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03/28/2016 03:30 PM Senate RESOURCES

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03:30:19 PM Start
03:31:25 PM HB137
04:13:34 PM Confirmation Hearing
05:10:26 PM Adjourn
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-- Please Note Hearing May Go Until 5:30 p.m. --
Moved SCS CSHB 137(RES) Out of Committee
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Public Testimony --
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        HB 137-HUNT/FISH/TRAP: FEES;LICENSES;EXEMPTIONS                                                                     
3:31:25 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR GIESSEL  announced consideration of  HB 137, last  heard on                                                               
March 23.                                                                                                                       
SENATOR COSTELLO  moved to bring SCS  CSHB137 (RES), 29-LS0625\U,                                                               
before the committee as the working document.                                                                                   
CHAIR GIESSEL objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                 
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI joined the committee.                                                                                      
3:32:00 PM                                                                                                                    
AKIS  GIALOPSOS,   Staff  to  Senator  Giessel   and  the  Senate                                                               
Resources  Committee, explained  the  changes from  version V  to                                                               
version U version of CSHB 137 as follows:                                                                                       
1. Page  1, Lines 1,  3, and 12: Amends  the title to  remove the                                                               
language related to the powers  and duties of the commissioner of                                                               
fish  and game  (an attempt  to institute  a Chitina  dip netters                                                               
fee); replaces  the word "rivers"  with "watersheds"; and  adds a                                                               
new semicolon related to the Chitina dip net fishery.                                                                           
2.  Page 2,  Lines  2-7:  Adds a  new  Section.  1, creating  the                                                               
"Sustainable Wildlife Account" as a  separate account in the Fish                                                               
and Game  Fund. The  account would  receive moneys  accruing from                                                               
the intensive management surcharge imposed  by a later section of                                                               
the bill (Section. 23).                                                                                                         
3:33:02 PM                                                                                                                    
3. Removes the former Sections. 1,  2, and 3 of the prior version                                                               
"V" of  the bill.  Those items were:  intent language  related to                                                               
the North  American Wildlife Conservation model;  a new paragraph                                                               
related to the powers and duties  of the commissioner of fish and                                                               
game; and a  section removing language related to  the payment of                                                               
hatchery bonds (that conforms throughout this version).                                                                         
4.  Page 4,  Line  10:  Lowers the  resident  hunting license  in                                                               
Section. 4 (Prior  Version Section. 7) from "40"  dollars to "35"                                                               
5. Removes the former Sections. 6,  11, 13, 15, and 17 of version                                                               
"V".  Those  sections  are  related   to  maintaining  the  prior                                                               
hatchery surcharge on  several licenses after the  bonds had been                                                               
paid. The  repeal language for  those bonds will remain,  but the                                                               
surcharge finding a way to remain  has gone away as a consequence                                                               
of removing  those sections. So  there should  not be a  9 dollar                                                               
surcharge from now on.                                                                                                          
3:34:36 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STOLTZE joined the committee.                                                                                           
6. Page  8, Line 19:  Amends Section. 20 (Prior  Version Section.                                                               
27) to reword "the age of 16" to "16 years of age."                                                                             
7.  Page  8,  Lines  25-28: Amends  Section.  21  (Prior  Version                                                               
Section.  28) by  adding the  word "watersheds"  after the  words                                                               
"Kenai and Kasilof rivers" on lines 25 and 28, respectively.                                                                    
8.  Page  9, Lines  21-31:  Adds  a  new Section.  22,  repealing                                                               
certain hatchery surcharge provisions  (effective date is further                                                               
in the bill with other  effective dates related to the expiration                                                               
of the hatchery surcharge).                                                                                                     
3:35:39 PM                                                                                                                    
9. Page 10,  Line 13: Amends Section. 23  (Prior Version Section.                                                               
29)  by   increasing  the   intensive  management   surcharge  on                                                               
nonresidents from "2010"  dollars in the previous  version of the                                                               
bill, to  "30" dollars  while keeping  the resident  surcharge at                                                               
"10" dollars.                                                                                                                   
10. Page  13, Lines 9-20:  Adds a  new Section. 31,  amending the                                                               
existing AS 16.10.570  (Article 11: Chitina Dip  Net Fishery), by                                                               
adding the  duties of maintaining and  improving state-owned land                                                               
used to access  the Chitina dip net fishery,  and maintaining and                                                               
operating  sanitary facilities  provided for  the use  of persons                                                               
participating in the  Chitina dip net fishery,  to the Department                                                               
