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02/25/2016 01:30 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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+ SB 127 INSURER'S USE OF CREDIT HISTORY/SCORES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ SB 149 AIDEA:DIVIDEND TO STATE;INCOME;VALUATION TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
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         SB 141-E-CIGS: SALE TO AND POSSESSION BY MINOR                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:41:42 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR   COSTELLO  reconvened   the  meeting   and  announced   the                                                              
consideration  of SB  141.  She noted  that  public testimony  was                                                              
closed  on 2/18/16,  and  asked for  a motion  to  adopt the  work                                                              
draft committee substitute (CS).                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:42:07 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  GIESSEL moved  to adopt  the work  draft CS  for SB  141,                                                              
labeled 29-LS1258\P, as the working document.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COSTELLO objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:42:38 PM                                                                                                                    
TIM   LAMKIN,   Staff,   Senator  Gary   Stevens,   Alaska   State                                                              
Legislature, sponsor  of SB 141, reminded the  committee that this                                                              
bill is about protecting Alaska's youth and it treats e-                                                                        
cigarettes and all  their components the same as  tobacco. Similar                                                              
to tobacco,  vendors would be required  to get a  business license                                                              
endorsement to sell  electronic smoking products of  any kind. The                                                              
requirements   relating   to  vending   machines,   signage,   and                                                              
penalties for  violating the  statutes also would  be the  same as                                                              
for  tobacco. The  definition for  electronic  smoking product  is                                                              
consolidated to keep any loophole from being exploited regarding                                                                
what these products really are.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
He displayed a short video to illustrate the possible dangers of                                                                
these products.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN provided the following sectional analysis for version                                                                
P:                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1:     AS  11.76.105(a) Adds  to  existing  law                                                                 
     that,  as   with  prohibiting  minors   from  possessing                                                                   
     cigarettes  or tobacco, to  also prohibit possession  of                                                                   
     electronic cigarettes and any component thereof.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Section  2:    AS  11.76.107(a)  Adds  to  existing  law                                                                 
     that,   as  with  tobacco   product  vending   machines,                                                                   
     vending  machines  dispensing  electronic  cigarette  or                                                                   
     nicotine products must also be supervised.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 3: AS  11.76.109(a) Adds to existing  law that a                                                                 
     minor  may not sell  tobacco or  nicotine products,  nor                                                                   
     sell  electronic cigarettes,  or  any related  component                                                                   
     thereof.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section 4:    AS 11.76.109(b) Provides an  exception for                                                                 
     persons  to  sell  or  give  E-cigarettes  to  a  minor,                                                                   
     provided  the  minor  is using  an  e-cigarette  for  an                                                                   
     approved  medical purpose,  such  as smoking  cessation,                                                                   
     and is provided by a parent or prescribed by a doctor.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section  5:    AS  11.76.109(f) adds  a  new  subsection                                                                 
     that   is  consistent   with   existing  law   regarding                                                                   
     placement   of  vending   machines  dispensing   tobacco                                                                   
     products;  that the  same  requirements  are applied  to                                                                   
     vending  machines  dispensing  E-cigarette  or  nicotine                                                                   
     products.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section  6: AS  11.81.900(b)  Makes new  definition  for                                                                 
     "electronic smoking product," summarized as follows:                                                                       
     (67)  a   device  designed  to  aerosolize   and  inhale                                                                   
     nicotine,   a  synthetic   of  nicotine,   or  other   a                                                                   
     potentially  hazardous  substance   that  "may  have  an                                                                   
     adverse effect" on the person inhaling it.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 7:  AS 43.50.105(b)  is amended for  conformity,                                                                 
     changing  "tobacco"  endorsement to  "business  license"                                                                   
     endorsement,  for purposes of  shipping or transport  of                                                                   
     cigarettes.   It  also  sets   up  conformity   for  the                                                                   
     following  Section   8  of  the  bill,  relating   to  a                                                                   
     required  business license  endorsement  for selling  E-                                                                   
     cigarette or nicotine products.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Section  8:     AS  43.70.075(a)  amends   existing  law                                                                 
     requiring  a  special business  license  endorsement  in                                                                   
     order to  lawfully sell  tobacco products, by  including                                                                   
     the  same licensing  requirements  for lawfully  selling                                                                   
     E-cigarette or nicotine products.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section   9:  AS   43.70.075(d)   amends  existing   law                                                                 
     relating  to selling  tobacco to minors,  by adding  the                                                                   
     same  penalty  provisions,  including  graduated  fines,                                                                   
     for  selling   E-cigarette   or  nicotine  products   to                                                                   
     minors.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Section   10:  AS  43.70.075(f)   amends  existing   law                                                                 
     requiring  signage  when selling  tobacco  products,  to                                                                   
