Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/15/1995 01:45 PM FIN

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                     HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                         March 15, 1995                                        
                            1:30 P.M.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPE HFC 95-46, Side 2, #000 - end.                                          
  TAPE HFC 95-47, Side 1, #000 - 683.                                          
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  Mark Hanley  called  the  House Finance  Committee                 
  meeting to order at 1:45 p.m.                                                
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Hanley               Representative Martin                          
  Co-Chair Foster               Representative Mulder                          
  Representative Brown          Representative Navarre                         
  Representative Grussendorf    Representative Parnell                         
  Representative Kelly          Representative Therriault                      
  Representative Kohring                                                       
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Dennis  Pofhard, Director,  Division  of Charitable  Gaming,                 
  Department  of  Revenue; Jeff  Prather,  Chief of  Audit and                 
  Exams, Division of Charitable Gaming, Department of Revenue;                 
  Keith  Perkins,  Sitka;  Nancy  Lethcoe,  Alaska  Wilderness                 
  Recreation  and Tourism  Association;  John Litten,  Member,                 
  Alaska Tourism Marketing Council; Bob Dindinger, Vice Chair,                 
  Alaska  Tourism  Marketing  Council;  Rod  Mourant,   Staff,                 
  Representative Kott.                                                         
                                                                               
  SUMMARY                                                                      
                                                                               
  HB 44     An Act providing  that a political  use is not  an                 
            authorized  use  of  charitable  gaming  proceeds;                 
            prohibiting the contribution of  charitable gaming                 
            proceeds to candidates for certain public offices,                 
            their  campaign  organizations,  or  to  political                 
            groups; providing that a political  group is not a                 
            qualified organization for purposes  of charitable                 
            gaming;  relating   to   what   is   a   qualified                 
            organization for the  purpose of charitable gaming                 
            permitting; and providing for an effective date.                   
                                                                               
            CSHB 44 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with a                 
            "do pass" recommendation and with  a fiscal impact                 
            note by the Department of Revenue, dated 2/22/95.                  
                                                                               
  HB 220    An Act relating to the  duties of the commissioner                 
                                                                               
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            of  commerce  and economic  development concerning                 
            the Alaska Tourism Marketing Council; relating  to                 
            the  per diem  travel  expenses  of the  council's                 
            board  of directors;  relating  to the  powers and                 
            duties of  the council; extending  the termination                 
            date  of  the   council;  and  providing   for  an                 
            effective date.                                                    
                                                                               
            CSHB 220 (L&C) was reported  out of Committee with                 
            a  "do  pass"  recommendation and  with  a  fiscal                 
            impact  note by  the  Department of  Commerce  and                 
            Economic Development, dated 3/8/95.                                
  SB 55     An Act repealing  the sunset  of the enhanced  911                 
            emergency reporting systems.                                       
                                                                               
            SB 55 was rescheduled to 3/20/95.                                  
  HOUSE BILL NO. 44                                                            
                                                                               
       "An  Act  providing  that  a political  use  is  not an                 
       authorized   use   of   charitable   gaming   proceeds;                 
       prohibiting  the  contribution  of   charitable  gaming                 
       proceeds  to  candidates  for certain  public  offices,                 
       their campaign organizations,  or to political  groups;                 
       providing that  a political  group is  not a  qualified                 
       organization   for   purposes  of   charitable  gaming;                 
       relating to what  is a  qualified organization for  the                 
       purpose of charitable gaming permitting; and  providing                 
       for an effective date."                                                 
                                                                               
  Representative Martin MOVED to adopt Amendment 1 (Attachment                 
  1).     Representative  Mulder   OBJECTED  for   purpose  of                 
  discussion.    Representative  Martin   explained  that  the                 
  amendment  was  requested  by  the  Division  of  Charitable                 
  Gaming.   Amendment 1 removes licensees and vendors from the                 
  reporting requirements of AS 05.15.060.   The amendment also                 
  allows the Division access to  the accounts of organizations                 
  which are required to report to the Division.                                
                                                                               
