Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/26/1999 01:25 PM JUD

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SJR 3 - REPEAL OF REGULATIONS BY LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
CHAIRMAN KOTT announced the next order of business is SJR 3,                                                                    
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                               
relating to the repeal of regulations by the legislature.                                                                       
Number 1502                                                                                                                     
JOHN KIMMEL, Legislative Administrative Assistant to Senator Robin                                                              
Taylor, Alaska State Legislature, came before the committee to                                                                  
present the sponsor statement.  He read the following into the                                                                  
     Senate Joint Resolution 3 is a proposed amendment to the                                                                   
     Constitution of the state of Alaska that would grant the                                                                   
     legislature the authority to repeal a regulation adopted                                                                   
     by a state agency that is inconsistent with its enabling                                                                   
     statute.  It would allow the people of the state of                                                                        
     Alaska to provide the legislature with the authority to                                                                    
     repeal regulations through a simple resolution.                                                                            
     The public supports the legislature in this matter.  They                                                                  
     will find that the most erroneous portions of state                                                                        
     government are application of regulations to their lives.                                                                  
     And, if the legislature can make those regulations more                                                                    
     attuned to the legislative intent, the public will be                                                                      
     more pleased with their government and they will                                                                           
     understand it better.  The public will also know that the                                                                  
     policy makers can quickly and efficiently amend those                                                                      
     regulations that they find onerous.                                                                                        
     This issue has come before the voters in the past and now                                                                  
     time has come again for the voters to reduce the amount                                                                    
     of time and money spent on legislation.  The voters would                                                                  
     have a chance to speak out on this proposed amendment in                                                                   
     the next general election.                                                                                                 
CHAIRMAN KOTT indicated that the bill would be held over for                                                                    
further consideration.                                                                                                          

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