Legislature(2009 - 2010)BARNES 124

03/16/2010 03:00 PM ENERGY


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
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+= HB 305 OMNIBUS ENERGY BILL TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 411 POWER PROJECT FUND TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
                   HB 305-OMNIBUS ENERGY BILL                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be HOUSE  BILL NO. 305, "An  Act relating to energy;  relating to                                                               
the board of  directors of the Alaska  Energy Authority; amending                                                               
the size and composition of the  board of directors of the Alaska                                                               
Energy  Authority   by  removing   the  members  of   the  Alaska                                                               
Industrial Development  and Export Authority as  directors of the                                                               
Alaska  Energy   Authority  and  providing  for   designation  or                                                               
appointment  of other  members; amending  the quorum  requirement                                                               
for the  board of directors  of the Alaska Energy  Authority; and                                                               
relating to nuclear waste material."                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:21:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 1, 26-LS1223\E.2, which read:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                    
        "* Sec. 10. AS 37.07.040 is amended to read:                                                                        
          Sec. 37.07.040. Office of management and budget.                                                                    
     The Alaska office of management and budget shall                                                                           
               (1)  assist the governor in meeting the                                                                          
    requirements    of    AS 37.07.020,    including    the                                                                     
      coordination and analysis of state agency goals and                                                                       
     objectives, plans, and budget requests;                                                                                    
               (2)  prepare for submission to the governor                                                                      
       an annually updated six-year capital improvements                                                                        
     program  and the  proposed capital  improvements budget                                                                    
     for  the  coming fiscal  year,  the  latter to  include                                                                    
     individual project justification  with documentation of                                                                    
     estimated project cost;                                                                                                    
               (3)    develop   procedures  to  produce  the                                                                    
     information  needed   for  effective   policy  decision                                                                    
     making,  including   procedures  to  provide   for  the                                                                    
     dissemination  of  information about  plans,  programs,                                                                    
     and  budget  requests  to be  included  in  the  annual                                                                    
     budget and  opportunity for  public review  and comment                                                                    
     during the period of budget preparation;                                                                                   
               (4)     assist   state   agencies  in   their                                                                    
     statement  of goals  and objectives  to achieve,  among                                                                    
     other  things, the  legislature's  mission and  desired                                                                    
     results,  preparation  of  plans,  assessments  of  the                                                                    
     extent to which missions  and desired results have been                                                                    
     achieved,  budget requests,  and  reporting of  program                                                                    
     performance; all  documents forwarded by the  office to                                                                    
     a   state  agency   containing  instructions   for  the                                                                    
     preparation of  program plans  and budget  requests and                                                                    
     the  reporting   of  program  performance   are  public                                                                    
     information after the date they are forwarded;                                                                             
               (5)   administer  its responsibilities  under                                                                    
     the  program execution  provisions of  this chapter  so                                                                    
     that the policy decisions  and budget determinations of                                                                    
     the governor and the legislature are implemented;                                                                          
               (6)      provide  the   legislative   finance                                                                    
     division with the budget information it may request;                                                                       
               (7)      provide  the   legislative   finance                                                                    
     division with an advance copy  of the governor's budget                                                                    
     workbooks at  least seven  days before  the legislature                                                                    
     convenes in a regular session;                                                                                             
               (8)       prepare   the    proposed   capital                                                                    
     improvements   budget  for   the  coming   fiscal  year                                                                    
     evaluating  both  state  and local  requests  from  the                                                                    
     standpoint  of  need,  equity, and  priorities  of  the                                                                    
     jurisdiction;  other factors  such as  project amounts,                                                                    
     population, local financial  match, federal funds being                                                                    
     used  for local  match, municipality  or unincorporated                                                                    
     community   acceptance  of   the   facility,  and   all                                                                    
     associated costs of the facility may be considered;                                                                        
               (9)   for  each department  in the  executive                                                                    
     branch, report  to the legislature  by the 45th  day of                                                                    
     each regular  session the amount of  money appropriated                                                                    
     to the  department that is  expected to lapse  into the                                                                    
     general fund at the end of the current fiscal year;                                                                        
               (10)  establish and administer a state                                                                           
     agency program performance  management system involving                                                                    
     planning,     performance    budgeting,     performance                                                                    
     measurement, and  program evaluation; the  office shall                                                                    
     ensure that information generated  under this system is                                                                    
     useful for  managing and  improving the  efficiency and                                                                    
     effectiveness of agency operations;                                                                                        
               (11)  by January 15, list each lease-                                                                            
     purchase  agreement entered  into by  an agency  during                                                                    
     the   immediately  preceding   fiscal   year  for   the                                                                    
     acquisition  of equipment  or other  personal property,                                                                    
     together with  a description  of the  property acquired                                                                    
     and  financial details,  including the  purchase price,                                                                    
     the term for payments, the  amount of each payment, and                                                                    
     the amount of interest or financing charges paid;                                                                      
               (12)  work with state agencies to develop a                                                                  
     standardized  methodology to  collect and  store energy                                                                
     consumption and expense data."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
        "*  Sec. 21.  AS 44.42 is  amended by  adding a  new                                                                
     section to read:                                                                                                           
          Sec. 44.42.067. Retrofits and new construction                                                                      
     for  energy efficiency;  energy efficiency  report. (a)                                                                  
     Not later  than January 1,  2020, the  department shall                                                                    
     work with other state agencies  to retrofit at least 25                                                                    
     percent of  all public facilities, starting  with those                                                                    
     it determines  are the least  energy efficient,  if the                                                                    
     department  determines  that  retrofitting  the  public                                                                    
     facilities  will  result in  a  net  savings in  energy                                                                    
     costs to the state within  15 years after completion of                                                                    
     the retrofits for a public  facility and if funding for                                                                    
     the retrofits is available.                                                                                                
          (b)  A retrofit or deferred maintenance of a                                                                          
     public facility  performed under  this section,  to the                                                                    
     extent  feasible,   shall  meet  or  exceed   the  most                                                                    
     recently   published   edition  of   the   ASHRAE/IESNA                                                                    
     Standard  90.1, Energy  Standard  for Buildings  Except                                                                    
     for  Low-Rise Residential  Buildings,  as published  by                                                                    
     the  American  Society  of Heating,  Refrigerating  and                                                                    
     Air-Conditioning Engineers.                                                                                                
          (c)  New construction of a public facility under                                                                      
     this  section shall  meet or  exceed the  most recently                                                                    
     published  edition of  the ASHRAE/IESNA  Standard 90.1,                                                                    
     Energy  Standard  for  Buildings  Except  for  Low-Rise                                                                    
     Residential  Buildings, as  published  by the  American                                                                    
     Society of Heating,  Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning                                                                    
     Engineers.                                                                                                                 
          (d)  Not later than January 1 of each year, the                                                                       
     department,  in  consultation  with the  Department  of                                                                    
     Administration,   shall   submit   a  report   to   the                                                                    
     legislature  detailing  the  department's  progress  in                                                                    
     meeting  the requirements  of  this  section to  reduce                                                                    
     state  energy consumption  and costs  and carrying  out                                                                    
     the  duties listed  in AS 44.42.020  related to  energy                                                                    
     use.  The department  shall include  in  the report  an                                                                    
     analysis of  the consumption and expense  data recorded                                                                    
     by   the  office   of  management   and  budget   under                                                                    
     AS 37.07.040,  comparing energy  consumption levels  in                                                                    
     each year  with past  years to determine  if reductions                                                                    
     are being achieved.                                                                                                        
          (e)  In this section, "public facility" means a                                                                       
     facility  owned   and  controlled  by  the   state  for                                                                    
     government or public use that  is 10,000 square feet or                                                                    
     more  and  is  not  a  legislative  building  or  court                                                                    
     building."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "sec. 16"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 17"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, lines 19 - 20:                                                                                                    
          Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 18"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
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          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                    
        "* Sec.  37. AS 44.42.067(d), enacted by  sec. 21 of                                                                
     this Act, is repealed January 1, 2021."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "sec. 22"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 23"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, following line 2:                                                                                                 
          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                    
        "*  Sec. 40.  The  uncodified law  of  the State  of                                                                
     Alaska is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                                         
          OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET. Not later than                                                                       
     November 1, 2010,  the Office of Management  and Budget                                                                    
     shall  develop a  standardized  methodology to  collect                                                                    
     and  store  energy  consumption  and  expense  data  as                                                                    
     described in  AS 37.07.040(12), as  enacted by  sec. 10                                                                    
     of this Act."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM objected.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:22:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADAM  BERG,  staff,  Representative Bryce  Edgmon,  Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  explained  that  Amendment  1 adds  a  new  section                                                               
asking the  Office of  Management & Budget  (OMB), Office  of the                                                               
Governor, to  develop a standardized  methodology to  collect and                                                               
store energy  consumption and expense  data.  The  amendment also                                                               
replaces  the existing  retrofit section  with new  language, and                                                               
adds a new  section that repeals the retrofit  section on 1/1/21.                                                               
Further, the  amendment adds a  section in uncodified  law giving                                                               
OMB until 11/1/10 to develop the aforementioned methodology.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:23:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK asked  whether the  amendment addressed  was                                                               
section 20.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:23:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG said sec. 20 was renumbered to sec. 21.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:23:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM  removed her objection.   There being no                                                               
further objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:24:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 2, 26-LS1223\E.3, which read:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 12, following "material":                                                                                   
