Legislature(2003 - 2004)

03/09/2004 08:01 AM STA

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HB 423-TAXICAB DRIVER LIABILITY                                                                                               
Number 2221                                                                                                                     
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH  announced the next  order of business  was HOUSE                                                               
BILL  NO.  423,  "An  Act relating  to  accidents  involving  the                                                               
vehicle  of  a  person  under   the  influence  of  an  alcoholic                                                               
beverage; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
Number 2227                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG moved to  adopt the committee substitute                                                               
(CS) for  HB 423,  Version 23-LS1600\H,  Luckhaupt, 3/8/04,  as a                                                               
work draft.   There being no objection, Version H  was before the                                                               
Number 2245                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  pointed out the following  changes that                                                               
had been incorporated  into Version H:  On page  2, line 4, after                                                               
the phrase  "motor vehicle  owner", the  words "or  operator" had                                                               
been added; and  a sunset clause was added [on  page 2, line 26].                                                               
He remarked that the effective date,  which had been Section 3 of                                                               
Version D, was no longer there.                                                                                                 
[The  effective date,  which  was  Section 3  of  Version D,  had                                                               
inadvertently been removed.]                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG  indicated  that any  other  work  that                                                               
needs to be done on HB 423  should be done in the House Judiciary                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON stated  that his notes do  not reflect that                                                               
the  effective  date had  been  removed  by  the committee  at  a                                                               
previous meeting.                                                                                                               
CHAIR  WEYHRAUCH said  that although  he does  not see  notations                                                               
regarding the removal of the effective  date in his notes, he has                                                               
no problem with its removal.                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG asked  the sponsor's  staff whether  or                                                               
not he wants the effective date in the bill.                                                                                    
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH said [the effective  date] would be 90 days after                                                               
"signature or passage" of the bill.                                                                                             
Number 2360                                                                                                                     
JIM  SHINE, Staff  to Representative  Tom Anderson,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  on  behalf  of  Representative  Anderson,  sponsor,                                                               
stated  that although  he doesn't  remember discussion  regarding                                                               
the  removal  of  the  effective   date,  he  agrees  with  Chair                                                               
Number 2370                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG suggested  an amendment  to ratify  the                                                               
removal of the effective date  clause.  There being no objection,                                                               
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
Number 2375                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  moved to report CSHB  423, [Version 23-                                                               
LS1600\H,   Luckhaupt,  3/8/04,   as  amended,   with  individual                                                               
recommendations and the accompanying  fiscal notes].  There being                                                               
no objection, CSHB  423(STA) was reported out of  the House State                                                               
Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                                     
TAPE 04-33, SIDE B                                                                                                            
Number 2380                                                                                                                     
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH restated the motion [in  case it had been cut off                                                               
by the end of the tape].                                                                                                        

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