.                                                                                      
SENATOR FRENCH  clarified that the  word, "repealed"  occurred in                                                               
statute and is now being deleted.                                                                                               
MS. KURTZ replied that was correct.                                                                                             
SENATOR FRENCH asked if that is what happened on page 12.                                                                       
MS. KURTZ replied no, and added  that he was referring to Section                                                               
21 on page  12 that relies on two statutes  that will be repealed                                                               
elsewhere in  a different  bill. They have  a delayed  repeal and                                                               
when it  kicks in, AS  41.21.506(b) will not make  sense, because                                                               
the statutes it relies on will no longer exist.                                                                                 
SENATOR  FRENCH  asked  what   subject  AS  41.21.506(b)  affects                                                               
MS.  KURTZ replied  that  AS 41.21.506(b)  has  an exception  for                                                               
sport fishing operators.                                                                                                        
9:11:29 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR FRENCH referred to page 3,  line 20, and noted that Chair                                                               
Menard might  be happy to  see "root planning" was  replaced with                                                               
"root  planing",  a  dental  cleanup. He  also  asked  about  the                                                               
repetition on line 28 which read:                                                                                               
      (10) "limited liability partnership" means a limited                                                                  
     liability partnership."                                                                                                
Senator French asked if this could be more clear and brief.                                                                     
MS.  KURTZ answered  that the  term is  in quotes  because it  is                                                               
defined in  AS 32.06.  Sometimes a  few words  are wasted  in the                                                               
interest of clarity,  but if this language was  unclear, she said                                                               
she would be happy to take a different approach.                                                                                
SENATOR FRENCH said  SB 265 goes to the  Judiciary Committee next                                                               
and he would think this over.                                                                                                   
9:14:02 AM                                                                                                                    
MS. KURTZ said she had no further comments.                                                                                     
CHAIR MENARD closed public testimony.                                                                                           
SENATOR  MEYER  moved  to  report  SB  265  from  committee  with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  attached  fiscal note(s).  There                                                               
being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                         
9:15:15 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MENARD, seeing no further business before the committee,                                                                  
adjourned the meeting at 9:15 a.m.                                                                                              

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