Legislature(2015 - 2016)

2016-01-20 House Journal

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HB 269                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 269 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                   
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
     "An Act adding the commissioner of military and veterans' affairs                                                          
     to the membership of the Council on Domestic Violence and                                                                  
     Sexual Assault."                                                                                                           
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                                                           
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
1.  Zero, Dept. of Military & Veterans' Affairs                                                                                 
2.  Zero, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                                                
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 18, 2016, follows:                                                              
"Dear Speaker Chenault:                                                                                                         
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill adding the Commissioner of the                                                           

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Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to the membership of the                                                            
Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.                                                                                
The purpose of the council is to provide for planning and coordination                                                          
of services to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault or to their                                                       
families and to perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual assault                                                            
and to provide for crisis intervention and prevention programs. Since                                                           
domestic violence pervades all sectors of our society, including our                                                            
military forces, the input of a person with an understanding of the                                                             
challenges those in the military face would assist the council's work.                                                          
With this change, we will continue to work together to eliminate                                                                
domestic violence and sexual assault in this state.                                                                             
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
Bill Walker