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2016-06-06 House Journal

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                              HOUSE JOURNAL                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                        ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                        TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                         FOURTH SPECIAL SESSION                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                     Monday                       June 6, 2016                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                              Fifteenth Day                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The House was called to order by Speaker Chenault at 5:09 p.m. in the                                                           
Terry Miller Legislative Office Building gymnasium.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Roll call showed 39 members present.  Representative Colver was                                                                 
absent and his presence was noted later.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Representative                                                                      
Thompson.  Representative Wilson moved and asked unanimous                                                                      
consent that the invocation be spread on the journal.  There being no                                                           
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     With the deepest respect for the religious beliefs of all                                                                  
     Alaskans, I offer the following prayer.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     In Luke Chapter 3, verse 22, we read:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     …and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like                                                                
     a dove.  And a voice came from heaven:  'You are my Son,                                                                   
     whom I love; with you I am well pleased.'                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     So I ask today, please send your Holy Spirit among us,                                                                     
     strengthening our vision and courage to do right, especially                                                               
     when no one is watching, and our actions are only witnessed                                                                
     by your omniscient íQRWIRUMXVWWKLVKouse, but all levels of                                                            
     government, corporations, institutions, and organizations; that                                                            
     our beloved state may continue to be a beacon of light in these                                                            
     trying times, and that government for, by, and of the people                                                               

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      shall not perish and we hear the comforting words with you I                                                             
     am well pleased.  Amen.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Hawker.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                      CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Millett moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
journal for the 13th and 14th legislative days of the fourth special                                                            
session be approved as certified by the Chief Clerk.  There being no                                                            
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                      REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 247                                                                                                                        
The Conference Committee considering:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     2d CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 247(RLS) am                                                                                       
     "An Act amending the powers of the board of trustees of the                                                                
     Alaska Retirement Management Board to authorize purchase and                                                               
     sale of transferable tax credit certificates issued in conjunction                                                         
     with the production tax on oil and gas; relating to interest                                                               
     applicable to delinquent tax; relating to the oil and gas production                                                       
     tax, tax payments, and credits; relating to exploration incentive                                                          
     credits; relating to refunds for the gas storage facility tax credit,                                                      
     the liquefied natural gas storage facility tax credit, and the                                                             
     qualified in-state oil refinery infrastructure expenditures tax credit;                                                    
     relating to the confidential information status and public record                                                          
     status of information in the possession of the Department of                                                               
     Revenue; relating to oil and gas lease expenditures and production                                                         
     tax credits for municipal entities; requiring a bond or cash deposit                                                       
     with a business license application for an oil or gas business;                                                            
     establishing a legislative working group to study the fiscal regime                                                        
     and tax structure and rates for oil and gas produced south of 68                                                           
     degrees North latitude; and providing for an effective date."                                                              
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR 2d CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 247(FIN) am S                                                                       
     "An Act relating to the exploration incentive credits; relating to                                                         
     the powers and duties of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation                                                               

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     Commission; relating to interest applicable to delinquent tax;                                                             
     relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax payments, and                                                              
     credits; relating to tax credit certificates; relating to refunds for the                                                  
     gas storage facility tax credit, the liquefied natural gas storage                                                         
     facility tax credit, and the qualified in-state oil refinery                                                               
     infrastructure expenditures tax credit; relating to oil and gas lease                                                      
     expenditures and production tax credits for municipal entities;                                                            
     requiring a bond or cash deposit with a business license                                                                   
     application for an oil or gas business; and providing for an                                                               
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     (SCR 32 - title change resolution)                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
requests limited powers of free conference on the following specific                                                            
point(s):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Section 35 (House)                                                                                                         
     Section 25 (Senate)                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The request was signed by Representatives Talerico (Chair), Olson,                                                              
Tarr; and Senators Giessel (Chair), Coghill, Micciche.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker granted the limited powers of free conference as                                                                    
requested.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The Chief Clerk notified the Senate.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
**The presence of Representative Colver was noted.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The Conference Committee with limited powers of free conference                                                                 
considering 2d CSHB 247(RLS) am and SCS 2d CSHB 247(FIN) am                                                                     
S recommends the following be adopted:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 247                                                                                       
     "An Act relating to the exploration incentive credits; relating to                                                         
     the powers and duties of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation                                                               
     Commission; relating to interest applicable to delinquent tax;                                                             
     relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax payments, and                                                              
     credits; relating to tax credit certificates; relating to refunds for the                                                  
     gas storage facility tax credit, the liquefied natural gas storage                                                         

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     facility tax credit, and the qualified in-state oil refinery                                                               
     infrastructure expenditures tax credit; relating to oil and gas lease                                                      
     expenditures and production tax credits for municipal entities;                                                            
     requiring a bond or cash deposit with a business license                                                                   
     application for an oil or gas business; and providing for an                                                               
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     (SCR 32 - title change resolution)                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The report was signed by Representatives Talerico (Chair), Olson,                                                               
Tarr; and Senators Giessel (Chair), Coghill, Micciche.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CCS HB 247:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5.  Zero, Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                                            
8.  Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Millett moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
House consider the Conference Committee with limited powers of free                                                             
conference report on 2d CSHB 247(RLS) am and SCS 2d CSHB                                                                        
247(FIN) am S.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Nageak moved and asked unanimous consent to                                                                      
abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest.  Objection was                                                           
heard, and he was required to vote.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Millett moved that the House adopt the Conference                                                                
Committee with limited powers of free conference report, thus                                                                   
adopting CCS HB 247, and recommended that the members vote yes:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the House adopt the report?" The roll was                                                           
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CCS HB 247                                                                                                                      
Adopt                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  21   NAYS:  19   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Saddler, Talerico, Thompson, Tilton, Vazquez, Wilson, Colver,                                                            
Gattis, Hawker, Hughes, Johnson, Keller, Lynn, Millett, Munoz,                                                                  
Nageak, Neuman, Olson, Pruitt, Reinbold, Chenault                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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Nays:  Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Tarr, Tuck, Wool, Claman,                                                                     
Drummond, Edgmon, Foster, Gara, Guttenberg, Herron, Josephson,                                                                  
Kawasaki, Kito, Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Ortiz                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
And so, the House adopted CCS HB 247.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Millett moved the effective date clause.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall the effective date clause be adopted?"  The                                                         
roll was taken with the following result:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CCS HB 247                                                                                                                      
Adopt                                                                                                                           
Effective Date                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  36   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Seaton, Spohnholz, Stutes, Talerico, Thompson, Tilton, Tuck,                                                             
Vazquez, Wilson, Wool, Claman, Colver, Edgmon, Foster, Gara,                                                                    
Gattis, Hawker, Herron, Hughes, Johnson, Josephson, Keller, Kito,                                                               
Kreiss-Tomkins, LeDoux, Lynn, Millett, Munoz, Nageak, Neuman,                                                                   
Olson, Ortiz, Pruitt, Reinbold, Saddler, Chenault                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Tarr, Drummond, Guttenberg, Kawasaki                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
And so, the effective date clause was adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The Chief Clerk notified the Senate.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
The Senate adopted the Conference Committee with limited powers of                                                              
free conference report June 6, 2016.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CCS HB 247 was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment and                                                                  
enrollment.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                        SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SCR 32                                                                                                                        
Representative Millett moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
following be taken up as a Special Order of Business:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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     SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32                                                                                        
     Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                                             
     the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 247,                                                               
     amending the powers of the board of trustees of the Alaska                                                                 
     Retirement Management Board to authorize purchase and sale of                                                              
     transferable tax credit certificates issued in conjunction with the                                                        
     production tax on oil and gas; relating to interest applicable to                                                          
     delinquent tax; relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax                                                            
     payments, and credits; relating to exploration incentive credits;                                                          
     relating to refunds for the gas storage facility tax credit, the                                                           
     liquefied natural gas storage facility tax credit, and the qualified                                                       
     in-state oil refinery infrastructure expenditures tax credit; relating                                                     
     to the confidential information status and public record status of                                                         
     information in the possession of the Department of Revenue;                                                                
     relating to oil and gas lease expenditures and production tax                                                              
     credits for municipal entities; requiring a bond or cash deposit                                                           
     with a business license application for an oil or gas business; and                                                        
     establishing a legislative working group to study the fiscal regime                                                        
     and tax structure and rates for oil and gas produced south of 68                                                           
     degrees North latitude.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being:  "Shall SCR 32 pass the House?"  The roll was                                                               
taken with the following result:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCR 32                                                                                                                          
Special Order of Business                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  27   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Stutes, Talerico, Thompson, Tilton, Vazquez, Wilson, Colver,                                                             
Edgmon, Foster, Gattis, Hawker, Herron, Hughes, Johnson, Keller,                                                                
LeDoux, Lynn, Millett, Munoz, Nageak, Neuman, Olson, Pruitt,                                                                    
Reinbold, Saddler, Seaton, Chenault                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Tarr, Tuck, Wool, Claman, Drummond, Gara, Guttenberg,                                                                    
Josephson, Kawasaki, Kito, Kreiss-Tomkins, Ortiz, Spohnholz                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Spohnholz changed from "YEA" to "NAY"                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
And so, SCR 32 passed the House, was signed by the Speaker and                                                                  
Chief Clerk, and returned to the Senate.                                                                                        

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The House adjourned.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                   CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                      SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 4003                                                                                                                       
The following was not considered:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 4003                                                                                                        
     "An Act relating to the motor fuel tax; and providing for an                                                               
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 4005                                                                                                                       
The following was not considered:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 4005                                                                                                        
     "An Act relating to the mining license tax; relating to the                                                                
     exploration incentive credit; relating to mining license application,                                                      
     renewal, and fees; and providing for an effective date."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 4006                                                                                                                       
The following was not considered:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 4006                                                                                                        
     "An Act relating to the fisheries business tax and fishery resource                                                        
     landing tax; removing the minimum and maximum restrictions on                                                              
     the annual base fee for the reissuance or renewal of an entry                                                              
     permit or an interim-use permit; relating to refunds of the fisheries                                                      
     business tax and the fishery resource landing tax to local                                                                 
     governments; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                              ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Rule 23(d) of the Uniform Rules is in effect.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
House committee schedules are published under separate cover.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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                               ADJOURNMENT                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Millett moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                                               
House adjourn (page 3065) until 1:00 p.m., June 7, 2016.  There being                                                           
no objection, the House adjourned at 5:57 p.m.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                               Crystaline Jones                                                                 
                                               Chief Clerk