Legislature(2013 - 2014)HOUSE FINANCE 519

04/08/2013 08:00 AM FINANCE


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+= SB 21 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TAX TELECONFERENCED
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+ HB 63 EXTEND BAR ASS'N BOARD OF GOVERNORS TELECONFERENCED
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+ SB 51 EXTEND BAR ASS'N BOARD OF GOVERNORS TELECONFERENCED
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+ HB 102 RETIREMENT PLANS; ROTH IRAS; PROBATE TELECONFERENCED
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+ SB 65 RETIREMENT PLANS; ROTH IRAS; PROBATE TELECONFERENCED
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<Pending Referral>
+ HB 134 MEDICAID PAYMENT FOR MEDISET PRESCRIPTION TELECONFERENCED
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<Pending Referral>
*+ HB 195 STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS TELECONFERENCED
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+ SB 95 STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS TELECONFERENCED
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+ SB 2 INTERSTATE MINING COMPACT & COMMISSION TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+ SB 16 BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+ SB 24 MARINE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+ SB 37 EXTEND SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+ SB 38 STATE MEDICAL BOARD TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+ SB 86 APPROVE FLINT HILLS ROYALTY OIL SALE TELECONFERENCED
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+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                  HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                       April 8, 2013                                                                                            
                         8:03 a.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:03:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze called the  House Finance Committee meeting                                                                    
to order at 8:03 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Alan Austerman, Co-Chair                                                                                         
Representative Bill Stoltze, Co-Chair                                                                                           
Representative Mark Neuman, Vice-Chair                                                                                          
Representative Mia Costello                                                                                                     
Representative Bryce Edgmon                                                                                                     
Representative Les Gara                                                                                                         
Representative Lindsey Holmes                                                                                                   
Representative Scott Kawasaki, Alternate                                                                                        
Representative Cathy Munoz                                                                                                      
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Representative Tammie Wilson                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative David Guttenberg                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Becky Hultberg, Commissioner,  Department of Administration;                                                                    
Curtis   Thayer,   Deputy    Commissioner,   Department   of                                                                    
Administration;   Nicki   Neal,    Director,   Division   of                                                                    
Personnel,  Department   of  Administration;  Representative                                                                    
Mike  Hawker; Kris,  Curtis, Legislative  Budget and  Audit;                                                                    
Hanna  Sebold, Alaska  Bar  Association; Representative  Wes                                                                    
Keller;  Joe  Balash,  Deputy  Commissioner,  Department  of                                                                    
Natural  Resources; Jeff  Cook, Regional  Director, External                                                                    
Affairs, Flint  Hills Resources, North  Pole; Representative                                                                    
Doug Isaacson.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Steve  Van  Goor,  Alaska Bar  Association,  Anchorage;  Tom                                                                    
Obermeyer,  Anchorage;  Douglas   Blattmachr,  Alaska  Trust                                                                    
Company, Anchorage; Dave Shaftel, Sahftel Law Offices,                                                                          
Anchorage.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB  63    EXTEND BAR ASS'N BOARD OF GOVERNORS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          HB 63 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 102    RETIREMENT PLANS; ROTH IRAS; PROBATE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          HB 102 was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                            
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 134    MEDICAID PAYMENT FOR MEDISET PRESCRIPTION                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          HB 134 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 195    STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          HB 195 was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                            
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB   2    INTERSTATE MINING COMPACT & COMMISSION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          SB 2 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB  16    BD OF ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          SB 16 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                    
SB  24    MARINE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          SB 24 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB  37    EXTEND SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          SB 37 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                    
SB  51    EXTEND BAR ASS'N BOARD OF GOVERNORS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          SB 51 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB  65    RETIREMENT PLANS; ROTH IRAS; PROBATE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          SB 65 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                    
SB  86    APPROVE FLINT HILLS ROYALTY OIL  SALE                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          SB 86 was REPORTED out of committee with a "do                                                                        
          pass" recommendation and with one previously                                                                          
          published fiscal note: FN1 (DNR).                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB  95    STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          SB 95 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:05:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 195                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  relating  to  the  compensation,  allowances,                                                                    
     geographic differentials  in pay, and leave  of certain                                                                    
     public officials,  officers, and employees  not covered                                                                    
     by  collective   bargaining  agreements;   relating  to                                                                    
     certain  petroleum engineers  and petroleum  geologists                                                                    
     employed  by  the   Department  of  Natural  Resources;                                                                    
     relating to increased pay  for certain partially exempt                                                                    
     employees  of  the  state  in  specific  circumstances;                                                                    
     making  conforming  amendments;  and providing  for  an                                                                    
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:06:19 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BECKY HULTBERG, COMMISSIONER,  DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION,                                                                    
explained  that the  legislation implemented  the provisions                                                                    
negotiated  through bargaining  agreements with  the general                                                                    
government  and supervisor's  unit and  applied them  to the                                                                    
non-covered   service.   The   change  would   provide   the                                                                    
department consistency with the  cost of living, a reduction                                                                    
of leave  accrual, a  cap on leave  amount and  decreases on                                                                    
the pay  increment. Regarding the  pay increment,  she noted                                                                    
that employees  above an "F"  step would receive a  raise of                                                                    
3.75  percent every  other year.  The reduction  in the  pay                                                                    
increment decreased the state's long term legacy costs.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner Hultberg  noted several provisions in  the bill                                                                    
that enhanced  the department ability to  recruit and retain                                                                    
high-quality skilled professionals.  Finally, the bill would                                                                    
provide  implementation of  the geographic  pay differential                                                                    
for  one of  the  last phases  of  remaining employees.  The                                                                    
geographic  pay study  was provided  in 2008  and the  terms                                                                    
were  implemented in  all collective  bargaining agreements,                                                                    
when applicable.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:07:58 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CURTIS   THAYER,   DEPUTY    COMMISSIONER,   DEPARTMENT   OF                                                                    
ADMINISTRATION,  provided  a  sectional analysis.  He  noted                                                                    
that the new leave accrual  rates were addressed in sections                                                                    
one through four.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:08:49 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:12:17 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Thayer  presented  his   sectional  analysis  with  the                                                                    
PowerPoint   presentation  titled   "Alaska  Department   of                                                                    
Administration  Overview  of HB  195  and  SB 95"  (copy  on                                                                    
file).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer  began with slide 2:  "What are HB 195  and SB 95                                                                    
About?"                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
   · Consistency with cost of living, reduction of leave                                                                        
     accrual, cap on leave amount and decreases in the pay                                                                      
     increment                                                                                                                  
   · Enhance ability to recruit and retain highly-skilled                                                                       
     professionals                                                                                                              
   · Implementation of Geographical Pay Differential for                                                                        
     last phase of remaining employees                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer  continued with  slide 3:  "Overview of  the Bill                                                                    
Sections."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
   · Section 1-4: Leave Accrual and Cap                                                                                         
   · Section 5: Petroleum Engineers/Geologists                                                                                  
   · Section 6-8: Cost of Living Increases                                                                                      
   · Section 9: Pay Increments                                                                                                  
   · Section 10: Partially-Exempt Salaries                                                                                      
   · Section 11-14: Geographic Pay Differentials                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Costello asked  if  the  bill addressed  the                                                                    
ability of the employee to transfer leave.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Thayer  replied that  employees  with  over 1000  hours                                                                    
would be grandfathered in. The  new cap applied to employees                                                                    
with  less than  1000  hours. The  estimate for  cashing-out                                                                    
leave for employees who had  accrued greater than 1000 hours                                                                    
in the fiscal note was approximately $40 million.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  suggested that  the pain would  be delayed                                                                    
for future budgets.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:14:45 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Costello asked if  an employee could transfer                                                                    
leave to another employee.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer replied in the affirmative.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze  asked  how the  leave  was  valued  among                                                                    
