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-- Meeting Delayed to 2:00 p.m. Today --
*+ HB 328 OIL AND GAS CORPORATE TAXES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ HJR 32 REMOVE WOOD BISON FROM ENDANGERED LIST TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHJR 32(RES) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
         HJR 32-REMOVE WOOD BISON FROM ENDANGERED LIST                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:03:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE announced  that the first order  of business would                                                               
be  HOUSE  JOINT RESOLUTION  NO.  32,  Urging the  United  States                                                               
Congress  to   remove  wood  bison  from   protection  under  the                                                               
Endangered  Species Act  of 1973  and  to grant  control of  wood                                                               
bison in Alaska to the state.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:04:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DICK,  prime sponsor  of HJR 32,  reminded members                                                               
that last year  the committee heard HB 186, but  that HJR 32 will                                                               
be the  ultimate answer for  both the  state and the  wood bison.                                                               
The  people who  will  benefit the  most are  the  people of  the                                                               
Yukon.   Many  groups and  individuals within  the state  and the                                                               
nation are concerned about the bison.   His concern all along has                                                               
not been  with the Alaska Department  of Fish & Game  or the U.S.                                                               
Fish and Wildlife Service, but  with special interest groups that                                                               
could potentially file suit in  federal court.  He drew attention                                                               
to  the  [e-mail]  of  support  from  Deputy  Commissioner  Craig                                                               
Fleener of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:06:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAUL  VERHAGEN, Staff,  Representative  Alan  Dick, Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, presented  HJR 32 on behalf  of Representative Dick,                                                               
prime sponsor.   He said  last year Representative Dick  filed HB
186 in an effort to prevent  the Alaska Department of Fish & Game                                                               
(ADF&G)  from reintroducing  wood  bison into  the state  without                                                               
approval  by the  legislature.   However, between  then and  now,                                                               
things have  happened with regard  to the Endangered  Species Act                                                               
(ESA).   Several  states have  spent  years working  to get  gray                                                               
wolves removed from  the list [of endangered species]  - with one                                                               
court  ruling in  their favor  and then  the next  ruling against                                                               
them.  These states eventually  they took their case to Congress.                                                               
Congress intervened, exempting the  gray wolf from the Endangered                                                               
Species Act; further,  Congress made its decision  not subject to                                                               
review by the courts.   From Representative Dick's perspective, a                                                               
similar action  by Congress would remove  problems with releasing                                                               
the wood bison  into the wild without the  restrictions that come                                                               
along  with   the  Endangered  Species   Act,  and   would  allow                                                               
management of the wood bison by ADF&G.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:07:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  VERHAGEN said  HJR 32  urges  Congress to  intervene on  the                                                               
state's behalf by exempting wood bison  from the ESA.  He related                                                               
that  in a  recent letter  to Representative  Dick, the  regional                                                               
director  of  the  U.S.  Fish   and  Wildlife  Service,  Geoffrey                                                               
Haskett, takes issue with some of  the statements made in HJR 32.                                                               
However,  Representative Dick  does  not question  that the  U.S.                                                               
Fish and Wildlife  Service has spent years working  with ADF&G in                                                               
an effort to  reintroduce wood bison.  He does  not question that                                                               
the  service wants  the  project  to move  forward,  nor does  he                                                               
question the service's diligence  in ensuring that the agreements                                                               
reached  between  the service  and  ADF&G  comply with  the  most                                                               
current interpretation  of the Endangered  Species Act.   Rather,                                                               
Representative Dick sympathizes  with the service as  it tries to                                                               
keep  up with  the various  rulings and  is constantly  chasing a                                                               
moving target  - and that  is the point that  Representative Dick                                                               
is making.   While  the Endangered Species  Act was  created with                                                               
the best  of intentions  by people with  sincere concern  for the                                                               
environment, the  contradictory rulings  have bogged  things down                                                               
to the  point that it  appears the  biggest obstacle to  the wood                                                               
bison's success in Alaska is the  act itself.  If wood bison were                                                               
to  be treated  the  same  as the  plains  bison,  they would  be                                                               
wandering the  landscape and  Alaska would  not have  worry about                                                               
locked up  resources.  Although  passage of this  resolution will                                                               
not  change anything  itself, it  will serve  to remind  Congress                                                               
again that  in more than  a few instances the  Endangered Species                                                               
Act itself  has become its own  worst enemy.  It  may also prompt                                                               
Congress to step in and resolve  Alaska's wood bison problem.  If                                                               
Congress  were to  also exempt  all bison,  including the  plains                                                               
bison, then Alaska would not  need to worry about recent lawsuits                                                               
that  have  been   filed  to  include  plains   bison  under  the                                                               
protection of the act.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:10:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SEATON moved to adopt  the proposed committee substitute                                                               
