Legislature(1995 - 1996)

02/22/1996 01:36 PM Senate TRA

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 STRANS - 2/22/96                                                              
               SB 196 NAMING FERRY VESSEL KONIAG                              
 Number 417                                                                    
 CHAIRMAN RIEGER introduced  SB 196  as the next order of business             
 before the committee.                                                         
 SENATOR ZHAROFF, Prime Sponsor, explained that SB 196 requires the            
 new ferry scheduled to be on-line in 1998 to be named.  Alaska                
 Statute 19.65.010 requires that marine highway system vessels be              
 named after Alaskan glaciers.  This vessel will be the second                 
 ocean-going vessel in the marine highway fleet.  The Mayor of Old             
 Harbor on Kodiak Island has requested that the vessel be named                
 after the Koniag glacier on Kodiak Island.  The Koniag glacier was            
 so named in 1963 by the Kodiak and Aleutian Island Historical                 
 Society.  Senator Zharoff pointed out that maps in the committee              
 packets identify the location of the Koniag glacier.  This seems to           
 be the appropriate time for consideration of the naming of the                
 SENATOR LINCOLN moved that SB 196 be moved out of committee with              
 individual recommendations and the zero fiscal note.  Hearing no              
 objections, it was so ordered.                                                

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