Legislature(2019 - 2020)BARNES 124

02/26/2020 03:15 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Delayed to 4:00 p.m. Today --
+ HB 27 REGULATION OF FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+= HB 84 WORKERS' COMP: POLICE, FIRE, EMT, PARAMED TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Public Testimony --
+ HB 232 MUNICIPAL TAX CREDITS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
*+ HB 166 TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES;TELECOMMUNICATIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                  HB 232-MUNICIPAL TAX CREDITS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:50:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced that the  final order of business would                                                               
be  HOUSE BILL  NO.  232, "An  Act relating  to  a municipal  air                                                               
quality  improvement  tax credit;  and  relating  to a  municipal                                                               
energy efficient new construction tax credit."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:51:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRIER HOPKINS, Alaska  State Legislature, as prime                                                               
as sponsor,  gave a brief introduction  to HB 232.   The bill, he                                                               
said, is being  presented at the request of  Fairbanks North Star                                                               
Borough.  HB 232 allows  local governments to offer municipal tax                                                               
credits  to  home and  business  owners  who invest  in  property                                                               
improvements  which  result  in increased  energy  efficiency  or                                                               
local air  quality.   This bill  does not  mandate any  action by                                                               
municipalities -  it offers local governments  additional avenues                                                               
for  addressing local  challenges and  priorities.   He explained                                                               
that the  committee substitute (CS)  from the  previous committee                                                               
expanded   opportunities   for   the  construction   to   include                                                               
retrofits, refurbishments,  and remodels.   Additionally,  the CS                                                               
removed the  restriction on the air  quality improvements, making                                                               
it more  available to  all municipalities within  the state.   He                                                               
pointed out that HB  232 is a short bill.   Section 1 pertains to                                                               
the  air  quality   tax  credits  and  Section   2  involves  the                                                               
construction tax credits.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:53:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRYCE WARD,  Mayor, Fairbanks North  Star Borough, said  that the                                                               
air  quality  tax  credit  and the  energy  exemption  were  both                                                               
identified as  priorities for the  Fairbanks North  Star Borough.                                                               
The  air  quality  tax  credit  was  originally  asked  to  be  a                                                               
reauthorized section of law that sunset  in 2016.  It would allow                                                               
the borough to encourage  and incentivize efficiency improvements                                                               
that  would benefit  the  air  quality issue  in  Fairbanks.   He                                                               
stated  that the  energy  efficiency exemption  is  similar.   It                                                               
allows  the  borough  to  incentivize  efficiency  and  efficient                                                               
construction.   This  would allow  the municipalities  to develop                                                               
programs   that  would   encourage  efficient   construction  and                                                               
efficient  design of  buildings.   The concept  of how  this idea                                                               
pays for itself is that  a higher efficiency building, in theory,                                                               
is  worth  more,  which  encourages higher  value  and  in  turn,                                                               
affects  the  total  (indisc.)  value   over  the  life  of  that                                                               
building.   He noted that  each program is optional,  which gives                                                               
local communities the ability to tailor them to their needs.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:56:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SPOHNHOLZ announced that HB 232 was held over.                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 27 ACAT Comparison of Anchorage Ordinance 2-25-20.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 27
HB 27 Fiscal Note DEC 2.7.20.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 27
HB 27 AO 2019-15(S)_1_As Amended.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/6/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 27
HB 27 Letters of Opposition received by 2.25.20.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 27
HB 27 Sponsor Presentation 2.25.20.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/6/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 27
HB27 Changes Ver U to Ver K.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 27
HB27 Sponsor Statement 1.15.19.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 27
HB 27 Fiscal Note DOL 2.7.20.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/6/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 27
HB 166 Fiscal Note DCCED CBPL 02.21.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 166
HB166 List of Cooperatives 02.26.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 166
HB 166 Alaska Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Map.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 166
HB 166 Sectional Analysis 02.4.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 166
HB 166 Presentation 02.26.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 166
HB 166 MTA Ltr of Support 02.07.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 166
HB 166 Power Association Ltr of Support 02.10.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 166
HB 232 Fiscal Note DCCED DCRA 02.07.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
HB 232 Sponsor Statement 2.21.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
HB 232 Summary of Changes v. S 2.21.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
HB 232 Testimony Received by 2.20.2020.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 232
HB084 Sectional Analysis 4.3.19.pdf HHSS 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/25/2019 3:00:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB084 Sponsor Statement 3.28.19.pdf HHSS 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/25/2019 3:00:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB084 Supporting Document- Breast Cancer in Women Firefighters.pdf HHSS 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/25/2019 3:00:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB084 Supporting Document- Asbestos 03.28.19.pdf HHSS 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/25/2019 3:00:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB084 Supporting Document- Letter of Support ACAT 4.3.19.pdf HHSS 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/25/2019 3:00:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB084 Supporting Document- RADS in Police from Chemical Spill 3.28.19.pdf HHSS 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/25/2019 3:00:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB084 Fiscal Note DLWD WC 04.03.19.pdf HHSS 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/25/2019 3:00:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB084 Letter of Support- APOA 3.28.19.pdf HHSS 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/25/2019 3:00:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB084 Opposition Document- AML Joint Insurance Association 3.29.2019.pdf HHSS 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
HHSS 4/25/2019 3:00:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB 84 Supporting Document- RADS in Police from Chemical Spill- 3.28.19.pdf HL&C 2/24/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB 84 Supporting Document- Literature Review- Police Occupational Hazards 2.5.20.pdf HL&C 2/24/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB 84 Supporting Document- Letter of Support ACAT 4.3.19.pdf HL&C 2/24/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB 84 Presentation 4.3.19.pdf HL&C 2/24/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 84
HB 27 Letters of Support Received by 2.25.20.pdf HL&C 2/26/2020 3:15:00 PM
HL&C 3/6/2020 3:15:00 PM
HB 27