Legislature(1995 - 1996)

05/06/1996 06:30 PM FIN

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                             MINUTES                                           
                    SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                           6 May 1996                                          
                            6:30 P.M.                                          
  TAPES                                                                        
                                                                               
  SFC-96, #116, Sides 1 and 2                                                  
  SFC-96, #117, Side 1                                                         
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Senator  Rick Halford,  co-chair,  convened  the meeting  at                 
  approximately 6:30 P.M.                                                      
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  In  addition  to  co-chairman  Halford,  co-chairman  Frank,                 
  Senators Sharp,  Zharoff, Rieger and  Phillips were  present                 
  when  the  meeting convened.    Senator Donley  arrived soon                 
  thereafter.                                                                  
                                                                               
  Also Attending:  Commissioner John T. Shively, Department of                 
  Natural Resources; Keith Laufer, Assistant Attorney General,                 
  Civil  Division (Anchorage),  Department  of  Law; D.  Randy                 
  Simmons,  Development   and  Finance   Manager,  AIDEA;   Ed                 
  Flanagan, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Labor;  Annalee                 
  McConnell,  Director, Office  of Management and  Budget; Tom                 
  Williams, staff aide to Senator Steve Frank; Nanci A. Jones,                 
  Director, Permanent  Fund Dividend  Division, Department  of                 
  Revenue; fiscal analysts,  Legislative Finance Division; and                 
  aides to committee members.                                                  
                                                                               
  SUMMARY INFORMATION                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
       CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 548(WTR)                                          
       "An Act authorizing the amendment of Northstar Unit oil                 
  and  gas  leases  between   the  State  of  Alaska   and  BP                 
  Exploration    (Alaska) Inc.; and providing for an effective                 
  date."                                                                       
                                                                               
  Commissioner  John   T.  Shively,   Department  of   Natural                 
  Resources and Ed Flanagan, Department  of Labor were invited                 
  to  join  the  committee  and  answered  questions  for  the                 
  committee.   Senator Rieger  moved amendment  #1 and it  was                 
  adopted  contingent  on no  title  change with  a conceptual                 
  amendment.  If  the conceptual amendment was  not acceptable                 
  amendment #1  would not be included in  finance version SCS.                 
  Senator Frank moved amendment #14 and it was adopted.                        
                                                                               
  Senator  Zharoff   moved  SCS  CSHB  548(FIN)   and  without                 
  objection   it    was   reported    out   with    individual                 
  recommendations  and zero  fiscal  note  from Department  of                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Natural Resources/Oil  and Gas; $431.1 Department of Natural                 
  Resources/Pipeline Coordinator.                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 220(FIN)                            
       "An Act relating to  the duties of the  commissioner of                 
  commerce  and  economic  development  concerning the  Alaska                 
  Tourism   Marketing  Council; relating to  the per  diem and                 
  travel    expenses  of  the  council's  board of  directors;                 
  relating to the     powers  and  duties   of  the   council;                 
  extending the termination     date  of   the  council;   and                 
  providing for an effective date.                                             
                                                                               
  Senator  Halford introduced  the  bill  and  Senator  Rieger                 
  commented regarding  ASMI.   Senator Halford  said he  would                 
  move the  bill with  a one  year extension.   Senator  Sharp                 
  moved  SCS CSHB 220(FIN) and without objection it was passed                 
  out  with individual  recommendations and  zero fiscal  note                 
  from Department of Commerce and Economic Development/ATM.                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 526(FIN)                            
       "An Act relating to the financing authority,  programs,                 
       operations,  and  projects  of  the  Alaska  Industrial                 
  Development    and Export Authority; providing  an exemption                 
  from the  procurement  code  for  certain  projects  of  the                 
  authority; and      providing for an effective date."                        
                                                                               
  D. Randy Simmons,  AIDEA was invited  to join the  committee                 
  and  testified  on  behalf  of  the  bill.    Keith  Laufer,                 
  Assistant A.G.  was also invited  to join the  committee and                 
  answered questions  from members.    Senator Phillips  moved                 
  original  language  on page  5,  lines  8 -  10  and without                 
  objection  it was adopted  as amendment #1.   Senator Donley                 
  moved  amendment  #3 and  it  failed.   Senator  Sharp moved                 
  amendment #2 with deleted section 3 and without objection it                 
  was  adopted.   Senator  Zharoff's conceptual  amendment  to                 
  section 3 failed.  Senator Sharp moved SCS CSHB 526(FIN) and                 
  without  objection  it  was  reported  out  with  individual                 
  recommendations and zero fiscal note, Department of Commerce                 
  and Economic Development.                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
       CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 4(STA)(title am)                                  
       "An Act allowing,  for the  purposes of permanent  fund                 
  dividend  eligibility, an  individual to  accompany, as  the                 
  spouse or      minor or disabled dependent, another eligible                 
  resident who is     absent for vocational,  professional, or                 
  other specific      education for which a comparable program                 
  is not reasonably   available in the state, for secondary or                 
  postsecondary  education, for military service,  for medical                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  treatment, for      service in  the Congress or in the Peace                 
  Corps, or for other      reasons  that  the  commissioner of                 
  revenue may establish by      regulation; requiring, for the                 
  purposes of permanent fund    dividend    eligibility,    an                 
  individual who is not physically   present in  the state  to                 
  maintain and demonstrate at all times   an intent  to return                 
  to the state to remain permanently;     relating    to   the                 
  eligibility for 1992, 1993, and 1994 permanent    f  u  n  d                 
  dividends of  certain  spouses and  dependents  of  eligible                 
       applicants; relating to appeal periods for certain 1994                 
       permanent  fund   dividends;  and   providing  for   an                 
  effective      date."                                                        
                                                                               
  Tom Williams, staff aide to Senator Steve Frank testified on                 
  behalf of  the bill.   Senator  Sharp moved  the work  draft                 
  version  and  without objection  it was  adopted.   Nanci A.                 
  Jones, Director  PFDD also testified and  answered questions                 
  of  the  committee  members.    Without  objection   Senator                 
  Halford's conceptual amendment to  include sunset of January                 
  1, 1998 was  adopted.  Senator  Sharp moved SCS CSHB  4(FIN)                 
  and without objection  it was  reported out with  individual                 
  recommendations  and $14.8  fiscal note  from  Department of                 
  Revenue/PFD.                                                                 
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  Senator Halford recessed at 9:30 p.m. to call of the chair.                  
                                                                               

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