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*+ HB 188 PERSON W/DISABILITY SAVINGS ACCOUNTS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --
*+ HB 337 MARIJUANA TAXES;EXCESS POSSESSION;BONDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --
*+ HB 314 AK REG ECON ASSIST. PROGRAM; EXTEND TELECONFERENCED
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-- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
          HOUSE LABOR AND COMMERCE STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                         
                         March 9, 2016                                                                                          
                           3:32 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurt Olson, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Shelley Hughes, Vice Chair                                                                                       
Representative Jim Colver                                                                                                       
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux                                                                                                 
Representative Cathy Tilton                                                                                                     
Representative Andy Josephson                                                                                                   
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 188                                                                                                              
"An  Act   relating  to  financial   accounts  for   persons  with                                                              
disabilities;  relating  to financial  institutions;  relating  to                                                              
property  exemptions; relating  to securities;  and providing  for                                                              
an effective date."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 337                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to taxes on marijuana."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 314                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating  to the  Alaska  regional  economic  assistance                                                              
program;  extending the termination  date  of the Alaska  regional                                                              
economic  assistance  program;  and  providing  for  an  effective                                                              
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 188                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: PERSON W/DISABILITY SAVINGS ACCOUNTS                                                                               
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) SADDLER                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
04/11/15       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/11/15       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
03/09/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 337                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: MARIJUANA TAXES;EXCESS POSSESSION;BONDS                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) LEDOUX                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
02/24/16       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/24/16       (H)       L&C, FIN                                                                                               
03/09/16       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAN SADDLER                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Speaking as the sponsor, introduced HB 188.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
KIM SKIPPER, Staff                                                                                                              
Representative Dan Saddler                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Speaking on behalf of Representative                                                                     
Saddler, sponsor, answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                                   
188.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MILLIE RYAN, Executive Director                                                                                                 
Key Coalition of Alaska                                                                                                         
President, REACH, Inc.                                                                                                          
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 188.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT FRICK                                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 188.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MALLORY HAMILTON                                                                                                                
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 188.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
STUART SPIELMAN                                                                                                                 
Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel                                                                                               
Autism Speaks                                                                                                                   
Washington, District of Columbia                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 188.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
RICK NELSON, Self-Advocate                                                                                                      
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 188.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
KALYSSA MAILE, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux                                                                                                 
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Speaking on behalf of Representative                                                                     
LeDoux, sponsor, answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                                    
337.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
KEN ALPER, Director                                                                                                             
Tax Division                                                                                                                    
Department of Revenue                                                                                                           
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
337.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CYNTHIA FRANKLIN, Director                                                                                                      
Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office                                                                                              
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
337.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
BRIAN OLSON, Owner/Operator                                                                                                     
Alaska Berries Winery                                                                                                           
Soldotna, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to the cash bond                                                                 
provision in HB 337.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
DOLOYNDA PHELPS                                                                                                                 
Alaska Small Cultivators Association                                                                                            
Nikiski, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to the cash bond                                                                 
provision in HB 337.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
JAMES BARRETT, Owner/Operator                                                                                                   
Rainforest Farms                                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the hearing on HB 337.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:32:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  KURT OLSON  called the  House Labor  and Commerce  Standing                                                            
Committee meeting  to order at  3:32 p.m.  Representatives  Olsen,                                                              