of Fish  & Game.  He noted that  existing language  also requires                                                               
the  ADF&G to  work in  concert  with the  Department of  Natural                                                               
Resources  (DNR)  and  Department of  Transportation  and  Public                                                               
Facilities (DOTPF), respectively.                                                                                               
3:36:35 PM                                                                                                                    
11. Page 13, Line 21:  Amends Section. 32 (Prior Version Section.                                                               
37) by  adding a  repeal provision  for the  Sustainable Wildlife                                                               
Account (new Section. 1).                                                                                                       
12. Page 13, Line 22:  Amends Section. 33 (Prior Version Section.                                                               
38)  by adding  a  repeal provision  to the  Fish  and Game  Fund                                                               
statute for payment  of revenue bonds related  to hatcheries once                                                               
they have been paid.                                                                                                            
13.  Page 14,  Lines  13-21: Amends  Section.  35 (Prior  Version                                                               
Sections. 40,  41) by making the  effects of Sections. 22  and 33                                                               
conditional  on the  Commissioner of  Fish &  Game notifying  the                                                               
revisor of statutes  in writing that the bonds,  interest and any                                                               
other applicable obligations have been met and fully discharged.                                                                
3:37:35 PM                                                                                                                    
14. Page 14, Line 24:  Amends Section. 37 (Prior Version Section.                                                               
43)  by extending  the sunset  date of  the intensive  management                                                               
surcharge from December 31 "2020" to December 31 "2022."                                                                        
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI,  referring to Section  31 on page  13, said                                                               
he  wanted  some intent  language  on  the record  to  understand                                                               
language in  item 1 that  says "maintain and  improve state-owned                                                               
land  used to  access the  Chitina  dip net  fishery." Does  that                                                               
require  DOTPF to  clear the  road past  O'Brien Creek  so people                                                               
have access into the canyon?                                                                                                    
MR.  GIALOPSOS  said  yes;  that  is the  intent,  but  the  only                                                               
obligatory language that  he can see is for the  ADF&G to work in                                                               
conjunction with those agencies.                                                                                                
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI responded  that his  understanding is  that                                                               
the  department with  the cooperation  of DOTPF  and DNR  "shall"                                                               
maintain and improve state-owned land  used to access the Chitina                                                               
dip net fishery. To him  that requires all three organizations to                                                               
work together  to make  sure that the  dip netters  have drivable                                                               
access "in a car, not an ATV" past O'Brien Creek.                                                                               
MR. GIALOPSOS answered that is his understanding, also.                                                                         
CHAIR  GIESSEL  removed  her objection  and  finding  no  further                                                               
objections stated that  version U was adopted.  She recapped that                                                               
public  testimony  was  closed  on   March  23,  and  opened  the                                                               
committee for discussion and questions.                                                                                         
3:39:44 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  TALERICO,   Alaska  State   Legislature,  Juneau,                                                               
Alaska, sponsor of HB 137, said he  is happy with version U of HB
137. He  appreciates all  the effort  put into  this legislation.                                                               
However, he  would like to  see a  $5 resident fee  for intensive                                                               
3:40:52 PM                                                                                                                    
KEVIN BROOKS, Deputy Commissioner,  Alaska Department of Fish and                                                               
Game (ADF&G), Juneau,  Alaska, said he would  provide the answers                                                               
to the committee's questions from the last hearing.                                                                             
1.  How  the  department  would   use  increased  revenues?  That                                                               
resulted  in  a  document  entitled  "HB  137  Proposed  Use  for                                                               
Increased Revenue."                                                                                                             
2. What is the impact of  the changes in the age requirements for                                                               
Raising the  minimum age for purchasing  a license from 16  to 18                                                               
results in an estimated loss  of revenue of approximately $70,000                                                               
per  year from  approximately  2,400 fishing  licenses and  1,000                                                               
hunting licenses. Raising  the age for a Permanent  ID (PID) card                                                               
from  60 to  62  results  in an  estimated  increased revenue  of                                                               
$105,800. An  additional $158,700  would be generated  by raising                                                               
it from 62 to 65. These  estimates are based on 3,000 PIDs issued                                                               
to individuals aged 60-61, and  15,000 PIDs issued to individuals                                                               
aged 60-64.                                                                                                                     
3.  Several questions  came up  related to  a sockeye  stamp: Are                                                               