(CS),  version  27-LS1234\E,  Bullard, 2/24/12,  as  the  working                                                               
document.   There being  no objection, Version  E was  before the                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P. WILSON  inquired how  much it  is costing  per                                                               
year to keep  the wood bison at the  Wildlife Conservation Center                                                               
while  the state  waits for  the  federal government  to get  its                                                               
regulations in order.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. VERHAGEN understood the cost is  $100,000 per year.  The U.S.                                                               
Fish  and Wildlife  Service recently  granted the  state $200,000                                                               
for the bison's care.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DICK  added  that  ADF&G and  the  Department  of                                                               
Natural Resources  (DNR) are  working together  to get  the bison                                                               
out on  the landscape  and are  looking for  an island  where the                                                               
wood bison  could be  temporarily released  until they  are taken                                                               
off the endangered species list.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:13:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER asked whether some  of the changes made in                                                               
Version E were in response to  the letter from Mr. Haskett of the                                                               
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. VERHAGEN replied the changes  that were made preceded receipt                                                               
of Mr. Haskett's  letter, although some of the  changes made were                                                               
suggested in that letter.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:13:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI inquired about  the current status of the                                                               
"10(j)  rule" that  would designate  wood  bison in  Alaska as  a                                                               
nonessential  experimental population.    He  commented that  the                                                               
rule seems like it would be a  way out, but has been talked about                                                               
for several years.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DICK responded the  10(j) exemption is still being                                                               
applied for, but  the real question is the  "4(d)" exemption that                                                               
speaks to  whether the animals  can actually be hunted  once they                                                               
are  reintroduced.   The State  of Alaska  has said  it will  not                                                               
reintroduce the  animals if they  cannot be hunted at  some point                                                               
in the  future, so it  is really the  4(d) exemption that  is the                                                               
stalemate between ADF&G and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI asked where the  state and service are in                                                               
their current negotiations for the hunting of the wood bison.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  VERHAGEN understood  ADF&G  has received  approval from  the                                                               
U.S. Fish  and Wildlife Service  director on the  hunting aspect,                                                               
but said work on the 10(j) portion is still ongoing.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:15:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  inquired whether  there are  any examples                                                               
of an endangered species being removed from the list by region.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. VERHAGEN answered  that that is the only thing  that has ever                                                               
happened.   Congress removed the gray  wolf in the area  of Idaho                                                               
and Montana.   He  said he  did not know  if other  examples have                                                               
occurred since then.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER asked  whether the  possibility has  been                                                               
explored of removing  the wood bison from  the endangered species                                                               
list in Alaska only.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DICK  replied that  since the  only wood  bison in                                                               
the U.S. are in Alaska that thought did not cross his mind.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:16:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MIKE  MILLER, Executive  Director,  Alaska Wildlife  Conservation                                                               
Center, offered his  appreciation for the work  toward some "can-                                                               
do  options."   Regarding removal  of  the wood  bison through  a                                                               
congressional  act, he  said  Eddie Grasser  is  working on  that                                                               
right now.   Three weeks  ago Mr.  Grasser met with  U.S. Senator                                                               
Lisa  Murkowski and  Congressman Don  Young to  discuss attaching                                                               
something  to  the U.S.  budget.    There  is optimism  for  this                                                               
happening and it would be  the best thing for everybody concerned                                                               
with the wood  bison.  He suggested that  questions regarding the                                                               
10(j) rule be directed to Doug  Vincent-Lang.  Both ADF&G and the                                                               
U.S.  Fish  and Wildlife  Service  are  trying  to come  up  with                                                               
agreeable language,  but it  would be good  to proceed  with both                                                               
the 10(j)  rule and the  complete congressional delisting  at the                                                               
same time.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:18:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MILLER, in  regard to  caring for  the wood  bison, said  he                                                               
manages the 102 animals for the  State of Alaska.  The expense is                                                               
not  all  that monumental  -  Carlisle  Transportation hauls  the                                                               
1,000 bales  of hay  from the University  of Alaska  Fairbanks in                                                               
Palmer to  the center  and the U.S.  Forest Service  has provided                                                               
land for the bison  under a 15 year lease.   This leased area can                                                               
be  expanded  as  there  will  be 40  calves  this  spring.    He                                                               
encouraged  everyone to  continue a  can-do attitude,  explaining                                                               
that because  the wood  bison is on  the endangered  species list                                                               
these animals cannot go back  to Canada and cannot be slaughtered                                                               
