Legislature(2003 - 2004)

02/20/2003 03:30 PM STA

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                   SB  49-2003 REVISOR'S BILL                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
PAMELA FINLEY,  Revisor of  Statutes, presented  SB 49  and noted                                                               
the attached  sectional analysis. The  purpose of the bill  is to                                                               
correct drafting errors so statutes  align with policy previously                                                               
decided by the Legislature. This is an annual "clean up" bill.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
She  advised members  she had  two  amendments to  the bill.  She                                                               
asked whether Chair Taylor had amendment \D.1 in his packet.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TAYLOR  replied   he  and  other  members   did  have  the                                                               
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. FINLEY explained  the recorders office was  authorized to use                                                               
serial numbers for recording documents  rather than book and page                                                               
numbers in 1996.  Unfortunately, a number of  other statutes that                                                               
should  have been  amended to  reflect this  change were  not, so                                                               
this amendment simply  adds a reference to a serial  number as an                                                               
alternative to book and page numbers.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TAYLOR called  for a  motion  to adopt  the amendment  for                                                               
discussion purposes.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY  made a motion  to adopt  amendment 23-LS0192\D.1                                                               
Finley 2/10/03 for discussion purposes.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR DYSON asked whether the  amendment put in new Sections 11                                                               
and 12 making the old Section 11 Section 13.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. FINLEY replied that is correct.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TAYLOR called  for  the record  to  reflect Senator  Guess                                                               
joined the meeting.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR DYSON asked about concerns  expressed by Stacie Kraly and                                                               
whether she objected to the amendment.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. FINLEY explained  Ms. Kraly's memo is a  separate matter from                                                               
\D.1 and she would explain that subsequently.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TAYLOR  informed  Senator Guess  amendment  1,  designated                                                               
Finley 2/10/03 \D.1, was pending  adoption. He then explained the                                                               
amendment to the Senator.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
There being no  objection, amendment 1, Finley  2/10/03 \D.1, was                                                               
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. FINLEY introduced amendment 2,  which deletes Sections 60, 61                                                               
and 66.  Those sections  involve a  name change  from the  Aid to                                                               
Families  with   Dependent  Children   to  the   federal  program                                                               
Temporary  Assistance for  Needy Families.  Apparently, when  the                                                               
Department of Health  and Social Services looked  at the sections                                                               
again they realized  there are substantive problems  they want to                                                               
fix elsewhere. Changing  the name would actually  cause them more                                                               
difficulties.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TAYLOR  called for  the record  to reflect  Senator Hoffman                                                               
joined the meeting.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TAYLOR  asked for a motion  to amend by removing  the three                                                               
sections                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COWDERY made  a motion  to adopt  amendment 2  to remove                                                               
Sections 60,61 and 66 from 23-LS0192\D.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, amendment 2 was adopted.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TAYLOR asked whether there were additional amendments.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. FINLEY replied she had nothing further.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TAYLOR thanked  Ms. Finley and expressed  gratitude for her                                                               
excellent work.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being  no further testimony  on SB 49, Chair  Taylor called                                                               
for a motion to move the bill from committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COWDERY  made  a  motion  to move  CSSB  49  (STA)  from                                                               
committee with individual recommendations.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection it was so ordered.                                                                                     

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