Legislature(2015 - 2016)CAPITOL 106

03/05/2015 10:15 AM ENERGY

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Location Change from Capitol 17 --
+= HB 58 ELIGIBILITY FOR AK ENERGY EFFIC LOANS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 58(ENE) Out of Committee
*+ HB 118 MUNI ENERGY IMPROVEMNT ASSESSMNTS/BONDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 78 REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
          HB  58-ELIGIBILITY FOR AK ENERGY EFFIC LOANS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
11:49:06 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR VAZQUEZ announced that the  next order of business would                                                               
be HOUSE  BILL NO. 58,  "An Act making  an entity that  is exempt                                                               
from  federal  taxation  under   26  U.S.C.  501(c)(3)  (Internal                                                               
Revenue Code)  and a  federally recognized  tribe eligible  for a                                                               
loan from the  Alaska energy efficiency revolving  loan fund; and                                                               
relating  to loans  from the  Alaska energy  efficiency revolving                                                               
loan fund."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:49:30 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TILTON  moved  to adopt  the  proposed  committee                                                               
substitute (CS)  for HB 58, labeled  29-LS0254\G, Nauman, 3/4/15,                                                               
as the working document.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:50:04 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JOSHUA WALTON,  Staff, Representative  Liz Vazquez,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  explained Version  G  has a  title  change and  two                                                               
significant changes  from Version H.   On  page 1, lines  1-5 the                                                               
new title read:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     An Act  making an  entity that  is exempt  from federal                                                                    
     taxation under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3),  (4), (6), (12), or                                                                    
     (19)(Internal Revenue Code)  and a federally recognized                                                                    
     tribe  eligible  for  a loan  from  the  Alaska  energy                                                                    
     efficiency revolving loan fund;  relating to loans from                                                                    
     the Alaska  energy efficiency revolving loan  fund; and                                                                    
     relating to  the annual report published  by the Alaska                                                                    
     Housing Finance Corporation.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. WALTON  explained the first  change specifies which  types of                                                               
tax-exempt entities  would be  allowed to  borrow from  the fund.                                                               
The  second  change to  the  title  refers  to a  report  further                                                               
described in section 1.  The  first change to the language in the                                                               
bill was new section  1 found on page 1, beginning  on line 7 and                                                               
continuing to page 2, line 11 which read:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Section 1. AS 18.56.200(d) is amended to read:                                                                             
           (d) The corporation shall include in its annual                                                                      
     report under (b) of this section                                                                                           
                (1) a report of its activities under                                                                            
                     (A) AS 18.55.010 - 18.55.290 (Housing                                                                      
     Project and Public Building Assistance Act);                                                                               
                    (B) AS 18.55.300 - 18.55.470 (programs                                                                      
     of moderate income and rental housing);                                                                                    
                    (C) AS 18.55.480 - 18.55.960 (Slum                                                                          
     Clearance and Redevelopment Act); and                                                                                      
                    (D)   AS    18.56.855   (Alaska   energy                                                                    
     efficiency revolving loan fund);                                                                                           
               (2) a summary of its efforts to implement a                                                                      
     program  to  extend  the   operation  of  the  programs                                                                    
     authorized  under AS  18.55 and  this chapter  to rural                                                                    
     communities;                                                                                                               
               (3) an evaluation of the corporation's                                                                           
     ability to fulfill the objectives  of AS 18.56.010(b) -                                                                    
     (e); and                                                                                                                   
               (4) the amount of interest rate, building,                                                                       
     and   other  subsidies   for   each   program  of   the                                                                    
     corporation for which subsidies are given.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. WALTON said  section 1 amends existing statute  to add Alaska                                                               
energy efficiency  revolving loan  fund to  the list  of programs                                                               
that are included in Alaska  Housing Finance Corporation's annual                                                               
report  to the  legislature.   Sections 2,  3, 4,  5, and  6 were                                                               
renumbered.   The second  substantive change  is the  addition of                                                               
