Legislature(2021 - 2022)BUTROVICH 205

03/04/2022 03:30 PM Senate RESOURCES

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03:34:13 PM Start
03:35:10 PM Presentation(s). Gaffneycline Alaska Lng
05:03:35 PM SJR24
05:13:10 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ SJR 24 END IMPORT OF O&G FROM RUSSIA TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSJR 24(RES) Out of Committee
<Uniform Rule 23(a) Waived>
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+ GaffneyCline Alaska LNG Presentation TELECONFERENCED
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
               SJR 24-END IMPORT OF O&G FROM RUSSIA                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:03:35 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR   REVAK   reconvened   the  meeting   and   announced   the                                                               
consideration of SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION  NO. 24 Urging President                                                               
Biden's Administration and the United  States Congress to use the                                                               
oil  and  gas resources  of  the  state  to  offset the  loss  of                                                               
imported  oil and  to increase  oil  and gas  production in  this                                                               
state and  other energy-producing  states to fortify  the economy                                                               
and security of the nation.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR REVAK  thanked the members  for working with his  office to                                                               
improve  the  resolution.  He  said   it  shows  that  protecting                                                               
democracy and democratic ideals abroad is a bipartisan issue.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
He solicited a motion to adopt the committee substitute (CS).                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:04:13 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KIEHL moved to adopt  the work draft committee substitute                                                               
(CS)  for  SJR  24,  work   order  32-LS1619\B,  as  the  working                                                               
document.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR REVAK objected for discussion  purposes. He stated that the                                                               
committee  worked together  on the  resolution and  the CS  makes                                                               
small changes to strengthen the message.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:04:54 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK removed his objection.  Finding no further objection,                                                               
the committee substitute for SJR 24, version B, was adopted.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR REVAK said he believes the  speech he made on the floor was                                                               
clear but  he wanted to  reiterate the importance of  moving away                                                               
from depending  on resources that  are produced  in authoritarian                                                               
regimes that  have no regard  for the environment,  public safety                                                               
or human  life as has  been very clearly  seen this last  week in                                                               
Ukraine.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
He read the following RESOLVES, and noted there may be an                                                                       
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     BE IT RESOLVED that  the Alaska State Legislature urges                                                                    
     President Biden's Administration  and the United States                                                                    
     Congress to  allow the  nation to use  the oil  and gas                                                                    
     resources currently  available in  the state  to offset                                                                    
     the loss of imported oil; and be it                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     FURTHER  RESOLVED  that  the Alaska  State  Legislature                                                                    
     urges President  Biden's Administration and  the United                                                                    
     States Congress to unleash  national production in this                                                                    
     state and other energy-producing  states to fortify the                                                                    
     economy and security of the nation.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:06:39 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK opened public testimony on SJR 24.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:07:05 PM                                                                                                                    
MIKE  COONS,  representing  self, Palmer,  Alaska,  testified  in                                                               
support of SJR 24. He  stated that Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine                                                               
for power and oil. He is  a dictator and tyrant whereas President                                                               
Volodymyr Zelenskyy of  Ukraine is the lone "good  guy." He noted                                                               
that  Hungary,  Rumania,  and Poland  were  taking  in  refugees.                                                               
[Recording is garbled.]                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:09:17 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK closed public testimony on SJR 24.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
He asked if there were amendments.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:09:27 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE moved Conceptual Amendment 1 to SJR 24.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                     CONCEPTUAL AMENDMENT 1                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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          Insert "a"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, line 22, following "state"                                                                                         
          Insert "recognized as a global leader and best in                                                                     
          class in environmental, social and governance                                                                         
          (ESG) performance, that"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR REVAK objected for an explanation.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MICCICHE stated  that the  amendment  includes what  the                                                               
Chair  mentioned in  his speech  on  the Senate  floor about  the                                                               
superiority of Alaskan production.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MICCICHE read the WHEREAS with the conceptual amendment.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     WHEREAS, because  development sites around  Alaska hold                                                                    
     the potential  of billions of  barrels of oil,  oil and                                                                    
     gas produced in  a state recognized as  a global leader                                                                    
     and  best   in  class  in  environmental,   social  and                                                                    
     governance (ESG)  performance, that  can fill  the void                                                                    
     left from stopping  Russian Federation imports, thereby                                                                    
     eliminating   national   dependence  on   authoritarian                                                                    
     energy producers abroad;                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:11:22 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK described  the amendment as friendly  and removed his                                                               
objection. Finding  no further objection, Conceptual  Amendment 1                                                               
to SJR 24 passed.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  REVAK  found no  questions  or  comments and  solicited  a                                                               
motion.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:11:58 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE  moved to  report the CS  for SJR  24(RES), work                                                               
order 32-LS1619\B  as conceptually  amended, from  committee with                                                               
individual recommendations and attached fiscal note(s).                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR REVAK found  no objection and CSSJR 24(RES)  moved from the                                                               
Senate Resources Standing Committee                                                                                             

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Gaffney Cline Alaska LNG Presentation 3.4.22.pdf SRES 3/4/2022 3:30:00 PM