Legislature(2019 - 2020)BUTROVICH 205

02/25/2020 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ SJR 14 CONST. AM: VOTES NEEDED FOR VETO OVERRIDE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
*+ HB 56 ESTABLISH HMONG-AMERICAN VETERANS DAY TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 56 Out of Committee
-Invited Testimony Followed by Public Testimony-
*+ SB 101 MARCH 12: ASHLEY JOHNSON-BARR DAY TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 101 Out of Committee
-Invited Testimony Followed by Public Testimony-
+= HB 109 MILITARY CHILDREN SCHOOL RESIDENCY WAIVER TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 109(EDC) AM Out of Committee
-Invited Testimony Followed by Public Testimony-
*+ SJR 18 WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-Invited Testimony Followed by Public Testimony-
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 169 LICENSE PLATES: COUNCIL ON ARTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 169(EDC) Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
            SENATE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                       February 25, 2020                                                                                        
                           3:32 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Joshua Revak, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator John Coghill, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator David Wilson                                                                                                            
Senator Scott Kawasaki                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Mia Costello                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14                                                                                                  
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of                                                                      
Alaska relating to actions upon veto.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 56                                                                                                               
"An Act establishing May 15 of each year as Hmong-American                                                                      
Veterans Day."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 56 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 101                                                                                                             
"An Act establishing March 12 of each year as Ashley Johnson-                                                                   
Barr Day."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 101 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(EDC) AM                                                                             
"An Act relating to residency requirements for public school                                                                    
enrollment for certain children of active duty military and                                                                     
National Guard members."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 109(EDC) AM OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 169                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to special request registration plates                                                                         
celebrating the arts; and relating to the Alaska State Council                                                                  
on the Arts."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSB 169(EDC) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 18                                                                                                  
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - BILL HEARING CANCELED                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SJR 14                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: CONST. AM: VOTES NEEDED FOR VETO OVERRIDE                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): JUDICIARY                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
01/24/20       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        

01/24/20 (S) STA, JUD, FIN 02/25/20 (S) STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205 BILL: HB 56 SHORT TITLE: ESTABLISH HMONG-AMERICAN VETERANS DAY SPONSOR(s): TARR 02/20/19 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 02/20/19 (H) MLV, CRA 03/05/19 (H) MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120 03/05/19 (H) Heard & Held 03/05/19 (H) MINUTE(MLV) 03/07/19 (H) MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120 03/07/19 (H) Moved HB 56 Out of Committee 03/07/19 (H) MINUTE(MLV) 03/08/19 (H) MLV RPT 7DP 03/08/19 (H) DP: THOMPSON, KOPP, RAUSCHER, TARR, JACKSON, TUCK, LEDOUX 03/28/19 (H) CRA AT 8:00 AM BARNES 124 03/28/19 (H) Heard & Held 03/28/19 (H) MINUTE(CRA) 04/02/19 (H) CRA AT 8:00 AM BARNES 124 04/02/19 (H) Moved HB 56 Out of Committee 04/02/19 (H) MINUTE(CRA) 04/03/19 (H) CRA RPT 7DP 04/03/19 (H) DP: THOMPSON, REVAK, KREISS-TOMKINS, JACKSON, CLAMAN, HANNAN, DRUMMOND 04/22/19 (H) TRANSMITTED TO (S) 04/22/19 (H) VERSION: HB 56 04/22/19 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 04/22/19 (S) STA 02/25/20 (S) STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205 BILL: SB 101 SHORT TITLE: MARCH 12: ASHLEY JOHNSON-BARR DAY SPONSOR(s): OLSON 03/29/19 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 03/29/19 (S) STA 02/25/20 (S) STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205 BILL: HB 109 SHORT TITLE: MILITARY CHILDREN SCHOOL RESIDENCY WAIVER SPONSOR(s): LEDOUX 03/25/19 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 03/25/19 (H) MLV, EDC 04/09/19 (H) MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120 04/09/19 (H) -- MEETING CANCELED -- 04/11/19 (H) MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120 04/11/19 (H) -- MEETING CANCELED -- 04/16/19 (H) MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120 04/16/19 (H) Heard & Held 04/16/19 (H) MINUTE(MLV) 04/18/19 (H) MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120 04/18/19 (H) -- MEETING CANCELED -- 04/23/19 (H) MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120 04/23/19 (H) Moved CSHB 109(MLV) Out of Committee 04/23/19 (H) MINUTE(MLV) 04/24/19 (H) MLV RPT CS(MLV) NT 6DP 04/24/19 (H) DP: KOPP, THOMPSON, JACKSON, TARR, TUCK, LEDOUX 05/08/19 (H) EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106 05/08/19 (H) Heard & Held 05/08/19 (H) MINUTE(EDC) 05/10/19 (H) EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106 05/10/19 (H) Moved CSHB 109(EDC) Out of Committee 05/10/19 (H) MINUTE(EDC) 05/11/19 (H) EDC RPT CS(EDC) NT 3DP 1NR 1AM 05/11/19 (H) DP: TUCK, DRUMMOND, STORY 05/11/19 (H) NR: HOPKINS 05/11/19 (H) AM: REVAK 02/03/20 (H) TRANSMITTED TO (S) 02/03/20 (H) VERSION: CSHB 109(EDC) AM 02/05/20 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 02/05/20 (S) STA, EDC 02/18/20 (S) STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205 02/18/20 (S) Heard & Held 02/18/20 (S) MINUTE(STA) 02/25/20 (S) STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205 BILL: SB 169 SHORT TITLE: LICENSE PLATES: COUNCIL ON ARTS SPONSOR(s): STEVENS

01/29/20 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS

01/29/20 (S) EDC, STA, FIN 02/06/20 (S) EDC AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205 02/06/20 (S) Heard & Held 02/06/20 (S) MINUTE(EDC) 02/13/20 (S) EDC AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205 02/13/20 (S) Scheduled but Not Heard 02/18/20 (S) EDC AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205 02/18/20 (S) Moved CSSB 169(EDC) Out of Committee 02/18/20 (S) MINUTE(EDC) 02/18/20 (S) STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205 02/18/20 (S) Scheduled but Not Heard 02/19/20 (S) EDC RPT CS 5DP NEW TITLE 02/19/20 (S) DP: STEVENS, BEGICH, COSTELLO, COGHILL, HUGHES 02/20/20 (S) STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205 02/20/20 (S) Heard & Held 02/20/20 (S) MINUTE(STA) 02/25/20 (S) STA AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205 WITNESS REGISTER SHAWN AYERS, Staff Senator John Coghill Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Delivered the sponsor statement for SJR 14. REPRESENTATIVE GERAN TARR Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of HB 56. PASERT LEE, President and Founder Hmong Alaska Community, Inc. Anchorage, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of HB 56. MAI XIONG Hmong Alaska Community, Inc. Anchorage, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of HB 56. SENATOR DONNY OLSON Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of SB 101. SETH BEAVER, Staff Senator Donny Olson Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Introduced SB 101 on behalf of the sponsor. LEWIS JAMES PAGEL, representing self Kotzebue, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SB 101. ANTHONY CRAVALHO, representing self Kotzebue, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SB 101. WALTER SCOTTY DANIEL BARR Kotzebue, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Testified as the father of Ashley Johnson- Barr to encourage passage of SB 101 establishing March 12 as Ashley Johnson-Barr Day. CHRIS DANKMEYER, representing self Kotzebue, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SB 101. REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of HB 109. SENATOR GARY STEVENS Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of SB 169. JOANNE OLSEN, Interim Director Division of Motor Vehicles Department of Administration (DOA) Anchorage, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Answered questions during the hearing on SB 169. ACTION NARRATIVE 3:32:18 PM CHAIR JOSHUA REVAK called the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee meeting to order at 3:32 p.m. Present at the call to order were Senators Coghill, Wilson, Kawasaki, and Chair Revak. SJR 14-CONST. AM: VOTES NEEDED FOR VETO OVERRIDE 3:33:34 PM CHAIR REVAK announced the consideration of SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14, Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to actions upon veto. 3:34:05 PM SENATOR JOHN COGHILL, speaking as sponsor of SJR 14, said this is a balance of power issue. The Constitution of the State of Alaska is meant to protect the voice of both the majority and the minority in the legislature, but it was always contemplated that the voice of the people would have a chance to rule. Last year for the first time he can recall, the governor and a minority of the legislature was able to throttle the voice of a significant majority of the people of Alaska. He brought SJR 14 forward on that account. 