Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/31/1993 03:32 PM RES

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                   SENATE RESOURCES COMMITTEE                                  
                         March 31, 1993                                        
                            3:32 p.m.                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
  Senator Mike Miller, Chairman                                                
  Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chairman                                           
  Senator Drue Pearce                                                          
  Senator Dave Donley                                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
  Senator Steve Frank                                                          
  Senator Al Adams                                                             
  Senator Fred Zharoff                                                         
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
  HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 18                                                
  Relating to establishment of a fishing community at Adak.                    
                                                                               
  SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 13                                               
  Requesting  the  Congress  of  the  United  States  to  pass                 
  legislation to permit the export of Alaska crude oil.                        
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL NO. 153                                                          
  "An Act relating to the exchange of certain fish for seafood                 
  products,  custom  processing of  certain  fish, and  use of                 
  certain fish for charitable purposes."                                       
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
  HJR 18 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  SJR 13 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  SB 153 - See Resources minutes dated 3/24/93.                                
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
  Representative Carl Moses                                                    
  State Capitol                                                                
  Juneau, Alaska 99801-1182                                                    
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Sponsor of HJR 18.                                      
                                                                               
  Senator Johnny Ellis                                                         
  State Capitol                                                                
  Juneau, Alaska 99801-1182                                                    
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Sponsor of SJR 13.                                      
                                                                               
  Portia Babcock, Legislative Aide                                             
  % Senator Loren Leman                                                        
  State Capitol                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Juneau, Alaska 99801-1182                                                    
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Commented SB 153.                                       
                                                                               
  Joe Ambrose, Legislative Aide                                                
  % Senator Robin Taylor                                                       
  State Capitol                                                                
  Juneau, Alaska 99801-1182                                                    
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Sponsor of SB 153                                       
                                                                               
  Dale Kelly, Executive Director                                               
  Alaska Trollers Association                                                  
  130 Seward, #213                                                             
  Juneau, Alaska 99801                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:  Opposed SB 153.                                         
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-19, SIDE A                                                           
  Number 001                                                                   
  SENATOR  MILLER  called the  Resources Committee  meeting to                 
  order at 3:32  p.m. and announced  HJR 18 ESTABLISH  FISHING                 
  COMMUNITY AT ADAK to be up for consideration.                                
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MOSES, sponsor  of HJR  18, said  due to  the                 
  large cutback  in the Naval  Reserve in Adak  the facilities                 
  could be utilized by commercial fisheries.                                   
                                                                               
  Number 56                                                                    
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  asked what  the term  "model fishery"  meant.                 
  REPRESENTATIVE MOSES  said it  means that  Adak  would be  a                 
  model fishing center  since everything is in  place - docks,                 
  infrastructure, etc.                                                         
  SENATOR MILLER said as soon as there was a quorum they would                 
  move HJR 18  from committee and  announced SJR 13 EXPORT  OF                 
  ALASKA OIL to be up for consideration.                                       
                                                                               
  Number 139                                                                   
                                                                               
  SENATOR  JOHNNY  ELLIS,   sponsor  of  SJR  13,   said  this                 
  resolution has  the legislature endorse  federal legislation                 
  before   the  Congress   lifting  the   restraints  on   the                 
  exportation of Alaskan  crude oil.   This would mean  almost                 
  $200 million per year in new revenues to Alaska.                             
  SENATOR MILLER said SJR 13 would  be passed as soon as there                 
  was a quorum and announced  SB 153 EXCHANGE OF RAW FISH  FOR                 
  SEAFOOD PRODUCT to be up for consideration.                                  
                                                                               
  Number 186                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
  PORTIA BABCOCK, Legislative Aide to Senator Leman, explained                 
  the proposed  changes to  SB 153  were recommendations  from                 
  DEC's position paper.   A  letter of intent  was also  added                 
  asking  the Board  of Fish  to look  into the  issue  of bag                 
  limits and make a recommendation to the legislature.                         
                                                                               
  JOE AMBROSE,  Legislative Aide for Senator Taylor, mentioned                 
  that  Senator  Adams  wanted a  definition  of  "small scale                 
  manufacturer."   The Board of Fisheries,  after consultation                 
  with  the  Department  of  Environmental  Conservation,   if                 
  appropriate,  may adopt  necessary  regulations which  would                 
  include the definition.                                                      
                                                                               
  DALE KELLY, Executive Director, Alaska Trollers Association,                 
  said they have concerns with this  bill primarily because of                 
  the export limitations.   She  said the bill  talks about  a                 
  limit of 1,500  lbs. per  individual each year  which is  an                 
  incredible amount  of fish.   SENATOR  TAYLOR explained  the                 
  1,500 lbs. is  not a  limit per individual,  but means  that                 
  when the processor  has fish left over, he can dispose of it                 
  by giving it to charitable institutions.   The 1,500 lbs. is                 
  the limit that can be given away.                                            
                                                                               
  MS. KELLY said there wasn't a limit, then, to what a  person                 
  could export from the state as an individual.  SENATOR LEMAN                 
  said that was his concern, as well.  MS. KELLY said this may                 
  also exacerbate the allocation issue and they cannot support                 
  the bill as written.                                                         
                                                                               
  Number 319                                                                   
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN moved  to adopt the CS to SB  153 for purposes                 
  of  discussion.   There  were no  objections  and it  was so                 
  ordered.                                                                     
                                                                               
  SENATOR  PEARCE moved to pass  CSSB 153 with the appropriate                 
  fiscal  notes  and  the  Resources  letter  of  intent  with                 
  individual recommendations  from committee.   There were  no                 
  objections and it was so ordered.                                            
  Number 326                                                                   
  SENATOR MILLER announced HJR 18 ESTABLISH  FISHING COMMUNITY                 
  AT ADAK to be up for consideration again.                                    
                                                                               
  SENATOR PEARCE moved to pass HJR  18 from committee with the                 
  appropriate  fiscal  note  with individual  recommendations.                 
  There were no objections and it was so ordered.                              
  Number 331                                                                   
  SENATOR MILLER announced   SSSJR 13 EXPORT OF ALASKA  OIL to                 
  be up for consideration again.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR PEARCE  moved to pass  SSSJR 13 from  committee with                 
  the $0 fiscal  note and  individual recommendations.   There                 
  were no objections and it was so ordered.                                    
  SENATOR  MILLER said  they also  needed to  sign the  letter                 
  confirming the Board  of Fish  appointees and adjourned  the                 
  meeting at 3:55 p.m.                                                         
                                                                               

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