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1995-03-07 Senate Journal

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1995-03-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0511
                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                           
                     NINETEENTH LEGISLATURE - FIRST SESSION                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                      Tuesday              March 7, 1995         
                                                                               
                                Fifty-first Day                                
                                                                               
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President            
Pearce at 11:09 a.m.                                                           
                                                                               
The roll showed seventeen members present.  Senators Kelly, Taylor             
were excused from a call of the Senate.  Senator Ellis was absent.             
                                                                               
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Father Michael Oleksa of               
St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.  Senator Zharoff moved and               
asked unanimous consent that the prayer be spread.  Without                    
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                               
Atra kun Aafam cali Qetunrom cali Tanqilria                                   
Anerneram...                                                                   
(In the name of the Father and of the Son and of                              
the Holy Spirit...)                                                            
                                                                               
O God, who art above all creation, whom neither                               
the mind can comprehend nor words describe, who                                
hast created all things in wisdom and fitly joined                             
together all creation and appointed us, uniquely                               
among all creatures to know Thee and to discern                                
Thy Holy Will, the magnificent order and beauty of                             
the cosmos through which Thou dost reveal Thyself                              
to us.  May we this day seek to discover Thy will,                             
the order and plan of our lives, so that guided by                             
Thee and by Thy wisdom, we may serve Thee and                                  
all the people who have honored us with the dignity                            
of being their representatives and leaders.  Help us                           
to do Thy will in all that we think, say and do this                           
day.  To the glory of Thy name, O Lord, and the                                
betterment and well being of this land we love and                             
all its people, now and always - Watua cali taquluni                           
cali akworpak a kwan.                        Amen.                             
                                                                               
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The presence of Senator Ellis was noted.                                       
                                                                               
Senator Zharoff led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance.                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                CERTIFICATION                                
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal             
for the fiftieth legislative day be approved as certified by the               
Secretary.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                           MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE                           
                                                                               
Message of March 6 was read, stating the House passed and                      
transmitted for consideration:                                                 
                                                                               
                        FIRST READING AND REFERENCE OF                        
                               HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                              
                                                                               
HJR 5                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5(FIN) am BY THE                             
HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE,                                                       
                                                                               
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the                               
State of Alaska relating to terms of legislators.                              
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                  FIRST READING AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS                 
                                                                               
HB 4                                                                         
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 4(STA)(title am) BY THE HOUSE                            
STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, entitled:                                             
                                                                               
"An Act allowing, for the purposes of permanent fund dividend                  
eligibility, an individual to accompany, as the spouse or minor or             
disabled dependent, another eligible resident who is absent for                
vocational,  professional,  or other  specific  education for which a          
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 4                                                                         
comparable program is not reasonably available in the state, for               
secondary or postsecondary education, for military service, for                
medical treatment, for service in the Congress or in the Peace Corps,          
or for other reasons that the commissioner of revenue may establish            
by regulation; requiring, for the purposes of permanent fund dividend          
eligibility, an individual who is not physically present in the state to       
maintain and demonstrate at all times an intent to return to the state         
to remain permanently;  relating to the eligibility for 1992, 1993,            
and 1994 permanent fund dividends of certain spouses and                       
dependents of eligible applicants; relating to appeal periods for              
certain 1994 permanent fund dividends; and providing for an                    
effective date."                                                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary           
and Finance Committees.                                                        
                                                                               
HB 74                                                                        
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 74(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                             
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
"An Act relating to the assault of children by                                
adults."                                                                       
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary           
and Finance Committees.                                                        
                                                                               
HB 120                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 120(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                            
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
"An Act relating to public employers defending and                            
indemnifying public employees and former public                                
employees with respect to claims arising out of                                
conduct that is within the scope of employment."                               
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance              
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SCR 8                                                                        
Message of March 1, concerning CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                        
RESOLUTION NO. 8(RLS) am H Approving the revised open                          
meetings guidelines proposed by the Select Committee on Legislative            
Ethics, and CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.                            
8(RLS) Approving in part the revised open meetings guidelines                  
proposed by the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics, which had              
been held on the Secretary's desk (page 452) was before the Senate             
at this time.                                                                  
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate concur in the House                      
amendment and recommended the body vote no.                                    
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall the Senate concur in the House                     
amendment to CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                               
NO. 8(RLS)?"  The roll was taken with the following result:                    
                                                                               
