Legislature(1995 - 1996)

1996-10-21 House Journal

Full Journal pdf

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4723
                                 HOUSE JOURNAL                                 
                                                                               
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                           
                                                                               
                    NINETEENTH LEGISLATURE -- SECOND SESSION                   
                           AND FIRST SPECIAL SESSION                           
                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                       Monday           October 21, 1996         
                                                                               
                               Final Supplement                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                         CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                        
                                                                               
As Chief Clerk, I certify as to the correctness of the journal for the         
30th day of the First Special Session of the Nineteenth Legislature.           
                                                                               
                                                                               
                           MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                          
                                                                               
HCR 38                                                                       
A message dated May 7, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
passed:                                                                        
                                                                               
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 38                                            
Relating to state control of the management of the region                     
surrounding the Fortymile River and its drainage.                              
                                                                               
HCR 38 was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 136                                                                       
A message dated May 7, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
passed:                                                                        
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 136(FIN) am(efd fld)                                    
An Act relating to the establishment and operation of the Alaska              
Railroad Commission to determine whether sale of the Alaska                    
Railroad is in the best interest of the state.                                 
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4724
HB 136                                                                       
CSHB 136(FIN) am(efd fld) was referred to the Chief Clerk for                  
enrollment.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 401                                                                       
A message dated May 7, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
passed:                                                                        
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 401(RES)                                                
An Act authorizing the issuance and sale of revenue bonds to                  
fund public wastewater systems, nonpoint source water pollution                
control projects, including solid waste management systems, and                
estuary conservation and management projects; authorizing the use              
of the Alaska clean water fund to pay and secure the bonds and to              
pay costs related to issuance and administration of the bonds;                 
authorizing certain measures to secure payment of the bonds; and               
amending Rule 3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.                              
                                                                               
CSHB 401(RES) was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                  
                                                                               
HB 433                                                                       
A message dated May 7, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
passed:                                                                        
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 433(JUD) am                                             
An Act relating to an exemption to the unauthorized publication               
or use of communications and the prohibition against                           
eavesdropping for certain law enforcement activities.                          
                                                                               
CSHB 433(JUD) am was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.               
                                                                               
HB 450                                                                       
A message dated May 7, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
passed:                                                                        
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 450(FIN)                                                
An Act relating to trademarks; and providing for an effective                 
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
CSHB 450(FIN) was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                  

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4725
HB 412                                                                       
A message dated May 7, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
adopted the Conference Committee with limited powers of free                   
conference report on CSHB 412(FIN) am(brf pfld) and SCS CSHB                   
412(FIN) am S(brf fld S), thus adopting:                                       
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 412(brf fld H/S)(efd                         
fld S)                                                                         
An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program               
expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to                     
capitalize funds.                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
The House has adopted the Conference Committee with limited powers             
of free conference report (page 4590).                                         
                                                                               
CCS HB 412(brf fld H/S)(efd fld S) was referred to the Chief Clerk for         
enrollment.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 413                                                                       
A message dated May 7, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
adopted the Conference Committee with limited powers of free                   
conference report on CSHB 413(FIN) and SCS CSHB 413(FIN), thus                 
adopting:                                                                      
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 413                                          
An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                    
expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                 
program; and providing for an effective date.                                  
                                                                               
The House has adopted CCS HB 413 (page 4592).                                  
                                                                               
CCS HB 413 was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
SJR 31                                                                       
A message dated May 7, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
concurred in the House amendment to CSSJR 31(FIN) am H, thus                   
adopting:                                                                      
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4726
SJR  31                                                                      
CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31(FIN) am                                 
H(reengrossed)                                                                 
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska             
relating to approval of amendments of the Alaska Statehood Act                 
affecting an interest of the State of Alaska under that Act.                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 98                                                                        
A message dated May 8, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
concurred in the House amendment to:                                           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 98(RLS)                                                
An Act making changes related to the aid to families with                     
dependent children program (AFDC); relating to the duties of the               
Department of Health and Social Services; establishing a workfare              
pilot project for AFDC recipients; establishing a diversion program            
for AFDC applicants; directing the Department of Health and                    
Social Services to seek waivers of applicable federal laws;                    
establishing and relating to the Alaska temporary assistance                   
program and repealing the AFDC and job opportunity and basic                   
skills programs upon the establishment of federal welfare reform;              
relating to work activities required under the Alaska temporary                
assistance program; authorizing qualified entities to contract with            
the state to administer all or part of the Alaska temporary                    
assistance program; relating to child support; relating to certain             
licenses and applications for a license for persons who are not in             
substantial compliance with orders, judgments, or payment                      
schedules for child support; relating to an exemption to the State             
Procurement Code for certain services and contracts under the                  
Alaska temporary assistance program; relating to disclosure of                 
information that relates to day care assistance and the Alaska                 
temporary assistance program; relating to eligibility for day care             
benefits administered by the Department of Community and                       
Regional Affairs; amending Rule 90.3(c) and (h)(2), Alaska Rules               
of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date.                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
thus adopting:                                                                 
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4727
SB 98                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 98(FIN) am H                              
An Act making changes related to the aid to families with                     
dependent children program (AFDC); relating to the duties of the               
Department of Health and Social Services; establishing a workfare              
pilot project for AFDC recipients; establishing a diversion program            
for AFDC applicants; directing the Department of Health and                    
Social Services to seek waivers of applicable federal laws;                    
establishing and relating to the Alaska temporary assistance                   
program and repealing the AFDC and job opportunity and basic                   
skills programs upon the establishment of federal welfare reform;              
relating to work activities required under the Alaska temporary                
assistance program; authorizing qualified entities to contract with            
the state to administer all or part of the Alaska temporary                    
assistance program; relating to child support; relating to certain             
licenses and applications for a license for persons who are not in             
substantial compliance with orders, judgments, or payment                      
schedules for child support; relating to an exemption to the State             
Procurement Code for certain services and contracts under the                  
Alaska temporary assistance program; relating to disclosure of                 
information that relates to the Alaska temporary assistance                    
program; relating to eligibility for day care benefits administered            
by the Department of Community and Regional Affairs; amending                  
Rule 90.3(c) and (h)(2), Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and                  
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 136                                                                       
A message dated May 7, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
concurred in the House amendment to 2d CSSB 136(FIN) am(brf sup                
maj fld), thus adopting:                                                       
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR 2d CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 136(FIN) am                            
H(brf sup maj fld H) (efd fld S)                                               
An Act making, amending, and repealing appropriations.                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 211                                                                       
A message dated May 7, 1996, was received stating the Senate has               
concurred in the House amendment to CSSB 211(RLS) am, thus                     
adopting:                                                                      

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4728
SB 211                                                                       
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 211(JUD)                                  
An Act relating to sexual assault and sexual abuse; and relating              
to endangering the welfare of vulnerable adults.                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HCR 27                                                                       
A message dated May 9, 1996, was received stating the Governor has             
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 27 am                                         
Relating to prevention of teenage pregnancy by implementation of              
the Sugar Baby project.                                                        
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 56                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
HJR 52                                                                       
A message dated May 9, 1996, was received stating the Governor has             
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 52(JUD) am                                  
Relating to the creation of a new United States Court of Appeals              
for the Twelfth Circuit.                                                       
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 54                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
HJR 58                                                                       
A message dated May 9, 1996, was received stating the Governor has             
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4729
HJR 58                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 58(RES)                                     
Relating to reauthorization and reform of the Endangered Species              
Act.                                                                           
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 60                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
HJR 59                                                                       
A message dated May 9, 1996, was received stating the Governor has             
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                               
59(RES)                                                                        
Respectfully requesting the Environmental Protection Agency to                
issue a final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System                  
permit for Cook Inlet oil and gas operations that omits the                    
incremental permittee monitoring and reporting obligations                     
identified in the Agency's draft permit and, consistent with the               
philosophy of the Agency's 1996 National Water Program Agenda,                 
allows the permittees to operate under pollutant discharge                     
monitoring and reporting requirements that are not more rigorous               
than those requirements of the Cook Inlet National Pollutant                   
Discharge Elimination System permit in place.                                  
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 58                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
HJR 60                                                                       
A message dated May 9, 1996, was received stating the Governor has             
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                               
60(RES)                                                                        
Relating to Revised Statute 2477 rights-of-way.                               
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 59                                                    

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4730
HJR 65                                                                       
A message dated May 9, 1996, was received stating the Governor has             
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 65                                                 
Relating to proposed Federal Aviation Administration regulations              
establishing crew member flight time limitations.                              
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 55                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 231                                                                       
A message dated May 9, 1996, was received stating the Governor has             
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 231                                                            
An Act relating to the interview requirements of the State                    
Medical Board.                                                                 
                                                                               
Chapter No. 23, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 7, 1996                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 392                                                                       
A message dated May 9, 1996, was received stating the Governor has             
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 392 am                                                         
An Act relating to the reinstatement of dissolved Native village              
corporations, and to the affirmative vote necessary to amend the               
articles of incorporation of Native village corporations to authorize          
the classification of directors.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 24, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date: August 7, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4731
SJR 38                                                                       
A message dated May 9, 1996, was received stating the Governor has             
read the following resolution and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 38                                                
Opposing the proposed expansion of the United States                          
Environmental Protection Agency's toxics release inventory                     
program.                                                                       
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 50                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 241                                                                       
A message dated May 9, 1996, was received stating the Governor has             
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 241                                                           
An Act relating to the use of studded tires on the Sterling                   
Highway.                                                                       
                                                                               
Chapter No. 22, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date: August 7, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 311                                                                       
A message dated May 10, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 311(JUD) am S                                           
An Act relating to the hours a person may be employed in a                    
mine; and requiring that workers be paid for certain time worked               
in a mine; and providing for an effective date.                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 25, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  May 11, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4732
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HJR 61                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:35 a.m.,           
May 11, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 61                                                 
Opposing the proposed changes in the functions of the federal                 
Office of Veterans Affairs in Anchorage.                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
HCR 25                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,            
May 13, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25 am                                         
Declaring May 15, 1996, 381st Intelligence Squadron Logistics                 
Division Day.                                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 284                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,            
May 13, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 284(FIN) am S                             
An Act relating to the Alaska Commercial Fishing and                          
Agriculture Bank.                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
SB 163                                                                       
A message dated May 14, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4733
SB 163                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 163(FIN)(title am)                                     
An Act approving the University of Alaska's plans to enter into               
long-term obligations with the Alaska Housing Finance                          
Corporation to borrow money from the corporation for the                       
construction of new student housing facilities on the Anchorage                
campus, and authorizing the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation                 
to issue its debt obligations and to make loans to the University of           
Alaska to finance construction of those student housing facilities;            
and providing for an effective date.                                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 26, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  May 15, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 168                                                                       
A message dated May 14, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 168                                                           
An Act relating to financial institutions.                                    
                                                                               
Chapter No. 28, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 12, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 240                                                                       
A message dated May 14, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 240                                                           
An Act relating to the statewide bonding pool for the reclamation             
activities imposed on mining operations, and extending the pool's              
use to surface coal mining projects.                                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 27, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 12, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4734
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HJR 20                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:25 a.m.,            
May 14, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                               
20(STA)                                                                        
Urging the Congress of the United States to pass S. 1629, the                 
Tenth Amendment Enforcement Act of 1996.                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
SB 305                                                                       
A message dated May 15, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 305(L&C)                                               
An Act relating to the regulation of accountants; and amending                
the effective date for sec. 6, ch. 62, SLA 1991.                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 29, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 13, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 310                                                                       
A message dated May 15, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 310(STA)                                               
An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as                 
recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an                   
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 30, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  May 16, 1996                                                 

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4735
HB 465                                                                       
A message dated May 18, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 465(RLS) am S                             
An Act relating to employment of teachers and school                          
administrators and to public school collective bargaining; and                 
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 31, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
HB 466                                                                       
A message dated May 18, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 466(FIN)                                  
An Act establishing the Adak Reuse Authority.                                 
                                                                               
Chapter No. 32, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 16, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 284                                                                       
A message dated May 22, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 284(FIN) am S                             
An Act relating to the Alaska Commercial Fishing and                          
Agriculture Bank.                                                              
                                                                               
Chapter No. 34, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 20, 1996                                              
                                                                               
HB 335                                                                       
A message dated May 22, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4736
HB 335                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 335(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to big game guides and transporters; and                      
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 33, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  May 23, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 296                                                                       
A message dated May 22, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 296(JUD)                                  
An Act requiring criminal background checks before certain                    
persons may be employed in a nursing home or assisted living                   
facility; and prohibiting the hiring or retention of certain nursing           
home and assisted living facility employees convicted of specified             
offenses.                                                                      
                                                                               
Chapter No. 35, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 20, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 307                                                                       
A message dated May 22, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 307(FIN)                                               
An Act requiring the Department of Natural Resources to                       
exchange with the federal government state land within, and                    
adjoining, Dude Creek Critical Habitat Area for federal land                   
adjacent to Fall Creek; and providing for an effective date.                   
                                                                               
Chapter No. 36, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4737
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 22                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 4:50 p.m.,            
May 22, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 22(FIN)                                                 
An Act relating to long-term plans of certain state agencies and              
recommendations regarding elimination of duplication in state                  
agency functions.                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 459                                                                       
The following letter, dated May 23, 1996, was received:                        
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 15 of the Alaska Constitution, I have     
vetoed the following bill:                                                     
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 459(JUD) am                                             
An Act relating to the jurisdiction governing a trust, to challenges          
to trusts or property transfers in trust, to the validity of trust             
interests, and to transfers of certain trust interests.                        
                                                                               
While this Administration applauds innovation and imaginative efforts          
to attract business opportunities, I am concerned that the potential           
benefits of this bill are outweighed by its inadvertent consequences to        
the people of Alaska.  Therefore, I find it necessary to veto this bill.       
                                                                               
This legislation would make a dramatic change in our trust laws and            
policy.  In fact, these changes to Alaska law would make this the only         
state to espouse such public policy.  The bill raises many questions and       
concerns which  require a level of consideration and analysis that,            
frankly, was not received with just one hearing before each body of the        
Legislature.                                                                   
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4738
HB 459                                                                       
Specifically, one of the chief concerns I have about this bill is that it      
would shift the burden of proving intent to defraud onto creditors,            
spouses, and children of the settlor.  Currently, if one transfers assets      
into a trust of which the settlor is a beneficiary, the trust is void as to    
present or future creditors.  Under the terms of this bill, the burden of      
proof is shifted so that a creditor or a spouse in a divorce setting           
would have to litigate to prove the settlors fraudulent intent before the      
trust assets could be invaded to meet those interests.                         
                                                                               
Another important concern is the bills provision that a trust cannot be        
set aside on the grounds it defeats an interest conferred by a marital or      
similar relationship.  Thus, a settlor could disinherit his or her spouse.     
Upon the settlors death, the spouse would be unable to obtain the              
normal elective share (usually one-third) of the estate.  The same             
would be true for surviving children who would be unable to reach              
these assets in payment of child support arrears.  This provision              
contradicts the legislatures action on another bill passed this year           
updating Alaskas probate code.                                                 
                                                                               
I realize this trust law is meant to mirror laws common in some                
offshore jurisdictions, such as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.                
However, parts of this bill, particularly the provision to prevent the         
spousal elective share of a trust, go even further than the offshore trust     
laws.                                                                          
                                                                               
There may be aspects of this proposal that could benefit Alaskas               
economy by attracting financial investments without harming the                
public good.  I would welcome further work in this area with the               
understanding that any future changes in our trust laws undergo                
thorough scrutiny and public hearings.                                         
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
SB 86                                                                        
A message dated May 23, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4739
SB 86                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 86(FIN)                                   
An Act relating to issuance of commemorative gold rush motor                  
vehicle license plates; and providing for an effective date.                   
                                                                               
Chapter No. 38, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
SB 198                                                                       
A message dated May 23, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 198(RES)                                  
An Act establishing the Homer Airport Critical Habitat Area.                  
                                                                               
Chapter No. 39, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 21, 1996                                              
                                                                               
SB 268                                                                       
A message dated May 23, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 268(JUD) am                                            
An Act relating to release before trial in cases involving alcohol,           
controlled substances, imitation controlled substances, stalking, or           
domestic violence.                                                             
                                                                               
Chapter No. 37, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 21, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 387                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 4:30 p.m.,            
May 23, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4740
HB 387                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 387(JUD)                                                        
An Act rearranging existing provisions of AS 47.10 into chapters              
separately addressing the topics of children in need of aid,                   
delinquent minors, and the institutions, facilities, and management,           
administration, and oversight of programs relating to minors, and              
conforming references and making other conforming changes due                  
to that rearrangement; amending the manner of determining                      
support obligations for children in need of aid and delinquent                 
minors; amending the purpose of delinquency provisions;                        
amending hearing procedures used in delinquency proceedings;                   
amending provisions relating to enforcement of a restitution order             
entered against a minor; setting out the considerations to be given            
by a court in making its dispositional orders for minors                       
adjudicated delinquent; authorizing municipalities to establish                
curfews for minors by ordinance; relating to enforcement of                    
truancy under the compulsory school attendance law; and                        
amending Rule 23(d), Alaska Delinquency Rules.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 9, 1996, was received from                 
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest errors to SCS CSSSHB 387(JUD) that have been                
corrected in enrolling:                                                        
                                                                               
Page 19, line 14:                                                              
                                                                               
Delete AS 47.12.250(d) and insert 47.12.250(d)                                
                                                                               
Page 23, line 20:                                                              
                                                                               
Delete paragraph and insert subsection                                        
                                                                               
Page 25, line 4:                                                               
                                                                               
Following address insert ,                                                    
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4741
HB 387                                                                       
Page 25, line 6:                                                               
                                                                               
