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02/28/2017 01:30 PM TRANSPORTATION

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+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 132 TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 3 SMALL VESSEL WASTEWATER EXEMPTION; 1% ART TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS SB 3(TRA) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
         SB 3-SMALL VESSEL WASTEWATER EXEMPTION; 1% ART                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
[Contains mention of HB 117.]                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:33:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR STUTES announced that the  first order of business would                                                               
be  SENATE BILL  NO. 3,  "An Act  relating to  the regulation  of                                                               
wastewater discharge  from small commercial passenger  vessels in                                                               
state  waters; relating  to art  requirements for  certain public                                                               
facilities; and providing for an effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:34:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVID   SCOTT,  Staff,   Senator  Bert   Stedman,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature, on  behalf of Senator  Stedman, prime sponsor  of SB
3,  explained that  the  proposed  legislation would  permanently                                                               
reinstate  the  Department  of Environmental  Conservation  (DEC)                                                               
current best  practices permit program  for wastewater  for state                                                               
ferries and small cruise ships.   He noted that there would be no                                                               
reduction in current standards or  requirements in addition to no                                                               
change in  DEC authority  to restrict  when and  where discharges                                                               
can occur.  He said that  water quality would continue to improve                                                               
as DEC  applied its best  practices requirements.  He  added that                                                               
DEC  would continually  review its  best practices  requirements.                                                               
He  shared  that  the  Department   of  Transportation  &  Public                                                               
Facilities (DOT&PF) estimates  that without the passage  of SB 3,                                                               
it would  cost millions to install  advanced wastewater treatment                                                               
systems (AWTS)  on state ferries.   He explained that  the United                                                               
States  Coast Guard  (USCG) closely  monitors weight  and balance                                                               
changes which  could make  the installation of  an AWTS  not even                                                               
possible  or  economically  viable   on  small  cruise  passenger                                                               
vessels.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCOTT continued on  to discuss Sections 8 and 9 of  SB 3.  He                                                               
explained that  those sections  would exempt  the two  new Alaska                                                               
Class Ferries  (ACFs) and  the replacement  vessel for  the motor                                                               
vessel   (M/V)  Tustemena   from  the   "one  percent   for  art"                                                               
requirement.  He  elaborated that the current  estimated cost for                                                               
the "one  percent for art" would  be $3.5 million.   He said that                                                               
DOT&PF  would instead  like to  use  those funds  for safety  and                                                               
navigational equipment.   He noted that the  Alaska State Council                                                               
on the  Arts does not  oppose the  specific waiver that  would be                                                               
included in SB 3.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:36:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 1:36 p.m. to 1:37 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:37:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  STUTES   shared  that  her  constituents   have  raised                                                               
concerns about the  "one percent for art" included in  SB 3.  She                                                               
reported that  she asked  DOT&PF to conduct  an inventory  of the                                                               
art currently  on the M/V  Tustemena and  that she would  like to                                                               
await the results  from the department before acting  on the "one                                                               
percent for art" portion  of SB 3.  She stated  that she does not                                                               
want  to  impede the  progress  of  the small  vessel  wastewater                                                               
exemption.   She opined that  the two issues would  probably best                                                               
be addressed separately.   She declared that she  had a committee                                                               
substitute   already  drafted   that  would   address  only   the                                                               
wastewater  exemption and  then the  committee could  address the                                                               
"one percent for art" at a later date with HB 117.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:39:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  WOOL  moved  to  adopt  the  proposed  House  committee                                                               
substitute (CS)  for SB 3, Version  30-LS0046\O, Nauman, 2/27/17,                                                               
as a working  document.  There being no objection,  Version O was                                                               
before the committee.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:39:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MATT GRUENING, Staff, Representative  Louise Stutes, Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  said that  the committee  had previously  heard the                                                               
issues  but  in  two  separate  bills.   He  explained  that  the                                                               
committee  substitute, included  in the  committee packet,  would                                                               
remove the  "one percent for art"  component and leave SB  3 as a                                                               
standalone   small  vessel   wastewater  exemption   bill.     He                                                               
elaborated  that the  entirety  of the  changes  under Version  O                                                               
would remove Sections 8, 9 and 10 to separate the two issues.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL moved to report  SB 3, Version 30-LS0046\O, Nauman,                                                               
2/27/17,  out of  committee with  individual recommendations  and                                                               
the accompanying fiscal notes.   There being no objection, HCS SB
3(TRA)  was  moved  out  of  the  House  Transportation  Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:40:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 1:40 p.m. to 1:43 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:43:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 132 Supporting Documents - Uber and Independent Businesses.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Fiscal Note DOA DMV 2.19.17.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Fiscal Note DOLWD WC 2.17.17.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Fiscal Note-DCCED DOI-2.19.17.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Opposing Documents - Teamsters 2.21.17.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Sectional Analysis.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Sponsor Statement.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Insurance White Paper for Rideshare Drivers....pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Lyft Information.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Lyft Letter 2.21.17.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - NAMIC Letter 2.27.17.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Portland Bureau of Transportation Report.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Ridesharing Key Benefits.png HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Safety with Uber.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HB132 Supporting Documents - Uber 101.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
SB3 - AK Council on the Arts.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3
HB132 ver D.PDF HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
SB3 - Environmental Compliance Info Sheet.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB3 - FINAL Small Ship 2016 Sampling Report 1-3-17.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB3 - Fiscal Note DEC.PDF HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB3 - Fiscal Note DOT.PDF HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB3 - Sectional Analysis.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB3 - Small Vessel Discharge Bill FAQs 1.3.2017.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB3 - Sponsor Statement.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB3 - Version J.PDF HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB3 - vessel vs. muni discharge.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3
HB132 Supporting Documents - Lyft Drives Economy.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
HB 132
HCS SB3(TRA) WORK DRAFT-2.27.17.pdf HTRA 2/28/2017 1:30:00 PM
SB 3