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2010-04-11 House Journal

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2010-04-11                     House Journal                      Page 2165
HB 365                                                                                                                        
The Resources Committee considered:                                                                                             
    HOUSE BILL NO. 365                                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to sharing records regarding fish purchased by                                                             
    fish processors with certain federal agencies, to requirements to                                                           
    obtain and maintain a fisheries business license, and to payment of                                                         
    industry fees required of fish processors; and providing for an                                                             
    effective date."                                                                                                            
The report was signed by Representative Johnson, Co-chair, with the                                                             
following individual recommendations:                                                                                           
Do pass (4):  Tuck, Edgmon, P. Wilson, Johnson                                                                                  
No recommendation (1):  Olson                                                                                                   
Amend (2):  Kawasaki, Seaton                                                                                                    
A House Resources Committee letter of intent for HB 365, signed by                                                              
Representatives Johnson and Neuman, Co-chairs, follows:                                                                         
"The House Resources Committee recognizes that passage of                                                                       
provisions in HB 365 is a necessary step to enable a planned permit                                                             
buyback program in the Southeast Alaska Salmon Seine fishery to                                                                 
move forward.  Further, while the committee recognizes the value of                                                             
reducing the number of permits in the Southeast Salmon Seine fishery,                                                           
it is also concerned that the permit buyback program not remove more                                                            
permits than necessary for the health and viability of the fishery, nor                                                         
result in negative economic impacts to the region or state, including                                                           
diminishment of the economic benefits of the investments that have                                                              
been made in Southeast Alaska communities.                                                                                      
Specifically, the committee is passing this legislation with the                                                                
understanding, and the assurance of the Southeast Revitalization                                                                
Association, that the permit reduction program the association seeks to                                                         
undertake for the Southeast Alaska Salmon Seine fishery and to                                                                  
implement through the provisions of this bill will not reduce the                                                               
number of permits in that fishery to less than 260."                                                                            

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The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
1.  Zero, Dept. of Fish & Game                                                                                                  
2.  Zero, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                      
HB 365 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the