Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/01/1993 05:00 PM TRA

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             HOUSE TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE                           
                          April 1, 1993                                        
                            5:00 p.m.                                          
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
  Representative Gary Davis, Vice-Chair                                        
  Representative Eldon Mulder                                                  
  Representative Jerry Mackie                                                  
  Representative Curt Menard                                                   
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
  Representative Richard Foster, Chair                                         
  Representative Al Vezey                                                      
  Representative Bill Hudson                                                   
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
  *HB 240:  "An Act allowing gaming devices on ferries."                       
            MOVED FROM COMMITTEE                                               
  (* First public hearing.)                                                    
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
  REPRESENTATIVE CARL E. MOSES                                                 
  Alaska State Legislature                                                     
  State Capitol                                                                
  Juneau, Alaska  99801-1182                                                   
  Position Statement:  Sponsor of HB 240.                                      
  PREVIOUS ACTION                                                              
  BILL:  HB 240                                                                
  SHORT TITLE: GAMBLING DEVICES ON STATE FERRIES                               
  BILL VERSION:                                                                
  SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) MOSES,Bunde                                    
  TITLE: "An Act allowing gaming devices on ferries."                          
  JRN-DATE    JRN-PG                     ACTION                                
  03/19/93       708    (H)   READ THE FIRST TIME/REFERRAL(S)                  
  03/19/93       708    (H)   TRANSPORTATION, STATE AFFAIRS,                   
  04/01/93              (H)   TRA AT 05:00 PM CAPITOL 17                       
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
  TAPE 93-14, SIDE A                                                           
  Number 015                                                                   
  VICE-CHAIR DAVIS called the House Transportation Committee                   
  Meeting to order at 5:05 p.m.  He referred to the only item                  
  before the committee, HB 240, and asked Representative Moses                 
  to provide his testimony before the committee regarding this                 
  Number 020                                                                   
  REPRESENTATIVE CARL MOSES stated that HB 240 would allow for                 
  slot and video machine gaming on board the state ferry                       
  vessels as a revenue generator for the Alaska Marine Highway                 
  System.  He mentioned that slot and video style machines                     
  would be placed in a restricted area of the vessel and would                 
  afford greater recreational diversion for adults.  In                        
  licensing the Alaska Marine Highway System to operate gaming                 
  machines, Representative Moses indicated that he did not                     
  propose this to be a forerunner of greater gaming activity,                  
  such as casino style operations.  He said slot and video                     
  type machines have a good track record of security and                       
  management control.  According to Representative Moses, the                  
  bill was drafted to allow for the ferry system to set up and                 
  operate the program itself, or for the ferry system to                       
  contract out the operation if it desired.                                    
  Number 062                                                                   
  REPRESENTATIVE MULDER asked what games this would include.                   
  REPRESENTATIVE MOSES replied that it applied to slot and                     
  video machines.                                                              
  Number 079                                                                   
  REPRESENTATIVE DAVIS referred to the fiscal note and noted                   
  that the note itself did not include the potential for                       
  revenue generation.                                                          
  Number 093                                                                   
  REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE moved for passage of HB 240 from                       
  committee with individual recommendations.                                   
  Number 106                                                                   
  CHAIR DAVIS adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m.                               

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