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+ SJR 8 COMPLETION OF UNIVERSITY LAND GRANT TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSJR 8(RES) Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+= SB 64 SHELLFISH PROJECTS; HATCHERIES; FEES TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 64 Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SB 79 HUNTING/TRAPPING/FISHING: DISABLED VETS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              SENATE RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         March 15, 2021                                                                                         
                           3:33 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Joshua Revak, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Peter Micciche, Vice Chair                                                                                              
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
Senator Natasha von Imhof                                                                                                       
Senator Jesse Kiehl                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Scott Kawasaki                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8                                                                                                   
Urging  the  Alaska delegation  in  Congress,  the United  States                                                               
Department of  the Interior, and  the Governor to  facilitate the                                                               
completion  of  a  land  grant endowment  to  the  University  of                                                               
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSJR 8(RES) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 79                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating  to  sport   fishing,  hunting,  and  trapping                                                               
identification cards."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 64                                                                                                              
"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  shellfish   enhancement  project                                                               
permits;  allowing  the  Alaska Seafood  Marketing  Institute  to                                                               
market  aquatic farm  products;  and providing  for an  effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 64 OUT OF COMMITTE                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SJR 8                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: COMPLETION OF UNIVERSITY LAND GRANT                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) STEVENS                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
02/03/21       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/03/21       (S)       EDC, RES                                                                                               
02/15/21       (S)       EDC AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/15/21       (S)       Moved SJR 8 Out of Committee                                                                           
02/15/21       (S)       MINUTE(EDC)                                                                                            
02/17/21       (S)       EDC RPT 5DP                                                                                            
02/17/21       (S)       DP: HOLLAND, HUGHES, STEVENS, MICCICHE,                                                                
                         BEGICH                                                                                                 
03/12/21       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/12/21       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/15/21       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 79                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: HUNTING/TRAPPING/FISHING: DISABLED VETS                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) KIEHL                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
02/12/21       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/12/21       (S)       RES, FIN                                                                                               
03/15/21       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 64                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: SHELLFISH PROJECTS; HATCHERIES; FEES                                                                               
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) STEVENS                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1/29/21        (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
1/29/21        (S)       RES, FIN                                                                                               
2/22/21        (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
2/22/21        (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
2/22/21        (S)       MINUTE (RES)                                                                                           
3/15/21        (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
TIM LAMKIN, Staff                                                                                                               
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Presented SJR 8 on behalf of the sponsor.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
ED FOGELS, Advisor to the Land Management Office                                                                                
University of Alaska, Anchorage                                                                                                 
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified by invitation on SJR 8.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MARK RICHARDS, Executive Director                                                                                               
Resident Hunters of Alaska                                                                                                      
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SB 79.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MARIA GLADZISZEWSKI, Deputy Director                                                                                            
Division of Wildlife Conservation                                                                                               
Alaska Department of Fish and Game                                                                                              
Juneau, Alaska.                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT: Answered questions during the hearing on                                                                  
SB 79.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
TIM LAMKIN, Staff                                                                                                               
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Provided a brief recap of SB 64.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
FRANCES LEACH, Executive Director                                                                                               
United Fishermen of Alaska                                                                                                      
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SB 64.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALAN PARKS, representing self                                                                                                   
Homer, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in opposition to SB 64.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
NANCY HILLSTRAND, Owner                                                                                                         
Pioneer Alaskan Fisheries                                                                                                       
Kachemak Bay, Alaska                                                                                                            
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in opposition to SB 64.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SAM RABUNG, Director                                                                                                            
Division of Commercial Fisheries                                                                                                
Alaska Department of Fish and Game                                                                                              
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Provided feedback to testimony on SB 64.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
GINNY ECKERT, Professor of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences                                                                         
University of Alaska                                                                                                            
Alaska Sea Grant, Director                                                                                                      
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Addressed concerns regarding SB 64.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:33:20 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  JOSHUA   REVAK  called   the  Senate   Resources  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 3:33  p.m. Present at the  call to                                                               
order were Senators Stevens, Kiehl,  von Imhof, Micciche, Bishop,                                                               
and Chair Revak.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
