Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205

03/27/2018 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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03:32:32 PM Start
03:33:38 PM Confirmation Hearing(s): Alaska Police Standards Council, Alaska Public Office Commission
03:50:42 PM HB44
04:30:01 PM SB186
04:39:56 PM HB138
05:02:35 PM SB210
05:15:00 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
Consideration of Governor's Appointees
+ Alaska Public Office Commission TELECONFERENCED
- Anne Helzer
+ Alaska Police Standards Council TELECONFERENCED
- Michael Craig
- Justin Doll
- David Knapp
- Larry "Shane" Nicholson
-- Public Testimony on Appointees --
+ HB 138 MARCH: SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 138 Out of Committee
*+ SB 210 SEAFOOD MISREPRESENTATION ON MENUS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 210 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 44 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS: VOTING & CONFLICTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSSSHB 44(STA) Out of Committee
+= SB 186 VOTER REGISTRATION & PFD APP REGISTRATION TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 186(STA) Out of Committee
        SB 186-VOTER REGISTRATION & PFD APP REGISTRATION                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:30:01 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER called the committee  back to order and announced the                                                               
consideration of Senate  Bill 186 (SB 186). He noted  that at the                                                               
previous meeting the committee adopted  an amendment from Senator                                                               
Coghill which made the bill an  opt-in rather than an opt-out. He                                                               
said his office has come back with a committee substitute (CS).                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:30:37 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL  moved to adopt  the CS  for SB 186,  version 30-                                                               
GS2097\D as the working document.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:31:02 PM                                                                                                                    
CHRITINE   MARASIGAN,   Staff,   Senator  Meyer,   Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature,   Juneau,   Alaska,   explained   that   version   D                                                               
incorporates the  amendment that  Senator Coghill offered  in the                                                               
previous  meeting into  the  bill.  She noted  that  at the  same                                                               
meeting there  had been a  second amendment that was  a technical                                                               
amendment to  the bill, but  the amendment needed to  be reworked                                                               
considering the changes that Senator  Coghill's amendment made to                                                               
the original bill.  She said the CS makes the  voting option opt-                                                               
in versus an opt-out.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER asked if there was  an amendment from the Division of                                                               
Elections that was included or is forth coming.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. MARASIGAN replied that there was a revised amendment.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER  removed his objection  to the CS and  announced that                                                               
the CS, version D, was adopted.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:32:34 PM                                                                                                                    
JOSE BAHNKE,  Director, Alaska Division  of Elections,  Office of                                                               
the   Lieutenant   Governor,   Juneau,  Alaska,   announced   her                                                               
availability to address the division's amendment for SB 186.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:32:49 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL moved Amendment 1 dated March 26, 2018.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                          AMENDMENT 1                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     OFFERED IN THE SENATE                                                                                                      
          TO: CSSB 186(STA)                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 16, following "treat":                                                                                        
          Delete "an eligible"                                                                                              
          Insert "a"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 26:                                                                                                           
         Delete "registration of the applicant's                                                                            
         registration status"                                                                                               
         Insert "voter registration"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
    Page 3, line 23, following "(9)":                                                                                           
          Insert "under the procedures established by the                                                                   
          director of the division of elections under AS                                                                    
          15.07.070(k)"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:33:02 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COGHILL objected to review the amendment.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:33:07 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:33:35 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER called the committee back to order.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS.  BAHNKE specified  that the  amendment makes  three technical                                                               
changes. She  noted that the  first change  made on page  2, line                                                               
16, "an eligible"  to "a" was done because the  division does not                                                               
know if  a person  is eligible  at the time,  they apply  for the                                                               
permanent fund dividend (PFD).                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
She explained  that the second  technical change on page  2, line                                                               
26, was  made because of  Senator Coghill's amendment  to provide                                                               
conformity by  adding reference  to the  PFD statute  and clarity                                                               
relating to voter registration.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
She said  the third technical change  on page 3, line  23, allows                                                               
the division director to adopt regulations.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MEYER asked  if committee  members had  questions for  Ms.                                                               
Bahnke regarding Amendment 1.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COGHILL stated that he had no objection.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MEYER  asked  if  the  CS  will  reduce  the  division's                                                               
workload related to sending out cards.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:36:15 PM                                                                                                                    
MS. BAHNKE explained that the  intent for the bill was threefold:                                                               
make  necessary legal  changes to  enhance efficiency,  harmonize                                                               
the  interaction  between the  division  and  the Permanent  Fund                                                               
Division, and reduce expenditures  by avoiding the opt-out mailer                                                               
from  the  PFD  registration  process. She  summarized  that  the                                                               
amendment  will   make  the   harmonizing  changes   and  enhance                                                               
efficiency, but  mailing will  still be required  as part  of the                                                               
division's work.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  GIESSEL  addressed  the  third paragraph  of  the  third                                                               
fiscal note and  pointed out the sentence,  "Reoccurring costs of                                                               
$360,000  will be  needed to  hire temporary  workers to  process                                                               
notices."  She asked  if the  division is  willing to  absorb the                                                               
cost.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. BAHNKE answered correct.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER removed his objection  and announced that Amendment 1                                                               
is adopted.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:38:19 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  GIESSEL  moved  to report  CSSB  186(STA),  version  30-                                                               
GS2097\D    as   amended    from   committee    with   individual                                                               
recommendations and pending zero fiscal notes.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:38:33 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER announced  that there being no  objection, the motion                                                               
carried.                                                                                                                        

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
APOC Alaska Public Office Commission HELZER.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
Confirmation Hearing
Police Standards Council DOLL.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
Confirmation Hearing
Police Standards Council KNAPP.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
Confirmation Hearing
Police Standards Council NICHOLSON.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
Confirmation Hearing
Police Standards Council CRAIG.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
Confirmation Hearing
HB 138 Version D.PDF SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Sectional Analysis .pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Legislative Research History of Sobriety Awareness Month in Alaska.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Letter of Support Set Free Alaska (1).pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Support Resolutions and Letters.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
SB 210 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Version D.PDF SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Sectional Analysis.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Supporting Doc 1 Oceana Study 2015 Press Release Mislabeling Salmon.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Supporting Doc 2 Oceana Study 2015 Fact Sheet Mislabeling Salmon.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Supporting Doc 3 Oceana Study 2015 Full Report Mislabeling Salmon.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Supporting Doc 4 Mislabeled Fish a National Problem - Boston Globe (2013).pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Supporting Doc 5 Bait and switch - UCLA Study (2017).pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Supporting Doc 6 Seafood Fraud is Literally Everywhere - Eater (2016).pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Supporting Doc 7 Mislabeled Foods Find Their Way to Dinner Tables - NYT (2012).pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Supporting Doc 8 Letter of Support - United Fishermen of Alaska (March 2018).pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
SB 210 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 210
CSSB 186 Version D.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 186
CSHB 44 Version N.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 44
CSHB 44 Legal Memo 3.21.18.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 44
CSSB 186 Amendment DOE 3.27.2018.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 186
HB 138 Support American College of Emergency Physicians.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Support email.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Support John Green.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Support Letter Chugach Alaska Corporation.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Support Letter Eklutna Fallen Up.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Support Email Kelly Marre.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Sobriety Awareness Month Presentation.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138
HB 138 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research in AK Summary.pdf SSTA 3/27/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 138