Legislature(2019 - 2020)BARNES 124

04/24/2019 01:00 PM RESOURCES

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01:02:22 PM Start
01:02:51 PM HR8
01:41:41 PM Presentation(s): Tax Division, Department of Revenue
02:57:28 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
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+ Presentations: TELECONFERENCED
Fisheries Taxes in Alaska by Dept. of
Revenue by
- Brandon Spanos, Deputy Director, Tax Division,
Dept. of Revenue
- Commissioner Bruce Tangeman, Dept. of Revenue
- Elizabeth Nudelman, Revenue Audit Supervisor,
Fish Tax Group, Dept. of Revenue
Alaska Commercial Fishing Industry Update by
Frances Leach, Exec. Dir., United Fishermen of
Alaska
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
+ HR 8 2019: INT'L YEAR OF THE SALMON TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                       ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                               
                  HOUSE RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                          
                            April 24, 2019                                                                                      
                              1:02 p.m.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                DRAFT                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative John Lincoln, Co-Chair                                                                                           
Representative Geran Tarr, Co-Chair                                                                                             
Representative Grier Hopkins, Vice Chair                                                                                        
Representative Sara Hannan                                                                                                      
Representative Ivy Spohnholz                                                                                                    
Representative Chris Tuck                                                                                                       
Representative Dave Talerico                                                                                                    
Representative George Rauscher                                                                                                  
Representative Sara Rasmussen                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 8                                                                                                          
Recognizing 2019 as the International Year of the Salmon and                                                                    
supporting an associated global initiative identifying the importance                                                           
of wild salmon.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PRESENTATION(S):  TAX DIVISION~ DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HR   8                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: 2019: INT'L YEAR OF THE SALMON                                                                                     
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) TARR                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
04/10/19        (H)        READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                      
04/10/19        (H)        FSH, RES                                                                                             
04/16/19        (H)        FSH AT 10:00 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                        
04/16/19        (H)        -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                               
04/23/19        (H)        FSH AT 10:00 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                        
04/23/19        (H)        Moved HR 8 Out of Committee                                                                          
04/23/19        (H)        MINUTE(FSH)                                                                                          
04/24/19        (H)        RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
THATCHER BROUWER, Staff                                                                                                         
Representative Geran Tarr                                                                                                       
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  On behalf of Representative Tarr, sponsor,                                                               
introduced HR 8 and answered questions.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MARK SAUNDERS, Director                                                                                                         
International Year of the Salmon Pacific Region                                                                                 
North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission                                                                                        
Vancouver, British Columbia                                                                                                     
Canada                                                                                                                          
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support during the hearing of HR 8.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT D. MECUM, Deputy Regional Administrator                                                                                  
Alaska Region                                                                                                                   
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration                                                                                 
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support during the hearing of HR 8.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
TYSON FICK, Commercial Gillnetter; Owner                                                                                        
Taku River Reds                                                                                                                 
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support during the hearing of HR 8.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
JILL WEITZ, Campaign Director                                                                                                   
Salmon Beyond Borders                                                                                                           
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support during the hearing of HR 8.                                                         
                                                                                                                                
BRUCE TANGEMAN, Commissioner                                                                                                    
Department of Revenue                                                                                                           
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Introduced a PowerPoint presentation entitled,                                                           
"Fish Tax Overview," dated 4/24/19, and answered questions.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
ELIZABETH NUDELMAN, Revenue Audit Supervisor                                                                                    
Fish Group                                                                                                                      
Tax Division                                                                                                                    
Department of Revenue                                                                                                           
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided a PowerPoint presentation entitled,                                                             
"Fish Tax Overview," dated 4/24/19, and answered questions.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
FORREST BOWERS, Division Operations Manager                                                                                     
Division of Commercial Fisheries                                                                                                
Alaska Department of Fish & Game                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the presentation by the                                                        
Tax Division, Department of Revenue.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
BRANDON SPANOS, Deputy Director                                                                                                 
Tax Division                                                                                                                    
Department of Revenue                                                                                                           
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions  during the presentation by the                                                       
