Legislature(2009 - 2010)

04/10/2009 04:36 PM L&C


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04:36:03 PM Start
04:36:07 PM HB222
04:44:47 PM HB221
04:51:57 PM Board of Barbers and Hairdressers|| Board of Chiropractic Examiners|| Board of Dental Examiners|| Alaska Labor Relations Agency|| Board of Marine Pilots|| Board of Marital and Family Therapy|| Board of Certified Direct-entry Midwives|| Board of Nursing|| Occupational Safety and Health Review Board|| Board of Examiners in Optometry|| Board of Pharmacy|| State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board|| Board of Professional Counselors|| Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners|| Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers|| Real Estate Commission|| Regulatory Commission of Alaska (rca)|| Board of Social Work Examiners|| Board of Veterinary Examiners|| Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission|| Alaska Workers' Compensation Board
04:55:07 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
          HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                         
                         April 10, 2009                                                                                         
                           4:36 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurt Olson, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Mark Neuman, Vice Chair                                                                                          
Representative John Coghill                                                                                                     
Representative Bob Lynn                                                                                                         
Representative Robert L. "Bob" Buch                                                                                             
Representative Lindsey Holmes                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 222                                                                                                              
"An Act prohibiting discrimination  by health care insurers based                                                               
on genetic information; requiring a  health care insurer to offer                                                               
coverage  for   the  treatment  of  alcoholism   or  drug  abuse;                                                               
providing  continuity of  coverage  for  college students  during                                                               
medically  necessary leaves  of absence  from college;  requiring                                                               
health care  insurers in  the group market  to provide  parity in                                                               
the  application of  mental health  and substance  abuse benefits                                                               
that comply  with federal  requirements; amending  the definition                                                               
of  'dentist' to  include out-of-state  dentists for  purposes of                                                               
certain  dental  insurance  requirements; and  providing  for  an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 222 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 221                                                                                                              
"An  Act relating  to the  state's participation  in the  federal                                                               
Nationwide  Mortgage  Licensing  System   and  Registry,  and  to                                                               
mortgage lending  regulation and licensing; and  providing for an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 221(L&C) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Carla Bassler - Anchorage                                                                                                       
John Floyd - Anchorage                                                                                                          
Kathleen A. Reid - Fairbanks                                                                                                    
Elaine Williamson - Fairbanks                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Ethan Billings - Juneau                                                                                                         
Belen Cook - Cordova                                                                                                            
Ellen Ganley - Fairbanks                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land                                                               
Surveyors                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Boyd Brownfield - Anchorage                                                                                                     
Erik Eriksen - Juneau                                                                                                           
Craig Freeden - Anchorage                                                                                                       
Richard Heieren - Fairbanks                                                                                                     
Harley Hightower - Anchorage                                                                                                    
Richard Rearick - Eagle River                                                                                                   
Don Shiesl - Wasilla                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Carol Hernley - Cordova                                                                                                         
Debra Long - Fairbanks                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Dr. Dan Holt - Juneau                                                                                                           
Dr. Rosemary Zimmerman - Girdwood                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Robyn Chaney - Dillingham                                                                                                       
Dr. Mary Ann Navitsky - Sitka                                                                                                   
Deborah Stauffer - Anchorage                                                                                                    
Dr. Clifford Douglas White - Dillingham                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Tyler E. Andrews - Anchorage                                                                                                    
Will Askren - Anchorage                                                                                                         
Gary P. Bader - Anchorage                                                                                                       
Aaron T. Isaacs, Jr. - Klawock                                                                                                  
Matthew R. McSorley - Anchorage                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Marine Pilots                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Dale O. Collins - Ketchikan                                                                                                     
Michael Heimbuch - Homer                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Kimberly K. Horn - Juneau                                                                                                       
Patricia A. White - Juneau                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Barbara Norton - Anchorage                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Nursing                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Thomas Hendrix - Eagle River                                                                                                    
Janine L. McCready - Fairbanks                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Occupational Safety and Health Review Board                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Thomas A. Trosvig - Kodiak                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Dr. Dennis A. Swarner - Kenai                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Pharmacy                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Leah Handley - Homer                                                                                                            
Steve R. Johnson                                                                                                                
Chris "CJ" Kim                                                                                                                  