  DENNIS POFHARD,  DIRECTOR,  DIVISION  OF  CHARITABLE  GAMING                 
  testified in support of Amendment 1.  He reiterated concerns                 
  expressed to the Committee during  the 3/14/95 House Finance                 
  Committee meeting,  regarding the Division's  funding level.                 
  He  emphasized that,  with  limited  staff time,  additional                 
  reporting requirements  would result in  less time available                 
  for  field  audits  and  investigations.     He  noted  that                 
  contributions  over $100.0  hundred  dollars by  permittees,                 
  vendors,  or  licensees  to  political candidates  or  their                 
  campaign organizations must be reported to the Alaska Public                 
  Offices Commission (APOC).  He stressed that it is necessary                 
  to retain  the requirement that any  qualified organizations                 
                                                                               
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  or municipality, who maintains a permit, report net proceeds                 
  to the Division of Charitable Gaming.   He observed that the                 
  Division needs to  have access  to accounts that  charitable                 
  gaming proceeds are transferred into by permittees to ensure                 
  proceeds are not used for any  purpose that is prohibited by                 
  the legislation.                                                             
                                                                               
  Representative Mulder WITHDREW his  objection.  There  being                 
  NO OBJECTION, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                       
                                                                               
  Representative Mulder MOVED to adopt Amendment 2 (Attachment                 
  2).  Representative Martin  OBJECTED.  Representative Mulder                 
  summarized  that  HB  44 eliminates  "political  uses"  as a                 
  designation or beneficiary of gaming  proceeds; and provides                 
  that  "political  use"  is  not a  proper  use  of  pull-tab                 
  revenue.  He  explained that Amendment  2 would exclude  the                 
  provision that "political use" is not  a proper use of pull-                 
  tab  revenue.   He spoke  in  support of  allowing political                 
  contributions from gaming.  He pointed out that associations                 
  are  limited to  a $1.0  thousand dollar  contribution.   He                 
  noted  that  if  a political  party  derives  $20.0 thousand                 
  dollars from a political pull-tab  operator, that the entire                 
  amount  can  go to  an individual  running  for office.   He                 
  asserted  that the  amount  of money  that  can be  filtered                 
  legally through a  political party  from an  operator to  an                 
  individual legislator  would be limited.   He  did not  feel                 
  that the $1.0  thousand dollar contribution would  present a                 
  problem.                                                                     
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Hanley clarified that, under Amendment 2, operators                 
  could still give unlimited amounts to political parties.                     
                                                                               
  Representative Martin  spoke in  opposition to  Amendment 2.                 
  He   noted  that   some  legislators  have   received  large                 
  contributions  through gaming  organizations.   He  asserted                 
  that  the  amendment   would  defeat  the  purpose   of  the                 
  legislation.                                                                 
                                                                               
  Representative  Mulder  asserted  that the  amendment  would                 
  enhance the opportunity for the legislation to be adopted by                 
  the Legislature and signed  into law.  He acknowledged  that                 
  pull-tab  operators   have  influence  over   the  political                 
  process.    He  noted  that  an individual  or  organization                 
  holding a pull-tab permit could still give unlimited amounts                 
  to political parties.   He insinuated that he  would support                 
  an amendment to restrict contributions to political parties.                 
  He emphasized that there would be a clear identifiable trace                 
  of any contributions.                                                        
                                                                               
  Representative Martin urged members to do what they think is                 
  best without regard to a threat of veto.  He maintained that                 
  every dollar given to a politician  is being taken away from                 
                                                                               
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  charity.    He  observed  that  proceeds  to  charities  are                 
  diminishing.                                                                 
                                                                               
  Representative Mulder  asserted that Amendment  2 has merit.                 
  He noted that over  $250.0 thousand dollars in net  proceeds                 
  went from pull-tab  operators to political parties  or their                 
  subdivisions in 1994.   He asserted  that Amendment 2  would                 
  result in more money to charities.                                           
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault stated  that the legislation  does                 
  not go far  enough.  He stressed the need for people to know                 
  what  the  proceeds  of charitable  gaming  are  supporting.                 
  Representative Brown noted that her Amendments 4 and 5 would                 
  address Representative Therriault's concern.                                 
                                                                               