           SJR  8-COMPLETION OF UNIVERSITY LAND GRANT                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:34:13 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  REVAK   announced  the   consideration  of   SENATE  JOINT                                                               
RESOLUTION NO.  8 Urging the  Alaska delegation in  Congress, the                                                               
United States  Department of  the Interior,  and the  Governor to                                                               
facilitate  the  completion of  a  land  grant endowment  to  the                                                               
University of Alaska.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
He requested a motion to adopt the committee substitute (CS).                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:34:29 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE moved to adopt the  CS for SJR 8, work order 32-                                                               
LS0420\B, as the working document.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:34:43 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:34:53 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GARY  STEVENS, speaking as  sponsor of SJR 8,  stated the                                                               
University of Alaska (UA) refers  to its situation as being  land                                                               
deficit.   He  encouraged  the  committee  to  read  the  resolve                                                               
section of  the resolution which  urges the  Alaska congressional                                                               
delegation to create a permanent land endowment.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:35:31 PM                                                                                                                    
TIM   LAMKIN,  Staff,   Senator   Gary   Stevens,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature, Juneau,  Alaska, stated  that SJR  8, version  B, is                                                               
the result  of a collaborative  effort between the  University of                                                               
Alaska and  the Department  of Natural  Resources (DNR)  to craft                                                               
language to help resolve the  University's ongoing  land deficit                                                                
situation.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR REVAK found no questions and  asked him to proceed with the                                                               
summary of changes.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:36:19 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. LAMKIN  briefly mentioned  that changes No.  1 through  No. 7                                                               
were  a  collaboration  between  UA  and  DNR  to  find  mutually                                                               
agreeable language. Mr. Lampkin then highlighted the more                                                                       
substantive change No. 8. The Summary of Changes from version A                                                                 
to version B read as follows:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
[Original punctuation provided.]                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Change #1                                                                                                              
        Page 1, Line 2, following "facilitate"                                                                                  
        Delete: "the completion of"                                                                                         
        Insert: "urging the Alaska delegation in Congress to                                                                
        reintroduce  the   University   of   Alaska   Fiscal                                                                    
        Foundation Act; and urging the Department of Natural                                                                    
        Resources to work with  the University of  Alaska to                                                                    
        identify lands suitable for the land endowment.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Change #2                                                                                                              
        (Version A) Page 1, Lines 13-15                                                                                         
        Delete:  "Whereas,   the   United  States   Congress                                                                
        intended for the Alaska State Legislature to provide                                                                    
        the University of Alaska with a  land endowment from                                                                    
        Alaska Statehood Act land;"                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Change #3                                                                                                              
        Page 2, line 16, following "government,"                                                                                
        Delete:  "and   the  land   grant  deficit   remains                                                                
        unremedied;"                                                                                                            
        Insert: "leaving  the University  of Alaska  with an                                                                
        inadequate and deficit land endowment;"                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Change #4                                                                                                              
        Page 2, Line 26, following "which"                                                                                      
        Delete: "lands"                                                                                                     
        Insert: "up to 360,000 acres of land"                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Change #5                                                                                                              
        Page 3, line 1, following "resolution"                                                                                  
        Insert: "as soon as possible"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Change #6                                                                                                              
        Page 3, lines 1-2, following "will"                                                                                     
        Delete: "facilitate the creation of a permanent land                                                                
        endowment for the University of Alaska,"                                                                                
        Insert: "address  this long-standing  land endowment                                                                
        issue,"                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Change #7                                                                                                              
        Page 3, line 3, following "requirements"                                                                                
        Delete:   "and   will   remedy    the   university's                                                                
        longstanding land grant deficit                                                                                         
        Insert: "and provide  the University of  Alaska with                                                                
        an appropriately sized land  endowment proportionate                                                                    
        to the great natural resources of the state;"                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Change #8                                                                                                              
        Page 3, two new sections inserted as follows:                                                                           
        "FURTHER RESOLVED that the  Alaska State Legislature                                                                
        respectfully urges the Alaska delegation in Congress                                                                    
        to  reintroduce  the  University  of  Alaska  Fiscal                                                                    
        Foundation Act; and be it                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
        FURTHER RESOLVED that  the Alaska  State Legislature                                                                
        respectfully  urges   the   Department  of   Natural                                                                    
        Resources to continue to work cooperatively with the                                                                    
        university of Alaska to prioritize identification of                                                                    
        lands suitable for the land endowment.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Change #9                                                                                                              
        Page 3, under "Copies                                                                                                 
        Delete: "Scott de la Vega, Acting"                                                                                  
        Insert: "Deb Haaland"                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:37:31 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK turned to invited testimony for SJR 8.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:37:43 PM                                                                                                                    
