Legislature(2009 - 2010)HOUSE FINANCE 519

04/18/2009 08:30 AM FINANCE


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-- Meeting Adjourned --
-- Recessed to 10:15 pm Today --
+ SB 116 APPROP: ENERGY ASSISTANCE TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+ SB 125 AK AEROSPACE CORPORATION TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+ HB 36 INITIATIVES: CONTRIBUTIONS/ PROCEDURES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ SB 72 CHILD SAFETY SEATS & SEAT BELTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 72(FIN) Out of Committee
+ HB 157 REEMPLOYMENT OF RETIREES; EXEMPT SERVICE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 157(FIN) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
HOUSE BILL NO. 36                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  prohibiting initiatives that  are substantially                                                                   
     similar  to those  that failed within  the previous  two                                                                   
     years; relating to financial  disclosure reporting dates                                                                   
     for persons,  groups, and nongroup entities  that expend                                                                   
     money  in support  of or in  opposition to  initiatives,                                                                   
     initiative information contained  in election pamphlets,                                                                   
     initiative  petitions, initiative petition  circulators,                                                                   
     and  public hearings  for initiatives;  and requiring  a                                                                   
     standing  committee  of   the  legislature  to  consider                                                                   
     initiatives  scheduled for  appearance  on the  election                                                                   
     ballot."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:54:10 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KYLE JOHANSON,  SPONSOR,  explained that  the                                                                   
presentation was to  allow a full vetting of  the concepts in                                                                   
the bill, to be contemplated during the interim.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Johanson reviewed  sectional analysis (Copy on                                                                   
File). Section  1 refers  to disclosure  of money going  into                                                                   
the  initiative process.  If  more than  $500  is spent,  the                                                                   
process of disclosure  begins, which would inform  the public                                                                   
who  is  contributing  to  the  changing  of  state  statute.                                                                   
Sections 2 and  three contain conforming language.  Section 4                                                                   
removes  initiative  from AS  15.13.110e  and  moves it  into                                                                   
Section 5. Section 6 reexamines  contribution disclosure; how                                                                   
money is  reported to  the public  after it  is put  into the                                                                   
system. Section  7 remains the  same. Section 8  was included                                                                   
by  the Judiciary  Committee.  Section  9 requires  that  all                                                                   
signature gatherers  have a complete  copy of  the initiative                                                                   
on their person,  at all times, while  collecting signatures.                                                                   
Section  10 discusses  the  change in  the  $1 per  signature                                                                   
payment method  to an hourly  payment method.  Research shows                                                                   
that   the  hourly   method  allows   for  honest   signature                                                                   
collection  and the possibility  for discressionary  bonuses.                                                                   
Section  11   discusses  the   requirement  for   two  public                                                                   
hearings, in all four judicial  districts, on the initiative,                                                                   
before the Lieutenant  Governor announces that it  will go to                                                                   
the ballot. This  would allow for intention  to be understood                                                                   
before  an  election  takes place.  He  summarized  that  the                                                                   
intention  of the  bill was to  allow for  a better  informed                                                                   
electorate.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:02:40 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Johanson   urged  members  to   look  at  the                                                                   
legislation in  the interim. He looked forward  to discussion                                                                   
and debate of the bill in the 2010 session.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SS  HB  36  was HEARD  and  HELD  in  Committee  for  further                                                                   
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:05:00 AM         AT EASE                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:19:45 AM         RECONVENED                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
02__Sponsor_Statement_HB157_Exempt_13Mar09[1].doc HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
HB 157
03__HB_157_-_legislative-report-on-retiree-return-program-2-6-09.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
HB 157
HB036-OOG-LtGOV-4-17-09.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
HFIN 3/15/2010 1:30:00 PM
HFIN 3/16/2010 9:00:00 AM
HB 36
07 HB36 Legal Opinions.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
HFIN 2/8/2010 1:30:00 PM
HFIN 3/15/2010 1:30:00 PM
HFIN 3/16/2010 9:00:00 AM
HB 36
08 HB36 Back up.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
HFIN 3/15/2010 1:30:00 PM
HFIN 3/16/2010 9:00:00 AM
HB 36
SB 125 Sponsor Statement (S FIN).pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 125
SB 125 Letter of Support.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 125
Alaska Heating Assistance Programs.ppt HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 116
ANHB Support Letter.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 116
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES FOR BETHEL ALASKA.doc HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 116
SB 116 - gallons by comunity.xls HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 116
CSHB 157 (FIN) Version S.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
HB 157
SB 125 Talking Points Sen. Paskvan.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 125
SB 72 HFC Amendment 1 and 2.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 72
SB72AAPSupportLetter.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 72
SB72ABINSupportLetter.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 72
SB72Changes.PDF HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 72
SB72Chart.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 72
SB72OtherStates.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 72
SB72Sponsor.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 72
Senate Bill 116 Sponsor Statement.doc HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
SB 116
SSHB 36 Hearing Request Sponsor Statement.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
HFIN 3/15/2010 1:30:00 PM
HFIN 3/16/2010 9:00:00 AM
HB 36
SSHB 36 Hearing Request Sectional Analysis.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
HFIN 3/15/2010 1:30:00 PM
HFIN 3/16/2010 9:00:00 AM
HB 36
SSHB 36 Hearing Request Backup.pdf HFIN 4/18/2009 8:30:00 AM
HFIN 3/16/2010 9:00:00 AM
HB 36