          Insert    ";   directing    the   Department    of                                                                  
     Transportation  and  Public  Facilities  to  prepare  a                                                                  
     report on  the feasibility of using  compressed natural                                                                  
     gas to power vehicles  in the state, including vehicles                                                                  
     owned or operated  by the state, and  including in that                                                                  
     study,  if  warranted,  a pilot  program  proposal  for                                                                  
     powering some  vehicles owned or operated  by the state                                                                  
     with compressed natural gas"                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                    
        "*  Sec. 38.  The  uncodified law  of  the State  of                                                                
     Alaska is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                                         
          USE OF COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS TO POWER VEHICLES;                                                                      
     PILOT  PROGRAM;   STUDY;  PROPOSAL;  REPORT.   (a)  The                                                                    
     Department  of  Transportation  and  Public  Facilities                                                                    
     shall,  under  the   authority  of  AS 44.42.020(a)(3),                                                                    
     study the  feasibility of using compressed  natural gas                                                                    
     to power vehicles in the state. The study must                                                                             
               (1)  review  existing government programs and                                                                    
     incentives  offered in  Utah and  other North  American                                                                    
     jurisdictions  that  promote   the  use  of  compressed                                                                    
     natural gas to power vehicles;                                                                                             
               (2)   review  and summarize  relevant studies                                                                    
     and   investigations   on    existing   public   policy                                                                    
     incentives  that   encourage  the  use   of  compressed                                                                    
     natural gas to power vehicles;                                                                                             
               (3)  evaluate  the environmental benefits and                                                                    
     technical  merits of  using compressed  natural gas  to                                                                    
     power vehicles;                                                                                                            
               (4)   consider  the economic,  environmental,                                                                    
     and  technological  advantages   and  disadvantages  of                                                                    
     using and  promoting the use of  compressed natural gas                                                                    
     to power vehicles in the state; and                                                                                        
               (5)   if  warranted  by the  findings of  the                                                                    
     study, set  out a proposal  for a pilot program  in the                                                                    
     state  to test  the use  of compressed  natural gas  to                                                                    
     power  vehicles owned  or operated  by  the state;  the                                                                    
     proposal must                                                                                                              
               (A)   recommend  the most  cost-effective and                                                                    
     appropriate departments and  geographic locations for a                                                                    
     pilot program;                                                                                                             
               (B)    detail  how   the  pilot  program,  if                                                                    
     successful, could be expanded  to provide for increased                                                                    
     use of  compressed natural gas to  power vehicles owned                                                                    
     or operated  by the state,  as well as  privately owned                                                                    
     or operated vehicles;                                                                                                      
               (C)   estimate the  costs to  the state  of a                                                                    
     pilot  program  in  which   the  state  would  purchase                                                                    
     vehicles powered  by compressed natural gas  or convert                                                                    
     existing vehicles  to be powered by  compressed natural                                                                    
     gas, including                                                                                                             
               (i)  the costs of maintaining vehicles                                                                           
         powered by compressed natural gas and training                                                                         
     maintenance personnel;                                                                                                     
               (ii)  the costs of adapting, or encouraging                                                                      
      the adapting of, state vehicle fueling locations to                                                                       
     provide compressed natural gas;                                                                                            
               (iii)  the costs of using compressed natural                                                                     
     gas instead of diesel fuel or gasoline;                                                                                    
               (iv)  the costs of expanding the pilot                                                                           
     program or developing additional pilot programs under                                                                      
     (B) of this paragraph;                                                                                                     
               (v)  other costs or savings that can be                                                                          
     reasonably expected to accompany the pilot program.                                                                        
          (b)  The Department of Transportation and Public                                                                      
     Facilities  shall  prepare   a  report  containing  the                                                                    
     results  of the  study under  (a) of  this section  not                                                                    
     later than  June 30, 2010. The department  shall notify                                                                    
     the legislature when the report is available."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:24:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BERG  explained   Amendment  2  adds  a   new  section  into                                                               
uncodified  law  directing  the Department  of  Transportation  &                                                               
Public  Facilities (DOT&PF)  to  study the  feasibility of  using                                                               
compressed natural  gas in vehicles,  and to determine  whether a                                                               
pilot program  is warranted.   Further,  DOT&PF would  have until                                                               
6/30/11 to prepare the report.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:25:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   TUCK   recommended   that   the   state   obtain                                                               
information  from  ENSTAR  Natural   Gas  Company  regarding  the                                                               
portion  of its  fleet of  vehicles that  were fueled  by natural                                                               
gas.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:25:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN  confirmed that Amendment 2  authorizes a                                                               
study of the feasibility.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:25:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON indicated yes.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:25:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection.  There being no further                                                                  
objection, Amendment 2 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:26:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 3, 26-LS1223\E.4, which read:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, following line 2:                                                                                                 
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        "*  Sec. 38.  The  uncodified law  of  the State  of                                                                
     Alaska is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                                         
          EXHAUSTION OF UNUSED RENEWABLE ENERGY REFUNDABLE                                                                      
     TAX    CREDITS.   Notwithstanding    the   repeal    of                                                                    
     AS 43.98.040 by sec. 35 of  this Act, an unused portion                                                                    
     of a  tax credit  acquired under  AS 43.98.040, enacted                                                                    
     by sec.  17 of this  Act, may be carried  forward until                                                                    
     exhausted, except  that the unused  portion of  the tax                                                                    
     credit  may  not  be  carried   forward  to  tax  years                                                                    
     beginning after December 31, 2023."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:26:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:26:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG explained  Amendment 3 adds a new  section to uncodified                                                               
law that  mandates that unused  portions of tax  credits acquired                                                               
through sec.  17 of  the Committee Substitute  (CS) would  not be                                                               
carried forward to tax years beginning after 12/31/23.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:26:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection.  There being no further                                                                  
objection, Amendment 3 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:26:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 4, 26-LS1223\E.5, which read:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "or"                                                                                                       
          Insert "facility,"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 8, lines 2 - 3:                                                                                                       
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
               "(4)  require activity reports for each                                                                      
     project   funded  at   intervals   determined  by   the                                                                
     authority"                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:27:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG explained that Amendment 4 was a technical amendment                                                                   
clarifying language.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection.  There being no further                                                                  
objection, Amendment 4 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:27:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 5, 26-LS1223\E.6, which read:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
        "*  Sec. 14.  AS 42.45 is  amended by  adding a  new                                                                
     section to read:                                                                                                           
          Article 7A. Emerging Energy Technology Fund.                                                                        
          Sec. 42.45.375. Emerging energy technology fund.                                                                    
     (a)   The   emerging    energy   technology   fund   is                                                                    
     established. The fund consists of                                                                                          
               (1)  money appropriated to the fund by the                                                                       
     legislature to provide grants for energy projects;                                                                         
               (2)  amounts deposited under (f) of this                                                                         
     section; and                                                                                                               
               (3)  gifts, bequests, contributions from                                                                         
     other sources,  and federal  money appropriated  to the                                                                    
     fund.                                                                                                                      
          (b)  The fund is not a dedicated fund.                                                                                
          (c)  The fund shall be administered by the                                                                            
     authority,  but  the  authority may  contract  for  the                                                                    
     investment of  money appropriated  to the fund  but not                                                                    
     disbursed for  a grant. The authority,  in consultation                                                                    
     with the  advisory committee  established under  (g) of                                                                    
     this  section,  may  make  grants   from  the  fund  to                                                                    
     eligible applicants for                                                                                                    
               (1)  research, development, or demonstration                                                                     
     projects designed to                                                                                                       
               (A)  test new  energy technologies or methods                                                                    
     of conserving energy; or                                                                                                   
               (B)   improve an existing  energy technology;                                                                    
     and                                                                                                                        
               (2)   applied  research projects  that employ                                                                    
     energy  technology with  a reasonable  expectation that                                                                    
     the technology will be commercially  viable in not more                                                                    
     than five years.                                                                                                           
          (d)  In making grants under this section, the                                                                         
     authority, in consultation  with the advisory committee                                                                    
     established  under  (g)  of this  section,  shall  give                                                                    
     priority to                                                                                                                
               (1)       Alaska   residents,   associations,                                                                    
     organizations, or institutions;                                                                                            
               (2)   projects  that demonstrate  partnership                                                                    
     with  the  University  of   Alaska  or  another  Alaska                                                                    
     postsecondary institution; and                                                                                             
               (3)  projects supported  by matching funds or                                                                    
     in-kind partnerships.                                                                                                      
          (e)  In administering the fund, the authority may                                                                     
     enter into a contract  or agreement with the University                                                                    
     of Alaska  to provide  technical and  economic analysis                                                                    
     for  the advisory  committee established  under (g)  of                                                                    
     this  section  and a  review  of  the projects  awarded                                                                    
     grants.                                                                                                                    
          (f)  As a condition of all grants awarded under                                                                       
     this  section, the  authority  shall  require that  the                                                                    
     grantee  pay to  the  authority a  fair and  reasonable                                                                    
     return  to the  fund, as  determined by  the authority,                                                                    
     from the  revenue, economic  value, or  profits derived                                                                    