ED FOGELS, Advisor  to the Land Management  Office, University of                                                               
Alaska,  Anchorage,  stated  he  was  retained  and  specifically                                                             
tasked  with  obtaining  the University's  remaining  land  grant                                                               
entitlements.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FOGELS  gave  a slide  presentation  titled  "University  of                                                               
Alaska  Land  Grant  Status  (Senate  Joint  Resolution  8)."  He                                                               
explained  the problem  is the  University has  not received  its                                                               
full land grant entitlement from the federal government.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOGELS provided  a brief history of land  grants promised the                                                               
university  on  slide 2.  Under  the  Morrill  Act and  the  1915                                                               
Wickersham  Act, there  was an  expectation of  90,000 acres  and                                                               
270,000  acres,   respectively.  These  two  federal   acts  were                                                               
superseded  by  the Alaska  Statehood  Act,  so the  University's                                                               
270,000  acres were  rolled  into the  state's  103 million  acre                                                               
endowment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FOGELS  stated, to  date,  the  University received  111,000                                                               
acres  of  federal land.  This  along  with state  and  municipal                                                               
sources, private  gifts and bequests,  and UA  land acquisitions,                                                               
puts the  University's current land  portfolio at  151,000 acres,                                                               
which leaves the land grant deficit at 360,000 acres.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOGELS displayed a synopsis  of the University's 151,000-acre                                                               
land  holdings  on  slide  3. The  charts  indicate  two  percent                                                               
(12,000 acres)  of the  holdings are  in an  educational category                                                               
which  includes campuses,  research sites  and other  facilities.                                                               
Twenty-seven  percent (139,000  acres) of  the holdings  generate                                                               
revenue  and  are  invested in  sales/leases,  forest  resources,                                                               
mining and  material, mitigation  management, oil, gas  and coal.                                                               
The chart  also indicates  that a majority  of the  endowment, 71                                                               
percent  or  360,000 acres  of  university  holdings is  missing,                                                               
which essentially  translates into lost  revenue, as seen  on the                                                               
next slide.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOGELS  turned to slide  4 that compared the  University land                                                               
grant acreage to  that of the University of Texas  and the Alaska                                                               
Mental  Health Trust  Authority  (AMHTA).  Despite an  incomplete                                                               
land endowment, UA has generated  more than $220 million from its                                                               
trust  land assets  since  the 1980s.  The  chart indicates  that                                                               
while UA's investments did proportionately  well in 2019 compared                                                               
to  AMHTA,  UA lacked  in  cumulative  earnings compared  to  the                                                               
University of Texas. The chart  emphasizes the effect the missing                                                               
360,000 acres  has had on  UA's ability to generate  revenue over                                                               
time.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:40:55 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  REVAK requested  Mr. Fogels  pause for  a question  from                                                               
Mr. Lampkin.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. LAMPKIN clarified  a misstatement. He said  the University of                                                               
Texas generated $21.4 billion, not 21.4 billion acres.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOGELS apologized for the  misstatement and advanced to slide                                                               
5  regarding fulfilling  the University's  land grant.  He stated                                                               
that without question,  UA could generate more  revenue over time                                                               
with  the  infusion  of  a   robust  land  endowment.  The  state                                                               
attempted  to  remedy  the  land   deficit  with  a  250,000-acre                                                               
conveyance to the university in  2000. However, in 2009 an Alaska                                                               
Supreme  Court   decision  ruled  the  conveyance   violated  the                                                               
"prohibition on dedicated  funds,so   the land  was reconveyed to                                                               
the state.  Mr. Fogels stated  the federal  government's position                                                               
is that its obligation to  the university has been satisfied; the                                                               
university land  was included  in the  Alaska Statehood  Act land                                                               
grant.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOGELS  advanced to  slide 6 and  recapped roadblocks  to the                                                               
land  deficit  problem.  Mainly,  he  restated  that  state  land                                                               
dedications are  unconstitutional, and remedies that  rely solely                                                               
on  additional   federal  lands  are  resisted   by  the  federal                                                               
government.  He suggested  a solution  which bypasses  both these                                                               
obstacles,  uses  an  alternate land  conveyance  mechanism,  and                                                               
works in  cooperation with  the Alaska  congressional delegation,                                                               
the governor, DNR and the Department of the Interior.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOGELS introduced the University  of Alaska Fiscal Foundation                                                               
Act on slide 7:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                      University of Alaska                                                                                      
                     Fiscal Foundation Act                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     • Federal legislation by Alaska's Congressional Delegation                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     • Establishes program within Bureau of Land Management to                                                                  
        identify and convey available lands to UA from lands                                                                    
        selected by State of Alaska                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FOGELS stated  that this  federal legislation  establishes a                                                               
federal program by  which the Department of  the Interior conveys                                                               
360,000 acres of federal land to the University of Alaska.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOGELS reiterated that 105  million acres of land was granted                                                               
the state  in the Alaska  Statehood Act,  5 million of  which has                                                               
yet to  be conveyed. Under  this federal program,  the Department                                                               
of the Interior  would deduct 360,000 acres  from the outstanding                                                               
5  million and  convey  it  directly to  UA  instead  of DNR  for                                                               
management.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     • Framework for UA and State to jointly identify up to                                                                     