3:36:05 PM SHAWN AYERS, Staff, Senator John Coghill, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, read the following sponsor statement for SJR 14: SJR 14 lowers the threshold for overriding the governor's veto of appropriations to two-thirds of the membership of the legislature. This sets the standard for veto overrides of appropriations in line with the existing threshold for non-appropriation vetoes and mirrors the majority of other states in the nation. The Constitution of Alaska gives the governor more power than any other state. He appoints his cabinet, the Attorney General, Boards and Commissions, Judges and the Board of Regents and appoints two members of the redistricting board. Few state constitutions grant as much authority to the governor as Alaska does. This is because most of the other constitutions were written with a history of tyrannical or corrupt executives in mind. Alaska is the only state or territory in the United States that requires three-fourths of the legislature's membership vote to override appropriation bill vetoes. It is essential that the constitutionally granted separation of powers between legislative and executive branches be beneficially rebalanced. 3:37:22 PM SENATOR COGHILL said the sponsor statement points out that Alaska is the only state in the union that has a three-quarter vote threshold in the constitution to override a governor's veto on appropriations. The Constitutional Convention minutes indicate that the delegates wanted a very strong executive which was appropriate at the time when Alaska needed a strong voice to talk to the federal government. He emphasized that SJR 14 does not diminish the power of the governor. It does reduce the very high three-quarter's vote threshold to override appropriation vetoes that demonstrably throttled a significant voice of the people last year. He opined that a two-thirds threshold to override a governor's appropriation veto is still very high. 3:41:41 PM CHAIR REVAK found no questions and stated he would hold SJR 14 for future consideration. HB 56-ESTABLISH HMONG-AMERICAN VETERANS DAY 3:42:23 PM CHAIR REVAK announced the consideration of HOUSE BILL NO. 56, "An Act establishing May 15 of each year as Hmong-American Veterans Day." 3:42:39 PM REPRESENTATIVE GERAN TARR, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, sponsor of HB 56, introduced HB 56 speaking to the following sponsor statement: House Bill 56 recognizes and honors the Hmong veterans who fought alongside the United States during the Vietnam War, by proclaiming that May 15th be recognized throughout the State of Alaska as Hmong- American Veterans Day, for this year and years to come. There are an estimated 260,000 Hmong-Americans living in the United States with an estimated 3,500 Hmong- Americans living in Alaska. Many of these Alaskans are veterans and all have been impacted by the legacy of the Hmong fighting for the United States in the Vietnam War. Beginning in the 1960's, the Central Intelligence Agency began recruiting Hmong people to help U.S. soldiers in the fight against communism. Between 1962 and 1975, about 12,000 Hmong soldiers died fighting against the Laotians. After the US withdrawal from Vietnam in 1975, the Lao kingdom was overthrown by the communist party and the Hmong became targets. The Hmong people were displaced and forced to relocate from Laos to Thailand, with some ending up in UN refugee camps. It has been estimated that 30,000 Hmong were killed by the communists while trying to reach refuge in Thailand. All in all, over 100,000 Hmong people died as a result of both the Vietnam and "Secret" Wars. The Hmong people put their faith in the United States government, which promised them citizenship and veteran status after the war. It's taken over fifty years for them to receive the rights they were promised at that time, but still- we must do better. By recognizing May 15th as Hmong-American Veteran's Day, we can celebrate and honor the Hmong who were lost, the sacrifices made to this country, while bringing pride to their families. We ask for your support for HB56, recognizing May 15th as Hmong-American Veterans' Day. REPRESENTATIVE TARR read the following paragraph from a Legislative Research report: The U.S government kept the Secret War in Laos confidential until 1997. On May 15, 1997, the U.S. government publicly acknowledged that it had supported a prolonged air and ground campaign against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong from Laos, and in honor of the Hmong and other combat veterans from the Secret War, dedicated the Laos Memorial on the grounds of th Arlington National Cemetery. As a result, May 15 has become an historic date for Hmong veterans, since it represents the fist time that the United States government officially and publicly recognized the contributions of these soldiers who fought alongside the Americans during the Vietnam War. She highlighted the letters that are online from people supporting this effort. 