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03/12/2015 03:30 PM COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SB 19 BOUNDARIES OF ROAD SERVICE AREAS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 19(CRA) Out of Committee
*+ SB 56 MUNI ENERGY IMPROVEMNT ASSESSMNTS/BONDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
             SB 19-BOUNDARIES OF ROAD SERVICE AREAS                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:31:46 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BISHOP announced  the consideration of SB 19  and noted that                                                              
version W was adopted last week.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
RENNIEVA  MOSS,  Staff, Senator  John  Coghill, advised  that  the                                                              
difference  of  opinion  she mentioned  during  the  last  hearing                                                              
about the meaning  of AS 29.35.450(c)(3) is clarified  in proposed                                                              
Amendment 1.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR STEDMAN moved Amendment 1, labeled 29-LS0326\W.1.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                                                      29-LS0326\W.1                                                             
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                           AMENDMENT 1                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
OFFERED IN THE SENATE                                                                                                           
     TO: CSSB 19 (   ), Draft Version "W"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Page 3, line 8, following "area":                                                                                           
     Insert ";                                                                                                                  
          (6) to a change in the boundaries of a road service                                                               
     area to include a parcel that is partially located in the                                                              
     road service area if roads maintained by the service area                                                              
     provide the only access to the parcel"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. MOSS  explained that the bill  now does two things.  First, if                                                              
a parcel  is in two separate  service areas, the  borough assembly                                                              
can  vote to  place both  sections of  the parcel  in one  service                                                              
area.  Second, if  a parcel  is in  a  road service  area and  the                                                              
homeowner  has to  use the  roads in  the service  area to  access                                                              
that parcel, the  borough assembly can put the  entire parcel into                                                              
the service  area. She noted  that the owner  of a $20,000  parcel                                                              
with a 1.89 millage rate would pay an additional $38 in taxes.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:34:19 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR HOFFMAN joined the committee                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  BISHOP   removed  his  objection   and  found   no  further                                                              
objection   so  Amendment   1  was  adopted.   He  opened   public                                                              
testimony.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:35:11 PM                                                                                                                    
MICHAEL  BREDLIE, Rural  Services  Manager,  Fairbanks North  Star                                                              
Borough,  testified in  support of  SB 19. He  explained that  the                                                              
borough has  105 road  service areas with  dozens of  parcels that                                                              
are either  partially in a  road service  area or in  two separate                                                              
road  service  areas.  Efforts  to  place a  parcel  in  one  road                                                              
service area  under the  existing statute  have been  unsuccessful                                                              
because  no  one  from  the  service   area  turned  out  for  the                                                              
election. This  legislation will allow  the borough to  change the                                                              
boundaries without borough approval.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  STEDMAN  moved  to  report   CSSB  19,  [29-LS0326\W]  as                                                              
amended,  from  committee  with   individual  recommendations  and                                                              
attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BISHOP  announced that  without objection  CSSB 19(CRA)  was                                                              
reported from the  Senate Community and Regional  Affairs Standing                                                              
Committee.                                                                                                                      

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 56 PACE Presentation 03 12 15.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
SB 56 Fiscal Note.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
SB 56 Request for Hearing and Explanation of Bill.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
SB 56 Bill Text.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
SB 56 REAP Support Letter.docx SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
SB 56 IGU Support Letter.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
SB 56 FNSB Support Letter.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
CSSB 19 Version H.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 19
CSSB 19 Amendment.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 19
SB 19 Amendment Explanation.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 19
SB 56 ABA Support Letter.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
SB 56 DEC USDOE Support Letter.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
SB 56 Doyon Support Letter.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
SB 56 Hearing Request.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56
SB 56 Sectional Analysis.pdf SCRA 3/12/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 56