Tax Division, Department of Revenue.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:02:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  JOHN LINCOLN  called the  House Resources  Standing Committee                                                       
meeting to order  at 1:02 p.m.  Representatives  Tuck, Hannan, Hopkins,                                                         
Tarr, and Lincoln  were present at the call to  order.  Representatives                                                         
Rasmussen,  Talerico, Rauscher,  and Spohnholz  arrived as  the meeting                                                         
was in progress.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                HR   8-2019: INT'L YEAR OF THE SALMON                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
DRAFT                                                                                                                         
1:02:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR LINCOLN announced  the first order of business  would be HOUSE                                                         
RESOLUTION NO.  8, Recognizing  2019 as the  International Year  of the                                                         
Salmon and supporting  an associated global initiative  identifying the                                                         
importance of wild salmon.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:03:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
THATCHER  BROUWER,  Staff,  Representative  Geran  Tarr,  Alaska  State                                                         
Legislature, on  behalf of Representative  Tarr, introduced HR 8.   Mr.                                                         
Brouwer said  HR 8  recognizes 2019  as the  International Year  of the                                                         
Salmon  and supports  an associated  global initiative  identifying the                                                         
importance  of  wild  salmon.     Further,  the  resolution  identifies                                                         
significant  cultural and  economic  impacts salmon  have  on the  West                                                         
Coast and  describes that some salmon  runs are thriving, and  some are                                                         
not,  and require  costly  recovery and  rehabilitation  efforts.   The                                                         
International Year  of the Salmon  is a  project launched by  the North                                                         
Pacific  Anadromous  Fish  Commission  and the  North  Atlantic  Salmon                                                         
Conservation Organization.   Mr. Brouwer said early in  2019, he became                                                         
aware of  the International Year  of the  Salmon and of  the continuing                                                         
salmon  research and  outreach  resulting from  the global  initiative.                                                         
For  example,   21  international  scientists  conducted   a  five-week                                                         
scientific expedition in the Gulf of  Alaska, and are now analyzing the                                                         
data that  was collected.   The  scientists are  using DNA  to identify                                                         
stock-specific  rearing of  all  five species  of  salmon to  determine                                                         
their abundance and  condition.  Other projects include  dam removal in                                                         
Maine and  river cleanup  projects  in Northern Ireland.   The  overall                                                         
theme of  the initiative is:   Salmon and  people in a  changing world.                                                         
Supporting HR 8 is  a way for the state to  recognize the importance of                                                         
salmon  to our  state,  and around  the  world,  and encourage  greater                                                         
research   of  salmon   and   factors  that   impact  their   survival.                                                         
Recognizing that salmon are a shared  resource along the West Coast, HR                                                         
8  was  introduced  in  conjunction with  measures  in  Washington  and                                                         
Oregon.    The  health  of   salmon  populations  across  the  Northern                                                         
Hemisphere varies but even the  strongest salmon populations are facing                                                         
threats  from  both humans  and  the changing  environment;  scientists                                                         
still have  a lot to  learn about  salmon lifecycles in  order preserve                                                         
critical subsistence, sport,  and commercial fisheries.   By passing HR                                                         
8, the legislature  acknowledges 2019 is the International  Year of the                                                         
Salmon  and directs  attention to  research  and events  of the  global                                                         
International Year of the Salmon (IYS) initiative.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:07:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN   asked  whether  Washington  and   Oregon  have                                                         
allocated additional revenue for wild salmon research.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. BROUWER clarified  Washington and Oregon have not  yet passed their                                                         
related resolutions.   He expressed  his understanding neither  of said                                                         
resolutions  have accompanying  fiscal notes  or allocated  funds.   In                                                         
response to Representative Tuck, he  said the "salmosphere" encompasses                                                         
the Northern  Hemisphere, from Atlantic  salmon runs on the  East Coast                                                         
and Pacific  salmon runs on  the West Coast, to  the Bering Sea  and in                                                         
Europe.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  TARR  stated  the  resolution   could  be  the  beginning  of                                                         
collaboration  between jurisdictions  on  ways to  share research  into                                                         
salmon in the Pacific Northwest.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HOPKINS  questioned whether  HR  8  should address  the                                                         
perils of farmed salmon to wild salmon.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. BROUWER deferred to the sponsor.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:11:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
An audio recording of a portion  of the 4/23/19 House Special Committee                                                         
on Fisheries meeting was played from 1:11 p.m. to 1:18 p.m.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:18:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARK  SAUNDERS, Director,  International  Year of  the Salmon,  Pacific                                                         
Region,  North   Pacific  Anadromous  Fish  Commission,   informed  the                                                         
committee the commission  was formed 26 years ago, and  its members are                                                         
Canada, the U.S.,  Japan, South Korea, and Russia.   The commission was                                                         
formed to coordinate enforcement and  science in shutting down the high                                                         
sea  driftnet  fishery.   Currently,  the  commission works  on  salmon                                                         
conservation   in   partnership   with  the   North   Atlantic   Salmon                                                         
Conservation  Organization.   He said  2019 is  the focal  year of  the                                                         
International Year of the Salmon, which  is a five-year initiative that                                                         
seeks  to  address  threats  to  salmon  from  people  and  a  changing                                                         
environment, to generate  knowledge, and to act.   Mr. Saunders praised                                                         
the legislative action  that has been taken in  Alaska, Washington, and                                                         
