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1994-02-11 Senate Journal

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                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                           
                    EIGHTEENTH LEGISLATURE - SECOND SESSION                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                       Friday          February 11, 1994         
                                                                               
                                Thirty-third Day                               
                                                                               
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President            
Halford at 11:27 a.m.                                                          
                                                                               
The roll showed nineteen members present.  Senator Salo was                    
excused from a call of the Senate.                                             
                                                                               
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Pastor Gary Stephens of the            
Evangel Assembly of God Church.  Senator Miller moved and asked                
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread.  Without objection, it            
was so ordered.                                                                
                                                                               
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You that You are a                              
God of love and mercy and grace.  I'm glad I can                               
come to You with the knowledge that You care                                   
about me, that You care about the people in this                               
room and that You care about this state of Alaska,                             
and about our country.  Lord, I know that You                                  
desire the very best for us, but I also know that it                           
won't happen unless You make it happen.  So I                                  
pray this morning that You will give us Your                                   
strength to bring about the very best in our world.                            
                                                                               
Now Lord I ask for Your hand of protection on this                            
snowy day.  Watch out for us as we travel about                                
town.  In Jesus' name, Amen.                                                   
                                                                               
Senator Ellis led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance.                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
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                                CERTIFICATION                                
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the journals             
for the thirty-first and thirty-second legislative days and Senate             
Supplement No. 11 be approved as certified by the Secretary.                   
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                          
                                                                               
                           MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE                           
                                                                               
SB 19                                                                        
Message of February 9 was read, stating the House passed and                   
returned for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 19(FIN) am                   
with the following amendment:                                                  
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                           
19(FIN), entitled: "An Act relating to the crime of                            
conspiracy."                                                                   
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved that the Senate concur in the House                       
amendment.  Senator Adams objected.                                            
                                                                               
Senators Kerttula, Taylor, Pearce, Kelly, Frank, Miller, Sharp, Rieger         
moved and asked unanimous consent that they be shown as                        
cosponsors on the bill.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                 
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall the Senate concur in the House                     
amendment to CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 19(FIN) am?"  The roll                     
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
HOUSE CS CSSB 19(FIN)                                                          
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                           
Amendment to CSSB 19(FIN) am                                                   
                                                                               
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly, Kerttula, Leman, Miller,          
Pearce, Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor                                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Lincoln, Little, Zharoff                          
                                                                               
Excused:  Salo                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus passing              

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SB 19                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 19(FIN) "An Act                            
relating to the crime of conspiracy."                                          
                                                                               
Senator Duncan gave notice of reconsideration.                                 
                                                                               
                           MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE                           
                                                                               
Messages of February 9 were read, stating the House passed and                 
transmitted for consideration:                                                 
                                                                               
                  FIRST READING AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS                 
                                                                               
HB 230                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 230(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                            
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
"An Act relating to fees for a commercial fishing                             
vessel license."                                                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance              
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
HB 231                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 231(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                            
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
"An Act relating to when previous conduct                                     
constituting a sexual offense may be used as an                                
aggravating factor at sentencing."                                             
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance              
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
Senator Halford added his name as a cross sponsor on the bill.                 
                                                                               
HB 263                                                                       
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 263 BY                                   
REPRESENTATIVES HANLEY, Green, B.Davis, Bunde; Senator                         
Pearce, entitled:                                                              
                                                                               
"An Act relating to municipal property tax                                    
exemptions."                                                                   

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HB 263                                                                       
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.           
                                                                               
                                COMMUNICATIONS                               
                                                                               
The following reports were received and are on file in the Office of           
the Secretary of the Senate:                                                   
                                                                               
Department of Health and Social Services Fiscal Year 1994                      
Operating Grants                                                               
from Margaret R. Lowe, M.Ed., Ed.S., Commissioner                              
(Distributed to all Senators)                                                  
                                                                               
Board of Parole 1993 Annual Report                                             
from Richard E. Collum, Executive Director                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
The following Budget and Audit Report was received from Randy                  
S. Welker, Legislative Auditor in accordance with AS 24.20.311:                
                                                                               
Department of Commerce and Economic Development, Board of                      
Marine Pilots, November 4, 1993                                                
                                                                               
Letter dated February 10 was received from The Honorable Ted                   
Stevens, U.S. Senator, rescheduling his address to the Joint Session           
scheduled on February 16 to the first week in April.                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS                         
                                                                               
SB 2                                                                       
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered                        
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" and recommended                
it be replaced with                                                            
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 2(CRA)                                                 
                                                                               
Signing do pass: Senator Phillips, Chair.  Signing no                          
recommendation: Senator Leman.  Signing need amendments:                       
Senators Adams, Taylor.                                                        

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SB 2                                                                         
Fiscal note for the bill and committee substitute published today              
from Department of Administration.  Zero fiscal notes for the bill             
and committee substitute published today from Legislative Affairs              
Agency and Department of Labor.                                                
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 2 was referred to the Labor and Commerce                       
Committee.                                                                     
                                                                               
SB 203                                                                       
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered                        
SENATE BILL NO. 203 "An Act requiring unified municipalities to                
provide police protection and law enforcement services; and                    
providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced                
with                                                                           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 203(CRA), entitled:                                    
"An Act relating to police protection service areas                           
in unified municipalities; and to police protection                            
provided by the state in certain municipal areas."                             
                                                                               
Signing no recommendation: Senator Phillips, Chair, Senators Taylor,           
Leman, Zharoff.  Signing do pass: Senator Adams.                               
                                                                               
Zero fiscal note for the bill and fiscal note for the committee                
substitute published today from Department of Public Safety.                   
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 203 was referred to the Finance Committee.                     
                                                                               
SB 238                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 238 "An                       
Act establishing a procedure for review of proposed projects under             
the Alaska coastal management program, and relating to petitions for           
compliance with and enforcement of district coastal management                 
programs under that program and to the disposition of those                    
petitions" and recommended it be replaced with                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 238(FIN)                                               
                                                                               
Signing do pass: Senators Pearce, Frank, Cochairs, Senators Jacko,             
Kerttula.  Signing no recommendation: Senators Rieger, Sharp.                  
                                                                               

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SB 238                                                                       
Fiscal note for the committee substitute published today from Office           
of the Governor.                                                               
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 238 was referred to the Rules Committee.                       
                                                                               
SB 253                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 253 "An                       
Act relating to reapplication for the 1993 permanent fund dividend             
when the United States Postal Service documents the loss of mail               
during the 1993 application period; and providing for an effective             
date."  Signing do pass: Senators Pearce, Frank, Cochairs, Senators            
Sharp, Rieger, Jacko, Kelly, Kerttula.                                         
                                                                               
Previous zero fiscal note.                                                     
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 253 was referred to the Rules Committee.                       
                                                                               
