Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/10/1995 01:06 PM JUD

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 HJUD - 03/10/95                                                               
 HB 188 - INDECENT PHOTOGRAPHY                                               
                                                                               
 Number 180                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN PORTER explained that HB 188 had been previously heard by            
 the Judiciary Committee on Monday, March 6.  They had discussed               
 rules for security surveillance systems.  He felt the committee               
 substitute would address everyone's concerns.                                 
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE JERRY MACKIE, bill sponsor, described the changes              
 made in the committee substitute.  The first change is on page 1,             
 line 5.  The word "and" was changed to "or", making it read,                  
 "...the viewing or photography..."  The second change was on lines            
 7 and 8, adding the words, "...notice of the viewing or photography           
 was posted."  That met Representative Mackie's concern about the              
 dressing room situation, because if Nordstrom posted a sign warning           
 that customers were being viewed in the dressing rooms, public                
 outcry would probably get rid of the viewing altogether.  At least            
 there is opportunity for somebody to be aware in those situations.            
 It is good compromise language.                                               
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN PORTER added that the "and" being changed to "or"                    
 addressed a concern voiced by Randall Burns of the Alaska Civil               
 Liberties Union (ACLU).  Mr. Burns felt this would make it clear we           
 were not intending to prohibit someone's viewing of a picture for             
 crime prevention purposes.                                                    
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE CYNTHIA TOOHEY made a motion to adopt the committee            
 substitute, Version 20-G, dated 3/8/95.  Seeing no objection the              
 committee substitute was adopted.                                             
                                                                               
 Number 225                                                                    
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE AL VEZEY asked if this wording would force a bank or           
 liquor store to post notice of a surveillance system in the lobby.            
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE said no, because the only thing this bill               
 addresses are instances where a person has the expectation of                 
 privacy.                                                                      
                                                                               
 Number 270                                                                    
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE DAVID FINKELSTEIN'S only problem with this bill was            
 in making a portion of the violation a felony.  He did not object,            
 though, understanding there are a lot of different views on                   
 punishments.                                                                  
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE TOOHEY made a motion to move the bill with                     
 individual recommendations and zero fiscal notes.  Seeing no                  
 objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                               

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