Legislature(1993 - 1994)

01/21/1993 08:00 AM STA

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  HJR 9: PROHIBITS TAXATION WITHOUT APPROVAL OF VOTER                          
                                                                               
  Number 168                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY announced that HJR 1 and HJR 8 would be held                  
  over for teleconference.  He then brought up HJR 9 and read                  
  the title.  He asked the sponsor, Representative Martin, to                  
  discuss HJR 9.                                                               
                                                                               
  Number 186                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN, Prime Sponsor of HJR 9, gave "The                     
  1992 Case Alaskan State Income Tax" handout to the                           
  committee.  He also made statements regarding the longevity                  
  bonus and permanent dividend cash give away, and discussed                   
  examples of taxes that are on some items and not on others.                  
                                                                               
  Number 314                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY commented on taxes for groups of people such                  
  as tax on fish for fisherman.                                                
                                                                               
  Number 341                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN discussed taxes on resources and                       
  industries.                                                                  
                                                                               
  Number 370                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked if Fairbanks was the only community                     
  that required voters to agree to a tax.                                      
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN stated that the city of Juneau votes                   
  on their municipal taxes too.                                                
                                                                               
  Number 391                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE KOTT discussed income tax.                                    
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN stated that five states did not have                   
  an income tax but instead had property and sales tax, and                    
  that most states were trying to dissolve income tax.  He                     
  also said there needed to be better management of resources                  
  in Alaska.                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE KOTT requested clarification that no states                   
  voted themselves a tax on income or sales.                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN said yes on sales tax but no on income                 
  tax.                                                                         
                                                                               
  Number 452                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE ULMER spoke on the need for income tax and                    
  her concern for industry and essential government services.                  
                                                                               
  Number 508                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN discussed his opposition to the                        
  Permanent Dividend Fund give away since oil was not a                        
  renewable resource, but the money it generated was renewable                 
  and a percent should be used for government.  He believed                    
  government should not tax working people to take care of                     
  non-working people.                                                          
                                                                               
  Number 570                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE G. DAVIS stated that give aways drew people                   
  to Alaska and that no taxes would also draw people.                          
                                                                               
  Number 575                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN stated that give aways drew non-                       
  working people who did not pay income tax, while not having                  
  income tax would draw working people.                                        
                                                                               
  Number 592                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE KOTT suggested an amendment for voters to                     
  vote on an income tax.                                                       
                                                                               
  Number 602                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE G. DAVIS discussed votes.                                     
                                                                               
  Number 611                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE KOTT expressed his lack of support for any                    
  tax increase.                                                                
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-4, SIDE A                                                            
  Number 000                                                                   
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE KOTT believed the Permanent Fund income was                   
  sufficient to support government.                                            
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  Number 051                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY made committee announcements and adjourned                    
  the meeting at 9:37 a.m.                                                     

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