Legislature(2009 - 2010)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

03/25/2010 09:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS


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09:40:07 AM Start
09:40:48 AM HCR20
09:44:15 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out HCR 20 of Committee
+ HB 24 PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE FOR VETERANS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
             HCR 20-SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:40:48 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MENARD announced the consideration of HCR 20.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
KAREN SCHUESSLER, aide to Representative  Fairclough, said HCR 20                                                               
proclaims  April  2010  to be  Sexual  Assault  Awareness  month.                                                               
Sexual assault affects men, women  and children of all racial and                                                               
economic backgrounds.  A person  is 2.6 times  more likely  to be                                                               
sexually  assaulted  in  Alaska  than  any  other  state.  Sexual                                                               
assault  leaves long-lasting  physical and  emotional scars  that                                                               
can influence every aspect of an individual's life.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:42:03 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MENARD opened and closed public testimony.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MEYER noted that he  and Representative Fairclough served                                                               
on the Standing  Together Against Rape (STAR)  board of directors                                                               
for years.  He suggested  that bringing  the resolution  up every                                                               
year, rather  than making it  permanent, acts as a  reminder that                                                               
sexual assault is a problem in Alaska that needs continual work.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MENARD said she appreciated  the voice for victims of these                                                               
crimes.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PASKVAN  commented that he  also feels that  bringing the                                                               
resolution up each  year is important; it is  actively before the                                                               
Legislature and is not forgotten about.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:43:48 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MEYER moved to report HCR 20 from committee with                                                                        
individual recommendations and attached zero fiscal note(s).                                                                    
There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                   

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