  Representative Martin recalled that large amounts  have been                 
  given to  legislators by political  parties as  a result  of                 
  gaming  proceeds.    Co-Chair Hanley  pointed  out  that the                 
  contributions referred to by Mr. Martin were legal.                          
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  Hanley stated that  he did not  feel that proceeds                 
  from  charitable gaming  should  be  directed  to  political                 
  parties.  Representative Kohring agreed  with the remarks by                 
  Representative Hanley.                                                       
                                                                               
  Representative Grussendorf spoke in  support of Amendment 2.                 
  He emphasized the need to "sell  the product".  He suggested                 
  that  the  legislation  would be  more  acceptable  to other                 
  members with the adoption of Amendment 2.                                    
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
  IN FAVOR: Mulder, Navarre, Brown, Grussendorf, Foster                        
  OPPOSED:  Kohring,  Martin,   Parnell,  Therriault,   Kelly,                 
  Hanley                                                                       
                                                                               
  The MOTION FAILED (5-6).                                                     
                                                                               
  Representative  Brown  provided  members  with  Amendment  3                 
  (Attachment 3).   She noted that  Amendment 3 removes  "all"                 
  and inserts  "in an aggregate amount of  more than $100 in a                 
  calendar  year."   She  explained  that the  amendment would                 
  require  contributions   to  be  reported  the  Division  of                 
  Charitable   Gaming   consistent    with   APOC    recording                 
  requirements.      She   MOVED   to   adopt   Amendment   3.                 
  Representative Martin OBJECTED.                                              
                                                                               
  Representative Brown explained that Amendment 3 will require                 
  organizations to report  any contributions from funds  other                 
  than gaming funds.                                                           
                                                                               
  In response to a question by Co-Chair Hanley, Representative                 
                                                                               
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  Brown  stated  that the  intent of  the  amendment is  to be                 
  consistent  with  APOC  reporting  requirements.    Co-Chair                 
  Hanley noted that the amendment could be interpreted to mean                 
  that  reporting  would  be required  once  the  $100 hundred                 
  dollar level was  reached in  those types of  contributions.                 
  The total of three different contributions of $50 dollars to                 
  separate individuals would have an  aggregate affect of more                 
  than the $100 hundred dollar reporting limit.                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Hanley MOVED to adopt a conceptional Amendment 3 to                 
  be  consistent  with the  intent  that all  contributions in                 
  excess  of  $100.0  hundred  dollars  to  a candidate  or  a                 
  political party, per  individual entity  be reported to  the                 
  Division of Charitable Gaming.  There being NO OBJECTION, it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              
                                                                               
  Representative  Brown  provided  members  with  Amendment  4                 
  (Attachment 4).   She  explained that  Amendment 4  requires                 
  that:   "Each  pull-tab in a  series, or  each jar  or other                 
  receptacle  containing a  series of pull-tabs,  must clearly                 
  identify to the public the permittee that  will benefit from                 
  the sales of that pull-tab series."                                          
                                                                               
  In response to a question by Co-Chair Hanley, Representative                 
  Brown clarified that permits must be posted.  She noted that                 
  several  permits could be obtained.   She emphasized that it                 
  may not be clear  that "this jar goes with that permit, over                 
  there on the wall."                                                          
                                                                               
  JEFF  PRATHER,  CHIEF  OF  AUDIT   AND  EXAMS,  DIVISION  OF                 
  CHARITABLE GAMING, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE clarified that each                 
  set of pull-tabs is associated with a permit.                                
                                                                               
  Representative Brown expressed  concern with the  expense of                 
  printing  labels   on  pull-tabs.     Representative   Brown                 
  explained that the charitable  identification does not  have                 
  to be printed on each tab.  There is an option to put a sign                 
  on each jar.                                                                 
                                                                               
  In  response  to a  question  by Representative  Martin, Mr.                 
  Prather  explained  that  there  are  10  licensed  pull-tab                 
  manufactures,  all of  which  are in  the  lower 48  states.                 
  Distributors  purchase  the  tabs  and   sell  them  to  the                 
  operators  and  permittees.    He  noted  that  it would  be                 
  "impossible" for the  name of the charity  to be put on  the                 
  pull-tab at the manufacturer's level.                                        
                                                                               
