Legislature(2021 - 2022)GRUENBERG 120

03/09/2021 01:00 PM MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 53 MILITARY CHILDREN SCHOOL RESIDENCY WAIVER TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 53(MLV) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 34 NAMING VIETNAM HELI. PILOTS' MEM. BRIDGE TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 34 Out of Committee
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
   HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS                                                                  
                         March 9, 2021                                                                                          
                           1:04 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Chris Tuck, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Andi Story                                                                                                       
Representative Geran Tarr                                                                                                       
Representative Matt Claman                                                                                                      
Representative George Rauscher (via teleconference)                                                                             
Representative David Nelson                                                                                                     
Representative Laddie Shaw                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 34                                                                                                               
"An Act naming the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots' Memorial Bridge."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 34 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 53                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to residency requirements for public school                                                                    
enrollment for certain children of active duty military and                                                                     
National Guard members."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 53(MLV) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  34                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: NAMING VIETNAM HELI. PILOTS' MEM. BRIDGE                                                                           
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) SHAW                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
02/18/21       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/8/21                                                                                
02/18/21       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/18/21       (H)       MLV, STA                                                                                               
02/19/21       (H)       FIN REPLACES STA REFERRAL                                                                              
02/19/21       (H)       BILL REPRINTED                                                                                         
03/02/21       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/02/21       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/02/21       (H)       MINUTE(MLV)                                                                                            
03/04/21       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/04/21       (H)       Moved HB 34 Out of Committee                                                                           
03/04/21       (H)       MINUTE(MLV)                                                                                            
03/09/21       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  53                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MILITARY CHILDREN SCHOOL RESIDENCY WAIVER                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) MCCARTY                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
02/18/21       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/8/21                                                                                
02/18/21       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/18/21       (H)       MLV, EDC                                                                                               
03/04/21       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/04/21       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/04/21       (H)       MINUTE(MLV)                                                                                            
03/09/21       (H)       MLV AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
DENEEN TUCK, Staff                                                                                                              
Representative Ken McCarty                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided information to previously asked                                                                 
questions during the hearing on HB 53, on behalf of                                                                             
Representative McCarty, prime sponsor.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:04:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CHRIS TUCK  called the House Special  Committee on Military                                                             
and   Veterans'   Affairs  meeting   to   order   at  1:04   p.m.                                                               
Representatives Story, Shaw, Tarr,  Claman, Nelson, Rauscher (via                                                               
teleconference), and Tuck were present at the call to order.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
        HB  34-NAMING VIETNAM HELI. PILOTS' MEM. BRIDGE                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:05:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TUCK announced that the first order of business would be                                                                  
HOUSE BILL NO. 34, "An Act naming the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots'                                                                
Memorial Bridge."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:06:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TARR  moved to  rescind  previous  action of  the                                                               
committee in  reporting HB 34 out  of committee.  There  being no                                                               
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:06:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TUCK  stated that  the fiscal  note is  approximately $6300                                                               
and asked whether anyone had questions on the fiscal note.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:07:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR moved  to report HB 34 out  of committee with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There being no objection, HB 34 was reported out of committee.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
        HB  53-MILITARY CHILDREN SCHOOL RESIDENCY WAIVER                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:07:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TUCK  announced that the  final order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 53,  "An Act  relating to  residency requirements                                                               
for public school enrollment for  certain children of active duty                                                               
military and National Guard members."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:08:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN moved  to adopt  Amendment 1,  labeled 32-                                                               
LS0344/A.1, which reads as follows:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 12:                                                                                                           
          Delete "10"                                                                                                           
          Insert "30"                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TUCK objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN spoke to Amendment  1; it would change from                                                               
10 to 30 days for the families to get their paperwork together.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:09:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STORY stated  that  she understands  that it  was                                                               
previously  the   practice  to   have  30  days   and  referenced                                                               
Superintendent Bishop, and said she supports Amendment 1.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:09:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TUCK  removed  his  objection.   There  being  no  further                                                               
objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:09:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TUCK opened  public testimony.    After ascertaining  that                                                               
there  was  no  one  who  wished to  testify,  he  closed  public                                                               
testimony.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:10:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease at 1:10 p.m.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:10:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DENEEN  TUCK, Staff,  Representative  Ken  McCarty, Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, on  behalf of Representative McCarty,  prime sponsor                                                               
of  HB   53,  noted  that   at  the   last  hearing  on   HB  53,                                                               
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  had asked  whether the  proposed legislation                                                               
included  any changes  [compared  to House  Bill  109, which  was                                                               
before  the  committee  during   the  Thirty-First  Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature.  She clarified  that while  she said  there were  no                                                               
substantive  changes,  HB  53 includes  an  added  definition  of                                                               
"guardian" on  page 1, line 13  - a definition which  was already                                                               
in statute [AS 13.06.050].                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:11:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  moved to  report HB 53,  as amended,  out of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal  notes.    There  being no  objection,  CSHB  53(MLV)  was                                                               
reported out of committee.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:12:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Special Committee  on Military and Veterans'  Affairs meeting was                                                               
adjourned at 1:13 p.m.                                                                                                          

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 34 Fiscal Note DOT-CRHA 2.24.2021.pdf HMLV 3/9/2021 1:00:00 PM
HB 34