Legislature(1999 - 2000)

02/09/2000 01:10 PM RES

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SB  7 - INCREASE LAND GRANT TO UNIV. OF ALASKA                                                                                
Number 1955                                                                                                                     
CO-CHAIR MASEK announced that the  next order of business would be                                                              
CS  FOR  SENATE BILL  NO.  7(FIN)  am,  "An  Act relating  to  the                                                              
University  of Alaska  and university  land,  and authorizing  the                                                              
University of Alaska to select additional state land."                                                                          
Number 1933                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE  BARNES made  a motion  to adopt  proposed HCS  for                                                              
CSSB 7(RES), version  1-LS0072\V, for discussion.   There being no                                                              
objection,  it  was  so  ordered  and Version  V  was  before  the                                                              
LORALI MEIER, Staff to Representative  Beverly Masek, Alaska State                                                              
Legislature,  serving as  committee aide  for the House  Resources                                                              
Standing  Committee,   explained   that  Version  V   incorporates                                                              
Representative  Masek's  amendment   offered  in  the  meeting  of                                                              
February 7,  2000.  The new language  is on page 4, and  two other                                                              
changes simply  make the rest of  the bill conform to  the changes                                                              
made on page 4.  On page 4, line 26, it read:                                                                                   
     A list  of selections  submitted may  not be  considered                                                                   
     approved  for conveyance  to  the University  of  Alaska                                                                   
     unless the  legislature acts to approve the  list during                                                                   
     the  legislative  session  during  which  the  list  was                                                                   
MS. MEIER noted  that the cleanup language appears on  page 8.  On                                                              
line  13, "of  the  later"  was removed.    On  line 14,  "or  the                                                              
adjournment  of  the legislative  session  during  which the  list                                                              
containing the  land was not  disapproved by the  legislature" was                                                              
removed.  On  line 19, "of the  later" was removed.   And on lines                                                              
20-22, the language  was removed that read "or  the adjournment of                                                              
the legislative session during which  the list containing the land                                                              
was not disapproved by the legislature."                                                                                        
Number 1562                                                                                                                     
JIM  POUND, Legislative  Aide  for  Senator Robin  Taylor,  Alaska                                                              
State Legislature,  testified briefly on behalf  of Senate Taylor,                                                              
the  prime  sponsor.  He indicated  Senator Taylor will  work with                                                              
both sides  on the matter to  achieve a university land  bill that                                                              
everyone can  be proud  of.  He  explained that  the goals  are to                                                              
transfer the  selection process of  state land for  the University                                                              
of Alaska and  to show good faith  to Congress.  He  urged members                                                              
to move HCS CSSB 7(RES), Version V, from committee.                                                                             
Number 1444                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE  COWDERY made  a motion  to move  HCS CSSB  7(RES),                                                              
version    1-LS0072\V,    from     committee    with    individual                                                              
recommendations and attached fiscal notes.                                                                                      
REPRESENTATIVE  JOULE  objected   and  stated  that  he  has  some                                                              
concerns  with  the bill  as  it  relates  to the  other  boroughs                                                              
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives Whitaker,  Harris,                                                              
Cowdery,  Hudson and  Masek voted  in  favor of  moving the  bill.                                                              
Representatives  Morgan, Barnes, Joule  and Kapsner  voted against                                                              
it.   Therefore, HCS  CSSB 7(RES) moved  from the House  Resources                                                              
Standing Committee by a vote of 5-4.                                                                                            
Number 1264                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE BARNES commented that  she believes in the disposal                                                              
of state lands, but that in the disposal  of state lands they have                                                              
to be careful in how they are disposing  of it so that the returns                                                              
come to  the state.   She added that  she has always  had concerns                                                              
with the bill.  [HCS CSSB 7(RES) was moved from committee.]                                                                     

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