Legislature(2017 - 2018)BARNES 124

03/14/2017 03:00 PM RESOURCES

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-- Continued from 3/13/17 Meeting at 1:00 PM --
+= HB 111 OIL & GAS PRODUCTION TAX;PAYMENTS;CREDITS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 111(RES) Out of Committee
<Bill Held Over from 3/11/17>
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ HB 87 CONFLICT OF INTEREST: BD FISHERIES/GAME TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ HJR 12 OPPOSING GEN. ENGINEERED SALMON TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Public Testimony --
*+ HB 32 LABEL GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Public Testimony --
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         HB 87-CONFLICT OF INTEREST: BD FISHERIES/GAME                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:44:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  JOSEPHSON announced  that  the next  order of  business                                                               
would be HOUSE BILL NO. 87,  "An Act relating to participation in                                                               
matters before  the Board of Fisheries  and the Board of  Game by                                                               
the  members  of the  respective  boards;  and providing  for  an                                                               
effective  date."   [Before  the  committee  was   CSHB  87(FSH),                                                               
reported  out  of  the  House   Special  Committee  on  Fisheries                                                               
2/14/17.]                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:45:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REID HARRIS,  Staff, Representative  Louise Stutes,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, on  behalf of  Representative Stutes,  prime sponsor                                                               
of HB  87, informed  the committee that  in 1949  the Territorial                                                               
Legislature  created the  Alaska  Territorial Fisheries  Service,                                                               
which upon statehood became the  Alaska Department of Fish & Game                                                               
(ADF&G).   At  that time,  a nine-member  Board of  Fisheries and                                                               
Game was  established.  In  1975, ADF&G separated the  board into                                                               
two boards:   Board of  Fisheries and  Board of Game.   Currently                                                               
each board consists of seven  members who serve a three-year term                                                               
and  are appointed  based on  their interest  in public  affairs,                                                               
good judgement,  knowledge, and ability.   The role of  the Board                                                               
of Fisheries is  to conserve and develop  the fisheries resources                                                               
in the  state, including  subsistence, commercial,  sport, guided                                                               
sport, and personal use fisheries; the  role of the Board of Game                                                               
is  to conserve  and develop  Alaska's wildlife  resources.   Mr.                                                               
Harris said the boards serve  as the state's regulatory authority                                                               
over fisheries and wildlife respectively,  and for each board the                                                               
commissioner  of ADF&G  participates as  an ex-officio  member of                                                               
board.   The  Joint  Board of  Fisheries and  Game  meets to  set                                                               
regulations for  the advisory  committees, which  bring proposals                                                               
before the boards.  Before the  committee was CSHB 87, Version R,                                                               
which makes  two changes  to the  functions of  the boards.   The                                                               
first  change is  that the  bill allows  members with  a declared                                                               
conflict of interest to deliberate  on subjects, but not to vote.                                                               
Currently, before  a meeting, members  declare a  conflict either                                                               
based on familial  or financial interest.   The conflicted member                                                               
must  leave the  dais and  participate only  as a  member of  the                                                               
public;  when this  happens the  expertise of  one or  more board                                                               
members is  lost.  In  addition, board members can  be repeatedly                                                               
recused from deliberations.  The  second change made by Version R                                                               
is to narrow  the scope of who is defined  as an immediate family                                                               
member, when  pertaining only to  the Board of Fisheries  and the                                                               
Board of Game.   Currently, AS 39.52 defines  an immediate family                                                               
member to  include grandparents,  aunts, and uncles;  however, on                                                               
page 1, beginning on line 13,  the bill narrows the definition as                                                               
follows:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     In this subsection, "immediate family member" means                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          (1) the spouse of the member;                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
          (2)  a  person cohabiting  with  the  member in  a                                                                    
     relationship  that is  like  a marriage  but  is not  a                                                                    
     legal marriage; or                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
          (3)  a  parent,  sibling, or  child,  including  a                                                                    
     stepchild and  an adopted child,  of the member  if the                                                                    
     parent, sibling, or child                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
               (A) resides with the member;                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
               (B) is  financially dependent on  the member;                                                                    
     or                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
