Legislature(2003 - 2004)

04/20/2004 08:40 AM FIN

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
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= bill was previously heard/scheduled
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32                                                                                            
     Relating to information infrastructure and establishing                                                                    
     the Alaska Information Infrastructure Policy Task                                                                          
Co-Chair Harris  referred to  the fiscal  note and  asked the                                                                   
length of time that the one position would be authorized.                                                                       
SUE STANCLIFF,  STAFF TO REPRESENTATIVE KOTT,  explained that                                                                   
the  Task Force  would  begin  work June  1,  2004 and  would                                                                   
terminate no later than the adjournment  of the first regular                                                                   
session. The sponsor  did not anticipate that  the Task Force                                                                   
would  take that long  but added  the extension  as a  safety                                                                   
Co-Chair Harris asked why the  Task Force is authorized for a                                                                   
longer time  if the report is  due the first day  of session.                                                                   
Ms. Stancliff agreed  that the Task Force is  not anticipated                                                                   
to extend  beyond the  report deadline,  but the sponsor  was                                                                   
concerned  that  there  may  be  further  recommendations  or                                                                   
findings  that would  require  additional  time. She  thought                                                                   
that staff could handle the legislation.                                                                                        
Co-Chair  Williams asked  if staff familiar  with the  issues                                                                   
would be  needed for  follow through.   Ms. Stancliff  agreed                                                                   
that   staff   with  "institutional   knowledge"   would   be                                                                   
beneficial to the Task Force and the next Legislature.                                                                          
Representative  Foster MOVED to  report CSHCR 32(EDT)  out of                                                                   
Committee   with    individual   recommendations    and   the                                                                   
accompanying fiscal  notes. There being NO OBJECTION,  it was                                                                   
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
CSHCR 32(EDT) was REPORTED out  of Committee with a "do pass"                                                                   
recommendation  and  with  two  previously  published  fiscal                                                                   
impact notes.                                                                                                                   

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