UFA Legislative Update: April 10, 2019

UPDATE – SATURDAY HEARING CANCELLED – Last Comment Opportunity is Monday April 15 – beginning at 6:30 PM.

House Fisheries and House Resources will hold a joint meeting on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 PM in Capital Building 106 to take testimony on all BOF appointees.

Dear UFA Members and Friends,

House Fisheries Committee Scheduled for tomorrow, April 11 has been canceled due to floor hearings scheduled for 10 am.  The meeting is tentatively scheduled for next Tuesday- we will send an update when we know for sure.

There will be another opportunity to call in and testify this Saturday, April 13 at 9:00 AMin House Resources.  Testimony can be as simple as “My name is XX ,and I live in XX and participate in XX fisheries, and I oppose Karl Johnstone to the BOF because he has a history of being biased on the BOF”  Call in instructions below. We need folks to call in, so please spread the word.

Also, if you haven’t already, please send in written comments. You may submit comments easily on the Alaska State Public Opinion Message.  Please send your email to ALL legislators.  This online message form is for residents of Alaska only.  If members are not a resident of Alaska, they will need to email legislators directly.  Contact UFA for a full email list of legislators at ufa@ufa-fish.org.

To testify, watch or listen in to a hearing …
To testify it’s best to go to a Legislative Information office – see them online at http://akleg.gov/lios.php . If you can’t get to an LIO you can call in to listen in or testify through the following numbers – call & ask for the specific committee hearing: “JOINT HOUSE RESOURCES / HOUSE FISHERIES COMMITTEE MEETING ON BOARD OF FISHERIES APPOINTMENTS”

  • From Anchorage based phones call 907-563-9085;
  • From Juneau based phones or outside Alaska call 907-586-9085;
  • From other areas of Alaska, call toll-free 844-586-9085…and ask for the specific hearing.

To watch hearings online go to legislative home page at http://w3.akleg.gov/  at the time of the hearing, and click on the “Live Now” tab, and then select the meeting.

To watch floor sessions and other hearings see Gavel to Gavel archives.

To find your legislators and contact info see http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/  – see “WHO REPRESENTS ME?” in the lower right corner of the page.

This update is made possible by the support of our Group, Business, Individual and Crew members.
To join UFA see https://www.ufafish.org/become-a-member/