Oregon, and  noted there  is a shared  interest from  British Columbia,                                                         
Canada,  as well.   He  advised  Atlantic [Ocean]  countries and  other                                                         
Pacific Rim  countries are engaged in  the initiative.  The  decline in                                                         
the productivity  of salmon  in their marine  environment began  in the                                                         
early 1990s and  has worsened; the situation is not  unique and is more                                                         
dire  for the  Atlantic salmon.    On the  West Coast,  there are  also                                                         
declines in  Chinook stock  and low  abundance of  pink.   Mr. Saunders                                                         
said  he was  looking forward  to working  with Alaska  to develop  the                                                         
International Year  of the Salmon  and its  call to action,  and stated                                                         
his organization's full support for HR 8.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:22:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN asked  whether there  has been participation  in                                                         
international  collaborative  research  by  Russia,  Japan,  and  South                                                         
Korea.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. SAUNDERS said yes; all are  parties to the North Pacific Anadromous                                                         
Fish  Commission  and thus  participate  in the  commission's  internal                                                         
support of  his task to promote  the International Year of  the Salmon.                                                         
This year,  the initiative  is seeking  resources to  build connections                                                         
and by  2022, hopes to have  a five-country, five-vessel survey  of the                                                         
entire  North Pacific  so as  to understand  the changes  in the  North                                                         
Pacific  and  provide information  that  can  be  used to  predict  and                                                         
improve  forecasting.   Japan,  South Korea,  and particularly  Russia,                                                         
have been  involved in high seas  ecosystems and are interested  in the                                                         
western North Pacific.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:24:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT  D.   MECUM,  Deputy  Regional  Administrator,   Alaska  Region,                                                         
National  Oceanic and  Atmospheric Administration  (NOAA) informed  the                                                         
committee  of  his  years  of  experience  in  fisheries  research  and                                                         
management.   Mr.  Mecum said  NOAA  supports and  participates in  the                                                         
coordination and development of the  IYS initiative.  In Alaska, salmon                                                         
are essential to the  Alaska way of life and Alaska  is integral to the                                                         
world's production  of salmon;  the Alaska salmon  fishery is  the most                                                         
valuable  commercial fishery  in  the U.S.    Sustaining Alaska's  wild                                                         
salmon populations  is essential to preserving  long-standing cultures.                                                         
The theme of  the IYS initiative is:   Salmon and people  in a changing                                                         
world.  The  life history of salmon exposes them  to many environmental                                                         
and  adverse  factors  that  affect  health and  abundance.    The  IYS                                                         
initiative seeks  to raise  awareness of what  is possible  to preserve                                                         
salmon  and restore  their habitat;  envisions an  expansion of  salmon                                                         
research on  the high seas and  in nearshore waters; supports  one full                                                         
year  of  education,  outreach,  and   public  engagement;  provides  a                                                         
platform  for  understanding  of the  species;  promotes  conservation,                                                         
restoration, community  support, and  ocean literacy; provides  NOAA an                                                         
opportunity to report  on the species and habitat  focus area programs.                                                         
Mr. Mecum said  salmon affect more people than any  other fish species;                                                         
therefore,  it is important  to understand  the affects  of a  changing                                                         
climate  on the  ocean, salmon  freshwater  habitat, distribution,  and                                                         
productivity  for  the  benefit of  management  agencies,  the  fishing                                                         
industry,  Tribes, recreational  users, and  the public.   Speaking  on                                                         
behalf of NOAA, he urged the committee to support HR 8.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:28:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TYSON FICK said  he is a commercial gillnetter and  owner of Taku River                                                         
Reds, which  currently  sells fish  all across the  U.S.   He spoke  in                                                         
support of HR 8, noting salmon have  been central to his life - for all                                                         
of his  life - and noted  his experience working on  [fishing industry]                                                         
legislative  issues,   for  the  North  Pacific   Fisheries  Management                                                         
Council, and for other commercial  fisheries organizations, and said HR                                                         
8  provides an  opportunity  for fishing  interests  to work  together.                                                         
During his  time at  the Alaska Seafood  Marketing Institute  he shared                                                         
with others  the history  of the  Alaska State  Constitution, which  is                                                         
unique and  presents an opportunity  to share Alaska's success.   There                                                         
is  also an  opportunity  to learn  from the  mistakes  of others;  for                                                         
example, Idaho is  spending $16 million to  restore comparatively small                                                         
salmon runs.   However, in 1959, Alaska harvested less  than 30 million                                                         
salmon, last year  there were approximately 120  million harvested, and                                                         
the forecast for  this year is 200  million.  Mr. Fick  pointed out [HB                                                         
8] is an opportunity to agree on [fisheries issues].                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:33:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A short video was shown from 1:33 p.m. to 1:34 p.m.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:34:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JILL  WEITZ,  Campaign  Director,   Salmon  Beyond  Borders,  said  her                                                         
campaign has  worked for the  last five years  to unite all  sectors of                                                         
Southeast  Alaska - commercial  fishing, sportfishing,  municipalities,                                                         
business owners, tour operators, and  lawmakers - to defend and sustain                                                         
the transboundary Taku,  Stikine, and Unuk rivers, which  are the three                                                         
largest salmon-producing rivers in Southeast  Alaska.  The campaign has                                                         
been involved  with IYS to bring  together states and regions  to focus                                                         
on  the  region's  salmon.     In  Southeast  Alaska,  salmon  connects                                                         
