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2022-05-16 Senate Journal

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2022-05-16                     Senate Journal                      Page 2805
HB 411                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 411(CRA) "An Act                                                                            
relating to municipal economic development; relating to municipal tax                                                           
exemptions and deferrals on economic development property; relating                                                             
to economic development; and relating to a municipal tax exemption                                                              
for certain farm structures" was read the third time.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Begich moved the bill be returned to second reading for all                                                             
amendments offered today. Without objection, the bill was returned to                                                           
second reading.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Begich offered Amendment No. 1 :                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, lines 1 - 3:                                                                                                            
     Delete "only exempt all or a portion of the amount of taxes that                                                           
exceeds the amount levied on other property for the school district's"                                                          
     Insert "not exempt a type of economic development property                                                             
from taxation if doing so would prevent the municipality from                                                               
making its [ONLY EXEMPT ALL OR A PORTION OF THE                                                                             
AMOUNT OF TAXES THAT EXCEEDS THE AMOUNT LEVIED                                                                                  
ON OTHER PROPERTY FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S]"                                                                                   

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Senator Begich moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                                                       
Objections were heard.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Begich moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw                                                                    
Amendment No. 1. Without objection, Amendment No. 1 was                                                                         
withdrawn.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senators Kawasaki, Wielechowski offered Amendment No. 2 :                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 1, following "development;":                                                                                     
         Insert "increasing the residential property tax exemption;"                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, following line 10:                                                                                                      
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                         
"* Sec. 2. AS 29.45.050(a) is amended to read:                                                                                
          (a)  A municipality may exclude or exempt or partially                                                                
     exempt residential property from taxation by ordinance ratified by                                                         
     the voters at an election. An exclusion or exemption authorized by                                                         
     this subsection may be applied with respect to taxes levied in a                                                           
     service area to fund the special services. An exclusion or                                                                 
     exemption authorized by this subsection may not exceed the                                                                 
     assessed value of $75,000 [$50,000] for any one residence except                                                       
     that a municipality may, by ordinance, annually adjust the                                                             
     municipality's [THEIR] voter-authorized exemption by the                                                               
     amount calculated by the State Assessor to reflect the increase, if                                                        
     any, in the annual average cost of living, using the United States                                                     
     [U.S.] Department of Labor Consumer Price Index for Urban                                                              
     Alaska [CPI-U FOR ANCHORAGE]."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Kawasaki moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                                                                     
Senator Myers objected.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                                                
was taken with the following result:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

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SCS CSHB 411(CRA)                                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                                                  
Amendment No. 2?                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Costello, Gray-Jackson, Hoffman, Holland,                                                                
Hughes, Kawasaki, Kiehl, Micciche, Olson, Reinbold, Revak, Shower,                                                              
Stedman, Stevens, von Imhof, Wielechowski                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Myers, Wilson                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
and so, Amendment No. 2 was adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 411(CRA) am S was                                                                           
automatically in third reading.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Begich moved and asked unanimous consent to abstain from                                                                
voting due to a conflict of interest. Objections were heard and Senator                                                         
Begich was required to vote.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                                      
NO. 411(CRA) am S "An Act relating to municipal economic                                                                        
development; increasing the residential property tax exemption;                                                                 
relating to municipal tax exemptions and deferrals on economic                                                                  
development property; relating to economic development; and relating                                                            
to a municipal tax exemption for certain farm structures" pass the                                                              
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 411(CRA) am S                                                                                                          
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Yeas:  Begich, Bishop, Gray-Jackson, Hoffman, Holland, Hughes,                                                                  
Kawasaki, Micciche, Olson, Reinbold, Revak, Stedman, Stevens,                                                                   
von Imhof, Wielechowski, Wilson                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Nays:  Costello, Kiehl, Myers, Shower                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 411(CRA)                                                                            
am S passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for                                                                    
engrossment.