Legislature(1995 - 1996)

05/01/1996 03:10 PM L&C

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          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                
      - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                
 PREVIOUS ACTION                                                               
 BILL:  SB 201                                                               
 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                   
 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.                 
 There being no further business to conduct, CHAIRMAN KOTT adjourned           
 the House Labor and Commerce Standing Committee meeting at                    

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