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10:24:16 AM HB160
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
 HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, INTERNATIONAL                                                               
                       TRADE AND TOURISM                                                                                      
                         March 24, 2011                                                                                         
                           10:23 a.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Bob Herron, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Neal Foster                                                                                                      
Representative Wes Keller                                                                                                       
Representative Cathy Engstrom Munoz                                                                                             
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Representative Berta Gardner                                                                                                    
Representative Chris Tuck                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurt Olson, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative Reggie Joule                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 160                                                                                                              
"An Act establishing and relating  to the Alaska visitor industry                                                               
investment  fund; relating  to matching  funds for  state tourism                                                               
marketing  contracts  with   qualified  trade  associations;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 160(EDT) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 160                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: TOURISM MARKETING CONTRACTS/CAMPAIGNS                                                                              
SPONSOR(s): ECON. DEV., TRADE & TOURISM                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
ROB EARL, Staff                                                                                                                 
Representative Bob Herron                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented the proposed committee substitute                                                              
(CS) for HB 160 on behalf of the House Special Committee on                                                                     
Economic Development, International Trade and Tourism.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SUSAN BELL, Commissioner                                                                                                        
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
160.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
TERRY BANNISTER, Attorney                                                                                                       
Legislative Legal Counsel                                                                                                       
Legislative Legal and Research Services                                                                                         
Legislative Affairs Agency                                                                                                      
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered a question during the hearing on                                                                
HB 160.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
JOHANNA BALES, Deputy Director                                                                                                  
Tax Division                                                                                                                    
Department of Revenue (DOR)                                                                                                     
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered a question during the hearing on                                                                
HB 160.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CAMILLE FERGUSON, Economic Development Director                                                                                 
Tribal Tours                                                                                                                    
Sitka Tribe of Alaska                                                                                                           
Sitka, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 160.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
DEB HICKOK, Chair                                                                                                               
Board of Directors                                                                                                              
Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA); President and CEO                                                                    
Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau                                                                                          
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the hearing on HB 160.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:23:41 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BOB HERRON  called the House Special  Committee on Economic                                                             
Development, International Trade and  Tourism meeting to order at                                                               
10:23  a.m.   Representatives Herron,  Munoz, Thompson,  Gardner,                                                               
Tuck,   and  Keller   were  present   at  the   call  to   order.                                                               
Representative Foster arrived as the meeting was in progress.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          HB 160-TOURISM MARKETING CONTRACTS/CAMPAIGNS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:24:16 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON announced  that the only order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL NO.  160, "An  Act establishing  and relating  to the                                                               
Alaska  visitor industry  investment fund;  relating to  matching                                                               
funds for state tourism marketing  contracts with qualified trade                                                               
associations; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:24:30 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The committee took  an at-ease from 10:24 a.m. to  10:26 a.m. due                                                               
to technical difficulties.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:26:42 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ  moved to adopt the  proposed committee (CS)                                                               
for  HB  160, Version  27-LS0509\R,  Bannister,  3/23/11, as  the                                                               
working document.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR HERRON objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
[Although there was an objection,  the intent was to have Version                                                               
R before the committee.]                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
10:27:00 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ROB  EARL,   Staff,  Representative  Bob  Herron,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  presented the  proposed  committee substitute  (CS)                                                               
for HB 160  on behalf of the House Special  Committee on Economic                                                               
Development, International  Trade and  Tourism.  Mr.  Earl stated                                                               
that the proposed  committee substitute (CS) for  HB 160, labeled                                                               
27-LS0509\R, has  four major changes in  Section 1:  1.  The date                                                               
the  contract must  be signed  is June  1 instead  of April  1 to                                                               
allow   the  Department   of  Commerce,   Community  &   Economic                                                               
Development (DCCED) time  to develop its budget; 2.  The state is                                                               
responsible  for two-thirds  of  the marketing  contract and  the                                                               
qualifying  trade  organization  (QTA) is  responsible  for  one-                                                               
third;  3.  A maximum  of  $12  million  of  state money  can  be                                                               
