Legislature(2021 - 2022)GRUENBERG 120

03/18/2021 11:00 AM FISHERIES

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+= HB 26 CONFLICT OF INTEREST: BD FISHERIES/GAME TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 26 Out of Committee
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+= HB 54 INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES                                                                            
                         March 18, 2021                                                                                         
                           11:05 a.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Geran Tarr, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Louise Stutes, Vice Chair                                                                                        
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                          
Representative Andi Story                                                                                                       
Representative Dan Ortiz                                                                                                        
Representative Sarah Vance                                                                                                      
Representative Kevin McCabe                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 26                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of                                                                
Fisheries and the Board of Game by the members of the respective                                                                
boards; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 26 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 54                                                                                                               
"An Act establishing  the Alaska Invasive Species  Council in the                                                               
Department of Fish  and Game; relating to  management of invasive                                                               
species;  relating to  invasive  species  management decals;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  26                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: CONFLICT OF INTEREST: BD FISHERIES/GAME                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): FISHERIES                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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BILL: HB  54                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT                                                                                        
SPONSOR(s): FISHERIES                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
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WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
GLENN HAIGHT, Executive Director                                                                                                
Board of Fisheries                                                                                                              
Boards Support Section                                                                                                          
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G)                                                                                      
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing of HB
26.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
THATCHER BROUWER, Staff                                                                                                         
Representative Geran Tarr                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Introduced HB 54 on behalf of                                                                            
Representative Tarr, prime sponsor.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
DOUG VINCENT-LANG, Commissioner                                                                                                 
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G)                                                                                      
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided testimony on HB 54.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
DAYNA MACKEY, Director                                                                                                          
Division of Administrative Services                                                                                             
Alaska Department of Fish & Game                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   Provided  testimony  regarding the  fiscal                                                             
note for HB 54.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
TIM STALLARD                                                                                                                    
Anchorage  Cooperative  Invasive  Species Management  Area  (ANC-                                                               
CISMA)                                                                                                                          
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 54.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SUMMER NAY                                                                                                                      
Delta Junction, Alaska                                                                                                          
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 54.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
DAVID MARTIN                                                                                                                    
Clam Gulch, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 54.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
KATHERINE SHAKE                                                                                                                 
Natural Resource  Specialist, Homer  Soil and  Water Conservation                                                               
District                                                                                                                        
Homer, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 54.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
11:05:42 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR GERAN TARR called the  House Special Committee on Fisheries                                                             
meeting to  order at  11:05 a.m.   Representatives  Vance, Story,                                                               
McCabe, Kreiss-Tomkins,  Ortiz, Stutes, and Tarr  were present at                                                               
the call to order.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
         HB 26-CONFLICT OF INTEREST: BD FISHERIES/GAME                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
11:06:49 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR  announced that the  first order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO.  26, "An Act relating to  participation in matters                                                               
before  the Board  of  Fisheries and  the Board  of  Game by  the                                                               
members of the respective boards;  and providing for an effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TARR said  the  committee has  not  received any  proposed                                                               
amendments to  HB 26.   She  related that  Representative Kreiss-                                                               
Tomkins has expressed his strong support for the bill.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
11:07:35 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES  expressed her  support for  this "fabulous                                                               
legislation."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  ORTIZ  voiced  his support  for  this  "brilliant                                                               
piece of legislation."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
11:08:05 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VANCE  related that  people from the  Interior are                                                               
saying that members of the Board  of Game rarely conflict out, so                                                               
they are questioning  the need for HB 26.   People from the sport                                                               
fish  side  are  saying  there  should  not  be  any  more  undue                                                               
influence on  the conversations.   More is heard  from commercial                                                               
fishing  because  they  are  the   ones  who  are  overwhelmingly                                                               
conflicted out.  Since the  legislature has talked about this for                                                               
many  years,  she  is  listening  to  all  sides  to  ensure  the                                                               
committee  is making  a sound  decision because  this deals  with                                                               
allocation.   She  said  she is  leaning  toward supporting  this                                                               
