Legislature(2019 - 2020)GRUENBERG 120

04/23/2019 03:00 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ An Act relating to voting by mail, voter access, TELECONFERENCED
and election modernization; and providing for an
effective date.
<Pending Introduction & Referral>
+ HB 110 VEHICLES/BOATS: TRANSFER ON DEATH TITLE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 110(STA) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+= HB 31 APPROP: EARNINGS RESERVE TO PERM FUND TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 31 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+= HB 82 DISCRIMINATION: GENDER ID.;SEXUAL ORIENT. TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 82 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
         HB 110-VEHICLES/BOATS: TRANSFER ON DEATH TITLE                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:06:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  announced  that   the  first  order  of                                                               
business would  be HOUSE BILL  NO. 110,  "An Act relating  to the                                                               
transfer  of  a title  to  a  boat on  the  death  of the  owner;                                                               
relating  to the  transfer of  a  title to  a vehicle,  including                                                               
certain  manufactured homes  and trailers,  on the  death of  the                                                               
owner; allowing  a person to  act for  the surviving spouse  of a                                                               
decedent to  enforce liability against real  property transferred                                                               
at death; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:07:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS  opened  public  testimony  on  HB  110.                                                               
After  ascertaining that  no  one wished  to  testify, he  closed                                                               
public testimony.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:08:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REID HARRIS,  Staff, Representative Kreiss-Tomkins,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,   on   behalf  of   Representative   Kreiss-Tomkins,                                                               
introduced Amendment  1 [subsequently moved for  adoption], which                                                               
read as follows:                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 4, following "death;":                                                                                      
          Insert "relating to changes of address;"                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Page 6, following line 9:                                                                                                  
          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                    
        "* Sec. 5.  AS 28.05.071 is amended by  adding a new                                                                
     subsection to read:                                                                                                        
          (c)  A person is not required to notify the                                                                           
     appropriate department  of a change in  mailing address                                                                    
     under (a) of this section  if the person authorizes the                                                                    
     appropriate department  to change the  person's mailing                                                                    
     address  automatically  to  match the  current  mailing                                                                    
     address   maintained  by   the  United   States  Postal                                                                    
     Service.   A  person   shall  notify   the  appropriate                                                                    
     department under  (a) of  this section  of a  change in                                                                    
     the   person's  residence   address  if   the  person's                                                                    
     residence  address  is   different  from  the  person's                                                                    
     mailing address."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 6, line 22:                                                                                                           
          Delete "Section 6"                                                                                                    
          Insert "Section 7"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Page 6, line 23:                                                                                                           
          Delete "sec. 7"                                                                                                       
     Insert "sec. 8"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. HARRIS  said Amendment 1  would allow customers  to authorize                                                               
the   Division   of   Motor  Vehicles   (DMV),   [Department   of                                                               
Administration  (DOA)],  to  automatically change  their  mailing                                                               
addresses  to  match the  addresses  used  by the  United  States                                                               
Postal  Service (USPS).   It  would simplify  the process,  since                                                               
many people  who use  USPS for  address changes  do not  think to                                                               
update DMV.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:09:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JENNA  WAMSGANZ,  Deputy  Director, Division  of  Motor  Vehicles                                                               
(DMV),  Department of  Administration (DOA),  said DMV  struggles                                                               
with a high  volume of returned mail resulting  from people going                                                               
to the USPS  to change their address but not  notifying DMV.  The                                                               
ability  to use  the  USPS  database would  allow  DMV to  update                                                               
addresses and reduce the volume of mail returned to DMV.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR KREISS-TOMKINS indicated that  Amendment 1 would enhance                                                               
and promote efficiency for DMV.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:11:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  KREISS-TOMKINS   moved  to  adopt  Amendment   1  [text                                                               
previously provided].                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  FIELDS objected  for  the purpose  of discussion,  then                                                               
withdrew  his  objection.   There  being  no  further  objection,                                                               
Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:11:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VANCE asked  about liability  for the  individual                                                               
receiving the property under HB 110.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:12:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE IVY SPOHNHOLZ, Alaska  State Legislature, as prime                                                               
sponsor  of HB  110,  answered that  "the  liability follows  the                                                               
asset."   For  example, if  debt  is owed  on a  vehicle that  is                                                               
passed on  to an  heir through  a transfer  on death  (TOD) deed,                                                               
then  it would  be the  responsibility of  the heir  to make  the                                                               
payments owed.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   VANCE   asked    for   clarification   regarding                                                               
optionality of  passing on [an  asset]; that "it's  not something                                                               
that they require to pass on in debt."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SPOHNHOLZ  responded that  if  there  is no  debt                                                               
associated  with asset,  then no  debt would  be incurred  by the                                                               
heir; however, if there is  debt still associated with the asset,                                                               
then the heir  would be required to  pay off the loan.   She gave                                                               
an example  of a fishing boat.   She explained that  the proposed                                                               
legislation  would streamline  the process  used in  transferring                                                               
assets between  a person and  his/her beneficiaries; it  moves it                                                               
out of the  probate process, which can take a  couple of years to                                                               
navigate.   Further, it would  not require the involvement  of an                                                               
attorney; the paperwork could be filled out at DMV.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:14:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  FIELDS moved  to  report  HB 110,  as  amended, out  of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal  notes.   There  being  no  objection, CSHB  110(STA)  was                                                               
reported from the House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB082 Fiscal Note GOV-ASCHR 3.22.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HR 3
HB082 Letter of Support - IHRSA 4.22.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Letter of Support - NEA 4.15.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Letter of Support - FNSB Resolution 4.11.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - ADN Article #2 4.9.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - ADN Article 4.9.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - ADN Article #3 4.9.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - ADN Article #4 4.9.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - ADN Article #5 4.9.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - ASD Administrative Guidelines 4.9.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Letter of Support - Alaskans Together For Equality 03.26.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Amendment A.1 (Vance) 4.22.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Letter of Support - Identity 4.23.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Email Explanation 4.9.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - Womens Groups in Support of Trans Sports Participation 4.23.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - National Consensus Statement 4.23.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Letter of Support - Planned Parenthood 4.23.29.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB110 Amendment M.1 (JKT) 4.23.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 110
HB082 Opposing Document - Letters of Opposition 4.23.19 - 4.24.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - Email from Dr. Maureen Longworth 4.23.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - Letters of Support 4.16.19 - 4.14.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - Letter of Support ACLU 4.23.19.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB082 Supporting Document - Letters of Support 4.21.19 - 4.25.19 Redacted.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB 82 Letter of Support - Testimony #3 3.9.20.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB 82 Letter of Support - Testimony 2.4.20.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82
HB 82 Letter of Support - Testimony #2 3.4.20.pdf HSTA 4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 82