Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/04/1993 09:14 AM CRA

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          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.                                                         

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