Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205

04/03/2018 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ HB 96 TAXES;DEDUCTIONS;FEES;TAX STAMP DISCOUNT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ HB 168 REPEAL ADMIN. REG. REVIEW COMMITTEE TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 168 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+ HCR 10 UNIFORM RULES: REGULATION REVIEW TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCR 10 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+ HB 20 SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGE: ELECTED OFFICIALS TELECONFERENCED
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           HB 168-REPEAL ADMIN. REG. REVIEW COMMITTEE                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:28:45 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER announced the consideration of HB 168.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:29:22 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE MIKE  CHENAULT, Alaska State  Legislature, Juneau,                                                               
Alaska, sponsor of HB 168, provided an overview as follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     House Bill 168 repeals  that statutes pertaining to the                                                                    
     Administrative  Regulation   Review  Committee  (ARRC).                                                                    
     According  to   an  analysis   that  was   provided  by                                                                    
     Legislative Research,  the ARRC has not  overturned any                                                                    
     regulations as  a result  of these  committee hearings.                                                                    
     Although AS  24.20.445 provides that the  committee can                                                                    
     suspend  regulations for  certain amount  of time,  the                                                                    
     Alaska  Supreme Court  found in  a 1980  case that  the                                                                    
     Legislature  has  no  implied   power  to  veto  agency                                                                    
     regulations  by informal  legislative  action and  such                                                                    
     action   would  violate   Article   2   of  the   state                                                                    
     constitution. The  actions that  are available  for the                                                                    
     ARRC are  to introduce  legislation to supersede  or to                                                                    
     nullify regulations; however,  Legislative Research was                                                                    
     not able to  find any effort to do so  from 2000 to the                                                                    
     present.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT summarized as follows:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     What we are  doing is trying to get rid  of a committee                                                                    
     that we  see no real value  in. As I stated,  it hasn't                                                                    
     introduced any  legislation committee-wise on  a number                                                                    
     of  years,  even  though  they have  had  a  number  of                                                                    
     meetings,  no legislation  has  been introduced.  Also,                                                                    
     you  have before  you  House  Concurrent Resolution  10                                                                    
     which   would  allow   the  jurisdiction   of  standing                                                                    
     committees   to  oversee   the   purposed  or   adopted                                                                    
     regulations  to  replace  regulation oversite  that  is                                                                    
     currently under ARRC.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER asked that Mr. Wright highlight the bill's sectional                                                                
analysis.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:32:23 PM                                                                                                                    
TOM   WRIGHT,  Staff,   Representative  Chenault,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, explained  that there were four  pages that repealed                                                               
23  sections  and  the  main  section,  section  3,  deletes  the                                                               
regulations for the ARRC as follows:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Review  of   administrative  regulations   by  standing                                                                    
     committees of the Legislature and  it allows a standing                                                                    
     committee   of   jurisdiction   consistent   with   the                                                                    
     Legislature's Uniform  Rules and  that's why HCR  10 is                                                                    
     in  front of  you,  to review  or  purposed or  adopted                                                                    
     regulation an amendment of a  regulation or a repeal of                                                                    
     a regulation,  and it  repeals language  stating before                                                                    
     the date  the regulation  scheduled by a  department or                                                                    
     agency to be adopted, amended or repealed.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
He summarized that the rest of the sections were conforming, any                                                                
reference to the ARRC were deleted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MEYER  said  he  believed that  the  Legislature  has  not                                                               
budgeted for ARRC for some time.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT replied  that ARRC  was not  funded last                                                               
year and confirmed that there was  no money in the budget for the                                                               
present year.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER commented  that when ARRC was first  started that the                                                               
intent was good.  He opined that as regulations  get written that                                                               
sometimes the  result was not  the bill's intention.  He asserted                                                               
that  having oversite  over regulations  was important  but noted                                                               
that  HB  168  purposes  that   standing  committees  would  have                                                               
jurisdiction.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:34:33 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL disclosed that she  served on ARRC for four year.                                                               
She confirmed  that the committee never  repealed any regulation.                                                               
She  noted one  incident  where  ARRC received  a  lot of  public                                                               
comment that  resulted in the  committee convincing  a department                                                               
not  to  put  out  a certain  regulation  package;  however,  she                                                               
conceded  that  the  same  process  could have  been  done  by  a                                                               
legislator  at  any  time.  She  pointed  out  that  ARRC  had  a                                                               
substantial budget  appropriation with a designated  staff member                                                               
