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02/27/2020 01:30 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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01:30:47 PM Start
01:32:15 PM Confirmation Hearings
01:43:45 PM SB182
02:29:16 PM Presentation: Alaska Hire
02:50:32 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Consideration of Governor's Appointees: TELECONFERENCED
Workers' Compensation Board
- Nancy Shaw
Board of Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors
- Catherine Fritz
-- Public Testimony on All Appointees --
*+ SB 182 AGE FOR NICOTINE/E-CIG; TAX E-CIG. TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ Presentation: TELECONFERENCED
"Alaska Hire: Zones of Underemployment" by
Dan Robinson, DOLWD Research & Analysis
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
            SB 182-AGE FOR NICOTINE/E-CIG; TAX E-CIG.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:43:45 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BISHOP announced the consideration  of SENATE BILL NO. 182,                                                               
"An Act raising  the minimum age to purchase,  sell, exchange, or                                                               
possess tobacco, a product containing  nicotine, or an electronic                                                               
smoking product;  relating to the taxation  of electronic smoking                                                               
products; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:44:09 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GARY STEVENS, speaking as  sponsor of SB 182, stated that                                                               
this  legislation  is  about protecting  children  from  becoming                                                               
addicted  to  nicotine by  restricting  sales  and possession  of                                                               
various tobacco  products to  young people,  including electronic                                                               
cigarettes.  He  said  scientific   evidence  and  public  health                                                               
advocates  have helped  to  put the  use  of traditional  tobacco                                                               
products on the decline and  tobacco manufacturers are responding                                                               
by offering new  and more fashionable smoking  options related to                                                               
e-cigarettes. These are designed  to be particularly appealing to                                                               
young people. He  said the claim that these products  are safe is                                                               
simply not true  and it is therefore important to  act quickly to                                                               
protect young Alaskans who are being targeted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:45:46 PM                                                                                                                    
TIM   LAMKIN,  Staff,   Senator   Gary   Stevens,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature,  Juneau, Alaska,  began the  presentation on  SB 182                                                               
with a  short video to  demonstrate the importance  of preventing                                                               
youth  from  accessing e-cigarettes  because  it  is becoming  an                                                               
epidemic.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR.  LAMKIN  advised  that  the   committee  will  hear  that  e-                                                               
cigarettes  are  not  targeting  youth,  that  e-cigarettes  help                                                               
people quit  smoking, that these  products are safe  and healthy,                                                               
and  that taxation  will  kill  the industry.  He  said he  would                                                               
refute each claim.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
He related that  vaping started in the 1940s but  it was not seen                                                               
as a  fashionable form of  smoking. The practice  was revitalized                                                               
in the early 2000s and it  entered the U.S. market in early 2007.                                                               
The  federal  government has  scrambled  to  catch up  with  this                                                               
elusive industry  since then. These largely  unregulated products                                                               
contain   five  known   chemicals.  He   displayed  a   slide  to                                                               
demonstrate that these ultra-fine  particles that form an aerosol                                                               
are inhaled  into the  lungs. He  said it  would be  difficult to                                                               
suggest  that  they are  safe.  He  noted  that the  benefits  of                                                               
ingesting vitamin E have been  demonstrated but inhaling it as an                                                               
aerosol is very harmful.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  LAMKIN said  some people  argue  that the  expense of  these                                                               
products is a  barrier to youth access. He refuted  that claim by                                                               
displaying  a depiction  of  a  $50 JUUL  starter  kit and  $4-$5                                                               
refillable  cartridges. He  said  these  products are  advertised                                                               
with a multitude  of flavorings but it's  primarily nicotine that                                                               
keeps  customers  coming  back.  He  displayed  a  slide  showing                                                               
vintage  advertising   of  tobacco  products   alongside  current                                                               
advertising  of  vaping  products.  He  pointed  out  that  vapor                                                               
product marketing  is largely unregulated.  The next  slides show                                                               
different  celebrities  and   young  people  using  e-cigarettes,                                                               
including Donny Smokes,  a social media celebrity  who is alleged                                                               
to receive  $1,000 per  post. He  called it  a "youth  frenzy" as                                                               
demonstrated by the social media  postings and videos such as "My                                                               
