Legislature(2001 - 2002)

03/25/2002 03:35 PM RES

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                   SENATE RESOURCES COMMITTEE                                                                                 
                         March 25, 2002                                                                                         
                            3:35 p.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator John Torgerson, Chair                                                                                                   
Senator Gary Wilken, Vice Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Rick Halford                                                                                                            
Senator Robin Taylor                                                                                                            
Senator Ben Stevens                                                                                                             
Senator Kim Elton                                                                                                               
Senator Georgianna Lincoln                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All Members Present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 205                                                                                                             
"An  Act  relating  to  control  of  nuisance  wild  animals;  and                                                              
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     MOVED SB 205 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 326                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to evaluating state  assumption of the wastewater                                                              
discharge  program   under  the  federal  Clean   Water  Act;  and                                                              
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     MOVED CSSB 326(RES) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 307                                                                                                              
"An  Act  delaying to  June  30,  2007,  the  last date  by  which                                                              
hydrocarbon  exploration  geophysical work  must  be performed  or                                                              
drilling of a stratigraphic test  well or exploratory well must be                                                              
completed  in order  for a person  to qualify  for an  exploration                                                              
incentive credit."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     MOVED HB 307 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB 205 - See Resources minutes dated 3/15/02.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 326 - See Resources minutes dated 3/15/02.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB 307 - See Resources minutes dated 3/18/02.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Carol Carroll, Director                                                                                                     
Division of Support Services                                                                                                    
Department of Natural Resources                                                                                                 
400 Willoughby Ave. 5th Floor                                                                                                   
Juneau AK 99801                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT: Neutral position on HB 307.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
TAPE 02-13, SIDE A                                                                                                            
Number 001                                                                                                                      
             SB 205-CONTROL OF NUISANCE WILD ANIMALS                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
CHAIRMAN  JOHN TORGERSON  called  the Senate  Resources  Committee                                                            
meeting to  order at 3:35 p.m. and  announced SB 205 to  be up for                                                              
consideration.  All members  were present.  He said the  committee                                                              
left this  bill with  Amendment 1 pending  at a previous  hearing.                                                              
Amendment  1 authorizes  the  Commissioner  of the  Department  of                                                              
Transportation   and  Public  Facilities   (DOTPF)  to   designate                                                              
employees  to do  beaver control.  He understands  that ADF&G  and                                                              
DOTPF  have worked  out an  arrangement  so the  amendment is  not                                                              
needed.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  WILKEN moved to  remove Amendment  1 from  consideration.                                                              
There were no objections and it was so ordered.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WILKEN  moved to  pass SB  205 out  of committee  with the                                                              
attached  fiscal note.  There were  no  objections and  it was  so                                                              
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
               SB 326-WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PROGRAM                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TORGERSON announced SB 326 to be up for consideration.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WILKEN moved on page 2, line  11, to delete "First" before                                                              
"Regular  Session" and  insert  "Second", and  on  line 12  delete                                                              
"fourth" and insert  "third". There were no objections  and it was                                                              
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WILKEN  moved to  pass CSSB  326(RES) from committee  with                                                              
individual recommendations  and attached  fiscal note.  There were                                                              
no objections and it was so ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
           HB 307-OIL/GAS EXPLORATION INCENTIVE CREDIT                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
CHAIRMAN TORGERSON announced HB 307 to be up for consideration.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. CAROL  CARROLL, Department  of Natural  Resources (DNR),  said                                                              
DNR supports HB 307.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELTON  said his  notes reflect that  when the bill  was in                                                              
the  House, the  department  was  neutral and  asked  if they  had                                                              
changed their position.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. CARROLL said she had misspoke  at that time. The department is                                                              
neutral on the bill.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TORGERSON noted that there  were a lot of shallow oil and                                                              
gas incentives on the books. Some  are being used and some aren't.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  TAYLOR  moved   to  pass  HB  307  from   committee  with                                                              
individual recommendations.  There were  no objections and  it was                                                              
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TORGERSON adjourned the meeting at 3:45 p.m.                                                                           

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