Legislature(1993 - 1994)
01/24/1994 01:50 PM Senate JUD
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SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE January 24, 1994 1:50 p.m. MEMBERS PRESENT Senator Robin Taylor, Chairman Senator Rick Halford, Vice-Chairman Senator George Jacko Senator Dave Donley Senator Suzanne Little MEMBERS ABSENT NONE COMMITTEE CALENDAR HOUSE BILL NO. 170 "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots." HOUSE BILL NO. 101 "An Act relating to the adoption of the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code." PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION HB 170 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 4/22/93. See Judiciary minutes dated 4/28/93, and 5/6/93. HB 101 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 3/23/93 and 4/13/93. See Judiciary minutes dated 4/28/93, 5/6/93, and 1/21/94. WITNESS REGISTER Hans Antonsen, President Southeast Alaska Marine Pilot's Ass. Testified OFFNET from Ketchikan, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Supported HB 170 Glenn Reed, Assistant Commissioner Dept. of Commerce & Economic Development P.O. Box 110800 Juneau, Alaska 99811-0800 POSITION STATEMENT: Supported HB 170 Donald G. Study, CSP, Director Labor Standards & Safety Department of Labor P.O. Box 20630 Juneau, Alaska 99802-0630 POSITION STATEMENT: Supported HB 101. ACTION NARRATIVE TAPE 94-3, SIDE A Number 001 CHAIRMAN ROBIN TAYLOR called the Judiciary Committee meeting to order at 1:50 p.m. SENATOR TAYLOR opened the meeting, without a quorum, on HB 170 (EXTEND BOARD OF MARINE PILOTS) to hear testimony from HANS ANTONSEN, OFFNET from Ketchikan. He assured MR. ANTONSEN his testimony would be included in the minutes as soon as a quorum assembled. MR. ANTONSEN introduced himself as the President of the Southeast Alaska Marine Pilot's Association, and he spoke in support of the act extending the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots to June 30, 1998. He explained the Board of Marine Pilots has been busy writing regulations in support of the statute of the present Pilot Act and had been meeting more regularly than previous years. MR. ANTONSEN said funding problems would curtail the meetings after the February 7th meeting of the Board of Marine Pilots, the last meeting before the end of the fiscal year. He explained the board was still working on the statutes including a number that has not yet gone to public testimony for the first time, so the board would be addressing a number of issues beyond the February 7th meeting. He offered to answer questions. SENATOR TAYLOR thanked MR. ANTONSEN, and invited GLENN REED, the Deputy Commissioner of Commerce and Economic Development to testify. MR. REED also spoke as a member of the Board of Marine Pilots, explaining the extension was essential due to the continued emphasis on competition requirements to set tariffs in the constant evolution of state statutes and regulations which would require implementation in the interest of commerce and safety. Number 041 SENATOR TAYLOR announced a quorum had been seated, all testimony accepted, and began the discussion on the termination date for the Board of Marine Pilots. He reviewed the ramifications of the bill, including marine pilot legislation from the past year, and asked for questions. SENATOR LITTLE moved to pass HB 170 (EXTEND BOARD OF MARINE PILOTS) from committee with individual recommendations. SENATOR TAYLOR reviewed the testimony from MR. ANTONSEN and MR. REED, and without objections, so ordered. SENATOR TAYLOR presented SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(JUD) (NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE) to committee, and asked if anyone wanted to testify. He reviewed the debate on HB 101 from a previous committee, responded to some questions by SENATOR HALFORD, and led a general discussion on the difference between the Labor and Commerce and the Judiciary version. Number 085 SENATOR LITTLE moved to adopt SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101 (JUD). Without objections, so ordered. SENATOR LITTLE moved to pass SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(JUD) (NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE) from committee with individual recommendations. Without objections, so ordered. There being no further business to come before the committee, the meeting was adjourned at 2:05 p.m. by SENATOR TAYLOR.