Legislature(2017 - 2018)ADAMS ROOM 519

04/16/2018 01:30 PM FINANCE

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-- Recessed to a Call of the Chair --
+= HB 411 OIL & GAS PRODUCTION TAX;PAYMENTS;CREDITS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 15 E-CIGS/TOBACCO/NICOTINE & MINORS; SALES TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 15(L&C) Out of Committee
+= SB 78 PERM FUND DIVIDEND CONTRIBUTIONS/LOTTERY TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 78(FIN) Out of Committee
+= SB 215 ENHANCED 911:MULTI-LINE TELEPHONE SYSTEMS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 215 Out of Committee
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+= SB 92 VESSELS: REGISTRATION/TITLES; DERELICTS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
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Moved CSHB 260(FIN) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
SENATE BILL NO. 215                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
    "An Act relating to multi-line telephone systems."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:21:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton  noted that  the committee  had been  in the                                                                    
middle of consideration on Amendment  1 during at the end of                                                                    
the morning meeting.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Tilton  MOVED  to  ADOPT  Amendment  1,  30-                                                                    
LS1455\D.1 (Nauman, 4/11/18) (copy on file).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kawasaki OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tilton addressed  the amendment. She WITHDREW                                                                    
Amendment 1.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:24:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  asked about the  multi-line telephone                                                                    
system. She explained her understanding.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Grenn deferred to staff for the definition.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
JORDAN  SHILLING,  STAFF,  SENATOR JOHN  COGHILL,  explained                                                                    
that multi-lines telephone  lines were defined of  Page 4 of                                                                    
the legislation.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:27:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVID GIBBS, EMS MANAGER, FAIRBANKS  NORTH STAR BOROUGH (via                                                                    
teleconference), clarified  that the type of  telephone line                                                                    
that  Representative  Wilson  was referring  to  was  called                                                                    
"Key" telephone  systems that  would not  require additional                                                                    
costs to small businesses.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  asked if upgrades to  a Key telephone                                                                    
system would fall under new requirements.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Gibbs responded  that the only system  that would result                                                                    
in  addition expense  to  small business  would  be the  PBX                                                                    
system,  which  would  require  the  purchase  of  a  system                                                                    
telephone switch  and was generally reserved  for very large                                                                    
corporations.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton  clarified what the committee  was trying to                                                                    
establish  a definition  for "multi-line  phone system".  He                                                                    
asked if one phone, with  two lines, was considered a multi-                                                                    
line phone system.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:30:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Gibbs  answered that  a business  with a  two-phone line                                                                    
system would be  so small that the  location associated with                                                                    
either  line  would  be   accurate;  ensuring  that  correct                                                                    
address  information  was  provided   when  signing  up  for                                                                    
service would not cause additional cost.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Thompson understood  that if  he called  911                                                                    
from  his  office   in  the  Capitol,  the   call  would  be                                                                    
identified  as  coming  from  room   500  in  the  building;                                                                    
however,  if  the building  had  a  switchboard system  (one                                                                    
number for  all offices) the  physical address of  where the                                                                    
call was coming form would be undetermined.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:31:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.   Gibbs  responded   that  regarding   the  switchboard,                                                                    
essentially  a  key  telephone  system,  would  need  to  be                                                                    
updated to reflect the location of the call.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:32:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Wilson  maintained   confusion  about   the                                                                    
definitions of the various systems.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:33:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Gara reviewed  the  previously published  fiscal                                                                    
note  #1  from  the  Department of  Commerce  and  Community                                                                    
Development.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson spoke to Page 2 of the note:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     The  bill mandates  that an  operator  of a  multi-line                                                                    
     system that does  not allow for direct  911 dialing and                                                                    
     is not  required by ordinance to  install enhances 911,                                                                    
     posts  a prominent  notice instructing  callers how  to                                                                    
     reach 911.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
She wondered  how many businesses  would be affected  by the                                                                    
mandate and how the post-able notices would be distributed.                                                                     
Mr.   Schilling   relayed   that  the   structure   of   the                                                                    
notifications was in the bill on Page 4, line 4:                                                                                
     (d) The operator of a  multi-line telephone system that                                                                    
     is  not  required  by ordinance  to  comply  with  this                                                                    
     section and that does not  allow for direct 911 dialing                                                                    
     shall post, in a visible  place not more than five feet                                                                    
     from  each telephone  that is  connected to  the multi-                                                                    
     line telephone system, a notice that                                                                                       
      (1)  states that  911 services  cannot be  accessed by                                                                    
     dialing 911 directly 9 on the telephone;                                                                                   
      (2)  indicates how  a caller  may access  911 services                                                                    
     through the telephone;                                                                                                     
      (3) is  printed in contrasting  colors in a  bold font                                                                    
     not smaller than 16 points;                                                                                                
      (4)   includes    the   following    information,   as                                                                    
     applicable, about the location of the telephone:                                                                           
      (A) the street address and business name;                                                                                 
      (B) the office, unit, or building number;                                                                                 
      (C) the room number or equivalent designation.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:35:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson understood that businesses would be                                                                       
responsible for creating and posting the signage.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Shilling replied in the affirmative.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:35:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Gara MOVED to report SB 215 out of Committee                                                                         
with individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal                                                                     
note.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 215 was REPORTED out of committee with a "do pass"                                                                           
recommendation and with a previously published zero fiscal                                                                      
note: FN1 (CED).                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:36:49 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:38:22 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
IN3NERGY_HFIN HB411_04162018.pdf HFIN 4/16/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 411
SB 15 Amendment #1 Wilson.pdf HFIN 4/16/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
HB 260 Conceptual Amendment #1.pdf HFIN 4/16/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 260