Legislature(2015 - 2016)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/12/2016 09:00 AM FINANCE

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+ HB 100 UREA/AMMONIA/GAS-LIQ FACILITY; TAX CREDIT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 77 DISABILITY:ID/LICENSE AND TRAINING RQMTS. TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
HB 155 FEES; WAIVERS; CREDITS; DEDUCTIONS;TAXES
Heard & Held
+ HB 143 AIDEA BONDS: SWEETHEART CREEK HYDRO PROJ. TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 41 SPORT FISHING SERVICES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 137 HUNT/FISH/TRAP: FEES;LICENSES;EXEMPTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 41(FIN) am                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to sport fishing services, sport                                                                          
     fishing operators, and sport fishing guides; and                                                                           
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:17:40 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:21:27 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Micciche  MOVED   to  ADOPT  proposed  committee                                                                    
substitute   for  CSHB   41(FIN),  Work   Draft  29-LS0238\G                                                                    
(Bullard, 3/18/16).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
ERIN SHINE,  STAFF, SENATOR ANNA MACKINNON,  explained that,                                                                    
over the  interim, there  was work  on examining  the issues                                                                    
raised  in  previous hearing  from  the  prior session.  She                                                                    
stated  that   on  January   12,  2016,   the  stakeholders,                                                                    
departments, and  staff to address those  concerns. The main                                                                    
change in  the committee substitute was  that the freshwater                                                                    
and  saltwater   were  bifurcated,  and  the   logbooks  and                                                                    
licensing only require saltwater. She  noted that on page 2,                                                                    
line 31  to page 3, line  9 added a definition  of saltwater                                                                    
sport  fishing services.  She  looked at  page  5, lines  10                                                                    
through   14  which   allowed   the   department  to   adopt                                                                    
regulations for  a procedure that  allows a person  to apply                                                                    
for a  waiver of timely  submission of the  reports required                                                                    
in the  bill. She stated  that the other  substantial change                                                                    
was on  page 8, line 19,  which moved the effective  date to                                                                    
2019.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon REMOVED  her OBJECTION.  There being  NO                                                                    
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:24:31 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CATHY TILTON, SPONSOR, related that she had                                                                      
worked over the previous interim to address issues that had                                                                     
been identified.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:25:21 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CRYSTAL KOENEMAN, STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE CATHY MUNOZ,                                                                            
discussed the sectional analysis (copy on file):                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1 -  Effective  January  1, 2016;  establishes                                                                    
     license fees  at the rate  of $200 for  operators, $100                                                                    
     for guides, and $200 combined.                                                                                             
     Section  2   -  Effective   January  1,   2016;  Amends                                                                    
     16.05.395  Sport fishing  vessel registration;  updates                                                                    
     the  statute  references   to  reflect  the  reinstated                                                                    
     program.                                                                                                                   
     Section  3 -  Effective  January 1,  2026; removes  the                                                                    
     language in  Section 4  to reflect  the 10  year sunset                                                                    
     provision.                                                                                                                 
     Section 4  - Effective  January 1,  2016; Reestablishes                                                                    
     the Sport  fishing operator  license, Sport  fish guide                                                                    
     license,   reporting   requirements,   penalties,   and                                                                    
     definitions; only  change to original  statute language                                                                    
     is to reflect the updated statute citations.                                                                               
     Section 5  - Effective  January 1,  2016; Reestablishes                                                                    
     language  in AS  25.27.244(s)(2) as  this language  was                                                                    
     repealed December  31, 2014;  cleanup of  statute since                                                                    
     (ii) was repealed in 2005.                                                                                                 
     Section  6  -  Effective  January  1,  2016;  Reinserts                                                                    
     language  into  AS 41.21.506  Comprehensive  Management                                                                    
     Plan,  Regulations that  was repealed  with the  sunset                                                                    
     provision; This language  requires the DNR Commissioner                                                                    
     to develop  and adopt a  management plan for  the Kenai                                                                    
     River Special  Management Area in conjunction  with the                                                                    
     Borough.                                                                                                                   
     Section  7 -  Effective  January 1,  2026; removes  the                                                                    
     language in  Section 8  to reflect  the 10  year sunset                                                                    
     provision.                                                                                                                 
     Section 8  - Effective  January 1, 2026;  Repealers for                                                                    
     the 10 year sunset provision.                                                                                              
     Sections  9   and  10  -  Transitional   provision  for                                                                    
     regulations with an immediate effective date.                                                                              
     Section 11  - Section 3,  7, and 8 take  effect January                                                                    
     1, 2021.                                                                                                                   
     Section 12 - Effective date of January 1, 2016.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:29:35 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon stated  that her  staff had  sent her  a                                                                    
message  to  make the  committee  aware  that there  was  an                                                                    
ongoing issue related a violation in the bill.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  specified that the subsequent  two bills                                                                    
concerned fisheries  on the topic  of state  versus personal                                                                    
use.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  asked the sponsor to  summarize what was                                                                    
trying to be accomplished with the bill.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tilton  stated that  the bill  was introduced                                                                    
to better serve  the state with regard to  the allocation of                                                                    