        360,000 acres                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     • U.S. Dept. of Interior will provide technical assistance                                                                 
        identifying lands for inclusion in program                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     • Delegation working towards reintroduction in 117th                                                                       
        Congress                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOGELS stated that although  this legislation did not succeed                                                               
last year, the intention is to reintroduce it in this Congress.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:45:11 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE questioned why it  says "up to 360,000 acres" on                                                               
page 2, line 25 of the  bill. He also asked for verification that                                                               
360,000 was the maximum acreage to be conveyed.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOGELS confirmed  that the maximum allotment  in this program                                                               
is  360,000  acres; it  is  the  sum  total  of the  Morrill  Act                                                               
endowment  and the  1915 Wickersham  Act  endowment. He  stressed                                                               
that the university's goal is  to receive the full 360,000 acres,                                                               
but for drafting purposes "up to" allows room to negotiate.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:46:32 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  KIEHL noted  that the  state has  already applied  for a                                                               
great deal  more than 5  million acres and the  university's land                                                               
is  to be  derived  from these  acres. He  asked  if the  federal                                                               
legislation which  SJR 8 encourages,  pertains strictly  to lands                                                               
for  which the  state  has  already applied,  or  if the  federal                                                               
legislation  proposes to  change  priority orders  or areas  from                                                               
which an application may be submitted.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. FOGELS confirmed the state  has already filed selections on 5                                                               
million acres, and added, the  state actually over-selected about                                                               
10 million acres.  In addition, the state has  another 10 million                                                               
acres in  top filings.  He explained  the federal  government has                                                               
the  authority  to  preclude  land   from  conveyance,  known  as                                                               
withdrawals,  but  can  later  decide  to  lift  the  withdrawal.                                                               
Perchance the  federal government  lifts a withdrawal,  the state                                                               
is then free to choose from its selection of top filed lands.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FOGELS stated  the state's  role is  to submit  requests for                                                               
conveyance from  the Department  of the  Interior. He  thinks the                                                               
current policy is  to wait a bit, request  the federal government                                                               
lift some top filings, and try to obtain land of greater value.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KIEHL asked if the  Alaska Fiscal Foundation Act operates                                                               
within the  current framework that  exists between the  state and                                                               
the federal government (the one  notable exception being that the                                                               
360,000-acre  conveyance travels  directly  to UA  as opposed  to                                                               
through  DNR),  and if  not,  would  the  Act alter  top  filing,                                                               
selection and withdrawal procedures.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FOGELS   answered  correct,   although  the   Alaska  Fiscal                                                               
Foundation Act  would redirect 360,000  of the  state's remaining                                                               
5 million acres  directly to the  university, it does  not affect                                                               
the foundation of the state's land grant.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:50:14 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK  withdrew his objection  to the adoption of  CSSJR 8,                                                               
work order  32-LS0420\B. There being no  further objection, CSSJR
8  was  adopted.  Senator  Revak offered  the  floor  to  Senator                                                               
Stevens for final remarks.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:50:40 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS  said the resolution  was a big step  forward for                                                               
the university and it was long awaited.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:50:48 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK  opened public testimony  on SJR 8; finding  none, he                                                               
closed public testimony.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR REVAK  stated that it  is important to make  the university                                                               
whole and solicited a motion to move the bill from committee.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:51:42 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  MICCICHE  moved  to  report  CSSJR  8,  work  order  32-                                                               
LS0420\B,  from  committee  with individual  recommendations  and                                                               
attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:51:55 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK  stated, without objection, CSSJR  8(RES) is reported                                                               
from the Senate Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:52:07 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
         SB  79-HUNTING/TRAPPING/FISHING: DISABLED VETS                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:54:14 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR   REVAK   reconvened   the  meeting   and   announced   the                                                             
consideration of  SENATE BILL  NO. 79 "An  Act relating  to sport                                                               
fishing, hunting, and trapping identification cards."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:54:44 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KIEHL, speaking as sponsor  of SB 79, commented that this                                                               
bill  appreciates  veterans  who  acquired  a  disability  of  50                                                               
percent  or greater  in service  to the  nation. He  said a  free                                                               
hunting  and   sport  fishing  license  is   currently  available                                                               
annually to  service-disabled veterans that reside  in Alaska. He                                                               
contrasted this to  Alaskans over the age of 60  who are eligible                                                               
for  a free,  permanent  hunting, fishing  and trapping  license.                                                               
Senator Kiehl  said a constituent,  who acquired a  disability of                                                               
50 percent  or greater in  service to the nation,  approached him                                                               
and  requested   the  same  courtesy  be   extended  to  eligible                                                               
veterans. This made eminent sense.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KIEHL pointed  out that  this bill  does not  materially                                                               
move  away from  the great  North American  tradition of  license                                                               
fees which contribute  to fish and game  management, and wildlife                                                               
conservation.  This bill  honors  service-disabled veterans  with                                                               
minimal fiscal change as noted in the Sponsor Statement:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Only  a small  number  of  disabled veterans  currently                                                                    
     purchase  a  trapping  license  each  year,  so  making                                                                    
     disabled veterans eligible for  a free trapping license                                                                    
     will have  a miniscule fiscal impact.  For this minimal                                                                    
