Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/03/2018 01:30 PM FINANCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 286 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
<Pending Referral>
+= SB 142 APPROP: CAPITAL BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 76 MARICULTURE REVOLVING LOAN FUND TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 128 SHELLFISH ENHANCE. PROJECTS; HATCHERIES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= SB 198 UAA LONG-ACTING CONTRACEPTION STUDY TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 198 Out of Committee
                 SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                       April 3, 2018                                                                                            
                         1:35 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:35:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  called  the  Senate  Finance  Committee                                                                    
meeting to order at 1:35 p.m.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman, Co-Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Co-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Click Bishop, Vice-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                          
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
Senator Natasha von Imhof                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Heather Carpenter, Staff,  Senator Kelly; Representative Dan                                                                    
Ortiz,  Sponsor;  Liz  Harpold,  Staff,  Representative  Dan                                                                    
Ortiz;  Sam Rabung,  Department  of Fish  and Game,  Juneau;                                                                    
Julie Decker,  Chair, Mariculture  Task Force;  Mary Hakala,                                                                    
Staff,  Representative  Dan   Ortiz;  Jeff  Hetrich,  Seward                                                                    
Shellfish  Hatchery; Larry  Cotter,  CEO, Aleutian  Pribolof                                                                    
Island  Community   Development  Association;   Pat  Pitney,                                                                    
Director,  Office of  Management and  Budget, Office  of the                                                                    
Governor.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Britteny Cioni-Haywood,  Department of  Commerce, Community,                                                                    
and   Economic  Development,   Anchorage;  Tommy   Sheridan,                                                                    
Director   Government   Affairs,    Silver   Bay   Seafoods,                                                                    
Anchorage;  Tomi Marsh,  President, Volunteer  Board, Oceans                                                                    
Alaska,   Ketchikan;   Markos   Scheer,   Manager,   Premium                                                                    
Aquatics,  Seattle; Trevor  Sandy, Alaska  Shellfish Growers                                                                    
Association, Ketchikan;  Tamsen Peeples,  Alaska Mariculture                                                                    
Manager  Blue Evolution,  Kodiak;  Jinny Eckert,  Professor,                                                                    
University of Alaska, Juneau.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 142    APPROP: CAPITAL BUDGET                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          SB 142 was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                            
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 198    UAA LONG-ACTING CONTRACEPTION STUDY                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          SB 198 was REPORTED out of committee with a "do                                                                       
          pass" recommendation and with one new fiscal                                                                          
          impact note from the University of Alaska.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 76(FSH)                                                                                                                    
          MARICULTURE REVOLVING LOAN FUND                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          CSHB 76(FIN) was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                      
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 128    SHELLFISH ENHANCE. PROJECTS; HATCHERIES                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          HB 128 was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                            
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 286286(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld)                                                                                   
          APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          CSHB 286286(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld) was                                                                     
          SCHEDULED but not HEARD.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 198                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to a study of the effectiveness and                                                                       
     cost of providing long-acting reversible contraception                                                                     
     to women with substance abuse disorders."                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:36:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HEATHER CARPENTER,  STAFF, SENATOR KELLY, stated  the intent                                                                    
of the  bill. She shared  that the bill was  specifically an                                                                    
outcome  of the  bill sponsor's  efforts to  eradicate fetal                                                                    
alcohol  spectrum disorder  (FASD), and  would also  address                                                                    
the  population that  was  affected  by neonatal  abstinence                                                                    
syndrome (NAS).  She stated  that it  would be  a three-year                                                                    
study conduced by the University  of Alaska Anchorage Center                                                                    
for Alcohol and Addiction Studies.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop addressed the fiscal note.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  announced that the fiscal  note would be                                                                    
forthcoming.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MOVED  to  REPORT  SB 198  from  committee  with  individual                                                                    
recommendation  and attached  fiscal  note.  There being  NO                                                                    
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB  198 was  REPORTED  out  of committee  with  a "do  pass"                                                                    
recommendation and with one new  fiscal impact note from the                                                                    
University of Alaska.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:40:17 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:41:45 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76(FSH)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the mariculture revolving loan                                                                         
     fund and loans and grants from the fund; and providing                                                                     
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:42:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAN ORTIZ, SPONSOR, introduced himself.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
LIZ  HARPOLD, STAFF,  REPRESENTATIVE  DAN ORTIZ,  introduced                                                                    
herself.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz explained the  bill. He stated that the                                                                    
bill amends  the existing Alaska Mariculture  Revolving Fund                                                                    
to  allow for  up to  40  percent to  be used  for loans  to                                                                    
permitted shellfish  hatcheries for  planning, construction,                                                                    
and  operation. He  stated that  Alaska shellfish  farms did                                                                    
not currently have a stable supply of seed.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:44:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Harpold  discussed  the  Sectional  Analysis  (copy  on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1.  Adds  a  declaration  of  policy  for  the                                                                    
     state's Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section 2.  Amends a spanned  statutory citation  in AS                                                                    
     6.10.900  to  conform  with   the  provision  added  by                                                                    
     section 1 of the bill.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section   3.   Require   40  percent   of   the   money                                                                    
     appropriated to the  fund be used for  (1) making loans                                                                    
     to  state  residents   and  Alaskan  organizations  and                                                                    
     businesses that operate hatcheries  or aquatic farms of                                                                    
     the purpose  of producing  aquatic plants  or shellfish                                                                    
