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1993-01-12 Senate Journal

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                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                           
                     EIGHTEENTH LEGISLATURE - FIRST SESSION                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                      Tuesday           January 12, 1993         
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                   Second Day                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate was called to order by President           
Halford at 11:13 a.m.                                                          
                                                                               
The roll showed nineteen members present.  Senator Kerttula was                
absent because of illness.                                                     
                                                                               
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Rev. Larry Olson of the                
Resurrection Lutheran Church.                                                  
                                                                               
Senator Duncan led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                     
                                                                               
                                CERTIFICATION                                
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal              
for the first legislative day be approved as certified by the Secretary.       
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                          
                                                                               
                                INTRODUCTIONS                                
                                                                               
Senator Jacko, Rules Committee Chair, introduced the 1993 Senate               
Chamber staff as follows:                                                      
                                                                               
Mary Arthur, Sergeant-at-Arms, Cordova                                         
Joseph "Trim" Nick, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, Bethel                         
Diana Craig, Senate Finance Committee Page, Anchorage                          
Joan Walters, Senate Page, Juneau                                              
                                                                               
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Ryan Carlson, Senate Page, Chignik Bay                                         
Peter Kott, Senate Page, Eagle River                                           
Joice Penrose, Senate Page, Juneau                                             
Katie Stastny, Senate Page, Anchorage                                          
Jesse Spohnholz, Senate Page, Anchorage                                        
                                                                               
                               RECONSIDERATION                               
                                                                               
Senator Taylor brought up reconsideration of his vote on the                   
adoption of the Committee on Committees Report.                                
                                                                               
Senators Duncan, Adams, Zharoff, Donley, Lincoln, Little, Ellis and            
Salo offered Amendment No. 1:                                                  
                                                                               
Finance Committee, delete: Senator Kelly and Senator Sharp,                   
add: Senator Adams and Senator Zharoff                                         
                                                                               
Senator Duncan moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                      
Senators Taylor and Pearce objected.                                           
                                                                               
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll              
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
Committee on Committees Report                                                 
Amendment No. 1                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  9   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Jacko, Lincoln, Little, Salo,             
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce, Phillips, Rieger,         
Sharp, Taylor                                                                  
                                                                               
Absent:  Kerttula                                                              
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered is:  "Shall the Committee on                   
Committees Report be adopted?"  The roll was taken with the                    
following result:                                                              
                                                                               

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Shall the Committee on Committees Report be adopted?                           
Reconsideration                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce, Phillips,          
Rieger, Sharp, Taylor                                                          
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Lincoln, Little, Salo, Zharoff            
                                                                               
Absent:  Kerttula                                                              
                                                                               
and so, the Committee on Committees Report was adopted on                      
reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                               
                                COMMUNICATIONS                               
                                                                               
The following reports were received during the legislative interim for         
journal entry First Session, Eighteenth Legislature and are on file in         
the Office of the Secretary of the Senate:                                     
                                                                               
Task Force on Governmental Roles, Final Report, July 10, 1992                  
in accordance with Legislative Resolve 40, SLA 91, (HCR 17)                    
                                                                               
General Investment Fund, Financial Statements                                  
from Department of Revenue, Division of Treasury                               
                                                                               
General Investment Fund and Segregated Funds, Financial                        
Statements, June 30, 1992 and 1991                                             
from KPMG Peat Marwick, Certified Public Accountants                           
                                                                               
Teachers Retirement Trust Fund:                                                
Financial Statements First Quarter, FY 1993;                                   
1992 Annual Report of Assets                                                   
from Department of Revenue, Division of Treasury                               
                                                                               
Public Employees' Retirement Trust Fund:                                       
Financial Statements, First Quarter, FY 1993;                                  
1992 Annual Report of Assets                                                   
from Department of Revenue, Division of Treasury                               
                                                                               

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Revenue Sources Book, Forecast and Historical Data, Fall 1992                  
from Darrel J. Rexwinkel, Commissioner, Department of Revenue                  
                                                                               
An Alaskan's Guide to the Permanent Fund                                       
from Carl F. Brady, Jr., Chair, Board of Trustees, Alaska Permanent            
Fund Corporation                                                               
                                                                               
Alaska Permanent Fund 1992 Annual Report                                       
from Carl F. Brady, Jr., Chair, Board of Trustees, Alaska Permanent            
Fund Corporation                                                               
                                                                               
Alaska Railroad Corporation, 1991 Annual Report                                
from Robert S. Hatfield, Jr., President and CEO                                
                                                                               
