Legislature(2015 - 2016)CAPITOL 120

03/12/2015 10:00 AM FISHERIES

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10:07:43 AM Start
10:08:19 AM HB128
10:18:13 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HB 128 ALASKA WILD SALMON DAY TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 128 Out of Committee
*+ HB 112 REPEAL CFEC; TRANSFER FUNCTIONS TO ADFG TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES                                                                            
                         March 12, 2015                                                                                         
                           10:07 a.m.                                                                                           
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Louise Stutes, Chair                                                                                             
Representative Neal Foster                                                                                                      
Representative Bob Herron                                                                                                       
Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                                 
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Craig Johnson                                                                                                    
Representative Dan Ortiz                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 128                                                                                                              
"An Act establishing August 10 of each year as Alaska Wild                                                                      
Salmon Day."                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 128 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 128                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SHORT TITLE: ALASKA WILD SALMON DAY                                                                                             
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) EDGMON                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
02/27/15       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/27/15       (H)       FSH, RES                                                                                               
03/12/15       (H)       FSH AT 10:00 AM CAPITOL 120                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BRYCE EDGMON                                                                                                     
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented HB 128, as Prime Sponsor.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
PATRICK MARSHALL                                                                                                                
Craig, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 128.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HAYLEY STUMPF                                                                                                                   
Craig, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 128.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SHANNYN BIRD                                                                                                                    
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 128.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MARILYN ROMANO, Regional Vice President                                                                                         
Alaska Airlines                                                                                                                 
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 128.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:07:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LOUISE  STUTES  called  the  House  Special  Committee  on                                                             
Fisheries meeting to order at  10:07 a.m. Representatives Stutes,                                                               
Foster, Kreiss-Tomkins,  and Herron were  present at the  call to                                                               
order.   Representative  Millett arrived  as the  meeting was  in                                                               
progress.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:08:19 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                 HB 128-ALASKA WILD SALMON DAY                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES announced  that the only order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO.  128, "An Act establishing August 10  of each year                                                               
as Alaska Wild Salmon Day."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:08:32 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   BRYCE   EDGMON,    Alaska   State   Legislature,                                                               
introduced HB 128, as prime  sponsor, stating that the choice for                                                               
August  came  after  consultation  with  representatives  from  a                                                               
variety of  interest groups, including fishing  organizations and                                                               
the travel and  visitor industry.  The month of  August hosts two                                                               
other state  recognized days,  and appears  to be  an appropriate                                                               
time  to recognize  the virtues  that wild  salmon contribute  to                                                               
Alaska.    Many states  celebrate  resource  icons recognized  in                                                               
their areas,  such as  Iowa corn, Texas  beef, or  Maine lobster.                                                               
Alaska  deserves  to have  a  day  to  recognize wild  salmon,  a                                                               
resource that  is, without dispute,  an iconic  representation of                                                               
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HERRON  asked about the  choice for the  tenth day                                                               
of the month.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON responded that it was chosen randomly.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES opened public testimony.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:12:59 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PATRICK MARSHALL testified in support  of HB 128, stating that as                                                               
a  fisherman and  seasonal fish  packer, salmon  is an  important                                                               
part of  his everyday life and  it deserves a day  of recognition                                                               
and celebration.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:13:31 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HAYLEY STUMPF testified in support  of HB 128, and disclosed that                                                               
her  family is  directly  involved in  the  tourism industry,  as                                                               
owner/operators of  a commercial lodge.   In advocating  for this                                                               
bill, she  stressed that it  will provide an avenue  for Alaskans                                                               
to show  respect and  gratitude for  the important  presence that                                                               
salmon holds in their lives.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:14:35 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SHANNYN BIRD, testified  in support of HB 128, and  said there is                                                               
statewide support for  salmon as it represents a  common pride to                                                               
be  celebrated.    Additionally,  the  date  coincides  with  the                                                               
Fairbanks,  Tanana  Valley  Fair,  which  may  prove  helpful  in                                                               
promoting the celebration in the interior.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:16:03 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MARILYN  ROMANO,   Regional  Vice  President,   Alaska  Airlines,                                                               
testified in support of HB  128, and said the airlines officially                                                               
supports  an  official  recognition   day  for  salmon.    Alaska                                                               
Airlines  for decades  has supported  both  sport and  commercial                                                               
fishing in  Alaska and, as  part of doing  so, has painted  a 737                                                               
jet aircraft  with a  salmon motif  as a  visual display  of that                                                               
support; the "salmon thirty salmon."   Further, the company looks                                                               
forward  to  celebrating  this   iconic  symbol  of  Alaska  with                                                               
particular events planned for the  decorated jet on the appointed                                                               
day.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES  closed public testimony  after ascertaining  no one                                                               
further wished to testify.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:17:22 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT  moved to report HB  128, 19-LS0563\W, out                                                               
of  committee   with  the  individual  recommendations   and  the                                                               
accompanying zero fiscal note.   There being no objection, HB 128                                                               
was reported from the House Special Committee on Fisheries.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:17:55 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES thanked the day's participants, particularly the                                                                   
young witnesses that came forward.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:18:13 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Special Committee on Fisheries meeting was adjourned at 10:18                                                                   
a.m.                                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 128 Legislation--Version W.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 128
HB 128 Alaska Wild Salmon Day Sponsor Statement.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 128
HB 128 Fiscal Note DOA.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 128
HB 112 Sponsor Statement.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 112
HB 112 ver A.PDF HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 112
HB 112 Sectional.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 112
HB 112 Support Legal Memo.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 112
HB 112 Support Leg Research Report - History of Limited Entry.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 112
HB 112 Support Lawson Report.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 112
HB 112 Support CFEC response to Lawson Report.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 112
HB 112 Support Alaska Dispatch Article.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 112
HB 112 Support CFEC Statement.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 112
HB 128 Support--ASMI.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 128
ATA Comments on HB 128, 031615.pdf HFSH 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
HB 128