Legislature(2017 - 2018)CAPITOL 106

04/06/2017 03:00 PM HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

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*+ HB 10 CHILD IN NEED OF AID/PROTECTION; DUTIES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+= HB 25 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+= HB 54 TERMINALLY ILL: ENDING LIFE OPTION TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+= SCR 2 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH:APRIL 2017 TELECONFERENCED
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-- Public Testimony --
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         HB 10-CHILD IN NEED OF AID/PROTECTION; DUTIES                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:05:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced that the  first order of business would                                                               
be  HOUSE BILL  NO. 10,  "An Act  relating to  the duties  of the                                                               
Department of  Health and Social Services;  relating to child-in-                                                               
need-of-aid  proceedings;  relating   to  child  protection;  and                                                               
amending  Rules   6(a),  6(b)(2)  and  (3),   10(c)(2)  and  (3),                                                               
10(e)(2), 10.1,  15(f)(2), 17(c), 17(d)(2),  17.1(b), 17.1(d)(3),                                                               
17.2(a),  17.2(e),  17.2(f),  17.3, 18(c),  and  19.1(c),  Alaska                                                               
Child  in Need  of Aid  Rules of  Procedure, and  repealing Rules                                                               
17.1(a), 17.1(c),  and 17.1(d)(2),  Alaska Child  in Need  of Aid                                                               
Rules of Procedure."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:05:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   TAMMIE   WILSON,   Alaska   State   Legislature,                                                               
paraphrased  from the  Sponsor  Statement  [Included in  members'                                                               
packets], which read:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Inequality  should  not  be tolerated!  Currently,  the                                                                    
     Office   of    Children   Services   (OCS)    has   two                                                                    
     discriminatory   standards   for   Alaska's   children.                                                                    
     Congress passed the Indian Child  Welfare Act (ICWA) in                                                                    
     1978  as   a  response  to   then-prevalent  culturally                                                                    
     insensitive  state government  child welfare  practices                                                                    
     that  negatively  impacted   "Indian  children",  their                                                                    
     families,  and their  tribes. The  ICWA aims  to ensure                                                                    
     that  Indian children  are removed  from their  parents                                                                    
     only after carefully crafted efforts  have been made to                                                                    
     maintain the  Indian family. In 1996,  the Alaska Court                                                                    
     System  received a  major federal  grant  to study  and                                                                    
     improve  the  state's   handling  of  child  protection                                                                    
     cases,  including child  abuse,  neglect, foster  care,                                                                    
     and adoption  litigation. These cases are  called child                                                                    
     in  need  of  aid  cases,   or  CINA.  The  CINA  guide                                                                    
     describes  how these  cases are  handled by  the state,                                                                    
     the roles played by  various individuals, agencies, and                                                                    
     courts. The child's ethnicity changes  the level of the                                                                    
     State's duty. When the child  in custody is Indian, the                                                                    
     State has an affirmative  duty to make "active efforts"                                                                    
     to reunify  the family (ICWA).  When the child  is non-                                                                    
     Indian,  the  State   must  make  "reasonable  efforts"                                                                    
     (CINA). "Active  efforts" is a more  stringent standard                                                                    
     than  "reasonable efforts,"  which  embody duties  that                                                                    
     touch on important rights of  parents. HB 10 raises the                                                                    
     standard so  that all of Alaska's  children are treated                                                                    
     the same.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON stated  that  one standard  would make  it                                                               
easier  for  the  department,  as  all  staff  would  be  trained                                                               
specifically for this  standard.  She pointed out  that there was                                                               
a  difference  between active  and  reasonable.   Reasonable  was                                                               
determined as the parents need  to follow the guidelines and find                                                               
the  services; whereas,  active required  the case  worker to  be                                                               
more  active  in  the  program.   Whether  in  an  Alaska  Native                                                               
community or  not, most parents  found themselves scared  and not                                                               
knowing  how the  system worked.   She  declared that  a steadier                                                               
means  to find  the necessary  resources to  reunify the  family,                                                               
including counseling and drug rehabilitation, was the purpose.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:08:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   WILSON  paraphrased   the  Sectional   Analysis,                                                               
[included in members' packets], which read as follows:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1. AS  47.05.065  This section  is amended  to                                                                
     ensure  that remedial  and rehabilitative  programs are                                                                    
     offered to  all families  so they have  the opportunity                                                                    
     to  remedy the  parental  conduct or  condition in  the                                                                    
     home that  placed the child  at risk of damage  or harm                                                                    
     and  that the  more stringent  requirement of  "active"                                                                    
     efforts (as opposed to  "reasonable" efforts) are made.                                                                    
     That the child is placed  in a safe, secure, and stable                                                                    
     environment that  is in  the least  restrictive setting                                                                    
     that  most  approximates a  family  home  in which  the                                                                    
     child's needs may be met  and that is within reasonable                                                                    