given that members of the  board are already deliberating off the                                                               
record because their  insight is needed.  So,  she continued, the                                                               
committee is asking that it be  on record for the public to hear.                                                               
She  further  argued  that  the   "fish  and  game  members"  are                                                               
professionals  and should  be trusted  and able  to differentiate                                                               
between statements  made from a direct  financial interest versus                                                               
statements made  from expertise in a  fishery or region.   If the                                                               
department  and board  members believe  that a  member is  making                                                               
comments in the [sharing] expertise,  they have the wisdom to see                                                               
the difference.   Representative Vance specified that  HB 26 does                                                               
not  allow a  [conflicted board  member] to  vote on  the matter,                                                               
which is  the hard line  here because it  is not being  said that                                                               
that can be  overridden and waived.  She stated  she is currently                                                               
supportive of  HB 26  because she wants  the transparency  to the                                                               
public  and doesn't  like that  there is  conversations happening                                                               
off record that people are unaware  of.  The more transparency to                                                               
the public  on these conversations,  the more trust can  be built                                                               
in the Board of Fisheries and in the public process.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
11:12:17 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES added that whether  it be fish or game, the                                                               
legislation treats everybody and all sectors equally.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
11:12:56 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MCCABE stated that in  general he is supportive of                                                               
the idea of  HB 26.  He agreed with  Representative Vance that it                                                               
is important  to get all  the conversation on the  record instead                                                               
of off the record  so it can be seen later.   He said his friends                                                               
who are  sport fishermen and who  may not support the  bill might                                                               
at some point  be on the other  end of things where  they want an                                                               
excellent sport  fisherman board  member to  speak on  the record                                                               
for them.  He  is waffling on yes or no  because of the different                                                               
sides,  he continued,  and surprisingly  the bill  highlights the                                                               
distrust and  divisiveness that  has happened  between commercial                                                               
fish and sport fish.  Both  are going after the same resource and                                                               
the committee needs to fix that at some point.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
11:14:18 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR  stated her  support for  HB 26.   She noted  that the                                                               
board  process is  very  involved,  and that  people  need to  be                                                               
dedicated and  have the time  and commitment  to be a  good board                                                               
member.   She questioned whether  it can always be  expected that                                                               
each time there will  be a lot of Alaskans to  fill that, as well                                                               
as also  having good representation  between the regions  and the                                                               
backgrounds.   She said it  makes her feel more  comfortable that                                                               
it can  be disclosed and  that everything  can be on  the record,                                                               
and she agrees with the transparency component of the bill.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:15:17 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STORY related  that was  an elected  school board                                                               
member  for 15  years  and  members got  to  vote  on issues  and                                                               
express their opinions.   She said she thinks it  is very helpful                                                               
to have  most of the  conversations on  the record at  the table.                                                               
While she realizes  that a member can leave his  or her chair and                                                               
testify before  the body,  she said it  expedites things  to have                                                               
the [conflicted]  member at the  table and  able to share  his or                                                               
her thoughts.   It  is not going  to prohibit  side conversations                                                               
from happening,  she added,  but they  will be  done more  at the                                                               
committee  level and  the public  will  appreciate hearing  those                                                               
thoughts whether or not they agree with them.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:16:08 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VANCE  posed a scenario  in which a member  with a                                                               
financial  conflict is  participating  in  deliberations and  the                                                               
board chair  deems that that  member's conversation  is ethically                                                               
going too far.  She asked  whether the board chair has discretion                                                               
to  limit  the conversation  so  that  it doesn't  provide  undue                                                               
influence over the vote.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:17:03 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
GLENN  HAIGHT, Executive  Director,  Board  of Fisheries,  Boards                                                               
Support  Section, Alaska  Department  of Fish  and Game  (ADF&G),                                                               
replied that he thinks the board  chair would have the ability to                                                               
stop the  conversation and take  a break  to talk with  the board                                                               
member to explain the chair's concerns.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:17:25 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VANCE  inquired whether there are  any examples in                                                               
the past where a chair has exercised that authority.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. HAIGHT  responded that an  example occurred last year  when a                                                               
board member  was recused from  working on a suite  of proposals.                                                               
He explained  that at  the beginning of  every board  meeting all                                                               
board members  sit through staff  reports, but in this  example a                                                               
line  of questions  came from  one board  member and  the recused                                                               
member  came  back with  another  line  of questioning  that  was                                                               
starting to  get to argument building.   The board chair  and the                                                               
Department of  Law representative realized it  was probably going                                                               
too far, so they stopped the meeting and had that conversation.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VANCE commented  that  that  answers the  concern                                                               
that  there  is  another  safety net  mechanism  for  when  undue                                                               
influence is  taking place and  the chair has the  discretion [to                                                               
