Legislature(1993 - 1994)

02/23/1994 04:00 PM ECO

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                    HOUSE ECONOMIC TASK FORCE                                  
                        February 23, 1994                                      
                            4:00 p.m.                                          
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
  Representative Jeannette James, Vice Chair                                   
  Representative Joe Green                                                     
  Representative Al Vezey                                                      
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
  Representative Jerry Mackie                                                  
  Representative Bettye Davis                                                  
  Representative Bill Williams                                                 
  Representative Carl Moses                                                    
  Representative Bill Hudson                                                   
  Representative Eileen MacLean                                                
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
  CSHB 199:   "An Act relating to the exploration and                          
               production of oil and gas and related                           
               hydrocarbons, to oil and gas exploration                        
               licenses, and to oil and gas leases in                          
               certain areas of the state; and providing                       
               for an effective date."                                         
               ENDORSED CSHB 199(O&G)                                          
  HB 367:     "An Act relating to the control of outdoor                       
               HELD OVER                                                       
  SB 151:     "An Act providing for oil and gas exploration                    
               incentive credits for certain activities on                     
               certain land in the state; and providing for                    
               an effective date."                                             
               ENDORSED SB 151                                                 
  HB 330:     "An Act relating to the use of natural gas as                    
               a motor vehicle fuel in sate owned vehicles."                   
               ENDORSED HB 330                                                 
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
  DAVID KAMRATH, Legislative Aide                                              
  Representative Harley Olberg                                                 
  Room 110, Capitol Building                                                   
  Juneau, AK 99801                                                             
  Phone:  465-4859                                                             
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided information                                    
  PREVIOUS ACTION                                                              
  BILL:  HB 199                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                 
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  03/05/93       549    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  03/05/93       549    (H)   OIL & GAS, RESOURCES, FINANCE                    
  03/05/93       549    (H)   -ZERO FISCAL NOTE  (REV)  3/5/93                 
  03/05/93       549    (H)   GOVERNOR'S TRANSMITTAL LETTER                    
  03/15/93              (H)   O&G AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  03/16/93              (H)   O&G AT 08:00 AM CAPITOL 124                      
  03/22/93              (H)   O&G AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  03/22/93              (H)   MINUTE(O&G)                                      
  03/25/93              (H)   O&G AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  03/31/93              (H)   O&G AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  04/06/93              (H)   MINUTE(O&G)                                      
  04/07/93              (H)   O&G AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  04/07/93              (H)   MINUTE(O&G)                                      
  01/13/94              (H)   O&G AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  01/26/94              (H)   O&G AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  01/31/94              (H)   O&G AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  01/31/94              (H)   MINUTE(O&G)                                      
  02/07/94              (H)   O&G AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  02/09/94      2312    (H)   O&G RPT CS(O&G) NEW TITLE 3DP                    
  02/09/94      2312    (H)   DP:  G. DAVIS, KOTT, GREEN                       
  02/09/94      2312    (H)   NR:  OLBERG, SITTON                              
  02/09/94      2312    (H)   -ZERO FISCAL NOTE (DNR) 2/9/94                   
  02/09/94      2312    (H)   REFERRED TO RESOURCES                            
  02/23/94              (H)   RES AT 08:15 AM CAPITOL 124                      
  BILL:  HB 367                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: PROHIBITED HIGHWAY ADVERTISING                                  
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) OLBERG                                         
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/13/94      2052    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/13/94      2052    (H)   TRANSPORTATION, JUDICIARY                        
  03/01/94              (H)   TRA AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 17                       
  BILL:  SB 151                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                 
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  03/05/93       618    (S)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  03/05/93       618    (S)   OIL & GAS, JUDICIARY, FINANCE                    
  03/05/93       618    (S)   ZERO FISCAL NOTES (DNR, REV)                     
  03/05/93       619    (S)   GOVERNOR'S TRANSMITTAL LETTER                    
  03/16/93              (S)   O&G AT 08:00 AM                                  
  03/16/93              (H)   MINUTE(O&G)                                      
  03/16/93              (S)   MINUTE(O&G)                                      
  03/23/93              (S)   O&G AT 5:00 PM BUTRVICH RM 205                   
  03/23/93              (S)   MINUTE(O&G)                                      
  03/30/93              (S)   MINUTE(O&G)                                      
  03/31/93      1002    (S)   O&G RPT  3DP 1DNP/AM                             
  03/31/93      1002    (S)   PREVIOUS ZERO FNS (DNR, REV)                     
  04/15/93      1418    (S)   JUD REFERRAL WAIVED  Y11 N9                      
  04/18/93      1468    (S)   FIN RPT  6DP 1DNP                                
  04/18/93      1468    (S)   PREVIOUS ZERO FNS (DNR, REV)                     
  04/18/93              (S)   FIN AT 01:00 PM SENATE FIN 518                   
  04/18/93              (S)   MINUTE(FIN)                                      
  04/18/93              (S)   MINUTE(RLS)                                      
  04/21/93      1613    (S)   RULES   3CAL 1NR   4/21/93                       
  04/21/93      1620    (S)   MOVED TO BOTTOM OF CALENDAR                      
  04/21/93      1633    (S)   READ THE SECOND TIME                             
  04/21/93      1633    (S)   AM NO  1     FAILED  Y9 N11                      