     proximate to the child's home                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 2. AS 47.10.011 This  section is amended to ensure                                                                
     that  the  more stringent  standards  are  used by  the                                                                    
     court  when  determining,  by a  preponderance  of  the                                                                    
     evidence, that a child is in need of aid.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 3. AS 47.10.011 This  section is amended by adding                                                                
     a new  subsection so  that the  same standards  used to                                                                    
     make  a determination  of physical  damage or  harm are                                                                    
     parallel  to the  more  stringent  standards of  U.S.C.                                                                    
     1901-1963,  as set  forth in  the Indian  Child Welfare                                                                    
     Act of 1978, (ICWA) regardless  of whether the child is                                                                    
     an Indian child.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  4. AS  47.10.013(a)  This section  is amended  to                                                                
     require that the court  substantiate the more stringent                                                                    
     standards   of   "serious"    risk,   as   opposed   to                                                                    
     "substantial"   risk.  It   also  adds   "emotional  or                                                                    
     physical  damage," in  addition to  "harm" to  parallel                                                                    
     ICWA standards.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  5.  AS  47.10.015.  This section  is  amended  to                                                                
     ensure that  the more stringent  standards of  ICWA are                                                                    
     used by the court  when determining, by a preponderance                                                                    
     of the evidence,  that a child was a victim  of harm or                                                                    
     neglect from  the conduct by, or  conditions created by                                                                    
     a parent, guardian or custodian.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  6. AS  47.10.030(c)  This section  is amended  to                                                                
     require  the   court  to  make   a  finding   that  the                                                                    
     conditions or surroundings  that prevention of imminent                                                                    
     physical  damage  or harm  to  the  child requires  the                                                                    
     immediate  assumption  of  custody by  the  court,  the                                                                    
     court may order, by endorsement  upon the summons, that                                                                    
     the officer  serving the summons  shall take  the child                                                                    
     into custody and make temporary  placement of the child                                                                    
     that the court directs.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  7. AS  47.10.080(c) AS  47.10.80(1) requires  the                                                                
     department to place the child  in a setting as provided                                                                    
     under AS  47.14.100 or 25  U.S.C. 1915(b)  and requires                                                                    
     active efforts  to find a  permanent placement  for the                                                                    
     child.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  8. AS  47.10.080(f)  This section  is amended  to                                                                
     require  an  additional  finding  by the  court  as  to                                                                    
     whether the child should be  returned to the custody of                                                                    
     the parent or guardian.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 9.  AS 47.10.080(l)  It requires a  more stringent                                                                
     standard that  when the department is  establishing the                                                                    
     permanent  plan for  the child,  the  court shall  make                                                                    
     appropriate   written   findings,  including   findings                                                                    
     related to whether "returning the  child to the child's                                                                    
     parent  or  guardian is  likely  to  result in  serious                                                                    
     emotional or physical damage to the child".                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  10. AS  47.10.080(p) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     require the  more stringent standards  of ICWA  in that                                                                    
     active efforts  must provide  opportunities for  and to                                                                    
     facilitate  reasonable  visitation   if  the  child  is                                                                    
     removed from the parental home.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 11. AS  47.10.080 NEW SUB SECTION  AS 47.10.080 is                                                              
     amended by adding a new  subsection which would require                                                                    
     that  an  order issued  under  this  section not  allow                                                                    
     removal of a  child from the child's  home or continued                                                                    
     placement of the child outside  the child's home unless                                                                    
     there is,  at the time  the order is issued,  clear and                                                                    
     convincing  evidence,  including  the  testimony  of  a                                                                    
     qualified  expert witness  who is  not employed  by the                                                                    
     department, that the child is  likely to suffer serious                                                                    
     emotional or  physical damage if left  with or returned                                                                    
     to the child's parent or guardian.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 12. AS 47.10.081(b)  This section has been revised                                                                
     to  require  the  determination  of  whether  continued                                                                    
     custody of the child by  the child's parent or guardian                                                                    
     is likely  to result  in serious emotional  or physical                                                                    
     damage and be included in the disposition report.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  13.   AS  47.10.086(a)  This  section   has  been                                                                
     repealed  and  reenacted  to  identify  family  support                                                                    
     services;    and    that    remedial    services    and                                                                    
     rehabilitative  programs   may  include   services  and                                                                    
     programs   provided   by   the  community,   or   other                                                                    