stop the conversation].                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR  offered her appreciation  for the comments  about the                                                               
legislation and said  it points to how important  the resource is                                                               
to all Alaskans.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:19:10 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES moved  to report  HB 26  out of  committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  [zero]                                                               
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:19:37 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MCCABE objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
11:20:07 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 11:20 a.m. to 11:21 a.m.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:21:12 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  withdrew  her  first motion  as  she  had                                                               
stated the  incorrect bill version.   She  moved to report  HB 26                                                               
out  of   committee  with  individual  recommendations   and  the                                                               
accompanying [zero] fiscal note.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:21:37 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MCCABE objected.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
11:21:47 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A  roll call  vote was  taken.   Representatives Kreiss-Tompkins,                                                               
Story,  Ortiz, Vance,  Stutes, and  Tarr  voted in  favor of  the                                                               
motion  to  report  HB  26   out  of  committee  with  individual                                                               
recommendations   and   the   accompanying  zero   fiscal   note.                                                               
Representative McCabe voted against it.   Therefore, by a vote of                                                               
6-1, HB  26 was reported  out of  the House Special  Committee on                                                               
Fisheries.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
               HB 54-INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
11:22:40 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR  announced that the  final order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL NO.  54,  "An Act  establishing  the Alaska  Invasive                                                               
Species Council in  the Department of Fish and  Game; relating to                                                               
management  of invasive  species;  relating  to invasive  species                                                               
management decals; and providing for an effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:23:25 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
THATCHER BROUWER, Staff, Representative  Geran Tarr, Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, introduced  HB 54 on behalf  of Representative Tarr,                                                               
prime sponsor.   He explained that  HB 54 would do  three things:                                                               
establish  an  Invasive  Species   Council,  create  an  invasive                                                               
species response  fund, and set  a way for the  Alaska Department                                                               
of  Fish &  Game  (ADF&G)  to create  and  sell invasive  species                                                               
management decals.   Of these  three things, he pointed  out, the                                                               
most important  is establishing within ADF&G  the Alaska Invasive                                                               
Species Council, which would be  composed of representatives from                                                               
state and  federal agencies as  well as  tribal, nongovernmental,                                                               
business, and industry stakeholders.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR  interjected that this  idea came from  the Washington                                                               
Invasive Species Council, which has  written a letter of support.                                                               
She  related that  at the  2018  meeting of  the Alaska  Invasive                                                               
Species  Partnership  the  director  of  the  Washington  council                                                               
shared with the  100-plus people in attendance why  this was such                                                               
an effective model  and how it had helped  the Washington council                                                               
engage stakeholders and keep the  business community connected to                                                               
the government connected to the scientific community.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
11:24:50 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. BROUWER continued his introduction of  HB 54.  He said one of                                                               
the Alaska  Invasive Species Council's responsibilities  would be                                                               
preparing  and   presenting  a  five-year  strategic   plan  that                                                               
addresses  economic effects  of invasive  species, the  council's                                                               
priorities  for  addressing  invasive species,  and  recommending                                                               
legislation  and  funding  required to  implement  the  council's                                                               
priorities.   An  updated strategic  plan would  be given  to the                                                               
legislature every other year.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BROUWER stated  that  the second  thing HB  54  would do  is                                                               
establish an invasive species response  fund in the general fund,                                                               
and  the  department  would  appropriate   the  funds  to  manage                                                               
invasive species.   He noted  that while the fund  is established                                                               
in  the bill,  there  is not  at this  time  a dedicated  funding                                                               
source aside from  the profits from the sale  of invasive species                                                               
decals.  However, he continued,  additional fund sources could be                                                               
established at a later date.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:25:50 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR  stated that  she has  worked on this  bill for  a few                                                               
years and  has explored many  different funding mechanisms.   She                                                               
advised that  one mechanism could  be through ferry  tickets when                                                               
the  [Alaska Marine  Highway] next  updates its  ticketing system                                                               
because people are bringing watercraft.   She said a registration                                                               
fee with  planes was looked  at, but it is  federal and so  not a                                                               
good  opportunity.    An  additional  registration  fee  on  snow                                                               
machines, four-wheelers,  or watercraft  through the  Division of                                                               
Motor Vehicles was looked at but  not pursued to avoid a stacking                                                               
up of fees.   In working with multiple  stakeholders this summer,                                                               
she continued,  the idea for  a voluntary decal came  from former                                                               
senator Gary Wilken  and other homeowners on  Harding Lake, which                                                               
has an elodea problem.  A  voluntary decal, she explained, can be                                                               
used to  engage and educate people,  and provide them with  a way                                                               
to financially contribute towards management.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:27:58 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS offered  his appreciation  for the                                                               
background information.   He said he is very  motivated about any                                                               