First Time  Vaping With Friends!"  and "BAD IDEA Vaping  in front                                                               
of my mom  for the 1st time."  He noted that the  latter had more                                                               
than 1.5 million views.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:53:53 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. LAMKIN  displayed a slide  showing the wide array  of flavors                                                               
that are available for vaping  and notied that the bill addresses                                                               
this aspect  of e-cigarettes. The  images depicted on  this slide                                                               
refute the claim  that these products are not  marketed to youth.                                                               
This is  one avenue for  getting people addicted to  nicotine. He                                                               
pointed out that these nicotine  disguised flavors are completely                                                               
unregulated.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  LAMKIN said  the argument  that these  products do  not have                                                               
nicotine and  are not addictive  is refuted  by a 2015  report by                                                               
the Food and  Drug Administration (FDA). Testing  found that over                                                               
99 percent of  the tested products contained  nicotine, even when                                                               
labeled nicotine free.  The risks of e-cigarettes  are not known,                                                               
but  the FDA  has not  found  that any  are safe.  They may  help                                                               
someone  stop  smoking, but  they  do  not treat  the  addiction.                                                               
Recent research indicates that more than half of adult e-                                                                       
cigarette users  also continue to use  traditional cigarettes. He                                                               
pointed  out  that  quitting  means  ending  the  addiction,  not                                                               
switching to another method of nicotine delivery.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The 2017  Alaska Youth Risk  Behavioral Survey indicates  that 13                                                               
percent  of  high  school  youth currently  use  tobacco  and  16                                                               
percent use e-cigarettes while 34  percent have tried tobacco and                                                               
40 percent have tried e-cigarettes.  He offered his understanding                                                               
that the  most recent data  suggests that  the current use  of e-                                                               
cigarettes has almost  doubled, from 16 percent  to between 30-35                                                               
percent. Those numbers will be published in April.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:57:00 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. LAMKIN  pointed to the next  slide that shows a  wide variety                                                               
of  the  e-devices  that  have   been  confiscated  in  Anchorage                                                               
schools. He said  these devices are in children's  hands and they                                                               
are  aware  of  the  disparity between  state  and  federal  law.                                                               
Federal law prohibits, without exception,  the sale or possession                                                               
of e-cigarette  products to anyone  under the  age of 21.  SB 182                                                               
will bring state law in line  with federal law with the exception                                                               
of those in the military and  in prison. He said the sponsor will                                                               
introduce  amendments to  SB 182  to remove  those exceptions  to                                                               
conform to federal law. State  law currently allows those who are                                                               
age 19 to  buy, sell, or possess cigarette products.  He said the                                                               
federal government  relies on the  state for enforcement  but the                                                               
state's  enforcement  hands  are  tied because  of  the  conflict                                                               
between the laws. He reiterated that  SB 182 will align state law                                                               
with  the  federal law.  Furthermore,  the  bill will  tax  these                                                               
products.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN concluded  the presentation by showing  a picture from                                                               
1994  when the  CEOs of  the major  U.S. cigarette  manufacturers                                                               
swore under  oath to  Congress that  their products  were neither                                                               
addictive  nor  harmful to  human  health.  He pointed  out  that                                                               
industry  advocates today  insist that  e-cigarettes are  neither                                                               
addictive nor harmful.  They maintain these products  are a safe,                                                               
healthy alternative to tobacco and  that more time, research, and                                                               
data is  needed to study  their effect  on human health.  He said                                                               
this is a  multibillion dollar business and lobbyists  are in the                                                               
committee room  and online right  now monitoring the  progress of                                                               
the bill.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP asked him to go through the sectional analysis.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:00:16 PM                                                                                                                    
MR.  LAMKIN  summarized  that  SB 182  will  bring  all  statutes                                                               
related to buying, selling, or  possessing tobacco from a minimum                                                               
age  of 19  to the  age  of 21.  Further,  it will  bring all  e-                                                               
