Legislature(2001 - 2002)

01/29/2001 05:12 PM EDT

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC                                                                             
                 DEVELOPMENT, TRADE AND TOURISM                                                                               
                        January 29, 2001                                                                                        
                           5:12 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MELANIE   McCALLUM,   DIRECTOR    OF   THE   U.S./LATIN   AMERICA                                                               
INTERNATIONAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
TAPES                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
01-3, SIDES A & B                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LESIL  McGUIRE, Chair, convened the  House Special                                                               
Committee on  Economic Development, Trade and  Tourism meeting at                                                               
5:12 p.m.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Committee  members present  were Representatives  McGuire, Green,                                                               
James, Dyson, and Morgan.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY OF INFORMATION                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MELANIE  McCALLUM,  Director,   U.S./Latin  America  Ministry  of                                                               
International  And Intergovernmental  Relations, spoke  about the                                                               
structural  differences   between  the  governments   of  Alberta                                                               
(Canada)  and  Alaska.   She  mentioned  that the  government  of                                                               
Alberta  wants to  work with  its  counterpart in  Alaska in  the                                                               
future  on various  issues.    She also  spoke  about the  Alaska                                                               
permanent fund dividend  and Alberta's inquiry into  that type of                                                               
program.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GREEN added that the  permanent fund dividend is a                                                               
very  interesting and  complex  issue that  needs  to be  greatly                                                               
considered before it is adopted.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JAMES  spoke  about   the  issues  regarding  the                                                               
permanent fund and also about the proposed railroad project.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There were no announcements.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The committee took no action.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
Chair McGuire  adjourned the House Special  Committee on Economic                                                               
Development, Trade and Tourism meeting at 6:15 p.m.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
NOTE:   The meeting was  recorded and handwritten log  notes were                                                               
taken.  A  copy of the tape(s)  and log notes may  be obtained by                                                               
contacting the  House Records  Office at  State Capitol,  Room 3,                                                               
Juneau,  Alaska   99801 (mailing  address),  (907) 465-2214,  and                                                               
after  adjournment of  the second  session  of the  Twenty-Second                                                               
Alaska  State Legislature  this  information may  be obtained  by                                                               
contacting the Legislative Reference Library at (907) 465-3808.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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