Legislature(1995 - 1996)
05/01/1996 03:10 PM L&C
* first hearing in first committee of referral
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE May 1, 1996 3:10 p.m. MEMBERS PRESENT Representative Pete Kott, Chairman Representative Norman Rokeberg, Vice Chairman Representative Brian Porter Representative Kim Elton Representative Gene Kubina MEMBERS ABSENT Representative Beverly Masek Representative Jerry Sanders COMMITTEE CALENDAR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 201(FIN) "An Act relating to the employment of emergency fire-fighting personnel by the commissioner of natural resources." - PASSED CSSB 201(FIN) OUT OF COMMITTEE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 199(FIN) "An Act relating to environmental audits and health and safety audits to determine compliance with certain laws, permits, and regulations." - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD PREVIOUS ACTION BILL: SB 201 SHORT TITLE: FIRE FIGHTING PERSONNEL EMPLOYMENT SPONSOR(S): SENATOR(S) LINCOLN JRN-DATE JRN-DATE ACTION 01/05/96 2059 (S) PREFILE RELEASED - 1/5/96 01/08/96 2059 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRAL(S) 01/08/96 2059 (S) RES, FIN 03/18/96 (S) RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH ROOM 205 03/25/96 (S) RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH ROOM 205 03/26/96 2900 (S) RES RPT 4DP 1NR 03/26/96 2900 (S) FISCAL NOTE (DNR) 03/26/96 2900 (S) ZERO FISCAL NOTE (DPS) 03/28/96 2939 (S) CORRECTED RES RPT WITH CS SAME TITLE 04/26/96 (S) FIN AT 9:00 AM SENATE FINANCE 532 04/26/96 (S) MINUTE(FIN) 04/26/96 3605 (S) FIN RPT CS 4DP 2NR 04/27/96 (S) RLS AT 10:30 AM FAHRENKAMP RM 203 04/27/96 3621 (S) FIN CS RECEIVED SAME TITLE 04/26/96 3605 (S) FN TO CS (DNR) 04/26/96 3605 (S) PREVIOUS ZERO FN (DPS) 04/27/96 3626 (S) RULES TO CALENDAR 4/27/96 04/27/96 3633 (S) READ THE SECOND TIME 04/27/96 3633 (S) FIN CS ADOPTED UNAN CONSENT 04/27/96 3633 (S) PLACED AT BOTTOM OF CALENDAR 04/27/96 3648 (S) THIRD READING 4/28 CALENDAR 04/28/96 3668 (S) READ THE THIRD TIME CSSB 201(FIN) 04/28/96 3668 (S) PASSED Y20 N- 04/28/96 3669 (S) Kelly NOTICE OF RECONSIDERATION 04/29/96 3701 (S) RECON TAKEN UP - IN THIRD READING 04/29/96 3701 (S) PASSED ON RECONSIDERATION Y20 N- 04/29/96 3708 (S) TRANSMITTED TO (H) 04/29/96 4122 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRAL(S) 04/29/96 4122 (H) LABOR & COMMERCE 05/01/96 (H) L&C AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 17 WITNESS REGISTER GEORGIANNA LINCOLN, Senator Alaska State Legislature State Capitol Building, Room 510 Juneau, Alaska 99801 Telephone: (907) 465-3732 POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of SB 201. ACTION NARRATIVE TAPE 96-43, SIDE A Number 0001 CHAIRMAN PETE KOTT called the House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee to order at 3:10 p.m. and noted there was a quorum. Members present at the call to order were Representatives Kott, Porter, Elton and Kubina. Representative Rokeberg joined the meeting at 3:11 p.m. Absent were Representatives Masek and Sanders. SB 201 - FIRE FIGHTING PERSONNEL EMPLOYMENT CHAIRMAN KOTT invited Senator Georgianna Lincoln, sponsor of SB201, to introduce the bill. Number 0055 SENATOR GEORGIANNA LINCOLN said SB 201 required no state money. It had been amended so that money may not be used to replace permanent or seasonal state employees. It was also amended so the commissioner may not use apportions to the department from state general funds for emergency fire fighting personnel engaged in non- emergency activities. SENATOR LINCOLN indicated up to $500,000 of federal money was available. She said there was currently enough work identified for $250,000 to be used for projects with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service. These agencies had already identified 300 days of work for the emergency fire fighting crews. Number 0165 SENATOR LINCOLN said this was a wonderful opportunity to utilize the fire fighters, who hopefully would have a poor season again this year, to cut brush around a community or help with fish and game habitat, for example. "As our rules now sit, we cannot use the federal money for that," she explained. REPRESENTATIVE GENE KUBINA made a motion that CSSB 201(FIN) move from committee with individual recommendations. CHAIRMAN KOTT noted the motion and indicated there was an accompanying zero fiscal note. He asked if there was an objection. There being no objection, CSSB 201(FIN) moved from committee. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to conduct, CHAIRMAN KOTT adjourned the House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee meeting at 3:13p.m.