Following age insert ,                                                        
                                                                               
Page 49, line 8:                                                               
                                                                               
Delete subsection and insert section                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HJR 61                                                                       
A message dated May 24, 1996, was received stating the Governor is             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 61                                                 
Opposing the proposed changes in the functions of the federal                 
Office of Veterans Affairs in Anchorage.                                       
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 64                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 158                                                                       
A message dated May 24, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 158(HES)                                  
An Act relating to pharmacists and pharmacies.                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 45, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 22, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 226                                                                       
A message dated May 24, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4742
SB 226                                                                       
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 226(FIN) am H                             
An Act relating to biennial registration of motor vehicles;                   
imposing biennial registration fees on motor vehicles and setting              
the statutory amounts of a scheduled biennial municipal tax on                 
motor vehicles; relating to motor vehicle emissions control                    
programs; amending the effective date in sec. 7, ch. 56, SLA 1995;             
and providing for an effective date.                                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 44, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
SB 261                                                                       
A message dated May 24, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 261                                                           
An Act relating to the release of employment security records;                
relating to an injunction or an employer's security for delinquent             
unemployment insurance contributions; extending time periods for               
redeterminations and appeals for unemployment insurance; relating              
to the overpayment or the redetermination of unemployment                      
insurance benefits; relating to availability for work, seeking work,           
and the calculation of wages for unemployment insurance                        
purposes; relating to voluntary federal tax withholding from                   
unemployment insurance benefits; relating to the binding effect of             
unemployment compensation decisions; relating to the definition                
of `waiting week' for employment security purposes; and                        
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 43, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  July 1, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
SB 274                                                                       
The following letter, dated May 24, 1996, was received:                        
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I         
have vetoed the following bill:                                                

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4743
SB 274                                                                       
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 274(TRA)                                  
An Act relating to the noise levels of airports and sport shooting            
facilities.                                                                    
                                                                               
Under this bill, the state would usurp a control that has traditionally        
belonged to municipal authorities--local nuisance regulation.                  
                                                                               
Our local authorities can offer appropriate safeguards for regulating          
noise and other potential neighborhood nuisances through their                 
assemblies, mayoral offices, and planning and zoning commissions.              
As the Alaska Municipal League notes in its statement of opposition            
to this bill, the state should not be restricting enforcement of municipal     
ordinances.                                                                    
                                                                               
I am also concerned this bill passed the Legislature without adequate          
public scrutiny.  In checking with several municipalities, it is apparent      
local governments and residents had little knowledge of its effects.  I        
have now received several letters of concern and requests to not permit        
this bill to become law.  It is important that we include local                
governments in any future considerations.                                      
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 278                                                                       
A message dated May 24, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 278                                                           
An Act relating to the authority of the Department of Natural                 
Resources to allow credits against fees at state historical parks.             
                                                                               
Chapter No. 42, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 22, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4744
SB 303                                                                       
A message dated May 24, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 303(FIN)                                               
An Act relating to management of the budget reserve fund; and                 
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 41, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  July 1, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
SB 320                                                                       
A message dated May 24, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 320                                                           
An Act increasing the number of superior court judges designated              
for the Third Judicial District to provide an additional superior              
court judge at Dillingham.                                                     
                                                                               
Chapter No. 40, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 22, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
HCR 25                                                                       
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor  is            
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25 am                                         
Declaring May 15, 1996, 381st Intelligence Squadron Logistics                 
Division Day.                                                                  
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 65                                                    
                                                                               
HJR 20                                                                       
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor is             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4745
HJR 20                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                               
20(STA)                                                                        
Urging the Congress of the United States to pass S. 1629, the                 
Tenth Amendment Enforcement Act of 1996.                                       
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 70                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
SCR 24                                                                       
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor is             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 24(RES)                               
Relating to a division of game in the Alaska Department of Fish               
and Game and to management of game.                                            
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 57                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
SCR 32                                                                       
A message dated May 29,1996, was received stating the Governor is              
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32                                           
Suspending Uniform Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e) of the                   
Alaska State Legislature concerning House Bill No. 109, relating               
to telephone solicitations, advertisements, and directory listings.            
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 68                                                    
                                                                               
SCR 33                                                                       
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor  is            
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33                                           
Suspending Uniform Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e) of the                   
Alaska State Legislature concerning House Joint Resolution No.                 

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4746
SCR 33                                                                       
20, relating to unfunded federal mandates and the Conference of               
the States.                                                                    
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 67                                                    
                                                                               
SCR 34                                                                       
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor  is            
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34                                           
Suspending Uniform Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e) of the                   
Alaska State Legislature concerning House Bill No. 372, relating               
to liquor licenses.                                                            
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 66                                                    
                                                                               
SCR 35                                                                       
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor is             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35                                           
Suspending Uniform Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e) of the                   
Alaska State Legislature concerning House Bill No. 405, relating               
to optometrists and dispensing opticians.                                      
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 69                                                    
                                                                               
SJR 5                                                                        
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor  is            
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE JOINT                                    
RESOLUTION NO.5(RLS)                                                           
Supporting an amendment to the Constitution of the United States              
establishing the rights of victims of crimes.                                  
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 62                                                    

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4747
SJR 31                                                                       
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor  is            
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31(FIN) am                                 
H(reengrossed)                                                                 
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska             
relating to approval of amendments of the Alaska Statehood Act                 
affecting an interest of the State of Alaska under that Act.                   
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 63                                                    
                                                                               
SJR 37                                                                       
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor is             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 37                                                
Urging the United States Congress to give an affirmative                      
expression of approval to a policy authorizing the state to regulate,          
restrict, or prohibit the export of unprocessed logs harvested from            
its land and from the land of its political subdivisions and the               
University of Alaska.                                                          
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 52                                                    
                                                                               
SB 6                                                                         
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
2d FREE CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 6                                   
An Act relating to suspension of a driver's license for failure to            
appear in court or failure to pay a fine; relating to court and                
collection costs for traffic offenses; and relating to citations and           
court procedures for municipal traffic and parking offenses.                   
                                                                               
Chapter No. 47, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 27, 1996                                              
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4748
SB 232                                                                       
A message dated May 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 232(FIN) am H                             
An Act relating to permanent fund dividend program notice                     
requirements, to the ineligibility for dividends of individuals                
convicted of felonies or incarcerated for misdemeanors, and to the             
determination of the number and identity of certain ineligible                 
individuals.                                                                   
                                                                               
Chapter No. 46, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  August 7, 1996                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 162                                                                       
The following letter, dated May 30, 1996, was received:                        
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of Art. II, sec. 15 of the Alaska Constitution, I          
have vetoed the following bill:                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 162(FIN)                                               
An Act relating to land used for agricultural purposes and to state           
land classified for agricultural purposes or subject to the restriction        
of use for agricultural purposes only; and annulling certain                   
program regulations of the Department of Natural Resources that                
are inconsistent with the amendments made by this Act.                         
                                                                               
This bill would dramatically change the way in which the state                 
conveys and protects its interests in agricultural development on state        
lands.  In my view, the changes made by the bill are not improvements          
in state law to help ensure that Alaska has a viable agricultural              
industry now and in the future.                                                
                                                                               
Under the bill, a current owner of an agricultural interest in state land      
could receive title in fee simple subject to a covenant by complying           
with certain requirements specified in the bill.  The bill though does         
not require the purchaser to pay any additional compensation to the            

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4749
SB 162                                                                       
state for the extra interests in the land.  We need to consider carefully      
whether this is an appropriate use of state resources.                         
                                                                               
While I am sympathetic to claims by some farmers that their financing          
options are restricted by the current land interests, I am convinced that      
the state's best interests are not best served by this bill.  Under current    
law, the state is able to ensure the retention of land for agricultural        
purposes by its right to terminate a purchasers interest in the land if        
the land is used for non-agricultural purposes.  This bill would remove        
that possibility.                                                              
                                                                               
Under the bill, the state would assume the substantial burden of               
proving non-compliance with the restrictive covenant on the land and           
would be limited to costly and possibly ineffective means of                   
preventing a purchaser from using the land for non-agricultural                
purposes.  The specific remedies available to the state are unclear            
under the bill.                                                                
                                                                               
I am aware that other states have experienced the problems that this           
bill would likely create.  Some other states and the federal government        
are now buying back development rights in land held by farmers that            
was purchased under government programs.  It would be against the              
State of Alaskas interest to put itself in such a position.                    
                                                                               
I support finding ways to help farmers finance legitimate, productive          
agricultural endeavors.  This bill, however, opens the door to problems        
and costs that do not serve the public interest.  In the long run this bill    
likely will hurt the agricultural industry and therefore those very            
people that the legislature intended it to help.                               
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
The Governor's veto was overriden on June 6, 1996 (page 4714).                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4750
SB 181                                                                       
The following letter, dated May 30, 1996, was received:                        
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of Art. II, sec. 15 of the Alaska Constitution, I          
have vetoed the following bill:                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                 
181(FIN)                                                                       
An Act relating to tourist oriented directional signs that are 90             
inches in width and 18 inches in height and to penalties for                   
violations related to outdoor advertising.                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
Alaska needs to be responsive to our growing visitor industry by               
providing adequate highway directions for tourist services, but we must        
also continue to protect what visitors and residents alike expect --           
spectacular, unblemished scenery.  We have been able to maintain our           
uncluttered landscape by having one of  the strictest outdoor                  
advertising laws in the country.  I do not intend to compromise this           
important standard.  I believe we can offer adequate tourist directions        
on our highways while maintaining our envious natural beauty under             
our current highway signage program.                                           
                                                                               
The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities now has           
a policy in place to permit directional signs along highways within the        
state right-of-way.   Dozens of businesses have already taken                  
advantage of the program.   I believe the right-of-way is the                  
appropriate location for any highway directional signs.  Expanding it          
beyond that limit, as this bill proposes, leads us down a path that            
Alaska has wisely avoided for decades.                                         
                                                                               
Especially troubling in this bill is the provision that would diminish the     
penalty for signs that violate state regulations.  If anything, we want        
to keep those penalties as severe as reasonable so we can expect a high        
level of compliance.  The surest way to see a highway cluttered with           
illegal billboards is to make the penalty so mild that the infraction is       
worth the risk as just another cost of doing business.  The current            
penalty is not too severe and does serve as a deterrence.                      
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4751
SB 181                                                                       
At the same time that I veto this bill, I am directing the Department of       
Transportation and Public Facilities to head up a task force that              
includes our Division of Tourism and the visitor industry to develop           
a positive approach in developing regulations toward fulfilling our            
directional signage needs.                                                     
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
SB 191                                                                       
A message dated May 30, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 191(FIN) am H                             
An Act relating to election campaigns, election campaign                      
financing, the oversight and regulation of election campaigns, the             
activities of lobbyists that relate to election campaigns, the                 
definitions of offenses of campaign misconduct, and to the use of              
the net proceeds of charitable gaming activities in election                   
campaigns; and providing for an effective date.                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 48, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 193                                                                       
A message dated May 31, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 193(L&C)                                               
An Act requiring insurance coverage for certain costs of birth;               
and providing for an effective date.                                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 49, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 1, 1996                                                 
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4752
SCR 21                                                                       
A message dated June 4, 1996, was received stating the Governor is             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 21                                           
Suspending Uniform Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e) of the                   
Alaska State Legislature concerning House Bill No. 292, relating               
to searches by peace officers who enforce fish and game laws, to               
false statements and omissions in regard to application for fish and           
game licenses, tags, and permits, and to nonresident hunters.                  
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 61                                                    
                                                                               
SB 263                                                                       
A message dated June 4, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 263(JUD) am H                                          
An Act relating to copyright licensing and royalties; and                     
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 50, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  July 1, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 354                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 8:10 p.m.,            
June 4, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 354(FIN) am S                                           
An Act relating to a retirement incentive program for certain                 
employees of school districts under the teachers' retirement system            
and under the public employees' retirement system; and providing               
for an effective date.                                                         
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4753
HB 354                                                                       
The following memorandum, dated May 17, 1996, was received from                
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest error in CSHB 354(FIN) am S that has been                   
corrected in enrolling:                                                        
                                                                               
Page 1, line 5:                                                                
                                                                               
Delete who and insert that                                                    
                                                                               
HCR 26                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:10 a.m.,           
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 26(FIN)                                
am                                                                             
Relating to creation of the Public Inebriate Task Force.                      
                                                                               
HCR 38                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 5:45 p.m.,            
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 38                                            
Relating to state control of the management of the region                     
surrounding the Fortymile River and its drainage.                              
                                                                               
HJR 66                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:10 a.m.,           
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 66 am                                              
Relating to opposing the American Heritage Areas Program.                     

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4754
HB 2                                                                         
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:10 a.m.,           
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 2(JUD)                                    
An Act providing for incarceration of certain nonviolent offenders            
in boot camps operated by the Department of Corrections; making                
prisoners who complete the boot camp program eligible for                      
furloughs and discretionary parole; allowing the Department of                 
Corrections to contract with a person for a boot camp program;                 
creating the Boot Camp Program Advisory Board in the                           
Department of Corrections.                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 18                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:10 a.m.,           
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 18                                                             
An Act amending the statute of limitations applicable to civil                
actions brought against peace officers and coroners.                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 25                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:10 a.m.,           
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 25(FIN)                                                 
An Act revising Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure,                  
relating to discovery and inspection in criminal proceedings; and              
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 7, 1996, was received from                 
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4755
HB 25                                                                        
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest error to CSHB 25(FIN) that has been corrected in            
enrolling:                                                                     
                                                                               
Page 12, line 6:                                                               
                                                                               
Delete (iii) of this section                                                  
Insert (h)(2)(iii) of this rule                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 48                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 5:45 p.m.,            
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 48(JUD)                                                 
An Act relating to motorcycle helmets.                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 59                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 5:45 p.m.,            
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN)                                   
An Act relating to raffles and auctions of certain permits to take            
big game; and providing for an effective date.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 63                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 5:45 p.m.,            
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 63                                      
An Act relating to special request licenses depicting the sport of            
dog mushing.                                                                   

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4756
HB 314                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:10 a.m.,           
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 314(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to domestic violence and to crime victims and                 
witnesses; amending Rules 3, 4, 65, and 100, Alaska Rules of                   
Civil Procedure, Rules 505 and 613, Alaska Rules of Evidence,                  
and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an               
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 17, 1996, was received from                
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest errors in SCS CSHB 314(FIN) that have been                  
corrected in enrolling:                                                        
                                                                               
Page 13, line 8:                                                               
                                                                               
Delete ªANDß                                                                  
                                                                               
Page 13, line 9:                                                               
                                                                               
Delete (7) ª(6)ß and insert (7) ªAND (6)ß                             
                                                                               
Page 21, line 28:                                                              
                                                                               
Delete is and insert are                                                      
                                                                               
Page 23, line 10:                                                              
                                                                               
Following AS 44.28.020(b) insert ,                                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
Page 30, lines 22-26:                                                          
                                                                               
Delete all material and insert:                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4757
HB 314                                                                       
			(6)  judicial day means any Monday through                                 
Friday that is not a state holiday and on which the court clerk's              
offices are officially opened to receive legal documents for filing;           
                                                                               
			(7)  local community entity means a city or borough                        
or other political subdivision of the state, a nonprofit organization,         
or a combination of these;                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 341                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 5:45 p.m.,            
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 341(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to administrative adjudication and judicial                   
appeals and to the informal resolution of certain factual disputes             
between taxpayers and the Department of Revenue; establishing                  
the office of tax appeals as a quasi-judicial agency in the                    
Department of Administration; revising the procedures for hearing              
certain tax appeals, including appeals regarding seafood marketing             
assessments; relating to consideration and determination by the                
superior court of disputes involving certain taxes and penalties               
due, and amending provisions relating to the assessment, levy, and             
collection of taxes and penalties by the state and to the tax liability        
of taxpayers; providing for the release of agency records relating             
to formal administrative tax appeals; relating to litigation                   
disclosure of public records; clarifying administrative subpoena               
power in certain tax matters; and providing for an effective date.             
                                                                               
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 7, 1996, was received from                 
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest error of omission to SCS CSHB 341(FIN) that has             
been corrected in enrolling:                                                   
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4758
HB 341                                                                       
Page 22, line 25:                                                              
                                                                               
Following sec. 19 insert of this Act                                          
                                                                               
HB 493                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:10 a.m.,           
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 493(FIN) am S                             
An Act relating to treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse.                    
                                                                               
HB 543                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:10 a.m.,           
June 5, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 543(FIN) am S                                           
An Act establishing the procedures and conditions for lessees of              
land leases at state airport and air navigational facilities, including        
leases in holdover status to receive a new lease of the same land              
or an extended term of the existing lease; and relating to the title           
and ownership, and the sale, removal, and other disposition, of                
permanent improvements made to a leasehold under an airport or                 
air navigational facility lease; and providing for an effective date.          
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HCR 26                                                                       
A message dated June 6, 1996, was received stating the Governor is             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 26(FIN)                                
am                                                                             
Relating to creation of the Public Inebriate Task Force.                      
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 73                                                    

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4759
HCR 38                                                                       
A message dated June 6, 1996, was received stating the Governor is             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 38                                            
Relating to state control of the management of the region                     
surrounding the Fortymile River and its drainage.                              
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 72                                                    
                                                                               
HJR 66                                                                       
A message dated June 6, 1996, was received stating the Governor is             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:           
                                                                               
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 66 am                                              
Relating to opposing the American Heritage Areas Program.                     
                                                                               
Legislative Resolve No. 71                                                    
                                                                               
HB 22                                                                        
The following letter, dated June 6, 1996, was received:                        
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I         
have vetoed the following bill:                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 22(FIN)                                                 
An Act relating to long-term plans of certain state agencies and              
recommendations regarding elimination of duplication in state                  
agency functions.                                                              
                                                                               
