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                  HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                      April 16, 2011                                                                                            
                        11:00 a.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:00:50 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze called the  House Finance Committee meeting                                                                    
to order at 11:00 a.m.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Bill Stoltze, Co-Chair                                                                                           
Representative Bill Thomas Jr., Co-Chair                                                                                        
Representative Anna Fairclough, Vice-Chair                                                                                      
Representative Mia Costello                                                                                                     
Representative Mike Doogan                                                                                                      
Representative Bryce Edgmon                                                                                                     
Representative Les Gara                                                                                                         
Representative David Guttenberg                                                                                                 
Representative Reggie Joule                                                                                                     
Representative Mark Neuman                                                                                                      
Representative Tammie Wilson                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Dennis   Egan,  Sponsor;  Senator   Lesil  McGuire,                                                                    
Sponsor; Senator  Kevin Meyer, Sponsor;  Representative Mike                                                                    
Chenault;    Representative    Craig   Johnson;    Christine                                                                    
Marasigan,  Staff,  Senator  Meyer;  Matthew  Moser,  Staff,                                                                    
Senator  Ellis;  Doug   Wooliver,  Administrative  Attorney,                                                                    
Alaska Court System.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Quinlan   Steiner,   Director,   Public   Defender   Agency,                                                                    
Department of Administration, Anchorage.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 108 SPC. STEPHEN "MAX" CAVANAUGH OVERPASS                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          SB 108  was REPORTED out  of committee with  a "do                                                                    
          pass"    recommendation   and    with   previously                                                                    
          published fiscal note: FN 1 (DOT).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 15 (JUD)                                                                                                                   
          SEX OFFENDER/UNDERAGE ALCOHOL OFFENSE                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          CS SB 15 (JUD) was  REPORTED out of committee with                                                                    
          a  "do pass"  recommendation  and with  previously                                                                    
          published  fiscal   notes:  FN   2  (LAW),   FN  4                                                                    
          (SFC/COR).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 23 (FIN)                                                                                                                   
          FILM PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT/AUDITS                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          CSSB 23 (FIN) was HEARD  and HELD in committee for                                                                    
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 42     POWER PROJECT; ALASKA ENERGY AUTHORITY                                                                                
          (Pending Referral)                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          SB 42 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 46     BUDGET: CAPITAL                                                                                                       
          (Pending referral)                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          SB 46 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 58     INCREASING NUMBER OF SUPERIOR CT JUDGES                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          SB 58  was REPORTED  out of  committee with  a "do                                                                    
          pass"  recommendation and  with new  fiscal impact                                                                    
          note by the Court  System and previously published                                                                    
          fiscal notes: FN 2 (CRT),  FN 3 (ADM), FN 4 (ADM),                                                                    
          FN 7 (LAW), FN 8 (GOV), FN 9 (COR), FN 10 (DPS).                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 95     FRANK PALMER FERRY TERMINAL                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          SB 95  was REPORTED  out of  committee with  a "do                                                                    
          pass"    recommendation   and    with   previously                                                                    
          published fiscal note: FN 2 (DOT).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 108                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act naming the Dowling Road overpass at milepost                                                                       
     123.7 on the New Seward Highway the Spc. Stephen "Max"                                                                     
     Cavanaugh, Jr., Memorial Overpass."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:01:27 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  LESIL MCGUIRE,  SPONSOR,  explained  that the  bill                                                                    
would rename  the Dowling Road  overpass, mile 123.7  on the                                                                    
New  Seward Highway  as the  "Spc. Stephen  "Max" Cavanaugh,                                                                    
Jr.,  Memorial Overpass."  She commented  that although  the                                                                    
bill  was  only  one  sentence long,  it  was  an  important                                                                    
tribute. She  discussed the  life of  Max Cavanaugh,  Jr. He                                                                    
was  an  Alaskan  soldier  that  died  as  a  result  of  an                                                                    
automobile  collision with  a moose  on the  Seward Highway.                                                                    
Spc.  Cavanaugh served  on 300  convoys [in  Iraq] with  the                                                                    
Warrior Transition Unit  based at Fort Richardson.  He was a                                                                    
