Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/19/2000 09:26 PM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                          
                    April 19, 2000                                                                                              
                      9:26 p.m.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                                                                        
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Mike Miller                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Drue Pearce                                                                                                             
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 121(L&C) am                                                                                               
"An Act relating to patients' rights under a health care insurance                                                              
plan or contract providing coverage for dental care, and                                                                        
prohibiting certain practices by health care insurers relating to                                                               
dental care."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     -RESTORED TO THE CALENDAR                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 22(FIN)                                                                                  
Directing the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee to study                                                                   
fiscal and other public policy issues relating to state revenue.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 205(TRA)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to the use of snow machines to travel across the                                                               
Dalton Highway corridor."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 230(L&C)                                                                                    
"An Act permitting certain dispatchers in police or fire                                                                        
departments or for the state troopers to convert their credited                                                                 
service under the public employees' retirement system to credited                                                               
service as peace officers; and providing for an effective date."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 270(HES)                                                                           
"An Act relating to payment for certain examinations in cases of                                                                
sexual assault."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 294(JUD)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to violations of an order to submit to                                                                         
deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing, to court orders and conditions                                                             
of parole to collect samples for DNA testing, to removal of                                                                     
material from the DNA identification registration system; and                                                                   
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 303(L&C)                                                                                           
"An Act relating to the method of payment of fees and adoption of                                                               
regulations under AS 21; relating to orders under AS 21 regarding                                                               
risk based capital instructions; relating to accounting standards                                                               
for insurance companies; amending the definitions of 'creditable                                                                
coverage' and 'late enrollee' in AS 21.54; relating to requirements                                                             
for small employer insurers; relating to requirements for issuance                                                              
of new voting securities by an insurance company; requiring health                                                              
care insurance coverage for reconstructive surgery following                                                                    
mastectomy; requiring guaranteed renewability of and certification                                                              
of coverage regarding certain individual health insurance policies;                                                             
and providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 310(L&C)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to the Alaska Insurance Guaranty Association."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 339(FIN)                                                                                                  
"An Act authorizing the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture                                                               
Bank to make loans relating to tourism and development or                                                                       
exploitation of natural resources."                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 363(FIN)                                                                                    
"An Act relating to salmon product reports and to the sale of fish;                                                             
and providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 392(HES)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to continuances for temporary custody hearings                                                                 
that follow emergency custody of a child; and amending Rule 10,                                                                 
Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules."                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 414(O&G)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to the appointment and qualifications of the                                                                   
members of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; and                                                                  
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 422(L&C)                                                                                           
"An Act relating to workers' compensation benefits for injuries                                                                 
resulting from consumption of alcohol or use of drugs; and                                                                      
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 155                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to municipal assembly forms of representation and                                                              
apportionment."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED SCS FOR CS FOR HB 163 (RLS) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 121(L&C) am                                                                                               
"An Act relating to patients' rights under a health care insurance                                                              
plan or contract providing coverage for dental care, and                                                                        
prohibiting certain practices by health care insurers relating to                                                               
dental care."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 296(L&C)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to partnerships; amending Rule 25(c), Alaska Rules                                                             
of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 320(FIN) am                                                                                               
"An Act approving the application for and acceptance of a grant of                                                              
certain federal land by the Alaska Railroad Corporation; approving                                                              
the conveyance of the entire interest in land appurtenant to the                                                                
Whittier Dulong Dock by the Alaska Railroad Corporation; relating                                                               
to use and disposition of the Whittier DeLong Dock and associated                                                               
land; prohibiting the Alaska Railroad Corporation and the City of                                                               
Whittier from granting any special right, privilege, or preference                                                              
to a third party to provide management services for the DeLong                                                                  
Dock; providing that contracts for management of the DeLong Dock by                                                             
a third party shall be awarded only under competitive procurement                                                               
procedures established by the Alaska Railroad Corporation and the                                                               
City of Whittier; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 398(JUD)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to the Alaska Life and Health Insurance Guaranty                                                               
Association."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 308(FIN)                                                                                                 
"An Act relating to certain vessels operating in the marine waters                                                              
of the state; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 253(JUD)                                                                                                  
"An Act relating to a school disciplinary and safety program; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 42(FIN)(ct rule fld)                                                               
"An Act relating to civil liability for certain false or improper                                                               
allegations in a civil pleading or for certain improper acts                                                                    
relating to a civil action."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 108(FIN)                                                                                    
"An Act relating to the use, operation, and regulation of boats;                                                                
establishing a uniform state waterway marking system; and providing                                                             
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 324                                                                                                              
"An Act requiring written consent by the person who is the subject                                                              
of the information before releasing personal information contained                                                              
in motor vehicle records, to comply with 18 U.S.C. 2721; and                                                                    