     or  conduct  shellfish   enhancement  projects  or  (2)                                                                    
     making  grants  to  certain  nonprofits.  Requires  the                                                                    
     remaining 60  percent of the funds  appropriated to the                                                                    
     fund to be used for other loans from the fund.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Section  4.  Authorizes  the  Department  of  Commerce,                                                                    
     Community and Economic Development  to make loans to an                                                                    
     eligible applicant  for the planning,  construction, an                                                                    
     operation   of   a   (1)  hatcher   that   artificially                                                                    
     propagates marine  aquatic plants  or shellfish  or (2)                                                                    
     shellfish enhancement  project. Permits  the department                                                                    
     to   make  one-time   grants  for   organizational  and                                                                    
     planning purposes  to certain  nonprofit organizations.                                                                    
     Amends spanned statutory citations  to conform with the                                                                    
     provision added by sex. 1 of the bill.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section 5. Limits the amount  other department may make                                                                    
     in   grants  to   nonprofits  for   organizational  and                                                                    
     planning purposes.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Section 6.  Expands the classes of  person eligible for                                                                    
     a  loan from  the fund  to include  state residents  or                                                                    
     entities  organized under  state  law that  (1) hold  a                                                                    
     permit to  operate a hatchery  or aquatic farm  for the                                                                    
     purposes of  producing aquatic  plants or  shellfish or                                                                    
     (2) conduct shellfish enhancement projects.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Section  7.  Conforms  the residency  requirements  for                                                                    
     fund   loan  applicants   to   reflect  that   entities                                                                    
     organized under  state law are also  eligible for loans                                                                    
     from the fund.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Section  8. Establishes  ne loan  terms for  loans from                                                                    
     the fund.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section 9. Provided  that a subsequent loan  may not be                                                                    
     made to  a resident  of the  state or  entity organized                                                                    
     under the  laws of thousand  state that holds  a permit                                                                    
     to 9operate a hatchery or  aquatic farm for the purpose                                                                    
     of  producing  aquatic  plants  or  shellfish  or  that                                                                    
     conducts   shellfish   enhancement  projects   if   the                                                                    
     person's outstanding balance exceeds $,000,000.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Section 10. Allows a loan to  be made from the fund for                                                                    
     the  purchase  of boats  or  vessels  determined to  be                                                                    
     integral to the operation of a hatcher.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Section 11.  Amends a spanned statutory  citation in AS                                                                    
     16.10.915(d)  to conform  with the  provision added  by                                                                    
     section 1 of the bill.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section  12. Adds  a new  subsection  to AS  16.10.915.                                                                    
     Prohibits  the  department  from making  certain  loans                                                                    
     from  the fund  unless the  department determines  that                                                                    
     (1) a loan applicant's  hatchery or enhancement project                                                                    
     will  be managed  in a  manner  reasonably expected  to                                                                    
     result  in  repayment  of  the  loan  and  (2)  conduct                                                                    
     shellfish enhancement projects.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Section    14.   Provides    authority   for    certain                                                                    
     associations  of limited  entry permit  holders o  levy                                                                    
     and collect  an assessment  from its members  to secure                                                                    
     or repay  a loan from  the fund. Allows  the department                                                                    
     to rely  on certain assessments in  deciding whether to                                                                    
     make a loan from the fund.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 15.  Amends a spanned statutory  citation in AS                                                                    
     16.10.935  to  conform  with  the  provision  added  by                                                                    
     section 1 of the bill                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section  16. Adds  new definitions  for  AS 16.10890  -                                                                    
     16.10.945.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 17. Clarifies that changes  made by the bill to                                                                    
     loan terms  from the  fund do not  apply to  loans made                                                                    
     before the bill's effective date.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section  18.  Provides  the   bill  with  an  immediate                                                                    
     effective date.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:49:58 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:51:35 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  queried clarity about how  long a person                                                                    
could defer payments on the loan.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:53:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRITTENY CIONI-HAYWOOD,  DEPARTMENT OF  COMMERCE, COMMUNITY,                                                                    
AND  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,  ANCHORAGE (via  teleconference),                                                                    
replied that  it would be  six years  for a farm,  or eleven                                                                    
years for a hatchery.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon queried the  reason for deferring payment                                                                    
of  interest and  principal  for that  period  of time.  Ms.                                                                    
Cioni-Haywood  replied  that it  took  time  to develop  the                                                                    
projects, therefore the loan went into the deferral period.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator von  Imhof wondered whether  there was  a biological                                                                    
reason a  farm or  a hatchery  would need  so many  years of                                                                    
deferral.  She   asked  whether   it  was   a  construction,                                                                    
permitting, or  biological issue related to  the significant                                                                    
delay  in   payment.  Ms.  Cioni-Haywood  deferred   to  the                                                                    
Department of Fish and Game (DFG).                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cioni-Haywood  stated that  geoducks had  a nine  to ten                                                                    
year grow out, oysters were in the five year range.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:55:42 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:58:27 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:58:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SAM  RABUNG, DEPARTMENT  OF FISH  AND  GAME, JUNEAU,  stated                                                                    
that  the   bill  was  modeled  after   the  salmon  fishery                                                                    
enhancement  revolving loan  fund,  with  a deferral  period                                                                    
based on the biological life cycle of the organisms.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator von Imhof  remarked that it took  approximately 5 or                                                                    
