Legislature(1995 - 1996)
03/22/1996 03:25 PM L&C
* first hearing in first committee of referral
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
HB 533 - ALASKA AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT CORP. BOARD CHAIRMAN KOTT announced the next order of business would be HB 533 "An Act relating to the board of directors of the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation." REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG made a motion to adopt CSHB 533(L&C), 9- LS1731/F, Lauterbach, 3/20/96. CHAIRMAN KOTT asked if there was an objection to the adoption of the committee substitute. Hearing none, it was so ordered. CHAIRMAN KOTT informed the committee about the amendments adopted at the previous hearing on the measure. Amendment 1 on page 2, deleted "the executive director of the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation;". Amendment 2 was on page 1, line 8, where two state residents was added. Amendment 3 was on page 2, line 28 and 29, where the board of directors of the corporation shall select the chair and vice-chair. The last amendment was on page 2, line 7, where "aerospace" was added. He explained those amendments have been incorporated into the committee substitute. Number 2356 REPRESENTATIVE ELTON said, "I think you held this bill because I had a proposed amendment. My proposed amendment was going to be on page 2, line 13, eliminate "nonvoting." So it would be one member who has recognized... And then on page 2, line 6, three members. So you're substituting the international expert for one of the four who also have aerospace or commercial space industry (indisc.). Talking to the sponsor and representatives of the sponsor, their preference was simply delete paragraph 6, beginning on line 13. The reason I'm offering the amendment is instead of paying for nine people to travel or ten people to travel back and forth to the board meeting, this is nine - (indisc.) pay for nine. The sponsor indicated he had no -- he would prefer just eliminating paragraph 6 beginning on line 13 of page 2, rather than (indisc.)." CHAIRMAN KOTT clarified the amendment which was to delete subsection (6) on line 13, page 2, which also affects line 6, page 1, where ten would then become 9. Number 2413 AMY DAUGHERTY, Legislative Assistant to Representative Alan Austerman, said it was her understanding that they just wanted to delete lines 13 and 14 on page 2, so that there would be just nine members. CHAIRMAN KOTT asked if the committee understood the amendment. He then asked if there was objection. Number 2428 REPRESENTATIVE KUBINA asked if the word "and" needed to be deleted also. The response was in the affirmative. Number 2432 REPRESENTATIVE SANDERS objected for clarification. He questioned the purpose of the amendment. REPRESENTATIVE ELTON responded lower costs. Instead of transporting ten people, you're transporting nine people to the board meetings. CHAIRMAN KOTT noted it would be the nonvoting member. REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG asked if the famous person is supposed to be a voting member. REPRESENTATIVE ELTON said, "We're going to assume if there is a famous person, they're going to be one of the other nine members." REPRESENTATIVE SANDERS explained his only concern is that if this is going to be a viable industry in the state, we're going to have to deal internationally and we're going to need all the help we can get. He said he wanted to make sure there will be some high powered people on the board. He said he thought maybe the committee was eliminating this person and he doesn't want to do that. REPRESENTATIVE ELTON said the effect of the amendment would be that the international slot would be eliminated. The assumption would be that in subsection (5), those four people with aerospace or commercial space industry expertise would already have that knowledge. CHAIRMAN KOTT noted the sponsor concurs with the amendment. TAPE 96-27, SIDE B Number 001 REPRESENTATIVE ALAN AUSTERMAN said if he understands the amendment right on line 6, page 2, the four members have been changed to three members. CHAIRMAN KOTT indicated that was incorrect. He explained the effect of the amendment is to remove the one nonvoting member who has recognized prominence and influence within the international space industry. That would come out of the bill. Subsequently, that would effect, on page 1, the make up. It would be reduced from ten to nine. REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN said he endorses the amendment. CHAIRMAN KOTT said without objection, that conceptual amendment will be adopted. Number 066 REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG made a motion to move CSHB 533(L&C), as amended, Version F, with individual recommendations and a zero fiscal note. CHAIRMAN KOTT asked if there was an objection. Hearing none, CSHB 533(L&C), as amended was moved out of the House Labor and Commerce Committee.