Legislature(2009 - 2010)

04/17/2010 05:22 PM FIN


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SENATE BILL NO. 25                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act naming the South Mitkof Island ferry terminal                                                                      
     the Richard 'Dewey' Duvall Ferry Terminal."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
7:10:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WESTON EILER,  STAFF, SENATOR  BERT STEDMAN,  explained that                                                                    
the bill would  name the South Mitkof  Island ferry terminal                                                                    
after  Richard  "Dewey"  Duval,  a  long-time  proponent  of                                                                    
marine  transportation  in  Petersburg.  Mr.  Duval  was  an                                                                    
engineer who promoted  improving transportation in Southeast                                                                    
Alaska  through his  involvement with  Alaska's Inter-Island                                                                    
Ferry  Authority  (IFA).  He  served  on  Petersburg's  city                                                                    
council and was  a founding board member of  IFA. During his                                                                    
ten years of  service on the board, he  helped the authority                                                                    
organize  and was  instrumental in  the construction  of the                                                                    
ferry terminal,  where he  worked as  agent. The  bill would                                                                    
recognize  his contribution  by naming  the terminal  in his                                                                    
honor.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  noted that the city  council of Petersburg                                                                    
had endorsed the measure.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hawker added that the  $1,000 fiscal note was for a                                                                    
new sign.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Thomas  MOVED to  report SB  25 out  of Committee                                                                    
with individual recommendations  and the accompanying fiscal                                                                    
note.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SB  25  was REPORTED  out  of  Committee  with a  "do  pass"                                                                    
recommendation and  with attached new fiscal  impact note by                                                                    
the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
7:12:27 PM               RECESSED                                                                                             
8:00:45 PM               RECONVENED                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                

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