Legislature(1997 - 1998)

02/26/1997 12:26 PM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                       February 26, 1997                                       
                           12:26 p.m.                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Tim Kelly, Chairman                                                   
 Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chairman                                            
 Senator Robin Taylor                                                          
 Senator John Torgerson                                                        
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 All members present                                                           
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 7                                                             
 "An Act reducing certain resident sport fishing, hunting, and                 
 trapping license fees, increasing certain nonresident sport fishing           
 license and tag fees, and relating to nonresident sport fishing,              
 hunting, and trapping licenses; and providing for an effective                
 date."                                                                        
                                                                               
 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 38                                     
 "An Act relating to anatomical gifts, living wills, and do not                
 resuscitate orders."                                                          
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 84                                                            
 "An Act relating to fiscal management of endowment assets of the              
 University of Alaska; amending the definition of `university                  
 receipts' to include distribution from university endowments and              
 the total return from the University of Alaska's endowment trust              
 fund for land obtained under the Act of Congress of January 21,               
 1929, as amended, and transferring responsibility for management              
 and investment of those assets; and making technical amendments to            
 provisions relating to federal grants and appropriations from                 
 federal land grant college fund sources that must be paid to the              
 state."                                                                       
                                                                               
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 43(FIN)                                                 
 "An Act relating to registration of vehicles, to municipal taxation           
 of vehicles, and to emission control inspection fees for vehicles;            
 and providing for an effective date."                                         
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SB  7 - See Senate Resources minutes 1/29/97 and 2/3/97.                      
     Finance Committee report 2/25/97.                                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
 SB 38 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services Committee              
     minutes dated 1/31/97 and 2/3/97 and Judiciary minutes                    
         dated 2/14/97.                                                        
     Finance Committee report 2/25/97.                                         
                                                                               
 SB 84 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services Committee              
         dated 2/19/97.                                                        
     Finance Committee report 2/25/97.                                         
                                                                               
 HB 43 - See Community & Regional Affairs Committee minutes dated              
     2/19/97.                                                                  
     Finance Committee referral waived 2/25/97.                                
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
 Senator Dave Donley                                                           
 State Capitol                                                                 
 Juneau, AK 99801-1182                                                         
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
  TAPE 97-2, SIDE A                                                            
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order           
 at 12:26 p.m.  He noted all committee members were present.                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  brought  SB 7  (HUNTING SPORT FISH TRAPPING                  
 FEES/LICENSES) before the committee as the first order of business.           
 He directed attention to a proposed amendment and asked the bill's            
 sponsor, Senator Donley, to explain the change.                               
                                                                               
  SENATOR DONLEY  explained the legislation sets up a slightly                 
 different scheme for nonresident license fees, and as that scheme             
 was being developed with the help of the Department of Fish & Game,           
 they failed to make the king salmon tag parallel to the new                   
 nonresident license scheme.  The legislation deletes the current              
 three-day nonresident license and it goes to a one-day, seven-day,            
 14-day system.  The amendment to Section 7 on page 3 will set out             
 that same system for a king salmon tag.                                       
                                                                               
 It was further explained by Senator Donley that if an individual              
 purchases a one-day tag or even a seven-day tag, this legislation             
 doesn't have any impact on them.  That is consistent with the                 
 purpose of the bill, which is to address people who come and stay             
 for the entire season.  He added that the legislation also removes            
 an annual tag.                                                                
                                                                               
  SENATOR TOGERSON  inquired if changes were made to the resident tag.         
  SENATOR DONLEY  answered the only impact on the resident tag fees in         
 the legislation is in the amendment to the combination resident               
 licensure, but the fees are not being changed for the resident                
 tags.  It is cheaper for the state when residents buy combination             
 licenses, because they don't have to pay the vendors for every                
 license they issue, so the change encourages people to buy the                
 combination licenses.                                                         
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved adoption of the following amendment to be               
 incorporated into a Rules CS.   SENATOR TAYLOR  objected.                     
                                                                               
 Amendment No. 1                                                             
                                                                               
 Page 3, lines 13-14:                                                          
                                                                               
 Delete: "(B) [FOR A THREE-DAY TAG ...................... 15                   
          (C)] for a 14-day [OR ANNUAL] tag.......... 30 [35]."            
                                                                               
 Insert: "(B) for a seven-day [THREE DAY] tag........ 30 [15]              
          (C) for a 14 day [OR ANNUAL] tag........... 50 [35].               
                                                                               
 The roll was taken with the following result:  Senators Torgerson,            
 Leman and Kelly voted "Yea" and Senators Taylor and Duncan voted              
 "Nay."   CHAIRMAN KELLY  stated the motion carried.                           
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved CSSB 7(RLS) be passed out of committee with             
 individual recommendations and that it be approved for calendaring.           
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  brought  SSSB 38  (ANATOMICAL GIFTS,LIVING WILLS & DN        
 ORDER) before the committee.  Hearing no discussion, he asked for             
 the pleasure of the committee.                                                
                                                                               
  SENATOR TAYLOR  moved and asked unanimous consent SSSB 38 be                 
 approved for calendaring.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.           
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  brought  SB 84  (ASSETS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA)         
 before the committee.  Hearing no discussion, he asked for the                
 pleasure of the committee.                                                    
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved and asked unanimous consent SB 84 be approved           
 for calendaring.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  brought  CSHB 43(FIN)  (MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS,           
 FEES & TAXES) before the committee.  Hearing no discussion, he                
 asked for the pleasure of the committee.                                      
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved and asked unanimous consent CSHB 43(FIN) be             
 approved for calendaring.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.           
                                                                               
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting adjourned at 12:36 p.m.                                               
                                                                               

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