Legislature(2015 - 2016)BUTROVICH 205

04/13/2015 03:30 PM RESOURCES

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Public Testimony --
HB 100 UREA/AMMONIA FACILITY TAX CREDIT
Scheduled but Not Heard
<Pending Referral>
<Above Item Removed from Agenda>
+ HB 41 SPORT FISHING SERVICES TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
<Pending Referral>
<Above Item Removed from Agenda>
+ HB 153 PALMER HAY FLATS GAME REFUGE TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 153(RES) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+= SB 57 CLEAN AIR ACT PLAN TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+= SB 101 STATE PARKS FEES & SALES OF MERCHANDISE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 101(RES) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
         SB 101-STATE PARKS FEES & SALES OF MERCHANDISE                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GIESSEL announced consideration of SB 101.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COSTELLO  moved to  adopt the  work draft  CSSB 101  ( ),                                                               
labeled 29-GS1040\W, as the working document.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GIESSEL objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
BEN ELLIS,  Director, Division of  Parks and  Outdoor Recreation,                                                               
Department of  Natural Resources (DNR), Anchorage,  Alaska, asked                                                               
for a copy of the new committee substitute (CS).                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:03:29 PM                                                                                                                    
AKIS   GIALOPSOS,  staff   to  Senator   Giessel,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature, Juneau,  Alaska, explained  that the changes  in the                                                               
CS to SB 101 reflect a deletion  of sections 2 and 3 of the prior                                                               
working document.  Those sections  enabled the  DNR to  engage in                                                               
the procurement  and sale of  merchandise for  a cost and  a sale                                                               
price  that would  be in  excess of  the department's  cost. This                                                               
bill clarifies the ambiguity that  Senator Wielechowski asked for                                                               
of whether  or not it  is legal to procure  a rental of  a public                                                               
cabin  or parking  permit through  electronic  means rather  than                                                               
just within a park unit as is currently in statute.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GIESSEL  removed  her objection  and  finding  no  further                                                               
objections said that version W is adopted.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI thanked  the  director  for supplying  that                                                               
language change  and asked if the  department selling merchandise                                                               
is being taken out of the bill.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. ELLIS answered that was correct.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  said he thought the  fundamental reason the                                                               
division  asked for  the change  is because  they wanted  to sell                                                               
merchandise.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. ELLIS responded that was  correct, also. The original purpose                                                               
of the bill  was to raise revenue through  another revenue stream                                                               
outside  of  fee  increases.  In that  research  they  noticed  a                                                               
technical  amendment  was needed  to  update  the statute  up  to                                                               
current uses of the internet.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:06:10 PM                                                                                                                    
Concerns  have been  stated  about the  government  being in  the                                                               
business of  business and  another model  was suggested  that was                                                               
much  closer  to   the  Alaska  Grown  model.   The  Division  of                                                               
Agriculture does not have the  statutory authority to sell Alaska                                                               
Grown  anything, although  they have  the trademark.  It is  used                                                               
judiciously  through non-profits.  A non-profit  has a  series of                                                               
requirements to  meet before  the Alaska  Grown trademark  can be                                                               
applied. The director said they  did not receive any revenue from                                                               
it. So,  he asked  the chair  if he could  look at  another model                                                               
than the South  Carolina model (that made over  $2.7 million over                                                               
what the program cost).                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GIESSEL said it seems like  this is something he would like                                                               
to do as soon as possible and  that is why she felt that breaking                                                               
the bill up would let further research be done.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR STOLTZE said  it's not his intent to throw  a wet blanket                                                               
over  the good  intentions  of  this division,  but  he had  real                                                               
trepidations about the state trying to set up a retail business.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR.  ELLIS  said  he  wanted  to  bring  the  very  best  revenue                                                               
enhancing sources  that he  can and  he had  not looked  at other                                                               
models as  closely as this  one, and he will  be back with  a lot                                                               
more information on other models.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GIESSEL  removed  her objection  and  finding  no  further                                                               
objections said that version W of [CSSB 101 ( )] is adopted.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:11:28 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  said he  was compelled  to thank  Mr. Ellis                                                               
and told him  to please come back. He supported  the section that                                                               
was taken out.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:12:31 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE said he was  also disappointed and applauded him                                                               
for bringing it forward and hoped it could be worked out.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GIESSEL  opened public testimony  and finding  none, closed                                                               
it.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COSTELLO moved  to report CSSB 101(RES),  version W, from                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations  and attached  fiscal                                                               
note(s). There were no objections and it was so ordered.                                                                        

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 153 - Sponsor Statement.PDF SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - SCS CSHB 153-Version N.PDF SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - explanation of changes v.E to v.N.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - CSHB 153 (RES) v.E.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - Fiscal Note ADF&G.PDF SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - Palmer Hay Flats Proposed Boundary Change from BoG Prop 105.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - Palmer Hay Flats Current Land Statuts.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - Lands Overview.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - Lands Outline.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - BoG Proposal 105.PDF SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - BoG letter.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - AOC letter of support.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - Ducks Unlimited letter of support.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - Letter of Support Friends of the ANchorage Coastal Wildlife Rfuge.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - overview of Palmer Hay Flats.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
HB 153 - The Great Land Trust.PDF SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
HB 153
CSSB 57 Version S.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 57
SB 57 Explanation of Changes Version G to S.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 57
CSSB 57 - Letter of Support - RDC.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 57
CSSB101-Version W.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
CSSB101-Fiscal Note-DNRDPR-04-13-2015.pdf SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 101
SB101-Dept of Law Response-4-13-2015.PDF SRES 4/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
SB 101