Legislature(2015 - 2016)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/11/2016 09:00 AM FINANCE

Note: the audio and video recordings are distinct records and are obtained from different sources. As such there may be key differences between the two. The audio recordings are captured by our records offices as the official record of the meeting and will have more accurate timestamps. Use the icons to switch between them.

Download Mp3. <- Right click and save file as
Download Video part 1. <- Right click and save file as

* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SB 101 STATE PARKS FEES & SALES OF MERCHANDISE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 101(FIN) Out of Committee
+= SB 200 MANDATORY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SCHOOLS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+= SB 201 PHARMA BD & EMPLOYEES;DRUG DIST/MANUFAC TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 201 Out of Committee
+= SJR 12 CONST. AM: ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL TELECONFERENCED
Moved SJR 12 Out of Committee
+= SB 196 POWER COST EQ FUND: RESERVE ACCT;DIVIDEND TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 196(FIN) Out of Committee
+= SB 210 COMM. REV. SHARING;PROP. TAX EXEMPTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
SENATE BILL NO. 101                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to fees for use of state park system                                                                      
     facilities; and relating to the sale of merchandise by                                                                     
     the Department of Natural Resources."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:23:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   MacKinnon  recalled   that   the  committee   had                                                                    
previously  adopted the  committee  substitute  (CS) for  SB                                                                    
101(FIN) (version  E), which had included  an amendment. She                                                                    
noted that the public hearing  had been opened and closed on                                                                    
March 17, 2016.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Micciche  discussed   the  fiscal   note,  (OMB                                                                    
component 3001),  from the Department of  Natural Resources.                                                                    
The appropriation was for Parks  and Outdoor Recreation with                                                                    
an allocation  for Parks Management and  Access. He conveyed                                                                    
that it was a zero fiscal  note with no capital and no added                                                                    
employees.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BEN    ELLIS,   DIRECTOR,    ALASKA    STATE   PARKS    (via                                                                    
teleconference), addressed  the fiscal note and  shared that                                                                    
state parks was not looking  for an appropriation to start a                                                                    
program. He thought there were  many steps needed before the                                                                    
department was able  to sell merchandise as  proposed in the                                                                    
bill.  He furthered  that  the department  had  not put  any                                                                    
funds  towards  getting  a  trademark,  but  had  done  some                                                                    
preliminary work on a business  plan. He thought the program                                                                    
would  move forward  by reallocating  funds that  would have                                                                    
been put toward park operations.  He thought it was a modest                                                                    
way to grow the concept.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  pointed out that  the bill was  taking a                                                                    
different  direction from  the  previous  committee. The  CS                                                                    
would  allow more  flexibility for  the  department to  sell                                                                    
products to benefit the parks,  which she thought some might                                                                    
view as competition with private companies.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Micciche MOVED  to report  CSSB 101(FIN)  out of                                                                    
Committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSSB  101(FIN) was  REPORTED  out of  committee  with a  "do                                                                    
pass" recommendation and with one  new zero fiscal note from                                                                    
the Department of Natural Resources.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:26:47 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:28:58 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 200 Public Testimony Nees.pdf SFIN 4/11/2016 9:00:00 AM
SB 200
SB 200 NEA Alaska Letter.pdf SFIN 4/11/2016 9:00:00 AM
SB 200
SB 210 Community Revenue Sharing Estimates.pdf SFIN 4/11/2016 9:00:00 AM
SB 210
SB 201 Responses to questions during SB 201 hearing SFIN 4.pdf SFIN 4/11/2016 9:00:00 AM
SB 201
SB 210 with $38.2 million vs Status Quo with $60 million.pdf SFIN 4/11/2016 9:00:00 AM
SB 210