Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/12/1996 08:10 AM STA

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
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 SB 266 - CREAMER'S FIELD GOOSE CLASSIC                                      
 The first order of business to come before the committee was SENATE           
 BILL NO. 266, "An Act relating to the Creamer's Field Goose                   
 Classic."  Chair James called on Allison Gordon, aide to Senator              
 Steve Frank.                                                                  
 Number 0075                                                                   
 ALLISON GORDON, Legislative Aide to Senator Steve Frank, sponsor of           
 SB266, stated SB 266 would amend current law to include the Friends           
 of Creamer's Field among those who are authorized to operate and              
 administer a goose classic.  She explained that a goose classic is            
 a game of chance where the participants have the opportunity to win           
 a cash prize for guessing the closest time of arrival of the first            
 goose to Creamer's Field.  Currently, within the Fairbanks area,              
 the Fairbanks Montessori Association is the only group that may               
 operate and administer a goose classic.  This association has found           
 that with its small volunteer group, they are unable to operate the           
 goose classic.  Fairbanks Montessori Association and Friends of               
 Creamer's Field have worked to form a contract in which the two               
 organizations put on the classic together.  The proposed                      
 legislation would also allow either group to operate the classic              
 separately.  She stated the Department of Revenue supports SB 266.            
 Number 0195                                                                   
 CHAIR JAMES called on the next witness, David Lambert, via                    
 teleconference from Fairbanks.                                                
 DAVID LAMBERT stated he was representing Fairbanks Montessori                 
 Association and Friends of Creamer's Field.  He invited questions             
 from the committee.                                                           
 Number 0228                                                                   
 REPRESENTATIVE BRIAN PORTER moved that SB 266 move from committee             
 with individual recommendations and attached zero fiscal note.                
 Number 0251                                                                   
 REPRESENTATIVE CAREN ROBINSON asked why it was necessary to pass              
 new legislation for each type of classic, rather than simply                  
 amending current law to allow the Department of Revenue to approve            
 each classic as appropriate.                                                  
 CHAIR JAMES responded that Representative Robinson should talk to             
 Gary Davis about the issue.                                                   
 Number 0276                                                                   
 CHAIR JAMES announced that SB 266 was passed out of the House State           
 Affairs Committee, with individual recommendations and attached               
 fiscal note.                                                                  

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