different pay ranges.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
NICKI NEAL,  DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF PERSONNEL,  DEPARTMENT OF                                                                    
ADMINISTRATION, responded that the  value of the leave donor                                                                    
was converted to the value of the recipient.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Costello  asked if  an employee  could exceed                                                                    
the cap set in the bill.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Neal   stated  that  the  donated   leave  was  treated                                                                    
differently, and was not subject to the cap.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  explained that legislators did  not accrue                                                                    
leave.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:16:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Austerman asked  about slide  4 and  the statement                                                                    
that "employees with a balance  that exceeds 400 hours as of                                                                    
12/16/2013 are  exempt from the maximum  accrual limit until                                                                    
such time as  his/her balance equals 400 hours  or less." He                                                                    
asked  if  employees  with  more than  400  hours  would  be                                                                    
strategically ratcheted down.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Neal replied  that the  employees with  over 400  hours                                                                    
would be required to use 112.5  hours per year. The hope was                                                                    
that  the  balance  would  be   decreased  by  the  mandate,                                                                    
although some employees would be grandfathered in.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:17:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.     Thayer     discussed     slide     5:     "Petroleum                                                                    
Engineers/Geologists."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
   · Removes exclusion of positions in Division of                                                                              
     Geological and Geophysical Surveys (DGGS)                                                                                  
   · Only 1 position - DGGS, Energy Section Manager                                                                             
     (currently SU Geologist V) - vacant since March 17,                                                                        
     2012.                                                                                                                      
        o Position   requires   complete  understanding   of                                                                    
          petroleum  systems analysis  and exploration  that                                                                    
          is obtained primarily through industry experience                                                                     
        o Industry  salaries  are approximately  50  percent                                                                    
          higher than  current authorized salary  (data from                                                                    
          Assoc of Petroleum Geologists 2011 Survey)                                                                            
        o Two  national  searches   failed  -  No  qualified                                                                    
          applicants  after  45   days  of  recruitment  and                                                                    
          advertising in national trade publications                                                                            
   · Amendment applicable to DNR, DGGS only                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:18:59 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer detailed slide 6: "Cost of Living Increases."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
      Sections 6-8                                                                                                              
        · Effective 7/1/13 - 1 percent                                                                                          
        · Effective 7/1/14 - 1 percent                                                                                          
        · Effective 7/1/15 - 2.5 percent                                                                                        
        · Consistent  with  terms   of  recently  negotiated                                                                    
          collective bargaining agreements                                                                                      
        · Applies  to  noncovered classified  and  partially                                                                    
          exempt  (PX)  and  many exempt  employees  of  the                                                                    
          executive  branch,  employees of  the  legislature                                                                    
          (AS 24.10.011 and AS  24.10.210), and the judicial                                                                    
          branch                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:19:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer discussed slide 7: "Pay Increments."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 9                                                                                                                  
        · Effective  7/1/15   the  percentage   between  pay                                                                    
          increments (J  and above) will decrease  from 3.75                                                                    
          percent to 3.25 percent                                                                                               
        · Consistent  with  terms   of  recently  negotiated                                                                    
          collective bargaining agreements                                                                                      
        · Applies to noncovered classified and PX employees                                                                     
          - also applies to many exempt employees through                                                                       
          polity                                                                                                                
        · Applies to legislative branch if a policy has                                                                         
          been adopted (AS 39.27.011(j))                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:19:59 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer discussed slide 8: "Partially Exempt Salaries."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section 10                                                                                                                 
        · Partially Exempt (PX) positions are subject to                                                                        
          classification and pay plans which limits                                                                             
          flexibility                                                                                                           
        · State often not competitive for top talent - need                                                                     
          some flexibility for mission critical positions                                                                       
       · Governor or designee on case-by-case basis:                                                                            
             o serves critical governmental interest of                                                                         
               state                                                                                                            
             o employee         possesses        exceptional                                                                    
               qualifications                                                                                                   
             o recruitment difficulties exist; or                                                                               
             o necessary to compete with labor market                                                                           
        · Applies to executive branch Partially Exempt (PX)                                                                     
          employees only                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:21:03 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Costello asked about  an employee's range and                                                                    
step when initially hired by the state.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer replied  that the state was permitted  to hire an                                                                    
A through F  step, but the governor was allowed,  on a case-                                                                    
by-case basis,  to go beyond  the F step for  an exceptional                                                                    
candidate, or when recruitment difficulties were faced.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kawasaki  asked  about  how  frequently  the                                                                    
partially-exempt  salaries  were  used.   He  asked  if  the                                                                    
legislature would review the issue.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Thayer   replied  that  he  had   faced  two  instances                                                                    
addressing partially-exempt salaries in  the last 18 months.                                                                    
The  tool  allowed  for  ease   when  hiring  an  attractive                                                                    
candidate for a difficult position.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:22:31 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara wondered about section  3 and the use of                                                                    
10 days  of personal leave.  He asked if  a person was  in a                                                                    
specialty  position and  was  seen  as indispensable,  would                                                                    
they be allowed to take time off.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Thayer replied  that provisions  existed  to waive  the                                                                    
mandatory  usage   with  permission   of  the   director  or                                                                    
immediate supervisor.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara  asked if a  person was not able  to use                                                                    
the leave, would they lose it.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer  replied that a  person would not lose  the leave                                                                    
if they  had written  permission. He  clarified that  if the                                                                    
supervisor stated  that they  were not  eligible to  use the                                                                    
leave  then   the  waiver  for  mandatory   usage  would  be                                                                    
employed.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:24:17 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Austerman  asked how many  state employees  were in                                                                    
the 10 year service.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer replied that  during negotiations the supervisory                                                                    
unit (SU) displayed 1100 employees  with over 1000 hours. He                                                                    
noted that  SU had  one third of  their 8200  employees with                                                                    
more than  1000 hours.  Only four legislative  employees had                                                                    
over 1000 hours.  The 1000 hour cap was  negotiated with the                                                                    
unions as a break-even point.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:26:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.   Thayer    discussed   slide   9    "Geographical   Pay                                                                    
Differentials." He noted  that a report was  produced by the                                                                    
McDowell Group in Fall of  2008. The report was completed in                                                                    
2009  and  addressed  geographical  pay  differentials.  The                                                                    
group  used   South  Central  Anchorage  as   the  base  and                                                                    
implemented the geographical  differential for other unions.                                                                    
Anchorage was  shown at zero  percent above the  base, while                                                                    
Fairbanks was at 3, Juneau and  Sitka at 5, and rural Alaska                                                                    
would  extend from  37 to  60  percent. He  stated that  the                                                                    
executive branch saw 483 employees  receive an increase, 122                                                                    
with   frozen  pay,   and  727   without  change.   For  the                                                                    
legislative branch, 145 employees  would see an increase, 24                                                                    
with frozen pay, and 204 without change.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:27:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kawasaki  recalled  that the  2008  McDowell                                                                    
study  was controversial  for Fairbanks,  as it  omitted the                                                                    
