Legislature(2013 - 2014)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/07/2014 09:00 AM FINANCE


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+= SB 119 BUDGET: CAPITAL TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 201 CRIMINAL TRESPASS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 19 PERM. MOT. VEH. REGISTRATION/TRAILERS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 263 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 19(RLS)(efd am)                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An   Act   relating   to   permanent   motor   vehicle                                                                    
     registration  in  the  unorganized  borough  and  in  a                                                                    
     municipality  that  has   elected  to  allow  permanent                                                                    
     registration;  relating  to  the registration  fee  for                                                                    
     noncommercial  trailers and  to the  motor vehicle  tax                                                                    
    for trailers; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:34:50 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DARRELL BREESE, STAFF, SENATOR  BILL STOLTZE, explained that                                                                    
the legislation would establish  a new type of registration,                                                                    
allowing  for the  permanent  registration  of personal  use                                                                    
motor  vehicles   older  than  eight  years   old  and  non-                                                                    
commercial  trailers. The  passage  of House  Bill 19  would                                                                    
establish a  new type of registration  available through the                                                                    
Division  of   Motor  Vehicles   (DMV),  allowing   for  the                                                                    
permanent registration of  personal-use motor vehicles older                                                                    
than  eight  years  old  and  non-commercial  trailers.  The                                                                    
proposed change to state statutes  calls for the addition of                                                                    
a one-time $25 fee plus  the regular registration fee for an                                                                    
eligible vehicle,  to register vehicles for  personal use as                                                                    
long as the  registered owner continues to  own the vehicle.                                                                    
It also allows for the  continuation of the regular biennial                                                                    
registration,  already  existing  in the  statutes.  Similar                                                                    
changes are  made in  statutes for  non-commercial trailers.                                                                    
Owners will be able to  obtain permanent registration for an                                                                    
additional  fee of  $25 above  the normal  registration fee.                                                                    
Permanent registration  is in effect until  ownership of the                                                                    
trailer changes. It also allows  for the continuation of the                                                                    
regular  biennial  registration,  already  existing  in  the                                                                    
statutes.  This change  will  make  the DMV  re-registration                                                                    
process  more  user-friendly  to the  owners  of  qualifying                                                                    
vehicles and  trailers, while lightening  the work  load for                                                                    
DMV by reducing the number of registrations processed.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman wondered  if the local option  allowed for a                                                                    
community  to  have   non-commercial  trailers  eligibility.                                                                    
Darrell Breese  replied that the  legislation allowed  for a                                                                    
community  to adopt  an ordinance  to permit  non-commercial                                                                    
trailer eligibility.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dunleavy  wondered why  there should be  any vehicle                                                                    
registration  at  all. M.  Breese  replied  that there  were                                                                    
safety, ownership,  and liability  issues that  made vehicle                                                                    
registration important.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Bishop  wondered  if the  bill  only  pertained  to                                                                    
unorganized   boroughs   and  municipalities.   Mr.   Breese                                                                    
responded in the affirmative.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Bishop asked  if the  Fairbanks North  Star Borough                                                                    
was  included.  Mr.  Breese replied  that  the  borough  was                                                                    
included in  combination with other  boroughs. He  looked at                                                                    
his list of eligible communities,  but did not see Fairbanks                                                                    
included in the list.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:40:32 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator   Bishop  understood   that  the   legislation  only                                                                    
provided  for  an  option  for  the  community.  Mr.  Breese                                                                    
agreed. He  stated that  the it was  either an  oversight to                                                                    
not  include Fairbanks  in the  motor vehicle  tax list,  or                                                                    
Fairbanks did not collect motor vehicle tax.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BILL STOLTZE,  expressed appreciation for the                                                                    
committee's  consideration  of  the legislation.  He  stated                                                                    
that the fiscal concerns had been addressed.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
AMY   ERICKSON,  DIRECTOR,   DIVISION  OF   MOTOR  VEHICLES,                                                                    
DEPARTMENT     OF     ADMINISTRATION,     ANCHORAGE     (via                                                                    
teleconference), commented  that DMV  would have  no problem                                                                    
implemented the legislation. She  shared that permanent tabs                                                                    
were already issued to seniors.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Stoltze  shared  that Alaska  was  a  fairly                                                                    
transient  state, and  a  person would  be  taking a  gamble                                                                    
considering   whether   their    vehicle   was   worth   the                                                                    
registration increase.  He felt  that the fiscal  impact was                                                                    
minimal.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 19(RLS)(efd  am) was  HEARD and  HELD in  committee for                                                                    
further consideration.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
CSSB119 work draft verson O.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 Multi-Year Agency Summary 040714.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
CSSB 201(JUD) Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 201
SB 201 - AS 11.46.350.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 201
SB 201 ADN article.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 201
SB 201 explanation of changes.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 201
SB 201 support emails.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 201
SB201 opposition - Beal.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 201
SB201CS(JUD)-DOA-PDA-03-29-14.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 201
SB201CS(JUD)-DOC-OC-03-29-14.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 201
SB 201 - AS 11.46.350.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 201
HB 19 Explanation of Changes.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 19
HB 19 Opposition Letters.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 19
HB 19 Motor Vehicle Registration Tax Paid on Elegible Vehicles.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 19
HB 19 Ringing up profits_ DMV clears $38 million for Alaska.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 19
HB 19 Section summary.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 19
HB 19 Support DMV Eligible Registration Classes.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 19
HB 19 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 19
HB 19 Support Letters.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 19
Changes to HB 263 HHSS.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
HB 263 letter of support CC.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
HB 263 Foodbank letter of support.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
HB 263 SBP Demographics.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
HB 263 SBP Fact Sheet (01-31-14).pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
HB 263 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
HB263 AARP Support.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
HB263(2014) letter of support.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
HB263 Agenet Letter.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
HB 263 Foodbank letter of support.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
HB263 AARP Support.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
HB 263
SB119 Please support completion of the UA Engineering Facilities - Herzog.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 Please Support -Consortium for Digital Learning Capital Grant - Bobo.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 POA-2006-597 PDSEIS Comments.pdf SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 Removal of $35 million for Juneau Access project from Capital Budget - Bousson.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 request for funding to complete Barnette Magnet Phase 4 - Ganguli.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 retirement obligations - Gall.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 Stop Funding the Proposed Susitna Dam Project - Service.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 Stop throwing my money away - Trump.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 support Barnette Magnet school funding - Dauel.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 Support funding for Juneau Access Project - Brownfield.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 susitna dam opposition - Folk.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 Susitna-Watana Project - Glenn.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 Testimony - Selmer.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 Testimony - Yarnell.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119
SB119 Thank you for supporting Education - Schlaht.msg SFIN 4/7/2014 9:00:00 AM
SB 119