Legislature(1995 - 1996)
01/30/1996 11:27 AM RLS
* first hearing in first committee of referral
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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SENATE RULES COMMITTEE January 30, 1996 11:27 a.m. MEMBERS PRESENT Senator Mike Miller, Chair Senator Drue Pearce, Vice Chair Senator Bert Sharp Senator Jim Duncan Senator Judy Salo MEMBERS ABSENT All members present COMMITTEE CALENDAR -- PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT AMENDMENT - Sarah E. Gay HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 30 Relating to an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting federal courts from ordering a state or a political subdivision of a state to increase or impose taxes. CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 38(FSH) Relating to reauthorization of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act. PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION HJR 30 - See Judiciary minutes dated 1/19/96. HJR 38 - Resources minutes dated 5/5/95. Rules minutes dated 5/7/95. WITNESS REGISTER Amy Daugherty, Staff to Representative Alan Austerman State Capitol Juneau, AK 99801-1182 POSITION STATEMENT: Offered information on SCS CSHJR 38(RLS) ACTION NARRATIVE TAPE 96-1, SIDE A CHAIRMAN MILLER called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order at 11:27 a.m. and stated the first order of business would be a professional services contract amendment for Sarah E. Gay. He explained the amendment extends the termination date of the contract, which is January 31, 1996, to July 31, 1996, however, the dollar amount of the contract is unchanged. SENATOR SALO asked what kind of work Ms. Gay does under the contract. SENATOR PEARCE responded that she has done work on the Magnuson Act, the Endangered Species Act amendments, tribal status review. She added that Ms. Gay performs her work on an on-call basis and bills for her work by the hour. SENATOR DUNCAN inquired as to the amount Ms. Gay has already billed on the original $25,000 contract amount. CHAIRMAN MILLER responded that the amount already billed is approximately $11,000. SENATOR SALO commented that by virtue of approving the contract, it gives access to the remaining approximately $14,000 for potential contract work. CHAIRMAN MILLER agreed it was correct that if she is asked to perform additional work, that money will be available. SENATOR PEARCE moved that the professional services contract amendment for Sarah E. Gay be approved. SENATOR DUNCAN objected. The roll was taken with the following result: Senators Sharp, Pearce and Miller voted "Yea" and Senators Salo and Duncan voted "Nay." CHAIRMAN MILLER stated the motion carried. CHAIRMAN MILLER brought HJR 30 (AMEND US CONSTIT. TO LIMIT FED. COURTS) before the committee as the next order of business. Hearing no discussion, he asked for the pleasure of the committee. SENATOR SHARP moved and asked unanimous consent that HJR 30 be approved for calendaring. Hearing no objection, it was so ordered. CHAIRMAN MILLER brought CSHJR 38(FSH) (MAGNUSON FISHERY CONSERVATION & MGMT ACT) before the committee and noted there was a proposed Rules SCS for consideration. AMY DAUGHERTY, staff to Representative Austerman, who is prime sponsor of HJR 38, explained that because the legislation did not make it all the way through the process last session, they realized that some of its terminology could be potentially out of date. An industry group, the Citizens Advisory Committee, also looked at the legislation and agreed that it would a good idea to update some of the terminology in the resolution. SCS CSHJR 38(RLS) updates that terminology. SENATOR PEARCE moved that SCS CSHJR 38(RLS) be adopted. Hearing no objection, the motion carried. SENATOR PEARCE moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHJR 38(FSH) be approved for calendaring. Hearing no objection, it was so ordered. There being no further business to come before the committee, the meeting was adjourned at 11:35 a.m.