Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/20/1995 01:40 PM FIN

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  HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 1                                                     
                                                                               
       Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State                 
       of  Alaska  relating to  repeal  of regulations  by the                 
       legislature.                                                            
                                                                               
  KYLE PARKER, STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE GAIL PHILLIPS,  testified                 
  in support of the  proposed legislation.  He state  that the                 
  proposal would place the constitutional amendment before the                 
  voters of  the State  on the  1996 general  election ballot.                 
  The  amendment  would  permit  the  Legislature   to  repeal                 
  regulations  promulgated  by  State  agencies  that  do  not                 
  properly implement state statutes.                                           
                                                                               
  He  added,  although  many  regulations  do conform  to  and                 
  accurately  implement  the laws  passed by  the Legislature,                 
  there  are   an  increasing   number  of  situations   where                 
  regulations imposed on the citizens of the State do not.  In                 
  many  cases,   legislative   directives   are   ignored   or                 
  regulations are promulgated that go far beyond  the scope of                 
  what the Legislature intended.                                               
                                                                               
  Mr. Parker noted that this issue  has been before the voters                 
  three times before, and prior efforts to persuade the voters                 
  to  support similar amendments  have failed.   Nevertheless,                 
  with a better presentation, clearer  ballot language and the                 
  current   popular   support  for   regulatory   reform,  the                 
  constitutional amendment can become a reality.                               
                                                                               
  Representative  Grussendorf  MOVED to  report  HJR 1  out of                 
  Committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal notes.  Representative Kohring asked the                 
  impact of the proposed legislation.  Mr. Parker remarked the                 
                                                                               
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  last time the  legislation was before  the voters was  1986.                 
  He added with the new emphasis on the regulatory reform, the                 
  voters will be more amenable to the legislation.                             
                                                                               
  PAM  NEIL,  PRESIDENT,  ALASKA STATE  CHAMBER  OF  COMMERCE,                 
  ANCHORAGE, testified in support of HJR 1.                                    
                                                                               
  There being NO OBJECTIONS, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                               
  HJR  1  was  reported out  of  Committee  with  a "do  pass"                 
  recommendation and with a  fiscal note by the Office  of the                 
  Governor  dated  3/01/95  and  a  zero  fiscal note  by  the                 
  Department of Law dated 3/01/95.                                             

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