               (C) shares  a substantial  financial interest                                                                    
     with the member.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. HARRIS  pointed out the  difference between AS 39.52  and the                                                               
language in the bill is  that grandparents, aunts, and uncles are                                                               
removed.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:49:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR JOSEPHSON offered his understanding  that the bill seeks                                                               
to narrow  the conflicts  that arise due  to family  members, but                                                               
asked about other conflicts based on economic interests.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HARRIS   said  the  definition  of   financial  interest  is                                                               
unchanged in statute and read the following:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Financial interest  means an interest held  by a public                                                                    
     officer or  an immediate  family member  which includes                                                                    
     an  involvement  or  ownership  in  an  interest  in  a                                                                    
     business,   including    a   property    ownership,   a                                                                    
     professional or  private relationship that is  a source                                                                    
     of income,  or from which, or  as a result of  which, a                                                                    
     person has  received or expects to  receive a financial                                                                    
     benefit.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR JOSEPHSON  asked if limiting  the definition  to nuclear                                                               
family members will  mean board members will be  eligible to vote                                                               
more often.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HARRIS  indicated yes,  and  offered  to provide  supporting                                                               
testimony.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR   JOSEPHSON  pointed   out   proposed  AS   39.52.120(g)                                                               
prohibits  a  board member  from  voting  if  a conflict  from  a                                                               
financial interest is determined to exist.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HARRIS   added  that  related  legislation   was  previously                                                               
introduced in the Nineteenth,  Twentieth, and Twenty-Fifth Alaska                                                               
State Legislatures.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  JOSEPHSON  questioned  whether,   after  a  member  has                                                               
declared a conflict, the board can  find that the member need not                                                               
be recused.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HARRIS explained  the  board  has a  policy  for members  to                                                               
"over-declare"  and  then  the board  chair  decides  whether  to                                                               
uphold the conflict.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR JOSEPHSON asked if  the aforementioned "unilateral power                                                               
of the  chair to  make the  final decision"  applies to  both the                                                               
Board of Game and the Board of Fisheries.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. HARRIS answered that's correct.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LOUISE STUTES,  Alaska State Legislature, speaking                                                               
as the  sponsor of  HB 87, added  that qualified  potential board                                                               
members  are  reluctant to  apply  for  a  seat on  either  board                                                               
because they  anticipate many conflicts  that would  prevent them                                                               
from meaningful service to their industry.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:53:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GLENN  HAIGHT,  Executive  Director, Board  of  Fisheries,  Board                                                               
Support Section,  Alaska Department of  Fish & Game,  in response                                                               
to  Co-Chair Josephson's  question regarding  a board  member who                                                               
may  be  overly conservative  in  his/her  recusal, said  members                                                               
usually discuss  potential conflicts  with the Department  of Law                                                               
and the board chair in advance of a meeting.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. HARRIS concluded  his presentation, noting that  the bill has                                                               
a zero  fiscal note and seeks  to allow both boards  to make more                                                               
informed   decisions  and   thereby   create  stronger   resource                                                               
management for the state.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO gave an  example of two acquaintances who                                                               
are  in  partnership  with  their  grandsons  and  who  would  be                                                               
qualified  to serve  on  the  Board of  Game,  and  he said  this                                                               
circumstance is  not uncommon in  the Interior.   He acknowledged                                                               
that family businesses are wonderful;  however, he suggested that                                                               
grandparents should  not be removed as  immediate family members,                                                               
and he  noted that board members  with a conflict would  still be                                                               
allowed to participate.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:55:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HARRIS said  currently if  a grandparent  is in  partnership                                                               
with a board  member, then the board member would  need to recuse                                                               
himself/herself;  however,  HB  87  would allow  said  member  to                                                               