This bill would have required every principal department of the                
executive branch, the judicial branch, and the University of Alaska to         
develop annually a long-term plan covering six years.  The plan would          
impose responsibilities on the Office of Management and Budget                 
(OMB) to work with one of the two other branches of government on              
its long-term plan and to compile a final, single long-term plan for the       
executive and judicial branches.                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4760
HB 22                                                                        
I am a firm advocate of long range planning, as evidenced by my work           
on a safe landing plan  for closing the budget gap and development of          
multi-year plans for corrections, welfare reform and other key issues.         
We are now expanding this work to include all executive branch                 
agencies.                                                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
I believe this bill is duplicative of requirements already being met by        
executive branch agencies.  By requiring submittal of agency plans to          
the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee prior to presentation in            
the Governors budget,  this bill confuses the lines of responsibility in       
the executive branch and crosses over well-established roles between           
the executive and legislative branches.                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
Therefore, I have exercised my authority to veto this bill.                    
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles,                                                           
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 165                                                                       
A message dated June 6, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 165(HES)                                  
An Act relating to psychologists and psychological associates.                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 51, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 4, 1996                                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 112                                                                       
A message dated June 6, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4761
SB 112                                                                       
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 112(FIN)                                  
An Act establishing a discovery royalty credit for the lessees of             
state land drilling exploratory wells and making the first discovery           
of oil or gas in an oil or gas pool in the Cook Inlet sedimentary              
basin.                                                                         
                                                                               
Chapter No. 53, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 4, 1996                                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 186                                                                       
A message dated June 6, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 186(L&C)                                               
An Act relating to partnerships; and providing for an effective               
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
Chapter No. 52, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 250                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 6, 1996, was received:                        
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of Article II, section 15 of the Alaska Constitution,      
I have vetoed the following bill:                                              
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 250(FIN) am H                             
An Act relating to the University of Alaska and to assets of the              
University of Alaska; authorizing the University of Alaska to                  
select additional state public domain land, designating that land as           
`university trust land,' and describing the principles applicable to           
the land's management and the development of its resources; and                
defining the net income from the University of Alaska's                        
endowment trust fund as `university receipts' subject to prior                 
legislative appropriation.                                                     

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4762
SB 250                                                                       
The bill provides for the selection and transfer of 350,000 acres of           
state land to the University of Alaska.  Since Statehood, the University       
has sought to obtain more land to raise revenue to support the                 
University system.  During Governor Egans administration a similar             
bill was passed by the legislature and subsequently vetoed by Governor         
Egan.  He believed that the act would substantially complicate                 
management of state lands and would be both inefficient and confusing          
to the public.  In 1994 the legislature again passed a bill, SB 16, that       
was similar in nature to the bill Governor Egan vetoed.  I vetoed              
Senate Bill 16 and am vetoing SB 250 for many of the same reasons              
that prompted Governor Egan early in statehood.                                
                                                                               
Although the legislature attempted during the 1996 legislative session         
to address the problems my administration identified regarding SB 250,         
there remain several technical and philosophical concerns which have           
led me to veto this most recent land transfer bill.  The most compelling       
of those concerns are:                                                         
                                                                               
the bill fails to prohibit the conveyance of oil and gas lands to            
the University.  It would be imprudent to transfer those lands                 
that contribute to the well-being of all Alaskans to a discrete                
entity thereby reducing the general funds available to support                 
basic state services;                                                          
                                                                               
the bill would constrain future municipalities in their land                 
selections;                                                                    
                                                                               
the land base of Alaska will be further segmented by splitting               
management with another public entity causing conflicts                        
between land owners and users;                                                 
                                                                               
the uncertainty of the process for evaluating future                         
development proposals under this legislation has led several                   
groups including mining interests, Native organizations, local                 
governments and sport fishing and environmental groups to                      
have serious concerns with this bill;                                          
                                                                               
the public process regarding land use and resolution of land                 
disputes is uncertain; and,                                                    
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4763
SB 250                                                                       
the University would not be subject to the states area-wide                  
plans and land classifications in its use of lands, nor would it               
be subject to local land-use plans such as district coastal                    
management plans in the use and disposal of lands.  These                      
plans were developed based on extensive resource analysis                      
and public input and they ensure that state lands will be                      
managed in the public interest.                                                
                                                                               
These are among the many concerns that have compelled me to veto               
this legislation.  I do not believe state land transfers to the University     
is in the best interest of the citizens of the State of Alaska.                
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles,                                                           
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
SB 257                                                                       
A message dated June 6, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 257 am                                                        
An Act relating to the taking of game or fish for public safety               
purposes.                                                                      
                                                                               
Chapter No. 54, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 4, 1996                                            
                                                                               
SB 264                                                                       
A message dated June 6, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 264(JUD)                                               
An Act limiting the authority of courts to suspend the imposition             
of sentence in criminal cases.                                                 
                                                                               
Chapter No. 55, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 4, 1996                                            

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4764
SB 301                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 6, 1996, was received:                        
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I         
have vetoed the following bill:                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 301(FIN) am H                                          
An Act relating to postsecondary education; and providing for an              
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
I am disappointed to have to veto this bill because it contained a             
number of excellent provisions that would enhance the viability of the         
Alaska student loan program.  Many of these ideas originated in my             
Executive Order No. 97, which was disapproved by the legislature.              
                                                                               
While I am pleased that the legislature agrees with me that reform is          
needed in this program, the bill does not meet my basic goals of               
streamlining program administration to improve efficiency and                  
accountability.  The bill retains both the existing Alaska Commission          
on Postsecondary Education and the existing Alaska Student Loan                
Corporation.  The bill moves the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary            
Education to the Department of Education, leaving an unnecessary               
commission for the Department of Education to administer.                      
Maintaining a separate commission as required by the bill, rather than         
transferring the functions to the State Board of Education, is costly and      
burdensome to the state and does not serve a legitimate public purpose.        
As a result, I find that I must veto this bill.                                
                                                                               
Apparently the only purpose of assigning a dual role to the members            
of the Corporations board and the Commission is to obtain                      
confirmation of the members of the Corporations board.  I find this            
approach particularly objectionable because the Corporations board             
members would not otherwise be subject to confirmation under the               
Alaska Constitution. The desire for legislative confirmation of a board        
is not adequate justification for maintaining an unnecessary board, and        
is an inappropriate effort to limit a governors power of appointment.          
                                                                               
I commit the time and energies of the executive branch to work toward          
a legislative solution, similar to that contained in my Executive Order        

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4765
SB 301                                                                       
No. 97.  Our postsecondary education program provides resources for            
many Alaskans to obtain essential skills to meet marketplace demands           
today and for the twenty-first century.                                        
                                                                               
We must meet this challenge.                                                   
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 75                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:15 a.m.,           
June 6, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                  
75(FIN)                                                                        
An Act relating to vehicle theft and the consequences of vehicle              
theft, including revocation of a driver's license, privilege to drive,         
or privilege to obtain a license; amending Rule 32.1, Alaska Rules             
of Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective date.                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 90                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:15 a.m.,           
June 6, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 90 am                                                          
An Act changing the date that the legislature convenes in the                 
years following a gubernatorial election; changing the date that the           
term of a member of the legislature begins in the years following              
a gubernatorial election.                                                      
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4766
HB 104                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:15 a.m.,           
June 6, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 104(FIN)                                                        
An Act relating to disclosures of information about certain                   
minors.                                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 110                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:15 a.m.,           
June 6, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                  
110(STA) am                                                                    
An Act relating to the confidentiality of certain information in              
motor vehicle records.                                                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 198                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:15 a.m.,           
June 6, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 198(STA) am S                                           
An Act relating to absences from the state for purposes of                    
eligibility for permanent fund dividends to care for a terminally ill          
parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild; to care for a parent,            
spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild with a critical life-threatening          
illness whose treatment plan, as recommended by the attending                  
physician, requires travel outside the state for treatment at a                
medical specialty complex; and to settle the estate of a deceased              
parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild; and providing for an             
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4767
                          ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT                         
                                                                               
HB 93                                                                        
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and            
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed          
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at          
11:15 a.m., June 6, 1996:                                                      
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 93                                           
An Act relating to the duty-free mealtime for teachers in certain             
school facilities.                                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 158                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 4:30 p.m.,            
June 7, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 158(RLS) am S(ct                          
rls fld S)                                                                     
An Act relating to civil actions.                                             
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 16, 1996, was received from                
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest errors in SCS CSHB 158(RLS) am S(ct rls fld S)              
that have been corrected in enrolling:                                         
                                                                               
Page 5, line 3:                                                                
                                                                               
Delete or                                                                     
                                                                               
Page 5, line 5:                                                                
                                                                               
Delete . and insert ; or                                                      
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4768
HB 158                                                                       
Page 9, line 10:                                                               
                                                                               
Following section, insert in                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 212                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:25 p.m.,            
June 7, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 212(RES)                                  
An Act relating to the management and sale of state timber and                
relating to the administration of forest land and classification of            
state land.                                                                    
                                                                               
HB 220                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:25 p.m.,            
June 7, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 220(FIN) am S                             
An Act relating to the duties of the commissioner of commerce                 
and economic development concerning the Alaska Tourism                         
Marketing Council; relating to the per diem and travel expenses of             
the council's board of directors; relating to the powers and duties            
of the council; extending the termination date of the council; and             
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 265                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:25 p.m.,            
June 7, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 265(FSH)                                                
An Act relating to the export of live dungeness crab.                         
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4769
HB 272                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:25 p.m.,            
June 7, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 272(FIN) am S                             
An Act relating to municipal taxation of motor vehicles; and                  
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 308                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:25 p.m.,            
June 7, 1996:                                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 308(JUD)                                                
An Act relating to the Uniform Probate Code, including                        
nonprobate transfers, guardianships, trusts, and multiple-party                
accounts; relating to the Uniform Simultaneous Death Act; and                  
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated April 30, 1996, was received from              
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest errors that are clerical and typographical, or errors       
of spelling, omission, or addition, to CSHB 308(JUD), that have been           
corrected in enrolling:                                                        
                                                                               
Page 7, line 31 and Page 8, line 1:                                            
                                                                               
Delete  An Act                                                                
                                                                               
Page 35, line 21:                                                              
                                                                               
Delete pervious and insert previous                                           
                                                                               
Page 43, line 22:                                                              

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4770
HB 308                                                                       
Delete AS 13.12.603 - 13.12.604 and insert AS 13.12.603 and                   
13.12.604                                                                      
                                                                               
Page 45, line 6:                                                               
                                                                               
Delete ; and insert .                                                         
                                                                               
Page 60, line 27:                                                              
                                                                               
Delete third party and insert third-party                                     
                                                                               
Page 70, line 11:                                                              
                                                                               
Delete . and insert ;                                                         
                                                                               
Page 78, line 15:                                                              
                                                                               
Following Sec. 13.33.101 insert .                                             
                                                                               
Page 89, line 15:                                                              
                                                                               
Delete death. and insert death.                                               
                                                                               
Page 93, line 14:                                                              
                                                                               
Delete AS 13.16.212(e) and insert AS 13.12.212(e)                             
                                                                               
Page 94, line 14:                                                              
                                                                               
Following on or insert after                                                  
                                                                               
HB 211                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 10, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 211(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to voter registration and to state election                   
administration; and providing for an effective date.                           

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4771
HB 333                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 10, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 333                                                            
An Act relating to licensure requirements for employees of the                
office of public advocacy and the Public Defender Agency.                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 339                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 10, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 339(JUD) am                                             
An Act relating to children-in-need-of-aid proceedings; relating              
to the termination of parental rights of incarcerated parents; and             
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 352                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 10, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 352(FIN)                                         
An Act giving notice of and approving a lease-purchase                        
agreement with the City of Palmer for a fire management facility               
at the Palmer Airport; and providing for an effective date.                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 359                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 10, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4772
HB 359                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 359(L&C)                                  
An Act relating to the appointment and confirmation process for               
members of certain boards, commissions, and similar bodies;                    
relating to terms of certain appointees; and providing for an                  
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
HB 364                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 10, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 364(JUD) am                                             
An Act amending, in the Election Code, the definition of the                  
offense of unlawful interference with voting in the first degree, a            
class C felony, and adding, for all `knowing' violations of election           
offenses set out in the Election Code, a cross- reference to the               
definition of the word `knowing' in the Criminal Code.                         
                                                                               
HB 370                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 10, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 370(JUD)                                  
An Act relating to the provision of legal services at public                  
expense.                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
SB 42                                                                        
A message dated June 11, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 42 am                                  
An Act allowing a person to hold more than one entry permit for               
certain fisheries and amending the definition of `unit of gear' for            

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4773
SB 42                                                                        
purposes of the commercial fisheries limited entry program; and               
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 57, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 12, 1996                                                
                                                                               
SB 304                                                                       
A message dated June 11, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 304(RLS) am                                            
An Act relating to the permanent disqualification of certain                  
individuals who have been absent from the state for payments                   
under the longevity bonus program; relating to unpaid sabbaticals              
under the longevity bonus program; and providing for an effective              
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
Chapter No. 58, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
SB 316                                                                       
A message dated June 11, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 316(title am)                                                 
An Act changing the term `disability' to `health' in the context              
of insurance coverage.                                                         
                                                                               
Chapter No. 56, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 9, 1996                                            
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 382                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 11, 1996:                                                                 

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4774
HB 382                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 382(STA)                                                
An Act relating to the Board of Dispensing Opticians; and                     
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 384                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 11, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 384(HES) am                                             
An Act relating to payment requirements for retention in the                  
Pioneers' Home; and providing for an effective date.                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 393                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 11, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 393(HES)                                  
An Act relating to managed care for recipients of medical                     
assistance; and providing for an effective date.                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 397                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 11, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                  
397(FIN)                                                                       
An Act relating to the fisheries resource landing tax and to the              
seafood marketing assessment; and providing for an effective                   
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4775
HB 404                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 11, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 404(STA)                                                
An Act relating to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and                   
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
HB 405                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 11, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 405(RLS)                                  
An Act relating to the Board of Examiners in Optometry; and                   
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
HB 446                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 11, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 446 am                                                         
An Act allowing home rule municipalities to bring actions for                 
certain injunctive relief relating to nuisances.                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 387                                                                       
A message dated June 12, 1996 was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 387(JUD)                                                        
An Act rearranging existing provisions of AS 47.10 into chapters              

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4776
HB 387                                                                       
separately addressing the topics of children in need of aid,                  
delinquent minors, and the institutions, facilities, and management,           
administration, and oversight of programs relating to minors, and              
conforming references and making other conforming changes due                  
to that rearrangement; amending the manner of determining                      
support obligations for children in need of aid and delinquent                 
minors; amending the purpose of delinquency provisions;                        
amending hearing procedures used in delinquency proceedings;                   
amending provisions relating to enforcement of a restitution order             
entered against a minor; setting out the considerations to be given            
by a court in making its dispositional orders for minors                       
adjudicated delinquent; authorizing municipalities to establish                
curfews for minors by ordinance; relating to enforcement of                    
truancy under the compulsory school attendance law; and                        
amending Rule 23(d), Alaska Delinquency Rules.                                 
                                                                               
Chapter No. 59, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 10, 1996                                           
                                                                               
SB 194                                                                       
A message dated June 12, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 194(JUD)                                               
An Act relating to offenses associated with criminal street gangs,            
and to sentencing for those offenses; relating to the offenses of              
murder in the second degree, an unclassified felony, misconduct                
involving weapons in the first degree, a class A felony, and                   
misconduct involving weapons in the third degree, a class C                    
felony; and amending Rule 702(a), Alaska Rules of Evidence; and                
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 60, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 1, 1996                                            
                                                                               
SB 211                                                                       
A message dated June 12, 1996 was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4777
SB 211                                                                       
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 211(JUD)                                  
An Act relating to sexual assault and sexual abuse; and relating              
to endangering the welfare of vulnerable adults.                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 61, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 10, 1996                                           
                                                                               
SB 321                                                                       
A message dated June 12, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 321(JUD)                                         
An Act relating to incompetency to stand trial.                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 62, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 10, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 478                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:35 a.m.,           
June 12, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 478(L&C)                                         
An Act allowing licensed real estate brokers, associate real estate           
brokers, and real estate salespersons to prepare certain documents;            
and providing for an effective date.                                           
                                                                               
HB 480                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:35 a.m.,           
June 12, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 480(HES)                                                
An Act relating to physician assistants.                                      

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4778
HB 490                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:35 a.m.,           
June 12, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 490(STA)                                         
An Act relating to grants and other financial assistance authorized           
or made by the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation for the                
BIDCO assistance program.                                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 497                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:35 a.m.,           
June 12, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 497                                                            
An Act relating to chiropractic peer review; and providing for an             
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 515                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:35 a.m.,           
June 12, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 515 am                                                         
An Act repealing a restriction on the use of youth residential                
services grants that prohibits use of the grants for capital assets;           
and providing for an effective date.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 520                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:35 a.m.,           
June 12, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4779
HB 520                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 520(FIN)                                                
An Act relating to death investigations and inquests, coroners,               
public administrators, and medical examiners, including the state              
medical examiner; relating to the jurisdiction of district court               
judges and magistrates in certain cases involving death.                       
                                                                               
HB 525                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:35 a.m.,           
June 12, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 525                                                            
An Act designating certain permissible investments by the Alaska              
Permanent Fund Corporation in taxable municipal or state debt                  
securities and corporate debt securities; changing the allocation              
limits on domestic and nondomestic government and corporate                    
securities, nondomestic corporate promissory notes, domestic and               
nondomestic corporate stocks, and taxable government debt                      
securities; and providing for an effective date.                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 136                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 13, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 136(FIN) am(efd fld)                                    
An Act relating to the establishment and operation of the Alaska              
Railroad Commission to determine whether sale of the Alaska                    
Railroad is in the best interest of the state.                                 
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 17, 1996, was received from                
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest error in CSHB 136(FIN) am(efd fld) that has been            
corrected in enrolling:                                                        

