Legislature(2019 - 2020)GRUENBERG 120

04/11/2019 03:00 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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03:11:11 PM Start
03:12:42 PM Confirmations(s) Hearing|| Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
03:59:48 PM HB10
04:27:25 PM HB118
04:51:13 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Recessed to 4/12/19 at 9:30 am --
*+ HB 110 VEHICLES/BOATS: TRANSFER ON DEATH TITLE TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+= HB 82 DISCRIMINATION: GENDER ID.;SEXUAL ORIENT. TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Public Testimony --
*+ HB 33 SEXUAL ASSAULT; SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
*+ HB 51 PROBATION; PAROLE; SENTENCES; CREDITS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+ Consideration of Governor's Appointees: TELECONFERENCED
Commissioner Amanda Price, Dept. of Public Safety
-- Public Testimony --
+= HB 10 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE POSSESSION; SENTENCE TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 10 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+= HB 118 OFFENDER REENTRY PLANNING BY CORRECTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 118(STA) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
        HB 118-OFFENDER REENTRY PLANNING BY CORRECTIONS                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
4:27:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  announced  that   the  final  order  of                                                               
business would  be HOUSE BILL  NO. 118,  "An Act relating  to the                                                               
duties  of  the  commissioner  of corrections;  and  relating  to                                                               
planning for prisoner reentry."                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
[Before the  committee was the  committee substitute (CS)  for HB                                                               
118, Version S, adopted on 4/4/19.]                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:27:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 4:28 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:30:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  opened  public  testimony  on  HB  118,                                                               
Version S.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:31:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KATIE  BOTZ  testified  that  she   is  tired  of  the  criminals                                                               
returning to the communities and  reoffending.  She expressed her                                                               
belief that DOC needs to be tougher on the offenders.  [Due   to                                                                
poor  sound  quality, portions  of  the  audio are  indiscernible                                                               
throughout.]                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:34:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DON  HABEGAR, Community  Coordinator,  Juneau Reentry  Coalition,                                                               
stated that the coalition supports  written case management plans                                                               
that begin  in the institution  and follow the offender  into the                                                               
community.  The plans are  excellent roadmaps that help structure                                                               
reentry:  they  get the offender to treatments  that are required                                                               
and needed; they  help find suitable housing  for the individual;                                                               
and they provide excellent collaboration  with DOC, services, and                                                               
the community.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  closed  public  testimony  on  HB  118,                                                               
Version S.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:36:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VANCE  asked whether  the changes under  Version S                                                               
would be achievable for DOC to be able to implement soon.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:36:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KELLY  GOODE,  Deputy  Commissioner, Department  of  Corrections,                                                               
answered  that DOC  worked with  the sponsor  to ensure  that the                                                               
changes could  be implemented.   She stated that the  changes are                                                               
achievable;  the  reporting guidelines  under  Version  S can  be                                                               
performed without fiscal impact.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  asked  whether   the  reporting  and  other                                                               
requirements  under  Version  S  constitute a  good  use  of  DOC                                                               
resources.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. GOODE stated  that under the original version of  HB 118, the                                                               
reporting   requirements  would   have   been   onerous  to   the                                                               
department; however, Version  S amended them.  She  said that the                                                               
report  will  show  how many  active  offender  management  plans                                                               
(OMPs) are  in the system  at one time,  how many new  OMPs began                                                               
during the year, and how many  OMPs were updated.  She maintained                                                               
that reporting  the number  of plans that  are updated  gives the                                                               
legislature a sense of regular work on the plans.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  asked whether  every offender  who is  in an                                                               
institution for 90  days participates in a plan; that  is, do 100                                                               
percent  of the  offenders participate  in a  plan, or  are there                                                               
some who opt out or don't need a plan.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. GOODE  responded that  the plan does  not apply  to everyone;                                                               
only those  ranking medium or high  risk on the Level  of Service                                                               
Inventory (LSI-R);  they are the  ones that DOC knows  need OMPs.                                                               
In  answer to  Representative Wool's  second question,  Ms. Goode                                                               
said that DOC  cannot force anyone to participate in  a plan; DOC                                                               
can encourage, incentivize,  and work with an inmate.   There are                                                               
some  inmates who  are not  interested  in plans;  but an  inmate                                                               
still has  a plan if  the LSI-R  rates the individual  as needing                                                               
one; the  inmate may or  may not work the  plan.  She  added that                                                               
the  report would  only  include those  incarcerated  90 days  or                                                               
longer; the reason is that  giving numbers on short-term inmates,                                                               
who most likely  would not have worked on a  plan, would skew the                                                               
numbers.    This   ensures  plans  are  being   written  for  the                                                               