3:46:26 PM CHAIR REVAK invited Mr. Lee to provide testimony. 3:46:59 PM PASERT LEE, President and Founder, Hmong Alaska Community, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, stated that he is testifying in support of HB 56 to establish May 15 as Hmong-American Veterans Day. He has celebrated this day for seven years now. He reported that the Hmong volunteered to support the CIA during the Vietnam War in Indochina and 35,000 lost their lives. In conclusion he expressed hope that May 15 would become officially recognized as Hmong-Veterans Day. 3:49:30 PM MAI XIONG, Hmong Alaska Community, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, stated support for HB 56 establishing May 15 as Hmong-American Veterans Day. The Hmong community has been celebrating May 15 for seven years and would like it to be permanently designated. When the war ended on May 15, 1975, the military left Laos. Many Hmong veterans died during that war. She expressed hope that the bill would be signed into law on May 15. CHAIR REVAK offered his understanding that more Hmong lost their lives in the war than American soldiers. He mentioned that Mr. Lee was wounded several times fighting in support of and saving the lives of American soldiers, and he expressed appreciation for his service and what he does in the community. REPRESENTATIVE TARR thanked him for his service. 3:53:12 PM CHAIR REVAK opened public testimony and after ascertaining no one from the public wished to testify, closed public testimony on HB 56. He noted that the bill has one zero fiscal note from the Department of Administration. He solicited the will of the committee. SENATOR COGHILL commented on the number of days that are celebrated in commemoration of the military which shows that Alaskans honor people who have served their country. 3:54:44 PM SENATOR COGHILL moved to report HB 56, work order 31-LS0338\A, from committee with individual recommendations and attached fiscal note. 3:55:02 PM CHAIR REVAK found no objection and HB 56 was reported from the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee. 3:55:15 PM At ease SB 101-MARCH 12: ASHLEY JOHNSON-BARR DAY 3:56:41 PM CHAIR REVAK reconvened the meeting and announced the consideration of SENATE BILL NO. 101, "An Act establishing March 12 of each year as Ashley Johnson-Barr Day." 3:57:17 PM SENATOR DONNY OLSON, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, sponsor of SB 101, stated that his district includes the community of Kotzebue where Ashley Johnson-Barr was living at the time of her tragic death. 3:57:50 PM SETH BEAVER, Staff, Senator Donny Olson, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska introduced SB 101 on behalf of the sponsor paraphrasing the following sponsor statement: SB 101 establishes March 12th as Ashley Johnson-Barr Day to commemorate the life of young Ashley Johnson- Barr, who was taken from this world too soon at ten years old. In an unimaginable time of grief and loss, communities across the state and nation joined the family and friends of Ashley in support. While loss is overwhelming, there is comfort in knowing progress can be made in ensuring that other children will not encounter the same tragedy. SB 101 aims to bring light surrounding tragedy. Establishing Ashley Johnson-Barr Day brings awareness surrounding violent crimes committed against children and highlights that individuals hold a moral responsibility to make sure Alaska's children are protected. It is complementary to the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Resolution that passes the legislature every year. Additionally, it brings awareness to the missing and murdered indigenous women across North America. 84.3% of Alaska Native/Native American women experience violence in their lifetime, a percentage we desperately need to reduce. Honoring Ashley's life by wearing her favorite color purple, volunteering for child abuse prevention organizations, and celebrating the liveliness and youthfulness of Alaska's children are all appropriate ways to spend Ashley Johnson-Barr Day. 3:59:41 PM SENATOR COGHILL asked the sponsor if he was working with organizations statewide to spread this message. SENATOR OLSON replied he plans to do that, but the focus now is to get the resolution signed on or before Ashley Johnson-Barr's birthday on March 12. This will provide comfort to her family and others who have lost children through [sexual] violence. SENATOR COGHILL offered to help spread the message beyond the Kotzebue region. SENATOR OLSON commented that tragedies like this happen far too often throughout the state. He agreed with the governor's statement that perpetrators should be on notice. 