Legislature(1999 - 2000)

03/30/2000 11:55 AM RLS

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                SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                          
                    March 30, 2000                                                                                              
                      11:55 p.m.                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                                 
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                                                                        
Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Mike Miller                                                                                                             
Senator Drue Pearce                                                                                                             
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                  
All members present                                                                                                             
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                              
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 273(FIN)                                                                                                 
"An Act requiring oil discharge prevention and contingency plans                                                                
and proof of financial responsibility for nontank vessels and                                                                   
railroad tank cars; authorizing inspection of nontank vessels and                                                               
trains; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                   
     -MOVED OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                                    
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                
SB 273 - See Resources Committee minutes dated 2/21/00, 3/3/00,                                                                 
See Finance Report dated 3/27/00.                                                                                               
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                                
Mr. Pat Carter                                                                                                                  
Legislative Staff for Senator Drue Pearce                                                                                       
Alaska State Capitol                                                                                                            
Juneau, AK 99802                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT: Commented on SB 273.                                                                                        
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                                
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CHAIRMAN KELLY called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order                                                               
at 11:56 a.m.  Present were Senators T. Kelly, Leman, Miller,                                                                   
Pearce, and Ellis.  The first order of business to come before the                                                              
committee was SB 273.                                                                                                           
        SB 273-OIL SPILL RESPONSE; NONTANK VESSELS & RR                                                                         
MR. PAT CARTER, Legislative staff for Senator Pearce, stated the                                                                
proposed committee substitute includes a title change making the                                                                
only exemption given for a given tonnage of a vessel.  A proposed                                                               
amendment by Senator Torgerson required that the negative                                                                       
regulations process would need to be completed and regulations                                                                  
adopted by March 1, 2001.  To comply, the negative regulations                                                                  
process would need to be completed by October and that was not                                                                  
feasible.  The date has been altered on the amendment to make the                                                               
effective date April 1, 2002, the draft regulations need to be                                                                  
completed by March 1, 2001.                                                                                                     
SENATOR PEARCE moved to adopt CSSB 273 (RLS)(version S).  Without                                                               
objection, the motion carried.                                                                                                  
SENATOR PEARCE moved all versions of SB 273 with individual                                                                     
recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for calendaring at                                                                
the Chairman's discretion.  Without objection, the motion carried.                                                              
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRMAN KELLY adjourned the meeting at 11:57 a.m.                                                                              

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