     cost,  Alaska  will  provide  real  value  to  veterans                                                                    
     injured during their service to America.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:56:30 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK asked whether the  only change to the current hunting                                                               
and  fishing   license  for  service-disabled  veterans   is  the                                                               
addition of a trapping benefit.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KIEHL answered  correct and in the process  the bill also                                                               
trues-up  issuance of  licenses, so  they are  issued permanently                                                               
instead of annually.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:57:20 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR BISHOP  questioned how the  aforementioned 50  percent or                                                               
greater disability was derived.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KIEHL  stated for the  free hunting and  fishing license,                                                               
50  percent   or  greater  disability   is  the   existing  rule.                                                               
Thatrequirement was copied over into this bill.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:57:45 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR VON IMHOF  asked about disability documentation  and if a                                                               
doctor's  disability  assessment is  required  to  apply for  the                                                               
license.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KIEHL  answered  correct,  the bill  uses  the  existing                                                               
system, which  is a federal  government determination.  The state                                                               
does  not second  guess  the determination,  but  the state  does                                                               
require documentation.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:58:18 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  MICCICHE  offered  a supposition  and  asked  whether  a                                                               
permanent  card   remains  valid  if  the   veteran  later  fully                                                               
rehabilitates.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KIEHL expressed his belief  that once issued, the card is                                                               
permanently  valid, but  said  he needs  to  confirm the  current                                                               
practice with the department.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:58:56 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR REVAK made  a last call for questions,  then proceeded to                                                               
public testimony.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:59:22 PM                                                                                                                    
MARK  RICHARDS, Executive  Director, Resident  Hunters of  Alaska                                                               
(RHAK),  Fairbanks, Alaska,  testified in  support of  SB 79.  He                                                               
stated RHAK  is a  hunting conservation  group with  nearly 3,000                                                               
members. It advocates for resident  hunting priority and prudent,                                                               
sustainable  wildlife  management  policies  in  accordance  with                                                               
Article VIII of  the Alaska Constitution. It is  RHAK's view that                                                               
just like Alaska  residents who are 60 years of  age or older are                                                               
eligible for  a permanent identification  card (PID) in  order to                                                               
hunt, sport  fish, or trap for  free, the same benefit  should be                                                               
extended  to Alaska's  veterans  who are  50  percent or  greater                                                               
disabled.  As  eligible veterans  are  currently  allowed a  free                                                               
hunting and  fishing license, the  only change to statute  is the                                                               
addition of a trapping license  and issuance of a permanent card.                                                               
He stressed  that 50  percent or  greater disabled  veterans need                                                               
all  the  help  the  state  can   offer  to  get  them  back  out                                                               
participating in the field.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. RICHARDS  said being  50 percent disabled  does not  mean one                                                               
cannot walk, hike, or get out in  the field. He knows of a couple                                                             
of 50 percent  disabled veterans that run trap  lines. For others                                                               
that  are  more  disabled  or are  wheelchair  bound,  there  are                                                               
organizations  that help  get them  out in  the field.  This also                                                               
applies to  activities like  predator calling  in winter  using a                                                               
firearm or  bow which  sometimes requires  a trapping  license to                                                               
take certain fur bearers.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. RICHARDS concluded  his testimony by stating  the Division of                                                               
Wildlife  Conservation  expects no  fiscal  impact  if this  bill                                                               
passes and this bill has a  zero fiscal note. RHAK fully supports                                                               
the passage of the bill.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:01:32 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  REVAK asked  Maria Gladziszewski  the cost  of a  trapping                                                               
license.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MARIA  GLADZISZEWSKI,  Deputy   Director,  Division  of  Wildlife                                                               
Conservation,  Alaska  Department  of   Fish  and  Game,  Juneau,                                                               
Alaska, apologized and  stated that she did not have  the cost of                                                               
a trapping license at-hand.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BISHOP chimed-in that the trapping license fee is $25.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:02:27 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK determined  no one else wished to  comment and closed                                                               
public testimony on SB 79.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:02:48 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  STEVENS asked  Senator Kiehl  to clarify  why this  bill                                                               
references a loan on page 1, line 7 of the original bill.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KIEHL  answered this is  an alternate way to  qualify for                                                               
the disabled  veterans annual free  hunting and  fishing license.                                                               
He  said the  verbiage was  copied  from current  statute and  he                                                               
thinks  it   mirrors  the  eligibility  language   for  the  AHFC                                                               
veterans' loan program.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:03:37 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  REVAK asked  how  many of  these  licenses the  department                                                               
expects to issue.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KIEHL  said  he  does  not know  how  many  of  Alaska's                                                               
service-disabled veterans  are interested in a  trapping license.                                                               
He conjectured as there are  only 900 trapping licenses currently                                                               
issued  in the  state, and  fewer  yet would  qualify under  this                                                               
bill, it is not a material hit to the fish and game fund.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:04:39 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK held SB 79 in committee.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          SB  64-SHELLFISH PROJECTS; HATCHERIES; FEES                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:05:01 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK  announced the  consideration of  SENATE BILL  NO. 64                                                               
