Legislature(1993 - 1994)

02/24/1993 03:45 PM RES

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  SENATOR MILLER said  he would hold  SB 107 for further  work                 
  and announced SB  90 DECLARATION OF DISASTER  EMERGENCIES to                 
  be up for consideration.                                                     
  JEFF MORRISON,  Legislative Liaison, Department  of Military                 
  and Veterans Affairs, supported SB  107 because it clarifies                 
  some ambiguities in  Titles 26 and 46.  Title 46 says an oil                 
  spill  is  automatically a  disaster  if it's  of sufficient                 
  magnitude  and  Title  26 gives  the  Governor  authority to                 
  declare a disaster when a recommendation is made.                            
  SENATOR PEARCE said  under the  Master Contingency Plan  for                 
  Prince William Sound the departments can come in and force a                 
  closure of the terminal  if they think there is  an imminent                 
  problem, but they don't take over the management.                            
  MR. MORRISON said that the lines  of authority would be much                 
  cleaner if this bill  were passed.  He  said that there  are                 
  oil  spills  all the  time  that  are not  disasters.   When                 
  something   is   major,   it   should   be  the   Governor's                 
  responsibility to declare it.                                                
  Number 220                                                                   
  SENATOR  PEARCE  moved   to  pass  SB  90   with  individual                 
  recommendations  and with  any attendant  fiscal notes  from                 
  Committee.  There were no objections and it was so ordered.                  

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