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2015-11-03 Senate Journal

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SJR 301                                                                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 301(RES) Opposing                                                                            
the recent decisions to cancel future lease sales in the Chukchi and                                                            
Beaufort Seas and to deny the suspension of Shell and Statoil's leases;                                                         
urging the United States Department of the Interior to continue to                                                              
promote oil exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas; urging the                                                            
United States Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to                                                                 
reconsider and approve requests from Shell and Statoil for lease                                                                
suspensions in the Chukchi Sea Planning Area and Beaufort Sea                                                                   
Planning Area; and urging the ongoing efforts to develop offshore oil                                                           
and gas in the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, was read the third time.                                                         
                                                                                                                                

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Senator Wielechowski 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.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 6, following "Area;":                                                                                            
     Insert "urging the Alaska Congressional delegation to continue                                                           
its efforts to achieve consistent and equitable outer continental                                                             
shelf revenue sharing for the state; urging the United States                                                                 
Congress to provide a means for equitable outer continental shelf                                                             
revenue sharing across all coastal oil and gas producing states to                                                            
ensure the states develop necessary infrastructure to support outer                                                           
continental shelf development and preserve environmental                                                                      
integrity;"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, following line 6:                                                                                                       
     Insert new material to read:                                                                                               
     "WHEREAS,under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of                                                                 
2006, the federal government recognizes the effect that oil and gas                                                             
development in federal offshore areas has on the states of Alabama,                                                             
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, and recognizes the contributions to                                                          
national energy, security, and economic interests made by sharing with                                                          
those states 37.5 percent of revenue from leases covered under phase                                                            
one of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006; phase two of                                                             
the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 expands the                                                                      
definition of "qualified outer continental shelf revenue" and continues                                                         
to share revenue on an adjacency factor but includes an annual                                                                  
revenue-sharing cap of $500,000,000 that applies through 2055; and                                                              
     WHEREAS the federal government fails to recognize the same                                                               
effects on and contributions made by other oil and gas producing                                                                
states adjacent to federal outer continental shelf areas, such as this                                                          
state; and                                                                                                                      
     WHEREAS, had outer continental shelf revenue sharing of 37.5                                                             
percent been in place since 2003, the state would have benefitted from                                                          
additional revenue, in an amount estimated to be between                                                                        
$942,000,000  and  $1,300,000,000,  for necessary infrastructure, such                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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as marine ports, airports, utilities and housing, and increased state                                                           
services, such as oil spill and emergency response and environmental                                                            
monitoring and mitigation; and"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, following line 25:                                                                                                      
     Insert new material to read:                                                                                               
     "FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges                                                                
the Alaska Congressional delegation to continue its efforts to achieve                                                          
consistent and equitable outer continental shelf revenue sharing for                                                            
this state, as is granted the Gulf States of Alabama, Louisiana,                                                                
Mississippi, and Texas; and be it                                                                                               
     FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges                                                                 
the United States Congress to provide a means for equitable outer                                                               
continental shelf revenue sharing across all coastal oil and gas                                                                
producing states to ensure the states develop necessary infrastructure                                                          
to support outer continental shelf development and preserve                                                                     
environmental integrity; and be it"                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, line 29, following "Area":                                                                                              
     Insert "after equitable outer continental shelf revenue sharing has                                                        
been achieved by the state"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Page 4, line 1, following "responsibly":                                                                                        
     Insert "and acknowledge the need for equitable revenue sharing                                                             
with oil and gas producing states adjacent to federal outer continental                                                         
shelf areas"                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                 
Senator Stoltze objected.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stoltze moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption                                                              
of the following amendment to Amendment No. 1:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
In Amendment No. 1, delete the following:                                                                                       
 "Page 2, lines 17 - 19"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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The question being: "Shall Amendment to Amendment No. 1 be                                                                      
adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CSSJR 301(RES)                                                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment to Amendment No. 1                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Giessel, Huggins,                                                                   
MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Stedman, Stevens, Stoltze                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Egan, Ellis, Gardner, Kelly, Olson, Wielechowski                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Hoffman, McGuire                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 1 was amended.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stoltze withdrew his objection.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being no further objection, Amendment No. 1 as amended was                                                                
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 301(RES) am was                                                                              
automatically in third reading.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                                       
NO. 301(RES) am Opposing the recent decisions to cancel future lease                                                            
sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas and to deny the suspension of                                                            
Shell and Statoil's leases; urging the United States Department of the                                                          
Interior to continue to promote oil exploration in the Chukchi and                                                              
Beaufort Seas; urging the United States Bureau of Safety and                                                                    
Environmental Enforcement to reconsider and approve requests from                                                               
Shell and Statoil for lease suspensions in the Chukchi Sea Planning                                                             
Area and Beaufort Sea Planning Area;  urging the Alaska                                                                         
Congressional delegation to continue its efforts to achieve consistent                                                          
and equitable outer continental shelf revenue sharing for the state;                                                            
urging the United States Congress to provide a means for equitable                                                              
outer continental shelf revenue sharing across all coastal oil and gas                                                          
producing states to ensure the states develop necessary infrastructure                                                          
to support outer continental shelf development and preserve                                                                     
environmental integrity; and urging the ongoing efforts to develop                                                              
offshore oil and gas in the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, pass the                                                            
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          

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CSSJR 301(RES) am                                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Bishop, Coghill, Costello, Dunleavy, Egan, Giessel, Huggins,                                                             
Kelly, MacKinnon, Meyer, Micciche, Olson, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                     
Stoltze                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Ellis, Gardner, Wielechowski                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Excused:  Hoffman, McGuire                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
and so, CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 301(RES) am                                                                          
passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.