     organizations.  It also  requires "active"  measures in                                                                    
     referring and  obtaining support services for  a parent                                                                    
     or  guardian.  The  department's duty  to  make  active                                                                    
     efforts  under this  subsection  includes  the duty  to                                                                    
     assist  the  child's  parent or  guardian  through  the                                                                    
     steps of a  case plan and with  accessing or developing                                                                    
     the resources  necessary to satisfy the  case plan. The                                                                    
     department  shall  tailor  its active  efforts  to  the                                                                    
     facts  and  circumstances  of the  case  and  list  the                                                                    
     efforts.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  14. AS  47.10.086(b) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     parallel the more stringent standards as in ICWA.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  15. AS  47.10.086(d) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     parallel the more stringent standards as in ICWA.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  16. AS  47.10.086(e) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     parallel the more stringent standards as in ICWA.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  17. AS  47.10.086(f) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     parallel the more stringent standards as in ICWA.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  18. AS  47.10.088(a) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     parallel the  more stringent standards  as in  ICWA. It                                                                    
     requires  that  evidence  beyond  a  reasonable  doubt,                                                                    
     including the testimony of  a qualified expert witness,                                                                    
     who is  not employed by the  department, that continued                                                                    
     custody  of the  child  by the  parent  or guardian  is                                                                    
     likely  to  result  in serious  physical  or  emotional                                                                    
     damage to the child.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 19.  AS 47.10.088(b)  This section is  amended for                                                                
     house-keeping  purposes   and  to  parallel   the  more                                                                    
     stringent standards as in ICWA.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  20. AS  47.10.088(d)  The section  is amended  to                                                                
     read   that   the   department   shall   petition   for                                                                    
     termination of  a parent's rights  to a  child, without                                                                    
     making further  active efforts, when  a child  is under                                                                    
     the jurisdiction  of the court  under AS  47.10.010 and                                                                    
     47.10.011 and  the court  has made  a finding  under AS                                                                    
     47.10.086(b) that  the best interests  of the  child do                                                                    
     not require  further active  efforts by  the department                                                                    
     unless  the  department  had  documented  a  compelling                                                                    
     reason for  determining that the petition  would not be                                                                    
     in the best interest of  the child. A compelling reason                                                                    
     under this  subsection may include  care by  a relative                                                                    
     for the child.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  21. AS  47.10.088(g) This  section is  amended so                                                                
     that the  department must parallel the  ICWA standards.                                                                    
     In filing a petition  to terminate parental rights, the                                                                    
     department  must determine  that  continued custody  of                                                                    
     the  child by  the  child's parents  or guardian  would                                                                    
     likely result in serious emotional or physical damage.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  22. AS  47.10.142(a) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     parallel the more stringent standards as in ICWA.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  23. AS  47.10.142(b) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     allow for  the department to take  emergency custody of                                                                    
     a minor from the minor's  parent or guardian only if it                                                                    
     is necessary  to prevent  the imminent  physical damage                                                                    
     or harm to the child.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  24. AS  47.10.142(d) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     parallel the  more stringent standards as  in ICWA. The                                                                    
     court  must determine  that  allowing the  department's                                                                    
     continuing  temporary legal  custody  of  the child  is                                                                    
     based  on the  necessity to  prevent imminent  physical                                                                    
     damage or harm to the child.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:18:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  25. AS  47.10.142(e) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     direct  the court  to also  determine at  the temporary                                                                    
     custody hearing  whether (1) by a  preponderance of the                                                                    
     evidence, removal of the child  is necessary to prevent                                                                    
     imminent physical damage  or harm to the  child, or (2)                                                                    
     by  clear   and  convincing  evidence,   including  the                                                                    
     testimony  of a  qualified  expert witness  who is  not                                                                    
     employed  by the  department,  the  child would  likely                                                                    
     suffer serious physical or emotional  damage if left in                                                                    
     the  child's home.  If the  Court  finds that  probable                                                                    
     cause exists  for believing that  the child is  a child                                                                    
     in need of  aid and that a sufficient  showing has been                                                                    
     made under  either (1)  or (2)  of this  subsection, it                                                                    
     shall order  the child committed to  the department for                                                                    
     temporary  placement outside  the home  of the  child's                                                                    
     parent or  guardian. If the  court finds  that probably                                                                    
