Legislature(2019 - 2020)BUTROVICH 205

03/20/2020 03:30 PM RESOURCES

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Moved SB 130 Out of Committee
         SB 130-SEAFOOD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
CHAIR MICCICHE announced  that the first order  of business would                                                               
be SENATE  BILL NO. 130,  "An Act  relating to a  seafood product                                                               
development  tax  credit;  providing  for an  effective  date  by                                                               
repealing secs.  32 and 35, ch.  61, SLA 2014; and  providing for                                                               
an effective date."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
He noted that the bill  was previously heard and public testimony                                                               
was  started. He  said the  intention today  is to  finish public                                                               
testimony,  consider an  amendment and  look to  the will  of the                                                               
committee. He  asked Mr. Lamkin to  provide a brief recap  of the                                                               
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:37:09 PM                                                                                                                    
TIM   LAMKIN,  Staff,   Senator   Gary   Stevens,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature,  Juneau,  Alaska, stated  that  SB  130 continues  a                                                               
direct economic  development policy that  the State has  used for                                                               
some time.  It is intended  to support the  long-term development                                                               
of Alaska's  value-added seafood processing industry.  The salmon                                                               
and  herring fisheries  have traditionally  been targeted  and SB
130 adds pollock and cod products.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
He detailed that the economic  incentive has historically been in                                                               
the form of  a tax credit applied to these  fisheries that invest                                                               
in infrastructure  and research and  development to find  ways of                                                               
improving  existing or  discovering  new  technologies in  adding                                                               
value to  all parts of the  fish, from the gills  to the collagen                                                               
to the scales.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMKIN  noted that there  was an amendment for  the committee                                                               
to  consider  that  would  add  fisheries  including  cod,  sole,                                                               
flounder, rockfish, and perch.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MICCICHE said the amendment does  not have a fiscal note so                                                               
it  will  not be  considered  today.  He suggested  that  another                                                               
committee could take  it up and he would be  happy to discuss the                                                               
details of the amendment with those members.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:39:04 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MICCICHE turned to public testimony.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:39:17 PM                                                                                                                    
MARK PALMER,  President, Ocean Beauty Seafoods,  Seattle, Alaska,                                                               
testified  in support  of SB  130.  He stated  that Ocean  Beauty                                                               
Seafoods  has  five  Alaska-based seafood  processing  plants  in                                                               
Bristol Bay,  Kodiak Island, Prince William  Sound, and Southeast                                                               
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR.  PALMER  said Alaska  has  supported  the seafood  processing                                                               
industry over  the years. The  industry's last critical  need was                                                               
to diversify the  salmon product mix in Alaska.  The State helped                                                               
the industry  succeed with added-value  infrastructure investment                                                               
in  facilities and  the industry  continues to  benefit from  the                                                               
investment. SB 130  is the final piece for the  industry to fully                                                               
utilize its processing waste stream.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
He  said  as  the  seafood processing  industry  faces  increased                                                               
demands from  the United  States Environmental  Protection Agency                                                               
(EPA), an opportunity exists to  develop an economic benefit from                                                               
the 10 million  pounds of permitted discharge from  each of Ocean                                                               
Beauty Seafoods'  processing facilities. There is  an opportunity                                                               
to develop  economic benefit  for the  State by  reprocessing the                                                               
industry's  waste  stream  into finished  goods  and  value-added                                                               
products,  including  existing   markets  for  nutraceutical  and                                                               
pharmaceutical products.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  PALMER said  the  seafood processing  plants  in Alaska  are                                                               
seasonal operations  and the  industry needs  support to  get the                                                               
needed   value-added  infrastructure   in  place.   The  industry                                                               
anticipates   a   small   fiscal   note   because   the   biggest                                                               
infrastructure  requirements are  already in  place. SB  130 will                                                               
support remote  salmon facilities  and smaller  processing plants                                                               
around the state, he said.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MICCICHE  agreed that the  seafood processing  industry has                                                               
challenges ahead and  his hope is to pass  the legislation during                                                               
the current legislative session.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:41:45 PM                                                                                                                    
CHRIS    BARROWS,   President,    Pacific   Seafood    Processors                                                               
Association, Tacoma, Washington, testified  in support of SB 130.                                                               
He said there is no better  way to increase the value of Alaska's                                                               
resources  than to  increase the  utilization of  harvested fish.                                                               
Seafood processors  have proven  greater value  in the  past from                                                               
increased salmon  and herring utilization. Given  the volume from                                                               
the cod and  pollock fisheries, increased utilization  of the two                                                               
species  is  an appropriate  approach  for  a greater  return  on                                                               
investment.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:42:56 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MICCICHE closed public testimony.  Finding no questions, he                                                               
solicited the will of the committee.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:43:11 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR REVAK  moved to  report SB  130, work  order 31-LS1197\M,                                                               
from  committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached                                                               
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:43:27 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR MICCICHE  found no objection  and SB 130 was  reported from                                                               
the Senate Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                        

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 130 Draft Amendment v. M.1.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 130
SB 160 v. A.PDF SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 160
SB 160 Sponsor Statement 2.04.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 160
SB 160 Fiscal Note DNR-DOF 01.18.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 160
SB 160 Timber Sales Briefing Paper-FLUP 3.20.20.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 160
SB 160 Written Testimony AK Forest Assoc 03.19.2020.PDF SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 160
SB 160 Draft CS v. M.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 160
HB 16 ver. U.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 16
HB 16 Sponsor Statement Version U 3.20.19.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 16
HB 16 Fiscal Note DEC-EH 03.13.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 16
HB 16 Supporting Documents - Suzy Conrad Presentation 03.20.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 16
HB 16 Background Documents on Herd Shares compiled 2.04.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 16
HB 16 Written Testimony combined as of 03.19.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 16
SB 194 v. M.PDF SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Sponsor Statement.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Sectional Analysis ver. M.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Fiscal Note DEC-CO 03.02.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Presentation by Sponsor 03.20.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Presentation-NEI 03.20.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Supporting Document PBS Article 02.12.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Written Testimony NEI 03.12.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Supporting Document NEI Road Map Microreactors Report 10.04.2018.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Written Testimony NuGen 03.18.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Written Testimony OKLO 3.16.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Supporting Document CATF Advanced Nuclear Energy.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 194 Supporting Document NEI Cost Competitiveness Report 04.15.2019.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 194
SB 130 Written Testimony PSPA 03.04.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 130
SB 160 Written Testimony RDC 03.20.2020.pdf SRES 3/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 160