SB 255                                                                       
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered                        
SENATE BILL NO. 255 "An Act establishing a comprehensive                       
policy relating to human resource development in the state" and                
recommended it be replaced with                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 255(CRA)                                               
                                                                               
Signing do pass: Senator Phillips, Chair.  Signing no                          
recommendation: Senators Adams, Taylor, Leman.                                 
                                                                               
Zero fiscal notes for the bill and the committee substitute published          
today from Department of Community and Regional Affairs,                       
Department of Labor, University of Alaska, Department of Education,            
Department of Health and Social Services, Department of                        
Administration, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Senate            
Community and Regional Affairs Committee (3).                                  
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 255 was referred to the Labor and Commerce                     
Committee.                                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 275                                                                       
The Transportation Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 275                    
"An Act relating to the disposal of real property by the Department            
of Transportation and Public Facilities" and recommended it be                 
replaced with                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 275(TRA)                                               
                                                                               
Signing do pass: Senator Sharp, Chair, Senators Kelly, Phillips.               
Signing no recommendation: Senator Lincoln.                                    
                                                                               
Zero fiscal notes for the bill and committee substitute published              
today from Department of Transportation and Public Facilities,                 
Department of Natural Resources.                                               
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 275 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                   
                                                                               
HB 73                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 73 "An Act                   
relating to state and local taxation and other state regulation as             
affected by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, as amended,               
and related federal statutes; and providing for an effective date."            
Signing do pass: Senator Taylor, Chair, Senator Jacko.  Signing no             
recommendation: Senators Donley, Little.                                       
                                                                               
Zero fiscal note published today from Department of Revenue.                   
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 73 was referred to the Finance Committee.                       
                                                                               
HB 180                                                                       
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO.                     
180 am "An Act relating to the residential housing inspection                  
requirements of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation" and                    
recommended it be replaced with                                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 180(L&C)                                         
                                                                               
Signing do pass: Senator Kelly, Chair.  Signing no recommendation:             
Senators Sharp, Rieger, Lincoln.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 180                                                                       
Zero fiscal note for the bill and committee substitute published today         
from Department of Revenue.                                                    
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 180 am was referred to the Rules Committee.                     
                                                                               
SB 221                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 221 "An Act                     
relating to arrest of a person for illegal possession, consumption, or         
control of alcohol; and providing for an effective date."  Signing to          
calendar: Senator Halford, Chair, Senators Rieger, Jacko.  Signing no          
recommendation: Senator Little.                                                
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 221 is on today's calendar.                                    
                                                                               
SB 239                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 239 "An Act                     
relating to evidence of financial responsibility provided by persons           
who conduct noncrude oil operations; and providing for an effective            
date."  Signing to calendar: Senator Halford, Chair, Senators Rieger,          
Jacko.  Signing no recommendation: Senator Little.                             
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 239 is on today's calendar.                                    
                                                                               
HB 101                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 101 "An Act                      
relating to the adoption of the National Electrical Code and the               
National Electrical Safety Code."  Signing to calendar: Senator                
Halford, Chair, Senators Rieger, Jacko.  Signing no recommendation:            
Senator Little.                                                                
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 101 is on today's calendar.                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                         INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF                        
                              SENATE RESOLUTIONS                              
                                                                               
SJR 1                                                                        
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                             
1 BY SENATORS DONLEY, Kelly, Frank, Phillips, Kerttula,                        
                                                                               
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                               
State of Alaska relating to the individual right to                            
keep and bear arms.                                                            
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary           
and Finance Committees.                                                        
                                                                               
SJR 44                                                                       
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 44 BY SENATORS LITTLE,                             
Kerttula,                                                                      
                                                                               
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the                             
State of Alaska relating to open meetings of                                   
legislative bodies.                                                            
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary           
and Finance Committees.                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
                  INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF SENATE BILLS                 
                                                                               
SB 292                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 292 BY SENATORS FRANK, Pearce, entitled:                       
                                                                               
"An Act relating to transfers of prisoners under the                          
Interstate Corrections Compact."                                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance              
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 293                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 293 BY SENATOR JACKO, entitled:                                
                                                                               
"An Act relating to the authority of the                                      
commissioner of natural resources to reconvey, or                              
relinquish an interest in, land to the United States if                        
that land or interest being reconveyed or                                      
relinquished is identified in an amended application                           
for a land allotment under federal law."                                       
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Judiciary            
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
SB 294                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 294 BY SENATOR TAYLOR, entitled:                               
                                                                               
"An Act relating to canned salmon classics; and                               
providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Community and Regional             
Affairs and Finance Committees.                                                
                                                                               
SB 295                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 295 BY THE SENATE LABOR &                                      
COMMERCE COMMITTEE BY REQUEST, entitled:                                       
                                                                               
"An Act relating to financial assistance for certain                          
owners or operators of underground petroleum                                   
storage tank systems; and providing for an effective                           
date."                                                                         
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources, Judiciary and           
Finance Committees.                                                            
                                                                               
SB 296                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 296 BY SENATOR ELLIS, entitled:                                
                                                                               
"An Act extending the termination date of the                                 
Citizens' Review Panel for Permanency Planning."                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and              
Social Services, Labor and Commerce and Judiciary Committees.                  

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SB 297                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 297 BY SENATORS DONLEY, Ellis, entitled:                       
                                                                               
"An Act establishing civil and criminal liability for                         
obstruction near a health care facility."                                      
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and              
Social Services, State Affairs and Judiciary Committees.                       
                                                                               
SB 298                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 298 BY THE SENATE HEALTH,                                      
EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE BY REQUEST,                              
entitled:                                                                      
                                                                               
"An Act relating to licensure by the State Medical                            
Board."                                                                        
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and              
Social Services, Labor and Commerce and Judiciary Committees.                  
                                                                               
SB 299                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 299 BY SENATOR MILLER, entitled:                               
                                                                               
"An Act providing that the commissioner of natural                            
resources may not charge or assess a general                                   
administrative service fee for certain appropriations                          
of water."                                                                     
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance              
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
SB 300                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 300 BY SENATOR MILLER, entitled:                               
                                                                               
"An Act permitting the extension of hours that                                
miners may spend underground."                                                 
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                 
Committee.                                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 301                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 301 BY SENATOR TAYLOR, entitled:                               
                                                                               
"An Act increasing elementary and secondary                                   
instructional units for certain school districts with                          
800 or fewer students in average daily membership;                             
and providing for an effective date."                                          
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and              
Social Services, Judiciary and Finance Committees.                             
                                                                               
SB 302                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 302 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act relating to the establishment, modification,                          
and enforcement of support orders and the                                      
determination of parentage in situations involving                             
more than one state; amending Alaska Rule of                                   
Administration 9; amending Alaska Rule of Civil                                
Procedure 82; and providing for an effective date."                            
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary           
and Finance Committees.                                                        
                                                                               
