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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled


(H)EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 21 Monday 8:00 AMCAPITOL 106
Joint w/ Senate EDC
+ Presentation on Foundation Funding Formula by TELECONFERENCED
Dept. of Education & Early Development

(S)EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 21 Monday 8:00 AMCAPITOL 106
+ Joint w/ House Education TELECONFERENCED
Overview: Education Funding, Foundation Formula
Alaska Department of Education & Early Dev.

(S)FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 21 Monday 9:00 AMSENATE FINANCE 532
No Meeting Scheduled

(H)JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 21 Monday 1:00 PMCAPITOL 120
+ Member Introductions and Committee Overview TELECONFERENCED
-- Teleconference <Invitation Only> --

(H)RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 21 Monday 1:00 PMBARNES 124
+ Division Overviews: TELECONFERENCED
Dept. of Natural Resources

(H)FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 21 Monday 1:30 PMHOUSE FINANCE 519
+ Governor's FY14 Budget Overview: TELECONFERENCED
- Dept. of Revenue
- Alaska Court System

(S)HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 21 Monday 1:30 PMBUTROVICH 205
No Meeting Scheduled

(S)JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 21 Monday 1:30 PMBELTZ 105 (TSBldg)
No Meeting Scheduled

(H)LABOR & COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 21 Monday 3:15 PMBARNES 124
No Meeting Scheduled

(S)RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 21 Monday 3:30 PMBUTROVICH 205
+ Dept. of Natural Resources Overview - Continued TELECONFERENCED
Commissioner Dan Sullivan
Deputy Commissioner Joe Balash
Deputy Commissioner Ed Fogels
Division of Oil & Gas - on "Who's Keeping the
Lights & Heat On?" Problems & Solutions
Paul Decker, Petroleum Geologist
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --

(H)STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 8:00 AMCAPITOL 106
+ Overviews: TELECONFERENCED
- Dept. of Administration
- Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC)

(H)COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 8:00 AMBARNES 124
Overview: Dept. of Commerce, Community &
Economic Development, Division of Community &
Regional Affairs

(S)STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 9:00 AMBUTROVICH 205
+ Federal Overreach: Activities of Departments of TELECONFERENCED
Law and Natural Resources
Overview and Presentations by Attorney General
Geraghty and Dept. of Natural Resources
Commissioner Sullivan

(S)FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 9:00 AMSENATE FINANCE 532
FY14 Budget Overview
Karen Rehfeld - Office of Management & Budget
+ Trinity Tomsic - Federal Funds Information for TELECONFERENCED
States - Federal Budget Overview
<Agenda Item Postponed to 1/23/13>

(H)FISHERIES SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 10:00 AMCAPITOL 120
No Meeting Scheduled

(H)COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES OTHER COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 10:15 AMSPEAKER'S CHAMBER
Committee on Committees

(S)MISCELLANEOUS MEETING OTHER COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 12:00 PMCAPITOL 120
Lunch and Learn
FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge
Robotics
Boy Scouts from Southeast FIRST LEGO League
Team Will Demonstrate Their Robots
Sponsored by the Senate Education Committee

(H)ECON. DEV., TRADE & TOURISM SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 12:00 PMBUTROVICH 205
-- Rescheduled from 01/23/13 --
Lunch & Learn:
Presentations by Pacific NorthWest Economic
Region (PNWER)
- Presentations of Arctic Caucus, Canada
Perspective by Bob McLeod, Premier of Northwest
Territories & by Representative Bob Herron
- Announcement of PNWER Annual Summit July 2013
by Senator Lesil McGuire

(H)RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 12:00 PMCAPITOL 106
+ Lunch & Learn: "Underground Mining Methods" TELECONFERENCED
Presentation by Mike Satre, Executive Director,
Council of Alaska Producers