cost component  for energy. He  asked when the  survey would                                                                    
be updated.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer replied  that the department planned  to have the                                                                    
study done  every five years  pending an  appropriation from                                                                    
the legislature.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kawasaki asked  about the  potential absence                                                                    
of an appropriation from the legislature.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer replied that the  study would be maintained until                                                                    
the department had an updated survey.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze explained  that money  would not  be spent                                                                    
unless appropriated by the legislature.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara  stated that  OCS found it  difficult to                                                                    
attract  social  workers to  Bethel.  He  asked how  the  50                                                                    
percent  salary  adjustment  for   Bethel  compared  to  the                                                                    
present figures.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Neal replied  that  the  geographical differential  for                                                                    
Bethel was approximately 29.12 percent.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:29:12 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Edgmon  asked why  Nome would  be categorized                                                                    
in the 37 percent above-base category.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer replied that he  would contact the McDowell group                                                                    
for   an  answer.   He  stated   that  the   study  included                                                                    
information    about    housing,   utilities,    food    and                                                                    
transportation.  He assumed  that home  prices affected  the                                                                    
percentage for Nome.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Edgmon  stated that  the  price  of fuel  in                                                                    
Dillingham was much higher than  that in Nome. He noted that                                                                    
the  cost of  fuel  was  a significant  piece  of the  rural                                                                    
communities' cost of living.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:30:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  understood that  a lack  of action  on the                                                                    
proposed  legislation might  lead  to  a detrimental  fiscal                                                                    
impact for the state. He  requested elaboration on the issue                                                                    
of accrued leave.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer replied  that the value of leave was  a key point                                                                    
in union negotiations.  He stated the total  leave value was                                                                    
$164  million for  all state  employees. He  stated that  10                                                                    
employees   with    the   greatest   leave    balances   had                                                                    
approximately  35  thousand  hours   of  leave  banked.  The                                                                    
department sought to find a cap  for the leave to temper the                                                                    
liability. He stated  that the bill would  cut the liability                                                                    
by  more than  two  thirds. He  stated  that the  department                                                                    
worked with the unions to decrease the leave accruals.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Thayer noted  that the  paid time  off incorporated  an                                                                    
employee's sick  leave. He pointed  out that the  1000 hours                                                                    
represented  approximately six  months' worth  of leave.  He                                                                    
admitted  that  the  leave  amount  was  negotiated  by  the                                                                    
unions. He stated  that the union's leave was  valued at the                                                                    
union's current earnings. He noted  that Alaska was the only                                                                    
state in the nation lacking a cap on leave.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:34:25 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze   noted  that  a  new   type  of  unfunded                                                                    
liability might result if the cap was not instituted.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer  agreed. He  pointed out  that the  Department of                                                                    
Administration   (DOA)   requested    money   from   various                                                                    
departments to  pay for cashed-in  leave. The hope  was that                                                                    
the caps combined with employee  retirements would lead to a                                                                    
decrease in the state's liability.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze  asked  if  a  senior  engineer  with  the                                                                    
Department of Transportation  and Public Facilities (DOT/PF)                                                                    
with a  large amount of  leave would compromise  the state's                                                                    
ability to hire social workers at lower entry levels.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer agreed that some  employees had banked up to 4000                                                                    
hours  of  leave. He  added  that  DOA must  better  explain                                                                    
options  other   than  banking   leave,  such   as  deferred                                                                    
compensation,  since the  cashed-in  leave  presented a  tax                                                                    
liability for the employee.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:36:46 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara asked if a  person who had accrued large                                                                    
amounts of leave must relinquish it.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Stoltze  noted   that   the   bill  was   without                                                                    
retroactive provisions.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Gara  understood  that an  employee  accrued                                                                    
approximately 5 weeks of leave per year.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Thayer  replied that  accrual  rates  would remain  the                                                                    
same. He clarified  that the state did not  have sick leave.                                                                    
He stated that the cap  applied to those employees with less                                                                    
than 1000  hours of  leave. The  mandatory usage  applied to                                                                    
all employees upon passage of the legislation.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Gara asked  how  much leave  a new  employee                                                                    
would earn in three years.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer  moved to slide  4 and  noted that the  new scale                                                                    
allowed for a slight reduction in leave.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:39:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Costello  asked  about  the  overall  fiscal                                                                    
impact of the bill.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Thayer  offered to  provide  the  calculations for  the                                                                    
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  requested categorization of  the potential                                                                    
savings or mitigated losses.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer  replied that calculation  were compiled  for one                                                                    
of  the  unions,  and  finding showed  that  leave  owed  to                                                                    
employees with more  than 1000 hours was  $1.6 million. With                                                                    
the 1000 hour cap, the liability would be $400 thousand.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:41:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Costello  appreciated the  department's offer                                                                    
to educate employees.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Thayer  replied  that   the  proposed  education  would                                                                    
benefit both the state and the employee.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Kawasaki  asked   about   section  10   and                                                                    
partially-exempt  salaries. He  wondered if  a person  might                                                                    
try  to  negotiate directly  with  the  governor under  this                                                                    
term.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Thayer replied  that the  department  would attempt  to                                                                    
attract  people   into  state   service  for   a  particular                                                                    
position.  Only  when  a  commissioner  or  director  had  a                                                                    
difficult  time filling  a position,  would they  go to  the                                                                    
governor's office  to ask for  such a variance.  The process                                                                    
to achieve the variance would be long and rigorous.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:43:45 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kawasaki  asked about section 5  and DGGS. He                                                                    
recalled that  one position was  more difficult to  fill. He                                                                    
asked if  every DGGS  Geologist 4  would encounter  the same                                                                    
challenges upon vacancy.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Thayer replied that the  need was applicable to only one                                                                    
position.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Neuman asked  about section 10 and  the issues of                                                                    
employee  retire-rehire.  He  asked   if  an  employee  must                                                                    
provide  written  proof  that   another  applicant  was  not                                                                    
capable of performing the tasks in the job.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Neal  stated that the  retire-rehire program  sunset two                                                                    
years  ago.  If  position   recruitment  were  present,  the                                                                    
employee could  reenter a position and  waive the retirement                                                                    
contribution.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:45:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Edgmon MOVED Amendment  1. He stated that the                                                                    
conceptual amendment  would bring  judges and  justices into                                                                    
the  bill with  a cap  of  $100 thousand.  The change  would                                                                    
affect  23 positions  throughout  the  state. He  understood                                                                    
that current law allowed judges  and justices a geographical                                                                    
pay differential, which was limited to $7 thousand.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze requested a written amendment.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Edgmon apologized  that the written amendment                                                                    
was not in the hands of committee members.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:47:56 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:48:34 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HB  195  was  HEARD  and   HELD  in  committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 63                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of                                                                     
     Governors of the Alaska Bar Association; and providing                                                                     
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:49:47 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MIKE HAWKER  presented the  sunset bill.  He                                                                    
noted  that the  bill  could  be found  on  the Division  of                                                                    
Legislative Budget and Audit's  (LB&A) website. The proposed                                                                    
legislation  extended the  Alaska  Bar Association's  sunset                                                                    
date from  2013 to  2021 in accordance  with recommendations                                                                    
made  by  the  state's   legislative  auditor.  The  auditor                                                                    
