Legislature(1997 - 1998)

05/12/1998 11:47 AM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                         
                     May 12, 1998                                              
                      11:47 a.m.                                               
                                                                               
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                
                                                                               
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                       
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                
Senator Robin Taylor                                                           
Senator Jim Duncan                                                             
                                                                               
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator John Torgerson                                                         
                                                                               
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                             
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 73                                                              
"An Act extending the termination dates of the salmon marketing                
programs of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and the salmon              
marketing assessment; and providing for an effective date."                    
                                                                               
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 68 am                                               
Relating to continued operation of the McKinley Park airstrip for              
general aviation and access to Denali National Park and Preserve.              
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 204(RES)                                                 
"An Act revising the procedures and authority of the Alaska                    
Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, the Board of Fisheries, and             
the Department of Fish and Game to establish a moratorium on                   
participants or vessels, or both, participating in certain                     
fisheries; and providing for an effective date."                               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 323(FIN)                                                 
"An Act relating to the calculation of employee contributions and              
credited service in the public employees' retirement system for                
noncertificated employees of school districts, regional educational            
attendance areas, the Alaska Vocational Technical Center, and state            
boarding schools; and providing for an effective date."                        
                                                                               
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                               
                                                                               
HB  73 - See Labor and Commerce minutes dated 2/24/98 & 3/3/98.                
         Resources Committee minutes dated 4/29/98 and 5/12/98.                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HJR 68 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 5/12/98.                        
                                                                               
HB 204 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 4/22/98, 4/28/98,               
         and 5/12/98.                                                          
                                                                               
HB 323 - Finance report 5/12/98.                                               
                                                                               
WITNESS REGISTER                                                               
                                                                               
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                               
TAPE 98-7, SIDE A                                                              
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order              
at 11:47 a.m., and noted the presence of Senators Leman, Taylor,               
Duncan and Kelly.                                                              
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought HB 73 - SALMON MARKETING ASSESSMENT & ASMI              
before the committee as the first order of business.                           
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent HB 73 be approved              
for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no                    
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought HJR 68 am - CONT OPERATION OF MCKINLEY PARK             
AIRSTRIP before the committee.                                                 
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent HJR 68 am be                   
approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing              
no objection, it was so ordered.                                               
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought CSHB 204(RES) - MORATORIA ON COMMERCIAL                 
FISHERIES ENTRY before the committee                                           
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved and asked unanimous consent CSHB 204(RES) be               
approved for calendaring at the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing              
no objection, it was so ordered.                                               
                                                                               
CHAIRMAN KELLY brought CSHB 323(FIN) - PERS CREDIT FOR                         
NONCERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES before the committee as the final order              
of business.                                                                   
                                                                               
SENATOR LEMAN asked if the committee could have a brief explanation            
of the bill by its sponsor because he had some concerns with the               
legislation.                                                                   
                                                                               
REPRESENTATIVE TOM BRICE, prime sponsor of HB 323, explained                   
concern had been raised earlier that there would be a tremendous               
fiscal note to the school districts.  The language was fixed to                
where the employees cover the entire cost of the increase which                
will maintain the actuarial soundness of the PERS system.  This                
will allow the employees to buy the extra three months themselves              
with no impact to the school districts.  It also provides the                  
choice of whether to opt in and participate or to not participate.             
                                                                               
The committee took a brief at-ease, and when it came back to order,            
CHAIRMAN KELLY announced CSHB 323(FIN) would be held in committee              
for further action.                                                            
                                                                               
There being no further business to come before the committee, the              
meeting adjourned at 11:58 a.m.                                                

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