(H)TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 1:00 PMSENATE FINANCE 532
-- Location Change --
Joint w/ Senate TRA
+ - Overview: Dept. of Transportation & Public TELECONFERENCED
Facilities (DOT) by Commissioner Pat Kemp
- Surface Transportation (incl. Roads to
Resources) by DOT
- Map-21 Presentation by DOT

(S)TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 1:00 PMSENATE FINANCE 532
-- Time and Location Change --
+ Joint w/ House Transportation TELECONFERENCED
Department of Transportation Overview -
Commissioner Pat Kemp
Surface Transportation (incl. Roads to Resources)
Department of Transportation/Public Facilities
(DOT/PF)
Map-21 Presentation - DOT/PF

(H)MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 1:00 PMCAPITOL 120
No Meeting Scheduled

(S)LABOR & COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 1:30 PMBELTZ 105 (TSBldg)
No Meeting Scheduled

(H)FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 1:30 PMHOUSE FINANCE 519
+ Presentation: "Federal Funding Issues" by TrinityTELECONFERENCED
Tomsic, Deputy Executive Director, Federal Funds
Information for States (FFIS)
- Overview of federal funds and grants in Alaska,
the Fiscal Cliff, possible impacts of the Budget
Control Act (sequestration), and future outlook
of federal/state relations
*+ HB 64 BUDGET: CAPITAL TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
*+ HB 65 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
*+ HB 66 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
(Introductions Only, No Public Testimony)
+ Governor's FY14 Budget Overview: TELECONFERENCED
- University of Alaska

(H)HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 3:00 PMCAPITOL 106
+ Overview Presentation TELECONFERENCED

(S)COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 3:30 PMBELTZ 105 (TSBldg)
No Meeting Scheduled
Due to Special Comm On Taps Throughput Meeting
at this Time

(S)SPECIAL COMM ON TAPS THROUGHPUT SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 22 Tuesday 3:30 PMBELTZ 105 (TSBldg)
*+ SB 21 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Commissioner Dan Sullivan, Department of TELECONFERENCED
Natural Resources
Commissioner Bryan Butcher, Department of Revenue
Deputy Commissioner Joe Balash, Department
of Natural Resources
Michael Pawlowski, Oil & Gas Development
Project Manager, Department of Revenue
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --

(S)EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 8:00 AMBELTZ 105 (TSBldg)
+ Presentation: Science, Technology, Engineering, TELECONFERENCED
and Math (STEM) Education in Alaska FIRST
Robotics - STEM-AK, Juneau Economic Development
Council
*+ SB 17 EXTEND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held

(H)EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 8:00 AMCAPITOL 106
No Meeting Scheduled

(H)ENERGY SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 8:00 AMBARNES 124
+ Overview: Cook Inlet Gas Supply Study - TELECONFERENCED
2012 Update
Presentations by:
Bill Van Dyke, Petrotechnical Resources Alaska;
Jim Posey, Municipal Light & Power; Bradley
Evans, Chugach Electric Assoc.; Moira Smith &
John Sims, ENSTAR Natural Gas; Mayor Dan
Sullivan, Municipality of Anchorage

(H)HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 8:30 AMHOUSE FINANCE 519
+ Department Level FY14 TELECONFERENCED
Budget Overview
Office of the Commissioner

(S)FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 9:00 AMSENATE FINANCE 532
+ David Teal - Legislative Finance Division - TELECONFERENCED
FY14 Budget Overview
Federal Budget Overview: Federal Funds
Information for States
- Trinity Tomsic, Deputy Executive Director at
Federal Funds Information for States
<Agenda Item Rescheduled from 1/22/13>

(H)ECON. DEV., TRADE & TOURISM SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 12:00 PMBUTROVICH 205
-- Rescheduled to 01/22/13 --
Lunch & Learn:
Presentations by Pacific NorthWest Economic
Region (PNWER)
- Presentations of Arctic Caucus, Canada
Perspective by Bob McLeod, Premier of Northwest
Territories & by Representative Bob Herron
- Announcement of PNWER Annual Summit July 2013
by Senator Lesil McGuire

