Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/21/1994 01:35 PM FIN

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                     HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                         April 21, 1994                                        
                            1:35 P.M.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPE HFC 94 - 138, Side 2, #000 - end.                                       
  TAPE HFC 94 - 139, Side 1, #000 - #411.                                      
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson  called the House Finance  Committee meeting                 
  to order at 1:35 P.M.                                                        
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson               Representative Hoffman                         
  Co-Chair MacLean              Representative Martin                          
  Vice-Chair Hanley             Representative Navarre                         
  Representative Brown          Representative Parnell                         
  Representative Grussendorf    Representative Therriault                      
  Representative Foster                                                        
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Keith Kelton, Director, Division  of Facility Construction &                 
  Operation, Department of  Environmental Conservation;  Clyde                 
  Stoltzfus,   Special   Assistant,   Commissioner's   Office,                 
  Department  of Transportation  and  Public Facilities;  Jack                 
  Chenoweth, Attorney, Legislative Legal  Counsel, Legislative                 
  Affairs Agency; Jay Hogan, Staff, Representative Ron Larson.                 
                                                                               
  SUMMARY                                                                      
  SB 210    An Act relating  to disposal of state  land within                 
            five miles  of  the  right-of-way  of  the  Dalton                 
            Highway to a licensed public utility or a licensed                 
            common carrier.                                                    
                                                                               
            HCS CS SB 210 (FIN)  was reported out of Committee                 
            with a "do pass" recommendation with fiscal  notes                 
            by the  Department of  Natural Resources,  2/15/94                 
            and the  Department of  Transportation and  Public                 
            Facilities dated 2/07/94.                                          
  SB 330    An Act  relating  to  water  quality  enhancement,                 
            water supply, waste water, and solid waste grants;                 
            the Alaska clean water fund; the establishment  of                 
            the  Alaska   clean  water  account,   the  Alaska                 
            drinking water fund, and the Alaska drinking water                 
            account; and providing for an effective date.                      
                                                                               
            CS SB 330 (RLS) was reported out of Committee with                 
            "no recommendations"  and with a zero  fiscal note                 
                                                                               
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            by  the  Department of  Environmental Conservation                 
            dated 2/24/94.                                                     
  SB 247    An  Act  relating  to state  leases  and  to state                 
            lease-purchase and lease-financing agreements, and                 
            repealing a  legislative authorization  previously                 
            given  for  acquisition of  a  facility  through a                 
            lease-purchase  agreement;  and  providing for  an                 
            effective date.                                                    
                                                                               
            HCS CS SB 247 (FIN)  was reported out of Committee                 
            with a "do pass" recommendation  and with two zero                 
            fiscal notes by  the Department of  Administration                 
            dated 1/24/94 and Legislative Affairs Agency dated                 
            1/21/94.                                                           
  HB 541    An  Act  providing  for an  advisory  vote  of the                 
            people  concerning  a  preferred  alternative  for                 
            increasing  revenue  available  to  support  state                 
            government; and providing for an effective date.                   
                                                                               
            HB  541   was  HELD   in  Committee  for   further                 
            discussion.                                                        
  SENATE BILL 330                                                              
                                                                               
       "An  Act relating  to water quality  enhancement, water                 
       supply, waste water, and solid waste grants; the Alaska                 
       clean water fund; the establishment of the Alaska clean                 
       water account, the Alaska drinking  water fund, and the                 
       Alaska  drinking water  account; and  providing for  an                 
       effective date."                                                        
                                                                               
  KEITH  KELTON, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF FACILITY CONSTRUCTION &                 
  OPERATION, DEPARTMENT OF  ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION,  noted                 
  that  SB   330  proposed   modifications  to  two   statutes                 
  administered by  the  Division of  Facility  Construction  &                 
  Operation  within the  Department,  AS 46.03.030  (Municipal                 
  Matching Grants) and AS 46.03.032 (Alaska Clean Water Fund).                 
                                                                               