conducted  an evaluation  of the  Board  of Governors  using                                                                    
criteria under AS 44.66.050(c),  which was summarized in the                                                                    
report included in committee members' files.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hawker  continued that all  previous findings                                                                    
from prior  audits were resolved. The  remaining issue stood                                                                    
as a  matter of judgment  between the legal  and legislative                                                                    
profession regarding the  mandatory continuing education for                                                                    
attorneys. The  auditor recommended that the  Alaska Supreme                                                                    
Court increase the mandatory education hours for attorneys.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:51:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Gara   pointed  out  that  the   Alaska  Bar                                                                    
Association  continued charging  attorneys money  despite an                                                                    
inactive status. If  the fee was not paid,  an attorney must                                                                    
take the bar  exam a second time to practice  law. He wished                                                                    
to see an amendment preventing the practice.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  stated that  he did  not wish  to regulate                                                                    
the bar.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hawker referred to "Shakespeare's Council."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  suggested a  subcommittee process  for the                                                                    
proposed amendment.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara withdrew his request.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:55:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KRIS, CURTIS,  LEGISLATIVE BUDGET  AND AUDIT,  explained the                                                                    
recommendation in  prior sunsets  that the board  support an                                                                    
increase  to   the  mandatory  continuing   legal  education                                                                    
requirement.  Current  mandatory   requirements  were  three                                                                    
credits  per   year.  She   stated  the   board's  voluntary                                                                    
requirement of  an additional nine credits,  with 60 percent                                                                    
of  members meeting  the requirement.  She pointed  out that                                                                    
the board conducted  a survey of their  members to determine                                                                    
whether  they supported  an increase;  over  90 percent  did                                                                    
not. She stated that LB&A made the recommendation again.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
STEVE  VAN  GOOR,  ALASKA BAR  ASSOCIATION,  ANCHORAGE  (via                                                                    
teleconference),  stated that  he  was  available to  answer                                                                    
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara  asked about the fairness  of the Alaska                                                                    
Bar Association's fee for inactive attorneys.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Van  Goor replied that  an inactive status with  the bar                                                                    
association  was  an  option for  members  choosing  not  to                                                                    
practice law.  He stated that inactive  members were charged                                                                    
a  fee to  retain  the structure,  licensing and  discipline                                                                    
functions of  the association. An inactive  member supported                                                                    
the  infrastructure and  ability  to return  to practice.  A                                                                    
failure to pay  inactive dues did not require  the member to                                                                    
retake the  bar exam,  but instead  subjected the  member to                                                                    
administrative suspension. The suspension  could be cured by                                                                    
paying the past due fees and a penalty.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze compared  the fee to that  of an automobile                                                                    
registration fee.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Gara suggested  that  inactive members  must                                                                    
pay for infrastructure supporting active members.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Van  Goor  replied  that  the  Alaska  Bar  Association                                                                    
supported  the public  service  functions. Inactive  members                                                                    
were  not charged  the same  amount as  active members,  but                                                                    
they did have the ability to practice law again.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara disagreed with the policy.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:59:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Holmes joked  that Representative Gara's fees                                                                    
helped to  lower her own as  an active member of  the Alaska                                                                    
Bar Association.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:00:12 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HANNA  SEBOLD, ALASKA  BAR  ASSOCIATION,  was available  for                                                                    
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara expressed his  opinion that the practice                                                                    
of collecting  fees from inactive  members was not  just and                                                                    
reasonable.  He  asked  that Ms.  Sebold  request  that  the                                                                    
Alaska Bar Association change the rule.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Sebold answered  that she would bring the  matter to the                                                                    
board.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Holmes discussed  current mandatory hours for                                                                    
continued  education.   She  stated  that  three   hours  of                                                                    
mandatory   ethics  and   an   additional   nine  hours   of                                                                    
recommended hours  of "other" continuing  education credits.                                                                    
She asked if the association had  a position on the issue of                                                                    
changing the policy.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Sebold deferred the question to Mr. Van Goor.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Van Goor  replied that a rule proposal had  been made to                                                                    
the   Alaska  Supreme   Court  to   clarify  the   mandatory                                                                    
continuing  education policy.  He explained  that the  board                                                                    
suggested a  rule change  while conducting  a survey  of its                                                                    
membership and  comments were collected before  the rule was                                                                    
submitted to  the court.  The court  would then  schedule an                                                                    
administrative rules  conference, which the  association was                                                                    
invited to attend.  He suggested to LB&A that  the audit was                                                                    
the time to raise the  concerns expressed in the House State                                                                    
Affairs Committee.  He stated that  the court had  the final                                                                    
call about the  number of hours required for  members of the                                                                    
bar. The  court had  the ability to  increase the  number of                                                                    
hours and was in the decision making process.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:04:34 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Holmes   asked  for  clarification   on  the                                                                    
recommendation  regarding  an   increase  in  the  mandatory                                                                    
number  of  continuing education  hours.  She  asked if  the                                                                    
association  had   presented  a  recommendation   about  the                                                                    
requirement.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Van  Goor answered  that  the  proposed rule  clarified                                                                    
portions of the  mandatory continuing education requirements                                                                    
without a specific recommendation  for increasing the hours.                                                                    
He  hoped  to discuss  the  audit's  concerns at  the  rules                                                                    
conference.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze thanked  Mr. Van  Goor for  clarifying the                                                                    
diminished relevance of the people's body in the process.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:05:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Munoz   asked  the  number  of   active  and                                                                    
inactive bar members in Alaska.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Sebold  replied approximately  4100 total  members, with                                                                    
2600 in active status.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:06:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOM  OBERMEYER,   ANCHORAGE  (via   teleconference),  called                                                                    
attention to  the bar exam.  He claimed that the  Alaska Bar                                                                    
Association  had the  ability to  limit applicants  who pass                                                                    
the bar  exam. He  noted that  Missouri implemented  a state                                                                    
practice portion  for the  exam. He  stated that  Alaska had                                                                    
less than 100 applicants. He  explained that he had paid and                                                                    
studied for the bar exam for  29 years. He spoke to the debt                                                                    
incurred in  law school. He  believed that the  exam passage                                                                    
rate   was  arbitrary.   He  disagreed   with  the   audit's                                                                    
recommendation of an 8 year extension.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:11:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hawker  understood the dilemma  regarding the                                                                    
separation  of powers  between  the  legislative, legal  and                                                                    
executive    branches    of   government.    He    requested                                                                    
consideration for  a change in  statute or letter  of intent                                                                    
accompanying the  bill to  provide the  great impact  of the                                                                    
legislature's  concern.  He   pointed  out  the  committee's                                                                    
tradition of separating policy calls from reauthorizations.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  stated that  the audit  recommendation was                                                                    
also important.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB  63  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:15:58 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:19:32 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 102                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to  property exemptions for retirement                                                                    
     plans, individual  retirement accounts, and  Roth IRAs;                                                                    
     relating to  transfers of individual  retirement plans;                                                                    
     relating  to  the  rights   of  judgment  creditors  of                                                                    
     members of limited liability  companies and partners of                                                                    
     limited   liability  partnerships;   relating  to   the                                                                    
     Uniform  Probate  Code,  including  pleadings,  orders,                                                                    
     liability, and  notices under the Uniform  Probate Code                                                                    
     and   the  Alaska   Principal  and   Income  Act,   the                                                                    
     appointment  of  trust  property,  the  Alaska  Uniform                                                                    