6 years  for a  geoduck to become  fully mature,  and oyster                                                                    
maturation was  slightly longer.  She felt that  there would                                                                    
be a large  balloon payment on year 7, because  there was no                                                                    
interest  paid during  that time.  She wondered  whether the                                                                    
principal would be  amortized over ten or  twelve years. Mr.                                                                    
Rabung  deferred to  the Department  of Commerce,  Community                                                                    
and Economic  Development. He asserted that  it was probably                                                                    
amortized into the annual payment.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:00:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens  wondered whether seaweed production  was in                                                                    
the Department of Fish and  Game purview. Mr. Rabung replied                                                                    
in the affirmative.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Stevens  queried  the   success  of  other  states'                                                                    
seaweed  production.  He felt  that  other  states had  been                                                                    
successful.  Mr.  Rabung  replied   that  it  was  a  growth                                                                    
industry,  with success  on both  coasts. He  felt that  the                                                                    
time was right for seaweed production.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop   queried  the   process  of   an  oyster                                                                    
hatchery.  Mr. Rabung  replied that  adult oysters  would be                                                                    
collected  from a  farm site,  and  taken to  a hatchery  to                                                                    
induce to  spawn with  temperature manipulation.  The larvae                                                                    
would  set and  grow as  juveniles. The  spat would  then be                                                                    
distributed to nurseries  and farms for further  grow out to                                                                    
market size. The process took approximately three years.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop  wondered whether  the hatchery  was shore                                                                    
based, or  whether the  hatchery needed  to lease  land from                                                                    
the state. Mr. Rabung replied that either was possible.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop asked  where the  stock was  sourced. Mr.                                                                    
Rabung  replied  that oysters  did  not  reproduce or  occur                                                                    
naturally in  the state,  so they  were all  sourced through                                                                    
approved sources on  the west coast out of  state. He stated                                                                    
that oysters were a farmed product.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon wondered why  oysters were not considered                                                                    
an invasive  species. Mr. Rabung replied  that oysters could                                                                    
not reproduce in Alaska, because of the cold temperature.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator von Imhof wondered  whether the shellfish hatcheries                                                                    
included  crab  and  shrimp.  Mr.   Rabung  replied  in  the                                                                    
affirmative.  He  stated  that  there  were  no  hatcheries,                                                                    
because those  organisms did not  fair well in  Alaska while                                                                    
in captivity.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:04:21 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:05:07 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   MacKinnon  stated   that   there  were   multiple                                                                    
questions regarding  the mariculture  loan fund.  She wanted                                                                    
an accounting  and short  history of the  fund. There  was a                                                                    
desire to know the number  of current loans and the deferral                                                                    
rate.  She queried  the remaining  balance to  loan against,                                                                    
and other financial specifics of the revolving loan fund.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OPENED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon queried comments  on the legislation. Ms.                                                                    
Cioni-Haywood  stated that  she could  answer the  questions                                                                    
related to balloon payments. She  stated that on the initial                                                                    
period there was no payments  or interest that would accrue.                                                                    
She shared that the payments  would start after that initial                                                                    
period.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon surmised that the  first six years saw no                                                                    
interest,  because  the  state loaned  money  principal  and                                                                    
received no  money in return. Ms.  Cioni-Haywood agreed. She                                                                    
explained that  the payments began after  the initial period                                                                    
for  farmers  or after  the  initial  period for  hatcheries                                                                    
within the changes in the bill.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon wondered whether  that was similar to the                                                                    
salmon  enhancement or  the other  funds. Ms.  Cioni-Haywood                                                                    
replied  in  the  affirmative. She  explained  that  it  was                                                                    
similar to the Fisheries Enhancement Revolving Load Fund.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  asked whether it was  similar conditions                                                                    
to the  farming operations  in the ocean.  Ms. Cioni-Haywood                                                                    
replied  that  she  may not  understand  the  question.  She                                                                    
announced that  the fisheries  enhancement would  be through                                                                    
the regional  aquaculture associations through  the hatchery                                                                    
system.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:10:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  looked at  page 5,  Section 10,  line 3,                                                                    
which  said that  a loan  under 16.10.910  attempted to  add                                                                    
hatcheries to be able to  purchase a boat under the hatchery                                                                    
program.  Ms.  Cioni-Haywood  replied that  it  allowed  the                                                                    
hatcheries to  purchase a boat,  if that boat would  be used                                                                    
for  the  hatchery business.  She  stated  that the  farmers                                                                    
could  already  purchase a  vessel  under  the current  loan                                                                    
fund.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon looked at line  5, which said that it may                                                                    
not be  deferred for  a period  more than  six years  of the                                                                    
loan. She  noted that another statute  outlined eight years.                                                                    
She  wondered  whether  there   was  different  efforts  for                                                                    
farming and  hatcheries, and if  so, she queried  the reason                                                                    
for that  distinction. Ms.  Cioni-Haywood agreed  that there                                                                    
was  a   difference  between   farmers  and   hatchers.  She                                                                    
understood that  the language taken  for the  hatcheries was                                                                    
based on  the fisheries  enhancement statutes  that outlined                                                                    
the fisheries  enhancement revolving  loan fund.  She stated                                                                    
that those statutes had it  at ten years. She furthered that                                                                    