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4780
HB 136                                                                       
Page 4, line 12:                                                               
                                                                               
Delete it and insert if                                                       
                                                                               
HB 249                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 13, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 249(L&C)                                                
An Act authorizing the McGrath Ice Classic.                                   
                                                                               
HB 526                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 13, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 526(FIN) am S                             
An Act relating to the financing authority, programs, operations,             
and projects of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export                   
Authority; providing an exemption from the procurement code for                
certain projects of the authority; and providing for an effective              
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
HB 528                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 13, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 528(RLS)                                  
An Act relating to applications for certificates of need and                  
licensing of nursing homes; establishing a moratorium with respect             
to acceptance of new applications for a certificate of need or for             
a license for additional nursing home capacity in the state until              
May 1, 1998; establishing a working group to study and issue a                 
report about long-term care; and providing for an effective date.              
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4781
HB 539                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 13, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 539                                                            
An Act changing the name of the Alaska Soil and Water                         
Conservation Board.                                                            
                                                                               
HB 547                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,            
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 13, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 547(RES) am S                                           
An Act relating to a four-year moratorium on entry into Southeast             
Alaska dive fisheries; and providing for an effective date.                    
                                                                               
HB 550                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:40 a.m.,           
June 13, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 550                                                            
An Act relating to investments by fiduciaries; and providing for              
an effective date.                                                             
                                                                               
HB 292                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 14, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 292(RLS) am S                             
An Act relating to false statements and omissions in regard to                
application for fish and game licenses, tags, and permits and to               
nonresident hunters.                                                           
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4782
HB 295                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 14, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 295(2d JUD)                                             
An Act relating to forfeitures of property; and relating to the               
custody and disposition of property in the custody of municipal                
law enforcement agencies.                                                      
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 15, 1996, was received from                
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest errors of omission found in CSHB 295(2d JUD)                
that has been corrected in enrolling:                                          
                                                                               
Page 4, line 12:                                                               
                                                                               
Following divisible, insert or                                        
                                                                               
Page 4, line 23:                                                               
                                                                               
Following divisible, insert or                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 312                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 14, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 312(RES) am                                             
An Act extending the date for a review of and a report on the                 
current law regarding subsistence use of fish and game and                     
delaying the repeal of the current law regarding subsistence use of            
fish and game; and providing for an effective date.                            
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4783
HB 329                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 14, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 329(RES)                                         
An Act providing for restitution to the state for the unlawful                
taking of game.                                                                
                                                                               
HB 372                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 14, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 372(JUD) am S                             
An Act relating to a restaurant or eating place license; relating to          
the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for an                     
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
HB 432                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 14, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 432                                                            
An Act relating to the practice of veterinary medicine.                       
                                                                               
HB 436                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 14, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 436(TRA)                                                
An Act relating to purchase and sale of mobile homes by mobile                
home dealers; to mobile home titles; and providing for an effective            
date.                                                                          
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4784
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 158                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 14, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I have        
vetoed the following bill:                                                     
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 158(RLS) am S(ct                          
rls fld S)                                                                     
An Act relating to civil actions.                                             
                                                                               
I agree with many Alaskans that meaningful reform of Alaskas civil             
justice system is necessary.  The system should be more efficient yet          
just, and we should reduce frivolous litigation while preserving the           
ability of innocent victims to be compensated for injuries caused by           
others.  Alaska businesses are faced with the risk of excessive lawsuit        
awards, high liability insurance rates and the threat of settlement or         
costly litigation.  These costs ultimately are passed on to Alaska             
consumers.  I believe we can improve the system while protecting the           
rights of all Alaskans.  Unfortunately, this bill does not fairly and          
reasonably address these problems.                                             
                                                                               
During this years legislative session, some good concepts for                  
reforming our civil justice system were discussed, including reasonable        
limits on punitive damages, cutting back on frivolous lawsuits,                
insurance rate reductions and mediation to encourage early settlement          
of suits.  Few of those concepts survived in this bill in a form that          
improves the situation. Instead, the current version was hastily               
rewritten in the dead of night and subject to little public review.  When      
problems were identified by my Administration and others, they were            
ignored.                                                                       
                                                                               
As a result, this bill falls far short of the mark of meaningful and           
responsible tort reform. It is extreme, seriously flawed and fails to          
implement these positive aspects of tort reform in a reasonable way.           
                                                                               
In fact, in some cases, this bill makes problems worse by increasing           
litigation expenses, lengthening the litigation process and clouding the       

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4785
HB 158                                                                       
rights of thousands of Alaskan families.  A growing number of                  
Alaskans from all walks of life -- fishermen, Native organizations,            
local governments, conservation groups -- oppose the bill.                     
                                                                               
I am vetoing  this bill for three primary reasons:  it was the product of      
a flawed public process, it dictates poor public policy, and it contains       
serious legal defects and constitutional problems.                             
                                                                              
                                                                               
Flawed public process.  Although the bill was the subject of many             
hearings, the Legislature chose to ignore the progress made during that        
process.  Instead, the bill was largely rewritten by the Senate Rules          
Committee with little public notice or involvement.                            
                                                                               
One result of that process, which supporters of the bill claim is              
unintentional, is  dangerous and likely unconstitutional.  This bill           
would retroactively preclude certain punitive damage awards to                 
innocent victims, even after a jury has issued a verdict.  In a case           
familiar to all Alaskans, I am advised this provision could jeopardize         
the rights of 30,000 Alaskans affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.          
No responsible public official can or should take that risk.                   
                                                                               
Even legislative leaders recognized this flaw in the bill when, on the         
28th day of the 30-day special session, they requested another                 
opportunity to correct the bill.                                               
                                                                              
                                                                               
Poor public policy.  The bill is littered with poor public policy             
provisions which complicate, instead of streamline, the civil justice          
system which increases the amount, cost and complexity of litigation           
and which limit the rights of innocent Alaskans to reasonable and just         
compensation for injuries caused by others.                                    
                                                                               
Certainly a key provision of any tort reform effort should be reduced          
insurance rates so individuals and businesses receive some relief from         
the high cost of insurance.  Yet, there is no guarantee of reduced             
insurance rates resulting from this bill.  Despite many efforts by my          
Administration and others to provide meaningful relief in liability            
insurance rates as part of this bill, the Legislature rejected them.           
                                                                              

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4786HB 158                                                                     
Legal defects and constitutional problems.  The bill contains                 
contradictions, legal defects and provisions which are likely                  
unconstitutional.  For example, the statute of repose provision would          
prevent a suit being filed against a wrongdoer after 10 years, even if         
the injury did not occur until after this period of time. The Alaska           
Supreme Court has already indicated this provision may be                      
unconstitutional.                                                              
                                                                               
The restrictions on expert testimony could prevent family doctors from         
testifying as experts about medical conditions of their long-term              
patients, a provision which is likely unconstitutional. The burden on          
injured workers to reimburse their employer for workers                        
compensation benefits out of partial damages collected from another            
wrongdoer is unfair and unworkable.                                            
                                                                               
My Administration and others identified many of these problems and             
offered solutions, but they were ignored.  Attached to this letter is a        
detailed analysis of HB 158.                                                   
                                                                               
I remain ready to work with the Legislature and all affected Alaskans          
to develop a new bill through an open public process that achieves             
fairness, efficiency and reduction of insurance rates.  To that end, I         
will appoint an advisory task force charged with reporting back to me          
before the next legislative session recommendations for accomplishing          
the following goals:                                                           
                                                                               
1.  Make the civil justice system more efficient and reduce                   
frivolous litigation;                                                          
                                                                               
2.  Provide for fair and just, but not excessive, compensation for            
those injured by wrongdoing;                                                   
                                                                               
3.  Lower liability insurance rates; and                                      
                                                                               
4.  Provide for reasonable punitive damage awards sufficient to               
deter conduct and practices that harm innocent Alaskans, without               
hampering a positive business environment or allowing excessive                
windfall recoveries.                                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4787
HB 158                                                                       
I look forward to working with you to reform Alaskas civil liability           
system.                                                                        
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
                                                                               
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
The following analysis was attached:                                           
                                                                               
Throughout the Legislative process, the consistent Administration              
position has been that tort reform legislation should do three things: 1)      
make the civil justice system more efficient and reduce frivolous              
litigation; 2) still allow for fair and just compensation for injured          
parties, and not create major constitutional problems through unfair           
treatment of those who have been injured; and 3) lower liability               
insurance rates.  The corollary to these precepts is that tort reform          
legislation should not 1) increase the cost, complexity, and amount of         
litigation; or 2) cut off the rights of injured Alaskans to recover            
reasonable compensation for injuries sustained by another partys               
negligent acts.  Although some of the provisions included in this bill         
arguably comply with these basic tenets, when viewed as a whole this           
bill fails to meet most, if not all, of these tests.                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
The bill will increase the amount, cost, and complexity of litigation.        
                                                                               
The Department of Law has prepared a detailed analysis outlining the          
numerous legal issues raised by this bill.  It is worthwhile to briefly        
list the principal issues identified by Law, since each would likely lead      
to additional litigation.                                                      
                                                                               
1.	Commercial Recreational Activities (sec. 2). This section of the bill       
was added very late in the legislative process, without adequate time          
for public comment or legal review.  No other state has similar                
statutes.  Law has now identified several ambiguities in the section,          
which will likely lead to extensive clarifying litigation.  Also, the          
section probably violates constitutional equal protection guarantees.          
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4788
HB 158                                                                       
2.	Statute of Repose (sec. 3). This provision would prevent a suit             
from being filed against a wrongdoer after 10 years, even if the injury        
did not occur until after this period of time.  The Alaska Supreme             
Court has already indicated that such a statute may be unconstitutional.       
                                                                               
3.	Retroactivity of Punitive Damages Limitations (sec. 24).  By far            
the most disturbing section of the bill is the clause providing a              
retroactive effective date for the bills punitive damages limits.  This        
provision is probably unconstitutional as a violation of due process,          
and might also constitute an unlawful taking, especially because the           
section appears to be designed to benefit specific private parties to          
existing lawsuits.  Furthermore, an argument can, and most certainly           
would, be made that the section applies to the punitive damages award          
in the Exxon Valdez litigation.                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
4.	Allocation of Fault (secs. 10-11).  The proposed changes would              
allow the fact finder in a trial (the jury, or the judge in a case tried       
without a jury) to apportion responsibility for the accident not only          
among the parties in court, but to any parties responsible for the             
injuries, even if one or more of those responsible are immune from             
liability.  It creates the classic empty chair situation, where all those      
potentially liable to plaintiff argue that the majority of fault lies with     
those not in court.  Also, because the bill section was not coordinated        
with workers compensation statutes, the injured person could be                
required  to give  back  some of  his recovery to his employer, even           

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4789
HB 158                                                                       
though he could not receive compensation for the employers fault in            
causing the accident.                                                          
                                                                               
5.	Offers of Judgment (sec. 13).  Without getting into the                     
complexities of the legal analysis, the practical effect of the changes        
proposed could be to reduce, rather than increase, the incentives for          
early settlement of cases.                                                     
                                                                               
6.	Admissibility of Expert Testimony (sec. 15).  The restrictions on           
expert witnesses are at best confusing, and if interpreted by a court          
expressly as written, would likely be unconstitutional.                        
                                                                               
7.	New Civil Causes of Action for Frivolous Practice (sec. 19).  This          
section would create extensive additional litigation, providing an             
avenue for litigious litigants to bring many new claims and new                
lawsuits, adding to the cost and complexity of litigation.                     
	                                                                              
The bill will cut off the rights of injured Alaskans to reasonable            
and just compensation for injuries.                                            
                                                                               
1.	Statute of Repose (sec. 3).  As noted above, operation of the              
statute of repose would cut off a persons right to recover, even if the        
accident had not yet occurred.                                                 
                                                                               
2.	Hospital Non-Liability (sec. 18).  The bill would allow a hospital          
to exempt itself from liability for damages caused by the negligence of        
its emergency room doctors, if those doctors carry at least $500,000 in        
insurance.  That amount of insurance is probably inadequate to                 
compensate for most serious emergency room injuries.                           
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4790
HB 158                                                                       
3.	Commercial Recreational Activities (sec. 2).  Although the tort             
reform advocates claim that this section merely codifies current law,          
the extensive lobbying efforts of the visitor industry clearly                 
demonstrate that industry believes this section will reduce their liability    
to injured customers.                                                          
                                                                               
4.	Mandatory Arbitration (sec. 17).  In general the concept of                 
alternative dispute resolution procedures such as arbitration and              
mediation can, in some cases, reduce the overall costs of litigation.          
However, the provisions in this bill could have the additional effect of       
foreclosing legitimate damage claims.  The arbitration procedures set          
out in the bill have been made applicable only to relatively small cases       
where the amount claimed is less than $50,000; by requiring the parties        
to pay all costs associated with the arbitration, the bill might               
effectively cut off a smaller claimants ability to bring suit in the first     
place.                                                                         
                                                                               
5.	Offers of Judgment (sec. 13).  The provisions relating to offers of         
judgment place an almost impossible burden on a plaintiff in a case            
involving multiple defendants, because the plaintiff will be required not      
only to reasonably predict how much he or she will recover in the              
case, but also the relative percentage of responsibility for each              
defendant; if the predictions for any single defendant are wrong, the          
plaintiff risks being held liable for all costs and attorney fees of the       
defendant who made the offer.  Many injured plaintiffs cannot afford           
to take such risks and will be forced to accept unreasonably low               
settlement offers.                                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               
The Legislature totally failed to utilize a public, consensual process        
in crafting this bill.                                                         
                                                                               
Although this legislation went through several committees and had             
numerous hearings, the Legislature chose to ignore the results of that         
process and instead adopt a new version of the bill in the final hours         
without any public process.   This session, several hearings were held         
on HB 158 in the Senate Judiciary and Finance Committees, in which             
many of the suggestions raised by the Administration and others were           
incorporated into the bill.                                                    
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4791
HB 158                                                                       
However, the Finance Committee version of the bill was essentially             
and a totally new version adopted by the Senate Rules Committee,               
apparently with the assistance and input of the strongest tort reform          
advocates.  Included in this final version for the first time were the         
provisions relating to commercial recreational activities, a new               
arbitration procedure, and the retroactive limitations on punitive             
damages.  The only public hearing on the final bill was a 15 minute            
Rules Committee hearing, held minutes after the bill was made                  
available to the public for the first time.                                    
                                                                               
The Legislature was unwilling to work to adopt acceptable, reasonable          
tort reform.  For example, the tort reform advocates argued that tort          
reform would help reduce liability insurance rates.  However, the              
Legislature refused to require a 10 percent reduction in rates as a            
precondition for the bills taking effect, because the advocates argued         
that it would take a few years of the bill being in place before any           
results would be realized.                                                     
                                                                               
In response to this argument, Senator Phillips offered an amendment            
on the Senate floor to sunset the bill in five years if rates did not come     
down, thereby giving the bills provisions a chance to have an impact           
before the rate reduction would be required; this amendment was also           
rejected.                                                                      
                                                                               
Conclusion                                                                    
                                                                               
Last year, Alaskans were charged with 28,370 misdemeanors, 2,778              
felonies, came to court 68,761 times for traffic offenses, filed 8,692         
domestic relations cases (including 3,984 for divorce or dissolution),         
and filed 9,717 small claims cases.  There were 21,378 cases filed in          
Superior Court.  However, there were only 993 personal injury cases            
filed --4.6 percent of the total.  Only 43 civil jury trials were held last    
year in the state, and these included not only tort claims, but debt           
collection, review of administrative orders, and contract disputes.            
Thus,  contrary to the claims of tort reform advocates, there is no            
explosion of tort litigation in Alaska.                                        
                                                                               
Nonetheless, there are several features of this bill that could improve        
our civil justice system and form the basis for effective, responsible         
tort  reform.  Placing  a reasonable  limit on  the amount of punitive         

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4792
HB 158                                                                       
damages that may be awarded in future cases (sec. 7) may be worthy             
of consideration, and a requirement that some percentage of such               
awards be turned over to the state (sec. 7) can maintain the benefits of       
the punitive damage process without giving plaintiffs an unreasonable          
windfall recovery.  Tying interest rates on judgments to a variable            
market rate makes sense (sec. 14).  Allowing hospitals to avoid                
liability for negligence of their emergency room doctors (sec. 18)  may        
be a laudable goal, provided the doctors are required to carry sufficient      
insurance to protect patients.  Prohibiting a person who is injured while      
committing a felony from recovering for such injuries (sec. 20) does           
not offend most peoples sense of justice.  And enhancing the penalties         
under Civil Rule 11 against attorneys who file frivolous pleadings (sec.       
21) could help reduce litigation and ensure better judicial practice.          
Other related concepts that warrant consideration, discussed at various        
times during the hearing process on this bill, include some method to          
ensure insurance rate reductions, and mandatory mediation similar to           
that proposed in CSHB 414 (JUD).                                               
                                                                               
In short, there are many aspects of tort reform that could help reduce         
the costs and complexity of litigation, and presumably the cost of             
liability insurance in Alaska, without at the same time cutting off our        
citizens right to recover reasonable compensation for injuries caused          
by the fault of others.  Unfortunately, in passing HB 158, the                 
Legislature chose a less humanistic approach: it elected to simply grant       
unwarranted benefits to insurance companies by cutting off injured             
parties rights.                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
[Prepared by the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic                    
Development, 6/13/96ß                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 89                                                                        
The following letter, dated June 14, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I have        
vetoed the following bill:                                                     
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4793
SB 89                                                                        
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(FIN)                                   
An Act relating to the members of the board and staff of the                  
Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.                                             
                                                                               
