Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/11/1994 09:12 AM STA

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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 CHAIRMAN LEMAN brings up HB 497 (OFFICERS OF UTILITY COOPERATIVES)            
 as the next order of business before the Senate State Affairs                 
 Committee today.  The chairman calls the first witness.                       
                                                                               
 Number 305                                                                    
                                                                               
 JEFF LOGAN, Aide to Representative Green, states current statutes             
 require that the presiding officer of an electrical or telephone              
 cooperative be called a "president".  This has created a small                
 problem with the states largest utility.  Mr. Logan describes the             
 problem as being one of respect.  If corporations were allowed to             
 refer to the presiding officer of the board as the chairman or                
 chairwoman of the board, it would free up the title of "president"            
 for the person who manages the day-to-day operation of the utility.           
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN asks if there are any questions from committee                 
 members.  Hearing none, the chairman asks if anyone in the audience           
 wishes to testify.                                                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
 Number 339                                                                    
                                                                               
 LARRY MARKLEY, Representing the Alaska Rural Electric Cooperative             
 Association (ARECA) and the Alaska Telephone Association (ATA),               
 states both ARECA and ATA support HB 497.  Mr. Markley asks the               
 committee for its support.                                                    
                                                                               
 Number 364                                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR MILLER makes a motion to discharge HB 497 from the Senate             
 State Affairs Committee with individual recommendations.                      
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN LEMAN, hearing no objection, orders HB 497 released from             
 committee with individual recommendations.                                    

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