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1995-02-01 House Journal

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1995-02-01                     House Journal                      Page 0202
HJR 13                                                                       
The following was read the second time:                                        

1995-02-01                     House Journal                      Page 0203
HJR 13                                                                       
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 13                                                 
Endorsing, in principle, legislation authorizing oil and gas leasing,         
exploration, and development on the coastal plain within the Arctic            
National Wildlife Refuge, provided the legislation does not contain            
a provision decreasing this state's royalty.                                   
                                                                               
with the:                                                 Journal Page         
                                                                               
	O&G RPT  CS(O&G) NEW TITLE 5DP 1NR                                127         
	-ZERO FISCAL NOTE (DNR) 1/25/95                                   127         
	RES RPT  CS (O&G) NEW TITLE 6DP 1AM                               172         
	PREVIOUS ZERO FN (DNR) 1/25/95                                    173         
	FIN REFERRAL WAIVED                                               179         
                                                                               
Representative Vezey moved and asked unanimous consent that the                
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original              
resolution:                                                                    
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 13 (O&G)                                    
Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the             
coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil           
and gas exploration, development, and production.                              
                                                                               
Representative Kubina objected and withdrew the objection.  There              
being no further objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Brice:                           
                                                                               
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	Delete all material and insert:                                               
	"FURTHER RESOLVED that activity be conducted in a manner                    
that protects the environment, uses the state's work force to the              
maximum extent possible, and occurs without alteration of the current          
provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act and the Alaska Statehood Act             
distributing to the state 90 percent of royalties from oil, gas, and           
mineral leasing activities on federal land in the state."                      
                                                                               
Representative Brice moved and asked unanimous consent that                    
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                    
                                                                               

1995-02-01                     House Journal                      Page 0204
HJR 13                                                                       
Objection was heard.                                                           
                                                                               
Representative Brice moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw             
Amendment No. 1.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representative Nicholia:                        
                                                                               
Page 1, after line 14:                                                         
                                                                               
Insert:  "WHEREAS the coastal plain of the Arctic National                  
Wildlife Refuge comprises a core calving and nursery ground of                 
the Porcupine Caribou herd; and                                                
                                                                               
	WHEREAS the Gwich'in Athabascan Indians of northeastern                    
Alaska and northwestern Canada have relied on caribou for                      
subsistence for thousands of years, and continue to subsist on the             
Porcupine Caribou herd, a herd that is essential to meet the                   
nutritional, cultural, and spiritual needs of the Gwich'in people;             
and"                                                                           
                                                                               
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Delete "."                                                                    
Insert "; and be it                                                           
                                                                               
	FURTHER RESOLVED that the Congress join with the state                     
in providing strict standards to ensure the continued health and               
productivity of the Porcupine Caribou herd, and for the protection             
of land, water and wildlife resources during the exploration and               
development of the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife               
Refuge."                                                                       
                                                                               
Representative Nicholia moved and asked unanimous consent that                 
Amendment No. 2 be adopted.                                                    
                                                                               
Representative Rokeberg objected.                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?"  The roll             
was taken with the following result:                                           

1995-02-01                     House Journal                      Page 0205
HJR 13                                                                       
                                                                               
CSHJR 13(O&G)                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 2                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  22   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                             
                                                                               
Yeas:  Austerman, Brown, Davies, B.Davis, Elton, Finkelstein, Foster,          
Grussendorf, Ivan, Kubina, Mackie, Navarre, Nicholia, Robinson,                
Willis                                                                         
                                                                               
Nays:  Barnes, Brice, Bunde, G.Davis, Hanley, James, Kelly, Kohring,           
Kott, Martin, Masek, Mulder, Ogan, Parnell, Phillips, Porter, Rokeberg,        
Sanders, Therriault, Toohey, Vezey, Williams                                   
                                                                               
Excused:  Green, MacLean                                                       
                                                                               
Absent:  Moses                                                                 
                                                                               
And so, Amendment No. 2 was not adopted.                                       
                                                                               
Amendment No. 3 was offered by Representative Finkelstein:                     
                                                                               
Page 2, after line 18:                                                         
                                                                               
Insert "WHEREAS many Alaskans are in need of employment                     
opportunities which would be offered by oil exploration and                    
development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; and"                       
                                                                               
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Delete "."                                                                    
Insert "; and be it                                                           
                                                                               
	FURTHER RESOLVED that the Congress join with the                           
State to require that Alaskans be given at least 80% of the jobs               
arising from the exploration and development of the Arctic                     
National Wildlife Refuge."                                                     
                                                                               
Representative Finkelstein moved and asked unanimous consent that              
Amendment No. 3 be adopted.                                                    

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HJR 13                                                                       
Objection was heard.                                                           
                                                                               
Amendment to Amendment No. 3 was offered by Representative                     
Davies:                                                                        
                                                                               
In "further resolved" paragraph, line 2:                                       
                                                                               
Delete "80%"                                                                  
Insert "90%"                                                                  
                                                                               
Representative Davies moved and asked unanimous consent that the               
amendment to Amendment No. 3 be adopted.                                       
                                                                               
Representative Vezey objected.                                                 
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall the amendment to Amendment No. 3 be                
adopted?"  The roll was taken with the following result:                       
                                                                               
CSHJR 13(O&G)                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment to Amendment No. 3                                                   
                                                                               
YEAS:  9   NAYS:  28   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Brice, Brown, Davies, Elton, Finkelstein, Grussendorf, Kubina,          
Nicholia, Robinson                                                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Austerman, Barnes, Bunde, B.Davis, G.Davis, Foster, Hanley,             
Ivan, James, Kelly, Kohring, Kott, Mackie, Martin, Masek, Mulder,              
Navarre, Ogan, Parnell, Phillips, Porter, Rokeberg, Sanders, Therriault,       
Toohey, Vezey, Williams, Willis                                                
                                                                               
Excused:  Green, MacLean                                                       
                                                                               
Absent:  Moses                                                                 
                                                                               
And so, the amendment to Amendment No. 3 was not adopted.                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?"  The roll             
was taken with the following result:                                           

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HJR 13                                                                       
                                                                               
CSHJR 13(O&G)                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 3                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  30   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Brice, Brown, Davies, Elton, Finkelstein, Nicholia, Robinson            
                                                                               
Nays:  Austerman, Barnes, Bunde, B.Davis, G.Davis, Foster,                     
Grussendorf, Hanley, Ivan, James, Kelly, Kohring, Kott, Kubina,                
Mackie, Martin, Masek, Mulder, Navarre, Ogan, Parnell, Phillips,               
Porter, Rokeberg, Sanders, Therriault, Toohey, Vezey, Williams, Willis         
                                                                               
Excused:  Green, MacLean                                                       
                                                                               
Absent:  Moses                                                                 
                                                                               
And so, Amendment No. 3 was not adopted.                                       
                                                                               
Representative Vezey moved and asked unanimous consent that                    
CSHJR 13(O&G) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading               
and placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so              
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
CSHJR 13(O&G) was read the third time.                                         
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall CSHJR 13(O&G) pass the House?"  The                
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               
CSHJR 13(O&G)                                                                  
Third Reading                                                                  
Final Passage                                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  34   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Austerman, Barnes, Brice, Brown, Bunde, B.Davis, G.Davis,               
Elton, Foster, Grussendorf, Hanley, Ivan, James, Kelly, Kohring, Kott,         
Kubina, Mackie, Martin, Masek, Mulder, Navarre, Ogan, Parnell,                 
Phillips, Porter, Robinson, Rokeberg, Sanders, Therriault, Toohey,             
Vezey, Williams, Willis                                                        

1995-02-01                     House Journal                      Page 0208
HJR 13                                                                       
Nays:  Davies, Finkelstein, Nicholia                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
Excused:  Green, MacLean                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
Absent:  Moses                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
And so, CSHJR 13(O&G) passed the House.                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
Representative Davies gave notice of reconsideration of his vote on            
CSHJR 13(O&G).