CSSCR 8(RLS) am H                                                              
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                           
amendment to CSSCR 8(RLS)?                                                     
                                                                               
YEAS:  0   NAYS:  18   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Torgerson, Zharoff                                                      
                                                                               
Excused:  Kelly, Taylor                                                        
                                                                               
and so, the Senate failed to concur.                                           
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House of the Senate's                
action and request the House recede from its amendment.  President             
Pearce appointed a Conference Committee under Unfinished Business              
(page 524).                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                          STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS                         
SB 53                                                                        
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL                        
NO. 53 "An Act relating to insurance, to the licensing, accreditation,         
examination, regulation, and solvency of persons engaged in the                
insurance business, including insurers, nonadmitted insurers,                  
purchasing groups, risk retention groups, and United States branches           
of alien insurers; relating to the management of and the filing of             
reports by persons licensed or otherwise doing business under the              
insurance code; amending Alaska Rule of Civil Procedure 45; and                
providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced                
with                                                                           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 53(L&C), entitled: "An Act relating                     
to consumer credit insurance; to regulation of risk retention or               
purchasing groups; to preemption of the regulation of insurance                
agents and insurance producers; to the general powers of the director          
of the division of insurance; to insurance examination hearings; to            
insurer certificates of authority; to annual and quarterly statements,         
taxes, and prohibited acts of insurers; to reinsurance credit allowed          
a domestic insurer; to risk based capital for insurers; to insurer assets      
and liabilities; to insurer investments; to insurance holding                  
companies; to regulation, licensing, and examination of insurance              
producers, managing general agents, third-party administrators,                
brokers, independent adjusters, and reinsurance intermediary                   
managers; to surplus lines insurance; to insurance trade practices and         
criminal insurance acts; to premium increases in automobile                    
insurance; to insurance rating; to assigned risk pools; to filing and          
approval of certain insurance policy forms; to required insurance              
coverage for acupuncture, nurse midwives' services, mammography,               
and phenylketonuria; to health insurance provided by small                     
employers; to transfer of an insurer's status as a domestic insurer; to        
quarterly statements of benevolent associations, fraternal benefit             
societies, and health maintenance organizations; to reciprocal insurers;       
to the definition of `member insurer' for purposes of the Alaska Life          
and Disability Insurance Guaranty Association; to electronic insurance         
data transfer and insurance funds transfer; to the definitions of              
`managing general agent' and `person' applicable to insurance law;             
to automobile assigned risk plans; placing a person employed by the            
division of insurance as an actuary or assistant actuary into the              
exempt service; amending Alaska Rule of Civil Procedure 45; and                
providing for an effective date."                                              

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SB 53                                                                        
Signing do pass: Senator Kelly, Chair.  Signing no recommendation:             
Senators Duncan, Torgerson, Miller, Salo.                                      
                                                                               
Zero fiscal note published today from Department of Commerce and               
Economic Development.                                                          
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                              
                                                                               
SB 3                                                                         
The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.  3 "An Act                      
relating to an antitrust exemption for persons engaged in the fishing          
industry."  Signing to calendar: Senator Miller, Chair, Senators               
Duncan, Pearce, Sharp, Salo.                                                   
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                  INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF SENATE BILLS                 
                                                                               
SB 112                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 112 BY THE SENATE RESOURCES                                    
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
"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                                
commercial quantities."                                                        
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance              
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
SB 113                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 113 BY THE SENATE RESOURCES                                    
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
"An Act authorizing a reduction in coal, oil, and                             
gas royalty for the producers of those minerals used                           
in certain projects."                                                          
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance              
Committees.                                                                    

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SB 114                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 114 BY THE SENATE RESOURCES                                    
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                           
                                                                               
"An Act relating to high cost marginal oil wells."                            
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance              
Committees.                                                                    
                                                                               
SB 115                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 115 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act relating to the establishment, modification,                          
and enforcement of support orders and the                                      
determination of parentage in situations involving                             
more than one state; amending Alaska Rule of                                   
Administration 9; amending Alaska Rules of Civil                               
Procedure 79 and 82; and providing for an effective                            
date."                                                                         
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and              
Social Services, Judiciary and Finance Committees.                             
                                                                               