way to  create funding, even as  a part of the  bill, or possibly                                                               
exploring a  nexus with Dingell-Johnson.    He  further suggested                                                               
that  perhaps  the  dots  could be  connected  by  designating  a                                                               
portion of the surcharge in HB 80 for invasive species.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR  stated that Commissioner Vincent-Lang  [of ADF&G] may                                                               
help connect those dots when the fiscal notes are discussed.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:28:42 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MCCABE  stated he is  very interested in  the bill                                                               
but not  interested in the fiscal  note.  He related  that he and                                                               
the sponsor  have discussed  the tiny pieces  of funding  in many                                                               
different spots  for invasive species  and he thinks a  way needs                                                               
to be  found to  consolidate those, although  he is  unsure about                                                               
the vehicle for  doing that.  He said he  doesn't think taking it                                                               
out of  the general fund is  the answer.  Other  states deal with                                                               
boat  trailer  registration,  and  it  doesn't  seem  to  be  too                                                               
egregious and  is like  the small  surcharge on  Alaska's fishing                                                               
licenses  for the  hatcheries.   A way  needs to  be found  to do                                                               
that, he continued, because he won't  be able to support the bill                                                               
with a fiscal note given the current budget climate.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TARR  expressed  her  hope  that  Representative  McCabe's                                                               
concerns  will   be  addressed  when   Commissioner  Vincent-Lang                                                               
testifies.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
11:30:20 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VANCE  requested the  sponsor to describe  how the                                                               
optional invasive  species decal  will work.   She  observed that                                                               
the fiscal  note estimates ADF&G  will collect  [$3,900] annually                                                               
based on  the average  of Fish  and Wildlife  Conservation Stamps                                                               
that were sold between 2017 and 2019.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TARR responded  that the  Fish  and Wildlife  Conservation                                                               
Stamp was  used as a comparison  because it is voluntary  and can                                                               
be purchased  online while purchasing  fishing licenses,  and the                                                               
Invasive  Species Decal  is envisioned  in  that same  way.   She                                                               
noted  that a  core group  of Alaskans  is very  engaged on  this                                                               
topic with  more than  100 people  normally attending  the Alaska                                                               
Invasive  Species  Partnership  meetings, and  the  Harding  Lake                                                               
folks have  indicated they want  a voluntary, not  mandatory, way                                                               
to contribute.   Chair Tarr  stated she is interested  in looking                                                               
at a  boat trailer registration,  but because two or  three other                                                               
pieces of  legislation are looking  at Division of  Motor Vehicle                                                               
(DMV) fees she is cautious  about stacking things unexpectedly on                                                               
top  of people.   In  speaking with  the ADF&G  commissioner, she                                                               
continued,   it  seems   there  could   be  some   federal  grant                                                               
opportunities.  Also, a funding stream  could be created if HB 80                                                               
is passed  in its amended form,  but it is premature  to count on                                                               
that given HB 80 is still under consideration.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
11:33:54 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STORY asked how the  decal fee amount [of $20] was                                                               
determined and why.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR replied  that there isn't much science  applied to the                                                               
amount, she tried  to pick a price that was  not onerous and that                                                               
felt reasonable.  She said the  way the decal is reflected in the                                                               
fiscal note is not entirely as  envisioned.  The idea was to have                                                               
an  annual contest  where artists  submit  something and  receive                                                               
recognition.   Running it through  the [Alaska  Invasive Species]                                                               
Council would  minimize the need for  administrative support from                                                               
the department.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MCCABE recalled  the "Snow  Track funding"  where                                                               
$20 was  paid to decal  a snow machine  but then it  was stripped                                                               
out  of the  budget.   He said  he is  concerned that  this could                                                               
happen here even though it is voluntary.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR noted  that the specifics of what  the Alaska Invasive                                                               
Species Council would do are outlined in Section 1.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
11:37:17 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. BROUWER presented  a sectional analysis of HB 54.   He stated                                                               
that under Section 1 of  the bill, Section 16.20.800 [which would                                                               
be added  to AS 16.20]  and would establish the  invasive species                                                               
decals.   He  said the  heart of  the bill  is [the  addition of]                                                               
Section  16.20.810  which  would establish  the  Alaska  Invasive                                                               
Species  Council, with  members  from the  Department of  Natural                                                               
Resources (DNR), Department  of Environmental Conservation (DEC),                                                               
and Department of Transportation  and Public Facilities (DOT&PF),                                                               
as well  as members  appointed by  the governor  from stakeholder                                                               
organizations and  industries.  The council,  he explained, would                                                               
be  responsible  for   facilitating  cooperation  between  state,                                                               
federal, tribal,  and local agencies, as  well as nongovernmental                                                               
organizations  involved in  the management  of invasive  species.                                                               
The council  would also be  tasked with  recommending coordinated                                                               
inter-agency strategies  and policies  related to  the management                                                               
of invasive species.   The council would provide  guidance on how                                                               
to prioritize a  response and how to best use  the funds from the                                                               
invasive  species  response fund.    The  council would  also  be                                                               
