Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/26/1994 05:55 PM FIN

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  HJR 34:        Requesting the Department of Commerce to give                 
                 a  high  priority  to  fisheries  development                 
                 project   grants   for   the  Alaska   salmon                 
                 industry.                                                     
                                                                               
                 Cheryl  Sutton,  aide to  Representative Carl                 
                 Moses,  sponsor  of  HJR  34,  testified   in                 
                 support of HJR  34.  HJR 34 was  REPORTED out                 
                 of  committee  with a  "do  pass" and  a zero                 
                 fiscal  note for  the  Department  of Fish  &                 
                 Game.                                                         
                                                                               
  HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 34:                                               
                                                                               
       Requesting the Department  of Commerce  to give a  high                 
       priority to  fisheries development  project grants  for                 
       the Alaska salmon industry.                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CO-CHAIR PEARCE said  that HJR 34 was  before the committee.                 
  She invited Cheryl Sutton to join the members at the table.                  
                                                                               
  CHERYL SUTTON, fisheries specialist, aide to  Representative                 
  Carl Moses, House Special Committee  on Fisheries, said that                 
  HJR  34  requested  that  the  United States  Department  of                 
  Commerce give  high priority to fisheries development grants                 
  for  the Alaska salmon industry.  Ground fish development in                 
  Alaska had received strong attention  by the U.S. Department                 
  of Commerce.  She  pointed out that the salmon  industry had                 
  undergone  new  stresses  in  its ability  to  compete  in a                 
  changing world  market.   The  Saltonstall-Kennedy Act  made                 
  available to the Secretary  of Commerce up to 30  percent of                 
  the gross  receipts under  the customs  laws from  duties on                 
  fisheries  products.   Each  year the  Secretary must  use a                 
  portion of  those funds to  make grants available  to assist                 
  persons in  carrying out research  and development  projects                 
  which address aspects of U.S. fisheries.  These projects can                 
  include harvesting, processing,  associated infrastructures,                 
  and other projects.   The National Marine  Fisheries Service                 
  issues  the  conditions  under which  applications  would be                 
  accepted and funded.   HJR  34 would ask  Congress to  place                 
  salmon technology  development in  a prominent  position for                 
  project funding  consideration.  This  form of  governmental                 
  assistance would benefit  the industry,  the state, and  the                 
  harvesters and processors in the salmon industry.  She asked                 
  for support for HJR 34.                                                      
                                                                               
  Senator  Rieger MOVED for  passage of HJR  34 from committee                 
  with individual recommendations.   No objection being heard,                 
  HJR 34 was REPORTED OUT of committee with a "do pass," and a                 
  zero fiscal  note for the  Department of  Fish & Game.   Co-                 
  chairs  Pearce and  Frank, Senators Rieger,  Kelly, Kerttula                 
  and Sharp signed "do pass."                                                  
                                                                               
  HJR 34:        Requesting the Department of Commerce to give                 
                 a  high  priority  to  fisheries  development                 
                 project   grants   for   the  Alaska   salmon                 
                 industry.                                                     
                                                                               
                 Cheryl  Sutton,  aide to  Representative Carl                 
                 Moses,  sponsor  of  HJR  34,  testified   in                 
                 support of HJR  34.  HJR 34 was  REPORTED out                 
                 of  committee  with a  "do  pass" and  a zero                 
                 fiscal  note for  the  Department  of Fish  &                 
                 Game.                                                         
                                                                               
  HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 34:                                               
                                                                               
       Requesting the Department  of Commerce  to give a  high                 
       priority to  fisheries development  project grants  for                 
       the Alaska salmon industry.                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CO-CHAIR PEARCE said  that HJR 34 was  before the committee.                 
  She invited Cheryl Sutton to join the members at the table.                  
                                                                               
  CHERYL SUTTON, fisheries specialist, aide to  Representative                 
  Carl Moses, House Special Committee  on Fisheries, said that                 
  HJR  34  requested  that  the  United States  Department  of                 
  Commerce give  high priority to fisheries development grants                 
  for  the Alaska salmon industry.  Ground fish development in                 
  Alaska had received strong attention  by the U.S. Department                 
  of Commerce.  She  pointed out that the salmon  industry had                 
  undergone  new  stresses  in  its ability  to  compete  in a                 
  changing world  market.   The  Saltonstall-Kennedy Act  made                 
  available to the Secretary  of Commerce up to 30  percent of                 
  the gross  receipts under  the customs  laws from  duties on                 
  fisheries  products.   Each  year the  Secretary must  use a                 
  portion of  those funds to  make grants available  to assist                 
  persons in  carrying out research  and development  projects                 
  which address aspects of U.S. fisheries.  These projects can                 
  include harvesting, processing,  associated infrastructures,                 
  and other projects.   The National Marine  Fisheries Service                 
  issues  the  conditions  under which  applications  would be                 
  accepted and funded.   HJR  34 would ask  Congress to  place                 
  salmon technology  development in  a prominent  position for                 
  project funding  consideration.  This  form of  governmental                 
  assistance would benefit  the industry,  the state, and  the                 
  harvesters and processors in the salmon industry.  She asked                 
  for support for HJR 34.                                                      
                                                                               
  Senator  Rieger MOVED for  passage of HJR  34 from committee                 
  with individual recommendations.   No objection being heard,                 
  HJR 34 was REPORTED OUT of committee with a "do pass," and a                 
  zero fiscal  note for the  Department of  Fish & Game.   Co-                 
  chairs  Pearce and  Frank, Senators Rieger,  Kelly, Kerttula                 
  and Sharp signed "do pass."                                                  
                                                                               

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