Legislature(2017 - 2018)ADAMS ROOM 519

04/12/2018 01:30 PM FINANCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SB 37 PHARMACY BD & STAFF;DRUG DISTRIB/MANUFACT TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 37(FIN) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+ SB 15 E-CIGS/TOBACCO/NICOTINE & MINORS; SALES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Public Testimony --
+ SB 155 REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL MNGMT. COMPANIES TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 158 OIL/HAZARDOUS SUB.:CLEANUP/REIMBURSEMENT TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 158 Out of Committee
SENATE BILL NO. 158                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  relating to oil  and hazardous  substances and                                                                    
     waiver of cost recovery  for containment and cleanup of                                                                    
     certain  releases;  and   providing  for  an  effective                                                                    
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:42:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster indicated that bill  was previously heard on                                                                    
April 9, 2018.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:42:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KRISTIN  RYAN, DIRECTOR,  DIVISION OF  SPILL PREVENTION  AND                                                                    
RESPONSE,  DEPARTMENT  OF  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION  (via                                                                    
teleconference), relayed  that the  department did  not have                                                                    
anything to add on the record for the bill.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson  was  in  support of  the  bill.  She                                                                    
appreciated time  to offer amendments  but could not  find a                                                                    
way to  apply the bill retroactively  without complications.                                                                    
She would not be offering any amendments to the bill.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:44:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kawasaki  supported   moving  the  bill.  He                                                                    
expressed  concerns that  Section  3 of  the  bill left  the                                                                    
clean-up responsibility up to  the state for individuals who                                                                    
could afford to pay the costs.  He referred to Page 2, lines                                                                    
11 through 12 of the bill:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     (3)  the person took immediate measures upon discovery                                                                     
     of the release to contain the release where possible;                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kawasaki   asked  about   the  retroactivity                                                                    
clause.  Ms. Ryan  responded  that he  was  referring to  an                                                                    
existing  statute. She  explained that  upon discovery  of a                                                                    
release the  property owner was  expected to  take immediate                                                                    
action  to  stop  the release  and  minimize  the  long-term                                                                    
damage  from  the  leak. The  bill  included  a  retroactive                                                                    
clause that stated if the  homeowner took immediate remedial                                                                    
action  the Department  of Environmental  Conservation (DEC)                                                                    
would  not  bill  them  retroactively to  the  date  of  the                                                                    
legislation. Representative  Kawasaki referred to  Section 3                                                                    
regarding  the department's  ability to  waive the  response                                                                    
costs  and the  use  of  the word  "may."  He  asked if  the                                                                    
department  intended to  adopt the  waiver regulations.  Ms.                                                                    
Ryan responded in the affirmative.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Gara reviewed  the zero  fiscal note  FN1 (DEC),                                                                    
from DEC. He  reported that the division expected  a loss in                                                                    
cost recovery revenue of approximately $60.0 annually.                                                                          
Representative  Kawasaki referred  to page  2 of  the fiscal                                                                    
note analysis that stated:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     The Division of Spill Prevention and Response will                                                                         
     absorb the cost of promulgating regulations.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kawasaki  referred   to  previous  committee                                                                    
discussion regarding whether agencies  should be expected to                                                                    
cover the costs of  promulgating regulations and noted DEC's                                                                    
absorption of the expense.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:48:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  cited the analysis  on page 2  of the                                                                    
fiscal note that  stated regulations would be  adopted by FY                                                                    
2020.  She   asked  whether  the  division   would  have  to                                                                    
retroactively charge  costs. Ms. Ryan relayed  that the date                                                                    
was inserted  arbitrarily, however the division  intended to                                                                    
implement regulations immediately upon passage of the bill.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton  MOVED to  report  CSSB  158 (FIN)  out  of                                                                    
Committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSSB  158 (FIN)  was REPORTED  out of  committee with  a "do                                                                    
pass" recommendation and with  a previously published fiscal                                                                    
impact note: FN1 (DEC).                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:51:09 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:51:22 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB37 Supporting Document Partnership for SAFEMEDICINES 2018.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 37
CSSB 37 (FIN) vsn N Sponsor Statement 2-8-18.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 37
SB37 Supporting Document Title II Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 37
SB37 Supporting Document - Why License Board of Pharmacy.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 37
CSSB37(FIN) Sectional Overview 2-8-18.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 37
CSSB37(FIN) Summary of Changes 2-15-18.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 37
SB37 Support Bd of Pharmacy 3-5-17.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 37
CSSB37 (FIN) Fact Sheet - Review 2-15-18.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 37
SB37 Support AKPhA 3-3-17.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 37
002_SB015_E-Cigs_SponsorStatement.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
008_SB015_E-Cigs Poison the Airways.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
009_SB015_E-Cigs_AAAS_AsDangerousAsTobacco.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
013_SB015_E-Cigs_EXCERPTed_Surgeon General Report_E-Cigs Use Among Youth 2016.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
014_SB015_E-Cigs_UnivPittsburgh_E-Cigarettes Promote Smoking.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
015_SB015_E-Cigs_NationalAcademiesScience_EffectsOfE-Cigs.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
016_SB015_E-Cig Sales to AK Youth 2016.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
SB 155 State AMC Bond Requirements.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
017_SB015_E-Cig Sales to AK Youth 2017.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
SB 155 Letter of Support Wells Fargo 1.29.18.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
SB 155 Letter of Support REVAA 1.30.18.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
SB 155 Letter of Support Alaska Chamber 2.8.18.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
018_SB015_E-Cigs_AK Survey_Results_06April2017.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
019_SB015_E-Cigs_ABC_News_SameToxicChemsAsTobacco.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
SB015_E-Cigs_Explanation of Changes From Version T to I.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
SB015_E-Cigs_Sectional_VersionI_02April2018.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
SB015_E-Cigs_Support Letter_ALPHA.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
HCS CSSB 155(L&C) Explanation of Changes V.A to V.N.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
SB 155 Letter of Support Alaska Bankers Association 2.1.18.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
HCS CSSB 155(L&C) Sectional Summary.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
SB 155 DCCED AMC Extension Request.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
SB 155 AMC Registry Fees - Lexology Article.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
SB 155 AMC Framework - Lexology Article.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
HCS CSSB 155(L&C) Sponsor Statement.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 155
SB015_E-Cigs_YouthAccess_SupportLetter_MatSuHealthFoundation.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 15
SB 105 HB 353 DHSS letter for HFIN 041318.pdf HFIN 4/12/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 353
SB 105