Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/14/2000 12:52 PM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                          
                    April 14, 2000                                                                                              
                      12:52 p.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. 248                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to the financing authority, payment in lieu of tax                                                             
agreements, and tax exemption for assets and projects of the Alaska                                                             
Industrial Development and Export Authority; relating to renaming                                                               
and contingently repealing the rural development initiative fund                                                                
within the Department of Community and Economic Development, and                                                                
establishing the rural development initiative fund within the                                                                   
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; and providing                                                               
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF SB 248 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 261                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to needle stick and sharps injury protections and                                                              
the use of safe needles by health care facilities and health care                                                               
professionals; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF SB 261 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 3(JUD)                                                                                                    
"An Act relating to controlled substances and to the possession of                                                              
certain chemicals."                                                                                                             
     -MOVED CSHB 3(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18                                                                                             
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the                                                              
Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 114, relating                                                               
to the taking of antlerless moose.                                                                                              
     -MOVED SCR 18 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 60                                                                                                   
Opposing the designation of millions of acres of Alaska as critical                                                             
habitat for the Spectacled Eider and the Steller's Eider.                                                                       
     -MOVED HJR 60 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 180(FIN) am                                                                                               
"An Act relating to the manufacture, use, display, or delivery of                                                               
controlled substances while children are present."                                                                              
     -MOVED CSHB 180(FIN)am OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 220                                                                                                             
"An Act clarifying the requirements for limited liability companies                                                             
and partnerships to qualify for the Alaska bidder's and disability                                                              
preferences under the State Procurement Code; and providing for an                                                              
effective date."                                                                                                                
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF SB 220 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 275(JUD)                                                                           
"An Act relating to the Uniform Probate Code, including trusts and                                                              
governing instruments; relating to trustees; relating to                                                                        
underproductive trust property; and relating to conveyances of real                                                             
property and interests in real property by or to trusts."                                                                       
     -MOVED CS SSHB 275(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 288(JUD)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to the creation of an aggravating factor for the                                                               
commission of domestic violence in the physical presence or hearing                                                             
of a child."                                                                                                                    
     -MOVED CSHB 288(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 283                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to the accounting for and appropriations of state                                                              
land disposal program revenue; and providing for an effective                                                                   
date."                                                                                                                          
     -MOVED SB 283 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 361(FIN)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to charges for state services; requiring that fees                                                             
levied by resource agencies for designated regulatory services be                                                               
based on the actual and reasonable direct cost of providing the                                                                 
services, except in the case of certain negotiated or fixed fees;                                                               
relating to negotiated and fixed fees of resource agencies;                                                                     
relating to invoices for designated regulatory services;                                                                        
establishing a petition process regarding fees charged by resource                                                              
agencies for regulatory services; and providing for an effective                                                                
date."                                                                                                                          
     -MOVED CSHB 361(FIN) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 437                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to the reinstatement of Native corporations; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
     -MOVED HB 437 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 40                                                                                                  
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                                                 
providing that the governor, United States senators, United States                                                              
representative, and electors of the President and Vice-President of                                                             
the United States be elected by a majority vote.                                                                                
     -MOVED ALL VERSIONS OF SJR 40 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 248 -  See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated 3/6/00,                                                                
Labor and Commerce minutes dated 3/28/00, and Finance Report dated                                                              
4/13/00.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 261 -  See HESS minutes dated 3/8/00 and 3/20/00 and Finance                                                                 
Report dated 4/14/00.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 3 - See Senate Judiciary minutes dated 1/24/00 and Finance                                                                   
Report dated 4/13/00.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SCR 18 - No previous Senate action.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HJR 60 - See Resources minutes dated 4/13/00.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 180 - See Judiciary Committee minutes dated 3/20/00 and Finance                                                              
