Legislature(2003 - 2004)

02/17/2004 01:34 PM Senate L&C

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           SB 286-DIRECT MARKETING FISHERIES BUSINESS                                                                       
CHAIR CON  BUNDE called  the Senate  Labor and  Commerce Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order  at 1:34  p.m. Present  were Senators                                                               
Gary  Stevens,  Ralph  Seekins,  Hollis  French  and  Con  Bunde.                                                               
Senator Bettye Davis was excused.  The first order of business to                                                               
come before the committee was CSSB 286(L&C).                                                                                    
MR. IAN FISK, Staff to  Senator Bert Stedman, sponsor, offered to                                                               
answer questions.                                                                                                               
CHAIR BUNDE  noted that  a question from  Jim Smith  about shrimp                                                               
processing had been addressed and was no longer a problem.                                                                      
MR. BRUCE SCHACTLER, President,  United Salmon Association (USA),                                                               
supported SB 286. He said, "Everybody  is all finally on the same                                                               
sheet of music and it's taken a long time."                                                                                     
MR. KENNY OSHBACKER, USA member from  Kodiak, said he is a direct                                                               
marketer in the Lower 48 and supported SB 286.                                                                                  
SENATOR SEEKINS moved  to pass CSSB 286(L&C)  from committee with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  attached  fiscal note.  Senators                                                               
Stevens, French,  Seekins and Bunde  voted yea and  CSSB 286(L&C)                                                               
moved from committee.                                                                                                           

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