  A roll  call vote was taken on the MOTION to adopt Amendment                 
  4.                                                                           
                                                                               
  IN FAVOR: Brown,  Grussendorf,   Navarre,  Kelly,   Kohring,                 
  Mulder,        Therriault, Foster, Hanley                                    
                                                                               
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  OPPOSED:  Martin                                                             
                                                                               
  Representative Parnell was absent from the meeting.                          
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (9-1).                                                     
                                                                               
  Representative  Brown  provided  members  with  Amendment  5                 
  (Attachment  5).    She  explained  that Amendment  5  would                 
  require that:  "Before a bingo  game begins, the identity of                 
  each permittee  that will  benefit from  that game shall  be                 
  announced to the  public."   Mr. Pofhard did  not think  the                 
  amendment   would   present    a   problem   to   operators.                 
  Representative Martin observed that several games are played                 
  each  night.    Mr.  Prather  noted  that  bingo  games  are                 
  conducted in sessions of 11 games.  Each session can only be                 
  conducted for one  permittee.   There can be  more than  one                 
  session in a day.   He suggested that "session"  be inserted                 
  and "game" be deleted.                                                       
                                                                               
  Representative  MOVED to AMEND Amendment to insert "session"                 
  and delete "game".   Representative Therriault noted  that a                 
  player may enter in the middle of a session.                                 
                                                                               
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  Representative Brown spoke  in support  of the insertion  of                 
  "session".  Representative Therriault OBJECTED.  A roll call                 
  vote was taken on the MOTION to amend Amendment 5.                           
                                                                               
  IN FAVOR: Brown,  Grussendorf,   Navarre,  Kelly,   Kohring,                 
  Martin,        Mulder, Foster, Hanley                                        
  OPPOSED:  Therriault                                                         
                                                                               
  Representative Parnell was absent from the meeting.                          
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (9-1).                                                     
                                                                               
  Representative Navarre provided  members with  a copy of  AS                 
  05.15.124 (copy on file).   He noted that in  1993 multiple-                 
  beneficiary permittees were  allowed.   Multiple-beneficiary                 
  permittees  do not  qualify under the  operators provisions.                 
  He  noted  concerns  that  municipal   governments  may  not                 
  prohibit multiple-beneficiary permittees under AS 05.15.124.                 
  He MOVED  to  insert "multiple-beneficiary  permits"  in  AS                 
  05.15.124, to allow  municipal regulation; and to  amend the                 
  title  to  accommodate  the  amendment.     There  being  NO                 
  OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                
                                                                               
  Representative Martin  MOVED to report CSHB 44  (FIN) out of                 
  Committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal note.  Representative Brown OBJECTED for                 
  purpose of discussion.  She emphasized that serious campaign                 
                                                                               
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  finance reform is needed.  She asserted that the legislation                 
  cuts off a source of funds that is a broad, diffused base of                 
  collections which is  financing some of the  activities that                 
  are needed to run for office.  She did not think there was a                 
  huge difference between the influence that follows from this                 
  source of money versus other sources of money that come into                 
  the political process.                                                       
                                                                               
  Representative  Navarre did not  feel that political parties                 
  should  be eligible for gaming  permits.  He emphasized that                 
  the problems in charitable  gaming will not be fixed  by the                 
  legislation.                                                                 
                                                                               
  There being NO  OBJECTION, CSHB 44  (FIN) was passed out  of                 
  Committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal note.                                                    
                                                                               
  CSHB 44 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with a "do pass"                 
  recommendation  and  with  a  fiscal   impact  note  by  the                 
  Department of Revenue, dated 2/22/95.                                        
  HOUSE BILL NO. 220                                                           
                                                                               
       "An Act relating  to the duties of  the commissioner of                 
       commerce and economic development concerning the Alaska                 
       Tourism  Marketing Council;  relating to  the per  diem                 
       travel  expenses of  the council's board  of directors;                 
       relating  to  the  powers and  duties  of  the council;                 
       extending  the  termination  date of  the  council; and                 
       providing for an effective date."                                       
                                                                               
