Legislature(1999 - 2000)

04/19/2000 09:26 PM RLS

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                SB 308-MARINE PASSENGER VESSELS                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to pre-approve all versions of SB 308 with                                                                  
individual recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes for                                                                    
calendaring at the Chairman's discretion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE explained the bill was originally introduced as a                                                                
companion bill to Representative Kerttulla's bill which requires                                                                
reporting for the cruise ship lines in Alaska waters.  The Senate                                                               
Finance Committee substitute adds a head tax to the bill.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS asked the amount of the head tax.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE answered it will be $5 which will be rebated back to                                                             
the five first ports of call.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN KELLY announced that without objection, SB 308 has been                                                                
pre-approved for calendaring.                                                                                                   

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