Fiscal note from Department of Revenue and zero fiscal note from               
Department of Health and Social Services published today.                      
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated February 11:                               
                                                                               
Dear Mr. President:                                                            
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill relating to the Uniform Interstate Family             
Support Act and the repeal of the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement               
of Support Act.                                                                
                                                                               
The bill would repeal the laws currently found in AS25.25, the                 
Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act (URESA), and                     
replace them with a new Uniform Act, the Uniform Interstate Family             
Support Act (UIFSA), with minor modifications.  Two provisions of              
                                                                               

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SB 302                                                                       
the bill also have the effect of amending Alaska Rule of Civil                 
Procedure 82 and Alaska Rule of Administration 9.  (See secs. 6 and            
7 of the bill.)  Under art. IV, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, the       
legislature may change a court rule governing "practice and                    
procedure."  Although the bill has the effect of amending a court              
rule relating to filing fees that is designated as an "administrative"         
rule, I believe that the rule affects individuals' substantive rights          
regarding access to our justice system and, therefore, is one that the         
legislature is authorized to change.  Additionally, the provision that         
has the effect of amending the administrative rule is an integral part         
of UIFSA.                                                                      
                                                                               
The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act was drafted to update                
URESA.  The bill, like URESA, applies to those actions relating to             
the establishment, modification, and enforcement of support orders             
and the determination of parentage in situations where the parties             
reside in more than one state.                                                 
                                                                               
A major feature of UIFSA is that it does not require reciprocity of            
laws between states in order to take action under its provisions.  In          
order to ease the transition between URESA and UIFSA, the bill                 
recognizes substantially similar state laws as equivalent to UIFSA for         
purposes of interstate actions.  (See proposed AS25.25.101(7) and            
(16).)  The bill also contains its own long arm jurisdiction provision         
providing the home state of a supported family the maximum                     
possible opportunity to secure personal jurisdiction over an absent            
parent.                                                                        
                                                                               
The bill promotes, to the extent possible, the premise of continuing,          
exclusive jurisdiction over support orders.  Under the law as it exists        
under URESA, multiple orders for child support often result.  UIFSA            
seeks to limit the existence of multiple support orders by limiting the        
circumstances under which subsequent support orders may be entered             
in states other than the initiating state.                                     
                                                                               
The bill also recognizes the growing use of administrative procedures          
in addition to or in place of judicial proceedings in the establishment        
and enforcement of support orders.  The bill does not confer new               
authority on Alaska's child support enforcement agency, but it does            
recognize the authority otherwise conferred on the agency and                  
support enforcement agencies of other states.  The bill specifically           

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SB 302                                                                       
recognizes the child support enforcement agency's authority to act in          
interstate cases in the same manner in which it may act in intrastate          
actions.                                                                       
                                                                               
UIFSA was prepared by the National Conference of Commissioners                 
on Uniform State Laws, which has approved and recommended it for               
enactment in all the states.  Although it was first adopted by that            
conference in the summer of 1992, it has already been enacted in               
eight states.  There are indications that it will be introduced in as          
many as 25 states this year.  It has been endorsed by the United               
States Commission on Interstate Child Support and the American Bar             
Association, and the bill has the support of Alaska's child support            
enforcement agency.                                                            
                                                                               
I urge prompt consideration and passage of this bill.                          
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Walter J.Hickel                                                          
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 303                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 303 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act relating to voter eligibility, voter                                  
registration, and voter registration agencies; and                             
providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary           
and Finance Committees.                                                        
                                                                               
Fiscal notes from Department of Public Safety, Office of the                   
Governor, Department of Health and Social Services (3) and                     
Community and Regional Affairs and zero fiscal note from                       
Department of Education published today.                                       
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated February 11:                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 303                                                                       
Dear Mr. President:                                                            
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill relating to voter eligibility, voter registration,    
and voter registration agencies.  The bill implements 42 U.S.C.                
1933gg and the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).                 
The state must implement the NVRA by January1, 1995.  Although                 
the NVRA sets out requirements for voter registration only for                 
elections for federal office, it is not practical from a fiscal standpoint     
to maintain registration requirements and lists for elections for              
federal office that are different from those for state and local offices.      
The bill that I am transmitting today amends the registration                  
requirements for elections for state and local offices, as well as for         
federal offices.  The bill also makes necessary technical amendments           
to state voting laws.                                                          
                                                                               
Section 2 of the bill amends AS15.05.020(10) to permit a voter to              
advise the director of elections of a change of address in writing,            
without having to execute an affidavit on a form provided by the               
director.  This complies with sec. 5(d) of the NVRA, which requires            
states to allow a change of address form for a driver's license to             
serve as a change of address form for voter registration.  Under               
AS28.05.071, no affidavit or notarization is needed for a driver's             
licensee's written notification to the Department of Public Safety of          
a change of address.                                                           
                                                                               
Section 3 of the bill amends AS15.05.030(a) to provide for                     
cancellation of voter registration of persons convicted of felonies            
involving moral turpitude under federal law.  The existing statute             
provides for cancellation of voter registration of persons convicted           
of those felonies under state law.  The NVRA requires the United               
States attorney to give the state notice when a person is convicted            
of a felony in a United States district court.  Although cancellation          
of voter registration of persons convicted of federal felonies is not          
required by the NVRA, inclusion of this provision is consistent with           
and advances the policies of AS15.05.030(a).                                   
                                                                               
Section 4 of the bill amends AS15.07.050 to permit registration in             
person through voter registration agencies, which are designated in            
sec. 5 of the bill.                                                            
                                                                               

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SB 303                                                                       
Section 5 of the bill designates specific state agencies as voter              
registration agencies that will provide voter registration materials and       
assistance.  Under sec. 7 of the NVRA, the state must designate                
public assistance agencies and other state-funded agencies that                
primarily provide services to persons with disabilities to serve as            
voter registration agencies.  The Conference Report on the NVRA                
explains that "public assistance agencies" is intended to include state        
agencies "that administer or provide services under the food stamp;            
Medicaid; the Women, Infants and Children (WIC); and the aid to                
families with dependent children (AFDC) programs."                             
                                                                               
The NVRA requires the state to designate other agencies as voter               
registration agencies.  The division of motor vehicles, which already          
provides voter registration assistance, is designated as a voter               
registration agency by sec. 5 of the bill.  Also designated is the             
division in the Department of Community and Regional Affairs that              
is responsible for municipal and regional assistance programs                  
(currently, that is the division of municipal and regional assistance).        
Because employees of that division visit each of Alaska's rural                
communities at least once during each election cycle and provide               
bilingual information in the villages when needed, designation of this         
division assures availability of registration opportunities to Alaska's        
Native rural residents.  The bill also designates United States armed          
forces recruitment offices, which are required by the NVRA to                  
provide registration assistance.  The bill requires the director of            
elections to designate agencies that provide assistance to persons             
with disabilities, and allows the director of elections to designate           
other state, local, federal, and nongovernmental offices as voter              
registration agencies.  Section 13 of the bill provides a definition of        
"voter registration agency" for AS15.                                          
                                                                               
