Legislature(2003 - 2004)

03/04/2004 03:30 PM Senate STA

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          SB 255-ILLEGAL USE TRAFFIC PREEMPTION DEVICE                                                                      
CHAIR GARY  STEVENS announced SB  255 to be up  for consideration                                                               
and asked for  a motion to adopt the committee  substitute as the                                                               
working document.                                                                                                               
SENATOR JOHN COWDERY made a motion  to adopt the \I version of SB
255 for discussion purposes. There  being no objection, it was so                                                               
CHAIR GARY STEVENS asked Mr. Michel to explain the changes.                                                                     
DENNIS MICHEL, staff to Senator  Gene Therriault, said the change                                                               
occurs on page 1, lines 14  & 15 so that "motor vehicles involved                                                               
in  highway  maintenance  or  public  transit  ...can  either  be                                                               
authorized   by   Department   of  Transportation   [and   Public                                                               
Facilities]  or the  local municipality  that they  are operating                                                               
within."  He  said  this  change  was  made  to  accommodate  the                                                               
situation  in Anchorage  in which  the municipality  controls all                                                               
state roads within  its borders. "To have the  state involved and                                                               
the municipality makes sense so all bases are covered," he said.                                                                
There were no questions.                                                                                                        
SENATOR COWDERY made  a motion to move CSSB  255(STA), \I version                                                               
from committee  with individual  recommendations and  zero fiscal                                                               
note. There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                              

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