     by the  grantee from  the grant project.  The authority                                                                    
     shall   deposit  the   amounts   received  under   this                                                                    
     subsection  into the  fund. To  secure payment  of sums                                                                    
     owed  to the  authority  under a  grant agreement,  the                                                                    
     authority  may  own and  take  a  security interest  in                                                                    
     patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property.                                                                      
          (g)  An advisory committee is established and                                                                         
     consists  of   seven  members.   Each  member   of  the                                                                    
     committee   shall  have   a   degree   in  science   or                                                                    
     engineering,  or  equivalent  professional  experience,                                                                    
     and at  least two  years of  experience working  in the                                                                    
     state. Members  of the committee shall  be appointed by                                                                    
     the  governor   to  staggered  three-year   terms.  The                                                                    
     committee  consists of  one representative  of each  of                                                                    
     the following groups:                                                                                                      
               (1)   a business  or organization  engaged in                                                                    
     the renewable energy sector;                                                                                               
               (2)   a business  or organization  engaged in                                                                    
     the fossil fuel energy sector;                                                                                             
               (3)    the  Alaska Power  Association  or  an                                                                    
     Alaska electric utility;                                                                                                   
               (4)  the  Denali Commission established under                                                                    
     P.L.  105-277 and  mentioned  in a  note  at 42  U.S.C.                                                                    
     3121;                                                                                                                      
               (5)      the    National   Renewable   Energy                                                                    
     Laboratory;                                                                                                                
               (6)     the  Arctic  Energy  Office   of  the                                                                    
     National Energy Technology Laboratory;                                                                                     
               (7)   the  Alaska Industrial  Development and                                                                    
     Export Authority.                                                                                                          
          (h)  A member of the advisory committee appointed                                                                     
     under (g)  of this section serves  without compensation                                                                    
     but  is entitled  to per  diem and  travel expenses  as                                                                    
     provided in AS 39.20.180.                                                                                                  
          (i)  If a member of the advisory committee                                                                            
     appointed  under  (g)(4),  (g)(5),  or  (g)(6)  is  not                                                                    
     available to  serve as a  member of the  committee, the                                                                    
     governor shall appoint a  representative from a federal                                                                    
     agency  or  department  with a  comparable  mission  or                                                                    
     purpose  to the  agency  listed in  (g)(4), (g)(5),  or                                                                    
     (g)(6)  to fill  the position  on the  committee. If  a                                                                    
     representative from  a federal agency or  department is                                                                    
     not available  to fill the  position, the  governor may                                                                    
     appoint a member from a state agency or department.                                                                        
          (j)  In this section,                                                                                                 
               (1)  "eligible applicant" means                                                                                  
               (A)      an   electric  utility   holding   a                                                                    
     certificate of  public convenience and  necessity under                                                                    
     AS 42.05;                                                                                                                  
              (B)  an independent power producer;                                                                               
               (C)   a local  government, quasi-governmental                                                                    
     entity,  or  other  governmental  entity,  including  a                                                                    
     tribal council or housing authority;                                                                                       
               (D)   a business  holding an  Alaska business                                                                    
     license; or                                                                                                                
               (E)  a nonprofit organization.                                                                                   
               (2)    "energy technology"  means  technology                                                                    
     that promotes,  enhances, or  expands the  diversity of                                                                    
     available   energy   supply   sources   or   means   of                                                                    
     transmission, increases  energy efficiency,  or reduces                                                                    
     negative energy-related  environmental effects; "energy                                                                    
     technology"  includes technology  related to  renewable                                                                    
     sources  of energy,  conservation  of energy,  enabling                                                                    
    technologies,   efficient   and    effective   use   of                                                                     
     hydrocarbons, and integrated energy systems;                                                                               
               (3)  "fund" means the emerging energy                                                                            
     technology fund."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:27:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 3:27 p.m. to 3:28 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT  offered Conceptual Amendment 1  to Amendment 5.                                                               
She read:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1,  after line  11, insert  (a) Investments  to be                                                                    
     managed  by the  Department of  Revenue which  shall be                                                                    
     the fiduciary of the fund  under AS 37.10.017, and then                                                                    
     ask  that   legal  be  allowed   to  do   any  clean-up                                                                    
     associated with having revenue be the fiduciary.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:29:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  EDGMON   objected  to  Amendment  5   for  purposes  of                                                               
discussion.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:29:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SARA  FISHERGOAD, Deputy  Director-Operations, Alaska  Industrial                                                               
Development  &   Export  Authority  (AIDEA)  and   Alaska  Energy                                                               
Authority (AEA),  Department of  Commerce, Community,  & Economic                                                               
Development (DCCED), explained that  the purpose of the amendment                                                               
is to  establish consistency  with the  renewable energy  fund of                                                               
which the Department of Revenue (DOR) is the fiduciary.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT  re-stated Conceptual  Amendment 1  to Amendment                                                               
5.                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:30:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON  withdrew his  objection to  Conceptual Amendment                                                               
1.  There being no  further objection, Conceptual Amendment 1 was                                                               
adopted.  Amendment 5, as amended, was before the committee.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:31:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG  explained that  Amendment 5,  as amended,  replaces the                                                               
existing emerging  energy technology fund language  with language                                                               
that allows  the Alaska  Energy Authority (AEA)  to enter  into a                                                               
contract or  agreement with the  University of Alaska  to provide                                                               
technical and economic analysis, and  requires the grantee to pay                                                               
AEA a reasonable  return to the fund from the  grant project.  In                                                               
addition, it  expands the advisory  committee from five  to seven                                                               
members, adding  a member  from the Arctic  Energy Office  of the                                                               
National Energy Technology Laboratory,  Department of Energy, and                                                               
a member from AIDEA.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:32:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  referred to the committee  structure on page                                                               
2 of the amendment, and pointed  out that each member is required                                                               
to  have  a  degree  in science  or  engineering,  or  equivalent                                                               
professional experience.   He asked whether  including a consumer                                                               
member was discussed.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:33:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  MILLETT stated  that the  language  is consistent  with                                                               
other boards  and commissions that  operate at a  technical level                                                               
of expertise.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:34:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  EDGMON  noted   a  member  can  be   from  a  nonprofit                                                               
organization.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:34:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  EDGMON  removed  his   objection  to  Amendment  5,  as                                                               
amended.    There being  no  further  objection Amendment  5,  as                                                               
amended, was adopted.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:34:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 6, 26-LS1223\E.7, which read:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Page 11, line 21, following "energy":                                                                                      
          Insert   "or   $30,000,000   for   each   project,                                                                    
     whichever is less"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Page 12, following line 6:                                                                                                 
          Insert a new paragraph to read:                                                                                       
               "(3)  "project" means a plant, works,                                                                            
     system,   or  facility,   together   with  related   or                                                                    
     necessary  facilities  and appurtenances,  including  a                                                                    
     divided  or undivided  interest in  or a  right to  the                                                                    
     capacity of  a power project  or project, that  is used                                                                    
        or is useful for the purpose of renewable energy                                                                        
     production;"                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following paragraph accordingly.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:34:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:34:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BERG explained  that  Amendment 6  would  cap the  renewable                                                               
energy refundable tax  credits at $30 million per  project, or 10                                                               
percent of the capital investment,  whichever is less, and adds a                                                               
definition of "project."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:35:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK observed this tax credit would be for major                                                                 
projects.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:35:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG indicated yes, for projects of $300 million or more.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:35:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection to Amendment 6.  There                                                                    
being no further objection, Amendment 6 was adopted.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:36:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 7, 26-LS1223\E.8, which read:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Page 16, line 28:                                                                                                          
          Delete "prior to"                                                                                                     
          Insert "before"                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:36:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG stated Amendment 7 was a stylistic amendment to                                                                        
language.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:36:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection to Amendment 7.  There                                                                    
being no further objection, Amendment 7 was adopted.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:36:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 8, 26-LS1223\E.9, which read:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 20:                                                                                                          
          Delete "2025"                                                                                                         
          Insert "2018"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:36:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG stated that Amendment 8 changed the repeal year for the                                                                
tax credit statutes from 2025 to 2018.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:37:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection.  There being no further                                                                  
objection, Amendment 8 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:37:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 9, 26-LS1223\E.10, which read:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 12:                                                                                                           
          Delete "and nuclear waste material"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 17:                                                                                                          
          Delete "AS 18.45.027;"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:37:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG advised Amendment 9 deleted the repeal of the statute                                                                  
found in the CS that prohibits the transportation of high level                                                                 
nuclear waste material.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:38:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN assumed that the deletion would actually                                                                
allow the transportation of nuclear material.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:38:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG said no.  This amendment removed the repeal of the                                                                     
prohibition.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:39:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection.  There being no further                                                                  
objection, Amendment 9 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:39:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN moved Amendment 10, 26-LS1223\E.ll,                                                                     
which read:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, following line 1:                                                                                                  
          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                    
