Legislature(2015 - 2016)
2016-01-20 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2016-01-20 House Journal Page 1469 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 Committees. 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 2016-01-20 House Journal Page 1470 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. Sincerely, /s/ Bill Walker Governor"