Legislature(2011 - 2012)HOUSE FINANCE 519

03/24/2011 05:00 PM FINANCE


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05:09:17 PM Start
05:09:24 PM HB110
08:05:09 PM Adjourn
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HOUSE BILL NO. 110                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act relating  to the  interest rate  applicable to                                                                    
     certain amounts due for fees,  taxes, and payments made                                                                    
     and property  delivered to  the Department  of Revenue;                                                                    
     relating  to  the  oil and  gas  production  tax  rate;                                                                    
     relating to  monthly installment payments  of estimated                                                                    
     oil and  gas production  tax; relating  to oil  and gas                                                                    
     production  tax   credits  for   certain  expenditures,                                                                    
     including  qualified capital  credits for  exploration,                                                                    
     development,   and   production;    relating   to   the                                                                    
     limitation  on assessment  of  oil  and gas  production                                                                    
     taxes;  relating to  the determination  of oil  and gas                                                                    
     production  tax values;  making conforming  amendments;                                                                    
     and providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:09:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PUBLIC TESTIMONY FOR HB 110                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JERRY MCCUTCHEON,  ANCHORAGE (via teleconference),  spoke in                                                                    
opposition  to HB  110. He  spoke  to the  duty to  produce,                                                                    
which was  not addressed  in the bill.  He claimed  that the                                                                    
bill would not pass the  "Harvard Test." He recalled serious                                                                    
questions   raised  in   Senator  Jackson's   committee  and                                                                    
predictions  by   the  Alaska   Oil  and   Gas  Conservation                                                                    
Commission (AOGCC).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
5:15:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL    JESPERSON,   ANCHORAGE    (via   teleconference),                                                                    
testified in support of the bill.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MATTHEW  FAGNANI, ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference),  spoke in                                                                    
support of the  bill. He opined that there needed  to be new                                                                    
oil  in  TAPS. He  was  a  supporter  of  oil and  gas.  The                                                                    
industry would find a better place to do business.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:18:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVID  GOTTSTEIN, ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference),  spoke in                                                                    
opposition to  HB 110. He  wanted the oil companies  to make                                                                    
competitive   returns.  He   advised  against   selling  the                                                                    
resource  too  cheaply,  but  wanted   both  the  state  and                                                                    
companies to  share the profits.  He thought  the mechanisms                                                                    
of  ACES  worked  except for  progressivity,  which  limited                                                                    
upside potential. He  believed the answer was  to change the                                                                    
rate of progressivity so that it went down as prices rose.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:24:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JEANINE ST.  JOHN, ANCHORAGE (via teleconference),  spoke in                                                                    
support of HB 110.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
PAUL  KENDALL,  ANCHORAGE  (via  teleconference),  testified                                                                    
against HB  110. He  recommended putting  the funding  in an                                                                    
account and wanted full disclosure in hearings.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:29:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BARBARA  WINKLEY, ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference),  spoke in                                                                    
opposition to HB 110. She  suggested setting aside funds for                                                                    
infrastructure. She  questioned whether the  legislature was                                                                    
acting in the state's best interests.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT   BUCH,   ANCHORAGE  (via   teleconference),   voiced                                                                    
opposition   to  HB   110.   He   believed  investment   and                                                                    
exploration would  be status quo  and that more  money would                                                                    
not be  put into the North  Slope. He listed the  profits of                                                                    
ConocoPhillips.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:34:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Buch  referred to  the state  constitution's stipulation                                                                    
that the people benefit from the state's resources.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BEN  MOHR,  EAGLE  RIVER   (via  teleconference),  spoke  in                                                                    
support of HB 110.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:37:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BOB  BULMER, ANCHORAGE  (via  teleconference), testified  in                                                                    
support of HB 110.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
DAVID   DELONG,  FAIRBANKS   (via  teleconference),   voiced                                                                    
opposition  to  HB 110.  He  thought  the legislation  would                                                                    
represent an unnecessary give-away  to the oil companies. He                                                                    
opined  that  tariff  reform  was  needed  rather  than  tax                                                                    
reform. He referred to a former employee of ConocoPhillips.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:41:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARK  SHARP,   FAIRBANKS  (via   teleconference),  testified                                                                    
against HB  110. He felt that  the bill was a  give-away and                                                                    
wanted to  negotiate. He noted  that the industry  had given                                                                    
significant money  to Governor  Parnell, according  to APOC.                                                                    
He urged action instead of speculation and study.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:45:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LISA  HERBERT,  EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR,  FAIRBANKS  CHAMBER  OF                                                                    