residents to indigenous and non-indigenous  communities and lands.  She                                                         
referred to  a tour of northwest  British Columbia during  which Salmon                                                         
Without Borders learned:   each community is  different; each community                                                         
has different  traditions; everyone has a  salmon story.  In  2018, IYS                                                         
was launched at  an event attended by representatives  from the Pacific                                                         
Ocean  and  Atlantic  Ocean  basins, leaders  from  Canada,  the  U.S.,                                                         
Russia, South  Korea, and  Japan who demonstrated  support for  IYS and                                                         
its goals.   Ms. Weitz  advised Alaska  has what the  Pacific Northwest                                                         
does not and  thus must work to  sustain its resources for  the future;                                                         
IYS creates  an opportunity for  collaboration, and  she said it  is an                                                         
honor  to  work for  salmon,  which  are  a  symbol of  resilience,  of                                                         
function, and of Alaska.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK asked if the [International  Year of the Salmon] is                                                         
an organization.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS.  WEITZ explained  it  is a  global  initiative  organized in  North                                                         
America by the  North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission  and the North                                                         
Atlantic  Salmon Conservation  Organization.   In  further response  to                                                         
Representative Tuck,  she said 2019 is  the actual year of  the salmon;                                                         
this  year will  be  spent raising  awareness  for  IYS and  generating                                                         
funding for ongoing  and new research.  In the  future, IYS will report                                                         
on its progress.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:39:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LINCOLN  opened  public   testimony;  after  ascertaining  no                                                         
members of the public wished to testify, public testimony was closed.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
[HR 8 was held over.]                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:39:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 1:39 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
^PRESENTATION(S):  TAX DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                                                          
        PRESENTATION(S):  TAX DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:41:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LINCOLN announced  the final  order  of business  would be  a                                                         
presentation by the Tax Division, Department of Revenue (DOR).                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:42:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRUCE TANGEMAN, Commissioner,  DOR, said the Tax  Division presentation                                                         
on fisheries follows similar presentations  on the oil, gas, and mining                                                         
industries, all of which are important resources for the state.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:43:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ELIZABETH  NUDELMAN,   Revenue  Audit   Supervisor,  Fish   Group,  Tax                                                         
Division,  DOR, informed  the committee  the presentation  would be  an                                                         
overview  of  Alaska's fisheries  business  taxes,  beginning with  its                                                         
history (slide  2).  She  said the fish tax  program began in  1913 and                                                         
subsequently has  been restructured  by the  legislature.   Since 1951,                                                         
DOR has  required a fisheries business  license.  Currently,  the state                                                         
shares  50 percent  of the  fisheries  business tax  and the  fisheries                                                         
landing tax  with municipalities;  proposed HB  65 would  eliminate the                                                         
sharing  component (slide  3).   Slide 4  described fisheries  business                                                         
licenses:   all fisheries  need to  be licensed;  separate endorsements                                                         
are  issued   for  shore-based  processor,  salmon   cannery,  floating                                                         
processor,  catcher processor,  catcher exporter,  buyer exporter,  and                                                         
direct marketer.   Exceptions to the  DOR license are fishers  who only                                                         
sell  to processors  because  the  purpose of  the  DOR  license is  to                                                         
identify  the  business responsible  for  paying  taxes.   Licenses  to                                                         
fishers  who only  sell  to processors  are  issued  by the  Commercial                                                         
Fisheries  Entry   Commission,  Office  of  the   Commissioner,  Alaska                                                         
Department of Fish and  Game (ADFG).  At the time  a license is issued,                                                         
DOR  creates an  electronic  profile  in order  to  monitor tax  return                                                         
filings and collections.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:47:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK asked for clarification  of the phrase "gear in the                                                         
water."                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN  explained  gear  in  the  water  differentiates  catcher                                                         
sellers who have  a direct entry permit  but who are not  DOR taxpayers                                                         
because the  processor is  the taxpayer.   Ms. Nudelman  described fish                                                         
tax  types:   the  fisheries  business  tax  and the  fishery  resource                                                         
landing tax  are deposited into the  general fund (GF) and  shared with                                                         
municipalities;  the  remaining  types  of  taxes  include  four  self-                                                         
assessed taxes and the seafood marketing assessment.  The self-                                                                 
assessed taxes,  which are voted on  by fishers, are:   common property                                                         
fishery, dive fishery management,  regional seafood development, salmon                                                         
enhancement, and seafood marketing.  She said 100 percent of the self-                                                          
imposed  taxes  are designated  to  specific organizations  (slide  5).                                                         
Returning to  the tax  types, she  said the  fisheries business  tax is                                                         
Alaska's primary  tax on fisheries;  in fiscal  year 2018 (FY  18), the                                                         
fisheries business tax generated $46.2  million before revenue sharing,                                                         
is paid by  the first processor or  exporter, and is determined  by the                                                         
value of the unprocessed fish.  The  value of the fish is determined by                                                         
the price  paid to the  fishers or, for  a direct marketer,  fair value                                                         
price.   Most  of the  fisheries business  tax is  paid by  shore-based                                                         
processors (slide 6).                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:50:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN continued,  noting the fisheries business  tax rates range                                                         