responsible for designing the invasive species control decals.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR invited Mr. Vincent-Lang to testify on the bill.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:39:01 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DOUG VINCENT-LANG,  Commissioner, Alaska  Department of  Fish and                                                               
Game (ADF&G), recalled that at  the bill's last hearing there was                                                               
discussion  on  how ADF&G  would  approach  the [Alaska  Invasive                                                               
Species Council] if HB 54 were  passed.  He stated he understands                                                               
the  issues  with  general funding  and  the  consternation  with                                                               
appropriating  general funds.   He  said  he sees  value in  this                                                               
effort and  thinks there is  a high probability that  ADF&G would                                                               
be  able  to  get  federal funding  or  patchworks  of  different                                                               
funding that would  enable this to move forward.   His intent, he                                                               
continued, is  to not  form the  council and  have it  meet until                                                               
ADF&G  has secured  those other  funding sources.   He  suggested                                                               
that the  concerns of the  Office of Management and  Budget (OMB)                                                               
be put  on the  hearing record regarding  the fiscal  note, which                                                               
came out of OMB.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:40:42 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DAYNA  MACKEY,  Director,  Division of  Administrative  Services,                                                               
Alaska  Department of  Fish &  Game, described  her division  and                                                               
department  as  operating  through  the Office  of  Management  &                                                               
Budget.   She explained that  it is  not customary to  budget, or                                                               
fiscal note practice, to appropriate  fund sources in grants that                                                               
are not  available with certainty.   She advised that if  a grant                                                               
became available for this function  while the legislature was not                                                               
in session,  the Revised Program Legislative  (RPL) Process could                                                               
be used.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR stated  that the fiscal note  currently reflects using                                                               
general funds  for the $60,000  that would be needed  annually to                                                               
support the  council.  She said  Commissioner Vincent-Lang thinks                                                               
there  could be  some federal  funds through  grants or  possibly                                                               
other funding  streams, and Ms.  Mackey is saying that  OMB would                                                               
not  update  a  fiscal  note   to  reflect  that  because  it  is                                                               
prospective rather than already in hand.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. MACKEY  replied that  is correct.   She explained  that until                                                               
the funding  is known, the  funding source  would have to  be the                                                               
unrestricted general fund (UGF).                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:42:11 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VANCE asked  whether it  would be  appropriate to                                                               
put contingency language in the bill  and have a fiscal note with                                                               
contingency  language so  if federal  funds become  available the                                                               
department  could proceed  with  the council.    She requested  a                                                               
recommendation  as to  whether  it is  best  to have  contingency                                                               
language or  wait until next  year after  it is known  that funds                                                               
are available.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MACKEY responded  that  contingent  language could  possibly                                                               
help to be able to identify  what the funding source could be for                                                               
this.   But  as the  bill  is currently  written, she  continued,                                                               
there is  no funding source,  so the only guaranteed  money known                                                               
at this point is the UGF.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TARR commented  that her  concern is  "the chicken  or the                                                               
egg" because she  believes grants cannot be applied  for prior to                                                               
the council being in existence.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
11:43:52 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MCCABE stated he  is confused because Commissioner                                                               
Vincent-Lang said he doesn't need money  to do this, and OMB says                                                               
yes and is going to put a part-time person towards it.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER VINCENT-LANG answered  that his intent is  to try to                                                               
find additional  funding outside  of UGF  knowing the  issues the                                                               
legislature  is facing  with  UGF funding  to  proceed with  this                                                               
Invasive Species Council.  He said  he is convinced that there is                                                               
money out  there.   He concurred  with the  "chicken or  the egg"                                                               
argument about how  to get money if the council  isn't formed and                                                               
urged the  committee to  work on  contingency language  that says                                                               
the council is  not formed until alternative  funding sources are                                                               
available.   He  said he  understands  the position  that if  the                                                               
council is created  and there is no funding  available towards it                                                               
the  only  way   to  implement  that  council  is   to  have  UGF                                                               
identified.  He  deferred to OMB to provide  further response and                                                               
related  that  ADF&G tried  to  identify  a compromise,  but  OMB                                                               
identified that that is not secure  money and is trying to figure                                                               
out how to put a fiscal note together.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. MACKEY  said she  doesn't have  anything else  to add  to the                                                               
commissioner's  statements.     She  concurred   that  contingent                                                               
language  may be  able  to help  and to  state  what the  funding                                                               
source is  and that the council  can move on once  the funding is                                                               
established.  But,  she added, at this point the  UGF is the only                                                               
thing that is identifiable.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:46:38 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MCCABE observed the  fiscal note includes $99,000-                                                               
$100,000 for  the first  year and then  $62,400 for  2023 onward.                                                               
He asked  what would  happen if the  $100,000 is  appropriated by                                                               
the legislature but then the  commissioner finds federal or grant                                                               
funding, or money comes from HB 80.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. MACKEY  replied that through  the budget process in  the next                                                               
legislative session  there could  be a  fund source  change where                                                               