deliberate and vote.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PARISH agreed with the  intent of the bill to keep                                                               
members with expertise fully engaged  in the deliberations of the                                                               
board; however, he expressed concern  about the new definition of                                                               
immediate  family,   which  differs  from  that   of  the  Alaska                                                               
Executive Branch Ethics Act.  He  referred to the bill on page 2,                                                               
beginning on line  2, paragraph (3), subparagraphs  (A), (B), and                                                               
(C)  [text  previously provided]  and  said  this is  a  dramatic                                                               
narrowing  of the  scope of  who can  be considered  an immediate                                                               
family member; for example, none  of his siblings lives with him,                                                               
is  financially  dependent  on   him,  or  shares  a  substantial                                                               
financial  interest with  him, and  thus would  not be  immediate                                                               
family members, which is obviously incorrect.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. HARRIS said  narrowing the scope allows the  boards to retain                                                               
more expertise, without granting any  one member undue power over                                                               
legislation benefitting one member over  another.  He advised the                                                               
sponsor reviewed many definitions  of immediate family membership                                                               
and  noted  the  definition  would specifically  pertain  to  the                                                               
aforementioned boards.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PARISH  asked for clarification that  in the event                                                               
the immediate family member -  parent, sibling, or child - didn't                                                               
meet  the standards  of  [subparagraphs (A),  (B),  or (C)],  the                                                               
member would not declare a conflict.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PARISH   restated  the  question  and   gave  the                                                               
following example:   If my  brother owned  a fishing boat,  and I                                                               
serve on the  Board of Fisheries, I would not  declare a conflict                                                               
of interest.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:02:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ALPHEUS   BULLARD,    Attorney,   Legislative    Legal   Counsel,                                                               
Legislative  Legal  Services,  Legislative Affairs  Agency,  said                                                               
under  AS 39.52.120(c),  a member  of the  Board of  Fisheries or                                                               
Board of Game is prohibited from  acting on a matter if they have                                                               
not disclosed a  conflict.  Further, under  AS 39.52.220, members                                                               
of the board,  after a conflict is disclosed, vote  as to whether                                                               
the  member can  continue to  participate, deliberate,  and vote.                                                               
The bill would require, after  a conflict is determined to exist,                                                               
that the member continue deliberating, but not vote.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PARISH asked  if  the bill  redefines what  would                                                               
qualify as a conflict.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. BULLARD  directed attention to the  bill on page 1,  line 11,                                                               
which read:  "If a conflict  is determined to exist".  He advised                                                               
that  this  is passive  language  that  does  not provide  how  a                                                               
conflict is determined  to exist, and the court would  look to AS                                                               
39.52.220 for interpretation.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RAUSCHER referred  to AS  39.52.120 and  surmised                                                               
subsections (a) through (f) would be unaffected by the bill.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR   JOSEPHSON  suggested   members  review   AS  39.52.120                                                               
subsections (a) through (f) and AS 39.52.220.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH  asked  for   an  example  of  the  problem                                                               
addressed by the bill.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. HARRIS  said the problem  is that  because Alaska is  a small                                                               
state, and families  are nuclear, many members of  both the Board                                                               
of  Fisheries and  the Board  of  Game are  "conflicted out"  and                                                               
cannot  participate in  the duties  of the  board due  to certain                                                               
activities of their family members.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH asked for an example.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:07:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES responded  that recently  at a  meeting of                                                               
the Board  of Fisheries, a member  was "conflicted out" due  to a                                                               
financial interest with her fisherman  ex-husband, which led to a                                                               
tie  vote  on the  board  and  prevented  "a season  from  taking                                                               
place."   In addition, in Sitka,  the Board of Fisheries  had two                                                               
members  declare a  conflict and  could only  make a  quorum with                                                               
four unanimous votes.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH   asked,  "By   whose  judgement   was  she                                                               
conflicted?"                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  answered  the existing  statute  and  the                                                               