"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  shellfish   enhancement  project                                                               
permits;  allowing  the  Alaska Seafood  Marketing  Institute  to                                                               
market  aquatic farm  products;  and providing  for an  effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  REVAK stated  SB 64  was previously  heard on  February 22                                                               
with    invited   testimony    and   testimony    from   industry                                                               
representatives. The  intention today is  to hear a recap  of the                                                               
bill, ascertain  if there  are further  questions and  engage the                                                               
will of the committee.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:05:43 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GARY STEVENS, speaking as  the bill sponsor, stated SB 64                                                             
provides the  legal framework for a  large-scale fishery project.                                                               
The goal is to nurture young  shellfish, such as king crab, razor                                                               
clams and geoducks in their  earliest formative stages to improve                                                               
their odds of survival in the wild.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:06:15 PM                                                                                                                    
TIM   LAMKIN,  Staff,   Senator   Gary   Stevens,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature, Juneau,  Alaska, affirmed Senator  Stevens' comments                                                               
and  added   that  this   bill  strengthens   Alaska's  fisheries                                                               
portfolio.  He noted  many stakeholders  want this  bill to  move                                                               
forward.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:06:50 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK opened public testimony on SB 64.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:07:10 PM                                                                                                                    
FRANCES LEACH,  Executive Director,  United Fishermen  of Alaska,                                                               
Juneau, Alaska,  testified in  support of SB  64. She  stated the                                                               
United  Fishermen  of  Alaska (UFA)  is  the  largest  commercial                                                               
fishing  organization in  Alaska, composed  of 37  multi-gear and                                                               
regional commercial  fishing groups. She  spotlighted significant                                                               
points  from   the  2014  UFA  "Alaska   Mariculture  Initiative"                                                               
resolution which correspond to this bill:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
• UFA supports environmentally sound  programs for  the aquatic                                                                 
   farming of shellfish and marine plants.                                                                                      
• UFA supports large-scale aquatic  development projects  which                                                                 
   will open the door to renewable  economic development. It will                                                               
   give  the  Alaska   Seafood  Marketing  Institute   (ASMI)  an                                                               
   opportunity to promote aquatic farm products and a platform to                                                               
   grow consumership.                                                                                                           
• UFA supports  economic  development  for  Alaska.  Ms.  Leach                                                                 
   described Washington state's financial success to illustrate                                                                 
   Alaska's earnings potential:                                                                                                 
     * Largest producer of farmed shellfish in the United States                                                                
        with an annual sales value over $100 million.                                                                           
     * Directly and indirectly the industry employees over 3200                                                                 
        people.                                                                                                                 
     * Industry payroll over $27 million.                                                                                       
     * Total economic contribution of $270 million.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. LEACH shared the environmental  concerns of previous speakers                                                               
and agreed scientific studies, due  diligence and safe permitting                                                               
practices   are  necessary   for  sustainable   development.  She                                                               
expressed  her   belief  that   these  concerns   are  adequately                                                               
addressed in  the bill's environmentally friendly  protocols, and                                                               
the  methods  to increase  a  sustainable  shellfish harvest  are                                                               
sufficiently delineated.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  LEACH  stated  in wrap-up  that  mariculture  production  is                                                               
proven to  ameliorate some  environmental challenges,  like ocean                                                               
acidification. She  thanked Senator  Stevens for  introducing the                                                               
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:09:36 PM                                                                                                                    
ALAN  PARKS,  representing  self,  Homer,  Alaska,  testified  in                                                               
opposition  of SB  64. He  stated he  fished commercially  for 38                                                             
years, the bulk  of which was community-based  with local vessels                                                               
and crews  that delivered to shore-based  processors and markets.                                                               
Fishing was his  primary source of income. He served  as a member                                                               
of many  local committees, including the  North Pacific Fisheries                                                               
Management Stellar Sealion  Committee and 10 years  on the Alaska                                                               
Marine Conservation Council.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. PARKS requested  due diligence of this bill  on the following                                                               
two points:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
First,  a  forensic  audit  of all  salmon  hatcheries  prior  to                                                               
inserting mariculture  loan language  into the  current Fisheries                                                               
Enhancement Loan  Program. He stated  that the language in  SB 64                                                               
is  to   be  written  into   the  statute  that   governs  salmon                                                               
hatcheries,   which   includes    rules   governing   aquaculture                                                               
association  formation,  how  cost  recovery  is  conducted,  and                                                               
access  to  the Fisheries  Enhancement  Loan  Program. Mr.  Parks                                                               
stated  that to  simply remove  salmon and  insert crab  into the                                                               
statute  creates  concerns  about  loan  and  cost  recovery.  He                                                               
brought  up  the Cook  Inlet  Aquaculture  (CIAA) Association  to                                                               
illustrate  how the  Fisheries  Enhancement  Loan Program  works,                                                               
with the  disclaimer that his  intention was  not to pick  on the                                                               
CIAA,  but rather,  it was  the only  hatchery for  which he  had                                                               
data.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. PARKS  stated loans  are to be  secured with  collateral. The                                                               
CIAA January  15, 2021  balance sheet had  $14 million  in assets                                                               
and  $16  million   in  debt  from  the   Alaska  Fisheries  Loan                                                               
Enhancement Program. The state leases  the Tutka Bay Hatchery for                                                               