cigarettes under the existing tax code for tobacco.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
He paraphrased the sectional analysis for SB 182:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 1: AS 11.76.100(a),  relating to selling or giving                                                                    
     tobacco to a  minor, raises the minimum age  from 19 to                                                                    
     21.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 2:  AS 11.76.100(b),  relating to  the requirement                                                                    
     for  vendors  to  supervise the  operation  of  tobacco                                                                    
     product  vending machines  (TVM), amends  the exemption                                                                    
     for  TVMs situated  in a  private break  room, provided                                                                    
     there is  signage posted indicating the  minimum age to                                                                    
     possess tobacco products is age 21 (from 19).                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  3: AS  11.76.100(c),  provides  an exemption  for                                                                    
     selling  or  giving  tobacco products  to  incarcerated                                                                    
     minors, raising the minimum age  from 19 to 21 years of                                                                    
     age.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  4:  AS  11.76.105,   relating  to  possession  of                                                                    
     tobacco,   electronic   smoking  products   (ESP),   or                                                                    
     products  containing nicotine,  raises the  minimum age                                                                    
     to possess from 19 to 21 years of age.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 5:  AS 11.76.106(b),  relating to the  'behind the                                                                    
     counter'   control   provisions  of   selling   tobacco                                                                    
     products,  allowing  exemptions  for tobacco  shops  or                                                                    
     online sales, raising the minimum,  age to sell from 19                                                                    
     to 21 years of age                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  6: AS  11.76.109(a), relating  to other  products                                                                    
     containing nicotine,  including chew, gum,  patches, or                                                                    
     E-cigarette products,  raises the  minimum age  to sell                                                                    
     or give such products from 19 to 21.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  7: AS  11.76.109(b),  relating  to exemptions  to                                                                    
     selling products  containing nicotine to  persons under                                                                    
     the  age  of  21,   if  the  product  is  FDA-approved,                                                                    
     prescribed by a  doctor, or given by a  parent or legal                                                                    
     guardian.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 8:  AS 11.76.109(d),  relating to  the requirement                                                                    
     for  vendors  to  supervise the  operation  of  ESP  or                                                                    
     nicotine  product vending  machines  (EVM), amends  the                                                                    
     exemption for  EVMs situated in  a private  break room,                                                                    
     provided  there   is  signage  posted   indicating  the                                                                    
     minimum  age  to possess  tobacco  products  is age  21                                                                    
     (from 19).                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 9:  AS 11.76.109(g),  relating to the  penalty for                                                                    
     selling or giving  ESP or nicotine products  to a minor                                                                    
     as being  a violation, raises  the minimum age  from 19                                                                    
     to 21 years of age.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  10:   AS  43.50.105(b),  relating   to  wholesale                                                                    
     tobacco  sales  and  licensees, to  restrict  licensees                                                                    
     from  selling  or   transporting  tobacco  products  to                                                                    
     persons that are at least 21 (from 19) years of age.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 11:  AS 43.50.150(c),  relating to state  being in                                                                    
     partnership  with  municipalities   in  taxing  tobacco                                                                    
     products, is amended to include taxing ESPs.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  12:  AS  43.50.300, relating  to  existing  state                                                                    
     excise tax  on tobacco products, is  amended to include                                                                    
     taxing ESPs.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     2:04:54 PM                                                                                                               
     Sec.  13: AS  43.50.310(b) exempts  the excise  tax for                                                                    
     electronic  smoking   products  that  do   not  contain                                                                    
     nicotine, or those ESPs that are FDA-approved.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN noted that there are no FDA-approved electronic                                                                      
smoking products at this time.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 14: AS 43.50.320(a),  includes a requirement to be                                                                    
     licensed as  a distributor  of ESPs for  those products                                                                    
     subject to an excise tax.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 15: AS 43.50.330(a),  relating to annual reporting                                                                    