well-respected  member  of  his  unit. He  was  residing  in                                                                    
Alaska and  was healing from  a traumatic brain  injury when                                                                    
the  crash  occurred.  His organs  were  donated  after  his                                                                    
death.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator McGuire relayed that his  parents traveled to Alaska                                                                    
from Georgia after their son  passed away, to participate in                                                                    
a road safety effort aimed  at mitigating the dangers on the                                                                    
overpass.  The  highway  corridor was  frequented  by  moose                                                                    
making  driving dangerous.  She  noted that  the effort  was                                                                    
assisted  by the  Department  of  Transportation and  Public                                                                    
Facilities  (DOT),   Department  of  Public   Safety  (DPS),                                                                    
Department  of  Fish  and Game  (DFG),  Governor  and  Sandy                                                                    
Parnell and AmeriCorps volunteers.  Brush that was comprised                                                                    
of willow,  cottonwood, birch, and  aspen trees was  cut and                                                                    
cleared  for four  days. She  directed attention  to efforts                                                                    
related to identifying the vegetation  types planted next to                                                                    
traffic corridors.  She informed the committee  that certain                                                                    
vegetation  such as;  willow, cottonwood,  birch, and  aspen                                                                    
attracted moose to the corridor,  which caused the danger on                                                                    
the highway. She  added that if the  legislation passed, DOT                                                                    
would  post  four  signs  on  the  overpass  to  honor  Spc.                                                                    
Cavanaugh and warn motorist of the dangers on the corridor.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:07:15 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  McGuire  felt  that   passage  of  the  bill  would                                                                    
continue Spc. Cavanaugh's legacy of saving lives.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze was  glad that the story  of Spc. Cavanaugh                                                                    
was put on the record.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Thomas  remarked  that Senator  McGuire  supported                                                                    
traumatic  brain  injury  [treatment]. He  expressed  strong                                                                    
support for the  legislation. He was troubled  by the danger                                                                    
caused by moose on any traffic corridor.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze OPENED and CLOSED public testimony.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Neuman  relayed that every  time a car  hit a                                                                    
moose expenses  of up  to $35,000  were incurred.  He shared                                                                    
his advocacy for road safety.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze  noted the  $10,000  DOT  fiscal note.  He                                                                    
believed that it was money well spent.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair  Fairclough  MOVED  to   report  SB  108  out  of                                                                    
committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB  108 was  REPORTED  out  of committee  with  a "do  pass"                                                                    
recommendation  and with  previously published  fiscal note:                                                                    
FN 1 (DOT).                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:10:39 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:11:27 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 15(JUD)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  relating  to penalties  for  certain  alcohol                                                                    
     offenses  involving  persons  under  21  years  of  age                                                                    
     committed   by   certain   sex   offenders   or   child                                                                    
     kidnappers."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
11:11:32 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KEVIN   MEYER,  SPONSOR,   introduced  SB   15.  He                                                                    
summarized that  the bill increased  the penalty  related to                                                                    
purchasing alcohol  for minors by sex  offenders. He related                                                                    
findings  that people  were buying  alcohol  for minors  for                                                                    
sexual  favors and  some were  registered sex  offenders. He                                                                    
identified  the high  correlation  between  alcohol use  and                                                                    
sexual assault. He  noted that the bill had been  heard in a                                                                    
number  of   other  committees  and   received  considerable                                                                    
testimony. There were a number  of legal questions that were                                                                    
handled  by  the  Department of  Law  (DOL).  Senator  Meyer                                                                    
commented that  three to four registered  sex offenders that                                                                    
provided alcohol to minors were apprehended each year.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Gara wondered  whether  the legal  questions                                                                    
had been  resolved. Senator Meyer  responded that  the legal                                                                    
questions were resolved by DOL.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze OPENED and CLOSED public testimony.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair  Fairclough   discussed  the   two  indeterminate                                                                    
fiscal  notes. She  noted the  indeterminate fiscal  note by                                                                    
the  Department  of  Law (DOL).  The  department  could  not                                                                    
quantify the  fiscal impact of  changing a misdemeanor  to a                                                                    
felony.   Senator   Meyer    confirmed   the   fiscal   note                                                                    