Mary D. Mundell                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Jay McDiarmid - Fairbanks                                                                                                       
Dr. Marc Slonimski - Fairbanks                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Professional Counselors                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Ray DePalatis - Anchorage                                                                                                       
Lillian Mitchell - Anchorage                                                                                                    
Tashawna L. Olson - Homer                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Dr. Kristi H. Fuller - Anchorage                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
Richard "Butch" D. Olmstead - Ketchikan                                                                                         
Gene H. Shafer - Fairbanks                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Real Estate Commission                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Nancy Davis - Sitka                                                                                                             
Barbara A. Dickson - Anchorage                                                                                                  
Gene DuVal - Fairbanks                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA)                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Paul Lisankie - Anchorage                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Social Work Examiners                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Darrell Allman - Anchorage                                                                                                      
Gail La Rose-Henderson - Wasilla                                                                                                
Patty McMillin - Bethel                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Board of Veterinary Examiners                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Margaret J. Eastman - North Pole                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
Philip E. Ulmer - Eagle River                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Richard H. Behrends - Juneau                                                                                                    
Howard A. Hansen - Anchorage                                                                                                    
Linda F. Hutchings - Soldotna                                                                                                   
Sarah LeFebvre - Fairbanks                                                                                                      
Kiana Peacock - Anchorage                                                                                                       
Daniel Repasky - Anchorage                                                                                                      
Marc D. Stemp - Anchorage                                                                                                       
Patricia A. Vollendorf - Anchorage                                                                                              
Robert C. Weel - Anchorage                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
   - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 125                                                                                                             
"An Act changing the name of the Alaska Aerospace Development                                                                   
Corporation to Alaska Aerospace Corporation."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 222                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MED. INS. ELIGIBILITY/NONDISCRIMINATION                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) HOLMES                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
04/08/09       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/08/09       (H)       L&C                                                                                                    
04/10/09       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 221                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MORTGAGE LENDING REGULATION                                                                                        
SPONSOR(s): LABOR & COMMERCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
04/08/09       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/08/09       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
04/10/09       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JAMES WALDO, Staff, Representative Lindsey Holmes                                                                               
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 222 on behalf of                                                                            
Representative Lindsey Holmes, prime sponsor of the bill.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
TYSON FICK, Legislative Liaison                                                                                                 
Office of the Commissioner                                                                                                      
Department of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                       
(DCCED)                                                                                                                         
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the discussion of HB 221.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:36:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KURT  OLSON called  the House  Labor and  Commerce Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at  4:36 p.m.   Representatives Buch,                                                               
Holmes,  Lynn, and  Olson  were  present at  the  call to  order.                                                               
Representatives Coghill and Neuman arrived  as the meeting was in                                                               
progress.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 222-MED. INS. ELIGIBILITY/NONDISCRIMINATION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:36:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON announced  that the first order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 222, "An  Act prohibiting discrimination by health                                                               
care insurers  based on genetic  information; requiring  a health                                                               
care insurer  to offer coverage  for the treatment  of alcoholism                                                               
or  drug  abuse; providing  continuity  of  coverage for  college                                                               
students  during  medically  necessary  leaves  of  absence  from                                                               
college; requiring  health care insurers  in the group  market to                                                               
provide parity in the application  of mental health and substance                                                               
abuse benefits  that comply  with federal  requirements; amending                                                               
the definition of 'dentist' to  include out-of-state dentists for                                                               
purposes of certain dental  insurance requirements; and providing                                                               
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:36:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JAMES WALDO,  Staff, Representative Lindsey Holmes,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  explained that  this bill  will update  sections of                                                               
Alaska's health insurance  code to comply with  recent changes in                                                               
federal law.   He advised members that if the  bill is not passed                                                               
the state's  Division of  Insurance will not  be able  to enforce                                                               
the law when the new federal law becomes effective.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WALDO  explained  that  the  updates  include  changes  that                                                               
prohibit  discrimination  against  individuals on  the  basis  of                                                               
genetic  testing,  requires  that   insurers  continue  to  cover                                                               