(H)ENERGY SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 12:00 PMCAPITOL 106
+ Lunch & Learn: TELECONFERENCED
"The Big Picture of Alaska Electric Energy"
Presentation by Representatives of the Alaska
Power Association's Manager's Forum

(H)RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 1:00 PMBARNES 124
+ Division Overviews: TELECONFERENCED
- Dept. of Environmental Conservation
- Dept. of Natural Resources

(H)JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 1:30 PMCAPITOL 120
-- Please Note Time Change --
Joint w/ Senate JUD
+ Overviews: TELECONFERENCED
Alaska Court System
Office of the Public Defender
Office of Public Advocacy
-- Teleconference <Invitation Only> --

(H)FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 1:30 PMHOUSE FINANCE 519
=+ HB 65 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
=+ HB 66 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Governor's FY14 Budget Overview: TELECONFERENCED
- Dept. of Public Safety
- Dept. of Corrections
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED

(S)HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 1:30 PMBUTROVICH 205
No Meeting Scheduled

(S)JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 1:30 PMCAPITOL 120
-- Note Location Change --
+ Joint w/ House Judiciary TELECONFERENCED
Overview: Alaska Court System
Overview: Office of the Public Defender
Overview: Office of Public Advocacy
<Teleconference Invitation Only>

(H)LABOR & COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 3:15 PMBARNES 124
+ Overview: Dept. of Commerce, Community & TELECONFERENCED
Economic Development, Various Divisions

(S)RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 23 Wednesday 3:30 PMBUTROVICH 205
+ "Who's Keeping the Lights & Heat On?" TELECONFERENCED
Problems & Solutions
Railbelt Utilities
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
*+ SB 29 CRUISE SHIP WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
Commissioner Larry Hartig, Dept. of Environmental
Conservation
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --

(H)FISH & GAME FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 7:00 AMHOUSE FINANCE 519
Department Overview

(S)SPECIAL COMM ON IN-STATE ENERGY SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 7:30 AMBUTROVICH 205
+ Overview Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) TELECONFERENCED

(H)COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 8:00 AMBARNES 124
No Meeting Scheduled

(H)STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 9:00 AMBELTZ 105 (TSBldg)
-- Please Note Time & Location Change --
Joint w/ Senate STA
+ Federal Overreach: Activities of Departments of TELECONFERENCED
Law and Natural Resources
- Overview and Presentations by Department Staff
on State Activities Related to R.S. 2477
Easements Over Federal Lands and Disputes Over
Submerged Lands and Navigable Waters

(S)STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 9:00 AMBELTZ 105 (TSBldg)
Joint w/ House State Affairs
+ Federal Overreach: Activities of Departments of TELECONFERENCED
Law and Natural Resources
Overview and Presentations by Department Staff
on State Activities Related to RS 2477 Easements
Over Federal Lands and Disputes Over Submerged
Lands and Navigable Waters

(S)FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 9:00 AMSENATE FINANCE 532
+ Department of Revenue - State's Savings TELECONFERENCED
Accounts Update
Overview of Fall 2012 Revenue Forecast

(H)FISHERIES SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 10:00 AMCAPITOL 120
No Meeting Scheduled

(H)TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 1:00 PMSENATE FINANCE 532
-- Location Change --
Joint w/ Senate TRA
+ - Overview of Aviation by Deputy Comissioner TELECONFERENCED
Steve Hatter, Dept. of Transportation & Public
Facitlities
+ - New Direction on Vessel Acquisition TELECONFERENCED
-- Public Testimony on above item --

(H)MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 1:00 PMCAPITOL 120
No Meeting Scheduled

(S)TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 1:00 PMSENATE FINANCE 532
+ -- Time and Location Change -- TELECONFERENCED
Joint w/ House Transportation
DOT/PF Overview of Aviation - Deputy Commissioner
Steve Hatter
Public Testimony of New Direction on Vessel
Acquisition

