Legislature(1993 - 1994)

05/08/1994 09:50 PM FIN

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  CSHB 447(FIN):      An Act establishing  the Afognak  Island                 
                      State Park.                                              
                                                                               
                      Senator  Fred   Zharoff,  testified   in                 
                      support of HB 447  and proposed a Letter                 
                      of  Intent.   The  Letter of  Intent was                 
                      ADOPTED.  Gerald L. Gallagher, Director,                 
                      Division   of   Mining,   Department  of                 
                      Natural   Resources,   and   Raga  Elim,                 
                      Legislative  Liaison,   Office  of   the                 
                      Governor   also   spoke  to   the  bill.                 
                      Senator  Rieger  proposed  amendment  1.                 
                      Amendment  1  was   ADOPTED.     SCSCSHB
                      447(FIN) was REPORTED  out of  committee                 
                      with individual recommendations and zero                 
                      fiscal  notes  for  the  Departments  of                 
                      Public   Safety,   Law,    and   Natural                 
                      Resources.                                               
                                                                               
  CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 447(FIN):                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
       An Act establishing the Afognak Island State Park.                      
                                                                               
  CO-CHAIR DRUE PEARCE announced that CSHB 447(FIN) was before                 
  the committee.   She  invited  Senator Zharoff  to join  the                 
  members at the table to speak to his Letter of Intent.                       
                                                                               
  SENATOR KELLY said that on  page 6, line 29, the word  "not"                 
  had been  left out.   Discussion followed by  Co-chair Frank                 
  and Pearce, Senator  Rieger, Kelly  and Sharp regarding  the                 
  wording of this section in the original bill and its effect.                 
  Senator  Rieger  moved for  adoption  of amendment  1 adding                 
  "not" on page 6, line 29.                                                    
                                                                               
  GERALD   L.  GALLAGHER,   Director,   Division  of   Mining,                 
  Department of  Natural Resources, and RAGA ELIM, Legislative                 
  Liaison, Office of the Governor,  offered information on how                 
  the Department of Natural Resources could acquire land.  Mr.                 
  Elim explained that  the wording in the House  version meant                 
  there would have to be a willing buyer and a willing seller.                 
                                                                               
  SENATOR RIEGER proposed  amendment 2  adding the word  "not"                 
  and removing the  word "except" on page 6, lines  29 and 30.                 
  Amendment 2 was ADOPTED                                                      
                                                                               
  End SFC-93 #91, Side 2                                                       
  Begin SFC-93 #93, Side 1                                                     
                                                                               
  In answer to  Senator Sharp, Mr. Gallagher said that funding                 
  had been requested from the Exxon Valdez Trustees Council to                 
  operate  the state park.   Co-chair  Pearce agreed  that the                 
  Council had  indicated their  willingness to  run the  park.                 
  Senator Zharoff also said that this park dovetailed with the                 
  Kodiak State Park system, so Afognak Island State Park could                 
  be managed with Chugiak  State Park.  He went on  to explain                 
  his Letter of Intent which addressed these concerns.                         
                                                                               
  Senator  Rieger  MOVED for  the  adoption of  the  Letter of                 
  Intent.  Hearing no objection, it was ADOPTED.                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR SHARP voiced his objection to the bill.   He said he                 
  was surrounded by parks and did not need them.                               
                                                                               
  Senator Rieger MOVED  for passage of  SCSCSHB 447(FIN).   It                 
  FAILED on a  vote of 3 to 2 (Senators Jacko, Kelly and Sharp                 
  were  opposed.  Co-chair  Pearce and Senator  Rieger were in                 
  favor.)                                                                      
                                                                               
  CO-CHAIR FRANK  rejoined  the  meeting  and  Senator  Rieger                 
  offered his motion  again for  passage of SCSCSHB  447(FIN).                 
  The motion  carried on a vote  of 4 to 2  (Co-chairs Pearce,                 
  Frank,  and  Senators  Rieger  and   Jacko  were  in  favor.                 
  Senators Kelly and Sharp were opposed.)  SCSCSHB 447(FIN) as                 
  amended  was  REPORTED  out  of  committee  with  individual                 
  recommendations (Co-chair  Pearce and Senator  Rieger signed                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  "do pass," Senator  Sharp signed "do not pass," and Co-chair                 
  Frank, Senators Kelly and Jacko signed "no recommendation"),                 
  and  three zero fiscal  notes for the  Departments of Public                 
  Safety, Law, and Natural Resources.                                          
                                                                               

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