Legislature(2005 - 2006)CAPITOL 124

04/06/2006 01:00 PM MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS


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01:02:17 PM Start
01:02:26 PM SCR21
01:10:03 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SCR 21 VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL:MOVING WALL TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSCR 21(MLV) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
SCR 21-VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL:MOVING WALL                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:02:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced that the only  order of business would be CS                                                               
FOR  SENATE CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION NO.  21(STA), relating  to the                                                               
Vietnam War, to  veterans and their families, and  to the Vietnam                                                               
War memorial entitled "The Moving Wall."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:02:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAHLSTROM moved  to adopt  HCS CSSCR  21, Version                                                               
24-LS1682\Y, Bannister, 3/31/06, as  the working document.  There                                                               
being no objection, Version Y was before the committee.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:03:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOSHUA  TEMPEL, Staff  to Senator  Charlie Huggins,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  explained that  "The Moving  Wall" is  a half  size                                                               
replica  of the  Vietnam War  memorial  in Washington,  D.C.   He                                                               
noted that  the tour will  include a  stop in Cordova,  which has                                                               
the highest  per capita rate  of Vietnam deaths  in the U.S.   He                                                               
informed the committee that [Version  Y] changes the dates of the                                                               
"The  Summer of  Honor and  Season of  Gratitude" to  May 19,2006                                                               
through July 22,2006.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:06:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG mentioned a  U.S. Navy Seabee from Hyder                                                               
who received  the Congressional  Medal of Honor  in Vietnam.   He                                                               
relayed that  the community  of Hyder  has expressed  interest in                                                               
honoring this  man.  This  man was the  only U.S. Navy  Seabee to                                                               
receive   a  Congressional   Medal  of   Honor  in   Vietnam  and                                                               
Representative  Gruenberg surmised  that  this man  was the  only                                                               
Alaska resident to  receive the Congressional Medial  of Honor in                                                               
Vietnam.   Representative Gruenberg suggested  including language                                                               
in this  resolution encouraging the  City of Hyder and  the State                                                               
of Alaska to honor this man.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  TEMPEL responded  that  [the sponsor]  would  like to  avoid                                                               
honoring individuals in SCR 21.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN  agreed and  suggested  an  additional resolution  or                                                               
citation honoring this man from Hyder.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS agreed with Chair Lynn.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:09:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM  moved to  report HCS CSSCR  21, Version                                                               
24-LS1682\Y,   Bannister,   3/31/06,   out  of   committee   with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There being no  objection, HCS CSSCR 21(MLV) was  reported out of                                                               
the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.                                                                  

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