Legislature(2009 - 2010)CAPITOL 106

02/26/2009 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS


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*+ HB 14 ALASKAN MALAMUTE AS STATE DOG TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 14(STA) Out of Committee
*+ HB 136 PUBLIC RECORDS EXCEPTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
HB  14-ALASKAN MALAMUTE AS STATE DOG                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:05:18 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced  that the first order of  business was HOUSE                                                               
BILL  NO. 14,  "An Act  designating the  Alaskan malamute  as the                                                               
official state dog."                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:05:58 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BERTA GARDNER, Alaska  State Legislature, as prime                                                               
sponsor, presented  HB 14.  She  said the bill proposes  that the                                                               
Alaskan Malamute  be declared  the official  state dog,  but that                                                               
the  importance of  the bill  far  outreaches its  subject.   She                                                               
explained the  process that took  place from the  moment children                                                               
from Polaris  K-12 School  in Anchorage  approached her  with the                                                               
idea for  the bill to  its hearing today.   She said  many people                                                               
think of the Husky when they  think of Alaska, but the students -                                                               
having done  their research  - persuaded her  that the  state dog                                                               
should  be the  Alaskan Malamute.    Every word  supplied in  the                                                               
committee packet was  either written by the students  or at their                                                               
request.  The only role that  the students could not take part in                                                               
was  the actual  drafting of  the bill.   Representative  Gardner                                                               
stated that whatever the outcome  of the hearing, her purpose was                                                               
to  show those  children the  process of  "representative/citizen                                                               
democracy."    She   said  the  children  have   learned  a  lot,                                                               
especially that in a democracy,  citizens can do more than simply                                                               
vote.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:12:19 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN read the bill.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:12:39 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAIGE  HILL,   Second-Grader,  Polaris  K-12  School,   told  the                                                               
committee  that her  grandmother -  a former  teacher from  North                                                               
Carolina, during  a visit two years  ago, spent the day  with Ms.                                                               
Hill's  kindergarten  class  and  informed  the  class  that  the                                                               
official state  dog in North Carolina  is the Plott Hound.   This                                                               
information led to  discussion and the discovery  that Alaska has                                                               
no official state dog.   The students discovered that other state                                                               
symbols, such as  the Willow Ptarmigan, established  in 1955, and                                                               
the Fur-Spotted  Skimmer Dragonfly,  established in  1995, became                                                               
symbols because  of "kids working hard  just like us."   She said                                                               
the students  held discussions over  whether to choose  the husky                                                               
or  the Alaskan  Malamute, and  they chose  the Alaskan  Malamute                                                               
because  it is  big like  Alaska and  is a  hard worker  like the                                                               
people of Alaska.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS. HILL said  the following school year, two  upper classes were                                                               
asked  to join  the students  in researching  the history  of the                                                               
Alaskan  Malamute.   The  students  found  out that  the  Alaskan                                                               
Malamute has been in Alaska for  thousands of years, is one of 12                                                               
ancient breeds, and is the only  dog native to the United States.                                                               
She  stated,  "We  know  that   once  people  understand  Alaskan                                                               
Malamute's  monumental history,  they will  realize that  this is                                                               
the ... dog to be our official  state dog."  Ms. Hill thanked the                                                               
committee for taking the bill seriously.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:16:36 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CIARA  BRADY, Fourth-Grader,  Polaris K-12  School, said  some of                                                               
the students initially  thought that the husky  should be chosen,                                                               
but  the  information  found  convinced  them  that  the  Alaskan                                                               
Malamute is the right choice to be Alaska's official state dog.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:17:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RAIA STAMM,  Fifth-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School, stated  that the                                                               
Alaskan Malamute  is a fine example  of a breed of  dog developed                                                               
for a  particular purpose.   She explained  that it  helped early                                                               
