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1994-03-09 Senate Journal

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1994-03-09                     Senate Journal                      Page 3099
                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                           
                    EIGHTEENTH LEGISLATURE - SECOND SESSION                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                     Wednesday             March 9, 1994         
                                                                               
                                 Fifty-ninth Day                               
                                                                               
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President            
Halford at 10:50 a.m.                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
The roll showed thirteen members present.  Senators Adams, Donley,             
Kerttula, Miller, Pearce, Rieger, Zharoff were absent.                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Taylor.                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Duncan led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance.                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                CERTIFICATION                                
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the journals             
for the fifty-third, fifty-fourth, fifty-fifth, fifty-sixth, fifty-seventh and 
fifty-eighth legislative days be approved as certified by the Secretary.       
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
The presence of Senators Donley, Pearce, Kerttula, Zharoff was                 
noted.                                                                         
                                                                               
                                    RECESS                                   
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate               
stand in recess to the Joint Session.  Without objection, the Senate           
recessed at 10:57 a.m.                                                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
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                                 AFTER RECESS                                
                                                                               
                          JOINT SESSION IN THE HOUSE                         
                                                                               
Speaker Barnes called the House to order and in accordance with                
Uniform Rule 51 turned the gavel over to President Halford at 11:10            
a.m.                                                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
The purpose of the Joint Session was to consider SPONSOR                       
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE SPECIAL CONCURRENT                                        
RESOLUTION NO. 3, Disapproving Executive Order No. 89 and the                  
appointment of the Ombudsman.                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
The roll of the Senate showed nineteen members present.  Senator               
Jacko was absent.                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
The roll of the House showed thirty-seven members present.                     
Representatives Hoffman, Mackie, Ulmer were excused from a call                
of the House.                                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
HSCR 3                                                                       
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE SPECIAL CONCURRENT                                
RESOLUTION NO. 3 Disapproving Executive Order No. 89, was                      
read.  (See House Journal, page 2599)                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE                       
SPECIAL CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 3 Disapproving                               
Executive Order No. 89, pass the Joint Session?"  The roll of the              
House was taken with the following result:                                     
HOUSE                                                                          
SSHSCR 3                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  27   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                             
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HSCR 3                                                                       
Yeas:  Barnes, Brice, Brown, Carney, Davies, B.Davis, G.Davis,                 
Finkelstein, Foster, Green, Hanley, Kott, MacLean, Menard, Mulder,             
Navarre, Nordlund, Olberg, Parnell, Phillips, Porter, Sanders, Sitton,         
Therriault, Vezey, Williams, Willis                                            
                                                                               
Nays:  Bunde, Davidson, Grussendorf, Hudson, James, Larson,                    
Martin, Moses, Nicholia, Toohey                                                
                                                                               
Excused:  Hoffman, Mackie, Ulmer                                               
                                                                               
The roll of the Senate was called with the following result:                   
                                                                               
SSHSCR3                                                                        
Final Passage                                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  10   NAYS:  9   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Duncan, Ellis, Kelly, Lincoln, Little, Pearce, Salo, Zharoff,           
Adams, Donley                                                                  
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Kerttula, Leman, Miller, Phillips, Rieger, Sharp,                
Taylor, Halford                                                                
                                                                               
Absent:  Jacko                                                                 
                                                                               
TOTAL:  YEAS: 37  NAYS: 19   EXCUSED: 3   ABSENT:  1                         
                                                                               
and so, SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE SPECIAL                                   
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 3 passed the Joint Session.                          
                                                                               
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE SPECIAL CONCURRENT                                
RESOLUTION NO. 3 was referred to the Chief Clerk for                           
engrossment and enrollment.                                                    
                                                                               
                             OMBUDSMAN SELECTION                             
                                                                               
                                 Stuart C. Hall                                
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved that the appointment of Stuart C. Hall as                 
Ombudsman be confirmed.                                                        
                                                                               

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The question being:  "Shall the appointment of Stuart C. Hall as               
Ombudsman be confirmed?"  The roll of the Senate was called with               
the following result:                                                          
                                                                               
SENATE                                                                         
Ombudsman                                                                      
Confirm - Stuart C. Hall                                                       
                                                                               
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  2    EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                             
                                                                               
Yeas:  Ellis, Frank, Kelly, Kerttula, Leman, Lincoln, Little, Miller,          
Pearce, Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Taylor, Zharoff, Donley, Duncan,               
Halford                                                                        
                                                                             
Nays:  Sharp, Adams                                                            
                                                                               
Absent:  Jacko                                                                 
                                                                               
The roll of the House was taken with the following result:                     
                                                                               
HOUSE                                                                          
Ombudsman                                                                      
Confirm - Stuart C. Hall                                                       
                                                                               
YEAS:  25   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                             
                                                                               
Yeas:  Barnes, Brice, Brown, Carney, Davidson, Davies, B.Davis,                
G.Davis, Finkelstein, Grussendorf, Hudson, James, Larson, Mulder,              
Navarre, Nicholia, Nordlund, Olberg, Phillips, Porter, Sitton,                 
Therriault, Vezey, Williams, Willis                                            
                                                                               
Nays:  Bunde, Foster, Green, Hanley, Kott, MacLean, Martin,                    
Menard, Moses, Parnell, Sanders, Toohey                                        
                                                                               
Excused:  Hoffman, Mackie, Ulmer                                               
                                                                               
TOTAL: YEAS:  42  NAYS:  14  EXCUSED: 3   ABSENT:  1                         
                                                                               
and so, Stuart C. Hall was confirmed.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the Joint                
Session stand in adjournment.  Without objection, the Joint Session            
adjourned at 11:17 a.m.                                                        

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                                 AFTER RECESS                                
                                                                               
                                IN THE SENATE                                
                                                                               
The Senate reconvened at 11:49 a.m.                                            
                                                                               
                           MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE                           
                                                                               
Messages of March 4 and March 7 were read, stating the House                   
passed and transmitted for consideration:                                      
                                                                               
                        FIRST READING AND REFERENCE OF                        
                               HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                              
                                                                               
HCR 26                                                                       
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 26 BY THE HOUSE                                
LABOR AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE,                                                  
                                                                               
Declaring 1994 to be the year of Vancouver.                                   
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.           
                                                                               
HCR 27                                                                       
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 27 BY                                          
REPRESENTATIVES BUNDE, Kott,                                                   
                                                                               
Relating to support for the National Rifle                                    
Association's gun safety program for children.                                 
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.           
                                                                               
                  FIRST READING AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS                 
                                                                               
HB 306                                                                     
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(RES) BY THE HOUSE                                    
RESOURCES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                 
                                                                               
"An Act relating to an optional municipal tax credit                          
for costs of certain river habitat protection                                  
improvements."                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 306                                                                       
was read the first time and referred to the Rules Committee.                   
                                                                               
President Halford stated the Finance Committee reported SENATE                 
BILL NO. 240 "An Act relating to an optional municipal tax credit              
for costs of certain river habitat protection improvements" (a similar         
bill) out of committee, page 2957, with a "do pass."                           
                                                                               
Senators Salo, Pearce, Leman added their names as cross sponsors               
on the bill.                                                                   
                                                                               
HB 333                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 333(RES) BY THE HOUSE                                    
RESOURCES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                 
                                                                               
"An Act amending the Alaska Land Act to define                                
the term `state selected land' for the purpose of                              
recognizing mining locations, and giving                                       
retrospective effect to the amendment; and providing                           
for an effective date."                                                        
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Judiciary            
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
HB 394                                                                       
HOUSE BILL NO. 394 BY REPRESENTATIVE MOSES, entitled:                          
                                                                               
"An Act relating to limited partnerships; and                                 
providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                 
Committee.                                                                     
HB 398                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 398(RES) BY THE HOUSE                                    
RESOURCES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                 
                                                                               
"An Act relating to conveyance of certain land to                             
municipalities."                                                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Community and Regional             
Affairs and Resources Committees.                                              
                                                                               