allocated to the  marketing contract; 4. The QTA  can satisfy its                                                               
one-third  contribution  with  in-kind contributions.    He  then                                                               
addressed Section 3,  which is a new section  creating the Alaska                                                               
Promotion and Marketing Task Force consisting of 11 members.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:28:41 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON  suggested that the  committee propose  an amendment                                                               
adding alternates to the House membership of the task force.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  EARL  explained  that  the  task  force  shall  develop  and                                                               
recommend model  legislation to market and  promote activities to                                                               
support the state's economy.   The model legislation will include                                                               
a  board  to  evaluate  proposals   to  promote  and  market  the                                                               
industries   and   economies   of   the  state,   and   to   make                                                               
recommendations  to the  legislature  for  funding of  proposals.                                                               
Finally,  the  task  force  will report  to  the  legislature  by                                                               
1/30/12.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  HERRON advised  that  the House  majority leader  urged                                                               
this task force concept.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
10:30:19 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. EARL  continued to  Section 5, which  directs that  Section 2                                                               
will  only  take   effect  if  the  legislature   does  not  pass                                                               
legislation  based on  the model  legislation recommended  by the                                                               
task force;  however, if  Section 2 does  take effect,  the state                                                               
and QTA contributions return to  a one-to-one match for the costs                                                               
of the marketing campaign.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER expressed her preference for the CS.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  asked for  an explanation  of the  change of                                                               
date from April 1 to June 1.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. EARL  said, "Basically  now [DCCED  is] signing  the contract                                                               
during session;  we think this  will make  it a little  easier on                                                               
them."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:31:48 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER asked why there  is a limit of $12 million                                                               
on the state contribution.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR HERRON  explained that  this is part  of a  formula that                                                               
fits  within  the   ability  of  the  QTA  to   match  the  state                                                               
contribution.  In further response  to Representative Gardner, he                                                               
said the formula  concept would be discussed  during testimony by                                                               
DCCED.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON  agreed the  CS is better  than inaction,                                                               
but  there is  still  a  reduction in  marketing  funds that  are                                                               
available  to  market  Alaska for  tourism.    Furthermore,  this                                                               
funding is a small amount  compared to the competition from other                                                               
states.  He also cautioned that the legislation is confusing.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HERRON clarified  that the  funding  is not  a 50  percent                                                               
match, but  for every  dollar contributed by  the QTA,  the state                                                               
will   contribute  two   dollars.     In   further  response   to                                                               
Representative Thompson,  he pointed  out that without  a change,                                                               
"On July 1, we are under 50/50, under current law."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:34:41 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. EARL  restated that -  as directed by  Section 5 -  Section 2                                                               
only  goes  into   effect  if  the  legislature   does  not  pass                                                               
legislation based on the model legislation.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HERRON pointed  out that  the  model legislation  expected                                                               
from the task force will  be debated next session; however, there                                                               
are  two  caveats:  the  legislature   may  not  pass  the  model                                                               
legislation,  or the  governor  may veto  the model  legislation.                                                               
Either of those events would cause  the funding to revert to a 50                                                               
percent state and 50 percent QTA match.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:35:27 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE    TUCK   asked    for   examples    of   "in-kind                                                               
contributions."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR HERRON deferred to DCCED.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:35:47 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SUSAN  BELL, Commissioner,  Department of  Commerce, Community  &                                                               
Economic   Development  (DCCED),   informed  the   committee  the                                                               
governor  is  consistent in  his  intent  that tourism  marketing                                                               
maintains last year's  level of funding at $16  million; in fact,                                                               
rather  than offering  amendments to  HB 160,  he has  stated his                                                               
interest in  working with the  legislature on legislation,  or in                                                               
appropriations  through the  operating or  capital budgets.   She                                                               
pointed  out that  the state  is  furthering its  support of  the                                                               
tourism industry  by increased  marketing, competitive  taxes and                                                               
regulatory procedures,  and by  reaching out  to the  industry in                                                               
order to help recover from  recent losses of visitors and related                                                               
jobs.  Current signs of  recovery include an increase in visitors                                                               
and in the deployment of  cruise ships.  Commissioner Bell opined                                                               
marketing is a  key piece of the recovery.   She called attention                                                               
to Section 1  on page 2, beginning on line  4, and explained that                                                               
in-kind    contributions   include    products   such    as   air                                                               
transportation, tour  products, meals,  hotels, and  hosting tour                                                               
operators  and travel  writers.   Commissioner Bell  suggested an                                                               
amendment which read [original punctuation provided]:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 6, following "contributions"                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          Insert "through its members"                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, line 3 through line 12:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          Delete all material.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