     Prudent  Investor Act,  co-trustees, trust  protectors,                                                                    
     and trust  advisors; relating  to the  Alaska Principal                                                                    
     and  Income   Act;  relating  to  the   Alaska  Uniform                                                                    
     Transfers to  Minors Act;  relating to  the disposition                                                                    
     of human remains;  relating to the tax  on insurers for                                                                    
     life   insurance   policies;  relating   to   insurable                                                                    
     interests for  certain insurance policies;  relating to                                                                    
     restrictions on transfers  of trust interests; relating                                                                    
     to  discretionary  interests   in  irrevocable  trusts;                                                                    
     relating to the community  property of married persons;                                                                    
     and amending Rule 64, Alaska  Rules of Civil Procedure,                                                                    
     and Rule 301(a), Alaska Rules of Evidence."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:19:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   WES  KELLER,   stated  that   Alaska  first                                                                    
modernized  trust in  the state  planning laws  in 1997.  He                                                                    
noted recommendations  from the trust were  made for changes                                                                    
in the  law. He thought  that the trust and  estate planning                                                                    
efforts led  to some of  the best applicable  legislation in                                                                    
the United  States. The  proposed legislation  included many                                                                    
of  the recommendations  including  measures for  retirement                                                                    
plan assets.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DOUGLAS  BLATTMACHR, ALASKA  TRUST  COMPANY, ANCHORAGE  (via                                                                    
teleconference), testified in support of the legislation.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Costello  asked   if  the   bill  addressed                                                                    
revocable living trusts.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Blattmachr replied  no, the  bill dealt  with IRAs  and                                                                    
other matters.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze  wondered  why   the  policy  issues  were                                                                    
important.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Blattmachr replied  that the  Alaska Trust  Company had                                                                    
been working with the legislature  to enhance Alaska's trust                                                                    
legislation.  He stated  that  Alaska had  become a  premier                                                                    
location  for estate  and  financial  planning. The  process                                                                    
drew millions of dollars in revenue to the state.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
DAVE   SHAFTEL,   SAHFTEL   LAW  OFFICES,   ANCHORAGE   (via                                                                    
teleconference),  stated  that he  worked  with  a group  of                                                                    
attorneys and trust officers since  1997 to assist in making                                                                    
recommendations to  the legislature  for the  improvement of                                                                    
Alaska's laws regarding estate planning.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:25:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Holmes  noticed that the bill  was similar to                                                                    
another seen last year. She  asked about changes between the                                                                    
two bills.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Shaftel responded that one  position was added to assist                                                                    
the Internal  Revenue Service (IRS) in  granting rulings for                                                                    
non-grantor trusts.  He noted that  the IRS would  grant the                                                                    
rulings  for lifetime's  powers  of  appointment. He  stated                                                                    
that  some of  the statute's  less applicable  portions were                                                                    
deleted. He  noted the new  provision that conformed  to the                                                                    
statute of  limitations. He noted  a provision  that allowed                                                                    
for transfers  of individual retirement accounts  to grantor                                                                    
trusts  for  planning purposes.  He  stated  that the  other                                                                    
provisions  in  the bill  were  reviewed  in committee  last                                                                    
year.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:27:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB  102  was  HEARD  and   HELD  in  committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:28:49 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:29:01 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 86                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act approving and ratifying the sale of royalty                                                                        
     oil by the State of Alaska to Flint Hills Resources                                                                        
    Alaska, LLC; and providing for an effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:29:36 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOE  BALASH,  DEPUTY  COMMISSIONER,  DEPARTMENT  OF  NATURAL                                                                    
RESOURCES,  provided  a  presentation  for  orientation.  He                                                                    
provided a  PowerPoint presentation: "Royalty  In-Kind (RIK)                                                                    
Sale to  Flint Hills Resources."  He noted that  the state's                                                                    
interest  was generally  12.5 percent  at legacy  fields and                                                                    
the royalty could be collected  in cash value or in physical                                                                    
possession  of  the  product  produced.  The  statutes  that                                                                    
governed  the sale  of royalty  were laid  out in  title 38,                                                                    
with the presumption that taking  royalty in-kind was in the                                                                    
state's best  interest. He discussed  slide 2:  "Royalty in-                                                                    
Value versus Royalty in-Kind:"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     The state has a choice to take its royalty in-value                                                                        
     (RIV) or in-kind (RIK).                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
        · When the State takes its royalty as RIV, the                                                                          
          lessees who produce the oil also market the                                                                           
          State's share along with their own production and                                                                     
          pay the State the value of its royalty share.                                                                         
        · When the State takes its royalty share as RIK,                                                                        
          the State assumes ownership of the oil, and the                                                                       
          commissioner disposes of it through the sale                                                                          
          procedures prescribed by AS 38.05.183.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:30:50 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Balash discussed  slide  3:  "Non-Competitive RIK  Sale                                                                    
Process." He  noted that an informal  letter of solicitation                                                                    
led to two  interested parties; one was Flint  Hills and the                                                                    
other Tesoro.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
   · Statute presumes State's Best Interest is met by                                                                           
        o Taking royalty in-king - AS 38.05.182(a)                                                                              
        o With sale to in-state buyer - AS 38.05.183(d)                                                                         
        o Accomplished through a competitive process - AS                                                                       
          38.05.183(a)                                                                                                          
   · August 13, 2012 Informal Solicitation of Interest sent                                                                     
     to:                                                                                                                        
        o North Slope Producers                                                                                                 
        o In-state Refiners                                                                                                     
        o Industry specific & general media                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:32:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 4: "RIK contract terms."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
   · Proposed 2013 contract is similar to 2004 contract                                                                         
             ƒProposed 2013 contract, like 2004 contract,                                                                      
               does not directly reference RIV valuation in                                                                     
               RIK price calculations                                                                                           
   · Key Contract provisions                                                                                                    
        o Price                                                                                                                 
        o Quantity                                                                                                              
        o Term                                                                                                                  
        o Special Commitments                                                                                                   
        o In-State Processing and Local Hire                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash detailed slide 5: "RIK Contract Price."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     ANS Spot Price - $2.15 - Tariff Allowance + Quality                                                                        
     Bank Adjustment - Line Loss                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
        · ANS Spot Price = Average US West Coast Price for                                                                      
          Alaska North Slope oil.                                                                                               
             o Reported by industry publications: Platts,                                                                       
               Telerate, Reuters                                                                                                
        · $2.15 = RIK DIFFERENTIAL                                                                                              
             o Destination - Marine Costs so RIK > RIV.                                                                         
             o Subject to a one-time adjustment of no more                                                                      
               than + $0.15 per barrel.                                                                                         
             o This amount = $1.65 per barrel in the                                                                            
               current 2004 contract.                                                                                           
        · Tariff Allowance = TAPS and Pipelines Upstream of                                                                     
          PS-1.                                                                                                                 
        · Quality Bank Adjustment = as reported by the TAPS                                                                     
          Quality Bank Administrator                                                                                            
       · Line Loss = 0.0009 times the netback price                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 6, "2013 RIK Contract Quantity:"                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
   · Initial Quantity Range                                                                                                     
        o 18,000-30,000 barrels per day                                                                                         
        o May   be   adjusted    after   12   months,   with                                                                    
          Commissioner approval                                                                                                 
   · Termination of Contract                                                                                                    
        o No or zero nomination for 3 months terminates                                                                         