Fiscal notes published today from Department of Health and Social              
Services, Department of Revenue.  Zero fiscal notes published today            
from Department of Community and Regional Affairs, Department                  
of Law.                                                                        
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 6:                                   
                                                                               
Dear President Pearce:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill relating to the Uniform Interstate Family             
Support Act and the repeal of the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement               
of Support Act.                                                                
                                                                               
The bill would repeal the laws currently found in AS25.25, the                 
Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act (URESA), and                     
replace them with a new Uniform Act, the Uniform Interstate Family             
                                                                               

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SB 115                                                                       
Support Act (UIFSA), with minor modifications.  The bill also has              
the effect of amending Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure 79 and 82,              
and Alaska Rule of Administration 9.  See secs. 6 and 7 of the bill.         
Under art. IV, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, the legislature            
may change a court rule governing "practice and procedure."                    
Although the bill has the effect of amending a court rule relating to          
filing fees that is designated as an "administrative" rule, I believe          
that the rule affects individuals' substantive rights regarding access         
to our justice system and, therefore, is one that the legislature is           
authorized to change.  Additionally, the provision that has the effect         
of amending the administrative rule is an integral part of UIFSA.              
                                                                               
The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act was drafted to update                
URESA.  The bill, like URESA, applies to those actions relating to             
the establishment, modification, and enforcement of support orders             
and the determination of parentage in situations in which the parties          
reside in more than one state.                                                 
                                                                               
A major feature of UIFSA is that it does not require reciprocity of            
laws between states in order to take action under its provisions.  In          
order to ease the transition between URESA and UIFSA, the bill                 
recognizes substantially similar state laws as equivalent to UIFSA for         
purposes of interstate actions.  See proposed AS25.25.101(7) and             
(16) in sec. 1 of the bill.  The bill also contains its own long-arm           
jurisdiction provision providing the home state of a supported family          
the maximum possible opportunity to secure personal jurisdiction               
over an absent parent.                                                         
                                                                               
The bill promotes, to the extent possible, the premise of continuing           
exclusive jurisdiction over support orders.  Under the law as it exists        
under URESA, multiple orders for child support often result.  UIFSA            
seeks to limit the existence of multiple support orders by limiting the        
circumstances under which subsequent support orders may be entered             
in states other than the initiating state.                                     
                                                                               
The bill also recognizes the growing use of administrative procedures          
in addition to or in place of judicial proceedings in the establishment        
of paternity and the establishment and enforcement of support orders.          
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 115                                                                       
UIFSA was prepared by the National Conference of Commissioners                 
on Uniform State Laws, which has approved and recommended it for               
enactment in all the states.   Although it was first adopted by that           
conference in the summer of 1992, it has already been enacted in 21            
states.  There are indications that it will be introduced in as many           
as eight states this year.  It has been endorsed by the United States          
Commission on Interstate Child Support, the American Bar                       
Association, and the Conference of Chief Justices, and the bill has            
the support of Alaska's child support enforcement agency.                      
Additional information from the National Conference of                         
Commissioners on Uniform State Laws is available from my staff.                
                                                                               
I urge your prompt consideration and passage of this bill.                     
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Tony Knowles                                                             
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
SB 116                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 116 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                              
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
"An Act relating to administrative establishment of                           
paternity and establishing paternity by affidavit;                             
relating to child support enforcement; and providing                           
for an effective date."                                                        
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and              
Social Services, Judiciary and Finance Committees.                             
                                                                               
Fiscal notes published today from Department of Revenue,                       
Department of Health and Social Services.  Zero fiscal notes                   
published today from Department of Health and Social Services,                 
Department of Law.                                                             
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 6:                                   
                                                                               
Dear President Pearce:                                                         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 116                                                                       
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill relating to the administrative determination          
of paternity by the Department of Revenue, child support                       
enforcement division (CSED) and addressing the establishment of                
paternity based on voluntary acknowledgement of paternity by                   
appropriate parties.                                                           
                                                                               
The bill would amend relevant portions of the laws currently found             
in AS 25.27 to allow CSED to administratively determine the                    
paternity of children.  The bill also amends AS18.50.160, relating             
to the identification of parents on birth certificates by voluntary            
acknowledgement.  The bill does not affect any existing court rules.           
                                                                               