  Mr. Kelton  provided background  history of  the bill  which                 
  would create the Alaska Clean Water Fund in order to provide                 
  low interest loans  for the construction of  municipal waste                 
  water projects.  The program, capitalized 83% by the federal                 
  government, was  designed to replace EPA  construction grant                 
  programs.   He  continued that  since only  the  waste water                 
  projects could be  financed, the Legislature then  created a                 
  separate  account for excess State appropriations to provide                 
  loans for water supply and solid waste projects.  Mr. Kelton                 
  noted the account has not yet  been capitalized and that the                 
  only capitalized loans are for waste water projects.                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
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  Mr. Kelton added,  SB 330  would provide funding  assistance                 
  through  grants   and   loans   to   Alaska's   incorporated                 
  municipalities for  the construction  of water,  waste water                 
  and solid waste improvements.                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  MacLean questioned  the legislative impact  to the                 
  VSW  program  and the  matching grants  for water  and sewer                 
  projects.  Mr. Kelton responded that  there would be a small                 
  fiscal impact  to the  other grants at  a higher  percentage                 
  than is currently available.  He added that the impact would                 
  be controlled by the appropriation  process and the priority                 
  list would be assembled by the Department.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean reiterated that  this legislation would  be                 
  impacting  the  municipal matching  grants  list.   Only two                 
  projects  were  funded  this   year  through  the  municipal                 
  matching  grants for water  and sewer and  with the proposed                 
  legislation, the  local communities would be  more seriously                 
  competing for that money.                                                    
                                                                               
  Representative Brown MOVED to report CS  SB 330 (RLS) out of                 
  Committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal note.  There being NO OBJECTIONS, it was                 
  so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                               
  CS  SB  330 (RLS)  was reported  out  of Committee  with "no                 
  recommendations"  and  with  a  zero   fiscal  note  by  the                 
  Department of Environmental Conservation dated 2/24/94.                      
  SENATE BILL 210                                                              
                                                                               
       "An Act relating to disposal  of state land within five                 
       miles of the  right-of-way of the  Dalton Highway to  a                 
       licensed public utility or a licensed common carrier."                  
                                                                               
  Representative  Therriault explained SB  210 as  proposed by                 
  Senator  Bert  Sharp.    He  commented  that  under  current                 
  statute,  the  State  is  prohibited  from disposing  of  or                 
  leasing State land within five miles of the right-of-way  of                 
  the Dalton  Highway.   The State  recently acquired  several                 
  parcels  of  land in  the  area,  under the  land  selection                 
  allocation, yet they could not be leased or purchased.                       
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault explained the Subcommittee changes                 
  made to  the  work  draft resulting  from  concerns  in  the                 
  Committee.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  MacLean  MOVED  to  adopt work  draft  8-LS1110\O,                 
  Luckhaupt,  4/18/94, as  the version  before  the Committee.                 
  There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
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  CLYDE STOLTZFUS, SPECIAL  ASSISTANT, COMMISSIONER'S  OFFICE,                 
  DEPARTMENT OF  TRANSPORTATION AND  PUBLIC FACILITIES,  noted                 
  the Department's support  of the legislation and  offered to                 
  answer question's of the Committee.                                          
                                                                               
  Representative  Therriault  MOVED to  report  HCS CS  SB 210                 
  (FIN) out of  Committee with individual recommendations  and                 
  with  the  accompanying  fiscal  notes.     There  being  NO                 
  OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                
                                                                               
  HCS CS SB 210 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with a "do                 
  pass"  recommendation  and  with zero  fiscal  notes  by the                 
  Department  of  Natural  Resources  dated  2/15/94  and  the                 
  Department  of Transportation  and  Public Facilities  dated                 
  2/07/94.                                                                     
  SENATE BILL 247                                                              
                                                                               
       "An  Act  relating   to  state  leases  and   to  state                 
       lease-purchase  and  lease-financing   agreements,  and                 
       repealing a legislative authorization  previously given                 
       for acquisition  of a facility through a lease-purchase                 
       agreement; and providing for an effective date."                        
                                                                               