       "Section 5. Section 2 of this Act takes effect on                                                                      
     July 1, 2013.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
        Section 6. Except as provided in sec. 5 of this                                                                       
     Act, this Act takes effect on July 1, 2011."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
10:41:04 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   TUCK  asked   for  an   example  of   an  "event                                                               
participation" that would apply to the in-kind contribution.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  BELL   deferred  to  the  Alaska   Travel  Industry                                                               
Association (ATIA).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR HERRON restated  part of the amendment  and requested an                                                               
opinion   from   Legislative   Legal   and   Research   Services,                                                               
Legislative Affairs Agency.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
TERRY   BANNISTER,    Attorney,   Legislative    Legal   Counsel,                                                               
Legislative  Legal  and  Research Services,  Legislative  Affairs                                                               
Agency,  advised  that she  was  unable  to judge  the  amendment                                                               
immediately.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON labeled the amendment Conceptual Amendment 1.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:43:45 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MUNOZ  moved  to adopt  Conceptual  Amendment  1.                                                               
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  BELL  called  attention  to the  fiscal  note  that                                                               
reflects $12 million  from the general fund in  anticipation of a                                                               
combination of cash and in-kind  contributions from the industry.                                                               
She said the tourism industry  is highly motivated to achieve the                                                               
maximum benefit from the state.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
10:45:14 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   TUCK   returned   to  the   issue   of   in-kind                                                               
contributions  and  noted  the value  of  the  aforementioned  is                                                               
unknown, and may  approach the amount of $4  million, which would                                                               
take the state to its limit of $12 million.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:46:16 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HERRON provided  an example  of a  QTA contribution  of $3                                                               
million  - that  would equal  $6 million.   Thus,  adding in-kind                                                               
contributions  to  that  amount  could  generate  two  additional                                                               
dollars for each one dollar.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  surmised that  the unknown value  of in-kind                                                               
contributions  also   makes  the  relationship  to   the  state's                                                               
obligation unknown.  He cautioned  about adding a variable figure                                                               
with the  $12 million and  said, "I just  want to make  sure that                                                               
everything is going to covered that  needs to be covered, and how                                                               
much we are going to be ... how  much of a change from $3 million                                                               
is this going to create."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON acknowledged the legislation  would allow the QTA to                                                               
get more state match based upon legitimate contributions.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  asked who  would determine the  values of                                                               
event participation, research, or services.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:48:20 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER BELL responded that  there are industry standards on                                                               
the values of television airtime  and print advertising presently                                                               
used by  DCCED.  She advised  that the department would  look for                                                               
guidance  from other  states, in  addition  to negotiating  those                                                               
items with the QTA.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON assumed this would involve a regulatory process.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  BELL,  upon  advice  from the  Department  of  Law,                                                               
indicated regulations would be needed.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MUNOZ clarified  that the  maximum amount  of the                                                               
contract  could be  $18 million,  with the  state's share  of $12                                                               
million and the  "local" share a combination of  cash and in-kind                                                               
contributions of up to $6 million.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:50:17 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  BELL concurred,  and pointed  out the  intention to                                                               
have  tourism  marketing  funding   come  through  the  operating                                                               
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MUNOZ referred  to page  2 of  the CS,  and noted                                                               
that  the  language only  mentions  in-kind  contributions.   She                                                               
asked whether "cash" should be added.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  BELL observed  the language  on page  1, Subsection                                                               
(a), describes cash payment.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HERRON  asked the  Department  of  Revenue to  comment  on                                                               
whether a new fiscal note is needed.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
JOHANNA  BALES,  Deputy  Director, Tax  Division,  Department  of                                                               
Revenue (DOR), said no, the CS has no effect on DOR.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:52:04 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER asked - based  on the experiences of other                                                               
states - whether DCCED has an  idea of what the proportion of in-                                                               
kind contributions to cash contributions is anticipated.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER  BELL said  she did  not,  but will  share what  she                                                               
finds out.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK asked who will  be developing the regulations                                                               
on in-kind contributions.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER BELL answered DCCED.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
10:53:40 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CAMILLE  FERGUSON, Economic  Development Director,  Tribal Tours,                                                               
Sitka Tribe of  Alaska, expressed her support  for ATIA marketing                                                               
ventures,  and said  she was  testifying on  behalf of  the Sitka                                                               
Tribe  and  its efforts  to  market  cultural tourism  throughout                                                               
Alaska.  She said it is  essential that ATIA marketing funding is                                                               
as high  as possible to help  her company compete with  tribes in                                                               
other states that  are entering the tourism market.   Her company                                                               