or  sold.   Therefore, finding  a  good end  result is  necessary                                                               
because  these  are  living breathing  things  that  will  likely                                                               
outlive  the people  involved.    He noted  that  Canada now  has                                                               
6,000-8,000  wood bison  and has  reduced its  status to  that of                                                               
threatened.   Resource development in Canada  has been compatible                                                               
with  the  bison.    Finding  some  sort  of  a  resolution  this                                                               
legislative  session would  be a  great  thing for  the state  of                                                               
Alaska, not only  for the hunting and  tourism opportunities, but                                                               
also for the return of an extinct animal to the landscape.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:20:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P.  WILSON inquired what  the normal life  span is                                                               
for a wood bison.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. MILLER responded  that in the wild, because  of hardships, 16                                                               
years would  be an old bison.   However, in captivity  wood bison                                                               
can live  up to  60 years and  can calve into  their 40s,  with a                                                               
calf every year instead  of every other year as in  the wild.  He                                                               
said  putting the  wood bison  on an  island would  be abandoning                                                               
them,  the problem  would not  go away,  and it  would only  be a                                                               
short-term  thing.   He said  he would  like to  discourage doing                                                               
that  because  he can  find  foundations  that will  provide  the                                                               
$100,000 in cost so that there is no expense to the state.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DICK commented that ADF&G  has been unable to find                                                               
an island that  does not already have cattle, except  one that is                                                               
way out  in the Aleutians  and the  cost estimate for  moving the                                                               
bison out there  was $800,000, which would be  incurred again for                                                               
moving the bison back.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:22:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  FEIGE   closed  public   testimony  on  HJR   32  after                                                               
ascertaining that no one else wished  to testify.  He invited any                                                               
amendments.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  SEATON  moved to  adopt  Conceptual  Amendment 1  which                                                               
would remove the second whereas clause from page 1, lines 8-10.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR SEATON noted that the  third paragraph of the [U.S. Fish                                                               
and Wildlife  Service] letter disagrees  with the  statement made                                                               
in lines  8-10 of  the resolution.   He did  not think  that this                                                               
whereas clause  is necessary at  all for accomplishing  the goals                                                               
of  the  resolution,  so  he  is  offering  this  as  a  friendly                                                               
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DICK said he has no problem with the amendment.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE removed his objection.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:24:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON directed  attention to page 2, paragraph                                                               
2, of the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  letter which addresses                                                               
the claim  in HJR 32  that releasing  wood bison in  Alaska would                                                               
subject their  habitat to restrictive provisions.   The paragraph                                                               
also states that these "exaggerated  statements about the ESA are                                                               
creating a  negative and fearful  environment that makes  it more                                                               
difficult to achieve  common ground."  She pointed  out that this                                                               
claim occurs in the resolution on  page 2, lines 22-25, and asked                                                               
whether these lines should be deleted.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR FEIGE commented  that it depends on a  person's point of                                                               
view on the Endangered Species Act.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KAWASAKI requested a response from ADF&G.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:25:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P.  WILSON  reiterated   her  question  for  Doug                                                               
Vincent-Lang of ADF&G.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
DOUG   VINCENT-LANG,  Acting   Director,  Division   of  Wildlife                                                               
Conservation, Alaska Department of Fish  & Game (ADF&G), began by                                                               
providing  some  background  on   wood  bison  from  the  state's                                                               
perspective.   He said the  state is  working with the  U.S. Fish                                                               
and Wildlife  Service on  the 10(j)  rule and  a rule  that would                                                               
designate these  animals as nonessential experimental.   He added                                                               
that he  thinks the  agencies are fairly  close to  reaching some                                                               
type of  agreement that those  rules provide  sufficient language                                                               
to  assure   that  those  animals  are   not  affecting  resource                                                               
development across the  state.  However, on  the broader national                                                               
scale there is  concern about the certainty of  those rules being                                                               
able  to withstand  legal scrutiny,  especially if  challenges to                                                               
those rules are  filed in courts outside of Alaska,  in which are                                                               
ultimately defended  by the  U.S. Department  of Justice  and for                                                               
which the  State of Alaska may  not be a party  in the settlement                                                               
of those lawsuits.   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife  Service is right                                                               
that  all  intent  is  to   use  these  rules  to  prevent  undue                                                               
restrictions on  designation of critical  habitat or  on jeopardy                                                               
findings on species that are out  in the landscape.  Getting to a                                                               
