Legislature(2001 - 2002)

02/22/2001 03:02 PM HES

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HB 41-CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT/SOC SEC. #                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DYSON  announced the  committee would  again consider  HOUSE                                                              
BILL NO.  41, "An Act  repealing the  termination date  of changes                                                              
made by  ch. 87, SLA  1997 and ch.  132, SLA 1998  regarding child                                                              
support   enforcement   and  related   programs;   repealing   the                                                              
nonseverability  provision   of  ch.  132,  SLA   1998;  repealing                                                              
certain  requirements   for  applicants  for  hunting   and  sport                                                              
fishing  licenses or  tags, and  for certain  hunting permits,  to                                                              
provide  social security  numbers  for child  support  enforcement                                                              
purposes; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  DYSON noted  that the  previous hearing  had been  recessed                                                              
with one unresolved  issue, but that he and the  department [DCED]                                                              
are now in  agreement.  He  confirmed that the committee  would be                                                              
working  off  of Version  F  [22-GH1002\F,  Lauterbach,  2/16/01],                                                              
which rolled  SB 19 [CSSB 19(HES),  except for the title]  into HB
41.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
RANDALL LORENZ,  Staff to Representative Fred Dyson,  Alaska State                                                              
Legislature,  speaking  as  the   committee  aide  for  the  House                                                              
Health,  Education   and  Social   Services  Standing   Committee,                                                              
informed  members that  the only  difference between  SB 19  [CSSB
19(HES)]   and   HB  41   [Version   F]   is  the   inclusion   of                                                              
Representative  Coghill's  change from  five  years  to two  years                                                              
[for the sunset date, Section 16 - from 2006 to 2003].                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Number 0210                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DYSON  remarked that  the letter  [dated February  21, 2001]                                                              
from Ms.  Miklos, Director  of Child  Safety Enforcement  Division                                                              
(CSED), includes  CSED's proposal  to solve  the problem  when the                                                              
noncustodial parent  - the obligor  - is paying child  support via                                                              
payroll deductions;  if CSED  receives the money  in the  last few                                                              
days of the month,  the money gets credited to  that month instead                                                              
of the next  month, for which it  is intended.  Chair  Dyson noted                                                              
that  the  director has  proposed  to  change  the wording  in  AS                                                              
25.27.103 to say  that if [the money] comes in the  last five days                                                              
of  the  month  and  [was made  in  the  course  of  regular  wage                                                              
withholding],  it would  be credited  to  the next  month.   Chair                                                              
Dyson  said  he  had  asked Ms.  Miklos,  prior  to  the  meeting,                                                              
whether she  would object to  the insertion of "business"  between                                                              
"five" and  "days", so  that it would  read "five business  days";                                                              
he  requested  confirmation  from  Ms.  Miklos  that  she  had  no                                                              
objection.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Number 0314                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BARBARA  MIKLOS,  Director,  Child  Safety  Enforcement  Division,                                                              
Department of  Revenue, came forth  and remarked that  Chair Dyson                                                              
was correct in his statement, and that she had no objection.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Number 0340                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DYSON made  a motion to adopt a conceptual  amendment "here,                                                              
in the middle  of this page,  to [AS] 25.27.103, as  written, with                                                              
the  word 'business'  inserted."   There being  no objection,  the                                                              
conceptual amendment was adopted.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DYSON  asked whether there  was further discussion  about HB
41,  as  modified  to  reflect  SB  19,  Representative  Coghill's                                                              
amendment regarding  the sunset date, and the  clarifying language                                                              
just  added regarding  billings  that  come in  on  the last  five                                                              
business days.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Number 0410                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  COGHILL  made a  motion  to  move Version  F  [22-                                                              
GH1002\F,  Lauterbach,  2\16\01],  as amended,  out  of  committee                                                              
with  individual  recommendations.   He  remarked  that there  had                                                              
been discussion  about "re-amending that  date" but said  he would                                                              
like  it  to   go  through  conference  committee   just  for  the                                                              
committee's information.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  DYSON noted  that Ms.  Miklos had  nodded.   He then  asked                                                              
whether there  was any objection  to the  motion.  There  being no                                                              
objection,  CSHB 41(HES)  moved from the  House Health,  Education                                                              
and Social Services Standing Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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