the fund  source is changed  from UGF to whatever  is identified.                                                               
If any federal funds come through  when the legislature is not in                                                               
session, she continued, an RPL Process  can be used to be able to                                                               
get  that funding  a  little bit  quicker and  then  in the  next                                                               
legislative session there  could be a decrease of  the $62,400 or                                                               
$99,50 or whatever it may be.  So,  there is a way to change that                                                               
UGF through the budget process.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TARR pointed  out  that  HB 54  would  not  be moved  from                                                               
committee today, so there will be time for further questions.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:48:50 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR opened public testimony on HB 54.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:49:16 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
TIM STALLARD,  Anchorage Cooperative Invasive  Species Management                                                               
Area (ANC-CISMA),  testified in support of  HB 54.  He  stated he                                                               
is  an invasive  species  management consultant  and is  speaking                                                               
today  on  behalf  of  ANC-CISMA.   He  said  the  organization's                                                               
philosophy  is   that  invasive  species  do   not  respect  land                                                               
ownership  boundaries,  so  there  needs to  be  cooperation  and                                                               
working  together  to  protect Alaska's  natural  resources  from                                                               
degradation  by  harmful  species.   He  noted  that  the  Alaska                                                               
Invasive  Species  Partnership  has  a similar  philosophy  at  a                                                               
statewide level, therefore  important coordination and management                                                               
across  the  state  is  already  taking  place  by  him  and  his                                                               
colleagues.  The current coordination  is voluntary and driven by                                                               
the personal commitment and passion  of dedicated colleagues from                                                               
state,   local,  tribal,   nonprofit,  university,   and  federal                                                               
entities.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. STALLARD pointed  out that Alaskans are lucky to  have a vast                                                               
state  and   relatively  healthy  fisheries  and   other  natural                                                               
resources.   Alaskans depend on  these resources for  jobs, food,                                                               
recreation,  and  culture,  he  noted,  but  introduced  invasive                                                               
species  have the  potential to  disrupt all  this.   The state's                                                               
cold  climate and  relative geographic  isolation has  slowed the                                                               
arrival and  spread of  invasive species,  but these  threats are                                                               
here and will continue to increase in the future.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. STALLARD stated that to  protect Alaska's fisheries and other                                                               
resources, Alaskans must actively  prevent and rapidly respond to                                                               
harmful  new invaders.   This  requires  coordination across  the                                                               
state,  he   advised,  so  to  adequately   protect  the  state's                                                               
fisheries  and other  resources Alaskans  need to  step up  their                                                               
coordination with  the formation  of the Alaska  Invasive Species                                                               
Council as  outlined in  HB 54.   This  council would  bring high                                                               
level  coordination from  ADF&G, DNR,  DEC, DOT&PF  together with                                                               
commercial, local,  federal, Alaska Native, and  other interests.                                                               
Alaska  needs   this  high-level  coordination  to   protect  its                                                               
fisheries and other natural resources into the future.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
11:51:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SUMMER  NAY, testified  in  support of  HB 54.    She stated  she                                                               
serves  as  the Invasive  Species  Plant  Program Coordinator  in                                                               
Delta Junction, and  that she is a member of  the Alaska Invasive                                                               
Species  Partnership  and  a member  of  the  Outreach  Education                                                               
Subcommittee.  She said she  is offering her testimony in support                                                               
of  HB  54  as  an   individual  based  on  her  perspective  and                                                               
experience gained while living and working in Interior Alaska.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. NAY  noted that commercial  hay and grain crops  are produced                                                               
in   the  [Delta   Junction  area],   one  of   Alaska's  largest                                                               
agricultural regions.   The Richardson and  Alaska highways carry                                                               
traffic into  this district  from populated  areas of  Alaska and                                                               
Canada.  Both  agriculture and roads, she pointed  out, are major                                                               
vectors  for the  introduction of  invasive terrestrial  species,                                                               
resulting  in   costly  and  damaging  infestations   that  could                                                               
threaten agricultural and natural resources.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NAY advised  that water  bodies  in the  Interior are  under                                                               
threat from  elodea, an aquatic  invasive plant species  that has                                                               
been identified  in up to  10 Interior water bodies.   Watercraft                                                               
and  human transportation,  she explained,  are the  main vectors                                                               
for the  introduction of  elodea to  freshwater systems.   Elodea                                                               
causes serious  irreversible harm to aquatic  habitats, resulting                                                               
in  the degradation  of  fisheries if  given  the opportunity  to                                                               
spread.   Alaska is  under threat, she  continued, and  only with                                                               
help from  local, state, federal,  and tribal  collaboration will                                                               
it  not  perish.     Passing  HB  54   will  establish  statutory                                                               
expectation and  motivate overdue coordination  and institutional                                                               
leadership towards invasive species prevention and management.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
11:53:37 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MCCABE requested  the  name  of the  organization                                                               
with which Ms. Nay is affiliated.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS. NAY replied that she works  in Delta Junction for the Salcha-                                                               
Delta Soil and Water Conservation District.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR added, "I think  also with the Alaska Invasive Species                                                               
Partnership."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. NAY [confirmed that is correct].                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MCCABE asked  how  Mr. Stallard's  and Ms.  Nay's                                                               