who had to follow all the  regulation packages that came out. She                                                               
concurred that eliminating  ARRC would save money  and the action                                                               
was positive.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT  recounted receiving notice from  Legislative Legal on                                                               
problematic regulations  when he served in  the speaker's office.                                                               
He noted  that he  passed the  notices on  to ARRC  and disclosed                                                               
that he did  not remember any hearings based on  the notices that                                                               
he  forwarded.  He  pointed  out that  when  a  somewhat  ominous                                                               
regulation is enacted  that the public will  let legislators know                                                               
that they  do not like  it and  referenced a recent  airplane tax                                                               
that  the  administration decided  not  to  go forward  with.  He                                                               
concurred with  Senator Giessel that individual  legislators have                                                               
the right to introduce legislation to repeal a regulation.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:36:36 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  GIESSEL disclosed  that she  has introduction  two bills                                                               
during  the current  session that  will  repeal regulations.  She                                                               
agreed  with  Mr. Wright  that  legislators  can certainly  carry                                                               
legislation to repeal regulations.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT  disclosed  that  his  office  has  also                                                               
introduced legislation over the years  to repeal statutes that no                                                               
longer worked.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MEYER   asked  to  confirm  that   one  of  Representative                                                               
Chenault's bills repealed branding.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT answered yes.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MEYER asked how long ARRC has been in existence.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. WRIGHT stated that ARRC was created in 2003-2004.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT informed  that ARRC  has been  in effect                                                               
since the early  1980s. He noted that his  office had Legislative                                                               
Research  go  back  to 2003,  the  Twenty-third  Legislature.  He                                                               
disclosed that ARRC had 30 meetings  since 2003 and noted that 15                                                               
meetings   occurred  in   2013-2014   during  the   Twenty-eighth                                                               
Legislature, but the  average year since 2003 had between  2 to 5                                                               
meetings.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:38:23 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER closed public testimony.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:38:52 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL moved to report  HB 168, version 30-LS0682\A from                                                               
committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached  zero                                                               
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:39:09 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MEYER announced  that there being no  objection, the motion                                                               
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:39:13 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 118 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Version D.PDF SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Sectional Analysis.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Support Material - Americans and Cybersecurity - Pew Research Center.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Support Material - Data Brokers-Companies Are Buying, Sharing Your Online Info-All Tech Considered - NPR.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Opposition Letter SPSC.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Support Material - Marketing Dataveillance and Digital Privacy- Ashworth and Free.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Support Material - Right to Know Act -ACLU of Northern CA.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Support Material - When Companies Sell Customer Information Gathered Through the Internet- Henderson.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
HB 96 Sponsor Statement ver D 2.28.18.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 96
HB 96 Version D.PDF SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 96
HB 96 Supporting Documents Statutes Repealed by HB 96 2.20.18.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 96
HB 96 Supporting Documents IE HFIN DOR Subcommitee Report 2.12.18.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 96
HB 96 Fiscal Note3.OMB2476.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 96
HB 96 Fiscal Note 2.OMB2808.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 96
HB 96 Fiscal Note 1.OMB2360.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 96
HB 168 Version A.PDF SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 168
HB 168 Sponsor Statement-2018.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 168
HB 168-Sectional Analysis-2018.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 168
HB 168 Version A.PDF SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 168
HB 168 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 168
HCR 10 Version A.PDF SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HCR 10
HCR 10-Sponsor Statement-2018.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HCR 10
HCR 10 Uniform Rule 20-2018.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HCR 10
HCR 10 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HCR 10
HB 20 Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 Version O.PDF SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 Summary of Changes.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 Letters of Support - Various Emails.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 Letter of Support - Martin Eldridge.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 Letter of Support - Alaskans Together for Equality.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 Letter of Support - Alaska Family Council.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 Letter of Opposition - Alaska Family Action.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB152 ver N Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SSTA 4/5/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 152
HB 152 Version N.PDF SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SSTA 4/5/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 152
HB152 Memo of Changes 3.20.18.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SSTA 4/5/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 152
HB152 Additional Documents-DMVA Letter and bill info 3.19.18.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SSTA 4/5/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 152
HB152 Supporting Document-DMVA Letter and Sectional 3.19.18.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SSTA 4/5/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 152
HB152 Opposing Document-Letter Lawrence Wood 3.19.18.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SSTA 4/5/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 152
HB 152 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SSTA 4/5/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 152
SB 118 Opposition Letter Data and Marketing.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Testimony Digital Privacy Alliance.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
SB 118 Opposition Letter Data and Marketing.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
SB 118
HB 20 Letter of Support Alaska Family Action.pdf SSTA 4/3/2018 3:30:00 PM
HB 20