Legislature(2011 - 2012)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/14/2012 09:00 AM FINANCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 56 INCLUDE ARSON IN CRIMES OF CONSPIRACY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 146 LAND TRANSFER FROM STATE AND ALASKA RR TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 279 EXTENDING CERTAIN BOARDS & COMMISSIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 304 ALASKA FIRE STANDARDS COUNCIL TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 337 BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 365 AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 261 COMMERCIAL FISHING ENTRY PERMIT LOANS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 261(FIN) Out of Committee
+ HB 196 BULK FUEL LOANS/POWER PROJECT FUND TELECONFERENCED
<Pending Referral>
= HB 276 OIL/GAS PROD. TAX CREDITS/RATES/VALUE
Moved SCS CSHB 276(FIN) Out of Committee
= HCR 23 ALASKA ARCTIC POLICY COMMISSION
Moved SCS CSHCR 23(FIN) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 146(RES)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  authorizing the  transfer  of  land from  the                                                                    
     State of Alaska and  the Alaska Railroad Corporation to                                                                    
     property  owners  along  the  Eielson  Spur  Line;  and                                                                    
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TAMMY WILSON, explained  that HB 146 restored                                                                    
a  reversionary  property right  to  those  affected by  the                                                                    
repeal of Section  1209 of the Alaska  Railroad Transfer Act                                                                    
(ARTA).  In  2003, at  the  urging  of the  Alaska  Railroad                                                                    
Corporation,  Congress repealed  a few  sections of  ARTA in                                                                    
order to address  some title issues of  concern; however, in                                                                    
the process, the property  owners' reversionary right, which                                                                    
allowed  ownership of  the property  to be  transferred back                                                                    
once  the  right of  way  was  no  longer  in use  was  also                                                                    
repealed. She pointed  out that it was important  to keep in                                                                    
mind  that the  bill only  restored a  right that  was taken                                                                    
away  and did  not grant  anyone special  privileges, beyond                                                                    
what was  originally in  ARTA. She  furthered that  the bill                                                                    
only applied to the homesteads  along the Eielson Spur Line.                                                                    
She  pointed  out that  all  of  the affected  parties,  the                                                                    
railroad included, agreed on the bill as written.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  discussed a  zero  fiscal  note from  the                                                                    
Department of  Commerce, Community and  Economic Development                                                                    
and  an indeterminate  fiscal note  from  the Department  of                                                                    
Labor and Workforce Development.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
BONNE                                                                                                                           
stated that  it would return  her family's right  to reclaim                                                                    
their property if the railroad ever moved.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman observed  that Ms.  Woldstad had  traveled                                                                    
all  the  way  from  the   Fairbanks  area  to  testify  and                                                                    
indicated  that further  testimony  regarding her  situation                                                                    
would be welcomed.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Woldstad  explained  that   her  family  owned  a  U.S.                                                                    
patented  homestead  that   pre-existed  the  railroad.  She                                                                    
related  that when  the  railroad was  laid  to Eielson  Air                                                                    
Force Base,  it had  crossed over  the property.  She stated                                                                    
that  under the  March 12,  1914 act,  the railroad  had the                                                                    
right to  cross the property  and that her family  had never                                                                    
argued  or  disputed that  right;  however,  in 2003,  while                                                                    
attempting to fix track problems  in Anchorage that involved                                                                    
land  swapping, the  railroad had  asked Congress  to repeal                                                                    
the reversionary  clause. She explained that  the unintended                                                                    
consequence of  repealing the  reversionary clause  was that                                                                    
her family had lost their  mechanism to reclaim ownership of                                                                    
the property if and when the railroad ever moved.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
10:05:03 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB  146  was  HEARD  and   HELD  in  committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 56 - Support Letter AFCA.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 56
HB 56 - Support Letter CCFR.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 56
HB 146 Chronolgy Final.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 146
HB_146_Corp_ARTA_2005_excerpt.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 146
HB_146_Sectional.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 146
HB 279 Sectional.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 279
HB 279 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 279
HB 304 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 304
HB304 letter to Senator Stedman.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 304
HB 337 Sponsor Statement- Revised.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 337
HB 337 Supporting Document- Letter- Burdett Lent 03-01-2012.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 337
HB337 Supporting Documents- Letter Harley Hightower- Public 02-24-2012.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 337
HB 365 explanation of changes between versions.docx SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 365
CSG Capitol Ideas feature article on Aquatic Invasive Species.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 365
HB 365 Response Letter to HFIN.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 365
HB 365 Support Letters.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 365
HB 261 BBEDC Support Letter.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB 261 CDFU Support Letter.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB 261 CFRLF Summary with Section B Details.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB 261 Explanation of Changes.PDF SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB 261 Support--BBNA Resolution 2012-05.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB 261 Support--United Fishermen of Alaska.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 261
HB196 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 196
HB196 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 196
SCS for CSHB 276(FIN) v.W.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 276
SB 276 PFC Energy Alaska Senate Finance - April 14.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
SB 276
HB 279 SCS for CSHB 279(FIN) V.E.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HB 279
HCR 23 SCS for CSHCR 23(FIN) version T.pdf SFIN 4/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
HCR 23