Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/21/1994 10:00 AM FIN

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                             MINUTES                                           
                    SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                         April 21, 1994                                        
                           10:00 a.m.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPES                                                                        
                                                                               
  SFC-94, #77, Side 1 (000-end)                                                
  SFC-94, #77, Side 2 (end-250)                                                
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Senator Drue  Pearce,  Co-chair,  convened  the  meeting  at                 
  approximately 10:00 a.m.                                                     
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  In addition to Co-chairs Pearce  and Frank, Senators Rieger,                 
  and Kerttula were present.  Senators Sharp, Jacko, and Kelly                 
  joined the meeting after it was in progress.                                 
                                                                               
  ALSO ATTENDING:   John  Bitney, aide  to Representative  Ron                 
  Larson; Juanita Hensley, Chief, Driver Services, Division of                 
  Motor  Vehicles,  Department  of Public  Safety;  Ron  King,                 
  Project   Manager   for   Mobile    Sources,   Environmental                 
  Specialist, Air  Quality  Management  Section,  Division  of                 
  Environmental   Quality,    Department   of    Environmental                 
  Conservation; Randy Welker, Legislative Auditor, Legislative                 
  Audit  Division;  Jetta  Whittaker,  fiscal  analyst,   Mike                 
  Greany,    Director,    Legislative     Finance    Division;                 
  representatives of the media, aides to committee members and                 
  other members of the legislature.                                            
                                                                               
  SUMMARY INFORMATION                                                          
                                                                               
  SCSCSHB 370(FIN):   An  Act  making  appropriations for  the                 
                      operating and loan  program expenses  of                 
                      state  government   and  to   capitalize                 
                      funds; making appropriations  under art.                 
                      IX,  sec.  17(c),  Constitution  of  the                 
                      State of Alaska, from the constitutional                 
                      budget reserve fund;  and providing  for                 
                      an effective date.                                       
                                                                               
                      The  committee  rescinded its  action of                 
                      March  20,  1994  and  returned  SCSCSHB
                      370(FIN)  to  committee  for  a  further                 
                      amendment.    Amendment  1 was  ADOPTED.                 
                      SCSCSHB  370(FIN)  was  REPORTED out  of                 
                      committee with a "do pass."                              
                                                                               
  SB 357:             An  Act  relating   to  certain   study,                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                      publication, and reporting  requirements                 
                      by and  to state  agencies; relating  to                 
                      certain fees for reports;  and providing                 
                      for an effective date.                                   
                                                                               
                      Amendments  1, 2,  and  3 were  ADOPTED.                 
                      CSSB  357(FIN)  was   REPORTED  out   of                 
                      committee  with a  "do  pass," and  zero                 
                      fiscal   notes    for   the    following                 
                      departments:    Department  of  Revenue;                 
                      Department   of   Commerce   &  Economic                 
                      Development   -(AIDEA),     Occupational                 
                      Licensing,  &  Banking,  Sec. &  Corps.;                 
                      Department    of   Natural    Resources;                 
                      Department  of  Education   -  Community                 
                      Schools &  Postsecondary; Department  of                 
                      Administration    -Computer    Services;                 
                      Department  of  Administration  -  APOC,                 
                      Pioneers' Homes, Finance,  & Telecommun-                 
                      ications Services; Department  of Public                 
                      Safety   -   Violent   Crimes   &   All;                 
                      Department   of   Military   &   Veteran                 
                      Affairs; and Office of the Governor.                     
                                                                               
  CSSB 365(STA):      An Act  relating to  the improvement  of                 
                      state finances and fiscal accountability                 
                      by   increasing   fees,   by  collecting                 
                      additional revenue, by  reducing certain                 
                      program    expenditures   by    changing                 
                      services or eligibility requirements for                 
                      programs, by changing  certain statutory                 
                      limitation periods, by providing for use                 
                      of certain electronic records, by making                 
                      changes  to  state  agency functions  or                 
                      procedures  including certain  reporting                 
                      and   planning   procedures,    and   by                 
                      authorizing extensions for  state leases                 
                      for real property if certain savings can                 
                      be  achieved;  and   providing  for   an                 
                      effective date.                                          
                                                                               
