Legislature(2013 - 2014)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

03/21/2014 08:00 AM EDUCATION

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07:59:43 AM Start
08:00:34 AM Confirmation Hearings
08:24:31 AM SB100
08:26:48 AM SB107
09:18:53 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
Uniform Rule 23 Waived
+ Confirmation Hearing: TELECONFERENCED
Professional Teaching Practices Commission
David Piazza - Dillingham
Maureen Van Wagner - Anchorage
<Above Confirmation Hearing (PTPC) Postponed to
Monday March 24, 2014>
State Board of Education & Early Development
Kenneth Gallahorn - Kotzebue
Barbara Thompson - Juneau
Kathleen Yarr - Ketchikan
University of Alaska Board of Regents
Courtney Enright
-- Public Testimony --
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
Uniform Rule 23 Waived
**Streamed live on AKL.TV**
        SB 100-EDUCATION GRANTS; CORRS STUDY; ALLOTMENTS                                                                    
8:24:31 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  STEVENS  reconvened the  meeting  and  noted that  Senator                                                               
Gardner wanted to make a clarification.                                                                                         
SENATOR GARDNER clarified that when  the committee passed SB 100,                                                               
she indicated that  her office had a legal opinion  that the bill                                                               
was constitutional. That statement was  in error; she has a legal                                                               
opinion that  SB 100  is not constitutional.  She said  she asked                                                               
her staff  to transmit that  opinion to members of  the committee                                                               
and their staff.                                                                                                                
SENATOR  DUNLEAVY  asked  if  the  opinion said  SB  100  is  not                                                               
constitutional or questionable.                                                                                                 
SENATOR  GARDNER  said the  question  was  presented "as  written                                                               
today." Part  of the  opinion hinged around  the language  in the                                                               
paragraph that says "notwithstanding."                                                                                          
CHAIR STEVENS thanked Senator Gardner for the clarification.                                                                    
SENATOR GARDNER  said these  opinions are  only opinions.  No one                                                               
knows for sure unless there is a lawsuit.                                                                                       

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