Legislature(2021 - 2022)BARNES 124

04/05/2021 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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04:04:08 PM Start
04:05:25 PM HB30
04:17:13 PM HB149
04:47:54 PM HB110
05:10:51 PM Regulatory Commission of Alaska
05:12:34 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Delayed to 5 Minutes Following Session --
+= HB 149 CHILD CARE PROVIDER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
*+ HB 110 AGE FOR NICOTINE/E-CIG; TAX E-CIG. TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
*+ HB 146 DISCLOSURE OF WAGE INFORMATION TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
+= HB 30 WORKERS' COMP: DEATH; PERM PARTIAL IMPAIR TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 30 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Zack Fields, Co-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Ivy Spohnholz, Co-Chair                                                                                          
Representative Calvin Schrage                                                                                                   
Representative Liz Snyder                                                                                                       
Representative James Kaufman                                                                                                    
Representative Ken McCarty                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative David Nelson                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
HOUSE BILL NO. 30                                                                                                               
"An                               Act                                relating                                                   
benefits;                                                                   relating                                            
benefits                                                         in                     the                           case      
to                        the                              payment                                                     of       
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                  - MOVED HB 30 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 149                                                                                                              
"An                         Act                          relating                                                      to       
organize for the purpose of collective bargaining."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                  - HEARD & HELD                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 110                                                                                                              
"An                          Act                          raising                                                 the           
possess                                                 tobacco,                                                       a        
smoking                                                     product;                                                           r
containing                                                                    nicotine,                                         
to                      the                            taxation                                                          of     
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                  - HEARD & HELD                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
State Board of Registration For Architects, Engineers & Land                                                                  
Surveyors                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                  Jake Maxwell - Anchorage                                                                      
                                  Arpad "Bruce" Magyar - Anchorage                                                              
                                  Catherine Fritz- Juneau                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                  -             CONFIRMATION(S)                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
State Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Board                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                  Nathan Missler - Anchorage                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                  -             CONFIRMATION(S)                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                  Christina                                                            Hansen                   
                                  Bradley Heaston - Anchorage                                                                   
                                  Gregory Johnson - Fairbanks                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                  -             CONFIRMATION(S)                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Board                                    Of                   Examiners                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                  Pamela Steffes - Sitka                                                                        
                                  Michael Mavencamp - Fairbanks                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                  -             CONFIRMATION(S)                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Board of Marital & Family Therapy                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                  Richard Clampitt - Palmer                                                                     
                                  Joy Collins - Anchorage                                                                       
                                  Kayla Green - Eagle River                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                  -             CONFIRMATION(S)                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Board                                    of                   Professional                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                  Sammie O'Neal - Eagle River                                                                   
                                  Eleanor Vinson - Juneau                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                  -             CONFIRMATION(S)                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Board of Psychologist & Psychological Associate Examiners                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                  Bernard Gatewood - Fairbanks                                                                  
                                  Bradley McConnell - Anchorage                                                                 
                                  Sherri Scott - Anchorage                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                  - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Board of Social Work Examiners                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Brandon Ercanbrack - Kotzebue                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                  - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Regulatory Commission of Alaska                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                  Robert Pickett - Palmer                                                                       
                                  Keith Kurber - Fairbanks                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                  - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  30                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: WORKERS' COMP: DEATH; PERM PARTIAL IMPAIR                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) JOSEPHSON                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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04/05/21                                                                                               (H)                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 149                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: CHILD CARE PROVIDER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) FIELDS                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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04/05/21                                                                                               (H)                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 110                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: AGE FOR NICOTINE/E-CIG; TAX E-CIG.                                                                                 
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) HANNAN                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHARLES COLLINS, Director                                                                                                       
Division of Workers' Compensation                                                                                               
Department of Labor and Workforce Development                                                                                   
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB
30.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
KIMBERLY ROSENBERGER                                                                                                            
Service Employees International Union                                                                                           
Sacramento, California                                                                                                          
POSITION STATEMENT:  Gave a presentation on HB 149.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
TRISTAN WALSH, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Fields                                                                                                           
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented the sectional analysis on HB 149                                                               
on behalf of Representative Fields, prime sponsor.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
DANIEL WAYNE, Attorney                                                                                                          
Legislative Legal Counsel                                                                                                       
Legislative Legal and Research Services                                                                                         
Legislative Affairs Agency (LAA)                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB
149.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SARA HANNAN                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 110 as prime sponsor.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
EMILY NENON, Alaska Government Relations Director                                                                               
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network                                                                                   
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 110.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:04:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                            IVY                               SPOHNHOLZ               
Standing                                                                       Committee                                        
Representatives                                                                                                Kaufman,         
were                                     present                                                      at                        
arrived as the meeting was in progress.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:05:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                         SPOHNHOLZ                                                      
would                                         be                        HOUSE                                         BILL      
workers'                                                       compensation                                                     
