Legislature(2015 - 2016)BUTROVICH 205

04/14/2015 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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+= SB 58 TRANSPORT NETWORK SVES. & WORKERS COMP TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 58(STA) Out of Committee
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+= SB 89 PARENT RIGHTS: EDUCATION; SCHOOL ABSENCE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
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+= SB 74 MEDICAID REFORM/PFD/HSAS/ER USE/STUDIES TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
*+ SB 67 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE ROTH CONTRIBUTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
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+= SB 9 ELECTION PAMPHLETS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 9 Out of Committee
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+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    SB 9-ELECTION PAMPHLETS                                                                                 
8:04:07 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR STOLTZE announced the consideration of SB 9.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:04:30 AM                                                                                                                    
CHUCK  KOPP,  Staff  to  Senator  Peter  Micciche,  Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, explained that  SB 9 amends Title 15                                                               
elections  regulating  the  content  of  election  pamphlets.  It                                                               
repeals  the authority  to include  advertising from  a political                                                               
party in the  publicly funded election pamphlet  that is produced                                                               
by  the  Division of  Elections  and  provides information  about                                                               
candidates,   initiatives   and   judges  to   help   voters   be                                                               
knowledgeable  about  matters  that  will be  on  their  election                                                               
ballot. The  division reports that political  parties' submission                                                               
revenue is about $2,400 in the  last pamphlet, which is less than                                                               
1 percent of the cost of producing and mailing the document.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
He said  the sponsor  believes that  every election  cycle voters                                                               
are  bombarded with  political mailings,  fliers,  and radio  and                                                               
television  advertisements  and   the  publicly  funded  election                                                               
pamphlet should not  be a platform for  political advertising but                                                               
rather a source of free,  unbiased and in-depth information about                                                               
the candidates, officials, issues and legislation.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:05:38 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  MCGUIRE, in  looking at  Title 15.58.020,  asked if  any                                                               
other people who  publish in the official  election ballot should                                                               
be removed.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:06:18 AM                                                                                                                    
MR. KOPP answered  that this is the only  paid advertisement that                                                               
is outside of what is already authorized free of charge.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MCGUIRE  said she  just  wanted  to see  the  candidates                                                               
themselves,  their biographies,  an  official  explanation on  an                                                               
initiative  or   referendum  that   has  been  approved   by  the                                                               
Lieutenant  Governor and  no other  nonsense. Is  that what  this                                                               
would do?                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. KOPP answered yes.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:07:49 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  PETER   MICCICHE,  Alaska  State   Legislature,  Juneau,                                                               
Alaska,  sponsor  of  SB  9,  said  someone  asked  him  if  this                                                               
comprises a  right to free  speech, but  he thinks it's  just too                                                               
close to the ballot.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  STOLTZE commented  the Judicial  Council continues  to get                                                               
free  speech that  the parties  pay for,  but he  would yield  to                                                               
Senator Micciche.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:09:03 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  MCGUIRE  moved  to  report  SB  9  from  committee  with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  attached  fiscal note(s).  There                                                               
were no objections  and SB 9 moved from the  Senate State Affairs                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB58 SSTA Workdraft CS(STA) version P - 4-13-15.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 58
SB58 Sponsor Statement - Version N.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 58
SB58 Sectional Summary - Version N.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 58
SB89 SSTA Workdraft G - SCS(STA).pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 89
SB89 Sectional Summary by Legal Services - Version I - CS(EDC).pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 89
SB89 Fiscal Note EED-SSA 4-10-15.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 89
SB89 Explanation of Changes from (S)EDC to Version G.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 89
SB89 Consolidated Support Emails to SSTA from 4-8-15 to 4-13-15.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 89
SB89 Consolidated Opposition Emails to SSTA from 4-8-15 to 4-13-15.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 89
SB67 Governor's Transmittal Letter 3-3-15.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 67
SB67 Sectional Analysis by Department of Administration.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 67
SB67 Supporting Document - Roth 457 FAQs.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 67
SB67 Fiscal Note #1 - DOA-DRB 2-17-15.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 67
SB67 Support Document - Press Release DOA 3-12-15.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 67
SB89 Sponsor Statement for CS(EDC) Version.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 89
SB89 Opposition Document - Letter Elizabeth Miner - 4-14-15.pdf SSTA 4/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
SB 89