Legislature(2015 - 2016)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

02/04/2016 01:30 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ SB 104 PERSON W/DISABILITY SAVINGS ACCOUNTS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ SB 141 E-CIGS: SALE TO AND POSSESSION BY MINOR TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ SB 142 INSURANCE FOR ANTI-CANCER MEDICATION TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ SB 158 REAL ESTATE BROKER LICENSURE REQS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 69 BD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS; PRACTICE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 69(L&C) Out of Committee
+= HB 12 MORTGAGE LENDING AND LOAN ORIGINATORS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 12(L&C) Out of Committee
+= SB 125 LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS OF AGDC BOARD TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 125(L&C) Out of Committee
+= SB 148 EMPLOYER REPORT OF WORKPLACE INJURY/DEATH TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 148(L&C) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
         SB 141-E-CIGS: SALE TO AND POSSESSION BY MINOR                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:53:11 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COSTELLO announced the consideration of SB 141.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  GARY STEVENS,  Alaska State  Legislature, sponsor  of SB
141,  explained  that  this  bill  attempts  to  keep  electronic                                                               
cigarettes (e-cigarettes)  out of  the hands  of children.  It is                                                               
not a tax bill or an  attempt to control e-cigarettes for adults.                                                               
This  isn't  being addressed  on  the  federal level  so  several                                                               
states have taken  action on their own. He  recited the following                                                               
from Mitch  Zeller the director  of the FDA's Center  for Tobacco                                                               
Products to emphasize the importance of this issue:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     What I can  definitely say is that  nicotine is harmful                                                                    
     to the developing teenage brain.  No teenager, no young                                                                    
     person  should   be  using  any  tobacco   or  nicotine                                                                    
     containing   products.  E-cigarettes   are  among   the                                                                    
     products that  should be kept  firmly out of  the hands                                                                    
     and mouths of adolescents.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:54:41 PM                                                                                                                    
TIM   LAMKIN,  Staff,   Senator   Gary   Stevens,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature Juneau,  Alaska, presented  SB 141  on behalf  of the                                                               
sponsor. He displayed a brief  slide show to illustrate the types                                                               
and uses  of e-cigarettes  and clarified that  the bill  is about                                                               
protecting youth.  Smoking e-cigarettes  or vaping is  the latest                                                               
fad  among youths  and  an entire  subculture  exists around  the                                                               
activity.  He related  that  e-cigarette use  began  in 1963  but                                                               
didn't take  root because tobacco  smoking was  more fashionable.                                                               
But  as  tobacco  consumption  has  declined,  e-cigarettes  have                                                               
resurfaced as the vice of  the future. The modern e-cigarette was                                                               
introduced in  the U.S. in  about 2007,  and there are  now about                                                               
500  related products  in the  U.S. market  alone. Varieties  are                                                               
expected to grow with demand.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  LAMKIN  said there  is  a  lot  of  support for  keeping  e-                                                               
cigarettes out of  the hands of youth, but it's  already in their                                                               
hands.  They are  arguably the  target audience.  He warned  that                                                               
proponents of  e-cigarettes will say they're  better than regular                                                               
tobacco.  While that  may or  may not  be true,  it doesn't  mean                                                               
they're  good for  you.  Another  argument is  that  they aid  in                                                               
smoking cessation.  That, too, may or  may not be true,  but that                                                               
more likely applies to older  smokers. Some proponents also argue                                                               
that it's about  personal freedoms, but teenagers  don't have all                                                               
the personal freedoms as adults.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 141 is about long-term health and healthy lifestyles.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COSTELLO held SB 141 in committee for further                                                                             
consideration and public testimony.                                                                                             

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
CS Draft SB 69 Ver. H.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 69
CS HB 12 (L&C) ver. N.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 12
CS SB 125 ver. W.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 125
CS SB 148 ver. W.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 148
SB 142.PDF SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 - Fiscal Note.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 - Sectional Analysis.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 - Francesca Oral Anti-Cancer Therapies.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 - Letter of Support LLS.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 - Letter of Support Melanoma Fundation.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 - Letter of Support Myeloma Foundation.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 - Oral Chemo Therapy National Map.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 - Oral Therapy Cost Study Summary Journal of Health Economics.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 - State Fiscal Impact Studies Summary.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 141.PDF SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 - Sectional Analysis.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 - E-cigs NCSL Legisbrief.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 - E-Cigarettes Poison the Airways.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 - DH&SS E-cigs Bulletin.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 - AK Dispatch E-Cigs.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 - Fiscal Note.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 158.PDF SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 158
Senate Bill 158 - Alaska Real Estate Commission Letter.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 158 - Fiscal Note.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 158
SB 158 - Comparative Education Experience Other States.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 158
Senate Bill 158 - Alaska Real Estate Commission Letter 2.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 104.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 104
SB 104 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 104
SB 104 - Sectional Analysis.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 104
SB 104 - Fiscal Note DCCED.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 104
SB 104 - Fiscal Note DOR.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 104
SB 104 - ABLE Act Background Info.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 104
SB 104 - Gov Cncl Disabilities Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 104
SB 104 - Gov Cncl on Disabilities Powerpoint Reference.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 104
SB 158 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 2/4/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 158