Legislature(2017 - 2018)BARNES 124

04/06/2018 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SB 108 MEDICAL CARE/LICENSING/MEDICAL BOARD TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Public Testimony --
+= HB 136 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FRANCHISES TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 136(TRA) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 264 SHOPPING BAG FEES & RECYCLING TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 264(L&C) Out of Committee
               HB 264-SHOPPING BAG FEES & RECYCLING                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:35:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO  announced that the  final order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 264,  "An Act  relating to  a fee  for disposable                                                               
shopping bags;  relating to the  sale of reusable  shopping bags;                                                               
relating  to  the  recycling of  disposable  shopping  bags;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:36:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   JOSEPHSON   said   he   had   prepared   several                                                               
amendments,  and   moved  to  adopt  Amendment   1,  labeled  30-                                                               
LS1178\R.1, Nauman, 3/26/18, which read as follows:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "July 1, 2019"                                                                                                 
          Insert "January 1, 2020"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   JOSEPHSON  explained   that  the   Amendment  is                                                               
designed to put off the effective  date for 6 months to 20 months                                                               
out to  get people ready for  the concept of going  to stores and                                                               
retail sites and  carry away their goods in  something other than                                                               
a lightweight shopping bag.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:37:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO removed his objection. There being no further                                                                        
objections, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:37:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON moved to adopt Amendment 2, labeled 30-                                                                
LS1178\R.4, Nauman, 4/5/18, which read as follows:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "relating to the sale of reusable shopping                                                                   
     bags;"                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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     Reletter the following subsections accordingly.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIR KITO objected for discussion.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:37:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LISA DELANEY, Staff, Representative  Andy Josephson, Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, explained  Amendment 2  on behalf  of Representative                                                               
Josephson.  She  said the amendment would  remove the requirement                                                               
for retailers to sell plastic bags at point of sale.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO asked for confirmation that retailers would be                                                                       
allowed to sell bags, but not required to.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. DELANEY confirmed that was correct.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO removed his objection.  There being no other                                                                         
objection, Amendment 2 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:38:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON moved to adopt Amendment 3, labeled 30-                                                                
LS1178\R.3, Nauman, 4/5/18, which read as follows:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete "relating to a minimum price for paper and                                                                   
     other shopping bags;"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
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     of this section do"                                                                                                        
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     Reletter the following subsections accordingly.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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          Delete ", (c), or (d)"                                                                                                
          Insert "or (c)"                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
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MS. DELANEY explained the amendment  would remove the .10 minimum                                                               
fee  for  non-plastic  bags  or  bags that  are  thicker  than  4                                                               
millimeters.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES  asked whether  the amendment  would remove                                                               
the ban on bags thinner than  or thicker than 4 millimeters.  She                                                               
asked whether it would remove all charges for any bags.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS.  DELANEY answered  in the  affirmative.   She  said it  would                                                               
prohibit only the "very thin, flimsy bags."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:40:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO removed his objection to Amendment 3.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:40:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KNOPP  asked whether  the  4  millimeter size  is                                                               
mentioned in the bill.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  answered it  is found  on page  3, line                                                               
20.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:40:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR KITO stated that Amendment 3 was adopted.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:40:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KITO  remarked  there  is  a lot  of  support  within  his                                                               
communities for  the ban.   He spoke to  the time when  paper was                                                               
seen as  more damaging to  the environment and plastic  bags were                                                               
considered more environmentally friendly.  He said he thinks this                                                               
is a good idea and something to do on a state-wide basis                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:42:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  moved to report  HB 264 out of  committee as                                                               
amended  with  individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying                                                               
fiscal notes.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:42:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SULLIVAN-LEONARD objected.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:42:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives  Josephson, Wool,                                                               
Knopp,   Stutes,   and  Kito   voted   in   favor  of   HB   264.                                                               
Representative Sullivan-Leonard voted against  it.  Therefore, HB                                                               
264 was  reported out  of the House  Labor and  Commerce Standing                                                               
Committee by a vote of 5-1.                                                                                                     

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 264 Summary of changes from ver O to R.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 264
HB136 Fiscal Note LAW-CIV 4.4.18.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 136
HB264 Amendment R.1.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Amendment R.4.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Amendment R.3.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Support Letters 4.6.18.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 264