  JACK   CHENOWETH,   ATTORNEY,  LEGISLATIVE   LEGAL  COUNSEL,                 
  LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS  AGENCY, clarified past action  taken by                 
  the Committee  in regards to SB 247.   When the bill came to                 
  him, he was asked to incorporate two amendments.  One of the                 
  amendments  was  an exception  for  the University  Board of                 
  Regents  addressing  the necessity  to  rent or  lease space                 
  based upon  federal or  university receipts.   He  concluded                 
  that addition would  warrant a title  change.  The title  is                 
  tightly drawn and  would not admit to  any exceptions beyond                 
  the ones listed and in the body of the bill.                                 
                                                                               
  Mr.  Chenoweth  continued  that the  second  amendment would                 
  require  a  deletion of  an  approval to  construct  a court                 
  building in Fairbanks.  That  insertion would also require a                 
  title change.                                                                
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault provided the Committee with a work                 
  draft   of  a   house  concurrent   resolution  #8-LS1905\A,                 
  Chenoweth,  4/21/94,  which  would  open  up  the  title  to                 
  accommodate Amendment #2  but would not include  language to                 
  accommodate Amendment #1.                                                    
                                                                               
  Representative  Hanley elaborated  that the  bill had  moved                 
  from  Committee and that Representative Therriault had moved                 
  to divide the question  in order to address a  title change.                 
  He added that Co-Chair MacLean objected to that motion.                      
                                                                               
  Mr.  Chenoweth  pointed out  that  when the  legislation was                 
                                                                               
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  initially drafted the title was broad, and then because of a                 
  provision inserted in the original  bill, language was added                 
  to  read   "and  repealing  the   legislative  authorization                 
  previously  given  for  acquisition of  a  facility  given a                 
  lease-purchase agreement".    The  language  clarified  that                 
  nothing would  be "slipped"  through the  legislation.   The                 
  Senate proceeded  to tighten  the title  which removed  that                 
  provision.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault MOVED to adopt the language of the                 
  proposed house concurrent resolution which would broaden the                 
  title to include  necessary changes in order  to accommodate                 
  Amendment #2.   Co-Chair MacLean  WITHDREW her OBJECTION  to                 
  the  motion.   There  being NO  OBJECTIONS,  the motion  was                 
  adopted.                                                                     
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault  MOVED TO RESCIND  previous action                 
  taken in passing HCS CS SB 247 (FIN) out of Committee.   Co-                 
  Chair MacLean OBJECTED.                                                      
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Hanley,  Navarre,  Parnell,  Therriault,                 
                      Foster, Grussendorf.                                     
       OPPOSED:       Martin, Brown, MacLean, Larson.                          
                                                                               
  Representative Hoffman was not present for the vote.                         
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (6-4).                                                     
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault MOVED  TO RESCIND previous  action                 
  taken in adopting Amendment #1.  Co-Chair MacLean OBJECTED.                  
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Navarre,  Parnell,  Therriault,  Foster,                 
                      Grussendorf.                                             
       OPPOSED:       Martin, Brown, Hanley, Larson, MacLean.                  
                                                                               
  Representative Hoffman was not present for the vote.                         
                                                                               
  The MOTION FAILED (5-5).                                                     
                                                                               
  (Tape Change, HFC 94-139, Side 1).                                           
                                                                               
  Representative Martin MOVED  to report HCS  CS SB 247  (FIN)                 
  out  of  Committee  with   the  accompanying  fiscal  notes.                 
  Representative Therriault OBJECTED.                                          
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Martin,    Navarre,    Parnell,   Brown,                 
                                                                               
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                      Grussendorf, Hanley, MacLean, Larson.                    
       OPPOSED:       Therriault, Foster.                                      
                                                                               
  Representative Hoffman was not present for the vote.                         
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (8-2).                                                     
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  MacLean   MOVED  to  adopt  the  House  Concurrent                 
  Resolution  work draft 8-LS1905\A,  Chenoweth, 4/21/94.  Co-                 
  Chair MacLean MOVED to amend the  resolution to Page 2, Line                 
  6,  adding   the  language  "and   repealing  a  legislative                 
  authorization previously given for acquisition of a facility                 
  through   a   lease-purchase  agreement".     Representative                 
  Therriault OBJECTED.                                                         
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Parnell, Brown, Hanley,  Martin, Larson,                 
                      MacLean.                                                 
       OPPOSED:       Therriault, Grussendorf.                                 
                                                                               
