Legislature(2021 - 2022)BUTROVICH 205

02/23/2022 03:30 PM Senate RESOURCES

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04:39:50 PM Start
04:40:19 PM SB148
04:46:14 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 148 BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 148(RES) Out of Committee
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              SENATE RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                       February 23, 2022                                                                                        
                           4:39 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Joshua Revak, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Peter Micciche, Vice Chair                                                                                              
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
Senator Jesse Kiehl                                                                                                             
Senator Scott Kawasaki                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Senator Natasha von Imhof                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 148                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to mandatory  boating safety education; relating                                                               
to  operating  a  boat;  providing   for  an  effective  date  by                                                               
repealing the  effective dates of secs.  3, 5, 7, 9,  11, 14, 16,                                                               
18, 20, 23,  26, and 27, ch.  28, SLA 2000, sec. 3,  ch. 119, SLA                                                               
2003, sec. 2, ch.  31, SLA 2012, and secs. 5 and  8, ch. 111, SLA                                                               
2018; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSB 148(RES) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 148                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT                                                                               
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) HOLLAND                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
01/18/22       (S)       PREFILE RELEASED 1/7/22                                                                                

01/18/22 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS

01/18/22 (S) RES, FIN 02/02/22 (S) RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205 02/02/22 (S) Heard & Held 02/02/22 (S) MINUTE(RES) 02/23/22 (S) RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205 WITNESS REGISTER ED KING, Staff Senator Roger Holland Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Presented the summary of changes in the CS for SB 148. ACTION NARRATIVE 4:39:50 PM CHAIR JOSHUA REVAK called the Senate Resources Standing Committee meeting to order at 4:39 p.m. Present at the call to order were Senators Kiehl, Micciche, Stevens and Chair Revak. Senator Kawasaki arrived immediately thereafter. SB 148-BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT 4:40:19 PM CHAIR REVAK announced the consideration of SENATE BILL NO. 148 "An Act relating to mandatory boating safety education; relating to operating a boat; providing for an effective date by repealing the effective dates of secs. 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, and 27, ch. 28, SLA 2000, sec. 3, ch. 119, SLA 2003, sec. 2, ch. 31, SLA 2012, and secs. 5 and 8, ch. 111, SLA 2018; and providing for an effective date." He noted that this is the second time this bill has been heard in committee. Previously, uniquely Alaskan issues raised by committee members and during public testimony resulted in some great compromises and a new bill version with the help of the bill's sponsor. 4:40:23 PM SENATOR KAWASAKI joined the meeting. 4:40:59 PM CHAIR REVAK solicited a motion. 4:41:03 PM SENATOR MICCICHE moved to adopt the committee substitute (CS) for SB 148, work order 32-LS1144\O, as the working document. CHAIR REVAK objected for discussion purposes. 4:41:30 PM ED KING, Staff, Senator Roger Holland, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, presented the summary of changes in the CS for SB 148: [Original punctuation provided.] Summary of Changes from Version W to O Sec. 1 No Changes Sec. 2 Removes statutory references the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, leaving it up to the department to establish those minimum standards in regulation Sec. 3 Makes four changes: 1. Deletes references to age in the bill 2. Corrects the Coast Guard terminology from "commercial operator's license" to "merchant mariner credentials" 3. Eliminates paragraph (7) from version W, as the intent is captured in paragraph (1) MR. KING said that the residency requirement in paragraph (7) of the bill was eliminated. The non-residency language became unnecessary since paragraph (1) captures the minimum requirement for out-of-state programs to qualify. 4. Clarifies that a boating insignia on a driver's license or state ID provides proof of course completion, not eligibility Sec. 4 Version O eliminates the fine for not taking the course, leaving the program as a "soft" requirement rather than a strong mandatory one Sec. 5(now 4) Conforming changes Sec. 6(now 5) Conforming changes Sec. 7(now 6) No changes Sec. 8(now 7) No changes Sec. 9 (now 8) No changes 4:42:55 PM CHAIR REVAK expressed his appreciation for the changes to SB 148. The bill sponsor worked with the committee on the changes. SB 148 encourages boater safety education and courses. The bill also takes into consideration the unique, different challenges in rural Alaska. 4:43:38 PM At ease. 4:43:45 PM CHAIR REVAK reconvened the meeting and withdrew his objection. 4:43:56 PM SENATOR STEVENS asked whether SB 148 had a fiscal note and whether the bill would go to the Senate Finance Committee. CHAIR REVAK answered that SB 148 would go to the Senate Finance Committee. He noted that the committee conducted public testimony previously. 4:44:25 PM CHAIR REVAK found no further questions or discussion and solicited the will of the committee. 4:44:35 PM At ease. 4:45:13 PM CHAIR REVAK reconvened the meeting. 4:45:17 PM SENATOR MICCICHE moved to report CSSB 148, version 32-LS1144\O, from committee with individual recommendations and attached fiscal note(s). CHAIR REVAK found no objections and CSSB 148(RES) was reported from the Senate Resources Standing Committee. 4:46:14 PM There being no further business to come before the committee, Chair Revak adjourned the Senate Resources Standing Committee meeting at 4:46 p.m.

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 148 Summary of Changes W to O.pdf SRES 2/23/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 148
SB 148 v.O.pdf SRES 2/23/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 148