Legislature(1999 - 2000)

02/16/1999 11:25 AM RLS

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                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                                                                                                                  
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                                                                    
     -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                                                                                                               
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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.                                                                              

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