  Representative Hoffman was not present for the vote.                         
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (6-2).                                                     
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean MOVED to adopt the amended House Concurrent                 
  Resolution.  Representative Therriault OBJECTED.                             
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Parnell,  Brown,  Grussendorf,   Hanley,                 
                      Martin, MacLean, Larson.                                 
       OPPOSED:       Therriault, Foster.                                      
                                                                               
  Representatives Hoffman and Navarre were not present for the                 
  vote.                                                                        
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (7-2).                                                     
                                                                               
  HCS CS SB 247 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with a "do                 
  pass" recommendation and with a title change through a House                 
  Concurrent  Resolution  and with  zero  fiscal notes  by the                 
  Department   of   Administration  dated   1/24/94   and  the                 
  Legislative Affairs Agency dated 1/21/94.                                    
  HOUSE BILL 541                                                               
                                                                               
       "An  Act providing for  an advisory vote  of the people                 
       concerning  a  preferred  alternative   for  increasing                 
       revenue available  to  support  state  government;  and                 
       providing for an effective date."                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
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  Co-Chair  Larson  provided  the  Committee  members  with  a                 
  handout "Selected  NFIB/Alaska Ballot Results-1993".   [Copy                 
  on file].   Co-Chair MacLean suggested establishing  a limit                 
  to the permanent fund dividend.   She recommended that a cap                 
  of  either  $900/$700/$400  be proposed  to  the  public for                 
  permanent  fund  checks.   Co-Chair  MacLean then  suggested                 
  forming an interim task force to consider revenue sources as                 
  generated through the permanent fund.                                        
                                                                               
  HB 541 was HELD in Committee for further discussion.                         
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting adjourned at 2:40 P.M.                                           
                     HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                         April 21, 1994                                        
                            1:35 P.M.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPE HFC 94 - 138, Side 2, #000 - end.                                       
  TAPE HFC 94 - 139, Side 1, #000 - #411.                                      
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson  called the House Finance  Committee meeting                 
  to order at 1:35 P.M.                                                        
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson               Representative Hoffman                         
  Co-Chair MacLean              Representative Martin                          
  Vice-Chair Hanley             Representative Navarre                         
  Representative Brown          Representative Parnell                         
  Representative Grussendorf    Representative Therriault                      
  Representative Foster                                                        
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Keith Kelton, Director, Division  of Facility Construction &                 
  Operation, Department of  Environmental Conservation;  Clyde                 
  Stoltzfus,   Special   Assistant,   Commissioner's   Office,                 
  Department  of Transportation  and  Public Facilities;  Jack                 
  Chenoweth, Attorney, Legislative Legal  Counsel, Legislative                 
  Affairs Agency; Jay Hogan, Staff, Representative Ron Larson.                 
                                                                               
  SUMMARY                                                                      
                                                                               
  SB 210    An Act relating  to disposal of state  land within                 
            five miles  of  the  right-of-way  of  the  Dalton                 
            Highway to a licensed public utility or a licensed                 
            common carrier.                                                    
                                                                               
            HCS CS SB 210 (FIN) was  reported out of Committee                 
                                                                               
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            with a  "do pass" recommendation with fiscal notes                 
            by the  Department of  Natural Resources,  2/15/94                 
            and  the Department  of Transportation  and Public                 
            Facilities dated 2/07/94.                                          
                                                                               
  SB 330    An  Act  relating  to water  quality  enhancement,                 
            water supply, waste water, and solid waste grants;                 
            the Alaska  clean water fund; the establishment of                 
            the  Alaska   clean  water  account,   the  Alaska                 
            drinking water fund, and the Alaska drinking water                 
            account; and providing for an effective date.                      
                                                                               
