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1996-05-05 Senate Journal

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1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 3955
                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                           
                    NINETEENTH LEGISLATURE - SECOND SESSION                    
                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                       Sunday                                    
                                                                               
                           One Hundred Nineteenth Day                          
                                                                               
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President            
Pearce at 7:00 p.m.                                                            
                                                                               
The roll showed fourteen members present.  Senators Adams, Ellis,              
Halford, Leman, Taylor, Torgerson were absent.                                 
                                                                               
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Salo.  Senator                 
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                   
spread.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
Heavenly Father, thank You for the honor and                                  
opportunity to serve the people of our districts and                           
the State of Alaska.  Thank You for all that we've                             
learned and all the people we've met and come to                               
know through this service.                                                     
                                                                               
Lord, grant us clarity of thought and a share of                              
Your wisdom as our time together comes to a close.                             
Help us to make the best decisions for Alaska, and                             
Lord, help us to respect and care for one another                              
and the people we serve.                      Amen.                            
                                                                               
Senator Salo led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance.                       
                                                                               
The presence of Senators Adams, Taylor was noted.                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                CERTIFICATION                                
                                                                               
Senator Miller, Acting Majority Leader, moved and asked unanimous              
consent that the journal for the one hundred eighteenth legislative            
day be approved as certified by the Secretary.  Without objection, it          
was so ordered.                                                                
                                                                               
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The presence of Senators Halford, Torgerson, Leman was noted.                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
                           MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE                           
                                                                               
HB 93                                                                        
Message of May 5 was read, stating the Speaker granted limited                 
powers of free conference to the Conference Committee considering              
HOUSE BILL NO. 93 am An Act relating to the duty-free                          
mealtime for teachers in certain school facilities and SENATE CS               
FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 93(HES) on the specific point listed in the                 
Senate Journal, page 3916.                                                     
                                                                               
President Pearce granted the Senate members limited powers of free             
conference on May 4.                                                           
                                                                               
SB 264                                                                       
Message of May 5 was read, stating the House passed and returned:              
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 264(JUD)                                               
An Act limiting the authority of courts to suspend                            
the imposition of sentence in criminal cases.                                  
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
SB 278                                                                       
Message of May 5 was read, stating the House passed and returned:              
                                                                               
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.                                                        
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
SB 304                                                                       
Message of May 5 was read, stating the House passed and returned:              
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 304                                                                       
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.                                                                
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
SB 320                                                                       
Message of May 5 was read, stating the House passed and returned:              
                                                                               
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.                                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
HB 158                                                                       
Message of May 5 was read, stating the House concurred in the                  
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 158(FIN) am(ct                       
rls pfld)(efd fld) An Act relating to civil actions; amending Alaska           
Rule of Civil Procedure 95, thus adopting:                                     
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
158(RLS) am S(ct rls fld S)                                                    
An Act relating to civil actions.                                             
                                                                               
HB 292                                                                       
Message of May 5 was read, stating the House concurred in the                  
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 292(JUD) An                          
Act 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, thus adopting:                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 292                                                                       
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.                                  
                                                                               
SCR 21                                                                       
The House also passed the following and it is returned:                        
                                                                               
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.                                                           
                                                                               
HB 352                                                                       
Message of May 5 was read, stating the House concurred in the                  
Senate amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 352 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, thus adopting:           
                                                                               
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 370                                                                       
Message of May 5 was read, stating the House concurred in the                  
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 370(JUD), thus                       
adopting:                                                                      
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
370(JUD)                                                                       
An Act relating to the provision of legal services                            
at public expense.                                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 263                                                                       
Message of May 2 which was read (page 3906), stating the House                 
passed CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 263(JUD) An Act relating to                      
copyright licensing and royalties; and providing for an effective date         
with the following amendment:                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 263(JUD) am H                                          
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
concur in the House amendment.                                                 
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the Senate concur in the House                       
amendment to CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 263(JUD)?  The roll                        
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSSB 263(JUD) am H                                                             
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                           
Amendments to CSSB 263(JUD)?                                                   
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
Absent:  Ellis                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 263(JUD) am H An Act relating to                        
copyright licensing and royalties; and providing for an effective              
date.                                                                          
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                            
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 177                                                                       
Message of May 4 was read, stating the House passed CS FOR                     
SENATE BILL NO. 177(FIN) am with the following amendments:                     
                                                                               
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.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate concur in the House                      
amendments.                                                                    
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw his              
motion.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
SB 230                                                                       
Message of May 4 was read, stating the House passed and returned               
for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 230(FIN) with the                     
following amendments:                                                          
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                           
230(FIN) am H                                                                  
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.                                                                    
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate concur in the House                      
amendments.                                                                    
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the Senate concur in the House                       
amendments to CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 230(FIN)?  The roll                       
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 230                                                                       
                                                                               
