Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/17/2017 09:00 AM FINANCE

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Heard & Held
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Heard & Held
+= SB 4 NON-CHEMICAL BARBERING;HAIR BRAIDING TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
                 SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                      April 17, 2017                                                                                            
                         9:33 a.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:33:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  called  the  Senate  Finance  Committee                                                                    
meeting to order at 9:33 a.m.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman, Co-Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Co-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Click Bishop, Vice-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Shelley Hughes                                                                                                          
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                          
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
Senator Natasha von Imhof                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Jane  Conway, Staff,  Senator Cathy  Giessel; Senator  Cathy                                                                    
Giessel,   Sponsor;   Scott   Watts,   Pharmacist,   Juneau;                                                                    
Representative Dan  Ortiz, Sponsor;  Britteny Cioni-Haywood,                                                                    
Director,  Division of  Economic Development,  Department of                                                                    
Commerce,  Community  and   Economic  Development;  Benjamin                                                                    
Brown,  Commercial   Fisheries  Entry   Commission,  Juneau;                                                                    
Rachel Hanke, Staff, Senator Peter Micciche.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Leif  Holm, Chair,  Board  of  Pharmacy, Fairbanks;  Richard                                                                    
Holt,  Vice   Chair,  Board  of  Pharmacy,   Wasilla;  Barry                                                                    
Christiansen,  Alaska   Pharmacist  Association,  Ketchikan;                                                                    
Gerald  Brown,  Self,  Fairbanks;  Dirk  White,  Pharmacist,                                                                    
Sitka.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 4      NON-CHEMICAL BARBERING;HAIR BRAIDING                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          SB 4 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                      
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 37     PHARMA BD & EMPLOYEES;DRUG DIST/MANUFAC                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          SB 37 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 56     COMMERCIAL FISHING LOANS                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          HB 56 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon remarked that it was the 91st day of                                                                         
session.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 37                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the  Board of Pharmacy; relating to                                                                    
     the  licensing  and  inspection of  certain  facilities                                                                    
     located  outside the  state;  relating  to drug  supply                                                                    
     chain security;  and creating  a position  of executive                                                                    
     administrator for the Board of Pharmacy."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:33:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop MOVED to ADOPT proposed committee                                                                             
substitute (CS) for SB 37, Work Draft 30-LS0191\R (Bruce,                                                                       
4/15/17).                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
JANE CONWAY, STAFF, SENATOR CATHY GIESSEL, discussed the                                                                        
document "Sectional Analysis CS for Senate Bill 37(FIN) -                                                                       
Version R" (copy on file):                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1:  Amends AS  08.80.030(b)  by  adding a  new                                                                    
     subsection:                                                                                                                
     (14):   Establishes   qualifications  and   duties   of                                                                    
     executive  administrator.  Executive  administrator  is                                                                    
     delegated   authority  in   order   to  conduct   board                                                                    
     business.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section  2:  Amends AS  08.80.030(b)  by  adding a  new                                                                    
     subsection:                                                                                                                
     (15): Amends  and allows  licensing and  inspection for                                                                    
     out-of-state  drug distributors,  third-party logistics                                                                    
     providers and outsourcing facilities;                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section  3:  Amends  AS  08.80.030   by  adding  a  new                                                                    
     subsection:                                                                                                                
     AS   08.80.030(c):   Specifications   for   facilities,                                                                    
     equipment,  personnel, and  procedures  for control  of                                                                    
     drugs in compliance with the  federal Drug Supply Chain                                                                    
     Security Act.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section  4:  Amends  AS  08.80.157   by  adding  a  new                                                                    
     subsection:                                                                                                                
     (k): Requires wholesale  drug distributors, third-party                                                                    
     logistics   providers,   and   outsourcing   facilities                                                                    
     outside the state under AS 08.80.159, to be licensed.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
    Section 5: Amends AS 08.80 by adding a new section:                                                                         
     Sec.   08.80.159:  Requires   that  a   wholesale  drug                                                                    
     distributor,   third  party   logistics  provider,   or                                                                    
     outsourcing facility  have a  license in  Alaska before                                                                    
     shipping, mailing, or  delivering prescription drugs to                                                                    
     a licensee  in the state  or before advertising  in the                                                                    
     state, an agent  must be appointed in the  state, and a                                                                    
     designee of the board  must authorize inspection of the                                                                    
     facility.  An outsourcing  facility, in  addition, must                                                                    
     comply with  the federal Drug Quality  and Security Act                                                                    
     of  2013.  The  board  may  require  an  inspection  of                                                                    
     facilities  located outside  of  the  state, approve  a                                                                    
     designee to inspect. The  board shall adopt regulations                                                                    
     to implement this section.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 6:  Amends AS  08.80 by  adding new  section to                                                                    
     Article 2:                                                                                                                 
     Sec.  08.80.270:   Allows  the   Board  to   create  an                                                                    
     executive administrator position.  Defines the role and                                                                    
     salary range of the executive administrator.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Section  7:  Amends  AS  08.80.480   by  adding  a  new                                                                    
     paragraph:                                                                                                                 
     AS 08.80.480(37): Defines "outsourcing facility"                                                                           