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HB 454                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 454(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                            
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
"An Act making a supplemental appropriation to the                            
Department of Law to pay costs of certain                                      
continuing legal proceedings; and providing for an                             
effective date."                                                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance              
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
                          STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS                         
                                                                               
SB 322                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 322 "An Act                     
repealing the limitation on delays imposed on oil and gas lease sales          
under the Alaska Land Act."  Signing to calendar:  Senator Halford,            
Chair, Senators Zharoff, Rieger, Jacko.  Signing no recommendation:            
Senator Little.                                                                
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 322 is on today's calendar.                                    
                                                                               
                  INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF SENATE BILLS                 
                                                                               
SB 343                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 343 BY THE SENATE TRANSPORTATION                               
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
"An Act relating to the operation of courtesy cars at                         
certain airports."                                                             
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation Committee.          
                                                                               
SB 344                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 344 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act relating to the establishment, collection,                            
and enforcement of an employment tax; and                                      
providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                               

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SB 344                                                                       
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce,                
Judiciary and Finance Committees.                                              
                                                                               
Fiscal notes published today from Department of Labor, Department              
of Revenue, Department of Commerce and Economic Development,                   
Department of Administration.  Zero fiscal notes published today               
from Department of Administration, Department of Law, Department               
of Environmental Conservation, Department of Military and Veterans             
Affairs, Department of Natural Resources, Department of                        
Transportation and Public Facilities, Department of Public Safety,             
Department of Corrections, Department of Health and Social                     
Services, Department of Community and Regional Affairs.                        
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 7:                                   
                                                                               
Dear Mr. President:                                                            
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill instituting an employment tax of $100 per             
year on individuals working in Alaska.                                         
                                                                               
This employment tax bill is one of several relatively modest revenue           
proposals I am offering this session to help offset the large revenue          
shortfalls that Alaska is facing in fiscal year 1995 and will be facing        
in the years to follow.  Tax proposals are never popular, but it is            
time for Alaska's leaders to face the reality that with lower oil              
revenue, Alaska can no longer afford to provide necessary state                
services without a larger contribution from both Alaska residents and          
non-resident workers.                                                          
                                                                               
Budget cuts alone cannot fill the revenue shortfalls without causing           
a major impact on the state economy.  Some use of the state's                  
reserve funds will undoubtedly be necessary to help balance the                
budget, but relying solely on reserves to make ends meet will                  
deplete these funds rapidly and leave the state in a more serious              
fiscal situation two to three years from now.                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 344                                                                       
Relying on reserve funds to solve this year's fiscal dilemma would             
be the easy way out, but our leadership responsibilities require state         
leaders to make some tough decisions, and to reach a fiscal solution           
that does not solve this year's problem at the expense of aggravating          
Alaska's future fiscal health.  New revenue is an essential part of            
this solution.                                                                 
                                                                               
It is important to keep in mind that if the employment tax and the             
other proposals that I have introduced are all enacted into law,               
Alaskans will still have by far the lowest state tax burden in the             
nation.  And when the permanent fund dividend is included,                     
Alaskans will still on balance pay nothing for state services, because         
the dividend will continue to more than offset the total of state taxes        
and fees collected from individuals.                                           
                                                                               
The employment tax would be levied on individuals age 19 and                   
older working in Alaska, whether employed by others or self-                   
employed.  At $100 per year, the tax is expected to generate about             
$31 million annually, with about 25 percent of the total tax                   
collections contributed by non-resident workers.  Remittance of the            
employment tax withheld by employers would be streamlined by                   
linking the remittance with the other payroll taxes that employers are         
required to report and remit to the state.  In addition, the bill              
contains a provision to minimize the burden of the tax by spreading            
the collection of the tax over more than one paycheck for low-wage             
or part-time workers.                                                          
                                                                               
In summary, the employment tax is a modest revenue measure that                
will help balance the state budget not only in fiscal year 1995, but           
in the following years as well.  I urge your support for this                  
legislation.                                                                   
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Walter J. Hickel                                                         
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 345                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 345 BY THE SENATE LABOR AND                                    
COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                  
                                                                               
"An Act requiring a mobile home owner to obtain                               
a certificate of title and requiring the Department of                         
Public Safety to issue a certificate of title to a                             
mobile home owner."                                                            
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance          
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
SB 346                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 346 BY THE SENATE LABOR AND                                    
COMMERCE COMMITTEE BY REQUEST, entitled:                                       
                                                                               
"An Act requiring that charitable gaming permittees,                          
operators, and vendors may not turn over a pull tab                            
or bingo prize of $50 or more to a person entitled                             
to that prize unless the person provides certain                               
information to the permittee, operator, or vendor and                          
signs a receipt for the prize; requiring the reporting                         
of winners of prizes of $50 or more to the                                     
Department of Health and Social Services to ensure                             
that recipients of services provided by the                                    
Department of Health and Social Services are                                   
reporting charitable gaming winnings and are                                   
eligible for those services."                                                  
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce,                
Health, Education and Social Services, Judiciary and Finance                   
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
SB 347                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 347 BY THE SENATE JUDICIARY                                    
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
"An Act relating to limited liability companies;                              
amending Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure 20 and                                
24; and providing for an effective date."                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 347                                                                       
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and             
Judiciary Committees.                                                          
                                                                               
SB 348                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 348 BY THE SENATE LABOR AND                                    
COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                  
                                                                               
"An Act relating to partnerships; amending Alaska                             
Rules of Civil Procedure 20 and 24; and providing                              
for an effective date."                                                        
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and             
Judiciary Committees.                                                          
                                                                               
SB 349                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 349 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act amending Alaska Rule of Criminal                                      
Procedure 6(r) relating to admissibility of hearsay                            
evidence by peace officers before the grand jury."                             
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary        
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
Zero fiscal notes published today from Department of Law,                      
Department of Public Safety, Department of Administration (2).                 
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 9:                                   
                                                                               
Dear Mr. President:                                                            
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill that amends Alaska Rule of Criminal                   
Procedure 6(r) to allow one peace officer, such as an Alaska state             
trooper or police officer, to testify at grand jury as to what another         
peace officer heard, said, or did in the course of a criminal                  
investigation.  This will reduce the number of peace officers that             
must be involved and required to testify when a case is presented to           
a grand jury, especially when the peace officers may have only                 
played a minor role in the investigation.                                      

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SB 349                                                                       
In federal courts in Alaska, the lead case agent on a particular             
investigation simply comes before the federal grand jury and testifies         
about the entire scope of what was learned during the course of an           
investigation.  If 12 law enforcement agents were involved, the                
federal court rules do not require all 12 agents to personally appear          
and testify before the grand jury.  The federal rules allow for just           
one case agent to appear and testify before the grand jury -- leaving          
the other 11 agents available on the street to fight crime.                    
                                                                               
This is not the situation in Alaska's state courts.  Because hearsay         
evidence is generally not allowed to be presented before the grand             
jury in criminal cases, the lead peace officer investigating the case          
cannot simply testify about what that officer learned from fellow              
officers conducting the investigation.  The lead officer cannot even           
testify before the grand jury about what that officer heard over               
police radio -- the police dispatcher who made the particular radio            
transmission must be called into court to testify about the statement          
in person.  It frequently takes many work hours to prepare, and to             
be present, to testify.                                                        
                                                                               
As the federal courts in Alaska routinely prove, Alaska's hearsay            
rule does not provide any greater protection of the constitutional             
rights of Alaskans than does the federal practice.  The present state          
court rule unnecessarily pulls dozens of peace officers off patrol             
every month simply to wait around to testify.                                  
                                                                               
