Legislature(2015 - 2016)CAPITOL 106

02/04/2016 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS

Note: the audio and video recordings are distinct records and are obtained from different sources. As such there may be key differences between the two. The audio recordings are captured by our records offices as the official record of the meeting and will have more accurate timestamps. Use the icons to switch between them.

Download Mp3. <- Right click and save file as

* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HB 273 VEHICLES: TRANSFER ON DEATH TITLE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ HB 229 REPEAL ADMIN. REG. REVIEW COMMITTEE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ HCR 15 UNIFORM RULES: REGULATION REVIEW TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
           HB 229-REPEAL ADMIN. REG. REVIEW COMMITTEE                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:07:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN  announced that  the first order  of business  would be                                                              
HOUSE  BILL NO. 229,  "An Act  relating to  regulation notice  and                                                              
review  by the  legislature; and  relating  to the  Administrative                                                              
Regulation Review Committee."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:08:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOM  WRIGHT, Staff,  Representative  Mike  Chenault, Alaska  State                                                              
Legislature,  presented   HB  229  on  behalf   of  Representative                                                              
Chenault, prime  sponsor.  He related  that the purpose  of HB 229                                                              
is  to  repeal  the  statutes  pertaining  to  the  Administrative                                                              
Regulation  Review Committee.   He  stated that  according to  the                                                              
Legislative Research  Services report,  included in  the committee                                                              
packet,  the Administrative  Regulation Review  Committee has  not                                                              
overturned any regulations  going back to the  Twenty-Third Alaska                                                              
State Legislature of 2003-2004.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:10:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT  stated that  although AS  24.20.445 provides  that the                                                              
committee  can suspend regulations  for a  "certain time  period,"                                                              
the  Alaska  Supreme  Court  ruled   in  a  1980  case,  State  v.                                                            
A.L.I.V.E. Voluntary,  that the  legislature has no  implied power                                                            
to veto  agency regulations  by informal  legislative action,  and                                                              
such actions  violate Article II  of the state constitution.   The                                                              
action that is  available to the Administrative  Regulation Review                                                              
Committee [to veto  agency regulations] is to either  supersede or                                                              
nullify regulations  by way of introducing legislation.   However,                                                              
Legislative  Research Services  was not  able to  find any  effort                                                              
[by  Administrative Regulation  Review  Committee] to  do so  from                                                              
2003 to the present.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT stated  that the proposed legislation  would repeal all                                                              
references  to  the  Administrative  Regulation  Review  Committee                                                              
throughout  the statutes.    One  of the  statutes  that would  be                                                              
deleted   is  Section   44.62.320,   "Submittal  for   legislative                                                              
review."   This statute  calls for regulations  that are  filed by                                                              
the  lieutenant governor  to be  submitted  to the  chair and  all                                                              
members  of the  Administrative  Regulation  Review Committee  for                                                              
review  under AS  24.20.400 through  AS 24.20.460  along with  the                                                              
fiscal information.   Legislative  Legal and Research  Services no                                                              
longer has  an attorney  assigned to  review regulations,  as that                                                              
position was not  filled due to cost-cutting efforts.   The budget                                                              
for this  committee was $100,000 in  the past and was  halved last                                                              
year,  so would result  in savings  in the  legislative budget  of                                                              
$53,000.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT  relayed that to take  the place of  the Administrative                                                              
Regulation Review  Committee, there is  a resolution that  will be                                                              
addressed later  giving standing committees or any  committees the                                                              
power   to   review   those   regulations.      Instead   of   the                                                              
Administrative Regulation  Review Committee,  it would be up  to a                                                              
standing   committee  to   decide  if   it  wanted   to  take   up                                                              
regulations, nullify  regulations, or address  regulations through                                                              
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:13:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN  conjectured  that   if  the  committee  identified  a                                                              
regulation  causing a  problem, the  members would  then have  the                                                              
ability hold a hearing on that particular regulation.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT  confirmed Chair Lynn's  supposition and added  that he                                                              
believes that  ability already  exists and  HB 229 just  clarifies                                                              
that the jurisdiction  for regulation review would  be turned over                                                              
to the  standing committee.   In  this way  there's a  fallback to                                                              
