Legislature(1995 - 1996)

05/02/1996 02:20 PM FIN

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                    SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                           2 May 1996                                          
                            2:20 P.M.                                          
  TAPES                                                                        
                                                                               
  SFC-96, #107-B, Side 1 (000-491)                                             
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Senator Rick  Halford, co-chairman, convened  the meeting at                 
  approximately 2:20 P.M.                                                      
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  In  addition  to  co-chairman  Halford,  co-chairman  Frank,                 
  Senators Phillips, Sharp  and Rieger  were present when  the                 
  meeting was convened.                                                        
                                                                               
  Also Attending: Juanita Hensley, Division of Motor Vehicles,                 
  Department  of   Public  Safety;  Janice   Adair,  Director,                 
  Division    of    Environmental   Health,    Department   of                 
  Environmental Conservation;  Teri  Tibbett,  staff  aide  to                 
  Representative  Ben  Grussendorf;  and  aides  to  committee                 
  members.                                                                     
                                                                               
  SUMMARY INFORMATION                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 57(JUD)                                         
  "An Act relating to driver's licensing; and providing for an                 
  effective date."                                                             
                                                                               
  Further  short  testimony  was  given  by  Juanita  Hensley.                 
  Senator  Sharp moved SCS HB 57(FIN) and without objection it                 
  was reported out with individual recommendations  and $108.3                 
  fiscal  note  from  Department   of  Public  Safety,  Driver                 
  Services.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 216(FIN)                                              
  "An Act relating to fees, assessments, and costs for certain                 
  functions of state or municipal government including hearing                 
  costs  related  to the  real  estate surety  fund,  fees for                 
  authorization   to   operate  a   postsecondary  educational                 
  institution or for an agent's permit to perform services for                 
  a postsecondary educational  institution, fees of the  state                 
  Commission  on   Human  Rights,   administrative  fees   for                 
  self-insurers  in workers'  compensation,  fees relating  to                 
  applications for exploration  incentive credits, charges  to                 
  prisoners,  marine and  harbor  facility use  fees, business                 
  license fees, fees  for training  relating to management  of                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  hazardous substances and emergency management response, fees                 
  for  regulation of pesticides  and broadcast  chemicals; and                 
  subdivision plans  for sewage  waste disposal  or treatment;                 
  relating to a tax exemption; and providing for an  effective                 
  date."                                                                       
                                                                               
  Janice  Adair  further   testified  before  the   committee.                 
  Senator Frank moved  amendment #6  and without objection  it                 
  was  adopted.  Senator Frank moved CSSB 216(FIN) and without                 
  objection   it    was   reported    out   with    individual                 
  recommendations and the following fiscal notes:  Gov., $5.1;                 
  DMVA,  zero;   DC&ED,  $841.3;  Gov.,  zero;   DEC,  $100.0;                 
  DOR(Income & Excise  $6,000.0; DOLabor, $384.5;  DOE, $30.0;                 
  DNR, $10.0 and DEC will be forthcoming.                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 361                                                           
  "An  Act  relating  to municipal  capital  project  matching                 
  grants for a municipality organized  under federal law as an                 
  Indian reserve; and providing for an effective date."                        
                                                                               
  Senator  Sharp  moved  for  passage  of  HB  361.    Without                 
  objection, it was reported out of committee with zero fiscal                 
  notes from the Dept.  of Community and Regional  Affairs and                 
  Dept. of Administration.                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 386(CRA)                                 
  "An Act relating to  cruelty to animals and to  the power of                 
  first  and  second  class boroughs  to  prohibit  cruelty to                 
  animals."                                                                    
                                                                               
  Teri Tibbett, staff  aide to Representative Ben  Grussendorf                 
  explained  the  CRA  version of  the  bill.    Bill held  in                 
  committee.                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Senator  Halford  recessed  committee at  3:00  p.m.  to the                 
  Senate Floor.                                                                

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