The language in Alaska Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(r), which                  
presently prohibits virtually all hearsay testimony in the grand jury,         
should be amended to permit peace officers to testify as to what             
their fellow officers saw or heard -- for example, as to the contents        
of their fellow officers' official police reports.  The state is presently   
facing a projected decline in revenue.  This simple, constitutional,           
rule change can reduce grand jury costs to the state by allowing one           
officer, rather than many, to present the relevant evidence, at the            
same  time  freeing up on  testifying  officers to  do essential public        
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 349                                                                       
protection duties.  If this bill is enacted, we could save money and           
keep Alaska's police and troopers out on the street fighting crime,            
without affecting the quality of evidence presented to the grand jury.         
                                                                               
I urge your favorable action on this bill.                                     
                                                                               
Sincerely,                                                                     
					/s/                                                                       
Walter J. Hickel                                                               
Governor                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 350                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 350 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act relating to a defendant's violation of                                
conditions of release; and providing for an effective                          
date."                                                                         
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary        
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
Fiscal note published today from Department of Corrections.  Zero              
fiscal notes published today from Department of Administration (2),            
Department of Law, Department of Public Safety.                                
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 9:                                   
                                                                               
Dear Mr. President:                                                            
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill that would allow peace officers to make               
warrantless arrests when they have reasonable cause to believe that            
a defendant is violating the conditions of release imposed by a court          
in certain types of cases, including stalking, assault, sexual assault,        
and domestic violence cases.  The bill would allow peace officers to           
take immediate action to protect the public, rather than requiring that        
they contact a prosecutor and a judge before arresting the defendant.          
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 350                                                                       
For example, if a person accused of stalking, domestic violence,               
assault, or sexual assault confronts the victim while the person is            
released on bail, or violates another condition of release, peace              
officers are rarely able to protect the victim or the public in general        
by making an immediate arrest.  Typically, the peace officer must              
first meet with a prosecutor, go into court to file a motion, and              
obtain a court order before they can act to put the defendant back             
in jail.  Since a large percentage of these incidents occur late at            
night and often involve alcohol or drug use by the defendant, these            
situations are particularly dangerous for victims -- and challenging           
for peace officers, prosecutors, and judges.                                   
                                                                               
The bill authorizes the warrantless arrest of defendants who have              
violated conditions of release imposed by the court for certain                
offenses to the same extent that warrantless arrests are already               
authorized under existing law for the initial commission of these              
same offenses.  The bill would permit peace officers to promptly               
arrest accused stalkers and other offenders who confront their                 
victims, or otherwise violate conditions of release, while on bail.            
                                                                               
Protecting Alaskans from stalkers and domestic violence requires               
giving peace officers the tools to act -- to intervene -- and to do so         
immediately.  I urge your favorable action on this bill.                       
                                                                               
Sincerely,                                                                     
					/s/                                                                       
Walter J. Hickel                                                               
Governor                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 351                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 351 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act amending Alaska Rule of Evidence 404,                                 
relating to the admissibility of certain character                             
evidence in court proceedings."                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 351                                                                       
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary        
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
Zero fiscal notes published today from Department of Administration            
(2), Department of Law, Department of Public Safety.                           
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 9:                                   
                                                                               
Dear Mr. President:                                                            
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill that amends Alaska Rule of Evidence 404               
in several respects to help protect the victims of crimes in this state.       
                                                                               
In far too many cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child          
sexual abuse, Alaska's victims are often themselves "put on trial" in          
the course of criminal proceedings.  The emotional trauma that such            
crime victims routinely suffer in the criminal justice system can in           
some cases be nearly as traumatic as the crime itself.                         
                                                                               
Therefore, in order to address these problems and to better protect            
Alaska's citizenry, especially women and children who are frequently           
the victims of these crimes, we have proposed three changes to Rule            
of Evidence 404 which are intended to accomplish the following                 
three goals.                                                                   
                                                                               
The first goal is to reduce the number of times a sexual assault               
victim is "put on trial" by authorizing the admission into evidence            
of other sexual assaults or attempted sexual assaults by the defendant         
if the defendant claims that the victim voluntarily "consented" to the         
sexual activity.  When a defendant argues that the victim consented,           
the prosecution should be permitted to stand up for the victim and             
rebut this claim by introducing evidence to the jury that the                  
defendant has sexually assaulted or attempted to sexually assault              
other victims in the past.                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 351                                                                       
The second goal is to similarly protect Alaska's sexually abused               
children.  Rule of Evidence 404(b) was intended to prevent sexual              
predators and other child abusers from manipulating juries by hiding           
their past crimes of this type.  Unfortunately, a confusing and                
unnecessary phrase -- "to show a common scheme or plan" -- has                 
been misinterpreted by several Alaska courts to exclude evidence               
meant to be allowed under the rule.  This bill would fix that                  
problem by simply eliminating this confusing phrase.  Evidence of              
other sexual assaults or sexual abuse by the defendant toward the              
same or another child should be admissible if those acts are similar           
to the offense charged, whether or not the evidence demonstrates a             
"common scheme or plan."  This bill also specifies a 10-year time              
period as being not too remote for the admissibility of evidence of            
prior similar sexual assaults or sexual abuse offenses committed by            
the defendant against children.                                                
                                                                               
The third goal relates to evidence of past violence on the part of the         
defendant.  In cases of domestic violence and other violent crimes,            
the defendant often claims that the victim was the initial aggressor.          
The defendant claims, in essence, that "the victim hit me first" and           
that therefore the victim "had it coming."  Under the existing rule            
of evidence, the defendant is then permitted to introduce all sorts of         
evidence about the victim's past reputation for violence -- and hide         
the fact that the defendant's own past contains an even more violent           
record.  This bill would fix the rule by permitting the prosecution to         
stand up for the victim, and to rebut these claims by introducing              
evidence of the defendant's own past violence.                               
                                                                               
A defendant who claims that the victim was the aggressor should not            
be able to hide behind Rule 404 to keep a jury from learning that              
the defendant has an even greater reputation for violence in the               
community.  The most common relevant character trait of the                    
accused contemplated in this proposed amendment to Rule of                     
Evidence 404(a) is the accuseds reputation for violence or                     
aggression.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 351                                                                       
The changes proposed in this bill will help level the playing field for        
the state in its efforts to combat crime.  I urge your favorable action        
on this bill.                                                                  
                                                                               
Sincerely,                                                                     
					/s/                                                                       
Walter J. Hickel                                                               
Governor                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 352                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 352 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act relating to the confidentiality of certain                            
information in vehicle records; and providing for an                           
effective date."                                                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary        
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
Fiscal note published today from Department of Public Safety.  Zero            
fiscal notes published today from Department of Law, Department of             
Administration (2).                                                            
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 9:                                   
                                                                               
Dear Mr. President:                                                            
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill that generally makes confidential the                 
addresses and telephone numbers of persons identified in registration          
records, titles, and documents maintained by the division of motor             
vehicles (DMV), Department of Public Safety.  This information has             
been used by criminals to learn the residence address of a victim.             
Making this information generally confidential will help protect the           
public.                                                                        

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California passed nearly identical legislation after vehicle registration      
information was used in the notorious stalking murder of actress               
Rebecca Schaeffer in Los Angeles.  Here in Alaska, a convicted                 
murderer used DMV license plate information last year to identify              
the addresses of senior employees of a business before robbing them            
at gunpoint.                                                                   
                                                                               
As it stands now, if the public, including a person planning a crime,          
knows the license plate of a particular car, DMV must release the              
name, address and telephone number of the car owner as a public                
record.  In order to protect the public -- and in keeping with                 
Alaska's tradition of protecting the privacy of its citizens -- the            
attached bill amends AS28.05.061 to make the addresses and                     
telephone numbers contained in DMV records confidential unless the             
requestor has a legitimate interest in the information, as determined          
under regulations adopted by the Department of Public Safety.                  
                                                                               
I urge your favorable action on this bill.                                     
                                                                               
Sincerely,                                                                     
					/s/                                                                       
					Walter J. Hickel                                                          
Governor                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 353                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 353 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act amending Alaska Rule of Criminal                                      
Procedure 24(d) relating to peremptory challenges of                           
jurors in felony criminal proceedings."                                        
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary        
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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Zero fiscal notes published today from Department of Law,                      
Department of Public Safety and Department of Administration (2).              
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 9:                                   
                                                                               
