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05/12/2021 03:30 PM Senate RESOURCES

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Moved CSHB 41(FIN) Out of Committee
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
Moved HB 10 Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 80(FSH) Out of Committee
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
            HB 41-SHELLFISH PROJECTS; HATCHERIES; FEES                                                                      
4:11:04 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR   REVAK   reconvened   the  meeting   and   announced   the                                                               
consideration of CS  FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 41(FIN)  "An Act relating                                                               
to  management  of  enhanced  stocks  of  shellfish;  authorizing                                                               
certain   nonprofit   organizations   to  engage   in   shellfish                                                               
enhancement  projects; relating  to application  fees for  salmon                                                               
hatchery  permits  and  shellfish  enhancement  project  permits;                                                               
relating to the marketing of  aquatic farm products by the Alaska                                                               
Seafood  Marketing  Institute;  and providing  for  an  effective                                                               
He noted the committee heard,  took public testimony on and moved                                                               
the  companion  bill,  SB  64, from  committee.  He  invited  the                                                               
sponsor and  staff to  walk through  the differences  between the                                                               
two bills.                                                                                                                      
4:12:00 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE  DAN  ORTIZ,  Alaska  State  Legislature,  Juneau,                                                               
Alaska,  sponsor of  HB  41, confirmed  the  committee heard  and                                                               
passed the  companion bill that  Senator Stevens  introduced, and                                                               
he  hopes that  will help  in  the speedy  passage of  HB 41.  It                                                               
provides the  regulatory framework  for the Alaska  Department of                                                               
Fish  and   Game  (ADF&G)  to   permit  and   regulate  shellfish                                                               
enhancement  projects for  the benefit  of the  public. The  bill                                                               
allows the  Alaska Seafood Marketing  Institute (ASMI)  to market                                                               
aquatic farm products such as kelp and oysters.                                                                                 
He advised that  the difference between HB 41  and the companion,                                                               
SB 64, is the House bill  will sunset the ASMI provisions on July                                                               
25,  2025. He  said this  well-vetted  bill has  wide support  as                                                               
evidenced by the supporting documents in the bill packets.                                                                      
4:13:15 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  STEVENS  stated support  for  the  "brilliant" bill  and                                                               
noted  his  bill, SB  64,  was  sitting  in the  Rules  Committee                                                               
awaiting the arrival  of HB 41, which will be  the vehicle moving                                                               
forward.  He voiced  support  for  the amendment  to  HB 41  that                                                               
places a sunset on the ASMI provisions.                                                                                         
4:13:56 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  REVAK asked  Ms. Harpold  if  she had  any information  to                                                               
4:14:14 PM                                                                                                                    
LIZ  HARPOLD,  Staff,  Representative  Dan  Ortiz,  Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature, Juneau, Alaska, reviewed  the differences between HB
41 and  SB 64. As  previously mentioned,  HB 41 sunsets  all ASMI                                                               
related  language  on  July  1,  2025.  Doing  this  added  three                                                               
sections to  the bill. Sections 8  and 10 are new  and Section 21                                                               
is the  effective date for the  two new sections. The  intent was                                                               
to limit the time that ASMI  can market aquatic farm products and                                                               
incentivizes the  Department of Revenue  and ASMI to  establish a                                                               
feasible way for  the industry to buy into  marketing like Alaska                                                               
commercial  fisheries  currently  do. In  the  intervening  time,                                                               
grants  and   other  non-state  funds  are   available  to  cover                                                               
marketing costs.                                                                                                                
4:15:14 PM,                                                                                                                   
CHAIR REVAK found no questions or  comments and asked the will of                                                               
the committee.                                                                                                                  
4:15:28 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR MICCICHE  moved to report  the CS  for HB 41,  work order                                                               
32-LS0291\I, from  committee with individual  recommendations and                                                               
attached fiscal note(s).                                                                                                        
4:15:49 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR REVAK  found no objection  and CSHB 41(FIN) moved  from the                                                               
Senate Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 10 Sectional Analysis Version A 1.15.2021.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 10
HB 10 Sponsor Statement 1.15.2021.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 10
HB 10 Support Letters 4.29.2021.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 10
HB 10 PowerPoint Presentation 2.18.2021.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 10
HB 10 Land Status and Boundaries Map of Admiralty Island-Funter Bay 3.9.2021.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 10
HB 10 Support--TDX.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 10
HB 41 Letters of Support as of 04.26.2021.pdf SFIN 5/14/2021 1:00:00 PM
SFIN 1/31/2022 1:00:00 PM
SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 41
HB 41 Sponsor Statement ver. I 04.27.2021.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 41
HB 41 Sectional Analysis ver I 04.27.2021.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 41
HB 41 Summary of Changes ver B to ver I 04.27.21.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 41
HB 80 SRES-Revak Amendment B.10- 5.12.21.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 80
HB 80 Explanation of Changes ver. A to B 4.26.21.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 80
HB 80 Support Doc - Surcharge Revenue Breakdown 4.2.21.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 80
HB 80 Sectional Analysis - ver. B 4.26.21.pdf SRES 5/12/2021 3:30:00 PM
HB 80