Legislature(2015 - 2016)CAPITOL 106

02/12/2015 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS

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Heard & Held
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Moved CSHB 65(STA) Out of Committee
<Bill Hearing Rescheduled from 2/10/15>
              HB 68-ELECTRONIC DISTRIB. OF REPORTS                                                                          
8:28:19 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR LYNN  announced that the final  order of business  was HOUSE                                                              
BILL  NO. 68,  "An  Act relating  to the  preparation,  electronic                                                              
distribution, and posting of reports by state agencies."                                                                        
8:28:31 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS,  as prime  sponsor, introduced  HB
68 and  said the  proposed legislation  sought  to save the  state                                                              
money  and create  a more  efficient process  of distribution  and                                                              
dissemination  of  [state-mandated  reports].    He  said  similar                                                              
legislation  was introduced during  the Twenty-Eighth  Legislative                                                              
Session that  contained some  controversial  provisions.   He said                                                              
HB  68 focuses  on simple  electronic distribution  language.   He                                                              
indicated  that  recent  discussions  with  Representative  Keller                                                              
brought  him to  consider  changes  to the  proposed  legislation;                                                              
however, he  expressed his hope  that today's hearing  could serve                                                              
as an  opportunity to introduce  the legislation, and  a committee                                                              
substitute could be introduced another day.                                                                                     
CHAIR LYNN requested a brief overview of HB 68.                                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS said  when the legislature  creates                                                              
state agencies,  task forces, commissions, and other  entities, it                                                              
often  mandates   that  those  entities  produce   reports.    For                                                              
example, he  explained, reports  are generated to  all legislative                                                              
offices,  the  Office  of  the  Governor,  and  the  Alaska  State                                                              
Library, and often  hundreds of those reports end up  in the trash                                                              
or  the recycling  bin.   He  noted  the cost  of  each report  is                                                              
sometimes in excess of $10 to $20.                                                                                              
8:31:12 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  LYNN  pointed  out  there may  be  small  communities  that                                                              
cannot access electronically  produced reports, and  asked whether                                                              
that was a concern of the sponsor.                                                                                              
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS responded there  is a  provision in                                                              
the  proposed legislation  allowing  such  communities  to opt  to                                                              
receive hard copies of reports.                                                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  opined that HB 68 was a great  idea, and he                                                              
thanked  the sponsor  for  bring it  forward  and for  considering                                                              
incorporating some new ideas into a committee substitute.                                                                       
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS, in  response to  Chair Lynn,  said                                                              
he  would be  working with  Representative Keller  on a  committee                                                              
substitute  that  would be  available  soon.    In response  to  a                                                              
follow-up question,  he said one change that  could be anticipated                                                              
in the  committee substitute  would be to  have a requirement  for                                                              
notification  regarding any  subsequent changes  made to  reports.                                                              
He  explained that  would prevent  reports from  being changed  on                                                              
line without  any record  or documentation of  those changes.   He                                                              
said he  would be  consulting with  the Office  of the  Lieutenant                                                              
Governor on  the matter.   He related  the second proposed  change                                                              
in  the upcoming  committee  substitute would  be  a provision  to                                                              
ensure  anyone  needing a  hard  copy of  a  report  would not  be                                                              
"whacked with a  fifty dollar bill" from the  State Library system                                                              
for printing  it out.  Further,  he said the  committee substitute                                                              
would propose  a fair means of  ensuring that people  could access                                                              
whatever documents they wanted from the Alaska State Library.                                                                   
8:34:45 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR LYNN asked  whether the committee substitute  would be ready                                                              
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS answered  that he  thought so.   He                                                              
said he  first needed  to converse  with representatives  from the                                                              
Alaska State Library regarding printed copy requests, as well as                                                                
work with Representative Keller on the aforementioned revisions.                                                                
CHAIR LYNN announced he would keep public testimony open.                                                                       
CHAIR LYNN announced that HB 68 was held over.                                                                                  

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
01 HB68 ver A.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
02 HB68 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
03 HB68 Sectional Analysis.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
04 HB68 Supporting Document- Additional Information.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
05 HB68 Supporting Documents- Report Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation Excerpt 2005.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
06 HB68 Supporting Documents-Report Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Road Excerpt 2006.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
07 HB68 Supporting Documents-Report UAA Annual Report on Giving Excerpt 2005.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
08 HB68 Supporting Documetns - Report Office of Management and Budget 1.31.2014.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
09 HB68 Supporting Documents - Letter AKPIRG 1-9-2015.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
10 HB68 Supporting Documents- Letter ASCC 1-9-2015.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
11 HB68 fiscalNote - GOV.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
12 HB 68 Suporting Documents - Report OMB Distribution 2 11 2015.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
13 HB68 Supporting Documents - Report LegResearch 2-11-2015.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 68
1a HB65 CS v.E.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 65
1b HB065 Sectional v E.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 65
6 HB65 Amendment E.1.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 65
7 HB65 Memo 15-071.dla.pdf HSTA 2/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
HB 65