workers'                                                        compensation                                                    
impairment;                                                                             relating                                
death benefits; and providing for an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:05:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHARLES                                                     COLLINS,                                                          Di
Department                                                                   of                   Labor                         
congratulating                                                                                              the                 
premiums                                                       down,                                      and                   
eighth                                             year                                in                     a               ro
employers.                                                                                He                      added         
because                                                        some                                      things                 
adjusted                                                        for                           many                              
is                    the                          only                               path                                that  
repairment                                                                       after                                          
[workers'                                                                  compensation]                                        
have                                    been                                    a                  number                       
occurring in 2005.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR.                         COLLINS                                                 shared                                      
inform                                             the                          Division                                        
has                           occurred                                                        on                     the        
division                                                       gets                                a              report        
occasionally                                                                                 a                 medical          
process                                                             goes                                           smoothly,    
rehabilitated                                                                                       and                         
"90-plus                                                         percent"                                                       
that                                occasionally,                                                                               
to                     rehabilitation                                                                                           
that                                    is                        brought                                                      b
situation                                                              is                     rare,                             
compared                                                         to                     17,000                                  
lawyers                                                  and                           employee                                 
He                          said                                       that                                      under          
employee                                                                 is                             only                    
consultation.                                                                                               If                  
counsel                                                 gets                               paid                               th
the                            employer,                                                                and                     
burden of that cost.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:10:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ invited questions from the committee.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:10:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                           SPOHNHOLZ                                                    
ascertaining                                                                                that                                
closed public testimony.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:11:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                             KAUFMAN              
Sectional                                                              Analysis,                                                
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                             2:                     
                                  23.30.190(a),                                                                                 
                                  compensation                                                                                  
                                  $177,000                                                            (2000                     
                                  inflation                                                               and                   
                                  the national average.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                               KAUFMAN            
average in the year 2000.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR.                          COLLINS                                                  responded                                 
$177,000                                                         was                           at                     the       
the                          baseline                                                       was                          changed
to                    bring                                      Alaska                                           closer        
that                                due                          to                    inflation,                               
again                                     to                   align                                     itself                 
Representative Josephson proposed in HB 30.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                                 KAUFMAN          
complicated                                                                             and                             that    
through.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.                         COLLINS                                                 replied                                     
whole                                       body                                impairment                                      
used                                      as                           a                    starting                            
explained                                                                   that                                     some       
compensation                                                                              out                          by       
whole                                         body.                                                    The                      
American                                                        Medical                                                  Associa
compensation                                                                                 amount                             
he reiterated has not been updated in 21 years.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:15:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ invited questions from the committee.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:15:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                          FIELDS                                               moved    
individual                                                                      recommendations                                 
There                                        being                                         no                       objection,  
Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:16:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 4:16 p.m. to 4:17 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:17:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                          SPOHNHOLZ                                                     
would                                          be                        HOUSE                                          BILL    
certain                                                  child                                     day                          
collective bargaining."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:17:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                       FIELDS                                           introduced      
that                                he                    thought                                                 it            
the                           gender                                            pay                           gap,              
the                           devastation                                                                          the          
the                             COVID-19                                                          pandemic.                     
entitled,                                                              "Raising                                                 
149),"                                           and                         covered                                            
read as follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                    Persistent                                                                  
                                  turnover and inadequate supply of child care workers.                                         
                                                   Low                          wages/benefits                                  
                                  instruction                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                       FIELDS                                            proceeded      
explained                                                             that                               inadequate             
leave                                         Alaska                                               and                          
explained                                                                 that                                    while         
Alaska                                            may                          actually                                         
small                                       state.                                                        The                   
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                  ?                    Alaska                                                 needs             
                                  including                                                                     parents         
                                  population among age 30- 50)                                                                  
                                  ?                  Early                                         childhood                    
                                  human capital development, and highest ROI                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                              FIELDS                                                  ad
States/Nations,"                                                                                                           which
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                  ?                          11                               U.S.                              