appropriate  inmates  and  gives  the  legislature  the  data  it                                                               
desires.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:41:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY referred to page  4, lines 14-24, of HB 118,                                                               
Version  S,  and asked  whether  the  data  in the  report  would                                                               
include the  services that the  inmates received  and information                                                               
about which services were most helpful.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. GOODE responded that if  they attempted to report on services                                                               
that inmates  with OMPs  received, the  numbers would  be skewed.                                                               
She  gave an  example:   for an  inmate with  a master's  degree,                                                               
there would be no reason for DOC  to work with that inmate on the                                                               
education  component  of an  OMP;  the  report would  count  that                                                               
inmate in  the number that  is not receiving  education services,                                                               
yet, not  be able  to tell  the reason why  DOC is  not providing                                                               
this service.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STORY said  that  she was  interested in  knowing                                                               
whether the  services called for  in the plans were  received and                                                               
whether the OMPs made a difference.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS.  GOODE answered  that  all the  services  - substance  abuse,                                                               
mental health  care, education  - are recorded  in the  OMPS, but                                                               
would not be in the report to the legislature under Version S.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:44:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS asked  about  the  99-year threshold  on                                                               
page 3, lines 5-6, of HB 118, Version S.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FIELDS  explained that the  threshold reflects  the fact                                                               
that some  sentences are very long,  yet the inmate still  may be                                                               
released at  some point;  it makes  sense that  these individuals                                                               
participate in an OMP.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY asked about  Alaska's available services and                                                               
resources offered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FIELDS  responded that DOC  sent him a list  of services                                                               
by institution; they  vary by staff and infrastructure.   He will                                                               
provide her with that list.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  asked  whether  the  reporting  requirement                                                               
under Version S would be indefinite.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FIELDS  replied that  Version S would  not create  a new                                                               
reporting  requirement;   it  would  be  modifying   an  existing                                                               
reporting  requirement.    He  referred  to  the  report  in  the                                                               
committee  packet, entitled  "Joint Annual  Report on  Recidivism                                                               
Reduction Fiscal  Year 2018," to  point out the  existing report.                                                               
The new report would be linked to the existing report.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STORY  stated  that  she  supports  the  proposed                                                               
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FIELDS thanked the contributing agencies.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:49:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  moved to report  the CS for HB  118, Version                                                               
31-LS0724\S, Radford,  4/3/19, out  of committee  with individual                                                               
recommendations and  the accompanying fiscal notes.   There being                                                               
no objection,  CSHB 118(STA)  was reported  from the  House State                                                               
Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS spoke about confirmations that have been                                                                
referred to House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                             

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB010 ver U 3.11.2019.PDF HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB010 Sectional Analysis ver U.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB010 Sponsor Statement version U 3.11.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB010 Support Letter from APOA 3.11.2019.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB010 Fiscal Note DOA-OPA 3.31.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB010 Fiscal Note DOC-IDO 3.31.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB010 Fiscal Note DOA-PDA 3.31.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB010 Fiscal Note DHSS-PS 3.31.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB010 Fiscal Notes LAW-CRIM 3.31.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB010 Fiscal Note DPS-SDAEU 3.31.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB010 Fiscal Note DOC-PP 3.31.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 10
HB118 ver M 4.1.19.PDF HSTA 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB118 CS ver S 4.3.19.pdf HSTA 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB 118 Sponsor Statement 4.3.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB 118 Sectional ver S 4.3.19.pdf HSTA 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB118 Supporting Document - Alaska Economic Trends June 2017 4.3.19.pdf HSTA 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB118 Supporting Document - Joint DHSS DOC Recidivism Reduction Report January 2019 4.3.19.pdf HSTA 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB118 Fiscal Note DOC-IDO 4.3.19.pdf HSTA 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB 118 Letter of Support - AMHTA 4.4.19.pdf HSTA 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB 118 Presentation 4.4.19.pdf HSTA 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB118 Fiscal Note DOLWD-WS 4.5.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB118 Letter of Support - Partners Reentry Center 4.8.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB 118 Letter of Support - Juneau Reentry Coalition 4.9.18.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
HB033 ver M 3.26.19.PDF HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 33
HB033 ver S 4.11.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 33
HB033 Explanation of Changes ver M to ver S 4.11.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 33
HB033 Sectional Analysis ver S 4.11.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 33
HB033 Fiscal Note DOA-PDA 4.5.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 33
HB033 Fiscal Note DOA-OPA 4.5.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 33
HB033 Fiscal Note LAW-CRIM 4.5.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 33
HB033 Fiscal Note DPS-CJISP 4.5.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 33
HB033 Sponsor Statement 3.26.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 33
Dept. of Public Safety Commissioner Price - Letter of Support, PSEA 4.12.19.pdf HSTA 4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM