Legislature(2015 - 2016)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/16/2016 03:00 PM FINANCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 118 MUNI ENERGY IMPROVEMNT ASSESSMNTS/BONDS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 118(FIN) Out of Committee
+= HB 373 APPROVAL OF SALE OF ROYALTY OIL TO TESORO TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 373 Out of Committee
+ HB 290 EXTENDING THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= SB 55 OPTOMETRY & OPTOMETRISTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 55(FIN) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 41 SPORT FISHING SERVICES TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 41(FIN) Out of Committee
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."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:42:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson spoke to Amendment 2:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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               (C) services provided by a person licensed                                                                       
     under AS 08.54 that are incidental to big game                                                                             
     hunting, guiding, and outfitting services                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:43:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon MAINTAINED her OBJECTION.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Olson, Bishop, Dunleavy, Hoffman, Kelly.                                                                              
OPPOSED: Micciche, MacKinnon.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The motion passed (5/2), Amendment 2 was ADOPTED.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HB  41  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:44:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
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."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:58:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SETH  BEAUSANG, ASSISTANT  ATTORNEY GENERAL,  ANCHORAGE (via                                                                    
teleconference),  clarified that  Amendment  2 would  exempt                                                                    
incidental  fishing from  the definition  of "sport  fishing                                                                    
guide services."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:59:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  asked whether  law enforcement  would be                                                                    
able to enforce the language adopted in the amendment.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
BERNARD   CHASTAIN,   DEPUTY   DIRECTOR,   ALASKA   WILDLIFE                                                                    
TROOPERS, ANCHORAGE  (via teleconference), thought  that the                                                                    
term  "incidental"  was  ambiguous  would  be  difficult  to                                                                    
enforce.  He  said  that  the troopers  would  not  have  an                                                                    
ability  to  determine  how  much  fishing  or  hunting  had                                                                    
actually occurred prior.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:00:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOM BROOKOVER, SPORT FISH  DIVISION DIRECTOR, ANCHORAGE (via                                                                    
teleconference), echoed the comments of Mr. Chastain.                                                                           
4:00:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CATHY TILTON,  SPONSOR,  expressed that  the                                                                    
amendment applied only to salt  water fishing. She said that                                                                    
that  under the  revised  bill the  division  of sport  fish                                                                    
would  register all  vessels used  in  guided sport  fishing                                                                    
trips,  issue  identifying  decals   for  the  vessels,  and                                                                    
license all sport  fish operators and guides.  She said that                                                                    
reporting was no longer required  by the bill; sport fishing                                                                    
operators  and  guides  were currently  required  to  fulfil                                                                    
reporting  requirements in  addition to  operator and  guide                                                                    
registration,  and   vessel  registration   requirements  by                                                                    
regulation.   She   continued   to  offer   information   on                                                                    
registration and logbook activity.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  asked   whether  Representative  Tilton                                                                    
supported Amendment 2.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Tilton replied  that she  would prefer  that                                                                    
the amendment would not be added to the legislation.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:02:04 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:02:42 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Kelly  MOVED to rescind  the adoption  of Amendment                                                                    
2. There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:03:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Micciche  discussed the  fiscal note  attached to                                                                    
the legislation.  He noted  that there  would be  an updated                                                                    
fiscal  note  forthcoming  that reflecte4d  the  removal  of                                                                    
fresh water fishing from the bill.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  thought   personal  services  would  be                                                                    
reduced by approximately 50 percent.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Micciche MOVED to report  SCS CSHB 41(FIN) out of                                                                    
Committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCS  CSHB  41  was  REPORTED   out  of  committee  with  "no                                                                    
recommendation"  and with  one new  fiscal impact  note from                                                                    
the Department of Fish and Game.                                                                                                
4:04:39 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:05:29 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon discussed housekeeping.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:06:03 PM                                                                                                                    
RECESSED                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:06:24 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 55 AOA AKOMA Letter.pdf SFIN 4/16/2016 3:00:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 Public Testimony Morris.pdf SFIN 4/16/2016 3:00:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 ASPS NWSPS Comments - Scope Optometric - AK SB55 - 04-15-16.pdf SFIN 4/16/2016 3:00:00 PM
SB 55
HB 118 - PACE Legislation Steele.pdf SFIN 4/16/2016 3:00:00 PM
HB 118
SB 55 Opposition Letter Reinhardt.pdf SFIN 4/16/2016 3:00:00 PM
SB 55
SB 55 work draft version G.pdf SFIN 4/16/2016 3:00:00 PM
SB 55