Legislature(2009 - 2010)

04/17/2010 11:39 AM Senate FIN

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CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(RES)                                                                                                
     "An Act declaring a state energy policy."                                                                                  
Co-Chair  Stedman noted  it was  the second  hearing on  the                                                                    
11:41:39 AM                                                                                                                   
Co-Chair  Hoffman  MOVED to  adopt  the  SCS for  CSHB  306,                                                                    
labeled 26-LS1049\N.                                                                                                            
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED.                                                                                                      
DARWIN  PETERSON,  STAFF,  CO-CHAIR STEDMAN,  explained  the                                                                    
changes  in the  new SCS.  Fifteen words  were deleted  from                                                                    
Version  M, page  2, lines  24 and  25. The  words "and  for                                                                    
export  of power  that is  surplus  to the  needs of  Alaska                                                                    
communities" were  deleted. The  intent is  to see  that the                                                                    
needs  of  Southeast  communities   being  served  by  hydro                                                                    
electricity are not first, before exporting is considered.                                                                      
Mr. Peterson reported  that the second change is  on page 3,                                                                    
line   22,   the   word  "national"   was   deleted   before                                                                    
"emissions". At a previous hearing  there was testimony that                                                                    
it might be problematic for the  state to be tied to federal                                                                    
Co-Chair  Stedman WITHDREW  his  objection.  There being  NO                                                                    
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
Co-Chair Hoffman MOVED  to report SCS CSHB 306  (FIN) out of                                                                    
Committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal  note. There being NO  OBJECTION, it was                                                                    
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
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