     AS  08.80.480(38):   Defines  "third   party  logistics                                                                    
     provider"                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section 8: Amends AS 39.25.120(c)(7) by adding                                                                             
     (Q) Board of Pharmacy                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sections 9, 10, 11:                                                                                                        
     Provides transition language and effective date clause                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Conway noted that Sections 1,  6, 8, and 9 had immediate                                                                    
effective  dates.  Sections  2,  3,  4,  5,  and  7  had  an                                                                    
effective date of July 2018;  which gave the department time                                                                    
to  set  up  the   licensing  program.  The  department  had                                                                    
recommended the time frame.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon asked  if Ms. Conway could  point out the                                                                    
difference between the  CS from the Senate  Labor & Commerce                                                                    
Committee, and the CS being considered by the committee.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:38:55 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:39:48 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Conway  related  that the  Senate  Labor  and  Commerce                                                                    
Committee  had  removed  two  lines   that  had  stated  the                                                                    
executive  administrator shall  serve  as a  liaison to  the                                                                    
legislative and  executive branches of state  government and                                                                    
the media, and  other state pharmacy boards.  She added that                                                                    
there had  been other changes  in the current CS  to reflect                                                                    
the companion  bill HB  9. She  asserted that  the companion                                                                    
bill   stated   the   full  intent   of   the   legislation.                                                                    
Additionally, the  companion bill established the  range and                                                                    
partially-exempt  status  of   the  executive  administrator                                                                    
position,  which  had  not  been in  the  Senate  Labor  and                                                                    
Commerce Committee  version of  the bill. She  informed that                                                                    
various  effective dates  had  been added  to  the CS  being                                                                    
considered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  WITHDREW her  OBJECTION. There  being NO                                                                    
further OBJECTION, it was so  ordered. The CS for SB 37(FIN)                                                                    
was ADOPTED.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:41:14 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR CATHY  GIESSEL, SPONSOR,  referenced the end  of the                                                                    
bill.  She   noted  that   the  bill   was  by   request  of                                                                    
pharmacists,  and  authorized   an  executive  administrator                                                                    
position for  the Board of Pharmacy.  She discussed Medicaid                                                                    
reform and the focus on the  opioid crisis in the state. She                                                                    
stated that there had been  many new duties delegated to the                                                                    
Board  of  Pharmacy.  Heretofore  the board  had  relied  on                                                                    
licensing  division  staff  to  perform  the  administrative                                                                    
duties   of   the    board.   Considering   the   additional                                                                    
responsibilities,  she emphasized  that the  board needed  a                                                                    
designated executive  to oversee  functions. She  added that                                                                    
establishment of the  position was one of the  key pieces of                                                                    
the proposed legislation.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Giessel  stated  that   the  bill  addressed  where                                                                    
prescriptions  came  from.  She   discussed  the  origin  of                                                                    
prescription  medications,  and  informed  that  there  were                                                                    
manufacturers in  the Lower 48 that  distributed medications                                                                    
to  various pharmacies  in the  country.  She informed  that                                                                    
Alaska was one  of only two states that did  not license the                                                                    
medication  distributers.  She  mentioned the  Drug  Quality                                                                    
Security Act of 2013, which  was a federal law that required                                                                    
a   license  for   distributors,  and   would  ensure   that                                                                    
medications  shipped to  Alaskan pharmacies  were safe.  She                                                                    
referred  to adulterated/contaminated  medications that  had                                                                    
caused  deaths in  the past.  She detailed  that individuals                                                                    
had  died of  meningitis  as a  result  of the  contaminated                                                                    
medications. The  bill would establish  the ability  for the                                                                    
Board of Pharmacy to license  the outsourcing facilities and                                                                    
drug distributors,  and would  authorize an  inspection. The                                                                    
board would delegate  an individual to do  the inspection or                                                                    
accept   another    pharmacy   board's    authorization   by                                                                    
reciprocity. She  confirmed that  the bill would  not result                                                                    
in more travel expenses for the board.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Giessel  emphasized the  SB 37  was a  public safety                                                                    
bill, and that  it would help the Board  of Pharmacy execute                                                                    
all the  duties that the  legislature asked them to  do. She                                                                    
relayed that  there were six pharmacists  that could provide                                                                    
information on the bill with great detail.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hughes thanked  the sponsor  for bringing  the bill                                                                    
forward. She  asked if  other states  that had  enacted such                                                                    
licensure had seen any reduction in access to medications.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Conway  thought the pharmacy  board might  better answer                                                                    
the question.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:45:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson   asked  about   the  reported   deaths  from                                                                    
adulterated medications,  and wondered if they  were outside                                                                    
of Alaska.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Giessel  confirmed that the  deaths had not  been in                                                                    
the State of Alaska.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson  asked if  the  states  in which  the  deaths                                                                    
occurred had the legislation in place.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Giessel relayed that  a nationwide fungal meningitis                                                                    
outbreak had occurred in 20  states in 2012, and occurred in                                                                    
Massachusetts at a compounding  pharmacy. She clarified that                                                                    
compounding pharmacies  were included  in the bill.  She was                                                                    
not  sure  if  the   establishment  had  been  licensed  and                                                                    
