Legislature(2019 - 2020)BARNES 124

04/23/2019 01:00 PM TRANSPORTATION

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HJR 14 URGING SUPPORT FOR NOME DEEP-DRAFT PORT TELECONFERENCED
Moved HJR 14 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --
+= SB 54 ALASKA RAILROAD CORP. LAND TRANSFERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 54 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> --
+ SJR 11 U.S.-CANADA RAILROAD PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
           SB 54-ALASKA RAILROAD CORP. LAND TRANSFERS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
1:24:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL announced that the  next order of business would be                                                               
SENATE BILL  NO. 54,  "An Act approving  the transfer  of certain                                                               
Alaska Railroad Corporation land;  and providing for an effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:24:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  JOHN   COGHILL,  Alaska  State  Legislature,   as  prime                                                               
sponsor, stated that SB 54  would correct an oversight related to                                                               
the Healy  land transfer "from the  railroad to the buyers."   He                                                               
said he  thinks SB 54  would benefit  the Healy area,  the Alaska                                                               
Railroad Corporation, and the purchaser.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:25:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RYNNIEVA  MOSS,   Staff,  Senator  John  Coghill,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  on  behalf  of   Senator  Coghill,  prime  sponsor,                                                               
pointed out  that SB 54  does not address  a new sale,  rather it                                                               
relates  to a  sale  that  was approved  by  the legislature  [in                                                               
previous  legislation]  wherein Ms.  Moss  said  she had  made  a                                                               
mistake.  She  echoed Senator Coghill's remark  that the proposed                                                               
legislation would correct the oversight.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:25:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL opened public testimony on SB 54.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:26:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JON   COOK,   Chair,   Board  of   Directors,   Alaska   Railroad                                                               
Corporation, related that he has  also served on "the Real Estate                                                               
Committee"  for the  past nine  years.   He  stated that  board's                                                               
support  of SB  54.   He  explained  that the  buyer  paid for  a                                                               
portion of land on a lake  in Healy, Alaska, for a hotel complex;                                                               
this was made  possible under legislation passed last  year.  The                                                               
buyer "pre-paid  the remaining portion" that  [was not previously                                                               
allowed  due  to  an  oversight].     He  said  the  board  would                                                               
appreciate  anything  the  legislature  can  do  to  move  SB  54                                                               
quickly, because "one day in May  is worth three in October," and                                                               
the buyer is ready to go to work on the project.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:27:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR WOOL, after ascertaining that  there was no one else who                                                               
wished to testify, closed public testimony on SB 54.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:27:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  STUTES moved  to report  SB  54 out  of committee  with                                                               
individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  zero  fiscal                                                               
note.   There being no objection,  SB 54 was reported  out of the                                                               
House Transportation Standing Committee.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HTRA Presentation Nome Port 4.17.19.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 14
HJR014A.PDF HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 14
HJR014 Supporting Documents Washington Post Article .pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 14
HJR014 Supporting Documents Project Milestones.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 14
HJR014 Supporting Documents Senate Armed Services Committee Transcript.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 14
HJR014 Supporting Documents High North News Article.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 14
HJR014 Supporting Documents Senate Bill 3021.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 14
SB 54 - Sponsor Statement.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SB 54
SB 54 - Version M.PDF HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SB 54
SB54 - Map of parcels A B by Otto Lake.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SB 54
SB 54 - Premier Alaska Tours Letter.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SB 54
SB 54 - Language from HB 119 Land Transfer Authority from 2018 Session.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SB 54
SB 54 - ARR Resolution 2018-03 Otto Lake for SB 86.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SB 54
SB 86
SB 54 - Fiscal Note DCCED Version M.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SB 54
SB 54 - ARR Annual Property Management Report.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SB 54
SJR011 S.TRA CS ver U 4.16.19.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SJR011 Sponsor Statement 4.16.19.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SJR011 Fiscal Note S.TRA 4.16.19.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
SJR011 Explanation of Changes from ver M to U.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 14 - Fiscal Note DOT-COM-4-11-19.pdf HTRA 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
HJR 14