                      Amendments   1   and  6   were  ADOPTED.                 
                      Amendments 2 and 3 were HELD.  Amendment                 
                      4  was ADOPTED  and  then the  committee                 
                      rescinded its action.   Juanita  Hensley                 
                      spoke  to  amendment  4.    Amendment  7                 
                      FAILED.  CSSB  365(FIN) was REPORTED out                 
                      of  committee  with  a  "do pass,"  zero                 
                      fiscal  notes  for  the   Department  of                 
                      Public  Safety  - Fire  Suppression, and                 
                      Driver    Services;    Depart-ment    of                 
                      Administration - Leasing; Office  of the                 
                      Governor; Department of Transportation &                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                      Public    Facilities;    Department   of                 
                      Environmental  Conservation  -  Water  &                 
                      Waste;  Department  of Labor  - Workers'                 
                      Compensation; Department of  Corrections                 
                      - Inmate Health Care; Department of Law;                 
                      and two fiscal  notes for the Department                 
                      of Public Safety -  Troopers, Admin. for                 
                      $253.1  and  Troopers,  Detachments  for                 
                      $1,687.5.                                                
                                                                               
  SB 376:             An Act relating to fees charged by state                 
                      agencies  for  certain  services and  to                 
                      reimbursement for  expenses incurred  by                 
                      the state in providing certain services;                 
                      and providing for an effective date.                     
                                                                               
                      Ron  King,  Project  Manager for  Mobile                 
                      Sources,  Environmental  Specialist, Air                 
                      Quality Management Section,  Division of                 
                      Environmental  Quality,   Department  of                 
                      Environmental Conservation, spoke to Co-                 
                      chair Frank's concerns.   Amendments  1,                 
                      2, and  3 were  ADOPTED.   CSSB 376(FIN)                 
                      was REPORTED out of committee with a "do                 
                      pass,"   zero   fiscal  notes   for  the                 
                      Department  of  Public  Safety-Fire, the                 
                      Department   of   Corrections   and  the                 
                      Department of Revenue  (0.4 revenue),  a                 
                      fiscal  note  for   the  Department   of                 
                      Environmental  Conservation  for  $128.0                 
                      ($670.2 revenue)  and a fiscal  note for                 
                      the  Department  of  Public  Safety  for                 
                      $1.5.                                                    
                                                                               
  SB 377:             An Act relating  to state agency  fiscal                 
                      procedures;   and   providing   for   an                 
                      effective date.                                          
                                                                               
                      Amendment 1, 3,  4, and 5  were ADOPTED.                 
                      John  Bitney,  aide   to  Representative                 
                      Larson, spoke to amendment 2.  Amendment                 
                      2 was HELD.  CSSB 377(FIN)  was REPORTED                 
                      out  of committee  with a  "do pass,"  a                 
                      zero fiscal note  for the Department  of                 
                      Revenue, and  a revenue fiscal  note for                 
                      the  Department   of  Administration   -                 
                      Statewide for $(147.7).                                  
                                                                               
  Senate CS FOR CS FOR House Bill 370(FIN):                                    
                                                                               
       An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
       program expenses  of state government and to capitalize                 
       funds; making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c),                 
       Constitution  of   the  State   of  Alaska,   from  the                 
       constitutional budget reserve  fund; and providing  for                 
       an effective date.                                                      
                                                                               
  CO-CHAIR PEARCE announced  that SCSCSHB 370(FIN) was  before                 
  the committee.                                                               
                                                                               
  CO-CHAIR FRANK MOVED  to rescind  the committee's action  in                 
  passing out SCSCSHB  370(FIN) for the purposes  of a further                 
  amendment.  No  objection being heard, SCSCSHB  370(FIN) was                 
  again before the committee.                                                  
                                                                               
  Co-chair Frank MOVED amendment  1 regarding senior  citizens                 
  disabled   veterans'   tax  relief   program   and  renter's                 
  equivalency rebate.  He said it  would be funded at $2M, the                 
  same  level  as  last  year.    No  objection  being  heard,                 
  amendment  1  was  ADOPTED for  incorporation  into  SCSCSHB
  370(FIN).                                                                    
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Frank  MOVED for  passage  of SCSCSHB  370(FIN) as                 
  amended from committee with individual recommendations.   No                 
  objection  being  heard,  SCSCSHB 370(FIN)  as  amended  was                 
  REPORTED  out  of committee  with  a "do  pass."   Co-chairs                 
  Pearce and Frank,  Senators Kelly,  Rieger and Sharp  signed                 
  "do pass."  Senator Kerttula signed "no recommendation."                     
                                                                               
  CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 365(STA):                                             
                                                                               