COMMERCE (via  teleconference), spoke in support  of HB 110.                                                                    
She  felt   that  businesses  and  the   entire  economy  of                                                                    
Fairbanks were affected by a  decline in oil production. She                                                                    
felt the legislation would save the state.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:47:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAUL  METZ, FAIRBANKS  (via teleconference),  voiced support                                                                    
of HB 110. He supported the comments of Ms. Herbert.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PATRICE  CASE,  FAIRBANKS  (via  teleconference),  spoke  in                                                                    
support of HB 110 as a business owner.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:48:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GEOFFREY   BACON,  ALASKA   PUBLIC  EMPLOYEES   ASSOCIATION,                                                                    
FAIRBANKS (via  teleconference), testified in  opposition to                                                                    
HB  110.  He  felt  money   would  be  taken  from  Alaska's                                                                    
communities  and  put  it  in   the  hands  of  oil  company                                                                    
shareholders. He  stated that APEA  was not in favor  of the                                                                    
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
JEAN TRAINOR,  FAIRBANKS (via teleconference),  testified in                                                                    
opposition to HB  110. She felt the bill was  a give-away of                                                                    
savings to oil companies.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:53:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BUZZ OTIS, FAIRBANKS (via  teleconference), spoke in support                                                                    
of HB 110.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
RICHARD  FINEBERG,  FAIRBANKS (via  teleconference),  voiced                                                                    
strong opposition  to HB  110. He  felt the  significance of                                                                    
the  decline  had  been  exaggerated.   He  thought  it  was                                                                    
reasonable  to   expect  that  the  tangible   qualities  of                                                                    
reserves  and resources  would be  produced for  an extended                                                                    
period. He  thought the  current ACES tax  regime was  not a                                                                    
problem.  He had  not heard  substantive  evidence that  the                                                                    
structure should change.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:58:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GERALD  RAFSON,  FAIRBANKS  (via teleconference),  spoke  in                                                                    
opposition  to HB  110. He  supported  tariff reform  rather                                                                    
than tax  reform. He  thought the  major oil  companies were                                                                    
the greatest  impediment to development, as  they controlled                                                                    
the infrastructure.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
6:01:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICHARD  HEIERON,  CHAIR,  FAIRBANKS  CHAMBER  OF  COMMERCE,                                                                    
FAIRBANKS (via teleconference),  testified in strong support                                                                    
of  HB  110.  He  voiced  concerns  as  a  businessman  that                                                                    
something needed  to change.  He did  not like  frequent tax                                                                    
changes.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
LORNA  SHAW,   FAIRBANKS  (via  teleconference),   spoke  in                                                                    
support of HB 110.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
6:05:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARY GRAHAM,  SELF, JUNEAU, spoke  in opposition to  HB 110.                                                                    
She  stated  that the  bill  equated  to the  oil  companies                                                                    
coming  to the  state for  their allowance  and doing  their                                                                    
chores at  a later  time. She believed  the state  needed to                                                                    
diversify  the  economy  away  from  oil  and  that  it  was                                                                    
important to think about the bigger picture.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
6:09:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BARBARA  HUFF  TUCKNESS,   DIRECTOR,  TEAMSTERS  LOCAL  959,                                                                    
JUNEAU, was  in favor  of the oil  and gas  legislation that                                                                    
would  come  out  of  the  committee.  She  thought  it  was                                                                    
important to secure  the revenue flow and  supported the gas                                                                    
project. She  noted that there  were approximately  a couple                                                                    
of  hundred  teamsters  working  on  the  North  Slope.  The                                                                    
Teamsters  believed that  it was  important to  look at  the                                                                    
governor's proposed legislation as  development in the state                                                                    
was down and jobs were important to the Teamsters.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
6:13:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LORALI  CARTER,  BOARD  OF   DIRECTORS,  PALMER  CHAMBER  OF                                                                    
COMMERCE   (via  teleconference),   supported  HB   110.  He                                                                    
believed the bill was important  for employment and that tax                                                                    
revenue was a major source of revenue for the state.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
6:14:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JAMES  CROWELL,  MATSU  (via teleconference),  supported  HB                                                                    
110. He believed  that it was important  to bracket Alaska's                                                                    
taxes and to lower the tax  rate. He wanted Alaska to become                                                                    
a state that was once again open for business.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
6:18:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DONNA RAE FAULKNER, SELF,  HOMER (via teleconference), spoke                                                                    
strongly  against  HB  110.  She  understood  that  the  oil                                                                    
companies  wanted  to  increase   their  profits  for  their                                                                    
shareholders. She  did not understand  why the  governor was                                                                    
in favor  of rolling  back ACES and  taking money  away from                                                                    
Alaskans. She  felt Alaska  deserved its  fair share  of oil                                                                    
