Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205

02/27/2018 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
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*+ SCR 17 APRIL 2018:SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCR 17 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
*+ SB 204 DISABLED VET PLATES:CHIROPRACTORS CERTIFY TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 204 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
*+ SB 192 VOTING: ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY; FEES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
*+ SB 207 TRANSFER DUTIES FROM DCCED TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
       SCR 17-APRIL 2018: SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:32:06 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  MEYER announced  the  consideration  of Senate  Concurrent                                                               
Resolution 17  (SCR 17). He disclosed  that he is the  sponsor of                                                               
the resolution.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:32:36 PM                                                                                                                    
CHRISTINE   MARASIGAN,  Staff,   Senator   Meyer,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature, Juneau,  Alaska, provided an  overview of SCR  17 as                                                               
follows:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Senate  Concurrent Resolution  17 would  proclaim April                                                                    
     2018 as "Sexual Assault  Awareness Month;" this is part                                                                    
     of a national campaign  to raise public awareness about                                                                    
     sexual assault and  educate communities and individuals                                                                    
     on how to prevent sexual violence.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     We bring the  resolution forward each year  in order to                                                                    
     bring  attention to  sexual violence  and the  measures                                                                    
     being  taken  by  organizations   such  as  the  Alaska                                                                    
     Council on  Domestic Violence  and Sexual  Assault, the                                                                    
     Alaska   Network  on   Domestic  Violence   and  Sexual                                                                    
     Assault, and Standing Together Against Rape.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     As  I'm  sure  you   know,  sexual  assault  statistics                                                                    
     nationwide  are  staggering.  The  Center  for  Disease                                                                    
     Control's   National   Intimate  Partner   and   Sexual                                                                    
     Violence Survey reports that in  the United States one-                                                                    
     in-five  women  and  one-in-seventy-one men  have  been                                                                    
     victims of  violent sexual  assault in  their lifetime.                                                                    
     In Alaska  unfortunately, those rates are  much higher;                                                                    
     in fact,  the 2015 Alaska Victimization  Survey reports                                                                    
     that   one-third  of   adult  women   in  Alaska   have                                                                    
     experienced sexual violence.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     This  year  the  2018 Sexual  Assault  Awareness  Month                                                                    
     campaign focuses  on "Embrace Your Voice"  to encourage                                                                    
     and inform individuals on how  they can use their words                                                                    
     to  promote safety,  respect, equality  to stop  sexual                                                                    
     violence  before it  happens.  Individuals can  embrace                                                                    
     their  voices  to  show their  support  for  survivors,                                                                    
     standup  to victim  blaming, promote  everyday consent,                                                                    
     and practice  healthy communications; we hope  that SCR
     17 will help strengthen that effort across the state.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:34:13 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER disclosed that he  has presented the resolution since                                                               
2001.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. MARASIGAN  detailed that HCR 7  was passed on April  10, 2001                                                               
and Chair Meyer has carried the resolution since 2015.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER noted  that the resolution has been  brought up every                                                               
year,  but some  years there  were  other sponsors.  He said  the                                                               
resolution has always passed.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. MARASIGAN noted that Senators  MacKinnon and Costello carried                                                               
the resolution  in 2010  and 2011  respectively while  serving in                                                               
the House.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER  said the  resolution has  easily passed  in previous                                                               
years but  noted that the  legislation was  held up in  the other                                                               
body last year and did not pass.  He asserted that he is going to                                                               
push HCR 7 as hard as  possible because the problem is serious in                                                               
Alaska and needs to be a top priority.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:35:53 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER opened public testimony.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:36:35 PM                                                                                                                    
ALIZA  KAZMI,  Policy  Specialist,  Alaska  Network  on  Domestic                                                               
Violence  and  Sexual  Assault,   Juneau,  Alaska,  testified  in                                                               
support  of  SCR  17.  She  stated that  the  Alaska  Network  on                                                               
Domestic Violence  and Sexual  Assault appreciates  Chair Meyer's                                                               
sponsorship of  HCR 7.  She said the  resolution is  important to                                                               
spur  awareness and  tools for  every Alaskan  to take  action to                                                               
prevent sexual assault which is extremely pervasive in Alaska.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MEYER commented  that  as  a past  board  member of  Stand                                                               
Together Against  Rape, sexual  assault is  a very  serious issue                                                               
and a  statistic that the  state does not  want to be  number one                                                               
in.  He opined  that a  lot  of folks  have gotten  tired of  him                                                               
bringing the resolution  up every year, but he said  the topic is                                                               
something that  needs to  constantly be  in front  of folks  as a                                                               
reminder  of the  need to  stop  sexual assault  and even  sexual                                                               
harassment.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:37:42 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER closed public testimony                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:38:42 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL moved to report  SCR 17, version 30-LS1267\A from                                                               
committee with individual recommendations and zero fiscal note.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:38:56 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  MEYER  announced  that  being  no  objection,  the  motion                                                               
carried.                                                                                                                        

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SCR 17 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 17
SCR 17 Version A.PDF SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 17
SCR 17 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 17
SCR 17 Support Materials News Article 11.20.2016.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 17
SB 204 Version A.PDF SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 204
SB 204 Fiscal Note DMV.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 204
SB 192 Version A.PDF SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 192
SB 192 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 192
SB 192 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 192
SB 207 Version A.PDF SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 207
SB 207 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 207
SB 207 - Supporting Materials - Chart of Proposed Component Relocation.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 207
SB 207 - Additional Materials - 2.26.18 DCCED Letter to Senator Costello re SB 207.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 207
SB 207 - Additional Materials - Leg. Legal Memo re HB 63 (related legislation).pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 63
SB 207
SB 204 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 204
SB 204 Support.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 204
SB 192 Sectional Analysis.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 192
SCR 17 Support CDVSA 2015 Victimization Survey.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 17
SCR 17 Support Materials 2018 Theme.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 17
SCR 17 Support Materials CDC National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 17
SB 192 Legislative Research Voter Information Privacy.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 192
SCR 17 Support Ltr Women.pdf SSTA 2/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SCR 17