     requirements for tax  purposes, amends existing tobacco                                                                    
     sales reporting to include ESP reporting.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  16: AS  43.50.335, relating  to existing  tobacco                                                                    
     tax  credits  and  refunds   for  faulty  or  destroyed                                                                    
     products, to  include credits  for similarly  faulty or                                                                    
     destroyed ESPs.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  17: AS  43.50.340,  relating  to existing  record                                                                    
     keeping  requirements for  licensed businesses  selling                                                                    
     tobacco products,  to also be  required to  track sales                                                                    
     and product information on ESPs being sold.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 18:  AS 43.50.390(1),  relating to  the definition                                                                    
     of a  distributor of tobacco products,  to also include                                                                    
     ESPs, for  purposes of  identifying business  who bring                                                                    
     ESPs  in and  out of  state, manufactures  ESPs in  the                                                                    
     state, or ships ESPs to retailers in the state.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  19:   AS  43.50.390(5),  relating  to   the  term                                                                    
     "wholesale  price"  for   purposes  of  taxing  tobacco                                                                    
     products, includes  ESPs as  part of  wholesale pricing                                                                    
     and taxing.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:07:00 PM                                                                                                                    
     Sec.  20:   AS  43.50.390  provides  a   definition  of                                                                    
     "electronic  smoking product"  consistent  with use  of                                                                    
     the  phrase elsewhere  in  statute,  specifying an  ESP                                                                    
     means a:                                                                                                                   
          (A)component,  solution, vapor  product, or  other                                                                    
          related product that is  manufactured and sold for                                                                    
          use in an  electronic cigarette, electronic cigar,                                                                    
          electronic  cigarillo, electronic  pipe, or  other                                                                    
          similar  device  for  the  purpose  of  delivering                                                                    
          nicotine  or   other  substances  to   the  person                                                                    
          inhaling;                                                                                                             
          (B) product  under (A) of  this paragraph  that is                                                                    
          sold  as  part  of a  disposable  integrated  unit                                                                    
          containing a power source and delivery system or                                                                      
          as a kit containing a refillable electronic                                                                           
          smoking system and power source.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 21: AS 43.70.075(f),  relating to business license                                                                    
     endorsements for  selling tobacco products,  amends the                                                                    
     existing  requirement  for  signage  to  be  posted  on                                                                    
     vendor  premises,  stating  it being  illegal  to  sell                                                                    
     tobacco or  ESPs to  minors under the  age of  21 (from                                                                    
     19).                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 22:  AS 43.70.075(m), relating to  the process for                                                                    
     suspending   business  licensees   holding  a   tobacco                                                                    
     endorsement,  amends  existing   statute  referring  to                                                                    
     tobacco or ESPs  being sold to minors under  the age of                                                                    
     21 (from 19).                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  23: AS  43.70.075(t), relating  to penalties  for                                                                    
     licensees  violating  the  T21  laws,  amends  existing                                                                    
     statute  for  lessening  the  penalties  if  a  license                                                                    
     holder has  a written tobacco  or ESPs sales  policy to                                                                    
     include  employees  not  selling  tobacco  or  ESPs  to                                                                    
     minors under the age of 21 (from 19).                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 24:  AS 43.70.075(w),  relating to the  appeal and                                                                    
     administrative process of  license suspension, conforms                                                                    
     existing law regarding tobacco and  ESP sales, to apply                                                                    
     to sales to minors under the age of 21 (from 19).                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  25: AS  47.12.030(b),  relating  to the  juvenile                                                                    
     justice  system,  and   minors  accused  of  possessing                                                                    
     tobacco, confirms  existing law to apply  to possession                                                                    
     by minors under the age of 21 (from 19).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 26: Applies an effective date of January 1, 2021.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:08:35 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  BISHOP said  he would  hold his  questions until  the next                                                               