Section 6 of the bill amends AS15.07.064(e) by repealing a                     
provision that allows the director to consider whether the application         
of a resident of a single-precinct municipality or established village         
was witnessed by two voters already registered in the area.  This              
conforms that statute to sec. 9(b)(3) of the NVRA, which prohibits             
"any requirement for notarization or other formal authentication" of           
mail voter registration forms.                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 303                                                                       
Section 7 of the bill amends AS15.07.070 to provide the director               
of elections with specific authority to adopt regulations to implement         
requirements of federal law, including the NVRA.  The bill also                
amends existing AS15.07.070 to include voter registration agencies             
as agencies that must provide mail voter registration forms and in-            
person registration.  Existing AS15.07.070(b) is amended to remove             
notarization and formal authentication requirements from the mail              
registration procedure.  Such requirements are prohibited by sec.              
9(b)(3) of the NVRA.  The bill amends existing AS15.07.070(c) to               
provide that the names of persons submitting mail registration forms           
that are postmarked at least 30 days before an election will be                
placed on the official registration list for that election, as required by     
sec. 8(a)(1)(B) of the NVRA.  Based on the experience of the                   
division of elections that many mail registration forms arrive without         
legible, dated postmarks, existing AS15.07.070(c) also is amended              
to provide that those registrations will be considered timely if they          
are both executed at least 30 days before the election and received            
by the director or election supervisor by mail at least 25 days before         
the election.                                                                  
                                                                               
Sections 8, 9, 10, and 12 of the bill amend Alaska law to comply               
with the requirements of the NVRA regarding maintenance of voter               
registration lists.  AS15.07.130 and AS15.15.198 are amended by                
secs. 10 and 12 of the bill, respectively, to ensure that the content          
of the notice sent to a voter complies with the NVRA and to                    
provide that the voter's registration is only "inactivated," and the           
voter's name is to be maintained on the master register, if the voter          
fails to respond to the notice.  The deadline for a voter's response           
to the notice is extended to 30 days before the next primary election.         
If the voter does not respond to the notice by the deadline, he or             
she may still vote a questioned or absentee ballot.  The questioned            
ballot procedure required by AS15.15.198 and the information                   
required for an absentee ballot provide for the "affirmation or                
confirmation" of the voter's address allowed under the NVRA when               
a voter does not respond to a notice to confirm address.  The                  
amendments to AS15.07.130 provide that the voter's name will be                
removed from the master register only if the voter does not respond            
to the notice and does not vote during the period beginning on the             
date of the notice and ending on the day after the second general              
election for federal office that occurs after the date of the notice.          
                                                                               

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SB 303                                                                       
The bill retains AS15.07.130(c)'s existing provision that the                  
registration of deceased voters is to be cancelled.  Section 8 of the          
bill amends AS15.07.090(b) to remove reference to cancellation of              
voter registration for failure to vote.  Because inactive voter                
registrations will now appear on the master register, sec. 9 of the bill       
amends AS15.07.125 to accurately describe which voter names are                
to be included on the official registration list, from which the               
precinct registers are prepared.                                               
                                                                               
Section 11 of the bill designates the director of elections as the state       
official responsible for coordination of state responsibilities under the      
NVRA, as required by sec. 10 of the NVRA.                                      
                                                                               
Section 14 of the bill amends AS28.05.045 to provide for                       
simultaneous application for voter registration and licenses,                  
identifications, and registrations issued by the Department of Public          
Safety, division of motor vehicles.                                            
                                                                               
Sections 15 and 16 of the bill make conforming amendments to the               
statutes setting out duties for the Department of Health and Social            
Services and the Department of Community and Regional Affairs, to              
acknowledge the new voter registration agency responsibilities                 
assigned by proposed AS15.07.055 and the NVRA.                                 
                                                                               
Sections 17 and 18 of the bill would allow the director of elections           
to proceed to adopt needed regulations, which would take effect at             
the same time that secs. 1 - 16 of the bill take effect.                       
                                                                               
I urge the legislature's expeditious consideration and passage of this         
important bill to conform Alaska's voter registration laws with                
federal law.                                                                   
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Walter J. Hickel                                                         
						Governor	                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

1994-02-11                     Senate Journal                      Page 2797
SB 304                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 304 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act authorizing the issuance of bonds by the                              
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to pay for the                              
costs of repair and rehabilitation of student housing                          
facilities of the University of Alaska; authorizing the                        
issuance of bonds by the University of Alaska to                               
pay for the costs of repair and rehabilitation of                              
facilities of the University of Alaska; amending                               
powers of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation;                              
amending the definition of "public building";                                  
relating to the Alaska debt retirement fund; and                               
providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and              
Social Services, State Affairs and Finance Committees.                         
                                                                               
Zero fiscal notes from Office of the Governor and Department of                
Revenue published today.                                                       
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated February 11:                               
                                                                               
Dear Mr. President:                                                            
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill authorizing the issuance of Alaska Housing            
Finance Corporation and University of Alaska bonds for repair and              
rehabilitation of university facilities.                                       
                                                                               
This legislation will provide funding to partially meet the university         
facilities' deferred maintenance needs throughout the state.  The              
Legislature's approval of my bill last session creating the educational        
facilities maintenance and construction fund was a start in stepping           
up to our responsibilities in investing in the state's existing                
infrastructure.  But it was only a start.  We now have the                     
responsibility to continue to meet the university's critical needs.            
                                                                               
The bill I am proposing authorizes the Alaska Housing Finance                  
Corporation to issue $30 million in bonds for student housing repair           
and rehabilitation, and authorizes the University of Alaska to issue           

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SB 304                                                                       
$45 million in bonds for repair and rehabilitation of other university         
facilities.  This program will allow the buildings to be repaired now,         
with costs of the upgrades spread over the remaining useful life of            
the facilities.  Repayment of the debt service will be made from               
annual legislative appropriations from the Alaska debt retirement              
fund (AS 37.05.011).  The historic low interest rates currently                
prevailing in the national capital markets, combined with reduced              
future maintenance and operating costs brought about by fixing the             
university facilities, makes this approach particularly appropriate this       
year.                                                                          
                                                                               