     cause  does not  exist  for believing  the  child is  a                                                                    
     child in  need of  aid, but  that a  sufficient showing                                                                    
     has not been made under  (1) or (2) of their subsection                                                                    
     the court shall order the  child to be either committed                                                                    
     to  the  custody  of   the  department  with  temporary                                                                    
     placement to be in the  child's home or returned to the                                                                    
     custody of the child's parent or guardian.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 26.  AS 47.10.142(f)  This section is  amended for                                                                
     house-keeping purposes  to parallel the  more stringent                                                                    
     standards  as   in  ICWA.  The  provision,   except  as                                                                    
     provided in  (i) of this section,  limits the temporary                                                                    
     placement under this section to 30 days.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  27. AS  47.10.142(h) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     change the  timeline for court review  of the placement                                                                    
     plan  and  actual  placement  of  the  child  under  AS                                                                    
     47.10.080 (I)  to occur within  30 days, as  opposed to                                                                    
     12  months,   after  a  child   is  committed   to  the                                                                    
     department.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  28.  AS  47.10.142  This section  is  amended  by                                                                
     adding  a new  paragraph to  read: The  court may  only                                                                    
     order  a child  committed  to  for temporary  placement                                                                    
     under  (e) and  (f) of  this section  for more  than 30                                                                    
     days if  the court  determines by clear  and convincing                                                                    
     evidence,  including  the   testimony  of  a  qualified                                                                    
     expert witness  who is not employed  by the department,                                                                    
     that  custody of  the child  by the  child's parent  or                                                                    
     guardian  is  likely  to result  in  imminent  physical                                                                    
     damage  or  harm to  the  child  or that  extraordinary                                                                    
     circumstances exist.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  29.  AS  47.10.990  This section  is  amended  by                                                                
     adding  a  new  paragraphs   [sic]  to  define  "active                                                                    
     effort,"  "emotional  damage," and  "remedial  services                                                                    
     and rehabilitative programs".                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  30.  AS 47.14.100(r)  is  amended  to read:  This                                                                
     section  is  amended  to parallel  the  more  stringent                                                                    
     efforts as in ICWA.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  31. AS  47.17.290(3) This  section is  amended to                                                                
     parallel the more stringent  definition of "child abuse                                                                    
     or neglect".                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 32. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT.  Rule  6(a), Alaska  Child  in  Need of  Aid                                                                    
     Rules  of  Procedure;  amends  the  "Emergency  Custody                                                                    
     Without  Court Order"  standards to  parallel the  ICWA                                                                    
     standards.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 33. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT. Rule  6(b)(2), Alaska  Child in Need  of Aid                                                                    
     Rules  of  Procedure;  amends the  "Form,  Contents  of                                                                    
     Motion" standards  for removal  of a child  to parallel                                                                    
     the ICWA standards.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 34. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT. Rule  6(b)(2), Alaska  Child in Need  of Aid                                                                    
     Rules  of Procedure,  is amended  to  read: (3)  Order;                                                                    
     amends the  standards for  emergency orders  of removal                                                                    
     of a child to parallel ICWA standards.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 35. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT. Rule  10(c)(2), Alaska Child in  Need of Aid                                                                    
     Rules of  Procedure; amends  the standards  for removal                                                                    
     of a child to parallel the ICWA standards.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 36. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT. Rule  10(c)(3), Alaska Child in  Need of Aid                                                                    
     Rules of  Procedure; amends  the standards  for removal                                                                    
     of a child to parallel the ICWA standards.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 37. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT. Rule  10(e)(2), Alaska Child in  Need of Aid                                                                    
     Rules  of  Procedure;  amends that  standards  for  the                                                                    
     return of  the child  to the  child's home  to parallel                                                                    
     ICWA standards.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 38. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended by adding  a new section to  read: DIRECT COURT                                                                  
     RULE AMENDMENT.  Rule 10.1(a)(1), Alaska Child  in Need                                                                    
     of Aid Rules of  Procedure; amends Findings to parallel                                                                    
     ICWA standards.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 39. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT. Rule  15(f)(2), Alaska Child in  Need of Aid                                                                    
     Rules  of Procedure;  amends the  inquiry and  findings                                                                    
     required by CINA Rule 10.1 to parallel ICWA standards.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 40. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT.  Rule 17(c),  Alaska  Child in  Need of  Aid                                                                    
     Rules  of   Procedure;  amends  the   Requirements  for                                                                    
     Disposition to parallel ICWA standards.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 41. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT. Rule  17(d)(2), Alaska Child in  Need of Aid                                                                    
     Rules  of Procedure;  amends  the  standards the  court                                                                    