Tilton, Kito,  Josephson, Hughes, and  LeDoux were present  at the                                                              
call to order.   Representative Colver arrived as  the meeting was                                                              
in progress.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          HB 188-PERSON W/DISABILITY SAVINGS ACCOUNTS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:33:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  announced that the  first order of business  would be                                                              
HOUSE BILL  NO. 188,  "An Act relating  to financial  accounts for                                                              
persons  with disabilities;  relating  to financial  institutions;                                                              
relating  to  property  exemptions; relating  to  securities;  and                                                              
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:33:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DAN SADDLER,  speaking as  the sponsor, read  from                                                              
the following sponsor statement [original punctuation provided]:                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     HB 188 seeks  to help Alaskans cope with  the challenges                                                                   
     of  living with  a  disability by  allowing  individuals                                                                   
     and  families  to  set  up  tax-free  savings  accounts,                                                                   
     called "ABLE  accounts," to pay for  education, housing,                                                                   
     transportation  or  other  disability-related  expenses.                                                                   
     The U.S.  Congress passed the  "Achieving a  Better Life                                                                   
     Experience  (ABLE) Act" in  2014, authorizing states  to                                                                   
     create special  savings accounts for  disability-related                                                                   
     expenses  modeled  after  the  successful  "529  college                                                                   
     savings programs,"  named after the relevant  section of                                                                   
     IRS   code.  ABLE   accounts,  also   known  as   "529A"                                                                   
     accounts,   allow  individuals   with  disabilities   to                                                                   
     improve  their  financial   security  by  using  private                                                                   
     investments   to   supplement    their   benefits   from                                                                   
     insurance,  employment,  Supplemental   Security  Income                                                                   
     (SSI), Medicaid,  and other  sources. Assets held  in an                                                                   
     ABLE  account would  not be  counted  under means  tests                                                                   
     required  for   Medicaid  or  SSI,  although   SSI  cash                                                                   
     benefits  would   be  suspended  if  the   ABLE  balance                                                                   
     exceeded  $100,000.  ABLE accounts  could  be spent  for                                                                   
     education,  transportation,  job training  and  support,                                                                   
     assistive  technology, health  and  wellness, legal  and                                                                   
     other   qualified  services.   Contributions  would   be                                                                   
     limited to $14,000  per year, and capped at  $400,000. A                                                                   
     person could  have only one account. To be  eligible for                                                                   
     an  ABLE account,  a person  must have  become blind  or                                                                   
     disabled before  the age of  26. The Governor's  Council                                                                   
     on  Disabilities and  Special  Education estimates  that                                                                   
     about  13,770 Alaskans  -  10 percent  of  those with  a                                                                   
     disability  -  might  qualify   for  ABLE  accounts.  By                                                                   
     empowering   Alaskans   with  disabilities   and   their                                                                   
     families to  build their financial independence,  HB 188                                                                   
     will help  them meet  more of  their life challenges  by                                                                   
     relying  on  private  resources,   without  eroding  the                                                                   
     value  of public benefits  to which  they are  entitled.                                                                   
     ABLE accounts  will be important tools for  helping them                                                                   
     live full, productive lives in their communities.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER  noted that  the  current  version of  the                                                              
bill places  administration of the  [Stephen Beck,  Jr., Achieving                                                              
a Better  Life Experience (ABLE)  Act of 2014], accounts  with the                                                              
Department   of  Commerce,   Community   &  Economic   Development                                                              
(DCCED),  but a  forthcoming proposed  committee substitute  would                                                              
place administration with the Department of Revenue (DOR).                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:37:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  asked whether  the  $400,000  cap on  ABLE  accounts                                                              
would only be contributions, or could include interest.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER was unsure.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX expressed her  understanding that  the bill                                                              
allows a  disabled person with $400,000  in assets to  continue to                                                              
benefit from various state and federal entitlement programs.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER said yes.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES  asked what  mechanism is used  to determine                                                              
eligibility for account holders.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER stated  there is  a federal  certification                                                              
to  establish   one's  disability.     In   further  response   to                                                              
Representative Hughes,  he said an account can be  held by someone                                                              
who is older than 26 years of age.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO asked  how DOR would  administer the  program                                                              
differently than would DCCED.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:40:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KIM  SKIPPER,  Staff  to  Representative  Saddler,  answered  that                                                              
DCCED has a conflict  of interest because they  audit and regulate                                                              
the  affected industry;  however,  DOR can  manage ABLE  accounts.                                                              
In  further response  to  Representative Kito,  she  said she  was                                                              
