Legislature(2001 - 2002)
05/03/2001 01:45 PM RLS
* first hearing in first committee of referral
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE May 3, 2001 1:45 p.m. MEMBERS PRESENT Senator Drue Pearce, Chair Senator John Cowdery, Vice Chair Senator Randy Phillips Senator Gene Therriault Senator Johnny Ellis MEMBERS ABSENT All Members Present COMMITTEE CALENDAR SENATE BILL NO. 174 "An Act relating to education funding; and providing for an effective date." ADOPTED A SENATE RULES COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE AND APPROVED ALL VERSIONS FOR CALENDARING SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 14 Establishing the Joint Committee on Natural Gas Pipelines. APPROVED FOR CALENDARING SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 23 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an appropriation limit and a spending limit. APPROVED FOR CALENDARING CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 177(STA) "An Act placing certain special interest organizations within the definition of 'group' for purposes of Alaska's campaign finance statutes; and requiring disclosure of the true source of campaign contributions." ADOPTED A SENATE RULES COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE AND APPROVED FOR CALENDARING CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 200(STA) "An Act establishing July 3 as Drunk Driving Victims Remembrance Day." APPROVED FOR CALENDARING PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION SB 174 - See Finance Report dated 4/25/01. SCR 14 - No previous Senate committee action. SJR 23 - See Finance Report dated 5/3/01. HB 177 - See State Affairs minutes dated 4/19/01, 4/24/01 and 4/30/01. HB 200 - See State Affairs minutes dated 5/1/01. ACTION NARRATIVE TAPE 01-8, SIDE A Number 001 CHAIRWOMAN DRUE PEARCE called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order at 1:45 p.m. All members were present. CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE announced that a Senate Rules Committee substitute (Version O) was prepared for SB 174-EDUCATION FUNDING. SENATOR COWDERY moved to adopt CSSB 174(RLS) as the working document of the committee. There being no objection, the motion carried. CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE informed committee members that CSSB 174(RLS) has a fiscal note in the amount of $18,385,300. Section 1 increases the base allocation amount by $70. Section 2 changes the required local contribution by limiting the annual increase in assessed valuation to 50 percent of the total increased amount over the prior year. Section 3 changes the facilities constituting a school definition from 750 down to 425, which deals with the Petersburg and Wrangell difficulty. This version does not include a change to the North Slope Borough. There being no questions or testimony, SENATOR COWDERY moved to calendar CSSB 174(RLS) with its accompanying fiscal note. SENATOR PHILLIPS objected. The motion to calendar CSSB 174(RLS) carried with Senators Cowdery, Therriault, Ellis and Pearce voting "yea," and Senator Phillips voting "nay." CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE informed the committee that SCR 14-JOINT COMMITTEE ON NATURAL GAS PIPELINES has a zero fiscal note. This joint committee would be established in a similar manner to the BP- Alaska/ARCO merger committee, for the purpose of looking at issues related to the gas pipeline that come before the legislature during the interim. SENATOR PHILLIPS moved to calendar SCR 14. There being no objection, the motion carried. CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE told committee members that the Senate Finance Committee adopted a committee substitute for SJR 23-CONST AM: APPROPRIATION/SPENDING LIMIT and that the resolution has a fiscal note in the amount of $1500 because a question would be placed on the general election ballot in 2002. SENATOR PHILLIPS moved to calendar all versions of SJR 23. SENATOR ELLIS objected. The motion to calendar SJR 23 carried with Senators Cowdery, Phillips, Therriault and Pearce voting "yea," and Senator Ellis voting "nay." CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE announced that a Senate Rules Committee substitute (Version U) was prepared for HB 177-CAMPAIGN FINANCE: GROUPS & DISCLOSURE. SENATOR THERRIAULT moved to adopt SCS CSHB 177(RLS) as the working document of the committee. With no objection, the motion carried. There being no questions or testimony, SENATOR THERRIAULT moved to calendar SCS CSHB 177(RLS) with its accompanying fiscal note. SENATOR ELLIS objected. The motion to calendar SCS CSHB 177(RLS) carried with Senators Phillips, Cowdery, Therriault and Pearce voting "yea," and Senator Ellis voting "nay." SENATOR ELLIS moved the calendar CSHB 200(STA)-DRUNK DRIVING VICTIMS REMEMBRANCE DAY. There being no objection, the motion carried. There being no further business to come before the committee, CHAIRWOMAN PEARCE adjourned the meeting at 1:50 p.m.