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01:08:55 PM Start
01:09:38 PM Confirmation Hearing(s): Board of Game
02:00:57 PM SB77
02:29:28 PM SB137
02:42:25 PM HB371
03:05:54 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Recessed to 8:00 a.m. on 4/8/14 --
+ HB 371 STATE LAND AND MATERIALS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 137 EXTEND SEISMIC HAZARDS SAFETY COMMISSION TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+ SB 77 BIG GAME HUNTING WITH CHILDREN TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 77(RES) Out of Committee
+ Confirmation Hearing: TELECONFERENCED
- Board of Game
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 138 GAS PIPELINE; AGDC; OIL & GAS PROD. TAX TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         April 7, 2014                                                                                          
                           1:08 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Eric Feige, Co-Chair                                                                                             
Representative Dan Saddler, Co-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Peggy Wilson, Vice Chair                                                                                         
Representative Mike Hawker                                                                                                      
Representative Craig Johnson                                                                                                    
Representative Kurt Olson                                                                                                       
Representative Paul Seaton                                                                                                      
Representative Scott Kawasaki                                                                                                   
Representative Geran Tarr                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Board of Game                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     David Brown - Wrangell                                                                                                     
     Stanley Hoffman, Jr - Bethel                                                                                               
     Ted Spraker - Soldotna                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 77(RES)                                                                                
"An Act relating to big game hunting with children."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HCS CSSB 77(RES) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 137                                                                                                             
"An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska Seismic                                                                    
Hazards Safety Commission; and providing for an effective date."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED 137 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 371                                                                                                              
"An Act providing for the Department of Transportation and                                                                      
Public Facilities to hold the surface estate of certain state                                                                   
land;  relating  to  the  transfer   of  certain  state  land  and                                                              
materials  from  the  Department   of  Natural  Resources  to  the                                                              
Department  of  Transportation   and  Public  Facilities  for  the                                                              
construction  or maintenance  of the state  highway system,  state                                                              
airports, and state  public buildings and facilities;  relating to                                                              
the  lease  or  sale  of  certain  marine  or  harbor  facilities;                                                              
relating  to   the  lease  or   disposal  by  the   Department  of                                                              
Transportation  and Public Facilities  of rights-of-way,  property                                                              
interests, or improvements  that are no longer  required; relating                                                              
to the  grant of certain  easements over  submerged state  land to                                                              
the  federal  government;  relating  to the  transfer  of  certain                                                              
maintenance  stations   on  the   James  Dalton  Highway   to  the                                                              
Department of  Transportation and  Public Facilities;  relating to                                                              
the conveyance of  land for right-of-way purposes  from the Alaska                                                              
Railroad  Corporation  to  the Department  of  Transportation  and                                                              
Public Facilities; and providing for an effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE 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."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 77                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: BIG GAME HUNTING WITH CHILDREN                                                                                     
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) MICCICHE                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
03/13/13       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/13/13       (S)       RES, FIN                                                                                               
02/24/14       (S)       PRIME     SPONSOR    CHANGED:    MICCICHE                                                              
                         REPLACED KELLY                                                                                         
02/24/14       (S)       BILL REPRINTED 2/24/14                                                                                 
03/05/14       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/05/14       (S)       Moved CSSB  77(RES) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/05/14       (S)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
03/07/14       (S)       RES RPT CS  6DP   SAME TITLE                                                                           
03/07/14       (S)       DP: GIESSEL, FRENCH, MICCICHE, BISHOP,                                                                 
                         FAIRCLOUGH, DYSON                                                                                      
03/12/14       (S)       FIN RPT CS(RES)  6DP 1NR                                                                               
03/12/14       (S)       DP: KELLY, MEYER, DUNLEAVY, HOFFMAN,                                                                   
                         FAIRCLOUGH, BISHOP                                                                                     
03/12/14       (S)       NR: OLSON                                                                                              
03/12/14       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/12/14       (S)       Moved CSSB  77(RES) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/12/14       (S)       MINUTE(FIN)                                                                                            
03/24/14       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/24/14       (S)       VERSION: CSSB 77(RES)                                                                                  
03/25/14       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/25/14       (H)       RES                                                                                                    
04/07/14       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 137                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: EXTEND SEISMIC HAZARDS SAFETY COMMISSION                                                                           
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) BISHOP                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
01/24/14       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/24/14       (S)       RES                                                                                                    
02/24/14       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/24/14       (S)       Scheduled But Not Heard                                                                                
02/26/14       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/26/14       (S)       Moved SB 137 Out of Committee                                                                          
02/26/14       (S)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
02/28/14       (S)       RES RPT 4DP                                                                                            
02/28/14       (S)       DP: GIESSEL, FRENCH, MICCICHE, DYSON                                                                   
02/28/14       (S)       FIN REFERRAL ADDED                                                                                     
03/10/14       (S)       FIN RPT 4DP 2NR                                                                                        
03/10/14       (S)       DP: KELLY, MEYER, FAIRCLOUGH, HOFFMAN                                                                  
03/10/14       (S)       NR: DUNLEAVY, OLSON                                                                                    
03/10/14       (S)       FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532                                                                      
03/10/14       (S)       Moved SB 137 Out of Committee                                                                          
03/10/14       (S)       MINUTE(FIN)                                                                                            
03/24/14       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/24/14       (S)       VERSION: SB 137                                                                                        
03/25/14       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/25/14       (H)       RES, FIN                                                                                               
04/07/14       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 371                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: STATE LAND AND MATERIALS                                                                                           
SPONSOR(s): TRANSPORTATION BY REQUEST                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
03/10/14       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/10/14       (H)       TRA, RES                                                                                               
03/11/14       (H)       TRA AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/11/14       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/11/14       (H)       MINUTE(TRA)                                                                                            
03/18/14       (H)       TRA AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/18/14       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/18/14       (H)       MINUTE(TRA)                                                                                            
03/20/14       (H)       TRA AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/20/14       (H)       Moved CSHB 371(TRA) Out of Committee                                                                   
03/20/14       (H)       MINUTE(TRA)                                                                                            
03/21/14       (H)       TRA RPT CS(TRA) NT 4DP 1NR 1AM                                                                         
03/21/14       (H)       DP: GATTIS, ISAACSON, FEIGE, P.WILSON                                                                  
03/21/14       (H)       NR: LYNN                                                                                               
03/21/14       (H)       AM: KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                                     
04/07/14       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
DAVID BROWN, Appointee                                                                                                          
Wrangell, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:   Spoke  as appointee to  the Alaska  Board of                                                            
Game.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
STANLEY "STOSH" HOFFMAN, JR., Appointee                                                                                         
Bethel, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Spoke  as appointee to  the Alaska  Board of                                                            
Game.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
TED SPRAKER, Appointee                                                                                                          
Soldotna, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:   Spoke  as appointee to  the Alaska  Board of                                                            
Game.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SAM ROHRER, President                                                                                                           
Alaska Professional Hunters Association (APHA)                                                                                  