Arctic dwellers  hunt and pull heavy  sleds.  The dogs  were able                                                               
to work for weeks on end  without negative effects from the daily                                                               
strain.   Alaskan  Malamutes helped  during the  gold rush.   Ms.                                                               
Stamm concluded that not only is  the dog helpful, but it is also                                                               
smart, loyal, works  well with people, and  sometimes even helped                                                               
"raise the kids."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:18:26 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KAI  ROBERTS, Fourth-Grader,  Polaris K-12  School, related  that                                                               
the  Alaskan Malamute  is around  today  and its  characteristics                                                               
have  been preserved;  therefore,  theoretically today's  Alaskan                                                               
Malamutes are able to do the  same job as their forefathers.  Mr.                                                               
Roberts concluded, "In other words,  they continue to be the same                                                               
amazing dogs that they were throughout Alaska's history."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:21:42 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SANNE CASSEE,  Second-Grader, Polaris K-12 School,  reported that                                                               
the Alaskan Malamute  - one of the oldest Arctic  sled dogs - was                                                               
named after  a Native Inuit  tribe called Malamutes  that settled                                                               
along the shores of Kotzebue  Sound, in the upper-western part of                                                               
Alaska, within the Arctic circle.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:22:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALLY  SHAFER,  Fifth-Grader,  Polaris   K-12  School,  told  the                                                               
committee  that  there  are  claims  of  the  Alaskan  Malamute's                                                               
history  in Alaska  reaching  from  over 5,000  to  up to  20,000                                                               
years.  These  claims are based on bone and  ivory carvings found                                                               
by archeologists,  which show ancient Malamutes  almost identical                                                               
to   today's   breeds.      Mr.    Shafer   noted   that   recent                                                               
deoxyribonucleic acid  (DNA) analysis  confirms that  the Alaskan                                                               
Malamute is one of  the oldest breeds of dog -  one of 12 ancient                                                               
breeds.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:23:10 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
THOMAS TUNNELL,  Third-Grader, Polaris K-12 School,  relayed that                                                               
Eskimos  originated the  Malamute  breed, and  the original  dogs                                                               
weighed 120-180  pounds.   Today's Malamute  weighs approximately                                                               
85 pounds.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:23:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ATTICUS MADLAND,  Fifth-Grader, Polaris K-12 School,  stated that                                                               
the Alaskan  Malamute is  a Native Alaskan  Arctic breed  that is                                                               
close  cousins  to the  Eskimo  dogs  of Canada,  Greenland,  and                                                               
Labrador.   It is also  cousin to the  Samoyed of Russia  and the                                                               
Siberian Husky.  Also in this  group are dogs from Japan, Norway,                                                               
Finland,  Holland,  and  many  other   countries.    Mr.  Madland                                                               
emphasized  that  out  of  over  150  breeds  recognized  by  the                                                               
American  Kennel Club,  the Alaskan  Malamute is  the only  breed                                                               
that is native to the United States.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:24:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADELINE WRIGHT,  Second-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School,  noted that                                                               
the  Alaskan   Malamute  can  stand  severe   cold  temperatures.                                                               
Because of  their slow metabolisms,  they eat  only as much  as a                                                               
smaller dog,  which makes them easier  to feed and care  for, she                                                               
said.   Furthermore,  Alaskan Malamutes  love people,  especially                                                               
children,  and are  good companions.   Ms.  Wright remarked  that                                                               
malamutes  are often  mistaken for  huskies.   In  response to  a                                                               
question  from  Chair  Lynn, she  confirmed  that  Malamutes  are                                                               
typically larger than huskies.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:25:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WALKER PLATZEK,  Fifth-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School,  stated that                                                               
the Alaskan Malamute was never destined  to be a racing sled dog;                                                               
it was a  working dog.  It is a  heavy-boned dog, with powerfully                                                               
built,  strong  shoulders.   When  working,  the Malamute  has  a                                                               
steady and tireless gate, Mr. Platzek  said, and the dog was used                                                               
for heavy  freight - pulling  thousands of pounds of  supplies to                                                               
villages and  camps.  They were  also used to hunt,  set loose in                                                               