address  those regulations  if  they  fall under  the  committee's                                                              
jurisdiction.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LYNN  restated  that  a   particular  regulation  could  be                                                              
proposed for  review in a committee  and action taken as  with any                                                              
proposed legislation.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT emphasized  that he intends no disrespect  to those who                                                              
initiated  and  served  on the  Administrative  Regulation  Review                                                              
Committee when  he asserts that  there is probably  more expertise                                                              
among members  of a committee  who deal  with certain issues.   He                                                              
maintained  that the intentions  were good;  however, the  purpose                                                              
and  intent was  never  really fulfilled  and,  by  virtue of  the                                                              
State  v.   A.L.I.V.E.  Voluntary   Alaska  Supreme   Court  case,                                                            
regulations  cannot be suspended  through  informal action.   This                                                              
aligns with  the sponsor's desire  to take statutes off  the books                                                              
that aren't working,  not intended, or outdated.   He concluded by                                                              
reaffirming  that this  also would  be a  cost-saving measure  for                                                              
the legislature.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:15:30 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WRIGHT,  in  response  to Chair  Lynn,  reiterated  that  the                                                              
fiscal  note  indicates  a  savings   of  $53,000  under  HB  229.                                                              
Originally   $100,000   was  allocated   to   the   Administrative                                                              
Regulation Review Committee  and that amount was cut  in half last                                                              
year.  The cost  was for the purpose of having  staff on board who                                                              
would devote  their time  to overseeing  regulations and  bringing                                                              
them up before the  committee.  A person in Legislative  Legal and                                                              
Research  Services   distributed   memos  to  the   Administrative                                                              
Regulation Review  Committee and to  the presiding officers.   The                                                              
sponsor believes that  the intent and the purpose  can be achieved                                                              
by standing committees and special committees.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:17:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  asked Mr. Wright if the sponsor  is open to                                                              
going beyond  just giving  the standing  committees the  "power to                                                              
review"  -  that is,  looking  at  the  regulation and  making  an                                                              
evaluation.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT  responded that  the sponsor believes  in the  power of                                                              
the  committee  and   the  power  of  the  committee   chairs  and                                                              
consequently,  is open to  anything the  committees would  like to                                                              
have done.   His  only concern that  there not  be a large  fiscal                                                              
note  attached  to  any  potential   amendments  to  the  proposed                                                              
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  advocated  for  considering  the  proposed                                                              
legislation  in terms of  preserving the  role of the  legislature                                                              
constitutionally.   He opined that  even though budget  issues are                                                              
a concern, they shouldn't be the deciding factor.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT  said the sponsor does  not want to lessen  the role of                                                              
the legislature  in  any of the  processes that  are available  to                                                              
it.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:19:04 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  reminded the committee of  the amendment                                                              
to HB  126, Code of Military  Justice, heard in  yesterday's House                                                              
floor session,  which said that  when further regulations  dealing                                                              
with  the  code  of  military  justice   are  promulgated  by  the                                                              
National   Guard,  those   regulations  shall   be  sent   to  the                                                              
legislature for review.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT acknowledged  that occurrence.  He went  on to say that                                                              
when  he  first  saw  the [mentioned]  amendment,  he  had  a  few                                                              
concerns.   The  amendment did  state that  the legislature  could                                                              
nullify  regulations  "by  law,"  which  means  through  statutory                                                              
action.  He  said that he did  not want something passed  that the                                                              
legislature couldn't achieve.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG asked  if, in  the event  HB 229  passes                                                              
and  the   aforementioned  amendment   remains  in   the  proposed                                                              
military  legislation, any  new regulation  dealing with  the code                                                              
of  military  justice  would  be  referred  to  committee  by  the                                                              
commissioner  of the Department  of Military  & Veterans'  Affairs                                                              
(DMVA) or by the governor.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WRIGHT replied  that  he  did not  know  because  he was  not                                                              
familiar with that particular proposed military legislation.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   GRUENBERG  asserted  that   he  was   asking  for                                                              
