Legislature(2017 - 2018)
2017-04-15 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2017-04-15 House Journal Page 1115 HB 231 HOUSE BILL NO. 231 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on Fisheries and the Finance Committee. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Fiscal, Office of the Governor/Dept. of Fish & Game The Governor's transmittal letter dated April 14 follows: "Dear Speaker Edgmon: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting this bill relating to the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (Commission). The Commission is a regulatory and quasi-judicial agency tasked to promote the conservation and sustained yield management of Alaska's commercial fishery resource by regulating and controlling entry of participants and vessels into the commercial fisheries in the public interest and without unjust discrimination. This bill proposes amendments to address the changing environment of the Commission without affecting the Commission's mission. Therefore, the bill proposes to adjust the salary range for Commissioners of the Commission from range 27 to range 24 to better align them with other comparable positions. Further, the bill would amend AS 16.43.080 to remove a requirement that employees of the Commission be in the exempt service. To accommodate this change, Commission employees would be transferred to the classified service, but would still be employed by the Commission. 2017-04-15 House Journal Page 1116 I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Bill Walker Governor"