Legislature(2001 - 2002)

03/22/2001 10:45 AM RLS

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                     ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                   
                      SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                  
                          March 22, 2001                                                                                        
                            10:45 a.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Drue Pearce, Chair                                                                                                      
Senator John Cowdery, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator Randy Phillips                                                                                                          
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gene Therriault                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 65                                                                                                              
"An Act requiring a study to determine if gender is a determinant                                                               
in state employee compensation."                                                                                                
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7(HES) am                                                                                
Relating to proclaiming April 2001 as Sexual Assault Awareness                                                                  
Month.                                                                                                                          
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 10(FSH)                                                                                       
Relating to the management of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and                                                               
Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries and the protection and                                                                      
restoration of the Steller sea lion.                                                                                            
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 100                                                                                                              
"An Act establishing the third Saturday of each June as Juneteenth                                                              
Day."                                                                                                                           
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 65 - See State Affairs minutes dated 2/13/01, Finance                                                                        
        Report dated 3/13/01 and Rules minutes dated                                                                            
        3/20/01.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HCR 7 - No previous Senate committee action.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HJR 10 - See Resources minutes dated 3/16/01.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 100 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/8/01.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRWOMAN DRUE PEARCE  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to                                                          
order  at 10:45 a.m.  Present were  Senators  Cowdery, Phillips  and                                                            
Pearce.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE announced  a revised fiscal  note for SB   65-PAY                                                        
EQUITY FOR  STATE EMPLOYEES  was before the  committee.  The  amount                                                        
for FY 2003  was reduced  to zero because  it is not known,  at this                                                            
time, whether a full-scale study will be necessary.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY  moved to adopt the  March 20, 2001 fiscal  note for                                                            
SB 65.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE  announced that CSHCR 7(HES)am -APRIL  2001 SEXUAL                                                        
ASSAULT AWARENESS  MONTH was before the committee  with a new fiscal                                                        
note.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PHILLIPS  moved to calendar CSHCR 7(HES)am  and to adopt the                                                            
zero  fiscal note  dated 1/24/01.   There  being  no objection,  the                                                            
motion carried.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR   COWDERY  moved   to  calendar   CSHJR  10(FSH)-GROUNDFISH                                                         
FISHERIES  AND STELLER  SEA LION.   There  being  no objection,  the                                                        
motion carried.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS arrived.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE announced that  HB 100-JUNETEENTH DAY  was before                                                        
the committee.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY asked what Juneteenth Day is.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  PEARCE explained it is  the third Saturday in  June each                                                            
year.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY moved to calendar SCS CSHB 100(STA) and asked for                                                               
unanimous consent.  There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS asked whether the fiscal note for SB 65 is for                                                                    
$50,000 or $500,000.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE said the cost will be $50,000.  That money will                                                               
be used to determine whether a full scale study is necessary.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE adjourned the meeting at 10:50 a.m.                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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