clarification on  the process - that is, whether  the commissioner                                                              
or  the governor  would refer  the regulation  to the  appropriate                                                              
committee for review.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT responded  that Representative Keller  had been working                                                              
on  an amendment  to  address procedural  issues.    He said  that                                                              
since  the   lieutenant  governor  has   the  final  say   on  all                                                              
regulations,  his presumption  is that the  review of  regulations                                                              
would  be coordinated  through  the lieutenant  governor's  office                                                              
and would include  referral to the speaker of the  House and on to                                                              
the appropriate  committees.   He stated that  he did not  see the                                                              
committees  becoming total  regulation  review committees  because                                                              
of  the time  that has  to be  spent on  legislation, budget,  and                                                              
other issues, but  that the committees would have  the opportunity                                                              
to  review   the  regulations  if   something  seems   onerous  or                                                              
outdated.   In that  event the legislature  or standing  committee                                                              
has  the ability  to  take action,  which,  Mr. Wright  explained,                                                              
would be addressed  in the Uniform Rules change  resolution in the                                                              
proposed legislation.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:22:46 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  expressed his  hope that there  would be                                                              
a  mechanism  for  referring  regulations   to  committees  during                                                              
interim,  emphasizing   that  there   are  many  regulations   and                                                              
committee  activity during  interim is  limited.   He also  voiced                                                              
his   concern  regarding   the   additional   work  the   proposed                                                              
legislation would create for committee staff during interim.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WRIGHT added  that  committee  chairs and  committee  members                                                              
would also  be affected  by the additional  work, not  just staff.                                                              
He  suggested that  regulations  could informally  be passed  from                                                              
the  Speaker's Office  to the  committee  chair without  referral,                                                              
and  the chair  could  decide whether  to  bring  a regulation  to                                                              
committee  for  review.     In  regard  to  interim,   Mr.  Wright                                                              
maintained that  the chair of any  committee could call  a meeting                                                              
at any time as long as it is properly noticed.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:24:41 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   VAZQUEZ  said   she  thinks   the  role   of  the                                                              
legislature in  reviewing regulations is absolutely  critical, and                                                              
she supports the  goal of the proposed legislation.   However, she                                                              
went on  to say,  she is not  convinced that  what is  proposed in                                                              
the bill  is an appropriate  alternative mechanism  for regulation                                                              
review.   She cited her past  experience in administrative  law in                                                              
which she  observed that  sometimes regulations  usurp the  intent                                                              
of  legislation.    She  agreed   that  regulation  review  is  an                                                              
important  role  and  that  standing  committees  possess  special                                                              
knowledge to  do such review.   She contended that her  concern is                                                              
in regard to the appropriateness of the mechanism as proposed.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WRIGHT   asserted  that  Representative   Vazquez's  comments                                                              
support  his justification  for  the proposed  legislation.   Many                                                              
regulations  are  enacted  because  of  legislation  taken  up  by                                                              
committees who are  familiar with the issues.   Consequently these                                                              
committees are better  able to make a determination  as to whether                                                              
a regulation fits the scope of the legislation.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:27:10 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   VAZQUEZ  expressed   her   discomfort  with   the                                                              
informal process  described by Mr.  Wright for regulation  review.                                                              
She  said  that   she  supported  a  more   systematic,  statutory                                                              
mechanism that  insures that every  regulation is  given attention                                                              
and not  just the ones  of special  interest to certain  committee                                                              
members.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WRIGHT said  that  Representative Keller  has  some ideas  to                                                              
address Ms.  Vazquez's concern, and  mentioned that a  more formal                                                              
process could be inserted into HB 229.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:28:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KELLER  emphasized   his  appreciation   for  the                                                              
proposed   legislation  and   stated  his   belief  that   HB  229                                                              
highlights  unfulfilled  legislative responsibilities,  which  has                                                              
