Legislature(1997 - 1998)

05/12/1998 10:40 AM RES

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         HB 204 - MORATORIA ON COMMERCIAL FISHERIES ENTRY                      
CHAIRMAN HALFORD announced HB 204 to be up for consideration.  The             
CS provides that the fisheries under the new moratorium can't be               
used as a first step toward transferable permits.  So it gives                 
general moratorium authority.                                                  
SENATOR LEMAN moved to adopt the CS to HB 204.  There were no                  
objections and it was adopted.                                                 
SENATOR LEMAN said they are trying to create a value that                      
ultimately results in the loss of permits from Alaskans and creates            
some of the challenges they have now.  He asked if there was any               
way to protect that.                                                           
CHAIRMAN HALFORD said he thought the Commission could establish                
procedures that provide for the transfer through the Commission.               
SENATOR LEMAN said that would be his intent to give direction to               
the Commission.                                                                
SENATOR LINCOLN said that was her concern, also.                               
SENATOR LEMAN moved to pass SCSHB 204(RES)from Committee with                  
individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it was so            

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