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03/17/2020 03:30 PM COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

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+= SB 218 ROAD SERVICE AREA CONSOLIDATION TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 218 Out of Committee
*+ HB 142 NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS TANF PROGRAM TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 142(JUD) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
*+ HB 232 MUNICIPAL TAX CREDITS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
    SENATE COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                  
                         March 17, 2020                                                                                         
                           3:54 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Click Bishop, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Peter Micciche, Vice Chair                                                                                              
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Mike Shower                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 218                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to road service area consolidation."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 218 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 142(JUD)                                                                                
"An Act relating to Alaska Native organizations' family                                                                         
assistance programs."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 142(JUD) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 232(L&C)                                                                                
"An Act relating to a municipal air quality improvement tax                                                                     
credit; and relating to a municipal energy efficient                                                                            
construction tax credit."                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 218                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: ROAD SERVICE AREA CONSOLIDATION                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) COGHILL                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
02/21/20       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/21/20       (S)       CRA                                                                                                    
03/10/20       (S)       CRA AT 3:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
03/10/20       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/10/20       (S)       MINUTE(CRA)                                                                                            
03/17/20       (S)       CRA AT 3:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 142                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS TANF PROGRAM                                                                                  
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) KREISS-TOMKINS                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
04/22/19       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/22/19       (H)       TRB, JUD                                                                                               
04/30/19       (H)       TRB AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/30/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/30/19       (H)       MINUTE(TRB)                                                                                            
05/02/19       (H)       TRB AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
05/02/19       (H)       Moved HB 142 Out of Committee                                                                          
05/02/19       (H)       MINUTE(TRB)                                                                                            
05/03/19       (H)       TRB RPT 4DP 2NR                                                                                        
05/03/19       (H)       DP: LINCOLN, ORTIZ, EDGMON, ZULKOSKY                                                                   
05/03/19       (H)       NR: VANCE, TALERICO                                                                                    
05/08/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/08/19       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
05/10/19       (H)       JUD AT 1:00 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           
05/10/19       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
05/10/19       (H)       MINUTE(JUD)                                                                                            
01/27/20       (H)       JUD AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120                                                                           

01/27/20 (H) Heard & Held

01/27/20 (H) MINUTE(JUD)

01/29/20 (H) JUD AT 1:30 PM GRUENBERG 120

01/29/20 (H) Moved CSHB 142(JUD) Out of Committee

01/29/20 (H) MINUTE(JUD)

01/31/20 (H) JUD RPT CS(JUD) NT 6DP 1NR

01/31/20 (H) DP: LEDOUX, DRUMMOND, STUTES, KOPP, SHAW, CLAMAN

01/31/20 (H) NR: EASTMAN 02/07/20 (H) TRANSMITTED TO (S) 02/07/20 (H) VERSION: CSHB 142(JUD) 02/10/20 (S) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 02/10/20 (S) CRA 03/17/20 (S) CRA AT 3:30 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg) WITNESS REGISTER RYNNIEVA MOSS, Staff Senator John Coghill Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Answered questions regarding SB 218. ERIN HARRINGTON, Staff Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins Alaska State Legislature Juneau, Alaska POSITION STATEMENT: Provided an overview of HB 142 on behalf of the sponsor. ACTION NARRATIVE 3:54:22 PM CHAIR CLICK BISHOP called the Senate Community and Regional Affairs Standing Committee meeting to order at 3:54 p.m. Present at the call to order were Senators Hoffman, Micciche, and Chair Bishop. Senator Gray-Jackson arrived soon thereafter. SB 218-ROAD SERVICE AREA CONSOLIDATION 3:54:52 PM CHAIR BISHOP announced the consideration of SENATE BILL NO. 218, "An Act relating to road service area consolidation." He said the committee is hearing SB 218 for the second time. SENATOR MICCICHE reported that the Kenai Peninsula Borough has one board for 28 road service areas (RSAs), which are like zones within the borough. Further, there are approximately 20 RSAs within his district. He said he did not believe SB 218 affects the board that oversees the 28 RSAs within the Kenai Peninsula Borough. He asked Ms. Moss to confirm that the bill does not affect the board. 3:55:46 PM SENATOR GRAY-JACKSON joined the committee meeting. 3:55:59 PM RYNNIEVA MOSS, Staff, Senator John Coghill, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, replied that is correct. The bill says that if the one board feels that consolidation is necessary, the board could go to the borough assembly who could vote do what the board recommended. SENATOR MICCICHE said most of his questions have been answered and he was fine with the bill, but would do some additional research. MS. MOSS said she would be glad to discuss the matter further. 3:56:53 PM SENATOR MICCICHE moved to report SB 218, work order 31-LS1510\M, from committee with individual recommendations and attached zero fiscal note. There being no objection, SB 218 reported from the Senate Community and Regional Affairs Standing Committee. 3:57:13 PM At ease. HB 142-NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS TANF PROGRAM 3:58:54 PM CHAIR BISHOP called the committee back to order and announced the consideration of CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 142(JUD), "An Act relating to Alaska Native organizations' family assistance programs." He said the committee heard the companion bill, SB 121, on February 4, 2020. 3:59:22 PM ERIN HARRINGTON, Staff, Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, stated that HB 142 is the companion bill to SB 121, which this committee has heard. She detailed that HB 142 provides a technical statutory fix to allow the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska ("Tlingit & Haida") to continue administration of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program on behalf of communities in the Southeast Alaska region. MS. HARRINGTON pointed out that Tlingit & Haida has administered the TANF program for decades. However, a recently identified technical issue in one section of AS 47.27.070 directly conflicts with the section that comes a few lines later in the statute. She said the bill would provide timely assistance to the TANF program and the people of Southeast Alaska during the current public health emergency. 4:01:10 PM SENATOR MICCICHE moved to report HB 142, work order 31-LS0535\G, from committee with individual recommendations and attached zero fiscal note. 4:01:27 PM CHAIR BISHOP found no objection and CSHB 142(JUD) was reported from the Senate Community and Regional Affairs Standing Committee. 4:02:01 PM There being no further business to come before the committee, Chair Bishop adjourned the Senate Community and Regional Affairs Standing Committee meeting at 4:02 p.m.

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 142 Sponsor Statement v. G 1.27.2020.pdf HJUD 1/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
HJUD 1/29/2020 1:30:00 PM
SCRA 3/17/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 142
HB 142 Summary of Changes v. K to v. G 1.27.2020.pdf HJUD 1/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
HJUD 1/29/2020 1:30:00 PM
SCRA 3/17/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 142
HB 142 Additional Document - Sec 47.27.020 TANF Language 1.27.2020.pdf HJUD 1/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
HJUD 1/29/2020 1:30:00 PM
SCRA 3/17/2020 3:30:00 PM
HB 142
SB 218 Sponsor Statement 3.2.2020.pdf SCRA 3/10/2020 3:30:00 PM
SCRA 3/17/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 218
SB 218 Map Fairbanks North Star Borough Service Areas 3.3.2020.pdf SCRA 3/10/2020 3:30:00 PM
SCRA 3/17/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 218
SB 218 Letter of Support Mayor Ward 3.3.2020.pdf SCRA 3/10/2020 3:30:00 PM
SCRA 3/17/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 218
SB 218 Draft Fiscal Note DCCED-DCRA- 03-06-20.pdf SCRA 3/10/2020 3:30:00 PM
SCRA 3/17/2020 3:30:00 PM
SB 218