chair.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH cautioned the  legislature is embarking on a                                                               
tangled ethics  road.   He restated  the circumstances  were that                                                               
the member  declared a conflict and  asked for a ruling  from the                                                               
chair.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES  said yes.   The member was  conflicted out                                                               
based on existing statute.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. HAIGHT  added that,  in consultation  with DOL,  the conflict                                                               
was  upheld by  the  chair, who  is the  ethics  officer for  the                                                               
board.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH asked for the composition of the board.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HAIGHT explained  a few  members  are commercial  fisherman,                                                               
others are active in the  sport guiding fishery, or personal use,                                                               
and/or subsistence.   Board members are not  placed by geographic                                                               
preference or location, but must  be good at public affairs, have                                                               
good judgement, and  be knowledgeable about fishing  issues.  Mr.                                                               
Haight related  that at  a finfish meeting  in upper  Cook Inlet,                                                               
there were 173  proposals, and no one was recused;  however, at a                                                               
Southeast finfish meeting in 2015,  two members were recused from                                                               
55  of 130  proposals, one  because his  brother trolled  and one                                                               
because his son  was involved in various fisheries.   He said the                                                               
situations change.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BIRCH clarified  that there  is no  allocation on                                                               
the Board of  Fisheries for specific interests,  or any diversity                                                               
with respect  to the composition  of the board, unlike  the Board                                                               
of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HAIGHT  said the  board  is  not  filled by  user  category;                                                               
members  are  appointed by  the  governor  and confirmed  by  the                                                               
legislature.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  JOSEPHSON,  speaking   from  his  experience,  observed                                                               
appointments  to the  board are  selected  through a  competitive                                                               
process surrounded by culture and tradition.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER expressed his  belief that the bill would                                                               
allow a conflicted member to  continue in discussions, but not to                                                               
vote.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:14:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  responded  that's correct;  a  conflicted                                                               
member can  participate in  board discussions,  but is  unable to                                                               
vote.    Currently,  the  member  is  unable  to  participate  in                                                               
discussion, which  excludes pertinent knowledge, thus  the intent                                                               
is to  utilize their knowledge  "but not give them  the advantage                                                               
of a vote."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RAUSCHER restated  his confusion  related to  how                                                               
the change would affect a tie vote.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES further  explained fewer  members will  be                                                               
conflicted out of  the boards' discussions.   In further response                                                               
to Representative Rauscher,  she said the bill  reduces the scope                                                               
of what  a conflict is,  so under  the same conditions,  a member                                                               
may not  be conflicted out  and will  be able to  participate and                                                               
vote.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH returned attention  to the example given and                                                               
opined the member  who was receiving a check  from her ex-husband                                                               
was rightly disqualified.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES   advised  the   board  in   question  was                                                               
discussing a  different fishery with  no competing interest.   In                                                               
response to  Co-Chair Josephson,  she said  the board  member was                                                               
forthcoming in her disclosure.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DRUMMOND  asked whether  the board  member's check                                                               
qualified as a "substantial" financial interest.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES said she was  unsure and suggested it could                                                               
be, relative to one's income.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DRUMMOND   concluded  that  the  bill   allows  a                                                               
conflicted member  to continue deliberation, and  thereby perhaps                                                               
influence  fellow  board  members by  sharing  information,  even                                                               
though he/she could not vote.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES  answered that's correct.   She asked, "Why                                                               
have a board  member with all this information  and knowledge and                                                               
... not  be able to  utilize it or  have them participate  in the                                                               