inspected or not.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Conway thought  that the State of  Massachusetts did not                                                                    
have licensing like what was proposed in the bill.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson asked  theoretically if  the legislation  had                                                                    
been in  place in Massachusetts,  if people would  have been                                                                    
protected.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Conway answered in the affirmative.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator  von Imhof  understood that  the fiscal  note stated                                                                    
that  the total  amount of  revenue collected  approximately                                                                    
equalled the occupation's actual  regulatory cost. She asked                                                                    
if the sponsor  had completed an analysis as  to a potential                                                                    
increase  in license  fee to  support the  additional fiscal                                                                    
note.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Giessel  advised that  the  Board  of Pharmacy  had                                                                    
suggested  a  licensing  fee of  about  $500  per  wholesale                                                                    
distributor or outsourcing facility.  She relayed that there                                                                    
was a  very large  number of  such facilities,  therefore it                                                                    
was ultimately believed to be a zero fiscal note.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:48:23 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OPENED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SCOTT  WATTS, PHARMACIST,  JUNEAU, spoke  in support  of the                                                                    
bill. He stated that he had  been a local pharmacist for the                                                                    
previous  27  years,  and  owned  and  operated  two  retail                                                                    
pharmacies  in  Juneau.  He reasoned  that  the  legislation                                                                    
would  create a  secure drug  supply chain  by allowing  the                                                                    
licensing  and   inspection  (if  needed)   for  wholesalers                                                                    
outside  the state.  He  stated that  all  his purchases  of                                                                    
medication occurred  outside of  Alaska, most of  which came                                                                    
from one  of three  major wholesalers.  He relayed  that his                                                                    
business  received  many  calls  from  smaller  distributors                                                                    
claiming to have lower prices.  He wanted assurance that any                                                                    
distributor to the State of  Alaska would have unadulterated                                                                    
medications that had been stored  properly. He discussed the                                                                    
opportunity to pursue lower cost  products if the facilities                                                                    
were vetted  properly. He thought  the bill would  allow the                                                                    
Board of Pharmacy  to ensure that medications  were safe for                                                                    
Alaskan residents.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:51:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hughes  asked if there was  a national certification                                                                    
for  facilities, or  if the  state would  be responsible  to                                                                    
inspect facilities or obtain proxy verification.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Watts  stated that  there were  national certifications,                                                                    
and many wholesalers could be  certified or licensed through                                                                    
the State  of Alaska by reciprocity  without duplicating the                                                                    
licensures.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hughes  asked if  it was  anticipated that  in order                                                                    
for  a facility  to be  licensed, it  would need  a national                                                                    
certification.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Watts was  not aware  of the  details, and  thought the                                                                    
board might be able to provide more information.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hughes  thought that a national  certification would                                                                    
provide a level of assurance for the state.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  asked how the  bill would impact the  cost of                                                                    
medication for patients.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Watts  did not expect  there would be any  difference to                                                                    
the cost of medication as a result of the bill.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson suggested  that someone  had to  pay for  the                                                                    
inspection of facilities.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Watts thought  that the  cost would  not get  passed on                                                                    
from the pharmacy.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:55:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LEIF  HOLM,   CHAIR,  BOARD  OF  PHARMACY,   FAIRBANKS  (via                                                                    
teleconference),  testified  in  support  of  the  bill.  He                                                                    
stated he was the owner  of three independent pharmacies. He                                                                    
echoed the  comments of the  previous testifier.  He thought                                                                    
the  bill  would  hold  entities  accountable  to  the  same                                                                    
standards of  practice as those  doing business  from within                                                                    
the  state. He  thought  the proposed  requirements were  no                                                                    
different  from most  professional licensees  wishing to  do                                                                    
business  in the  state from  outside. He  relayed that  the                                                                    
board felt the  proposed position was long  overdue, and was                                                                    
a  necessity as  the  board continued  to  fall behind  with                                                                    
regard  to timely  licensing. The  board  felt the  position                                                                    
would greatly  increase efficiency in licensing,  as well as                                                                    
the ability  to stay  up-to-date on statutes  and regulation                                                                    
changes. He  stated that it  was the intention of  the board                                                                    
that the  funding for  the position  would rest  solely with                                                                    
the  board,  and  would be  easily  attainable  through  new                                                                    
licensing fees.  The position would not  require an increase                                                                    
in fees to those already licensed by the board.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  asked  why  the board  chose  the  name                                                                    
"administrator"  rather  than  "director" for  the  proposed                                                                    
position. She  asserted that other boards  had commonly used                                                                    
the title of executive director.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Holm stated  that he only became familiar  with the term                                                                    
after serving on the board.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:58:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICHARD HOLT,  VICE CHAIR, BOARD  OF PHARMACY,  WASILLA (via                                                                    
teleconference),  spoke in  support of  the bill.  He stated                                                                    
that  he was  the Vice-Chair  of the  Board of  Pharmacy. He                                                                    
thought  the   sponsor  had  done   a  superlative   job  of                                                                    