        "* Section  1. The  uncodified law  of the  State of                                                                
     Alaska is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                                         
          LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. For the purpose of sec. 5                                                                       
     of  this Act,  the legislature  finds that  a provision                                                                    
     requiring  a  binding  contract  for  the  disposal  or                                                                    
     storage of nuclear waste before  a permit may be issued                                                                    
     is necessary  for regulating  the economics  of nuclear                                                                    
     power and that  having a contract in place  is a needed                                                                    
     sign of the economic viability of a project."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 2:                                                                                                            
          Delete "Section 1"                                                                                                  
          Insert "Sec. 2"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 15:                                                                                                           
          Delete "[(1)"                                                                                                         
          Insert "(1) ["                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 17:                                                                                                           
          Delete "[; AND"                                                                                                       
          Insert "; and                                                                                                       
               (2)  a person has provided evidence                                                                          
     satisfactory to the department  that a binding contract                                                                
     is  in  place  for  the disposal  and  storage  of  any                                                                
     nuclear waste"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 18:                                                                                                           
          Delete "(3)"                                                                                                          
          Insert "[(3)"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 19:                                                                                                          
          Delete "sec. 16"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 17"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, lines 19 - 20:                                                                                                    
          Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 18"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 24:                                                                                                          
          Delete "sec. 22"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 23"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for the purposes of discussion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:40:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  explained  that Amendment  10  requires                                                               
that a  nuclear project has a  binding contract in place  for the                                                               
storage and disposal  of nuclear waste before the  project can be                                                               
permitted.   In addition, the  amendment includes a  finding that                                                               
[the  contract]  is  essential to  regulating  the  economics  of                                                               
nuclear power  and its  economic viability.   The  amendment also                                                               
prevents the  state from being  on the  hook for the  storage and                                                               
disposal [of  nuclear waste] should  a nuclear project  fall into                                                               
bankruptcy.    Representative  Petersen  opined  the  finding  is                                                               
necessary  because  states  are  only  allowed  to  regulate  the                                                               
economics of  nuclear projects, and  the U.S.  Nuclear Regulatory                                                               
Commission (NRC) regulates other aspects of nuclear power.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:41:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS observed there  are no nuclear power plants                                                               
in Alaska and asked for the relevancy of the amendment.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:41:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN  advised there has been  discussion about                                                               
building  nuclear  facilities;  furthermore, the  adoption  of  a                                                               
long-range energy  policy such as  HB 305 should cover  any areas                                                               
of future energy development.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:42:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAHLSTROM opined  this issue  was covered  by the                                                               
previous amendment.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:42:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  pointed out  that  there  would not  be                                                               
waste  to  transport   until  after  a  facility   was  open  and                                                               
operating.  This  amendment assures there is a  storage place for                                                               
nuclear waste  prior to  the opening and  operation of  a nuclear                                                               
facility.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:44:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS said this amendment was far-sighted.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:44:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote was  taken.  Representatives Tuck  and Petersen                                                               
voted  in  favor of  Amendment  10.   Representatives  Dahlstrom,                                                               
Ramras,  Millett,  and  Edgmon  voted  against  it.    Therefore,                                                               
Amendment 10 failed by a vote of 2-4.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:45:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  moved   Amendment  11,  26-LS1223\E.12,                                                               
which read:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, lines 12 - 19:                                                                                                     
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
          "(c)       The    Department   of    Environmental                                                                    
       Conservation shall adopt regulations governing the                                                                       
      issuance of permits required by (a) of this section.                                                                      
     However, a permit may not be issued until                                                                                  
               (1)  [REPEALED                                                                                                   
               (2)]  the municipality with jurisdiction                                                                         
        over the proposed facility site has approved the                                                                        
     permit; or                                                                                                             
               (2)  for a facility that is not within a                                                                     
     municipality, [AND                                                                                                     
               (3)  REPEALED                                                                                                    
               (4)]  the governor has approved the permit."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:45:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:45:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN   explained  that  Amendment   11  would                                                               
require that  the governor  approve any  nuclear project  that is                                                               
not  within  a municipality  before  a  permit could  be  issued.                                                               
Currently, the governor must approve  all nuclear projects unless                                                               
the project  is in  a municipality; however,  there are  areas of                                                               
the state that are unorganized,  and this would give the governor                                                               
authority over those projects.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:46:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote was  taken.  Representatives Petersen  and Tuck                                                               
voted  in  favor of  Amendment  11.   Representatives  Dahlstrom,                                                               
Ramras,  Millett,  and  Edgmon  voted  against  it.    Therefore,                                                               
Amendment 11 failed by a vote of 2-4.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:46:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  moved   Amendment  12,  26-LS1223\E.13,                                                               
which read:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 7, following line 13:                                                                                                 
          Insert a new section to read:                                                                                         
      "* Sec. 12. AS 42.45.010 is amended by adding a new                                                                   
     subsection to read:                                                                                                        
          (k)  A loan may not be made under this section                                                                        
     for a  project involving  the production of  power from                                                                    
     nuclear energy unless the  authority determines that no                                                                    
     other available  power source  is as  cost-effective as                                                                    
     the  proposed project  involving power  production from                                                                    
     nuclear energy."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 19:                                                                                                          
          Delete "sec. 16"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 17"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, lines 19 - 20:                                                                                                    
          Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 18"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 24:                                                                                                          
          Delete "sec. 22"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 23"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:47:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:47:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  explained  that Amendment  12  requires                                                               
that prior  to AEA  issuing a  loan from  the power  project loan                                                               
fund the agency  must determine that the proposed  project is the                                                               
most cost-effective available power source.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:47:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  related that  nuclear power has  been proven                                                               
to  be a  cost-effective source  of  power; in  fact, the  Boeing                                                               
Company  developed  its  industry  in  the  State  of  Washington                                                               
because it had cheap energy from nuclear power.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:49:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  MILLETT  expressed her  belief  that  nuclear power  is                                                               
cost-effective and  has no  carbon emissions.   She said  she did                                                               
not  want "to  send the  signal that  we're not  open to  nuclear                                                               
power" to rural communities.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:50:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON added  that sec. 5 implicitly  requires a nuclear                                                               
facility  to   get  approval  from   the  legislature   prior  to                                                               
construction.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:51:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representative Petersen  voted in                                                               
favor of Amendment 12.   Representatives Ramras, Tuck, Dahlstrom,                                                               
Millett, and  Edgmon voted against  it.  Therefore,  Amendment 12                                                               
failed by a vote of 1-5.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:51:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  moved   Amendment  13,  26-LS1223\E.14,                                                               
which read:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, following line 1:                                                                                                  
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        "* Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of                                                                    
     Alaska is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                                         
          LEGISLATIVE INTENT. For sec. 21 of this Act, it                                                                       
     is the  intent of  the legislature that  the Department                                                                    
     of  Transportation and  Public Facilities  engage in  a                                                                    
     partnership  with the  University of  Alaska, nonprofit                                                                    
      organizations, and other organizations to assist in                                                                       
       maintaining the energy audit database in order to                                                                        
     lower the cost to the state."                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 2:                                                                                                            
          Delete "Section 1"                                                                                                  
          Insert "Sec. 2"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 13, following line 27:                                                                                                
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
      "* Sec. 21. AS 44.42.065 is amended by adding a new                                                                   
     subsection to read:                                                                                                        
          (d)  The department shall                                                                                             
               (1)  create and maintain a database of the                                                                       
        results of the energy audits of public buildings                                                                        
     performed under (a) of this section; and                                                                                   
               (2)  make the information in the database                                                                        
     available to the legislature and the public."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 19:                                                                                                          
          Delete "sec. 16"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 17"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, lines 19 - 20:                                                                                                    
          Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 18"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 24:                                                                                                          
          Delete "sec. 22"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 24"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  explained  that Amendment  13  requires                                                               
DOT&PF  create  a  database  from  the  energy  audits  that  are                                                               
conducted every seven  years.  The cost of the  database would be                                                               
minimized through  partnerships with  the university  and private                                                               
organizations.   He opined  this is  a way to  use the  audits to                                                               
improve energy efficiency.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:52:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RAMRAS asked  how many  new government  positions                                                               
are needed to create and maintain the database.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:52:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN opined the  only additional cost would be                                                               
that of the computer disk.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:52:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAHLSTROM  asked   whether  [the  amendment]  was                                                               
necessary.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:53:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOEL  ST. AUBIN,  Chief, Statewide  Public Facilities,  Office of                                                               
