Legislature(1993 - 1994)
03/04/1993 09:14 AM CRA
* first hearing in first committee of referral
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
SENATE COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE March 4, 1993 9:14 a.m. MEMBERS PRESENT Senator Randy Phillips, Chairman Senator Robin Taylor, Vice Chairman Senator Al Adams MEMBERS ABSENT Senator Rick Halford Senator Fred Zharoff COMMITTEE CALENDAR SENATE BILL NO. 102 "An Act relating to municipal property tax exemptions for certain residences and to property tax equivalency payments for certain residents; and providing for an effective date." SENATE BILL NO. 88 "An Act relating to grants to municipalities, named recipients, and unincorporated communities; establishing capital project matching grant programs for municipalities and unincorporated communities; establishing a local share requirement for capital project grants to municipalities, named recipients, and unincorporated communities; and providing for an effective date." SENATE BILL NO. 89 "An Act making appropriations for capital project matching grant programs; and providing for an effective date." SENATE BILL NO. 42 "An Act relating to municipal taxation of alcoholic beverages; and providing for an effective date." PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION SB 102 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated 2/18/93, 2/25/93. SB 88 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated 2/16/93, 2/18/93, 2/23/93. SB 89 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated 2/16/93, 2/18/93, 2/23/93, 3/2/93. SB 42 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes dated 2/25/93, 3/2/93. WITNESS REGISTER Rupe Andrews, Representing the American Associaton of Retired Persons Juneau, AK 99801 POSITION STATEMENT: Opposed to SB 102 Duane Guiley, Director of School Finance Department of Education 801 W. 10th, Suite 200 Juneau, AK 99801-1894 POSITION STATEMENT: Addressed FY note on SB 102 Jack Fargnoli Office of Budget & Management Office of the Governor P.O. Box 110020 Juneau, AK 99811-0020 POSITION STATEMENT: Present to respond to questions on SB 88 & SB 89 Bryce Edgmon, Staff to Senator George Jacko State Capitol Juneau, AK 99801-1182 POSITION STATEMENT: Offered information on SB 42 ACTION NARRATIVE TAPE 93-11, SIDE A Number 001 The Senate Community & Regional Affairs Committee was called to order by Chairman Randy Phillips at 9:14 a.m. Because only Senator Adams and Senator Phillips were present, the Chairman stated that no action would be taken on the calendared bills other than the taking of public testimony. The first item on the agenda was SB 102 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS). RUPE ANDREWS, a member of the Capital City Task Force of the American Association of Retired Persons, stated their opposition to SB 102. The task force feels that even though there are some real concerns on the part of municipalities, a property tax is warranted for disabled veterans in Alaska and for the senior citizens. Mr. Andrews said it has a been policy to keep our senior citizens in Alaska and for them to be able to remain in their homes. He suggested that the legislature, the Administration and the senior themselves have to develop a more comprehensive policy, and, to that end, perhaps a task force could be formed to see how some specific policies towards the senior citizens of the state can be formulated. Number 105 DUANE GUILEY, Director of School Finance, Department of Education, informed the committee that the department had made an error on the fiscal note provided with SB 102. He stated the department would prepared a revised fiscal note based on the legislation as it currently exists. Number 110 CHAIRMAN RANDY PHILLIPS stated testimony would be taken on SB 88 (CAPITAL PROJECT GRANTS) and SB 89 (APPROP: CAPITAL PROJECT MATCHING GRANTS). JACK FARGNOLI, Office of Management & Budget, Office of the Governor, stated he was present to respond to questions. Number 140 The final order of business was SB 42 (LOCAL SALES TAX ON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES). BRYCE EDGMON, staff to Senator George Jacko, directed attention to a proposed committee substitute which would put a cap on the number of communities that would be involved by affecting communities that have a population 2,500 or less in a municipality. Lacking a quorum, CHAIRMAN RANDY PHILLIPS adjourned the hearing at 9:22 a.m.