the farmers would be six years.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  queried   additional  comments  on  the                                                                    
overall  structure  of  the  bill.  She  asked  whether  the                                                                    
administration  was  supportive  of  the  bill.  Ms.  Cioni-                                                                    
Haywood replied  that the  administration was  supportive of                                                                    
the  bill,  and  she  had  no  additional  comments  on  the                                                                    
structure of the bill.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:12:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JULIE DECKER, CHAIR, MARICULTURE  TASK FORCE, shared that in                                                                    
2016,  Governor Walker  created the  Mariculture Task  Force                                                                    
with eleven members from broad  backgrounds. She shared that                                                                    
one of  the top five priorities  in the plan was  this bill.                                                                    
She  felt  that the  bill  was  a  component in  moving  the                                                                    
industry  forward. She  stated  that the  goal  of the  task                                                                    
force was  to grow  a $100  million in  20 years.  She noted                                                                    
that the original focus was for  a $1 billion industry in 30                                                                    
years.  She shared  that work  with economic  advisor groups                                                                    
encouraged the  reduction of the  timeline with  a realistic                                                                    
goal. She stated  that the goal was focused  on six species:                                                                    
pacific  oysters, which  was the  only nonnative  species in                                                                    
the  state, because  they did  not  reproduce; geoduck;  sea                                                                    
cucumbers;  blue mussels;  and several  species of  seaweed.                                                                    
She remarked that there was  a plan to develop the industry.                                                                    
She  clarified   that  mariculture  did  not   mean  finfish                                                                    
farming, because it  was not legal in the  state. She shared                                                                    
that it included aquatic farming.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop recalled that there  was one time when the                                                                    
shellfish industry had $30 million  revenue to the state. He                                                                    
wondered whether there was a  problem in obtaining tidelands                                                                    
or leases from the Department  of Natural Resources (DNR) to                                                                    
expand the business.  Ms. Decker replied that it  was one of                                                                    
the  hurdles,  because  there  was  a  public  process.  She                                                                    
remarked that  there was a  balance of potential  for public                                                                    
use  versus   a  private   use  of   the  area   was  always                                                                    
challenging. She  hoped some of  the applications  for farms                                                                    
would be permitted.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:20:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens  requested comment on the  seaweed industry.                                                                    
Ms.  Decker  replied  that seaweed  was  a  large  worldwide                                                                    
industry at  $6 billion  to $10  billion. She  remarked that                                                                    
the  seaweed industry  was barely  in  Alaska. She  stressed                                                                    
that  it worked  well  with the  existing seafood  industry,                                                                    
because  it was  planted in  the fall  and harvested  in the                                                                    
spring.  She remarked  that there  were many  excess fishing                                                                    
vessels  and process  at capacity  those  time periods.  She                                                                    
felt that it would be a nice fit for Alaska.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  asked  about  sea  otters.  Ms.  Decker                                                                    
encouraged  people  to  purchase  sea  otter  products.  She                                                                    
stated  that sea  otters  were a  serious  challenge in  the                                                                    
mariculture industry.  She felt  that it would  require some                                                                    
federal partnership and impetus.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  stressed that  a business to  survive in                                                                    
Alaskan waters might be destroyed,  because it was difficult                                                                    
to control  the predators  that may  destroy the  crops. Ms.                                                                    
Decker  replied that  oysters were  contained  in cages,  so                                                                    
that  was  positive  for otter  predation.  She  added  that                                                                    
otters did not eat seaweed.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:23:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOMMY  SHERIDAN,  DIRECTOR  GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS,  SILVER  BAY                                                                    
SEAFOODS, ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference), spoke  in support                                                                    
of the legislation. He stated  that altering the mariculture                                                                    
revolving  loan   fund  to   make  it   accessible  hatchery                                                                    
operators  would help  to provide  better  security for  the                                                                    
state's mariculture industry.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens noted that there  was a letter that asserted                                                                    
that  development of  shellfish  and seaweed  could help  to                                                                    
mitigate ocean acidification.  He requested more information                                                                    
on that  issue. Mr. Sheridan  stated that his  experience in                                                                    
the issue was limited. He  noted that there were large scale                                                                    
experiments  with kelp  that  might  potentially offset  the                                                                    
impacts of ocean acidification.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:27:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOMI  MARSH,  PRESIDENT,  VOLUNTEER  BOARD,  OCEANS  ALASKA,                                                                    
KETCHIKAN (via  teleconference), supported  the legislation.                                                                    
She stated that  bill would allow for  shellfish and seaweed                                                                    
hatcheries to access loan funds  for operation cost of seed.                                                                    
She  stated  that  it  would   also  allow  the  mariculture                                                                    
industry  to  grow,  because   industry  growth  required  a                                                                    
consistent  and healthy  seed source.  She  shared that  the                                                                    
bill would  put shellfish and  seaweed hatcheries on  a path                                                                    
to financial stability.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:28:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARKOS  SCHEER,  MANAGER,  PREMIUM  AQUATICS,  SEATTLE  (via                                                                    
teleconference),   spoke  in   support  of   the  bill.   He                                                                    
anticipated  that the  first phase  of  his operation  would                                                                    
employ as  many as  50 people  year round.  He felt  that it                                                                    
would be a  significant impact to the  economy, and asserted                                                                    
that the bill was a vital part of that development.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:31:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TREVOR   SANDY,   ALASKA  SHELLFISH   GROWERS   ASSOCIATION,                                                                    
KETCHIKAN  (via teleconference),  spoke  in  support of  the                                                                    