Dear Mr. President:                                                            
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill relating to peremptory challenges of jurors           
in felony criminal proceedings.  During jury selection for felony              
trials, such as for murder, sexual assault, domestic violence, or child        
abuse, peremptory challenges are used by both prosecutors and                  
defense lawyers to remove potential jurors from the case in an effort          
to obtain a fair jury to hear the case.  But current court rules allow         
criminal defendants to peremptorily challenge 10 jurors without              
stating a cause, while prosecutors are only permitted to challenge six       
on this basis.  This difference in the court rules balances the scales         
unfairly, tilting jury selection in favor of criminal defendants.              
                                                                               
This bill will amend Alaska Rule of Criminal Procedure 24(d) to                
give prosecutors and defendants the same number of peremptory                  
challenges in jury trials in felony criminal cases.  This bill will help       
level the playing field in criminal prosecutions when trying to pick           
a fair jury to hear a criminal case.  Also, allowing both sides six            
peremptory challenges may reduce the cost of criminal trials by                
reducing the time needed for jury selection.                                   
                                                                               
I urge your favorable action on this bill.                                     
                                                                               
Sincerely,                                                                     
					/s/                                                                       
Walter J. Hickel                                                               
Governor                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                        CONSIDERATION OF THE CALENDAR                        
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 322                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 322 "An Act repealing the limitation on delays                 
imposed on oil and gas lease sales under the Alaska Land Act" was              
read the second time.                                                          
                                                                               
Senator Pearce moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption              
of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 2989.  Without             
objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 322(FIN) "An Act repealing                   
the requirement that an oil or gas lease sale be held during the               
calendar quarter for which scheduled under the leasing program and             
repealing related allowable delays for certain oil and gas lease sales         
under the Alaska Land Act; and providing for an effective date" was            
adopted.                                                                       
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 322(FIN) was read the second time.                      
                                                                               
Senator Little offered Amendment No. 1:                                        
                                                                               
Page 1, line 1, after "An Act":                                              
	Insert "relating to the Alaska Land Act, amending the                        
requirements relating to best interest findings and the                        
requirements of notice and hearing applicable to the Department                
of Natural Resources under that Act as they relate to the                      
disposition of state land, property, resources, or interests in them,          
and"                                                                          
                                                                               
Page 1, line 3:                                                                
	Delete "the Alaska Land"                                                    
	Insert "that"                                                               
                                                                               
Page 1, line 6, after "Section 1.":                                          
	Insert "AS38.05.035(e) is amended to read:                                    
		(e)  Upon the issuance of a final written finding                    
that the interests of the state will be best served, the director may,         
with the consent of the commissioner, approve contracts for the sale,          
lease, or other disposal of available land, resources, property or             
interests in them, and, in addition to the conditions and limitations          
imposed by law, may impose  additional conditions or limitations in            

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the contracts as the director determines, with the consent of the              
commissioner, will best serve the interests of the state.  A written           
finding for an oil and gas lease sale under AS38.05.180 is subject             
to (g) of this section.  A contract for the sale, lease, or other              
disposal of available land or an interest in land is not legally binding       
on the state until the commissioner approves the contract but, if the      
appraised value is not greater than $50,000 in the case of the sale            
of land or an interest in land, or $5,000 in the case of the annual            
rental of land or interest in land, the director may execute the               
contract without the approval of the commissioner.  Before a public            
hearing, if held, or in any case not [NO] less than 180 days before      
the sale, lease, or other disposal of available land or an interest            
in land for oil and gas subject to AS38.05.180(b), the director                
shall make available to the public a preliminary written finding               
that sets out the facts and applicable law upon which the                      
determination that the sale, lease, or other disposal will best                
serve the interests of the state will be based together with the               
information required by (g) of this section.  Before a public                  
hearing, if held, or in any case not less than 21 days before the            
sale, lease, or other disposal of available land, property, resources,         
or interests in them not subject to AS38.05.180(b), the director           
shall make available to the public a written finding that sets out the         
facts and applicable law upon which the determination that the sale,           
lease, or other disposal will best serve the interests of the state was        
based.  For a sale, lease, or other disposal of available land or an         
interest in land for oil and gas subject to AS38.05.180(b), the                
director shall provide opportunity for public comment on the                   
preliminary written finding for a period of not less than 60 days              
but the director may extend a public comment period on the                     
preliminary written finding for an additional 30 days.  Following              
receipt and consideration of any public comments to the                        
preliminary written finding for a sale, lease, or other disposal of            
available land or an interest in land for oil and gas subject to               
AS38.05.180(b), the director shall prepare and issue a final                   
written finding not less than 21 days before the sale, lease, or               
other disposal of available land, property, resources, or interests            
in them.  The final written finding for a sale, lease, or other                
disposal of available land or an interest in land for oil and gas              
subject to AS38.05.180(b) must set out the facts and applicable                
law upon which the determination that the sale, lease, or other                
disposal  will best serve the interests of the state was based, must         

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provide the information required by (g) of this section, and must            
be given notice as required by AS38.05.945(b)(3). A written                 
finding is not required before the approval of                                 
			(1)  a contract for a negotiated sale                                       
authorized under AS38.05.115;                                                  
			(2)  a lease of land for a shore fishery site                               
under AS38.05.082;                                                             
			(3)  a permit or other authorization revocable                              
by the commissioner;                                                           
			(4)  a mineral claim located under                                          
AS38.05.195;                                                                   
			(5)  a mineral lease issued under                                           
AS38.05.205;                                                                   
			(6)  a production license issued under                                      
AS38.05.207;                                                                   
			(7)  an exempt oil and gas sale under                                       
AS38.05.180(d) of acreage offered in a sale that was held within               
the previous five years if the sale was subject to a written best              
interest finding, unless the commissioner determines that new                  
information has become available that justifies a revision of the best         
interest finding; or                                                           
			(8)  a lease sale under AS38.05.180(w) of                                   
acreage offered in a sale that was held within the previous five years         
if the sale was subject to a best interest finding, unless the                 
commissioner determines that new information has become available              
that justifies a revision of the best interest finding.                        
   * Sec. 2.  AS38.05.035(g) is amended to read:                             
		(g)  When the director prepares a preliminary                              
written finding and the final written finding required under (e) of          
this section for an oil and gas lease sale scheduled under                     
AS38.05.180, the director shall consider and discuss in the finding            
			(1)  facts that are known to the director at                                
the time of preparation of the finding and that are material to the            
following matters or, for a final finding, to issues that were raised      
during the period allowed for receipt of public comment:                       
				(A)  property descriptions and                                             
locations;                                                                     
				(B)  the petroleum potential of the                                        
sale area, in general terms;                                                   
				(C)  fish and wildlife species and                                         
their habitats in the area;                                                    

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				(D)  the current and projected uses                                        
in the area, including uses and value of fish and wildlife;                    
				(E)  the governmental powers to                                            
regulate oil and gas exploration, development, production, and                 
transportation;                                                                
				(F)  the reasonably foreseeable                                            
cumulative effects of oil and gas exploration, development,                    
production, and transportation on the sale area, including effects on          
subsistence uses, fish and wildlife habitat and populations and their          
uses, and historic and cultural resources;                                     
				(G)  lease stipulations and mitigation                                     
measures, including any measures to prevent and mitigate releases of           
oil and hazardous substances, to be included in the leases, and a              
discussion of the protections offered by these measures;                       
				(H)  the method or methods most                                            
likely to be used to transport oil or gas from the lease sale area, and        
the advantages, disadvantages, and relative risks of each;                     
				(I)  the reasonably foreseeable fiscal                                     
effects of the lease sale and the subsequent activity on the state and         
affected municipalities and communities, including the explicit and            
implicit subsidies associated with the lease sale, if any;                     
				(J)  the reasonably foreseeable                                            
effects of oil and gas exploration, development, production, and               
transportation on municipalities and communities within or adjacent            
to the lease sale area; and                                                    
				(K)  the bidding method or methods                                         
adopted by the commissioner under AS38.05.180;                                 
			(2)  a summary of agency and public                                         
comments received and the department's responses to those                      
comments if the written finding is a final finding; and                    
			(3)  the basis for the director's preliminary                             
or final finding, as applicable, [DETERMINATION] that, on                    
balance, leasing the area would be in the state's best interest.               
   * Sec. 3."                                                                
                                                                               
