Legislature(1993 - 1994)
03/31/1993 03:32 PM RES
* first hearing in first committee of referral
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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.