halibut resources.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  noted  that  she  would  reopen  public                                                                    
testimony.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:33:01 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ANDY MEZIROW,  SELF, SEWARD (via  teleconference), testified                                                                    
in support of the bill.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dunleavy  asked if the  department currently  kept a                                                                    
logbook.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Mezirow stated  that the department currently  had a log                                                                    
book, however  without the legislation the  department would                                                                    
not be able to have it                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:36:08 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SAMANTHA  WEINSTEIN,  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  SOUTHEAST  ALASKA                                                                    
GUIDES   ORGANIZATION,   ANCHORAGE   (via   teleconference),                                                                    
testified in support of the bill.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
10:37:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PAUL   JOHNSON,  SELF,   GULL  COVE   (via  teleconference),                                                                    
testified  in support  of the  bill. He  was concerned  that                                                                    
individuals  in rural  areas would  not  proper access,  and                                                                    
felt that there was room for mistakes.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:39:44 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  mentioned  that  there was  work  on  a                                                                    
resolution related to the violation issue.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:40:18 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DICK ROHRER,  SELF, KODIAK (via teleconference),  echoed the                                                                    
comments of  the previous testifier.  He maintained  that //                                                                    
He directed  attention to page 6,  lines 4 through 6  of the                                                                    
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson  asked why  the  designation  was changed  to                                                                    
saltwater only, rather than including freshwater.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HEATH   HILYARD,   STAFF,   REPRESENTATIVE   CATHY   TILTON,                                                                    
explained that stakeholder meetings  resulted in the feeling                                                                    
that there  were a  number of  unique situations  within the                                                                    
freshwater  realm  that  required  different  treatment.  He                                                                    
stated that  the logbook programs  drove the  information to                                                                    
make  management decisions  at the  North Council  level, it                                                                    
was  deemed   necessary  to   progress  with   treating  the                                                                    
freshwater at a different time.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  wondered whether the bill  targeted saltwater                                                                    
guides.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Hilyard responded  that it  was not  the intent  of the                                                                    
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  asked if  the bill would  have any  effect on                                                                    
Native and non-Native subsistence users.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Hilyard  believed that the subsistence  provision was at                                                                    
a state level, and halibut  was a federally managed fish. He                                                                    
deferred to the department to answer more specifically.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson stressed  that  he wanted  an  answer to  his                                                                    
question.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:45:34 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
TOM  BROOKOVER,  DIRECTOR,   DIVISION  OF  SPORT  FISHERIES,                                                                    
DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME  (via teleconference), agreed to                                                                    
provide that information.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  requested  more information  about  the                                                                    
freshwater  provision,  and  how   that  position  would  be                                                                    
defended for logs in freshwater.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Micciche  understood  that  there  would  be  no                                                                    
change to the freshwater requirement.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Koeneman agreed.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALPHEUS BULLARD,  ATTORNEY, LEGISLATIVE LEGAL  SERVICES (via                                                                    
teleconference),  remarked that  the  bill,  except for  one                                                                    
provision,  related  only  to the  management  of  saltwater                                                                    
fishing guides and saltwater fishing operators.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Micciche asked  for more  information about  the                                                                    
change to freshwater.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Bullard referred  to Section 2, which  had a requirement                                                                    
that  all vessels  used to  provide  sport fishing  services                                                                    
whether   in  freshwater   or  saltwater   have  appropriate                                                                    
identification.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon requested  that language  and amendments                                                                    
be delivered to her office the following day.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB  41  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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HB 100 AS 38.05.135.docx SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 CSHB 100 (FIN) Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Forms 6000 and 6300.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 House Bill 100.msg SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Kenai Resolution.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 KPEDD Letter of Support.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
HB 100
HB 100 Letter of Support-Furie.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
HB 100
HB 100 Public Testimony Benson.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
HB 100
HB 100 Public Testimony Egrass.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
HB 100
HB 100 Public Testimony KPEDD.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Public Testimony Huston.msg SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Public Testimony Lynden.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Public Testimony Smith.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Support Letter Saner.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Support-Arctic Rope and Wire.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Support-Cialek.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Support-Dowland Bach.docx SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Support-Glacier Electric.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Support-Kenai Chamber.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100 Support-KPEDD.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100.msg SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100-AgriumRestartSupportLetter_HEA.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
HB 100
HB 100-Letter of Support-Alaska Farm Bureau.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
HB 100
HB 100-Support_Stynsberg.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
HB 100
HB 100-Support-Kakivik.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100-Support-Udelhoven.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 100-Support-Warthen.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 77 Disability Training and Identification Bill support senator mackinnon.docx SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 77- Supporting Documentation.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
HB 77
Summary of Changes ver. W-ver. E-, ver. P 4-5-2016.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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HB 143 Sectional Summary.pdf SFIN 4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
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