information.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair Fairclough asked for  clarification on the second                                                                    
indeterminate   fiscal   note   from   the   Department   of                                                                    
Corrections (DOC).                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHRISTINE  MARASIGAN, STAFF,  SENATOR MEYER,  recounted that                                                                    
the original  DOC fiscal  note for SB  15 was  "quite high".                                                                    
The   fiscal  note   was  subsequently   reduced  after   an                                                                    
examination of  relevant data over  a ten year  period. Upon                                                                    
further  examination, the  Senate Finance  Committee changed                                                                    
the fiscal note  to indeterminate based on  the DOL analysis                                                                    
of the unknown number of possible convictions.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair Fairclough MOVED to report  CS SB 15 (JUD) out of                                                                    
committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS SB  15 (JUD)  was REPORTED  out of  committee with  a "do                                                                    
pass"  recommendation and  with previously  published fiscal                                                                    
notes: FN 2 (LAW), FN 4 (SFC/COR).                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
11:18:26 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:20:37 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 95                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act naming the ferry terminal located at Auke Bay                                                                      
     in Juneau the Frank Palmer Ferry Terminal."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:20:54 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  DENNIS EGAN,  SPONSOR, discussed  SB 95.  He shared                                                                    
that Frank Palmer  worked for close to 50 years  at the Auke                                                                    
Bay  Ferry  Terminal  in  Juneau.  He  expertly  loaded  and                                                                    
unloaded commercial trucks and large  vehicles on and off of                                                                    
Alaska  Marine Highway  vessels.  He  depicted Mr.  Palmer's                                                                    
special expertise  as a community service.  He characterized                                                                    
him  as   an  "icon."   He  recounted   personal  experience                                                                    
witnessing  his extraordinary  skill.  He  stated that  "the                                                                    
list of  Alaskans whose lives  had been directly  touched by                                                                    
Mr.  Palmer  was enormous."  Mr.  Palmer  died in  a  tragic                                                                    
swimming accident  while in Hawaii. He  believed that naming                                                                    
the Auke Bay ferry terminal after  Mr. Palmer would act as a                                                                    
tribute to his legacy.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze recalled  reading an  article about  Frank                                                                    
Palmer. He  commented on the  efficiency and skill  that Mr.                                                                    
Palmer demonstrated while carrying out his work.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:24:49 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Thomas  discussed  his   memories  of  Mr.  Palmer                                                                    
working at the ferry  terminal. Senator Egan remembered that                                                                    
people  would go  out and  watch  him back  trucks onto  the                                                                    
ferry.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze OPENED and CLOSED public testimony.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Egan reported that members  of the public offered to                                                                    
testify;  however, for  brevity the  letters of  support had                                                                    
been  provided  instead.  Co-Chair Stoltze  added  that  his                                                                    
office had received letters and calls of support for SB 95.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Egan  relayed that the  fiscal note was  zero. Vice-                                                                    
chair  Fairclough remarked  that  the  original fiscal  note                                                                    
appropriated $10  thousand. Senator Egan indicated  that the                                                                    
freight companies donated  the funds to cover  the costs for                                                                    
signage.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair  Fairclough   MOVED  to  report  SB   95  out  of                                                                    
committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB  95  was REPORTED  out  of  committee  with a  "do  pass"                                                                    
recommendation  and with  previously published  fiscal note:                                                                    
FN 2 (DOT).                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:29:10 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:31:10 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 23(FIN)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  relating to  transferable film  production tax                                                                    
     credits  and film  production tax  credit certificates;                                                                    
     requiring the  legislative audit division to  audit the                                                                    
     Alaska   film   production   incentive   program;   and                                                                    
     providing  for  an  effective   date  by  amending  the                                                                    
     effective dates of secs. 3 and 4, ch. 63, SLA 2008."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
11:31:32 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair  Fairclough moved  workdraft  HCS SB  23 (),  27-                                                                    
LS0252\C, (Bullock,  4/14/11) as  a working  document before                                                                    
the committee.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze relayed that  the committee would deal with                                                                    
the  workdraft  version of  the  bill  the next  legislative                                                                    