Kodiak, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Spoke in support of the  three appointees to                                                            
the Alaska Board of Game.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
AL BARRETTE                                                                                                                     
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:     Testified   during  the  discussion   for                                                            
appointments  to  the  Alaska  Board  of  Game  and  testified  in                                                              
support of CSSB 77(RES).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
TOBY WHEELER                                                                                                                    
Homer, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified  during confirmation  hearings for                                                            
the Board of Game appointees.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT MUMFORD, Member                                                                                                          
Alaska Board of Game                                                                                                            
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified  during confirmation  hearings for                                                            
the Board of Game appointees.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
LARRY SEMMENS, Staff                                                                                                            
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                          
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   Presented  CSSB 77  on behalf  of the  bill                                                            
sponsor, Senator Micciche.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
DOUG VINCENT-LANG, Acting Director                                                                                              
Division of Wildlife Conservation                                                                                               
Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G)                                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during discussion of CSSB 77.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
AL BARRETTE                                                                                                                     
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of CSSB 77(RES).                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRITTANY HUTCHISON, Staff                                                                                                       
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented SB 137 on behalf of the bill                                                                   
sponsor, Senator Bishop.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT SCHER, Chair                                                                                                             
Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission                                                                                        
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified and answered questions during                                                                  
discussion of SB 137.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BECKY ROONEY, Staff                                                                                                             
Representative Peggy Wilson                                                                                                     
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  As aide to the committee, introduced HB 371                                                              
on behalf of the House Transportation Standing Committee.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
KIM RICE, Deputy Commissioner                                                                                                   
Office of the Commissioner                                                                                                      
Department of Transportation & Public Facilities                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during discussion of HB 371.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JOHN BENNETT, Right-of-Way Chief                                                                                                
Northern Region                                                                                                                 
Department of Transportation & Public Facilities                                                                                
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during discussion of HB 371.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SEAN LYNCH, Assistant Attorney General                                                                                          
Transportation Section                                                                                                          
Civil Division (Juneau)                                                                                                         
Department of Law                                                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during discussion of HB 371.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
WYN MENEFEE, Chief of Operations                                                                                                
Division of Mining, Land and Water                                                                                              
Department of Natural Resources                                                                                                 
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during discussion of HB 371.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:08:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  DAN   SADDLER  called   the  House  Resources   Standing                                                            
Committee  meeting   to  order  at  1:08  p.m.     Representatives                                                              
Saddler,  Feige,  Johnson,  Hawker,  Kawasaki,  Tarr,  P.  Wilson,                                                              
Seaton, and Olson were present at the call to order.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
^Confirmation Hearing(s): Board of Game                                                                                         
                    CONFIRMATION HEARING(S):                                                                                
                      Alaska Board of Game                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:09:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  SADDLER  announced  that  the first  order  of  business                                                              
would be the  confirmation hearings for appointment  to the Alaska                                                              
Board of Game.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:10:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVID BROWN,  Appointee, reported that  he had been in  Alaska for                                                              
32 years,  and he was  a retired teacher.   He stated that  he was                                                              
an avid hunter and  trapper, and a commercial crab  fisherman.  He                                                              
said  that he  was  a member  of  the National  Rifle  Association                                                              
(NRA)  and had  been a  hunter education  instructor for  archery.                                                              
He  shared that  his  interest for  service  on the  board was  to                                                              
ensure the  use of Alaska wildlife  in a sustainable  manner, with                                                              
the maximum  opportunity for everyone  to hunt.  He noted  that he                                                              
was  an advocate  of fair  chase  hunting and  sportsmanship.   In                                                              
response to  Chair Saddler,  he said that,  as he was  retired, he                                                              
had the time to devote to board and committee meetings.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:11:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P. WILSON  requested Mr.  Brown to  share some  of                                                              
his experiences when teaching archery.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. BROWN  replied  that he promoted  fair chase  and not  hunting                                                              
from a three-wheeler  or from the road, as the hunt  was more than                                                              
just the killing of an animal.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:13:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KAWASAKI asked Mr.  Brown how  he became  aware of                                                              
the opening on this board.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. BROWN  explained  that some  friends had  informed him  of the                                                              
vacancy and asked  if he would be  interested.  As he  now had the                                                              
time, he said he could do "a good job of it."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KAWASAKI  inquired   about  Mr.  Brown's  thoughts                                                              
regarding   the   currently   proposed  Big   Bull   Moose   Derby                                                              
legislation,  similar to  fish  derbies with  the  winner for  the                                                              
largest fish.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. BROWN replied  that he was not in support of  big game derbies                                                              
as they  can "sometimes make people  do unruly or  unlawful things                                                              
to try  to win  a prize."   He  opined that  fishing was a  little                                                              
different than hunting.   He suggested that it  could also promote                                                              
poor sportsmanship when the goal was to win a prize.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P. WILSON  lauded  the integrity  and fairness  by                                                              
Mr.  Brown in  all situations,  opining that  he would  be a  good                                                              
addition to the Board of Game.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:16:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
STANLEY  "STOSH" HOFFMAN,  JR., Appointee,  shared that  he was  a                                                              
life-long  Alaskan,  born  in  Bethel,   raised  in  McGrath,  and                                                              
currently  residing  in  Bethel.    He  reported  that  he  was  a                                                              
commercial  and  subsistence  fisherman,   a  certified  assistant                                                              
guide, and the  owner and operator of several  small businesses in                                                              
Bethel.   He said  that he  was first  appointed  to the Board  of                                                              
Game  in  2008  by  then-Governor  Palin,  and  he  had  been  re-                                                              
appointed by Governor  Parnell three years previously.   He shared                                                              
that he  had originally  submitted  his name  for nomination  as a                                                              
way "to get back  to Alaska's resource and do more  for the people                                                              
of Alaska and give  some representation to this side  of the state                                                              
here, I thought there was a need for that."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:18:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  SADDLER asked  whether Mr.  Hoffman's view  of any  game                                                              
management issues had evolved during his tenure on the board.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HOFFMAN,  JR.  replied  that  he had  become  more  aware  of                                                              
statewide issues that  did not pertain to his home  area.  He said                                                              
that he was  "a lot more informed  now and I get a  good chance to                                                              
listen to a lot of different people."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:20:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TED  SPRAKER,  Appointee,  said that  he  was  a graduate  of  the                                                              
University  of  Wyoming,  with a  bachelor's  degree  in  wildlife                                                              