the   Commissioner,  Department   of   Transportation  &   Public                                                               
Facilities  (DOT&PF), informed  the committee  that the  database                                                               
would not be a  large increase in work to the audits:  it   would                                                               
entail putting the  audits in a format that  people could access.                                                               
In  further   response  to  Representative  Dahlstrom,   he  said                                                               
staffing  time for  HB 305  is estimated  to be  one position  as                                                               
shown in  the fiscal note.   That  same position would  cover the                                                               
work required by this amendment.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:56:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  EDGMON  asked  about   the  effect  of  putting  intent                                                               
language in the bill.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:56:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. ST.  ALBIN stated that currently  the audits are not  done as                                                               
the funding  to do so has  not been received.   He clarified that                                                               
without the bill, the audits are not done.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:57:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM further clarified  that with the passage                                                               
of the bill, the audits will be conducted.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:57:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  ST. ALBIN  assumed the  information would  be summarized  to                                                               
create a simple database.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:58:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAHLSTROM  concluded  that   the  intent  of  the                                                               
amendment is accomplished in the bill.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:58:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT asked whether the  involvement of the university                                                               
would complicate the performance based contracting process.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:58:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN explained  the intent  of involving  the                                                               
university, or  the private sector,  was to mitigate the  cost of                                                               
creating and maintaining the database.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:59:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote was  taken.  Representatives Tuck  and Petersen                                                               
voted  in  favor  of Amendment  13.    Representatives  Johansen,                                                               
Dahlstrom,  Ramras,   Millett,  and  Edgmon  voted   against  it.                                                               
Therefore, Amendment 13 failed by a vote of 2-5.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:00:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  moved   Amendment  14,  26-LS1223\E.15,                                                               
which read:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 18, line 8, following "pellet":                                                                                   
          Insert "or grain"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:00:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN  recalled previous testimony  that barley                                                               
grown in  Alaska is being  used as a fuel  in wood stoves.   This                                                               
amendment adds  the words "or grain"  so barley could be  used in                                                               
pellet  stoves.   This type  of stove  qualifies for  federal tax                                                               
credits;  furthermore,  providing  a bigger  market  for  Alaskan                                                               
barley will spur economic activity and strengthen the economy.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:00:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RAMRAS applauded  the maker  for this  amendment.                                                               
Barley  is  an  efficient  fuel  and  he  said  he  supports  the                                                               
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:02:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON  removed his objection.   There being  no further                                                               
objection, Amendment 14 was adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:02:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS  moved Amendment 15,  26-LS1223\E.16, which                                                               
read:                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 13, line 19:                                                                                                          
          Delete "and"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 13, line 20, following "program":                                                                                     
          Insert "; and                                                                                                         
               (4)  a residential solid fuel burning device                                                                     
     change out program"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:02:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS  advised that the communities  of Fairbanks                                                               
and Juneau  have been identified by  the Environmental Protection                                                               
Agency  (EPA) as  non-attainment  communities in  that they  have                                                               
consistently  failed regulations  on  particulate  matter in  the                                                               
air.  The amendment would  insert language allowing a residential                                                               
solid fuel burning  device change out program to  also be allowed                                                               
under Sec. 44.38.030.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:03:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK assumed  this  is a  wood  stove change  out                                                               
program instituted by the state.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:03:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RAMRAS  related  that  there  is  a  considerable                                                               
problem in Fairbanks with air  quality.  He reviewed the language                                                               
on  page 13,  lines  16-20, of  the bill,  before  and after  the                                                               
amendment.  The  amendment would allow residents  to upgrade wood                                                               
burning  stoves.   He stressed  that the  air quality  problem is                                                               
more unique than a single region in the state.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:05:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK re-stated  his question.   He  asked whether                                                               
this is an option for the state to consider.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS  expressed his  understanding that  this is                                                               
another loan program available to consumers.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:06:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRYAN   BUTCHER,   Director,   Governmental  Affairs   &   Public                                                               
Relations, Alaska Housing  Finance Corporation (AHFC), Department                                                               
of Revenue  (DOR), stated  that the language  is taken  from AHFC                                                               
and moved to what  would be a new department of  energy.  He said                                                               
he was unsure  whether a "switch-out" would  be considered energy                                                               
conservation and  weatherization.  Although  this may not  be the                                                               
appropriate place to  put the wood stove program in  the bill, it                                                               
must  be looked  at as  a separate  program, because  the current                                                               
program  is set  up to  measure the  efficiency improvement  of a                                                               
home.   Under the  current program, a  homeowner can  switch from                                                               
one heat source to another if  the change out improves the energy                                                               
efficiency.   AHFC has determined  that this  would have to  be a                                                               
separate program with separate funding.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:07:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON concluded there would be fiscal impacts.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:07:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BUTCHER said  that depends on whether the program  is a grant                                                               
or a low-interest loan.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:07:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS  offered an  amendment to Amendment  15, so                                                               
that line 6 would read:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     (4) a residential solid fuel burning device change out                                                                     
     loan program.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:08:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EDGMON objected  to Amendment  1 to  Amendment 15                                                               
for discussion purposes.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:08:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BUTCHER said  Amendment 1  alleviates any  concern AHFC  has                                                               
regarding capitalization of the proposed program.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:08:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN  pointed out  that page  13, line  17, of                                                               
the  bill includes  "without limitation"  and  opined that  would                                                               
authorize the  pursuit of  other relevant  programs.   He assumed                                                               
the intent  of Amendment  15 is to  highlight concern  about this                                                               
specific issue.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:09:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS said correct.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:09:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  asked whether a  resident could apply  for a                                                               
solid  fuel burning  device change  out under  the existing  home                                                               
energy loan program.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:10:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BUTCHER advised legal advice  was needed to determine whether                                                               
that could fit under the program title.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:10:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS stated  that legislative drafters suggested                                                               
a separate  program was  appropriate because  this speaks  to air                                                               
quality rather than "more energy."                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:11:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PETERSEN asked whether  the program is capitalized                                                               
sufficiently to make the loans.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:11:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BUTCHER indicated yes.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:11:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  EDGMON   removed  his  objection  to   Amendment  1  to                                                               
Amendment 15.  There being  no further objection, Amendment 1 was                                                               
adopted.   He  then removed  his  objection to  Amendment 15,  as                                                               
amended.  There being no further objection, Amendment 15, as                                                                    
amended, was adopted.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:12:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 16, 26-LS1223\E.17, which read:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 1:                                                                                                            
          Delete ", operating costs,"                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, lines 12 - 17:                                                                                                     
          Delete all material.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 19:                                                                                                          
          Delete "sec. 16"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 14"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, lines 19 - 20:                                                                                                    
          Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 15"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 24:                                                                                                          
          Delete "sec. 22"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 20"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:12:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:12:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG  explained Amendment 16  was a technical  amendment that                                                               
removes sec. 2  and sec. 3 from  the CS.  This is  on advice from                                                               
the legal  department that the  sections go beyond the  bounds of                                                               
the subject of energy.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:13:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection.  There being no further                                                                  
discussion, Amendment 16 was adopted.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:13:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 17, 26-LS1223\E.18, which read:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 14, line 16:                                                                                                          
          Delete "or court building"                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:13:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:14:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG stated Amendment 17 is also a technical amendment.                                                                     
Amendment 17 clarifies sec. 8.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:14:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection.  There being no further                                                                  
objection, Amendment 17 was adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:14:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 18, 26-LS1223\E.19, which read:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 1:                                                                                                            
          Delete "construction plans"                                                                                         
          Insert "energy consumption and costs"                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, lines 13 - 14:                                                                                                     
          Delete "an operations and maintenance cost                                                                        
     report"                                                                                                                
          Insert "projected energy consumption and costs"                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:14:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:14:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BERG  advised  Amendment  18  changes  the  terms  regarding                                                               
responsibilities  of  the  Department   of  Education  and  Early                                                               
Development  (EED), again  in  order to  comply  with the  single                                                               
subject rule.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:14:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection.  There being no further                                                                  
objection, Amendment 18 was adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:15:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 19, 26-LS1223\E.20, which read:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 11, following "fund;":                                                                                      
          Insert "relating to the bulk fuel bridge loan                                                                       
     fund;  relating to  the bulk  fuel revolving  loan fund                                                                  
     and moving  administration of the fund  from the Alaska                                                                  
     Energy  Authority   to  the  Department   of  Commerce,                                                                  
     Community, and Economic Development;"                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Page 6, following line 22:                                                                                                 
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
        "*  Sec. 9.  AS 29.60  is amended  by  adding a  new                                                                  
     section to article 5 to read:                                                                                              
          Sec. 29.60.655. Bulk fuel revolving loan fund.                                                                      
     (a) The  bulk fuel  revolving loan fund  is established                                                                    
     in  the  department  to assist  communities,  utilities                                                                    
