Legislature(2003 - 2004)

04/15/2004 08:01 AM House STA

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SB 309-BLOOD PATHOGENS TESTING OF PRISONERS                                                                                   
Number 0058                                                                                                                     
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH  announced that the  first order of  business was                                                               
CS FOR SENATE  BILL NO. 309(JUD) am, "An Act  relating to testing                                                               
the  blood  of prisoners  and  those  in custody  for  bloodborne                                                               
[Although  no  formal  motion  was   made,  the  House  committee                                                               
substitute (HCS)  for CSSB  309, Version  23-LS1597\H, Luckhaupt,                                                               
4/7/04 was treated as adopted and  before the committee as a work                                                               
Number 130                                                                                                                      
REPRESENTATIVE  HOLM  asked  if  [the  proposed  legislation]  is                                                               
available for cross-sponsorship.                                                                                                
Number 0136                                                                                                                     
SENATOR  TOM WAGONER,  Alaska  State  Legislature, testifying  as                                                               
sponsor of SB 309, answered yes.                                                                                                
Number 0149                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE  LYNN indicated  that  he thinks  [SB  309] is  an                                                               
excellent idea that benefits all parties.                                                                                       
Number 0172                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE HOLM  moved to  report HCS  CSSB 309,  Version 23-                                                               
LS1597\H,  Luckhaupt, 4/7/04,  out of  committee with  individual                                                               
recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                              
Number 0196                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  objected.  He reminded  the committee that                                                               
at  the  last  hearing  on  SB 309,  there  were  some  questions                                                               
regarding   notification  of   the  spouse.     He   offered  his                                                               
understanding  that, according  to current  law, if  a guard  was                                                               
inspected  [for bloodborne  pathogens, for  example], and  didn't                                                               
notify his/her spouse, then that would  be a felony if he/she had                                                               
unprotected sex with his/her spouse.                                                                                            
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON removed his objection.                                                                                    
Number 0268                                                                                                                     
SENATOR   WAGONER,    with   respect   to    concerns   regarding                                                               
confidentiality, expressed  by the committee during  the previous                                                               
hearing,   clarified  that   "there   doesn't  have   to  be   an                                                               
identification for a  third party to be notified  that the second                                                               
party has been, possibly, contaminated."                                                                                        
Number 0291                                                                                                                     
CHAIR   WEYHRAUCH  announced   that,  there   being  no   further                                                               
objection, HCS CSSB 309(STA) was  reported out of the House State                                                               
Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                                     

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