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03/24/2016 08:00 AM COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

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+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 209 WATER AND SEWER ADVISORY COMMITTEE TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 209(CRA) Out of Committee
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
*+ HB 370 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
*+ HB 338 MUNI. PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
           HB 209-WATER AND SEWER ADVISORY COMMITTEE                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:03:31 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TILTON announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL NO.  209, "An  Act relating  to an  Alaska Water  and                                                               
Sewer Advisory Committee; and providing for an effective date."                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:04:50 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HEATH HILYARD,  Staff, Representative Cathy Tilton,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, reviewed  the committee substitute (CS),  Version E,                                                               
changes which  are:  page  1, line  12 the verbiage  "systems are                                                               
provided for  all state residents,"  is amended to  read "systems                                                               
are provided for all communities of  the state; and page 3, lines                                                               
2 and  4 have had  the date  requirements adjusted from  2016 and                                                               
2017 to read  2017 and 2018, respectively.  Further,  he said the                                                               
packet contains  three proposed amendments  for the  committee to                                                               
consider   for   determining   the   appointment   process,   the                                                               
composition of the advisory committee,  defining the Bush caucus.                                                               
He  pointed out  that the  third  amendment is  comprised of  the                                                               
first two amendments, thus affording  flexibility in the adoption                                                               
process.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:06:30 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  HILYARD  explained the  amendments:    proposed Amendment  1                                                               
replaces  the language  of  the  bill, page  2  lines 7-10,  thus                                                               
removing the requirement that the  legislative seats be filled by                                                               
a majority  vote of the membership  and are instead named  by the                                                               
House Speaker  and the Senate  President, accordingly.   Proposed                                                               
Amendment 2 replaces  language of the bill, page  3, lines 30-31,                                                               
which  defines the  Bush caucus  as a  group of  legislators that                                                               
represent rural areas of the  state, and replaces that definition                                                               
with specifically  named locales  from which  the caucus  will be                                                               
drawn.  Proposed  Amendment 3 provides for both  of these actions                                                               
to be adopted via one committee motion, he finished.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:07:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HUGHES  questioned  how many  representatives  or                                                               
senators might  be involved when  considering the areas  named in                                                               
proposed Amendment  2.  She  stressed that it would  be important                                                               
to have  more than one or  two legislative members from  which to                                                               
appoint  and maintained  her interest  in knowing  how many  Bush                                                               
districts are included.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:08:02 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAUL  LABOLLE, Staff,  Representative Neal  Foster, Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, responded  that elected officials  for consideration                                                               
will represent Districts 6, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:08:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  ORTIZ asked  for clarification  on the  status of                                                               
water/sewer projects in the named areas.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. LABOLLE  responded that  the named  locales have  projects on                                                               
the list, but represent unserved communities.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:09:18 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON  added  that  there are  villages  in  his                                                               
district, which  have listed projects,  but are not named  in the                                                               
caucus  pool.    He  surmised   that  the  named  areas  comprise                                                               
communities that are currently unserved.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. LEBOLLE concurred.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:10:42 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:10 a.m. to 8:11 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
[CHAIR TILTON passed the gavel to Vice Chair Seaton.]                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:11:04 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TILTON  moved to adopt Amendment  3, labeled 29-LS0306\E.3,                                                               
Nauman, 3/18/16, which read:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 7 - 8:                                                                                                       
          Delete "affirmative vote of a majority of the                                                                         
     full membership"                                                                                                           
          Insert "the president"                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Page 2, lines 9 - 10:                                                                                                      
          Delete "affirmative vote of a majority of the                                                                         
     full membership"                                                                                                           
          Insert "the speaker"                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, lines 30 - 31:                                                                                                     
          Delete "rural areas of the state"                                                                                     
          Insert "the following communities: Akiachak,                                                                          