unsure  whether DOR  manages similar  accounts,  and deferred  his                                                              
question to DOR.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER  observed  that  the  current  Alaska  529                                                              
savings  plan for  college education  is currently  housed in  the                                                              
University of Alaska (UA).                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  COLVER  questioned whether  there  was  a way  for                                                              
individuals  to open 529  plans through  brokerage houses  instead                                                              
of having the state administer accounts.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER said  yes.   He  advised  that the  529(A)                                                              
federal  enabling legislation  does  allow individuals  to set  up                                                              
private investment accounts with brokerage houses.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   TILTON  requested  a   review  of   the  monetary                                                              
guidelines.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   SADDLER   restated  that   the   annual  cap   on                                                              
contributions  to  one  account   is  $14,000,  and  the  lifetime                                                              
maximum  is  $400,000.   In  further  response  to  Representative                                                              
Tilton,  he  said  if  the  balance   in  the  account  exceeds  a                                                              
threshold of  $100,000, SSI  cash benefits  to the account  holder                                                              
would be suspended.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TILTON inquired  as to the  maker of the  monetary                                                              
guidelines.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER  said the $400,000 maximum  was established                                                              
by  the  state   for  529  savings  accounts,   and  the  $100,000                                                              
threshold is a federal requirement.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX questioned  why there is  an age  limit for                                                              
eligible disabilities.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER  stated  the age  limit  is based  in  the                                                              
federal  legislation, and  suggested that  in order  to limit  the                                                              
number  of  potential beneficiaries,  those  who  become  disabled                                                              
later in life are not eligible.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  directed attention  to the bill on  page 6,                                                              
lines 24-26, which read:                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          SEC. 06.65.150. Program account contributions.                                                                      
     (a)  A person  may not make  a contribution  to open  or                                                                   
     add to  a program  account unless  the person makes  the                                                                   
     contribution in cash.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX asked why securities are not acceptable.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:47:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SKIPPER responded  that this  provision would  be changed  in                                                              
the forthcoming committee substitute.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX asked  how the  meaning of  "member of  the                                                              
family" is described in the federal authorizing statute.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER said  he  would inquire  and provide  this                                                              
information.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  COLVER expressed  his  reluctance  to approve  the                                                              
appropriation  indicated in  the attached  fiscal note which  adds                                                              
two employees to the Division of Banking and Securities, DCCED.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER remarked:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     The intent  of the legislation, the  authorizing federal                                                                   
     legislation,   does  not   envision   the  state   doing                                                                   
     investment  work, but contracting  with an  organization                                                                   
     like  Ameritrade or  ...  T. Rowe  Price  which is,  who                                                                   
     does the 529  for Alaska, and having them  do the actual                                                                   
     investment  and so  forth, and  providing the  quarterly                                                                   
     or  annual  reports.   There  is  some expense  for  the                                                                   
     state  required to make  sure reports  are done for  the                                                                   
     state   to   the   [Internal   Revenue   Service,   U.S.                                                                   
     Department  of  the Treasury]  and  so  forth.   I  hope                                                                   
     there is  a way to do  that ... we're working  on trying                                                                   
     to reduce the costs.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SKIPPER  added  that  the  forthcoming  committee  substitute                                                              
allows DOR to  contract out with other services  instead of hiring                                                              
staff, resulting in  a lower fiscal note.  In  addition, the state                                                              
may partner with other states to lower costs.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX suggested  imposing a  charge on those  who                                                              
are setting up an account.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SKIPPER pointed  out  that  the bill  operates  in a  similar                                                              
manner  to  the  college  savings  accounts,  and  fees  would  be                                                              
charged.  In  further response to Representative  LeDoux, she said                                                              
she was  unsure whether the  fees would  cover all of  the state's                                                              
costs.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HUGHES asked  whether the  state incurs an  annual                                                              
cost for the college savings accounts.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.  SKIPPER said  yes.    However, UA  has  reduced  the cost  by                                                              
creating  a large  pool  of account  holders;  in  fact, the  pool                                                              
creates sufficient income to pay for staffing.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HUGHES observed  that if  the legislature  creates                                                              
an   enabling   statute,   that  would   encompass   the   state's                                                              
obligation.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. SKIPPER  advised  that the state  does not  have to  authorize                                                              
the  accounts because  disabled persons  could establish  accounts                                                              
in  other  states;  however,  establishing   enabling  legislation                                                              
benefits Alaska  because residents  could direct contributions  to                                                              
