Legislature(1997 - 1998)

04/03/1997 03:35 PM STA

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Number 055                                                                     
                                                                               
            SB 151 PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT LABOR RELATIONS                           
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN GREEN brought SB 151 before the committee as the next                 
order of business.  She stated CSSB 151(STA) was adopted at the                
previous hearing on the legislation.                                           
                                                                               
SENATOR DUNCAN moved Amendment No. 1 to CSSB 151(STA), which, he               
said, removes the sections in the committee substitute and the                 
original bill that would require increasing the number of                      
bargaining units in the state.  Increasing the number of bargaining            
units will increase the cost to the state and causes other types of            
problems.                                                                      
                                                                               
Amendment No. 1                                                                
                                                                               
Page 3, line 16:  Delete "new subsections" and insert "a new                   
                  subsection"                                                  
                                                                               
Page 3, line 24, through page 4, line 25:  Delete all material                 
                                                                               
SENATOR WARD objected to the adoption of Amendment No. 1.  The roll            
wa taken with the following result:  Senator Duncan voted "Yea" and            
Senators Miller, Ward and Green voted "Nay."  The Chairman stated              
the motion failed on a 1-3 vote.                                               
                                                                               
Number 144                                                                     
                                                                               
SENATOR DUNCAN moved Amendment No. 2 to CSSB 151(STA), which, he               
said, would remove the findings sections in the legislation.  These            
findings sections are taken from federal law and there is not                  
evidence of the types of abuses and problems that the findings                 
declare are there.                                                             
                                                                               
Amendment No. 2                                                                
                                                                               
Page 1, line 6, through page 2, line 19:  Delete all material.                 
                                                                               
Page 2, line 20:  Delete "Sec. 2" and insert "Section 1"                       
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               
Page 50, line 10:  Delete "sec. 37" and insert "sec. 36"                       
                                                                               
Page 50 line 22:  Delete "sec. 37" and insert "sec. 36"                        
                                                                               
SENATOR WARD objected to the adoption of Amendment No. 2.  The roll            
was taken with the following result:  Senator Duncan voted "Yea"               
and Senators Miller, Ward and Green voted "Nay."  The Chairman                 
stated the motion failed.                                                      
                                                                               
Number 155                                                                     
                                                                               
SENATOR DUNCAN moved Amendment No. 3 to CSSB 151(STA),which, he                
said, would delete Section 37.  However, after brief discussion it             
was concluded that the amendment was improperly drafted, and                   
Senator Duncan then withdrew Amendment No. 3.                                  
                                                                               
SENATOR DUNCAN moved a conceptual Amendment No. 3 to CSSB 151(STA)             
to delete Section 37 and any references to Section 37 throughout               
the committee substitute.  He said Section 37 basically                        
incorporates the federal language and places a significant                     
additional administrative burden within the Department of Labor to             
duplicate a federal bureaucracy which collects reports and audits              
union activities in the private sector.                                        
                                                                               
SENATOR WARD objected to the adoption of a conceptual Amendment No.            
3.  The roll was taken with the following result:  Senator Duncan              
voted "Yea" and Senators Ward, Miller and Green voted "Nay."  The              
Chairman stated the motion failed.                                             
                                                                               
Number 225                                                                     
                                                                               
SENATOR DUNCAN moved Amendment No. 4 to CSSB 151(STA).  He said                
this is the area where the president of the AFL-CIO testified that             
they would have to bring out the handcuffs because he would not                
make copies of his membership list and make it public.                         
                                                                               
Amendment No. 4                                                                
                                                                               
Page 35, line 16:  Delete "and copy"                                           
                                                                               
SENATOR GREEN objected to the adoption of Amendment No. 4.  The                
roll was taken with the following result:  Senator Duncan voted                
"Yea" and Senators Miller, Ward and Green voted "Nay."  The                    
Chairman stated the motion failed.                                             
                                                                               
Number 260                                                                     
                                                                               
SENATOR DUNCAN moved the adoption of Amendment No. 5 to CSSB
151(STA) which he said eliminates the requirement that the                     
Legislature give approval of arbitration awards and any extensions             
or modifications of an agreement.                                              
                                                                               
Amendment No. 5                                                                
                                                                               
Page 14, lines 21 - 24:  Delete "and the extension or modification             
of an agreement, including an award by an arbitrator acting under              
AS 23.40.200, if the extension or modification affects in any way              
the monetary terms of an agreement."                                           
                                                                               
Page 14, line 29, through page 15, line 26:  Delete all material.              
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               
Page 50, line 8:  Delete "23.40.215(c),"                                       
                                                                               
Page 50, line 10:  Delete "sec. 37" and insert "sec. 35"                       
                                                                               
Page 50, line 22:  Delete "sec. 37" and inert "sec. 35"                        
                                                                               
SENATOR MILLER objected to the adoption of Amendment No. 5.  The               
roll was taken with the following result:  Senator Duncan voted                
"Yea" and Senators Green, Miller and Ward voted "Nay."  The                    
Chairman stated the motion failed.                                             
                                                                               
Number 267                                                                     
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN GREEN related that new fiscal notes for CSSB 151(STA) had             
been provided by the Department of Law and the Department of Labor,            
and there being no further amendments or testimony, she requested              
a motion on CSSB 151(STA).                                                     
                                                                               
SENATOR WARD moved CSSB 151(STA) and the accompanying fiscal notes             
be passed out of committee with individual recommendations.                    
SENATOR DUNCAN objected.  The roll was taken with the following                
result:  Senators Miller, Ward and Green voted "Yea" and Senator               
Duncan voted "Nay."  The Chairman stated the motion to move CSSB
151(STA) out of committee carried.                                             

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