fish wheels included? Does it  apply to subsistence? How would it                                                               
be implemented with multiple households represented on a boat?                                                                  
He  clarified that  the U  version sockeye  stamp applies  to the                                                               
sport  fishery   only  and  not   personal  use   or  subsistence                                                               
4. What is the status of the hatchery bonds?                                                                                    
The  Department of  Revenue (DOR)  debt  manager, Devon  Mitchel,                                                               
said he  expected those bonds would  be paid off by  2021/22. The                                                               
original  debt schedule  projected  a payoff  date  in 2026,  but                                                               
there  have  been  several early  redemptions  due  to  available                                                               
revenue from  the hatchery  surcharge. Currently,  that surcharge                                                               
generates about  $6.3 million annually:  $1.4 million of  that is                                                               
generated from  sales on licenses  to residents and  the majority                                                               
($4.9  million)  is generated  from  sales  on licenses  to  non-                                                               
5. How do Alaska's fees compare  to other states, and in response                                                               
he had  the attached  document entitled  "Western States  Comp of                                                               
Hunting License and Tag Fees."                                                                                                  
3:43:26 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. BROOKS  said folks were working  on the change in  the fiscal                                                               
note, but some of the high points are on page and include:                                                                      
-The $5 increase on hunting  licenses generates $103,400 per year                                                               
for an additional $517,000 in revenue over five years.                                                                          
-The  additional   intensive  management  surcharge  of   $10  on                                                               
residents  and   $30  on  non-residents  generates   a  total  of                                                               
-Non-resident black bear  at a $150 reduction results  in a minus                                                               
$365,550 in revenue.                                                                                                            
-Non-resident  grizzly/brown bear  $200  reduction  results in  a                                                               
minus $369,400 in revenue.                                                                                                      
-Non-resident deer went up $25, generating a $37,800 increase.                                                                  
-Non-resident elk generates $150 for six tags.                                                                                  
-Non-resident goat at $25 generates a $4,925 increase.                                                                          
MR. BROOKS said the hunting changes total $1,359,925.                                                                           
3:44:49 PM                                                                                                                    
On the fishing side:                                                                                                            
-The Chitina dip  net personal use fishery based  on about 12,000                                                               
permits issued for  $15 generates about $180,000. He  said he had                                                               
reached out to DNR  and DOT to let them know this  is in the bill                                                               
and what  the expectations  are for  providing services  now that                                                               
there is ability to pay for them.                                                                                               
-They  made some  assumptions for  sockeye stamp  from state-wide                                                               
harvest data. About  140,000 anglers on the  Kenai River generate                                                               
about $125,000 and about $15,000 on the Kasilof River.                                                                          
He explained  that since the  department does  not have a  way of                                                               
determining  what species  are targeted,  they assumed  that half                                                               
would  buy  a  sockeye  stamp.  A total  of  $71,500  comes  from                                                               
residents  and   non-residents  and   about  $68,000   from  non-                                                               
residents. They used a seven-day $45  fee, a mid-number to get to                                                               
this  estimate.  Actual  experience  would  dictate  the  correct                                                               
numbers; he just wanted to put it in a context and a ball park.                                                                 
3:47:03 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE  said those are  watershed-related and  asked if                                                               
that included the Russian River.                                                                                                
MR. BROOKS answered  yes; however, the Division  of Sportfish has                                                               
good numbers on the Russian River.                                                                                              
He said the total for fishing  is $2,257,500 and that is expected                                                               
to go to  things the department is not currently  paying for. The                                                               
hatchery surcharge is not on  the fiscal note, because the impact                                                               
occurs  too  far in  the  future  (2022). However,  it  currently                                                               
generates  about $6.3  million.  The fiscal  note  would be  $3.8                                                               
million, because  a variety  of surcharges are  turned into  a $9                                                               
fee.  Similar to  sockeye,  they  have 1,  3,  7,  14 and  annual                                                               
licenses that  have different costs  and all of those  are turned                                                               
into $9.                                                                                                                        
MR.  BROOKS said  the  permanent ID  cards  generate $158,700  in                                                               
additional revenue  for a grand total  in the first full  year of                                                               