been a great source  of frustration to him.   The legislature asks                                                              
the  departments  to  write regulations  in  accordance  with  the                                                              
statutes  that  the legislature  passes.    Representative  Keller                                                              
allowed that  despite the best  intentions, these  regulations are                                                              
often  difficult to  trace back  to the context  of the  statutes.                                                              
He added  that administrative review  lawyers are experts  in code                                                              
not statute.   He posited  that the legislature  tends to  be weak                                                              
compared to  the other two branches,  and that this issue  was one                                                              
of balance  of power.  He  further opined that while  the proposed                                                              
legislation cannot  solve this concern,  it may prevent  more loss                                                              
of power.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KELLER   contended    that   the   Administrative                                                              
Regulation  Review  Committee  is a  very  frustrating  experience                                                              
even  with qualified  staff, and  they have  never once  overruled                                                              
one  regulation.   He reiterated  that  the bill  sponsor has  now                                                              
discovered  that the  Alaska Supreme  Court disallows  [overruling                                                              
regulation]   unless   by   new  legislation.      Agreeing   with                                                              
Representative Vazquez's  concern, Representative  Keller conceded                                                              
that  as it  stands, the  proposed  legislation would  be no  more                                                              
effective  in  ensuring  legislative review  of  regulations  than                                                              
currently exists.   He  asked for the  committee's help  in coming                                                              
up with  a process to enhance  the legislative role  in regulation                                                              
review.   Representative Keller  stated his  belief that  the only                                                              
way  to  ensure  regulation  review  is  to  hire  three  or  four                                                              
attorneys for that specific purpose.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:31:26 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER said  that with  the committee's  patience,                                                              
he would  work toward proposing  amendments that would get  rid of                                                              
a process  that isn't working, as  well as maintain  the authority                                                              
of the legislature.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WRIGHT  expressed  the sponsor's  willingness  to  work  with                                                              
committee members  on amendments.   He agreed with  Representative                                                              
Keller's  sentiments about  regulations not  following the  intent                                                              
of  legislation and  related  it to  his  experience with  federal                                                              
regulations  and laws  that Congress  passes,  and the  disconnect                                                              
between the two.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:33:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER stated  his appreciation  for Mr.  Wright's                                                              
comment and  cited issues  that he  had worked  on in  which state                                                              
regulations   were   nothing   more  than   compliance   to   U.S.                                                              
regulations with no  link to Alaska state law.  He  appealed for a                                                              
mechanism to evaluate regulations.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER said  that he  had one  amendment ready  to                                                              
review.   He  asked  the  committee  members for  suggestions  for                                                              
improvement, keeping  in mind the sponsor's request  that there be                                                              
no fiscal note.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:36:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WRIGHT  offered  that  most of  the  committee  members  have                                                              
chaired a  committee, and he  requested that each  member evaluate                                                              
how  they  would  apply Representative  Keller's  amendment  as  a                                                              
committee chair.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:37:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  said he would like to  address the issue                                                              
from a  legal standpoint.  The  problem, as Mr.  Wright mentioned,                                                              
emanates  from  a controversy  in  the  legislature in  the  1980s                                                              
involving the Teamsters  Union Local No. 959; a case  in which the                                                              
Senator representing  the Kenai  Peninsula, Paul Fischer,  took an                                                              
interest.   The  constitution will  not allow  the legislature  to                                                              
amend  or repeal  a  regulation  unless by  law,  which means  the                                                              
governor has  the right  to veto it.   The controversy  culminated                                                              
in the Alaska  Supreme Court case, State v.  A.L.I.V.E. Voluntary,                                                            
and  as a  result,  the legislature  twice  passed  constitutional                                                              
amendments   that   went  before   the   voters   to  change   the                                                              
constitution  to  allow  the  legislature  to  take  action  on  a                                                              
regulation  by resolution  and twice  the voters  turned it  down.                                                              
Representative  Gruenberg  stated his  belief  that the  committee                                                              
should evaluate  this case  in terms of  what the legislature  can                                                              