organizations are funded.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. NAY responded, "We fund ourselves; ... private funded."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:54:33 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS offered  his understanding that the                                                               
soil and water  conservation districts in Alaska    Ms. Nay's and                                                               
others    don't  receive  any public  funding, including  federal                                                               
funding.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. NAY answered, "Correct."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR stated  that this topic could be  discussed on another                                                               
day.   She  said some  districts like  Ms. Nay's  are active  and                                                               
doing important work, but others have lost their leadership.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:55:11 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DAVID MARTIN, said  he has been involved in fish  and game issues                                                               
in Alaska for  50 years.  He  stated he fully supports  HB 54 for                                                               
the need  for a rapid response  to invasive species.   It is long                                                               
past due, he added, and he  supported it when it started at least                                                               
six years  ago.  He advised  being proactive and on  the offense,                                                               
"the  sooner  the  better  and   the  cheaper,"  when  addressing                                                               
invasive  species in  order  to eradicate  them  before they  can                                                               
establish a toehold and change  the ecosystem forever.  A classic                                                               
example  is  the  [northern]  pike that  came  into  the  Susitna                                                               
drainage in  the 1960s.   Now there are  at least eight  lakes in                                                               
the Susitna  drainage that have nothing  but pike in them.   They                                                               
will  never be  eradicated,  but  they can  be  managed, and  Mr.                                                               
Martin said  he is  involved in  an aquaculture  association that                                                               
does a  lot of  the pike  work up there.   Salmon  production, he                                                               
pointed  out,  is  down substantially  in  the  Susitna  drainage                                                               
because of pike.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. MARTIN  related that  elodea has also  come into  the Susitna                                                               
drainage.  He said an example  is Alexander Lake where it started                                                               
out in  five acres  from a  float plane and  from which  it could                                                               
have been  eradicated for $15,000.   There was no  rapid response                                                               
and by  the time action  was taken  the whole lake  was infested.                                                               
Now it is  going to take over  $1 million to treat  that lake and                                                               
hopefully eradicate  the elodea.   According  to a  University of                                                               
Alaska report, he continued, elodea  alone will cost the state of                                                               
Alaska  $100 million  in annual  losses  from salmon  production,                                                               
float planes, and recreational activities.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. MARTIN further related zebra  mussels have recently come into                                                               
Alaska by  way of pet stores.   These mussels are  disastrous, he                                                               
stated, and have wiped out the  fisheries in the Great Lakes.  He                                                               
said Alaska  is fortunate in that  it could get ahead  of most of                                                               
these  invasive  species  and  HB  54 will  help.    However,  he                                                               
advised,  there  also  needs  to  be the  will,  the  money,  the                                                               
education, and  the rapid response to  do so.  Stricter  laws are                                                               
also needed not  to allow invasive species to get  into Alaska in                                                               
the first  place, and  there needs to  be strict  enforcement and                                                               
penalties  for  those  who  do  bring them  in  and  spread  them                                                               
throughout the state.  He urged that HB 54 be forwarded.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:57:49 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VANCE  asked  whether  United  Cook  Inlet  Drift                                                               
Association (UCIDA) has taken a position on HB 54.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. MARTIN  replied that UCIDA is  supportive of HB 54.   He said                                                               
the  fish  and  game  advisory  committee that  he  sits  on  has                                                               
addressed and supported this bill  in the past, as do aquaculture                                                               
and the Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund.   It would be foolish not to                                                               
support it, he  opined.  Invasive species  have decimated Florida                                                               
and other  places and hopefully  Alaska can get in  the forefront                                                               
of this.  He said there is a lot of support for the bill.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE VANCE said she has  heard reports of pike straying                                                               
into Cook  Inlet.   She asked whether  Mr. Martin  has personally                                                               
seen pike in Cook Inlet.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MARTIN  responded  he  has   been  involved  with  the  pike                                                               
suppression by aquaculture and the  Alaska Department of Fish and                                                               
Game (ADF&G) on  the lakes in the Kenai Peninsula,  and they have                                                               
eradicated  basically every  lake.    He said  he  has also  been                                                               
instrumental in aquaculture's effort  for pike suppression in the                                                               
Susitna drainage  and he was  instrumental in getting  Shell Lake                                                               
rehabilitated to  salvage the  genetic pool  for sockeye  in that                                                               
system.  Under a current program  up there, pike are being netted                                                               
in  various lakes  to  increase the  salmon  production in  them.                                                               
While some lakes will not be able  to be done, a lot of effort is                                                               
being put  into pike suppression.   He said  he hopes that  HB 54                                                               
will  eliminate invasive  species  so there  isn't  a pike  issue                                                               
where their numbers need to be curtailed annually.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
12:00:15 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
KATHERINE  SHAKE, Natural  Resource  Specialist,  Homer Soil  and                                                               
Water Conservation District, testified in  support of HB 54.  She                                                               
stated  she is  a board  member  of the  Alaska Invasive  Species                                                               
Partnership and  is speaking  today on behalf  of the  Homer Soil                                                               
and  Water   Conservation  District   and  the   Kenai  Peninsula                                                               
Cooperative  Invasive  Species   Management  Area  (KP-CISMA),  a                                                               
