Legislature(1999 - 2000)
1999-05-18 House JournalFull Journal pdf
1999-05-18 House Journal Page 1626 SB 157 The following, which had been moved to the bottom of the calendar (page 1605), was again before the House: HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 157(FIN) "An Act relating to power cost equalization; relating to appropriations from the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska special revenue fund to the power cost equalization and rural electric capitalization fund; relating to the power cost equalization and rural electric capitalization fund and the four dam pool transfer fund; and providing for an effective date." Amendment No. 1 was not offered. Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representatives Halcro, Morgan, Murkowski and Harris: Page 1, following line 6: Insert a new bill section to read: "* Section 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. (a) The legislature finds that (1) affordable energy is essential for the economic and social well-being of all Alaskans; (2) the cost of electricity in many areas of rural Alaska is four times that of major urban areas and reductions are not expected to be substantially reduced in the near future; (3) the cost of power in rural Alaska is a significant detriment to economic growth and to maintaining a basic standard of living for rural residents; (4) a power cost equalization program to provide parity for all Alaskans and to reduce energy costs to residents in high- cost areas is vitally needed. (b) The purpose of this Act is to establish a program to provide affordable energy to meet basic economic and lifestyle needs of rural Alaskans, while providing incentives for conservation. It is further the intent of the legislature to provide adequate long-term funding for this program." 1999-05-18 House Journal Page 1627 SB 157 Page 1, line 7: Delete "* Section" Insert "* Sec." Renumber the following bill sections accordingly. Representative Halcro moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 2 be adopted. Representative Therriault objected and withdrew the objection. There being no further objection, Amendment No. 2 was adopted. Representative Green moved and asked unanimous consent that HCS CSSB 157(FIN) am H be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. There being no objection, it was so ordered. HCS CSSB 157(FIN) am H was read the third time. The question being: "Shall HCS CSSB 157(FIN) am H pass the House?" The roll was taken with the following result: HCS CSSB 157(FIN) am H Third Reading Final Passage YEAS: 38 NAYS: 0 EXCUSED: 0 ABSENT: 2 Yeas: Austerman, Barnes, Berkowitz, Brice, Cissna, Coghill, Cowdery, Croft, Davies, Davis, Dyson, Foster, Green, Grussendorf, Halcro, Harris, Hudson, James, Joule, Kapsner, Kemplen, Kerttula, Kohring, Kookesh, Kott, Masek, Morgan, Moses, Mulder, Murkowski, Ogan, Porter, Rokeberg, Sanders, Smalley, Therriault, Whitaker, Williams Absent: Bunde, Phillips And so, HCS CSSB 157(FIN) am H passed the House. 1999-05-18 House Journal Page 1628 SB 157 Representative Green moved and asked unanimous consent that the roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the effective date clause. There being no objection, it was so ordered. Representative Berkowitz gave notice of reconsideration of his vote on HCS CSSB 157(FIN) am H.