Legislature(1999 - 2000)

05/17/1999 01:22 PM JUD

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SB 130 - FEES/IMMUNITY SALE/TRANSFER OF FIREARMS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KOTT announced the first order of business is SENATE BILL                                                              
NO. 130, "An Act relating to immunity for sale or transfer of a                                                                 
firearm; relating to administrative functions performed by and fees                                                             
charged by the Department of Public Safety for transfer of a                                                                    
firearm."                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Number 0065                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GREEN moved to adopt the proposed House committee                                                                
substitute for SB 130, Version 1-LS0665\G, Ford, 5/17/99.  There                                                                
being no objection, it was so adopted.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Number 0097                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CROFT stated, for the record, that in the language                                                               
- "The Department of Public Safety shall administer functions                                                                   
relative to the protection of life and property, including function                                                             
relating to transfer of firearm - the word "shall" does not require                                                             
a chief of police or anyone to sign a form.  There is individual                                                                
discretion.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Number 0143                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KOTT commented that is the intent of this piece of                                                                     
legislation.  There is no affirmative requirement for anyone in                                                                 
public safety to sign a form.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Number 0168                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
JIM ROW (PH) testified via the telephone from Anchorage in support                                                              
of SB 130.  He has been trying to get a "Form 4" signed for himself                                                             
for a couple of years now.  He is frustrated because the state                                                                  
doesn't prohibit these types of weapons, the federal government                                                                 
allows them, and there is no municipal ordinance against them.  But                                                             
the administration simply refuses to sign a "Form 4" which allows                                                               
the federal government to check an individual in order to determine                                                             
whether or not that individual would be allowed to have one under                                                               
the federal law.  He hopes that the bill passes out of the                                                                      
committee today.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Number 0289                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MURKOWSKI asked Mr. Row (ph) whether he has a permit                                                             
to carry a concealed handgun.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. ROW (PH) replied yes.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KOTT noted that the sponsor is in agreement with the House                                                             
proposed committee substitute.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Number 0325                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CROFT made a motion to move HCSSB 130(JUD) from the                                                              
committee with individual recommendations and the attached fiscal                                                               
note(s).  There being no objection, it was so moved from the House                                                              
Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                                   

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