Legislature(2001 - 2002)

05/08/2002 03:50 PM RES

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     CSHB 287(FIN)-EXEMPT ENTRY PERMITS  FROM CREDITOR CLAIMS                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  TORGERSON   announced  CSHB   287(FIN)  to  be   up  for                                                              
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DREW SCALZI,  sponsor  of HB  287, explained  this                                                              
very  simple bill  exempts limited  entry permits  from claims  of                                                              
creditors, except  the Commercial  Fisheries and Agriculture  Bank                                                              
(CFAB) and  the Child  Support Enforcement  Division (CSED).  This                                                              
bill will  give added protection  to the state's position  that it                                                              
is in the best interest of the state  that permits be non-lienable                                                              
to other  entities so  the state  can retain  its fishing  harvest                                                              
privileges.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  TORGERSON asked  if it  will  stop the  IRS from  taking                                                              
permits.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SCALZI replied yes.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MARY  MCDOWELL,  Commissioner,   Commercial  Fisheries  Entry                                                              
Commission (CFEC), indicated support of the bill.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  TORGERSON  announced  an  at-ease  until  members  could                                                              
return.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     CSHB 287(FIN)-EXEMPT ENTRY PERMITS FROM CREDITOR CLAIMS                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TORGERSON  announced CSHB 287(FIN) to be  back before the                                                              
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. SUE ASPELUND  said that the Cordova District  Fishermen United                                                              
does not support the House Finance  CS to HB 287 and urged members                                                              
to  consider  reinstating  the  CS  that came  out  of  the  House                                                              
Fisheries  committee.   She  surmised,  "If  the   intent  of  the                                                              
legislation  really is  to protect  fishermen from  the claims  of                                                              
creditors, it seems  foolhardy to support the  gutted version that                                                              
came out of House Finance."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WILKEN  moved to  pass CSHB  287(FIN) from committee  with                                                              
individual recommendations  and attached fiscal notes.  There were                                                              
no objections and it was so ordered.                                                                                            

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