Legislature(1999 - 2000)

02/16/1999 09:01 AM FIN

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SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                                        
February 16, 1999                                                                                                               
9:01 AM                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-chair Torgerson convened the meeting at approximately                                                                        
9:01 AM.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In addition to Co-chair John Torgerson, Senator Loren                                                                           
Leman, Senator Al Adams, Senator Pete Kelly, Senator Lyda                                                                       
Green were present when the meeting was convened.   Senator                                                                     
Sean Parnell arrived shortly thereafter.  Senators Donley                                                                       
and Phillips were absent.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Also Attending:  MEL KROGSENG, staff to Senator Robin                                                                           
Taylor; aides to committee members and other members of the                                                                     
Legislature.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Attending via Teleconference:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY INFORMATION                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-chair Torgerson convened the meeting and explained that                                                                      
the bill had been held in committee since Thursday of last                                                                      
week.  There were no new amendments presented and no new CS                                                                     
to come before the committee.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                                                                               
State of Alaska relating to the repeal of regulations                                                                           
by the legislature.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEL KROGSENG, staff to Senator Robin Taylor, sponsor of the                                                                     
bill was invited to join the committee.  She said Senator                                                                       
Taylor was satisfied with the situation regarding the bill.                                                                     
He had asked that it be passed out of committee as is.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green asked why something was not being done in the                                                                     
form of a bill?  Ms. Krogseng said there were bills dealing                                                                     
with this matter, i.e. SB 24, sponsored by Senator Donley.                                                                      
That bill would give more guidelines and stronger                                                                               
regulations for the Administration.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilken MOVED SJR 3 from committee.   Senator Adams                                                                      
OBJECTED and spoke briefly to his objection.  He said this                                                                      
constitutional amendment had been around for a couple of                                                                        
years.  His reason for objecting was because the resolution                                                                     
needed more language in writing just what was being                                                                             
repealed.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-chair Torgerson asked for a roll call vote.  By a vote                                                                       
of 6 yeas (Leman, Wilken, Kelly, Green, Parnell, Torgerson)                                                                     
and 1 nay (Adams) (absent Donley, Phillips) SJR 3 was                                                                           
REPORTED OUT with individual recommendations and                                                                                
accompanying fiscal note from the Governor's Office,                                                                            
Division of Elections, $1.5 thousand.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-chair Torgerson reviewed the weekly schedule and noted a                                                                     
joint Senate and House Finance meeting on Friday.                                                                               
University President Mark Hamilton would be addressing the                                                                      
joint session.  The meeting will start at approximately                                                                         
9:15 due to a speech being given by Senator Frank                                                                               
Murkowski.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Adams advised that he would not be present Friday.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Torgerson recessed the meeting at approximately                                                                         
9:12 a.m.                                                                                                                       
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