                                  structures                                                                       for          
                                  bargain                                                      with                             
                                  benefits that expand supply of child care providers                                           
                                  ?               First                                      state:                             
                                  state to adopt model.                                                                         
                                  ?                   European                                                            countr
                                  centers                                                  for                           parents
                                  tax credits                                                                                   
                                  ?               And                          Northern                                         
                                  wages/benefits                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                         FIELDS                                              stated     
other                                        states                                             are                            a
this                                bill                               to                    spark                              
open                                    to                        there                                          being          
implement to solve this problem.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                        FIELDS                                             moved        
and                            shared                                              his                            understanding 
workers                                                     make                                   middleclass                  
policy                                              decision.                                                                   
should                                               be                        done                                   for       
[original punctuation provided]:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  ? Collective Bargaining (U.S. model / H.B. 149)                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                  construction policy model)                                                                    
                                  ? Directly subsidize (Europe model)                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:21:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                        FIELDS                                            proceeded     
follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  most effectively, need the right policy framework                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  industry and working families recover                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                        FIELDS                                            added         
proposed                                                             differently                                                
providers                                                               are                            allowed                  
engage in bargaining.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:23:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KIMBERLY                                                              ROSENBERGER,                                              
(SEIU),                                                     offered                                                     a       
Providers'                                                                     Vision                                           
relates                                                  to                     the                           assembly          
that                                  authorized                                                                      child     
She                                  began                                             on                            slide      
punctuation provided]:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Similar to 11 other states.                                                                   
                                  Bill enables:                                                                                 
                                  ? Election to choose union                                                                    
                                  ? Collective bargaining                                                                       
                                  ? Training partnership                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS.                          ROSENBERGER                                                                         added          
providers                                                              are                          considered                  
covered                                                 by                   a             number                               
were                                  considered                                                                     low        
SEIU                                 had                            to                     get                           an     
State                                      of                    California                                                     
bargaining outweighs the risk of anti-competition.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.                         ROSENBERGER                                                                         showed          
follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                  Also covers the following:                                                                    
                                  ? Set of topics standard to many labor laws                                                   
                                                                     ? Current labor law did not cover providers                
                                  ? Defines who is included:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                  Includes licensed and license-exempt                                                          
                                                                     ? Not assistants or centers                                
                                                                                                                                
4:26:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.                              ROSENBERGER                                                                            continue
Scope," which read as follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                  Addressed in section 8434.5 of bill                                                           
                                  ?uni0020uni004Cuni0069uni0073uni0074uni0073uni0020uni0072uni0065uni0071uni0075uni0069uni0072un
                                                                                                                                
                                  provider retention/recruitment                                                                
                                  ? Funding must be passed by Legislature                                                       
                                  ? Does not include non-state controlled topics                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS.                          ROSENBERGER                                                                          moved         
which read as follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                  Addressed in section 8434 of bill                                                             
                                  ? Adapts law for many CA public employees                                                     
                                  ? Includes:                                                                                   
                                                                     ? Show provider interest                                   
                                                                     ? List of eligible voters                                  
                                                                     ? Notifying providers                                      
                                                                     ? Timelines, other guidance                                
                                                                                                                                
MS.                         ROSENBERGER                                                                         advanced        
explained                                                                that                                   training        
remain                                           open                               while                                     al
read as follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  Addressed in section 8442 of bill                                                             
                                  ? Shorter language in final bill                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                  training, professional development $, programs                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  others possible                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:28:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.                           ROSENBERGER                                                                          proceeded    
read as follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                  their union. Typical improvements:                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                  nontraditional hours                                                                          
                                  ? Health care thru a union trust                                                              
                                  ? Voice in regulation and quality improvement                                                 
                                  ? Expanded training                                                                           
                                  ? Smoother eligibility process for parents                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.                            ROSENBERGER                                                                           reminded   
newest                                            state                                      to                     join        
being part of the union.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:29:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ invited questions from the committee.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:29:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                            KAUFMAN               
states are that have joined the union.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.                          ROSENBERGER                                                                          asked         