and gas profits. The legislature should defeat HB 110.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:18:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DON MCNAMARA, SELF, HOMER  (via teleconference), was opposed                                                                    
to  HB  110. He  believed  that  the  state should  look  at                                                                    
Venezuela's  model. The  oil companies  were already  making                                                                    
record profits and  Exxon Mobil had not  finished paying for                                                                    
the  1989 oil  spill. The  tax rate  was 60  percent and  in                                                                    
Norway the taxes  were at 78 percent. He  thought Alaska was                                                                    
doing well.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
6:21:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRYAN CLEMENT, SELF, ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference), was in                                                                    
support of  HB 110. He  urged that the legislature  pass the                                                                    
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:21:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MIKE MCGINNIS,  WEONA CORP, ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference),                                                                    
was strongly in  support of HB 110. He believed  that one of                                                                    
the underlying issues  was about the 100,000  jobs that were                                                                    
at risk if the oil companies were chased out of Alaska.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
6:23:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVID   BAGGERT,  SELF,   ANCHORAGE  (via   teleconference),                                                                    
supported  HB 110  as a  person who  had worked  in the  oil                                                                    
fields for many years.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:24:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KEVIN  DURLING, SELF,  ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference),  was                                                                    
strongly in  support of  HB 110.  He worked  in a  number of                                                                    
industries,  including   oil  and   gas.  He   had  released                                                                    
employees the day before and it  was one of the hardest days                                                                    
he had  experienced. He believed  that it was  impossible to                                                                    
ask a business to guarantee a return.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:25:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEANTHA  CROCKETT,  SELF,  ANCHORAGE  (via  teleconference),                                                                    
testified  in support  of HB  110. She  knew people  who had                                                                    
worked for  Alyeska pipeline and  she hoped that  they would                                                                    
continue to work there in the  future. She wanted to stay in                                                                    
Alaska and urged support of the bill.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
6:26:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KATI  CAPOZZI, SELF,  ANCHORAGE (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in support of  HB 110. She loved Alaska and  wanted to stay.                                                                    
She and her  husband were looking to make  Alaska their home                                                                    
and were  afraid that the state  may not be the  right place                                                                    
because  the  current  system was  broken.  She  urged  that                                                                    
something be done to reverse the decline.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
6:28:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CARL   PORTMAN,   SELF,  ANCHORAGE   (via   teleconference),                                                                    
testified in  support of HB  110. He reported that  had seen                                                                    
his share of Alaska's booms  and busts and was quite worried                                                                    
about the future of his family  in the state. He feared that                                                                    
without oil, the  state would not be able to  meet its long-                                                                    
term  obligations  to  education  and  public  pensions.  He                                                                    
believed HB 110 would help Alaska be competitive.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Costello   thanked  Kati  Capozzi   for  her                                                                    
service in the military.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
6:32:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JED   WHITTAKER,  SELF,   ANCHORAGE  (via   teleconference),                                                                    
testified against  HB 110.  He noted that  in the  year 2000                                                                    
there had  been 6  billion people on  the planet;  this year                                                                    
there would be  7 billion people, with  increased demand for                                                                    
commodities. He  believed it  was foolish  to provide  a tax                                                                    
break  to  oil  companies  that  were  already  making  huge                                                                    
profits.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SCOTT  THORSON, SELF,  ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference),  was                                                                    
strongly in  support of HB  110. He  believed that it  was a                                                                    
smart move  to deal  with the  progressivity under  ACES and                                                                    
that Alaska  needed to be  competitive. He felt the  cost of                                                                    
doing business in  Alaska was high and that  Alaska had some                                                                    
of   the  highest   taxes,  which   made   the  state   very                                                                    
uncompetitive.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
6:39:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PETE  STOKES, SELF,  ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference),  urged                                                                    
the passage  of HB 110  to enable  the state to  become more                                                                    
competitive. He believed  that oil had done  wonders for the                                                                    
state. He was  a licensed petroleum engineer  and had worked                                                                    
in  Alaska  in the  profession  for  the past  eight  years.                                                                    
Dipping  into  the  Permanent  Fund  and  introducing  state                                                                    
income taxes would  only last so long. He  was worried about                                                                    
future generations in Alaska.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:43:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JASON  BRUNE,   EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR,   RESOURCE  DEVELOPMENT                                                                    
