Legislature(2005 - 2006)
2005-03-07 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2005-03-07 House Journal Page 0542 HB 209 HOUSE BILL NO. 209 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act establishing the Aviation Advisory Board; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional Affairs, Transportation, and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Zero, Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities The Governor's transmittal letter dated March 4, 2005, follows: 2005-03-07 House Journal Page 0543 "Dear Speaker Harris: Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill establishing a permanent Aviation Advisory Board in statute. This bill would establish a permanent advisory board within the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) to make recommendations to the commissioner of DOTPF with respect to that department's aviation functions. On January 15, 2003, I created a temporary interim Aviation Advisory Board by Administrative Order No. 204. I reestablished the temporary board through Administrative Order No. 215, dated June 25, 2004. This bill would make the board permanent. The permanent board would have the same composition as the current 10-member interim board, with representatives of various stakeholders in aviation matters. However, one additional board member would be added, to provide for an uneven number of members and thus avoid tie votes. The governor would appoint board members to staggered three- year terms. As is the case for members of the existing interim board, members would serve without compensation, other than coverage of travel and per diem expenses for members who are not state officers or employees. All members would serve at the pleasure of the governor. This bill would afford the commissioner of the DOTPF valuable input from the perspective of the aviation industry and the two largest airport hub communities regarding state aviation policy and management. It would ensure that those same stakeholders would have an ongoing opportunity to advise and make recommendations to the commissioner of DOTPF. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely yours, /s/ Frank H. Murkowski Governor"