  ROD MOURANT, STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE KOTT testified in support                 
  of HB  220.   He stressed  that the  legislation assists  in                 
  tourism  expansion  and   diversification  of  the   state's                 
  economy.    He   noted  that  the  legislation   allows  the                 
  Commissioner   of  Department   of  Commerce   and  Economic                 
  Development to  contract  with a  qualified  in-state  trade                 
  association  to  promote  Alaska as  a  visitor  destination                 
  through a cooperative  marketing effort.  The  contract term                 
  would be expanded from two to four years.                                    
                                                                               
  Mr.  Mourant noted  that  section 2  recognizes  a need  for                 
  outside travel on the  part of the Alaska  Tourism Marketing                 
  Council  (ATMC).  He noted that  ATMC reimbursable travel is                 
  currently limited to in-state travel.  Section 2 would allow                 
  per diem and travel expenses for travel outside the state at                 
  a standard allowable rate.                                                   
                                                                               
  Mr.  Mourant observed  that sections 3  and 4  alleviate the                 
  effort of promoting Alaska as a tourist destination from the                 
  director level to the commissioner  level.  Section 5 amends                 
  the sunset date  from 1996 to  December 30, 1999.   He noted                 
                                                                               
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  that the fiscal note accompanying HB  220 is simply the ATMC                 
  proposed operating budget.                                                   
                                                                               
  JOHN  LITTON,  MEMBER,  ALASKA   MARKETING  TOURISM  COUNCIL                 
  testified via  the teleconference  network from  Sitka.   He                 
  testified  in support of  HB 220.   He noted that  a trip he                 
  took to New York City to  promote Alaska tourism resulted in                 
  the  Good Morning  America television  show  being broadcast                 
  from Juneau.  The trip was  not reimbursable.  He emphasized                 
  that  the  legislation  will assist  the  operations  of the                 
  Council.                                                                     
                                                                               
  KEITH PERKINS, MEMBER,  CITY AND  BOROUGH OF SITKA  ASSEMBLY                 
  testified via  the teleconference  network from  Sitka.   He                 
  testified in support of HB 220.   He noted that he is also a                 
  member of  the Alaska  Visitor's Association.   He  stressed                 
  support for ATMC's effort to market Alaska.                                  
                                                                               
  NANCY  LETHCOE,  ALASKA  WILDERNESS  RECREATION AND  TOURISM                 
  ASSOCIATION (AWRTC) testified via the teleconference network                 
  from Valdez.  She provided members with a letter to Co-Chair                 
  Hanley (Attachment 6).  She noted  that AWRTC feels there is                 
  an  imbalance  in  the  membership  of  the  Alaska  Tourism                 
  Marketing Council.  She stated that the imbalance has led to                 
  an unintentional bias of the Council which is unfavorable to                 
  small Alaskan  owned and operated rural  tourism businesses.                 
  She noted  that  her  letter  details  areas  in  which  the                 
  imbalance is evident.                                                        
                                                                               
  Ms. Lethcoe referred to suggestions for amendments listed in                 
  her letter.   She stated that  the definition of  "qualified                 
  trade organization" should be expanded to include  "hunting,                 
  sport fishing, and wilderness outfitters and guides."                        
                                                                               
  Ms. Lethcoe suggested that the Governor appoint 12  seats to                 
  the Council and  the qualified  trade association appoint  8                 
  seats to the  Alaska Tourism Marketing  Council.  She  added                 
  that the qualified  trade association should be  required to                 
  appoint  members  that  represent  various  sectors  of  the                 
  tourism  industry.   She  emphasized  the need  for  a "fair                 
  playing field"  for the  making of  decisions regarding  the                 
  expenditures of state funds.                                                 
                                                                               
  Mr. Mourant noted that AS 44.33.705 governs the appointments                 
  to the Board.   He noted  that the Alaska Tourism  Marketing                 
  Council appoints  10 members.   The  Director of Tourism  is                 
  also  a  member of  the Board.    In addition,  the Governor                 
  appoints 10 members.  He  observed that statutes state  that                 
  the  Governor  shall  ensure  that   the  Board  is  broadly                 
  representative of the different regions of the state and the                 
  various sectors  of the  visitor industry.   He  pointed out                 
  that if the definition of a  qualified trade organization is                 
                                                                               
