Legislature(1999 - 2000)
02/16/1999 11:25 AM RLS
* first hearing in first committee of referral
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
SENATE RULES COMMITTEE February 16, 1999 11:25 a.m. MEMBERS PRESENT Senator Tim Kelly, Chair Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair Senator Mike Miller Senator Drue Pearce Senator Johnny Ellis MEMBERS ABSENT None COMMITTEE CALENDAR SENATE BILL NO. 12 "An Act classifying anadromous streams and tributaries; relating to the designation of riparian areas; establishing buffers on certain streams and relating to slope stability standards on certain streams; and requiring retention of low value timber along certain water bodies where prudent." -MOVED SB 12 OUT OF COMMITTEE CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8(MLV) am Relating to a national ballistic missile defense system. -MOVED CSHJR 8(MLV)am OUT OF COMMITTEE SENATE BILL NO. 3 "An Act relating to the crimes of murder, solicitation to commit murder in the first degree, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide; relating to homicides of children; and relating to the crime of interference with custody of a child or incompetent person." -MOVED SB 3 OUT OF COMMITTEE PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION SB 12 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 2-1-99. HJR 8 - No previous Senate action. SB 3 - See Judiciary committee minutes dated 1-22-99. WITNESS REGISTER Brett Huber, Legislative Aide Alaska State Capitol Juneau, AK 99801-1182 POSITION STATEMENT: Testified for sponsor of SB 3 Anne Carpeneti Assistant Attorney General Department of Law PO Box 110300 Juneau, AK 99811-0300 POSITION STATEMENT: Supports CSSB 3(RLS) Senator Rick Halford Alaska State Capitol Juneau, AK 99801-1182 POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of SB 3 ACTION NARRATIVE TAPE 99-2, SIDE A Number 000 CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order at 11:25 a.m. All members were present. The first order of business to come before the committee was SB 12. SENATOR LEMAN moved SB 12-FOREST PRACTICES: STREAMS/TRIBUTARIES for calendaring. There being no objection, the motion carried. SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHJR 8(MLV)am-NATIONAL BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM for calendaring. CHAIRMAN KELLY interjected to take public testimony. There being no testimony and no objection, the motion carried. BRETT HUBER, legislative aide to Senator Halford, sponsor of SB 3-CRIMES OF MURDER & CHILD MURDERS, described the changes made to the committee substitute as follows. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) expressed concern that the crimes dealt with in the bill are not contained in the list of crimes that require registration as a sexual offender. The committee substitute incorporates those crimes in the sexual offender registry requirement and makes the necessary title change. A change to Sections 6 and 7, on page 4 and 5, is technical in nature, and adds the crimes of conspiracy to commit murder and solicitation to commit murder to the list of unclassified offenses and felonies. The next change, on pages 6 and 7, in Section 11, adds AS 11.41.100(a)(3) to the definition of "aggravated sex offenses." Section 12 adds that crime to the definition of "child kidnaping," and Section 13 adds that crime to the definition of "sexual offense." Sections 14 and 15, on pages 8 and 9, split the applicability for Sections 1 through 8 of the bill. Section 15 makes Sections 11 through 13 retroactive to 1984 regarding sexual registration classifications. The last change is the immediate effective date. CHAIRMAN KELLY asked if the Administration supports CSSB 3(RLS). ANNE CARPENETI, Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Law, replied it does. SENATOR LEMAN moved to adopt CSSB 3(RLS). There being no objection, the motion carried. SENATOR HALFORD confirmed the committee substitute requires sex offender registration for those convicted of murder or child murder, and makes two technical changes. SENATOR LEMAN moved CSSB 3(RLS) from committee for calendaring. There being no objection, the motion carried. There being no further business to come before the committee, CHAIRMAN KELLY adjourned the meeting at 11:46 a.m.