Legislature(2015 - 2016)GRUENBERG 120

04/13/2016 01:00 PM JUDICIARY

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Recessed to 4/14/16 at 8:00 a.m. --
+= HB 347 RECOVERY OF FALSE CLAIMS FOR STATE FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 347(JUD) Out of Committee
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ SB 123 USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public & Invited Testimony --
+ SJR 2 CONST. AM: G.O. BONDS FOR STUDENT LOANS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 121 SECURITY FREEZE ON CERTAIN CREDIT REPORTS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= SB 91 OMNIBUS CRIM LAW & PROCEDURE; CORRECTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public & Invited Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 174 REG. OF FIREARMS/KNIVES BY UNIV. OF AK TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 174(FIN) Out of Committee
        SB 121-SECURITY FREEZE ON CERTAIN CREDIT REPORTS                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:14:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
CS  FOR SENATE  BILL NO.  121(JUD) am  H, "An  Act relating  to a                                                               
security  freeze  on  the  consumer credit  report  of  a  minor,                                                               
incapacitated person, or protected person."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:15:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KEVIN MEYER, Alaska State  Legislature, explained that SB
121  is  a  consumer  protection bill  addressing  protection  of                                                               
children  and other  vulnerable  individuals  before they  become                                                               
victims  of identity  theft.   He  remarked that  his staff,  Ms.                                                               
Morledge will describe the details of the bill.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:16:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EDRA  MORLEDGE,   Staff,  Senator   Kevin  Meyer,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  advised  that  the  issue was  brought  to  Senator                                                               
Meyer's attention  when a  constituent advised  that she  and her                                                               
husband  placed security  freezes on  their credit  shortly after                                                               
taking out  a mortgage and  they looked  into doing the  same for                                                               
their children to  pre-empt any sort of criminal  activity.  They                                                               
found that  Alaska does  not have a  specific law  allowing that,                                                               
although, some credit  agencies do give parents  leeway, there is                                                               
not  a  specific  statute.    She explained  that  this  bill  is                                                               
designed to  prevent these criminal  acts or identity  theft acts                                                               
by doing  two things: specifically  allow a parent,  guardian, or                                                               
conservator  to  place  a  security  freeze  on  a  minor  child,                                                               
dependent,  or  a  protected  individual's  credit  in  order  to                                                               
prevent fraudulent activity; and if  no credit report exists, the                                                               
credit bureau  is directed to  create a  credit file in  order to                                                               
place the freeze.  She pointed  out that children, in general, do                                                               
not begin to establish credit until  they are 18 years, or at the                                                               
time they apply  for financial aid, which can be  16 years of age                                                               
in this  state, and  several years may  pass by  before financial                                                               
fraud is  detected.  The same  is true for vulnerable  adults who                                                               
may  not  be   able  to  manage  their   own  personal  finances;                                                               
therefore,  possibly not  establishing credit  in their  own name                                                               
and many years may pass by before the fraud it detected.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX  listed the witnesses available  to answer questions                                                               
and opened public testimony.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:19:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LAURA HUGHES said she is in support  of this bill and that she is                                                               
excited to see  how far it has come through  the Senate and House                                                               
of Representatives.   She advised  that she and her  husband have                                                               
two young  girls and realized the  girls are more likely  to have                                                               
their  identity  stolen  because  they are  essentially  a  clean                                                               
slate.    She agreed  that  oftentimes  it  is unknown  that  the                                                               
children's identities  have been stolen  until they are  18 years                                                               
old, and this is a pre-emptive move to help protect them.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX closed public testimony,  and advised she is holding                                                               
the SB 121.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
[SB 121 was held over.]                                                                                                         

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 123 - Sponsor Statement.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - CS ver E (JUD).pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Summary of Changes ver A to ver E.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Version A.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Fiscal Note-DOA-OPA-02-09-16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Fiscal Note-DPS-AST-02-08-16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Fiscal Note-LAW-CRIM-02-08-16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Alaska Texting While Driving Charges.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Alaska Texting While Driving Penalties.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - AO 2015-126 Pages 14-15.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Article ADN 11.15.15.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Hands Free Info.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Legal Memo 2.24.2016.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - Legislative Research Report Municipal Laws.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
SB 123 - Supporting Documents - NCSL Texting While Driving State Laws.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 123
HB 347 - Sectional Analysis - Version H.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 347
HB 347 - Proposed CS - Version H.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 347
HB 347 - Summary of Changes - Version A to Version H.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 347
HB 347 - Supporting Documents - Article Alaska Bar Rag.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 347
HB 347 - Supporting Documents - Examples of False Claims Cases.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
HB 347
SB 121 Sponsor Statement Version E.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 ver E.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Summary of Changes ver A to ver E.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 ver A.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Fiscal Note-LAW-CIV-01-23-16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-Legal Memo 10.8.2015.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-Alaska Personal Information Protection Act.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-Laura Hughes Email 5.28.15.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-Child ID Theft Report 2012 AllClear ID Network.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-CyLab Child Identity Theft Report.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-NCSL Article Identity Theft Strikes Young.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SB121 Supporting Documents-NCSL Child Identity Theft State Laws.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 121
SJR 2 Sponsor Statement.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SJR 2 Sectional Analysis.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SJR 2 - Version A.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SJR 2-Fiscal Note-OOG-DOE-03-18-16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SJR 2 Letter of Support-Juneau Chamber of Commerce.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SJR 2 Letter of Support-University of Alaska.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SJR 2
SB 91 - Draft CS ver X (HJUD).pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 91
SB91-Summary of Changes ver Y.A (FIN) to X (HJUD).pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 91
SB 174 - Opposing Documents - UA Memo to House Judiciary 04.13.16.pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 174
SB 91 - Written Testimony .pdf HJUD 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
SB 91