from 1 percent to 5 percent; the  1 percent rate for developing species                                                         
applies to species  in specific areas that are identified  by ADFG as a                                                         
developing  commercial  industry.    She pointed  out  the  shore-based                                                         
facility rate is lower than that  of the floating facility rate because                                                         
shore-based  facilities  also   pay  local  taxes.     In  response  to                                                         
Representative Tuck,  she clarified  developing species taxes  apply to                                                         
an area  in which  a commercial  fishery industry  is developing  for a                                                         
certain species.  She deferred to ADFG for further clarification.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN  questioned whether  ADFG or DOR  would determine                                                         
if a fishery is developing or is established.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN  said  ADFG;  she related  the  amount  of  business  tax                                                         
generated  by the  developing species  tax is  very small,  and is  not                                                         
significant to the tax program.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN  asked whether  sea cucumbers are  an established                                                         
species.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  advised sea  cucumbers are established  in a  majority of                                                         
areas.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:54:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
FORREST  BOWERS, Division  Operations Manager,  Division of  Commercial                                                         
Fisheries,  ADFG,  explained  the criteria  for  a  developing  species                                                         
includes whether the  optimum yield is reached,  the harvest potential,                                                         
the  harvestable  surplus  of  a given  stock,  and  the  factors  that                                                         
determine  utilization.    Also,  ADFG   reviews  the  history  of  the                                                         
commercial  harvest; for  example,  in  the last  four  or five  years,                                                         
fishers have responded  to a new market for hagfish,  so ADFG considers                                                         
the hagfish  fishery to  be developing.   The  sea cucumber  fishery in                                                         
Western Alaska  is developing,  but in  Southeast Alaska,  sea cucumber                                                         
fisheries are considered [established].                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK asked whether an established species can regress.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. BOWERS  said that could  happen if a  fishery were closed  for many                                                         
years and recovered.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:58:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HOPKINS  asked  whether the  shore-based  and  floating                                                         
facility  taxes are  collected from  the  processors and  not from  the                                                         
fishing vessels.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN explained  the rates [shown on slide 7]  are for fisheries                                                         
business  tax  returns  that  cover taxes  for  various  activities  by                                                         
facilities  at  sea  or  on the  shore;  separate  from  the  fisheries                                                         
business tax is a resource landing  tax, which applies to large vessels                                                         
at sea.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HOPKINS  surmised  a smaller  commercial  fishing  boat                                                         
would pay the floating facility tax.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN said that  depends on the type of endorsement  held by the                                                         
vessel; there is a program for direct  marketers - with vessels 65 feet                                                         
or less - to pay shore-based rates.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HOPKINS asked  whether there are any caps  on the amount                                                         
of tax paid.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  said no; In  further response to  Representative Hopkins,                                                         
she said the  fisheries business tax changes throughout  the year along                                                         
with  changes to  the  market  price.   Also,  of  the total  fisheries                                                         
business  tax revenue,  there are a  few large  taxpayers -  who pay  a                                                         
majority of the  total taxes - and  a wide variety of  other taxpayers.                                                         
Continuing  to the  fishery landing  tax, which  is the  second of  the                                                         
general  fisheries taxes  that  are  deposited to  GF  and shared  with                                                         
municipalities, she related  the fishery landing tax  applies to larger                                                         
vessels that  are fishing  offshore and landing  their catch  in Alaska                                                         
waters;  the fishery  landing tax is  paid by  the person  who buys  or                                                         
catches in  federal waters and  lands the fish in  Alaska.  The  tax is                                                         
calculated  by  applying the  rate  to  the  value of  the  unprocessed                                                         
resources;  the  value of  the  resources  is identified  by  statewide                                                         
average pricing set by  ADFG.  In FY 18, total  revenue for the fishery                                                         
landing tax was $9.7 million before revenue sharing (slide 8).                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:03:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN, in  response to Representative Tuck,  explained "landing"                                                         
means bringing  the fish  to Alaska  waters, and  usually the  fish are                                                         
offloaded.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  surmised a vessel  fishing in federal  waters that                                                         
offloads fish to a foreign processing ship avoids paying taxes.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  advised  a vessel fishing  in federal  waters that  lands                                                         
fish in  Seattle or  Japan will  not pay  Alaska taxes;  however, if  a                                                         
vessel is fishing in federal waters  and offloads in Alaska, the vessel                                                         
will pay fishery landing tax.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  posited if a is  vessel fishing in  federal waters                                                         
and  offloads to  another vessel,  when the  second vessel  comes to  a                                                         
shore facility that is the "first"  landing in Alaska, and Alaska taxes                                                         
would apply.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN said yes.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:06:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER asked why vessels offload in Alaska.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN expressed  her understanding it would  depend upon whether                                                         
a vessel is full or empty, where it  is going back to fish, or the cost                                                         
of fuel; most of the vessels land in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RASMUSSEN  asked for the  value of the  fishery resource                                                         
this year.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN restated  the total  fisheries business  tax revenue  was                                                         
