Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205

03/16/2018 08:00 AM Senate EDUCATION

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07:59:30 AM Start
07:59:48 AM HB214
08:06:42 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
Moved HB 214 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
          HB 214-BREE'S LAW; DATING VIOLENCE PROGRAMS                                                                       
CHAIR STEVENS announced the consideration of HB 214.                                                                            
PATRICK  FITZGERALD,  Staff,   Representative  Harriet  Drummond,                                                               
Alaska  State Legislature,  presented  HB 214  on  behalf of  the                                                               
8:00:49 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR STEVENS  noted a recent  letter in  support of HB  214 from                                                               
Dr. Michael Johnson, Commissioner  of the Department of Education                                                               
and Early Development (DEED).                                                                                                   
8:01:18 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR STEVENS opened public testimony.                                                                                          
8:01:26 AM                                                                                                                    
MARTIN  STEPETIH, Representing  Self, supported  HB 214.  He said                                                               
all  states are  starting to  put  laws into  place about  dating                                                               
violence. Young people  need to be educated. A  law that wouldn't                                                               
otherwise be  known is when  associated with  a name and  a face.                                                               
People remember better  when there is a face and  a story. Brie's                                                               
Law goes along with AMBER alerts and Erin's Law.                                                                                
8:03:32 AM                                                                                                                    
PATTY OWEN, Representing Self, supported  HB 214. She said she is                                                               
a health educator who worked  with the the Alaska Safe Children's                                                               
Act Task  Force. Brie's  Law came  into being  as Brie's  Law and                                                               
still  is known  as  Brie's  Law informally.  To  make it  formal                                                               
honors her  memory and  parents' work. Brie's  Law has  that name                                                               
recognition that all can relate to.                                                                                             
8:04:50 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR STEVENS closed public testimony.                                                                                          
8:05:08 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  HUGHES said  people, especially  young people,  probably                                                               
perceive laws  as dry  and technical.  It's more  real tied  to a                                                               
lesson  demonstrated  through  a   story,  a  tragedy,  a  lovely                                                               
person's life.                                                                                                                  
8:05:50 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COGHILL joined the meeting.                                                                                             
8:05:56 AM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
8:06:10 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  COGHILL   moved  HB   214,  Version   30-LS0781\O,  from                                                               
committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached  zero                                                               
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
8:06:33 AM                                                                                                                    
There being no objection, HB  214 moved from the Senate Education                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             

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