the  accounts   from  their  permanent   fund  dividends,   and  a                                                              
provision   in  the   forthcoming   committee  substitute   allows                                                              
Medicaid services  to be repaid  to the  state after the  death of                                                              
an account holder.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:54:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON opened public testimony on HB 188.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:56:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MILLIE  RYAN,  Executive   Director  of  REACH,   Inc.,  said  her                                                              
organization  serves  those with  intellectual  and  developmental                                                              
disabilities  who would  benefit from  HB 188.   She  is also  the                                                              
president  of Key  Coalition of  Alaska,  which strongly  endorses                                                              
the  bill.   Those  with  disabilities  and their  family  members                                                              
would like the opportunity  to save a down payment  for a house or                                                              
for transportation,  an opportunity that  is taken for  granted by                                                              
others.    In  fact,  those  with  disabilities  often  live  with                                                              
extraordinary  expenses, and  need  services and  support such  as                                                              
Medicaid  waivers  and  disability   income;  currently,  however,                                                              
after saving more  than $2,000, disability income  and support are                                                              
taken  away.   Ms. Ryan  advised  that REACH  would encourage  its                                                              
beneficiaries  to begin  saving for  their needs  and to work  for                                                              
things that are important.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:58:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT  FRICK said  he lives  in Juneau  and has  worked for  Club                                                              
Demonstration   Services   (CDS)    at   Costco   for   16   years                                                              
demonstrating  food products.   He is 62  years old  and expressed                                                              
his  support for  HB 188.   The  bill would  help him  save for  a                                                              
house or car and a service dog.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:59:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MALLORY  HAMILTON said  she is  the parent  of a  young woman  who                                                              
experiences autism,  Down syndrome, and  a seizure disorder.   She                                                              
is  in support  of  the proposed  legislation.    Although she  is                                                              
grateful  that  her daughter  is  on  a  waiver and  receives  SSI                                                              
benefits,  her  daughter  must  keep  her  income  at  well  below                                                              
poverty  level, which  restricts  her choices  for  items such  as                                                              
eyeglasses.   The  bill would  allow her  daughter to  save for  a                                                              
home and  to save any  money she may  receive from  her relatives.                                                              
Ms.  Hamilton pointed  out that  in  the event  of her  daughter's                                                              
death, the  state would  have the  option to  claim any  funds her                                                              
daughter  has  saved to  pay  for  care  she received  during  her                                                              
lifetime.   The  bill  would allow  her daughter  to  live a  more                                                              
typical life  and to have a job,  which is important to  her self-                                                              
worth.   Speaking as  a parent, Ms.  Hamilton urged  the committee                                                              
to pass the bill.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:02:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
STUART  SPIELMAN,  Senior  Policy   Advisor  and  Counsel,  Autism                                                              
Speaks,  informed  the committee  Autism  Speaks  is the  nation's                                                              
largest autism  science and advocacy  organization.   Mr. Spielman                                                              
said he is  the parent of a  son severely affected by  autism.  He                                                              
has been  involved with  ABLE Act legislation  for over  ten years                                                              
and because  of his training  as a tax  lawyer, he  was influenced                                                              
by the  aspect that  a person  with autism  is in a  fundamentally                                                              
different position  than a person  who does not; for  example, his                                                              
son without  autism  has a 529  college savings  account,  but his                                                              
son with autism  must avoid putting assets in his  own name.  This                                                              
is one of the  reasons the disability community  and U.S. Congress                                                              
is supportive  of this legislation.  Beyond the technical  aspects                                                              
of  the bill,  he  stressed that  the bill  inspired  overwhelming                                                              
support  from  Congress  in  December 2014,  and  every  state  is                                                              
considering  legislation,  or  has  authorized  a  program.    Mr.                                                              
Spielman noted that  people with disabilities are  more than twice                                                              
as likely  as others to live  in poverty; the ABLE  Act represents                                                              
one  effort to  improve  the status  of  those with  disabilities.                                                              
With the bill,  parents of children with disabilities  can provide                                                              
a little more help  to ensure their children have  more secure and                                                              
successful lives.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX asked  why the bill  limits eligibility  to                                                              
those  with a  disability that  occurred prior  to the  age of  26                                                              
years.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR.   SPIELMAN  explained   that   the  provision   represents   a                                                              
compromise in the federal bill.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  expressed her interest in  knowing how much                                                              
the  legislation would  cost the  federal  government compared  to                                                              
the cost with no age limit.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR.   SPIELMAN   offered   to   provide   information   from   the                                                              
Congressional Budget Office.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  asked whether  other  states  have achieved  a  zero                                                              
budget impact.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPIELMAN  said funding  mechanisms vary  between states,  such                                                              