          contract                                                                                                              
        o Contract terms comparable to the private market                                                                       
   · Refinery Turnaround                                                                                                        
        o Contract allows FHR the flexibility to cease                                                                          
         royalty oil purchases during maintenance                                                                               
   · Guarantees, reserves and proration clauses included                                                                        
        o 24,000 barrels per day with 15 percent reserves                                                                       
          for other RIV or RIK interests                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 7, "2013 RIK Contract Term:"                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
   · FHR initially sought a ten-year contract                                                                                   
        o Creates supply and price risk                                                                                         
        o Increases counterparty risk                                                                                           
        o Limits the State's ability to supply other RIK                                                                        
          buyers                                                                                                                
   · DNR negotiated a five year term                                                                                            
        o April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019                                                                                       
        o Possible extension condition for:                                                                                     
             ƒLarge capital improvement at the North Pole                                                                      
               Refinery                                                                                                         
             ƒBinding support for a North Slope natural                                                                        
               gas transportation system                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:35:34 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 8:  "2013 RIK Contract Quantity."                                                                    
The  graph   illustrated  a  10-year  royalty   profile.  He                                                                    
explained  that the  total contract  demand for  Flint Hills                                                                    
was less than half of  the state's total royalty volume. The                                                                    
percentage increased  throughout the years with  a projected                                                                    
82.1  percent of  royalty value  accounted for  in a  single                                                                    
sale. He  mentioned that the  seasonal variability  on North                                                                    
Slope production  made the terms  instituted by  Flint Hills                                                                    
difficult for the state to meet.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:37:04 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 9: "Commissioner's Decision                                                                          
Criteria."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     AS 38.05.183(e) states that  the commissioner must sell                                                                    
     the  state's  royalty  oil  to  the  buyer  who  offers                                                                    
     "maximum  benefits to  the citizens  of the  state." In                                                                    
     making   this  determination   the  commissioner   must                                                                    
     consider:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
        1. The cash value offered                                                                                               
        2. The projected effects of the sale  on the economy                                                                    
          of the state                                                                                                          
        3. The projected benefits of refining  or processing                                                                    
          the oil in state                                                                                                      
        4. The ability of the  prospective buyer  to provide                                                                    
          refined products for distribution  and sale in the                                                                    
          state  with  price  or   supply  benefits  to  the                                                                    
          citizens of the state                                                                                                 
        5. The eight criteria listed in AS  38.06.070(a), as                                                                    
          reviewed by the Royalty Board                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 10: "Royalty Board's Decision                                                                        
Criteria."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     AS 38.06.070(a) states that the Alaska Royalty Oil and                                                                     
     Gas Development Advisory Board must consider:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
        1. The revenue needs and projected  fiscal condition                                                                    
          of the state                                                                                                          
        2. The existence and extent of present and projected                                                                    
          local and regional needs for oil and gas products                                                                     
        3. The desirability of localized capital investment,                                                                    
          increased   payroll,  secondary   development  and                                                                    
          other possible effect of the sale                                                                                     
        4. The projected social impacts of the transaction                                                                      
        5. The    projected     additional     costs     and                                                                    
          responsibilities which  could be imposed  upon the                                                                    
          state  and  affected   political  subdivisions  by                                                                    
         development related to the transactions.                                                                               
        6. The existence of specific local or regional labor                                                                    
          or  consumption markets  or both  which should  be                                                                    
          met by the transaction                                                                                                
        7. The projected positive or  negative environmental                                                                    
          effects related to the transactions                                                                                   
        8. The projected effects of the proposed transaction                                                                    
          upon  existing private  commercial enterprise  and                                                                    
          patterns of investment                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:38:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 12: "Figure 1: Royalty In-Kind                                                                       
Sales History." He stated that the refinery depicted had                                                                        
purchased royalty oil from the state.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 13: "Best Interest of the State                                                                      
Served by the RIK Contract with Flint Hills Resources                                                                           
(FHR)."                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
   · Cash Value Offered with Contract                                                                                           
       ­ Cash value of $3.5-5.9 Billion over 5 years                                                                            
             ƒAnalyzed for Consistent value between RIK                                                                        
               and RIV                                                                                                          
             ƒVolume weighted average of current reported                                                                      
               netback price (11 AAC 03.026(b))                                                                                 
        ­ Anticipated increases in marine transportation                                                                        
          allowance will favor RIK contract                                                                                     
   · Positive effect on the State                                                                                               
        ­ Maintain stability in in-state refining and                                                                           
          distribution of refined products                                                                                      
        ­ Supports jobs and economy of Fairbanks North Star                                                                     
          Borough                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze reflected on prior testimony about                                                                             
pipeline physics and the importance of the facility.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash replied that the issue was discussed on slide                                                                        
14.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:39:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 14: "FHR's North Pole Refinery."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
   · Strategically located on Trans-Alaska Pipeline System                                                                      
     (TAPS)                                                                                                                     
   · Current throughput of 82,000 - 84,000 barrels per day                                                                      
     of ANS crude                                                                                                               
   · Producing approximately 22,000 - 25,000 barrels of                                                                         
     refined product                                                                                                            
   · All crude and constituents that are not transformed                                                                        
     into refined product are injected back into TAPS (with                                                                     
     a penalty paid)                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:41:33 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 15: "FHR's North Pole Refinery."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
   · FHR produces approximately                                                                                                 
        o 672,000 gallons of jet fuel per day                                                                                   
        o 143,000 gallons of gasoline per day                                                                                   
       o 41,000 gallons of home heating fuel per day                                                                            
        o 68,000  to  194,000  gallons per  day  of  product                                                                    
          consisting of HAGO, LAGO, naphtha, asphalt,                                                                           
          refining fuel, and a small volume of high-sulfur                                                                      
          diesel                                                                                                                
   · 680,000 gallons per day shipped to Anchorage via the                                                                       
     Alaska Railroad                                                                                                            
   · 230,000 gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel and                                                                             
     gasoline on the backhaul to Fairbanks                                                                                      
   · FHR owns 50 million gallons of storage facilities                                                                          
        o 30.7  million in  Anchorage  and  19.3 million  in                                                                    
          Fairbanks                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:42:30 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 16: "Proposed Contract                                                                               
Benefits."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
   · Proposed contract is expected to:                                                                                          
        o Maintain status quo of in-state refining behavior                                                                     
        o Produce 330 million gallons  of refined product or                                                                    
          18 percent of gasoline and 26 percent of jet fuel                                                                     
          consumed in Alaska                                                                                                    