over  $40  million,  and  the fishery  landing  tax  revenue  was  $9.7                                                         
million;  she  offered to  provide  information  on  the value  of  the                                                         
resource.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RASMUSSEN questioned  whether the value is  based on the                                                         
weight of the [fish] and the tax rate.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN said  correct; for  example,  100 pounds  of pink  salmon                                                         
priced at $.40 per  pound is the value that would  be multiplied by the                                                         
tax rate.   In further response  to Representative Rasmussen,  she said                                                         
the price is not wholesale, but is the price paid to the fisher.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RASMUSSEN observed Alaska's  fisheries tax revenue seems                                                         
low compared to the volume of the resource that is harvested.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  advised a  long-standing policy  is to  tax on  the price                                                         
paid to the fisher, also known as  the ex-vessel value, and this policy                                                         
is in statute.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:11:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RASMUSSEN  questioned whether taxes are  collected later                                                         
as the fish transfer from processor to retailer.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  said not  specifically;  the fisheries  tax is an  excise                                                         
tax.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN related in other  states the ex-vessel price is a                                                         
commodity  price; Alaska's  fisheries  tax is  based  on the  commodity                                                         
price,  which is  why many  fishers in  the salmon  fishery have  begun                                                         
direct marketing  to increase  their profit.   Fish revenue  [from] ex-                                                         
vessel price ignores  the economic value as the  product is distributed                                                         
worldwide.  She  opined the fisheries tax revenue is  undervalued as it                                                         
is earned on the raw fish, and much more is made from the fish.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:13:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  continued  to slide 9  which listed  fishery landing  tax                                                         
rates.   The first of five  self-imposed taxes and assessments  that go                                                         
to specific  organizations  is the  common property  fishery assessment                                                         
which allows  hatcheries to recoup their  costs.  The program  was used                                                         
for the  Hidden Falls Hatchery in  Southeast; in FY 18  tax collections                                                         
were zero  because cost recovery  was not  used (slide 10).   Secondly,                                                         
the  dive  fishery   management  assessment  rate  is   chosen  by  the                                                         
permitholders,  is  collected by  DOR,  and  remitted  by ADFG  to  the                                                         
Southeast Alaska  Regional Dive  Fishery Association;  in FY  18, total                                                         
collections  were approximately  $535,000 for  assessments on  geoduck,                                                         
sea  urchins, and  sea  cucumber (slide  11).    Thirdly, the  regional                                                         
seafood development tax rate is chosen  by permitholders and applies to                                                         
Bristol Bay  drift gillnet and Prince  William Sound drift  gillnet and                                                         
set  gillnet activities;  the  assessment is  collected by  processors,                                                         
remitted  to DOR, and  forwarded to  the Bristol  Bay Regional  Seafood                                                         
Development  Association  and the  Copper  River  Prince William  Sound                                                         
Marketing Association;  in FY 18, total collections  were approximately                                                         
$2.8 million (slide 12).  Fourthly,  the salmon enhancement tax rate is                                                         
chosen by fishers and is collected  by processors, remitted to DOR, and                                                         
forwarded to  seven aquaculture  regions; in  FY 18,  total collections                                                         
were  approximately  $9.1 million  (slide  13).   Lastly,  the  seafood                                                         
marketing assessment  is a 0.5 percent  levy on the value  of resources                                                         
processed, landed,  or exported from Alaska  when the total value  of a                                                         
taxpayer's resource is $50,000 or more;  the assessment is collected by                                                         
DOR and  distributed to the Alaska  Seafood Marketing Institute;  in FY                                                         
18, total collections were approximately $9.9 million (slide 14).                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:18:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER inquired as to  the number of [Alaska] and out-                                                         
of-state boat owners and crewmembers.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN said DOR does not  have that data; however, other agencies                                                         
may, and she said she would provide a source.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. BOWER  advised the  Commercial  Fisheries Entry  Commission records                                                         
residency information;  furthermore, crewmembers  are required  to hold                                                         
licenses that require  a residency declaration, which  are "tracked" by                                                         
ADFG.   He  offered  to provide  a  general summary  of  the number  of                                                         
residents  and nonresidents  participating in  commercial fisheries  in                                                         
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER TANGEMAN, in response  to Representative Rauscher, pointed                                                         
out  crewmember  license  applications  create  a  record  of  everyone                                                         
working in the fishing industry; if  there were a state income tax, the                                                         
employer or boat owner would submit income tax payments.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
[There followed a  brief discussion on personal income  tax not related                                                         
to the presentation.]                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:23:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK  surmised  the  amount of  the  seafood  marketing                                                         
assessment  was  established by  statute,  and the  other  self-imposed                                                         
assessments  could increase  or decrease  by a vote  of those  affected                                                         
(slide 5).                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN said  all of the self-imposed taxes and  assessments - and                                                         
their rates  - are  in statute; if  desired, the  fishers must  vote to                                                         
change rates.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  returned attention to  slide 10 and  asked whether                                                         
in FY  18 the common property  fishery assessment was not  collected or                                                         
not paid.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN explained  the common property fishery  assessment differs                                                         
in that  its rate  is not  in statute,  but is  set by  instructions in                                                         