noted                                       that                                 there                                       is 
could share with the committee.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:29:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                            FIELDS                                                respon
Iowa,                                     New                         Jersey,                                                 Mi
to                         join                                     the                               union                     
Pennsylvania,                                                                                    Kansas,                        
joined.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:30:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                          KAUFMAN                 
go up, and asked how that improves accessibility.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                         FIELDS                                            answered     
election                                                         overseen                                                       
which                                     has                         provided                                                  
stated                                           that                               small                                     bu
quality                                                     and                              affordable                         
would                                       make                                  it                      easier                
He                     reiterated                                                                    that                       
more                                   efficient                                                                 system,        
results                                                      in                         lower                                   
individual                                                                    wants                                      to     
level                                      of                     care                                is                     not
care                               workers                                                 are                         considere
some                                   of                        this                                   is                      
people                                           of                   color,                                           and      
States                                           Congress                                                       didn't          
to                         people                                                of                         color.              
workers,                                                            and                              women                      
rights.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:33:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.                            ROSENBERGER                                                                           added      
after                                         implementing                                                                      
and                           training                                                        has                          been 
field.                                                  She                         stated                                      
of                           a                     return                                                   on                  
maintaining the workers that have entered the field already.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:33:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                              SNYDER              
professionals                                                                                    for                         her
worker                                            through                                                 Thread,               
was                           a              small,                                             in-home                         
affect someone like her.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                             FIELDS                                                 resp
unionize.                                                                          He                      emphasized           
providers                                                              the                            mechanisms                
model                                             and                                 supply                                    
professionals need.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:35:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.                             ROSENBERGER                                                                            said     
from                                  child                                        care                                  provide
whether                                                 to                    opt                          in                   
to                     those                                      who                           receive                         
providers                                                                have                                   chosen          
training                                                       mechanisms                                                       
voice                                         when                                   it                        comes            
shared                                            that                               there                                      
who have opted in.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:36:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TRISTAN                                                   WALSH,                                             Staff,             
Legislature,                                                                                    presented                       
behalf                                                  of                          Representative                              
Sections                                                             1-10,                                           which      
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                       1:                          Th
                                  declaration                                                                          of       
                                  Relations Act, to include child day care providers.                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                    2:                      This     
                                  child                                        day                           care               
                                  join                                or                   assist                               
                                  and                          engage                                           in              
                                  collective                                                                               barga
                                  protection.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                 3:                    This          
                                  child                                               day                                  care 
                                  collective bargaining unit.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                      4:                         This
                                  include                                                         child                         
                                  regarding                                                                          the        
                                  organizations for collective bargaining.                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                    5:                       This    
                                  child                                       day                           care                
                                  the                            labor                                       relations          
                                  on                       representation                                                       
                                  question of representation exists.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                  6:                     This        
                                  child                                         day                            care             
                                  unfair                                           labor                                      pr
                                  of the public employer.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                 7:                    This          
                                  23.40.205,                                                                           regarding
                                  benefits.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                 8:                    This          
                                  conforming changes.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                     9:                       This   
                                  child                                       day                          care                 
                                  care provider have the right of non-association.                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                  Section                                                 10:                         This    
                                  language                                                            that                      
                                  makes                                             child                                       
                                  public                                               employees,                               
                                  not                            form                                 or                     ter
                                  change                                                a                  child                
                                  entity,                                                     corporation                       
                                  declares                                                       nothing                        
                                  with                                  compliance                                              
                                  subdivision                                                                                of 
                                  requirement                                                                            of     
                                  states                                           that                                nothing  
                                  care                                         provider                                         
                                  employer                                                            or                       a