I urge your early and favorable consideration of this legislation.             
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Walter J. Hickel                                                         
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        CONSIDERATION OF THE CALENDAR                        
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 221                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 221 "An Act relating to arrest of a person for                 
illegal possession, consumption, or control of alcohol; and providing          
for an effective date" was read the second time.                               
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that SENATE                   
BILL NO. 221 be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading                
and placed on final passage.  Without objection, it was so ordered.            
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 221 was read the third time.                                   
                                                                               
Senators Duncan, Miller, Pearce, Kelly, Leman, Little, Frank,                  
Donley, Sharp, Halford, Zharoff moved and asked unanimous consent              
that they be shown as cosponsors on the bill.  Without objection, it           
was so ordered.                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 221                                                                       
The question being:  "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 221 "An Act                        
relating to arrest of a person for illegal possession, consumption, or         
control of alcohol; and providing for an effective date" pass the              
Senate?"  The roll was taken with the following result:                        
                                                                               
SB 221                                                                         
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly,             
Kerttula, Leman, Lincoln, Little, Miller, Pearce, Phillips, Rieger,            
Sharp, Taylor, Zharoff                                                         
                                                                               
Excused:  Salo                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 221 passed the Senate.                                 
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date           
clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 221 was referred to the Secretary for                          
engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                               
SB 239                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 239 "An Act relating to evidence of financial                  
responsibility provided by persons who conduct noncrude oil                    
operations; and providing for an effective date" was read the second           
time.                                                                          
                                                                               
Senator Leman moved for the adoption of the Senate Special                     
Committee on Oil and Gas Committee Substitute offered on page                  
2681.  Senator Kerttula objected.                                              
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall the Senate Special Committee on Oil                
and Gas Committee Substitute be adopted?"  The roll was taken with             
the following result:                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 239                                                                       
                                                                               
SB 239                                                                         
Second Reading                                                                 
Adopt O&G Committee Substitute?                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Little,           
Miller, Pearce, Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor                                
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Kerttula, Zharoff                                 
                                                                               
Excused:  Salo                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 239(O&G) "An Act relating                       
to evidence of financial responsibility provided by persons who                
conduct oil operations; and providing for an effective date" was               
adopted.                                                                       
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 239(O&G) was read the second time.                      
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that CS FOR                   
SENATE BILL NO. 239(O&G) be considered engrossed, advanced                     
to third reading and placed on final passage.                                  
                                                                               
Senator Duncan objected.                                                       
                                                                               
Senator Duncan called the Senate, then lifted his call.                        
                                                                               
Senator Duncan withdrew his objection.  There being no further                 
objections, the bill was advanced to third reading.                            
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 239(O&G) was read the third time.                       
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 239(O&G)                    
"An Act relating to evidence of financial responsibility provided by           
persons who conduct oil operations; and providing for an effective             
date" pass the Senate?"  The roll was taken with the following                 
result:                                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 239                                                                       
                                                                               
CSSB 239(O&G)                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Little,           
Miller, Pearce, Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor                                
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Kerttula, Zharoff                                 
                                                                               
Excused:  Salo                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 239(O&G) passed the Senate.                     
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date           
clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
Senator Zharoff gave notice of reconsideration.                                
                                                                               
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
SB 44                                                                        
Senator Little requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR                    
SENATE BILL NO. 44(JUD) am be taken up.                                        
                                                                               
                        SENATE BILLS IN THIRD READING                        
                                                                             
SB 44                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 44(JUD) am was before the Senate on                     
reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL                     
NO. 44(JUD) am "An Act relating to civil liability for skiing                  
accidents, operation of ski areas, and duties of ski area operators and        
skiers; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"  The            
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 44                                                                        
                                                                               
CSSB 44(JUD) am                                                                
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Duncan, Frank, Jacko, Kelly, Kerttula, Leman,                    
Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Zharoff              
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Ellis, Halford, Little                                          
                                                                               
Excused:  Salo                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 44(JUD) am passed the Senate                    
on reconsideration.                                                            
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date           
clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 44(JUD) am was referred to the                          
Secretary for engrossment.                                                     
                                                                               
                   CONSIDERATION OF THE CALENDAR CONTINUED                   
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                        
                                                                               
HB 101                                                                       
HOUSE BILL NO. 101 "An Act relating to the adoption of the                     
National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code"              
was read the second time.                                                      
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption              
of the Judiciary Senate Committee Substitute offered on page 1355.             
Senator Duncan objected, then withdrew his objection.  There being             
no further objections, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                            
101(JUD) "An Act relating to the adoption of the National Electrical           
Code and the National Electrical Safety Code; and providing for an             
effective date" was adopted.                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 101                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(JUD) was read the                             
second time.                                                                   
                                                                               
Senator Donley offered Amendment No. 1:                                        
                                                                               
Page 1, line 1:  Delete "adoption of the"                                    
                                                                               
Page 1, line 4, through page 2, line 6: 	                                      
                                                                               
	Delete all material and insert:                                               
"*Section 1. AS 18.60.580 is amended to read:                              
	Sec. 18.60.580.  MINIMUM ELECTRICAL STANDARDS.                                
The 1993[1990] published edition of the National Electrical Code           
(ANSI FPA) approved by the American National Standards Institute               
on August 14, 1992 [AUGUST 7, 1989], and the 1993                      
[1990] published edition of the National Electrical Safety Code                
(ANSI C2-1990) approved by the American National Standards                     
Institute on July 10, 1992	[JUNE 26, 1989], constitute the                 
minimum electrical safety standards of the state.                              
                                                                               
 *Sec 2.  AS 18.60.590(a) is amended to read:                                
		(a) The department may by regulation adopt                                   
	amendments to the 1993 [1990] National Electrical Code as                   
	approved and issued by the American National Standards                        
	Institute."                                                                   
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                               
                                                                               
Senator Donley moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                      
Senator Taylor objected.                                                       
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The                  
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               
SENATE CSHB 101(JUD)                                                           
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 1                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Kerttula, Lincoln, Little,                
Zharoff                                                                        

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HB 101                                                                       
Nays:  Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce, Phillips,          
Rieger, Sharp, Taylor                                                          
                                                                               
Excused:  Salo                                                                 
Kerttula changed from "Nay" to "Yea".                                          
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 1 was not adopted.                                       
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that SENATE                   
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(JUD) be considered engrossed,                        
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage.  Without                
objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(JUD) was read the third                      
time.                                                                          
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                       
101(JUD) "An Act relating to the adoption of the National Electrical           
Code and the National Electrical Safety Code; and providing for an             
effective date" pass the Senate?"  The roll was taken with the                 
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
SENATE CSHB 101(JUD)                                                           
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Duncan, Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly, Leman, Little, Miller,            
Pearce, Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Zharoff                               
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Ellis, Kerttula, Lincoln                                 
                                                                               
Excused:  Salo                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(JUD) passed the                       
Senate.                                                                        
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on              
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date           
clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
Senator Adams gave notice of reconsideration.                                  