4:03:33 PM At ease 4:04:05 PM CHAIR REVAK reconvened the meeting and passed the gavel to Vice Chair Coghill. 4:04:27 PM VICE CHAIR COGHILL opened public testimony on SB 101. 4:04:53 PM LEWIS JAMES PAGEL, City of Kotzebue, Kotzebue, Alaska, stated that this tragedy shows how people from all walks of life can come together and work for the greater good. The support for this resolution has not dwindled but rather has spread across the state, nation, and other countries. He expressed hope that establishing March 12 as Ashley Johnson-Barr Day not only brings awareness of violence against children but also serves as a reminder that humanity can show compassion and that the world has more good in it than bad. 4:06:49 PM ANTHONY CRAVALHO, representing self, Kotzebue, Alaska, expressed appreciation that SB 101 has bipartisan support because this issue is not political. He related that for more than 15 years he has advocated for measures relating to sexual assault and supporting victim services in Kotzebue. He said this is often very sad and difficult work because the Kotzebue region has the highest rate of felony sexual assault offenses in the state, but Ashley's story is the saddest he is experienced. Establishing Ashley Johnson-Barr Day is about remembering one young girl raising awareness and starting meaningful discussions about the welfare of Alaskan children and the sexual assault challenges some of them face. He pointed out that children who survive sexual assault often are traumatized into adulthood and this trauma can affect future generations. He cited the latest Alaska Felony Sexual Offense Report that shows that 42 percent of Alaska Native females (like Ashley) are sexual assault victims. This is the highest rate of any gender or racial group in the state. MR. CRAVALHO said he is calling as a father, an advocate, and the chair of the Kotzebue Advisory School Council to ask for support for SB 101. This will help recognize all sexual assault victims and bring other stories of sexual assault into the light Addressing Senator Coghill's earlier question, he said the Maniilaq Association in partnership with the Alaska Children's Trust and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) has done some outreach in coordination with the family. VICE CHAIR COGHILL thanked him for his work. 4:11:02 PM WALTER SCOTTY DANIEL BARR, Maniilaq Association, Kotzebue, Alaska, testified as the father of Ashley Johnson-Barr to encourage the committee to pass SB 101 to establish March 12 as Ashley Johnson-Barr Day. It will bring awareness and help prevent further sexual violence against children. He thanked the sponsor for his advocacy and the many people around the state and nation who have reached out in support. This is one thing that may help stop the epidemic [of sexual violence] that has gone on for decades, he said. VICE CHAIR COGHILL extended his condolences and expressed hope that this effort will help rid the state of this scourge. SENATOR OLSON expressed hope that commemorating Ashley Johnson- Barr on March 12 would help end this epidemic of evil. 4:17:35 PM CHRIS DANKMEYER, representing self, Kotzebue, Alaska, stated that all Alaskans suffered through the tragic loss of 10-year- old Ashley Johnson-Barr. He said the local, state, and federal response as well as the candlelight vigils were witness to the outpouring of love and support to the Johnson-Barr family. The color purple, Ashley's favorite color, gained meaning and became a symbol of strength. He emphasized that Alaska must not tolerate the high rates of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, the high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault, or any violent crimes against children. This measure highlights the moral responsibility to protect Alaska's children by demonstrating that "Enough is enough." VICE CHAIR COGHILL closed public testimony on SB 101 and solicited the will of the committee. 4:20:05 PM SENATOR KAWASAKI moved to report SB 101, work order 31-LS0752\M, from committee with individual recommendations and attached zero fiscal note(s). VICE CHAIR COGHILL stated that without objection, SB 101 was reported from the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee 4:20:31 PM HB 109-MILITARY CHILDREN SCHOOL RESIDENCY WAIVER 4:22:32 PM VICE CHAIR COGHILL reconvened the meeting and announced the consideration of CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(EDC) am, "An Act relating to residency requirements for public school enrollment for certain children of active duty military and National Guard members." [This was the second hearing.] 4:23:02 PM REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, sponsor of HB 109, summarized that HB 109 allows military families that have received orders to register their children in Alaska schools before they arrive in the state. This is important so these students are able to enroll in classes or attend a charter school before classes are filled. She noted the follow-up responses to questions raised during the previous hearing that was distributed to the committee. VICE CHAIR COGHILL responded that the members received a memo from Legislative Legal Services confirming that the residency waiver established in the bill only applies to school admission. It does not make the student a state resident for purposes of receiving a permanent fund dividend. He also noted the information from the Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) about the timeline for charter school lotteries. Finding no questions, he solicited the will of the committee. 