bill. He shared his personal  experiences about why the bill                                                                    
was  personally   important.  He   stated  that   he  became                                                                    
interested in  farming, because of the  potential for growth                                                                    
in the industry.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:35:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TAMSEN PEEPLES,  ALASKA MARICULTURE MANAGER  BLUE EVOLUTION,                                                                    
KODIAK (via  teleconference), spoke in support  of the bill.                                                                    
She stated that  she had built and  designed hatcheries. She                                                                    
shared  that one  of those  hatcheries was  able to  produce                                                                    
over  70,000 seeded  line with  kelp  seedlings, and  worked                                                                    
below half capacity in the  last season. She shared that the                                                                    
design  and installation  of the  hatcheries  was the  first                                                                    
major hurdle in  investment in the state. She  shared that a                                                                    
major  challenge was  the cost  of  shipping and  installing                                                                    
large materials.  She remarked that  the ability to  work in                                                                    
cooperation  with  the   National  Oceanic  and  Atmospheric                                                                    
Administration (NOAA) lab was helpful in fulfilling the                                                                         
project. She supported responsible mariculture in the                                                                           
state.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop addressed the fiscal notes.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 76(FSH) was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                        
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 128                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  relating to management  of enhanced  stocks of                                                                    
     shellfish; authorizing  certain nonprofit organizations                                                                    
     to engage  in shellfish enhancement  projects; relating                                                                    
     to application  fees for  salmon hatchery  permits; and                                                                    
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:40:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAN ORTIZ, SPONSOR introduced himself.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:40:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARY HAKALA, STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE DAN ORTIZ, introduced                                                                        
the bill.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz read from a prepared statement:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Madam  Chair,  Members  of  Senate  Finance  Committee,                                                                    
     thank  you for  hearing HB  128 dealing  with Shellfish                                                                    
     Enhancement Projects.                                                                                                      
     I'd like  to thank Senator  Stevens for his work  on SB                                                                    
     89, the Senate companion to this bill.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     With over  30,000 miles of coastline,  pristine waters,                                                                    
     talented  entrepreneurs, and  marketing infrastructure,                                                                    
     Alaska  has  tremendous   untapped  potential  to  grow                                                                    
     mariculture in the State.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Very briefly,  HB128 allows  non-profits to  apply for,                                                                    
     and   pursue   enhancement  or   restoration   projects                                                                    
     involving shellfish, with species  ranging from red and                                                                    
     blue king  crab, sea cucumber, abalone,  geoduck, razor                                                                    
     clams, and more.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     HB128  creates  the  regulatory  framework  needed  for                                                                    
     management of shellfish enhancement projects.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     The bill allows research to  continue on a larger scale                                                                    
        that can  make  a difference  in rehabilitation  and                                                                    
     restoration efforts.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     HB 128  sets out  stringent safety standards  to ensure                                                                    
     sustainability and health of existing wild stocks.                                                                         
     Shellfish produced  under an enhancement  permit become                                                                    
     a common  property resource   available  for common use                                                                    
     - when returned to the wild.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     The  bill provides  for  cost  recovery and  designated                                                                    
     harvest  areas  under  guidelines  established  by  the                                                                    
     Department.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Administrative  procedures  parallel those  for  salmon                                                                    
     enhancement   projects,  providing   efficiencies  that                                                                    
     minimize administrative costs to the state.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     In  summary,  HB128  establishes a  sound,  sustainable                                                                    
     approach to developing  the State's shellfish resources                                                                    
     and mariculture industry.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:42:38 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:43:11 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:44:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JULIE  DECKER, CHAIR,  MARICULTURE TASK  FORCE, stated  that                                                                    
the bill  was one  of the top  priorities necessary  to move                                                                    
the  industry  forward.  She  felt that  it  would  allow  a                                                                    
framework to  continue to make  progress with  the shellfish                                                                    
enhancement programs,  including the king crab  project. She                                                                    
stated that the people involved  in that project was waiting                                                                    
for   the  legislation,   because  the   industry  was   not                                                                    
interested  in further  investment  until there  was a  path                                                                    
forward to address the issue on a large scale.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:45:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SAM RABUNG,  DEPARTMENT OF FISH and  GAME, expressed support                                                                    
of  the   bill.  The  legislation  was   modeled  after  the                                                                    
Department of Fish and Game  (DFG) after the existing salmon                                                                    
fishery enhancement  statutes that  had been in  place since                                                                    
the mid-1970s.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:45:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JINNY ECKERT,  PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA,  JUNEAU (via                                                                    
teleconference),  stated that  she was  a shellfish  expert,                                                                    
and  was currently  teaching a  course  in aquaculture.  She                                                                    
spoke in  support of the  bill, and was available  to answer                                                                    
questions. She spoke  to the need of  rehabilitation of kind                                                                    
crab in Alaska.  She stressed that many king  crab stocks in                                                                    
the  Gulf  of  Alaska  crashed  in the  1980x,  ad  had  not                                                                    
recovered since  that time.  She remarked  that most  of the                                                                    
fisheries  closed, and  overfishing  had  likely caused  the                                                                    