rule  that assures  that certainty  will go  a long  ways towards                                                               
that end.   However, that is  only part of the  question that the                                                               
state will  still have  to answer after  that rule  is published.                                                               
The  state will  again have  to very  closely look  at how  valid                                                               
those  rules are  or how  firm those  rules will  be in  terms of                                                               
withstanding judicial scrutiny, especially  if those lawsuits are                                                               
filed outside of Alaska.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:28:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  VINCENT-LANG further  noted  that there  is recent  evidence                                                               
that some  of these rules  may be  renegotiated by the  U.S. Fish                                                               
and   Wildlife  Service   to  the   states  that   have  released                                                               
nonessential experimental  populations in their landscapes.   The                                                               
State  of Alaska  is working  towards those  rules with  the hope                                                               
that those rules  will provide the state with  the certainty that                                                               
it will not  be in the same  position with wood bison  that it is                                                               
with  sea otters  today, which  is  that the  state introduces  a                                                               
species and  is then left with  the uncertainty of how  to manage                                                               
those into the future.  From  the state's point of view, the most                                                               
certainty that  can be had  before release  of wood bison  on the                                                               
landscape  is to  have an  exemption  for the  species under  the                                                               
Endangered Species Act similar to  what was done with gray wolves                                                               
in Idaho and Montana.  In  those cases the U.S. Fish and Wildlife                                                               
Service was  very much  in agreement  with the  states as  to the                                                               
need to delist those wolves, but  it was the judicial system that                                                               
prevented it from  happening.  There is a certain  amount of fear                                                               
out there  regarding the certainty  of those rules  and regarding                                                               
what would happen if those rules were overturned in the future.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:30:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  P.  WILSON   inquired  whether  Mr.  Vincent-Lang                                                               
believes this whereas clause should remain in the resolution.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. VINCENT-LANG  replied that that  whereas reflects what  he is                                                               
hearing at  his desk -  fear out  on the landscape  regarding the                                                               
certainty  of those  rules and  what could  happen if  those were                                                               
overturned.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MUNOZ  asked  for  some  examples  of  ESA-listed                                                               
animals  that   have  been  [reintroduced]   into  the   wild  as                                                               
nonessential experimental.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  VINCENT-LANG  responded that  these  include  wolves in  the                                                               
Lower 48,  grizzly bears,  and falcons, as  well as  some others.                                                               
He added  that the state  of Wyoming  is now having  trouble with                                                               
grizzly   bears  that   were   reintroduced  under   nonessential                                                               
experimental populations.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:31:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MUNOZ requested  a  detail  of what  nonessential                                                               
experimental means.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  VINCENT-LANG explained  that when  first passed  by Congress                                                               
the  Endangered  Species  Act  did   not  have  a  provision  for                                                               
nonessential experimental  populations.   As such, when  the U.S.                                                               
Fish and Wildlife  Service and states were  trying to reintroduce                                                               
species onto the  landscape, the only way to do  so was under the                                                               
full protection of the Endangered  Species Act, which resulted in                                                               
immediately  the carryover  of that  designation as  well as  the                                                               
designation  of  critical  habitat.   It  therefore  became  very                                                               
difficult  for  states  or  federal agencies  to  go  to  private                                                               
landowners and others  with the suggestion that  these animals be                                                               
reintroduced on the landscape.   So Congress amended the act with                                                               
a provision  for designating animals being  reintroduced into the                                                               
landscape  as  nonessential experimental  to  that  species.   As                                                               
such,  special  rules  could  be  written  associated  with  that                                                               
species  to  disallow the  designation  of  critical habitat  and                                                               
allow  a taking  of  that  species that  would  otherwise not  be                                                               
allowed under existing  Endangered Species Act statutes.   It was                                                               
basically a  way to say that  if these animals were  brought onto                                                               
the  landscape   they  would  still  be   categorized  under  the                                                               
Endangered  Species   Act,  but   that  they  could   be  treated                                                               
differently in terms of how they were regulated under the act.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:33:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ inquired whether  an agreement with the U.S.                                                               
Fish  and  Wildlife Service  has  been  negotiated to  allow  the                                                               
designation of nonessential experimental for these wood bison.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  VINCENT-LANG answered  that the  state is  working with  the                                                               
service  towards getting  a nonessential  experimental population                                                               
designation and  the associated regulations regarding  what is an                                                               