Plan of Finance for the Federal Express Aircraft Maintenance                   
Facility                                                                       
from William R. Snell, Executive Director, Alaska Industrial                   
Development and Export Authority, September 25, 1992                           
in accordance with AS 44.88.173                                                
                                                                               
Review and Report of Corporate Assets, Combined Financial                      
Statements and Combining Schedules, June 30, 1992 and 1991                     
from Barry L. Hulin, CEO/Executive Director, Alaska Housing                    
Finance Corporation, December 28, 1992                                         
in accordance with AS 18.56.089(b)                                             
                                                                               
Utility Revenue Bonds (City and Borough of Sitka)                              
Power Revenue Bonds (Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project)                       
Self-Insurance Line of Credit (Four Dam Pool)                                  
Self-Insurance Line of Credit (Alaska Intertie)                                
from Ronald A. Garzini, Executive Director, Alaska Energy                      
Authority, December 28, 1992                                                   
in accordance with AS 44.83.110(f)                                             
                                                                               
Pennsylvania House Resolution (Armed Forces History Month)                     
from BG Lawrence L. Hamacher, Jr. (Ret), Executive Director, 28th              
Division Heritage Association, 28th Infantry Division                          
                                                                               
Louisiana Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 40 (to declare Labor                
Day as "Help Yourself, Buy American Day")                                      
from Michael S. Baer, III, Secretary of the Senate                             
                                                                               

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The following Budget and Audit reports were received during the                
legislative interim from Randy S. Welker, Legislative Auditor, in              
accordance with AS 24.20.311:                                                  
                                                                               
State of Alaska, Single Audit, for the FY Ended June 30, 1991                  
                                                                               
Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medical                  
Assistance, Selected Abortion Issues, July 10, 1992                            
                                                                               
Department of Administration, Division of Personnel, Employee                  
Incentive Award Program, September 22, 1992                                    
                                                                               
University of Alaska, Anchorage Community College, Post-Merger                 
Class Scheduling, April 20, 1992                                               
                                                                               
Department of Revenue, Income and Excise Audit Division,                       
Revenue Masterfile System, August 28, 1992                                     
                                                                               
Department of Commerce and Economic Development, Alaska                        
Railroad Corporation, Review of Certain Freight Revenues and                   
Procedures, September 14, 1992                                                 
                                                                               
Department of Commerce and Economic Development, Alaska                        
Railroad Corporation, Ship Creek Redevelopment, May 1, 1992                    
                                                                               
Alaska Statewide Procurement, Jan. 1, 1991 - Dec. 31, 1991                     
                                                                               
Potential for Administrative Savings from School District                      
Consolidation, May 11, 1992                                                    
                                                                               
Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medical                  
Assistance, Selected Abortion Statistics for Fiscal Years 1989-1991,           
July 10, 1992                                                                  
                                                                               
Department of Health and Social Services, Medicaid Rate Advisory               
Commission, Selected Rate Setting Issues, August 11, 1992                      
                                                                               
Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation,                
Disability Determination Unit, July 30, 1992                                   
                                                                               
Department of Administration, Division of General Services, Impact             
of State Publications Law on Central Duplicating, March 27, 1992               

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                        FIRST READING AND REFERENCE OF                        
                             SENATE RESOLUTIONS                             
                                                                               
SJR 14                                                                       
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14 by Senator Salo,                                
                                                                               
Supporting line item veto power for the President of the United                
States.                                                                        
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee            
and the Judiciary Committee.                                                   
                                                                               
SJR 15                                                                       
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15 by Senator Salo,                                
                                                                               
Endorsing, in principle, legislation authorizing oil                          
and gas leasing, exploration, and development on                               
the coastal plain within the Arctic National Wildlife                          
Refuge, provided the legislation does not contain a                            
provision decreasing this state's royalty.                                     
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee and            
the Judiciary Committee.                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
President Halford made the following appointments:                             
                                                                               
LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE                                         
Senator Phillips                                                               
Senator Frank                                                                  
Senator Rieger                                                                 
Senator Sharp                                                                  
Senator Adams                                                                  
Senator Duncan, Alternate                                                      
                                                                               
Senator Adams rose to a point of order.  President Halford stated the          
point was well taken.                                                          

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                            
Senator Halford                                                                
Senator Pearce                                                                 
Senator Kelly                                                                  
Senator Miller                                                                 
Senator Taylor                                                                 
Senator Jacko                                                                  
Senator Little                                                                 
                                                                               
