Legislature(2001 - 2002)

04/26/2001 01:50 PM L&C

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                 SB 151-BRISTOL BAY SALMON CLASSIC                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS announced SB 151 to be up for consideration.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. TIM GRUSSENDORF, Staff  to Senator Hoffman, said SB 151 adds the                                                            
Bristol Bay Native  Corporation Education Foundation  (BBNCEF) to an                                                            
existing  law,  which authorizes   salmon classics  and  allows  the                                                            
Foundation to raise money for scholarships.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. LUANNE  PELAGIU, Executive Director,  BBNCEF, supported  SB 151.                                                            
She said they  currently do fund raising  and that it would  provide                                                            
additional  opportunities  for fund  raising and  revenue for  their                                                            
scholarship program.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. FRANK  HILL, President,  BBNCEF, supported  SB 151 and  said the                                                            
primary purpose of the  bill was to allow them to have other options                                                            
for fundraising to develop the Foundation.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  TORGERSON  moved   to  pass  SB  151  from  committee  with                                                            
individual recommendations  with the accompanying fiscal note. There                                                            
were no objections and it was so ordered.                                                                                       

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