Legislature(2005 - 2006)CAPITOL 106

05/01/2006 10:00 AM RULES

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10:12:31 AM Start
10:12:39 AM HB240
10:17:17 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
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-- Recessed to a Call of the Chair --
Moved CSHB 240(RLS) Out of Committee
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
                 HOUSE RULES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                               
                          May 1, 2006                                                                                           
                           10:12 a.m.                                                                                           
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
Representative Norman Rokeberg, Chair                                                                                           
Representative John Coghill                                                                                                     
Representative John Harris                                                                                                      
Representative Lesil McGuire                                                                                                    
Representative Ethan Berkowitz                                                                                                  
Representative David Guttenberg                                                                                                 
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
Representative Vic Kohring                                                                                                      
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 240                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to brewery and brew pub licensing."                                                                            
     - MOVED CSHB 240(RLS) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
HOUSE BILL NO. 13                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to reimbursement of municipal bonds for school                                                                 
construction; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
HOUSE BILL NO. 362                                                                                                              
"An Act increasing the base student allocation used in the                                                                      
formula for state financing of public education; and providing                                                                  
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
BILL: HB 240                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: BREWERY & BREWPUB LICENSES                                                                                         
SPONSOR(s): JUDICIARY                                                                                                           
03/30/05       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/30/05       (H)       L&C, JUD                                                                                               
04/06/05       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
04/06/05       (H)       <Bill Hearing Postponed>                                                                               
03/22/06       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
03/22/06       (H)       <Bill Hearing Postponed>                                                                               
03/29/06       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
03/29/06       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/29/06       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/12/06       (H)       L&C AT 3:15 PM CAPITOL 17                                                                              
04/12/06       (H)       Moved CSHB 240(L&C) Out of Committee                                                                   
04/12/06       (H)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/18/06       (H)       L&C RPT CS(L&C) 5DP 1AM                                                                                
04/18/06       (H)       DP: CRAWFORD, LYNN, KOTT, GUTTENBERG,                                                                  
04/18/06       (H)       AM: LEDOUX                                                                                             
04/19/06       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 120                                                                             
04/19/06       (H)       Moved CSHB 240(JUD) Out of Committee                                                                   
04/19/06       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
04/21/06       (H)       JUD RPT CS(JUD) NT 3DP 4NR                                                                             
04/21/06       (H)       DP: KOTT, GRUENBERG, MCGUIRE;                                                                          
04/21/06       (H)       NR: GARA, COGHILL, WILSON, ANDERSON                                                                    
05/01/06       (H)       RLS AT 10:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                            
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
No witnesses to record.                                                                                                         
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
CHAIR NORMAN  ROKEBERG called the House  Rules Standing Committee                                                             
meeting  to  order at  10:12:31  AM.   Representatives  Rokeberg,                                                             
Coghill, Harris,  Berkowitz, and  Guttenberg were present  at the                                                               
call to  order.  Representatives  McGuire arrived as  the meeting                                                               
was in progress.                                                                                                                
HB 240-BREWERY & BREWPUB LICENSES                                                                                             
10:12:39 AM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR ROKEBERG  announced that the  only order of  business would                                                               
be HOUSE BILL  NO. 240, "An Act relating to  brewery and brew pub                                                               
CHAIR ROKEBERG explained  that HB 240 would allow  an increase in                                                               
gallonage for brewpubs, which have  to have a beverage dispensary                                                               
license and are allowed to brew and sell beer on the premise.                                                                   
10:13:22 AM                                                                                                                   
REPRESENTATIVE  HARRIS  moved  to  adopt CSHB  240,  Version  24-                                                               
LS0734\B,  Luckhaupt, 4/29/06,  as the  working document.   There                                                               
being no objection, Version B was before the committee.                                                                         
CHAIR ROKEBERG  then reviewed the changes  encompassed in Version                                                               
B, which  include the addition of  a provision in Section  1 that                                                               
allows beverage  dispensary licensees to provide  free samples to                                                               
the public  and prohibits the  municipality from  prohibiting the                                                               
aforementioned.   On page  2, line  6, the  amount allowed  to be                                                               
sold  by a  brewery is  changed  from "36  ounces a  day" to  "24                                                               
ounces a  day".  Furthermore,  the language  "dancing, electronic                                                               
or  other games,  game tables,  or other  recreational or  gaming                                                               
opportunities  on the  premises"  was added  to Section  3(e)(1).                                                               
"In other words, these are breweries not pubs," he said.                                                                        
10:14:44 AM                                                                                                                   
The committee took a brief at-ease.                                                                                             
10:17:11 AM                                                                                                                   
REPRESENTATIVE  HARRIS  moved to  report  CSHB  240, Version  24-                                                               
LS0734\B, Luckhaupt,  4/29/06, out  of committee  with individual                                                               
recommendations and  the accompanying fiscal notes.   There being                                                               
no objection,  CSHB 240(RLS)  was reported  from the  House Rules                                                               
Standing Committee.                                                                                                             
10:17:17 AM                                                                                                                   
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Rules  Standing Committee  meeting was  adjourned at  10:18 a.m.,                                                               
although the  chair noted that  the hearing on  HB 13 and  HB 362                                                               
remained recessed to the call of the chair.                                                                                     

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