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2008-08-07 House Journal

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2008-08-07                     House Journal                      Page 3357
SB 4002                                                                                                                       
Representative Coghill brought up reconsideration of the vote on HCS                                                            
CSSB 4002(FIN) am H (page 3349).                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The following was again before the House in third reading:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 4002(FIN) am H                                                                         
     "An Act amending the bulk fuel bridge loan fund and the bulk fuel                                                          
     revolving loan fund; relating to Alaska resource rebates, and                                                              
     increasing the amount of the 2008 permanent fund dividend to                                                               

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     provide that rebate; suspending the motor fuel tax; eliminating the                                                        
     authority to make certain provisions of the heating assistance                                                             
     program retroactive to November 1, 2007; and providing for an                                                              
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that HCS                                                                 
CSSB 4002(FIN) am H be returned to second reading for the specific                                                              
purpose of considering Amendment No. 7.  There being no objection,                                                              
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 7 was offered by Representatives Meyer, Foster,                                                                   
Chenault, Thomas, Hawker, Wilson, Olson, Johansen, Gardner,                                                                     
Crawford, Gara, Holmes, Salmon, and Keller:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1, following "fund;" (title amendment):                                                                          
     Insert "relating to power cost equalization;"                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, following line 11:                                                                                                      
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
"* Sec. 2. AS 42.45.110(c) is amended to read:                                                                                
         (c)  The amount of power cost equalization provided for each                                                       
     [PER] kilowatt-hour under [SUBSECTION] (b) of this section                                                                 
     may not exceed 95 percent of the power costs, or the average rate                                                          
     for each [PER] eligible kilowatt-hour sold, whichever is less, as                                                      
     determined by the commission. However,                                                                                     
              (1)  [DURING THE STATE FISCAL YEAR THAT                                                                           
     BEGAN JULY 1, 1999,] the power costs for which power cost                                                                  
     equalization are [WERE] paid to an electric utility are [WERE]                                                     
     limited to minimum power costs of more than 12 cents a [PER]                                                           
     kilowatt-hour and less than $1.00 a [52.5 CENTS PER] kilowatt-                                                         
     hour;                                                                                                                      
              (2)  each year [DURING EACH FOLLOWING STATE                                                                   
     FISCAL YEAR], the commission shall adjust the power costs for                                                              
     which power cost equalization may be paid to an electric utility                                                           
     based on the weighted average retail residential rate in Anchorage,                                                        
     Fairbanks, and Juneau; however, the commission may not adjust                                                              
     the power costs under this paragraph to reduce the amount below                                                            
     the lower limit set out in (1) of this subsection; and                                                                     

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              (3)  the power cost equalization for each [PER] kilowatt-                                                     
     hour may be determined for a utility without historical kilowatt-                                                          
     hour sales data by using kilowatt-hours generated.                                                                         
   * Sec. 3. AS 42.45.110(c), as amended by sec. 2 of this Act, is                                                            
amended to read:                                                                                                                
         (c)  The amount of power cost equalization provided for each                                                           
     kilowatt-hour under (b) of this section may not exceed 95 percent                                                          
     of the power costs, or the average rate for each eligible kilowatt-                                                        
     hour sold, whichever is less, as determined by the commission.                                                             
     However,                                                                                                                   
              (1)  the power costs for which power cost equalization are                                                        
     paid to an electric utility are limited to minimum power costs of                                                          
     more than 12 cents a kilowatt-hour and less than 52.5 cents                                                            
     [$1.00] a kilowatt-hour;                                                                                                   
              (2)  each year, the commission shall adjust the power                                                             
     costs for which power cost equalization may be paid to an electric                                                         
     utility based on the weighted average retail residential rate in                                                           
     Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau; however, the commission may                                                              
     not adjust the power costs under this paragraph to reduce the                                                              
     amount below the lower limit set out in (1) of this subsection; and                                                        
              (3)  the power cost equalization for each kilowatt-hour                                                           
     may be determined for a utility without historical kilowatt-hour                                                           
     sales data by using kilowatt-hours generated."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, line 29:                                                                                                                
     Delete "Section 4(a)"                                                                                                      
     Insert "Section 6(a)"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, line 30:                                                                                                                
     Delete "Section 4(b) and (c)"                                                                                              
     Insert "Section 6(b) and (c)"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, following line 30:                                                                                                      
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
   "* Sec. 10. Section 2 of this Act takes effect October 1, 2008.                                                            
   * Sec. 11. Section 3 of this Act takes effect June 30, 2009."                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Page 3, line 31:                                                                                                                
     Delete "This"                                                                                                              
      Insert "Except as provided in secs. 10 and 11 of this Act, this"                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                     
Amendment No. 7 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Objection was heard and withdrawn.  There being no further objection,                                                           
Amendment No. 7 was adopted, and the new title follows:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 4002(FIN) am H                                                                         
     "An Act amending the bulk fuel bridge loan fund and the bulk fuel                                                          
     revolving loan fund; relating to power cost equalization; relating                                                         
     to Alaska resource rebates, and increasing the amount of the 2008                                                          
     permanent fund dividend to provide that rebate; suspending the                                                             
     motor fuel tax; eliminating the authority to make certain                                                                  
     provisions of the heating assistance program retroactive to                                                                
     November 1, 2007; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question to be reconsidered:  "Shall HCS CSSB 4002(FIN) am H                                                                
pass the House?"  The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 4002(FIN) am H--RECONSIDERATION                                                                                        
Third Reading                                                                                                                   
Final Passage                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  33   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Buch, Chenault, Coghill, Dahlstrom, Doll, Edgmon,                                                                        
Fairclough, Foster, Gara, Gardner, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg,                                                                
Harris, Hawker, Johansen, Johnson, Joule, Kawasaki, Keller, Kerttula,                                                           
Lynn, Meyer, Nelson, Neuman, Olson, Ramras, Roses, Salmon,                                                                      
Seaton, Stoltze, Thomas, Wilson                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Cissna, Crawford, Doogan, Holmes, Kelly                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  LeDoux, Samuels                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
And so, HCS CSSB 4002(FIN) am H passed the House on                                                                             
reconsideration.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                                                         
effective date clauses.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                           

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In accordance with Rule 43(b) of the Uniform Rules, the Speaker                                                                 
waived engrossment of HCS CSSB 4002(FIN) am H.  It was signed by                                                                
the Speaker and Chief Clerk and transmitted to the Senate with copies                                                           
of certified amendments attached.