decline.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:48:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JEFF HETRICH, SEWARD SHELLFISH  HATCHERY, announced the dire                                                                    
status of  the shellfish  stocks in  Alaska. He  stated that                                                                    
there was  no king  crab fishery in  almost forty  years. He                                                                    
shared that private shellfish hatcheries  spent the prior 15                                                                    
years  developing  a technology  to  raise  the animals.  He                                                                    
shared  that he  raised  sea cucumbers;  blue  and red  king                                                                    
crab; clams; and  scallops. He remarked that  there was work                                                                    
to stock the animals with experimental research permits.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon stated  that Senator  Stevens had  asked                                                                    
that the  advancement of  the bill be  held until  the House                                                                    
members could bring their bills before the committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:51:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LARRY  COTTER,  CEO,   ALEUTIAN  PRIBOLOF  ISLAND  COMMUNITY                                                                    
DEVELOPMENT   ASSOCIATION,  echoed   the  comments   of  the                                                                    
previous testifiers. He felt that  both bills were important                                                                    
to  provide  the  opportunity  to   move  forward  with  the                                                                    
development of  a new future  for Alaska that he  felt would                                                                    
be very meaningful.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:54:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Hakala discussed the Sectional Analysis (copy on file):                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Sec 1.                                                                                                                     
     Provides  the Alaska  Board of  Fisheries authority  to                                                                    
     direct the department to  manage production of enhanced                                                                    
     shellfish stocks,  beyond brood  stock needs,  for cost                                                                    
     recovery harvest.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 2                                                                                                                     
     Increases the  permit application  fee for  new private                                                                    
     nonprofit salmon hatcheries from $100 to $1,000.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 3                                                                                                                     
     Adds a  new Chapter  12 to  Title 16,  "Shellfish Stock                                                                    
     Enhancement  Projects".   Provides  direction   to  the                                                                    
     commissioner  of the  Department  of Fish  and Game  on                                                                    
     issuance  of permits  for  private nonprofit  shellfish                                                                    
     fishery enhancement  projects and establishes  a $1,000                                                                    
     permit  application  fee.   This  section  directs  the                                                                    
     commissioner to  consult with technical experts  in the                                                                    
     relevant  areas before  permit  issuance. This  section                                                                    
     provides for  a hearing prior  to issuance of  a permit                                                                    
     and  describes  certain  permit  terms  including  cost                                                                    
     recovery  fisheries,  harvest,  sale,  and  release  of                                                                    
     enhancement  project-produced shellfish,  and selection                                                                    
     of   brood  stock   sources.  This   section  describes                                                                    
     reporting  requirements and  terms for  modification or                                                                    
     revocation  of a  permit. It  specifies that  shellfish                                                                    
     produced under  an approved  enhancement project  are a                                                                    
     common  property resource,  with provision  for special                                                                    
     harvest areas by permit holders.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 4                                                                                                                     
     Provides   Commercial    Fisheries   Entry   Commission                                                                    
     authority to  issue special harvest area  entry permits                                                                    
     to    holders    of   private    nonprofit    shellfish                                                                    
     rehabilitation, or enhancement project permits.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 5                                                                                                                     
     Defines  legal fishing  gear for  special harvest  area                                                                    
     entry permit holders.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 6                                                                                                                     
     Exempts  shellfish   raised  in  a   private  nonprofit                                                                    
    shellfish project from the farmed fish definition.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec 7 and 8                                                                                                                
     Establish state  corporate income  tax exemption  for a                                                                    
     nonprofit  corporation  holding   a  shellfish  fishery                                                                    
     enhancement permit.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 9                                                                                                                     
     Exempts  shellfish harvested  under  a special  harvest                                                                    
     area entry permit from seafood development taxes.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 10                                                                                                                    
     Establishes an  effective date for the  salmon hatchery                                                                    
     permit application fee described in sec. 2.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 11                                                                                                                    
     Authorizes  the Department  of Fish  and Game  to adopt                                                                    
     implementing regulations.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 12                                                                                                                    
     Establishes  an immediate  effective date  for sec.  11                                                                    
     pursuant to AS 01.10.070(c).                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 13                                                                                                                    
     Establishes an  effective date  for sec.  8 concomitant                                                                    
     with sec. 2, Chapter 55, SLA 2013.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon stated that the committee would consider                                                                     
the updated fiscal note at a later date.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HB 128 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                              
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:58:38 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:05:54 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 142                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act   making  appropriations,   including  capital                                                                    
     appropriations,       supplemental      appropriations,                                                                    
     reappropriations,  and   other  appropriations;  making                                                                    
     appropriations to  capitalize funds; and  providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:06:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAT  PITNEY,  DIRECTOR,  OFFICE OF  MANAGEMENT  AND  BUDGET,                                                                    
OFFICE OF  THE GOVERNOR, discussed the  presentation, "State                                                                    
of Alaska  FY2019 Capital Budget  and Economic  Recovery Act                                                                    
Overview"  (copy on  file). She  addressed slide  2, "FY2019                                                                    
