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04/18/2015 10:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 180 ESTABLISHING CHILDREN'S DAY IN JUNE TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 180(EFD ADD) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
+= HJR 22 STEWART-HYDER BORDER HOURS TELECONFERENCED
Moved HJR 22 Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
            SENATE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                         April 18, 2015                                                                                         
                           12:47 p.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bill Stoltze, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator John Coghill, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator Lesil McGuire                                                                                                           
Senator Bill Wielechowski                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Charlie Huggins                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 180(EFD ADD)                                                                                                     
"An Act establishing the second Sunday of June each year as                                                                     
Children's Day; and providing for an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 180(efd add) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 22                                                                                                   
Urging the Canada Border Services Agency to keep the border                                                                     
between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia, open 24                                                                   
hours a day.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HJR 22 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 180                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: ESTABLISHING CHILDREN'S DAY IN JUNE                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) MUNOZ                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
04/02/15       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/02/15       (H)       STA                                                                                                    
04/09/15       (H)       STA RPT 4DP                                                                                            
04/09/15       (H)       DP: TALERICO, STUTES, KELLER, LYNN                                                                     
04/09/15       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/09/15       (H)       Moved  HB 180 Out of Committee                                                                         
04/09/15       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
04/16/15       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
04/16/15       (H)       VERSION: HB 180(EFD ADD)                                                                               
04/17/15       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/17/15       (S)       STA                                                                                                    
04/18/15       (S)       STA AT 10:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HJR 22                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: STEWART-HYDER BORDER HOURS                                                                                         
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) ORTIZ                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
04/02/15       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/02/15       (H)       STA                                                                                                    
04/09/15       (H)       STA RPT 4DP                                                                                            
04/09/15       (H)       DP: TALERICO, STUTES, KELLER, LYNN                                                                     
04/09/15       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/09/15       (H)       Moved HJR 22 Out of Committee                                                                          
04/09/15       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
04/13/15       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
04/13/15       (H)       VERSION: HJR 22                                                                                        
04/14/15       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/14/15       (S)       STA                                                                                                    
04/16/15       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
04/16/15       (S)       HEARD AND HELD                                                                                         
04/18/15       (S)       STA AT 10:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MAILY MIRAMONTES, Intern                                                                                                        
Representative Cathy Munoz                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Introduced HB 180 on behalf of the sponsor.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAN ORTIZ                                                                                                        
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Prime sponsor of HJR 22.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
12:47:27 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR BILL  STOLTZE reconvened and  formally adjourned  the Senate                                                            
State Affairs  Standing Committee  meeting  from 4/17/15  that was                                                              
recessed  to a call  of the  chair.   He then  called the  4/18/15                                                              
Senate  State  Affairs  Standing  Committee meeting  to  order  at                                                              
12:47  p.m.     Present  at  the  call  to  order   were  Senators                                                              
Wielechowski, Coghill McGuire and Chair Stoltze.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
           HB 180-ESTABLISHING CHILDREN'S DAY IN JUNE                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
12:48:25 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR STOLTZE announced the consideration of HB 180.                                                                            
[HB 180 (EFD ADD) was before the committee.]                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
12:48:51 PM                                                                                                                   
MAILY  MIRAMONTES,  Intern,  Representative  Cathy  Munoz,  stated                                                              
that HB  180 will establish  the second  Sunday of June  as Alaska                                                              
Children's  Day. She  related that  when  she was  growing up  she                                                              
celebrated children's  day with her  family and friends.  "I still                                                              
have memories  of marking  the calendar and  waiting for  this day                                                              
to arrive," she  said. Having a special day dedicated  to children                                                              
is symbolic  and sends  a meaningful  message and will  complement                                                              
both Mother's Day and Father's Day.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MCGUIRE noted  that the sponsor statement  says that other                                                              
countries   organize  fun  celebrations   with  performances   and                                                              
interactive  games.   She  asked   for  examples  that   might  be                                                              
incorporated in Alaska and the plan to make this day meaningful.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. MIRAMONTES  shared that she  was raised in Mexico  where there                                                              
were traditional  gatherings with  family and friends.  There were                                                              
always  piñatas.   The  plan  in   Alaska  is  similar,   to  have                                                              
gatherings  and give  kids one  day  that sends  the message  that                                                              
they are valuable members of the family, community, and society.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
12:50:57 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR STOLTZE closed public testimony.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
12:51:20 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR  MCGUIRE  moved  to  report HB  180  from  committee  with                                                              
individual recommendations and zero fiscal note.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STOLTZE  announced that without  objection, HB  180(efd add)                                                              
is reported from the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
               HJR 22-STEWART-HYDER BORDER HOURS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
12:51:59 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR STOLTZE announced the consideration of HJR 22.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAN ORTIZ,  Alaska State  Legislature, sponsor  of                                                              
HJR 22, reminded  the committee that this resolution  calls on the                                                              
Canadian Border  Services Agency (CBSA) to restore  24-hour access                                                              
between  the   border  of  Hyder,   Alaska  and   Stewart  British                                                              
Columbia, Canada.  About 87  people reside in  Hyder and  the only                                                              
road in and out  of the community crosses the border.  On April 1,                                                              
2015 CBSA  closed the border between  midnight and 8 am,  which is                                                              
inconvenient  for  Hyder residents  and  very problematic  in  the                                                              
event of an emergency.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  STOLTZE found  no questions  or testimony  and solicited  a                                                              
motion.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
12:54:00 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  moved to report  HJR 22 from  committee with                                                              
individual recommendations and zero fiscal note.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  STOLTZE  announced  that   without  objection,  HJR  22  is                                                              
reported from the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
12:54:32 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR  STOLTZE   recessed  the   Senate  State  Affairs   Standing                                                              
Committee meeting to  a call of the chair.  [He  subsequently made                                                              
a floor announcement to adjourn the meeting.]                                                                                   

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB180 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 4/18/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 180
HB180 version H - Initial Version.pdf SSTA 4/18/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 180
HB180 version H.A (efd added).PDF SSTA 4/18/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 180
HB180 Fiscal Note #1 DOA-DGS 4-8-15.pdf SSTA 4/18/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 180
HB180 Supporting Document - Back-Up Documents 4-6-15.pdf SSTA 4/18/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 180
HB180 Supporting Document - Email Myrna Lugo 4-8-15.pdf SSTA 4/18/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 180
HB180 Supporting Document - Letter Gary Miller 4-7-15.pdf SSTA 4/18/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 180
HB180 Supporting Document - Letter NEA Alaska 4-8-15.pdf SSTA 4/18/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 180