Legislature(1993 - 1994)

02/24/1993 02:13 PM FIN

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  HJR 11    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of  the                 
            State of Alaska relating  to repeal of regulations                 
            by the legislature.                                                
                                                                               
            HJR  11 was reported  out of Committee  with a "do                 
            pass"  recommendation  and  with  a $2.2  thousand                 
            dollar fiscal  impact note  by the  Office of  the                 
            Lieutenant Governor, dated 2/1/93.                                 
                                                                               
  HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11                                                
                                                                               
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       Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State                 
       of  Alaska  relating to  repeal  of regulations  by the                 
       legislature.                                                            
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  Larson  noted   that  HJR   11  would  allow   the                 
  Legislature  to  repeal  regulations  adopted   by  a  state                 
  department or  agency by a  joint resolution.   The proposed                 
  amendment would be placed on the  ballot on the next general                 
  election.                                                                    
                                                                               
  SANDY  NUSBAUM,  LEGISLATIVE   STAFF,  REPRESENTATIVE   GAIL                 
  PHILLIPS spoke  in support of  HJR 11.   She noted  that the                 
  Lieutenant Governor has formally endorsed HJR 11 (Attachment                 
  1).      She  presented   written   remarks  on   behalf  of                 
  Representative G. Phillips  (Attachment 2).  She  noted that                 
  HJR 11  would  permit  the  Legislature to  take  action  on                 
  regulations  promulgated  by  state  agencies  that  may not                 
  properly  implement the  intent of  the laws  passed  by the                 
  Legislature.  She asserted that there is increasing evidence                 
  that regulations go  beyond conforming  with laws passed  by                 
  the Legislature.   She alleged that         regulations many                 
  times  ignore  the legislative  directive  or go  beyond the                 
  limits of  what the  legislature intended.   She  emphasized                 
  that once regulations go into effect  they have the force of                 
  law,  even though "no single person,  elected by the voters,                 
  has approved them."                                                          
                                                                               
  Ms.  Nusbaum observed  that similar  legislation  passed the                 
  Senate  during   the  Seventeenth  Alaska   Legislature  and                 
  received support in the House.   She noted that prior ballot                 
  proposals did not sufficiently explain the initiative.                       
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean MOVED  to report  HJR 11  out of  Committee                 
  with individual  recommendations and  with the  accompanying                 
  fiscal note.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                   
                                                                               
  HJR  11  was reported  out  of  Committee with  a  "do pass"                 
  recommendation and with a $2.2 thousand dollar fiscal impact                 
  note by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, dated 2/1/93.                 

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