Legislature(2009 - 2010)CAPITOL 106

04/09/2010 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE


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+= SB 159 WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUNERAL EXPENSES TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+= HCR 21 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COMMISSION TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHCR 21(L&C) Out of Committee
+ SB 279 MORTGAGE LENDING TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 279(L&C) Out of Committee
        HCR 21-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COMMISSION                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:38:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  announced that the  next order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 21,  Creating and relating to the                                                               
Economic Development  Planning Commission. [Before  the committee                                                               
was CSHCR 21(EDT)].                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ROB  EARL,   Staff,  Representative  Bob  Herron,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, introduced himself.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ERIN  HARRINGTON, Staff,  Representative  Alan Austerman,  Alaska                                                               
State Legislature, introduced herself.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:39:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT  made a  motion  to  adopt Amendment  1,                                                               
labeled 26-LS1446\P.3, Cook, 4/5/10.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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               "(5)  one member of the Senate appointed by                                                                      
     the President of the Senate;"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIR OLSON objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:39:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. EARL explained that Amendment  1 would change the appointment                                                               
authority for  the legislative  members of  the commission.   The                                                               
President of the Senate and the  Speaker of the House rather than                                                               
the  co-chairs   of  the  Finance   Committees  would   make  the                                                               
appointments.    Thus, the  resolution  would  maintain the  same                                                               
membership  composition  of  six public  members,  including  two                                                               
legislators,   two  members   of   the   executive  branch,   the                                                               
committee's  prior  amendment  on   March  30th  to  include  the                                                               
president of the Alaska Partnership  for Economic Development, or                                                               
the president's designee, and  one additional public appointment.                                                               
Amendment 1  also would  remove the requirement  for four  of the                                                               
appointees  to  not be  officers  of  the  state or  employed  by                                                               
officers of the  state.  This requirement was  removed to provide                                                               
the  flexibility   to  select   qualified  candidates   from  the                                                               
executive  branch  or  the  Governor's   office  if  a  potential                                                               
candidate has the needed expertise.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:41:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  removed his  objection.    There being  no  further                                                               
objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:41:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT  made  a   motion  to  adopt  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment  1, labeled,  Conceptual  Amendment  to Amendment  P.3,                                                               
which read [original punctuation provided]:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIR OLSON objected for purpose of discussion.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:41:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. EARL  restated Conceptual Amendment  1.  He referred  to page                                                               
2,  lines  4-7.    He  stated  that  Conceptual  Amendment  1  is                                                               
essentially  "clean  up"  language.   The  effect  of  Conceptual                                                               
Amendment  1  is  that  the  two  legislators  members  would  be                                                               
appointed by presiding officers of  the legislature.  He referred                                                               
to page  2, lines 18-19,  to paragraph  (6) and related  that the                                                               
language "...who  is not an officer  of the state or  employed by                                                               
officers of the state..." would  also be deleted.  This reference                                                               
was  inadvertently  omitted from  the  list  of the  four  public                                                               
member appointees  that should be  allowed to be officers  of the                                                               
state.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  removed his  objection.    There being  no  further                                                               
objection, Conceptual Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:42:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT made  motion  to adopt  Amendment 1,  as                                                               
amended by Conceptual Amendment 1.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  related  that  this   would  motion  would  combine                                                               
Amendment  1 and  the  Conceptual Amendment  1,  which were  both                                                               
adopted at today's hearing.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, Amendment 1, as amended was adopted.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:45:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON, after  first determining that no one  else wished to                                                               
testify, closed the public hearing on HCR 21.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:45:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE T.  WILSON asked whether the  sponsor would object                                                               
to  removing the  funding for  the staff  person from  the fiscal                                                               
note.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ALAN AUSTERMAN, Alaska  State Legislature, said he                                                               
thought  that he  could  work with  the  Department of  Commerce,                                                               
Community,  &  Economic Development  (DCCED)  on  the bill.    He                                                               
stated that he  did not have a problem removing  the staff person                                                               
and the attached funding.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:46:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE T. WILSON  offered that she did not  object to the                                                               
travel and  per diem  in the  amount of  $22,000 included  in the                                                               
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:46:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT moved  to report HCR 21,  as amended, out                                                               
of   committee   with    individual   recommendations   and   the                                                               
accompanying  fiscal  notes.   There  being  no objection,  CSHCR
21(L&C) was reported  from the House Labor  and Commerce Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
CSHCR21(EDT) Draft Amendment P.3 (members).PDF HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
HCR 21
CSSB279(FIN) ver P.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 279
SB279 Explanation of Changes CS SB 279(FIN).pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 279
SB279 Fiscal Note-CED-BSS 2-23-10.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 279
SB279 Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 279
SB279 Supporting Documents About the SAFE Act by HUD.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 279
SB279 Supporting Documents Back-Up.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 279
SB279 Supporting Documents Letters of Support.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 279
SB159 Sponsor Statement ver R.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 159
SB159 ver R.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 159
SB279 Draft Amendment P.1.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 279
SB159 Fiscal Note_DOL-WD-WC_03-26-09.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 159
SB159 Supporting Documents - Letter NFIB.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 159
SB159 Supporting Documents Commissioner Bishop Letter.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 159
SB159 Supporting Documents NCCI Analysis.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
SB 159
CSHCR21 Letter - AK State Chamber.pdf HL&C 4/9/2010 3:15:00 PM
HCR 21