session.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MATTHEW MOSER, STAFF, SENATOR ELLIS, concurred with the Co-                                                                     
chair.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair  Fairclough  discussed  that  she  initially  had                                                                    
voted no  on the original  bill. She shared that  her office                                                                    
received  many  calls  and letters  of  support  by  Alaskan                                                                    
businesses. She  informed the  committee that  Senator Ellis                                                                    
extended  much of  his time  to discuss  the legislation  in                                                                    
detail with her.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze announced that  the committee would address                                                                    
the concerns of the House Labor and Commerce Committee.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Neuman  noted that he  was a no vote  for the                                                                    
original  bill.  He  wondered   whether  there  would  be  a                                                                    
legislative  audit  to  uncover  the  impacts  of  the  film                                                                    
credits. Vice-chair  Fairclough relayed  that the  state had                                                                    
not paid  out many credits  to date;  there was not  much to                                                                    
audit.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
11:36:15 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze disclosed  that he  had voted  against the                                                                    
original  bill. He  "wanted to  work with  Senator Ellis  in                                                                    
good faith on a resolution."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Doogan  had received a significant  amount of                                                                    
communication on  SB 23. He  discussed that many  people had                                                                    
concerns  about the  bill. He  wanted to  assure the  public                                                                    
that   the  committee   will  continue   to   work  on   the                                                                    
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Gara   wondered  what  the  sunset   of  the                                                                    
original bill was. Mr. Moser  replied that the program would                                                                    
sunset on July 1, 2013.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Costello    echoed   the    comments   from                                                                    
Representative Doogan.  She noted  her support of  an audit.                                                                    
She believed  it was a sensible  idea to hold onto  the bill                                                                    
to examine the impacts further.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CS SB 23  (FIN) was HEARD and HELD in  committee for further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
11:39:22 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:40:46 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 58                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act increasing the number of superior court judges                                                                     
     designated for the third judicial district; and                                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
11:41:01 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DOUG   WOOLIVER,  ADMINISTRATIVE   ATTORNEY,  ALASKA   COURT                                                                    
SYSTEM, explained  the legislation.  He reported that  SB 58                                                                    
had been introduced by request  of the Alaska Supreme Court.                                                                    
The  bill  would  add  two  new  superior  court  judges  in                                                                    
Anchorage  to hear  the increasing  number  of civil  cases.                                                                    
There were several  types of cases that  were increasing the                                                                    
workload: child in  need of aid cases and  family law cases.                                                                    
In addition,  he identified a significant  amount of complex                                                                    
business litigation  cases in  Anchorage. He  discussed that                                                                    
the courts  had changed  the way they  looked at  family law                                                                    
cases. Reunification was now the  preferred outcome in child                                                                    
in  need of  aid  cases.  The outcome  takes  more time  and                                                                    
hearings.  He furthered  that family  law cases  had changed                                                                    
over  the years.  He pointed  to a  significant increase  in                                                                    
self-representation  and   the  importance   of  considering                                                                    
domestic  violence in  child  custody  cases. He  delineated                                                                    
that in  over 66 percent of  family law cases one  party was                                                                    
unrepresented. The  people had  a right to  be in  court and                                                                    
were   a  very   important  part   of  the   court  system's                                                                    
constituency.  The  cases took  a  lot  of time,  were  less                                                                    
organized,  and  significantly  increased the  workload.  He                                                                    
detailed that  the importance of domestic  violence in child                                                                    
custody  cases was  elevated in  statute. Judges  spend much                                                                    
more  time considering  domestic violence  in child  custody                                                                    
cases.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Wooliver  added that Anchorage had  the largest business                                                                    
and financial center in the  state. The majority of business                                                                    
litigation cases,  including high-profile cases,  took place                                                                    
in  Anchorage. The  cases  were  "enormously" important  and                                                                    
time consuming.  He offered that the  additional judges were                                                                    
the court system's highest priority.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
