Legislature(2017 - 2018)GRUENBERG 120

02/20/2018 01:30 PM MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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01:32:26 PM Start
01:32:55 PM HCR15|| SCR14
01:35:53 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
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+= SCR 14 DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCR 14 Out of Committee
+= HCR 15 DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                HCR 15-DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD                                                                            
                SCR 14-DECORATION OF HONOR AWARD                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:32:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TUCK  announced that  the only order  of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE  CONCURRENT RESOLUTION  NO.  15, Relating  to awarding  the                                                               
Alaska Decoration  of Honor  to certain  members of  the military                                                               
and  SENATE CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION NO.  14, Relating  to awarding                                                               
the  Alaska  Decoration  of  Honor  to  certain  members  of  the                                                               
military.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:33:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MIA   COSTELLO,  Alaska  State  Legislature,   as  prime                                                               
sponsor, stated that SCR 14  is unfortunate because it represents                                                               
loss of life;  however, it also honors families  whose loved ones                                                               
gave  the ultimate  sacrifice  for the  U.S.   She  said she  and                                                               
Representative Scott  Kawasaki, prime  sponsor of HCR  15, worked                                                               
together  on the  two pieces  of legislation,  and she  said they                                                               
would work  together once  the legislation  passes to  ensure the                                                               
medals are delivered to the families.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:34:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD reemphasized a  statement she had made at                                                               
the previous  hearing of HCR  15 and  SCR 14 [on  2/8/18] wherein                                                               
she had talked about numerous medals  being held at her office in                                                               
Eagle  River while  she  and  her staff  attempted  to reach  the                                                               
recipients.  She  said, "It was so difficult to  find some of the                                                               
family members; they'd  moved on."  She said  anything that could                                                               
be done to help get the  medals to the families would be helpful,                                                               
because  she  said  she  knows  the  medals  are  valued  by  the                                                               
families.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COSTELLO thanked Representative  Reinbold for her efforts                                                               
and said  her office  is working  with DMVA to  reach out  to the                                                               
families.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:35:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PARISH  moved to  report SCR  14 out  of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
notes.   There being no  objection, SCR 14  was moved out  of the                                                               
House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
[HCR 15 was held over.]                                                                                                         

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