packs to track polar bears.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:26:47 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHRIS GRAY, Fifth-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School, reported that the                                                               
Alaskan  Malamute's ability  was  amazing  and widely  respected.                                                               
Eskimos who lived inland traveled  to the Kotzebue Sound to trade                                                               
furs for dogs  and supplies, which is how the  Malamute found its                                                               
way to  other regions of  Alaska and  beyond to parts  of Canada,                                                               
including the Yukon, during the gold  rush.  The gold diggers and                                                               
their dogs made the acquaintance  of the Malamute "some 100 years                                                               
ago."                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:27:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROSEMARY FLESHER, Fifth-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School, said during                                                               
the  students'  research,  they discovered  that  dog-mushing  is                                                               
Alaska's official  sport.   She stated, "To  the people  who feel                                                               
that the husky should be  our official state dog, we respectfully                                                               
point out that  they already are.  Alaskan dog  mushing would not                                                               
be  what it  is today  without  the contributions  of the  husky.                                                               
They are dog mushing."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:28:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KAITLAN  McLALLEN,  Fourth-Grader,  Polaris K-12  School,  opined                                                               
that designating the  Alaskan Malamute as the  official state dog                                                               
would not  only honor the  dog's long history and  important role                                                               
in  the earliest  cultures of  Alaska, but  would also  honor the                                                               
first Alaskans who worked in partnership with this amazing dog.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:29:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ABBIGALE SEITZ, Third-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School, reported that                                                               
Malamutes stayed  with Inuit children  while parents were  out on                                                               
hunts.  The  dogs are so gentle, Ms. Seitz  said, that they allow                                                               
human  babies   to  "snuggle  up   with  their  puppies."     She                                                               
characterized   the  Malamute   people's  use   of  dogs   as  "a                                                               
partnership for survival."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:30:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ONNI ENNIS-COCHRAN,  Fourth-Grader, Polaris K-12  School, related                                                               
that  in summer,  the  Malamute people  hunted  inland, while  in                                                               
winter, they  hunted sea animals on  the coast.  Their  dogs, the                                                               
Alaskan  Malamutes, hauled  their possessions  between locations,                                                               
assisted with the  hunt, and served to look out  for bears during                                                               
the caribou hunt.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:31:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JASMINE RISKI,  Fifth-Grader, Polaris K-12 School,  noted that in                                                               
the 1700s and 1800s, European  explorers to Alaska were impressed                                                               
with the  Alaskan Malamute  - not  only by  the hardiness  of the                                                               
dogs,  but  also by  their  owners  obvious attachment  to  them.                                                               
Early  writings  indicate that  the  dogs  kept by  the  Malamute                                                               
people were better  cared for than other Arctic  sled dogs, which                                                               
Ms. Riski  said seemingly accounts  for the  breed's affectionate                                                               
disposition.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:32:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KENJI MATSUOKA,  Fifth-Grader, Polaris K-12 School,  relayed that                                                               
travel  logs of  the early  Russian and  English explorers  often                                                               
reported a  superior work dog kept  by the Malamute people.   The                                                               
dogs were  described as  less wild,  friendlier, easy  going, and                                                               
capable  of  an  enormous  amount  of work  -  both  hunting  and                                                               
hauling.  In  response to a question  from Representative Seaton,                                                               
he said  the people referred  to as Malamutes are  today referred                                                               
to as the Inuit Tribe.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:33:25 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CLARA VEELMAN, Fourth-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School, reported that                                                               
Captain James  Cook came  to Alaska  in 1776  to find  the fabled                                                               
Northwest Passage  from Europe to  Asia.  His journal  shows that                                                               
he  was  impressed  by the  "big,  strong,  hard-working  Alaskan                                                               
Malamute" - a dog that got along and worked well with humans.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:34:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SABRINA URBAN,  Second-Grader, Polaris K-12 School,  said that by                                                               