legally do.   He reiterated  that the legislature  cannot overturn                                                              
or  amend a  regulation once  it  is promulgated.   He  suggested,                                                              
however,  the  possibility  of  putting  language  in  appropriate                                                              
legislation  that would require  regulations  be submitted  to the                                                              
legislature before they became effective.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:41:10 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE    GRUENBERG   emphasized    that    this   is    a                                                              
constitutional  issue, but  he suggested  perhaps the issue  could                                                              
be  addressed   in  a   creative  manner   without  changing   the                                                              
constitution.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:41:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN asked  if Representative Gruenberg was  suggesting that                                                              
the   legislature  would   have   to  give   permission  for   the                                                              
administration to propose a regulation.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG  replied that  his  suggestion was  that                                                              
the  legislature would  have  to allow  the  regulation, stop  the                                                              
regulation, or review  the regulation.  He offered  that he wanted                                                              
to find out what the options were.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN expressed  his concern that this may  be a never-ending                                                              
process.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GRUENBERG  agreed that  he  wanted  to avoid  that                                                              
consequence.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:41:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT  claimed that the sponsor's  goal is not to  turn every                                                              
committee into  a regulation review  committee but to rely  on the                                                              
power  of  the  chair to  determine  which  regulations  to  bring                                                              
before  the  committee  for  review,   for  possible  reversal  or                                                              
suspension.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:42:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   GRUENBERG  maintained   that  his  suggestion   -                                                              
requiring  regulations  be  submitted to  the  legislature  before                                                              
becoming  effective -  may be  a  legal mechanism  to achieve  the                                                              
desire goal.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:43:23 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LYNN ascertained no one wished to testify.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:43:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KELLER   stated   his  belief   that   there   is                                                              
considerable  public interest  in  the proposed  legislation.   He                                                              
noted  the lieutenant  governor  has no  authority  in context  to                                                              
regulations  but merely files  them; and  the legislature  has the                                                              
right to challenge  and annul regulations by statute  unless doing                                                              
so violates a constitutional right.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WRIGHT   warned  that   the  committee   be  concerned   with                                                              
separation  of  power issues  in  regard  to regulations  and  the                                                              
legislature.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:45:25 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER moved  to adopt Amendment  1, [labeled  29-                                                              
LS1104\A.1,  Gardner, 2/3/16],  which  read  as follows  [original                                                              
punctuation provided]:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 1:                                                                                                            
          Delete the second occurrence of "and"                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 2, following "Committee":                                                                                   
          Insert "; relating to the duration, review, and                                                                     
     extension   of  regulations;   and   providing  for   an                                                                 
     effective date"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 9, following line 9:                                                                                                  
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        "*  Sec. 22.  AS 44.66  is amended  by  adding a  new                                                               
     section to read:                                                                                                           
         Article 2. Duration, Review, and Extension of                                                                        
                          Regulations.                                                                                        
          Sec.   44.66.100.   Submission    of   regulations.                                                                 
     According to  the schedule established  by AS 44.66.110,                                                                   
     a  state agency  shall  submit  to the  legislature  for                                                                   
     review  and   possible  annulment   or  repeal   by  the                                                                   
     legislature  the regulations that  have been adopted  by                                                                   
     the  state agency,  including regulations  adopted by  a                                                                   
     state  agency   located  in   the  state  agency   or  a                                                                   
     predecessor of  the state agency, and that  are still in                                                                   
     effect at the time of the submission.                                                                                      
          Sec. 44.66.110. Schedule for submission of                                                                          
     regulations.  A state  agency  shall submit  regulations                                                                 