presenting the details  of the bill. He  thought the sponsor                                                                    
had provided clarity around the  issue of patient safety and                                                                    
understanding where  medications came from out  of state. He                                                                    
discussed   the   complexity   and  degree   of   medication                                                                    
regulation in  the bill, and  through other  legislation. He                                                                    
addressed  the question  of reducing  the number  of sources                                                                    
for  medication  distribution.  He  recalled  that  previous                                                                    
testimony  had indicated  there  were  over 1,200  wholesale                                                                    
medication  distributors  in  the country.  He  thought  the                                                                    
State of  Oregon had about  400 or 500 distributors.  He did                                                                    
not  think  the  licensure  would  decrease  the  number  of                                                                    
sources  for  patients  in  Alaska,  but  thought  it  would                                                                    
increase safety.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Holt  referred to  the executive  administrator position                                                                    
and the  fiscal note, and  clarified that the  bill proposed                                                                    
to create three additional  licensing categories. He did not                                                                    
anticipate  seeing any  license fee  increases for  existing                                                                    
licensees,  but  the  proposed   position  would  be  funded                                                                    
through the licensing category created  through the bill. He                                                                    
thought  the  bill  was  needed  to  ensure  the  safety  of                                                                    
patients  and  assist  the  board  with  its  administrative                                                                    
function.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman  asked Mr. Holt  if the bill would  have an                                                                    
impact on Alaska Native health corporations.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Holt was not sure of  any impact to Alaska Native health                                                                    
corporations,  as  he  did  not   know  the  source  of  the                                                                    
corporation's medications.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:01:10 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hughes asked if Mr.  Holt could speak to her earlier                                                                    
question  about national  certification for  facilities. She                                                                    
thought  the   requirement  for   all  distributors   to  be                                                                    
inspected was  putting a lot  of pressure on the  board, and                                                                    
on the executive administrator.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Holt  was not  aware of the  state requiring  a national                                                                    
certification. He  informed that  each state  had regulation                                                                    
governing  its  own  practice. The  board  had  discussed  a                                                                    
Verified    Accredited    Wholesale   Distributors    (VAWD)                                                                    
designation  which was  an inspection  through the  National                                                                    
Board of  Pharmacy; but he did  not know if it  was required                                                                    
in every state.  He stated that the board  would discuss the                                                                    
matter  when  it was  creating  regulations,  so that  there                                                                    
would be standardized approach.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
10:03:06 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
BARRY    CHRISTIANSEN,   ALASKA    PHARMACIST   ASSOCIATION,                                                                    
KETCHIKAN (via teleconference), testified  in support of the                                                                    
bill. He  relayed that he  was a practicing  pharmacist, and                                                                    
served  as Co-chair  of the  Alaska Pharmacists  Association                                                                    
Legislative Committee. He informed  that the association was                                                                    
made   up   of   pharmacies,   pharmacists,   and   pharmacy                                                                    
technicians throughout  the state.  He thought the  bill was                                                                    
very necessary.  He spoke in support  of previous testimony,                                                                    
and stated that  the association was in full  support of the                                                                    
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:04:11 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
GERALD  BROWN, SELF,  FAIRBANKS (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in support of the bill. He  relayed that he was a pharmacist                                                                    
and an  independent pharmacy owner.  He thought  the sponsor                                                                    
had  done  an  excellent  job of  presenting  the  bill.  He                                                                    
thought  the legislation  was needed,  and without  it there                                                                    
was no  way of knowing  the origin of medications.  He asked                                                                    
for the support of the committee.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
10:05:30 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DIRK   WHITE,   PHARMACIST,  SITKA   (via   teleconference),                                                                    
testified in support  of the bill. He relayed that  he was a                                                                    
past board member  of the Board of Pharmacy.  He referred to                                                                    
the  Drug Quality  Security Act.  He stated  that there  was                                                                    
federal  legislation  moving  forward to  allow  broad  drug                                                                    
importation to  the United  States. He  thought it  was more                                                                    
important than ever to have  assurance that medications were                                                                    
safe.  He addressed  the VAWD,  which he  likened to  a Good                                                                    
Housekeeping Seal  of Approval for a  wholesaler. He thought                                                                    
many states  would use the  designation as  verification. He                                                                    
described the designation as a  "very thorough top to bottom                                                                    
inspection" of how drugs were handled.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:08:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson considered the  levels of existing inspection,                                                                    
and  thought there  was an  implication that  the 2013  Drug                                                                    
Quality  Security Act  had not  been  adequate. He  wondered                                                                    
what added benefit the proposed legislation would provide.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  White discussed  existing  medication quality  control,                                                                    
including  inspections by  the United  States Food  and Drug                                                                    
Administration. He thought any increase  in cost as a result                                                                    
of the bill would be absorbed by wholesalers.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hughes asked if the  state was currently bringing in                                                                    
medication  from wholesalers  or  suppliers  outside of  the                                                                    
United  States.   She  wondered  if  the   bill  would  give                                                                    
authority  to  require licensure  for  entities  out of  the                                                                    
country.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  White  stated  that   currently  pharmacists  were  not                                                                    