       An Act relating  to the  improvement of state  finances                 
       and  fiscal  accountability   by  increasing  fees,  by                 
       collecting  additional  revenue,  by  reducing  certain                 
       program   expenditures   by   changing    services   or                 
       eligibility  requirements  for  programs,  by  changing                 
       certain statutory limitation periods,  by providing for                 
       use of certain electronic records, by making changes to                 
       state agency functions  or procedures including certain                 
       reporting and planning  procedures, and by  authorizing                 
       extensions  for  state  leases  for  real  property  if                 
       certain savings can  be achieved; and providing  for an                 
       effective date.                                                         
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce announced that CSSB 365(FIN) version "K" had                 
  been adopted on April 14 and was before the committee.                       
                                                                               
  SENATOR RIEGER MOVED amendment 1.  No objection being heard,                 
  amendment 1 was ADOPTED.                                                     
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Pearce announced,  with  concurrence from  Senator                 
  Sharp, that amendment 2 would not be offered.                                
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce announced amendment 3 by Senator Jacko would                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  not fit  under the  present title.   Senator  Jacko was  not                 
  present at the time this amendment was discussed.  Amendment                 
  3 was HELD.                                                                  
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce announced  that amendment 4 was  proposed by                 
  the Department of  Public Safety relating to  farm vehicles.                 
  Senator Rieger MOVED amendment 4.  No objection being heard,                 
  amendment 4 was ADOPTED.                                                     
                                                                               
  SENATOR KERTTULA asked for clarification of amendment 4.                     
                                                                               
  JUANITA HENSLEY,  Chief, Driver Services, Division  of Motor                 
  Vehicles,  Department  of Public  Safety,  said amendment  4                 
  brought state statutes in compliance  with the federal Motor                 
  Vehicle Safety Act.   One  section of the  statue said  farm                 
  vehicles can move within  a 300-mile radius of the  farm and                 
  another  set said  it  can move  within  a 150-mile  radius.                 
  Federal law  mandated a  150-mile radius  so that  to be  in                 
  compliance, there  cannot be  any more  allowances over  the                 
  150-mile radius.  Senator Kerttula  said the 150-mile radius                 
  did not fit Delta to Anchorage or Delta to Homer but the 300                 
  mile radius did.  He opposed changing the statutes.                          
                                                                               
  Senator Kerttula MOVED to rescind  the adoption of amendment                 
  4.     Co-chair   Frank   raised  questions   about  federal                 
  compliance.  Ms.  Hensley said one  of the problems was  the                 
  statute  related to commercial-sized vehicles and there were                 
  safety concerns.  She  went on to say that if  the state did                 
  not come into  federal compliance, which was  tied to ISTEA,                 
  it  jeopardized federal highway  funds.  This non-compliance                 
  needed to be  cleared up so  Department of Transportation  &                 
  Public  Facilities did  not lose  10 percent of  its highway                 
  funds.  She said the federal government had put the state on                 
  notice that it was in non-compliance in  this area.  She did                 
  not know when the funds would be withheld.                                   
                                                                               
  In answer to  Co-chair Frank, Ms.  Hensley said the  federal                 
  government had  looked at  all statutes  and discovered  the                 
  discrepancy in two different statutes.                                       
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce called for a show of hands on the  motion to                 
  rescind the  adoption of  amendment 4.   No  objection being                 
  heard,  the  committee  RESCINDED  its  action  on  adopting                 
  amendment 4.                                                                 
                                                                               
  Senator  Rieger  proposed  amendment  5.    Co-chair  Pearce                 
  OBJECTED for discussion purposes.  She invited Randy Welker,                 
  Legislative Auditor, Legislative Audit Division, to join the                 
  committee at the table.  Senator Rieger said he was prepared                 
  to withdraw  the amendment since progress had been made with                 
  the  Department   of  Transportation  &   Public  Facilities                 
  regarding construction lists.                                                
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce, however,  asked Mr. Welker if he  wanted to                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  speak to Section 25.  RANDY WELKER said he had been asked to                 
  look at two sections.  One  that dealt with extending leases                 
  to  achieve  savings,   and  the  other  allowing   a  small                 
  procurement code to apply to leases  under $5,000 month.  He                 
  felt both provisions were reasonable.                                        
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce confirmed  that amendment  5 was  withdrawn.                 
  Senator Rieger agreed.                                                       
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Pearce explained  the  provisions  of amendment  6                 
  which  would  require  the  Department  of  Transportation &                 
  Public Facilities to provide  the legislature a construction                 
  forecast and  proposed projects  list rather  than a  single                 
  appropriation.                                                               
                                                                               
