Legislature(1997 - 1998)

05/27/1998 10:24 PM House RES

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         HOUSE RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE                                    
                    May 27, 1998                                               
                     10:24 p.m.                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                
Representative Bill Hudson, Co-Chairman                                        
Representative Scott Ogan, Co-Chairman                                         
Representative Beverly Masek, Vice Chair                                       
Representative Ramona Barnes                                                   
Representative Joe Green                                                       
Representative William K. (Bill) Williams                                      
Representative Irene Nicholia                                                  
Representative Reggie Joule                                                    
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                 
Representative Fred Dyson                                                      
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                             
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 101                                                     
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska              
authorizing a priority for subsistence uses of renewable natural               
resources that is based on place of residence; and providing for an            
effective date.                                                                
     - MOVED HJR 101 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                          
(* First public hearing)                                                       
PREVIOUS ACTION                                                                
BILL: HJR 101                                                                  
SPONSOR(S): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                   
Jrn-Date    Jrn-Page           Action                                          
 5/26/98      3966     (H)  READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRAL(S)                  
 5/26/98      3966     (H)  RESOURCES, JUD, FINANCE                            
 5/26/98      3966     (H)  FISCAL NOTE (GOV)                                  
 5/26/98      3966     (H)  ZERO FISCAL NOTE (LAW)                             
 5/26/98      3966     (H)  GOVERNOR'S TRANSMITTAL LETTER                      
 5/27/98               (H)  JUD AT 10:00 AM HOUSE FINANCE 519                  
 5/27/98               (H)  MINUTE (JUD)                                       
 5/27/98               (H)  RES AT 10:00 AM HOUSE FINANCE 519                  
 5/27/98               (H)  MINUTE (RES)                                       
WITNESS REGISTER                                                               
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                               
TAPE 98-55, SIDE A                                                             
Number 0001                                                                    
CO-CHAIRMAN BILL HUDSON called the House Resources Standing                    
Committee meeting to order at 10:24 p.m.  Members present at the               
call to order were Representatives Hudson, Masek, Barnes, Green,               
Williams, Nicholia and Joule.  Co-Chairman Ogan arrived at                     
approximately 10:30 p.m.                                                       
HJR 101 - CONST.AM: SUBSIT. PREF.BASED ON RESIDENCE                            
Number 0003                                                                    
CO-CHAIRMAN HUDSON:  And I'll ask everybody to just stand by for a             
moment or two.                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE BILL WILLIAMS:  Could we go through this -                      
amendments in the interest of time?                                            
CO-CHAIRMAN HUDSON:  As soon as our Chairman comes through here.               
REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS:  Do you want us to stand by now, again?               
CO-CHAIRMAN HUDSON:  We may not offer those amendments tonight.                
UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER:  Are we at-ease?                                         
CO-CHAIRMAN HUDSON:  We're at-ease [10:25 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.].                  
Number 0014                                                                    
CO-CHAIRMAN SCOTT OGAN:  We're going to take action today on the               
constitutional amendment proposed by the Governor's bill, House                
Joint Resolution 101.  We apologize for the delays for some                    
procedural things we're trying get ironed out - how it's going to              
be taken care of.  I know that the Resources Committee has to take             
action on the bill first.  But I will call a brief at-ease and                 
we'll be back in within two minutes [10:32 p.m.].                              
Number 0024                                                                    
CO-CHAIRMAN OGAN:  We have before us HJR 101, Proposing an                     
amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska authorizing a             
priority for subsistence uses of renewable natural resources, it's             
by the House Rules Committee, by request of the Governor.  We're               
going to open it for public testimony.  We have had extensive                  
testimony on this.  Last summer, when we had hearings all over the             
state, we had the Administration represented.  I'd like to limit               
testimony to three minutes if there's anybody in the audience who              
would like to testify.  (Indisc.) White would like to testify, I'm             
sure, he's tired of just sitting here listening to us.  Anybody                
Number 0032                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE IRENE NICHOLIA:  Before we even consider passing                
this bill out of this committee - I guess that's the plan now, I               
have a procedural question.  My question is, was this resolution               
given a notice that we would be hearing it today?  Okay.  I'm                  
confused because we didn't even address this first page of the                 
resolution today, that's why.  I was told that it wasn't, so.                  
CO-CHAIRMAN HUDSON:  I'd like to correct that.  When the attorney              
generals first arrived, they did speak extensively about this, and             
then the connection of this to the ANILCA [Alaska National Interest            
Lands Conservation Act] amendments.  I think we heard pretty ample             
testimony, not only - obviously the Administration through the                 
development of this across the state of Alaska by the task force.              
I think we also, at least had - the public an opportunity to see               
the nexus between the ANILCA amendments, which we're not discussing            
at the moment, we're talking about the resolution that was                     
presented by the Governor's task force.                                        
REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA:  So it was noticed then, so it was noticed            
for today's hearing.                                                           
UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER:  Representative Green, I believe has a                   
Number 0045                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE JOE GREEN:  When we began our deliberations as a                
joint committee, I'm not sure you were here.                                   
REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA:  I was here.                                          
REPRESENTATIVE GREEN:  But I specifically mentioned this bill and              
that we were taking up the potential ANILCA amendments (indisc.)               
they would be a part of it, but we did address this bill at our                
opening.  And it'll be on the minutes.                                         
REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS:  Are you ready for a motion Mr. Chairman?             
CO-CHAIRMAN OGAN:  No, I'm not.  I'd like to again extend the                  
opportunity to anybody in the public, or if the Administration has             
any comments.  Hearing none, the public testimony is closed.  Let's            
have a brief at-ease.  Where are the amendments? [10:37 p.m. -                 
10:39 p.m.].                                                                   
Number 0053                                                                    
CO-CHAIRMAN HUDSON:  Mr. Chairman, I move House Joint Resolution               
number 101, the A Version, dated 5/26/98, out of the committee with            
individual recommendations, and a zero fiscal note, and ask                    
unanimous consent.                                                             
REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA:  Object.                                              
CO-CHAIRMAN OGAN:  There's objection, will the secretary please                
take the roll.  Do we have a secretary?                                        
Number 0057                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE REGGIE JOULE:  Mr. Chairman, discussion.                        
CO-CHAIRMAN OGAN:  Oh, now there's discussion, Representative                  
REPRESENTATIVE JOULE:  This resolution is the only thing on the                
CO-CHAIRMAN OGAN:  Only thing on the table, the Governor's                     
REPRESENTATIVE JOULE:  This is not attached to it?                             
CO-CHAIRMAN OGAN:  That's correct.                                             
REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA:  Oh....                                               
UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER:  Do you still want to object?                            
REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA:  Okay, Wait.  What is this then?                      
UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER:  (Indisc.--noise) yesterday and we did not               
REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA:  Okay, I do not object.                               
Number 0064                                                                    
CO-CHAIRMAN OGAN:  Is there any other objection?  Going once, going            
twice, the bill is moved out of this committee.                                
Number 0065                                                                    
CO-CHAIRMAN OGAN:  And with that, the House Resources Committee is             
adjourned [10:41 p.m.]  And now I would like to recess to the call             
of the Chair, goodby.                                                          

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