Report dated 4/14/00.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 220 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 2/10/00 and                                                             
Finance Report dated 4/13/00.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 275 - See Judiciary minutes dated 3/22/00 and 4/5/00.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 288 - See Judiciary minutes dated 3/27/00.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 283 - See Resources minutes dated 3/27/00 and 3/29/00 and                                                                    
Finance Report dated 4/13/00.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 361 - See Finance Report dated 4/14/00.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 437 - No previous Senate action.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SJR 40 - See Rules Committee minutes dated 4/6/00 and Finance                                                                   
Report dated 4/04/00.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                                
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CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order                                                               
at 12:52 p.m.  All members were present.  CHAIRMAN KELLY announced                                                              
that a supplemental calendar would be before the Senate today.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar at the Chairman's discretion all                                                                
versions of SB 248-AIDEA: BONDS & RURAL DEVELOPMENT with                                                                        
accompanying fiscal notes and individual recommendations.  There                                                                
being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS moved to calendar at the Chairman's discretion all                                                                
versions of SB 261-PROTECTION FROM NEEDLE & SHARPS INJURIES with                                                                
accompanying fiscal notes and individual recommendations.  There                                                                
being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar at the Chairman's discretion CSHB
3-DRUGS (JUD): POSSESSION OF LISTED CHEMICALS with accompanying                                                                 
fiscal notes and individual recommendations.  There being no                                                                    
objection, the motion carried.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar SCR 18-SUSPEND RULES CONCERNING HB
114 at the Chairman's discretion.  There being no objection, the                                                                
motion carried.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar HJR 60-HABITAT FOR ENDANGERED EIDER                                                             
DUCKS at the Chairman's discretion.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS objected.  The motion carried with Senators Leman,                                                                
Miller, Pearce and Chairman Kelly voting "yea," and Senator Ellis                                                               
voting "nay."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar, at the Chairman's discretion, CSHB
180(FIN)-DRUGS WHERE MINORS ARE PRESENT.  There being no objection,                                                             
the motion carried.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar, at the Chairman's discretion, all                                                              
versions of SB 220-PROCUREMENT PREFS:PARTNERSHP/LTD LIAB CO with                                                                
accompanying fiscal notes and individual recommendations.  There                                                                
being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar, at the Chairman's discretion, CSHB
275 (JUD)-UNIFORM PROBATE CODE/TRUSTS/PROPERTY with accompanying                                                                
fiscal notes and individual recommendations.  There being no                                                                    
objection, the motion carried.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar, at the Chairman's discretion, HB
288-CHILDREN WITNESSING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE with accompanying fiscal                                                              
notes and individual recommendations.  There being no objection,                                                                
the motion carried.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar, at the Chairman's discretion, SB
283-NAT RES.REVENUE: FISH/TIMBER/LAND with accompanying fiscal                                                                  
notes and individual recommendations.  There being no objection,                                                                
the motion carried.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar, at the Chairman's discretion, HB
361-FEES FOR STATE SERVICES with accompanying fiscal notes and                                                                  
individual recommendations.  There being no objection, the motion                                                               
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar, at the Chairman's discretion, HB
437-REINSTATEMENT OF NATIVE CORPORATIONS with accompanying fiscal                                                               
notes and individual recommendations.  There being no objection,                                                                
the motion carried.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY announced that a proposed Senate Rules committee                                                                 
substitute had been prepared for SJR 40-CONST AM:ELECTION & TERMS                                                               
OF GOV & LT GOV.  He explained that the proposed committee                                                                      
substitute addresses the concern of when the new governor shall                                                                 
take office.  In the original resolution, the new governor was to                                                               
take office in early December, according to the Constitution.  That                                                             
date would not leave enough time to hold a runoff election.  The                                                                
proposed committee substitute allows that the next governor will                                                                
take office on the third Tuesday in January which is the same date                                                              
that the Legislature convenes on a gubernatorial election year.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS stated that several people wanted to testify on the                                                               
proposed committee substitute but they were unaware of the                                                                      
Committee's schedule.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY noted that he is aware that opposition to SJR 40 and                                                             
the proposed committee substitute exists but that the same debate                                                               
can occur on the floor that could occur in the Committee.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MILLER moved to adopt the proposed committee substitute to                                                              
SJR 40.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS objected.  The motion carried with Senators Miller,                                                               
Pearce, and Chairman Kelly voting "yea," and Senators Leman and                                                                 
Ellis voting "nay."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to calendar, at the Chairman's discretion, all                                                              
versions of SJR 40-CONST AM:ELECTION & TERMS OF GOV & LT GOV with                                                               
individual recommendations.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS objected.  The motion carried with Senators Leman,                                                                
Miller, Pearce, and Chairman Kelly voting "yea," and Senator Ellis                                                              
voting "nay."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRMAN KELLY adjourned the meeting at 1:57 p.m.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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