$3.6 million on  top of the $8.6 million that  was already in the                                                               
bill - for a total of about $12.2 million.                                                                                      
CHAIR GIESSEL thanked him for being very informative.                                                                           
CHAIR GIESSEL, referring to the  white paper, noted that "Erosion                                                               
of  State's  Rights  to  Manage"  (on page  1)  talks  about  the                                                               
relentless  erosion of  Alaska's  rights and  that the  increased                                                               
ADF&G  revenue will  provide support  for the  Department of  Law                                                               
(DOL), ANILCA, and the access defense program.                                                                                  
She  said on  February 18,  the  U.S. Fish  and Wildlife  Service                                                               
(USFWS) had  a hearing in  Anchorage talking about new  rules for                                                               
refuges. What  concerned her was that  ADF&G was in the  room and                                                               
was called  upon, but they  had no  response. It is  actually the                                                               
opposite of  what he  is saying  here. Did  they not  have enough                                                               
money to speak?                                                                                                                 
MR. BROOKS  responded, "Not at  all." He actually asked  the same                                                               
question. The program lead was in  the room and hadn't been given                                                               
the clearance to  speak and didn't on his own  initiative. It was                                                               
the department's mistake, which he apologized for.                                                                              
CHAIR GIESSEL asked  Director Dale to comment on  the February 18                                                               
3:51:00 PM                                                                                                                    
BRUCE DALE,  Director, Division of Wildlife  Conservation, Alaska                                                               
Department of  Fish and Game  (ADF&G), Palmer,  Alaska, responded                                                               
that the failure  to respond was on  him. He was out  of town and                                                               
the representative  in attendance  had talking points,  which had                                                               
been reviewed and he was prepared  to deliver, but he was waiting                                                               
for approval. Mr. Dale didn't realize he was waiting.                                                                           
CHAIR  GIESSEL  asked   if  there  is  an   opportunity  for  the                                                               
department to submit written comment.                                                                                           
MR.  DALE answered  that  April 7  is the  due  date for  written                                                               
comments  and the  department  is in  the  process of  finalizing                                                               
them. In addition, the Association  of Fish and Wildlife Agencies                                                               
representing  all  50  states, Canadian  provinces,  the  Western                                                               
Association  of Fish  and Wildlife  Agencies, numerous  NGOs, and                                                               
the Board  of Game are writing  letters of objection to  the Fish                                                               
and Wildlife Services proposed rule.                                                                                            
CHAIR GIESSEL  asked to be copied  on those letters so  she could                                                               
pass them to the committee,  since it has significant interest in                                                               
the defense of Alaska's right to manage its lands.                                                                              
MR. DALE replied that he would be glad to do that.                                                                              
SENATOR COSTELLO asked  if the governor considers  this a revenue                                                               
generating bill.                                                                                                                
MR. BROOKS answered yes.                                                                                                        
CHAIR  GIESSEL  said  she  appreciated   that  question  and  was                                                               
actually looking at another bill  the committee had heard related                                                               
to increasing  the mining  license tax and  noted that  this bill                                                               
will  generate  $2 million  more  annually  than the  mining  tax                                                               
license bill.                                                                                                                   
3:54:23 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE asked  if the deputy commissioner  had applied a                                                               
test  on  the  $15  sockeye   stamp  to  evaluate  how  it  might                                                               
discourage folks who  are in for a  day or so that  might be non-                                                               
residents,  from fishing  for  sockeye on  the  Kasilof or  Kenai                                                               
MR. BROOKS answered that the  department's analysis factors in an                                                               
amount for a negative reaction to  a price increase and used a 5-                                                               
10 percent  drop in sales in  this case that would  build back up                                                               
over the course of five years or so.                                                                                            
3:55:27 PM                                                                                                                    
TOM   BROOKOVER,   Director,   Division  of   Sportfish,   Alaska                                                               
Department  of Fish  and Game  (ADF&G), Anchorage,  Alaska, added                                                               
that it is common for sales  to drop after an increase in license                                                               
fees or  a new fee is  implemented. Beyond that, after  the first                                                               
year or two,  sales begin to rebound.   They don't have  a lot of                                                               
information specific  to any case like  this on the Kenai  or the                                                               
Kasilof Rivers  where they  can actually  predict how  much sales                                                               