HCS CSSB 230(FIN) am H                                                         
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                           
Amendments to CSSB 230(FIN)?                                                   
                                                                               
YEAS:  0   NAYS:  19   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
Absent:  Ellis                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, the Senate failed to concur.                                           
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House of the Senate's                
action and request the House to recede from its amendment.  In the             
event the House fails to recede, the President appointed a Conference          
Committee to meet with a like committee from the House to                      
consider the bills:                                                            
                                                                               
Senator Pearce, Chair                                                         
	Senator Miller                                                                
	Senator Zharoff                                                               
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
SB 256                                                                       
Message of May 3 was read, stating the House passed and returned               
for consideration SENATE BILL NO. 256 with the following                       
amendment:                                                                     
                                                                               
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.                                            
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate concur in the House                      
amendment.                                                                     
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the Senate concur in the House                       
amendment to SENATE BILL NO. 256?  The roll was taken with                     
the following result:                                                          

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SB 256                                                                       
                                                                               
HCS SB 256(CRA)                                                                
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                           
Amendment to SB 256?                                                           
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
Absent:  Ellis                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting             
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.                                                                          
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
The presence of Senator Ellis was noted.                                       
                                                                               
SB 289                                                                       
Message of May 5 was read, stating the House passed and returned               
for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 289(FIN) am An                        
Act relating to runaways, other minors, and their families or legal            
custodians; and amending Rule 7, Alaska Delinquency Rules with                 
the following amendments:                                                      
                                                                               
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.                                            
(technical title change)                                                      
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate concur in the House                      
amendments.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 289                                                                       
The question being: Shall the Senate concur in the House                       
amendments to CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 289(FIN) am?  The                         
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               
HCS CSSB 289(FIN) am H                                                         
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                           
Amendments to CSSB 289(FIN) am?                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
Absent:  Salo                                                                  
                                                                               
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendments, thus                     
adopting 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.                                                           
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
SB 301                                                                       
Message of May 4 was read, stating the House passed CS FOR                     
SENATE BILL NO. 301(FIN) am with the following amendment:                      
                                                                               
Page 4, following line 26:                                                     
	Insert a new bill section to read:                                            
   * Sec. 7.  AS14.42.200(9) is amended to read:                             
		(9)  collect from a borrower amounts owed                                   
with respect to a student loan held by the corporation ªHAS                
PURCHASEDß;                                                                    
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               
Page 5, line 13, following "corporation,":                                     
	Insert "used to pay the costs of administration of the                      
fund,"                                                                       
                                                                               

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SB 301                                                                       
Page 5, line 14:                                                               
	Delete "and"                                                                  
	Insert "ªANDß"                                                                
                                                                               
Page 5, lines 14 and 15:                                                       
	Delete "AS 14.43.090 - 14.43.325, 14.43.600 - 14.43.700, or                   
14.43.710 - 14.43.790."                                                        
	Insert "AS 14.43, and used to pay the costs of                              
administering the loans and of collecting delinquent loans if those            
costs are not recovered from the borrower ªAS14.43.090 -                     
14.43.325, 14.43.600 - 14.43.700, or 14.43.710 - 14.43.790ß."                  
                                                                               
Page 8, line 17:                                                               
	Delete "commission"                                                           
	Insert "corporation ªCOMMISSIONß"                                         
                                                                               
Page 12, line 7:                                                               
	Delete "scholarship"                                                          
	Insert "student ªSCHOLARSHIPß"                                            
                                                                               
Page 13, line 18, following "14.43.325":                                       
	Insert "and for the purposes allowed under AS 14.42.210"                  
                                                                               
Page 14, line 7:                                                               
	Delete "scholarship"                                                          
	Insert "student ªSCHOLARSHIPß"                                            
                                                                               
Page 15, line 15, following "14.43.700":                                       
	Insert "and for the purposes allowed under AS14.42.210"                   
                                                                               
Page 15, line 29, following "boards":                                          
	Insert ","                                                                
                                                                               
Page 16, lines 1 - 4:                                                          
	Delete "loans; ªTHE FORM MUST INCLUDE A                                       
REQUIREMENT THATß the applicant must provide ªSUPPLYß a                    
high school academic transcript and a statement of intent to enter a           
teaching career at the elementary or secondary school level in the             
state."                                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 301                                                                       
	Insert "loans ª; THE FORM MUST INCLUDE A                                      
REQUIREMENT THAT THE APPLICANT SUPPLY A HIGH                                   
SCHOOL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT AND A STATEMENT OF                                  
INTENT TO ENTER A TEACHING CAREER AT THE                                       
ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL IN THE                                    
STATEß."                                                                       
                                                                               