management   and  a   master's   degree  in   range  science   and                                                              
management.   He shared that  he had a long  time goal to  work in                                                              
wildlife management  in Alaska, and that he was  fortunate to have                                                              
that  opportunity in  1973.   He had worked  for  the US Fish  and                                                              
Wildlife Service  and then  the Alaska Department  of Fish  & Game                                                              
as  a wildlife  biologist until  he retired  in 2002.   He  shared                                                              
that  he was  appointed  to the  Board  of Game  by  then-Governor                                                              
Murkowski, re-appointed  by then-Governor  Palin, and  again three                                                              
more times  by Governor Parnell.   He reported that this  would be                                                              
his fifth term on  the board, that he had been  the Vice Chair for                                                              
two  terms, and  that he  was currently  the Chair.   He  declared                                                              
that it had  been an honor to be  on the board, and that  it was a                                                              
humbling experience  to work in  the wildlife field.   He reported                                                              
that  this was his  way to  do his  best for  conservation and  to                                                              
give back to the  public, and he declared how much  he enjoyed the                                                              
public testimony  during the  Board of Game  meetings.   He shared                                                              
that listening with  the same level of respect  to all individuals                                                              
for all  sides of  an issue  was the  key to  a successful  public                                                              
process.  He  related that it was  a mandatory duty, as  Chair, to                                                              
first consider  the conservation concerns and  sustainability, and                                                              
to  also listen  to the  users.   He  said  that he  was a  strong                                                              
advocate   for  active   wildlife  management   for  healthy   and                                                              
sustainable  populations  as  it  benefited  all the  users.    He                                                              
expressed his hope to continue to be a part of the process.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:26:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  expressed her appreciation for  Mr. Spraker's                                                              
statement  of  listening  to all  the  sides  of  an issue.    She                                                              
referenced  an email  in  opposition  to his  re-appointment,  and                                                              
asked that  he respond  to the  2011 aerial  wolf control  in Game                                                              
Management  Unit (GMU)  15A  that he  had  supported, even  though                                                              
ADF&G biologists  testified  that habitat  was the primary  factor                                                              
for  limiting the  growth  of the  moose  population.   She  asked                                                              
about Mr.  Spraker's role for working  in conjunction with,  or on                                                              
a different path from, the ADF&G biologists.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPRAKER replied  that there had been a lot  of public interest                                                              
when the  proposal came up, as  the moose population on  the Kenai                                                              
Peninsula  had declined  about 75  percent,  with a  corresponding                                                              
decrease  in hunters.    He reported  that  he had  been the  area                                                              
biologist  for almost 24  years, and  he had  a lot of  experience                                                              
with the moose population  in GMU 15A, where the  program had been                                                              
implemented.  He  declared that he was a strong  advocate for this                                                              
program.   He  opined  that, although  the  habitat had  led to  a                                                              
decline of  the moose population  over time and many  believe that                                                              
habitat alone  was the  key to restoring  the moose  population in                                                              
this  area, this  was not  the answer.   He  referenced the  4,000                                                              
moose, 50-60  wolves, fewer  brown bears,  and similar  numbers of                                                              
black  bears  in this  habitat  area  during the  mid-1980's,  and                                                              
pointed out that  the moose population could sustain  a high level                                                              
of  predation.   However, with  a similar  predator population,  a                                                              
current moose population  of 1200-1500 could not  sustain the same                                                              
level  of predation.   He offered  his assessment  of the  habitat                                                              
given  ADF&G rates,  which was  indicative of  a moose  population                                                              
able to  grow, although it  was still declining.   He  offered his                                                              
belief that the  board members and ADF&G upper  level staff agreed                                                              
that it  was necessary  to first arrest  the impacts  of predation                                                              
and  increase  the  survival of  moose  calves  before  addressing                                                              
habitat enhancement  in order  to grow the  moose population.   He                                                              
pointed to similar  state-wide programs to temporarily  reduce the                                                              
impacts of predation before any habitat enhancement.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:31:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KAWASAKI  referenced   a  submitted  e-mail  which                                                              
stated that  ADF&G biologists  had testified,  at that  time, that                                                              
habitat was  the primary factor.   He asked for an  explanation to                                                              
the  circumstances in  which Mr.  Spraker would  ignore the  local                                                              
ADF&G biologists.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPRAKER replied  that his experience of 30  years working with                                                              
ADF&G and  10 years on  the Alaska Board  of Game had  allowed him                                                              
to  review  many  of these  situations,  talk  with  many  trained                                                              
scientists, and  be involved in  many projects.  He  declared that                                                              
his job  as a board  member did not  guarantee his  agreement with                                                              
ADF&G,  but instead  allowed him  to look  at things  objectively,                                                              
listen to  the public,  and make  a decision.   He stated  that he                                                              
was  very aware  of what  was going  on in  GMU 15A,  and that  he                                                              
disagreed with ADF&G  that habitat enhancement would  increase the                                                              
moose  population  in that  area.    He  declared that  the  moose                                                              
population   was  decreasing   each   year,   and  although   calf                                                              
production  was high,  there was  also  high calf  mortality.   He                                                              
stated  that  his  obligation  was   to  his  experience  for  the                                                              
resource  and  to  the public,  and  he  did  his  best to  be  an                                                              
independent, scientifically-based thinker.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P.  WILSON,  reading from  Mr.  Spraker's  resume,                                                              
expressed her appreciation for his hands-on experience.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:35:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE referenced  the debate of predation  versus habitat                                                              
and asked  if there  was a  particular metric  that was  generally                                                              
accepted  in terms  of predation,  and  if it  varied between  the                                                              
game management units.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPRAKER  replied that biologists  did use some  metrics, which                                                              
included that  survival of 20-25  calves per 100  through November                                                              
was barely  enough to  sustain the  population; survival  of 35-40                                                              
calves  would realize  growth, and  a higher  calf survival  would                                                              
ensure the population  would grow.  He reported that  a birth rate                                                              
average was about  120-130 calves per 100 cows.   He declared that                                                              
it was necessary  to have a sustained  calf to cow ratio  of about                                                              
25  annually, and  that some  areas  of the  Kenai Peninsula  were                                                              
much lower.   He offered  his belief that  it would  require long-                                                              
term, large-scale  habitat  enhancement to  build the Kenai  moose                                                              
population  back to  the  1950s  level, but  that  it would  first                                                              
require addressing predation.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:39:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  FEIGE asked  if there  was  a general  estimate for  the                                                              
number of  moose killed annually by  brown bear on the  Kenai, and                                                              
if  the   adjusted  brown   bear  population   accounted   for  an                                                              
adjustment to the moose population.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPRAKER replied  that he did not know the  answer, although he                                                              
had been  involved  with studies  to assess brown  and black  bear                                                              
predation rates,  which had  revealed that  black bears  killed 45                                                              
percent of  the moose calves, brown  bears killed 11  percent, and                                                              
wolves killed 11  percent.  He reported that he was  only aware of                                                              
predation  rates for  wolf  packs,  which made  a  kill every  4.5                                                              
days, and  about 75 percent  of these were  moose.  He  said there                                                              
were about  21 packs of wolves on  the Kenai Peninsula.   He noted                                                              
that  his studies  had  revealed that  "some  bears were  absolute                                                              
moose killers... while other bears never fooled with moose."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:41:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER opened public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:42:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SAM  ROHRER, President,  Alaska  Professional Hunters  Association                                                              
(APHA), stated that  APHA supported the appointment  of Mr. Brown,                                                              
