Legislature(2017 - 2018)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

03/16/2017 01:30 PM LABOR & COMMERCE

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01:36:45 PM Start
01:42:54 PM Confirmation Hearings
03:17:42 PM SB64
03:20:06 PM SB71
03:31:34 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Governor's Appointees to State Boards TELECONFERENCED
& Commissions
Board of Barbers & Hairdressers
Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Board of Dental Examiners
Board of Marital & Family Therapy
Board of Massage Therapists
Occupational Safety & Health Review Board
State Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
Board
Board of Professional Counselors
Board of Psychologists and Psychological
Associate Examiners
Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission
Workers' Compensation Board
-- Public Testimony --
*+ SB 71 COMMERCIAL FISHING LOANS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
*+ SB 75 LIMITED TEACHER CERTIFICATES; LANGUAGES TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
-- Public Testimony --
+= SB 64 UNIFORM ENVIRONMENTAL COVENANTS ACT TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 64 Out of Committee
+= SB 79 OPIOIDS;PRESCRIPTIONS;DATABASE;LICENSES TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
                SB  71-COMMERCIAL FISHING LOANS                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:20:06 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COSTELLO announced the consideration of SB 71 and noted                                                                   
that this was the first hearing.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:20:43 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:21:01 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COSTELLO reconvened the meeting and asked Mr. Lamkin to                                                                   
introduce the bill.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:21:20 PM                                                                                                                    
TIM LAMKIN, Staff, Senator Gary Stevens, Alaska State                                                                           
Legislature, introduced SB 71 speaking to the following sponsor                                                                 
statement:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Senate  Bill  71 raises  the  maximum  balance of  sub-                                                                    
     category loans an Alaskan resident  may borrow from the                                                                    
     state  to   support  their  activities   in  commercial                                                                    
     fishing in Alaska.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     The  total balance  allowed to  be borrowed  remains at                                                                    
     $400,000, but  the bill allows borrowers  more flexible                                                                    
     options  to reach  the $400,000  capped balance  within                                                                    
     the   various  loan   sub-categories  for   which  they                                                                    
     qualify.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     To clarify  the effect  of this bill,  we must  look to                                                                    
     the loan categories described in  a previous section of                                                                    
     Alaska  law, AS  16.10.310(a)(1)(a) through  (a)(1)(f).                                                                    
     The changes are summarized as follows:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Subsection A  loans are  intended for  more experienced                                                                    
     fishermen  who hold  current  crewmember or  commercial                                                                    
     fishing  permits,  and  who   wish  to  purchase  entry                                                                    
     permits, upgrade  existing vessels  or gear  to improve                                                                    
     seafood   product   quality,   or   to   improve   fuel                                                                    
     efficiency. The  current Subsection  A loan  balance is                                                                    
     capped  at  $300,000.  This bill  raises  that  cap  to                                                                    
     $400,000.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HUGHES observed that, should the bill pass, fewer people                                                                
will be able to get a loan.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. LAMKIN replied there is plenty of money to go around.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
He continued to review the sponsor statement.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Subsection   B  loans   are  intended   for  repairing,                                                                    
     upgrading,  or  purchasing  vessels, and  buying  entry                                                                    
     permits.  Applicants   must  have  been   denied  other                                                                    
     financing  options  and  demonstrate a  local  economic                                                                    
     dependence on commercial  fishing for their livelihood.                                                                    
     Subsection  B loan  balances  are  currently capped  at                                                                    
     $200,000 for  buying permits or gear,  and $100,000 for                                                                    
     vessel  purchase,  repair,  etc.  This  bill  caps  all                                                                    
     Subsection B loans to $200,000.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Subsection C  loans are intended  for those  wishing to                                                                    
     buy  Individual Fishing  Quotas (IFQs)  for halibut  or                                                                    
     sablefish.  Applicants  must  have  been  denied  other                                                                    
     financing  options.  Subsection  C  loan  balances  are                                                                    
     currently capped  at $300,000. SB 71  raises Subsection                                                                    
     C loans maximum to $400,000.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Subsection  F loans  are for  Alaska residents  wishing                                                                    
     upgrade existing  tender vessels  and gear in  order to                                                                    
     improve  the   quality  of  Alaska   seafood  products.                                                                    
     Section F  loans are currently  capped at  $300,000. SB                                                                    
     71 raises Subsection F loans maximum to $400,000.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     To  reiterate,  currently  the  most  any  Alaskan  can                                                                    
     borrow from the Alaska  Commercial Fishing Loan Fund is                                                                    
     $400,000.  SB  71  does not  change  that  policy,  but                                                                    
     rather  only  changes  how  a   person  may  reach  the                                                                    
     $400,000 cap. It allows Alaskans  to borrow more for an                                                                    
     individual permit,  engine, boat, gear, IFQ,  etc., but                                                                    
     still never more than $400,000 total.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     It is  the policy  of the state,  under AS  16.10.300 -                                                                    
     16.10.370,  to   promote  the  rehabilitation   of  the                                                                    
     state's fisheries,  the development of  a predominantly                                                                    
     resident  fishery,  and  the continued  maintenance  of                                                                    
     commercial  fishing  gear  and vessels  throughout  the                                                                    
     state by means of  long-term low interest loans. Senate                                                                    
     Bill 71  is an effort  to modernize that  policy. Thank                                                                    
     you for your consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:30:46 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS, speaking as the sponsor of SB 71, related that                                                                 
this is part of the long-term solution to help young Alaskans                                                                   
get into  the fishing industry.  Right now, it is  very difficult                                                               
because the  cost of boats  and permits are  astronomically high.                                                               
Mr. Lamkin  made it very  clear that the  cap is not  raised; "it                                                               
just spreads it around a little bit differently."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COSTELLO thanked Mr. Lamkin and Senator Stevens and held                                                                  
SB 71 in committee for further consideration.                                                                                   