as    intergovernmental loans and  fees, and consortiums  have the                                                              
potential for sharing costs.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX  asked  for   the  effect  on  the  state's                                                              
Medicaid bill.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:10:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER  opined that the bill would  not affect the                                                              
state's  Medicaid   costs  unless  the  state   recovers  Medicaid                                                              
expenses after a beneficiary's death.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  surmised that if  the bill does  not affect                                                              
the  state's  Medicaid  budget,   there  would  not  have  been  a                                                              
compromise needed to affect the cost of the federal legislation.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER said  he  was unsure  of the  explanation;                                                              
however,  the forthcoming  committee substitute  will have  a more                                                              
accurate fiscal note.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SPIELMAN  clarified that  the  age  limit affects  the  total                                                              
number of people who could qualify for an ABLE account.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX stated  that  there must  be  costs to  the                                                              
federal government,  other than  additional staff,  that led  to a                                                              
compromise age  limit.  Her concern  is that there will  be a cost                                                              
to the state.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SPIELMAN  acknowledged  that  there  is a  federal  tax  cost                                                              
because  the  accounts  are tax-preferred  accounts  and  are  not                                                              
subject to federal taxation.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON  added  that  children   are  dropped  off  of  their                                                              
parents' medical insurance at age 26.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SADDLER  said another  possible  expense would  be                                                              
tax reporting.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:16:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICK NELSON  said he  is a  self-advocate speaking  in support  of                                                              
the ABLE  Act, and currently works  for the Governor's  Council on                                                              
Disabilities  and  Special  Education, Department  of  Health  and                                                              
Social Services.   Before  the ABEL  Act, he  was only allowed  to                                                              
save up  to $2,000, and  was unable to  buy anything like  a house                                                              
or a means of  transportation, or assisted technology  to help him                                                              
communicate  with others.    Mr. Nelson  said  the bill  is a  big                                                              
game-changer for  people with severe disabilities,  and will level                                                              
the  playing field  for  people  with disabilities.    If a  child                                                              
needs  eyeglasses, and  they are  a preteenager,  they don't  want                                                              
the frames that  are offered by Medicaid.  The bill  would allow a                                                              
teenager to  buy eyeglasses  that meet her  needs, put her  in her                                                              
peer  group, and  save the  state money.    Mr.  Nelson urged  the                                                              
committee to pass the ABLE Act.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:21:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON announced that public testimony would remain open.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
[HB 188 was held over.]                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:21:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
         HB 337-MARIJUANA TAXES;EXCESS POSSESSION;BONDS                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:23:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON  announced that  the next order  of business  would be                                                              
HOUSE BILL NO. 337, "An Act relating to taxes on marijuana."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:23:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX,  speaking as the sponsor,  paraphrased from                                                              
the  sectional   analysis   for  HB  337   as  follows   [original                                                              
punctuation provided]:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1  amends  AS  17.38.200  by  adding  the  bond                                                                 
     created  in Section  3  to the  marijuana  establishment                                                                   
     requirements.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section 2  amends AS 43.61.020(a) to  require electronic                                                                 
     filing of marijuana tax returns.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Section 3 amends AS 43.61 adding two new sections:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          Sec. 43.61.040 grants the tax division authority                                                                    
          to assess a tax on marijuana plants found in                                                                          
          excess of the possession limit for adults not                                                                         
          licensed under AS 17.38.                                                                                              
          Sec. 43.61.050 requires a marijuana cultivation                                                                     
          facility to furnish a cash bond, to be forfeited                                                                      
          if taxes are not paid. It also makes marijuana                                                                        
          product manufacturing facilities and retail                                                                           
          marijuana stores secondarily liable for taxes on                                                                      
          their marijuana inventory and responsible for                                                                         
          providing proof that their marijuana inventory is                                                                     
          legitimate, upon request by the department.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO   directed  attention  to   proposed  Section                                                              
43.61.040   [text  previously   provided].     He  expressed   his                                                              
understanding  that plants  found in  excess of  the legal  amount                                                              
for  possession  would  engage a  criminal  statute,  which  would                                                              
result in  a criminal  action, and  asked if  the state  would tax                                                              
them as well.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:27:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KALYSSA  MAILE,  Staff to  Representative  LeDoux,  sponsor of  HB                                                              
337, advised  that the  bill does  not specify  one action  or the                                                              
other, the  option is open that  one could be  charged criminally,                                                              
and also assessed  penalties through the Tax  Division, Department                                                              
