Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

05/15/2017 01:30 PM FINANCE

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05:08:42 PM Start
05:09:29 PM HB222
05:22:01 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Delayed to 5:00 p.m. --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 222 LICENSURE OF MANICURISTS/NAIL TECHS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 222(FIN) Out of Committee
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 222(L&C) am                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the  licensure of nail technicians;                                                                    
     relating to  the practice of manicuring;  and providing                                                                    
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:09:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop  MOVED to  ADOPT the  committee substitute                                                                    
for   CSHB  222(L&C)am,   Work  Draft   30-LS0803\R  (Bruce,                                                                    
5/15/17).                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:09:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LAURA CRAMER,  STAFF, SENATOR ANNA MACKINNON,  remarked that                                                                    
there  was  some  concern  related  to  the  possibility  of                                                                    
manicurists  that would  be losing  their  jobs, should  the                                                                    
legislation not  pass in the  current session.  She remarked                                                                    
that the renewal  period expired August 31,  2017; and noted                                                                    
that page 2, line 1 extended  the grace period for two years                                                                    
until August  31, 2019. She  stated that the  extension gave                                                                    
the legislature time  to determine a way to  address some of                                                                    
the concerns. She  stated that there was a  letter of intent                                                                    
to accompany the bill.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop read the Letter of Intent (copy on file):                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     It is  the intent  of the  Alaska State  Legislature in                                                                    
     extending the transition  period established by section                                                                    
     13(a), ch. 27,  SLA 2015 that the Board  of Barbers and                                                                    
     Hairdressers  work with  the  Alaska State  Legislature                                                                    
     and  licensees to  recommend appropriate  licensing and                                                                    
     renewal  standards for  manicurists before  the end  of                                                                    
     the transition period that:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          1. protect the health of Alaskan consumers;                                                                           
          2. do not place an undue burden on existing                                                                           
          licensees who are operating safely;                                                                                   
          3. ensure reasonable access to any required                                                                           
          education for existing licensees;                                                                                     
          4. respect the diversity of employees in the                                                                          
          field; and                                                                                                            
          5. do not provide a barrier to entry to new                                                                           
          licensees.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:12:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MATT CLAMAN, SPONSOR,  stated that he had not                                                                    
seen the  committee substitute, so  he could not  comment on                                                                    
the changes.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:12:43 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:13:44 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:13:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman stated that he  did not support page 2                                                                    
of  the CS,  because there  was still  a requirement  of the                                                                    
passage of a written test.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  WITHDREW her  OBJECTION. There  being NO                                                                    
OBJECTION, the proposed committee substitute was adopted.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:15:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MICAELA   FOWLER,   LEGISLATIVE   LIAISON,   DEPARTMENT   OF                                                                    
COMMERCE,  COMMUNITY AND  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,  stated that                                                                    
the committee substitute would zero out the fiscal note.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon remarked that  the bill had a substantial                                                                    
impact  on those  in the  industry. The  legislation was  an                                                                    
extension of the  current grace period, and  did not address                                                                    
the  issues  that  the  legislature did  not  have  time  to                                                                    
consider. She  stated that the legislation  allowed for time                                                                    
to  work with  the  board  to find  a  solution, instead  of                                                                    
adopting    a   "quick    fix"   without    the   licensees'                                                                    
participation.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop MOVED  to REPORT SCS CSHB  222(FIN) out of                                                                    
committee   with  individual   recommendations,  Letter   of                                                                    
Intent, and attached fiscal note.  There being NO OBJECTION,                                                                    
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:18:09 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:20:38 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:20:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon announced  that it  was difficult  to be                                                                    
thoughtful about the  process of amending the  bill, but the                                                                    
committee  had  tried  to  meet   the  expectations  of  the                                                                    
sponsor.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 222(FIN)  was REPORTED out of committee  with a "do                                                                    
pass"  recommendation, Letter  of Intent,  and one  new zero                                                                    
fiscal note  from the Department of  Commerce, Community and                                                                    
Economic Development.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 222 Support Letters Packet 4.pdf SFIN 5/15/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 222
HB 222 SCS CSHB 222 FIN version R.pdf SFIN 5/15/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 222
HB 222 Letter of Intent.docx SFIN 5/15/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 222