noting that Mr.  Brown was a former teacher and  children were the                                                              
future of  hunting, and referencing  Mr. Brown's testimony  to the                                                              
importance  of fair chase  and children.   Regarding Mr.  Hoffman,                                                              
Jr., APHA  supported his  nomination, pointing  to his  service on                                                              
the  board  and  the  viewpoints  he  had  brought  to  the  board                                                              
process.  He  directed attention to the nomination  of Ted Spraker                                                              
and  reported  that   APHA  supported  his  re-appointment.     He                                                              
declared  that Mr.  Spraker was  an exceptional  board member  who                                                              
could  successfully navigate  the complex  and contentious  issues                                                              
presented  to  the  board  process.   He  said  that  Mr.  Spraker                                                              
approached the  process with an  open mind that weighed  all sides                                                              
of  a proposal,  while carefully  considering  its biological  and                                                              
allocative  implications.   He opined  that Mr.  Spraker had  also                                                              
been an excellent chairman of the board.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:44:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
AL BARRETTE said  that he had regularly attended as  many Board of                                                              
Game meetings  as possible  during the previous  decade.   He said                                                              
that  he did  not have  any comments  for Mr.  Brown, although  he                                                              
opined that  fair chase was  sometimes adverse to  the subsistence                                                              
take.    He   expressed  support  for  Mr.  Hoffman,   as  he  was                                                              
approachable  and available, well-prepared,  and knowledgeable  of                                                              
the concerns.   He stated his support  for Mr. Spraker,  as he was                                                              
also  well-prepared, expressed  a  desire to  hear testimony  from                                                              
all  the attendees  at  the  board  meeting, and  was  interactive                                                              
during  public  testimony.    He  declared  his  support  for  Mr.                                                              
Spraker's  actions in  GMU 15A,  sharing that  he had proposed  to                                                              
stop predator control  in that region.  He reported  that predator                                                              
control protected  current moose populations now,  whereas habitat                                                              
enhancement took  many years  to grow.   He expressed  his support                                                              
for the statesman-like  demeanor by Mr. Spraker  during a recently                                                              
contentious board meeting.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:48:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TARR asked  if  Mr. Barrette  had  any issue  with                                                              
board member longevity.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. BARRETTE replied  that there were advantages  for some members                                                              
having  longevity,   as  the   historical  background   was  often                                                              
important.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:50:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOBY  WHEELER  directed his  comments  to  the nomination  of  Mr.                                                              
Spraker,  and offered  his opinion  that  the board  needed to  be                                                              
better  rounded with  a non-consumptive  user supporting  wildlife                                                              
viewing  and  tourism.    He allowed  that  biology  could  be  an                                                              
inexact  science, with  debate regarding  predator control  versus                                                              
habitat  enhancement, and  he  suggested a  board  member who  was                                                              
less supportive for  predator control with a wider  view than just                                                              
hunting and trapping.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:52:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT  MUMFORD, Board  Member,  Alaska Board  of  Game, spoke  in                                                              
support of  all three board member  appointees.  He said  he liked                                                              
what Dave Brown had  to say, and opined that he  would be "a good,                                                              
strong board  member."  He related  that he had worked  with Stosh                                                              
Hoffman,  and  that  he was  highly  respected,  very  articulate,                                                              
well-reasoned  in his  thought  process, and  a  pleasure to  work                                                              
with.  He declared  his support for Ted Spraker and  his wealth of                                                              
experience  that  would be  difficult  to  obtain otherwise.    He                                                              
opined that  Mr. Straker,  as chair,  was one  of the  finest, and                                                              
that he treated testifiers with respect.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:54:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER closed public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:54:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  shared that  he had received  four detailed                                                              
comments from his  constituents.  He said that the  issue with Mr.                                                              
Spraker   was  for   a   philosophical  difference   with   active                                                              
management or predator control.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE OLSON  related that he had known  Ted Spraker since                                                              
the early 1980s  and had found that Mr. Spraker  was knowledgeable                                                              
and  his positions  were well-thought  out, even  though they  did                                                              
not always agree.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER  mused that navigation  of the cross  currents of                                                              
public policy  over a range  of time and administrations  required                                                              
nimble feet and a strong foundation in game management.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KAWASAKI  reflected  on  the ideal  for  having  a                                                              
board that  doesn't always agree.   He lauded diversity  on a rule                                                              
making body.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:56:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE moved  to advance the confirmations  for appointees                                                              
referred   to  the   House   Resources  Standing   Committee   for                                                              
consideration  to the joint  session of the  House and  Senate for                                                              
consideration.   He  noted  that each  member's  signature on  the                                                              
committee's  report in no  way reflects  the member's  vote during                                                              
the  joint  floor   session.    There  being  no   objection,  the                                                              
confirmations were advanced.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 1:57 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
              SB 77-BIG GAME HUNTING WITH CHILDREN                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:00:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER  announced that the next order  of business would                                                              
be CS  FOR SENATE BILL  NO. 77(RES) "An  Act relating to  big game                                                              
hunting with children."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:01:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LARRY  SEMMENS,  Staff,  Senator   Peter  Micciche,  Alaska  State                                                              
Legislature,  said that  the proposed  bill  had been  recommended                                                              
and  requested by  Senator Kelly  and the  chair of  the Board  of                                                              
Game, Ted  Spraker.   He paraphrased  from the sponsor  statement,                                                              
which read:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Since long before  statehood, Alaska has enjoyed  a long                                                                   
     history rich  with the subsistence, social  and cultural                                                                   
     benefits,   as   well  as   the   generational   outdoor                                                                   
     traditions derived  from Alaska's hunting  culture. Such                                                                   
     traditions and  the outdoor legacy in the  best interest                                                                   
     of all  Alaskans, is most  effectively passed on  to the                                                                   
     next  generation by  encouraging  young  people to  hunt                                                                   
     responsibly.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     The  Board of Game  currently possesses  the ability  to                                                                   
     establish  special  hunts   to  ensure  the  responsible                                                                   
     instruction  and indoctrination  of young hunters.  This                                                                   
     bill will give  the board more flexibility  to establish                                                                   
     youth  hunts. The bill  will also  make an exception  to                                                                   
     the  rule  that both  the  youth  hunter and  the  adult                                                                   
     hunter's  tags must  be punched  whenever  an animal  is                                                                   
     harvested in a youth hunt.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     In  the  specific case  where  the  hunt is  for  black-                                                                   
     tailed  deer in  areas  where the  annual  limit is  one                                                                   
     deer,  only  one tag  would  have  to be  punched.  This                                                                   
     exception  would allow a  family to  harvest a deer  for                                                                   
     each  tag rather  than one  deer for  two tags.  Without                                                                   
     this provision,  it is  likely that  there could  be low                                                                   
     or  non-existent participation  in youth  deer hunts  in                                                                   
     these areas.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Encouraging youth  to responsibly participate  and carry                                                                   
     on  Alaska's   great  hunting   tradition  and   outdoor                                                                   
     heritage  is very  important for  youth development  and                                                                   
     quality  multi-generational   outdoor  experiences.    I                                                                   
     hope you will consider supporting this important bill.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. SEMMENS reported  that the proposed bill had  been unanimously                                                              