Under recent federal regulations adopted in December 1994, time                
frames for the establishment of paternity and support orders have              
been significantly shortened.  In order to determine how best to meet          
these deadlines, CSED has reviewed the relevant Alaska statutes and            
its administrative procedures to identify areas that could be handled          
more efficiently than under the current state statutes and regulations.        
One such area is the determination of paternity.  Under current state          
law, such determinations may only be made by a court.                          
                                                                               
This bill establishes a procedure by which CSED may determine                  
paternity administratively, without resort to the courts.  Under the           
proposed statute changes, CSED may initiate an administrative                  
proceeding to determine paternity upon application of the child's              
mother or guardian or upon application of the State of Alaska or of            
another state.  The proceeding is initiated through service of a               
Notice of Paternity and Financial Responsibility, together with an             
administrative order requiring the parties to submit to genetic testing.       
Unless paternity is admitted or the alleged father fails to respond to         
the notice, CSED's determination of paternity will be based upon the           
results of the genetic testing and other evidence.  In conjunction with        
the paternity proceeding, CSED also may establish the amount of the            
support obligation, which CSED is already permitted to do under                
existing law.                                                                  
                                                                               
Through an appeal process, the bill safeguards the alleged father's            
rights with respect to the determination of paternity.  Once CSED              
has issued its finding of paternity, the alleged father may request a          
formal hearing, after which the alleged father also will be entitled to        
judicial review if a timely appeal is filed with the superior court.           
                                                                               

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SB 116                                                                       
The bill amends the state law relating to the identification of parents        
on a child's birth certificate.  The bill would allow the Bureau of            
Vital Statistics to enter a father's name on a child's birth certificate       
based on voluntary acknowledgements of paternity by the appropriate            
parties.  If the child was born in wedlock (and, thus, the mother's            
husband is the legally presumed father), affidavits must be provided           
by the mother, her husband, and the alleged father, attesting that the         
husband is not the child's father and that the alleged father is the           
father of the child.  If the child was born out of wedlock, affidavits         
are needed only from the mother and the alleged father, attesting that         
the alleged father is the child's father.                                      
                                                                               
The bill also recognizes the growing use of administrative procedures          
in addition to or in place of judicial proceedings in the establishment        
of paternity and the establishment and enforcement of support orders.          
The changes proposed in the bill are intended to increase the                  
efficiency of the child support enforcement process by allowing                
CSED and, in certain cases the parties themselves, to determine the            
paternity of children.                                                         
                                                                               
I urge prompt consideration and passage of this bill.                          
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Tony Knowles                                                             
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        CONSIDERATION OF THE CALENDAR                        
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 3                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 3 "An Act relating to an antitrust exemption for               
persons engaged in the fishing industry" was read the second time.             
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final            
passage.  Senator Sharp objected, then withdrew his objection.                 
There being no further objections, it was so ordered.                          
                                                                               

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SB 3                                                                         
Senators Halford, Lincoln, Pearce, Donley, Salo, Leman moved and               
asked unanimous consent that they be shown as cosponsors on the                
bill.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                   
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 3 was read the third time.                                     
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 3 "An Act relating                 
to an antitrust exemption for persons engaged in the fishing industry"         
pass the Senate?"  The roll was taken with the following result:               
                                                                               
SB 3                                                                           
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Torgerson, Zharoff                                                      
                                                                               
Excused:  Kelly, Taylor                                                        
                                                                               
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 3 passed the Senate and was referred                   
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        SENATE BILLS IN THIRD READING                        
                                                                               
SB 78                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 78 "An Act related to the authority of certain                 
beverage dispensary licensees to stock alcoholic beverages in guest            
rooms and prohibiting certain room rentals for the purpose of                  
providing alcoholic beverages to a person under 21 years of age"               
was read the third time.                                                       
                                                                               
Senator Sharp moved that the bill be returned to second reading for            
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 1.               
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 78                                                                        
Senator Sharp offered Amendment No. 1:                                         
                                                                               
	Page 1, line 13, through page 2, line 1:                                      
	Delete "The board may not authorize the                                      
stocking of alcoholic beverages in guest rooms                                 
unless the holder of the beverage dispensary license                           
also has a minimum number of rental rooms as                                   
required under AS 04.11.400(d)(1)."                                            
                                                                               
Senator Sharp moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                       
Without objection, the amendment was adopted.                                  
                                                                               
