Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/23/2018 09:00 AM FINANCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 147 PUBLIC ACCOUNTING TELECONFERENCED
Moved SSHB 147 Out of Committee
+= HB 176 EMER. MEDICAL TRANSPORT SERVICE PAYMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 176(FIN) Out of Committee
+= HB 213 PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUST FUND TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 213(FIN) Out of Committee
+= HB 216 CRIMES;RESTITUTION;DIVIDEND FUND TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSSHB 216(FIN) AM Out of Committee
+= HB 267 RELEASE HUNTING/FISHING RECORDS TO MUNI TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 400 FEES FOR FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 400 Out of Committee
+ HB 212 REAA & SMALL MUNI SCHOOL DISTRICT FUND TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 267(RES)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  requiring  the  release  of  certain  records                                                                    
     relating to big game  hunters, guided hunts, and guided                                                                    
     sport   fishing   activities  to   municipalities   for                                                                    
     verification  of taxes  payable; and  providing for  an                                                                    
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:54:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  gave a  brief history  of the  bill. She                                                                    
noted that public testimony had been opened and closed.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
TIM CLARK,  STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON, offered  a sponsor                                                                    
statement:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     For  boroughs and  other municipalities  that bring  in                                                                    
     revenues  through  levies  on fish  and  game  guiding,                                                                    
     CSHB267(RES) will  provide a tool to  help confirm that                                                                    
     activities  within   their  jurisdictions   subject  to                                                                    
     taxation  are being  accurately reported  to them.  The                                                                    
     bill  would  allow  municipalities  access  to  certain                                                                    
     records collected by the state  that relate to big game                                                                    
     hunters,  guided hunts,  and guided  sport fishing  for                                                                    
     the  purpose  of  verifying  taxes  payable.  All  such                                                                    
     information would remain confidential.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     The access that  CSHB267(RES) permits municipalities is                                                                    
     modeled   after   long-existing    provisions   in   AS                                                                    
     16.05.815(a)(4) and  AS 43.75.133, both of  which allow                                                                    
     local governments  to review certain  records, reports,                                                                    
     and  returns  to  verify payment  of  local  commercial                                                                    
     fishing taxes.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     With  state-government  cutbacks resulting  in  greater                                                                    
     responsibilities  and   costs  being  borne   by  local                                                                    
     governments,  all necessary  resources  should be  made                                                                    
     available  to our  municipalities  to  ensure they  are                                                                    
     receiving the  revenues due to them  according to their                                                                    
     local ordinances.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon   summarized  that  the  bill   was  for                                                                    
municipalities   trying   to    collect   sales   tax   from                                                                    
individuals.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Clark stated that the tax  would take the form of a per-                                                                    
person, per-day  fee. He  used the example  of the  Lake and                                                                    
Peninsula Borough where a charge  of $3, per-person, per day                                                                    
was charged to clientele. He likened it to a hotel bed tax.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Bishop  discussed   FN1,  OMB   Component  473,                                                                    
Department  of Fish  and  Game,  Wildlife Conservation.  The                                                                    
note  reflected  zero  fiscal   impact.  He  read  from  the                                                                    
analysis:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Hunting  log and  registration  records  that would  be                                                                    
     released to  municipalities under this  legislation are                                                                    
     handled  entirely   by  the  Department   of  Commerce,                                                                    
     Community, and  Economic Development  (DCCED), Division                                                                    
     of Corporations, Business,  and Professional Licensing,                                                                    
     Big Game Commercial Services Board.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop   addressed  FN2,  OMB   Component  2360,                                                                    
Department    of   Commerce,    Community,   and    Economic                                                                    
Development,   Corporations,   Business   and   Professional                                                                    
Licensing. The projected  cost for FY19 was  $7,700. He read                                                                    
from the analysis:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     If  the  bill passes  the  following  expenses will  be                                                                    
     incurred:                                                                                                                  
     Services:                                                                                                                  
     $2.7 (regulations project)                                                                                                 
     $5.0  (information technology  costs to  create reports                                                                    
     from the licensing database)                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Professional licensing programs  within the Division of                                                                    
     Corporations, Business  and Professional  Licensing are                                                                    
     funded by Receipt Supported  Services, fund source 1156                                                                    
     Rcpt  Svcs (DGF).  Licensing fees  for each  occupation                                                                    
     are  set  per  AS  08.01.065 so  the  total  amount  of                                                                    