        o Provide  approximately $140  million  per year  in                                                                    
          gross regional product sales for the Fairbanks                                                                        
          North Star Borough (FNSB)                                                                                             
        o Support  1,300 direct  and  indirect  jobs in  the                                                                    
          FNSB                                                                                                                  
        o Sustain $100 million in annual earnings in FNSB                                                                       
        o Provide  socio-economic  stability against  energy                                                                    
          costs                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash discussed slide 17: "Projected Impacts if not                                                                        
Approved."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
   · If FHR stops refining, anticipated effects include:                                                                        
        o Loss  of approximately  1,300 direct  and indirect                                                                    
         jobs in the Fairbanks North Star Borough                                                                               
        o State  could experience  increased utilization  of                                                                    
          the social safety net                                                                                                 
        o Possibility of population redistribution                                                                              
        o Increased     and     decreased     infrastructure                                                                    
          utilization and maintenance with population shift                                                                     
        o Impact to the fuel supply for the Fairbanks and                                                                       
          Anchorage airports, affecting trade and tourism                                                                       
          and the Alaska Railroad                                                                                               
        o Loss of heat source for warming low flow in TAPS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:44:02 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara  stated that  the less  oil in  TAPS the                                                                    
more expensive  the tariff. The  more expensive  the tariff,                                                                    
the less money  the state received in taxes for  the oil. He                                                                    
asked if a  discount for royalty in-kind  oil would increase                                                                    
the cost in taps and impact state revenue.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash  replied that if  the state received  royalty in-                                                                    
value and  the current contract returned  approximately $120                                                                    
million more  than the  expected value.  He stated  that the                                                                    
current terms  in the  contract would  not achieve  the same                                                                    
monetary  surplus or  addition  due to  the  short term  and                                                                    
small volume.  The department was confident  that they would                                                                    
receive an increment of value for the state.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Gara understood  that taking  less oil  from                                                                    
North Pole  would increase the  tariff south of  North Pole.                                                                    
If the  oil was not  purchased from  the state, it  would be                                                                    
purchased from the oil companies,  which would also increase                                                                    
the tariff.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash  concurred, if supply was  available from another                                                                    
source.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:46:24 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Gara   noted  evidence  that   refiners  had                                                                    
increased  the mark-up  for  gas produced  and  sold by  100                                                                    
percent  in the  last  five  or six  years,  which might  be                                                                    
responsible  for the  high cost  of  gas in  Alaska. If  the                                                                    
state  offered oil  to the  refinery,  would the  department                                                                    
offer a return on limitation of markup for consumer gas?                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash replied that investigations  by the Department of                                                                    
Law  evaluated the  market behavior  of Alaska's  refineries                                                                    
and distributors.  The conclusion  of the  investigation was                                                                    
that  collusion  or  anti-competitive behavior  was  not  an                                                                    
issue.  The  contract  continued   a  term  written  in  the                                                                    
previous  one.  The  term  stated   that  when  Flint  Hills                                                                    
produced  and sold  wholesale gasoline,  they  must offer  a                                                                    
price comparable to that sold  in Anchorage. Anchorage was a                                                                    
water-born market with an additional refinery.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:48:53 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Costello  asked   about  the  commissioner's                                                                    
identification  of the  economic  effect. She  asked if  the                                                                    
department  accounted  for the  26  percent  loss of  avgas,                                                                    
which  was  supplied  through Flint  Hills  to  the  state's                                                                    
economy.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash  replied that the refinery  produced a tremendous                                                                    
amount  of  jet  fuel,  but  he was  unaware  of  the  avgas                                                                    
production.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:50:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze asked  the  connection  for defending  the                                                                    
army bases in Alaska.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash replied that Petro  Star Inc. was owned by Arctic                                                                    
Slope  Regional  Corporation   (ASRC)  and  enjoyed  certain                                                                    
contracting  preferences with  the United  States Department                                                                    
of Defense. He stated that  Petro Star Inc. supplied most of                                                                    
the fuel for  the military bases in the  interior. He stated                                                                    
that Flint  Hills was supportive  of the  Interior community                                                                    
at large.  The families  supported by their  employment with                                                                    
Flint Hills provided the backbone of the community.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze asked about the military facilities.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Balash  replied  that   the  military  facilities  must                                                                    
consider the loss  of Flint Hills as a back-up  to the Petro                                                                    
Star  facility. He  mentioned a  provision  in the  contract                                                                    
intended to enable  Flint Hills to become a  customer of the                                                                    
North Slope Transportation Project.  If natural gas was made                                                                    
available to  the Interior the  cost of operating  the bases                                                                    
would  be   reduced.  The  contract  could   help  with  the                                                                    
retention of those installations.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:53:14 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze noted that an  effect felt in one region of                                                                    
the state impacted all of Alaska.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  stated that  one tower was  shut down                                                                    
resulting in an unforeseen impact  in her district. The fuel                                                                    
provided allowed for electric energy for the district.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:54:31 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kawasaki  asked about the  special commitment                                                                    
contract extension  on page  22. He  noted that  the special                                                                    
commitment was tied as a  reward for substantial investment.                                                                    
He read  about a  request for an  extension. He  wondered if                                                                    
the issue would be revisited with the royalty board.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:55:11 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.   Balash  replied   that  the   initial  step   included                                                                    
negotiations  with the  department. Upon  conclusion of  the                                                                    
negotiation  process,  the  royalty  board  and  legislature                                                                    
would provide the next steps.  The provision was intended to                                                                    
truncate the negotiation process.  The terms would be agreed                                                                    
upon and presented to both  the board and the legislature in                                                                    
five years.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
 9:56:04 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JEFF COOK, REGIONAL DIRECTOR,  EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, FLINT HILLS                                                                    
RESOURCES,  NORTH  POLE,  spoke  in support  of  SB  86.  He                                                                    
mentioned his  productive negotiations with the  Division of                                                                    
Oil and Gas through the  Department of Natural Resources. He                                                                    
stated that  he began working  for the refinery in  1994 and                                                                    
he  had seen  the  oil enter  the  refinery at  increasingly                                                                    
lower  temperatures. He  explained the  refinery's important                                                                    
task  of returning  oil to  TAPS.  He pointed  out that  the                                                                    
refinery had only one source  of crude and electricity costs                                                                    
were  four times  higher  than refineries  in  the state  of                                                                    
Washington without the benefit of natural gas.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Cook  continued  that  the  five  year  contract  would                                                                    
provide the stability  and certainty of crude oil  at a fair                                                                    
price  with  expansion  as  a  result.  Though  the  current                                                                    
contract did not expire until  April 1, 2014 the pressure to                                                                    
pass  the bill  was strong  this session.  He discussed  the                                                                    
negotiation process regarding  one-year supply contracts for                                                                    
jet fuel and other projects.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:59:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Thompson  understood   that  the   refinery                                                                    
produced 26 percent  of the jet fuel consumed  in Alaska. He                                                                    
stated that  the Anchorage  port had  storage tanks  for the                                                                    
import of  jet fuel  for Ted Stevens  International Airport.                                                                    
He asked about the change in competitiveness.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Cook  replied that  his  refinery  was limited  to  one                                                                    
source of  crude. He added  that the change in  energy costs                                                                    
placed Flint Hills at a disadvantage.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson asked about  the impact of the large                                                                    
transportation  cost required  to bring  jet fuel  to Alaska                                                                    
