Legislature(2021 - 2022)BUTROVICH 205

03/17/2021 09:00 AM EDUCATION

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+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SB 36 U OF A REGENTS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 36(EDC) Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+= SB 32 COLLEGE CREDIT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 32 Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+ SB 10 FREE/REDUCED TUITION FOR ESSENTIAL WORKER TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
          SB  36-U OF A REGENTS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:58:12 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR HOLLAND announced the consideration of SENATE BILL NO. 36                                                                 
"An  Act  relating to  reporting  requirements  of the  Board  of                                                               
Regents of the University of  Alaska." He noted the committee had                                                               
a committee substitute for the bill.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:58:28 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS moved to adopt  the proposed committee substitute                                                               
(CS) for SB 36, work order 32-LS0312\B, as the working document.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:58:42 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR HOLLAND objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:58:51 AM                                                                                                                    
ED KING, Staff, Senator Roger  Holland, Alaska State Legislature,                                                               
Juneau,  Alaska,  said  the   committee  substitute  changes  the                                                               
reporting  requirement from  twice  a year  to  once every  other                                                               
year.  Section  2  has  the   three  changes  where  ["biennial"]                                                               
replaces semiannual.  Then there are three  additional conforming                                                               
changes.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:59:48 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  HOLLAND  removed his  objection.  There  being no  further                                                               
objection, version B was before the committee.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:00:04 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR STEVENS  said this  is a great  change and  amendment. It                                                               
makes  sense. It  aligns this  reporting with  existing reporting                                                               
requirements,  such as  for teacher  preparation. The  reason for                                                               
this, of  course, is that  everyone was broadsided with  the loss                                                               
of accreditation  for the School  of Education in  Anchorage. The                                                               
legislature needs to  be more aware of what is  going on with the                                                               
university.  He  hopes  the  state  will  never  again  face  the                                                               
possibility  of  a  loss  of  accreditation,  but  it  is  always                                                               
possible. Even though it is every  two years, it is good that the                                                               
legislature has this report from the Board of Regents.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:00:48 AM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR HOLLAND opened public testimony.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:01:13 AM                                                                                                                   
PAUL LAYER,  Vice President,  Academics, Students,  and Research,                                                               
University of Alaska, Fairbanks,  Alaska, thanked Senator Stevens                                                               
and  staff for  changing the  timeline for  reporting. The  board                                                               
does receive  annual reports on  accreditation that are  a matter                                                               
of  public record.  The university  feels that  reporting to  the                                                               
legislature  on  a   [biennial]  basis  will  fit   in  with  the                                                               
university's accreditation timeline.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:02:11 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR  HUGHES  asked  if  the  annual  report  to  the  regents                                                               
includes the status of accreditation.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:02:29 AM                                                                                                                   
DR. LAYER  replied yes. The  university reports  on institutional                                                               
and individual,  specialized program accreditations. As  a result                                                               
of the accreditation  issues with education, the  board is asking                                                               
for more information in those reports.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HUGHES said that is good to hear.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:03:10 AM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR HOLLAND closed  public testimony and asked the  will of the                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:03:27 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR   STEVENS  moved   to  report   the  proposed   committee                                                               
substitute  (CS) for  SB  36, work  order  32-LS0312\B, from  the                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations  and attached  fiscal                                                               
note(s).  There being  no objection,  CSSB  36(EDC) was  reported                                                               
from the Senate Education Standing Committee.                                                                                   

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 10 v. B Sectional Analysis 1.26.2021.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 10
SB 10 v. B Sponsor Statement 1.26.2021.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 10
SB 10 v. B Supporting Document Union calls on state to treat Alaska grocery workers as first responders ADN.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SFIN 4/8/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 10
SB 10 v. B Supporting Document Univ. of Alaska - Workforce Reports Summary.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 10
SB 10 v. B Fiscal Note 3096.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 10
SB 10 v. B Fiscal Note 2738.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 10
SB 10 alaska_essential_services_and_critical_workers.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 10
SB 36 Committee Substitute.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 36
SB 10 University of Alaska Presentation.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 10
SB 36 Explanation of Changes in version B.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 36
Letter in support of SB10 2-2021.pdf SEDC 3/17/2021 9:00:00 AM
SFIN 4/8/2021 9:00:00 AM
SB 10