Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/02/2003 04:10 PM House JUD

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SB 49 - 2003 REVISOR'S BILL                                                                                                   
Number 0079                                                                                                                     
CHAIR McGUIRE  announced that the  first order of  business would                                                               
be  CS FOR  SENATE BILL  NO. 49(STA),  "An Act  making corrective                                                               
amendments to the  Alaska Statutes as recommended  by the revisor                                                               
of statutes; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
Number 0118                                                                                                                     
PAM  FINLEY,  Revisor  of Statutes,  Legislative  Legal  Counsel,                                                               
Legislative  Legal  and  Research Services,  Legislative  Affairs                                                               
Agency, noted that she prepares  a revisor's bill every year, and                                                               
mentioned  the  sectional  analysis  in members'  packets.    She                                                               
remarked that  while most  of the  changes come  from Legislative                                                               
Legal  and Research  Services' periodic  review of  the statutes,                                                               
sometimes corrections  come from the executive  branch or members                                                               
of  the public.    When  an error  comes  to  her attention,  she                                                               
explained, she  researches the issue to  try to find out  how and                                                               
why  the  error was  made,  so  that  she feels  confident  about                                                               
correcting it.   She  noted that  if she  is not  confident about                                                               
correcting a  particular error,  she does  not use  the revisor's                                                               
bill to fix it.                                                                                                                 
CHAIR  McGUIRE, after  ascertaining that  no one  else wished  to                                                               
testify on SB 46, closed public testimony.                                                                                      
Number 0235                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE  HOLM   moved  to  report  CSSB   49(STA)  out  of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
zero fiscal  note.   There being no  objection, CSSB  49(STA) was                                                               
reported from the House Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                           

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