SENATE BILL NO. 78 am was automatically in third reading.                      
                                                                               
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 78 am "An Act                       
related to the authority of certain beverage dispensary licensees to           
stock alcoholic beverages in guest rooms and prohibiting certain               
room rentals for the purpose of providing alcoholic beverages to a             
person under 21 years of age" pass the Senate?"  The roll was taken            
with the following result:                                                     
                                                                               
SB 78 am                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Hoffman, Lincoln, Pearce,                 
Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Torgerson, Zharoff                              
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Green, Halford, Leman, Miller                                    
                                                                               
Excused:  Kelly, Taylor                                                        
                                                                               
and so SENATE BILL NO. 78 am passed the Senate.                                
                                                                               
Senator Adams gave notice of reconsideration.                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                                  CITATIONS                                  
                                                                               
Commemorating Women in History Month, 1995                                     
Representative(s) B. Davis                                                     
Senator(s) Lincoln, Zharoff, Taylor, Duncan, Pearce, Ellis, Salo,              
Halford                                                                        
                                                                               
Commemorating International Women's Day, March 8, 1995                         
Representative(s) B. Davis                                                     
Senator(s)  Lincoln, Zharoff, Taylor, Duncan, Pearce, Ellis, Salo,             
Halford                                                                        
                                                                               
In Appreciation of Sponsors of the North Pacific Marine Science                
Foundation                                                                     
Representative(s) G. Phillips                                                  
Senator(s) Torgerson, Zharoff, Taylor, Leman, Duncan, Pearce, Salo,            
Halford                                                                        
                                                                               
Honoring - Representative Walt Furnace                                         
Representative(s) Barnes, Foster                                               
Senator(s) Kelly, Zharoff, Green, Adams, Taylor, Hoffman, Leman,               
Duncan, Lincoln, Pearce, Phillips, Miller, Halford                             
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the                     
citations be adopted.  Without objection, the citations were adopted           
and referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
SCR 8                                                                        
President Pearce made the following Conference Committee                       
appointments in the event the House fails to recede from its                   
amendment to CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                               
NO. 8(RLS) Approving in part the revised open meetings guidelines              
proposed by the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics, to meet                
with a like committee from the House to consider the resolutions               
(page 514):                                                                    
                                                                               
Senator Rieger, Chair                                                         
	Senator Frank                                                                 
	Senator Donley                                                                

1995-03-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0525
HCR 1                                                                        
President Pearce made the following appointments to the Long Range             
Financial Planning Commission, created by HOUSE CONCURRENT                     
RESOLUTION NO. 1:                                                              
                                                                               
	Senator Rieger                                                                
	Senator Lincoln                                                               
                                                                               
Public members:                                                                
	Hugh Motley, Anchorage                                                        
	Marie Westfall, Ketchikan                                                     
	Mike O'Conner, Cooper Landing                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Salo moved and asked unanimous consent that she be                     
excused from a call of the Senate on March 10.  Without objection,             
Senator Salo was excused.                                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                   
                                                                               
                                 ENGROSSMENT                                 
                                                                               
SB 3                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 3 "An Act relating to an antitrust exemption for               
persons engaged in the fishing industry" was engrossed, signed by              
the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                   
consideration.                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                 ADJOURNMENT                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., March 8, 1995.  Without                 
objection, the Senate adjourned at 11:38 a.m.                                  
                                                                               
                                                          Nancy Quinto         
                                               Secretary of the Senate         
                                                                               
                                                            March 1995         

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                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                             
                                                                               
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                        
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                   1:30 PM         
SB  87	ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: LOCAL OPTION & MISC.                               
SB  96	UNFUNDED MANDATES ON MUNICIPALITIES                                     
                                                                               
MAR 10                               FRIDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
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                                   FINANCE                                   
                               SENATE FINANCE 520                              
MAR 07                              TUESDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	-- MEETING POSTPONED --                                                      
SB  57	APPROP: SUPPLEMENTAL FOR FY 95                                          
HB 137	APPROP: SUPPLEMENTAL FOR FY 95                                          
 	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
                                                                               
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                   9:00 AM         
HB 135	STUDENT LOANS                                                           
SB  59	REGULATIONS FOR STUDENT LOANS                                           
 	<CONSIDER THE ABOVE IDENTICAL BILLS>                                         
SB  21	FINES FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VIOLATIONS                                 
SB  39	MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP LOANS                                              
SJR 14	CONFIRMATION OF MEMBERS OF PUBLIC CORP                                  
                                                                               