will drop or increase afterwards.                                                                                               
SENATOR  MICCICHE said  he  didn't think  raising  the fee  would                                                               
impact lodges  and guides in  his area,  but it might  impact the                                                               
self-service folks, such as people  driving down from cities like                                                               
Anchorage. He asked  how the department would  analyze this after                                                               
the first  year to determine if  they have the right  price point                                                               
on a stamp.                                                                                                                     
MR. BROOKS answered they would  "absolutely be keeping track," as                                                               
they  do with  the king  salmon  stamp sales.  They would  survey                                                               
angler participation  and try to match  that up with the  sale of                                                               
the  stamps.  However, one  year  would  not  be enough  to  make                                                               
meaningful comparisons.                                                                                                         
SENATOR MICCICHE  said he didn't  think there would be  an impact                                                               
on folks' dream trip to Alaska,  but the potential impacts are on                                                               
the shorter term visitor.                                                                                                       
3:57:56 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STOLTZE asked if these  are all unrestricted revenues and                                                               
which portion of them are tied to a measure.                                                                                    
MR. BROOKS  answered that all  of these funds would  be deposited                                                               
into  the  Fish  and  Game Fund,  and  the  intensive  management                                                               
surcharge  would be  subaccount account  within the  fund, so  it                                                               
could be tracked separately.                                                                                                    
SENATOR STOLTZE  asked if he  could be  provided a list  of taxes                                                               
paid  by the  sportfishing  industry, because  he  wanted to  see                                                               
"what kind of parity there was in this whole process."                                                                          
MR.  BROOKS  answered  that  currently the  Fish  and  Game  Fund                                                               
revenue consists of  a fee for a  license, not a true  tax, as it                                                               
is for  the privilege to fish.  It generates about $25  million a                                                               
year.  It could  generate  another $12  million  if this  measure                                                               
SENATOR  MICCICHE  remarked that  the  only  thing that  sort  of                                                               
alludes to  dedicated funds is  the Chitina dip net  fishery that                                                               
has  a couple  of suggestions.  Two  were added,  but that  still                                                               
doesn't dedicate funds. He likes people  who pay for a tag to see                                                               
the direct benefit,  and asked if he planned to  account for what                                                               
is spent  in the Chitina  fishery so  that folks paying  that $15                                                               
can understand that they're getting direct value.                                                                               
MR. BROOKS  clarified that all  license revenue is  dedicated for                                                               
fish and wildlife purposes; the Fish  and Game Fund is one of the                                                               
few dedicated  funds. They will  absolutely use that  Chitina dip                                                               
net  revenue ($150,000-$180,000)  for  the  purposes stated:  the                                                               
latrines,  the trash,  the road  maintenance and  those kinds  of                                                               
things. And it will be accounted for separately.                                                                                
4:01:22 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STOLTZE  said most people  travelling to the  Chitina dip                                                               
net  fishery  expect  a  road they  could  drive  their  off-road                                                               
vehicle on and  not have a bank  collapse on them. It  might be a                                                               
mistake to assume the expectation  of the committee is that these                                                               
funds will  be used for  creating a road  that is drivable  for a                                                               
traditional vehicle.                                                                                                            
MR. BROOKS responded that he had  not been to Chitina himself and                                                               
was not personally familiar with  that road, but Mr. Derrick from                                                               
the  Chitina  Dip  Net Association  talked  about  four  wheelers                                                               
having trouble, and that was his general understanding.                                                                         
CHAIR GIESSEL  said she had  talked with DOTPF herself  and found                                                               
that it  is not an  expectation that one  would be able  to drive                                                               
vehicles  on it.  That bank  sloughs significantly  every winter,                                                               
and every spring  it can be cleared to some  degree, but it's not                                                               
going  to  be a  paved  road  or even  a  nice  gravel road.  The                                                               
legislature could  follow up next year  on how the road  has been                                                               
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  commented that sport fishing  fees going up                                                               
from $15 to  $20 is a 33  percent increase and then  the king fee                                                               
goes up $5,  another 33 percent increase, and  then you're adding                                                               
in the  Kenai fees of $15,  the Chitina dip netting  fee which is                                                               
$15,  and by  the time  that is  all added  up, an  average sport                                                               