COUNCIL,  ANCHORAGE   (via  teleconference),   testified  in                                                                    
strong  support of  HB 110.   He  reported that  the council                                                                    
supported  a   strong  diversified  sector  in   Alaska.  He                                                                    
believed  that testimony  that  the  committee had  received                                                                    
from  Admiral  Barrett  the  previous  week  had  been  very                                                                    
accurate  in encouraging  new production.  He believed  that                                                                    
the fair  share that  Alaska received in  the state  was the                                                                    
royalty. He  thought the state  was very fortunate  that the                                                                    
oil companies found oil; the  companies had taken all of the                                                                    
risk  to  explore  for  the resource.  He  felt  a  pipeline                                                                    
shutdown would impact all members  of the council in each of                                                                    
the different areas (such as mining).                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Doogan  relayed that  most of the  credit for                                                                    
the hearing  in Anchorage went  to Co-Chair Stoltze  and his                                                                    
staff.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:49:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CARY TAYLOR, SELF, ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference), spoke in                                                                    
support of HB  110. He believed that  without the investment                                                                    
dollars to  keep Prudhoe  Bay viable the  state would  be in                                                                    
trouble. He  equated the situation  to being on  the Titanic                                                                    
and  that  someone  needed  to  turn  the  wheel  to  divert                                                                    
disaster. He  was concerned about  the businesses  of Alaska                                                                    
and wanted to bring investment into the state.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
6:54:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MIKE  MILLIGAN, KODIAK  (via  teleconference), testified  in                                                                    
opposition to HB 110. He  agreed with the governor that jobs                                                                    
and filling  the pipeline were  important, but  had concerns                                                                    
about gasline  development. He stated  that over  65 percent                                                                    
of production  came from state-owned facilities.  He relayed                                                                    
history and advocated for state-owned fields.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:57:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVID   OTNESS,   CORDOVA   (via   teleconference),   voiced                                                                    
opposition  to   HB  110.  He  stated   concerns  about  the                                                                    
largeness of  the oil companies.  He felt the  companies had                                                                    
been  making and  breaking governments  all over  the world,                                                                    
including Alaska. He  felt the companies held  all the cards                                                                    
and did not trust them.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
7:01:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SKIP  REIERSON,   SEWARD  (via  teleconference),   spoke  in                                                                    
support of HB 110. He  opined that the progressivity element                                                                    
of ACES needed improvement.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
7:03:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARK MCARTHUR,  EAGLE RIVER  (via teleconference),  spoke in                                                                    
opposition of  HB 110. He  spoke as a small  business owner.                                                                    
He did  not want to give  state money to oil  companies, and                                                                    
thought the bill would hurt the state.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
7:06:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RON JOHNSON  (via teleconference) spoke in  opposition to HB                                                                    
110.  He suggested  giving tax  credits after  production of                                                                    
the oil. He  wanted revenue to be used  to provide long-term                                                                    
support in the state.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
7:08:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOM  LAKOSH (via  teleconference)  voiced  opposition to  HB                                                                    
110. He  thought the bill  would be unconstitutional,  as it                                                                    
would  not  use  resource  to the  maximum  benefit  of  the                                                                    
Alaskan  people.  He  did  not  think  production  would  be                                                                    
increased by reducing  taxes. He did not want  Alaska to try                                                                    
and  compete with  countries  that were  able  to bribe  oil                                                                    
companies. He  suggested investing  the money  in refineries                                                                    
on the North Slope.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
7:14:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MERRICK PIERCE (via teleconference),  spoke in opposition to                                                                    
HB 110. He  suggested dividing up the money  and giving each                                                                    
Alaskan  $3,000,  or  investing  the  money  in  a  gasline,                                                                    
resulting in  new revenue and adding  to the diversification                                                                    
of the state.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:19:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TIM  TILSWORTH,   FAIRBANKS  (via   teleconference),  voiced                                                                    
opposition  to HB  110. He  could support  the bill  but not                                                                    
without facts.  He supported the  oil industry and  knew the                                                                    
state needed jobs.  He questioned the number  $2 billion. He                                                                    
did not understand  the urgency, as the state  has known for                                                                    
many years about the decline.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:23:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CYNTHIA  CEVASCO,  FAIRBANKS   (via  teleconference),  urged                                                                    
support of HB 110. She  had concerns about Alaska's economy.                                                                    
She wanted her children to be able to live in the state.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
BUTCH  STEIN,  FAIRBANKS  (via  teleconference),  called  in                                                                    