passed by the Senate  and had a zero fiscal note.   It allowed the                                                              
Board  of  Game  more  flexibility   to  establish  youth  hunting                                                              
seasons  by  removing  a  requirement to  set  the  season  before                                                              
school  and the regular  hunting  season.  It  allows a  deviation                                                              
from the  normal requirement  of punching both  the adult  and the                                                              
youth  tags, specifically  for  Sitka black-tailed  deer,  thereby                                                              
allowing a family to take one deer per tag.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:03:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KAWASAKI directed attention  to the  definition of                                                              
"adult"  on page  2, line 1,  and asked  if this  was the  typical                                                              
definition for an adult.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SEMMENS replied  that he  was unsure  if that  was a  typical                                                              
definition throughout statute.  He deferred to ADF&G.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
DOUG   VINCENT-LANG,  Acting   Director,   Division  of   Wildlife                                                              
Conservation,  Alaska  Department  of  Fish  &  Game,  offered  to                                                              
research and get back to the committee with an answer.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI  reflected that hunting and  sport fishing                                                              
licenses typically considered 18 as the adult age.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR   FEIGE  referred   to  page   1,  line   15,  "In   this                                                              
subsection,"  which  preceded  the  definitions  for  adult.    He                                                              
offered  his   belief  that   the  intent   was  for   the  person                                                              
accompanying the child to be over the age of 21.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:07:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER opened public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:07:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON asked  about the elimination  of the  extra                                                              
season  and  questioned  whether  any  time  there  was  an  adult                                                              
hunting with someone  under 17 years of age it  would be necessary                                                              
for  both  to  punch their  harvest  tickets,  which  had  greater                                                              
ramifications than an extra season.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. SEMMENS offered  his understanding that the  provisions of the                                                              
proposed  bill  were  only  applicable   to  special  youth  hunts                                                              
established  by  the  Board  of  Game and  would  not  impact  the                                                              
regular season and those regulations.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR.  VINCENT-LANG explained  that  the Board  of  Game, under  the                                                              
statute, created  youth hunting opportunities that  were different                                                              
than the  regularly  scheduled season.   He reported  that,  as in                                                              
recent  years  schools  had  started  earlier,  it  was  now  more                                                              
difficult  to provide  those hunting  seasons.   This  legislation                                                              
was  trying to  eliminate the  requirement for  before the  school                                                              
year  hunting dates,  so  that youth  hunts  could  be offered  at                                                              
times other than the narrow window of time before school began.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON understood  that  this  proposed bill  only                                                              
applied  to certain  designated  hunts,  with no  consequence  for                                                              
control over non-special hunting seasons.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. VINCENT-LANG agreed.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:11:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   TARR   requested   clarification   of   the   age                                                              
designation,  reporting that it  was necessary  to be 16  years of                                                              
age  to  obtain a  hunting  license,  and  yet the  proposed  bill                                                              
referenced 17  years of age.   She questioned whether it  would be                                                              
better for  the bill to  have 16 years of  age as the  cut-off, so                                                              
that older  individuals would have  the opportunities  for regular                                                              
bag limits.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. VINCENT-LANG  replied  that the  ages were  not changing  as a                                                              
result  of the  proposed bill.   He  questioned why  the ages  had                                                              
been  selected in  the proposed  bill.   He opined  that the  ages                                                              
reflected  maturity, and  that this  offered  the opportunity  for                                                              
youth still living  at home to go on the special  youth hunts.  He                                                              
said  that  age was  not  a  constraint  for the  current  special                                                              
established hunts.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:13:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
AL BARRETTE  testified  in support  of the proposed  bill,  as the                                                              
removal of the  side boundaries complicated the  allocation issues                                                              
at the Board of  Game.  He stated that the Board  of Game promoted                                                              
youth  hunting and  had  the authority  to  allocate to  different                                                              
user groups.   He said that the  proposed bill would work  and its                                                              
added language would help to codify.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER closed public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:14:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOHNSON referred  to  page 1,  lines  7-8, of  the                                                              
proposed bill,  and read:  "Only  a resident child  accompanied by                                                              
a resident  adult ...."   He asked  why there was  a need  for the                                                              
following  language for  resident  parent,  step-parent, or  legal                                                              
guardian as this should cover all the possibilities.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. SEMMENS deferred to Mr. Vincent-Lang.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR.  VINCENT-LANG  said  this  should be  read  as  two  different                                                              
parts.  The  first language would  allow a resident adult  to take                                                              
a  resident  child  who  was  not  his family  on  a  hunt.    The                                                              
remainder language  for a resident  parent, step-parent,  or legal                                                              
guardian allowed for a nonresident child to be taken along.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE  opined that  statute did  not currently  address a                                                              
nonresident child  and a resident  grandparent, and  asked whether                                                              
this addition should be considered.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER  pointed out  that the existing  statute had                                                              
already been  debated in the legislature.   He offered  his belief                                                              
that  a resident  child  accompanied by  a  resident adult  should                                                              
encompass  a  child   and  the  child's  grandparent.     He  also                                                              
questioned  the need  for the  additional  language, opining  that                                                              
current  statute seemed  to be working  and it  was the  sponsor's                                                              
intent  to remove  the seasonal  restrictions  and to  acknowledge                                                              
the unique circumstances for Sitka black-tailed deer.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SEATON  expressed his support for  the issue raised                                                              
by Co-Chair Feige,  and that this was an opportune  time to expand                                                              
this opportunity.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  SADDLER suggested  that  a resident  legal guardian  may                                                              
also fulfill this requirement.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HAWKER  acknowledged  the  merits of  the  ongoing                                                              
conversation,  and  asked to  what  degree the  discussion  should                                                              
include  a blood  family member,  and  should the  issue of  step-                                                              
children be addressed.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   SEATON  pointed   out  that  step-children   were                                                              
already  covered, and  that only  resident  grandparents were  not                                                              
covered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:20:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE moved to adopt Conceptual Amendment 1 as follows:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 9, following "resident parent,"                                                                               
          Insert "resident grandparent,"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. SEMMENS  said that  there was no  objection from  the sponsor,                                                              
Senator Micciche.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, Conceptual Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:22:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  suggested that it  may be necessary  to amend                                                              
page 1, lines 14-15, to also include "grandparent."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  SADDLER  suggested  that Conceptual  Amendment  1  would                                                              
allow some latitude.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:22:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE moved to adopt Conceptual Amendment 2 as follows:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 14, following "parent,"                                                                                       
          Insert "grandparent,"                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. SEMMENS  pointed out  that this phrase  also occurred  on page                                                              
1, lines 10 - 11.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  FEIGE  moved  [Conceptual  Amendment  1]  to  Conceptual                                                              
Amendment  2 to include  the addition  of "grandparents"  wherever                                                              
applicable.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  SADDLER  said  Conceptual   Amendment  1  to  Conceptual                                                              
Amendment 2  would add "grandparent"  as necessary  throughout the                                                              
bill  to   reflect  the  intent.     There  being   no  objection,                                                              
Conceptual Amendment 1 to Conceptual Amendment 2 was adopted.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There  being no  objection, Conceptual  Amendment  2, as  amended,                                                              