new section 7 found on page 5, lines 10-16 which read:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  7.   AS  18.56.855  is  amended   by  adding  new                                                                    
     subsections to read:                                                                                                       
          (k) In considering applications and making loans                                                                      
     from the Alaska energy  efficiency revolving loan fund,                                                                    
     the   corporation  shall   give   priority  to   energy                                                                    
     efficiency  improvements   to  buildings  owned   by  a                                                                    
     regional  educational attendance  area, the  University                                                                    
     of  Alaska, a  municipality,  or the  state over  other                                                                    
     applications and loans.                                                                                                    
          (l) Notwithstanding any provision of this                                                                             
     section,  the recipient  of a  loan under  this section                                                                    
     may not be a for-profit business enterprise                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR.   WALTON  said   subsection  (k)   ensures  that   state  and                                                               
governmental  facilities  are   given  priority  over  tax-exempt                                                               
entities  and federally  recognized  tribes,  and subsection  (1)                                                               
ensures  that the  recipient of  a  loan cannot  be a  for-profit                                                               
business enterprise.  All of  changes are in response to concerns                                                               
raised by the committee.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:54:11 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR VAZQUEZ objected to the motion for discussion purposes.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:54:34 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS,  Alaska State Legislature,  one of                                                               
the  prime sponsors  of HB  58, said  the aforementioned  changes                                                               
came from  House Special Committee on  Energy deliberation during                                                               
a previous  hearing.   He stated that  the changes  have improved                                                               
the bill and urged that the bill move from committee.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN confirmed that  in new subsection [(k)] the                                                               
described entities  are the same  and are  not a larger  class of                                                               
groups than existed before.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KREISS-TOMKINS  said  that is  accurate,  all  of                                                               
previous public  entities that had  access to the  revolving loan                                                               
fund now have first priority access.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
11:56:31 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR VAZQUEZ removed her objection.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
[There  being no  further  objection, Version  G  was before  the                                                               
committee.]                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:57:44 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TILTON  moved  to  report CSHB  58,  Version  29-                                                               
LS0254\G,  Nauman,  3/4/15,  out  of  committee  with  individual                                                               
recommendations  and the  accompanying zero  fiscal note.   There                                                               
being no  objection, CSHB 58(ENE)  was reported out of  the House                                                               
Special Committee on Energy.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:58:33 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS thanked the committee.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
11:59:03 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at ease from 11:59 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 78 Opposing Documents - Letter Koplin - 3-3-2015.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter CIRI 3-3-2015.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 58 Proposed CS ver G.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 58
HB 58 Supporting Documents - Flyer FNRP.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 58
HB 58 Supporting Documents - Letter Joel Neimeyer 2-9-2015.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 58
HB 58 Supporting Documents - Letter Roger Schmidt.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 58
HB 58 Supporting Documents - Sample of Alaska 501(c)(3) Organizations.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 58
HB 58 Supporting Documents - Sample of Alaska 501(c)(4) Organizations.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 58
HB 58 Supporting Documents - Sample of Alaska 501(c)(6) Organizations.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 58
HB 58 Supporting Documents - Sample of Alaska 501(c)(12) Organizations.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 58
HB 58 Supporting Documents - Sample of Alaska 501(c)(19) Organizations.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 58
HB 118 Fiscal Note - HB0118-1-2-021815-CED-N.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118
HB 118 Sectional Analysis.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118
HB 118 Governor's Transmittal Letter.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118
HB 118 Supporting Documents - Hearing Request AEA 2-19-2015.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118
HB 118 Supporting Documents - Letter DEC.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118
HB 118 Supporting Documents - Letter Doyon Limited.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118
HB 118 Supporting Documents - Letter FNSB.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118
HB 118A.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118
HB 118 AEA Presentation 3-5-2015 - PACE House Energy.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118
HB 118 Supporting Documents - Letter REAP 2-26-2015.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118
HB58 Sponsor Statement - Revised 3-4-2015.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 58
HB 118 Supporting Documents - Letter IGU 3-4-15.pdf HENE 3/5/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 118