college students  under their parents' health  insurance coverage                                                               
during  instances  in which  the  student  must take  leave  from                                                               
school  for  medical  reasons.   Additionally,  the  federal  law                                                               
requires  insurers  to  provide   parity  in  mental  health  and                                                               
substance  abuse treatment  coverage.    Currently, insurers  are                                                               
required to provide coverage, but  there are limitations and caps                                                               
on the  coverage.  However,  under the  new federal law  the caps                                                               
are  no longer  allowed.   Thus, insurers  are mandated  to offer                                                               
coverage,  but are  not required  to provide  it.   He related  a                                                               
scenario in  which a person breaks  a leg or has  substance abuse                                                               
issues.    The  same  coverage would  apply  to  substance  abuse                                                               
treatment as treatment for the broken leg.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:38:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. WALDO explained that Section  3 would amend the definition of                                                               
dentist  for  insurance  purposes   so  that  patients  obtaining                                                               
services from  dentists who are  licensed in  other jurisdictions                                                               
will be covered.  He related  that Section 4 requires insurers to                                                               
continue to  cover college students  under their  parents' health                                                               
insurance  coverage when  the students  need to  take leave  from                                                               
school for medical reasons.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WALDO addressed  enrollment  requirements  for employees  in                                                               
instances  in  which the  employee  opts  out of  the  employer's                                                               
insurance plan.   The  first change addresses  a person  or their                                                               
dependent who is  covered by Medicaid, but  who loses eligibility                                                               
for Medicaid.   The  employee would  then have  an option  to re-                                                               
enroll in  their employer's  health insurance  plan.   The second                                                               
change concerns  instances in which  Medicaid will pay  a certain                                                               
amount of the premium for  health insurance.  In those instances,                                                               
this  provision would  allow a  person who  becomes eligible  for                                                               
Medicaid assistance  for premium  coverage to re-enroll  in their                                                               
employer's health insurance plan so  that Medicaid can be applied                                                               
to the insurance premiums.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:40:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WALDO  explained  that  Section 6  prevents  a  health  care                                                               
insurer from placing restrictions  on mental health and substance                                                               
abuse coverage treatment.   He reiterated that  the provider must                                                               
offer  the coverage  but  is  not required  to  provide  it.   He                                                               
related that Section 7 provides  for an effective date, such that                                                               
the  effective  dates  coincide  with  federal  provisions.    In                                                               
response to Chair  Olson, Mr. Waldo confirmed that  a person must                                                               
be licensed as a dentist prior to working in the state.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:42:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON,  after first  determining  no  one else  wished  to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony on HB 222.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LYNN moved to report  HB 222 out of committee with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There  being no  objection, HB  222 was  reported from  the House                                                               
Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:44:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 4:44 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 221-MORTGAGE LENDING REGULATION                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:44:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  announced that the  next order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE   BILL  NO.   221,  "An   Act  relating   to  the   state's                                                               
participation  in  the   federal  Nationwide  Mortgage  Licensing                                                               
System  and  Registry, and  to  mortgage  lending regulation  and                                                               
licensing; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:45:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TYSON  FICK, Legislative  Liaison,  Office  of the  Commissioner,                                                               
Department  of   Commerce,  Community,  &   Economic  Development                                                               
(DCCED), introduced himself.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:45:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LYNN  made  a  motion   to  adopt  the  committee                                                               
substitute  (CS)  for  HB  221  labeled  26-LS0856\R,  Bannister,                                                               
4/9/09.[Version R was before the committee.]                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON objected for purpose of discussion.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:45:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FICK explained  that HB  221 makes  a single  change to  the                                                               
state's mortgage  licensing law.   He  indicated that  two things                                                               
need  to happen  in order  for Alaska's  law to  comply with  the                                                               
federal Secure  and Fair Enforcement  for Mortgage  Licensing Act                                                               
of  2008  (SAFE Act).    The  SAFE  Act  requires all  states  to                                                               
implement a  mortgage law  that confirms  to its  requirements by                                                               
July 30,  2009, and that all  states use a national  database for                                                               
licensing mortgage loan  originators.  This bill  would allow the                                                               
Department  of Commerce,  Community,  &  Economic Development  to                                                               
participate in the National Mortgage  Licensing System (NMLS) and                                                               
use their  database, which  is the time  sensitive element.   The                                                               
fiscal note provides for the one-time  fee of $50,000 to join the                                                               
NMLS, and $20,000 for computer system upgrades.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:46:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  commented that  this bill  has been  a collaborative                                                               
effort between his  office and Representative Lynn's  office.  He                                                               