SJR 6                                                                        
Senator Frank moved and asked unanimous consent that he be shown               
as a cosponsor on SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 6, Proposing                     
amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska authorizing              
the use of the initiative to amend the Constitution of the State of            
Alaska by approval of two-thirds of the votes cast on the proposed             
amendment.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
SB 1                                                                         
Senator Zharoff moved and asked unanimous consent that he be                   
shown as a cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 1, "An Act relating                    
to retirement incentive programs for the public employees' retirement          
system, the teachers' retirement system, and certain persons under the         
judicial retirement system; and providing for an effective date."              
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                          
                                                                               
SB 2                                                                         
Senators Zharoff and Duncan moved and asked unanimous consent                  
that they be shown as cosponsors on SENATE BILL NO. 2 "An Act                  
requiring pay equity for certain public employees and requiring the            
compensation of certain public employees based on the value of                 
work performed."  Without objection, it was so ordered.                        
                                                                               
SB 15                                                                        
Senators Zharoff and Duncan moved and asked unanimous consent                  
that they be shown as cosponsors on SENATE BILL NO. 15 "An                     
Act relating to the village public safety officers program."  Without          
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                               
[Comment: #]Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that he be         
excused from a call of the Senate January 16 - 25.  Without                    
objection, Senator Ellis was excused.                                          

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Senator Donley moved and asked unanimous consent that he be                    
excused from a call of the Senate from 8:00 a.m., January 16 to                
plane time January 24.  Without objection, Senator Donley was                  
excused.                                                                       
                                                                               
Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent that she be                  
excused from a call of the Senate the evening of January 15 - 18.              
Without objection, Senator Lincoln was excused.                                
                                                                               
                                    RECESS                                   
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate               
recess to the Joint Session at 7:55 p.m.  Without objection, the               
Senate recessed at 12:01 p.m.                                                  
                                                                               
                                 AFTER RECESS                                
                                                                               
                          JOINT SESSION IN THE HOUSE                         
                                                                               
Speaker Barnes called the House to order and in accordance with                
Uniform Rule 51 turned the gavel over to President Halford at 7:57             
p.m.                                                                           
                                                                               
The purpose of the Joint Session was to hear the Honorable Walter              
J. Hickel, Governor of Alaska, deliver his State of the State address          
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the roll call            
of the Senate be waived and all members be shown as present.                   
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                          
                                                                               
Representative Phillips moved and asked unanimous consent that the             
roll call of the House be waived and all members be shown as                   
present.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                               
President Halford introduced the First Lady of the State of Alaska,            
Ermalee Hickel.                                                                
                                                                               
President Halford introduced the Governor's Chief of Staff, Pat Ryan           
and Senior Advisor to the Governor, Max Hodel.                                 
                                                                               
The following Governor's cabinet members were introduced by                    
President Halford:                                                             

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Commissioner Nancy Bear Usera                                                  
Department of Administration                                                   
                                                                               
Commissioner Paul Fuhs                                                         
Department of Commerce and Economic Development                                
                                                                               
Commissioner Edgar Blatchford                                                  
Department of Community and Regional Affairs                                   
                                                                               
Commissioner designee Lloyd Rupp                                               
Department of Corrections                                                      
                                                                               
Commissioner Jerry Covey                                                       
Department of Education                                                        
                                                                               
Commissioner John Sandor                                                       
Department of Environmental Conservation                                       
                                                                               
Commissioner Carl Rosier                                                       
Department of Fish and Game                                                    
                                                                               
Commissioner Ted Mala                                                          
Department of Health and Social Services                                       
                                                                               
Commissioner Chuck Mahlen                                                      
Department of Labor                                                            
                                                                               
Attorney General Charlie Cole                                                  
Department of Law                                                              
                                                                               
Adjutant General Hugh Cox                                                      
Department of Military and Veteran Affairs                                     
                                                                               
Commissioner designee Glenn Olds                                               
Department of Natural Resources                                                
                                                                               
Commissioner Dick Burton                                                       
Department of Public Safety                                                    
                                                                               
Commissioner Darrel Rexwinkel                                                  
Department of Revenue                                                          
                                                                               

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Commissioner Frank Turpin                                                      
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                             
                                                                               
President Halford appointed Representative Foster and Senator Miller           
to escort Governor Hickel to the Joint Session.                                
                                                                               
The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms announced the Governor's entrance into             
the House Chamber.                                                             
                                                                               
The Honorable Walter J. Hickel was escorted to the rostrum and                 
introduced by President Halford.                                               
                                                                               
Governor Hickel delivered the State of the State address.  This                
address appears in Senate and House Joint Journal Supplement No.               
1, to be published January 13, 1993.                                           
                                                                               
Following his address, the Governor received a standing ovation and            
was escorted from the chamber by Senator Miller and Representative             
Foster.                                                                        
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the Joint                
Session stand in adjournment.  Without objection, the Joint Session            
adjourned at 8:27 p.m.                                                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                 AFTER RECESS                                
                                                                               