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                                  CITATIONS                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Tanana Valley United Way, 1993-94 Campaign                          
by Representative(s) Brice                                                     
Senator(s) Sharp, Frank, Miller, Duncan, Little, Lincoln, Pearce,              
Zharoff, Donley                                                                
                                                                               
Honoring - James Conley                                                        
by Representative(s) Willis, Porter, Navarre, Carney                           
Senator(s) Halford, Phillips, Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce, Donley, Kelly           
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Velma Heflebower Kirby                                           
by Representative(s) Willis, Carney                                            
Senator(s) Halford, Phillips, Duncan, Pearce, Zharoff, Donley                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Nicholas and Elena Charles, 1993 Heritage Fellows                 
by Senator(s) Jacko, Pearce, Duncan, Little, Zharoff, Lincoln                  
Representative(s) Hoffman                                                      
                                                                               
Honoring - Point Hope Harpoonerettes                                           
by Senator(s) Adams, Pearce, Duncan, Little, Zharoff, Lincoln,                 
Leman                                                                          
Representative(s) MacLean                                                      
                                                                               
Honoring - Selawik Wolves Boys Basketball Team                                 
by Senator(s) Adams, Pearce, Duncan, Zharoff, Lincoln, Leman                   
Representative(s) MacLean                                                      
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the                      
citations be adopted.  Without objection, the citations were adopted           
and referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                 
                                                                               
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
President Halford made the following appointments:                             
                                                                               
Joint Federal-State Commission on Policies and Programs                       
Affecting Alaska Natives                                                      
Senator Leman                                                                  
                                                                               
Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force                                     
Senator Leman                                                                  

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HB 384                                                                       
President Halford added a Resources Committee referral to HOUSE                
BILL NO. 384 "An Act eliminating the temporary character of                    
alternative procedures available to persons who must show evidence             
of financial responsibility before conducting noncrude oil operations;         
and providing for an effective date."                                          
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 384 was referred to the Senate Special                          
Committee on Oil and Gas, Resources and Judiciary Committees.                  
                                                                               
SJR 15                                                                       
Senator Little moved and asked unanimous consent that she be                   
shown as a cosponsor on SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15                         
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.    Without objection, it          
was so ordered.                                                                
                                                                               
HB 28                                                                        
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that he be                    
shown as a cross sponsor on CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 28(JUD)                      
am "An Act relating to the penalty for providing alcoholic beverages           
to a person under the age of 21; and providing for an effective                
date." Without objection, it was so ordered.                                   
                                                                               
SB 252                                                                       
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that he be                    
shown as a cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 252 "An Act                            
prohibiting the possession of child pornography."  Without objection,          
it was so ordered.                                                             
Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent that he be                     
excused from a call of the Senate on February 14 to evening plane              
time.  Without objection, Senator Ellis was excused.                           
                                                                               
                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

1994-02-11                     Senate Journal                      Page 2807
                                 ENGROSSMENT                                 
                                                                               
SB 44                                                                        
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 44(JUD) am "An Act relating to civil                    
liability for skiing accidents, operation of ski areas, and duties of ski      
area operators and skiers; and providing for an effective date" was            
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to            
the House for consideration.                                                   
                                                                               
SB 221                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 221 "An Act relating to arrest of a person for                 
illegal possession, consumption, or control of alcohol; and providing          
for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and              
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                      
                                                                               
                                 ADJOURNMENT                                 
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate               
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., February 14, 1994.  Without             
objection, the Senate adjourned at 1:19 p.m.                                   
                                                                               
                                                          Nancy Quinto         
                                               Secretary of the Senate         
                                                                               
                                                         February 1994         
                                                                               

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                                 ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                              
                             STANDING COMMITTEES                             
                                                                               
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                        
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
FEB 15                              TUESDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	**LOCATION CHANGE TO FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203**                                   
SB 261	NO MUNICIPAL SALES TAXES ON AIR CARRIERS                                
SB 282	ELIGIBLE MATCH MONEY WATER/SEWER GRANTS                                 
                                                                               
FEB 17                              THURSDAY                   9:00 AM         
 	REVIEW OF EDUCATION FOUNDATION FORMULA                                       
 	BY DWAYNE GUILEY, DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL FINANCE                                 
 	DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                                                      
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                   FINANCE                                   
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
FEB 11                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
SB 238	COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES                                      
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
FEB 14                               MONDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
FEB 15                              TUESDAY                    9:00 AM         
SB  33	GRANTS FOR LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING                                     
SB 210	DISPOSAL OF DALTON HWY RIGHT-OF-WAY LAND                                
SB 212	STATE PROCUREMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS                                     
SJR 39	RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS                                             
                                                                               
FEB 16                             WEDNESDAY                   9:00 AM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
FEB 17                              THURSDAY                   9:00 AM         
SB 243	FOUR DAM POOL TRANSFER FUND                                             
HB 372	FOUR DAM POOL TRANSFER FUND                                             
                                                                               
FEB 18                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                     
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
FEB 11                               FRIDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES CONTINUED                
FEB 14                               MONDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	-- TELECONFERENCE <LISTEN ONLY> --                                           
SB 284	COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE ACT                                      
                                                                               
FEB 16                             WEDNESDAY                   1:30 PM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
FEB 18                               FRIDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	-- TELECONFERENCE --                                                         
SB 270	COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE                                               
SB 284	COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE ACT                                      
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                  JUDICIARY                                  
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
FEB 11                               FRIDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
FEB 14                               MONDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
SB 276	CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION                                            
SB 278	SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS                                                    
                                                                               
FEB 16                             WEDNESDAY                   1:30 PM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
SB 252	POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY                                         
HB   3	REGULATION OF HOME CARE PROVIDERS                                       
                                                                               
FEB 18                               FRIDAY                    1:15 PM         
 	**TIME AND LOCATION CHANGES**                                                
 	CONFIRMATION OF BRUCE BOTELHO                                                
 	..AS ATTORNEY GENERAL                                                        
 	JOINT WITH HOUSE JUDICIARY                                                   
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                              
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
FEB 15                              TUESDAY                    1:30 PM         
SB 251	COMM'L FISH LOANS FOR CERTAIN OBLIGATIONS                               
SB 286	EXTEND BOARD OF PAROLE                                                  
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
FEB 17                              THURSDAY                   1:30 PM         
SCR 12	STUDY AHFC ASSETS TO LOCATE REVENUE                                     
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
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                                  RESOURCES                                  
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
FEB 11                               FRIDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
SB 202	SALE OF STATE WATER TO MUNICIPALITIES                                   
 	SUBCOMMITTEE WORK SESSION ON FOLLOWING BILL:                                 
SB 215	OIL/HAZARDOUS SUBS. RELEASE RESPONSE FUND                               
 	<TELECONFERENCE ON ABOVE BILL - LISTEN ONLY>                                 
                                                                               
