Legislature(2015 - 2016)CAPITOL 106

03/15/2016 08:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS

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Moved CSHB 273 (STA) Out of Committee
Heard & Held
Scheduled but Not Heard
Moved HB 162 Out of Committee
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            HB 273-VEHICLES: TRANSFER ON DEATH TITLE                                                                        
8:04:56 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR LYNN  announced that the  first order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL NO.  273, "An  Act relating  to the  transfer of  the                                                               
title  to a  vehicle,  including certain  manufactured homes  and                                                               
trailers,  on  the death  of  the  owner;  and providing  for  an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
8:05:08 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  moved  to adopt  the  proposed  committee                                                               
substitute  (CS)  for  HB 273,  Version  29-LS0322\I,  Bannister,                                                               
3/10/16, as  a work draft.   There being no objection,  Version I                                                               
was before the committee.                                                                                                       
8:05:29 AM                                                                                                                    
DENEEN  TUCK,  Staff,  Representative   Bob  Lynn,  Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  presented  HB 273  on  behalf  of the  House  State                                                               
Affairs Standing  Committee, on which Representative  Lynn serves                                                               
as chair.  She stated that  the Version I has conforming language                                                               
pursuant  to Alaska's  Uniform Rules  relating  to real  property                                                               
transfer  on death,  under  AS  13.48.010.   She  added that  the                                                               
language  in   the  proposed  legislation   was  changed   to  be                                                               
consistent  with all  Alaska  transfer on  death  statutes, as  a                                                               
result  of discussions  with Beth  Chapman,  a probate  attorney.                                                               
Ms. Tuck  listed the changes as  follows:  the title  was changed                                                               
to  reflect the  language of  the statute;  a new  Section 2  was                                                               
added; the old  Section 2 was renamed Section 3;  page 3, line 25                                                               
through page  4, line  10, reflects  the new  conforming language                                                               
consistent  with transfer  on death  statutes; and  lines 5-7  on                                                               
page 4 of the original  bill version, previously under subsection                                                               
(l),  are  now  lines  29-31  on  page  4  of  Version  I,  under                                                               
subsection (o).                                                                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE   KELLER  advised   that   Terry  Bannister   from                                                               
Legislative  Legal and  Research Services,  and Nicole  Tham from                                                               
the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), are on line for questions.                                                                
8:08:40 AM                                                                                                                    
MS.  TUCK explained  that the  proposed  legislation would  carry                                                               
forth the  concept of transfer  on death by enabling  Alaskans to                                                               
plan their estates  without the time, difficulty,  and expense of                                                               
a probate.   She indicated that HB 273 would  add the transfer of                                                               
a  vehicle to  the other  transfer on  death provisions  in Title                                                               
XIII  -   namely,  the  transfer  of   bank  accounts,  brokerage                                                               
accounts, and real  estate.  Ms. Tuck asserted  that the transfer                                                               
on death deed  (TODD) process is simple and  has been successful.                                                               
She  also mentioned  that Ms.  Chapman  assisted with  clarifying                                                               
language  in the  current bill  to  address litigation  concerns.                                                               
She  went on  to  say  that there  were  35  states with  similar                                                               
legislation.   Ms. Tuck added  that the proposed  legislation was                                                               
drafted  through the  work of  Representative  Gruenberg and  the                                                               
DMV.  She  stated that watercraft and snow machines  would not be                                                               
included under  the proposed  legislation, but  motorcycles would                                                               
be included.                                                                                                                    
8:13:06 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  LYNN,  after  ascertaining  that no  one  else  wished  to                                                               
testify, closed public testimony on HB 273.                                                                                     
8:13:37 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER  moved to  report  CSHB  273, Version  29-                                                               
LS0322\I, Bannister,  3/10/16, out  of committee  with individual                                                               
recommendations and  the accompanying fiscal notes.   There being                                                               
no objection, CSHB  273(STA) was reported out of  the House State                                                               
Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                                     

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
08 HB 273 Letter of Support AK Auto Assn 1-28-2016.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 273
09 CSHB 273 v.I (STA).pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 273
10 HB273 Sectional Analysis v.I.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 273
09 Keller Amendment A.4 HB 229 as of 3-10-2016.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 229
01 HB 162 Ver. A.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 162
02 HB 162 Sponsor Statement 1-2412016.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 162
03 HB 162 Supporting Document - Spreadsheet States.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 162
04 HB 162 Supporting Document - NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts January 2008.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 162
05 HB 162 AS 28.15.181.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 162
06 HB 162 AS 28.15.166.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 162
07 HB 162 AS 28.05.165.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 162
08 HB 162 Supporting Document - Montana Code Annotated.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 162
09 HB162 Fiscal Note DOA-Motor Vehicles.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 162
10 HB 162 Legal Services Bill draft request 4 Nov 2014.pdf HSTA 3/15/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 162