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HCR 22 - See Finance Report dated 4/19/00.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 205 - See Transportation Committee minutes dated 4/19/00.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB 230 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 3/21/00.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HB 270 - See HESS minutes dated 4/18/00.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 294 - No previous Senate action.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 303 - No previous Senate action.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 310 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 4/13/00.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 339 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 4/15/00 and Finance                                                               
Report dated 4/19/00.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 363 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 4/11/00 and Finance                                                               
Report dated 4/15/00.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 392 - See Judiciary minutes dated 4/19/00.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 414 - See Resources minutes dated 4/18/00.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 422 - HB 422 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 4/15/00.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 163 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/16/00, Rules minutes                                                                 
dated 4/17/00 and Finance Report dated 4/17/00.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 121 - No previous Senate action.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 296 - See Labor and Commerce Committee minutes dated 4/4/00 and                                                              
Judiciary Committee minutes dated 4/18/00.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB 320 - See Transportation minutes dated 4/19/00.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 308 - See Resources minutes dated 4/17/00.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 253 - See HESS minutes dated 4/18/00.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 42 - No previous Senate action.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 108 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 4/7/00, and 4/18/00.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 324 - No previous Senate action.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order                                                               
at 9:26 p.m.  Present were Senators T. Kelly, Leman, and Miller.                                                                
The first order of business to come before the committee was CSHB
121.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                  HB 121-DENTAL CARE INSURANCE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to restore CSHB 121(L&C)am to the calendar.                                                                 
Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
         HCR 22-LB&A STUDY OF FISCAL & REVENUE POLICIES                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CS HCR 22(FIN) with individual recommendations                                                              
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          HB 205-SNOWMACHINES CROSSING DALTON HIGHWAY                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 205(TRA) with individual recommendations                                                               
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
        HB 230-PERS BENEFITS FOR POLICE/FIRE DISPATCHERS                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 230(L&C) with individual recommendations                                                               
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          HB 270-PAYMENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE EXAMINATIONS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CS SSHB 270(HES) with individual                                                                            
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
               HB 294-DNA TESTING & REGISTRATION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 294(JUD) with individual recommendations                                                               
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
               HB 303-MISC. INSURANCE PROVISIONS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved SCSHB 303(L&C) with individual recommendations                                                              
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          HB 310-ALASKA INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 310(L&C) with individual recommendations                                                               
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
         HB 339-CFAB LOANS FOR TOURISM & NAT RESOURCES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 339(FIN) with individual recommendations                                                               
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
            HB 363-SALMON PRICE REPORTS/SALE OF FISH                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved SCS CSHB 363(FIN) with individual                                                                           
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
              HB 392-CONTINUANCES OF CINA HEARINGS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 392(HES) with individual recommendations                                                               
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
            HB 414-OIL & GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved CSHB 414(O&G) with individual recommendations                                                               
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          HB 422-WORKERS' COMPENSATION:DRUGS & ALCOHOL                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved SCSHB 422(L&C) with individual recommendations                                                              
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
            HB 155-MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY APPORTIONMENT                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to insert the text of HB 155 into the body of                                                               
CSHB 163, thus creating a SCS CSHB 163(RLS).  Without objection,                                                                
the motion carried.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved SCS CSHB 163(RLS) with individual                                                                           
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY stated the Rules Committee would stand in recess to                                                              
the call of the chair.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Rules meeting back to order at 10:25 p.m.                                                             
Present were Senators Tim Kelly, Miller, and Ellis.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                  HB 121-DENTAL CARE INSURANCE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MILLER moved CS for HB 121 with individual recommendations                                                              
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                 HB 296-UNIFORM PARTNERSHIP ACT                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MILLER moved CSHB 296(L&C) with individual recommendations                                                              
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
        HB 320-APPROVE AK RAILROAD GETTING WHITTIER DOCK                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MILLER moved CSHB 320(FIN)am with individual                                                                            
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         HB 398-LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSN                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MILLER moved CSHB 398(JUD) with individual recommendations                                                              
and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at the Chairman's                                                                 
discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY stated Senators Pearce and Leman were present.  He                                                               
noted the following bills need to be pre-approved by the Rules                                                                  
Committee for calendaring upon referral.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                SB 308-MARINE PASSENGER VESSELS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to pre-approve all versions of SB 308 with                                                                  
individual recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for                                                                    
calendaring at the Chairman's discretion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE explained the bill was originally introduced as a                                                                
companion bill to Representative Kerttulla's bill which requires                                                                
reporting for the cruise ship lines in Alaska waters.  The Senate                                                               
Finance Committee substitute adds a head tax to the bill.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS asked the amount of the head tax.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE answered it will be $5 which will be rebated back to                                                             
the five first ports of call.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY announced that without objection, SB 308 has been                                                                
pre-approved for calendaring.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
         HB 253-SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY AND SAFETY PROGRAM                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to pre-approve CSHB 253(JUD) with individual                                                                
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         HB  42-CIVIL LIABILITY FOR IMPROPER LITIGATION                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to pre-approve CS SSHB 42(FIN)(ct rule fld)                                                                 
with individual recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for                                                               
calendaring at the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the                                                               
motion carried.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
         HB 108-USE, REGULATION, AND OPERATION OF BOATS                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE moved to pre-approve all Senate versions of CSHB
108(FIN)am with individual recommendations and accompanying fiscal                                                              
notes for calendaring at the Chairman's discretion.  Without                                                                    
objection, the motion carried.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
           HB 324-PERSONAL INFO IN MOTOR VEH. RECORDS                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to pre-approve HB 324 with individual                                                                       
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRMAN KELLY adjourned the meeting at 10:33 p.m.                                                                              

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