Legislature(2001 - 2002)

05/09/2002 09:41 AM RLS

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                   
                           May 9, 2002                                                                                          
                            9:41 a.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Randy Phillips, Chair                                                                                                   
Senator John Cowdery, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator Rick Halford                                                                                                            
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gene Therriault                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 54                                                                                                              
"An Act  establishing the  Alaska Veterans  Advisory Council;  and                                                              
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 247                                                                                                             
"An Act  making capital  appropriations and reappropriations,  and                                                              
capitalizing  funds; making  appropriations  under  art. IX,  sec.                                                              
17(c),   Constitution   of  the   State   of  Alaska,   from   the                                                              
constitutional   budget  reserve  fund;   and  providing   for  an                                                              
effective date."                                                                                                                
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 267                                                                                                             
"An Act establishing the Alaska veterans'  memorial endowment fund                                                              
and providing for credits against  certain taxes for contributions                                                              
to  that  fund;   relating  to  other  tax  credits   for  certain                                                              
contributions; and providing for an effective date."                                                                            
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 389(CRA)                                                                                                  
"An Act eliminating the delayed repeal  of a provision authorizing                                                              
an  exemption from  and deferral  of municipal  property taxes  on                                                              
certain  types  of deteriorated  property;  and  providing for  an                                                              
effective date."                                                                                                                
     ADOPTED SENATE RULES COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE AND APPROVED FOR                                                                 
     CALENDARING                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 38                                                                                             
Suspending  Rules 24(c), 35,  41(b), and  42(e), Uniform  Rules of                                                              
the  Alaska State  Legislature,  concerning  House  Bill No.  389,                                                              
relating  to  a  provision  authorizing   an  exemption  from  and                                                              
deferral  of  municipal   property  taxes  on  certain   types  of                                                              
deteriorated property.                                                                                                          
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 420(title am)                                                                                                    
"An  Act relating  to  the  use of  water;  and providing  for  an                                                              
effective date."                                                                                                                
     APPROVED FOR CALENDARING                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
SB 54 - See State Affairs minutes  dated 2/8/01 and Finance Report                                                              
dated 5/3/02.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB 247 - See  Finance Report dated 5/8/02 and  Rules minutes dated                                                              
5/9/02.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB  267 -  See  State Affairs  minutes  dated  2/12/02, Labor  and                                                              
Commerce minutes dated 2/21/02 and Finance Report dated 5/6/02.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB 389  - See Labor  and Commerce minutes  dated 4/2/02  and Rules                                                              
minutes dated 4/23/02.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB 420 - See Resources minutes dated 4/12/02.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SCR 38 - No previous action to record.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Vic Kohring                                                                                                      
Alaska State Capitol                                                                                                            
Juneau, AK  99801-1182                                                                                                          
POSITION STATEMENT:  Explained the provisions  of Version F  of HB                                                            
389                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRMAN RANDY PHILLIPS called the  Senate Rules Committee meeting                                                            
to  order at  9:41 a.m.  Senators Cowdery,  Halford, Phillips  and                                                              
Ellis were  present. The  first order of  business to  come before                                                              
the committee was SB 54.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD  moved to calendar SB 54-ALASKA  VETERANS ADVISORY                                                          
COUNCIL  with   its  attached  fiscal  notes  at   the  Chairman's                                                          
discretion.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS  noted  that   without  objection,  the  motion                                                              
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  HALFORD  moved  to  calendar  SB  247-REAPPROPRIATIONS  &                                                          
CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS at the Chairman's discretion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS  noted  that   without  objection,  the  motion                                                              
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  HALFORD   moved  to  calendar  SB   267-ALASKA  VETERANS'                                                          
MEM.ENDOWMENT  FUND  and  its  accompanying  fiscal  note  at  the                                                          
Chairman's discretion and asked for unanimous consent.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS  noted  that   without  objection,  the  motion                                                              
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS announced that  a resolution to change the title                                                              
accompanies HB 389-MUNI TAX EXEMPTION: DETERIORATED PROPERTY.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS  moved to adopt Version  F of HB 389 as  the working                                                              
document of the committee.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS asked  Representative Kohring  to describe  the                                                              
changes in Version F.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  VIC KOHRING,  sponsor  of HB  389, explained  that                                                              
Version F will put  a sunset date of 2006 back  in the legislation                                                              
and adds a retroactive provision  so that if the Governor does not                                                              
sign it into  law by June 30,  it will be retroactive  to June 30,                                                              
2002 so that no lapse occurs.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS  noted  that   without  objection  to  adopting                                                              
Version F, the motion carried.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  ELLIS moved  to calendar  HB 389  as amended  and SCR  38                                                              
[title change] at the Chairman's discretion.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN  PHILLIPS  noted  that   without  objection,  the  motion                                                              
carried.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD moved to calendar HB 420-REPEAL SUNSET FOR TEMP                                                             
WATER USE PERMITS and its accompanying zero fiscal note at the                                                              
Chairman's discretion.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS objected.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS announced the motion carried with Senators                                                                    
Cowdery, Halford and Phillips in favor, and Senator Ellis                                                                       
opposed.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS adjourned the meeting at 9:45 a.m.                                                                            

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