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2015-04-17 Senate Journal Page 1071 SB 32 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 32(RES) "An Act relating to the sale of timber on state land; and providing for an effective date" was read the third time. Senator Egan moved that the bill be returned to second reading for the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading. 2015-04-17 Senate Journal Page 1072 Senator Egan offered Amendment No. 1: Page 1, following line 6: Insert a new bill section to read: "* Sec. 2. AS 38.05.115 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: (d) Timber from a state forest resource management area established under AS 41.15 may not be sold unless there is an employee of the department qualified as a forester who is (1) stationed in or within 10 miles of the state forest resource management area; and (2) available to supervise the disposal of the timber offered for sale." Renumber the following bill sections accordingly. Page 1, line 8: Delete "AS 38.05.115" Insert "AS 38.05.115(a) - (c)" Page 1, following line 15: Insert a new bill section to read: "* Sec. 4. AS 38.05.123(a) is amended to read: (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of AS 38.05.115(a) - (c) [AS 38.05.115] and 38.05.120, and upon a finding that the sale is in the best interest of the state, the commissioner may negotiate a sale of timber for use in the local manufacture of high value-added wood products. A timber sale contract entered into under this section may provide for a harvest of up to 10,000,000 board feet of timber each year, consistent with sustained yield principles, and may be for a term of up to 10 years. Initial stumpage rates for a contract under this section shall be determined by negotiation but may not be less than the base price for the area as established under regulations adopted by the commissioner. A contract under this section must provide that stumpage rates shall be redetermined by negotiation at least once every three years during the term of the contract, to reflect changes in market conditions; the redetermined rates may not be less than the base price for the area as established under regulations adopted by the 2015-04-17 Senate Journal Page 1073 commissioner. The commissioner shall by regulation set a maximum number of contracts, but not less than two, per region of the state that may be negotiated each year under this section." Renumber the following bill sections accordingly. Page 2, line 4: Delete "Sections 1 - 3" Insert "Sections 1 - 5" Senator Egan moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator Coghill objected. The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result: CSSB 32(RES) Second Reading Amendment No. 1 YEAS: 6 NAYS: 14 EXCUSED: 0 ABSENT: 0 Yeas: Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Olson, Stevens, Wielechowski Nays: Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stoltze and so, Amendment No. 1 failed. CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 32(RES) was automatically in third reading. The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 32(RES) "An Act relating to the sale of timber on state land; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result: CSSB 32(RES) Third Reading - Final Passage Effective Date 2015-04-17 Senate Journal Page 1074 YEAS: 20 NAYS: 0 EXCUSED: 0 ABSENT: 0 Yeas: Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Giessel, Hoffman, Huggins, Kelly, MacKinnon, McGuire, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze, Wielechowski and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 32(RES) 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 referred to the Secretary for engrossment.