     Alatna,  Allakaket, Arctic  Village, Atmautluak,  Birch                                                                    
     Creek, Chalkyitsik,  Chefornak, Circle,  Crooked Creek,                                                                    
     Diomede,  Eagle,  Eek,  Kipnuk,  Kivalina,  Kongiganak,                                                                    
     Koyukuk,    Kwigillingok,    Lime   Village,    Newtok,                                                                    
     Oscarville,  Shageluk,  Shishmaref,  Stebbins,  Stevens                                                                    
     Village,  Stony   River,  Takotna,   Teller,  Tuluksak,                                                                    
     Tuntutuliak, Tununak, Venetie, and Wales"                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD objected for discussion.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TILTON  explained that this amendment  combines the actions                                                               
of both Amendments 1 and 2, as discussed.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:11:58 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  REINBOLD  removed   her  objection,  and  without                                                               
further objection, Amendment 3 was adopted.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
[VICE CHAIR SEATON returned the gavel to Chair Tilton.]                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:13:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES  reminded members  that the bill  carries a                                                               
zero  fiscal note  which,  she  opined, is  good  in the  current                                                               
fiscal situation.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:13:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KATHIE  WASSERMAN, Executive  Director, Alaska  Municipal League,                                                               
voiced support of  HB 209, and stressed the  importance of taking                                                               
care of the people in the state.   She said many of the residents                                                               
have been  living without  water for many  years and  provided an                                                               
anecdote  regarding a  visiting  congressman who,  upon taking  a                                                               
tour of several  villages, commented on the poverty  level of the                                                               
state.  She  pointed out that this occurred at  a time when there                                                               
was a plethora  of money in the state coffers.   She stressed the                                                               
need to start a discussion on the  best way to help the people of                                                               
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:15:51 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR TILTON closed public testimony on HB 209.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:16:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON moved  to report  the proposed  CS for  HB
209,  Version  29-LS0306\E,  Nauman, 3/17/16,  as  amended,  from                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal  note.   There  being  no  objection, CSHB  209(CRA),  was                                                               
reported from  the House Community and  Regional Affairs Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:16:42 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:16 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:20:11 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON moved  to rescind  the action  moving CSHB
209(CRA) out of  committee.  Without objection the  action was so                                                               
rescinded.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:20:25 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON moved  to  adopt CS  HB 209,  29-LS0306\E,                                                               
Nauman,  3/17/16, as  the working  document.   Without  objection                                                               
Version E was before the committee.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:20:36 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SEATON moved  to report  the proposed  CS for  HB
209,  Version  29-LS0306\E,  Nauman, 3/17/16,  as  amended,  from                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
zero fiscal note.   There being no objection,  CSHB 209(CRA), was                                                               
reported from  the House Community and  Regional Affairs Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 209 E version.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 209
HB 209, AmendmentE1.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 209
HB 209, AmendmentE2.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 209
HB 209, AmendmentE3.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 209
HB209-LEG-COU-03-15-16, Fiscal Note LAA.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 209
HB 209 Materials - 2015 House Count of Homes Served.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 209
HB 209 Materials - Agency Coordination.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 209
HB 209 Materials - Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes conference.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 209
HB 209 Materials - Current Funding Needs and Available Funds.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 209
HB 209 Materials - Alaska Challenge R&D Project.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 209
CS HB 370, W.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 370
Sponsor Statement, HB 370.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 370
HB370-DCCED-DCRA-3-18-16, Fiscal Note.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 370
Legal Memorandum, constitutionality of tax exemption time limits.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 370
HB 338 Senior Property Tax Exemption_ver H.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
HB 338 Sectional.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
HB 338 Sponsor Statement.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
HB 338 Blank CS ver P_Needs & RLC always.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
CS_HB 338 Sectional ver. P.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
Changes between HB 338 ver H and CS ver P.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
HB 338 Support Dcoument_CityHomerResolution 15-111.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
HB338-DCCED-DCRA-03-18-16, Fiscal Note.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
Opposed, HB338 - Harris.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
Opposed, HB338 - Walters.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
Opposed, HB338 - Earls.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
Opposed, HB338 - Fread.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
Opposed, HB338 - Kliemann.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
Support, HB338 - Aderhold.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
Support, HB338 - Soldotna.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
Opposed, HB338 - Torrella.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
HB 338 power point Final.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
HB 338 letter of support.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338
Support, HB338 - Griswold.pdf HCRA 3/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
HB 338