of Revenue (DOR).                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON  inquired as  to whether the  policy goal                                                              
was to  deter black  market competition with  a lawful  market, or                                                              
to raise revenue.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MAILE acknowledged  that deterrence  is "pretty  fundamental"                                                              
to  support  a  legal  industry,   and  DOR  has  been  unable  to                                                              
determine what the expected revenue from the industry will be.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON referred  to proposed Section  43.61.050                                                              
[text   previously    provided]   and   surmised    "the   primary                                                              
responsibility  is the grower,  and that  person may be  different                                                              
than the manufacturer and seller ...."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MAILE  said  correct.   The  cultivator  is  responsible  for                                                              
paying the tax,  and the secondary liability goes  to the retailer                                                              
or  the product  manufacturer,  who  must be  able  to prove  that                                                              
their  source  of marijuana  was  from  a  legal cultivator.    In                                                              
further response  to Representative  Josephson, she said  there is                                                              
nothing   in   HB  337   inconsistent   with   [Alaska   Marijuana                                                              
Legalization Ballot Measure 2 approved 11/4/14].                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES  asked how many  ounces a plant  weighs, its                                                              
value, and the annual value of "excess plants."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:30:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MAILE  said  AS  11.71.080  establishes  that  the  aggregate                                                              
weight  of  a live  marijuana  plant  is  one-sixth of  the  plant                                                              
weight  after the  roots  have been  removed.   She  said she  was                                                              
unsure how often excess plants are found.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:31:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KEN  ALPER,   Director,   Tax  Division,   DOR,  in  response   to                                                              
Representative  Hughes,   based  on  information   from  a  recent                                                              
arrest, estimated  a weight  of 5 ounces  per plant;  therefore, a                                                              
$50 per  ounce excise  tax would garner  a $250,000  civil penalty                                                              
to the grower.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR   OLSON   suggested   that   taxes   could   be   based   on                                                              
tetrahydracannabinol (THC) content rather than weight.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR.  ALPER  responded  that  illegal  marijuana  is  not  normally                                                              
processed in a  laboratory, and the division seeks  to confiscate,                                                              
destroy,  and penalize  by  an efficient  procedure.   In  further                                                              
response  to  Co-Chair  Olson,   he  said  the  division  has  not                                                              
considered processing  illegal marijuana  for the purposes  of the                                                              
prosecution.   In fact, the  goals of the  tax authorities  are to                                                              
provide the  tax division with the  ability to charge  the penalty                                                              
on illegal marijuana.  He remarked:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     If the  committee would prefer  to somehow find  a means                                                                   
     of calculating  THC we  can do  that.   Let me be  clear                                                                   
     though, that  the legal marijuana industry is  silent on                                                                   
     the robustness  of the product.   You know, it's  a flat                                                                   
     $50 an  ounce regardless of  the quality of  THC content                                                                   
     of  what it is  that's actually  being grown.   In  some                                                                   
     ways,  our   marijuana  tax  favors  the   high  quality                                                                   
     manufacturer  because  it's a,  the more  valuable  your                                                                   
     product, the  $50 an ounce becomes less burdensome  as a                                                                   
     percentage of the value.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON observed  that other states measure,  label, and check                                                              
for herbicides.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. ALPER  said Alaska  has testing  requirements  as part  of the                                                              
legal  marijuana system;  furthermore,  the aforementioned  states                                                              
have sales  taxes based on  the percentage  of the value  as their                                                              
primary revenue  source, whereas  Alaska chose  a "by  weight" tax                                                              
mechanism.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON inquired  whether a  fine is  consistent                                                              
with   proposed    SB   91;    he   characterized    SB    91   as                                                              
"friendlier" and  HB 337 as punitive  for those who  possess drugs                                                              
illegally, including a jail term.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:35:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. ALPER  advised that marijuana  possession remains  criminal in                                                              
Alaska  beyond the  six plants  for personal  use.   In a  certain                                                              
case a person  was found possessing 1,000 plants  with no evidence                                                              
of  illegal dealing.   If  the criminal  justice  system does  not                                                              
seek a felony  indictment, there is no disincentive,  but the bill                                                              
is  a means  of deterrent  to encourage  Alaska marijuana  growers                                                              
into a legal system.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MAILE  added  that  other  proposed  legislation  related  to                                                              
marijuana deals primarily  with the criminal code;  HB 337 imposes                                                              
a civil penalty.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO directed  attention to  the bill  on page  2,                                                              
lines 24-29, which read:                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     (c)  A  marijuana  product   manufacturing  facility  or                                                                   
     retail  marijuana store  is secondarily  liable for  the                                                                   
     taxes on marijuana  that is sold by or to  the marijuana                                                                   
     product  manufacturing  facility   or  retail  marijuana                                                                   
