Legislature(2013 - 2014)
2013-02-20 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2013-02-20 House Journal Page 0331 HB 52 The following, which was read the third time and returned to the Rules Committee (page 181), was again before the House in third reading: HOUSE BILL NO. 52 "An Act relating to allowable absences from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date." Representative Gruenberg moved and asked unanimous consent that HB 52 be returned to second reading for the specific purpose of considering Amendment No. 1. There being no objection, it was so ordered. The Speaker stated that, without objection, HB 52 would be returned to second reading for Amendment Nos. 1 and 2. Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representatives Gruenberg, Feige, and Gara: Page 3, lines 17 - 18: Delete "documentation to the department that establishes, by clear and convincing evidence," Insert "clear and convincing evidence to the department" Page 3, line 23, following "consider": Insert "all relevant factors, including" Representative Gruenberg moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 1 be adopted. Objection was heard and withdrawn. There being no further objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted. Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representatives Gara and Kerttula: 2013-02-20 House Journal Page 0332 Page 4, following line 10: Insert a new subsection to read: "(g) After an otherwise eligible individual has been absent from the state for more than 180 days in each of the related 10 qualifying years, the department shall hold the dividend in trust for the individual. When the individual has been present in the state for at least 180 days in a qualifying year, the department shall pay the amount held in trust to the individual. The dividends held in trust shall earn interest at a rate equal to the increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers for the Anchorage metropolitan area compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor." Representative Gara moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 2 be adopted. Representative Saddler objected. Representative Kerttula moved and asked unanimous consent that she be allowed to abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest. Objection was heard, and Representative Kerttula was required to vote. Representative Gara moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw Amendment No. 2. There being no objection, it was so ordered. HB 52 am was automatically in third reading. The Speaker stated that, without objection, HB 52 am will be held to the February 25, 2013, calendar.