legally  allowed  to  import medications  from  outside  the                                                                    
country  for   resale.  He  stated  that   there  were  many                                                                    
companies that manufactured drugs  outside the United States                                                                    
(U.S.).  He  believed that  there  had  been legislation  to                                                                    
allow  for   the  import  of   drugs  (during   the  Clinton                                                                    
administration), but  it had  been struck  down by  the U.S.                                                                    
Department  of Justice.  He added  that it  was possible  to                                                                    
purchase personal medications outside the country.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:12:56 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop  discussed FN1(CED), OMB  Component number                                                                    
2360.  He  detailed  that  there  was  an  initial  cost  of                                                                    
$184,200  in FY  18; and  $157,500  annual cost  from FY  19                                                                    
through FY  23. There would  be a  cost of $136,500  for one                                                                    
permanent  full-time executive  administrator  at range  23.                                                                    
There was a  travel cost of $6,000 for  the administrator to                                                                    
attend four board meetings per  year. There was a legal cost                                                                    
for  $16,700  to  help  amend  regulation,  and  to  include                                                                    
printing  and   postage.  There   was  a  $15,200   cost  in                                                                    
reimbursable    service   agreements;    and   $10,000    in                                                                    
commodities. He  read the last  paragraph from  the analysis                                                                    
on the second page of the fiscal note:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Professional licensing programs  within the Division of                                                                    
     Corporations, Business  and Professional  Licensing are                                                                    
     funded by Receipt Supported  Services, fund source 1156                                                                    
     Rcpt Svcs  (DGF). Licensing   fees for  each occupation                                                                    
     are  set  per  AS  08.01.065 so  the  total  amount  of                                                                    
     revenue    collected     approximately    equals    the                                                                    
     occupation's actual regulatory costs.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon set the bill aside.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB  37  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 56                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  relating to limitations on  certain commercial                                                                    
     fishing  loans  made  by the  Department  of  Commerce,                                                                    
     Community, and Economic Development."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:15:22 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAN  ORTIZ,  SPONSOR, discussed  HB  56.  He                                                                    
detailed that  the bill addressed the  Fisherman's Revolving                                                                    
Loan Fund;  and would  allow borrowers of  Section D  of the                                                                    
fund to apply  for the same loan amount as  the borrowers of                                                                    
all other  sections of the  fund. He informed that  the fund                                                                    
was  created  in  1972  to  promote  predominantly  resident                                                                    
fisheries,  and support  continued maintenance  of gear  and                                                                    
vessels.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Ortiz  continued  discussing  the  bill.  He                                                                    
elaborated that  borrowers must be Alaska  residents for two                                                                    
years prior  to the loan  application date. To  be eligible,                                                                    
Alaskans  must  document that  they  had  attempted to  find                                                                    
private sector financing, and produce  a letter of rejection                                                                    
from a private  lender. He pointed out  that many harvesters                                                                    
did not  meet typical private sector  financing because they                                                                    
are  from rural  cash economies,  or were  young and  had no                                                                    
credit  history. Over  the life  of the  program, there  had                                                                    
been 8,400  loans. The fund was  completely self-sufficient.                                                                    
There had  been over  $125 million  appropriated out  of the                                                                    
fund to  other state programs  or to the  GF. At the  end of                                                                    
FY16, the  program had  1,728 loans.  The interest  rate was                                                                    
5.5 percent. The delinquency rate  of 2.2 percent, which was                                                                    
well below the  industry standard of 5  percent. He informed                                                                    
that  the bill  had  a  zero fiscal  note,  as the  proposed                                                                    
legislation did not affect the solvency of the fund.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:17:52 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  von   Imhof  asked  the   sponsor  to   repeat  the                                                                    
statistics related to the loan fund.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz  reiterated that at  the end of  FY 16,                                                                    
the program had 1,728 loans.  The interest rate on the loans                                                                    
was 5.5 percent.  The delinquency rate on the  loans was 2.2                                                                    
percent, which  was well  below the  industry standard  of 5                                                                    
percent.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator  von  Imhof asked  about  the  total amount  of  the                                                                    
outstanding 1,728 loans.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz  thought that the Division  of Economic                                                                    
Development staff would have the figures available.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche asked  why the  increase from  $300,000 to                                                                    
$400,000 was important, and what  was meant by his statement                                                                    
that the bill did not  raise the aggregate amount a borrower                                                                    
may hold unpaid.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative specified  that the bill would  not raise the                                                                    
total loan  limit of  the program.  The borrowers  limit was                                                                    
set at $400,000,  and the limit would not be  changed by the                                                                    
bill.  Rather, within  Section D  the bill  would raise  the                                                                    
amount  a person  could borrow  (from $200,000  to $300,000)                                                                    
from a specific category.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:20:40 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:20:54 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Ortiz clarified  that the  bill would  raise                                                                    
the amount  from $100,000 to  $200,000 within the  Section D                                                                    
loan category.  The bill expanded the  categories from which                                                                    
a  fisherman  could borrow  money  to  improve gear,  or  to                                                                    
finance the boat.  He referred to increased  costs for boats                                                                    
and gear.  He noted that  the borrowing category  limits had                                                                    
not changed since  the fund was established in  1972. If the                                                                    