            CS SB 330 (RLS) was reported out of Committee with                 
            "no recommendations" and  with a zero fiscal  note                 
            by  the  Department of  Environmental Conservation                 
            dated 2/24/94.                                                     
                                                                               
  SB 247    An  Act  relating  to state  leases  and  to state                 
            lease-purchase and lease-financing agreements, and                 
            repealing a  legislative authorization  previously                 
            given  for  acquisition of  a  facility  through a                 
            lease-purchase  agreement;  and  providing for  an                 
            effective date.                                                    
                                                                               
            HCS CS SB 247 (FIN) was  reported out of Committee                 
            with a "do pass" recommendation  and with two zero                 
            fiscal notes  by the Department  of Administration                 
            dated 1/24/94 and Legislative Affairs Agency dated                 
            1/21/94.                                                           
                                                                               
  HB 541    An  Act  providing  for an  advisory  vote  of the                 
            people  concerning  a  preferred  alternative  for                 
            increasing  revenue  available  to  support  state                 
            government; and providing for an effective date.                   
                                                                               
            HB  541   was  HELD   in  Committee  for   further                 
            discussion.                                                        
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL 330                                                              
                                                                               
       "An  Act relating  to water quality  enhancement, water                 
       supply, waste water, and solid waste grants; the Alaska                 
       clean water fund; the establishment of the Alaska clean                 
       water account, the Alaska drinking  water fund, and the                 
       Alaska  drinking water  account; and  providing for  an                 
       effective date."                                                        
                                                                               
  KEITH  KELTON, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF FACILITY CONSTRUCTION &                 
  OPERATION, DEPARTMENT OF  ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION,  noted                 
  that  SB   330  proposed   modifications  to  two   statutes                 
  administered by  the  Division of  Facility  Construction  &                 
  Operation  within  the Department,  AS  46.03.030 (Municipal                 
                                                                               
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  Matching Grants) and AS 46.03.032 (Alaska Clean Water Fund).                 
                                                                               
  Mr. Kelton  provided background  history of  the bill  which                 
  would create the Alaska Clean Water Fund in order to provide                 
  low interest loans  for the construction of  municipal waste                 
  water projects.  The program, capitalized 83% by the federal                 
  government, was designed  to replace EPA construction  grant                 
  programs.   He  continued  that since  only the  waste water                 
  projects could be  financed, the Legislature then  created a                 
  separate account for excess  State appropriations to provide                 
  loans for water supply and solid waste projects.  Mr. Kelton                 
  noted the account has not yet  been capitalized and that the                 
  only capitalized loans are for waste water projects.                         
                                                                               
  Mr. Kelton added,  SB 330  would provide funding  assistance                 
  through   grants   and   loans   to  Alaska's   incorporated                 
  municipalities for  the construction  of water,  waste water                 
  and solid waste improvements.                                                
  Co-Chair MacLean  questioned the  legislative impact  to the                 
  VSW  program and  the matching  grants for  water and  sewer                 
  projects.  Mr. Kelton responded that  there would be a small                 
  fiscal  impact to  the other grants  at a  higher percentage                 
  than is currently available.  He added that the impact would                 
  be controlled by the appropriation  process and the priority                 
  list would be assembled by the Department.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean reiterated  that this legislation would  be                 
  impacting  the  municipal matching  grants  list.   Only two                 
  projects  were  funded  this  year  through   the  municipal                 
  matching grants for  water and sewer  and with the  proposed                 
  legislation, the  local communities would  be more seriously                 
  competing for that money.                                                    
                                                                               
  Representative Brown MOVED to report CS  SB 330 (RLS) out of                 
  Committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal note.  There being NO OBJECTIONS, it was                 
  so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                               
  CS  SB  330 (RLS)  was reported  out  of Committee  with "no                 
  recommendations"  and  with  a  zero   fiscal  note  by  the                 
  Department of Environmental Conservation dated 2/24/94.                      
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL 210                                                              
                                                                               
