Legislature(1997 - 1998)

04/18/1997 09:05 AM HES

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            SB 164 AUTHORITY OF EMERGENCY MED TECHS                           
                                                                              
 Number 478                                                                    
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN WILKEN  announced that  SB 164  was the final order of              
 business before the committee.  Chairman Wilken noted that there              
 was a committee substitute for consideration.                                 
                                                                               
  SENATOR WARD  moved that CSSB 164(HES) be adopted.                           
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN WILKEN  explained that the CS changed lines 6-8 to require          
 that to be covered by this statute a current EMT identification               
 card must be on the person.  Chairman Wilken pointed out that lines           
 10-13 on page 2 address the enforcement issue.  This is just like             
 the fire fighter code in that an EMT cannot enforce the law, the              
 EMT can take the name of the person disobeying instructions and               
 pass that name to the troopers.  The troopers decide whether                  
 prosecution is in order in a particular situation.                            
                                                                               
  SENATOR WARD  said that he had no problem as long as the person              
 claiming to be an EMT was clearly identifiable.                               
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN WILKEN  noted that people are almost always in uniform, but         
 if not the person is now required to carry identification.                    
                                                                               
  TOM DEAN  encouraged passage of CSSB 164(HES).                               
                                                                               
  CRAIG LEWIS  said that he was present for questions.                         
                                                                               
 Number 511                                                                    
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved to report CSSB 164(HES) out of committee with           
 individual recommendations and the accompanying zero fiscal note.             
 Without objection, it was so ordered.                                         
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN WILKEN  asked if there was anything else to come before the         
 committee.                                                                    
                                                                               
  SENATOR WARD  noted that he had a suggestion from the public.  The           
 suggestion was to take 10 million acres of State of Alaska land and           
 place that into an educational endowment for K through university             
 level.  The 10 million acres would have a formula for development             
 to develop so many acres per year or else the land would transfer             
 back to the state.  The person that suggested this is a miner.                
  SENATOR LEMAN  commented that he had supported several land grant            
 proposals for the university and would be open to looking into the            
 concepts.                                                                     
                                                                               
  SENATOR WARD  interjected that this suggestion emphasized the need           
 to lease, develop, or explore on a phased basis or the land reverts           
 back to the state over a 20 year period.                                      
                                                                               
 There being no further business before the committee, the meeting             
 was adjourned at 9:45 a.m.                                                    

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