Page 16, lines 13 - 15:                                                        
	Delete                                                                        
		"(4)  submit to the local school board an application                        
on a form provided by the corporation ªCOMMISSIONß under               
AS14.43.630(a)(2); an application may be submitted six months                  
before graduation from high school; and"                                       
	Insert                                                                        
		"(4)  submit to the local school board an application                        
on a form provided by the corporation ªCOMMISSIONß under               
AS14.43.630(a)(2); the applicant shall supply a high school                  
transcript and a statement of intent to enter a teaching career at             
the elementary or secondary school level in the state ªAN                    
APPLICATION MAY BE SUBMITTED SIX MONTHS BEFORE                                 
GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOLß; and"                                             
                                                                               
Page 16, lines 28 - 30:                                                        
	Delete "to pay the costs of collecting family education loans                 
that are in default if those costs are not recovered from the family,          
and to pay the costs of administering the account"                             
      Insert "and for the purposes allowed under AS14.42.210               
[TO PAY THE COSTS OF COLLECTING FAMILY EDUCATION                               
LOANS THAT ARE IN DEFAULT IF THOSE COSTS ARE NOT                               
RECOVERED FROM THE FAMILY, AND TO PAY THE COSTS                                
OF ADMINISTERING THE ACCOUNTß"                                                 
                                                                               
Page 17, following line 6:                                                     
	Insert a new bill section to read:                                            
   "* Sec. 41.  AS14.43.730 is amended to read:                              
	Sec. 14.43.730.  ADMINISTRATION.  The family education                        
loan program shall be administered by the corporation                      
[COMMISSIONß under regulations that it adopts."                                
                                                                               
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               

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SB 301                                                                       
Page 18, line 21:                                                              
	Delete "or the start"                                                         
                                                                               
Page 20, line 25, following "Corporation":                                 
	Delete "ªCOMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY                                          
EDUCATIONß"                                                                    
	Insert "or the predecessor Commission on Postsecondary                    
Education"                                                                     
                                                                               
Page 20, line 28, following "Corporation":                                 
	Delete "ªCOMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY                                          
EDUCATIONß"                                                                    
	Insert "or the predecessor Commission on Postsecondary                    
Education"                                                                     
                                                                               
Page 20, line 30:                                                              
	Delete "commission"                                                           
	Insert "corporation ªCOMMISSIONß"                                         
                                                                               
Page 21, line 9:                                                               
	Delete "commission"                                                           
	Insert "corporation ªCOMMISSIONß"                                         
                                                                               
Page 21, line 10:                                                              
	Delete "commission"                                                           
	Insert "corporation ªCOMMISSIONß"                                         
                                                                               
Page 21, line 18:                                                              
	Delete "sec. 46"                                                              
	Insert "sec. 48"                                                              
                                                                               
Page 22, line 8:                                                               
	Delete "sec. 58"                                                              
	Insert "sec. 60"                                                              
                                                                               
Page 22, line 14:                                                              
	Delete "sec. 58"                                                              
	Insert "sec. 60"                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 301                                                                       
Page 23, line 2:                                                               
	Delete "Section 56(c)"                                                        
	Insert "Section 58(c)"                                                        
                                                                               
Page 23, line 3:                                                               
	Delete "sec. 57"                                                              
	Insert "sec. 59"                                                              
                                                                               
and so,                                                                        
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 301(FIN) am H                                          
An Act relating to postsecondary education; and                               
providing for an effective date.                                               
                                                                               
is returned for consideration.                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate concur in the House                      
amendment.                                                                     
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the Senate concur in the House                       
amendment to CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 301(FIN) am?  The                          
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               
CSSB 301(FIN) am H                                                             
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                           
Amendment to CSSB 301(FIN) am?                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  2                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Taylor, Zharoff                                                         
                                                                               
Absent:  Frank, Torgerson                                                      
                                                                               
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 301(FIN) am H An Act relating to                        
postsecondary education; and providing for an effective date.                  
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                            

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SB 301                                                                       
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
SB 177                                                                       
Message of May 4 which was read (page 3960), stating the House                 
passed CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 177(FIN) am An Act relating                      
to permits to carry concealed handguns; and relating to possession             
of firearms on state ferries with the following amendment:                     
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                           
177(FIN) am H                                                                  
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate concur in the House                      
amendments.                                                                    
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the Senate concur in the House                       
amendments to CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 177(FIN) am?  The                         
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               
HCS CSSB 177(FIN) am H                                                         
Shall the Senate concur in the House                                           
Amendment to CSSB 177(FIN) am?                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller,                  
Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                     
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Zharoff                                  
                                                                               