  Senator Rieger MOVED amendment 6.  No objection being heard,                 
  amendment 6 was ADOPTED.                                                     
                                                                               
  CSSB 365(FIN) as amended was HELD until later in the meeting                 
  and the following action was taken.                                          
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce announced  that amendment 7 would  be before                 
  the committee.  Senator  Kelly MOVED amendment 7.   Co-chair                 
  Pearce OBJECTED for discussion purposes.  Senator Kelly said                 
  amendment  7 insured  that  Hillside residents  in Anchorage                 
  would pay something  for police protection.   Senator Rieger                 
  said he  was opposed  to the  language in  amendment 7.   He                 
  asked for a few  minutes to consider the amendment  since it                 
  was the first time he had seen it.                                           
                                                                               
                         Recess 10:42am                                        
                        Reconvene 10:45am                                      
                                                                               
  Senator Rieger OBJECTED to amendment 7.  Co-chair Frank said                 
  he did not understand  the whole concept of the  problem but                 
  he  had  supported  amendment 1  with  assurance  that those                 
  troopers  would  be  paid  for  by the  Hillside  residents.                 
  Senator  Kelly maintained  that it  was not  clear that  the                 
  service  areas  would  vote  to  pay  for  troopers.    This                 
  amendment would force them to pay for police protection even                 
  if they did not vote to pay for troopers.                                    
                                                                               
  End SFC-93 #77, Side 1                                                       
  Begin SFC-93 #77, Side 2                                                     
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce called for  a show of hands and  amendment 7                 
  FAILED to be ADOPTED.                                                        
                                                                               
  Co-chair Frank MOVED for  passage of SB 365 as  amended from                 
  committee.  Senators  Kelly and Kerttula OBJECTED.   Senator                 
  Kelly spoke  to his objections  regarding amendment 1.   Co-                 
  chair  Pearce  called for  a show  of  hands and  the motion                 
  carried on  a vote of  5 to 2  (Co-chairs Pearce and  Frank,                 
  Senators Sharp, Jacko, Rieger, were in favor, Senators Kelly                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  and Kerttula were  opposed).  CSSB 365(FIN) was REPORTED out                 
  of committee with  a "do  pass," zero fiscal  notes for  the                 
  Department of Public  Safety - Fire Suppression,  and Driver                 
  Services; Department of Administration - Leasing; Office  of                 
  the  Governor;   Department  of   Transportation  &   Public                 
  Facilities; Department of Environmental Conservation - Water                 
  &  Waste;  Department  of  Labor  -  Workers'  Compensation;                 
  Department of Corrections -  Inmate Health Care;  Department                 
  of Law; and  two fiscal notes  for the Department of  Public                 
  Safety  -   Troopers,  Admin.   for  $253.1   and  Troopers,                 
  Detachments  for  $1,687.5.    Co-chairs  Pearce  and Frank,                 
  Senators Rieger and  Jacko signed "do pass,"  Senators Kelly                 
  and Kerttula signed "no not pass," and Senator Sharp  signed                 
  "no recommendation."                                                         
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL NO. 376:                                                         
                                                                               
       An  Act relating to fees  charged by state agencies for                 
       certain services  and  to  reimbursement  for  expenses                 
       incurred by the  state in  providing certain  services;                 
       and providing for an effective date.                                    
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Pearce  announced  that  SB  376  was  before  the                 
  committee.    She   explained  that  SB  215   repealed  the                 
  department's  ability to  prescribe fees  for oil  discharge                 
  financial responsibility or oil discharge contingency plans.                 
  To be consistent with SB 215, subsections (4) and (5) needed                 
  to be deleted from SB 376 on page 4, lines 19-20.                            
                                                                               
  Co-chair Frank  MOVED for amendment 1 deleting  (4) and (5).                 
  No objection being heard, amendment 1 was ADOPTED.                           
                                                                               
  Co-chair Frank said  he was  under the  impression that  the                 
  Department of Environmental Conservation was going to supply                 
  language  that would be more specific on their regulation of                 
  motor  fuels to control omissions,  and also on the analysis                 
  of the public water system samples authorized for submission                 
  to the department.                                                           
                                                                               
  RON  KING, Project Manager for Mobile Sources, Environmental                 
  Specialist,  Air  Quality  Management Section,  Division  of                 
  Environmental   Quality,    Department   of    Environmental                 
  Conservation, said he believed Section 8 was rather specific                 
  as it was.   He provided the committee with a  handout (copy                 
  on file, Attachment  A).  He  said the Department could  not                 
  charge for  just anything,  it would  have to  be a  program                 
  designed  to  regulate  or  control  omissions  from  mobile                 
  sources.                                                                     
                                                                               