I have taken this action out of a strongly held belief that the trustees       
of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation must be answerable to                 
Alaskans for the decisions they make in managing over $18 billion of           
public money.  This bill, among other things, would change existing            
law by making trustees removable only for very specific causes.                
Under existing law, the board serves at the pleasure of the governor           
and must answer to the governor for management decisions.  The                 
governor, in turn, must answer to the voters for the governors                 
stewardship of the Alaska Permanent Fund.  It is in this very basic            
way that the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation will remain                     
responsive to the will of the people.                                          
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
HB 314                                                                       
A message dated June 17, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 314(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to domestic violence and to crime victims and                 
witnesses; amending Rules 3, 4, 65, and 100, Alaska Rules of                   
Civil Procedure, Rules 505 and 613, Alaska Rules of Evidence,                  
and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration; and providing for an               
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 64, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
SB 159                                                                       
A message dated June 17, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4794
SB 159                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 159(HES) am                                            
An Act relating to advance directives for mental health                       
treatment.                                                                     
                                                                               
Chapter No. 63, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 15, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT                         
                                                                               
HB 412                                                                       
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and            
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed          
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at          
3:15 p.m., June 17, 1996:                                                      
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 412(brf fld H/S)(efd                         
fld S)                                                                         
An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program               
expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to                     
capitalize funds.                                                              
                                                                               
The following memorandum dated May 17, 1996, was received from                 
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest error in CCS HB 412(brf fld H/S)(efd fld S) that            
has been corrected in enrolling:                                               
                                                                               
Page 58, line 18:                                                              
                                                                               
Delete Community and Regional Affairs                                         
Insert Commerce and Economic Development                                      
                                                                               
Explanation:  This corrects an error in the appropriation for HB 466,          
the Adak Reuse Authority.  Under SCS CSHB 466(FIN), the Reuse                  
Authority is placed in the Department of Commerce & Economic                   
Development.  However, an earlier version, CSHB 466(FIN) am, had               
placed  the authority  in the  Department of Community & Regional              

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4795
HB 412                                                                       
Affairs.  The spreadsheet used by the Conference Committee on                  
HB412 was based on the fiscal note that was prepared when the                  
Authority was placed in the Department of Community & Regional                 
Affairs.  Although a revised fiscal note was submitted, the change was         
not made to the spreadsheet and therefore the wrong department was             
described in the appropriation.  Documents relevant to this error can          
be obtained from the Revisor of Statutes.                                      
                                                                               
HB 413                                                                       
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and            
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed          
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at          
3:15 p.m., June 17, 1996:                                                      
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 413                                          
An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                    
expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                 
program; and providing for an effective date.                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 1001                                                                      
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:15 p.m.,            
June 17, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 1001(FIN)                                 
An Act making appropriations relating to fire suppression,                    
cleanup, and response and to disaster relief; and providing for an             
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 18                                                                        
A message dated June 18, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4796
HB 18                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 18                                                             
An Act amending the statute of limitations applicable to civil                
actions brought against peace officers and coroners.                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 70, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 16, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 93                                                                        
A message dated June 18, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 93                                           
An Act relating to the duty-free mealtime for teachers in certain             
school facilities.                                                             
                                                                               
Chapter No. 68, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 16, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 110                                                                       
A message dated June 18, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                  
110(STA) am                                                                    
An Act relating to the confidentiality of certain information in              
motor vehicle records.                                                         
                                                                               
Chapter No. 67, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 16, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 354                                                                       
A message dated June 18, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4797
HB 354                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 354(FIN) am S                                           
An Act relating to a retirement incentive program for certain                 
employees of school districts under the teachers' retirement system            
and under the public employees' retirement system; and providing               
for an effective date.                                                         
                                                                               
Chapter No. 65, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 19, 1996                                                
                                                                               
HB 493                                                                       
A message dated June 18, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 493(FIN) am S                             
An Act relating to treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse.                    
                                                                               
Chapter No. 66, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 16, 1996                                           
                                                                               
SB 43                                                                        
A message dated June 18, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 43(L&C)                                                
An Act relating to registration by the Board of Registration for              
Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors; clarifying the meaning              
of practicing or offering to practice architecture, engineering, or            
land surveying; and amending the definition of `practice of land               
surveying.'                                                                    
                                                                               
Chapter No. 69, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 16, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 388                                                                        
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,            
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4798
HB 388                                                                       
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 18, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 388(RES)                                  
An Act revising laws relating to oil and gas leasing as related to            
land previously the subject of a written best interest finding;                
amending provisions setting out exceptions to sales, leases, or                
other disposals for which a revised written best interest finding is           
not required; encouraging annual offer of land for oil and gas                 
leases if the land was the subject of a best interest finding; and             
modifying the statement of purpose in the Alaska Land Act as it                
applies to oil and gas leasing to provide for annual lease sales.              
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 447                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 18, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 447(RES)                                                
An Act relating to traditional means of access for traditional                
outdoor uses and to the classification and the sale, lease, or other           
disposal of state land, water, or land and water.                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 450                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 18, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 450(FIN)                                                
An Act relating to trademarks; and providing for an effective                 
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 16, 1996, was received from                
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4799
HB 450                                                                       
"In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the           
following manifest errors in CSHB 450(FIN) that have been corrected            
in enrolling:                                                                  
                                                                               
Page 15, lines 20 and 25:                                                      
                                                                               
Delete deemed and insert considered                                   
                                                                               
HB 482                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 18, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 482(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to lobbying contracts of state-related entities and           
involving lobbying contracts of state-related entities and state               
procurement practices and procedures; and providing for an                     
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
HB 502                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 18, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 502                                                            
An Act relating to the auctioning of real estate.                             
                                                                               
HB 538                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:10 a.m.,           
June 18, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 538(2d FSH)                                             
An Act relating to vessels participating in the Bering Sea Korean             
hair crab fishery; relating to a vessel permit limited entry system;           
and providing for an effective date.                                           
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4800
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 75                                                                        
A message dated June 19, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                  
75(FIN)                                                                        
An Act relating to vehicle theft and the consequences of vehicle              
theft, including revocation of a driver's license, privilege to drive,         
or privilege to obtain a license; amending Rule 32.1, Alaska Rules             
of Criminal Procedure; and providing for an effective date.                    
                                                                               
Chapter No. 71, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 20, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 90                                                                        
A message dated June 19, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 90 am                                                          
An Act changing the date that the legislature convenes in the                 
years following a gubernatorial election; changing the date that the           
term of a member of the legislature begins in the years following              
a gubernatorial election.                                                      
                                                                               
Chapter No. 72, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 17, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 177                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 19, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of Art. II, sec. 15 of the Alaska Constitution, I          
have vetoed the following bill:                                                
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4801
SB 177                                                                       
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 177(FIN) am H                             
An Act relating to permits to carry concealed handguns; and                   
relating to possession of firearms on state ferries.                           
                                                                               
I believe this bill would seriously undermine the safeguards in Alaskas        
concealed weapons law and would jeopardize the public and law                  
enforcement officials.  The bill would remove many of the places               
where concealed weapons are prohibited under current law and would             
permit the carrying of concealed weapons by out-of-state persons who           
may not meet Alaskas statutory requirements.                                   
                                                                               
The current concealed handgun program has been in place for only 18            
months.  The experience to date has not demonstrated that the law is           
broken, or that the types of amendments contained in this bill are             
warranted or necessary.                                                        
                                                                               
A specific objection to this bill comes from a basic premise, founded          
on hundreds of years of experience, that guns and alcohol dont mix.            
This bill would allow concealed handguns in bars.  This scenario               
invites tragedy.                                                               
                                                                               
I also question the wisdom of allowing concealed guns in banks and             
government offices as proposed in this bill.  There is good reason for         
these locations to be protected.  We should not  jeopardize their              
security by allowing concealed handguns on the premises.                       
                                                                               
Finally, the manner in which this bill would offer reciprocity for             
concealed handgun permit holders from other states is especially               
troubling.  Reciprocity would be offered to any out-of-state permittee         
regardless of the requirements to obtain a permit in another state, even       
if those requirements are less stringent than in Alaska.  Moreover, an         
out-of-state permit holder would not be subject to the same restrictions       
that apply to Alaska permit holders.  While this may not have been the         
intent of the legislature, it is unacceptable to allow activities by           
out-of-state residents which are prohibited by Alaska residents under          
our laws.                                                                      
                                                                               
Many municipalities and law enforcement organizations have voiced              
strong opposition to this legislation including the Alaska Peace               
Officers Association, the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police, the          

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4802
SB 177                                                                       
Public Safety Employees Association, the Municipality of Anchorage,            
and the Cities of Palmer and Wasilla.  I acknowledge their experience          
and professionalism in this area and find a veto of this legislation           
necessary in the interest of public safety.                                    
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 319                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:15 p.m.,            
June 19, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.  319(FIN)                                               
An Act relating to the regulation of small loan and retail                    
installment transactions; and providing for an effective date.                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 198                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 198(STA) am S                                           
An Act relating to absences from the state for purposes of                    
eligibility for permanent fund dividends to care for a terminally ill          
parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild; to care for a parent,            
spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild with a critical life-threatening          
illness whose treatment plan, as recommended by the attending                  
physician,  requires  travel  outside  the state  for treatment  at a          

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4803
HB 198                                                                       
medical specialty complex; and to settle the estate of a deceased             
parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild; and providing for an             
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 73, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  January 1, 1997                                              
                                                                               
SB 253                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 253(FIN)                                               
An Act relating to insurance coverage for costs of prostate cancer            
or cervical cancer detection.                                                  
                                                                               
Chapter No. 74, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 18, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 548                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 4:00 p.m.,            
June 20, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 548(FIN) am S                             
An Act authorizing the amendment of Northstar Unit oil and gas                
leases between the State of Alaska and BP Exploration (Alaska)                 
Inc.; and providing for an effective date.                                     
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 14, 1996, was received from                
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest errors in SCS CSHB 548(FIN) am S that have been             
corrected in enrolling:                                                        

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4804
HB 548                                                                       
Page 5, line 6:                                                                
                                                                               
Following services insert ,                                                   
                                                                               
Page 5, line 16:                                                               
                                                                               
Following purposes of insert the                                              
                                                                               
Page 5, line 29:                                                               
                                                                               
Delete Inc., and insert Inc.,                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 59                                                                        
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN)                                   
An Act relating to raffles and auctions of certain permits to take            
big game; and providing for an effective date.                                 
                                                                               
Chapter No. 82, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 21, 1996                                                
                                                                               
HB 211                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 211(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to voter registration and to state election                   
administration; and providing for an effective date.                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 86, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 21, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4805
HB 220                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 220(FIN) am S                             
An Act relating to the duties of the commissioner of commerce                 
and economic development concerning the Alaska Tourism                         
Marketing Council; relating to the per diem and travel expenses of             
the council's board of directors; relating to the powers and duties            
of the council; extending the termination date of the council; and             
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 77, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  July 1, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 265                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 265(FSH)                                                
An Act relating to the export of live dungeness crab.                         
                                                                               
Chapter No. 78, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 18, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 272                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 272(FIN) am S                             
An Act relating to municipal taxation of motor vehicles; and                  
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 76, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  July 1, 1996                                                 
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4806
HB 308                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 308(JUD)                                                
An Act relating to the Uniform Probate Code, including                        
nonprobate transfers, guardianships, trusts, and multiple-party                
accounts; relating to the Uniform Simultaneous Death Act; and                  
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 75, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  January 1, 1997                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 333                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 333                                                            
An Act relating to licensure requirements for employees of the                
office of public advocacy and the Public Defender Agency.                      
                                                                               
Chapter No. 88, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 18, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 339                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 339(JUD) am                                             
An Act relating to children-in-need-of-aid proceedings; relating              
to the termination of parental rights of incarcerated parents; and             
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 89, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 21, 1996                                                
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4807
HB 359                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 359(L&C)                                  
An Act relating to the appointment and confirmation process for               
members of certain boards, commissions, and similar bodies;                    
relating to terms of certain appointees; and providing for an                  
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 80, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  January 1, 1997                                              
                                                                               
HB 364                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 364(JUD) am                                             
An Act amending, in the Election Code, the definition of the                  
offense of unlawful interference with voting in the first degree, a            
class C felony, and adding, for all `knowing' violations of election           
offenses set out in the Election Code, a cross-reference to the                
definition of the word `knowing' in the Criminal Code.                         
                                                                               
Chapter No. 87, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 18, 1996                                           
                                                                               
HB 370                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 370(JUD)                                  
An Act relating to the provision of legal services at public                  
expense.                                                                       
                                                                               
Chapter No. 85, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 18, 1996                                           
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4808
HB 382                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 382(STA)                                                
An Act relating to the Board of Dispensing Opticians; and                     
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 92, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 21, 1996                                                
                                                                               
HB 384                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 384(HES) am                                             
An Act relating to payment requirements for retention in the                  
Pioneers' Home; and providing for an effective date.                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 90, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 21, 1996                                                
                                                                               
HB 393                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 393(HES)                                  
An Act relating to managed care for recipients of medical                     
assistance; and providing for an effective date.                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 83, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 21, 1996                                                
                                                                               
HB 397                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4809
HB 397                                                                       
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                  
397(FIN)                                                                       
An Act relating to the fisheries resource landing tax and to the              
seafood marketing assessment; and providing for an effective                   
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
Chapter No. 81, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 404                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 404(STA)                                                
An Act relating to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and                   
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 93, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 21, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 405                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 405(RLS)                                  
An Act relating to the Board of Examiners in Optometry; and                   
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 94, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 21, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 480                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4810
HB 480                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 480(HES)                                                
An Act relating to physician assistants.                                      
                                                                               
Chapter No. 91, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 18, 1996                                           
                                                                               
HB 528                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 528(RLS)                                  
An Act relating to applications for certificates of need and                  
licensing of nursing homes; establishing a moratorium with respect             
to acceptance of new applications for a certificate of need or for             
a license for additional nursing home capacity in the state until              
May 1, 1998; establishing a working group to study and issue a                 
report about long-term care; and providing for an effective date.              
                                                                               
Chapter No. 84, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  June 21, 1996                                                
                                                                               
SB 256                                                                       
A message dated June 20, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 256(CRA)                                         
An Act relating to the offices of mayor and mayor pro tempore                 
of a second class city.                                                        
                                                                               
Chapter No. 79, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 18, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 306                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4811
HB 306                                                                       
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:30 p.m.,            
June 21, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(JUD)                                                
An Act relating to a lien for services provided by a hospital,                
nurse, or physician.                                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 25                                                                        
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 25(FIN)                                                 
An Act revising Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure,                  
relating to discovery and inspection in criminal proceedings; and              
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 95, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  July 1, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 48                                                                        
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 48(JUD)                                                 
An Act relating to motorcycle helmets.                                        
                                                                               
Chapter No. 96, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 23, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 63                                                                        
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4812
HB 63                                                                        
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 63                                      
An Act relating to special request licenses depicting the sport of            
dog mushing.                                                                   
                                                                               
Chapter No. 97, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 23, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 249                                                                       
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 249(L&C)                                                
An Act authorizing the McGrath Ice Classic.                                   
                                                                               
Chapter No. 98, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 23, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 446                                                                       
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 446 am                                                         
An Act allowing home rule municipalities to bring actions for                 
certain injunctive relief relating to nuisances.                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 99, SLA 1996                                                      
Effective Date:  September 23, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 478                                                                       
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4813
HB 478                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 478(L&C)                                         
An Act allowing licensed real estate brokers, associate real estate           
brokers, and real estate salespersons to prepare certain documents;            
and providing for an effective date.                                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 100, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  June 26, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 497                                                                       
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 497                                                            
An Act relating to chiropractic peer review; and providing for an             
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 101, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  June 26, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 515                                                                       
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 515 am                                                         
An Act repealing a restriction on the use of youth residential                
services grants that prohibits use of the grants for capital assets;           
and providing for an effective date.                                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 102, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  July 1, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 520                                                                       
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4814
HB 520                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 520(FIN)                                                
An Act relating to death investigations and inquests, coroners,               
public administrators, and medical examiners, including the state              
medical examiner; relating to the jurisdiction of district court               
judges and magistrates in certain cases involving death.                       
                                                                               
Chapter No. 103, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  September 23, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 525                                                                       
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 525                                                            
An Act designating certain permissible investments by the Alaska              
Permanent Fund Corporation in taxable municipal or state debt                  
securities and corporate debt securities; changing the allocation              
limits on domestic and nondomestic government and corporate                    
securities, nondomestic corporate promissory notes, domestic and               
nondomestic corporate stocks, and taxable government debt                      
securities; and providing for an effective date.                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 104, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  June 26, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 543                                                                       
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 543(FIN) am S                                           
An Act establishing the procedures and conditions for lessees of              
land leases at state airport and air navigational facilities, including        
leases in holdover status to receive a new lease of the same land              
or an extended term of the existing lease; and relating to the title           
and ownership,  and the sale,  removal,  and other  disposition, of            

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4815
HB 543                                                                       
permanent improvements made to a leasehold under an airport or                
air navigational facility lease; and providing for an effective date.          
                                                                               
Chapter No. 105, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 550                                                                       
A message dated June 25, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 550                                                            
An Act relating to investments by fiduciaries; and providing for              
an effective date.                                                             
                                                                               