     providing power  to communities, and fuel  retailers in                                                                    
     communities in  purchasing bulk fuel to  generate power                                                                    
     or  to  supply   the  public  with  fuel   for  use  in                                                                    
     communities. A community, or  a person generating power                                                                    
     or  selling fuel  in  a community  that  has a  written                                                                    
     endorsement from the governing  body of a community for                                                                    
     which a loan  from the fund is sought,  is eligible for                                                                    
     a loan  from the  bulk fuel revolving  loan fund  for a                                                                    
     purchase  of an  emergency  supply or  a semiannual  or                                                                    
     annual  supply  of   bulk  fuel  to  be   used  in  the                                                                    
     community.                                                                                                                 
          (b)  The legislature may use money in the fund to                                                                     
     make  appropriations for  costs  of administering  this                                                                    
     section.                                                                                                                   
          (c)  The foreclosure expense account is                                                                               
     established as  a special account within  the bulk fuel                                                                    
     revolving loan  fund. This account is  established as a                                                                    
     reserve from fund equity.                                                                                                  
          (d)  The department may spend money credited to                                                                       
     the  foreclosure  expense  account  when  necessary  to                                                                    
     protect the state's security  interest in collateral on                                                                    
     loans  made under  this section  or to  defray expenses                                                                    
     incurred   during  foreclosure   proceedings  after   a                                                                    
     default by an obligor.                                                                                                     
          (e)  Loans made from the bulk fuel revolving loan                                                                     
     fund to one borrower in any fiscal year                                                                                    
               (1)  may not exceed $750,000, or, if the                                                                         
     borrower is  a cooperative corporation  organized under                                                                    
     AS 10.15  or an  electric  cooperative organized  under                                                                    
     AS 10.25 and  uses the  loan to  purchase bulk  fuel on                                                                    
     behalf of more  than one community, may  not exceed the                                                                    
     lesser  of   $750,000  multiplied  by  the   number  of                                                                    
     communities  on whose  behalf the  bulk fuel  is to  be                                                                    
     purchased, or $1,800,000;                                                                                                  
               (2)  shall be repaid in one year or less;                                                                        
     and                                                                                                                        
               (3)  may not exceed 90 percent of the                                                                            
     wholesale price of the fuel purchased.                                                                                     
          (f)  The department may charge interest on a loan                                                                     
     made  from  the  bulk  fuel revolving  loan  fund.  The                                                                    
     department shall  charge interest on  a loan at  a rate                                                                    
     equal to the percentage of  the average weekly yield of                                                                    
     municipal bonds  for the 12  months preceding  the date                                                                    
     of  the  loan, as  determined  by  the department  from                                                                    
     municipal  bond yield  rates  reported  in the  30-year                                                                    
     revenue  index  of  The Bond  Buyer.  However,  if  the                                                                    
     department  finds that  a  community  cannot afford  to                                                                    
     repay  a portion  of interest  on a  loan, and  makes a                                                                    
     determination in writing, the  department may reduce or                                                                    
     eliminate the interest rate applicable to the loan.                                                                        
          (g)  Repayments of the principal, the interest,                                                                       
     and the money chargeable  to principal or interest that                                                                    
     is  collected  through  liquidation by  foreclosure  or                                                                    
     other process on  a loan made under  this section shall                                                                    
     be paid  into the  bulk fuel  revolving loan  fund. The                                                                    
     fund is not a dedicated fund.                                                                                              
          (h)  The department may contract for the                                                                              
     administration   of   the   bulk  fuel   loan   program                                                                    
     established in this section.                                                                                               
          (i)  The department shall dispose of property                                                                         
     acquired through default or foreclosure  of a loan made                                                                    
     under this section. Disposal shall  be made in a manner                                                                    
     that serves  the best interests  of the state,  and may                                                                    
     include the  amortization of payments over  a period of                                                                    
     years.                                                                                                                     
          (j)  The department                                                                                                   
               (1)  may adopt regulations necessary to                                                                          
     carry  out the  provisions of  this section,  including                                                                    
     regulations to  establish reasonable fees  for services                                                                    
     provided and charges for collecting the fees; and                                                                          
               (2)  shall prescribe a loan application                                                                          
     form,  which may  be used  for  applications for  loans                                                                    
     from the fund under this  section and for the bulk fuel                                                                    
     bridge loan fund and program under AS 29.60.660.                                                                           
          (k)  The department may collect the fees and                                                                          
     collection charges established  in regulation under (j)                                                                    
     of  this section  and shall  deposit the  money in  the                                                                    
     general fund.                                                                                                              
          (l)  In this section,                                                                                                 
               (1)      "community"   means   an   organized                                                                    
     municipality  or an  unincorporated village  that is  a                                                                    
     social unit with a population of less than 2,000;                                                                          
               (2)    "person"  has  the  meaning  given  in                                                                    
     AS 01.10.060    and   includes    a   corporation,    a                                                                    
     cooperative,  a  joint   venture,  and  a  governmental                                                                    
     entity.                                                                                                                    
        * Sec. 10. AS 29.60.660(b) is amended to read:                                                                        
          (b)  A community, utility, fuel retailer, or                                                                          
     other person  generating power or  supplying fuel  in a                                                                    
     community  as  described  in (a)  of  this  section  is                                                                    
     eligible to  receive a loan  from the bulk  fuel bridge                                                                    
     loan fund  for a purchase  of bulk  fuel to be  used in                                                                    
     the   community  if   the   community,  utility,   fuel                                                                    
     retailer, or other person                                                                                                  
               (1)    has  a written  endorsement  from  the                                                                    
     governing body of  the community for which  a loan from                                                                    
     the fund under this section is sought; and                                                                                 
               (2)  first applied for  and has been denied a                                                                    
     loan from                                                                                                                  
               (A)    the  bulk  fuel  revolving  loan  fund                                                                    
     (AS 29.60.655)  [(AS 42.45.250)   ADMINISTERED  BY  THE                                                                
     ALASKA ENERGY AUTHORITY];                                                                                                  
               (B)   any  other funding  source used  by the                                                                    
     community, utility,  fuel retailer, or other  person in                                                                    
     the past three years to  finance purchases of bulk fuel                                                                    
     for the community; and                                                                                                     
               (C)    any  other  funding  source  that  the                                                                    
     department  determines is  available to  the community,                                                                    
     utility,  fuel retailer,  or other  person to  purchase                                                                    
     bulk fuel.                                                                                                                 
        * Sec. 11. AS 29.60.660(d) is amended to read:                                                                        
          (d)  Interest may not be charged on a loan made                                                                       
     from  the bulk  fuel bridge  loan fund,  except that  a                                                                
     person receiving a loan from the fund                                                                                  
               (1)   in two consecutive  years shall  pay an                                                                
     interest rate of two percent for the second year; and                                                                  
               (2)  in three consecutive  years shall pay an                                                                
     interest rate of four percent for the third year."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 17, following "AS 18.56.850;":                                                                               
          Insert "AS 42.45.010(b)(3), 42.45.250;"                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 19:                                                                                                          
          Delete "sec. 16"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 19"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, lines 19 - 20:                                                                                                    
          Delete "sec. 17"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 20"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, line 24:                                                                                                          
          Delete "sec. 22"                                                                                                      
          Insert "sec. 25"                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, following line 2:                                                                                                 
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
        "* Sec. 41. BULK  FUEL REVOLVING LOAN FUND TRANSFER:                                                                
     TRANSITION. On  the effective date  of secs. 9 -  11 of                                                                    
     this Act,  the Alaska  Energy Authority  shall transfer                                                                    
     the personnel responsible for  fund management, and the                                                                    
     assets,  liabilities,  and  balance of  the  bulk  fuel                                                                    
     revolving  loan fund  to  the  Department of  Commerce,                                                                    
     Community, and Economic Development."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, line 5, following "INSTRUCTION.":                                                                                 
          Insert "(a)"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, following line 7:                                                                                                 
     Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                           
          "(b)  The revisor of statutes shall change the                                                                        
     heading of  art. 5 of  AS 29.60 from "Bulk  Fuel Bridge                                                                    
     Loan Fund  and Program"  to "Bulk  Fuel Loan  Funds and                                                                    
     Programs."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
[Although there was no objection,  the committee heard discussion                                                               
on Amendment 19.]                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:15:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG offered  that Amendment 19 does three  things:  combines                                                               
the bulk fuel revolving loan fund  with the bridge fuel loan fund                                                               
housed  in  the  Division  of  Community  and  Regional  Affairs,                                                               
Department  of   Commerce,  Community,  &   Economic  Development                                                               
(DCCED); combines  the application  process for both  loan funds;                                                               
sets the  interest rate for the  bridge loan fund.   He described                                                               
the purpose of the bridge loan fund.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:16:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK assumed the amendment will streamline the                                                                   
process when a community is declined for a bulk fuel revolving                                                                  
loan.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:16:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG agreed that one application, and having both programs                                                                  
in the same division, would result in immediate assistance.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:17:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON removed his objection.  There being no further                                                                  
objection, Amendment 19 was adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:17:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT moved Amendment 20, 26-LS1223\E.1, which read:                                                                 
Page 1, line 5, following "credit,":                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          Insert   "to   the   Alaska   heating   assistance                                                                  
     program,"                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 19, following line 16:                                                                                                
          Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                     
        "* Sec. 34. AS 47.25.621 is amended to read:                                                                        
