Legislature(2005 - 2006)CAPITOL 124

03/22/2005 08:00 AM COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HB 184 MUNICIPAL FIREARM ORDINANCES TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+= HB 27 MUNI PROP TAX EXEMPTION FOR POLICE HOMES TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 27(CRA) Out of Committee
*+ HB 157 ELEC/PHONE COOP & OTHER ENTITIES TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
HB  27-MUNI PROP TAX EXEMPTION FOR POLICE HOMES                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR THOMAS announced that the  final order of business would                                                               
be HOUSE BILL  NO. 27, "An Act relating to  an optional exemption                                                               
from  municipal  property  taxes  on certain  residences  of  law                                                               
enforcement  officers."    [Before  the  committee  is  CSHB  27,                                                               
Version 24-LS0182\F, Cook, 2/14/05.]                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:32:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MAX GRUENBERG,  Alaska  State Legislature,  prime                                                               
co-sponsor,  reviewed   the  differences  between   the  proposed                                                               
committee   substitute  (CS),   Version  F,   and  the   original                                                               
legislation.    On  page  1,   line  8,  the  language,  "primary                                                               
permanent place  of abode" was  inserted in order to  address the                                                               
primary  place  that the  law  enforcement  officer lives.    The                                                               
language on page  1, lines 8-10, specifies that no  more than two                                                               
exemptions for  the same property  are allowed.   The legislation                                                               
specifies  that  the ordinance  can  specify  [that the  eligible                                                               
area] falls into one or more  of the categories listed on page 2.                                                               
Representative  Gruenberg related  that Chief  Monegan, Anchorage                                                               
Police Department,  was planning on  testifying in support  of HB
27, although  he may be  in court at this  time.  He  related his                                                               
understanding  that there  is a  plan  to offer  an amendment  to                                                               
raise the exemption  from "$10,000" to "$150,000",  which he said                                                               
he would support.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:35:36 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KOTT  moved that  the committee adopt  Amendment 1                                                               
[labeled 24-LS0182\F.1, Cook, 3/1/05], which read:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 1, line 6:                                                                                                            
          Delete "$10,000"                                                                                                      
          Insert "$150,000"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KOTT  stated  that  Amendment 1  would  make  the                                                               
proposed  exemption  in  HB  27  conform  to  existing  municipal                                                               
ordinances providing property tax  exemptions for senior citizens                                                               
and disabled veterans.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:36:33 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG  noted that the committee  packet should                                                               
include a resolution from Mountain View Community Council.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:36:42 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KOTT  moved  to   report  CSHB  27,  Version  24-                                                               
LS0182\F,  Cook,  2/14/05,  as  amended, out  of  committee  with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  accompanying fiscal  notes.                                                               
There  being no  objection, CSHB  27(CRA) was  reported from  the                                                               
House Community and Regional Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                        

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