Legislature(2009 - 2010)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)


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03:32:28 PM Start
03:32:44 PM SJR29
03:38:25 PM Adjourn
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Moved CSSJR 29(CRA) Out of Committee
        SJR 29-TRIBAL SEATS ON N. PAC. FISHERIES COUNCIL                                                                    
3:32:44 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR OLSON said  the first order of business to  come before the                                                               
committee was SJR 29.                                                                                                           
TIM BENITENDI, aide to Senator  Olson, explained the changes made                                                               
in the  committee substitute, CSSJR  29(CRA), Version R.  Page 1,                                                               
line 6  and page 2,  lines 24-25  now read "other  industrial and                                                               
commercial  fishing interests"  instead of  referencing just  the                                                               
pollock industry. On page 2,  line 23 clarifies that the governor                                                               
makes  recommendations   for  appointees  to  the   Secretary  of                                                               
Commerce. Also  on page 2,  line 23, federally  recognized tribes                                                               
"in Alaska"  is now specified  as opposed to any  other federally                                                               
recognized tribes.                                                                                                              
SENATOR  THOMAS  referred to  the  wording,  "recommended by  the                                                               
governor",  on page  2, line  23,  and asked  who would  actually                                                               
confirm the appointed council members.                                                                                          
MR. BENITENDI replied the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.                                                                           
SENATOR THOMAS asked  if stating that U.S.  Secretary of Commerce                                                               
makes the appointments is necessary.                                                                                            
MR. BENITENDI replied that it is  elsewhere in statute and in the                                                               
Magnuson-Stevens Act.                                                                                                           
3:36:03 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR THOMAS  moved to adopt the  proposed committee substitute                                                               
to SJR  29, labeled 26-LS1568\R  as the working document.   There                                                               
being no objection, version R was before the committee.                                                                         
3:36:18 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  THOMAS moved  to  report CSSB  29(CRA),  referred to  as                                                               
Version  R, from  committee with  individual recommendations  and                                                               
accompanying fiscal  notes. There being no  objection, the motion                                                               
3:36:43 PM                                                                                                                    
MR.  BENITENDI  mentioned that  he  has  given the  committee  an                                                               
information  sheet on  the makeup  of the  North Pacific  Fishery                                                               
Management Council  (NPFMC). He noted  the NPFMC has  an advisory                                                               
panel of 20-23  people at any time, of which  the Alaska governor                                                               
appoints just over half.                                                                                                        

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