     also   require  signage  for   selling  E-cigarette   or                                                                   
     nicotine products.  The signage  must read "The  sale of                                                                   
     electronic  smoking  products   or  products  containing                                                                   
     nicotine  to a  person under  the  age of  19 without  a                                                                   
     prescription is illegal."                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section 11:  AS 43.70.07(i) amends existing  enforcement                                                                 
     provisions  that, as  with tobacco  sales, to allow  the                                                                   
     State to  seize a vendors' business  license endorsement                                                                   
     and  E-cigarette or  nicotine products  in the event  of                                                                   
     such products being sold to minors.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section 12:  AS 43.70.075(l)  is amended for  conformity                                                                 
     that,  as with  tobacco  sales,  to allow  one  business                                                                   
     license  endorsement  to  serve  as  an  umbrella  if  a                                                                   
     vendor  has  multiple  locations  they  are  selling  E-                                                                   
     cigarette or  nicotine products,  and to shut  down only                                                                   
     the  offending vending  machine  or  outlet location  in                                                                   
     the event of a violation.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sections 13  through Sections 18: AS  43.70.075(m), (r),                                                                 
     (t),  (v),  (w),  and (x)  are  amended  for  conformity                                                                   
     that,  as with tobacco  sales, to  allow an  evidentiary                                                                   
     and   administrative   hearing,  appeal   process,   and                                                                   
     penalties   in  the   event  of   violations  of   these                                                                   
     statutes,   involving  the   sale   of  E-cigarette   or                                                                   
     nicotine products to minors.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Section 19:  AS 43.70.075(y)  is added for  consistency,                                                                 
     linking   the   definitions   of   "electronic   smoking                                                                   
     products,"   and  distinguishing   between   traditional                                                                   
     cigarette (tobacco)  products and other  modern nicotine                                                                   
     alternatives.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section 20:  AS 43.70.105(b)  is amended for  conformity                                                                 
     that, as with  tobacco products, a vendor  must have the                                                                   
     appropriate  business license  endorsement  in order  to                                                                   
     lawfully sell E-cigarette or nicotine products.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Section  21:  AS 44.29.092  is  amended  for  conformity                                                                 
     that,  as with  tobacco sales,  providing  the Dept.  of                                                                   
     Health  and  Social  Services  the  authority  to  issue                                                                   
     citations  for  violating  state  law  regarding  minors                                                                   
     buying,  selling or possessing  E-cigarette or  nicotine                                                                   
     products.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section  22: Is  the applicability  and effective  date,                                                                 
     applying   to   offenses  committed   only   after   the                                                                   
     effective  date of  the  bill, which  would  be 90  days                                                                   
     after the bill is enacted.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COSTELLO noted the individuals available to answer                                                                        
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:53:29 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COSTELLO removed her objection and version P was before                                                                   
the committee.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:53:37 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL moved to report the CS for SB 141, labeled 29-                                                                  
LS1258\P, from committee with individual recommendations and                                                                    
attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:53:52 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COSTELLO announced that without objection, CSSB 141(L&C)                                                                  
is reported from the Senate Labor and Commerce Standing                                                                         
Committee.                                                                                                                      

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 127.PDF SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Hearing Request L&C.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Sectional Analysis.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Credit-Based Insurance Scores Consumer Brochure.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents - NAMIC 1-25-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents - State Farm.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents- Email Brenda Pearce 2-4-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents- Email Cindi Heal 2-10-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents- Email Jeff Case 2-10-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents- Email Kay Rodriguez 2-10-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents- Email Kelly Snodgrass 2-10-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents- Email Stan Tebow 2-8-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents- Fax Tim Maudsley 2-10-16.PDF SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents- Letter Nancy Boeshart 2-16-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 Supporting Documents- Letter Stacey Matteson 2-11-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 127 - Fiscal Note DCCED.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 127
SB 149.PDF SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 149
SB 149 Transmittal Letter.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 149
SB 149 Sectional Analysis.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 149
SB 149 Hearing Request.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 149
SB 149 Fiscal Note-DCCED-AIDEA-11-20-16.PDF SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 149
SB 149 02.25.16 Presentation.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 149
SB 141 - AAAS E-Cigs More Dangerous Than Tobacco.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
Changes from CS SB 72(HSS) to CS vsn L 2-23-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 72
SB 141 - Background Harvard Gazette E-Cigs Flavorings Harmful.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 - Version P Bill Summary.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 E-Cigs Slideshow.PDF SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 Version P Sectional.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB 141 Version P.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 141
SB72 Designated Caregiver vsn L 2-22-16.pdf SL&C 2/25/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 72