     uses  to approve  the  removal of  the  child from  the                                                                    
     child's home to parallel ICWA standards.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 42. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended by adding  a new section to  read: DIRECT COURT                                                                  
     RULE AMENDMENT.  Rule 17.1(b), Alaska Child  in Need of                                                                    
     Aid  Rules of  Procedure, amends  the standard  used by                                                                    
     the court  in determining  if a continuation  of active                                                                    
     efforts is  not in  the best interest  of the  child by                                                                    
     paralleling them to the ICWA standard.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 43. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended by adding  a new section to  read: DIRECT COURT                                                                  
     RULE AMENDMENT.  Rule 17.1(d)(3), Alaska Child  in Need                                                                    
     of  Aid  Rules of  Procedure;  amends  the standard  to                                                                    
     determine the  Child's Best  Interests to  parallel the                                                                    
     ICWA standard.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 44. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended by adding  a new section to  read: DIRECT COURT                                                                  
     RULE AMENDMENT.  Rule 17.2(a), Alaska Child  in Need of                                                                    
     Aid  Rules  of  Procedure;  amends  the  standards  for                                                                    
     Purpose and Timing  of the Hearing for a  child in need                                                                    
     of aid to parallel ICWA standards.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:28:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 45. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended by adding  a new section to  read: DIRECT COURT                                                                  
     RULE AMENDMENT.  Rule 17.2(e), Alaska Child  in Need of                                                                    
     Ai d Rules  of Procedure; amends the  standards used by                                                                    
     the court for making  written findings to parallel ICWA                                                                    
     standards.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 46. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT. Rule  17.2(f), Alaska  Child in Need  of Aid                                                                    
     Rules of Procedure; amends the  standards used to apply                                                                    
     additional findings to parallel ICWA standards.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 47. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT.  Rule 17(3),  Alaska  Child in  Need of  Aid                                                                    
     Rules  of Procedure;  amends  the  standard applied  to                                                                    
     petition or  proxy for  adoption or  legal guardianship                                                                    
     of a child under AS 47.10.111                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 48. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT.  Rule 18(c),  Alaska  Child in  Need of  Aid                                                                    
     Rules  of Procedure;  amends  the  standard applied  to                                                                    
     Burden of Proof to parallel ICWA standards.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 49. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by adding  a new  section:  DIRECT COURT  RULE                                                                  
     AMENDMENT. Rule  19.1(c), Alaska  Child in Need  of Aid                                                                    
     Rules  of Procedure;  amends the  standard applied  for                                                                    
     Disposition  Order,  pursuant  to  AS  47.10.100(a)  to                                                                    
     parallel ICWA standards.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 50. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                
     amended  by  adding  a new  section:  REPEAL  OF  COURT                                                                  
     RULES.  Rule 17.1(a),  17.1(c), and  17.1(d)(2), Alaska                                                                    
     Child in Need of Aid Rules of Procedure, are repealed.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 51.  AS 47.10.086(c),  47.10.086(g), 47.10.088(e),                                                                  
     47.10.990(11),    47.10.990(21),   47.10.990(27)    and                                                                    
     47.10.990(30) are repealed.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 52. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                  
     amended by  adding a new  section: TWO-THIRDS  VOTE NOT                                                                  
     REQUIRED.  Because   the  provisions  of   Rules  6(a),                                                                    
     6(b)(2)  and (3),  10(c)(2)  and  (3), 10(e)(2),  10.1,                                                                    
     15(f)(2), 17(c),  17(d)(2), 17.1(a),  17.1(b), 17.1(c),                                                                    
     17.1(d)(2)  and (3),  17.2(a), 17.3  and 18(c),  Alaska                                                                    
     Child  in Need  of  Aid Rules  of  Procedure, that  are                                                                    
     affected  by the  provisions of  this Act  were adopted                                                                    
     under   the   Alaska   Supreme   Court's   interpretive                                                                    
     authority   exercised   under    art.   IV,   sec.   1,                                                                    
     Constitution of  the State  of Alaska,  secs. 32  - 45,                                                                    
     48, and 50  of this Act take effect even  if secs. 32 -                                                                    
     45, 47, 48,  and 50 of this Act do  not receive the two                                                                    
     thirds  majority vote  normally applicable  to changing                                                                    
     court  rules under  art. IV,  sec. 15,  Constitution of                                                                    
     the State of Alaska.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 53. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                  
     amended by  adding a  new section:  APPLICABILITY. This                                                                  
     Act applies to  child-in-need-of-aid petitions filed or                                                                    
     pending on or after the effective date of this Act.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 54. The  uncodified law of the State  of Alaska is                                                                  
     amended by  adding a  new section:  CONDITIONAL EFFECT.                                                                  
     AS 47.10.080(l), as  amended by sec. 9 of  this Act, AS                                                                    
     47.10.081(b), as  amended by sec.  12 of this  Act, and                                                                    
     AS  47.10.142(d), as  amended by  sec. 24  of this  Act                                                                    
     take effect  only if secs.  9, 12,  and 24 of  this Act                                                                    
     receive  the two  thirds majority  vote  of each  house                                                                    