allowable  take for  those  wood  bison on  the  landscape.   The                                                               
allowable  takes would  be any  take  that is  associated with  a                                                               
resource  development  activity  or  an  allowed  take  would  be                                                               
hunting.   That is one step  in this process that  would help the                                                               
state get towards  the end, but before the state  puts animals in                                                               
the landscape  under that rule it  would need to be  assured that                                                               
the rule would withstand judicial  scrutiny, especially if it was                                                               
filed outside the state of Alaska.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ understood it is  ADF&G's intent to get that                                                               
clarified and confirmed before any animals are reintroduced.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. VINCENT-LANG related that ADF&G  has told the legislature and                                                               
the  public  that it  will  not  introduce  wood bison  into  the                                                               
landscape until everyone  is convinced there is  certainty to the                                                               
rules and  that those rules  would be  defendable.  None  of that                                                               
would  be necessary  if  Congress exempted  wood  bison from  the                                                               
Endangered Species  Act, as requested  by HJR  32.  He  said that                                                               
from his  point of  view, conservation  success is  getting these                                                               
animals out on  the landscape and the biggest reason  this is not                                                               
happening is fear  associated with the uncertainty  about how the                                                               
Endangered Species Act  will be implemented.   Removing that fear                                                               
would  go a  long  way towards  getting these  bison  out on  the                                                               
landscape quickly.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:35:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  FEIGE  asked  whether   the  grizzly  bears  that  were                                                               
[reintroduced]  as  a  nonessential  species are  allowed  to  be                                                               
hunted.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. VINCENT-LANG  replied in some  cases yes, but  explained that                                                               
some of the problems being had  with some of these species in the                                                               
Lower 48 that  were nonessential experimental is  that there were                                                               
also  wild animals  that were  out in  the landscape.   As  those                                                               
animals are mixing with the  nonessential experimental animals it                                                               
becomes a  very complex question.   Fortunately, Alaska  does not                                                               
have that issue right now.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DICK pointed out that the  target of HJR 32 is not                                                               
the U.S. Fish  and Wildlife Service, but the U.S.  Congress.  The                                                               
intent  is  to build  a  little  sense  of frustration  into  the                                                               
resolution  so  that  Congressman  Young can  show  this  to  his                                                               
colleagues.    While  sorry  if  someone at  the  U.S.  Fish  and                                                               
Wildlife  Service is  offended, he  said the  state must  be firm                                                               
enough to  make its point  clear.  He reminded  committee members                                                               
that the Donlin Creek Mine has  $100 billion worth of gold and is                                                               
only  50 miles  away from  the proposed  site of  reintroduction.                                                               
Drawing attention to  page 3, lines 10-12, of  the resolution, he                                                               
said these lines  say everything:  "WHEREAS these  facts serve to                                                               
demonstrate this point:   The wood bison's status on  the list of                                                               
species protected  under the  Endangered Species  Act of  1973 is                                                               
what most  endangers them".   If the wood  bison could be  put on                                                               
the landscape to  roam free they would be able  to multiply.  His                                                               
point is  that listing them as  an endangered species in  the act                                                               
makes them  endangered because  the state is  afraid to  put them                                                               
out there.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:38:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR   SEATON  moved   to  report   the  proposed   committee                                                               
substitute  (CS)  for  HJR   32,  version  27-LS1234\E,  Bullard,                                                               
2/24/12,   as  amended,   out   of   committee  with   individual                                                               
recommendations  and the  accompanying zero  fiscal note.   There                                                               
being no  objection, CSHJR  32(RES) was  reported from  the House                                                               
Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                                   

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HJR 32.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
CSHJR 32 Version D.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HJR 32 Hearing Request.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HJR 32 Sponsor Statement.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HJR 32 Fiscal Note.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HB0328A.PDF HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/16/2012 1:00:00 PM
HB 328
HB 328 Separate Accounting Sponsor Statement.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/16/2012 1:00:00 PM
HB 328
HB 328 Sectional Analysis.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/16/2012 1:00:00 PM
HB 328
HB328 Fiscal Note DOR.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HRES 3/16/2012 1:00:00 PM
HB 328
Alaska Margins Slide.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
Legislative Research Report ConocoPhillips SEC 10K Filings.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
Atlantic Richfield Co v. State.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
PFC Energy Regime Competitiveness Slide.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
Separate Accounting Revenue Comparison.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
Petroleum News May 8, 2011 Eagle Ford Could Nudge Alaska for COP.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
CSHJR32 Version E.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HJR 32 Background Info List.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HJR 32 Comment - R. Rogers.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HJR32 Explanation of Changes.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HJR32 Introduction Testimony.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
HJR32 Letter from USFWS Regional Director Haskett.pdf HRES 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM