Legislature(2003 - 2004)

04/22/2003 08:06 AM STA

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SB 49-2003 REVISOR'S BILL                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIR WEYHRAUCH announced that the  next order of business was 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."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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PAMELA FINLEY,  Revisor of  Statutes, Legislative  Legal Counsel,                                                               
Legislative Legal and  Research Services, introduced SB  49.  She                                                               
told the committee that SB  49 was prepared pursuant to statutes,                                                               
and it's purpose  is to clean out mistakes, or  "things that have                                                               
just become  obsolete," for  example, changes  of board  names or                                                               
federal  statute citations.   She  said that  [SB 49]  would also                                                               
clean up  drafting errors, where the  legislature's policy choice                                                               
is clear,  but "we just forgot  to amend another statute  or make                                                               
conforming amendments."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS.  FINLEY  referred to  the  sectional  analysis [in  committee                                                               
packets],  and   offered  to  answer   any  questions   from  the                                                               
committee.  She  noted that [SB 49]  is a bill which  has so many                                                               
subjects that she cannot cover them all [in a brief time].                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  WEYHRAUCH  noted that  the  House  State Affairs  Standing                                                               
Committee is  the first committee of  referral in the House.   He                                                               
commented that  there had  just been a  four-day weekend,  and he                                                               
asked if there  would be a practical problem in  holding the bill                                                               
to give  the committee more  time to review it  before discussing                                                               
it.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. FINLEY  replied that there  would be no practical  problem in                                                               
doing so.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH announced that SB 49 was heard and held.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

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