support of HB 110.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
RANDY  GRIFFIN,   FAIRBANKS  (via   teleconference),  voiced                                                                    
support of HB 110. He provided  history of oil taxes. He had                                                                    
been in  favor of ELF  and not in  favor of ACES.  He wanted                                                                    
Alaskans to be smart pigs.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
7:29:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KEN  HALL, SELF,  FAIRBANKS (via  teleconference), spoke  in                                                                    
support of HB 110. He was  committed to Fairbanks and to the                                                                    
future  of   Alaska.  He  had   always  worked   in  private                                                                    
enterprise  in  Alaska.  He believed  Alaska  needed  to  be                                                                    
competitive.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
7:31:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DON  GREY, SELF,  FAIRBANKS (via  teleconference), vocalized                                                                    
his  opposition to  HB 110.  He  had worked  as a  financial                                                                    
advisor. Governor Hammond had  always emphasized that it was                                                                    
important to remember who owned  the oil originally. The oil                                                                    
companies  looked out  for their  shareholders.  He did  not                                                                    
thing   the  amount   of  taxation   under   ACES  was   not                                                                    
exceptionally  heavy. He  believed  that  making changes  to                                                                    
existing law under ACES would be possible.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
7:36:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
STU  GRAHAM,   SELF,  MAT-SU  (via   teleconference),  urged                                                                    
support of  HB 110. He  thought the pipeline was  capable of                                                                    
carrying 2.5 times more than  it was currently. He supported                                                                    
a tax regimen  that would provide oil  companies the ability                                                                    
to explore  and develop. He  did not believe that  the state                                                                    
would  be  giving  anything  away but  that  the  state  was                                                                    
allowing  the oil  companies  to keep  money  that they  had                                                                    
earned.  He believed  that the  financial  stability of  the                                                                    
state depended upon  TAPS and the ability to  produce on the                                                                    
North Slope.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
7:40:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GEOFFREY  HUMPHREY,  SELF, ANCHORAGE  (via  teleconference),                                                                    
spoke against the passage of HB 110.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
7:41:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROGER  JENKINS, SELF,  ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference),  was                                                                    
very  supportive  of  HB  110.   He  was  a  constituent  of                                                                    
Representative Doogan  and had been very  impressed with his                                                                    
article  in the  Petroleum  News. He  discussed Don  Young's                                                                    
pro-stance on the opening of ANWR.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze remarked  that it  had been  very nice  to                                                                    
hear from Mr. Jenkins.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Doogan relayed  that  it had  been great  to                                                                    
hear Roger's voice.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
7:45:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ALLAN DOLYNNY, SELF,  ANCHORAGE (via teleconference), voiced                                                                    
strong support  for HB 110.  He and his family  loved Alaska                                                                    
and he was  afraid that they would not be  able to remain in                                                                    
the state if the oil companies decided to leave Alaska.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
DEBORAH  BROLLINI,  SELF,  ANCHORAGE  (via  teleconference),                                                                    
testified in  support of HB  110. She discussed  the history                                                                    
of  Alaska  and felt  there  was  no  longer the  luxury  of                                                                    
substantial oil  in the pipeline. She  voiced concerns about                                                                    
her children's future.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
7:52:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHUCK BECKER,  SELF, ANCHORAGE (via  teleconference), voiced                                                                    
support of HB  110. He thanked the members  of the committee                                                                    
for hearing  the public testimony.  He was afraid  that ACES                                                                    
had exceeded its optimal therapeutic  effect. He believed it                                                                    
was important to bring industry back to the state.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
7:55:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LYNETTE MORENO-HINZ,  SELF, ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference),                                                                    
testified against HB 110. She  felt as an Alaska Native that                                                                    
former governor Palin had created  hardships for Alaska. She                                                                    
worked with homeless children and  it was very disheartening                                                                    
to have  to drive the children  back in forth to  school and                                                                    
to witness  their hardships. She remarked  that families and                                                                    
friends were tired of paying  the middleman that was the oil                                                                    
industry.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:01:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
YOLANDA DE  LA CRUZ,  SELF, ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference),                                                                    
was opposed  to HB 110.  She believed that the  state wanted                                                                    
to give away  $2 million to the oil  companies. She remarked                                                                    
that Sarah  Palin and  Sean Parnell  had already  given away                                                                    
$500 million to the oil companies.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair Fairclough  appreciated all of the  opinions that                                                                    
were heard during the evening.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:05:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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