       "An Act relating  to disposal of state land within five                 
       miles of  the right-of-way of  the Dalton Highway  to a                 
       licensed public utility or a licensed common carrier."                  
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault  explained SB  210 as proposed  by                 
  Senator  Bert  Sharp.    He  commented  that  under  current                 
  statute,  the  State  is  prohibited  from disposing  of  or                 
                                                                               
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  leasing State land  within five miles of the right-of-way of                 
  the Dalton  Highway.   The State  recently acquired  several                 
  parcels  of  land  in  the area,  under  the  land selection                 
  allocation, yet they could not be leased or purchased.                       
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault explained the Subcommittee changes                 
  made  to  the  work draft  resulting  from  concerns in  the                 
  Committee.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  MacLean  MOVED  to adopt  work  draft  8-LS1110\O,                 
  Luckhaupt,  4/18/94, as  the  version before  the Committee.                 
  There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
  CLYDE STOLTZFUS, SPECIAL  ASSISTANT, COMMISSIONER'S  OFFICE,                 
  DEPARTMENT  OF TRANSPORTATION  AND PUBLIC  FACILITIES, noted                 
  the Department's support  of the legislation and  offered to                 
  answer question's of the Committee.                                          
                                                                               
  Representative  Therriault  MOVED to  report  HCS CS  SB 210                 
  (FIN) out of  Committee with individual  recommendations and                 
  with  the  accompanying  fiscal  notes.     There  being  NO                 
  OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                
                                                                               
  HCS CS SB 210 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with a "do                 
  pass"  recommendation  and  with zero  fiscal  notes  by the                 
  Department  of  Natural  Resources  dated  2/15/94  and  the                 
  Department  of Transportation  and  Public Facilities  dated                 
  2/07/94.                                                                     
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL 247                                                              
                                                                               
       "An  Act  relating   to  state  leases  and   to  state                 
       lease-purchase  and  lease-financing   agreements,  and                 
       repealing a legislative authorization  previously given                 
       for acquisition of a facility  through a lease-purchase                 
       agreement; and providing for an effective date."                        
                                                                               
  JACK   CHENOWETH,   ATTORNEY,  LEGISLATIVE   LEGAL  COUNSEL,                 
  LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS  AGENCY, clarified past  action taken by                 
  the Committee in regards  to SB 247.  When the  bill came to                 
  him, he was asked to incorporate two amendments.  One of the                 
  amendments  was  an exception  for  the University  Board of                 
  Regents  addressing  the necessity  to  rent or  lease space                 
  based upon  federal or  university receipts.   He  concluded                 
  that addition would  warrant a title  change.  The title  is                 
  tightly  drawn and would not  admit to any exceptions beyond                 
  the ones listed and in the body of the bill.                                 
                                                                               
  Mr.  Chenoweth  continued that  the  second  amendment would                 
  require  a deletion  of  an approval  to  construct a  court                 
  building in Fairbanks.  That  insertion would also require a                 
  title change.                                                                
                                                                               
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  Representative Therriault provided the Committee with a work                 
  draft   of  a   house  concurrent   resolution  #8-LS1905\A,                 
  Chenoweth,  4/21/94,  which  would  open  up  the  title  to                 
  accommodate Amendment #2  but would not include  language to                 
  accommodate Amendment #1.                                                    
                                                                               
  Representative  Hanley elaborated  that the  bill  had moved                 
  from Committee and that Representative Therriault  had moved                 
  to divide the question  in order to address a  title change.                 
  He added that Co-Chair MacLean objected to that motion.                      
                                                                               