                                  child                                        day                           care               
                                  process or administer payments for day care.                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:39:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.                           WALSH                                       explained                                             
in definition.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:39:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                           SPOHNHOLZ                                                    
statute                                                  being                                     updated                      
of                     a               public                                            employee                               
but                           the                          bill                                 does                            
employees.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                           FIELDS                                              responded
workers                                                  are                          not                          becoming     
given a mechanism to bargain in the child care sector.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                         SPOHNHOLZ                                                      
of law in which to put the bill.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                            FIELDS                                                replie
exclusion from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:40:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.                         ROSENBERGER                                                                         explained       
important                                                             is                   because                              
status                                                as                        a                  small                        
already                                                 in                   regard                                           to
between                                                    the                            state                                 
allow                                         the                              businesses                                       
relationship.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                          SPOHNHOLZ                                                     
from Legislative Legal and Research Services.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:41:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DANIEL                                              WAYNE,                                             Attorney,                
Legal                                       and                            Research                                             
reiterated                                                                  that                                this            
the                          other                                      aforementioned                                          
would                                       broaden                                                   the                       
labor                                        issues                                               for                           
referring                                                             to                   other                                
workers,                                                              then                                      Alaska          
regulating                                                                     labor                                       in   
are                          already                                                 covered                                    
covered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:43:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                       FIELDS                                           added           
of                      child                                       care,                                        there          
form                                a               union.                                                    For               
for small businesses in the industry to work together.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:43:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                               MCCARTY            
stating                                                 that                               while                                
entity                                              of                       the                             state,             
state,                                              but                            are                             "subsidized  
with the state."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR.                          WAYNE                                     responded                                                
said                                     he                        doesn't                                                      
anyone.                                                          The                         bill                               
labor                                     disputes                                                       and                    
public employers, he explained.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:44:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                          FIELDS                                              shared    
bargaining,"                                                                                where                               
section                                                 of                   an                   industry.                     
a                      fairly                                                    outdated                                       
bargaining                                                                      based                                        on 
sexist                                              history                                                   where             
NLRA.                                                 This                                 bill                                 
framework                                                                 to                        one                         
federal                                                     labor                                         law,                  
bargaining                                                                   with                                the            
it                    is                    that                                the                         bill                
bargaining for small businesses.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:45:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                            SPOHNHOLZ                                                   
introductory                                                                               hearing,                             
discuss HB 149 in the future.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:46:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                            MCCARTY               
is                   subsidizing                                                                         the                    
point.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                          FIELDS                                              responded 
based                                            on                          eligibility                                        
continue                                                        if                    this                                 bill 
chooses                                                  to                     subsidize                                       
HB                     149                           would                                       allow                          
In                     closing,                                                        he                     shared            
improve                                                  child                                     care,                        
to address the issue.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:47:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced that HB 149 was held over.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:47:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                          SPOHNHOLZ                                                     
would                                     be                    HOUSE                                      BILL                 
purchase,                                                                      sell,                                            
containing                                                                    nicotine,                                         
to                      transporting                                                                                 tobacco,   
electronic                                                                            smoking                                   
electronic                                                                        smoking                                       
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:48:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                            SARA                  
that                                   HB                      110                             would                            
change                                             the                          state                                       law 
confirmation                                                                               with                                t
19                        to                         21;                              and                              it       
cigarettes                                                                            or                    "e-cigarettes."     
tobacco                                                 depending                                                            on 
the                          last                                 time                                tobacco                   
e-cigarettes                                                                                weren't                             
that                                  currently,                                                                    there       
She                         made                                the                         distinction                         
the                            same                                  rate                                  as                   
did exist when the cannabis industry began in Alaska.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                                HANNAN            
Alaska                                            State                                      Legislature,                       
do                     the                          same                                things                                  
them                                 into                                  one                           bill.                  