4:25:22 PM SENATOR KAWASAKI moved to report HB 109, work order 31- LS0728\K.A, from committee with individual recommendations and attached fiscal note(s). VICE CHAIR COGHILL stated that without objection, CSHB 109(EDC) am was reported from the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee. 4:25:50 PM At ease SB 169-LICENSE PLATES: COUNCIL ON ARTS 4:27:06 PM VICE CHAIR COGHILL reconvened the meeting and announced the consideration of SENATE BILL NO. 169, "An Act relating to special request registration plates celebrating the arts; and relating to the Alaska State Council on the Arts." [This was the second hearing.] 4:27:32 PM SENATOR GARY STEVENS, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, sponsor of SB 169, summarized that this bill came at the request of the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA). It would amend the existing license plate statute to allow ASCA supporters to provide the council with a little more revenue, provide a means for the ASCA to have legal representation consistent with other state agencies, and holds harmless the private funds the ASCA receives from the Executive Budget Act. VICE CHAIR COGHILL listed who was available to answer questions. 4:29:20 PM SENATOR KAWASAKI asked the Division of Motor Vehicles representative whether older, in stock, ASCA license plates will continue to be sold for the council so there is not a warehouse of unsold plates in inventory. 4:29:52 PM JOANNE OLSEN, Interim Director, Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Administration (DOA), Anchorage, Alaska, confirmed that DMV will try and sell all the license plates it has in inventory. VICE CHAIR COGHILL solicited the will of the committee. 4:30:49 PM SENATOR KAWASAKI moved to report SB 169, work order 31-LS1433\U, from committee with individual recommendations and attached fiscal note(s). 4:31:09 PM VICE CHAIR COGHILL found no objection and CSSB 169(EDC) was reported from the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee. 4:31:16 PM At ease 4:32:10 PM VICE CHAIR COGHILL reconvened the meeting and reviewed the schedule for the next week. 4:32:33 PM There being no further business to come before the committee, Vice Chair Coghill adjourned the Senate State Affairs Standing Committee meeting at 4:32 p.m.

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SJR 14 Sectional Analysis 2.21.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SJR 14
SJR 14 Backup NCSL Threshold 2.21.20.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SJR 14
SJR 14 Backup NCSL Table US States 2.21.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SJR 14
SJR 14 Oppositon Letters 2.21.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SJR 14
HB 56 Letters of Support 1 - Received by 2.11.20.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 56
HB 56 Sponsor Statement 2.26.19.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 56
HB 56 Legislative Research Report 13.254 3.7.13.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 56
HB 56 Memorial Suport Doc 2.21.20.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 56
SB 101 Letter of Support Lisa Ungry 2.12.20.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Jane Winzer 2.14.20.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Anthony J. Cravalho 2.13.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Kristen Dau 2.17.20.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter or Support Bruce Nelson 2.13.20.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Sponsor Statement 2.13.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 News Article 6.4.2019 “No More Silence”_ Her Kidnapping, Sexual Assault and Murder Stunned a Town, and Started a Movement — ProPublica.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Lizzie Davis 2.13.20.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Lizzie Davis photo 2.13.20.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Mona Norton 2.19.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB 101 Letter of Support Mayor Lewis Pagel 2.21.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SJR 14 SPONSOR STATEMENT 2.21.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
SJR 14
HB 109 Legal Memo 2.22.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 109
HB 56 Support 2a recived 2.11.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 56
HB 56 Suuport 2 b recived 2.11.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
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HB 56 Support 3a recieved 2.11.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
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HB 56 Support 3b recieved 2.11.2020.pdf SSTA 2/25/2020 3:30:00 PM
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