     under   AS 44.66.100   according    to   the   following                                                                   
     schedule:                                                                                                                  
               (1)  if the state agency adopted the                                                                             
     regulations  on or  after  January 3,  1959, and  before                                                                   
     January 1,  1999,  the  state agency  shall  submit  the                                                                   
     regulations   within  the  first   10  days  after   the                                                                   
     convening    of    the   Thirty-First    Alaska    State                                                                   
     Legislature;                                                                                                               
               (2)  if the state agency adopted the                                                                             
     regulations  on or  after  January 1,  1999, and  before                                                                   
     July 1,  2009,   the  state  agency  shall   submit  the                                                                   
     regulations   within  the  first   10  days  after   the                                                                   
     convening    of   the    Thirty-Second   Alaska    State                                                                   
     Legislature;                                                                                                               
               (3)  if the state agency adopted the                                                                             
     regulations on  or after July 1, 2009, the  state agency                                                                   
     shall submit  the regulations  within the first  10 days                                                                   
     after  the convening  of the  Thirty-Third Alaska  State                                                                   
     Legislature.                                                                                                               
          Sec. 44.66.120. Duration of regulations. (a)                                                                      
     Unless    the    regulation   provides    for    earlier                                                                   
     termination,   a   regulation   adopted  on   or   after                                                                   
     January 1,  2017, terminates five  years after  the date                                                                   
     of adoption.                                                                                                               
          (b)  Unless the regulation provides for earlier                                                                       
     termination,   a   regulation   adopted  on   or   after                                                                   
     January 1,  2017,  must  contain a  statement  that  the                                                                   
     regulation terminates  five years after the date  of its                                                                   
     adoption unless  the legislature extends  the regulation                                                                   
     under this section.                                                                                                        
          (c)  The legislature may extend a regulation                                                                          
     scheduled for  termination under (a) of this  section by                                                                   
     law. Each extension may not exceed five years.                                                                             
          Sec. 44.66.190. Definitions. In AS 44.66.100 -                                                                      
     44.66.190,                                                                                                                 
               (1)  "adopted" means filed by the lieutenant                                                                     
     governor under AS 44.62.080(a);                                                                                            
               (2)  "regulation" has the meaning given in                                                                       
     AS 44.62.640, but  does not include an order  of repeal;                                                                   
     in this  paragraph,  "order of repeal"  has the  meaning                                                                   
     given in AS 44.62.640;                                                                                                     
               (3)  "state agency" means a department,                                                                          
     institution,  board,  commission,  division,  authority,                                                                   
      public corporation, or other administrative unit of                                                                       
     the executive branch of state government."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 9, following line 22:                                                                                                 
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        "* Sec. 25. Section 22 of this Act takes effect                                                                     
     January 1, 2017."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:45:41 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG objected for purpose of discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
[HB 229 was held over.]                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
01 HB0273P.PDF HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 273
02 HB273 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 273
03 HB273 Sectional Analysis.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 273
04 HB 273 Fiscal Note DOA-Motor Vehicles 2-1-2016.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 273
01 HB0229A.PDF HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 229
02 HB229 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 229
03 HB229 Sectional Analysis.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 229
04 HB229 Leg Research-Meetings.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 229
05 HB229 State v ALIVE Voluntary summary and headnotes.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 229
06 HB229 Statutes.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 229
07 HB229-LEG-COU-01-29-16.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 229
08 HB229 - Fiscal Note - DOL Civil 2-1-2016.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 229
01 HCR15A.PDF HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HCR 15
02 HCR15 Sponsor Statement.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HCR 15
03 HCR15 Uniform Rule 20.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HCR 15
04 HCR15-LEG-COU-02-01-16.pdf HSTA 2/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
HCR 15