fisherman  is looking  at  a couple  hundred  percent increase  -                                                               
without the  hunting fees.  He thought maybe  they were  going "a                                                               
little bit overboard."                                                                                                          
SENATOR MICCICHE clarified that the  increase in the stamp is not                                                               
related   to  dip   netting  and   looked  to   Mr.  Brooks   for                                                               
MR. BROOKS answered  that the increase to a king  salmon stamp is                                                               
not. It's just tied to the  general increase. The creation of the                                                               
sockeye  stamp  for  sportfishing  is not  a  personal  use.  The                                                               
Chitina  dip net  permit fee  is new  now, along  with the  other                                                               
general increases.                                                                                                              
CHAIR GIESSEL  clarified that  at an  earlier hearing,  Mr. Ricky                                                               
Geese spoke to the committee and  he meant to say he was speaking                                                               
on behalf  of the  Kenai River Special  Management Area,  not the                                                               
Kenai River Sportfishing Association  (KRSA), which has not taken                                                               
a position on the sockeye stamp.                                                                                                
SENATOR  COGHILL said  he thought  the [Chitina]  association was                                                               
willing to  pay for the  fee, but  bringing up personal  use over                                                               
subsistence that  same area is  used to get into  the subsistence                                                               
area, too,  even though it's just  yards away. He asked  if there                                                               
had been discussion on some  of the subsistence access provisions                                                               
under the same conditions with the Chitina dip net fishery.                                                                     
MR. BROOKS deferred  that answer to Mr. Brookover.  He works most                                                               
closely with Tom Tobey, his deputy, on this topic.                                                                              
MR. BROOKOVER  responded that  the dip net  fee in  statute would                                                               
apply  strictly to  the  Chitina dip  net  personal use  fishery,                                                               
which takes  place from  O'Brien Creek down  to Haley  Creek. The                                                               
Glennallen subdistrict  would largely  be unaffected  except from                                                               
folks  that might  be launching  from O'Brien  Creek and  driving                                                               
upstream.  The Glennallen  subdistrict subsistence  fishery takes                                                               
place primarily  upstream of  the Chitina/McCarthy  Bridge, which                                                               
is  a ways  away. He  doesn't view  that as  being "predominantly                                                               
affected" by the legislation.                                                                                                   
4:07:35 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  STOLTZE said  the higher  threshold  of age  to buy  the                                                               
fishing license isn't clear and  asked if an eight-year old needs                                                               
to buy a sockeye stamp?                                                                                                         
MR.  BROOKS  answered  the  lack of  a  license  requirement  for                                                               
someone under 18 extends to stamps, as well.                                                                                    
SENATOR STOLTZE asked if that is a rigid department policy.                                                                     
MR. BROOKS answered that it has  been their policy since the king                                                               
salmon stamp was instituted.                                                                                                    
4:08:51 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  MICCICHE found  a correction  to Section  21 on  page 8,                                                               
lines  24-29,  and page  9,  line  1, about  resident  anadromous                                                               
sockeye  stamp tag  for  the Kenai/Kasilof  Rivers.  It says,  "A                                                               
resident may not engage unless that  person is under 18 years old                                                             
CHAIR GIESSEL thanked him for spotting that.                                                                                    
CHAIR GIESSEL asked for an updated fiscal note.                                                                                 
MR.  BROOKS  replied that  they  were  waiting  for the  dust  to                                                               
settle, but they would have one by tomorrow.                                                                                    
CHAIR GIESSEL  mentioned that  a letter of  intent came  with the                                                               
bill from  the House and  that needs  some drafting work  and she                                                               
intended to let the next committee, Senate Finance, do that.                                                                    
4:10:21 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  STOLTZE said  he thought  the intentions  in the  letter                                                               
were good, but he was concerned  about fleshing out the sheep and                                                               
livestock recommendations for the agriculture community.                                                                        
4:11:03 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR COSTELLO moved  to report SCS CSHB  137(RES), version 29-                                                               
LS0625\U,  from  committee  with individual  recommendations  and                                                               
forthcoming fiscal note(s).  There were no objections  and it was                                                               
so ordered.                                                                                                                     

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB137-Version U.pdf SRES 3/28/2016 3:30:00 PM
HB 137
HB137-Explanation of Changes-Version U.pdf SRES 3/28/2016 3:30:00 PM
HB 137
AGDC Board Factsheet.pdf SRES 3/28/2016 3:30:00 PM
Board Appointments-AGDC
AGDC-Resume-Luke Hopkins.pdf SRES 3/28/2016 3:30:00 PM
Board Appointments-AGDC
HB137 Responses to Questions for Senate Resources 3-28-16.pdf SRES 3/28/2016 3:30:00 PM
HB 137
HB137-Revenue Analysis-DFG-3-28-2016.pdf SRES 3/28/2016 3:30:00 PM
HB 137