is a member of ATIA, and  she cautioned that if ATIA marketing is                                                               
not funded, its  fees to those members in  small communities will                                                               
be increased.   Ms. Ferguson  agreed with the  recommendations of                                                               
the commissioner and stated that  in-kind contributions will be a                                                               
demonstration  of  each  community's investment  in  the  tourism                                                               
industry.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:56:57 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DEB  HICKOK, Chair,  Board of  Directors, Alaska  Travel Industry                                                               
Association  (ATIA); President  and CEO,  Fairbanks Convention  &                                                               
Visitors Bureau, explained that she  could not speak for the ATIA                                                               
board on the CS  for HB 160, as the board  had not discussed this                                                               
issue.    Regarding in-kind  contributions,  she  noted that  the                                                               
Fairbanks  Convention &  Visitors  Bureau  (FCVB) currently  pays                                                               
$32,000   to  ATIA   in  cash   and  approximately   $170,000  in                                                               
cooperative marketing  programs; for example, FCVB  may pay staff                                                               
to  attend an  international travel  event in  addition to  their                                                               
airfare, hotel, other travel expenses, and sales calls.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:00:23 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK asked whether  staff time is "loaned employee                                                               
value."                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. HICKOK indicated yes.   In further response to Representative                                                               
Tuck, she  said free services  may include  familiarization tours                                                               
for  international  tour operators  -  often  with donated  hotel                                                               
rooms.   There  are also  giveaways  and tokens  provided by  the                                                               
industry for distribution at trade shows.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  reviewed the cash and  in-kind contributions                                                               
made  by FCVB  of $170,000  and $32,000,  and concluded  that the                                                               
total value may be higher.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. HICKOK clarified that $200,000  is part of the current match,                                                               
and the other is in addition.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:02:12 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HERRON reminded  the committee  that a  regulatory process                                                               
will define the value, using "a common sense approach."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON closed public testimony.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
11:03:00 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HERRON returned  attention to  Section 3  on page  2.   He                                                               
endorsed  the  House  majority   leader's  idea  for  the  Alaska                                                               
Promotion  and  Marketing  Task  Force;  however,  he  urged  the                                                               
addition of  alternate members to  ensure full attendance  at all                                                               
meetings.     Chair  Herron  suggested  the   addition  of  three                                                               
alternates for the House and one for the Senate.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:04:02 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KELLER moved  to  adopt  Conceptual Amendment  2,                                                               
adding three  alternate members representing  the House,  and one                                                               
alternate  member  representing  the  Senate.    There  being  no                                                               
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  expressed her concern about  the possible                                                               
unintended  consequences   of  the  in-kind   contributions;  for                                                               
example, a small tourism business  can participate in trade shows                                                               
independently,  or as  a member  of ATIA,  but ATIA  members earn                                                               
credit  from the  state.    The state's  efforts  in a  marketing                                                               
program   should  encourage   others  -   and  thereby   increase                                                               
participation  -   not  just  benefit   those  who   are  already                                                               
participants.    She  said,  "I'm just  not  certain  that  we're                                                               
getting there  with this,  we may be  changing behaviors  in ways                                                               
that don't  necessarily create  any more  impact toward  our real                                                               
goal."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HERRON  concurred.    He  recalled  that  DCCED  has  been                                                               
requested to "watch it during  regulation closely," and suggested                                                               
the committee work with the  commissioner to establish parameters                                                               
in the legislation.  Returning  attention to Conceptual Amendment                                                               
2, he  clarified that  the intent  of the  amendment is  that the                                                               
three members appointed  by the Speaker of the House  to the task                                                               
force will represent both caucuses of the House.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:07:14 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ referred  to page 3, line  13, which directs                                                               
that  the  recommendations of  the  task  force  are to  be  made                                                               
annually, and asked whether the  task force is an ongoing effort,                                                               
or only continues to a date certain.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HERRON pointed  out  that on  page 3,  line  28, the  bill                                                               
directs that  the task force will  terminate with the end  of the                                                               
27th Legislative Session.   During the interim  and next session,                                                               
the task force will help  with model legislation, perhaps through                                                               
the second interim.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
11:08:21 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  moved to  report the  proposed CS  for HB                                                               
160, Version  27-LS0509\R, Bannister,  3/23/11, as  amended, from                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal  note.    There  being no  objection,  CSHB  160(EDT)  was                                                               
reported   from  the   House   Special   Committee  on   Economic                                                               
Development, International Trade and Tourism.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:09:11 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Special  Committee on  Economic Development,  International Trade                                                               
and Tourism meeting was adjourned at 11:09 a.m.                                                                                 

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CS HB 160 (R)omeo.pdf HEDT 3/24/2011 10:15:00 AM
HB160-CCED-DED-03-23-11.pdf HEDT 3/24/2011 10:15:00 AM
HB 160