was adopted.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:24:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  FEIGE   moved  to  report  CSSB  77(RES),   Version  28-                                                              
LS0630\N,   as  amended,   out   of  committee   with   individual                                                              
recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KAWASAKI  objected  and   pointed  out   that  AS                                                              
16.05.407 used language  different than the proposed  bill for who                                                              
must  accompany a  non-resident during  the hunting  of big  game.                                                              
He then withdrew his objection.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being  no further objection,  HCS CSSB 77(RES)  was reported                                                              
from the House Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 2:25 p.m. to 2:29 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
        SB 137-EXTEND SEISMIC HAZARDS SAFETY COMMISSION                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:29:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER  announced that the next order  of business would                                                              
be SENATE  BILL NO.  137, "An Act  extending the termination  date                                                              
of the  Alaska Seismic  Hazards Safety  Commission; and  providing                                                              
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:29:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRITTANY  HUTCHISON, Staff,  Senator  Click  Bishop, Alaska  State                                                              
Legislature, presented  SB 137 on  behalf of Senator Bishop.   She                                                              
paraphrased from the sponsor statement, which read:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          Alaska has more earthquakes than any other region                                                                     
     in the U.S. and is one of the most seismically active                                                                      
      areas in the world.  In fact, we are approaching the                                                                      
       th                                                                                                                       
       50 anniversary of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake,                                                                       
     the most powerful in recorded North American history.                                                                      
          Given   the   historical  record   and   inevitable                                                                   
     potential  of future earthquake  activity, Alaska  needs                                                                   
     the  Alaska  Seismic  Hazards   Safety  Commission.  The                                                                   
     ASHSC  is statutorily  designated  as  an advisory  body                                                                   
     for  seismic  hazard  safety   mitigation.  The  ASHSC's                                                                   
     overarching  purpose  is  to   analyze  and  disseminate                                                                   
     information, review  predictions and proposed  warnings,                                                                   
     and  to  provide  recommendations   for  seismic  safety                                                                   
     mitigation.                                                                                                                
          I  would like to  see the  termination date  of the                                                                   
     Alaska   Seismic  Hazards   Safety  Commission   (ASHSC)                                                                   
     extended  from   June  30,   2014  to  June   30,  2020.                                                                   
     According  to the  Division  of Legislative  Audit,  the                                                                   
     commission   has   a  demonstrated   public   need   and                                                                   
     therefore the termination date should be extended.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     The public  need is  proven and  the public interest  is                                                                   
     served in the following ways:                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     1)   The commission  assists with seismic  hazard safety                                                                   
          training efforts.   For example, in 2011  and 2012,                                                                   
          the  ASHSC  coordinated   with  the  Department  of                                                                   
          Military   and  Veterans   Affairs  to   facilitate                                                                   
          training  workshops for volunteer first  responders                                                                   
          who would respond after a severe earthquake.                                                                          
     2)   They  hope to significantly  improve school  safety                                                                   
          by collaborating  with the Department  of Education                                                                   
          and   Early    Development   on   seismic    issues                                                                   
          concerning  school  construction  and  renovations.                                                                   
          Seismic hazard  mitigation efforts for  schools are                                                                   
          an  important commission  priority, as schools  are                                                                   
          critical infrastructure.                                                                                              
     3)   The  ASHSC served the  public's interest by  making                                                                   
          seismic hazards  mitigation recommendations  to the                                                                   
          governor,   legislature    and   private   entities                                                                   
          through annual reports.                                                                                               
     4)   The  commission   helps  facilitate   collaboration                                                                   
          amongst   agencies   with  related   missions   and                                                                   
          private   sector   entities   on   seismic   hazard                                                                   
          mitigation.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:31:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER opened public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:32:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT  SCHER, Chair,  Alaska Seismic  Hazards Safety  Commission,                                                              
explained that the  commission was, effectively,  an advisory body                                                              
charged  with  recommending  goals   and  priorities  to  mitigate                                                              
seismic hazards.   He stated  that the commission  would recommend                                                              
policies for  research, mapping,  and monitoring, while  reviewing                                                              
practices   of  recovery   and   reconstruction   after  a   major                                                              
earthquake,  and to  recommend improvements  to  mitigate loss  in                                                              
similar  future  events.    He  noted  that  the  commission  also                                                              
gathered,  analyzed,  and  disseminated   information  of  general                                                              
interest,  on  behalf  of the  Legislature,  the  governor,  local                                                              
governments,  and the  public  and private  sector.   He  declared                                                              
that  this  was  an eclectic  body  of  volunteers,  comprised  of                                                              
geologists,   the  State   of  Alaska   seismologist,  civil   and                                                              
structural  engineers,  emergency  responders, and  the  insurance                                                              
industry.    He   shared  that  he  was  a   civil,  geo-technical                                                              
engineer.    He  directed  attention to  the  recent  Division  of                                                              
Legislative  Audit report  that the commission  functioned  in the                                                              
best  interest of  the state  and the  public.   He expressed  his                                                              
desire for  the commission  to be extended  for an additional  six                                                              
years,  and  he assured  the  committee  that some  projects  were                                                              
already  underway, and  others were  considered,  for this  future                                                              
period.  He  directed attention to the commission's  Annual Report                                                              
to  the Governor  and  State  Legislature  for 2013  [Included  in                                                              
members' packets]  which included the most recent  strategic plan,                                                              
as  well as  two  letters of  support  for proposed  SB  137.   He                                                              
assured the  committee that  the commission  was always  available                                                              
for   consultation  and   assistance  with   matters  related   to                                                              
earthquakes and tsunamis.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:34:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER pointed out the fiscal note of $10,000.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:35:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KAWASAKI directed attention  to the  fourth bullet                                                              
point in the  Executive Summary from Mr. Scher,  which accompanied                                                              
the  aforementioned   annual  report,   and  read:   "Amend  State                                                              
regulations to  assure seismic knowledge  of registered  civil and                                                              
structural  engineers."   He asked how  frequently these  building                                                              
codes for seismic hazards were updated.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SCHER explained  that the  current  regulations were  adopted                                                              
from  the International  Building  Code  (IBC), which  was  issued                                                              
every three  years.  In  2012, the state  had adopted  the current                                                              
regulations,  which  were the  2009  IBC.   He  reported that  one                                                              
policy recommendation  and a position  paper were  currently being                                                              
prepared for  future legislation.   He pointed  out that  the 2012                                                              
IBC was  released within  months  of the state  adopting the  2009                                                              
code,  and  the  commission  was   pursuing  legislation  to  make                                                              
adoption of  the building codes  timelier, as it  currently lagged                                                              
the state  of practice  in engineering  and building  construction                                                              
by 6-8  years.  He  pointed to  changes from the  2009 IBC  to the                                                              
2012 code,  which were  "particularly applicable  in Alaska."   He                                                              
reported that he  was preparing a suggestion to use  the 2012 code                                                              
within the context  of the 2009 code for all  new public buildings                                                              