Page 2, following line 7:                                                      
	Insert new bill sections to read:                                             
   "* Sec. 4.  AS38.05.945(a) is amended to read:                            
		(a)  This section establishes the requirements for                           
notice given by the department for the following actions:                      
                                                                               

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			(1)  classification or reclassification of state                            
land under AS38.05.300 and the closing of land to mineral leasing              
or entry under AS38.05.185;                                                    
			(2)  zoning of land under applicable law;                                   
			(3)  each of the following relating to                                    
interests in state land or resources:                                          
				(A)  a preliminary finding [A                                            
DECISION] under AS38.05.035(e) regarding the sale, lease, or                   
disposal of an interest in state land or resources for oil and gas           
subject to AS38.05.180(b);                                                     
				(B)  a final finding under                                                 
AS38.05.035(e) regarding the sale, lease, or disposal of an                    
interest in state land or resources for oil and gas subject to                 
AS38.05.180(b); and                                                            
				(C)  a decision under                                                      
AS38.05.035(e) regarding the sale, lease, or disposal of an                    
interest in state land or resources other than for oil and gas                 
subject to AS38.05.180(b);                                                   
			(4)  a competitive disposal of an interest in                               
state land or resources after final decision under AS38.05.035(e);             
			(5)  a public hearing under AS38.05.856(b);                                 
			(6)  a preliminary finding under                                            
AS38.05.035(e) and 38.05.855(c) concerning sites for aquatic farms             
and related hatcheries.                                                        
   * Sec. 5.  AS38.05.945(b) is amended to read:                             
		(b)  When notice is required to be given under                             
this section,                                                                  
			(1)  the notice must contain sufficient                                     
information in commonly understood terms to inform the public                  
of the nature of the action and the opportunity of the public to               
comment on it;                                                                 
			(2)  if the notice is of an action described                                
in (a)(3)(A) of this section, the department shall give notice for             
a period of at least seven consecutive days at the beginning of                
the period to receive public comment on the preliminary written                
finding, inviting the public to submit comments; the department                
shall give notice                                                              
				(A)  by publication of a legal                                             
notice in newspapers of statewide circulation and in newspapers                
of general circulation in the vicinity of the proposed action;               
                                                                               

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				(B)  by publication of notice in                                         
display advertising form in the newspapers described in (A) of                 
this paragraph;                                                                
				(C)  by radio advertising in the                                           
vicinity of the proposed action; and                                           
				(D)  by placing copies of maps at                                          
public places in the vicinity of the proposed action; the maps                 
must display the area proposed for disposal under this paragraph               
in relationship to adjacent communities, roads, and other readily              
identifiable natural features;                                                 
			(3)  if the notice is of an action [NOTICE                                
OF ONE OR MORE ACTIONS] described in (a)(1), (2), (3)(B) or                  
(C), or (4) - (6) [(a)] of this section, the department shall give         
notice [SHALL BE GIVEN] at least 30 days before the action by                
publication in newspapers of statewide circulation and in newspapers           
of general circulation in the vicinity of the proposed action;               
			(4)  in addition to compliance with the                                     
requirements of the appropriate paragraphs of this subsection,                 
the department shall give notice using [AND] one or more of the              
following methods:                                                             
				(A) [(1)]  publication through public                                  
service announcements on the electronic media serving the area                 
affected by the action;                                                        
				(B) [(2)]  posting in a conspicuous                                    
location in the vicinity of the action;                                        
				(C) [(3)]  notification of parties                                     
known or likely to be affected by the action; or                               
				(D) [(4)]  another method calculated                                   
to reach affected persons.  [A NOTICE SHALL CONTAIN                            
SUFFICIENT INFORMATION IN COMMONLY UNDERSTOOD                                  
TERMS TO INFORM THE PUBLIC OF THE NATURE OF THE                                
ACTION AND THE OPPORTUNITY OF THE PUBLIC TO                                    
COMMENT ON THE ACTION.]                                                        
   * Sec. 6.  AS38.05.945(c) is amended to read:                             
		(c)  When notice is required to be given under (b)                         
of this section for an [NOTICE AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE]                      
action under (a) of this section, the department shall also give         
notice, not later than the appropriate deadline set out in (b) of              
this section, [BE GIVEN] to the following:                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

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			(1)  to a municipality if the land is within                                
the boundaries of the municipality, to a coordinating body established         
by community councils in a municipality if the coordinating body or            
a community council within the area served by a coordinating body              
requests notice in writing; [:] if there is no coordinating body within    
the municipality, notice shall be provided to each community council           
established by the charter or ordinance of the municipality if the             
land is located within the boundaries of the municipality and if the           
community council requests notice in writing;                                  
			(2)  to a regional corporation if the                                       
boundaries of the corporation as established by 43 U.S.C. 1606(a)            
(sec.7(a) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) encompass          
the land and the land is outside a municipality;                               
			(3)  to a village corporation organized under                               
43 U.S.C. 1607(a) (sec.8(a) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement         
Act) if the land is within 25 miles of the village for which the           
corporation was established and the land is located outside a                  
municipality;                                                                  
			(4)  to the postmaster of a permanent                                       
settlement of more than 25 persons located within 25 miles of the              
land if the land is located outside a municipality, with a request that        
the notice be posted in a conspicuous location;                                
			(5)  to a nonprofit community organization                                  
or a governing body that has requested notification in writing and             
provided a map of its boundaries, if the land is within the                    
boundaries."                                                                   
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                               
                                                                               
Senator Little moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                      
                                                                               
Senator Duncan called the Senate.                                              
                                                                               
President Halford stated the call was satisfied.                               
                                                                               
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll              
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               

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CSSB 322(FIN)                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 1                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  9   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Kerttula, Lincoln, Little, Salo,          
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce, Phillips,          
Rieger, Sharp, Taylor                                                          
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that CS FOR                   
SENATE BILL NO. 322(FIN) be considered engrossed, advanced to                  
third reading and placed on final passage.  Senator Duncan objected.           
                                                                               
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 322(FIN)                     
be advanced to third reading?"  The roll was taken with the                    
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
CSSB 322(FIN)                                                                  
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                          
                                                                               
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  9   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce, Phillips,          
Rieger, Sharp, Taylor                                                          
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Kerttula, Lincoln, Little, Salo,          
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
and so, the bill failed to advance to third reading.                           
                                                                               
                                  CITATIONS                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Justine Muench                                                      
by Senator(s) Duncan, Zharoff, Kerttula, Little                                
Representative(s) Ulmer, Hudson                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

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Honoring - Tommy Moe                                                           
by Representative(s) Toohey                                                    
Senator(s) Kerttula, Zharoff, Leman, Donley, Taylor, Rieger, Duncan,           
Pearce, Adams, Kelly, Sharp, Phillips, Halford, Little, Salo, Lincoln,         
Jacko, Ellis                                                                   
                                                                               
Honoring - Megan Gerety                                                        
by Representative(s) Toohey                                                    
Senator(s) Zharoff, Leman, Kerttula, Donley, Taylor, Rieger, Duncan,           
Pearce, Adams, Kelly, Halford, Little, Salo, Lincoln, Ellis                    
                                                                               
Honoring - Nina Kemppel                                                        
by Representative(s) Toohey                                                    
Senator(s) Zharoff, Leman, Kerttula, Donley, Taylor, Rieger, Duncan,           
Pearce, Adams, Kelly, Phillips, Halford, Little, Salo, Lincoln, Ellis          
                                                                               