MAR 09                              THURSDAY                   9:00 AM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD:                                                      
SB  19	LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS TO BE IN ANCHORAGE                                 
SB  37	END PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND HOLD HARMLESS                               
SB  40	APPROP: AHFC TO GENERAL FUND                                            
SB  84	APPROP: TO PERMANENT FUND PRINCIPAL                                     
 	PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED BILLS:                                                  
SB  70	PUBLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION PROGRAM                                        
SB  36	BRINDLE SCHOLARSHIP LOANS                                               
 	<PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE WAIVED>                                               

1995-03-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0527
                              FINANCE CONTINUED                              
MAR 10                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
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                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                     
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                   9:00 AM         
SB  88	PILOT PROGRAM FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS                                       
 	<BILL HELD OVER FROM 3/1/95>                                                 
SB  91	CRIMINAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV                                            
SB  98	PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1995                                     
                                                                               
MAR 10                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
SB  98	PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1995                                     
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                                  JUDICIARY                                  
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                   1:30 PM         
HB  27	DNA TESTING OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS                                        
HB  26	DEPOSITIONS IN CRIMINAL CASES                                           
SB  67	UNLAWFUL EVASIONS CLASS A MISDEMEANOR                                   
SB   7	NO BAIL FOR FELONS W/PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS                               
                                                                               
MAR 10                               FRIDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                              
                               FAHRENKAMP RM 203                               
MAR 07                              TUESDAY                    1:30 PM         
SB  25	REPEAL VEGETABLE DEALER LICENSING                                       
SB  58	USE OF TITLE "INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST"                                     
SB  99	ARCHITECT, ENGINEER & SURVEYOR REGULATION                               
SB  43	ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, LAND SURVEYORS                                   
                                                                               
MAR 09                              THURSDAY                   1:30 PM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
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                                  RESOURCES                                  
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	WORK SESSION ON COMMITTEE BILLS                                              
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

1995-03-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0528
                             RESOURCES CONTINUED                             
MAR 10                               FRIDAY                    3:30 PM         
SB  16	INCREASE LAND GRANT TO UNIV. OF ALASKA                                  
SB  77	INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT OF GAME                                            
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 07                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
SB  85	1995 REVISOR BILL                                                       
SJR 15	GOV & LT GOV MUST RECEIVE 50 % VOTE                                     
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
MAR 09                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
SB  89	PERMANENT FUND BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF                                    
SB  90	PUBLIC OFFICERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION                                 
SJR 16	LIMIT LEGISLATIVE SESSION TO 90 DAYS                                    
SB  54	ELECTRIC UTIL & SOLID WASTE REMOVAL                                     
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
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                                TRANSPORTATION                               
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 07                              TUESDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
MAR 09                              THURSDAY                   1:30 PM         
 	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD                                                       
                                                                               
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                            
                                                                               
                       COMMERCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                       
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 15                             WEDNESDAY                   8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW                                                        
                                                                               
MAR 21                              TUESDAY                    8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW                                                        
                                                                               
MAR 22                             WEDNESDAY                   8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW                                                        
                                                                               
MAR 28                              TUESDAY                    8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL CLOSE OUT                                                       
                                                                               
APR 07                               FRIDAY                    8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL CLOSE OUT IF NEEDED                                             
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1995-03-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0529
                       FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES CONTINUED                       
                                                                               
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                        
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                   3:00 PM         
 	OVERVIEW OF AGENCY STAFFING AND OPERATIONS                                   
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                                 CORRECTIONS                                 
                               SENATE FINANCE 520                              
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                   1:30 PM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
MAR 10                               FRIDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
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                                 COURT SYSTEM                                
                               SENATE FINANCE 520                              
MAR 07                              TUESDAY                    1:30 PM         
 	COURT SYSTEM OPERATING BUDGET OVERVIEW                                       
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                                  EDUCATION                                  
                               SENATE FINANCE 520                              
MAR 09                              THURSDAY                   3:00 PM         
 	OVERVIEWS:  SCHOOL FINANCE, EDUCATION PROGRAM                                
 	SUPPORT, AND KNOWLES BUDGET AMENDMENTS                                       
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                          ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                         
                               SENATE FINANCE 520                              
MAR 07                              TUESDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	NO MEETING SCHEDULED                                                         
                                                                               
