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2013-04-13 Senate Journal

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2013-04-13                     Senate Journal                      Page 1225
HB 129                                                                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 129(FIN) "An Act relating to approval                                                                     
for oil and gas or gas only exploration and development in a                                                                    
geographical area; and providing for an effective date" was read the                                                            
second time.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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     Delete "a new subsection"                                                                                                  
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Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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          "(p)  When the director is considering approval of a lease or                                                         
     unit plan of operations, the director shall                                                                                
              (1)  analyze and consider the cumulative impacts of the                                                           
     project;                                                                                                                   
              (2)  provide public notice of the cumulative impact                                                               
     analysis in the method, form, and content described in                                                                     
     AS 38.05.945(b) and (c); and                                                                                               
              (3)  provide opportunity for public comment on the                                                                
      cumulative impact analysis for a period of not less than 30 days.                                                        
          (q)  For purposes of (p) of this section, a cumulative impact                                                         
     analysis shall consider the project as a whole, taking into account                                                        
     all aspects of the project and considering the project in the context                                                      
     of existing development. In preparing the analysis, the director is                                                        
     not required to speculate about unknown and unpredictable future                                                           
     events."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator Giessel objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 129(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 1                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Egan, Ellis, French, Gardner, Hoffman, Olson, Wielechowski                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Fairclough, Giessel,                                                                   
Huggins, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Stevens                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Absent:  Stedman                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gardner offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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     Insert "The area in which exploration and development is                                                                   
approved under this subsection must be contiguous geographically and                                                            
of similar biological, hydrological, and resource characteristics and                                                           
have been included in an areawide lease sale described by the                                                                   
department in its five-year program of proposed oil and gas or gas                                                              
only lease sales prepared under AS 38.05.180(b).  The director shall                                                            
include in the approval a description of the area for which the approval                                                        
is applicable and how the area meets the requirements in this                                                                   
subsection."                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gardner moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                                                      
Senator Fairclough objected.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 129(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  4   NAYS:  16   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Yeas:  Ellis, French, Gardner, Wielechowski                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, Giessel,                                                             
Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Olson,                                                                       
Stedman, Stevens                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                                              
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                                                  
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 129(FIN) was read the third time.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Meyer moved and asked unanimous consent to abstain from                                                                 
voting due to a conflict of interest. Objections were heard and Senator                                                         
Meyer was required to vote.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche moved and asked unanimous consent to abstain                                                                   
from voting due to a conflict of interest. Objections were heard and                                                            
Senator Micciche was required to vote.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 129(FIN) "An                                                                   
Act relating to approval for oil and gas or gas only exploration and                                                            
development in a geographical area; and providing for an effective                                                              
date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 129(FIN)                                                                                                                   
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Dunleavy, Dyson, Egan, Fairclough, French,                                                              
Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, McGuire, Meyer,                                                                      
Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Ellis                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 129(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                                              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                                            
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was signed by                                                         
the President and Secretary and returned to the House.