Capital Budget":                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Two Separate Capital Appropriation Bills                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          ?Base Capital Budget (SB142/HB284)-                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
               ?Lean compared to previous years                                                                                 
               ?Provides for leverage of available federal                                                                      
               funds and certain DGF supported energy                                                                           
               projects                                                                                                         
               ?Certain technology efficiencies                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          ?Alaska Economic Recovery Act (SB140/HB282)-                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
               ?Supported by a payroll tax                                                                                      
               ?Shovel ready/deferred maintenance projects                                                                      
               designed to get work started today                                                                               
               ?Many    smaller    projects   directed    to                                                                    
               communities throughout the state (urban and                                                                      
               rural)                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Pitney looked at slide 3, "Capital Budget Trend":                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     ?The capital budget has been reduced 93 percent or                                                                         
     $1.8 billion from FY2013 to FY2018.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     ?Important needs such a deferred maintenance have been                                                                     
     unaddressed                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     ?Less support to communities                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     ?Impacting employment                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:10:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Pitney highlighted slide 4, "Base Capital Budget                                                                            
(SB142/HB284)":                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Base Capital Budget                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     The Governor's FY2019 capital budget prioritizes                                                                           
     annual federal match programs, housing, energy,                                                                            
     maintenance, and information technology.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop wanted a later conversation about                                                                             
redirection of the money.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Pitney addressed slide 5, "Base Capital Budget":                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     ?Federal Match                                                                                                             
          ?Transportation  Match  -$70.1  million  leverages                                                                    
          $700.0 million in federal                                                                                             
          ?Village  Safe  Water  and Sewer  Projects  -$12.1                                                                    
          million leverages $52.3 million federal                                                                               
     ?Housing                                                                                                                   
          ?Status   quo   housing   project   appropriations                                                                    
          including   teacher,   health   professional   and                                                                    
          trooper housing, cold  climate research and grants                                                                    
          through HUD                                                                                                           
     ?Energy                                                                                                                    
         ?Renewable Energy Projects $11.0 million                                                                               
          ?Rural Power Systems Upgrades -$11.0 million                                                                          
     ?Maintenance                                                                                                               
         ?AMHS Vessel Certification -$13.5 million                                                                              
          ?Public Building  Fund Deferred  Maintenance -$5.0                                                                    
          million                                                                                                               
     ?Information Technology                                                                                                    
          ?Various  state-wide software  upgrades, continued                                                                    
          IRIS    implementation,    Automated   Park    fee                                                                    
          collections                                                                                                           
     ?High Priority Investments                                                                                                 
          ?Enhanced "9-1-1" -$8.5 million                                                                                       
          ?AKLNG  legal and  financial  due diligence  -$1.5                                                                    
          million                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:16:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Pitney discussed slide 6, "Alaska Economic Recovery Act                                                                     
(SB140/HB282)":                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Economic Recovery Act                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     ?$800.0 million over 3 years ($280.0 million in                                                                            
     FY2019)                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     ?$1.4 billion in economic impact with federal, local,                                                                      
     and private funds                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     ?Housing,  state and  school deferred  maintenance, and                                                                    
     energy projects                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          ?Many smaller projects to ensure work is started                                                                      
          today, not after years of environmental studies                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          ?School maintenance impacts 60+ communities, both                                                                     
          rural and urban                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          ?Does not grow government, takes care of current                                                                      
          liabilities                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     ?Funded by  a 1.5 percent  wage tax, capped at  2 times                                                                    
     the PFD amount                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     ?Receipts designated for high-value capital projects                                                                       
     ?Sunsets in 2.5 years                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     ?Creating jobs  and getting the economy  working is the                                                                    
     number one priority. Reassess in 2022                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Pitney highlighted slide 7, "Construction Industry                                                                          
Employment":                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     ?According  to ISER,  $100.0 million  in reductions  to                                                                    
     the  capital  budget  results in  506  direct  and  425                                                                    
     indirect  job losses.  (Recall that  that $1.8  billion                                                                    
     has been cut from FY2013)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     ?Ensuring  that  Alaska   has  a  trained  construction                                                                    
     workforce will ensure  future development opportunities                                                                    
     employ as  many Alaskans as possible  (additional North                                                                    
     Slope exploration, AKLNG, etc.)                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     ?Employment  figures have  a  direct  link to  spending                                                                    
     elsewhere in  the budget (Public  Assistance, Medicaid,                                                                    
     etc.)                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     ?For   each  percentage   point   of   job  loss,   the                                                                    