  04/21/93      1634    (S)   AM NO  2     FAILED  Y7 N13                      
  04/21/93      1634    (S)   ADVANCE TO THIRD READING                         
                              FAILED Y11 N9                                    
  04/21/93      1634    (S)   THIRD READING 4/22 CALENDAR                      
  04/22/93      1675    (S)   READ THE THIRD TIME  SB 151                      
  04/22/93      1675    (S)   PASSED Y14 N6                                    
  04/22/93      1675    (S)   EFFECTIVE DATES SAME AS PASSAGE                  
  04/22/93      1675    (S)   JACKO NOTICE OF RECONSIDERATION                  
  04/23/93      1714    (S)   RECON TAKEN UP-IN THIRD READING                  
  04/23/93      1715    (S)   PASSED ON RECONSIDERATION                        
                              Y14 N6                                           
  04/23/93      1715    (S)   EFFECTIVE DATES SAME AS PASSAGE                  
  04/23/93      1717    (S)   TRANSMITTED TO (H)                               
  04/24/93      1508    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  04/24/93      1508    (H)   OIL & GAS, RESOURCES, FINANCE                    
  01/31/94              (H)   O&G AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 124                      
  01/31/94              (H)   MINUTE(O&G)                                      
  02/02/94      2215    (H)   ADOPT AMENDMENT                                  
  02/02/94      2215    (H)   O&G RPT  3DP 2NR                                 
  02/02/94      2215    (H)   DP:  KOTT, G. DAVIS, GREEN                       
  02/02/94      2215    (H)   NR:  SITTON, OLBERG                              
  02/02/94      2215    (H)   -ZERO FISCAL NOTE (DNR) 2/2/94                   
  02/02/94      2216    (H)   JUD REFERRAL ADDED                               
  BILL:  HB 330                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) GREEN,Sanders                                  
  JRN-DATE     JRN-PG               ACTION                                     
  01/03/94      2013    (H)   PREFILE RELEASED                                 
  01/10/94      2013    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  01/10/94      2013    (H)   TRANSPORTATION, FINANCE                          
  01/12/94      2042    (H)   COSPONSOR(S): SANDERS                            
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
  TAPE 94-04, SIDE A                                                           
  Number 000                                                                   
  VICE CHAIR JEANNETTE JAMES called the meeting to order at                    
  4:15 p.m.  Members present at the call to order were                         
  Representatives Al Vezey and Joe Green.                                      
  HB 199 -OIL & GAS EXPLORATION LICENSES/LEASES                                
  REPRESENTATIVE JOE GREEN, Chair of the Oil and Gas                           
  Subcommittee, gave reasons why House Bill 199 would benefit                  
  the state of Alaska.                                                         
  REPRESENTATIVE JAMES asked about the consequences if the                     
  bill passed.  REPRESENTATIVE GREEN replied that if the bill                  
  passed but was not used, there would be no harm done.                        
  REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY expressed concern that too much of                      
  Alaska would be opened up.                                                   
  REPRESENTATIVE GREEN replied that the Governor would only                    
  select one area per year.                                                    
  REPRESENTATIVE JAMES expressed concern that oil companies                    
  would just tie up large areas to keep other companies from                   
  getting them; prohibiting other industries such as timber                    
  and tourism to develop.                                                      
  REPRESENTATIVE GREEN replied that oil exploration created                    
  very small footprints and would allow other activities to                    
  occur simultaneously.                                                        
  REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY said that it may be too late to attract                 
  big dollars back to Alaska, but there was a need to at least                 
  try to attract small capital and small block leasing.  He                    
  suggested seeing if there was an existing House Bill to                      
  accomplish this.                                                             
  REPRESENTATIVE JAMES said that, if there were no objections,                 
  the Task Force would endorse the Committee Substitute for                    
  House Bill 199.  Both members agreed.                                        
  HB 367 - PROHIBITED HIGHWAY ADVERTISING                                      
  REPRESENTATIVE JAMES, Chair of the Tourism and                               
  Transportation Subcommittee, brought up the issue of                         
  testified regarding House Bill 367, noting that a proposed                   
  committee substitute will have the same wording as Senate                    
  Bill 157.  It would allow a tourism related business to have                 
  up to four signs within fifty miles.                                         
  REPRESENTATIVE VEZEY stated that penalties needed to be                      
  higher.  He said he supported the concept, but wanted to see                 
  reasonable guidelines for maintenance of signs, and                          
  limitations imposed.                                                         
  REPRESENTATIVE JAMES said she feared the bill allowed too                    
  many signs.  The committee agreed to consider this bill with                 
  some changes, agreeing there is a need to facilitate                         
  directions for visitors.  Staff person Barbara Cotting                       
  agreed to continue working on this with David Kamrath.                       
  SB 151 - OIL & GAS EXPLORATION INCENTIVE CREDITS                             
  REPRESENTATIVE GREEN next discussed Senate Bill 151,                         
  explaining it allowed companies to apply a 10 percent tax                    
  credit for exploration against projects other than oil                       
  exploration.  The Task Force agreed to endorse this bill.                    
  HB 330 - FUEL STATE AUTO FLEET WITH NATURAL GAS                              
  REPRESENTATIVE GREEN then brought up House Bill 330, noting                  
  a correction in his subcommittee's original list under New                   
  Legislation.  House Bill 330 should replace item number 3.                   
  He stated this bill sends a message to the Federal                           
  Environmental Protection Agency that Alaska is complying                     
  with their standards.  The Task Force agreed to endorse this                 
  Staff was directed to send a notice to all Task Force                        
  members outlining the three bills which the group agreed to                  
  endorse today and if there were no objections from the other                 
  members by the next meeting, these three bills will remain                   
  on the list of bills endorsed by the Task Force.                             
  REPRESENTATIVE JAMES adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m.                      

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