Legislature(1999 - 2000)

02/11/1999 08:05 AM CRA

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HB 71 - REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITIES                                                                                            
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CO-CHAIRMAN HARRIS announced that the only order of business before                                                             
the committee would be HOUSE BILL NO. 71, "An Act relating to                                                                   
regional housing authorities."                                                                                                  
LARRY LABOLLE, Staff to Representative Foster, referred the                                                                     
committee to the sponsor statement of HB 71 which merely changes                                                                
the name from the Bering Straits Native Association to Kawerak,                                                                 
Inc., its successor.  The housing authority has sent a letter                                                                   
stating no objection.  The legislation would change the name in AS                                                              
18.55.996(a).  Mr. Labolle offered to answer any questions.                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE MURKOWSKI understood that when the name change                                                                   
occurred, the Bering Straits Native Association would no longer                                                                 
MR. LABOLLE stated that the Bering Straits Native Association is                                                                
already non-existent.  This is merely a formality.  Mr. Labolle                                                                 
explained that the Kawerak Board adjourns and comes back to order                                                               
as the Bering Straits Native Association and takes action to                                                                    
appoint the Board of Commissioners for the Bering Straits Regional                                                              
Housing Authority.                                                                                                              
REPRESENTATIVE MURKOWSKI said, "There is no other purpose for                                                                   
Bering Straits Association other than to gavel in to take care of                                                               
this particular item and then gavel out."                                                                                       
MR. LABOLLE agreed that other than that function, the Bering                                                                    
Straits Native Association does not exist and Kawerak, Inc. is its                                                              
Number 080                                                                                                                      
CO-CHAIRMAN HALCRO moved to adopt the proposed committee substitute                                                             
CSHB 71, Version LS0346\D Cook dated 2/9/99, as the working                                                                     
document before the committee.  There being no objection, CSHB 71                                                               
was before the committee.                                                                                                       
CO-CHAIRMAN HALCRO moved to report CSHB 71(CRA) out of committee                                                                
with individual recommendations and the accompanying zero fiscal                                                                
note.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                             

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