and public schools.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:38:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  asked if the  commission had  participated in                                                              
any  of the  recent  1964 earthquake  anniversary  events, and  if                                                              
there should  be more coordinated,  communitywide training  events                                                              
in the future.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SCHER  responded  with agreement  that  the  training  events                                                              
would  be a  good strategy,  and this  would be  addressed at  the                                                              
coming face-to-face  commission meeting.   He shared that  many of                                                              
commission  members  were  involved   in  the  recent  anniversary                                                              
events, and would be reporting on these to the commission.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER closed public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:41:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE  moved to report  SB 137, labeled  28-LS1318\A, out                                                              
of   committee    with   individual   recommendations    and   the                                                              
accompanying fiscal  note.  There  being no objection, SB  137 was                                                              
reported from the House Resources Standing Committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                HB 371-STATE LAND AND MATERIALS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:42:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  SADDLER  announced  that  the final  order  of  business                                                              
would  be  HOUSE   BILL  NO.  371,  "An  Act   providing  for  the                                                              
Department  of Transportation  and Public  Facilities to  hold the                                                              
surface estate  of certain  state land;  relating to the  transfer                                                              
of  certain  state  land  and materials  from  the  Department  of                                                              
Natural Resources  to the Department of Transportation  and Public                                                              
Facilities  for  the  construction  or maintenance  of  the  state                                                              
highway system,  state airports,  and state  public buildings  and                                                              
facilities; relating  to the  lease or sale  of certain  marine or                                                              
harbor  facilities;  relating to  the  lease  or disposal  by  the                                                              
Department of Transportation  and Public Facilities  of rights-of-                                                              
way,  property  interests,  or improvements  that  are  no  longer                                                              
required;  relating  to  the  grant   of  certain  easements  over                                                              
submerged state  land to the  federal government; relating  to the                                                              
transfer  of certain  maintenance  stations  on the  James  Dalton                                                              
Highway   to  the   Department   of  Transportation   and   Public                                                              
Facilities; relating  to the conveyance  of land  for right-of-way                                                              
purposes from  the Alaska Railroad  Corporation to  the Department                                                              
of  Transportation and  Public Facilities;  and  providing for  an                                                              
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:43:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE  moved to adopt  the proposed committee  substitute                                                              
(CS)  for HB  371, labeled  28-LS1545\O, Bullock,  4/4/14, as  the                                                              
working draft.   There  being no objection,  Version O  was before                                                              
the committee.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:44:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BECKY  ROONEY, Staff,  Representative Peggy  Wilson, Alaska  State                                                              
Legislature,  explained the  changes  to the  proposed Version  O.                                                              
She said that Section  15 had been removed.  She  reported that HB                                                              
371  had  been   introduced  at  the  request   of  Department  of                                                              
Transportation  & Public  Facilities  (DOT&PF)  and Department  of                                                              
Natural  Resources  (DNR)  and  was  collaboration  between  these                                                              
departments  to  reduce  ambiguity  and  streamline  rights-of-way                                                              
processes.   She declared  that this was  a no-cost  solution that                                                              
would  save time  and resources  for  transportation projects,  as                                                              
well  as  eliminate   contractor  requirements  between   the  two                                                              
departments  when  accessing  road  materials  for  transportation                                                              
projects.   She stated  that there would  be a reciprocal  removal                                                              
of the  55-year lease  limit on  US Forest Service  transportation                                                              
easements and DNR log transfer easements.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:45:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KIM  RICE,  Deputy  Commissioner,   Office  of  the  Commissioner,                                                              
Department of Transportation  & Public Facilities,  explained that                                                              
the  purpose of  the bill  was to  create  a relationship  between                                                              
DOT&PF and  DNR for the overlap  of land process procedures.   She                                                              
said that the  bill would streamline project delivery  by removing                                                              
duplicate  process,  would improve  the  process  for disposal  of                                                              
excess  right  of way  to  adjoining  property owners,  and  would                                                              
reduce bureaucracy  for the  management of  state material  sites.                                                              
She  pointed  out that  the  agency  did  request the  removal  of                                                              
Section 15 of the  proposed bill.  She stated that  the agency had                                                              
been  diligent  in  its  attempt  to respond  to  all  the  public                                                              
comments and make  clarifications and changes per  those requests.                                                              
She  paraphrased   from  the   Sectional  Analysis   [included  in                                                              
members' packets], which read:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  3, 5 &  8. These  sections are  identical in  form                                                                 
     and  establish  a process  for  the transfer  of  state-                                                                   
     owned   public   domain   land   to   DOT&PF   for   the                                                                   
     construction  or  maintenance  of  state-owned  airports                                                                   
     (AS  02), highways  (AS 19)  and  public facilities  (AS                                                                   
     35).   Within   four   months    of   DOT&PF's   written                                                                   
     determination  that  public  domain land  is  reasonably                                                                   
     necessary  for  a  DOT&PF facility,  DNR  must  transfer                                                                   
     title   to  the   surface  estate   of  the   identified                                                                   
     property.  The public  receives notice  of the  intended                                                                   
     transfer of  state land by  posting of DOT&PF's  written                                                                   
     determination   and  property   plans.  These   sections                                                                   
     clarify that  a transfer of  land from DNR to  DOT&PF is                                                                   
     not a  "disposal" of  state land  and that the  transfer                                                                   
     of state  property for  the construction or  maintenance                                                                   
     of the state's  infrastructure is presumed to  be in the                                                                   
     public interest.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS.  RICE  directed  attention to  the  [Typical  DOT&PF]  Project                                                              
Development  Process flow  chart  [included  in members'  packets]                                                              
which  described  the  dealings   with  agencies  and  the  public                                                              
through  the National  Environmental  Policy Act  (NEPA) of  1969.                                                              
She explained that,  although there was a misperception  that this                                                              
process did not  happen on all state projects, it  was required if                                                              
there  were  wetlands  or archaeological  sites  involved.    This                                                              
dictated  the   public  involvement  process,  which   included  a                                                              
checklist.   She  assured the  committee that  the public  process                                                              
was not being  thrown away, but  was being offered earlier  in the                                                              
project development process.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:49:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOHN BENNETT, Right-of-Way  Chief, Northern Region,  Department of                                                              
Transportation &  Public Facilities, relayed that, as  some of the                                                              
existing  language  in the  disposal  statutes was  confusing  and                                                              
difficult, the  proposed bill attempted  to provide  language that                                                              
was  uniform for  aviation, highways,  and  public facilities,  in                                                              
order to  solve some  of the  problems.   He paraphrased  from the                                                              
Sectional Analysis, [included in members' packets], which read:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 2,  4 & 10.  These sections  are identical  in form                                                                 
     and  provide uniform  language  across  all of  DOT&PF's                                                                   
     statutory  authorities for the  disposal of excess  land                                                                   
     and property  interests for  airports (AS 02),  highways                                                                   
     (AS 19)  and public  facilities (AS  35). Upon a  DOT&PF                                                                   
     determination  that  lands  or  property  interests  are                                                                   
     excess to  its needs, DOT&PF  shall notify DNR  to allow                                                                   
     the  transfer  of excess  lands  to  be used  for  other                                                                   
     public  purposes. DOT&PF retains  its current  authority                                                                   
     to dispose  excess property  and improvements  according                                                                   
     to the  terms and conditions  established by  the DOT&PF                                                                   