Honoring - Senator Ted Stevens                                                 
by Representative(s) Martin                                                    
Senator(s) Leman, Zharoff, Kerttula, Taylor, Rieger, Duncan, Pearce,           
Adams, Phillips, Halford, Salo, Lincoln, Jacko, Little, Kelly, Frank           
                                                                               
Commemorating the Twentieth Anniversary of the Alaska Folk                     
Festival                                                                       
by Representative(s) Ulmer, Hudson                                             
Senator(s) Duncan, Zharoff, Kerttula, Taylor, Pearce, Little, Salo,            
Lincoln, Ellis                                                                 
                                                                               
Honoring - Leonard Nugen - Retirement                                          
by Representative(s) Menard, Carney, Larson, Barnes                            
Senator(s) Kerttula, Halford, Zharoff, Duncan, Pearce, Kelly, Leman,           
Phillips, Lincoln, Ellis                                                       
                                                                               
Honoring - Lavon Barve, 1994 Yukon Quest Winner                                
by Representative(s) Menard, Davies, Carney, Larson                            
Senator(s) Kerttula, Halford, Zharoff, Rieger, Duncan, Pearce, Adams,          
Sharp, Leman, Phillips, Lincoln, Little, Salo                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Michael R. Chmielewski, Alaska Counselor of the Year                
by Representative(s) Menard, Carney, Larson                                    
Senator(s) Kerttula, Halford, Zharoff, Duncan, Pearce, Leman,                  
Lincoln, Salo, Ellis, Little, Donley                                           
                                                                               

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Honoring - Jeffrey D. Trotter, Alaska Vocational Teacher of the Year           
by Representative(s) Menard, Carney, Larson                                    
Senator(s) Kerttula, Halford, Zharoff, Duncan, Pearce, Leman,                  
Lincoln, Little, Salo, Ellis, Donley                                           
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Florence H. Brindle                                              
by Senator(s) Taylor, Zharoff, Kerttula, Duncan, Leman, Donley                 
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Jeremiah C. Harrington                                         
by Representative(s) Mulder                                                    
Senator(s) Phillips, Duncan, Leman, Zharoff, Pearce, Kelly, Halford,           
Taylor, Rieger                                                                 
                                                                               
In Memoriam - William "Wild Bill" Fenderson                                    
by Representative(s) Brice                                                     
Senator(s) Frank, Duncan, Lincoln, Zharoff                                     
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Josiah William "Joe" Knox, Sr.                                   
by Representative(s) Davies, Brice, Sitton, Therriault, Vezey                  
Senator(s) Frank, Duncan, Lincoln, Zharoff                                     
                                                                               
Honoring - Soldotna High School Boys Swim Team                                 
by Representative(s) G. Davis, Phillips, Navarre                               
Senator(s) Little, Salo, Duncan, Leman, Zharoff, Pearce                        
                                                                               
Honoring - Mavis Blazy-Lancaster, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce                 
1993 Person of the Year                                                        
by Representative(s) G. Davis, Phillips, Navarre                               
Senator(s) Little, Salo, Duncan, Lincoln, Leman, Zharoff, Pearce               
                                                                               
Honoring - Kenai River King Salmon Fund, Soldotna Chamber of                   
Commerce Community and Civic Affairs Award                                     
by Representative(s) G. Davis, Phillips, Navarre                               
Senator(s) Little, Salo, Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce, Rieger                       
                                                                               
Honoring - Management and Staff of the Peninsula Clarion, Soldotna             
Chamber of Commerce Business People of the Year                                
by Representative(s) G. Davis, Phillips, Navarre                               
Senator(s) Little, Salo, Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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Honoring - Marlene Byerly, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce                        
Excellence in Profession Award                                                 
by Representative(s) G. Davis, Phillips, Navarre                               
Senator(s) Little, Salo, Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce                               
                                                                               
Honoring - Soldotna Rotary Club, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce                  
Community and Civic Affairs Award                                              
by Representative(s) G. Davis, Phillips, Navarre                               
Senator(s) Little, Salo, Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce                               
                                                                               
Honoring - Tom Mears, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Special                     
Service Award                                                                  
by Representative(s) G. Davis, Phillips, Navarre                               
Senator(s) Little, Salo, Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce                               
                                                                               
Honoring - Vern Gehrke, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Devoted                   
Service to Young People Award                                                  
by Representative(s) G. Davis, Phillips, Navarre                               
Senator(s) Little, Salo, Duncan, Leman, Zharoff, Pearce                        
                                                                               
Honoring - Bill and Maxine Bullington, Soldotna Chamber of                     
Commerce 1993 Volunteers of the Year                                           
by Representative(s) G. Davis, Phillips, Navarre                               
Senator(s) Little, Salo, Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce                               
                                                                               
Honoring - Erin Cline, Homer Chamber of Commerce 1993                          
Outstanding Contribution by a Young Person                                     
by Representative(s) Phillips                                                  
Senator(s) Little, Duncan, Leman, Zharoff, Pearce                              
                                                                               
Honoring - Eagle Quality Center, Homer Chamber of Commerce                     
1994 Outstanding Community Service by a Business                               
by Representative(s) Phillips                                                  
Senator(s) Little, Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce                                     
                                                                               
Honoring - Kachemak Heritage Land Trust, Homer Chamber of                      
Commerce 1993 Outstanding Non-Profit Organization                              
by Representative(s) Phillips                                                  
Senator(s) Little, Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce, Rieger                             
                                                                               
                                                                               

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Honoring - Homer High School Mariner Bands                                     
by Representative(s) Phillips                                                  
Senator(s) Little, Duncan, Leman, Zharoff                                      
                                                                               
Honoring - Central Peninsula Crime Stoppers in Celebration of their            
Tenth Anniversary                                                              
by Representative(s) Phillips, G. Davis                                        
Senator(s) Little, Duncan, Zharoff                                             
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Terris Moore                                                     
by Representative(s) Phillips, Davies                                          
Senator(s) Duncan, Lincoln, Zharoff, Rieger                                    
                                                                               
Honoring - Steve Dean and Kevin Roscoe, Bronze Medalists,                      
Olympic Ice Sculpture Championship                                             
by Representative(s) Brice                                                     
Senator(s) Duncan, Zharoff                                                     
                                                                               
Honoring - Aleutians East Borough's Community Health Aid                       
Program                                                                        
by Representative(s) Toohey, Moses                                             
Senator(s) Duncan, Zharoff, Jacko, Pearce, Rieger                              
                                                                               
Honoring - Margaret Guldseth, 1993 Homer Chamber of Commerce                   
Citizen of the Year                                                            
by Representative(s) Phillips                                                  
Senator(s) Little, Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce                                     
                                                                               
Honoring - Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute                                  
by Representative(s) Ulmer, Hudson                                             
Senator(s) Duncan, Zharoff, Pearce                                             
                                                                               
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.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
SB 150                                                                       
President Halford added a Senate Special Committee on Oil and Gas              
referral to CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 150(FIN) am "An Act                         
relating to the exploration and production of oil and gas and related          
hydrocarbons, to oil and gas exploration licenses and to oil and gas           
leases in certain areas of the state, and to the proof of financial            
responsibility required for the operation of facilities for the                
production of crude oil and associated hydrocarbons and facilities for         
exploration for oil and gas and related hydrocarbons; and extending            
the period in which a sale on the five-year oil and gas lease sale             
schedule may be delayed; and providing for an effective date."                 
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 150(FIN) am was re-referred to the                      
Senate Special Committee on Oil and Gas.                                       
                                                                               
HB 69                                                                        
Senator Adams requested that the reconsideration on SENATE CS                  
FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(RLS) am S "An Act relating                        
to registration of and information about sex offenders and amending            
Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure 11(c) and 32(b)" be taken up at             
this time.                                                                     
                                                                               
