Legislature(1999 - 2000)

02/16/1999 09:01 AM FIN

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 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3                                                                                                  
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                                                                               
State of Alaska relating to the repeal of regulations                                                                           
by the legislature.                                                                                                             
MEL KROGSENG, staff to Senator Robin Taylor, sponsor of the                                                                     
bill was invited to join the committee.  She said Senator                                                                       
Taylor was satisfied with the situation regarding the bill.                                                                     
He had asked that it be passed out of committee as is.                                                                          
Senator Green asked why something was not being done in the                                                                     
form of a bill?  Ms. Krogseng said there were bills dealing                                                                     
with this matter, i.e. SB 24, sponsored by Senator Donley.                                                                      
That bill would give more guidelines and stronger                                                                               
regulations for the Administration.                                                                                             
Senator Wilken MOVED SJR 3 from committee.   Senator Adams                                                                      
OBJECTED and spoke briefly to his objection.  He said this                                                                      
constitutional amendment had been around for a couple of                                                                        
years.  His reason for objecting was because the resolution                                                                     
needed more language in writing just what was being                                                                             
Co-chair Torgerson asked for a roll call vote.  By a vote                                                                       
of 6 yeas (Leman, Wilken, Kelly, Green, Parnell, Torgerson)                                                                     
and 1 nay (Adams) (absent Donley, Phillips) SJR 3 was                                                                           
REPORTED OUT with individual recommendations and                                                                                
accompanying fiscal note from the Governor's Office,                                                                            
Division of Elections, $1.5 thousand.                                                                                           
Co-chair Torgerson reviewed the weekly schedule and noted a                                                                     
joint Senate and House Finance meeting on Friday.                                                                               
University President Mark Hamilton would be addressing the                                                                      
joint session.  The meeting will start at approximately                                                                         
9:15 due to a speech being given by Senator Frank                                                                               
Senator Adams advised that he would not be present Friday.                                                                      

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