          Sec.   47.25.621.    Alaska   affordable   heating                                                                
     [ASSISTANCE]   program.  (a)   The  Alaska   affordable                                                              
     heating  [ASSISTANCE]  program  is established  in  the                                                                    
     Department  of Health  and Social  Services to  provide                                                                    
     expanded  eligibility  for  Alaska residents  for  home                                                                    
     heating assistance,  to the extent funds  are available                                                                
     in the Alaska affordable  heating fund [APPROPRIATED BY                                                                
     THE LEGISLATURE FOR THAT PURPOSE].                                                                                         
          (b)  The Alaska affordable heating [ASSISTANCE]                                                                   
     program established  under this section is  in addition                                                                    
     to   the   federal   low-income  heating   and   energy                                                                    
     assistance provided  under 42 U.S.C. 8621  - 8629 (Low-                                                                    
     Income  Home   Energy  Assistance  Act  of   1981),  as                                                                    
     amended, and implementing regulations.                                                                                     
        * Sec. 35.  AS 47.25.621 is amended by  adding a new                                                                  
     subsection to read:                                                                                                        
          (c)  The Alaska affordable heating fund is                                                                            
     established as  a separate  fund to  be managed  by the                                                                    
     Department   of   Revenue.   The   fund   consists   of                                                                    
     appropriations made to it. Interest  earned by the fund                                                                    
     may  be appropriated  to it.  The Department  of Health                                                                    
     and Social  Services shall  use money  in the  fund for                                                                    
     Alaska affordable heating payments.                                                                                        
        * Sec. 36. AS 47.25.622 is amended to read:                                                                           
          Sec. 47.25.622. Duties. The Department of Health                                                                
     and Social Services [DEPARTMENT] shall                                                                                 
               (1)     administer   the  Alaska   affordable                                                                
     heating    [ASSISTANCE]    program    provided    under                                                                    
     AS 47.25.621;                                                                                                              
               (2)     adopt   regulations  under   AS 44.62                                                                    
     (Administrative  Procedure   Act)  to  carry   out  the                                                                    
     purpose of the program;                                                                                                    
               (3)  coordinate  payments among other heating                                                                    
     assistance programs to avoid duplication of payments.                                                                      
        * Sec. 37. AS 47.25.623 is amended to read:                                                                           
          Sec. 47.25.623. Eligibility; payment amount. An                                                                   
     individual  is  eligible  for home  heating  assistance                                                                    
     payments   under   the    Alaska   affordable   heating                                                                
     [ASSISTANCE] program if the individual                                                                                     
               (1)  is a resident of the state;                                                                                 
               (2)   is physically present and  resides in a                                                                    
     home  in the  state  when the  home  heating costs  are                                                                    
     incurred;                                                                                                                  
               (3)  for assistance  calculated under (b) and                                                                
     (c) of this section, has  gross household income not to                                                                
     exceed,  as   a  percentage  of  the   federal  poverty                                                                
     guideline  for   Alaska  set   by  the   United  States                                                                
     Department  of Health  and Human  Services and  revised                                                                
     under 42 U.S.C. 9902(2),                                                                                               
               (A)   225 percent  for a determination  to be                                                                
     made under (c)(1) - (3) of this section; and                                                                           
               (B)   250 percent  for a determination  to be                                                                
     made  under  (c)(4) of  this  section;  and [HAS  GROSS                                                                
     HOUSEHOLD INCOME  ABOVE 150 PERCENT  BUT THAT  DOES NOT                                                                    
     EXCEED  225 PERCENT  OF THE  FEDERAL POVERTY  GUIDELINE                                                                    
     FOR  ALASKA  SET BY  THE  UNITED  STATES DEPARTMENT  OF                                                                    
     HEALTH AND  HUMAN SERVICES AND REVISED  UNDER 42 U.S.C.                                                                    
     9902(2);]                                                                                                                  
               (4)    meets other  eligibility  requirements                                                                    
     specified in regulations adopted under AS 47.25.622.                                                                       
        *  Sec. 38.  AS 47.25.623 is  amended by  adding new                                                                  
     subsections to read:                                                                                                       
          (b)  The Department of Health and Social Services                                                                     
     shall determine the number of  points for each eligible                                                                    
     individual  based on  the point  formula used  under 42                                                                    
     U.S.C. 8621  - 8629 (Low-Income Home  Energy Assistance                                                                    
     Act   of   1981),    as   amended,   and   implementing                                                                    
     regulations.  Except   as  provided  in  (d)   of  this                                                                    
     section, the  amount of  the Alaska  affordable heating                                                                    
     payment  for  an  individual  equals  the  base  amount                                                                    
     calculated under  (c) of this section  minus the amount                                                                    
     the  individual  is  eligible   to  receive  under  the                                                                    
     federal  low-income  home   energy  assistance  program                                                                    
     under  42   U.S.C.  8621  -   8629,  as   amended,  and                                                                    
     implementing regulations.                                                                                                  
          (c)  The Department of Health and Social Services                                                                     
     shall  calculate   the  base   amount  of   the  Alaska                                                                    
     affordable heating payment for  the individual based on                                                                    
     points determined under (b) of  this section and on the                                                                    
     average price a barrel of  Alaska North Slope crude oil                                                                    
     for  sale  on  the  United  States  West  Coast  during                                                                    
     September  through  February  of the  preceding  fiscal                                                                    
     year as follows:                                                                                                           
               (1)  $130  a point when the  average price is                                                                    
     not more than $75 a barrel;                                                                                                
               (2)  $140  a point when the  average price is                                                                    
     more than $75 and not more than $100 a barrel;                                                                             
               (3)  $150  a point when the  average price is                                                                    
     more than $100 and not more than $150 a barrel;                                                                            
               (4)  $165  a point when the  average price is                                                                    
     more than $150 a barrel.                                                                                                   
          (d)  Under the program authorized by AS 47.25.621                                                                     
     -  47.25.626,  taking   into  consideration  the  gross                                                                    
     household  income  rates  established in  (a)  of  this                                                                    
     section  and the  base amounts  to be  calculated under                                                                    
     (b) and (c) of this section,                                                                                               
               (1)   if  insufficient money  is appropriated                                                                    
     to fully  fund the  Alaska affordable  heating payments                                                                    
     during the fiscal year, the department                                                                                     
               (A)   shall, for the duration  of that fiscal                                                                    
     year, suspend  calculation and payment  under (a)(3)(B)                                                                    
     of  this section  and calculate  and  pay all  eligible                                                                    
     individuals under (a)(3)(A) of this section; and                                                                           
               (B)   may, to the  extent there is or  may be                                                                    
     an   appropriation  balance   surplus  to   the  amount                                                                    
     required  to  make  all  payments  under  (A)  of  this                                                                    
     paragraph, by regulation, establish  at any time during                                                                    
     the  fiscal year  a prospective  pro rata  reduction of                                                                    
     the  payment  rates that  the  department  will pay  to                                                                    
     eligible  individuals  under  the program  during  that                                                                    
     fiscal year qualifying under  (a)(3)(B) of this section                                                                    
     and,  thereafter, may  provide  for prorated  payments;                                                                    
     and                                                                                                                        
               (2)      if   the   commissioner   reasonably                                                                    
     determines that  the total  of appropriations  from all                                                                    
     sources during  the fiscal year  may exceed  the amount                                                                    
     required to fully fund  all applications for assistance                                                                    
     for   Alaska    affordable   heating    payments,   the                                                                    
     commissioner  may expend  the amount  of excess  money,                                                                    
     not to  exceed the total amount  of the appropriations,                                                                    
     to carry  out the purpose of  AS 47.25.621 - 47.25.626;                                                                    
     under   the   authority    of   this   paragraph,   the                                                                    
     commissioner  shall  distribute  the  estimated  excess                                                                    
     money pro  rata among individuals  receiving assistance                                                                    
     under this  section without  regard to  the limitations                                                                    
     set  out  in the  dollar  value  of the  point  formula                                                                    
     expressed in (c)(1) - (4) of this section.                                                                                 
        * Sec. 39. AS 47.25.626(a) is amended to read:                                                                        
          (a)  The Department of Health and Social Services                                                                 
     [DEPARTMENT]  may  develop  a regional  Alaska  heating                                                                    
     [ASSISTANCE]   program   for  the   administration   of                                                                    
     AS 47.25.621  -  47.25.626   to  provide  home  heating                                                                    
     assistance in a uniform  and cost-effective manner in a                                                                    
     region of  this state if an  Alaska Native organization                                                                    
     is authorized to implement  a federally approved tribal                                                                    
     family assistance  plan that  includes that  region and                                                                    
     has been  awarded a tribal energy  assistance grant for                                                                    
     a  program that  includes that  region under  42 U.S.C.                                                                    
     8623(d).                                                                                                                   
        * Sec. 40. AS 47.25.626(b) is amended to read:                                                                        
          (b)  The department may award contracts to                                                                            
     implement  a  program  developed   under  (a)  of  this                                                                    
     section.  A contract  authorized for  delivery of  home                                                                    
     heating  assistance  under  a regional  Alaska  heating                                                                    
     [ASSISTANCE] program under this  section is exempt from                                                                    
     the  competitive bid  requirements  of AS 36.30  (State                                                                    
     Procurement   Code).   Subject  to   appropriation,   a                                                                    
     contract under this  section must be in  an amount that                                                                    
     represents  a fair  and equitable  share  of the  money                                                                    
     appropriated   for   the  Alaska   affordable   heating                                                                
     [ASSISTANCE] program under  AS 47.25.621 - 47.25.626 to                                                                    
     serve  the state  residents specified  in  (a) of  this                                                                    
     section. The  authority provided under this  section to                                                                    
     contract is  in addition  to the authority  to contract                                                                    
     in AS 47.05.015 or other law.                                                                                              
        * Sec. 41. AS 47.25.626(f) is amended to read:                                                                        
          (f)  If the department establishes a regional                                                                         
     Alaska  heating  [ASSISTANCE]   program  and  awards  a                                                                    
     contract to provide home  heating assistance under this                                                                    
     section, a person applying  for home heating assistance                                                                    
     under  AS 47.25.621 -  47.25.626 in  the region  of the                                                                    
     state   covered   by   the  regional   Alaska   heating                                                                    
     [ASSISTANCE]   program   may    obtain   home   heating                                                                    
     assistance  from   the  department  only   through  the                                                                    
     organization designated by the  department to serve the                                                                    