                         HOUSE BILLS IN THIRD READING                        
                                                                               
HB 69                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(RLS) am S was                           
before the Senate in third reading on reconsideration.                         
                                                                               
Senator Adams moved that SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                            
BILL NO. 69(RLS) am S be returned to second reading for the                    
purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 6.                   
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               
Senator Adams offered Amendment No. 6:                                         
                                                                               
Page 5, following line 2:                                                      
                                                                               
	Insert a new paragraph to read:                                               
	"(4) shall remove from the central registry of sex                           
offenders  information  about  a  sex  offender  required to                   

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HB 69                                                                        
register under AS 12.63.020(a)(2) at the end of the                           
sex offender's duty to register if the offender has                            
not been convicted of another sex offense; in this                             
paragraph, "sex offense" has the meaning given in                              
AS 12.63.100."                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Adams moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 6.                       
Senator Rieger objected.                                                       
                                                                               
Senator Rieger offered an amendment to Amendment No. 6:                        
                                                                               
	after "offenders", add:                                                       
		"under AS 18.65.087"                                                         
                                                                               
Senator Rieger moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption              
of amendment to Amendment No. 6.  Without objection, amendment                 
to Amendment No. 6 was adopted.                                                
                                                                               
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 6, as amended, be                     
adopted?"  The roll was taken with the following result:                       
                                                                               
SCS CSHB 69(RLS) am S                                                          
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 6, as amended                                                    
                                                                               
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly,                    
Lincoln, Little, Pearce, Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Taylor, Zharoff               
                                                                               
Nays:  Ellis, Kerttula, Leman, Miller, Sharp                                   
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 6, as amended was adopted.                               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(RLS) am S was                           
automatically in third reading.                                                
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved that SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                       
NO. 69(RLS) am S be returned to second reading for the purpose of              
a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 7.  Objections                  
were heard, then withdrawn.  There being no further objections, the            
bill was returned to second reading.                                           

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HB 69                                                                        
Senator Kelly offered Amendment No. 7:                                         
                                                                               
	After the text from Amendment No. 3 (page 3059):                              
                                                                               
	Add:	"A decision made by this waiver                                         
procedure is final and may not be appealed."                                   
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 7.                       
Senator Adams objected, then withdrew his objection.  There being              
no further objections, Amendment No. 7 was adopted.                            
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(RLS) am S was                           
automatically in third reading.                                                
                                                                               
Senator Duncan called the Senate.                                              
                                                                               
President Halford stated the call was satisfied.                               
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered:  "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR                  
HOUSE BILL NO. 69(RLS) am S "An Act relating to registration                   
of and information about sex offenders and amending Alaska Rules               
of Criminal Procedure 11(c) and 32(b)" pass the Senate?"  The roll             
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
SCS CSHB 69(RLS) am S                                                          
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
Court Rule changes                                                             
                                                                               
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Halford, Jacko, Kelly,             
Kerttula, Leman, Lincoln, Little, Miller, Pearce, Phillips, Rieger,            
Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Zharoff                                                   
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(RLS) am                         
S 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 Court Rule               
changes.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                               

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HB 69                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(RLS) am S was                           
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                     
                                                                               
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
SB 119                                                                       
Senator Salo moved and asked unanimous consent that she be shown               
as a cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 119 "An Act relating to child                
care in state buildings; and providing for an effective date."                 
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                          
                                                                               
SB 120                                                                       
Senator Salo moved and asked unanimous consent that she be shown               
as a cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 120 "An Act prohibiting                      
employment discrimination based on weight."  Without objection, it             
was so ordered.                                                                
                                                                               
SB 136                                                                       
Senator Salo moved and asked unanimous consent that she be shown               
as a cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 136 "An Act relating to a                    
curriculum for Native language education; and providing for an                 
effective date."  Without objection, it was so ordered.                        
                                                                               
SB 252                                                                       
Senator Salo moved and asked unanimous consent that she be shown               
as a cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 252 "An Act prohibiting the                  
possession of child pornography."  Without objection, it was so                
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
SB 259                                                                       
Senator Salo moved and asked unanimous consent that she be shown               
as a cosponsor on SENATE BILL NO. 259 "An Act establishing the                 
Alaska Public Health Commission."  Without objection, it was so                
ordered.                                                                       
Senator Zharoff moved and asked unanimous consent that he be                   
excused from the Senate, not subject to a call, from March 10 to               
plane time, March 14.  Without objection, Senator Zharoff was                  
excused.                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent that she be                  
excused from a call of the Senate from morning plane time, March               
14, to evening plane time, March 18.  Without objection, Senator               
Lincoln was excused.                                                           
                                                                               
                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                   
                                                                               
                                 ENGROSSMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 69                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(RLS) am S "An                           
Act relating to registration of and information about sex offenders            
and amending Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure 11(c) and 32(b)"               
was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and returned              
to the House for consideration.                                                
                                                                               
                                 ADJOURNMENT                                 
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate               
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., March 10, 1994.  Without                
objection, the Senate adjourned at 1:33 p.m.                                   
                                                                               
                                                          Nancy Quinto         
                                               Secretary of the Senate         
                                                                               
                                                            March 1994         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
                             STANDING COMMITTEES                             
                                                                               
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                        
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                   9:00 AM         
SB 291	BOROUGH INCORPORATION & ANNEXATION                                      
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                   FINANCE                                   
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   8:30 AM         
 	**TIME CHANGE**                                                              
 	KEY CAMPAIGN PRESENTATION                                                    
                                                                               
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                   8:30 AM         
 	**TIME CHANGE**                                                              
SB  70	ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LOAN GUARANTEES                                    
SB 217	INCREASE LAND GRANT TO UNIV. OF ALASKA                                  
SB 331	APPROP: BUDGET RESERVE FUND TO GEN.FUND                                 
 	<BILL POSTPONED>                                                             
SB 319	DRUG FREE RECREATION AND YOUTH CENTERS                                  
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 11                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	STATEWIDE SALMON FORUM                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 12                              SATURDAY                  10:00 AM         
SB  26	LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS TO BE IN ANCHORAGE                                 
SB 225	INSURANCE TAX CREDIT:GIFTS TO COLLEGES                                  
SB 261	NO MUNICIPAL SALES TAXES ON AIR CARRIERS                                
SB 294	PETERSBURG CANNED SALMON CLASSIC                                        
SB 330	WATER QUALITY FUNDS AND GRANTS                                          
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                     
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   1:30 PM         
SB 249	REGULATION OF ASSISTED LIVING HOMES                                     
SB 298	LICENSING OF PHYSICIANS                                                 
 	-- WORK SESSION ON HEALTH REFORM --                                          
 	<TELECONFERENCE - LISTEN ONLY>                                               
SB 270	COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE                                               
SB 284	COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE ACT                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES CONTINUED                
MAR 11                               FRIDAY                    1:30 PM         
SB 201	INSURANCE RATES & BENEFIT COORDINATION                                  
 	-- WORK SESSION ON HEALTH REFORM --                                          
 	<TELECONFERENCE - LISTEN ONLY>                                               
SB 270	COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE                                               
SB 284	COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE ACT                                      
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                                  JUDICIARY                                  
                                CAPITOL ROOM 120                               
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   1:15 PM         
 	**TIME AND LOCATION CHANGES**                                                
 	CONFIRMATION HEARING:                                                        
 	..BRUCE BOTELHO AS ATTORNEY GENERAL                                          
 	JOINT WITH HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE                                         
 	****BILL SESSION TO FOLLOW IN BELTZ ROOM 211****                             
SB 170	DISPOSITION OF PERMANENT FUND INCOME                                    
HB  71	DISSOLUTION OF NATIVE CORPORATIONS                                      
HB 280	UNIFORM CUSTODIAL TRUST ACT                                             
HB 415	1994 REVISOR'S BILL                                                     
HB 254	OPEN MEETING ACT                                                        
 	<FOR ADOPTION AND CIRCULATION OF COMMITTEE                                   
 	..SUBSTITUTE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY                                 
 	..PUBLIC HEARING TO BE SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK>                                  
                                                                               
