Legislature(1995 - 1996)

05/13/1995 11:10 AM Senate STA

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               SENATE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE                                
                          May 13, 1995                                         
                           11:10 a.m.                                          
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
 Senator Bert Sharp, Chairman                                                  
 Senator Randy Phillips, Vice-Chairman                                         
 Senator Loren Leman                                                           
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
 Senator Dave Donley                                                           
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
 CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 48(RES)                                     
 Requesting that the Federal Subsistence Board not adopt the                   
 proposed subsistence moose hunting regulations for the Kenai                  
 Peninsula, and refrain, until January 1, 1997, from adopting                  
 federal regulations that would grant subsistence preferences for              
 fish or game or changing any customary and traditional use                    
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
 HJR 48 - No previous senate committee action.                                 
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
 Representative Mike Navarre                                                   
 State Capitol, Juneau, Alaska, 99801-1182¶465-3779                            
   POSITION STATEMENT: prime sponsor of HJR 48                                 
 Eddie Grasser, Alaska Outdoor Council                                         
 P.O. Box 2193, Palmer, AK 99645¶745-3772                                      
   POSITION STATEMENT: testified on HJR 48                                     
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
 SSTA - 5/13/95                                                                
         HJR 48 KENAI PENINSULA SUBSISTENCE PROPOSAL                         
 TAPE 95-24, SIDE A                                                            
 Number 001                                                                    
 CHAIRMAN SHARP calls the Senate State Affairs Committee to order at           
 11:10 and brings up HJR 48 as the first order of business before              
 the committee.  The chairman calls the first witness.                         
 REPRESENTATIVE MIKE NAVARRE, prime sponsor of HJR 48, states HJR 48           
 asks the Federal Subsistence Board to refrain from adopting any               
 federal subsistence regulations that would grant subsistence                  
 preferences or change any of the customary and traditional use                
 determinations without concurrence from the Commissioner of the               
 Department of Fish & Game until January 1, 1997.  The reasoning for           
 this is to try to provide for a cooling-off period and an                     
 opportunity for the new administration, our congressional                     
 delegation, the legislature, and the citizens of the state to try             
 to find a consensus for resolving the subsistence issue.  Another             
 purpose is to address the subsistence moose hunt proposed for the             
 Kenai Peninsula.                                                              
 Number 068                                                                    
 EDDIE GRASSER, Alaska Outdoor Council, states the AOC supports HJR
 48.  The resolution would address a statewide issue.  He thinks the           
 methods the Federal Subsistence Board uses for determining                    
 customary and traditional use leaves a lot to be desired, as                  
 compared to the state system.  The AOC also looks at HJR 48 as part           
 of a package to resolve the subsistence issue.                                
 Number 092                                                                    
 SENATOR RANDY PHILLIPS makes a motion to discharge HJR 48 from the            
 Senate State Affairs Committee with individual recommendations.               
 CHAIRMAN SHARP, hearing no objection, orders HJR 48 released from             
 committee with individual recommendations.                                    
 CHAIRMAN SHARP adjourns the Senate State Affairs Committee meeting            
 at 11:15 a.m.                                                                 

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