MAR 10                               FRIDAY                    9:00 AM         
 	OIL & HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RELEASE RESPONSE (470)                             
 	FUND, SPILL PREVENTION & RESPONSE BRU, AND                                   
 	RESPONSE FUND ADMINISTRATION COMPONENT OVERVIEWS                             
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                                 FISH & GAME                                 
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 07                              TUESDAY                    8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW                                                        
                                                                               
MAR 23                              THURSDAY                   8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               

1995-03-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0530
                       FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES CONTINUED                       
                                                                               
                                 FISH & GAME                                 
MAR 30                              THURSDAY                   8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL CLOSE OUT                                                       
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                                     LAW                                     
                               SENATE FINANCE 520                              
MAR 09                              THURSDAY                   1:30 PM         
 	DEPARTMENT OF LAW SUBCOMMITTEE                                               
 	DEPARTMENT OF LAW OPERATING BUDGET OVERVIEW                                  
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                         MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS                         
                                CAPITAL ROOM 17                                
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                   5:00 PM         
 	JOINT HOUSE/SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING:                                     
 	DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY & VETERAN'S AFFAIRS                                   
 	ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD & VETERAN'S AFFAIRS                                    
 	OVERVIEW WITH MAJOR GENERAL JAKE LESTENKOF                                   
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                              NATURAL RESOURCES                              
                               SENATE FINANCE 520                              
MAR 07                              TUESDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	JOINT HOUSE/SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING:                                     
 	MINING DEVELOPMENT, WATER DEVELOPMENT, AND                                   
 	GEOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT COMPONENTS OF REVENUE                                 
 	DEVELOPMENT BRU; AND PARKS AND RECREATION                                    
 	MANAGEMENT BRU OVERVIEWS                                                     
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                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
MAR 16                              THURSDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	FISH AND WILDLIFE PROTECTION, STATEWIDE SUPPORT                              
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                                   REVENUE                                   
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                   8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW                                                        
                                                                               
MAR 09                              THURSDAY                   8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW                                                        
                                                                               
MAR 29                             WEDNESDAY                   8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW                                                        
                                                                               

1995-03-07                     Senate Journal                      Page 0531
                       FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES CONTINUED                       
                                                                               
                                   REVENUE                                   
APR 06                              THURSDAY                   8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL CLOSE OUT                                                       
                                                                               
APR 07                               FRIDAY                    8:00 AM         
 	DEPARTMENTAL CLOSE OUT IF NEEDED                                             
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                      TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES                     
                               SENATE FINANCE 520                              
MAR 15                             WEDNESDAY                   3:30 PM         
 	ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, PLANNING                                            
                                                                               
MAR 17                               FRIDAY                    3:30 PM         
 	DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION                                                      
                                                                               
                               JOINT COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                          LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                         
                               HOUSE FINANCE 519                               
MAR 09                              THURSDAY                   4:00 PM         
 	REVIEW AND RELEASE OF AUDITS                                                 
                                                                               
MAR 16                              THURSDAY                   4:00 PM         
 	OVERVIEW OF ALASKA PERMANENT FUND CORPORATION                                
                                                                               
MAR 23                              THURSDAY                   4:00 PM         
 	TREASURY DIVISION CASH FLOW PROBLEMS OVERVIEW                                
                                                                               
                               OTHER COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                              CHILDREN'S CAUCUS                              
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                  12:00 PM         
 	"BIOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN CHILDREN" PRESENTATION                              
 	BY LAURA ROREM, AK MENTAL HEALTH BOARD                                       
 	"GOVERNOR KNOWLES WELFARE REFORM PACKAGE"                                    
 	OVERVIEW BY DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE                                    
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                       JOINT SENATE AND HOUSE BRIEFING                       
                               SENATE FINANCE 520                              
MAR 08                             WEDNESDAY                   4:30 PM         
 	ATTORNEY GENERAL'S BRIEFING:  STATE/FEDERAL                                  
 	LITIGATION STATUS                                                            
 	ALL LEGISLATORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND                                     
 	**POSSIBLE EXECUTIVE SESSION:  AG'S STRATEGY AND                             
 	ASSESSMENT**