Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/19/2003 02:45 PM CRA

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
    SENATE COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                  
                          May 19, 2003                                                                                          
                           2:45 p.m.                                                                                            
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
Senator Thomas Wagoner, Chair                                                                                                   
Senator Robin Taylor, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
Senator Georgianna Lincoln                                                                                                      
Senator Kim Elton                                                                                                               
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 12                                                                                             
Requesting  the Local  Boundary  Commission  to consider  borough                                                               
incorporation for certain unorganized areas.                                                                                    
     MOVED SCR 12 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                              
PREVIOUS ACTION                                                                                                               
SCR 12 - See CRA minutes dated 5/07/03 and 5/9/03                                                                               
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
TAPE 03-17, SIDE A                                                                                                            
CHAIR  THOMAS WAGONER  called the  Senate Community  and Regional                                                             
Affairs Standing Committee meeting to  order at 2:45 p.m. Present                                                               
were  Senators  Gary  Stevens,  Robin  Taylor  and  Chair  Thomas                                                               
           SCR 12-BOROUGH INCORPORATION: UNORG AREAS                                                                        
SENATOR GARY STEVENS  made a motion to rescind the  action of May                                                               
9, 2003 on SCR 12. There being no objection it was so ordered.                                                                  
CHAIR THOMAS WAGONER  announced SCR 12 was  before the committee.                                                               
Mr. Dan  Bockhorst was  available to  answer questions  and there                                                               
were none.                                                                                                                      
He asked for the pleasure of the committee.                                                                                     
SENATOR GARY STEVENS made a motion to move SCR 12 from                                                                          
SENATOR ROBIN TAYLOR objected for the purpose of making the                                                                     
following comment:                                                                                                              
     I'm  opposed to  this legislation.  I think  it's cram-                                                                    
     down theory. I  believe in consent by  the governed and                                                                    
     that is  not part of  this bill.  I will oppose  it and                                                                    
     continue to  oppose it  on the floor.  I will  not stop                                                                    
     the  committee from  moving this  bill  because I  have                                                                    
     pledged to my  colleague that I would let  it out. It's                                                                    
     not  with any  degree of  satisfaction that  I do  that                                                                    
     today. Especially  in light of  what's going on  in the                                                                    
     rest of this operation.                                                                                                    
He withdrew his objection.                                                                                                      
SENATOR GARY STEVENS noted the bill would move to the State                                                                     
Affairs Committee where it would receive close scrutiny and                                                                     
careful consideration.                                                                                                          
SCR 12 moved from committee.                                                                                                    
CHAIR WAGONER adjourned the meeting at 2:47 pm.                                                                                 

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