stated his intention  to continue to work on  the remaining issue                                                               
during the interim.  He explained that the issue is complex.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:47:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. FICK mentioned that the sunset  date in the bill sends an odd                                                               
message  to  the HUD  since  the  state  will join  the  national                                                               
database, but will stop using the database in 2012.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:48:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  removed his  objection.  [Version  R was  before the                                                               
committee.]                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BUCH  made a motion to  adopt Conceptual Amendment                                                               
1, on page  1, line 14, to  change the date from July  1, 2012 to                                                               
July 1, 2014.   There being no objection,  Conceptual Amendment 1                                                               
was adopted                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON,  after first  determining  no  one else  wished  to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony on HB 221.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL  moved to report the  committee substitute                                                               
(CS)  for  HB 221,  Version  26-LS0856\R,  Bannister, 4/9/09,  as                                                               
amended,  out of  committee with  individual recommendations  and                                                               
the  accompanying fiscal  note.   There being  no objection,  the                                                               
CSHB  221(L&C) was  reported from  the House  Labor and  Commerce                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:50:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 4:50 p.m. to 4:51 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
^CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                                     
^Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                                                     
^Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                                             
^State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land                                                              
Surveyors                                                                                                                     
^Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                                            
^Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                                              
^Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                                    
^Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                                                
^Board of Marine Pilots                                                                                                       
^Board of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                                          
^Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives                                                                                     
^Board of Nursing                                                                                                             
^Occupational Safety and Health Review Board                                                                                  
^Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                                              
^Board of Pharmacy                                                                                                            
^State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board                                                                        
^Board of Professional Counselors                                                                                             
^Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners                                                                  
^Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers                                                                                    
^Real Estate Commission                                                                                                       
^Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA)                                                                                        
^Board of Social Work Examiners                                                                                               
^Board of Veterinary Examiners                                                                                                
^Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission                                                                                     
^Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:51:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON announced that the final order of business would be                                                                 
the confirmation hearings of the various boards and commissions.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON stated that he has  not had any requests from members                                                               
to have anyone appear before the committee.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:52:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BUCH  offered that Mark Crutchfield  was appointed                                                               
to  the Workers'  Compensation Board.   He  said Mr.  Crutchfield                                                               
advised that could not longer  serve so a substitute board member                                                               
was found and  has been submitted for consideration.   He offered                                                               
his belief that is the only change to the list of appointees.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:53:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  COGHILL stated  that many  board members  provide                                                               
substantial volunteer  services.   He commended their  service to                                                               
the boards.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON noted his agreement.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES  indicated that  she has  read the  list of                                                               
appointees many times.  She stated  that she has sent e-mails and                                                               
has  solicited   information.     She  offered  that   while  the                                                               
appointees are  not providing testimony  today, that a  number of                                                               
committee members  have performed due  diligence.  She  wanted to                                                               
make certain that was clear for the record.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON agreed that all committee members have also done so.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:54:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  COGHILL moved  to advance  the confirmations  for                                                               
appointees  referred to  the House  Labor  and Commerce  Standing                                                               
Committee for  consideration to  the joint  session of  the House                                                               
and  Senate  for consideration.    He  noted that  each  member's                                                               
signature  on  the committee's  report  in  no way  reflects  the                                                               
member's vote  during the  joint floor session.   There  being no                                                               
objection, the confirmations were advanced.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:55:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Labor and Commerce Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at                                                                  
4:55 p.m.                                                                                                                       

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