     commissioner.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BENNETT  explained  that this  essentially  offered  DNR  the                                                              
first right of refusal  for the return of excess  land, which also                                                              
allowed the opportunity  to assist adjoining property  owners.  He                                                              
offered an  anecdote for  sewage lagoons within  the right  of way                                                              
and  the  unresolvable   disposal  issues,  which   would  now  be                                                              
resolvable with  the proposed bill.   He relayed  another anecdote                                                              
for the return of  excess land, under AS 35, which  stated that it                                                              
had  to be  returned to  the vested  owner.   This  resulted in  a                                                              
situation whereby,  when the  original owner  could not  be found,                                                              
the land could not be sold.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:53:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SEAN LYNCH,  Assistant Attorney  General, Transportation  Section,                                                              
Civil  Division  (Juneau),  Department of  Law,  paraphrased  from                                                              
Sections 1, 6, and 9, which read:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  1, 6 &  9. These  sections are  identical in  form                                                                 
     and  resolve  an  ambiguity  in  state  law  that  vests                                                                   
     DOT&PF with  authority to hold  and manage airports  (AS                                                                   
     02), highways  (AS 19), public  facilities (AS  35), and                                                                   
     vests  DNR  with  authority  to hold  and  manage  state                                                                   
     lands (AS  38). These sections  clarify that  DOT&PF has                                                                   
     primary authority  to manage  the surface estate  of its                                                                   
     facilities;  DNR  retains its  authority  to  administer                                                                   
     its  statutory  authorities  on  highway,  airport,  and                                                                   
     public facility  land, upon DOT&PF terms  and conditions                                                                   
     to protect the state's infrastructure.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR.  LYNCH  explained  that  this placed  DOT&PF  in  the  primary                                                              
regulatory  position regarding highway  rights-of-way,  instead of                                                              
the current  overlapping authority  with DNR  for state land.   He                                                              
said a similar  issue for material sales was  addressed in Section                                                              
13, an  amendment to  the DNR  Alaska Lands  Act, which  broadened                                                              
the existing  DOT&PF exemptions in  AS 38.05.030 to  exempt DOT&PF                                                              
from  the DNR  material  sales  contract requirements,  while  DNR                                                              
retained its full authority to issue material sales contracts.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:56:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER  asked whether DOT&PF would have  to declare that                                                              
the material  was surplus to  its needs  before DNR could  sell it                                                              
to the public.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. LYNCH  explained that third  party sales were under  an Alaska                                                              
Lands  Act  standard.   The  DNR  sales  were determined  by  best                                                              
interest to  the state, and DOT&PF  would coordinate with  DNR for                                                              
third party sales.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  SADDLER  asked if  there  were examples  of  legislative                                                              
appropriation supplanting best interest findings.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR.  LYNCH  directed   attention  to  the  lands   acquisition  in                                                              
Sections 3,  5, and 8, and  explained that the transfer  of public                                                              
domain from  DNR to DOT&PF  was not a  disposal of state  land, it                                                              
was a  transfer presumed to  be in the  public interest.   He said                                                              
there  was not  a  need  for a  best  interest finding  under  the                                                              
Alaska  Lands Act when  state land  was appropriated  for  a state                                                              
infrastructure project.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER asked  for similar examples in state  law of this                                                              
language  where  the action  is  presumed  to  be in  the  state's                                                              
interest without a best interest finding.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. LYNCH  reported that examples  of other state  agencies exempt                                                              
from the Alaska  Lands Act included the University  of Alaska, the                                                              
Alaska Railroad,  and the  Alaska Mental  Health Trust  Authority,                                                              
and therefore did not need best interest findings.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:00:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TARR requested  further  clarification on  Section                                                              
13.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
WYN MENEFEE,  Chief of  Operations, Division  of Mining,  Land and                                                              
Water,  Department of  Natural Resources,  clarified that  Section                                                              
13 was  different than the  previous Sections  1, 6, and  9, which                                                              
recognized  the  DOT&PF  primary  authority on  lands  needed  for                                                              
rights  of  way, and  Sections  3,  5,  and 8,  which  transferred                                                              
needed lands.   Section 13 offered  DOT&PF the liberty  to go into                                                              
and obtain  materials from  many other  material sites  which were                                                              
not  managed  by  DOT&PF,  without  a  material  contract  or  any                                                              
charge.  He  clarified that it was  up to DOT&PF to  determine how                                                              
to  manage  what  was  necessary,   as  DNR  would  manage  for  a                                                              
different purpose.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  inquired as to where this was  located in the                                                              
budget, as DNR  would no longer receive the revenue  for materials                                                              
used by DOT&PF.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. MENEFEE  explained that there  would be no charge  or transfer                                                              
of monies  for materials  used by DOT&PF.   DOT&PF currently  paid                                                              
DNR  an  administrative  processing   fee  for  a  material  sales                                                              
contract, but  under proposed HB  371, there would be  no transfer                                                              
of funds between the departments.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS.  RICE  explained  that the  administrative  fees  covered  the                                                              
contract cost,  but under  the proposed bill,  there would  not be                                                              
any  contract written.   She  added  that DNR  would consult  with                                                              
DOT&PF  and  would  limit  its   material  sales  based  on  those                                                              
requests.  She  pointed out that an existing  third party contract                                                              
would not be affected.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:04:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. BENNETT directed  attention to concerns for Section  3, 5, and                                                              
8,  and  the process  for  acquiring  new  property from  DNR  for                                                              
projects.   Eliminating DNR from  the decision-making  process and                                                              
the public  notice would  reduce transparency  to the  public, but                                                              
as  legislation specified  that  DOT&PF would  determine that  the                                                              
lands were  reasonably necessary,  another point of  public notice                                                              
was added  to the process with  no net loss in  public involvement                                                              
or notice.   He  stated that  public involvement  and process  was                                                              
extensive and varied depending on the complexity of the project.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SADDLER held over HB 371.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:05:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The committee recessed  to a call of the chair at  3:05 p.m.  [The                                                              
meeting reconvened at 9:03 a.m. on April 8.]                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
BOG Appointee - David Brown.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
Board of Game
BOG Appointee - Stanley Hoffman.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
Board of Game
BOG Appointee - Ted Spraker.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
Board of Game
HB0371-1-2-032114-DNR-N.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB0371-2-2-032114-DOT-N.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 DOTPF Respone to HTRA.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 DOTPF Respone to STRA.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Elements of the Bill.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Glenn MP 118 N ROW Plans.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 MOU.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Old Glenn Hwy.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Opposition Letters.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Project Flow Chart.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Sectional Analysis.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Sponsor Statement(Version C).pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Support Letters.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Version A.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Version C.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
SB77 Board of Game Letter.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 77
SB77 DFG Fiscal Note.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 77
SB77 Spraker Email.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 77
SB77 Version A.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 77
SB77 Version N.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 77
SB77(RES) Sponsor Statement.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 77
SB137 ASHSC Annual Report 2013.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 137
SB137 ASHSC Leg Audit Report.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 137
SB137 ASHSC Letter.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 137
SB137 ASHSC Strategic Plan.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 137
SB137 DNR Fiscal Note.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 137
SB137 John Aho Testimony.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 137
SB137 Sponsor Statement.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 137
SB137 Version A.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
SB 137
HB371 Weissler Comments.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 Work Draft (Version O).pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371
HB371 DOTPF Response to NSB, HRES 4.15.14.pdf HRES 4/7/2014 1:00:00 PM
HB 371