bill were  to change  the total amount  that a  person could                                                                    
borrow, it would  have to be close to $700,000  to adjust to                                                                    
inflation.  He restated  that the  bill did  not propose  to                                                                    
raise the total loan limit per borrower.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  asked about the default  rate and delinquency                                                                    
rate on the loans.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Ortiz  was  not   sure  of  the  distinction                                                                    
between default and delinquency rates.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson asked about residency requirements.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz specified that  the program was for in-                                                                    
state fisherman with at least two years of residency.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:23:03 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
BRITTENY  CIONI-HAYWOOD,  DIRECTOR,   DIVISION  OF  ECONOMIC                                                                    
DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF  COMMERCE, COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC                                                                    
DEVELOPMENT, stated  that the  outstanding principle  on the                                                                    
loans was  just over $95  million at the  end of FY  16. She                                                                    
relayed  that  as  of  the  beginning  of  April  2017,  the                                                                    
interest rate changed from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Cioni-Haywood informed  that the  delinquency rate  was                                                                    
2.2  percent, and  the default  rate  was approximately  1.1                                                                    
percent.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator  von Imhof  referred to  the loan  requirement of  a                                                                    
letter of rejection from a bank.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Cioni-Haywood  stated  that  the  requirement  was  not                                                                    
necessary for permits, because there  were only two entities                                                                    
in the state that could lien on permits.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator  von Imhof  considered that  an individual  that did                                                                    
not qualify  for traditional bank financing  would generally                                                                    
be  a higher  risk.  She considered  various  loan rates  as                                                                    
compared  to the  rate offered  by the  fund. She  thought a                                                                    
higher-risk borrower  would receive a  rate of prime  plus 3                                                                    
or 4 percent;  whereas the current fund rate  was prime plus                                                                    
2 percent.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cioni-Haywood stated  that the fund loan  rates were not                                                                    
risk-based  like a  private sector  lender, but  rather were                                                                    
set in statute to be prime plus one or two percent.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:26:17 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:27:01 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cioni-Haywood  stated that  the interest rate  was prime                                                                    
plus two percent.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  asked   if  loan  default  disqualified                                                                    
borrowers for further loans.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cioni-Haywood answered in the affirmative.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OPENED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:28:18 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
BENJAMIN  BROWN,  COMMERCIAL   FISHERIES  ENTRY  COMMISSION,                                                                    
JUNEAU, testified  in support of  the bill. He  relayed that                                                                    
the  Commercial  Fisheries  Entry Commission  (CFEC)  issued                                                                    
permits and  oversaw transfer of limited  entry permits that                                                                    
were often the  objects that were purchased  with the loans.                                                                    
Additionally, permit  holders were often the  borrowers that                                                                    
used the  loans for other  purposes such as new  vessels, or                                                                    
vessel  and gear  maintenance. He  had observed  over his  6                                                                    
years  on  the  commission  that the  program  had  been  an                                                                    
excellent  partner  that  strove to  ensure  resources  were                                                                    
available,  so Alaskans  could  have  successful careers  as                                                                    
commercial   fisherman.  He   recalled  communicating   with                                                                    
fishers that  called with concerns about  loan applications,                                                                    
and testified to the praiseworthy  response of the loan fund                                                                    
staff.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Brown   continued  his  testimony,  stating   that  the                                                                    
"graying of the fleet" had been  a source of concern to many                                                                    
Alaskans  and members  of the  legislature. He  thought that                                                                    
the  loan fund  was making  things as  good as  possible for                                                                    
commercial  fishers in  Alaska. He  thought the  legislation                                                                    
would achieve its stated objectives.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:30:06 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop  discussed the  zero fiscal note  from the                                                                    
Department of  Commerce, Community and  Economic Development                                                                    
(FN1).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon informed  that  any proposed  amendments                                                                    
were due by noon the following day. She set the bill aside.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB  56  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:31:02 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:33:43 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 4                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the Board of Barbers and                                                                               
     Hairdressers; and relating to a limited license to                                                                         
     practice non-chemical barbering."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:33:47 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon read the title of the bill.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche stated  that  he was  the  sponsor of  the                                                                    
bill, and  clarified that the  bill was different  than what                                                                    
he had sponsored on the  same topic the previous session. He                                                                    
had realized during the interim  that there was undue burden                                                                    
on licensees, over  and above what was  required to operate.                                                                    
He  thought that  the state  had hindered  commerce and  the                                                                    
ability  for Alaskans  to  earn a  living.  He relayed  that                                                                    
currently, professionals  must work  in a licensed  shop, as                                                                    
well as have their own  license, which must be conspicuously                                                                    
displayed.  He  informed  that employees  were  being  fined                                                                    
after shop owner's licenses had lapsed.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche continued  discussing the  effects of  the                                                                    
bill.   He   stated   that   Department   of   Environmental                                                                    
Conservation  (DEC)  was  no longer  certifying  barber  and                                                                    
