Legislature(1995 - 1996)

02/27/1996 03:04 PM HES

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 CO-CHAIR BUNDE reconvened the meeting of the House HESS Committee             
 at 3:25 p.m.                                                                  
                                                                               
 HB 373 - EDUC FOR FAMILY OF DECEASED MILITARY                               
                                                                               
 Number 1330                                                                   
                                                                               
 TOM ANDERSON, Legislative Assistant to Representative Terry Martin,           
 said he would respond to the questions raised at the last hearing             
 on HB 373.  Regarding the definition of Alaska Naval Militia, he              
 provided committee members with a copy of AS 26.05.030(c) which               
 states "The Alaska Naval Militia consists of units authorized by              
 the governor, organized, equipped, trained, and administered as               
 prescribed by state and federal law and regulation, and manned by             
 personnel who are (1) members of the United States Naval Reserve or           
 the United States Marine Corps Reserve and (2) enlisted, appointed,           
 commissioned, or warranted under the laws and regulations of the              
 United States."  He furnished committee members with a memorandum             
 from Wendy Redman of the University of Alaska, which addresses the            
 costs of a typical "full-ride" scholarship at the University of               
 Alaska.  He pointed out the cost is approximately $2,000 more than            
 the fiscal note denotes.                                                      
                                                                               
 CO-CHAIR BUNDE asked for an approximate number of students who                
 might take advantage of this opportunity next semester.                       
                                                                               
 MR. ANDERSON said he was guessing maybe two or three.                         
                                                                               
 CO-CHAIR BUNDE asked if past history gave an indication of the                
 number of students per year who might take advantage of this                  
 program.                                                                      
                                                                               
 MR. ANDERSON replied there had been four in the last five years.              
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY questioned the amount of the fiscal note.                
                                                                               
 CO-CHAIR BUNDE noted for the record it was $13,600.                           
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY said he didn't understand what this                      
 legislation was changing.                                                     
                                                                               
 MR. ANDERSON explained that it was being changed to include room              
 and board and an extra stipend of $200.  He pointed out that while            
 it is not a significant amount, it was felt that it would complete            
 the package more so than just tuition, which was the current                  
 statutory allowance.                                                          
                                                                               
 Number 1511                                                                   
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG moved to pass HB 373 out of committee with            
 individual recommendations and attached fiscal note.  Hearing no              
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                               

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