Legislature(2015 - 2016)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

04/12/2016 01:30 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SB 203 MEDI-VAC FLIGHT CREW OVERTIME PAY TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 203 Out of Committee
+= SB 118 DNR LAND DISPOSAL SURVEYS; PEER REVIEW TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= SB 156 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
+= HB 125 RESTRICTIONS ON SALE OF DEXTROMETHORPHAN TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 314 AK REG ECON ASSIST. PROGRAM; EXTEND TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS HB 314(L&C) Out of Committee
+= SB 206 REINSURANCE PROGRAM; HEALTH INS. WAIVERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 206 Out of Committee
+ HB 254 EXTEND BIG GAME COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 254 Out of Committee
+= SB 55 OPTOMETRY & OPTOMETRISTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 55(L&C) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
-- Public Testimony --
           HB 314-AK REG ECON ASSIST. PROGRAM; EXTEND                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:58:11 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  COSTELLO  announced  the  consideration  of  HB  314.  She                                                               
relayed the  intent to  adopt a  committee substitute  (CS), take                                                               
member's questions, and look to the will of the committee.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:58:38 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL  moved to adopt  the CS  for HB 314,  labeled 29-                                                               
LS1381\P], as the working document.  [The presumption is that the                                                               
committee  intended to  adopt a  Senate committee  substitute for                                                               
the House bill.]                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COSTELLO objected for an explanation of changes.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:59:07 PM                                                                                                                    
WESTON  EILER,   Staff,  Senate   Labor  and   Commerce  Standing                                                               
Committee  and Senator  Costello, said  the committee  substitute                                                               
makes two changes. First, language in  Section 3 on page 3, lines                                                               
6-11,  requires   the  Department  of  Commerce,   Community  and                                                               
Economic  Development (DCCED)  to coordinate  with the  ARDORs to                                                               
produce an annual  report to the legislature  that summarizes the                                                               
previous year's  activities of each  of the  regional development                                                               
organizations. The second change appears  in Section 4 on page 4,                                                               
removing the sunset provision for  the ARDOR program. The program                                                               
is reauthorized  but not funded.  The original bill  repealed the                                                               
sunset provision for the ARDOR program on July 1, 2021.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:01:17 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COSTELLO  removed her objection and  the CS for HB  314 was                                                               
adopted.  [The  presumption is  that  the  committee intended  to                                                               
adopt a Senate committee substitute for the House bill.]                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:01:55 PM                                                                                                                    
BRITTENY   CIONI-HAYWOOD,   Director,    Division   of   Economic                                                               
Development,  Department  of  Commerce,  Community  and  Economic                                                               
Development  (DCCED), introduced  herself and  offered to  answer                                                               
questions related to HB 314.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COSTELLO asked  if the  reporting requirements  in the  CS                                                               
would be unduly burdensome for the ARDORs.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. CIONI-HAYWOOD  said no.  She related  she spoke  with several                                                               
ARDORs who  indicated that the  reporting requirements  would not                                                               
be  burdensome;  most  of  the  ARDORs  will  be  producing  this                                                               
information anyway.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COSTELLO  asked if it  is the department's intent  that the                                                               
reports will be submitted electronically.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. CIONI-HAYWOOD replied her division  no longer prints reports;                                                               
they are posted  electronically and that is  the intention moving                                                               
forward.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COSTELLO asked Mr. Griffin to answer the same question.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:04:14 PM                                                                                                                    
DOUG  GRIFFIN,  Southwest  Alaska Municipal  Conference  (SWAMC),                                                               
stated  that the  reporting  requirements called  for  in HB  314                                                               
would not  be problematic.  "We generally want  you to  know what                                                               
we're doing  out here  so that is  not going to  be a  problem at                                                               
all," he said.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COSTELLO  asked the sponsor if  she would like to  make any                                                               
final comments.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:04:43 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE SHELLEY HUGHES,  Alaska State Legislature, sponsor                                                               
of HB  314, said  she appreciates  the committee  substitute. She                                                               
added, "If the ARDORs are okay with  it I'm good with it; this is                                                               
really to  help them move  along." She acknowledged that  some of                                                               
the smaller  ARDORs may  have some concern  but she  hasn't heard                                                               
from any.  She opined that  the data collected will  be important                                                               
over time.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:05:39 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL  moved to report the  CS for HB 314,  labeled 29-                                                               
LS1381\P,  from  committee  with individual  recommendations  and                                                               
attached fiscal  note(s). [The presumption is  that the committee                                                               
intended to  report a Senate  committee substitute for  the House                                                               
bill from committee.]                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COSTELLO   announced  that  without  objection,   [SCS  HB
314(L&C)]  is  reported  from  the   Senate  Labor  and  Commerce                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
CS SB 118 - Ver. E.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 118
CS SB 156 - Ver. I.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
HB 314 - Supporting Document - EDA Investments.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 314
HB 314 (L&C) - Ver. P.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 314
HB254 - Fiscal Note -DCCED-CBPL-03-17-16.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 254
HB254 - Fiscal Note -HB254-DCCED-CBPL-04-01-16.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 254
HB254 - LBA Audit.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 254
HB254 - Legislation 29-LS1309A.PDF SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 254
HB254 - Report-Economic Impacts of Guided Hunting.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 254
HB254 - Report-SLC 1 19 16 Division of Corporations Business and Profess....pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 254
HB254 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 254
SB 118 - Background Information - DNR Survey Work.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 156 - Response Q&A.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 206 - Claims Data.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 206
SB206 Supporting Documents - Consumer Impacts.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 206
CS SB 55 (L&C) - Ver. I.pdf SL&C 4/12/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 55