from Asia.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Cook replied  that the  differential in  his refinery's                                                                    
energy cost was $12 higher  than the West Texas Intermediate                                                                    
(WTI).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Thompson   asked  if  natural  gas   in  the                                                                    
Interior would help with competitiveness.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Cook replied  yes.  He hoped  for  projects that  would                                                                    
allow the  company to  enter the  export business  again and                                                                    
expand for greater competitiveness in the jet fuel market.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:01:02 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DOUG ISAACSON  testified in  support of  the                                                                    
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:02:11 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze noted  that he  placed  great emphasis  on                                                                    
Interior issues.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Costello discussed the zero fiscal note.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  stated that the  bill's fiscal  terms were                                                                    
best described in the contract.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Balash agreed.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:03:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson MOVED to REPORT SB 86 out of                                                                              
committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 86 was REPORTED out of committee with a "do pass"                                                                            
recommendation and with one previously published fiscal                                                                         
note: FN1 (DNR).                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 21(FIN) am(efd fld)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act relating  to the  interest rate  applicable to                                                                    
     certain amounts due for fees,  taxes, and payments made                                                                    
     and property  delivered to  the Department  of Revenue;                                                                    
     providing a  tax credit against the  corporation income                                                                    
     tax  for   qualified  oil  and  gas   service  industry                                                                    
     expenditures; relating  to the  oil and  gas production                                                                    
     tax rate; relating  to gas used in  the state; relating                                                                    
     to  monthly installment  payments  of the  oil and  gas                                                                    
     production tax; relating to oil  and gas production tax                                                                    
     credits for  certain losses and  expenditures; relating                                                                    
     to  oil and  gas  production  tax credit  certificates;                                                                    
     relating  to  nontransferable   tax  credits  based  on                                                                    
     production;  relating to  the  oil and  gas tax  credit                                                                    
     fund; relating  to annual  statements by  producers and                                                                    
     explorers;    establishing    the     Oil    and    Gas                                                                    
     Competitiveness  Review  Board; and  making  conforming                                                                    
     amendments."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 21 (FIN) am(efd fld) was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 51                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act extending the termination  date of the Board of                                                                    
     Governors of the Alaska  Bar Association; and providing                                                                    
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 51 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 65                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to  property exemptions for retirement                                                                    
     plans, individual  retirement accounts, and  Roth IRAs;                                                                    
     relating to  transfers of individual  retirement plans;                                                                    
     relating  to  the  rights   of  judgment  creditors  of                                                                    
     members of limited liability  companies and partners of                                                                    
     limited   liability  partnerships;   relating  to   the                                                                    
     Uniform  Probate  Code,  including  pleadings,  orders,                                                                    
     liability, and  notices under the Uniform  Probate Code                                                                    
     and   the  Alaska   Principal  and   Income  Act,   the                                                                    
     appointment  of  trust  property,  the  Alaska  Uniform                                                                    
     Prudent  Investor Act,  co-trustees, trust  protectors,                                                                    
     and trust  advisors; relating  to the  Alaska Principal                                                                    
     and  Income   Act;  relating  to  the   Alaska  Uniform                                                                    
     Transfers to  Minors Act;  relating to  the disposition                                                                    
     of human remains;  relating to the tax  on insurers for                                                                    
     life   insurance   policies;  relating   to   insurable                                                                    
     interests for  certain insurance policies;  relating to                                                                    
     restrictions on transfers  of trust interests; relating                                                                    
     to  discretionary  interests   in  irrevocable  trusts;                                                                    
     relating to the community  property of married persons;                                                                    
     and amending Rule 64, Alaska  Rules of Civil Procedure,                                                                    
     and Rule 301(a), Alaska Rules of Evidence."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 65 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 134                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  requiring Medicaid payment for  scheduled unit                                                                    
     dose   prescription  drug   packaging  and   dispensing                                                                    
     services for specified recipients."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 134 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 95                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  relating  to  the  compensation,  allowances,                                                                    
     geographic differentials  in pay, and leave  of certain                                                                    
     public officials,  officers, and employees  not covered                                                                    
     by  collective   bargaining  agreements;   relating  to                                                                    
     certain  petroleum engineers  and petroleum  geologists                                                                    
     employed  by  the   Department  of  Natural  Resources;                                                                    
     relating to increased pay  for certain partially exempt                                                                    
     employees  of  the  state  in  specific  circumstances;                                                                    
     making  conforming  amendments;  and providing  for  an                                                                    
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 95 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 2                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act enacting  the  Interstate  Mining Compact  and                                                                    
     relating  to the  compact; relating  to the  Interstate                                                                    
     Mining  Commission;  and  providing  for  an  effective                                                                    
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 2 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 16                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  relating to  the  Board  of Registration  for                                                                    
     Architects, Engineers,  and Land  Surveyors and  to the                                                                    
     Department   of  Commerce,   Community,  and   Economic                                                                    
     Development."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SB 16 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 24                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  relating to  the Alaska  Marine Transportation                                                                    
     Advisory Board."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 24 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 37                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act   extending  the   termination  date   of  the                                                                    
     Statewide  Suicide  Prevention Council;  and  providing                                                                    
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB 37 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 38(FIN)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act extending  the termination  date of  the State                                                                    
     Medical Board;  relating to the executive  secretary of                                                                    
     the  State   Medical  Board;   and  providing   for  an                                                                    
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB 38 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 18(FIN) am                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An    Act    making,     amending,    and    repealing                                                                    
     appropriations,   including   capital   appropriations,                                                                    
     supplemental   appropriations,  reappropriations,   and                                                                    
     other   appropriations;    making   appropriations   to                                                                    
     capitalize  funds;  and   providing  for  an  effective                                                                    
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 18 was SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:04:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 10:04 a.m.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 63 Audit Response.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 63
Audit Report Digest.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 63
Full Audit Report Bar Association.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 63
HB063-NEW FN-OOG-EO-2-23-13.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 63
HB63 Public Testimony--Thomas Obermeyer.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 63
CSHB 102 (L&C) Letters of Support.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 102
CSHB 102 (L&C) Sectional Analysis.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 102
CSHB 102 (L&C) Summary of all Changes.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 102
HB 102 Leg Legal Memo.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 102
HB 102 Sponsor Statement.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 102
HB 102 Supporting Document--American Bar Association All About Trusts.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 102
HB 102 Supporting Documents Contracts Clause Issue.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 102
HB 102 Supporting Documents Single Subject Rule.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 102
HB 195 - Sectional Analysis.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 195
HB195-NEW FN ACS-000-04-02-13.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 195
HB 195 - Transmittal Letter.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 195
HB 195 - Sectional Analysis.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 195
HB195 NEW FN Leg 4-3-13 LFD.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 195
SB 86 DNR FHR PBIF Presentation 4-8-13.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 86
Final BIF FHR 3-25-13.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 86
SB 86 Transmittal Letter.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 86
SB 2 - IMCC Annual Report 2011.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 2
SB 2 - IMCC Membership 2013.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 2
SB 2 - IMCC Dues Assessments 2014 and 2015.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 2
SB 2 - IMCC Welcome.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 2
SB 2 - Letters of Support H FIN.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 2
SB 2 - Sectional.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 2
SB 2 - Sponsor Statement.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 2
DOA_SB95- HB 195_BillOverview(April2013).pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
HB 195
SB 95
SB 24 House Finance Committee Hearing packet.pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 24
SB 2 - IMCC Testimony on AK SB 2 -- House Finance (2).pdf HFIN 4/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
SB 2