(S)LABOR & COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 1:30 PMBELTZ 105 (TSBldg)
*+ SB 8 PHARMACY AUDITS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Postponed>
*+ SB 14 ELECTRIC/TELEPHONE COOPS: BOARD TERMS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 14 Out of Committee
*+ SB 16 BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Postponed>

(H)FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 1:30 PMHOUSE FINANCE 519
=+ HB 65 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
=+ HB 66 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Governor's FY14 Budget Overview: TELECONFERENCED
- Dept. of Education & Early Development
+ Presentations: "Alaska's Revenue Forecast, TELECONFERENCED
Including Change in Methodology" by:
- Bryan Butcher, Commissioner, Dept. of Revenue;
Bruce Tangeman, Deputy Commissioner, Dept. of
Revenue; William Barron, Director, Division of
Oil & Gas, Dept. of Natural Resources
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED

(H)HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 3:00 PMCAPITOL 106
No Meeting Scheduled

(S)COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 3:30 PMBELTZ 105 (TSBldg)
No Meeting Scheduled
Due to Special Comm On Taps Throughput Meeting
at this Time

(S)SPECIAL COMM ON TAPS THROUGHPUT SPECIAL COMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 3:30 PMBUTROVICH 205
-- Location Change --
=+ SB 21 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
Barry Pulliam - Econ One Research, Inc.
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --

(H)COMMERCE, COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEV FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 4:00 PMBUTROVICH 205
-- Rescheduled to 01/29/13 --
+ Department Missions/Measures Overview TELECONFERENCED

(H)CORRECTIONS FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 5:15 PMCAPITOL 106
-- Rescheduled to 02/05/13 --
Joint w/ Senate Corrections Subcommittee
+ Department Overview TELECONFERENCED

(S)CORRECTIONS FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE *
Jan 24 Thursday 5:15 PMCAPITOL 106
-- MEETING CANCELED --
Joint w/ House Corrections
+ Budget Overview TELECONFERENCED

(S)EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 25 Friday 8:00 AMBELTZ 105 (TSBldg)
No Meeting Scheduled

(H)EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 25 Friday 8:00 AMCAPITOL 106
No Meeting Scheduled

(S)FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 25 Friday 9:00 AMSENATE FINANCE 532
No Meeting Scheduled

(H)RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 25 Friday 1:00 PMBARNES 124
*+ HB 80 CRUISE SHIP WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held

(H)JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 25 Friday 1:30 PMCAPITOL 120
-- Please Note Time Change --
Joint w/ Senate JUD
+ Overview: Dept. of Public Safety TELECONFERENCED
-- Teleconference <Invitation Only> --

(H)FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 25 Friday 1:30 PMHOUSE FINANCE 519
=+ HB 65 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
=+ HB 66 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Governor's FY14 Budget Overview: TELECONFERENCED
- Dept. of Environmental Conservation
- Dept. of Commerce, Community & Economic
Development
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED

(S)HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 25 Friday 1:30 PMBUTROVICH 205
No Meeting Scheduled

(S)JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 25 Friday 1:30 PMCAPITOL 120
-- Note Location Change --
+ Joint w/ House Judiciary TELECONFERENCED
Overview: Department of Public Safety

(H)LABOR & COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 25 Friday 3:15 PMBARNES 124
+ Overviews: TELECONFERENCED
- Dept. of Administration, Various Divisions
- Dept. of Commerce, Community & Economic
Development, Various Divisions, as needed

(S)RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 25 Friday 3:30 PMBUTROVICH 205
+ "Who's Keeping the Lights & Heat On?" TELECONFERENCED
Problems & Solutions
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
=+ SB 29 CRUISE SHIP WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
Testimony: Time Limit May Be Set

(H)COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 26 Saturday 8:00 AMBARNES 124
No Meeting Scheduled

(H)STATE AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE *
Jan 26 Saturday 10:00 AMCAPITOL 106
No Meeting Scheduled