Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205

03/28/2017 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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Audio Topic
03:32:31 PM Start
03:33:08 PM Confirmation Hearing: Alaska Police Standards Council
03:36:22 PM SB8
03:41:34 PM HB78
04:00:39 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Review of Governor's Appointee: TELECONFERENCED
Wendi Shackelford, Alaska Police Standards
Council
+= SB 8 PFD CONTRIBUTIONS TO TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+= HB 78 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
          SB 8-PFD CONTRIBUTIONS TO TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:36:22 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY called  the committee back to  order. He announced                                                               
the consideration of SB 8.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:36:41 PM                                                                                                                    
DOUG   LETCH,  Staff,   Senator   Gary   Stevens,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature,  Juneau, Alaska,  explained that  SB 8  is straight-                                                               
forward  legislation which  will allow  the federally  recognized                                                               
tribal governments  in Alaska to  receive contributions  from the                                                               
permanent     fund's     dividends    through     the     popular                                                               
"Pick.Click.Give."  program. He  detailed  that Senator  Stevens'                                                               
office was approached by the  Kodiak tribal organizations for the                                                               
"Pick.Click.Give." idea  a few years ago  and other organizations                                                               
around the  state have  provided additional  support as  well. He                                                               
noted that nobody has testified in opposition to the bill.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
He disclosed that Alaska  has more than 200-federally-recognized-                                                               
tribal   governments  that   provide  a   variety  of   cultural,                                                               
charitable and  social services to their  members and communities                                                               
throughout  the state.  He said  like many  nonprofits, financial                                                               
donations  are  a  key component  to  the  tribal  organizations'                                                               
budgets. He summarized that the  addition of tribal organizations                                                               
to  the  "Pick.Click.Give."  program  will allow  them  the  same                                                               
opportunities   that   Alaska's  charitable   organizations   and                                                               
nonprofits enjoy by being a part of the program.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
He  detailed  that SB  8  will  allow  the Alaska  Department  of                                                               
Revenue to  add the  state's federally-recognized  governments to                                                               
the  "Pick.Click.Give." program.  He  noted  that the  federally-                                                               
recognized   governments   will   be  subjected   to   the   same                                                               
"Pick.Click.Give." regulations and the  $250 application fee that                                                               
is currently applied to program  participants. He added that SB 8                                                               
has a  zero-fiscal note  because the program's  cost is  borne by                                                               
the people  that will  take part  in the  program. He  noted that                                                               
since 2009,  "Pick.Click.Give." has  made it easier  for Alaskans                                                               
to  help hundreds  of nonprofits  fulfill their  missions through                                                               
direct contributions  through the permanent fund  dividend (PFD).                                                               
He set forth  that SB 8 will help tribal  entities continue their                                                               
work in a new manner.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:37:14 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COGHILL joined the committee meeting.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:39:35 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GARY  STEVENS, Alaska State Legislature,  Juneau, Alaska,                                                               
sponsor of  SB 8, reiterated that  the bill was submitted  at the                                                               
request of  native corporations to  allow them to  participate in                                                               
the "Pick.Click.Give." program.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WILSON stated  that he has a general  concern or question                                                               
regarding the  bill. He asserted  that he  is fine with  the many                                                               
people that like to give their PFD  to charities and the act is a                                                               
wonderful thing to do. He noted  that depending on how the tribal                                                               
courts are  set up,  he is concerned  with children's  rights. He                                                               
asked  if  there is  a  clause  that  does  not allow  a  child's                                                               
custodian to give the child's PFD to a tribal organization.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. LETCH  replied that he will  get back to Senator  Wilson with                                                               
additional information.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:40:57 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DUNLEAVY announced that SB 8  will be held in committee for                                                               
future consideration.                                                                                                           

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 8 - Version A.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
SB 8
SB 8 - Support Letter Woody Island Tribal Council.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
SB 8
SB 8 - Support Letter Native Village of Afognak.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
SB 8
SB 8 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
SB 8
SB 8 - Sectional Analysis.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
SB 8
HB 78 - Version A.PDF SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB 78 - Supporting Document-Support Letters 1.26.17 - Burkowitz.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB 78 - Supporting Document-Support Letters 1.25.17 - R.Worl.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB 78 - Supporting Document-Support Letter 2.17.2016 - AFN.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB 78 - Supporting Document-Support Letter 1.31.2016 - Doyon.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB 78 - Fiscal Note CRA 1.31.17.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
SB 8 - DOR Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
SB 8
HB 78 - Support Letter Alaska Regional Coalition.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78
HB 78 - Mat-Su Resolution of Support.pdf SSTA 3/28/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 78