Legislature(2019 - 2020)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

03/10/2020 01:30 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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01:31:49 PM Start
01:32:45 PM Confirmation Hearing(s)
01:48:54 PM SB182
02:00:43 PM SB195
02:03:32 PM SB68
02:37:21 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Consideration of Governor's Appointees: TELECONFERENCED
Board of Direct-Entry Midwives - Amanda Penwell
Board of Psychologists & Psychological Examiners
- Bradley McConnell
- Bernard Gatewood
- Christina Durham
Board of Nursing - Lena Lafferty
Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers
- Wendy Lawrence
Board of Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors
- Fred Wallis
-- Public Testimony on All Appointees --
+= SB 182 AGE FOR NICOTINE/E-CIG; TAX E-CIG. TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 182(L&C) Out of Committee
*+ SB 68 DENTAL HYGIENIST ADVANCED PRAC PERMIT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 195 BD OF DIRECTORS: DOMESTIC INSURERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 195 Out of Committee
           SB 182-AGE FOR NICOTINE/E-CIG; TAX E-CIG.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:48:54 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."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:48:58 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS  moved to adopt the proposed  committee substitute                                                              
(CS)  for  SB   182,  work  order  31-LS1478\S,   as  the  working                                                              
document.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP objected for an explanation of the changes.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:49:15 PM                                                                                                                    
TIM   LAMKIN,   Staff,   Senator  Gary   Stevens,   Alaska   State                                                              
Legislature,  Juneau,   Alaska,  explained  the  changes   in  the                                                              
committee  substitute for  SB 182,  Version  S. He  said the  bill                                                              
will  conform  Alaska  statutes  to federal  law.  Last  December,                                                              
Congress  passed the  law  requiring anyone  who  buys, sells,  or                                                              
possesses  tobacco products  to be at  least 21  years of  age. He                                                              
explained  that  the products  affected  by  the federal  law  are                                                              
categorized  as:  cigarettes,  other  tobacco  products,  products                                                              
containing  nicotine,  and  electronic   smoking  products  (CONE)                                                              
products.  Many  states  have  a  robust  system  to  monitor  and                                                              
enforce  compliance with  standard brick  and mortar  storefronts,                                                              
but  there  is not  a  system to  enforce  internet-based  vendors                                                              
selling CONE  products. Version  S will  reflect restrictions  for                                                              
online  sales. He  said  substantial  evidence shows  that  minors                                                              
currently acquire  these products from vendors who  skirt Alaska's                                                              
existing  laws   for  storefront  retailers.  Under   the  federal                                                              
Tobacco  Control Act,  the federal  Food  and Drug  Administration                                                              
(FDA)  has  the  authority  to take  these  actions.  However,  no                                                              
actions have  been taken  against online  sales. In that  absence,                                                              
states   are  beginning   to   change   their  laws.   Version   S                                                              
incorporates  what  several  other  states have  done  to  address                                                              
online  sales.  First,  it will  repeal  existing  exemptions  for                                                              
individuals  who   are  incarcerated.  Second,  the   online  CONE                                                              
venders  must   be  licensed  with   the  state.  Third,   an  age                                                              
verification  must  be made  at  the  point of  purchase.  Fourth,                                                              
packages  must be  clearly labeled  as  containing CONE  products,                                                              
and finally,  an age  verification must  be made  at the  point of                                                              
delivery.  He related  his  understanding that  the  bill will  be                                                              
silent  on  taxes  and  allow  the  Senate  Finance  Committee  to                                                              
address that aspect.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:52:30 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. LAMKIN reviewed the sectional analysis of SB 182, Version S:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Title:  Adds  relating  to  transportation  of  tobacco,                                                                   
     products  containing  nicotine  and  electronic  smoking                                                                   
     products.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 3: (Page  2 lines 26-27) AS 11.76.105(a,)  relating                                                                   
     to  minor  possession  of  tobacco  or  E-Cig  products,                                                                   
     repeals an exemption for those in jail.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  9:   (Page  5,   lines  24-26)  AS   43.50.105(b),                                                                   
     Relating  to transporting  cigarettes into  the state  a                                                                   
     wholesaler or  distributor must use an  age verification                                                                   
     service to confirm the age of an online purchaser.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 10: (Page  6, Lines 6-7) AS 43.50.105(c),  relating                                                                   
     to  common  carriers  (FedEx, UPS,  USPS  etc)  shipping                                                                   
     cigarettes  into  the  state, requires  the  carrier  to                                                                   
     verify  the  age  of  the  recipient  before  completing                                                                   
     delivery.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 15:  (Page 7, Lines  14-31, continued through  Page                                                                   
     8-9)  AS  43.30.325,  is  a  new  section,  relating  to                                                                   
     transportation    of    tobacco    products,    products                                                                   
     containing  nicotine, and  E-Cig  products into  Alaska,                                                                   
     establishes  identical  shipping restrictions  as  those                                                                   
     placed on cigarettes; licensing and age verification.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 27:  (page 15, Line  14) AS.76.100(e),  relating to                                                                   
     selling  or gifting  cigarettes or tobacco  to a  minor,                                                                   
     repeals an exemption for those in jail.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP  noted that the  fiscal aspects  will be taken  up in                                                              
the Senate Finance Committee.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:55:36 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS  commented that  he appreciated the  clarification                                                              
on taxation.  He acknowledged that it  is important to  be fair to                                                              
the shops in Alaska.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP removed his objection.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:56:07 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS  moved to  report the  CS for  SB 182,  work order                                                              
31-LS1478\S  from committee  with  individual recommendations  and                                                              
attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP  found no  objection and  CSSB 182(L&C) was  reported                                                              
from the Senate Labor and Commerce Standing Committee.                                                                          

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
L&C Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors Wallis #1.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
Confirmations
L&C Direct Entry Midwives Penwell #1.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
Confirmations
L&C Psychologists and Psychological Examiners Durham #1.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
Confirmations
L&C Nursing Lafferty #2.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
Confirmations
L&C Psychologists and Psychological Examiners Gatewood #1.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
Confirmations
L&C Psychologists and Psychological Examiners McConnell #1.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
Confirmations
L&C Real Estate Appraisers Lawrence #1.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
Confirmations
SB 68 draft CS ver R.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB 68 Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB 68 Sectional Analysis ver. R 03-7-2020.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB 68 Supporting Document education comparison 4-9-19.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB 68 Supporting Document FAQs 4-9-19.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB 68 Supporting Document Alaska Dental HPSAs.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB 68 Supporting Document HPSA Underserved Dental Map 3-13-19.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB 68 Supporting Document RDHAP Allowed Services.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB 68 Supporting Document scope of practice by state 4-9-19.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB 68 Supporting Document ADHA 3rd Party Reimbursement 04.11.19.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB 68 Public Comment 3-3-2020.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 68
SB182 Draft Committee Substitute Version S.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB182 Explanation of Changes Version A to S.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB 182 Public Comment 3-10-2020.pdf SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 182
SB 195 Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 3/5/2020 1:30:00 PM
SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 Sectional Analysis ver. A.pdf SL&C 3/5/2020 1:30:00 PM
SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 DRAFT Fiscal Note DCCED-DOI 02-28-2020.pdf SL&C 3/5/2020 1:30:00 PM
SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 Letters of Support 3-04-2020.pdf SL&C 3/5/2020 1:30:00 PM
SL&C 3/10/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 195