Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/05/2004 04:22 PM House FIN

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HOUSE BILL NO. 255                                                                                                            
     An  Act amending  the Alaska  Wage  and Hour  Act as  it                                                                   
     relates to  flexible work  hour plans, the  provision of                                                                   
     training  wages, and the  definitions of certain  terms;                                                                   
     and repealing the exemption  in the Act from the payment                                                                   
     of minimum wages for learners.                                                                                             
Co-Chair Harris  MOVED to ADOPT  the blank Work Draft  as the                                                                   
version of  legislation before the Committee.  Representative                                                                   
Croft objected and then withdrew his objection.                                                                                 
The work draft amends Section 1 of HB 255 as follows:                                                                           
*Section 1. AS 23.10.085(b) is amended to read:                                                                               
     (b) The regulations may, without limiting the                                                                              
generality of  (a) of this section,  define terms used  in AS                                                                   
23.10.050-23.10.150,  and  restrict  or  prohibit  industrial                                                                   
homework or other  acts or practices that the  director finds                                                                   
appropriate  to  carry  out  the  purpose  of  AS  23.10.050-                                                                   
23.10.150, or to  prevent the circumvention or  evasion of AS                                                                   
23.10.050-23.10.150.   If   the   regulations   defining   an                                                               
individual    employed   in    a    bona   fide    executive,                                                               
administrative, or  professional capacity for purposes  of AS                                                               
23.10.055  require  that  the individual  receive  a  minimum                                                               
salary, the  required minimum  salary must  be two  times the                                                               
state minimum  wage for the  first forty hours  of employment                                                               
each week.                                                                                                                  
BARBARA  HUFT-TUCKNES,   DIRECTOR  OF  LEGISLATIVE   AFFAIRS,                                                                   
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 959, spoke to the change.                                                                                       
Representative  Foster MOVED to  report CSHB 255(FIN)  out of                                                                   
Committee with the accompanying  fiscal note.  There being NO                                                                   
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
CSHB 255(FIN)  was REPORTED out of Committee  with individual                                                                   
recommendations and one zero fiscal impact note.                                                                                

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