     revenue    collected     approximately    equals    the                                                                    
     occupation's actual regulatory costs.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Bishop  addressed   FN4,  OMB   Component  464,                                                                    
Department  of  Fish and  Game,  Sport  Fisheries. The  note                                                                    
reflected a fiscal impact in  FY19 of $9,100. He recommended                                                                    
that each member read the attached analysis.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:00:11 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:02:12 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon referenced FN4.  She explained that under                                                                    
the  "Changes  in  Revenue"  line  the  code  1251,  Non-UGF                                                                    
(Other)  would  be stricken  and  amended  to reflect  1005,                                                                    
GF/Program DGF.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION,  it  was so  ordered.  FN 4  was                                                                    
amended                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche wondered  whether the  change would  alter                                                                    
the fiscal impact of the note.                                                                                                  
Co-Chair MacKinnon  replied in  the negative.  She explained                                                                    
that the  fund source would  be changed, but not  the actual                                                                    
numbers.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche pointed  to  a letter  from  the Big  Game                                                                    
Commercial    Services    Board     that    had    expressed                                                                    
confidentiality concerns.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Clark  stated  that  every  concern  that  was  brought                                                                    
forward by the board had been amended in the other body.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
10:06:05 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche  asked whether the sponsor  had received an                                                                    
updated letter from the board.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Clark  responded in  the negative. He  said that  he had                                                                    
received  assurances   from  guided   hunting  associations,                                                                    
associated with the board, that  the board was not concerned                                                                    
about the impacts of the legislation.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  announced   that  confirmation  on  the                                                                    
matter should be made with the board.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 267(RES)  was HEARD and  HELD in committee  for further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 147 Summary of Changes ver A to ver J.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB 147 Sectional Analysis ver J .pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB 147 Sponsor Statement ver J.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB 147 Supporting Documents.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB176 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB 176 AML Letter.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB176 Letters of Support.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB176 Flow Chart.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB176 - Explanation of Changes.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB 213 Actual vs. POMV bar chart.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Letter to House Finance - Dept. of Revenue.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Letter to House Finance - Dept. of Law.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Sectional Analysis Ver N.A 4-12-2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Summary of Changes Ver U to N.A 4-12-2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Summary of Changes ver. R 2-8-18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Support letter.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213--Supportive Letter.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
Hb 216 Legal Opinion Regarding Appropriation Priorities withough a fixed amount 18-057mlp 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 216 Additional Documents PowerPoint Presentation 4.18.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 216 Additional Documents Criminal Fund Use Over the Years with Percentages 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 216 Legal Opinion Regarding Repayments 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents Difference Bertween Restitution and Compensation 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY14 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY15 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY16 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY17 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY18 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents HB245 from 1988 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 245
HB216 Additional Documents PowerPoint Presentation 4.18.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents PowerPoint Presentation 4.18.2018.pptx SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents Victim Restitution Reform in Other States Research 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Materials Restitution Statistics from ACS 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Reference Document LRS Report of 2017 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Restitution Sectional 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Sponsor Statement 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Support Documents 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 267 CSHB267(RES) Sponsor Statement 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 AML Testimony.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 CSHB267(RES) Sectional Summary--Release of Hunting and Fishing Records to Municipalities 2.26.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Explanation of Changes--HB 267 Version D to Version O 2.26.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--2 Letters Opposed 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--Lake and Peninsula Borough Municipal Code Title 6--2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--Legal Consequences for Violating Confidentiality 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Documents--Letters and Resolutions in Support 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--SWAMC Resolution 3.8.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 400 DPS Letter 041218.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB400 Letters of Support.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB400 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB400 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB 212 - Sectional version R.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 - Explanation of changes D to R 4.19.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 - Sponsor Statement 2.16.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #1 Districts covered by the bill.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #2 REAA Sm School Fund.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #3 School School Construction Grant Fund Final List.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #4 Major Maintenance List FY19 Final.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #5 Legal Opinion.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Letters of Support 4.19.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 model_wo SDR.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB212model_w SDR.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 213 work draft version T.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213