the time  of the gold  rush, the  Alaskan Malamutes were  in high                                                               
demand because  of their  ability to  haul equipment  and people.                                                               
In fact, prospectors would paid $500  for one good dog and $1,500                                                               
for a small team.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:35:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RALEIGH  PIGG,  Fourth-Grader,  Polaris  K-12  School,  told  the                                                               
committee that many dogs were  being transported to Alaska during                                                               
the gold rush, including Irish  and English Setters, and Siberian                                                               
Huskies  from  Russia.   The  demand  for dogs  outweighed  their                                                               
supply, he said.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:35:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
OCEANA  GAMEL-HOWES, Third-Grader,  Polaris  K-12 School,  shared                                                               
that many people cross-bred their  dogs with Alaskan Malamutes in                                                               
an attempt  to make  them bigger, stronger,  and more  adapted to                                                               
the climate.   The Alaskan Malamute breed was  almost lost during                                                               
the gold rush era; however,  a few dedicated Malamute enthusiasts                                                               
helped to save the breed.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:36:24 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DESIREE  ARMSTRONG,  Third-Grader,  Polaris K-12  School,  stated                                                               
that long after the gold  rush, Alaskan Malamutes continued to be                                                               
a viable  freight dog,  because they  were easy  to care  for and                                                               
could  pull heavy  loads to  areas  that would  otherwise not  be                                                               
accessible.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:36:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RYAN TERRY, Fifth-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School, reported that the                                                               
Alaskan Malamute  helped haul freight  supplies and mail  in Bush                                                               
Alaska.   After  the gold  rush, Alaskans,  both Native  and non-                                                               
Native,  continued to  make good  use  of sled  dogs for  travel,                                                               
hunting, and trapping.  Most  importantly, during the winter when                                                               
mail could  not be delivered by  ship, dog teams carried  mail in                                                               
relays  of 300  miles each  over 1,000  miles of  Alaska terrain.                                                               
Mr. Terry said Alaskan Malamutes played  a huge part in this.  He                                                               
continued:  "They were the Mack  trucks of their day.  Often they                                                               
were carrying  1,000 pounds of mail  at one time, and  it is said                                                               
they would arrive  in Nome, frisky and ready to  run again."  Mr.                                                               
Terry, in  response to Representative Wilson,  confirmed that the                                                               
Alaskan  Malamute  was  not  used  for  racing,  but  rather  for                                                               
working.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:39:23 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WILLIAM ROBERSON,  Fourth-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School,  said the                                                               
Siberian Husky  was imported to  Alaska in  1908 in an  effort to                                                               
have a  faster sled  dog for  racing.   People continued  to "mix                                                               
their  dogs,"  and  the  Alaska  Husky,  Alaska's  sled  dog  was                                                               
developed.    Mr. Roberson  noted  that  dog mushing  became  the                                                               
official state sport in 1972.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:40:34 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOEY AIST, Third-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School, stated that during                                                               
the 1925 serum  run to Nome, Alaska, about 150  sled dogs relayed                                                               
Diphtheria anti-toxin 674 miles by  dog sled in a record-breaking                                                               
5.5  days,  saving  the  people   of  Nome  and  the  surrounding                                                               
communities from  an epidemic.   Alaskan Malamutes played  a role                                                               
in this important event, he said,  doing their part to carry that                                                               
medicine to Nome.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:41:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TRENT   DEVEREUX,  Fifth-Grader,   Polaris  K-12,   related  that                                                               
Malamutes  contributed to  the  polar  expeditions of  [Commander                                                               
Robert  E.] Perry,  [Roald] Amundsen,  and  Admiral [Richard  E.]                                                               
Byrd to  the South Pole.   He said, "The successful  of this vast                                                               
continent could not have been accomplished without these dogs."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:42:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GWYNETH  MEEK,  Third-Grader,  Polaris   K-12  School,  said  the                                                               
Alaskan Malamute was important to  America's efforts during World                                                               
War II (WWII).  The dogs  pulled sleds in snow-covered areas that                                                               