  In answer to  Co-chair Frank, Mr.  King said the place  this                 
  regulation  would  be used  was for  the low  sulphur diesel                 
  petition.   There was currently  federal law to  require low                 
  sulphur diesel fuel.  In order  to prepare a petition to  be                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  exempt  from  that law,  the  department would  utilize this                 
  regulation.  The only other  program this regulation applied                 
  to was the oxygenated fuels program.  It would not be  under                 
  the vehicle  inspection program.   Those  were recovered  by                 
  fees in another area.                                                        
                                                                               
  In answer  to Senator  Rieger, Mr.  King said  that the  fee                 
  would be paid by the distributors of the fuel or refiners of                 
  the  fuel,  not directly  by the  citizen.   He  pointed out                 
  though, in reality,  those fees  would be passed  on to  the                 
  consumer.                                                                    
                                                                               
  Co-chair Frank reiterated  that he  would like the  language                 
  narrowed so it was clear this was specific to those programs                 
  and done  in consultation with  the distributors.   Mr. King                 
  said he would work on the language and assured the committee                 
  that  the Department had worked with  the distributors.  Co-                 
  chair Frank said he did not want this provision to look like                 
  a blanket authority for the department.                                      
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Pearce announced that  SB 376 would  be HELD until                 
  language could  be drafted by the Department  on Sections 13                 
  and 14.                                                                      
                                                                               
  Later in the meeting,  the committee returned to SB  376 and                 
  the following action was taken.                                              
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Frank MOVED amendment 2,  amending page 5, line 6.                 
  No objection being heard, amendment 2 was ADOPTED.                           
                                                                               
  Co-chair Frank MOVED amendment 3,  to clarify programs under                 
  this provision.  No  objection being heard, amendment 3  was                 
  ADOPTED.                                                                     
                                                                               
                         Recess 10:55am                                        
                        Reconvene 10:57am                                      
                                                                               
  At the end of the meeting, the committee returned to SB 376.                 
                                                                               
  Co-chair Frank MOVED for  passage of SB 376 as  amended from                 
  committee  with individual  recommendations.   No  objection                 
  being heard, CSSB 376  was REPORTED out of committee  with a                 
  "do pass," zero  fiscal notes for  the Department of  Public                 
  Safety-Fire,   the  Department   of   Corrections  and   the                 
  Department of Revenue  (0.4 revenue), a fiscal note  for the                 
  Department of Environmental Conservation  for $128.0 ($670.2                 
  revenue)  and a  fiscal note  for the  Department of  Public                 
  Safety for $1.5.  Co-chairs Pearce and Frank, Senator Kelly,                 
  Rieger,  Jacko  and  Sharp  signed  "do pass,"  and  Senator                 
  Kerttula signed "do not pass."                                               
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL NO. 377:                                                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
       An Act relating to state  agency fiscal procedures; and                 
       providing for an effective date.                                        
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Pearce  announced  that  SB  377  was  before  the                 
  committee.  She said there were five suggested amendments.                   
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Frank  MOVED   amendment  1  regarding   prorating                 
  language consistent with  language in last year's  fee bill.                 
  No objection being heard, it was ADOPTED.                                    
                                                                               
  JOHN  BITNEY,  aide  to  Representative  Larson,  said  that                 
  amendment 2 would delete provisions  within the statute that                 
  were currently being used to fund the catastrophic insurance                 
  functions of the state.   He understood that currently  what                 
  the state did was  use lapsing general fund balances  at the                 
  end of each fiscal  year to fund the  catastrophic insurance                 
  account.  This  language was  drafted with the  help of  the                 
  Office of Management & Budget.   This year the House Finance                 
  Committee budgeted  it from the Constitutional  Reserve Fund                 
  rather  than from  lapsing balances.   He  pointed out  that                 
  section did fall  out of the front section when it failed to                 
  get a three-quarters  vote on  the house floor.   The  House                 
  Finance Committee felt  that these types of  provisions that                 
  the administration had been using  to sweep lapsing balances                 
  should  be  deleted  in order  to  apply  that lapsed  money                 
  towards the deficit situation.                                               
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Pearce said amendment 2  would be HELD until Legal                 
  Services could be questioned.                                                
                                                                               