statute  and in  regulation  that direct  the  Department of  Commerce,                                                         
Community &  Economic Development (DCCED),  DOR, and the  fish hatchery                                                         
to determine  the rate each  year.   The resources for  this assessment                                                         
are the fish caught  in the area of the hatchery  and fishers are aware                                                         
an assessment will be due to the hatchery.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  concluded in  2018 no money  went to  the hatchery                                                         
and asked how the hatchery covered its expenses.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN deferred.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  returned attention  to slide  11 and  observed the                                                         
rate for the  dive fishery management assessment is also  assessed by a                                                         
vote  of permitholders,  which could  be  changed without  a change  to                                                         
statute.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN  clarified creation  of the  four self-assessments  are in                                                         
statue or regulation; the rate for  the dive fish management assessment                                                         
is in  regulation and  was voted  on by all  of the  fishers who  had a                                                         
direct entry permit  for that activity.  She said  the rate will remain                                                         
unchanged unless there is a new vote.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK questioned whether  all fisheries pay the fisheries                                                         
business tax and the fishery resource landing tax.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN said they pay one or the other.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK remarked:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
      On the self-imposed taxes, that would be on top of either                                                                 
     one of those, and generally people don't, don't pay both of                                                                
     the general fisheries taxes.  Is that correct?                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN said correct.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:28:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN, in further  response to Representative Rauscher,                                                         
observed  many working  in the fishing  industry are  cannery and  fish                                                         
processing workers onshore  who work through the Department  of Labor &                                                         
Workforce  Development (DLWD),  and whose  employers keep  payrolls and                                                         
could  generate  income  tax  data;  further,  everyone  working  on  a                                                         
commercial vessel  must be the  permitholder or a  licensed crewmember.                                                         
She related her  personal experience of routine  license inspections by                                                         
ADFG and  the U.S. Coast  Guard.  She  assured the committee  there are                                                         
accurate  and  complete  datasets  on  those  working  in  the  fishing                                                         
industry.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN   turned  attention  to   taxes  that  are   shared  with                                                         
municipalities.    She  restated fisheries  business  tax  and  fishery                                                         
landing  tax are  shared 50  percent  with the  municipality where  the                                                         
resources  are  processed or  landed.    In  areas  where there  is  an                                                         
incorporated city within an organized  borough, 25 percent is shared to                                                         
the  city and  25  percent to  the borough;  where  the processing  and                                                         
landing occur outside  of a municipality, 50 percent  is shared through                                                         
a DCCED  program to areas that  participate in fish tax  sharing (slide                                                         
15).    She continued  to  tax  credits that  can  be  taken to  offset                                                         
fisheries  business tax  liability  in  FY 18:    the education  credit                                                         
allowed a deduction  of 50 percent for the first  $100,000; 100 percent                                                         
for  contributions  between  $200,000  and  $300,000;  50  percent  for                                                         
contributions  over $300,000  up  to $5  million.   As  of 1/1/19,  the                                                         
education credit is  50 percent for the first $100,000;  75 percent for                                                         
contributions   between  $200,000   and   $300,000;   50  percent   for                                                         
contributions over $300,000  up to a maximum of $1  million for any one                                                         
taxpayer,  affecting all  tax types.   For the  fisheries business  tax                                                         
there  is also  a salmon  and herring  product development  credit:   a                                                         
taxpayer  with a  liability from  salmon  or herring  can purchase  new                                                         
equipment  in order to  produce new  value-added product,  and will  be                                                         
eligible  for credit  of  up to  50  percent  of the  cost  of the  new                                                         
equipment against no  more than 50 percent of their  salmon and herring                                                         
liability; this credit will sunset in  12/31/20.  She said both credits                                                         
are paid from the state's share of tax revenue.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR TARR  asked whether other  industries have used  education tax                                                         
credits and how the money was invested.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN deferred to Mr. Spanos.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:35:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRANDON SPANOS,  Deputy Director, Tax  Division, DOR, said  the largest                                                         
recipient of  the education  tax credit programs  is the  University of                                                         
Alaska.  The  Tax Division reports tax credits to  the legislature each                                                         
year and  he offered  to provide  information specific  to the  fishing                                                         
industry.   In  further  response to  a  previous  question related  to                                                         
income tax, he said every employer  is required to report income to the                                                         
federal  government; should  the state  impose an  income tax, the  Tax                                                         
Division would have  access to all employees'  federal Internal Revenue                                                         
Service W2 or 1099 income tax forms.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN requested  Mr. Spanos  include on  the education                                                         
tax credit report  information related to the formation  and funding of                                                         
the [Kodiak  Seafood and Marine Science  Center].  She said  the center                                                         
develops products such  as surimi and gluten-free  noodles from seafood                                                         
byproducts.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN turned  attention to tax credits for  fishery landing tax:                                                         
education tax credits; credit for  approved contributions, for example,                                                         
taxpayers  landing  catch  in community  development  quotas  can  make                                                         
