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2015-01-30 Senate Journal

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SB 33                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 33 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
               "An Act relating to remittance of tire fees; and                                                                
          providing for an effective date."                                                                                     
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                                              
Finance Committees.                                                                                                             
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 28:                                                                                 
Dear President Meyer:                                                                                                           
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the deadline for tire                                                        
fees to be submitted to the State of Alaska by tire vendors.                                                                    
Under Alaska law, vendors who sell tires are required to collect a fee                                                          
for each tire sold and submit the fees to the State on a quarterly basis.                                                       
The bill would change the deadline for vendors to report and pay                                                                
collected tire fees. The current statutory language has caused                                                                  
confusion because some months have 31 days, and some vendors are                                                                
late in submitting the collected fees. Therefore, the bill would amend                                                          
AS 43.98.025 to make it clear to vendors that they have until the end                                                           

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of the month (regardless of the number of days in the month) to submit                                                          
the fees. The bill would reduce administrative costs to the State of                                                            
Alaska and benefit vendors by lessening the chance for accidental late                                                          
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
Bill Walker