appears                                                 long                               and                         complicat
number                                            of                    places                                            in    
highly                                                regulated                                                                 
government                                                                     has                           always             
has                                been                                      a                     disruption                   
cigarettes                                                                  because                                             
do not typically end up being sold by the same retailers.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                                 HANNAN           
popular                                                 among                                     young                         
under                                         the                             age                             of                
conducts                                                        a               national                                        
and                          between                                                  2017                                 and  
in                     the                          use                          of                     e-cigarettes            
been                               a              downturn                                                       in             
become                                              an                      "entre                                             i
She                         stated                                           that                               nicotine        
by                      adding                                              e-cigarettes                                        
cigarettes                                                                      can                             be              
from                                 buying                                            them,                                    
nicotine.                                                                           She                             noted       
people                                               that                                   e-cigarettes                        
products,                                                                     but                                  there        
Conversely,                                                                           research                                  
quickly                                                       with                                     the                      
absorption is much higher.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:53:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                             HANNAN               
bill                                      is                           to                          discourage                   
Alaska's                                                              laws                                      to              
revenue.                                                                   She                            added                 
cigarettes                                                                         products                                     
require                                                 age-verification                                                        
are delivered to them.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:55:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EMILY                                           NENON,                                                 Alaska                   
Cancer                                             Society                                                  Cancer              
working                                                  on                    tobacco                                          
she                            works                                       closely                                              
American                                                       Lung                               Association.                  
is                    a              critical                                                        strategy                   
preventing                                                                   youth                                     from     
she                          continued.                                                                             She         
three                                        strategies                                                                     that
tobacco                                                           use.                                                          
comprehensive                                                                                                   prevention      
workplaces.                                                                                 She                          stated 
the                          2004                                tobacco                                                 tax    
tax                          statute                                                 hasn't                                     
said                               that                                the                         market                       
the latest generation of e-cigarette products.  These e-                                                                        
cigarette                                                                      products                                         
flavored                                                       nicotine.                                                        
"throat                                                    hit"                                  of                       nicoti
these                                     products                                                        are                   
a greater risk of developing an ongoing addiction.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.                              NENON                                         continued                                        
Action                                             Network                                                  shares              
e-cigarettes.                                                                                               She                 
these                                          e-cigarettes                                                                     
cigarettes?"                                                                                           She                      
combusted                                                             cigarette                                                 
70                          of                         those                                           are                      
agents.                                                                  It                         is                        no
combusted                                                                 cigarette,                                            
organizations                                                                                           do                      
possessing                                                                   tobacco                                            
to                       tobacco                                                    cessation                                   
for                           being                                      addicted                                               
to them.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:59:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ invited questions from the committee.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:01:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                             KAUFMAN              
both                                 sides                                       of                     this                    
taxes                                       will                                 increase                                       
shares this concern.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:02:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                          HANNAN                  
This                                  would                                        add                             tax          
tax.                                         She                           added                                       that     
but                             anyone                                               who                             is         
purchasing                                                                     and                            consuming         
whether,                                                       by                    adding                                     
a better control on the black market that already exists .                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:03:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.                            NENON                                       shared                                             th
that                                  comes                                        up                       often               
She                           highlighted                                                                          that         
consider,                                                             as                   most                               us
and                           buy                            tobacco                                                   products 
this                               bill                               is                    timely                              
in                   federal                                                 law                         regulations            
e-cigarette                                                                         products.                                   