hairdresser shops,  and the bill  would allow for  the Board                                                                    
of Barbers  and Hairdressers to create  a self-certification                                                                    
process  using  DEC  standards. The  bill  created  two  new                                                                    
license  types.  One new  license  type  was a  non-chemical                                                                    
barbers license,  which would allow  barbers to  forgo parts                                                                    
of  the   training  on   practices  normally   performed  by                                                                    
hairdressers. The  bill would allow barbers  to use scissors                                                                    
and clippers  to obtain a  license and reduce the  burden on                                                                    
the individuals. The bill would  establish a special license                                                                    
for hair braiding, which currently  required the same amount                                                                    
of training  (1650 hours in practical  training) in addition                                                                    
to a written  exam. The new license  would have dramatically                                                                    
reduced number  of hours  of training.  He thought  the bill                                                                    
matched  what  professionals   were  doing  with  reasonable                                                                    
training  requirements. He  discussed the  inordinate length                                                                    
of training time needed for some existing licenses.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:37:04 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
RACHEL HANKE,  STAFF, SENATOR PETER MICCICHE,  read from the                                                                    
Sectional Analysis for SB 4 (copy on file):                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1 -  AS 08.01.065(h)  removes the  requirement                                                                    
     that  the  Department   of  Environmental  Conservation                                                                    
     inspect    or    regulate   barbering,    hairdressing,                                                                    
     manicuring, or esthetics establishments.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section 2, 5, 10-11, 13, 16-18, 20, 22-24                                                                                  
     Add the term "hair braiding" or "hair braider" to                                                                          
     statute.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section 3 - AS 08.13.030(c)  removes the ability of the                                                                    
     DEC to investigate  the practices of a  person, shop or                                                                    
     school  in  the   fields  of  barbering,  hairdressing,                                                                    
     manicuring or esthetics, it also  adds hair braiding to                                                                    
     this list.  Adds new subsection  that will  continue to                                                                    
     allow  the  DEC  to   investigate  practices  for  body                                                                    
     piercing, tattooing, and permanent cosmetic coloring.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section 4  - AS  08.13.040 adds  a new  subsection that                                                                    
     will not  allow the board  to administer an exam  to an                                                                    
     individual   applying   for  a   limited   non-chemical                                                                    
     barber's  license that  tests a  person's knowledge  in                                                                    
     the  areas  of  chemical processes  such  as  permanent                                                                    
     waving,     bleaching,     coloring,    or     chemical                                                                    
     straightening.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Section 6                                                                                                                  
     AS 08.13.080(a)  specifies that courses  and curriculum                                                                    
     required for  a barber's examination may  be limited to                                                                    
     non-chemical barbering.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Section 7                                                                                                                  
     AS   08.13.080  adds   a   new   subsection  (e)   that                                                                    
     establishes  the application  requirements  for a  hair                                                                    
     braiding license.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section 8                                                                                                                  
     AS  08.13.082(a) removes  the ability  of the  board to                                                                    
     require a  person applying  for a  limited non-chemical                                                                    
     barber's license  to have  practical hours  or training                                                                    
     in   chemical  processes,   which  includes   permanent                                                                    
     waving, bleaching, coloring or chemical straightening.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section 9                                                                                                                  
     AS  08.13.100(a)  adds  a sentence  that  requires  the                                                                    
     board  to  issue  a  hair   braiding  license  to  each                                                                    
     applicant  who  satisfied  all  requirements  under  AS                                                                    
     08.13.080(d).                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section 12                                                                                                                 
     AS 08.13.100  adds new subsection (f)  that directs the                                                                    
     board to  adopt regulations  allowing for  the practice                                                                    
     of  non-chemical   barbering  and  requires   that  the                                                                    
     limitation be stated on the license.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Section 14                                                                                                                 
     AS 08.13.120  adds new  subsection instructs  the board                                                                    
     to adopt  regulations for standards of  cleanliness for                                                                    
     licensed   establishments,  not   including  tattooing,                                                                    
     piercing or permanent cosmetic coloring.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section 15                                                                                                                 
     AS 08.13.130(a) is  amended to state that  a shop owner                                                                    
     is responsible  for conspicuous  display of  the shop's                                                                    
     license,  as  well  as employees'  and  booth  renters'                                                                    
     licenses.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section 19                                                                                                                 
     AS 08.13.185(a)  requires that the  board set  fees for                                                                    
     initial hair braiding licenses and renewals.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Section 21                                                                                                                 
     AS  08.13.210(a)   establishes  that  the   board  will                                                                    
     supervise health and  sanitary conditions in barbering,                                                                    
     hairdressing, hair  braiding, manicuring  and esthetics                                                                    
     shops, maintains  that DEC  will supervise  the tattoo,                                                                    
     piercing and cosmetic coloring shops.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section 25                                                                                                                 
     AS  44.46.020(a)  removes   the  requirement  that  DEC                                                                    
     regulate  the standards  of cleanliness  and sanitation                                                                    
     in  barbering,  hairdressing, manicuring  or  esthetics                                                                    