partnership  of  state  and  federal  agencies,  nonprofits,  and                                                               
tribes.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHAKE  reported that on  the Kenai Peninsula elodea  has been                                                               
successfully eradicated  from five  lakes and northern  pike from                                                               
seventeen lakes.   She explained  that a priority  invasive plant                                                               
list is  maintained to  keep the  most harmful  non-native plants                                                               
out of  salmon and  moose habitat.   However, she  advised, while                                                               
eradication efforts  for some species  have been  successful, the                                                               
battle  is being  lost with  others  like reed  canary grass  and                                                               
orange  hawkweed.   European  green  crabs,  which could  destroy                                                               
aquaculture  in  Prince  William  Sound  and  Kachemak  Bay,  are                                                               
marching northward  and were discovered in  British Columbia last                                                               
July.   Zebra  mussels  have been  found in  moss  balls sold  in                                                               
aquariums in Anchorage and Soldotna.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. SHAKE  said the  successful high-functioning  partnership she                                                               
has coordinated  for the  last 17  years is at  its limits.   She                                                               
stressed that help  is needed to detect  and prevent introduction                                                               
of new invasive  species because the soil  and water conservation                                                               
districts are stretched  thin.  She explained  that the districts                                                               
write  proposals  and  integrated  pest  management  plans,  fund                                                               
raise,  apply  for  state  permits   to  ensure  compliance,  and                                                               
implement  control  of the  most  harmful  invasive plants  along                                                               
roadways, which are the primary  vector of terrestrial invasives.                                                               
The reason  the Seward and  Sterling highways are not  covered in                                                               
bird vetch  and white sweet  clover, she pointed out,  is because                                                               
of the CISMA partnership and the  soil and water districts.  Soil                                                               
and  water  districts have  no  state  funding yet  are  managing                                                               
vegetation in  DOT&PF's rights-of-way.   This is not  a long-term                                                               
solution,  she stressed,  and requires  so much  effort that  the                                                               
district doesn't have the bandwidth  to respond when new invasive                                                               
species show up.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SHAKE advised  that the  ability  to update  and maintain  a                                                               
noxious weed list is critical  to protecting Alaska's agriculture                                                               
and  native  ecosystems.    The  Division  of  Agriculture  needs                                                               
support to provide the service  of evaluating and prohibiting the                                                               
sale  of harmful  plants,  she said.    Establishing an  invasive                                                               
species  council  would help  elevate  these  conversations to  a                                                               
higher level  of government and  provide a conduit  for education                                                               
about the most  pressing threats to Alaska's  salmon and wildlife                                                               
habitat.   Creating an invasive  species council,  enabling ADF&G                                                               
to  implement prevention  measures, and  establishing a  fund for                                                               
rapid  response   are  critical   to  increase  the   success  of                                                               
protecting  local economies  and livelihoods.   She  affirmed the                                                               
support of both her organizations for HB 54.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
12:03:00 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STORY requested  a  written copy  of Ms.  Shake's                                                               
testimony.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
12:03:26 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  TARR closed  public testimony  after  ascertaining no  one                                                               
else wished to testify.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TARR announced that HB 54 was held over.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
12:03:41 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Special Committee on Fisheries meeting was adjourned at 12:04                                                                   
p.m.                                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 26 Version A 2.18.21.PDF HFSH 3/16/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HB 26
HB 26 Sectional Analysis 3.14.21.pdf HFSH 3/16/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HB 26 Fiscal Note - DFG-BFG 2.19.21.pdf HFSH 3/16/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HB 26
HB 26 Boards of Game and Fisheries Ethics Process Overview and Recusals 2.1.21.pdf HFSH 3/16/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HRES 3/31/2021 1:00:00 PM
HRES 4/9/2021 1:00:00 PM
HB 26
HB 26 Informational Document BOF-BOG History and Process 03.06.19.pdf HFSH 3/16/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HRES 3/31/2021 1:00:00 PM
HRES 4/9/2021 1:00:00 PM
HB 26
HB 26 Letters of Support 3.16.21.pdf HFSH 3/16/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HRES 3/31/2021 1:00:00 PM
HRES 4/9/2021 1:00:00 PM
HB 26
HB 26 Email of Opposition 3.16.21.pdf HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HRES 3/31/2021 1:00:00 PM
HRES 4/9/2021 1:00:00 PM
HB 26
HB 26 Sponsor Statement 3.16.21.pdf HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HRES 3/31/2021 1:00:00 PM
HRES 4/9/2021 1:00:00 PM
HB 26
HB 54 Sponsor Statement - Version W 1.28.21.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 4/6/2021 10:00:00 AM
HRES 4/16/2021 1:00:00 PM
HB 54
HB 54 Version W 1.15.21.PDF HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 4/6/2021 10:00:00 AM
HRES 4/16/2021 1:00:00 PM
HB 54
HB 54 Fiscal Note - DEC-CO 3.5.21.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 4/6/2021 10:00:00 AM
HB 54
HB 54 Fiscal Note - DFG-DSF 3.5.21.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 4/6/2021 10:00:00 AM
HB 54
HB 54 Supporting Document - ADFG Newsletter - Invasive Species 4.2021.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 4/6/2021 10:00:00 AM
HB 54
HB 54 Supporting Document - Cost of Managing Invasive Species in Alaska 7.2012.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 4/6/2021 10:00:00 AM
HB 54
HB 54 Supporting Document - Cost of Invasive Species in US 1.2012.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
HB 54
HB 54 Supporting Document - States with Invasive Species Fees or Stickers 7.24.20.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB 54 Supporting Document - WA Invasive Species Council Fact Sheet 1.2017.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB 54 Letters of Support 3.10.21.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB 54 Supporting Document - ADFG Invasive Species Presentation 3.11.21.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB 54 Supporting Document - Alaska Invasive Species Partnership Presentation 3.11.21.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB 54 Supporting Document - USFWS Alaska Invasive Species Presentation 3.11.21.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB 54 Supporting Document - Ka'aihue Presentation - 3.11.21.pdf HFSH 3/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB 26 Sectional Analysis 3.14.21.pdf HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB54 Sectional Analysis - Version W 3.18..21.pdf HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB 54 Testimony Katherine Schake Homer Soil Water District 3.18.21.pdf HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB 54 Email in Support - Dunaway 3.18.21_Redacted.pdf HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
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HB 26 Email in Support - Dunaway 3.17.21.pdf HFSH 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
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