hearing so there was time to hear from the invited testimony.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:09:16 PM                                                                                                                    
MARGE  STONEKING, Executive  Director, American  Lung Association                                                               
of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, reported  that Alaska achieved a 70                                                               
percent reduction  in cigarette smoking among  youth between 1995                                                               
and  2013  by  following  the Centers  for  Disease  Control  and                                                               
Prevention's  (CDC) comprehensive  tobacco  control program  that                                                               
includes a  strong public media  component, cessation  systems, a                                                               
smoke-free  workplace  law,  and  increasing  tobacco  taxes.  E-                                                               
cigarettes threaten  that progress but raising  the minimum sales                                                               
age to 21 is  a tool to help stem this  epidemic. She pointed out                                                               
that youth are particularly vulnerable  to the impacts of tobacco                                                               
use  and that  the tobacco  industry has  long targeted  this age                                                               
group.  In fact,  big tobacco  spends  about $17  million a  year                                                               
marketing their products in Alaska  while smoking costs the state                                                               
about $438  million annually in  healthcare costs, 93  million of                                                               
which are Medicaid dollars.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS.  STONEKING said  the data  shows that  95 percent  of current                                                               
tobacco or e-cigarette users started  using tobacco before age 21                                                               
so it's particularly important to  prevent teens from starting to                                                               
smoke.  She  described the  spending  bill  that President  Trump                                                               
signed in  December 2019  that raised the  legal age  for tobacco                                                               
products  from 18  to 21  as  a major  accomplishment. It  became                                                               
effective on the  date it was signed and there  are no exemptions                                                               
anywhere in  the U.S. She  described the federal  Synar Amendment                                                               
that  requires states  to enforce  the minimum  age laws  or risk                                                               
losing substance abuse grant funds,  and reported that Alaska has                                                               
been 95  percent compliant. She  said SB 182 updates  the statute                                                               
to reflect the  age requirements in the new federal  law and adds                                                               
electronic  smoking devices  to the  definition of  other tobacco                                                               
products  so that  they are  taxed  fairly along  with all  other                                                               
tobacco products.  She said  this will also  reduce use  by young                                                               
people  because  a ten  percent  increase  at the  cash  register                                                               
reduces consumption among youth by about seven percent.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS.  STONEKING  reported  that  a 2019  statewide  poll  for  the                                                               
American Lung Association  found that 73 percent  of Alaskans who                                                               
were polled  supported taxing e-cigarettes and  vaping devices at                                                               
the same, 75  percent of wholesale, rate as  cigarettes. She said                                                               
this is  consistent with  the $2  per pack  tax on  cigarettes so                                                               
$3.75  would be  added  to a  $10 pack  of  Juul cartridges,  for                                                               
example.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. STONEKING  said the  Alaska 2019  Youth Risk  Behavior Survey                                                               
results have  not been  released but the  expectation is  that it                                                               
will show  a drastic  increase in  the prevalence  of e-cigarette                                                               
and vape  usage, which is  reflective of the 78  percent national                                                               
increase  of youth  vaping between  2017 and  2018. She  said the                                                               
American  Lung  Association and  its  partners  are working  with                                                               
school districts  to update policies  and programs to  respond to                                                               
this increase  in youth  vaping but the  legislature needs  to do                                                               
its part by passing SB 182.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:19:10 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  STEVENS   expressed  appreciation  that   her  testimony                                                               
touched on  both the age  and taxation  issues and the  idea that                                                               
education  is necessary  for children  and adults.  He noted  his                                                               
surprise to learn  from students and teachers  that parents often                                                               
supply their kids with vaping products. He asked her to comment.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS.  STONEKING  replied the  American  Lung  Association is  also                                                               
fighting the battle  of misinformation about the  safety of these                                                               
products  and is  encouraging parents  to  educate themselves  by                                                               