FEB 14                               MONDAY                    3:30 PM         
SB 240	MUNICIPAL TAX CREDIT/HABITAT PROTECTION                                 
 	<TELECONFERENCE ON ABOVE BILL>                                               
SB 217	INCREASE LAND GRANT TO UNIV. OF ALASKA                                  
 	<TELECONFERENCE ON ABOVE BILL>                                               
SCR 13	GOLD RUSH CENTENNIAL DECADE                                             
SB 308  ADMIN ACTION RE:LAND/RESOURCES/PROPERTY                                
 	<PENDING INTRODUCTION>                                                       
                                                                               
FEB 16                             WEDNESDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	-- TELECONFERENCE --                                                         
SB 215	OIL/HAZARDOUS SUBS. RELEASE RESPONSE FUND                               
                                                                               
FEB 18                               FRIDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
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                                    RULES                                    
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
FEB 11                               FRIDAY                    0:00 AM         
 	UPON ADJOURNMENT                                                             
HJR 49	FED REGS UNDER OIL POLLUTION ACT OF 1990                                
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
FEB 11                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
SB 237	WEAPONS POSSESSION/SALE BY/TO MINORS                                    
SB 267	ALASKA PEACE STNDS TRAINING FUND                                        
SB 216	DISPLAY SEX EXPLICIT MATERIALS NEAR MINOR                               
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
FEB 14                               MONDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
FEB 16                             WEDNESDAY                   9:00 AM         
SB 194	WAITING LIST FOR PIONEERS HOME                                          
SB 227	MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL TERMS                                              
HB 117	NAME MANVIL H. OLSON BRIDGE (SCHROCK RD.)                               
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               

1994-02-11                     Senate Journal                      Page 2811
                           STATE AFFAIRS CONTINUED                           
FEB 17                              THURSDAY                   3:00 PM         
 	**TIME CHANGE**                                                              
 	**LOCATION CHANGE TO EGAN LIBRARY                                            
 	....UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA SOUTHEAST**                                         
SJR 36	GOV & LT GOV MUST RECEIVE MAJORITY VOTE                                 
                                                                               
FEB 18                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
SCR 15	TWENTY-EIGHTH  ANNUAL BOYS' STATE                                       
SB 242	HOURS FOR  STATE OFFICES                                                
HB 280	UNIFORM CUSTODIAL TRUST ACT                                             
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
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                                TRANSPORTATION                               
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
FEB 15                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	-- TELECONFERENCE --                                                         
SB 157	PROHIBITED HIGHWAY ADVERTISING                                          
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
FEB 17                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                            
                                                                               
                                ADMINISTRATION                               
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
FEB 16                             WEDNESDAY                   5:00 PM         
 	ALASKA PUBLIC BROADCASTING                                                   
 	RURAL ALASKA TELEVISION NETWORK                                              
                                                                               
FEB 23                             WEDNESDAY                   5:00 PM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
MAR 02                             WEDNESDAY                   5:00 PM         
 	SENIOR SERVICES DIVISION                                                     
                                                                               
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   5:00 PM         
 	RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS                                                      
 	RISK MANAGEMENT                                                              
 	INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION                                                
                                                                               
MAR 16                             WEDNESDAY                   5:00 PM         
 	DIVISION OF FINANCE                                                          
 	PERSONNEL                                                                    
 	ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES                                                      
 	CENTRALIZED ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES                                          
 	GENERAL SERVICES                                                             
 	LEASING AND FACILITIES                                                       

1994-02-11                     Senate Journal                      Page 2812
                       FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES CONTINUED                       
                       COMMERCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                       
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
FEB 15                              TUESDAY                    8:00 AM         
 	ALASKA ENERGY AUTHORITY TRANSFER/AIDEA INTERFACE                             
 	AIDEA INTERFACE                                                              
 	DIVISION OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES                                             
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                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                        
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
FEB 15                              TUESDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	**LOCATION CHANGE TO BELTZ ROOM 211**                                        
 	COMMISSIONER/DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES                             
                                                                               
FEB 17                              THURSDAY                   4:00 PM         
 	**TIME AND LOCATION CHANGES**                                                
 	DIVISION OF ENERGY                                                           
                                                                               
FEB 22                              TUESDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	**TIME CHANGE**                                                              
 	JOINT WITH SENATE COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                               
                                                                               
FEB 22                              TUESDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	DIVISION OF MUNICIPAL & REGIONAL ASSISTANCE                                  
                                                                               
FEB 24                              THURSDAY                   1:30 PM         
 	CHILD CARE PROGRAMS                                                          
                                                                               
MAR 01                              TUESDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	DIVISION OF COMMUNITY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT                                  
                                                                               
MAR 03                              THURSDAY                   1:30 PM         
 	REVIEW AMENDMENTS                                                            
                                                                               
MAR 08                              TUESDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	CLOSEOUT - TENTATIVE                                                         
                                                                               
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                   1:30 PM         
 	CLOSEOUT - TENTATIVE                                                         
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                                 CORRECTIONS                                 
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
FEB 14                               MONDAY                    5:00 PM         
 	POPULATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES OVERVIEW                                    
                                                                               
FEB 17                              THURSDAY                  11:00 AM         
 	INMATE HEALTH CARE OVERVIEW                                                  
                                                                               

1994-02-11                     Senate Journal                      Page 2813
                       FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES CONTINUED                       
                                 CORRECTIONS                                 
                                                                               
FEB 24                              THURSDAY                  11:00 AM         
 	COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS/POINT MACKENZIE PROGRAM                                
                                                                               
FEB 28                               MONDAY                    5:00 PM         
 	FY95 CAPITAL BUDGET OVERVIEW                                                 
                                                                               
MAR 03                              THURSDAY                  11:00 AM         
 	CLEARY/FEMALE PARITY/LITIGATION UPDATES                                      
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                          ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                         
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
FEB 14                               MONDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY                                                        
                                                                               
FEB 21                               MONDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
FEB 28                               MONDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH                                                         
                                                                               
MAR 07                               MONDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	ADMINISTRATION                                                               
 	STATEWIDE PROGRAMS                                                           
 	FACILITIES, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION                                       
                                                                               
MAR 14                               MONDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	TO BE ANNOUNCED                                                              
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                                FISH AND GAME                                
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
FEB 15                              TUESDAY                    2:00 PM         
 	COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE                                                        
 	DIVISION OF ADMIN SERVICES/HEADQUARTERS (BOARDS)                             
 	DIVISION OF SPORT FISH                                                       
                                                                               
