Legislature(2019 - 2020)GRUENBERG 120

03/21/2019 02:00 PM MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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02:01:57 PM Start
02:02:54 PM HJR12
02:06:13 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
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+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HJR 12 NORTHERN RAIL EXTENSION TELECONFERENCED
Moved HJR 12 Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
   HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS                                                                  
                         March 21, 2019                                                                                         
                           2:01 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, Chair                                                                                          
Representative Geran Tarr                                                                                                       
Representative Sharon Jackson                                                                                                   
Representative George Rauscher                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Chris Tuck, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative Chuck Kopp                                                                                                       
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 12                                                                                                   
Supporting  the  completion  of   the  Northern  Rail  Extension;                                                               
supporting  the  increase  in   defensive  capabilities  at  Fort                                                               
Greely,  Alaska;  and  encouraging the  development  of  critical                                                               
Arctic infrastructure.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HJR 12 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
BILL: HJR 12                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: NORTHERN RAIL EXTENSION                                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) TALERICO                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
03/13/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/13/19       (H)       MLV, TRA                                                                                               
03/19/19       (H)       MLV AT 2:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
03/19/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/19/19       (H)       MINUTE(MLV)                                                                                            
03/21/19       (H)       MLV AT 2:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
THOMAS STUDLER, Staff                                                                                                           
Representative Dave Talerico                                                                                                    
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Answered questions  on HJR 12 on  behalf of                                                             
Representative Talerico, prime sponsor.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:01:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  GABRIELLE LEDOUX  called  the House  Special Committee  on                                                             
Military  and Veterans'  Affairs meeting  to order  at 2:01  p.m.                                                               
Representatives Tarr, Rauscher, Jackson,  and LeDoux were present                                                               
at the call to order.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                 HJR 12-NORTHERN RAIL EXTENSION                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:02:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR LEDOUX announced  that the only order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION  NO. 12, Supporting the  completion of the                                                               
Northern  Rail Extension;  supporting the  increase in  defensive                                                               
capabilities  at   Fort  Greely,  Alaska;  and   encouraging  the                                                               
development of critical Arctic infrastructure.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:03:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER  asked where  the joint  resolution would                                                               
go once signed by the governor.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:03:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
THOMAS  STUDLER,  Staff,  Representative  Dave  Talerico,  Alaska                                                               
State Legislature,  on behalf  of Representative  Talerico, prime                                                               
sponsor of  HJR 12, referred to  page 2, line 28  through page 3,                                                               
line 4 of HJR 12, which read:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          COPIES  of this  resolution shall  be sent  to the                                                                  
     Honorable  Donald J.  Trump,  President  of the  United                                                                    
     States;  the Honorable  Nancy  Pelosi,  Speaker of  the                                                                    
     U.S.  House  of  Representatives; the  Honorable  Chuck                                                                    
     Grassley,  President pro  tempore of  the U.S.  Senate;                                                                    
     the  Honorable  Patrick   M.  Shanahan,  Acting  United                                                                    
     States  Secretary  of   Defense;  the  Honorable  David                                                                    
     Bernhardt,  Acting  United   States  Secretary  of  the                                                                    
     Interior; the  Honorable Elaine L. Chao,  United States                                                                    
     Secretary  of Transportation;  and  the Honorable  Lisa                                                                    
     Murkowski   and  the   Honorable  Dan   Sullivan,  U.S.                                                                    
     Senators,   and   the   Honorable   Don   Young,   U.S.                                                                    
      Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in                                                                       
     Congress.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER  asked if Department of  Transportation &                                                               
Public  Facilities (DOT&PF)  money  would be  used  to fund  this                                                               
project.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. STUDLER  explained that  the Alaska  Congressional Delegation                                                               
would seek  funding from the  U.S. Department of Defense  and the                                                               
U.S.  Department of  the Interior,  as  well as  utilize the  200                                                               
billion infrastructure dollars that were released this year.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:05:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR moved to report  HJR 12 out of committee with                                                               
individual  recommendations  and  the accompanying  fiscal  note.                                                               
There being  no objection, HJR 12  was reported out of  the House                                                               
Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:06:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Special Committee  on Military and Veterans'  Affairs meeting was                                                               
adjourned at 2:06 p.m.                                                                                                          

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HJR12 verA.pdf HMLV 3/19/2019 2:00:00 PM
HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
STRA 5/8/2019 5:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR 12 Sponsor Statement 3.21.19.pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
HTRA 4/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR 12 Supporting Document ARCA_October_2012.pdf HMLV 3/19/2019 2:00:00 PM
HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
STRA 5/8/2019 5:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR12 Additional Documents Alaska Rail Act of 1914.pdf HMLV 3/19/2019 2:00:00 PM
HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
STRA 5/8/2019 5:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR 12 Supporting Document ARTA_2005.pdf HMLV 3/19/2019 2:00:00 PM
HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
STRA 5/8/2019 5:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR 12 RR Northern Rail Extension Project Scope.pdf HMLV 3/19/2019 2:00:00 PM
HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
STRA 5/8/2019 5:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR 12 RR Northern Rail Extension Project Scope 3.21.19.pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
HTRA 4/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR 12 Supporting Document ARCA_October_2012 3.21.19.pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
HTRA 4/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR 12 Supporting Document ARTA_2005 3.21.19.pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
HTRA 4/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR 12 Supporting Document HCR2 (2003).pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
HTRA 4/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
STRA 5/8/2019 5:00:00 PM
HCR 2
HJR 12
HJR012A 3.21.19 (1).pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR12 Additional Documents Alaska Rail Act of 1914 3.21.19 (1).pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR12 Fiscal Note 3.21.19 (1).pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR12 Fiscal Note 3.21.19.pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
HTRA 4/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
STRA 5/8/2019 5:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR 12 Supporting Document - A2A News Report 4.1.19.pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
HTRA 4/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 12
HJR12 Supporting Document Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce 5.2.19.pdf HMLV 3/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
STRA 5/8/2019 5:00:00 PM
HJR 12