Legislature(2015 - 2016)BARNES 124

02/05/2015 11:30 AM ECON. DEV., TOURISM, & ARCTIC POLICY

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11:30:47 AM Start
11:31:24 AM HB1
11:40:21 AM Overview: Alaska Arctic Policy Commission
12:03:12 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Time Change from 10:15 am --
+= HB 1 STATE ARCTIC POLICY TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 1(EDA) Out of Committee
+ Overview of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission TELECONFERENCED
Final Report & Implementation Plan
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
-- Public Testimony --
                   HB   1-STATE ARCTIC POLICY                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
11:31:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 1,  "An Act  declaring the  Arctic policy  of the                                                               
state."                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:32:18 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  moved  to adopt  the  proposed  committee                                                               
substitute (CS)  for HB 1,  labeled 29-LS0013\P,  Nauman, 2/3/15,                                                               
as the working document.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:32:46 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON  objected for the  purpose of discussion.   He noted                                                               
that some  of the changes  in the  CS are grammatical,  and asked                                                               
Mr. Earl to review the significant changes.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:33:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ROB  EARL,   Staff,  Representative  Bob  Herron,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, directed  attention to  section 1  on page  2, lines                                                               
[10-14], which read:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     the  United States,  other  nations, and  international                                                                    
     bodies,  including  the  Arctic  Council,  are  rapidly                                                                    
     developing   Arctic   strategies  and   policies,   and                                                                    
     therefore it is  essential that both the  state and the                                                                    
     nation   communicate   the   reality,   richness,   and                                                                    
     responsibility  that comes  with being  in the  Arctic,                                                                    
     including  communicating the  need  to provide  safety,                                                                    
     security, and prosperity to the region;                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. EARL  said [section 1, paragraph  (7)] was deleted.   On page                                                               
3, lines 6-7,  to section 1, subparagraph (D),  the following was                                                               
added:                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     and  adapt  to  the   challenges  of  coastal  erosion,                                                                    
     permafrost melt, and ocean acidification;                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. EARL continued to page 3, line  11, and said to section 1 the                                                               
following subparagraph (F) was added:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     maintain a  strong, sustainable fisheries  industry and                                                                    
     increase fisheries research and monitoring;                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. EARL continued to page 3, lines [24]-26, which read:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     (D)  strengthen  support  for  and  collaboration  with                                                                    
     Arctic  Council   Permanent  Participant  organizations                                                                    
     that include indigenous peoples of the state;                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. EARL  explained that  the foregoing  language "refers  to the                                                               
permanent participants with Alaskan members."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:35:03 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON removed his objection.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
[Before the committee was Version P.]                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
11:35:32 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HERRON   opened  public   testimony  on   HB  1.     After                                                               
ascertaining  no  one wished  to  testify,  public testimony  was                                                               
closed.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:36:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  STUTES  moved  to  report  CSHB  1,  Version  29-                                                               
LS0013\P,  Nauman,  2/3/15,  out  of  committee  with  individual                                                               
recommendations  and the  accompanying  four  zero fiscal  notes.                                                               
Without objection, CSHB  1(EDA) was moved from  the House Special                                                               
Committee on Economic Development, Tourism, and Arctic Policy.                                                                  

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 1 Changes from versions (E)cho to (P)apa.pdf HEDA 2/5/2015 11:30:00 AM
HB 1
HB 1 Draft Proposed CS Version (P)apa.pdf HEDA 2/5/2015 11:30:00 AM
HB 1