Legislature(2005 - 2006)HOUSE FINANCE 519

04/13/2005 01:30 PM FINANCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 182 WAGE & HOUR ACT: EXEC/PROF/ADMIN/SALES TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 182(FIN) Out of Committee
+ HB 169 REAL ESTATE LICENSEE EDUC TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 98 NONUNION PUBLIC EMPLOYEE SALARY & BENEFIT TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 98(STA) Out of Committee
+ HB 27 MUNI PROP TAX EXEMPTION FOR POLICE HOMES TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
= HB 32 APPROP: GRANT TO ARCTIC POWER FOR ANWR
Moved CSHB 32(FIN) Out of Committee
+ HB 54 BAIL REVIEW TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 54(FIN) Out of Committee
HOUSE BILL NO. 32                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  making a special  appropriation for a  grant to                                                                   
     Arctic  Power  to  promote  the opening  of  the  Arctic                                                                   
     National  Wildlife Refuge  for oil  and gas  exploration                                                                   
     and development; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Foster MOVED to  ADOPT the work draft to HB 32                                                                   
labeled 24-LS0230LS\F,  Utermohle, 4/12/05.   There  being NO                                                                   
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:43:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Chenault  explained two changes in the new  CS.  The                                                                   
dollar amount  was changed to  $50,000 for the  participation                                                                   
of the  Native Village  of Kaktovik  and to  $50,000 for  the                                                                   
participation  of the  City  of Kaktovik  in  support of  the                                                                   
education efforts undertaken by Arctic Power.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Weyhrauch stated  support for  the bill  with                                                                   
the addition of the new amendment.   He requested information                                                                   
about Jerry Hood's role in this grant.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:45:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
AL ADAMS, CHAIRMAN  OF THE BOARD, ARCTIC POWER,  replied that                                                                   
Mr.  Hood   is  heading  up   the  Washington   D.C.  office.                                                                   
Representative  Weyhrauch  asked if  most  of Arctic  Power's                                                                   
efforts are aimed  at getting support from the  House side of                                                                   
Congress.  Mr. Adams responded  that is correct.  Efforts are                                                                   
being  targeted  toward the  435  House  members as  well  as                                                                   
toward several  states.  Mr. Adams noted  that Representative                                                                   
Joule   and  Representative   Berkowitz   are  currently   in                                                                   
Washington D.C. pushing this effort on the House side.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Weyhrauch asked  about  various Arctic  Power                                                                   
team members' roles and salaries.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:47:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Hawker said it  is a  pleasure to be  working                                                                   
with Mr. Adams.  He stated support for the funding.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Foster  moved to report  CSHB 32 (FIN)  out of                                                                   
Committee with  individual recommendations.   There  being NO                                                                   
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 83 (FIN) was REPORTED out  of Committee with a "do pass"                                                                   
recommendation.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:49:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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