     store.  If requested  by the  department, the  marijuana                                                                   
     product  manufacturing  facility   or  retail  marijuana                                                                   
     store shall  provide the department with proof  that the                                                                   
     taxes have been  paid on the marijuana inventory  in the                                                                   
     possession  of   the  marijuana  product   manufacturing                                                                   
     facility or retail marijuana store.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KITO  recalled that  the commerce of  cigarettes is                                                              
facilitated by tax  stamps, and alcohol is also  marked when taxes                                                              
are paid.   He surmised  there is a  regulatory process  to inform                                                              
consumers that taxes have been paid on a marijuana product.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. MAILE said  DCCED is in the  process of setting up  a seed-to-                                                              
sale system.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:38:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CYNTHIA FRANKLIN,  Director, Alcohol  & Marijuana Control  Office,                                                              
DCCED,  informed  the  committee   that  a  seed-to-sale  tracking                                                              
system  will involve  radio-frequency  identification (RFID)  tags                                                              
attached  to marijuana  plants  over  eight inches;  the  tracking                                                              
number  will  stay with  the  plant  as  it is  harvested,  dried,                                                              
manufactured into a  product, and sold by the retail  store.   The                                                              
tracking software  is capable of  generating the  reports required                                                              
of licensees by  DOR, thus by this system,  cultivation facilities                                                              
will  be  tracking and  filing  monthly  reports  with DOR.    Ms.                                                              
Franklin  concluded that  the seed-to-sale  software will  provide                                                              
back-up documentation  for tax  reporting to  DOR, to  ensure that                                                              
taxes  have  been  paid.    Labels  and  marijuana  products  will                                                              
indicate  to consumers  the  tracking  system.     In response  to                                                              
Chair Olson, she  said the system is the same as  used in Colorado                                                              
and Oregon,  and information  can be read  with a handheld  device                                                              
within ten feet of the tag on each plant.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KITO questioned  the validity  of tracking  a RFID                                                              
tag  that becomes  part of  a process  which  combines plants,  or                                                              
separates plants  into various  components such  as an  extract, a                                                              
leaf, or a bud.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. FRANKLIN  stated that  the tags  are robust  and as  the plant                                                              
evolves, the tag  may change, but the tracking number  stays.  She                                                              
assured the committee the system works.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR.  ALPER  returned   attention  to  the  concept   of  secondary                                                              
liability, which  is a  power currently held  by the  tax division                                                              
for alcohol  and tobacco  taxes.   For example,  if a retailer  is                                                              
found in  possession of  alcohol or cigarettes  that did  not come                                                              
from  a licensed  distributor,  the tax  division  can charge  the                                                              
taxes to  the retailer.  The  division seeks to extend  this power                                                              
to the  marijuana industry to create  a deterrent against  a black                                                              
market.   The difference is that  the marijuana will be  grown and                                                              
sold  in Alaska,  and  the software  tracking  system will  ensure                                                              
that the marijuana came from a licensed grower.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON asked  whether  the amount  of the  cash                                                              
bond is comparable to what is assessed to alcohol vendors.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. MAILE  said the alcohol  industry must  post a surety  bond to                                                              
ensure  that  alcohol  taxes  are paid.    She  characterized  the                                                              
$5,000 cash bond  as "significantly lower than that  you would see                                                              
with alcohol."   In further response to Representative  Josephson,                                                              
she  said the  marijuana cash  bond  may be  more burdensome  than                                                              
that of a new  liquor business; however, a surety  bond requires a                                                              
premium  to be paid,  and over  the long  term a  cash bond  could                                                              
cost less.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX  advised that  the  bill sponsors  set  the                                                              
cash bond for  marijuana lower than a $25,000  surety bond because                                                              
the marijuana industry  won't be able to get a surety  bond.  This                                                              
amount will cover the tax liability, but is not overly onerous.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR.  ALPER  stated  that  the bill  offers  the  division  similar                                                              
authorities  as are established  for alcohol,  as directed  by the                                                              
initiative.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:48:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON opened public testimony on HB 337.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:48:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRIAN OLSON,  Owner/Operator, Alaska  Berries Winery,  stated that                                                              
the $5,000  cash bond for a  cultivation license is onerous  to an                                                              
applicant.    Previously the  "MTF  board"  discussed  the use  of                                                              
surety bonds,  which he used to  obtain his federal license  for a                                                              
winery  business.   However,  a  $5,000 cash  bond  for a  limited                                                              
cultivation  license,  in  addition   to  a  nonrefundable  $1,000                                                              
application fee and  $1,000 license fee, would  hamper a beginning                                                              
industry.     He  opined  that   those  who  are   establishing  a                                                              
legitimate business  have a lot invested already,  and although he                                                              
supports the  proposed regulations, he  said the cash  bond should                                                              
