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 ." Insert: "(B) for a seven-day [THREE DAY] tag........ 30  (C) for a 14 day [OR ANNUAL] tag........... 50 . 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.