Chapter No. 106, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 341                                                                       
A message dated June 26, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 341(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to administrative adjudication and judicial                   
appeals and to the informal resolution of certain factual disputes             
between taxpayers and the Department of Revenue; establishing                  
the office of tax appeals as a quasi-judicial agency in the                    
Department of Administration; revising the procedures for hearing              
certain tax appeals, including appeals regarding seafood marketing             
assessments; relating to consideration and determination by the                
superior court of disputes involving certain taxes and penalties               
due, and amending provisions relating to the assessment, levy, and             
collection of taxes and penalties by the state and to the tax liability        
of taxpayers; providing for the release of agency records relating             
to  formal  administrative  tax  appeals;  relating  to  litigation            
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4816
HB 341                                                                       
disclosure of public records; clarifying administrative subpoena              
power in certain tax matters; and providing for an effective date.             
                                                                               
Chapter No. 108, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 98                                                                        
A message dated June 26, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 98(FIN) am H                              
An Act making changes related to the aid to families with                     
dependent children program (AFDC); relating to the duties of the               
Department of Health and Social Services; establishing a workfare              
pilot project for AFDC recipients; establishing a diversion program            
for AFDC applicants; directing the Department of Health and                    
Social Services to seek waivers of applicable federal laws;                    
establishing and relating to the Alaska temporary assistance                   
program and repealing the AFDC and job opportunity and basic                   
skills programs upon the establishment of federal welfare reform;              
relating to work activities required under the Alaska temporary                
assistance program; authorizing qualified entities to contract with            
the state to administer all or part of the Alaska temporary                    
assistance program; relating to child support; relating to certain             
licenses and applications for a license for persons who are not in             
substantial compliance with orders, judgments, or payment                      
schedules for child support; relating to an exemption to the State             
Procurement Code for certain services and contracts under the                  
Alaska temporary assistance program; relating to disclosure of                 
information that relates to the Alaska temporary assistance                    
program; relating to eligibility for day care benefits administered            
by the Department of Community and Regional Affairs; amending                  
Rule 90.3(c) and (h)(2), Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and                  
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
Chapter No. 107, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4817
HB 2                                                                         
A message dated June 27, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 2(JUD)                                    
An Act providing for incarceration of certain nonviolent offenders            
in boot camps operated by the Department of Corrections; making                
prisoners who complete the boot camp program eligible for                      
furloughs and discretionary parole; allowing the Department of                 
Corrections to contract with a person for a boot camp program;                 
creating the Boot Camp Program Advisory Board in the                           
Department of Corrections.                                                     
                                                                               
Chapter No. 110, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  September 25, 1996                                           
                                                                               
HB 292                                                                       
A message dated June 27, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 292(RLS) am S                             
An Act relating to false statements and omissions in regard to                
application for fish and game licenses, tags, and permits and to               
nonresident hunters.                                                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 112, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  September 25, 1996                                           
                                                                               
HB 329                                                                       
A message dated June 27, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 329(RES)                                         
An Act providing for restitution to the state for the unlawful                
taking of game.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 113, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  September 25, 1996                                           

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4818
HB 352                                                                       
A message dated June 27, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 352(FIN)                                         
An Act giving notice of and approving a lease-purchase                        
agreement with the City of Palmer for a fire management facility               
at the Palmer Airport; and providing for an effective date.                    
                                                                               
Chapter No. 109, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  June 28, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 447                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 27, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I have        
vetoed the following bill:                                                     
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 447(RES)                                                
An Act relating to traditional means of access for traditional                
outdoor uses and to the classification and the sale, lease, or other           
disposal of state land, water, or land and water.                              
                                                                               
This bill places a burden on our land classification and disposal              
process that would simply invite delay and litigation.                         
                                                                               
This legislation prohibits any prospective disposal of state land or           
water unless it provides traditional means of access.   When                   
disposing of land,  the state must designate, and the private land owner       
or lessee must provide, easements across the land.  This is an                 
unworkable requirement because the definition of traditional means             
of access is unclear.  It also brings into question the future rights and      
liabilities of the private owner or lessee. Every prospective disposal of      
state land, whether for residential, commercial, or agricultural purposes,     
would be put on hold while DNR attempts to determine whether a                 
particular parcel is subject to an individual, family, or community life       
pattern of access.                                                             

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4819
HB 447                                                                       
Especially troubling is that this bill would prevent DNR from                  
protecting our lands intrinsic values that are commonly shared and             
cherished, if that protection would arguably restrict an ill-defined           
notion of traditional means of access.  This begs conflict with                
existing law and public sentiment which call for responsible protection        
of our land and water.                                                         
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
HB 526                                                                       
A message dated June 27, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 526(FIN) am S                             
An Act relating to the financing authority, programs, operations,             
and projects of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export                   
Authority; providing an exemption from the procurement code for                
certain projects of the authority; and providing for an effective              
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
Chapter No. 111, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  June 28, 1996                                                
                                                                               
SB 162                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 27, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
On this date I have assigned the following bill a chapter number and           
am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant            
Governor office for permanent filing:                                          
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 162(FIN)                                               
An Act relating to land used for agricultural purposes and to state           
land classified for agricultural purposes or subject to the restriction        
of  use  for  agricultural  purposes  only;  and  annulling  certain           

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4820
SB 162                                                                       
program regulations of the Department of Natural Resources that               
are inconsistent with the amendments made by this Act.                         
                                                                               
My assigning a chapter number to CSSB 162(FIN) is not intended to              
convey my acceptance of the validity of the legislatures override of           
my May 30, 1996 veto of this bill.  The override vote is invalid under         
the Alaska Constitution and CSSB 162(FIN) is not law.  In assigning            
a chapter number to CSSB 162(FIN), I have not in any way retreated             
from my position in Knowles v. Legislative Council, et al (1JU-96-           
1278 Cl).  Upon advice from the Attorney General that assignment of            
chapter numbers is a ministerial function in the bill enactment process        
and does not make a bill law, I have assigned the chapter number               
stated below.                                                                  
                                                                               
Chapter No. 1, FSSLA 1996                                                     
	ªEffective Date:  September 4, 1996ß                                          
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 230                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 27, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I have        
vetoed the following bill:                                                     
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 230                                         
An Act relating to management of state land, water, and land and              
water as part of a state park, recreational or special management              
area, or preserve; relating to reports to the legislature concerning           
prohibitions or restrictions of traditional means of access for                
traditional recreational uses within a park, recreational or special           
management area, or preserve; relating to Chilkat State Park; and              
relating to Denali State Park.                                                 
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4821
SB 230                                                                       
This bill represents a sharp and unwarranted departure from                    
longstanding public policy governing the management of state parks             
and recreation areas.  The changes made by the bill would impose               
serious limitations on the ability of the state to effectively manage such     
land, which includes some of the states most important public                  
resources.                                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
As use increases in our state parks it is imperative that we have the          
means to protect the values for which these special areas have been            
established.  In some cases this means restricting some uses to protect        
park resources and to ensure enjoyment by a wide range of users.  The          
states ability to respond to rapidly changing public use patterns and          
resources in such popular areas as Chugach State Park and the Kenai            
River Special Management Area would be compromised under this                  
legislation.                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
Under the bill, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would be             
prohibited from managing as a park, recreation area, or special                
management area land it has lawfully acquired under existing law for           
just such a purpose.  The bill also would create onerous new                   
paperwork demands, under which DNR would be required annually to               
report to the legislature virtually every administrative action in the         
preceding year that might be viewed as restricting traditional means of        
access.  The bill is sufficiently ambiguous, both in its definition of         
traditional means of access and in its management intent for                   
administratively acquired land, that it could needlessly expose the state      
to litigation.                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
It is not in the best interests of the state to restrict management as park    
land to only that land directly designated by the legislature.  This           
would call into question the applicability of regulations currently            
governing the use of numerous public campsites, scenic overlooks, trail        
heads, and other recreation areas that are not within the boundaries of        
legislatively designated parks.  I am convinced that the access concerns       
underlying this bill can be addressed through current law, under which         
the state has broad latitude to determine compatible uses of our public        
resources.                                                                     

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4822
SB 230                                                                       
I support exploring new solutions to resolve conflicts between users of        
state parks and recreation areas.  I do not believe, however, that this        
bill offers a constructive step toward that end.                               
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
SB 244                                                                       
A message dated June 27, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 244(FIN) am H                             
An Act relating to transportation of public school students;                  
relating to school construction grants; relating to state foundation           
aid and supplementary state aid for education; and providing for               
an effective date.                                                             
                                                                               
Chapter No. 2, FSSLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 394                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:25 p.m.,            
June 27, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 394(RES)                                  
An Act authorizing shallow natural gas leasing from sources                   
within 3,000 feet of the surface; relating to regulation of natural            
gas exploration facilities for purposes of preparation of discharge            
prevention and contingency plans and compliance with financial                 
responsibility requirements; addressing the relationship between               
shallow natural gas and other natural resources; and adding, in the            
exemption from obtaining a waste disposal permit for disposal of               
waste produced from drilling, a reference to shallow natural gas.              

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4823
HB 394                                                                       
The following memorandum, dated May 17, 1996, was received from                
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest error in SCS CSHB 394(RES) that has been                    
corrected in enrolling:                                                        
                                                                               
Page 5, line 31:                                                               
                                                                               
Delete paragraph and insert subsection                                        
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 412                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 28, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Today I signed House Bill 412 which contains much of the FY 97                 
operating and loans budget, and made certain line item vetoes in the           
bill.  I am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the              
Lieutenant Governor for permanent filing:                                      
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 412(brf fld H/S)(efd                         
fld S)                                                                         
An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program               
expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to                     
capitalize funds.                                                              
                                                                               
Chapter No. 117, SLA 1996                                                     
ªEffective Date:  July 1, 1996ß                                               
                                                                               
I have also today signed three other bills from the regular and special        
legislative sessions which make appropriations for FY96 and FY97 and           
fund negotiated labor contracts:  HB 413, HB 1001 and SB 1005.  I              
also signed SB 1003 which implements several employer cost                     
reduction measures and authorizes salary adjustments for non-                  
represented employees.  Since these five bills are interrelated, this          
letter discusses them together and  explains my vetoes in HB 412.              

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4824
HB 412                                                                       
The coming years operating budget (HB 412) and related measures                
include some provisions which begin to move Alaska toward fiscal               
responsibility: cut the budget, protect and grow Alaskas savings               
accounts and provide for many important public services. We also took          
several important steps to create and preserve jobs for Alaskan                
families. Unfortunately, the budget lacks important provisions upon            
which Alaskans must rely for a safe economic landing.  The                     
Republican-led Legislature failed to adopt a responsible long-range            
budget plan which uses a variety of tools to close Alaskas budget gap.         
In fact, legislators stripped from the budget in the final hours               
provisions committing to a long-range plan.                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
The Legislature failed to take any steps to diversify Alaskas revenue          
base.  Most notably, the House leadership refused to allow a simple up         
or down vote on increasing Alaskas tobacco tax, which has the critical         
public health benefit of reducing tobacco use by our young people.             
The Legislature failed to provide vital services to some of the Alaskans       
who most need them.  For example, it denied basic dental and medical           
care to elderly and poor Alaskans, under-funded foster care for abused         
Alaskan children and failed to adequately fund fish and game                   
management at a time of increased federal control over Alaskas fish            
and wildlife resources.                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
Despite these budget failures, legislators found the money to increase         
their own living allowances by 7 percent.  While making significant            
cuts to virtually every other department in state government, the              
Legislature reduced its own budget by barely one percent.  I was               
tempted to exercise my veto authority to rectify that disparity, but I am      
leaving it to the Republican majority to explain their actions to              
Alaskan voters.                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
I did exercise my line item veto authority to reduce the transfer of           
unrestricted cash from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export            
Authority to the state general fund by $1.7 million.  This will bring the      
AIDEA distribution to $15 million, the amount expected to be                   
approved by AIDEA's board of directors at its meeting next month.              
(Under the new AIDEA dividend statute, in future years we will have            

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4825
HB 412                                                                       
the board's dividend recommendation before the Legislature takes final         
action on the budget.)  I also reduced the fiscal note appropriation for       
printing election ballots since there will be fewer ballot issues this         
year.                                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
During the special session, new information allowed for a $1.6 million         
reduction in the amount needed for FY97 debt service obligations.  For         
ease of future reference, I reduced the debt service appropriation in HB       
412 by $1.6 million and vetoed as redundant the amending provision             
in SB 1005.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
As have governors before me, I have vetoed most of the legislative             
intent language in   HB 412 and 413 and in SB 1005, regardless of              
whether I concur with its content.  This is to maintain the appropriate        
distinction between the Legislature's appropriation responsibilities and       
the Executive branch's policy and budget implementation                        
responsibilities.  I retained language expressing the Legislature's            
intention to use supplemental appropriations to complete full-year             
funding or directing the Administration to seek additional receipt             
authority from the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, as needed.          
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 413                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 28, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Today I signed House Bill 413 with certain line item vetoes.  I am             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant               
Governor for permanent filing:                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4826
HB 413                                                                       
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 413                                          
An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                    
expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                 
program; and providing for an effective date.                                  
                                                                               
Chapter No. 118, SLA 1996                                                     
ªEffective Date:  July 1, 1996ß                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
As have governors before me, I have vetoed most of the legislative             
intent language in House Bill 413, regardless of whether I agree with          
the content.  This is to maintain the appropriate distinction between the      
legislatures appropriation responsibilities and the executive branchs          
policy and budget implementation responsibilities.                             
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 490                                                                       
A message dated June 28, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 490(STA)                                         
An Act relating to grants and other financial assistance authorized           
or made by the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation for the                
BIDCO assistance program.                                                      
                                                                               
Chapter No. 114, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  September 26, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 1001                                                                      
A message dated June 28, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4827
HB 1001                                                                      
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 1001(FIN)                                 
An Act making appropriations relating to fire suppression,                    
cleanup, and response and to disaster relief; and providing for an             
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 3, FSSLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  June 29, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 229                                                                       
A message dated June 28, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 229(L&C)                                               
An Act relating to employment contributions, to the calculation               
of unemployment insurance benefits, and to the state training and              
employment program; and providing for an effective date.                       
                                                                               
Chapter No. 116, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 259                                                                       
A message dated June 28, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 259(HES)                                               
An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska Commission                
on Aging; and providing for an effective date.                                 
                                                                               
Chapter No. 115, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  June 29, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 1003                                                                      
A message dated June 28, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4828
SB 1003                                                                      
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 1003(FIN) am                                           
An Act relating to public employee compensation, benefits, and                
labor relations; relating to salaries and cost-of-living differentials         
for certain state employees, and to salary surveys and preparation             
of an annual pay schedule regarding certain state employees;                   
relating to retirement of and early retirement incentives for certain          
public employees; relating to pay and benefit programs for public              
employees; and providing for an effective date.                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 4, FSSLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  July 1, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 1005                                                                      
The following letter, dated June 28, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Today I signed Senate Bill 1005 with certain line item vetoes.  I am           
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant               
Governor for permanent filing:                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 1005(FIN) am                                           
An Act making and amending appropriations; making                             
appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State            
of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; providing              
for an effective date for versions of HB 412 and SB 136 that were              
passed by the Nineteenth Alaska State Legislature; and providing               
for an effective date.                                                         
                                                                               
 Chapter No. 5, FSSLA 1996                                                    
ªEffective Date:  See Chapterß                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
As have governors before me, I have vetoed most of the legislative             
intent language in Senate Bill 1005, regardless of whether I agree with        
the content.  This is to maintain the appropriate distinction between the      
legislatures appropriation responsibilities and the executive branchs          
policy and budget implementation responsibilities.                             
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4829
SB 1005                                                                      
I have also vetoed the amending provision in this bill to reduce the           
debt service appropriation by $1.6 million, because I made that                
reduction in House Bill 412.  The provision in this bill was, therefore,       
redundant.                                                                     
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 104                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 29, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I         
have vetoed the following bill:                                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR                                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 104(FIN)                                                        
An Act relating to disclosures of information about certain                   
minors.                                                                        
                                                                               
Although I believe it is appropriate to disclose certain types of              
information about juveniles who commit crimes, I have vetoed the bill          
because its approach to disclosure is flawed.                                  
                                                                               
The bill allows peace officers to release information about the arrest         
of juveniles if the offense is one that would be a felony if committed         
by an adult.  Initial arrest information, however, is often inaccurate.        
A juvenile may be charged with a felony crime at the time of arrest            
only to later have the charges reduced to a misdemeanor after a                
thorough investigation.  In this scenario, information about the juvenile      
would have already been released to the public although the charge did         
not meet the felony criteria.                                                  
                                                                               
In situations when a juvenile is later found innocent of the charges or        
perhaps was the victim of mistaken identity, a release of information          
will have already occurred based on the arrest.  This would be a great         

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4830
HB 104                                                                       
injustice for a juvenile who has committed no crime.  The purpose of           
current confidentiality practice is precisely to prevent this type of          
occurrence.  These juveniles would have no recourse to publicly clear          
their records because the information needed to do so is contained in          
agency juvenile records, which are required to be kept confidential            
under current state law (AS 47.10.093).  This bill does not change             
these requirements.  Release of any information from agency juvenile           
records is also prohibited under Title IV of the federal Social Security       
Act, through which the Department of Health and Social Services                
receives a substantial amount of funding.                                      
                                                                               