contributions  to Alaska  community  development organizations;  credit                                                         
for other taxes paid accommodates taxpayers  in the fishery landing tax                                                         
program who  may pay an equivalent  tax in another  jurisdiction (slide                                                         
17).                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:39:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN said  slides  18 and  19 are  a  five-year comparison  of                                                         
fisheries tax  and assessment  revenue.  In  FY 18,  the total  for all                                                         
seven tax types  was $78,307,701.  In FY 18,  $46,228,406 was collected                                                         
in fisheries  business  tax, of which  GF revenue  was $21,223,058  and                                                         
shared revenue  was $24,995,348.   She  explained the  share is  not 50                                                         
percent/50  percent because  the  credits are  subtracted  from the  GF                                                         
share.  In  FY 18, $9,736,239 was collected in fishery  landing tax, of                                                         
which  GF revenue  was $3,464,070  and shared  revenue was  $6,272,169.                                                         
The shared revenue was larger primarily due to education tax credits.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:44:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN,  in  response to  Representatives  Tuck  and  Spohnholz,                                                         
restated specific points.  Slide  19 continued the five-year comparison                                                         
of  the  five  self-imposed  taxes and  assessments  paid  to  specific                                                         
organizations.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR LINCOLN remarked:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     So, out of the $78 million that was collected between taxes                                                                
      and assessments in [2018], approximately $25 [million] of                                                                 
     that went to state government, in the general fund.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN said, "... you are  correct, the general fund received the                                                         
$21.2 million plus the $3.4 million."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LINCOLN  asked  Mr.  Bowers  how much  the  state  spends  in                                                         
managing its fisheries.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BOWERS  said the  GF  allocation  to  the Division  of  Commercial                                                         
Fisheries  has been approximately  $36  million to  $37 million  in the                                                         
last several years.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LINCOLN  surmised  the  state spends  more  money  to  manage                                                         
commercial fisheries than it receives in revenue.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. BOWERS  agreed.  However,  he pointed out  fish taxes are  just one                                                         
piece of the taxes and fees  paid by commercial fisherman; permit fees,                                                         
fees  for shore  fishery leases,  crew  licenses, and  tax shared  with                                                         
municipalities add up  to over $100 million per year,  some of which is                                                         
allocated to fisheries management activities.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK directed  attention  to the  common property  fish                                                         
assessment and noted the FY 14 total was $1,055,835 and is now zero.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN  continued to  filing  tax  returns  and stated  the  Tax                                                         
Division  completed its  final implementation  of the  [electronic] tax                                                         
revenue management  system in 3/16; she  said the system is  fairly new                                                         
and  slides 20  and  21 showed  the difference  between  the number  of                                                         
electronic  and paper  filings.  She  stressed the  new tax  management                                                         
system has  saved resources  that have enabled  the division  to absorb                                                         
approximately twenty-two reductions to staff  over the last four years.                                                         
In fact, the  fisheries business tax and fisheries  landing tax filings                                                         
are 91 percent electronic.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK returned  to slide  17 and asked  for examples  of                                                         
other jurisdictions within the credit for other taxes paid tax credit.                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS.  NUDELMAN explained  other jurisdictions  include Washington  State                                                         
"to help  our fisheries  landing tax  program stand  up and  serve what                                                         
it's meant to serve."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:51:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPANOS remarked:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     ...   [AS]  43.77.030  is  the  fisheries  resource   landing                                                              
     statute  that's basically pointing back and saying if  you've                                                              
     paid  the  fisheries business  tax, you  don't also  pay  the                                                              
     fisheries resource landing tax.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK concluded that is  the statute that directs fishers                                                         
pay one or the other.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. SPANOS said correct.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  LINCOLN expressed  his  understanding in  2016 the  wholesale                                                         
value of Alaska seafood was approximately  $4 billion; he said he would                                                         
like to  compare the  net [state]  take and  industry profits  to other                                                         
industries such  as mining,  and oil  and gas,  in order  to understand                                                         
whether  the  state  is  getting its  fair  share.    Co-Chair  Lincoln                                                         
recalled  the  Tax  Division  overview  of the  oil  and  gas  industry                                                         
provided  an  analysis  of  the  net take  to  the  state  and  federal                                                         
governments and to industry.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. NUDELMAN said she would complete additional research and respond.                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER TANGEMAN  pointed out the  state's oil and gas  tax system                                                         
is a net  tax system, therefore, DOR has access  to industry's expenses                                                         
and operating capital.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR LINCOLN clarified his request.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HOPKINS requested  a  breakdown of  the  amount of  tax                                                         
revenue received from residents and  nonresidents, and by categories of                                                         
scale.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
COMMISSIONER TANGEMAN  said he would  obtain the  requested information                                                         
from DOR, ADFG, and the Department of Labor & Workforce Development.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:57:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There  being  no  further  business before  the  committee,  the  House                                                         
Resources Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 2:57 p.m.                                                                 

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