Legislature(2003 - 2004)

04/06/2004 08:01 AM STA

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HB 476-AK STATEHOOD CELEBRATION COMMISSION                                                                                    
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be HOUSE BILL NO. 476,  "An Act establishing the Alaska Statehood                                                               
Celebration Commission; and providing for an effective date."                                                                   
Number 1953                                                                                                                     
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH moved to adopt  the proposed committee substitute                                                               
(CS) for  HB 476,  Version 23-LS1744\D,  Utermohle, 4/2/04,  as a                                                               
work draft.                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE HOLM objected.                                                                                                   
Number 1942                                                                                                                     
JIM  SHINE, Staff  to Representative  Tom Anderson,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  reviewed  Version  D on  behalf  of  Representative                                                               
Anderson,  sponsor.   He noted  that Version  D would  reduce the                                                               
number of  members on the commission  from 17 to 9,  would reduce                                                               
the number  of public  members on  the commission  from 12  to 4,                                                               
would provide  for one  member from  each judicial  district, and                                                               
would eliminate the four "at-large" members.                                                                                    
MR. SHINE  directed the  committee's attention  to page  2, lines                                                               
18-19, of  Version D, which read  in part:  "or  if a legislative                                                               
member  of  the   commission  is  no  longer  a   member  of  the                                                               
legislative  body  from  which  the  member  was  appointed,  the                                                               
officer responsible  for appointing  that member shall  appoint a                                                               
replacement member as soon as possible."                                                                                        
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH closed public testimony.                                                                                        
Number 1886                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE HOLM asked  Mr. Shine if going to  9 members would                                                               
affect the fiscal note.                                                                                                         
MR. SHINE responded that although a  new fiscal note has not been                                                               
received, he  anticipates that there  will be a reduction  in the                                                               
fiscal note.  He noted that  the next committee of referral would                                                               
be the House Finance Committee.                                                                                                 
REPRESENTATIVE HOLM removed his objection.                                                                                      
Number 1847                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE HOLM moved  to report the proposed CS  for HB 476,                                                               
Version  23-LS1744\D, Utermohle,  4/2/04, out  of committee  with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  the  [forthcoming] fiscal  note.                                                               
There being no  objection, CSHB 476(STA) was reported  out of the                                                               
House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                         

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