  Mr. Bitney said that amendment 3 was another provision where                 
  House  Finance  Committee  was  looking  to  delete sections                 
  within  the   Executive  Budget  Act  that   authorized  the                 
  Department  of  Administration  to   sweep  lapsing  balance                 
  accounts at  the end of  the FY.   They  would prefer  these                 
  funds lapse back into the general fund each year.                            
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Frank   MOVED  amendment  3.     Senator  Kerttula                 
  OBJECTED.    Senator Kerttula  WITHDREW  his objection.   No                 
  further objection being heard, amendment 3 was ADOPTED.                      
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Pearce  announced  amendment  4   was  before  the                 
  committee.  Mr. Bitney said the intention of amendment 4 was                 
  that when the Governor submitted his initial budget proposal                 
  to  the  legislature,  under the  repayment  section,  if an                 
  appropriation  had  been   made  as   part  of  his   budget                 
  recommendation  to  the  legislature,  the  Governor   shall                 
  propose the amounts that were available and what the payback                 
  provisions should be.                                                        
                                                                               
  Co-chair Frank MOVED amendment 4.  No objection being heard,                 
  amendment 4 was ADOPTED.                                                     
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Pearce said that  amendment 5 was  proposed by the                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Department of Health  & Social Services  in relation to  the                 
  Infant Learning Program.  Co-chair  Frank MOVED amendment 5.                 
  No objection being heard, amendment 5 was ADOPTED.                           
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce  announced that SB  377 as amended  would be                 
  HELD until Legislative Legal Services spoke to amendment 2.                  
                                                                               
  At this  time, the  committee returned  to SB  365 (see  the                 
  section of meetings pertaining to SB 365).                                   
                                                                               
  Co-chair Pearce  announced that  Legislative Legal  Services                 
  had recommended that amendment 2 be withdrawn.                               
                                                                               
  Co-chair Frank MOVED  for the passage  of SB 377 as  amended                 
  from   committee  with   individual  recommendations.     No                 
  objection being  heard, CSSB  377(FIN) was  REPORTED out  of                 
  committee with  a  "do  pass,"  zero fiscal  notes  for  the                 
  Department of Revenue, and the Department of Administration-                 
  Statewide also  showing a  revenue of  $(147.7).   Co-chairs                 
  Pearce and Frank,  Senators Rieger,  Jacko, Kelly and  Sharp                 
  signed "do pass," and Senator Kerttula signed "do not pass."                 
                                                                               
  At this time the  committee returned to SB 376  (see portion                 
  of minutes pertaining to SB 376).                                            
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL NO. 357:                                                         
                                                                               
       An  Act  relating  to certain  study,  publication, and                 
       reporting  requirements  by   and  to  state  agencies;                 
       relating to certain fees for reports; and providing for                 
       an effective date.                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Pearce  announced  that  SB  357  was  before  the                 
  committee  and she proposed a packet  of amendments given to                 
  members  which  included  the additional  repeal  of certain                 
  annual reports.                                                              
                                                                               
  Senator Kelly MOVED amendment 1.  No  objection being heard,                 
  amendment 1 was ADOPTED.                                                     
                                                                               
  Senator Jacko MOVED  amendment 2. No objection  being heard,                 
  amendment 2 was ADOPTED.                                                     
                                                                               
  Senator  Sharp MOVED amendment 3.  No objection being heard,                 
  amendment 3 was ADOPTED.                                                     
                                                                               
  Senator Jacko MOVED  for passage of  SB 357 as amended  from                 
  committee  with  individual recommendations.    No objection                 
  being heard,  CSSB 357(FIN)  was REPORTED  out of  committee                 
  with a "do  pass," and zero  fiscal notes for the  following                 
  departments:  Department of  Revenue; Department of Commerce                 
  & Economic Development - (AIDEA),  Occupational Licensing, &                 
  Banking,  Sec. &  Corps.; Department  of Natural  Resources;                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Department of Education - Community Schools & Postsecondary;                 
  Department of Administration - Computer Services; Department                 
  of  Administration  -  APOC,  Pioneers'  Homes,  Finance,  &                 
  Telecommun-ications Services; Department of  Public Safety -                 
  Violent  Crimes  &  All; Department  of  Military  & Veteran                 
  Affairs; and Office  of the Governor.   Co-chairs Pearce and                 
  Frank, Senators Kelly,  Jacko, Rieger, and Sharp  signed "do                 
  pass," and Senator Kerttula signed "no recommendation."                      
                                                                               
  Co-chair  Pearce  noted that  HB  421  and HJR  34  had been                 
  withdrawn from the agenda.                                                   
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting was recessed at approximately 11:15 a.m.                         

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