     required  by  art. IV,  sec.  15,  Constitution of  the                                                                    
     State of Alaska.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:37:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHNSTON  directed  attention  to  the  qualified                                                               
external witness mentioned in Sections  11, 25, and 28, and asked                                                               
how Representative Wilson visualized this working.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON replied  that this  was currently  done in                                                               
ICWA (Indian  Child Welfare Act  of 1978) cases, and  it depended                                                               
on the  issues with the  parents.  She explained  that, currently                                                               
in non-ICWA cases,  the expert witness could be  the case worker,                                                               
which would change in the proposed legislation.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSTON  asked if  there was  a state  or federal                                                               
contract with the expert witness.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   WILSON  explained   that   currently  this   was                                                               
determined by  the attorneys.   She stated  that the  fiscal note                                                               
reflected  the state  expense for  an expert  witness.   She said                                                               
that parents  could fight  an OCS  determination, hence  the need                                                               
for the expert  witness.  She said this need  for a witness could                                                               
also be necessary for terminations,  as most cases not under ICWA                                                               
utilized the case worker.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:39:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO   referenced  the  aforementioned   loss  of                                                               
federal  funding  mentioned  in  the fiscal  notes  [Included  in                                                               
members' packets],  and asked about  the reason for this  loss of                                                               
federal funding.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WILSON explained that  some grammatical changes in                                                               
one phrase  were necessary,  as there needed  to be  a connection                                                               
for  child placement,  but not  necessarily for  the child.   She                                                               
declared that she had no  intention to eliminate federal funding.                                                               
She shared  that she  was working with  the Department  of Health                                                               
and  Social  Services  to accomplish  her  goals  without  losing                                                               
federal funding.  She noted  that the phrase indicated for change                                                               
was "contrary to the welfare."                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:41:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHRISTY LAWTON,  Director, Central  Office, Office  of Children's                                                               
Services  (OCS),  Department  of   Health  and  Social  Services,                                                               
relayed that the  statement was "contrary to the  welfare for the                                                               
child to stay  in their own home,"  and that a judge  had to make                                                               
that finding  at the  very first order  which indicated  that OCS                                                               
had the authority  to have custody as there were  reasons for OCS                                                               
to  have custody.   It  had to  be associated  to removal  of the                                                               
child from  the home.  She  noted that if that  first finding was                                                               
lost, any  eligible further  funding throughout  the life  of the                                                               
case  would be  lost.    She relayed  that  OCS  had spoken  with                                                               
Representative  Wilson for  ways to  change the  language in  the                                                               
proposed bill,  as it  was necessary to  indicate that  the court                                                               
had ruled it  was unsafe for the  child to be in  their own home.                                                               
She added  that revenue could be  lost if the language  from ICWA                                                               
was  imported  into  the  proposed bill,  as  the  standards  for                                                               
removal  of a  child and  to  keep them  in a  foster home  would                                                               
necessitate  a  judge  acknowledging  that OCS  had  made  active                                                               
efforts  to  prevent  removal,  and  active  efforts  to  promote                                                               
reunification.    She  stated  that this  was  a  very  difficult                                                               
standard to  meet, and,  if the  standard could  not be  met, and                                                               
with the elimination of the  reasonable efforts option, the state                                                               
would have  to support  the cost  of care  from the  general fund                                                               
when the threshold for active efforts had not been met.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:43:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO  referenced the  standards necessary  for the                                                               
termination  of  parental rights,  and  asked  if there  was  the                                                               
ability  within OCS  to perform  an investigation  to meet  these                                                               
standards identified in the proposed legislation.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS. LAWTON  opined that the  language in the proposed  bill would                                                               
not  change what  they  do  when it  was  necessary to  terminate                                                               
parental rights.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:44:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SULLIVAN-LEONARD  declared that the  proposed bill                                                               
was "an  incredible piece  of legislation."   She  expressed that                                                               
every  child  should  be  treated  the  same,  and  that  it  was                                                               
concerning that the system did not  treat everyone the same.  She                                                               
asked what the catalyst was to make these changes.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON replied  that two  standards made  it more                                                               
difficult  for  the  entire  system,  including  the  staff,  the                                                               
attorneys, and the  courts.  She declared that,  as the standards                                                               
outside ICWA were  much lower for removing  children, most judges                                                               
had to rule in  favor of removal.  She said that  a change to the                                                               
necessity  of  proof  over  hearsay would  still  allow  OCS  for                                                               