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 71 - Fiscal Note DCCED.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 71
SB 71- Support Letter - UFA.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 71
SB 75 - Fiscal Note DEED.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 75
SB 75 - Supporting Document - ASD Resolution.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 75
SB 75 - Supporting Background - Salt Lake City Tribune Article.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 75
Barbers & Hairdressers - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Barbers & Hairdressers - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Barbers & Hairdressers Resume - Lombardo.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Barbers & Hairdressers Resume - McMullin.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Barbers & Hairdressers Resume - Shell.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Chiropractic Examiners - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Chiropractic Examiners - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Chiropractic Examiners Resume - Larson.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Chiropractic Examiners Resume - Vito.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Dental Examiners - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Dental Examiners - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Dental Examiners Resume - Moriarty.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Dental Examiners Resume - Scheller.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Dental Examiners Resume - Walden.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Marital & Family Therapy - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Marital & Family Therapy - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Marital & Family Therapy Resume - Cunningham.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Marital & Family Therapy Resume - Jenkins.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Massage Therapists - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Massage Therapists - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Massage Therapists Resume - Gilmour.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Massage Therapists Resume - Motz.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Occupational Safety & Health Review Board - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Occupational Safety & Health Review Board - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Occupational Safety & Health Review Board Resume - Trosvig.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Resume - Bingham.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Resume - Carlson.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Resume - Stassel.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Professional Counselors - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Professional Counselors - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Professional Counselors Resume - Brainerd.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Professional Counselors Resume - Hamilton.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Professional Counselors Resume - Henderson.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Professional Counselors Resume - Vinson.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Psychologists & Psychological Associate Examiners - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Psychologists & Psychological Associate Examiners - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Psychologists & Psychological Associate Examiners Resume - Dutson.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Psychologists & Psychological Associate Examiners Resume - Gideon.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Appeals Commission - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Appeals Commission - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Appeals Commission Resume - Ford.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Appeals Commission Resume - Hagedorn.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board - Fact Sheet.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board - Roster.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board Resume - Letuligasenoa.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board Resume - Murphy.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board Resume - Phillips.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board Resume - Plikat.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board Resume - Stubbs.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board Resume - Traini 2.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board Resume - Traini.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board Resume - Weaver.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
Workers Compensation Board Resume - Williams.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 71 - Alaska Bankers Assoc. Letter.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 71
SB 71 - Sectional Analysis.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 71
SB 71 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 71
SB 71 - Support Letter - Julie Decker.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 71
SB 71 - Support Letter - SEAFA.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 71
SB 71 - Support Letter - Southeast Alaska Gillnetters.pdf SL&C 3/16/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 71