     traditional Medicaid population  grows at an annualized                                                                    
     rate of 4.04 percent                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Pitney addressed slide 8, "Deferred Maintenance":                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     ?The  state  owns  over 2,200  facilities  though  only                                                                    
     about 200 over 10,000 square feet.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     ?19 million square feet of space                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     ?Replacement value of $8.6 B                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     ?Various types of facilities                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          ?Classrooms                                                                                                           
          ?Airport/maintenance shops                                                                                            
          ?Offices                                                                                                              
          ?Laboratories                                                                                                         
          ?Parks                                                                                                                
          ?Pioneer Homes                                                                                                        
          ?Correctional Facilities                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     ?Road maintenance                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Pitney looked at slide 9, "Deferred Maintenance":                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     ?DM appropriations of $100.0 M annually for 5 years                                                                        
     (FY11-15) has brought the back-log down                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     ?Lean funding since FY2015 is causing the backlog to                                                                       
     grow again                                                                                                                 
     ?Without a consistent level of funding, entities                                                                           
     cannot effectively execute planned renewal                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     ?Current level of funding only prioritizes life/safety                                                                     
     concerns                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     ?Failure of building systems is much more costly than                                                                      
     addressing   the   problem   early   through   deferred                                                                    
     maintenance                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:20:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Pitney  highlighted slide 10, "Alaska  Economic Recovery                                                                    
Multi-Year  Plan." She  noted that  the projects  began with                                                                    
the K-12 Major Maintenance Grant  program. She noted that AS                                                                    
14.10   had  schools   send   in   their  highest   deferred                                                                    
maintenance projects,  with a required  local match  in most                                                                    
cases.  She  stated  that  there   was  a  prioritized  list                                                                    
throughout the state.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Pitney  looked at  slide  11,  "K-12 Major  Maintenance                                                                    
Grant Fund":                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     ?Projects ranked according to AS 14.10                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     ?Participating share ranges from 5 percent to 35                                                                           
     percent based upon taxable property over Average Daily                                                                     
     Membership                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     ?Both municipal School Districts and REAAs                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Pitney discussed slide 12, "University Deferred                                                                             
Maintenance." She highlighted the deferred maintenance of                                                                       
the University of Alaska campuses.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Ms.   Pitney    addressed   slide   13,    "State   Deferred                                                                    
Maintenance." She stated that the size of the projects                                                                          
directed the money to local contractors.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Pitney looked at slide 14, "Other Items":                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Economic Recovery Act                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     ?Municipal Harbor Projects                                                                                                 
          ?Sitka: Crescent Harbor                                                                                               
          ?Whittier: Small Boat Harbor                                                                                          
          ?Sitka: Eliason Harbor                                                                                                
          ?Ketchikan: Bar Harbor North Harbor                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     ?Bulk Fuel Upgrades                                                                                                        
          ?Statewide Impact                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     ?Weatherization                                                                                                            
          ?State-wide impact                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     ?Senior Citizen Housing Development                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     ?Anchorage Port                                                                                                            
          ?Required Municipal Match                                                                                             
          ?Anchorage: South Float                                                                                               
          ?Whale Pass: Small Boat Harbor                                                                                        
          ?Juneau: Douglas Harbor                                                                                               
          ?Juneau: Harris Harbor                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:25:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon stated that the seismic would be                                                                             
discussed at a later meeting.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon discussed committee business.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 142 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                              
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 286(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld)                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain   programs;    capitalizing   funds;   amending                                                                    
     appropriations;      and       making      supplemental                                                                    
     appropriations."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 286286(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld) was SCHEDULED                                                                     
but not HEARD.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon discussed the following day's agenda.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
3:27:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 3:27 p.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 76 Sponsor Statement 01.26.17.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 76
HB 76 Support Letters and Resolutions.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 76
HB 76 Support Silver Bay Seafoods.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 76
SBS_HB_76_LOS_FINAL.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 76
HB128 Letters of Support.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 128
HB128 Letters To Amend Oppose.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 128
HB128 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 128
HB 128 Support Silver Bay Seafoods.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 128
HB128 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 128
SB 142 Capital Budget and Economic Recovery Overview (Senate Finance).pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
SB 142 Capital Budget and Economic Recovery Overview (Senate Finance).pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 142
HB 76 CSHB76 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 76
HB 76 Alaska Mariculture Development Plan v2018-03-23 - EXCERPT.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 76
HB 76 MTF Letter of Support HB 76 and HB 128 2018-03-30.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 76
HB 128
HB 76 MTF Letter - HB 76 questions 2018-04-16.pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 76
HB 76 follow up S FIN (DED).pdf SFIN 4/3/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 76