Legislature(2009 - 2010)SENATE FINANCE 532

02/27/2009 09:00 AM FINANCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SB 24 LOUIS MILLER BRIDGE TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 25 RICHARD DEWEY DUVALL FERRY TERMINAL TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 57 CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDING TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
SENATE BILL NO. 24                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act naming the bridge over Hammer Slough on Nordic                                                                     
     Drive in Petersburg the Louis Miller Bridge."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:05:24 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WESTON   EILER,  STAFF,   SENATOR   BERT  STEDMAN,   SPONSOR,                                                                   
explained  that SB 24  would honor  Louis Miller, an  Alaskan                                                                   
pioneer  who contributed  a great  deal to  the community  of                                                                   
Petersburg.  He  pointed  out  that  under  current  law  (AS                                                                   
35.40.015) the state may name  public works through an act of                                                                   
the  legislature. Since  enactment,  the  authority has  been                                                                   
exercised over  forty times, including  for the  Terry Miller                                                                   
Legislative  Office   Building  and  the  Robert   B.  Atwood                                                                   
Building.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Eiler  informed  the committee  that SB  24 would name  a                                                                   
bridge  over Hammer Slough  in Petersburg  after Mr.  Miller,                                                                   
who came to Alaska during the  Klondike Gold Rush in 1901. He                                                                   
worked as  a carpenter  and oversaw  the construction  of the                                                                   
Sons of Norway  Hall. He operated a moorage  and warehouse on                                                                   
the site of the  present day bridge until his  death in 1955.                                                                   
The City of Petersburg supports the bill.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman referred to the fiscal note of $4,000.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  asked if anyone  was opposed to the  bill. Mr.                                                                   
Eiler was not aware of anyone who was.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  added that the legislation was  a result of                                                                   
a request from the Petersburg City Council.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:09:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Huggins  asked if the  name had been  vetted locally.                                                                   
Co-Chair Stedman  responded that  the city council  had taken                                                                   
care of the process.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Thomas  confirmed that the  same statute was  used to                                                                   
name the Robert B. Atwood Building.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman opened public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
AL   DWYER,  MAYOR,   CITY  OF   PETERSBURG  (testified   via                                                                   
teleconference), told the committee  that the Petersburg City                                                                   
Council  unanimously passed  the resolution.  He spoke  about                                                                   
Louis Miller and the site of the  bridge. Mr. Miller's family                                                                   
was the second family to live south of the Slough.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:11:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman noted the complex  interrelationships on the                                                                   
islands.  He  related that  his  father  had worked  for  Mr.                                                                   
Miller. The Sons of Norway Hall was built by Mr. Miller.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman closed public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB  24   was  HEARD  and   HELD  in  Committee   for  further                                                                   
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
Dewey Duvall Graphic.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 25
Adjusted Student Count.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
per-student rate comparison.xls SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
sb 57 sectional analysis.dot SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
SB 57 sponsor statement.dot SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
school size factor statutes.doc SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
SB 24_ Petersburg Resolution.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 24
SB 24_Fiscal Note.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 24
SB 24_Louis Miller Bridge Photo.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 24
SB 24_Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 24
Res_Duvall Terminal.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 25
Senate Bill 25_Fiscal Note.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 25
Sponsor Statement_SB 25.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 25
support letters.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
Tongass School Support.pdf SFIN 2/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
SB 57