Legislature(2001 - 2002)

02/06/2001 05:04 PM EDT

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC                                                                             
                 DEVELOPMENT, TRADE AND TOURISM                                                                               
                        February 6, 2001                                                                                        
                           5:04 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ALASKA SCIENCE                                                               
& TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
TAPES                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
01-5, SIDES A & B                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LESIL  McGUIRE, Chair, convened the  House Special                                                               
Committee on  Economic Development, Trade and  Tourism meeting at                                                               
5:04 p.m.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Committee  members present  were Representatives  McGuire, Green,                                                               
James, Dyson, Crawford, and Guess.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY OF INFORMATION                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
DR.  JAMES  KENWORTHY,  Executive Director,  Alaska  Science  and                                                               
Technology  Foundation   (ASTF),  Department  of   Community  and                                                               
Economic  Development, provided  an  overview of  the  ASTF.   He                                                               
described in  detail the  results of a  business survey  that was                                                               
conducted  with hopes  of finding  out Alaskans'  perspectives on                                                               
economic and social issues that impact the state.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DYSON asked  questions  regarding workers,  their                                                               
skills, and related subjects.   He inquired about the opportunity                                                               
for  wealth  in shell-fish  farming  and  also about  sustainable                                                               
electricity rates.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JAMES commented  on findings,  asking how  to get                                                               
this message to Alaskans.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GREEN asked  if  there was  a  specific way  that                                                               
legislators could help, or stop hindering, progress.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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 6:20 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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