MAR 11                               FRIDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
SB 332	WEIGHT OF LIVE MARIJUANA PLANTS                                         
SB 223	TAX CREDIT: GIFTS TO PUBLIC BROADCASTING                                
SB 256	INCREASE AVIATION FUEL TAX                                              
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                              
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                   1:30 PM         
SB 213	APUC EXTENSION AND REGULATORY COST CHARGE                               
 	<RESCHEDULED FROM 03/08/94>                                                  
SB 227	MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL TERMS                                              
SB 340	DAMAGES & ATTY FEES FOR UNPAID WAGES                                    
SB 341	EXTEND TOURISM MARKETING COUNCIL                                        
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
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                                  RESOURCES                                  
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   3:30 PM         
HB 232	BOW HUNTING STAMP & BOW HUNTING SAFETY                                  
SB 295	GRANTS/LOANS FOR STORAGE TANK OWNERS                                    
 	BRIEFING: REAUTHORIZATION OF CLEAN WATER ACT                                 
 	..AND SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT BY REGION X                                    
 	..DIRECTOR CHUCK FINDLEY                                                     
 	BRIEFING: WATER/WASTEWATER WORKS ADVISORY BOARD                              
                                                                               
MAR 11                               FRIDAY                    3:30 PM         
SB 299	REPEAL ADMINISTRATIVE WATER FEE                                         
 	<TELECONFERENCE ON ABOVE BILL>                                               
SCR 16	USE OF STATE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION                                     
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                    RULES                                    
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   0:00 AM         
 	**UPON ADJOURNMENT**                                                         
SB 252	POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY                                         
SJR 46	WAIVE IRS DIESEL FUEL DYE RULE                                          
SJR 17	MAGNUSON FISHERY CONSRV & MGT ACT                                       
SCR 17	HONORING TOMMY MOE                                                      
SCR 15	TWENTY-EIGHTH  ANNUAL BOYS' STATE                                       
SCR 13	GOLD RUSH CENTENNIAL DECADE                                             
HJR 36	REPEAL 100 HOUR RULE FOR AFDC PROGRAM                                   
HB 137	PAROLE OF TERMINALLY ILL PRISONERS                                      
HB 263	TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN PERSONAL PROP.                                
HB 294	EXTEND THE BOARD OF PHARMACY                                            
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   9:00 AM         
 	**LOCATION CHANGE**                                                          
HJR 43	RIGHTS OF CRIME VICTIMS                                                 
SB 279	DWI LAWS                                                                
HB 368	REAPPLICATION PERIOD FOR 1993 PF DIVIDEND                               
HCR 25	STATE INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS EXCHANGE                                     
HCR 29	COMMEND AIR FORCE: ENVIR IMPACT STATEMENT                               
HCR 30	TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL GIRLS STATE                                         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                           STATE AFFAIRS CONTINUED                           
MAR 11                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
HB 313	IMPOSITION/REVOCATION,SUSPENDED SENTENCES                               
SB 273	CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE REPORT FILINGS                                      
SB 248	ASSIST & PROTECT VULNERABLE ADULTS                                      
SB 250	REVISE OLDER ALASKANS COMMISSION                                        
SB  21	MISC. GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS                                     
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 14                               MONDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 16                             WEDNESDAY                   9:00 AM         
HB  61	LOWER ALCOHOL LIMIT TO 0.08 FOR OMVI'S                                  
 	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
SB 333	DISCLOSURE OF EXEC.BR. CLOSE ASSOCIATIONS                               
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 18                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                TRANSPORTATION                               
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
HB  61	LOWER ALCOHOL LIMIT TO 0.08 FOR OMVI'S                                  
SB 327	TAX ON RESIDUAL MARINE FUEL OIL                                         
                                                                               
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                            
                                                                               
                                ADMINISTRATION                               
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   5:00 PM         
 	DIVISION OF FINANCE                                                          
 	PERSONNEL                                                                    
 	ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES                                                      
 	CENTRALIZED ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES                                          
                                                                               
MAR 16                             WEDNESDAY                   5:00 PM         
 	RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS                                                      
 	RISK MANAGEMENT                                                              
 	INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION                                                
 	GENERAL SERVICES                                                             
 	LEASING AND FACILITIES                                                       
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                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                        
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                   1:30 PM         
 	********CANCELLED********                                                    

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                       FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES CONTINUED                       
                                 CORRECTIONS                                 
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                  11:00 AM         
 	********CANCELLED********                                                    
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                  EDUCATION                                  
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	**TO MEET AFTER LAW FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE**                                   
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                          ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                         
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
MAR 14                               MONDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	TO BE ANNOUNCED                                                              
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                FISH AND GAME                                
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                   2:00 PM         
 	DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT                                  
 	..AND DEVELOPMENT                                                            
 	HABITAT AND RESTORATION DIVISION                                             
 	DIVISION OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION                                            
 	SUBSISTENCE DIVISION                                                         
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                          
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
MAR 15                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	DIVISION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE                                               
                                                                               
MAR 22                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL                                  
 	..DISABILITIES                                                               
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                     LAW                                     
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	*TO MEET BEFORE EDUCATION FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE*                              
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                 LEGISLATURE                                 
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	********CANCELLED********                                                    
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                       FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES CONTINUED                       
                         MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS                         
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 18                               FRIDAY                    4:00 PM         
 	BUDGET AMENDMENTS                                                            
 	TELECONFERENCE <TENTATIVE>                                                   
                                                                               
MAR 22                              TUESDAY                    0:00 AM         
 	**TIME AND LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED**                                        
 	CLOSEOUT <TENTATIVE>                                                         
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
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                                             
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                      TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES                     
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                   4:15 PM         
 	** TIME CHANGE **                                                            
 	DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION                                                      
 	ALASKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SYSTEM                                          
                                                                               
MAR 15                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS                                                   
                                                                               
MAR 22                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM                                                 
                                                                               
MAR 24                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	**LOCATION CHANGE TO SENATE FINANCE 518**                                    
 	BUDGET CLOSEOUT                                                              
                                                                               
MAR 29                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	BUDGET CLOSEOUT                                                              
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                             UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA                            
                               SENATE FINANCE 519                              
MAR 14                               MONDAY                    5:00 PM         
 	UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA RESEARCH PROGRAMS                                       
                                                                               
MAR 15                              TUESDAY                    5:30 PM         
 	LONG-TERM UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA BUDGET ISSUES                                 

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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                         LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND AUDIT                        
                               HOUSE FINANCE 519                               
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                  12:00 PM         
 	RPL'S, PRELIMINARY AUDITS, FINAL AUDITS                                      
 	REPORT ON ASSET ALLOCATION STRATEGY OF THE                                   
 	..PERMANENT FUND                                                             
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                      SELECT CMTE ON LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                      
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                  11:30 AM         
 	COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE                                                       
 	..OPEN SESSION                                                               
 	SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE                                                          
 	..EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                          
                                                                               
                               OTHER COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                               ANCHORAGE CAUCUS                              
                               SENATE FINANCE 518                              
MAR 10                              THURSDAY                  12:00 PM         
 	**TIME CHANGE**                                                              
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                              CHILDREN'S CAUCUS                              
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 16                             WEDNESDAY                  12:00 PM         
 	CHILDREN'S CAUCUS                                                            
                                                                               
MAR 30                             WEDNESDAY                  12:00 PM         
 	CHILDREN'S CAUCUS                                                            
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                                JOINT SESSION                                
                                 HOUSE CHAMBER                                 
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                  11:00 AM         
HSCR 3	DISAPPROVING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 89                                     
 	CONFIRMATION OF THE OMBUDSMAN                                                
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                               
MAR 09                             WEDNESDAY                   4:30 PM         
 	PRESENTATION BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY                                    
 	..ALASKAN NORTH SLOPE EXPORTS STUDY