discussion and impart that knowledge to others?"                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:20:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR JOSEPHSON opened public testimony on HB 87.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:20:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JERRY  MCCUNE, President,  United Fisherman  of Alaska,  informed                                                               
the  committee   United  Fisherman  of  Alaska   is  the  largest                                                               
commercial fishing  group, including members from  the Bering Sea                                                               
to Southeast, and testified in support  of the bill.  He spoke to                                                               
a situation in  which a Board of Fisheries  member was conflicted                                                               
out because,  although he had  no commercial fishing  permit, his                                                               
aunt held a  permit.  Mr. McCune acknowledged  that the financial                                                               
part of the ethics code has  been tightened; however, if a member                                                               
has no  financial gain, there  should not  be a conflict,  and if                                                               
there is a conflict, the member  cannot participate.  He said the                                                               
bill is a modest change to  the status of family members, and for                                                               
a seven-man  board, allowing  a member to  speak on  a particular                                                               
fishery is important.  Mr. McCune  said this situation has been a                                                               
problem in Southeast.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH asked how often a conflict is declared.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MCCUNE  said declarations  of conflict  are more  frequent in                                                               
the Board  of Fisheries than  in the  Board of Game;  he provided                                                               
examples of  families who  are in the  fishing industry  in small                                                               
towns, especially in commercial fishing.   In further response to                                                               
Representative Birch,  he said  a conflict  could occur  at every                                                               
meeting of the Board of Fisheries.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PARISH  expressed   his  understanding  the  bill                                                               
addresses  two   problems:    members  with   a  conflict  cannot                                                               
participate  and  share  their  expertise, and  the  conflict  of                                                               
interest rules are too broad related to family members.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:25:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MCCUNE said  yes.  He restated his belief  a member must have                                                               
a  financial  or  economic  interest   to  gain  from  a  certain                                                               
proposal, in order to have a conflict of interest.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:25:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOHN MURRAY said  he is a commercial fisherman who  has fished in                                                               
Sitka  since  the  late  '70s.   From  his  experience  attending                                                               
Southeast Board  of Fisheries  meetings over  the last  20 years,                                                               
representing many interests in the  industry, he said the bill is                                                               
a commonsense way to help the board complete its work.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:27:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICHARD   DAVIS,   Principal,  Seafood   Producers   Cooperative,                                                               
informed the  committee he is  a 53-year Alaska resident  and has                                                               
been a commercial fisherman in Juneau  for 45 years.  He said the                                                               
Seafood   Producers   Cooperative   represents   600   commercial                                                               
fisherman-owner  members  and  is  North  America's  largest  and                                                               
longest  surviving  fishermen's seafood  harvesting,  processing,                                                               
and marketing cooperative; 500 of the cooperative's fisherman-                                                                  
owners  are  Alaska  residents.    For the  last  20  years,  the                                                               
cooperative has advocated for a  change to the stringent existing                                                               
conflict of  interest restrictions of commercial  fishermen - and                                                               
others with economic  ties to fisheries in Alaska -  who serve on                                                               
the  Board of  Fisheries.   Members of  the board  with economic,                                                               
personal, or  familial ties to commercial  fisheries are excluded                                                               
from deliberations  and voting on  proposals after  a disclosure,                                                               
and thus the  experience of affected appointees  is not utilized.                                                               
He acknowledged  that the members  are appointed by  the governor                                                               
and confirmed by the legislature  without regard to constituency,                                                               
career,  activities, geography,  or diversity;  for this  reason,                                                               
many qualified Alaskans fail to  seek appointment to the Board of                                                               
Fisheries.  Speaking from his  experience in Southeast, Mr. Davis                                                               
said a conflict  of interest due to familial ties  is common.  He                                                               
said members of the Seafood Producers Cooperative support HB 87.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BIRCH inquired  as to how close  a relationship is                                                               
permissible.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  DAVIS  said  he  believed  about  one-half  of  the  finfish                                                               
proposals in Southeast required one  member to recuse himself due                                                               