I support the disclosure of information in some juvenile delinquency           
cases.  This bill, however, is shortsighted in its approach and has the        
potential to unfairly treat juveniles who should not fall under its            
purview.  The Conference on Youth and Justice is finalizing its                
recommendations on this as well as other juvenile justice issues, all of       
which will be completed prior to the next legislative session.  It seems       
appropriate to consider those recommendations, which have come from            
a diverse bipartisan group, rather than adopting an approach that does         
not provide for reasonable protections in the treatment of  juveniles.         
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 136                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 29, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I have        
vetoed the following bill:                                                     
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 136(FIN) am(efd fld)                                    
An Act relating to the establishment and operation of the Alaska              
Railroad Commission to determine whether sale of the Alaska                    
Railroad is in the best interest of the state.                                 
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4831
HB 136                                                                       
While this legislation does not mandate the sale of the Alaska                 
Railroad, it sets up a costly and time-consuming study of railroad             
assets and possible sale procedures.  Frankly, I dont think this type of       
study is merited, nor do I think a sale in the near future would be in         
the best interest of the state.                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
The railroad has been acknowledged as a success. This state-owned              
corporation started more than 11 years ago in the red.  Since then it          
has consistently turned a profit and required no operating dollars from        
the state.  I think much of the success of the railroad can be attributed      
to the independent management structure, which was designed by the             
legislature in the act setting up the Railroad Corporation in 1984.            
                                                                               
                                                                               
Many of the questions surrounding management and finances of the               
railroad were addressed in a comprehensive evaluation directed by the          
legislature in 1994.  This study concluded that the railroad is                
performing well and meeting its statutory mandates.  I would commend           
this study for re-reading.                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
Although the act establishing the Railroad Corporation called for a            
report every five years, providing evidence of at least three sale             
attempts by the railroad, this language was deleted by the legislature         
in 1988.  Unchanged under the 1984 law is the provision that the state         
run the railroad with the intention it would be privatized at some later       
date.  I agree that this prospect must be provided for.  I also agree the      
Board should seriously consider and pursue any bonafide offer by a             
credible buyer.  Under the law, any sale proposal would be brought to          
the legislature for approval.  Such offers should be pursued in a normal       
business manner with necessary appraisals and studies funded by the            
parties to the potential sale.                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
The public interest must also be weighed in any sale proposal.  The            
railroad is uniquely Alaskan and has been responsive to the needs and          
desires of communities, businesses and citizens along its tracks while         
making a profit.  A private owner may or may not continue to operate           
this  way in  its pursuit  of   the bottom line.  As a result, it is not       

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4832
HB 136                                                                       
surprising many Alaska residents, businesses and municipalities in the         
Railbelt have urged my veto of this legislation.                               
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
HB 212                                                                       
A message dated June 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 212(RES)                                  
An Act relating to the management and sale of state timber and                
relating to the administration of forest land and classification of            
state land.                                                                    
                                                                               
Chapter No. 122, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  September 27, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 201                                                                       
A message dated June 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 201(FIN)                                               
An Act relating to the employment of emergency fire-fighting                  
personnel by the commissioner of natural resources.                            
                                                                               
Chapter No. 121, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  September 27, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 283                                                                       
A message dated June 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4833
SB 283                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 283(RLS)                                               
An Act relating to filing, recording, and indexing of documents               
with or by the Department of Natural Resources; repealing certain              
filing requirements concerning property involving nonresident                  
aliens; and providing for an effective date.                                   
                                                                               
Chapter No. 119, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
SB 289                                                                       
A message dated June 29, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 289(FIN) am H                             
An Act relating to runaways, other minors, and their families or              
legal custodians.                                                              
                                                                               
Chapter No. 120, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  September 27, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 136                                                                       
The following letter, dated June 30, 1996, was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
On this date I have signed Senate Bill 136 which includes the FY 97            
capital budget as well as several FY 97 operating items,                       
reappropriations and supplemental appropriations for FY 96. I have             
made certain line item vetoes in the bill. I am transmitting the               
engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor for                   
permanent filing:                                                              
                                                                               
HCS FOR 2d CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 136(FIN)am H(brf sup                        
maj fld H)(efd fld S)                                                          
An Act making, amending, and repealing appropriations.                        
                                                                               
Chapter No. 123, SLA 1996                                                     
ªEffective Date:  See Chapterß                                                

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4834
SB 136                                                                       
This capital budget is drawn primarily from the proposal I submitted           
to the legislature early in February. It clearly emphasizes the basics of      
transportation, education, health, public safety and economic                  
development. It makes an important first deposit of $6 million into the        
Childrens Trust which was established several years ago to help                
prevent child abuse and neglect, but was never funded.                         
                                                                               
Last March, I presented a realistic six year capital budget plan to            
replace Alaskas boom and bust capital budget process with a plan for           
predictability and stability. The six year plan outlined how we can            
address basic needs. It would have given communities, school districts,        
the university and Alaska businesses much-needed guidance about                
anticipated state funding for capital construction and major                   
maintenance. Unfortunately, the legislature held no hearings and took          
no action on that plan. I will submit an updated plan again next session       
and urge the legislature to do what most communities already do: plan          
their capital budgets more than one year at a time.                            
                                                                               
With several glaring exceptions relating to public safety, the FY 97           
capital budget is generally consistent with the first year of my long          
term capital plan. I believe it was irresponsible of the Republican            
majority not to expand the Johnson Youth Center to help relieve                
overcrowding of juvenile treatment facilities in Juneau, Anchorage,            
Fairbanks and Bethel. It was also unwise not to allow a public vote on         
bonds for a regional prison system since there can be no bond vote             
until November 1998, more than two years away. Also, by not funding            
the next phase of modernizing and connecting Alaskas criminal justice          
computer systems, we hamper the efforts of our state and local law             
enforcement, prosecution and corrections officials.                            
                                                                               
I have exercised my constitutional line item veto authority by deleting        
the reappropriation in Section 73 because the particular oil and gas           
studies described there are not needed. I also vetoed the                      
reappropriation in Section 23 which would take $25,000 away from a             
grant to the North Star Borough for the Badger flood control and               
drainage project and use it to buy two paintings of former U.S.                
Senators from a religious foundation in Fairbanks. Artwork with                
historical significance is usually purchased by the state museum which,        
by statute, cannot spend more than $5,000 for an item without the              
written approval of the Museum Collections Advisory Committee, a               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4835
SB 136                                                                       
five-member public board. In addition, borough Mayor Sampson                   
requested the veto of the reappropriation and project scope change,            
noting that the legislature did not consult the borough on either              
change.                                                                        
                                                                               
Section 89 appropriated half a million dollars for a study of state            
employee salaries and benefits which I am vetoing because the timing           
for such a study is not cost-effective. The recently approved contracts        
for most state workers extend to 1999, so a comparative study should           
be done closer to the time of contract negotiation rather than now. We         
have learned that the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics is currently          
doing a study of private and public salaries in Alaska as part of its          
periodic review throughout the nation. If designed properly,                   
information of this kind would also be extremely useful to states and          
local governments seeking to evaluate their own public wage and                
benefit packages. It makes no sense for state, local and federal               
governments to fund separate compensation studies in a state. To               
remedy this duplication, I will work with the National Governors               
Association to seek a partnership with the Bureau to coordinate                
compensation studies between states and the federal government. As             
part of our continuing work to control personnel costs, Department of          
Administration Commissioner Boyer is examining ways to better                  
manage health care and other employer costs.                                   
                                                                               
Finally, I made a technical veto of Section 52 because the item was            
already listed with all other ratifications in Section 91. I vetoed several    
expressions of legislative intent whether or not I concur with their           
content to maintain the appropriate distinction between the legislatures       
appropriation responsibilities and the executive branchs policy and            
budget implementation responsibilities. I retained language expressing         
the legislatures intention to seek additional funding authority as             
needed.                                                                        
                                                                               
I am letting stand Section 89 in which the legislature moved federal           
stripper well funds for energy conservation services to the Department         
of Community and Regional Affairs and directed that the funds go to            
two organizations which have provided these services in the past. I am         
fully committed to the Alaska craftsman and energy rated homes                 
programs; they meet important housing needs for Alaskans statewide.            
However,  the  opportunity  for the  private  sector  to provide  these        

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4836
SB 136                                                                       
services in partnership with the state should be determined through fair       
and open competition. Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC)                
is the most appropriate agency to manage the stripper well-funded              
programs. It is the lead agency for the federally funded State Energy          
Program and the state agency with primary responsibility for residential       
construction, energy conservation and financing. For these reasons, I          
will transfer the funds back to AHFC through an inter-agency service           
agreement and instruct AHFC to follow the process outlined in statute          
(below) to ensure appropriate opportunities for all interested parties in      
the private sector to respond to requests for proposals.                       
                                                                               
Sec. 37.05.316.  GRANTS TO NAMED RECIPIENTS.                                  
	(a) When an amount is appropriated or allocated to a                         
department as a grant for a named recipient that is not a                      
municipality, the department to which the appropriation or                     
allocation is made shall promptly notify the named recipient of the            
availability of the grant and request the named recipient to submit            
a proposal to provide the goods or services specified in the                   
appropriation act for which the appropriation or allocation is made.           
At the same time, the department may issue a request for                       
proposals from other qualified persons to provide the same goods               
or services in the same area.  The department shall award the grant            
to the named recipient unless the Office of the Governor, with due             
regard for the local expertise or experience of those making                   
proposals, determines that an award to a different party would                 
better serve the public interest. ªThe statute continues with a                
description of the notification process.ß                                      
                                                                               
I am bringing to your attention some non-vetoed items that deserve             
comment to prevent any misunderstanding by the public even though              
the legislature is well aware of their meaning. Three transportation           
projects added by the legislature have no practical effect in the FY 97        
budget: completion of the Chena Hot Springs Road rehabilitation, the           
Seward Highway exit ramp and Taylor Highway. As you are aware,                 
these legislative additions do not actually provide any funding. The           
first project was already taken care of through existing administrative        
authority and the other two are not on the Statewide Transportation            
Improvement Program list for FY 97 which was developed in a                    
thorough public process. Their appearance in this bill does not in any         
way give  them the  jump on  the normal  public process  which will            

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4837
SB 136                                                                       
determine project priorities for next years budget. The Seward                 
erosion/marine terminal project may help secure federal ferryboat              
discretionary funds but, as with the others, does not provide any funds        
this year.                                                                     
                                                                               
							Sincerely,                                                              
							/s/                                                                     
							Tony Knowles                                                            
							Governor                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 180                                                                       
A message dated July 2, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 180(FIN)                                  
An Act authorizing the commissioner of natural resources to                   
negotiate and enter into timber sale contracts that provide for local          
manufacture of high value-added wood products; and establishing                
an Alaska Forest Products Research and Marketing Program within                
the Department of Commerce and Economic Development.                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 124, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  September 30, 1996                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 295                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 295(2d JUD)                                             
An Act relating to forfeitures of property; and relating to the               
custody and disposition of property in the custody of municipal                
law enforcement agencies.                                                      
                                                                               
Chapter No. 129, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  October 1, 1996                                              
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4838
HB 306                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(JUD)                                                
An Act relating to a lien for services provided by a hospital,                
nurse, or physician.                                                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 135, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  October 1, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 312                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 312(RES) am                                             
An Act extending the date for a review of and a report on the                 
current law regarding subsistence use of fish and game and                     
delaying the repeal of the current law regarding subsistence use of            
fish and game; and providing for an effective date.                            
                                                                               
Chapter No. 130, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  July 4, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 319                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 319(FIN)                                                
An Act relating to the regulation of small loan and retail                    
installment transactions; and providing for an effective date.                 
                                                                               
Chapter No. 134, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  July 4, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4839
HB 432                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 432                                                            
An Act relating to the practice of veterinary medicine.                       
                                                                               
Chapter No. 128, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  October 1, 1996                                              
                                                                               
HB 436                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 436(TRA)                                                
An Act relating to purchase and sale of mobile homes by mobile                
home dealers; to mobile home titles; and providing for an effective            
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
Chapter No. 131, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  July 1, 1997                                                 
                                                                               
HB 450                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 450(FIN)                                                
An Act relating to trademarks; and providing for an effective                 
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
Chapter No. 132, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
HB 502                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4840
HB 502                                                                       
HOUSE BILL NO. 502                                                            
An Act relating to the auctioning of real estate.                             
                                                                               
Chapter No. 133, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  October 1, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 538                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 538(2d FSH)                                             
An Act relating to vessels participating in the Bering Sea Korean             
hair crab fishery; relating to a vessel permit limited entry system;           
and providing for an effective date.                                           
                                                                               
Chapter No. 126, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  July 4, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 539                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 539                                                            
An Act changing the name of the Alaska Soil and Water                         
Conservation Board.                                                            
                                                                               
Chapter No. 127, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  October 1, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 547                                                                       
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4841
HB 547                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 547(RES) am S                                           
An Act relating to a four-year moratorium on entry into Southeast             
Alaska dive fisheries; and providing for an effective date.                    
                                                                               
Chapter No. 125, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  July 4, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
SB 1010                                                                      
A message dated July 3, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 1010(L&C) am                                           
An Act relating to vehicle records and hearings of the Department             
of Public Safety; increasing the period under which a person may               
drive a motor vehicle under a temporary permit; relating to                    
ownership of certain abandoned vehicles; relating to suspension or             
revocation of a vehicle registration, certificate of registration,             
registration plate, or special permit; relating to renewal of a                
driver's license by mail; relating to procedures applicable to                 
administrative revocation of a driver's license; relating to                   
commercial driver training schools; increasing the property damage             
amounts for financial responsibility laws related to vehicles and              
proof of motor vehicle eligibility in order to lawfully operate a              
motor vehicle in the state; amending the definitions of                        
commercial motor vehicle' and  commercial purposes'; relating to               
prohibitions against operation of a commercial motor vehicle and               
being on duty to operate a commercial motor vehicle and to                     
disqualification from driving a commercial motor vehicle; relating             
to certain notifications in accidents involving property damage;               
relating to vehicle registration procedures; and providing for an              
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 6, FSSLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  July 4, 1996                                                 
                                                                               
HB 372                                                                       
A message dated July 8, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4842
HB 372                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 372(JUD) am S                             
An Act relating to a restaurant or eating place license; relating to          
the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for an                     
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 136, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  October 1, 1996                                              
                                                                               
HB 482                                                                       
A message dated July 8, 1996, was received stating the Governor has            
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 482(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to lobbying contracts of state-related entities and           
involving lobbying contracts of state-related entities and state               
procurement practices and procedures; and providing for an                     
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 137, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 388                                                                       
A message dated July 10, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 388(RES)                                  
An Act revising laws relating to oil and gas leasing as related to            
land previously the subject of a written best interest finding;                
amending provisions setting out exceptions to sales, leases, or                
other disposals for which a revised written best interest finding is           
not required; encouraging annual offer of land for oil and gas                 
leases if the land was the subject of a best interest finding; and             
modifying the statement of purpose in the Alaska Land Act as it                
applies to oil and gas leasing to provide for annual lease sales.              
                                                                               
Chapter No. 138, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  October 8, 1996                                              

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4843
HB 548                                                                       
A message dated July 10, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 548(FIN) am S                             
An Act authorizing the amendment of Northstar Unit oil and gas                
leases between the State of Alaska and BP Exploration (Alaska)                 
Inc.; and providing for an effective date.                                     
                                                                               
Chapter No. 139, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  July 11, 1996                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 394                                                                       
A message dated July 11, 1996, was received stating the Governor has           
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled       
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:               
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 394(RES)                                  
An Act authorizing shallow natural gas leasing from sources                   
within 3,000 feet of the surface; relating to regulation of natural            
gas exploration facilities for purposes of preparation of discharge            
prevention and contingency plans and compliance with financial                 
responsibility requirements; addressing the relationship between               
shallow natural gas and other natural resources; and adding, in the            
exemption from obtaining a waste disposal permit for disposal of               
waste produced from drilling, a reference to shallow natural gas.              
                                                                               
Chapter No. 140, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  October 9, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 401                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:25 p.m.,            
July 22, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4844
HB 401                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 401(RES)                                                
An Act authorizing the issuance and sale of revenue bonds to                  
fund public wastewater systems, nonpoint source water pollution                
control projects, including solid waste management systems, and                
estuary conservation and management projects; authorizing the use              
of the Alaska clean water fund to pay and secure the bonds and to              
pay costs related to issuance and administration of the bonds;                 
authorizing certain measures to secure payment of the bonds; and               
amending Rule 3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 109                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:55 p.m.,            
July 26, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to telephone solicitations, advertisements, and               
directory listings and relating to political polling and campaigning           
by telephone.                                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 204                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 10:45 a.m.,           
July 31, 1996:                                                                 
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 204(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to the administrative revocation of a minor's                 
license to drive; creating criminal offenses of minor operating a              
vehicle after consuming alcohol, a minor's refusal to submit to                
chemical test, and driving during the 24 hours after being cited for           
minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol or refusal to                
submit to chemical test; establishing penalties for these offenses;            
relating to court ordered drug and alcohol screening, evaluation,              
referral, and programs; relating to implied consent to certain                 
testing if operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft; relating        
to an  instrument's working  tolerance in a  chemical  breath  test;           

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4845
HB 204                                                                       
relating to the authority of a court to impose a suspended sentence           
after failure to complete a treatment program upon conviction of               
felony driving while intoxicated or felony refusal to submit to a              
chemical test; relating to the period of time a court may consider             
for determining prior convictions in sentencing a person convicted             
of felony driving while intoxicated or felony refusal to submit to             
a chemical test; amending Rules 6 and 32.1, Alaska Rules of                    
Criminal Procedure, to allow the use of hearsay evidence before                
a grand jury in a prosecution for felony driving while intoxicated             
or felony refusal to submit to a chemical test and to not require a            
presentence report for a first felony driving while intoxicated or             
first felony refusal to submit to a chemical test; and providing for           
an effective date.                                                             
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 14, 1996, was received from                
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest error of omission in SCS CSHB 204(FIN) that has             
been corrected in enrolling:                                                   
                                                                               
