Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/22/1996 03:25 PM L&C

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 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.                                                                    
                                                                               

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