to  the conflict  established by  his son,  brother, and  another                                                               
relative.  In  further response to Representative  Birch, he said                                                               
if the  bill is enacted,  in the aforementioned  circumstance, as                                                               
long  as  the  son did  not  live  with  the  member or  share  a                                                               
financial  interest  in the  fishery,  the  restriction would  be                                                               
alleviated.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:31:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MATT  ALWARD, a  commercial  fisherman from  Homer, testified  in                                                               
support of  HB 87.   He  said working  people with  knowledge and                                                               
experience  in  different  professions  are  asked  to  serve  on                                                               
boards, which entails  a month of their time per  year, yet those                                                               
with  family  members involved  in  a  fishery proposal  may  not                                                               
participate.  Mr. Alward opined  board members are closely vetted                                                               
and have  high integrity  and morals; to  change the  conflict of                                                               
interest  standards  of  immediate   family  is  responsible  and                                                               
reasonable.   He  agreed  a conflicted  member  should not  vote;                                                               
however,  board members  are experts  and  should participate  in                                                               
board  deliberations.    Mr.  Alward said  if  an  individual  is                                                               
involved in business with a  grandparent, under the provisions of                                                               
HB 87, then  the member would still have a  conflict of interest.                                                               
He urged for passage of the bill.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:32:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  JOSEPHSON announced  HB 87  was held  over with  public                                                               
testimony open.                                                                                                                 

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB087 Sponsor Statement 2.7.17.pdf HFSH 2/9/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB087 Sponsor Statement ver R 3.10.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB087 Supporting Document APHA 3.13.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB087 Supporting Document - Letter of Support UFA 3.13.17.pdf HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB087 ver R H FSH CS 3.12.17.PDF HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB087 Support Lynch.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB087 Oppose RHAK.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB087 Support CDFU.pdf HFSH 2/14/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB087 Support ATA.pdf HFSH 2/9/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB087 Support SEAFA.pdf HFSH 2/9/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB087 Support SPC.pdf HFSH 2/14/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HB 87
HB111 DOR Fiscal Note Back-Up for CSHB111(RES).pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 111
HB111 Version N 3.10.17.pdf HRES 3/10/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 111
HB 111- CS Ver N Comparison 3.10.17.pdf HRES 3/10/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 111
HJR012 Sponsor Statement 2.22.17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 ver A 2.22.17.PDF HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Fiscal Note LEG-SESS-02-23-17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Support - Alaska Trollers Association 2.27.17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Support - Southeast Alaska Fishermen's Alliance 2.27.17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Support - Petersburg Vessel Owners Association 2.27.17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Support - Southeast Alaska Seiners Association 2.27.17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Support - United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters 2.27.17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Supporting Document-Alaska Dispatch News Article 2.22.17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Supporting Document-Reps. Young and Defazio 2.22.17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Supporting Document-Sen. Murkowski 2.22.17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Support - United Fishermen of Alaska.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Supporting Document - Presentation House Resources Committee 3.12.17.pdf HFSH 2/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Version D (FSH) 3.12.17.PDF HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Supporting Document - Letter of Support from SalmonState.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR012 Supporting Document - Letter of Support Nelson 3.13.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HB032 Supporting Document - Sponsor Statement.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB032 version A 3.12.17.PDF HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB032 Fiscal Note - DEC 3.12.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB32 Supporting Document - GMO Q & A 3.12.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB032 Supporting Document - Letter of Support UFA 3.13.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB32 Supporting Document - NY Times Article 3.12.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB32 Supporting Document - HB 92 - AK Trollers Association Letter of Support.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB32 Supporting Document - HB 92 Consolidated Letters of Support 3.12.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB32 Supporting Document - Info Graphic 3.12.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB32 Supporting Document - Letter of Support for HB 92 3.12.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB32 Supporting Document - News Article #2 3.12.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB32 Supporting Document - News Article #3 3.12.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB32 Supporting Document - News Article #4 3.12.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB32 Supporting Document - News Article #5 3.12.17.pdf HRES 3/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HB 32
HB111 Opposing Document - AOGA Reaction to CS 03.14.17.pdf HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 111
HJR012 Supporting Document - Letter of Support from Trojan 3.14.17_Redacted.pdf HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HRES 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
HRES 3/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HB111 Fiscal Note DNR-DOG 3.14.17.pdf HRES 3/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
HB 111