Legislature(2009 - 2010)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

03/25/2010 09:00 AM STATE AFFAIRS


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09:40:07 AM Start
09:40:48 AM HCR20
09:44:15 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out HCR 20 of Committee
+ HB 24 PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE FOR VETERANS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
            SENATE STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                           
                         March 25, 2010                                                                                         
                           9:40 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Linda Menard, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Kevin Meyer, Vice Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Albert Kookesh                                                                                                          
Senator Joe Paskvan                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hollis French                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 24                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to a public procurement preference for Alaska                                                                  
veterans."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - BILL HEARING CANCELED                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20                                                                                              
Proclaiming the month of April 2010 to be Sexual Assault                                                                        
Awareness Month.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HCR 20 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HCR 20                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH                                                                                     
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) FAIRCLOUGH                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
02/17/10       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/17/10       (H)       STA                                                                                                    
03/09/10       (H)       STA AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
03/09/10       (H)       Moved Out of Committee                                                                                 
03/09/10       (H)       MINUTE(STA)                                                                                            
03/10/10       (H)       STA RPT 6DP                                                                                            
03/10/10       (H)       DP: JOHNSON, GATTO, SEATON, GRUENBERG,                                                                 
                         PETERSEN, LYNN                                                                                         
03/10/10       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
03/10/10       (H)       VERSION: HCR 20                                                                                        
03/12/10       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/12/10       (S)       STA                                                                                                    
03/25/10       (S)       STA AT 9:00 AM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
KAREN SCHUESSLER                                                                                                                
Staff to Representative Anna Fairclough                                                                                         
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, AK                                                                                                                      
POSITION STATEMENT: Presented HCR 20 for the sponsor.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
9:40:07 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LINDA  MENARD called  the  Senate  State Affairs  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 9:40  a.m. Present at the  call to                                                               
order were Senators Meyer, Paskvan, Kookesh and Menard.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
             HCR 20-SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:40:48 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MENARD announced the consideration of HCR 20.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
KAREN SCHUESSLER, aide to Representative  Fairclough, said HCR 20                                                               
proclaims  April  2010  to be  Sexual  Assault  Awareness  month.                                                               
Sexual assault affects men, women  and children of all racial and                                                               
economic backgrounds.  A person  is 2.6 times  more likely  to be                                                               
sexually  assaulted  in  Alaska  than  any  other  state.  Sexual                                                               
assault  leaves long-lasting  physical and  emotional scars  that                                                               
can influence every aspect of an individual's life.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:42:03 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MENARD opened and closed public testimony.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MEYER noted that he  and Representative Fairclough served                                                               
on the Standing  Together Against Rape (STAR)  board of directors                                                               
for years.  He suggested  that bringing  the resolution  up every                                                               
year, rather  than making it  permanent, acts as a  reminder that                                                               
sexual assault is a problem in Alaska that needs continual work.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MENARD said she appreciated  the voice for victims of these                                                               
crimes.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PASKVAN  commented that he  also feels that  bringing the                                                               
resolution up each  year is important; it is  actively before the                                                               
Legislature and is not forgotten about.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:43:48 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MEYER moved to report HCR 20 from committee with                                                                        
individual recommendations and attached zero fiscal note(s).                                                                    
There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:44:15 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MENARD, seeing no further business to come before the                                                                     
committee, adjourned the meeting at 9:44 a.m.                                                                                   

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