Page 3, line 25:                                                               
                                                                               
Following alcohol insert under                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 401                                                                       
A message dated August 5, 1996, was received stating the Governor              
has signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 401(RES)                                                
An Act authorizing the issuance and sale of revenue bonds to                  
fund public wastewater systems, nonpoint source water pollution                
control projects, including solid waste management systems, and                
estuary conservation and management projects; authorizing the use              

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4846
HB 401                                                                       
of the Alaska clean water fund to pay and secure the bonds and to             
pay costs related to issuance and administration of the bonds;                 
authorizing certain measures to secure payment of the bonds; and               
amending Rule 3, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.                              
                                                                               
Chapter No. 141, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  November 3, 1996                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  ENROLLMENT                                 
                                                                               
HB 202                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 8:35 a.m.,            
August 6, 1996:                                                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 202(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to the participation and accountability of parents            
and guardians and the enforcement of restitution orders entered in             
juvenile delinquency proceedings; relating to claims on permanent              
fund dividends for certain court-ordered treatment in juvenile                 
delinquency proceedings; and amending Alaska Delinquency Rules                 
3(b) and 8(b); and providing for an effective date.                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
The following memorandum, dated May 14, 1996, was received from                
Rosemary Kimlinger, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and                 
Research Services:                                                             
                                                                               
In accordance with Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules, I am reporting the            
following manifest error in SCS CSHB 202(FIN) that has been                    
corrected in enrolling:                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               
Page 3, line 21:                                                               
                                                                               
Delete parent and insert parent's                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4847
HB 433                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 8:35 a.m.,            
August 6, 1996:                                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 433(JUD) am                                             
An Act relating to an exemption to the unauthorized publication               
or use of communications and the prohibition against                           
eavesdropping for certain law enforcement activities.                          
                                                                               
HB 434                                                                       
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,             
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled          
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 8:35 a.m.,            
August 6, 1996:                                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 434(L&C)                                                
An Act relating to unclaimed property; and providing for an                   
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                         
                                                                               
HB 109                                                                       
A message dated August 6, 1996, was received stating the Governor              
has signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to telephone solicitations, advertisements, and               
directory listings and relating to political polling and campaigning           
by telephone.                                                                  
                                                                               
Chapter No. 142, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  November 4, 1996                                             
                                                                               
HB 202                                                                       
A message dated August 10, 1996, was received stating the Governor             
has signed  the following  bill and is  transmitting  the  engrossed  and      

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4848
HB 202                                                                       
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 202(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to the participation and accountability of parents            
and guardians and the enforcement of restitution orders entered in             
juvenile delinquency proceedings; relating to claims on permanent              
fund dividends for certain court-ordered treatment in juvenile                 
delinquency proceedings; and amending Alaska Delinquency Rules                 
3(b) and 8(b); and providing for an effective date.                            
                                                                               
Chapter No. 144, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date: August 11, 1996                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 204                                                                       
A message dated August 10, 1996, was received stating the Governor             
has signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 204(FIN)                                  
An Act relating to the administrative revocation of a minor's                 
license to drive; creating criminal offenses of minor operating a              
vehicle after consuming alcohol, a minor's refusal to submit to                
chemical test, and driving during the 24 hours after being cited for           
minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol or refusal to                
submit to chemical test; establishing penalties for these offenses;            
relating to court ordered drug and alcohol screening, evaluation,              
referral, and programs; relating to implied consent to certain                 
testing if operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft; relating        
to an instrument's working tolerance in a chemical breath test;                
relating to the authority of a court to impose a suspended sentence            
after failure to complete a treatment program upon conviction of               
felony driving while intoxicated or felony refusal to submit to a              
chemical test; relating to the period of time a court may consider             
for determining prior convictions in sentencing a person convicted             
of felony driving while intoxicated or felony refusal to submit to             
a chemical test; amending Rules 6 and 32.1, Alaska Rules of                    
Criminal Procedure, to allow the use of hearsay evidence before                

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4849
HB 204                                                                       
a grand jury in a prosecution for felony driving while intoxicated            
or felony refusal to submit to a chemical test and to not require a            
presentence report for a first felony driving while intoxicated or             
first felony refusal to submit to a chemical test; and providing for           
an effective date.                                                             
                                                                               
Chapter No. 143, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 433                                                                       
A message dated August 21, 1996, was received stating the Governor             
has signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 433(JUD) am                                             
An Act relating to an exemption to the unauthorized publication               
or use of communications and the prohibition against                           
eavesdropping for certain law enforcement activities.                          
                                                                               
Chapter No. 146, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  November 19, 1996                                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
HB 434                                                                       
A message dated August 21, 1996, was received stating the Governor             
has signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and            
enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent              
filing:                                                                        
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 434(L&C)                                                
An Act relating to unclaimed property; and providing for an                   
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Chapter No. 145, SLA 1996                                                     
Effective Date:  August 22, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4850
HB 342                                                                       
The following letter dated October 4, 1996 was received:                       
                                                                               
Dear Speaker Phillips:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I         
have vetoed the following bill:                                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 342(RES) am S                           
An Act relating to water quality.                                             
                                                                              
Clean water is one of Alaskas most vital assets.  Alaskan families             
deserve and expect that our water will remain clean--for drinking, for         
recreating, for fishing, and for use in our industries.  HB 342 would          
impair the states ability to protect water quality and public health.          
Despite its good intentions, the bill remains confusing, duplicative,          
inflexible, and costly  to implement.  Although some would find                
benefit in some aspects, it would be irresponsible to approve a bill that      
eliminates the states flexibility to protect clean water.  For these           
reasons, I have vetoed HB 342.                                                 
                                                                               
We can develop our resources responsibly while we protect and                  
preserve our water quality.  That balance can be found only through            
a water quality standard setting process which is based upon sound             
science and prudent resources management, and is conducted                     
thoughtfully, collaboratively, and by consensus.  I took the first step        
in this process over a year ago:  a collaborative effort among business        
leaders, environmental group leaders, and the Department of                    
Environmental Conservation resolved a long-standing dispute and a              
legal challenge to several of the states water quality standards.  I have      
recently expanded that effort to form a larger work group to address           
pressing water quality issues concerning permitting, compliance, and           
resource protection.                                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
I recognize that much effort was invested in trying to make this bill a        
worthwhile piece of legislation.  However, the bill is seriously flawed        
for the following reasons:                                                     
                                                                               
Good standards cannot be developed by simply mandating that                   
federal law should always be the best standard.  HB 342 does not               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4851
HB 342                                                                       
allow our standards to be more stringent than the federal governments,         
nor does it allow them to be less stringent.  We must retain our               
flexibility to do what is right for Alaska.  We may need stricter              
standards at times to protect public health or a valuable fishery              
resource.  Conversely, other situations may call for more flexible             
standards.                                                                     
                                                                               
HB 342 is ambiguous.  It adds significant confusion and invites               
litigation.                                                                    
                                                                               
HB 342 duplicates existing processes.  We need to streamline                  
procedures rather than adding bureaucratic hoops.  The                         
requirements added in HB 342 would only decrease efficiency and                
add bureaucracy.                                                               
                                                                               
HB 342 impedes the states ability to assume control of the                    
implementation of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination                 
System (NPDES) program from the Environmental Protection                       
Agency.  Obtaining control of this program would put us in charge              
of Alaskas destiny--a goal shared by many of our industries.  EPA              
has cautioned the state that the provisions in HB 342 would hinder             
our assumption of the program.                                                 
                                                                               
All of these reasons led me to the decision to veto HB 342.  I look to         
all Alaskans to work with me to make our water quality standards               
flexible enough to meet Alaska conditions, but strong enough to                
protect our fish, wildlife, and citizens.                                      
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Tony Knowles                                                             
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                COMMUNICATIONS                               
                                                                               
The following reports are on file in the Chief Clerk's office:                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4852
Dept. of Health & Social Services                                              
Division of Senior Services                                                    
Long-Term Care in Alaska:                                                      
Recommendations for Reform                                                     
March, 1996                                                                    
                                                                               
Select Committee on Legislative Ethics                                         
Second Session, 19th Alaska Legislature                                        
Public Decisions Issued by the Committee                                       
Volume III                                                                     
September 16, 1995 - June 1, 1996                                              
                                                                               
Select Committee on Legislative Ethics                                         
Second Session, 19th Alaska Legislature                                        
Advisory Opinions 96-01 through 96-04 and                                      
Finding on Federal Law versus State Law                                        
Concerning Regulation of Political Campaign                                    
Contributions for Federal Office                                               
Volume XIX                                                                     
September 16, 1995 - June 1, 1996                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
EO 93                                                                        
A copy of a message to Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer, dated March             
11, 1996, was received stating the following Executive Order was not           
disapproved by the Second Session of the Nineteenth Alaska State               
Legislature and is being transmitted to the Lieutenant Governor's              
office for permanent filing:                                                   
                                                                               
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 93                                                        
Transferring the responsibility for the Alaska regional                       
economic assistance program from the Department of                             
Commerce and Economic Development to the Department of                         
Community and Regional Affairs.                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
EO 94                                                                        
A copy of a message to Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer, dated March             
11, 1996, was received stating the following Executive Order was not           

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4853
EO 94                                                                        
disapproved by the Second Session of the Nineteenth Alaska State               
Legislature and is being transmitted to the Lieutenant Governor's              
office for permanent filing:                                                   
                                                                               
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 94                                                        
Transferring the functions and duties of the division of                      
international trade to the Department of Commerce and                          
Economic Development.                                                          
                                                                               
EO 96                                                                        
A copy of a message to Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer, dated March             
11, 1996, was received stating the following Executive Order was not           
disapproved by the Second Session of the Nineteenth Alaska State               
Legislature and is being transmitted to the Lieutenant Governor's              
office for permanent filing:                                                   
                                                                               
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 96                                                        
Transferring the responsibility for the administration of the                 
Alaska children's trust to a new Alaska Children's Trust                       
Board in the Office of the Governor to be dedicated to that                    
trust obligation.                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
SB 136                                                                       
The following memorandum dated May 10, 1996, was received from                 
Pamela Finley, Revisor of Statutes, Division of Legal and Research             
Services, regarding engrossment of:                                            
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR 2d CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 136(FIN) am                            
H(brf sup maj fld H)                                                           
An Act making, amending, and repealing appropriations; and                    
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
You have asked for Legal Services' help in engrossing the bill                 
referenced above.  A draft of the engrossed version is enclosed, but we        
wanted to alert you that we deleted sec. 8(c)(1) of amendment #28 to           
HCS 2d CSSB 136(FIN).  (Amendment 28 was the text of SCS CSHB                  
468(FIN) am S, so the deleted paragraph can also be found in sec.              
8(c)(1) of SCS CSHB 468(FIN) am S, the Governor's supplemental                 
appropriations bill.)                                                          

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4854
SB 136                                                                       
We believe this paragraph should be deleted because (1) it reduced a           
prior appropriation enacted in sec. 26(a), ch 94, SLA 1995; (2) this           
prior appropriation was made under art. IX, sec. 17(c) of the state            
constitution, the Constitutional Budget Reserve Fund; and (3) the              
supermajority vote on the CBRF for HCS 2d CSSB 136(FIN) am H                   
(brf sup maj fld H) failed.                                                    
                                                                               
While it can be argued that a reduction of a previous appropriation          
from the CBRF under  art. IX, sec. 17(c) does not require a                    
supermajority vote, we believe the better view is to the contrary, for         
the following reasons:                                                         
                                                                               
	1.  It has been the longstanding opinion of this office, and the              
longstanding practice of the legislature, that reductions of prior normal      
appropriations require the same legislative action as the original             
appropriation, i.e., enactment of an appropriation bill that includes the    
reduction.  If the same rationale (that reduction requires the same type       
of action as the original appropriation) is applied to CBRF                    
appropriations, a supermajority is required even for a reduction of a          
sec. 17(c) appropriation.                                                      
                                                                               
	2.  The purpose of art. IX, sec. 17(c) is to allow appropriations             
from the CBRF under that subsection only when  three-fourths of the            
members of each house agree that the situation warrants spending from          
this savings account.  If an appropriation for items X and Y, approved         
by the 3/4 vote, could be reduced by a simple majority to an                   
appropriation for X only, the purpose of the supermajority vote                
requirement would be undermined.  And, if modification by a simple             
majority were allowed, it would probably be much more difficult to get         
the supermajority vote in the first place since everyone would know            
that the agreement necessary to get the 3/4 vote could be undone at a          
later time by a simple majority.                                               
                                                                               
	3.  When the Senate voted on SCS CSHB 468(FIN) am S, the                      
issue of a supermajority vote on this same section was raised and ruled        
in order and the CBRF vote was taken.  1996 Senate Journal 3163                
(April 11, 1996).                                                              
                                                                               
For these reasons, we have deleted the CBRF amendment from the                 
engrossed bill.  Please call me if you have any questions.                     

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4855
                      INDEX OF BILLS WITH SPECIAL ACTION                      
                                BY THE GOVERNOR                               
                                                                               
VETOED:                                                   Page No.         
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 22(FIN)                                                  
An Act relating to long-term plans of certain state                            
agencies and recommendations regarding elimination                             
of duplication in state agency functions.                         4759         
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE                                        
FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 104(FIN)                                                    
An Act relating to disclosures of information about                            
certain minors.                                                   4829         
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 136(FIN) am(efd fld)                                     
An Act relating to the establishment and operation                             
of the Alaska Railroad Commission to determine                                 
whether sale of the Alaska Railroad is in the best                             
interest of the state.                                            4830         
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                                
NO. 158(RLS) am S(ct rls fld S)                                                
An Act relating to civil actions.                                 4784         
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                            
342(RES) am S                                                                  
An Act relating to water quality. 	                               4850         
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 447(RES)                                                 
An Act relating to traditional means of access for                             
traditional outdoor uses and to the classification and                         
the sale, lease, or other disposal of state land, water,                       
or land and water.                                                4818         
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 459(JUD) am                                              
An Act relating to the jurisdiction governing a trust, to                      
challenges to trusts or property transfers in trust, to the                    
validity of trust interests, and to transfers of certain trust                 
interests.                                                        4737         
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4856
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 77(FIN)                                    
An Act relating to management of game populations, to                          
the powers and duties of the commissioner of fish and                          
game, and to the division of game.                                3908         
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(FIN)                                    
An Act relating to the members of the board and staff                          
of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.                         4792         
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                
NO. 177(FIN) am H                                                              
An Act relating to permits to carry concealed handguns;                        
and relating to possession of firearms on state ferries.          4800         
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 162(FIN)                                                
An Act relating to land used for agricultural purposes                         
and to state land classified for agricultural purposes or                      
subject to the restriction of use for agricultural purposes                    
only; and annulling certain program regulations of the                         
Department of Natural Resources that are inconsistent                          
with the amendments made by this Act.                             4748         
(veto overriden - page 4714; assigned chapter no. - page 4819)                 
                                                                               
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE                                           
BILL NO. 181(FIN)                                                              
An Act relating to tourist oriented directional signs                          
that are 90 inches in width and 18 inches in height                            
and to penalties for violations related to outdoor                             
advertising.                                                      4750         
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 230                                          
An Act relating to management of state land,                                   
water, and land and water as part of a state park,                             
recreational or special management area, or preserve;                          
relating to reports to the legislature concerning                              
prohibitions or restrictions of traditional means of                           
access for traditional recreational uses within a park,                        
recreational or special management area, or preserve;                          
relating to Chilkat State Park; and relating to Denali                         
State Park.                                                       4820         

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4857
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL                                                
NO. 250(FIN) am H                                                              
An Act relating to the University of Alaska and to                             
assets of the University of Alaska; authorizing the                            
University of Alaska to select additional state                                
public domain land, designating that land as `university                       
trust land,' and describing the principles applicable                          
to the land's management and the development of its                            
resources; and defining the net income from the                                
University of Alaska's endowment trust fund as                                 
`university receipts' subject to prior legislative                             
appropriation.                                                    4761         
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 274(TRA)                                   
An Act relating to the noise levels of airports and                            
sport shooting facilities.                                        4742         
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 301(FIN) am H                                           
An Act relating to postsecondary education; and                                
providing for an effective date.                                  4764         
                                                                               
                                                                               
PARTIALLY VETOED:                                                            
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 412                                           
(brf fld H/S)(efd fld S)                                                       
An Act making appropriations for the operating                                 
and loan program expenses of state government, for                             
certain programs, and to capitalize funds.                        4823         
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 413                                           
An Act making appropriations for the operating and                             
capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive                       
mental health program; and providing for an effective date.       4825         
                                                                               
                                                                               
HCS FOR 2d CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 136(FIN)am H                                 
(brf sup maj fld H)(efd fld S)                                                 
An Act making, amending, and repealing appropriations.            4833         
                                                                               

1996-10-21                     House Journal                      Page 4858
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 1005(FIN) am                                            
An Act making and amending appropriations; making                              
appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution                         
of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget                         
reserve fund; providing for an effective date for                              
versions of HB 412 and SB 136 that were passed by                              
the Nineteenth Alaska State Legislature; and providing                         
for an effective date.                                            4828         
                                                                               
                                                                               
LAW WITHOUT SIGNATURE:                                                       
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 308                                                            
An Act clarifying a statute relating to persons who may                        
 legally marry; relating to same-sex marriages; and                            
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                  4524         
                                     *****                                     
                                                                               
Copies of the legislation with partial vetoes are available from the           
Chief Clerk's office or the Legislative Information Office.                    
                                                                               
                                     *****                                     
                                                                               
This final supplement journal completes the record of legislation for          
the Second Session and the First Special Session of the Nineteenth             
Alaska State Legislature.                                                      
											Suzi Lowell                                                         
											Chief Clerk