voluntary counseling without taking legal custody.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:46:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO  commented  that,  throughout  the  proposed                                                               
bill,  there had  been a  change from  mental injury,  defined on                                                               
page 21  as including  more than  emotional trauma,  to emotional                                                               
damage.  He asked if this  change would continue to cover as much                                                               
as was previously covered by mental injury.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WILSON  opined that,  although it would  not cover                                                               
everything  previously  covered,  the  goal  was  to  mirror  for                                                               
consistency.   She explained that  throughout the  proposed bill,                                                               
the child had to be in harm's way, in order to be removed.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:47:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ asked if there  were any operational changes with                                                               
this change in language.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. LAWTON explained that emotional  damage was not defined under                                                               
ICWA,  although  it  was specifically  and  narrowly  defined  in                                                               
current  statute.    She  noted  that it  was  necessary  for  an                                                               
observable  impairment, and  that a  qualified expert,  usually a                                                               
mental health expert, needed to  testify to that impairment.  She                                                               
pointed out  that OCS did not  often file for custody  under this                                                               
subsection as  the threshold  was quite high.   She  shared that,                                                               
instead, if it  was believed there was emotional  harm related to                                                               
domestic  violence, OCS  would file  under neglect.   She  opined                                                               
that the proposed  bill would potentially broaden  the ability by                                                               
the  department,  as  it  would  not  be  as  narrow  as  it  was                                                               
currently.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:49:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TARR offered  her belief  that, although  part of                                                               
the  bill was  to align  with ICWA  standards, she  had questions                                                               
regarding  other changes.   She  directed attention  to page  20,                                                               
line  22,  and  asked  about  the  difficulty  for  meeting  this                                                               
standard.   Citing  her personal  experiences, she  declared that                                                               
this would  be difficult to  substantiate, and asked  if children                                                               
could be  left in harmful  situations if this standard  could not                                                               
be met.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON  replied  that   this  mirrored  what  was                                                               
currently required  by ICWA, and  she offered her belief  that it                                                               
had not been a problem.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:50:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  LAWTON, in  response  to Representative  Tarr, opined  that,                                                               
currently under ICWA,  OCS only needed the witness  if the parent                                                               
did  not agree  and  was contesting  the judicial  determination.                                                               
She said that  a witness who was  not a case worker  could be the                                                               
supervisor or  the regional ICWA  specialist.  She  reported that                                                               
currently  it was  very difficult  to find  expert witnesses  for                                                               
ICWA cases,  specifically, cultural experts.   She stated  that a                                                               
bigger  challenge was  the  limitations placed  on  the court  to                                                               
potentially order the  child into state custody.   She added that                                                               
it could  be time consuming  and costly to find  expert witnesses                                                               
and bring them  to the court.   She opined that it  could leave a                                                               
gap, though  she was not  able to  quantify how often  this would                                                               
occur.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:52:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  acknowledged that  "these situations  can be                                                               
so sticky" and  that it was the desire to  give the parents every                                                               
opportunity.  She relayed that  some of the individuals, however,                                                               
were master manipulators.  She  expressed her concern that having                                                               
a high standard  for imminent danger allowed  for manipulation to                                                               
create  difficulty  in  meeting   that  standard,  while  in  the                                                               
meantime, the children would remain in an unsafe situation.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WILSON  countered that  the damage for  removing a                                                               
child  could be  huge,  and  that nobody  wanted  a  child to  be                                                               
injured.  She relayed that  numerous studies showed that moving a                                                               
child  could  do  more  damage.     She  asked,  "where  is  that                                                               
threshold?"  She pointed to the  proposed bill, and asked to what                                                               
level were  they willing to  go to  make sure that  children were                                                               
removed when in harm's way.   She suggested that it was better to                                                               
add the voluntary actions before removing children.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:55:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO asked if there  were any other impacts as far                                                               
as transition  of cases between  the Indian Child  Welfare system                                                               
and the state system when making those programs similar.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.  LAWTON replied  that the  proposed bill  would not  have any                                                               
impact  on the  OCS  ability for  transfer  of jurisdiction  from                                                               
state court to tribal court.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SPOHNHOLZ spoke  about the  "natural  sticky tension  that                                                               
exists in  our child  welfare system,"  and the  daily challenges                                                               
faced by  OCS for finding the  "sweet spot that protects  as many                                                               
children  as  possible  while maintaining  as  many  families  as                                                               