were  not   accessible  to  other,   more  mechanical   means  of                                                               
transportation.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:42:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TAYLOR  BAGDON, Fifth-Grader,  Polaris K-12  School, stated  that                                                               
during  WWII, Alaskan  Malamutes  were used  as  pack animals  to                                                               
carry weaponry  and ammunition  across the  frozen ground.   They                                                               
also  served as  search  and  rescue dogs  and  sniffed for  land                                                               
mines.  In  response to a question from  Representative Gatto, he                                                               
said  the entire  Polaris K-12  School student  body and  student                                                               
government supports  the efforts  of the students  who instigated                                                               
the bill.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
[Herein was  a conversation  between committee  members regarding                                                               
school mascots.]                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:48:11 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JESSICA  HUSA, Third-Grader,  Polaris  K-12  School, said  during                                                               
WWII,  the  United States  Military  tried  to make  the  Alaskan                                                               
Malamute a  guard dog, but it  failed the test, because  it likes                                                               
people too much to attack them.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:48:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DUNCAN WRIGHT,  Fifth-Grader, Polaris K-12 School,  expressed the                                                               
need for the "m" in Malamute  to be capitalized.  He reviewed the                                                               
use of proper nouns in support of this position.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:50:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER  explained  that  Legislative  Legal  and                                                               
Research Services  maintains that  the word "malamute"  should be                                                               
written in lower case.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:51:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
YUNGSHU WONG, Fifth-Grader, Polaris  K-12 School, said the school                                                               
children researched other  state symbols and found  that they are                                                               
very specific.  For example,  the official state marine mammal of                                                               
Alaska is  not "the whale"  - it's  "the Bowhead whale";  and the                                                               
state  insect is  not "the  dragonfly" -  it's "the  Four-Spotted                                                               
Skimmer  dragonfly."   He  said  the  nine  states that  have  an                                                               
official state  dog name a specific  breed.  The terms  sled dog,                                                               
mutt,  and Alaska  husky  are general  names,  while the  Alaskan                                                               
Malamute is specific breed, he concluded.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:52:18 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SAMUEL   MARTIN  BROWN,   Fifth-Grader,   Polaris  K-12   School,                                                               
indicated that  there have  been comments  made in  The Anchorage                                                             
Daily News regarding choices for a  state dog.  He said while the                                                             
students  recognize  that  the  Alaska husky  has  made  a  great                                                               
contribution  to   Alaskans  as  a   light  working  dog   and  a                                                               
recreational  sled  dog, it  does  not  have the  extremely  long                                                               
history of the Alaskan Malamute.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:53:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KAYA  PORTER, Fourth-Grader,  Polaris K-12  School, relayed  that                                                               
the history of the Alaskan Husky  began with the gold rush in the                                                               
late  nineteenth and  early twentieth  centuries.   The  Siberian                                                               
Husky was important to Alaska in  1908.  In comparison, she said,                                                               
the  Alaskan Malamute  has  been  in Alaska  for  at least  5,000                                                               
years.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:54:12 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
OWEN McGEE,  Fifth-Grader, Polaris K-12 School,  talked about the                                                               
Alaska husky as a racing dog,  and the adoption of dog mushing as                                                               
the official state sport of Alaska.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:54:39 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MAEVE WILEY,  Third-Grader, Polaris K-12 School,  stated that the                                                               
Alaskan  Malamute represents  Alaskans'  proud, independent,  and                                                               
sometimes  stubborn character,  is friendly  and fun-loving  like                                                               
Alaskans, and is huge like the state.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:55:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MADELINE   FLORES,  Fifth-Grader,   Polaris  K-12   School,  said                                                               
Alaskans love dogs,  and the Alaskan Malamute  is Alaska's oldest                                                               
dog, having  been around for  at least 5,000  years.  The  dog is                                                               
intelligent, hardworking,  and loyal,  she said, and  by honoring                                                               
the Alaskan Malamute, the state  would also be honoring the first                                                               
