Legislature(2003 - 2004)

04/02/2003 01:40 PM FIN

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                  HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                       April 02, 2003                                                                                           
                         1:40 P.M.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
TAPE HFC 03 - 43, Side A                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Harris called the House Finance Committee meeting                                                                      
to order at 1:40 P.M.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative John Harris, Co-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Bill Williams, Co-Chair                                                                                          
Representative Kevin Meyer, Vice-Chair                                                                                          
Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                    
Representative Eric Croft                                                                                                       
Representative Richard Foster                                                                                                   
Representative Mike Hawker                                                                                                      
Representative Reggie Joule                                                                                                     
Representative Carl Moses                                                                                                       
Representative Bill Stoltze                                                                                                     
Representative Jim Whitaker                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Randy Ruaro, Finance Staff, Co-Chair Representative Bill                                                                        
Williams                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 57     An Act amending the manner of determining the                                                                         
          royalty received by  the state on gas production as                                                                   
          it  relates to  the manufacture  of certain  value-                                                                   
          added products.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          CS HB 57 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with                                                                     
          "individual recommendations"  and with a new fiscal                                                                   
          note by the Department of Natural Resources.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 75     An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                    
          loan  program  expenses  of state  government,  for                                                                   
          certain programs,  and to capitalize  funds; making                                                                   
          appropriations   under   art.   IX,   sec.   17(c),                                                                   
          Constitution  of  the  State  of Alaska,  from  the                                                                   
          constitutional  budget reserve fund;  and providing                                                                   
          for an effective date.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          HB 75 was HEARD and HELD in Committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 76     An Act making appropriations for the operating                                                                        
          expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive                                                                      
          mental health program; and providing for an                                                                           
          effective date.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          HB 76 was HEARD and HELD in Committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 75                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     An Act making appropriations  for the operating and loan                                                                   
     program  expenses  of  state   government,  for  certain                                                                   
     programs,    and    to    capitalize    funds;    making                                                                   
     appropriations  under art. IX, sec.  17(c), Constitution                                                                   
     of the State  of Alaska, from the  constitutional budget                                                                   
     reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Williams MOVED  that  committee substitute  version                                                                   
#23-GH1002\S,  Utermohle,  4/01/03,  be  the version  of  the                                                                   
legislation before the Committee.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was adopted.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Harris stated that HB  75 would be HELD in Committee                                                                   
for further consideration.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 76                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     An Act making appropriations  for the operating expenses                                                                   
     of the  state's integrated  comprehensive mental  health                                                                   
     program; and providing for an effective date.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Williams MOVED  that  committee substitute  version                                                                   
#23-GH1004\H,  Utermohle,  4/01/03,  be  the version  of  the                                                                   
legislation before the Committee.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was adopted.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Harris stated that HB  76 would be HELD in Committee                                                                   
for further consideration.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 57                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     An Act  amending the manner  of determining  the royalty                                                                   
     received by  the state on  gas production as  it relates                                                                   
    to the manufacture of certain value-added products.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Foster MOVED  to  ADOPT committee  substitute                                                                   
#23-LS0303\W, Chenoweth,  4/2/03 as  the version of  the bill                                                                   
before the Committee.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was adopted.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
RANDY  RUARO,  FINANCE STAFF,  CO-CHAIR  REPRESENTATIVE  BILL                                                                   
WILLIAMS,  explained that there  was one  change made  to the                                                                   
"W" version  of the legislation on  Page 3, Lines 1-11.   The                                                                   
change  would delete  "and" on  the four  factors and  insert                                                                   
"or".   The Commissioner  can now refuse  to grant  a royalty                                                                   
reduction if he finds any one of the four factors listed.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Foster MOVED  report CS  HB 57  (FIN) out  of                                                                   
Committee  with  individual  recommendations   and  with  the                                                                   
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Harris  asked if the  fiscal note indicating  "draft                                                                   
note"  would be the  note to  accompany the  bill.   Co-Chair                                                                   
Williams clarified that it would.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS  HB  57  (FIN)  was reported  out  of  Committee  with  an                                                                   
"individual  recommendation" and  with a  new fiscal  note by                                                                   
the Department of Natural Resources.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 1:47 P.M.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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