possible."   She noted that it  was recognized that removal  of a                                                               
child from their family was  an adverse childhood experience, but                                                               
that leaving them where they  were while continuing to experience                                                               
harm was also  an adverse childhood experience.   She offered her                                                               
belief that it  was necessary, as feelings could  be very intense                                                               
and  run very  high,  to take  the  time to  step  back, let  the                                                               
intensity  dissipate, and  approach  the issue  with calm,  cool,                                                               
collected wisdom.   She  acknowledged that  the sponsor  had good                                                               
intention and wanted  to do the best for the  children of Alaska.                                                               
She commended  the work done  by the  staff at OCS,  sharing that                                                               
this  work did  not receive  the  respect that  it deserved,  and                                                               
comparing it  to the  work performed  by firefighters  and police                                                               
officers for everyday intensity.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced that HB 10 would be held over.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB10 Ver D 1.30.17.PDF HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB 10 Sponsor Statement 1.30.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB10 Supporting Document - ICWA glossary and flowchart - NICWA 1.30.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB10 Supporting Document -CINA Flowchart - OCS Manual 1.30.17.PDF HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB 10 Sectional Analysis.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB025 Summary of Changes ver J 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Proposed Blank CS ver J 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-HB025 Support Emails 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Letter Alaska Pharmacists Association 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Letter ANDVSA 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Letter APRN Alliance 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Letter Tanana Chiefs Conference 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
SSHB 54 Supporting Document--Aderhold Letter of Support 4.5.2017.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 54
SSHB 54 Opposing Document--Dore Secondary Memo in opposition 4.5.2017.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 54
SSHB 54 Opposing Document--Anderson letter of opposition 4.5.2017.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 54
SSHB 54 Opposing Document--Dore First Memo in opposition 4.5.2017.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 54
SCR 2 Version A.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
SHSS 2/27/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
SCR 2 Sponsor Statement A.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
SHSS 2/27/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
SCR 2 Support Materials Alaska Dispatch News 11.20.2016.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
SHSS 2/27/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
Supplemental Crime in Alaska Report.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
SHSS 2/27/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
SCR 2 Support Materials Key Results from the 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
SHSS 2/27/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
SCR 2 Support Materials CDVSA Annual Report 2015.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
SHSS 2/27/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
SCR 2 Support Materials ANDVSA 2016 Annual Report.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
SHSS 2/27/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
SCR2-LEG-SESS-02-27-17 FN.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
SHSS 2/27/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
SCR 2 Support Materials CDC National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
SHSS 2/27/2017 1:30:00 PM
SCR 2
SCR 2 Fiscal Note LAA 3.9.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 3/21/2017 5:30:00 PM
SCR 2
HB025 Sectional Analysis ver A 2.16.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Opposing Document-Letter NFIB 2.16.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Sponsor Statement 2.16.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-ADN Commentary 2.16.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Cost Savings Study 2.16.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Guttmacher Alaska Statistics 2.16.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Guttmacher Public Costs from Unintended Pregnancies 2.16.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-HB025 Support Emails 2.27.17.pdf HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Letter Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic 2.23.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Unintended Pregnancies Study 2.16.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 ver A 2.16.17.PDF HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Letter Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii 2.16.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Fiscal Note DHSS-Medicaid Services 2.28.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Fiscal Note DHSS-DHCS 2.28.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Fiscal Note DCCED-DIO 2.28.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Opposing Document-America's Health Insurance Plans 2.27.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Letter Dr. Tina Tomsen 2.27.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Support Emails 2.27.17.pdf HHSS 2/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-HB025 Support Emails 3.7.17.pdf HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Letter Anne Green 3.3.17.pdf HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Letter Alaska Nurses Association 3.6.17.pdf HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Supporting Document-Letters of Support 3.8.2017.pdf HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
HB025 Opposing Document-Letters of Opposition 3.8.2017.pdf HHSS 3/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 25
SSHB 54 Opposing Document--Letters 3.27.17.pdf HHSS 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 54
SSHB 54 Sectional Analysis ver O 3.27.17.pdf HHSS 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 54
SSHB 54 Sponsor Statement 3.27.17.pdf HHSS 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 54
SSHB 54 Supporting Document--Archbishop Tutu Opinion 3.27.17.pdf HHSS 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 54
SSHB 54 Supporting Document--Letters 3.27.17.pdf HHSS 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 54
SSHB 54.PDF HHSS 3/28/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB 10 Fiscal Note--DHSS-CSM 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB 10 Fiscal Note--DHSS-FCAR 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB 10 Fiscal Note--DHSS-CST 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB 10 Fiscal Note--DHSS-FCBR 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB 10 Fiscal Note--DHSS-FCSN 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB 10 Fiscal Note--DHSS-FLSW 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB 10 Fiscal Note--DHSS-FP 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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HB 10 Fiscal Note--JUD-ACS 4.5.17.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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SSHB 54 Fiscal Note--DOL-CJL 4.5.2017.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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SSHB54 Supporing Document - Additional Letters.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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SSHB54 Supporting Document - Saturday Evening Post.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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SSHB54 Supporting Document - Skelton Op Ed.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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SSHB54 Supporting Document Research 2007.pdf HHSS 4/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
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