     shops.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section 26                                                                                                                 
     Uncodified  law directs  the board  to adopt  necessary                                                                    
     regulations to  implement these changes but  not before                                                                    
     the effective date.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section 27                                                                                                                 
     Uncodified  law -  provides that  section 26  will take                                                                    
     effect immediately.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section 28                                                                                                                 
     Uncodified law - provides that  all other sections take                                                                    
     effect January 1, 2018.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:39:56 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OPENED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop discussed  two previously published fiscal                                                                    
notes that applied  to the bill. He addressed  FN1, from the                                                                    
Department of Commerce,  Community and Economic Development.                                                                    
He read from the analysis on page 2 of the fiscal note:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     If the bill  passes, the division will  require $6.3 to                                                                    
     cover legal  costs to amend regulations,  printing, and                                                                    
     postage  in  the  first  year.  Professional  licensing                                                                    
     programs within the  Division of Corporations, Business                                                                    
     and  Professional  Licensing   are  funded  by  Receipt                                                                    
     Supported Services,  fund source 1156 Rcpt  Svcs (DGF).                                                                    
     Licensing  fees  for each  occupation  are  set per  AS                                                                    
     08.01.065  so the  total  amount  of revenue  collected                                                                    
     approximately    equals    the   occupation's    actual                                                                    
     regulatory costs.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop  discussed  FN2 from  the  Department  of                                                                    
Environmental Conservation,  which was  a zero  fiscal note.                                                                    
He  elaborated that  the technical  analysis indicated  that                                                                    
the  bill would  edit existing  regulations as  time allowed                                                                    
with the existing resources.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop  asked about  Section 7  of the  bill, and                                                                    
wondered  how the  amount  of 35  hours  of instruction  was                                                                    
chosen.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche  stated that he had  researched other areas                                                                    
of the  United States  as well  as examined  the information                                                                    
that  needed to  be delivered  for hair  braiding; then  had                                                                    
estimated how much training was needed.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:43:10 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon was  concerned  that  the Department  of                                                                    
Environmental Conservation was not  involved on the issue of                                                                    
sanitation. She  relayed that the  committee had  been shown                                                                    
horrific  examples of  fungus and  other disease  associated                                                                    
with nail services.  She wondered if the  topic was affected                                                                    
as part of the proposed legislation.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche stated  that  DEC  had stopped  certifying                                                                    
barber and hairdresser  shops a year and  a half previously.                                                                    
He wanted  to give  the board the  authority to  certify and                                                                    
regulate  shops using  DEC codes,  which  was not  currently                                                                    
happening.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop asked  if DEC  regulations were  still in                                                                    
place, but not enforced.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche answered in the affirmative.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop asked  if  there was  a  problem with  an                                                                    
infection if  a service  provider could be  held to  the DEC                                                                    
regulations in a court of law.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche  stated that technicians  would be  held to                                                                    
the same regulation, but by the board rather than DEC.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon wanted the committee  to hear from DEC on                                                                    
the issue.  She believed  that the  department would  be re-                                                                    
writing  regulations,  and wondered  if  it  would keep  the                                                                    
regulations  that  Senator  Micciche  was  speaking  to,  or                                                                    
eliminate them for lack of jurisdiction.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche stated that the  matter had been of concern                                                                    
for some  time. He wanted  there to be an  entity regulating                                                                    
cleanliness  to  DEC standards,  and  it  was not  currently                                                                    
occurring. The  bill was attempting  to ensure of  method of                                                                    
public safety that did not currently exist.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon stated that  the committee needed to hear                                                                    
from  DEC  to  get   confirmation  that  health  and  safety                                                                    
standards  would  stay  in existence.  She  thought  Senator                                                                    
Micciche  was   suggesting  that  the  standards   would  be                                                                    
monitored through a licensing structure.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche answered in the affirmative.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator von  Imhof asked the sponsor  if it was a  good idea                                                                    
to  hear from  a board  member about  the responsibility  of                                                                    
employing and implementing DEC standards.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche thought  it was a good idea to  hear from a                                                                    
board  member.  He  stated  that   board  members  would  be                                                                    
available  to  testify.  He   encouraged  the  committee  to                                                                    
consider  the  bill's   supporting  documents,  which  would                                                                    
inform on the  problems faced in the  business. He confirmed                                                                    
that the  board had requested  that the bill be  changed due                                                                    
to  the  concern  that  DEC was  no  longer  regulating  the                                                                    
standards; and  pointed out that  the bill  being considered                                                                    
was a sponsor substitute.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon set the bill aside.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 4 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                                
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon stated that proposed amendments were due                                                                     
by noon the following day.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
10:47:56 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 10:47 a.m.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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