11:46:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze OPENED public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
QUINLAN   STEINER,   DIRECTOR,   PUBLIC   DEFENDER   AGENCY,                                                                    
DEPARTMENT     OF     ADMINISTRATION,     ANCHORAGE     (via                                                                    
teleconference),  was available  for questions  and did  not                                                                    
have a  position on  the legislation.  He explained  that if                                                                    
the judges were added  the agency would experience increased                                                                    
workloads.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair  Fairclough  discussed   the  fiscal  notes.  She                                                                    
identified  a new  fiscal  note in  the  amount of  $1,015.6                                                                    
million from  the Court  System in FY  2012 that  related to                                                                    
the  cost of  two new  judges.  She noted  a $425.2  million                                                                    
capital  expenditure.  She identified  FN  2  (CRT) for  the                                                                    
Alaska Judicial Council, appropriating  $23.2 thousand in FY                                                                    
2012 for  the selection process.  She referenced FN  3 (ADM)                                                                    
which appropriated $232.4 million in  FY 2012 for the Public                                                                    
Defender  Agency. The  fiscal note  was  necessary to  cover                                                                    
increased costs  related to the anticipated  additional case                                                                    
load.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson  inquired  about  the  second  fiscal                                                                    
note.  She  wondered  why the  workload  would  increase  if                                                                    
additional judges  were added. Mr. Wooliver  replied that it                                                                    
was  more  work for  the  Judicial  Council. The  additional                                                                    
vacancies required  more meetings, work, and  travel for the                                                                    
council.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair  Fairclough  noted   that  the  Judicial  Council                                                                    
expenses dropped down to $1.9  thousand the following years.                                                                    
She directed attention to FN  4 (ADM). She communicated that                                                                    
$232.4 thousand  was appropriated in  FY 2012 to  the Office                                                                    
of  Public  Advocacy  for an  additional  attorney  and  law                                                                    
assistant.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
11:52:09 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair  Fairclough  continued with  FN  7  (LAW) in  the                                                                    
amount  of $225  thousand  each year  through  FY 2017.  She                                                                    
explained  that the  bill added  a full  time attorney,  and                                                                    
half  time   support  position  to  the   [Anchorage]  Child                                                                    
Protection Section. She  noted that FN 8  (GOV) (Division of                                                                    
Elections), FN 9 (COR) (Administrative  Services), and FN 10                                                                    
(DPS) (Alaska State Troopers) had zero fiscal impact.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair  Fairclough   MOVED  to  report  SB   58  out  of                                                                    
committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB  58  was REPORTED  out  of  committee  with a  "do  pass"                                                                    
recommendation and with new fiscal  impact note by the Court                                                                    
System and  previously published  fiscal notes: FN  2 (CRT),                                                                    
FN 3 (ADM), FN 4 (ADM), FN 7  (LAW), FN 8 (GOV), FN 9 (COR),                                                                    
and FN 10 (DPS).                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 42                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the procurement of supplies,                                                                           
     services, professional services, and construction for                                                                      
     the  Alaska Energy  Authority; establishing  the Alaska                                                                    
     Railbelt  energy   fund  and  relating  to   the  fund;                                                                    
     relating  to and  repealing the  Railbelt energy  fund;                                                                    
     relating  to the  quorum  of the  board  of the  Alaska                                                                    
     Energy Authority; relating to  the powers of the Alaska                                                                    
     Energy Authority  regarding employees and  the transfer                                                                    
     of   certain  employees   of   the  Alaska   Industrial                                                                    
     Development  Export  Authority  to  the  Alaska  Energy                                                                    
     Authority;  relating   to  acquiring   or  constructing                                                                    
     certain  projects  by   the  Alaska  Energy  Authority;                                                                    
     relating to  the definition  of 'feasibility  study' in                                                                    
     the Alaska  Energy Authority Act; and  providing for an                                                                    
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 42 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 46                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  making and amending  appropriations, including                                                                    
     capital   appropriations   and  other   appropriations;                                                                    
     making   appropriations   to  capitalize   funds;   and                                                                    
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SB 46 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
11:55:56 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
RECESSED to the call of the Chair.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MEETING CONTINUED and ADJOURNED 4/17/11 2:34 PM.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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