looking at the video at thevapetalk.org.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP suggested  she leave her written  testimony with the                                                               
committee aide.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:21:03 PM                                                                                                                    
JOE   DARNELL,  Chief   Investigative   Officer,  Tobacco   Youth                                                               
Education &  Enforcement Program, Division of  Behavioral Health,                                                               
Department of Health and Social  Services (DHSS), Juneau, Alaska,                                                               
said  he would  touch on  what  is happening  in enforcement.  He                                                               
explained  that the  youth enforcement  program  started in  2003                                                               
when underage sale of tobacco to  minors was 36 percent. That has                                                               
dropped to  the 4-6 percent  range with education and  changes in                                                               
the licensing laws.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
When  vaping   became  popular,  baseline  studies   showed  that                                                               
underage use of  vaping products over a three year  period was 37                                                               
percent   statewide.  When   data  from   Anchorage  was   viewed                                                               
independently,  it showed  the sell  rate of  vaping products  to                                                               
youth  was  50  percent.  Every other  vape  shop  was  blatantly                                                               
selling to kids, he said. The  numbers started to drop once SB 15                                                               
went into effect on January  1, 2019. In Anchorage, sales dropped                                                               
from 50 percent to 30 percent.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
He said  SB 182 would align  state law with the  new federal law,                                                               
which would help  both the state and businesses  because the laws                                                               
conflict and this puts merchants in  limbo. He said 95 percent of                                                               
the tobacco  and e-cigarette vendors  want to do the  right thing                                                               
and follow the law but it's difficult when the laws don't jibe.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. DARNESS noted  that the ads in convenience  store windows now                                                               
feature e-cigarettes  more frequently  than tobacco. He  said the                                                               
effort to  reduce tobacco  smoking in  youth has  been successful                                                               
and an equally robust effort is needed for electronic products.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:24:48 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BISHOP asked if the  youth enforcement program receives any                                                               
federal money.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  DARNELL  replied  the   program  receives  money  indirectly                                                               
through the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  BISHOP  said  he  wanted   to  know  if  the  state  would                                                               
jeopardize receipt  of federal  funds if it  did not  comply with                                                               
the new federal law.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:25:40 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS  asked Mr.  Darnell what  happens to  youths that                                                               
violate this law.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR.  DARNELL explained  that the  young people  who work  for the                                                               
enforcement  program are  interns  with the  state. They  receive                                                               
several days  of training and  then visit tobacco/vape  shops and                                                               
try  to  purchase  product.  If   the  intern  is  successful  in                                                               
purchasing  tobacco  or  e-cigarettes,   the  vender  receives  a                                                               
citation that requires a court  appearance and a fine that ranges                                                               
from  $300 to  $500. Any  convictions are  sent to  licensing and                                                               
that is  used to  suspend the tobacco  endorsement. On  the first                                                               
offense the retailer can show  seven things they were doing ahead                                                               
of  time  to   mitigate  their  suspension  time.   There  is  no                                                               
opportunity to mitigate a suspension after the first offense.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:27:28 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BISHOP held SB 182 in committee for future consideration.                                                                 

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
L&C Workers Compensation Board Shaw #1.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
Confirmations
L&C Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors Fritz #1.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
Confirmations
SB182 Sponsor Statement ver. A.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB182 Sectional Analysis ver. A.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB182 DRAFT Fiscal Note DCCED-CBPL 02-21-2020.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB182 DRAFT Fiscal Note DHSS-BHA- 02-21-2020.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB182 DRAFT Fiscal Note DOR-TAX 02-21-2020.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB182 Presentation 02-27-2020.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB182 Backup Document FDA Youth Survey 11-11-2019.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB182 Backup Document DHSS Flyer 02-2020.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB182 Backup Document AK Tobacco Facts 2019.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB182 Backup Documents- Research- Links to Videos 02-26-2020.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
Alaska Hire Zones of Underemployment.pdf SL&C 2/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
Alaska Hire