Legislature(1997 - 1998)

03/09/1998 11:50 AM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                         
                    March 9, 1998                                              
                      11:50 a.m.                                               
                                                                               
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                
                                                                               
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                       
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                
Senator Robin Taylor                                                           
Senator John Torgerson                                                         
                                                                               
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Jim Duncan                                                             
                                                                               
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                             
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 36                                                             
"An Act relating to transportation of public school students;                  
relating to school construction grants; relating to the public                 
school foundation program and to local aid for education; and                  
providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 135(RLS)                                                 
"An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Dental                  
Examiners to June 30, 2001; eliminating a requirement that a dental            
applicant's photograph be autographed; specifying the circumstances            
under which a person may be licensed as a dentist in this state                
without examination when the person is licensed as a dentist in                
another jurisdiction whose licensing requirements are not                      
equivalent to this state's requirements; and providing for an                  
effective date."                                                               
                                                                               
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                               
                                                                               
SB  36 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services Committee              
          minutes dated 2/12/97, 3/14/97, 3/17/97, 3/19/97, 3/21/97            
         and 5/5/97.                                                           
                                                                               
HB 135 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 3/5/98.                          
                                                                               
WITNESS REGISTER                                                               
                                                                               
Tim Benintendi, Senate Rules Committee Aide                                    
State Capitol                                                                  
Juneau, AK 99801-1182                                                          
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Offered information on SCS CSHB 135(L&C)                
                                                                               
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                               
TAPE 98-2 , SIDE A                                                             
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order              
at 11:50 a.m., and noted the presence of Senators Torgerson,                   
Taylor, Leman and Kelly.                                                       
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought CSHB 135(RLS) - DENTISTS: LICENSING & EXTEND            
EXAMINING BD before the committee and requested a calendaring                  
motion on the legislation.                                                     
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 135(RLS) be approved for calendaring at               
the discretion of the Chair.  SENATOR TAYLOR objected for the                  
purpose of a clarification on the Labor and Commerce SCS.                      
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN said the Labor & Commerce SCS mainly makes some                  
technical changes relating to licensing from other jurisdictions.              
These changes were worked out between the holders of licenses and              
the Division of Occupational Licensing.                                        
                                                                               
SENATOR TAYLOR asked if there was a provision relating to insurance            
added into the committee substitute.                                           
                                                                               
TIM BENINTENDI, Senate Rules Committee Aide, responded that he has             
heard nothing about the bill dealing with any insurance issue.  He             
explained the major change in the Labor & Commerce SCS applies to              
instances  where there is licensure in another state that might not            
match the state of Alaska's requirements.  If  somebody who is                 
applying for licensure in Alaska has a certificate covering the                
area of expertise that does not match in the two states'                       
requirements, then the certificate is acceptable to Alaska.                    
SENATOR TAYLOR withdrew his objection to the calendaring motion.               
Hearing no further objection, CHAIRMAN KELLY stated the motion                 
carried.                                                                       
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought SB 36 - PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING before the                
committee, and requested a calendaring motion pending referral from            
the Senate Finance Committee.                                                  
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved SB 36, pending referral from the Senate Finance            
Committee, be approved for calendaring.  Hearing no objection, it              
was so ordered.                                                                
                                                                               
There being no further business to come before the committee, the              
meeting adjourned at 11:58 a.m.                                                

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