Legislature(2001 - 2002)

04/02/2002 04:14 PM FIN

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     CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 282(L&C)                                                                                            
     "An Act extending  the termination dates of certain  activities                                                            
     and salmon  marketing programs of the Alaska  Seafood Marketing                                                            
     Institute  and  of  the salmon  marketing  tax;  expanding  the                                                            
     allowable use of that  tax for the salmon marketing programs of                                                            
     the Alaska Seafood  Marketing Institute; relating to the Alaska                                                            
     Seafood Marketing  Institute's salmon marketing  committee; and                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This was  the second  hearing for  this bill in  the Senate  Finance                                                            
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
KRISTY TIBBLES,  staff to Senator  Ben Stevens, the bill's  sponsor,                                                            
noted that  she is available to answer  questions pertaining  to the                                                            
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 6:07 PM / 6:13 PM                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Amendment #1:  This amendment changes the title of  the bill to read                                                            
as follows.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     An  Act  delaying  the  repeal of  the  salmon  marketing  tax;                                                            
     expanding  the  allowable  use  of  that  tax  for  the  salmon                                                            
     marketing  programs of the Alaska Seafood Marketing  Institute;                                                            
     relating  to the Alaska  Seafood Marketing  Institute's  salmon                                                            
     marketing committee; and providing for an effective date.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
This  amendment additionally  deletes  Section  4 of  the bill  that                                                            
pertains  to clarifications  regarding  the  uncodified  law of  the                                                            
State.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Austerman moved for adoption of Amendment #1.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BEN STEVENS stated  that the removal of Section 4 eliminates                                                            
confusion  in the  bill regarding  the re-authorization  of the  one                                                            
percent  domestic  salmon  marketing  tax  that is  required  to  be                                                            
reinstated every five years.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Without objection, Amendment #1 was ADOPTED.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Austerman  moved to report  the "CS for Senate Bill  282, as                                                            
amended, with accompanying fiscal note with individual                                                                          
recommendations out of Committee."                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Without objection, CS SB 282(FIN) was REPORTED from Committee with                                                              
a $1,800,000 fiscal note, dated March 1, 2002 from the Department                                                               
of Community and Economic Development.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SFC 02 # 46, Side A 06:15 PM                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 6:15 PM / 6:16 PM                                                                                                       

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