     region."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, line 5:                                                                                                           
          Delete "INSTRUCTION."                                                                                                 
          Insert "INSTRUCTIONS. (a) The revisor of statutes                                                                     
     shall change  the heading  of art.  6 of  AS 18.56 from                                                                    
     "Article 6. Energy Conservation"  to "Article 6. Energy                                                                    
     Efficiency and Conservation Programs."                                                                                     
          (b)"                                                                                                                  
4:18:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:18:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BERG  referred to  an email from  Jack Chenoweth  included in                                                               
the committee  packet, and said  the amendment  basically changed                                                               
the  way   benefits  are  determined   for  the   Alaska  heating                                                               
assistance  program by  assigning  dollar values  to an  existing                                                               
point system, rather than determining  after an appropriation how                                                               
much  the points  are worth.   This  change will  link the  price                                                               
points to the price of a  barrel of oil, and allow the department                                                               
to prorate  assistance payments  in the  case of  an insufficient                                                               
appropriation.  In addition, the  amendment would change the name                                                               
of the  program, and establish  a heating fund in  the Department                                                               
of Revenue (DOR).                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:19:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT  moved Conceptual  Amendment 1 to  Amendment 20.                                                               
She read:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 15-16:                                                                                                       
              Delete all material and insert:                                                                                   
                    "(3) for assistance calculated under                                                                    
     (b)  and  (c)  of  this section,  has  gross  household                                                              
     income [ABOVE 150 PERCENT BUT  THAT DOES] not to exceed                                                                
     225  percent  of  the  federal  poverty  guideline  for                                                                    
     Alaska set  by the  United States Department  of Health                                                                    
         and Human Services and revised under 42 U.S.C.                                                                         
     9902(2); and"                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:20:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:20:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RON   KREHER,  Chief,   Field   Services,   Division  of   Public                                                               
Assistance,  Department of  Health  and  Social Services  (DHSS),                                                               
informed  the  committee  the   amendment  converted  the  Alaska                                                               
heating  assistance  program  to the  Alaska  affordable  heating                                                               
program in the  DOR.  Further, the amendment tied  the funding to                                                               
the average  price of a barrel  of North Slope crude  oil between                                                               
February  and  September  of  the  preceding  fiscal  year.    In                                                               
addition,  the   community  heating  points  that   are  used  to                                                               
calculate benefits  are tied  to the  price of  oil, thus  as the                                                               
price of oil  goes up, the dollar value of  the community heating                                                               
points  also grows.    He  opined the  intent  was  to provide  a                                                               
funding source that  was linked to the value  of oil, recognizing                                                               
that  the cost  of heating  fuel for  families goes  up with  the                                                               
price of oil.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:22:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  EDGMON confirmed  that the  amendment would  not change                                                               
eligibility  criteria  for the  federal  Low  Income Home  Energy                                                               
Assistance  Program (LIHEAP),  or the  Alaska Heating  Assistance                                                               
Program (AKHAP).   He  also stressed  that a  larger part  of the                                                               
funds disbursed  for the statewide  program goes to  urban areas.                                                               
In  response   to  Representative  Tuck,  Co-Chair   Edgmon  said                                                               
Conceptual  Amendment   1  to  Amendment  20   would  remove  the                                                               
provision that would change the eligibility criteria.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:23:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. KREHER stated  currently, the AKHAP program is  capped at 225                                                               
percent  of poverty.   The  original bill  allowed DHSS  to serve                                                               
households with  incomes up  to 250 percent  of poverty  when the                                                               
price of oil is above $150 per barrel.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:25:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN surmised  the original  bill raised  the                                                               
income cap to 250 percent  of poverty, but Conceptual Amendment 1                                                               
leaves the cap at 225 percent.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:25:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
[The committee treated Conceptual Amendment 1 as adopted.]                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:25:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON  removed his objection.   There being  no further                                                               
objection, Amendment  20, as  amended, was  adopted.   He advised                                                               
that all of the amendments would be incorporated into a new CS.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:26:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT  reminded the committee the  co-chairs asked the                                                               
administration for  a detailed report on  the proposed department                                                               
of energy, and  for an organizational chart  for current agencies                                                               
and  advisors  involved  in  energy policy  and  projects.    She                                                               
expressed disappointment  that the requested information  had not                                                               
been received  from the administration,  and urged  the committee                                                               
to press the administration to respond.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:28:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON agreed with the importance of the issue.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:29:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  MILLETT  read  from  the fiscal  note  signed  by  Jack                                                               
Kreinheder,  Senior  Analyst,  Office of  Management  and  Budget                                                               
(OMB), and Karen Rehfeld, Director,  OMB, and dated 3/16/10.  The                                                               
fiscal  note totaled  $1,371,700, and  contained estimates  for a                                                               
total of  30 new positions to  staff a new department  of energy,                                                               
in addition to estimates for  leasing and equipping office space.                                                               
Co-Chair  Millett stated  that when  the  committee proposed  the                                                               
department of  energy to the  previous administration,  there was                                                               
an  agreement  that  the  department of  energy  would  not  grow                                                               
government, but  would streamline  the various  agencies involved                                                               
in energy  projects, and move  existing staff to  existing office                                                               
space in a cohesive new  department.  She questioned the accuracy                                                               
of the fiscal note.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:31:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS  opined that  the fiscal  note is  a poison                                                               
pill in the middle  of HB 305, and an issue  that is important to                                                               
all.     He   stated   that  a   healthy   tension  between   the                                                               
administration  and the  legislature  can  lead to  better-vetted                                                               
issues; however,  he pointed out  that the  administration energy                                                               
people  are  again  conspicuously   absent,  and  he  shared  the                                                               
disappointment of the co-chairs.   Representative Ramras said the                                                               
responsibility lies  at the top of  the "energy org. chart  as it                                                               
exists now."   He expressed  his hope  for an opportunity  to ask                                                               
representatives from the administration for an explanation.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:35:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON  noted that  the energy policy  bill would  be on                                                               
the House  floor 3/17/10, and it  includes provisions surrounding                                                               
the centralization  of the "energy  pieces in  state government."                                                               
There  is a  lot of  support for  the bill,  and Co-Chair  Edgmon                                                               
concurred with the comments made by Representative Ramras.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:36:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHANSEN said  the  issue was  important and  the                                                               
fiscal note caused  a problem.  He advised the  committee that he                                                               
participated in  the meetings  with the  previous administration,                                                               
and the  committee was clear in  its intent not to  grow, but re-                                                               
build,  government.     He  concluded  that  the   input  of  the                                                               
administration was greatly missed.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:37:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR MILLETT stated that she  was looking for leadership from                                                               
the  administration, now  or in  the near  future.   She stressed                                                               
that  the state  has many  phenomenal programs  to help  Alaskans                                                               
with energy  efficiency, weatherization, and other  programs, but                                                               
residents  cannot get  to them.    She affirmed  that the  energy                                                               
committee  would  continue to  search  for  solutions instead  of                                                               
reasons not to do something.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:38:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RAMRAS  suggested  that the  committee  hold  the                                                               
Greater Railbelt Energy Transmission Corporation (GRETC) bill.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:39:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR   EDGMON   noted    the   presence   of   administration                                                               
representatives  in the  galley; however,  he expressed  the need                                                               
for an appropriate response from  a higher level advisor from the                                                               
governor's office.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:40:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHANSEN recalled  that  in  Washington D.C.  the                                                               
question was,  "Who(m) do you  talk to  in the State  of Alaska?"                                                               
This   is  an   appalling  situation;   in  fact,   some  federal                                                               
departments have not even heard of the state's energy advisors.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:42:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PETERSEN  agreed  with  Representative  Johansen.                                                               
Constituents are  also confused, and  are calling his  office for                                                               
information.  Others may give up.   He encouraged the creation of                                                               
a department of energy to solve the problem.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:43:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK agreed  that the  need for  a department  of                                                               
energy was  repeated throughout the  state.  Furthermore,  one of                                                               
the purposes  of the  omnibus energy bill  was to  get everything                                                               
centralized   to  "make   it  easier   for  Alaskans   to  access                                                               
information,  programs, and  to  be able  to  provide energy  and                                                               
efficiencies."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:44:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR EDGMON  concluded that the  committee's comments  do not                                                               
diminish  the efforts  of the  state agencies  that are  doing an                                                               
outstanding job.  He announced that a new CS is forthcoming.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:45:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAHLSTROM also  recalled the  committee's initial                                                               
meetings  with the  previous administration.   She  said she  was                                                               
looking  forward  to "clear  up  a  lot  of questions"  with  the                                                               
current administration.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
[HB 305 was held.]                                                                                                              

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
CSHB305 Version E.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.1.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.2.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.4.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.5.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
MOU AEA-AIDEA HB 411.PDF HENE 3/9/2010 3:00:00 PM
HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 411
Am E.6.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.7.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.9.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Sectional for Version E.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.8.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.10.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
HB411-CED-AEA-3-2-10.pdf HENE 3/9/2010 3:00:00 PM
HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 411
HB411-CED-AIDEA-3-2-10.pdf HENE 3/9/2010 3:00:00 PM
HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 411
Sectional for HB 411 and SB 301.pdf HENE 3/9/2010 3:00:00 PM
HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 411
SB 301
HB0411A.pdf HENE 3/9/2010 3:00:00 PM
HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 411
Am E.3.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
AM E.11.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.12.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.13.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.14.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.15.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Legal Opinion - Nuclear Statutes.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.16.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
HB305-DOA-DGS-03-12-10.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.17.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.18.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.19.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
HB305CS(ENE)-CED-AEA-3-15-10.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
HB305-EED-ESS-3-15-10.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
HB305-GOV-OMB-3-16-10 fiscal note 2.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
HB305-GOV-OMB-3-16-10.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
Am E.20.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
State of Alaska energy-related programs.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
State energy office document 3-16-10.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
CSHB305-DOR-AHFC-3-15-10 Energy Omnibus (1).pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305
CSHB305-DOR-AHFC-3-15-10 Energy Omnibus.pdf HENE 3/16/2010 3:00:00 PM
HB 305