be a surety  bond which can be  collected by the state  from those                                                              
who renege on their taxes.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX  asked how marijuana growers  or cultivators                                                              
would  be able  to  obtain  a surety  bond  and  if not,  for  his                                                              
opinion on the amount of a more reasonable cash bond.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR.  OLSON said  he got  two  surety bonds  to  satisfy state  and                                                              
federal requirements for  a winery and a liquor license.    On the                                                              
state  level, any insurance  company  will issue  a bond based  on                                                              
the individual's  ability  to pay.   Even without  a surety  bond,                                                              
any  legitimate  business must  submit  its  taxes, and  a  $5,000                                                              
surety bond would cost about $150 annually.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  LEDOUX related that  if the  sponsors of  the bill                                                              
thought marijuana  growers could obtain a surety  bond, they would                                                              
have made that choice.  She restated her previous question.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. OLSON  said there  is recourse  for the  state to  recoup lost                                                              
revenue due  to nonpayment  of taxes, and  it is not  necessary to                                                              
have a bond for taxes on any business.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:55:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DOLOYNDA  PHELPS  stated  her  concern  was  related  to  proposed                                                              
Section  43.61.050  [text  provided  previously].   She  said  the                                                              
$5,000  cash bond  is  problematic,  and asked  for  understanding                                                              
that   potential   business   owners  are   aware   of   financial                                                              
commitments  and  have  a  lot  at  stake.    The  cash  bond  and                                                              
compounded  fees are  difficult for  business owners  who want  to                                                              
pay  their taxes  so the  industry ends  up with  a legal  market.                                                              
Ms.  Phelps said  proposed Section  43.61.050 does  not favor  the                                                              
legal taxpayer, or  encourage a transition into  a "good, healthy,                                                              
regulated industry here in the state."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:58:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JAMES BARRETT  said he was  applying for cultivation,  processing,                                                              
and  retail marijuana  licenses.   He  brought  up several  points                                                              
related to  the bill:   tax based on  weight includes  the flower,                                                              
and "doesn't  really line up"; if  a person pays a tax  after they                                                              
are  found  guilty,  the  cannabis  would  have  to  be  preserved                                                              
because it can change  in weight over time; whether  cash would be                                                              
accepted for  the bond;  the importance of  the effective  date on                                                              
those  who  are presently  starting  a  business; the  tax  should                                                              
really be  called a fine,  and he questioned  the legality  of the                                                              
tax.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:00:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  OLSON, after  ascertaining that  no one  further wished  to                                                              
testify, held public testimony open.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. ALPER  advised that  DOR would  accept a  surety bond  if that                                                              
option is  in the  legislation; however,  many taxpayers  will not                                                              
be able  to open  a bank  account, and  thus will  not be  able to                                                              
secure a bonding agent either.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR OLSON recalled  at one time the state  accepted certificates                                                              
of deposit (CDs) in lieu of cash.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
[HB 337 was held over.]                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:01:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being  no further business  before the committee,  the House                                                              
Labor and  Commerce Standing  Committee meeting  was adjourned  at                                                              
5:01 p.m.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB188 ver A.PDF HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 188
HB188 Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 188
HB188 Sectional Analysis.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 188
HB188 Supporting Documents-GCDSE Presentation.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 188
HB188 Supporting Documents-Letter-GCDSE 02-01-16.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 188
HB188 Supporting Documents-Letter-Alaska Autism Speaks 02-01-16.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 188
HB188 Supporting Documents-ABLE summary.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 188
HB314 ver N.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Kalskag 11-13-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Organized Village of Kake 10-26-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Organized Village of Kasaan 10-21-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter SE Delegation 10-29-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Thorne Bay 10-26-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Yukon-Kuskokwim Economic Development Council 11-12-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Assorted Letters-compiled.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter AK Fisheries Dev Foundation 01-19-16.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Alakanuk Traditional Council 11-12-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Aniak Traditional Council 11-12-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter City of Coffman Cove 11-03-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter City of Craig 10-27-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter City of Hydaburg 10-26-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Hooper Bay 11-12-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Huna Totem 11-02-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Sealaska 10-27-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter Village of Eek 11-16-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Letter AVCP 11-12-15.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB337 ver W.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 337
HB337 Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 337
HB337 Sectional Analysis.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 337
HB337 Supporting Documents-Letter Tax Division Dir Ken Alper 02-26-16.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 337
HB337 Supporting Documents-Article Homer News 02-16-16.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 337
HB337 Fiscal Note-DCCED-AMCO-03-08-16.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 337
HB188 Fiscal Note-DCCED-DBS-03-08-16.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 188
HB314 Sponsor Statement.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB314 Supporting Documents-Report FY15 ARDOR Annual Report.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314
HB337 Fiscal Note-DOR-TAX-03-09-16.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 337
HB314 Fiscal Note-DCCED-DED-03-08-16.pdf HL&C 3/9/2016 3:15:00 PM
HB 314