FEB 17                              THURSDAY                   2:00 PM         
 	DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT                                  
 	..AND DEVELOPMENT                                                            
 	HABITAT AND RESTORATION DIVISION                                             
 	DIVISION OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION                                            
 	SUBSISTENCE DIVISION                                                         
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1994-02-11                     Senate Journal                      Page 2814
                       FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES CONTINUED                       
                                   GOVERNOR                                  
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
FEB 22                              TUESDAY                   11:00 AM         
 	ELECTIONS                                                                    
 	COMMISSIONS                                                                  
 	OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET                                              
                                                                               
MAR 01                              TUESDAY                   11:00 AM         
 	TO BE ANNOUNCED                                                              
                                                                               
MAR 08                              TUESDAY                   11:00 AM         
 	TO BE ANNOUNCED                                                              
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                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                          
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
FEB 15                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE                                                
 	DIVISION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE                                               
                                                                               
FEB 22                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	**LOCATION CHANGE TO BUTROVICH ROOM 205**                                    
 	STATE HEALTH SERVICES                                                        
 	ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE SERVICES/ADMIN SERVICES                               
                                                                               
MAR 01                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	DIVISION OF FAMILY AND YOUTH SERVICES                                        
 	DIV OF MENTAL HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES                              
                                                                               
MAR 08                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	ALASKA MENTAL HEALTH BOARD                                                   
 	GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON DISABILITIES & SPECIAL ED                              
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                                 LEGISLATURE                                 
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
FEB 17                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OVERVIEW                                                 
                                                                               
FEB 24                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	LEGISLATIVE OPERATING BUDGET OVERVIEW                                        
                                                                               
MAR 03                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	OMBUDSMAN OVERVIEW                                                           
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1994-02-11                     Senate Journal                      Page 2815
                       FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES CONTINUED                       
                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
FEB 24                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	FISH AND WILDLIFE PROTECTION/STATEWIDE SUPPORT                               
                                                                               
MAR 03                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	ALASKA STATE TROOPERS/VPSO'S                                                 
                                                                               
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	FIRE PREVENTION                                                              
 	HIGHWAY SAFETY PLANNING AGENCY                                               
 	MOTOR VEHICLES                                                               
 	ALASKA POLICE STANDARDS COUNCIL                                              
 	VIOLENT CRIMES COMPENSATION BOARD                                            
 	DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT                                             
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                                   REVENUE                                   
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
FEB 11                               FRIDAY                    4:00 PM         
 	REVENUE OPERATIONS                                                           
 	..INCOME AND EXCISE AUDIT                                                    
 	..OIL AND GAS LITIGATION AUDIT (FRONT SECTION)                               
 	..TREASURY MANAGEMENT                                                        
 	..ALASKA STATE PENSION INVESTMENT BOARD                                      
 	ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT                                                   
 	..OIL AND GAS TAX CASE REVIEW                                                
 	..COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE                                                      
 	..ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES                                                    
 	SHARED TAXES                                                                 
 	..FISHERIES TAX                                                              
 	..LIQUOR LICENSE TAX                                                         
 	..AVIATION FUEL TAX                                                          
 	..AMUSEMENT AND GAMING TAX                                                   
 	..ELECTRIC AND TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE TAX                                     
                                                                               
FEB 16                             WEDNESDAY                   4:00 PM         
 	CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT                                                    
 	ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD                                               
 	PERMANENT FUND CORPORATION                                                   
 	PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND DIVISION                                             
 	GAMING                                                                       
 	OIL AND GAS AUDIT                                                            
                                                                               
FEB 18                               FRIDAY                    4:00 PM         
 	**TIME CHANGE TO 8:15 AM**                                                   
 	*LOCATION CHANGE TO GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM*                              
 	ALASKA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION                                           
 	JOINT WITH HOUSE REVENUE SUBCOMMITTEE                                        

1994-02-11                     Senate Journal                      Page 2816
                       FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES CONTINUED                       
                                   REVENUE                                   
FEB 23                             WEDNESDAY                   4:00 PM         
 	**LOCATION CHANGE TO FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203**                                   
 	AVAILABLE FOR REVISITING COMPONENTS, AMENDMENTS,                             
 	..AND POSSIBLE CLOSEOUTS                                                     
                                                                               
                               JOINT COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                         LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND AUDIT                        
                               HOUSE FINANCE 519                               
FEB 11                               FRIDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	**TIME CHANGE**                                                              
 	CONSIDERATION OF RPL'S                                                       
 	RELEASE OF FINAL AUDITS                                                      
 	CONSIDERATION OF PRELIMINARY AUDITS                                          
 	SPECIAL AUDIT REQUESTS                                                       
                                                                               
FEB 16                             WEDNESDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	CONSIDERATION OF RPL'S                                                       
 	RELEASE OF FINAL AUDITS                                                      
 	CONSIDERATION OF PRELIMINARY AUDITS                                          
 	SPECIAL AUDIT REQUESTS                                                       
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                      SELECT CMTE ON LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                      
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
FEB 15                              TUESDAY                    2:00 PM         
 	-- OPEN MEETINGS SUBCOMMITTEE WORK SESSION --                                
 	-- TELECONFERENCE <LISTEN ONLY> --                                           
 	REVIEW DRAFT GUIDELINES/OPEN MEETING REQUIREMENT                             
 	PUBLIC HEARING TO BE ANNOUNCED                                               
                                                                               
MAR 08                              TUESDAY                    1:00 PM         
 	COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE                                                       
 	..EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                          
 	..OPEN SESSION                                                               
 	HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE                                                           
 	..EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                          
                                                                               
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                  11:30 AM         
 	COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE                                                       
 	..OPEN SESSION                                                               
 	SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE                                                          
 	..EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

1994-02-11                     Senate Journal                      Page 2817
                               OTHER COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                              CHILDREN'S CAUCUS                              
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
FEB 16                             WEDNESDAY                  12:00 PM         
 	**LOCATION CHANGE TO SENATE FINANCE 518**                                    
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                            PERSONAL BILL DEADLINE                           
                                                                               
FEB 14                               MONDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	DEADLINE FOR PERSONAL BILLS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO                             
 	9:00 AM, 2/14.  BILLS SHOULD BE TURNED IN TO THE                             
 	SENATE SECRETARY'S OFFICE, WHICH WILL BE OPEN ON                             
 	SATURDAY FROM 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM AND 1:00 PM TO                             
 	4:00 PM AND SUNDAY FROM 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM, AS                               
 	WELL AS REGULAR HOURS DURING THE WEEK.                                       
                                                                               
                                JOINT SESSION                                
                                 HOUSE CHAMBER                                 
                                                                               
FEB 15                              TUESDAY                   11:00 AM         
 	HONORABLE FRANK MURKOWSKI                                                    
 	UNITED STATES SENATE