Legislature(2017 - 2018)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

04/04/2017 03:30 PM Senate COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

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Heard & Held
Moved SCS HB 8(CRA) Out of Committee
Moved SJR 4 Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                      HB  18-RACE CLASSICS                                                                                  
3:32:18 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  BISHOP  announced consideration  of  HB  18, sponsored  by                                                               
Representative Ortiz.                                                                                                           
3:32:35 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MACKINNON offered Amendment 1.                                                                                          
                          AMENDMENT 1                                                                                       
     OFFERED IN THE SENATE                                                                                                      
     TO: HB 18                         BY SENATOR MACKINNON                                                                     
     Page 1, lines 4 - 10:                                                                                                      
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
               "(40)  "race classic" means a game of chance                                                                     
     where  prizes  are awarded  for  the  closest guess  or                                                                    
     guesses of the  official winning times of  a human race                                                                    
     or races  [, AND  IS LIMITED TO  THE MT.  MARATHON RACE                                                                    
     CLASSIC  OPERATED   AND  ADMINISTERED  BY   THE  SEWARD                                                                    
     CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONVENTION AND VISITORS' BUREAU];"                                                                     
CHAIR BISHOP objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                  
SENATOR MACKINNON  explained that  Amendment 1 proposes  to limit                                                               
the number  of bills coming  before the legislature  on selecting                                                               
winners  and losers  on games  of chance  for guessing  about the                                                               
winning times  of a human race  or races. On page  1, lines 4-10,                                                               
deletes all materials and inserts the above language.                                                                           
3:34:38 PM                                                                                                                    
She  didn't think  there was  any  harm in  deleting having  each                                                               
community having to come forward and go through this process.                                                                   
3:35:10 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE ORTIZ, sponsor  of HB 18, said  he appreciates the                                                               
intent of the  amendment and the concerns that  it addresses, but                                                               
her amendment  just addresses  race classics.  He also  went back                                                               
and looked  into the  record and a  legislative body  hadn't been                                                               
presented with a request for  sponsorship of a race classic since                                                               
1993. It's not  something that comes before the  committee or any                                                               
body of the legislature and occupies  any amount of their time in                                                               
recent history.                                                                                                                 
3:36:05 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR GARDNER joined the committee.                                                                                           
REPRESENTATIVE ORTIZ said his concern  with the amendment is that                                                               
it opens up the potential for anyone  with a permit to be able to                                                               
piggyback  on the  event, which  in  this case  is the  Ketchikan                                                               
Chamber of Commerce  sponsorship of this race.  If this amendment                                                               
goes forward,  there would  be nothing  to prevent  another body,                                                               
either in close proximity to Ketchikan  or not, to also sponsor a                                                               
gaming  opportunity  for their  group  on  this particular  event                                                               
using  this particular  permit,  thereby  diluting the  potential                                                               
revenue  that could  come  forward to  the  Ketchikan Chamber  of                                                               
SENATOR  MACKINNON  said   that  while  it  is   true  that  that                                                               
particular section of  code has not been amended,  there are over                                                               
49 different sections  that she could go through if  he wanted to                                                               
hold the bill.                                                                                                                  
REPRESENTATIVE  ORTIZ said  he appreciated  that, but  didn't see                                                               
the need.  He said  her concerns  are about  the broader  list of                                                               
races and events that happen  throughout the state and addressing                                                               
that  broader   issue  would  require  a   different  bill.  This                                                               
particular amendment  addresses the race  classics, specifically,                                                               
and her broader goals won't be achieved.                                                                                        
3:39:49 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BISHOP set HB 18 aside until Thursday.                                                                                    
3:40:09 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease                                                                                                                         

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SCSHB8(CRA).PDF SCRA 4/4/2017 3:30:00 PM
HB 8
SJR4-LEG-SESS-04-04-17.pdf SCRA 4/4/2017 3:30:00 PM