emphasis                                                        on                    catching                                  
market                                            than                                 there                                    
shipping will help with that as well.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                             KAUFMAN              
discussion                                                                      is                        that                  
smoking                                                  cigarettes.                                                            
to that argument.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS.                         NENON                                      responded                                                
to                     quit                                  is                     to                      use                 
tobacco                                                  cessation                                                             p
standards.                                                                           She                          said          
have                                  its                           products                                                    
the                              FDA.                                                She                              emphasized
cessation                                                              products.                                                
kids                                 from                                 ever                                starting          
added.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:06:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                        FIELDS                                            added         
out,                                 they                                 were                                marketed          
that                               marketing                                                             device                 
to                     kids                                  who                           were                                 
and                          flavors                                                  to                     appeal             
"big                                      tobacco"                                                              took            
concluded                                                                that                                  if               
stop                                 smoking                                                  were                              
considered                                                                         smoking                                      
companies                                                                wouldn't                                               
kids.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                          SPOHNHOLZ                                                     
member                                             who                          used                                 to         
e-cigarettes,                                                                                       and                         
smells different."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:07:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                              HANNAN              
bill                                and                          explained                                                      
cessation                                                              products                                                 
statutes.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:08:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                           MCCARTY                
is being implemented in other states.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                          HANNAN                  
said                                 that                                 she                            has                    
but                               she                               may                               have                      
information.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:09:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.                                     NENON                                                responded                          
implementation                                                                                            up                    
state                                     has                         its                         own                         la
so                        that                                    the                              state                        
federal                                                 requirements                                                            
successful                                                                     compliance                                       
like                               to                    be                    able                               to            
on                       the                             FDA,                                   but                             
nation.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:10:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced that HB 110 was held over.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
^CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
^State                                              Board                                       of                       Registr
Surveyors                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
^State Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Board                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Dental Examiners                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Examiners in Optometry                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Marital & Family Therapy                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Professional Counselors                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Psychologist & Psychological Associate Examiners                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^Board of Social Work Examiners                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Regulatory Commission of Alaska                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
5:10:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                         SPOHNHOLZ                                                      
would                                               be                              confirmation                                
governor's appointees to the various boards and commissions.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR                                                           SPOHNHOLZ                                                    
Standing                                                              Committee                                                 
following                                                                      governor's                                       
Maxwell,                                                        Arpad                                     "Bruce"               
Board                                             of                            Registration                                    
Surveyors;                                                                       Nathan                                         
Occupational                                                                                 Therapy                            
and                            Gregory                                                    Johnson                               
Steffes                                                      and                             Michael                            
Optometry;                                                                   Richard                                            
Board                                       of                     Marital                                                  and 
Vinson                                                    to                             the                                  Bo
Gatewood,                                                               Bradley                                                 
Psychologist                                                                                      and                           
Ercanbrack                                                                      to                      the                     
Pickett                                                 and                         Keith                                     Ku
She                         noted                                      that                               each                  
in                       no                       way                            reflects                                       
session.                                                                         There                                          
advanced.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:12:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There                                      being                                      no                    further             
Labor                                       and                           Commerce                                              
5:12 p.m.                                                                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 110 DOR FY17-FY20 Tobacco Tax Annual Report Data.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 110 Sponsor Statement 2.1.2020.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 110 Supporting Document AK DHSS Youth Vaping Info Sheet 2.2.2021.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 110 Tobacco Control Legal Consortium--Preventing E-Cigarette Sales to Kids 2.15.2021.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 110 v. A.PDF HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 110 AK Tax Division FY20 Cigarette and OTP Revenue 2.2.2021.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 110 American Public Health Assn. E-Cig Harms 2.2.2021.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 110 Sectional Summary 4.1.2021.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 110 Supporting Document CDC-FDA Youth Tobacco Survey 2.2.2021.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
Overview of the Alaska WC System.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 30
HB 30 Background Document- Legisltive Reserch Report 21.136.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 30
DOLWD WC Flow Chart 4.1.21.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 30
HB 30- Background Document- Legislative Research Report 06-025.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 30
HB 30 Congressional Research Service Workers' Compensation Overview 3.30.21.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 30
HB 30 workers compensation cost chart 4.1.21.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 30
HB 110 Fiscal Note - DOR, 4.2.21.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 110 Fiscal Note - DCCED, 4.2.21.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 110 Fiscal Note - DHSS, 4.2.21.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 110
HB 149 Supporting Document - JHU IDEALS 2019 Wage and Compensation Study.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 Supporting Document - Center for Women and Work 4.3.2021.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 Supporting Document - BLS Child Care Worker Occupational Outlook 4.3.2021.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 Supporting Document - The Culture Of Health In ECE 4.3.2021.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 ver A Sectional Analysis.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 ver A Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 Supporting Document - American Rights At Work Fund 4.3.2021.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 Supporting Document - Alaska Early Care and Learning in Alaska Report.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 Fiscal note - DOL, 3.26.21.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 ppt presentation.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 Supporting Document - SEIU Presentation.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 149 ver A.PDF HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 149
HB 30 Letter of Support - NW Carpenters 4.5.21.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM
HB 30
HB 110 letter of opposition - NATO, 4.5.21.pdf HL&C 4/5/2021 3:15:00 PM