people  of  Alaska.    The  dog has  been  actively  involved  in                                                               
creating Alaska's history,  she said.  Ms.  Flores concluded that                                                               
the Alaskan  Malamute deserves to  be recognized as  the official                                                               
state dog of Alaska.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN congratulated the teachers  of Polaris K-12 School for                                                               
their assistance in this project.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:57:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON asked  whether  the  American Kennel  Club                                                               
calls the dog Alaskan Malamute or Alaska Malamute.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:58:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. FLORES answered that the dog is called the Alaskan Malamute.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:58:25 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  noted that  [the American  Kennel Club]                                                               
capitalizes "Malamute."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:59:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN closed public testimony.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:59:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WILSON  moved to adopt Conceptual  Amendment 1, to                                                               
capitalize the  initial "m"  in Malamute where  it occurs  in the                                                               
bill on lines 1 and 4.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON  explained  the meaning  of  a  conceptual                                                               
amendment to the children.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:01:51 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  said  it  is because  of  the  previous                                                               
testimony of [Mr. Wright] regarding  the use of proper nouns that                                                               
he supports Amendment 1.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:02:24 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GATTO noted  that  Malamute can  also be  spelled                                                               
Malemute, but indicated  that the committee would  not change the                                                               
spelling chosen by the children.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:03:04 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON,  in response  to  a  question from  Chair                                                               
Lynn,  confirmed  that  Conceptual   Amendment  1  addresses  the                                                               
capitalization of the word Malamute, not the spelling.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:03:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON  removed his objection to  the adoption of                                                               
Conceptual Amendment 1.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  noted that [although  there was no  further objection                                                               
to Conceptual Amendment 1], he would  ask for a roll call vote so                                                               
that the children could experience how it is done.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:03:46 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A  roll   call  vote  was  taken.     Representatives  Gruenberg,                                                               
Petersen,  Seaton,  Wilson, Gatto,  Johnson,  and  Lynn voted  in                                                               
favor of adopting Conceptual Amendment  1.  Therefore, Conceptual                                                               
Amendment 1 was adopted by a vote of 7-0.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:04:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GATTO  talked  about  a  weight  pulling  contest                                                               
during which the Alaskan Malamute is used.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:05:51 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON moved  to report HB 14 [as  amended] out of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal notes.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:06:33 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHNSON  objected  [in order  to  illustrate  the                                                               
process for the children].                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:07:15 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote was  taken.  Representatives  Petersen, Seaton,                                                               
Wilson, Gatto,  Johnson, Gruenberg,  and Lynn  voted in  favor of                                                               
moving  HB  14, as  amended,  out  of committee  with  individual                                                               
recommendations and  the accompanying  fiscal notes.   Therefore,                                                               
CSHB  14(STA)  was  reported  out  of  the  House  State  Affairs                                                               
Standing Committee by a vote of 7-0.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:07:51 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER said HB 14  is a reminder of the wonderful                                                               
things that are happening in schools today.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
01 HSTA - HB 14 Bill.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 14
02 HSTA - HB 14 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 14
03 HSTA - HB 14 News Articles.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 14
04 HSTA - HB 14 Backup.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 14
05 HSTA - HB 14 Letters of Support.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 14
HB014-GOV-OMB-2-20-09.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 14
HSTA - 2-20-09 HB 14 Testimony via email Fred Agree.doc HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 14
HSTA - Amendment A.1 2-23-09 HB 14 25-LS0079-A.1.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 14
HSTA - Amendment A.2 2-23-09 HB 14 25-LS0079-A.2.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 14
HB136-DNR-SSD-02-23-09.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 136
HB136-DPS-DET-02-23-09.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 136
HSTA - CSHB 136.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 136
HSTA - HB 136 PSEA Rob Cox Testimony.pdf HSTA 2/26/2009 8:00:00 AM
HB 136