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04/05/2016 01:30 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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01:36:07 PM Start
01:37:12 PM Confirmation Hearing: Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors
01:49:30 PM HB155
01:58:09 PM SB201
02:02:05 PM SB175
02:38:54 PM SB156
03:19:51 PM SB193
03:27:22 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Consideration of Governor's Appointee: TELECONFERENCED
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of
Directors
+= HB 155 FEES; WAIVERS; CREDITS; DEDUCTIONS;TAXES TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 155(L&C) Out of Committee
+= SB 201 PHARMA BD & EMPLOYEES;DRUG DIST/MANUFAC TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 201 Out of Committee
+= SB 175 PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 175(L&C) Out of Committee
+ SB 156 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 193 EXTEND EXEMPTION FOR SMALL POWER PLANTS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 268 AIDEA:DIVIDEND TO STATE;INCOME;VALUATION TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
-- Public Testimony --
        HB 155-FEES; WAIVERS; CREDITS; DEDUCTIONS; TAXES                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:49:30 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COSTELLO  announced the  consideration of  HB 155;  "An Act                                                               
repealing   an  exploration   incentive   credit;  amending   the                                                               
calculation of adjusted  gross income for purposes of  the tax on                                                               
gambling  activities aboard  large  passenger vessels;  repealing                                                               
the amount that may be deducted  from the motor fuel tax to cover                                                               
the expense of accounting and  filing for the monthly tax return;                                                               
repealing  a provision  allowing an  investigation expense  under                                                               
the  Alaska Small  Loans Act  to be  in place  of a  fee required                                                               
under the Alaska Business License  Act; repealing the amount that                                                               
may be deducted from the tobacco  excise tax to cover the expense                                                               
of accounting  and filing for  the monthly tax  return; repealing                                                               
the  discount on  cigarette tax  stamps provided  as compensation                                                               
for  affixing  the  stamps  to packages;  and  providing  for  an                                                               
effective  date." She  noted this  is the  second hearing  on the                                                               
bill and  public testimony is  closed. [CSHB 155(FIN)  was before                                                               
the committee.]                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:49:58 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL moved  to adopt the Senate CS for  CS for HB 155,                                                               
labeled 29-LS0715\P, as the working document.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COSTELLO objected for an explanation of the changes.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:50:21 PM                                                                                                                    
WESTON  EILER, Staff,  Senate Labor  and  Commerce Committee  and                                                               
Senator Mia Costello, Alaska State  Legislature, related that the                                                               
first  change  removes  Section  5 of  the  original  bill.  This                                                               
section  dealt with  motor  fuel  taxes and  was  removed at  the                                                               
request   of  the   sponsor.  Conforming   changes  include   the                                                               
renumbering of sections.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The  second  and  third  changes change  the  effective  date  in                                                               
Section 11 to January 1, 2017,  and the effective date in Section                                                               
12 to July 1, 2016, due to collection dates of taxes.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COSTELLO removed her objection and the CS was adopted.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:52:07 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE STEVE THOMPSON,  Alaska State Legislature, sponsor                                                               
of  SB 155  said he  accepts the  changes. Motor  fuel taxes  are                                                               
being addressed in  another bill and the  conforming date changes                                                               
make the bill apply this year  instead of last year when the bill                                                               
was drafted.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
He noted  the bill came about  because of a report  two years ago                                                               
on  indirect expenditure  requirements. SB  155 is  the start  of                                                               
trying to  reduce excessive  indirect expenditures,  tax credits,                                                               
and fees.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:53:18 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MEYER  said it is  a great bill, but  he noted it  is not                                                               
comprehensive and  there are  many tax credit  bills in  play. He                                                               
asked if there are more such bills that should be considered.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  THOMPSON agreed  that there  are many  tax credit                                                               
bills. This  bill targets low-hanging  fruit and could  start the                                                               
process. He pointed out that  the comprehensive report has sunset                                                               
dates every two years that will require reviews.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
BRODIE  ANDERSON, Staff,  Representative  Steve Thompson,  Alaska                                                               
State Legislature, added that  Legislative Finance identified the                                                               
items terminated by SB 155.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MEYER asked how many different tax credits there are.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. ANDERSON stated that within  the Department of Revenue, there                                                               
are a little  over 10, but less than 20,  designated tax credits.                                                               
The genesis of  the indirect expenditure report was  to go beyond                                                               
the scope  of the credit and  look at other ways  the state might                                                               
have been losing revenue. The first  report had over 150 pages of                                                               
expenditures identified from three or four departments.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:56:00 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GIESSEL  moved to  report the SCS  for CSHB  155, labeled                                                               
29-LS0715\P, from  committee with individual  recommendations and                                                               
attached fiscal note.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COSTELLO  announced  that   without  objection,  SCS  CSHB                                                               
155(L&C) is reported from the  Senate Labor and Commerce Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SCS HB 155 (L&C) - Ver. P.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 155
SB 175 - Opposition Letter - CVS Health.PDF SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 175
SB 175 - Explanation of changes from W to H.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 175
SB 175 - Sectional Analysis vsn H.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 175
SB 175 vsn H.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 175
SB 156.PDF SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Sectional Analysis.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Fiscal Note - DHSS 1.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Fiscal Note - DHSS 2.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Fiscal Note - DCCED Insurance.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Opposition Letter - NFIB 2016.02.18.PDF SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Opposition Letter - NFIB 2016.04.01.PDF SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Background - CDC Unintended Pregnancy.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Background - American Journal of Public Health Article.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Background - ADN Commentary.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Background - Examiner Article Unintended Pregnancy.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Background - Guttmacher Alaska Unintended Pregnancy Stats.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 156 - Background - Guttmacher Public Costs of UP.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 156
SB 193.PDF SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 193
SB 193 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 193
SB 193 - Fiscal Note.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 193
SB 193 - Leg Research Report on Regulation Sb277 3-5-10.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 193
SB 277
SB 193 - Letter of Support- AIPPA 3-4-16.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 193
SB 193 - Letter of Support APT LOS 3-11-16.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 193
SB 193 - Letter of Support- CIRI 3-4-16.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 193
SB 193 - Supporting Document letter APA 2-29-16.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 193
SB 193 - Supporting Documents Letter CIRI Response to APA letter 3-19-10.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
SB 193
HB 268.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 268
HB 268 - Transmittal Letter.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 268
HB 268 - Sectional Analysis.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 268
HB 268 - Fiscal Note.PDF SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 268
HB 268 - Supporting Documents.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
HB 268
Gasline Development- Merrick #1.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Factsheet.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM
1 - Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Roster.pdf SL&C 4/5/2016 1:30:00 PM