Absent:  Frank                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendments, thus                     
adopting  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.                           
                                                                               
Senator Donley moved and asked unanimous consent that his name                 
be withdrawn as a cosponsor on the bill.  Without objection, it was            
so ordered.                                                                    
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               

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SB 177                                                                       
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
                          STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS                         
                                                                               
HB 202                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
202(HES) 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 and                   
recommended it be replaced with                                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
202(FIN)                                                                       
                                                                               
Signing do pass:  Senator Halford, Cochair, Senators Donley,                   
Phillips, Sharp.  Signing no recommendation:  Senators Rieger,                 
Zharoff.                                                                       
                                                                               
Fiscal note for the Senate Committee Substitute published today from           
Alaska Court System.                                                           
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
HB 204                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
204(FIN) am 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         
                                                                               

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HB 204                                                                       
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 and             
recommended it be replaced with                                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
204(FIN)                                                                       
                                                                               
Signing do pass:  Senator Halford, Cochair, Senators Phillips,                 
Donley, Zharoff, Sharp.  Signing no recommendation:  Senator                   
Rieger.                                                                        
                                                                               
Previous House zero fiscal notes apply to the Senate Committee                 
Substitute.                                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
HB 284                                                                       
Forthcoming Finance Senate Committee Substitute (page 3910) for                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 284(FIN) An Act relating to the                          
Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank was received                    
today.                                                                         
                                                                               
HB 354                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
354(FIN)(title am) 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.  Signing do pass:  Senator                
Halford, Cochair, Senator Zharoff.  Signing no recommendation:                 
Senator Frank, Cochair, Senators Rieger, Phillips, Donley, Sharp.              
                                                                               
Previous House fiscal note.                                                    

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HB 354                                                                       
Senators Halford, Taylor, Pearce, Zharoff, Salo, Green moved and               
asked unanimous consent that they be shown as cross sponsors on                
the bill.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                               
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
HB 372                                                                       
Forthcoming zero fiscal note (page 3913) for the Judiciary Senate              
Committee Substitute for CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 372(L&C) am                     
An Act relating to the authority of the Alcoholic Beverage Control             
Board to exempt certain restaurant or eating place licenses from               
requirements relating to operation of a restaurant and to food sales;          
and providing for an effective date published today from                       
Department of Revenue.                                                         
                                                                               
HB 456                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
456(L&C) An Act relating to the Board of Storage Tank Assistance;              
and providing for an effective date and recommended it be replaced             
with                                                                           
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
456(FIN)                                                                       
                                                                               
Signing do pass:  Senator Halford, Cochair, Senators Sharp, Zharoff,           
Donley.  Signing no recommendation:  Senators Rieger, Phillips.                
                                                                               
Previous House zero fiscal note applies to the Senate Committee                
Substitute.                                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
SCR 33                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered 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. 20, relating to unfunded federal mandates and the               
Conference of the States.  Signing to calendar:  Senator Miller,               
Chair, Senators Pearce, Duncan, Salo.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SCR 33                                                                       
Zero fiscal note published today from the Rules Committee.                     
                                                                               
The resolution is on today's calendar.                                         
                                                                               
SB 210                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 210 An Act                      
relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products; and providing            
for an effective date.  Signing to calendar:  Senator Miller, Chair,           
Senators Salo, Duncan.  Signing to calendar - do pass:  Senator                
Sharp.  Signing no recommendation:  Senator Pearce.                            
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
HJR 20                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                              
RESOLUTION NO. 20(STA) Relating to unfunded federal mandates                   
and the Conference of the States.  Signing to calendar:  Senator               
Miller, Chair, Senators Pearce, Salo, Duncan.                                  
                                                                               
The resolution is on today's calendar.                                         
                                                                               
HB 306                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                           
306(JUD) An Act relating to a lien for services provided by a                  
hospital, nurse, or physician.  Signing to calendar:  Senator Miller,          
Chair, Senators Duncan, Pearce, Salo.                                          
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
HB 357                                                                       
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                           
357(RES) An Act relating to the issuance of hunting, trapping, and             
noncommercial fishing licenses, tags, and permits and to residency             
for fish and game purposes; and providing for an effective date.               
Signing to calendar:  Senator Miller, Chair, Senators Pearce, Sharp.           
Signing no recommendation:  Senator Duncan.                                    
                                                                               
The bill is on today's calendar.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                          SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS                          
                                                                               