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  expanded to include  the recommendations by AWRTC  then camp                 
  grounds, food services, gift stores,  tour and charter small                 
  plane operations  and helicopter operations would  also need                 
  to be considered.  He maintained that the current definition                 
  already includes the recommendations by the AWRTC.                           
                                                                               
  Representative Brown noted that concerns have been expressed                 
  concerning which audiences will be  targeted by the Council.                 
  She observed that the perception  exists that cruise traffic                 
  has  been   overly  targeted   as  opposed   to  independent                 
  travelers.  She  pointed out that  any change would have  to                 
  take under  consideration the ongoing relationship  with the                 
  large operators, who fund a large portion of the program.                    
                                                                               
  BOB DINDINGER,  VICE CHAIR, ALASKA MARKETING TOURISM COUNCIL                 
  responded to comments  by members.   He noted that it  takes                 
  eleven affirmative votes to take any action by  the Council.                 
  He  asserted that it  is virtually impossible  for the trade                 
  association to manipulate or take  advantage of the process.                 
  He  added that  the  trade association,  by  its own  policy                 
  appoints  3 of its  10 participants  on a  geographic basis.                 
  The  other 7  seats  are  appointed  based upon  their  cash                 
  contributions to the program.  He pointed out the 90 percent                 
  of the industry's cash contribution  comes from less then 10                 
  companies.  He  observed that legislative action  has raised                 
  the  percentage  of  industry  contribution  from 10  to  25                 
  percent.  He noted that  appointments based on contributions                 
  range from $250.0 thousand dollars to 60.0 thousand dollars.                 
                                                                               
  Representative Brown  referred  to remarks  by Ms.  Lethcoe.                 
  Mr. Dindinger observed  that the Council's funding  has been                 
  reduced.  He  noted that when  more money was available  the                 
  Council was  able to  fund special  interest marketing.   He                 
  emphasized  that the current funding level requires generic,                 
  centralized marketing.   He asserted that all  concerns have                 
  equally shared the pain of downsizing.                                       
                                                                               
  In response  to a question  by Co-Chair Hanley,  Mr. Mourant                 
  noted that "shall" was changed on  page 1, line 11 to "may".                 
  Mr. Dindinger stated  that the Council  is not concerned  by                 
  the change.                                                                  
  Representative  Brown  noted that  the  change  reflects the                 
  difference in language  on page 1, lines  8 and 9.   She did                 
  not think the change to "may" would constitute a problem.                    
                                                                               
  Representative  Brown asked  if  the Council  has considered                 
  marketing over Internet.   Mr. Dindinger responded  that the                 
  Council  is   actively  investigating  the   possibility  of                 
  utilizing network marketing  technology.  Mr. Mourant  noted                 
  the expense of investing in computer network marketing.                      
                                                                               
  Representative Grussendorf  noted that the contract  term is                 
                                                                               
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  being changed from 2 to 4 years.   He asked how the contract                 
  would be affected if the  state did not appropriate funding.                 
  Mr. Mourant noted that everything  is subject to legislative                 
  appropriation.                                                               
                                                                               
  Representative Martin spoke in support of network marketing.                 
  He expressed concern with the fiscal  note.  Co-Chair Hanley                 
  explained that the fiscal note by the Department of Commerce                 
  and  Economic Development  reflects the  Council's operating                 
  budget.  He  noted that  the fiscal note  does not  obligate                 
  future legislatures.  He observed that the Council's funding                 
  level will be debated.                                                       
                                                                               
  Representative Mulder  MOVED to report CSHB 220 (L&C) out of                 
  Committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal note.  There being  NO OBJECTION, it was                 
  so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                               
  CSHB 220  (L&C) was  reported out  of Committee  with a  "do                 
  pass" recommendation  and with a  fiscal impact note  by the                 
  Department  of  Commerce  and  Economic  Development,  dated                 
  3/8/95.                                                                      
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
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