                                IN THE SENATE                                
                                                                               
The Senate reconvened at 8:33 p.m.                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
Announcements appear at the end of the journal.                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                                 ADJOURNMENT                                 
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate               
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., January 13, 1993.  Without              
objection, the Senate adjourned at 8:34 p.m.                                   
                                                                               
        Nancy Quinto                                                           
        Acting Secretary of the Senate                                         
                                                                               
        January                                                   1993         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                             
                                                                               
                          COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                         
                               COMMUNITY BLDG 217                              
                                                                               
JAN 14                              THURSDAY                   3:00 PM         
  COMMITTEE ORIENTATION MEETING                                                
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                                    FINANCE                                    
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
                                                                               
JAN 13                             WEDNESDAY                   9:00 AM         
  STATE REVENUE FORECAST                                                       
  -DARREL REXWINKEL, COMMISSIONER OF                                           
 REVENUE                                                                       
  -MIKE GREANY, DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE                                        
 FINANCE                                                                       
  -DAVE TONKOVICH, LEGISLATIVE FINANCE                                         
                                                                               
JAN 15                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
  BUDGET OVERVIEW                                                              
  -SHELBY STASNY, DIRECTOR OF MANAGEMENT &                                     
 BUDGET                                                                        
                                                                               
JAN 19                              TUESDAY                    9:40 AM         
  DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET OVERVIEWS                                                
  9:40 AM   COMMERCE, COMMISSIONER PAUL FUHS                                   
  10:20 AM  REVENUE, COMMISSIONER DARREL                                       
 REXWINKEL                                                                     
  11:00 AM  DOTPF, COMMISSIONER FRANK TURPIN                                   
                                                                               
JAN 20                             WEDNESDAY                   9:00 AM         
  DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET OVERVIEWS                                                
  9:00 AM   LABOR, COMMISSIONER CHARLES                                        
 MAHLEN                                                                        
  9:40 AM   PUBLIC SAFETY, COMMISSIONER BURTON                                 
  10:20 AM  ALASKA COURT SYSTEM, ARTHUR                                        
 SNOWDEN II                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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JAN 20                             WEDNESDAY                   2:00 PM         
  SENATE AND HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                           
 MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS HOUSING PROGRAMS                                         
 WITH AHFC                                                                     
                                                                               
JAN 21                              THURSDAY                   9:00 AM         
  DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET OVERVIEWS                                                
  9:00 AM   EDUCATION, COMMISSIONER JERRY                                      
 COVEY                                                                         
  9:40 AM   UNIVERSITY, PRESIDENT JEROME                                       
 KOMISAR                                                                       
  10:20 AM  H&SS, COMMISSIONER TED MALA                                        
  11:00 AM  DOA, COMMISSIONER NANCY USERA                                      
                                                                               
JAN 22                               FRIDAY                    9:40 AM         
  DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET OVERVIEWS                                                
  9:40 AM   ADF&G, COMMISSIONER CARL ROSIER                                    
  10:20 AM  CRA, COMMISSIONER EDGAR                                            
  BLATCHFORD                                                                   
                                                                               
JAN 25                               MONDAY                    9:00 AM         
  DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET OVERVIEWS                                                
  9:00 AM   DNR, COMMISSIONER GLENN OLDS                                       
  9:40 AM   DMVA, ADJUTANT GENERAL HUGH COX                                    
  10:20 AM  LAW, ATTORNEY GENERAL CHARLIE                                      
 COLE                                                                          
                                                                               
JAN 26                              TUESDAY                    9:00 AM         
  DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET OVERVIEWS                                                
  9:00 AM   DEC, COMMISSIONER JOHN SANDOR                                      
  9:40 AM   CORRECTIONS, COMMISSIONER LLOYD                                    
 RUPP                                                                          
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                                LABOR & COMMERCE                               
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
                                                                               
JAN 12                              TUESDAY                    1:30 PM         
  ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                               OTHER COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                                MINORITY CAUCUS                                
                                 CAPITOL ROOM 9                                
                                                                               
JAN 12                              TUESDAY                   12:15 PM         
  MINORITY CAUCUS                                                              
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                           STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS                          
                                 HOUSE CHAMBER                                 
                                                                               
JAN 12                              TUESDAY                    8:00 PM         
  HONORABLE WALTER J. HICKEL, GOVERNOR,                                        
  STATE OF ALASKA                                                              
                                                                               
JAN 14                              THURSDAY                   8:00 PM         
  HONORABLE WALTER J. HICKEL, GOVERNOR,                                        
  STATE OF ALASKA