$25 per  year to  the CIAA.  On the balance  sheet, the  lease is                                                               
valued at  $484,000 and infrastructure  is valued at  $2 million.                                                               
He stated the  details of the lease were unknown  to him, but the                                                               
infrastructure included buildings with  foundations. The point is                                                               
if  the  CIAA leaves  the  Tutka  Bay  Hatchery,  it is  hard  to                                                               
determine which  property belongs to  the CIAA and  which belongs                                                               
to  the state,  because 3  out of  every 5  fish produced  at the                                                               
Tutka  Bay  Hatchery go  to  the  hatchery  and  2 go  to  common                                                               
property. He recommended the state  do its due diligence prior to                                                               
incurring  more loans,  basically, verify  current loan  programs                                                               
are viable prior to the addition of more loans.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Second, he clarified that he is  not opposed to the promotion and                                                               
enhancement  of crab  but  urges the  legislature  to verify  the                                                               
science is valid prior to  the issuance of new mariculture loans.                                                               
He stated a cookie-cutter approach  to different types of fishery                                                               
loans  is  not  good.  In other  words,  verify  the  mariculture                                                               
enhancement  science is  sound first,  then offer  loans. Do  not                                                               
offer loans first, then verify the science.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:15:01 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK requested that Mr.  Parks email additional testimony,                                                               
if any, to [sres@akleg.gov].                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:15:35 PM                                                                                                                    
NANCY  HILLSTRAND,  Owner,  Pioneer Alaskan  Fisheries,  Kachemak                                                               
Bay, Alaska,  testified in opposition  of SB 64. She  stated that                                                               
the  Pioneer  Alaskan  Fisheries  was incorporated  in  1964;  it                                                               
fished crab  and shrimp  for over  50 years  and still  does. She                                                               
also   worked   21   years  for   the   Division   of   Fisheries                                                             
Rehabilitation,  Enhancement,  and  Development  (FRED)  hatchery                                                               
program. She said at that time,  120 people worked for FRED whose                                                               
purpose was to oversee the statutes.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. HILLSTRAND stated  the FRED  Division no longer  exists. ADFG                                                               
does not have the capability  to provide adequate oversight for a                                                               
project  of  this scale  nor  is  ADFG  able to  provide  stopgap                                                               
measures  for blunders.  She submitted  an  ADFG internal  review                                                               
publication which details the  noncompliance of salmon hatcheries                                                               
in Prince  William Sound and  resulting problems.  She encouraged                                                               
committee members  to read the  internal review and  although the                                                               
report is a decade old, the  internal review is still relevant as                                                               
the same issues persist, such  as, straying. She warned expensive                                                               
remediation is  inevitable when  a lack  of oversight  is coupled                                                               
with a  potential mariculture experiment  gone bad. With  only an                                                               
attached zero fiscal note, the  state has underestimated the cost                                                               
of the bill.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. HILLSTRAND stated salmon  hatchery statutes are underutilized                                                               
and  cited  a mismanaged  permit  issue  as  an example  of  this                                                               
problem.  Although  the  Hatchery  Committee  and  the  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries  are at  work to  correct  this problem,  the Board  of                                                               
Fisheries is supposed  to amend permits. She stated that  it is a                                                               
struggle  to resolve  problems because  no one  will come  to the                                                               
table  and  talk it  out.  She  requested  a  review made  up  of                                                               
impartial people, so group talks  lead to sound decisions and not                                                               
to rely on an appointee for a balanced point of view.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:19:15 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK  closed public  testimony on  SB 64  after discerning                                                               
nobody else wanted to speak.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:19:51 PM                                                                                                                    
SAM RABUNG,  Director, Division  of Commercial  Fisheries, Alaska                                                               
Department of  Fish and Game,  Juneau, Alaska,  provided feedback                                                               
on today's testimony regarding SB 64, specifically:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
o  ADFG owns  Tukta Lagoon  Bay Hatchery.  It is  not leased  and                                                               
   there  is  no  $25  per  month  lease  fee.  The  hatchery  is                                                               
   contracted to  CIAA  at  no  cost  to  the  state.  The  state                                                               
   maintains ownership of the hatchery while CIAA operates it and                                                               
   pays associated expenses.                                                                                                    
o  The internal review was written in 2006. Since that time, ADFG                                                               
   worked with  the  operator  to  resolve  the  internal  review                                                               
   concerns. This issue has been resolved in writing.                                                                           
o  All of the hatcheries that  operate in the State  of Alaska as                                                               
   private nonprofits  have been  individually  reviewed; all  of                                                               
   these documents  are  published  and  available  on  the  ADFG                                                               
   website.  He  stated  all  hatcheries  comply  with  statutes,                                                               
   regulations, and policies.                                                                                                   
o  Straying is  a valid  concern  which is  why ADFG  established                                                               
   straying safeguards. He pointed out that  Prince William Sound                                                               
   king salmon  releases began  in the  mid-1970s. And  since the                                                               
   mid-1990s, the king  salmon wild stock  returned three  of the                                                               
   fourth highest  wild stock  returns in  the entire  history of                                                               
   Prince William Sound in the last 10  years. So, while straying                                                               
   occurs, it does not seem to have a significant negative effect                                                               
   on natural productivity.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. RABUNG explained  that SB 64 is primarily  designed to enable                                                               
restoration,  rehabilitation,  and  enhancement  and  he  offered                                                               
these definitions:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
o  Restoration - bringing  a depressed stock  back to  its normal                                                               
   level of  productivity  that  can be naturally  sustained; re-                                                               
