Legislature(2003 - 2004)

04/20/2004 08:08 AM JUD

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
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= bill was previously heard/scheduled
              CSHB 447(JUD)-2004 REVISOR'S BILL                                                                             
MS. PAMELA  FINLEY, Revisor  of Statutes,  Legislative Legal                                                                    
and  Research Services,  reminded members  that a  revisor's                                                                    
bill  is  produced  every  year to  clean  up  the  statutes                                                                    
without making any  policy changes. She told  members that a                                                                    
good deal  of CSHB  447(JUD) addresses the  executive orders                                                                    
that were  implemented last year. In  addition, the attorney                                                                    
general requested that HB 447  include a provision to update                                                                    
a statute to  match the Carlson case. She said  she does not                                                                    
normally include  changes in the  revisor's bill  to conform                                                                    
to court  cases but,  in this  particular case,  that change                                                                    
seemed reasonable.                                                                                                              
SENATOR  FRENCH  asked for  an  explanation  of the  Carlson                                                                    
MS.  FINLEY  said it  pertained  to  the resident  and  non-                                                                    
resident fee differential in limited entry permits.                                                                             
CHAIR  SEEKINS  asked  where  that   provision  is  in  CSHB
MS. FINLEY cited Section  6 on page 7 and 8  of the bill and                                                                    
explained that the court essentially  said that (C) will not                                                                    
pass constitutional muster,  (D) sort of will,  and that (3)                                                                    
will not.  The changes in  the bill will change  the statute                                                                    
to say what the court  found acceptable. She added that some                                                                    
of the changes  in Section 11 pertain  to conforming changes                                                                    
that were not made in the executive order.                                                                                      
CHAIR SEEKINS  noted that  no one signed  up to  testify and                                                                    
there were no further questions or discussion.                                                                                  
SENATOR  OGAN moved  CSHB 447(JUD)  from committee  with its                                                                    
zero fiscal note and asked for unanimous consent.                                                                               
CHAIR SEEKINS  announced that without objection,  the motion                                                                    

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