  Mr.  Chenoweth  pointed out  that  when the  legislation was                 
  initially drafted the title was broad, and then because of a                 
  provision inserted in the original  bill, language was added                 
  to  read  "and   repealing  the  legislative   authorization                 
  previously  given  for  acquisition of  a  facility  given a                 
  lease-purchase  agreement".    The language  clarified  that                 
  nothing would  be "slipped"  through the  legislation.   The                 
  Senate proceeded  to tighten  the title  which removed  that                 
  provision.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault MOVED to adopt the language of the                 
  proposed house concurrent resolution which would broaden the                 
  title to include  necessary changes in order  to accommodate                 
  Amendment #2.   Co-Chair MacLean  WITHDREW her OBJECTION  to                 
  the motion.    There being  NO  OBJECTIONS, the  motion  was                 
  adopted.                                                                     
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault  MOVED TO RESCIND  previous action                 
  taken in passing HCS CS SB 247  (FIN) out of Committee.  Co-                 
  Chair MacLean OBJECTED.                                                      
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Hanley,  Navarre,  Parnell,  Therriault,                 
                      Foster, Grussendorf.                                     
       OPPOSED:       Martin, Brown, MacLean, Larson.                          
                                                                               
  Representative Hoffman was not present for the vote.                         
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (6-4).                                                     
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault  MOVED TO RESCIND  previous action                 
  taken in adopting Amendment #1.  Co-Chair MacLean OBJECTED.                  
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Navarre,  Parnell,  Therriault,  Foster,                 
                      Grussendorf.                                             
       OPPOSED:       Martin, Brown, Hanley, Larson, MacLean.                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
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  Representative Hoffman was not present for the vote.                         
                                                                               
  The MOTION FAILED (5-5).                                                     
                                                                               
  (Tape Change, HFC 94-139, Side 1).                                           
                                                                               
  Representative Martin MOVED  to report HCS  CS SB 247  (FIN)                 
  out  of   Committee  with  the  accompanying  fiscal  notes.                 
  Representative Therriault OBJECTED.                                          
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Martin,    Navarre,    Parnell,   Brown,                 
                      Grussendorf, Hanley, MacLean, Larson.                    
       OPPOSED:       Therriault, Foster.                                      
                                                                               
  Representative Hoffman was not present for the vote.                         
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (8-2).                                                     
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  MacLean  MOVED  to  adopt   the  House  Concurrent                 
  Resolution work draft 8-LS1905\A,  Chenoweth, 4/21/94.   Co-                 
  Chair MacLean MOVED to amend the  resolution to Page 2, Line                 
  6,  adding   the  language  "and  repealing   a  legislative                 
  authorization previously given for acquisition of a facility                 
  through   a   lease-purchase  agreement".     Representative                 
  Therriault OBJECTED.                                                         
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Parnell, Brown, Hanley,  Martin, Larson,                 
                      MacLean.                                                 
       OPPOSED:       Therriault, Grussendorf.                                 
                                                                               
  Representative Hoffman was not present for the vote.                         
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (6-2).                                                     
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean MOVED to adopt the amended House Concurrent                 
  Resolution.  Representative Therriault OBJECTED.                             
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Parnell,  Brown,   Grussendorf,  Hanley,                 
                      Martin, MacLean, Larson.                                 
       OPPOSED:       Therriault, Foster.                                      
                                                                               
  Representatives Hoffman and Navarre were not present for the                 
  vote.                                                                        
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (7-2).                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
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  HCS CS SB 247 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with a "do                 
  pass" recommendation and with a title change through a House                 
  Concurrent  Resolution  and with  zero  fiscal notes  by the                 
  Department   of   Administration  dated   1/24/94   and  the                 
  Legislative Affairs Agency dated 1/21/94.                                    
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL 541                                                               
                                                                               
       "An  Act providing for  an advisory vote  of the people                 
       concerning  a  preferred  alternative   for  increasing                 
       revenue available  to  support  state  government;  and                 
       providing for an effective date."                                       
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  Larson  provided  the  Committee  members  with  a                 
  handout "Selected  NFIB/Alaska Ballot Results-1993".   [Copy                 
  on file].   Co-Chair MacLean suggested establishing  a limit                 
  to the permanent fund dividend.   She recommended that a cap                 
  of  either  $900/$700/$400  be proposed  to  the  public for                 
  permanent  fund checks.    Co-Chair  MacLean then  suggested                 
  forming an interim task force to consider revenue sources as                 
  generated through the permanent fund.                                        
                                                                               
  HB 541 was HELD in Committee for further discussion.                         
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting adjourned at 2:40 P.M.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
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