   establishing a depleted  stock or an  extirpated stock,  so it                                                               
   returns to its natural productivity.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
o  Enhancement   providing  additional harvestable  surplus above                                                               
   what can be naturally produced  in that area. So,  if you stop                                                               
   the  efforts,  it  drops   back  down  to  normal   levels  of                                                               
   productivity. For  example, Kodiak  king crab  were overfished                                                               
   coincident with  a  regime  change.  Those crab  stocks  never                                                               
   recovered. They still  exist in low  numbers, too low  to have                                                               
   fisheries for well  over 30  years. The  only action  ADFG can                                                               
   take is to keep the fishery closed.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. RABUNG stated  this bill gives ADFG another  tool to restore,                                                               
rehabilitate and  enhance stocks. This  applies not only  to king                                                               
crab  in Kodiak,  but abalone  in Southeast,  and razor  clams in                                                               
Cook Inlet, all  examples of projects that could  be permitted if                                                               
this bill were to pass.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:24:22 PM                                                                                                                    
GINNY  ECKERT,   Professor  of  Fisheries  and   Ocean  Sciences,                                                               
University  of Alaska,  and Director,  Alaska Sea  Grant, Juneau,                                                               
Alaska,  said she  provided  scientific input  to  this bill  for                                                               
years and  wanted to pass  on some  of her scientific  work which                                                               
addresses concerns.  She described her credentials  which include                                                               
work on The Alaska King  Crab Research and Rehabilitation Biology                                                               
Program,  active  for 10  years.  The  program produced  30  peer                                                               
reviewed  publications  which  focus  on  aspects  of  king  crab                                                               
biology.  The publications  are  useful to  understand king  crab                                                               
biology and king crab fishery  management in general, but equally                                                               
important  is  to  understand potential  detrimental  impacts  of                                                               
enhancement.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. ECKERT  stated much  of the  programs work  has been  done in                                                               
Kodiak   where  king   crab  are   not  recovering.   Outplanting                                                               
experiments have yet to  produce naturally recurring recruitment.                                                               
So, there  is evidence that  king crab in Kodiak  are recruitment                                                               
limited  and this  appears to  be true  in many  other king  crab                                                               
areas  that  have  crashed.  To better  understand  the  lack  of                                                               
recruitment,  further research  is needed,  and this  bill allows                                                               
the research  to occur. The  next phase of  the project is  to do                                                               
larger  scale  outplanting,  but  until this  bill  passes,  that                                                               
project is on hold.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. ECKERT said she hears  the environmental concerns. She agreed                                                               
restrictions are  necessary; not  just anything should  be placed                                                               
in the ocean at any time.  She stated that safety protocols and a                                                               
review period  are written into  the bill, both of  which address                                                               
safety concerns.  She stated she  is happy to participate  in the                                                               
process in the future to  make sure enhancement is implemented in                                                               
a sustainable manner.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:27:12 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  REVAK thanked  the  testifiers and  asked  if members  had                                                             
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:27:23 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE stated that he  shares Ms. Hillstrand's concerns                                                               
pertaining to pink salmon releases,  however, he does not see the                                                               
connection  between  pink  salmon  releases  and  this  shellfish                                                               
enhancement bill.  He clarified  that he  does not  speak against                                                               
Ms. Eckert's testimony,  but views pink salmon  releases and this                                                               
bill as two separate issues that are not directly related.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:28:18 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS  harkened back to  the robust king  crab industry                                                               
in  Kodiak 50  years ago  that  has since  markedly declined.  He                                                               
asked  Ms. Eckert whether  it is  possible to  restore king  crab                                                               
fishing in an area like Kodiak.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. ECKERT answered  that Russia and Norway  introduced king crab                                                               
in the  Barents Sea  successfully in the  1960s. She  stated that                                                               
she was  uncertain how Russia and  Norway did it, but  larvae and                                                               
adults  were  released which  resulted  in  a vibrant  king  crab                                                               
industry  in  both  areas.  Based on  the  successful  king  crab                                                               
fishery in the  Barents Sea, it is possible the  Kodiak king crab                                                               
industry has  recovery potential.  She emphasized that  king crab                                                               
were not  native to the Barents  Sea, and she does  not recommend                                                               
the release of non-native species into the environment.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:30:32 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK found no further  questions or comments and solicited                                                               
the will of the committee.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:30:44 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE moved  to report SB 64,  work order 32-LS0421\A,                                                               
from  committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached                                                               
fiscal note(s).                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:30:58 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK found no objection and SB 64 was reported from the                                                                  
Senate Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:31:04 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:32:23 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK reconvened the meeting.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:32:49 PM                                                                                                                    
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
Chair Revak adjourned the Senate Resources Standing Committee                                                                   
meeting at 4:32 p.m.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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SB 79 - Sectional Analysis version A.pdf SRES 3/15/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 79
SB 79 - Sponsor Statement version A.pdf SRES 3/15/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 79
SB064 Nancy Hillstrand oppose 2.22.21.pdf SRES 3/15/2021 3:30:00 PM
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SB 79 RHAK Support Letter Support 3.15.21.pdf SRES 3/15/2021 3:30:00 PM
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SB064 Milo Adkinson Oppose 3.15.21.pdf SRES 3/15/2021 3:30:00 PM
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