Legislature(2013 - 2014)

04/18/2014 09:48 AM FIN


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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 138(FIN) am                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  relating to the  purposes, powers,  and duties                                                                    
     of   the   Alaska  Gasline   Development   Corporation;                                                                    
     relating  to  an  in-state  natural  gas  pipeline,  an                                                                    
     Alaska  liquefied natural  gas project,  and associated                                                                    
     funds; requiring  state agencies and other  entities to                                                                    
     expedite  reviews and  actions related  to natural  gas                                                                    
     pipelines  and projects;  relating  to the  authorities                                                                    
     and  duties of  the commissioner  of natural  resources                                                                    
     relating to a North Slope  natural gas project, oil and                                                                    
     gas and gas only leases,  and royalty gas and other gas                                                                    
     received  by  the  state   including  gas  received  as                                                                    
     payment for the production tax  on gas; relating to the                                                                    
     tax on oil  and gas production, on  oil production, and                                                                    
     on  gas  production;  relating to  the  duties  of  the                                                                    
     commissioner  of  revenue  relating to  a  North  Slope                                                                    
     natural  gas project  and gas  received as  payment for                                                                    
     tax;  relating to  confidential information  and public                                                                    
     record  status of  information provided  to  or in  the                                                                    
     custody of the Department  of Natural Resources and the                                                                    
     Department  of   Revenue;  relating   to  apportionment                                                                    
     factors of the Alaska Net  Income Tax Act; amending the                                                                    
     definition of gross value at  the 'point of production'                                                                    
     for  gas for  purposes of  the oil  and gas  production                                                                    
     tax; clarifying that  the exploration incentive credit,                                                                    
     the oil or gas producer  education credit, and the film                                                                    
     production tax credit may not  be taken against the gas                                                                    
     production tax paid in gas;  relating to the oil or gas                                                                    
     producer education  credit; requesting the  governor to                                                                    
     establish  an  interim  advisory board  to  advise  the                                                                    
     governor  on municipal  involvement  in  a North  Slope                                                                    
     natural gas  project; relating to the  development of a                                                                    
     plan  by the  Alaska  Energy  Authority for  developing                                                                    
     infrastructure  to deliver  affordable energy  to areas                                                                    
     of  the state  that will  not have  direct access  to a                                                                    
     North Slope  natural gas pipeline and  a recommendation                                                                    
     of   a  funding   source   for  energy   infrastructure                                                                    
     development; establishing the  Alaska affordable energy                                                                    
     fund; requiring the commissioner  of revenue to develop                                                                    
     a  plan  and  suggest legislation  for  municipalities,                                                                    
     regional corporations,  and residents  of the  state to                                                                    
     acquire ownership  interests in  a North  Slope natural                                                                    
     gas  pipeline  project; making  conforming  amendments;                                                                    
     and providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
He relayed  his intent to  address the fiscal notes  for HCS                                                                    
CSSB  138(FIN)  [the  bill reported  out  of  committee  the                                                                    
previous  night]. He  would have  the Department  of Natural                                                                    
Resources address  the components  and costs of  each fiscal                                                                    
note.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
JOE BALASH,  COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF  NATURAL RESOURCES,                                                                    
discussed the fiscal  notes. He stated that  the stack began                                                                    
with  the Alaska  Gasline  Development Corporation  (AGDC)'s                                                                    
note.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze agreed.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner   Balash    noted   that   there    were   AGDC                                                                    
representatives  available via  teleconference  to speak  to                                                                    
the details of the note.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  relayed his intent to  adjourn the meeting                                                                    
and resume the conversation  in the subsequent meeting. [See                                                                    
minutes dated 4/18/14 5:19 pm.]                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 138(FIN)am was HEARD and  HELD in committee for further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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