HB 93                                                                        
The following report was received and distributed at 1:30 p.m. on              
May 5:                                                                         
                                                           May 5, 1996         
                                                                               
Madam President:                                                               
Madam Speaker:                                                                 
                                                                               
The CONFERENCE COMMITTEE with limited powers of free                           
conference considered HOUSE BILL NO. 93 am An Act relating                     
to the duty-free mealtime for teachers in certain school facilities and        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 93(HES) and                                
recommends                                                                     
                                                                               
CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 93                                           
An Act relating to the duty-free mealtime for                                 
teachers in certain school facilities.                                         
                                                                               
be adopted and attaches a zero fiscal note from Department of                  
Education.                                                                     
                                                                               
Signing the report:  Senator Green, Chair, Senators Miller, Salo,              
Representative James, Chair, Representative Mulder.                            
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate adopt the Conference                     
Committee Report, thus adopting CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE                        
BILL NO. 93.                                                                   
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL                         
NO. 93 pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following                 
result:                                                                        
                                                                               
CCS HB 93                                                                      
Shall the Senate adopt the Conference                                          
Committee Report, thus adopting CCS HB 93?                                     
                                                                               
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                        
                                                                               

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HB 93                                                                        
and so, the Senate passed CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL                         
NO. 93 An Act relating to the duty-free mealtime for teachers in               
certain school facilities.                                                     
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        RECONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS                       
                                                                               
HB 543                                                                       
Senator Halford requested that the reconsideration on 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 be taken up at this time.                      
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 543(FIN) am S was before the Senate                      
on reconsideration.                                                            
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall 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 pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the                   
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 543                                                                       
                                                                               
CSHB 543(FIN) am S                                                             
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  2                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman,                    
Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor,              
Torgerson, Zharoff                                                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Ellis                                                                   
                                                                               
Absent:  Frank, Hoffman                                                        
                                                                               
Duncan changed from "Nay" to "Yea".                                            
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 543(FIN) am S passed the                         
Senate on reconsideration.                                                     
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was            
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                     
                                                                               
HB 198                                                                       
Senator Halford requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR                   
HOUSE BILL NO. 198(STA) 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 be taken up at this time.                                       
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 198(STA) was before the Senate on                        
reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 198                                                                       
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
returned to second reading for the purpose of a specific amendment,            
that being Amendment No. 1.  Without objection, the bill was                   
returned to second reading.                                                    
                                                                               
Senator Halford offered Amendment No. 1:                                       
                                                                               
Page 2, line 18, before to settle:                                             
	Insert for up to 220 days                                                     
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                     
Without objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 198(STA) am S was automatically in                       
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall 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 pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the                   
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
CSHB 198(STA) am S                                                             
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
Absent:  Frank                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 198(STA) am S passed the                         
Senate on reconsideration.                                                     

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HB 198                                                                       
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was            
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                     
                                                                               
HB 490                                                                       
Senator Duncan requested that the reconsideration on 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 be                  
taken up at this time.                                                         
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 490(STA) was before the                           
Senate on reconsideration.                                                     
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall 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 pass the Senate?                   
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
SCS HB 490(STA)                                                                
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
Absent:  Frank                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 490(STA) passed the                       
Senate on reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for                
engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                               
HB 539                                                                       
Senator Halford requested that the reconsideration on HOUSE BILL               
NO. 539 An Act changing the name of the Alaska Soil and Water                  
Conservation Board be taken up at this time.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 539                                                                       
HOUSE BILL NO. 539 was before the Senate on reconsideration.                   
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall HOUSE BILL NO. 539 An                   
Act changing the name of the Alaska Soil and Water Conservation                
Board pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following                  
result:                                                                        
                                                                               
HB 539                                                                         
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
                                                                               
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips,               
Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                               
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo,                   
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
Absent:  Frank                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, HOUSE BILL NO. 539 passed the Senate on reconsideration,               
was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.           
                                                                               
HB 48                                                                        
Senator Duncan requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 48(JUD) An Act relating to motorcycle helmets                   
be taken up at this time.                                                      
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 48(JUD) was before the Senate on                         
reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent that he be                    
shown as a cross sponsor on the bill.  Without objection, it was so            
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                   
48(JUD) An Act relating to motorcycle helmets pass the Senate?                 
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 48                                                                        
                                                                               
CSHB 48(JUD)                                                                   
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                              
                                                                               
Absent:  Frank                                                                 
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 48(JUD) passed the Senate on                     
reconsideration, was signed by the President and Secretary and                 
returned to the House.                                                         
                                                                               
HB 447                                                                       
Senator Taylor requested that the reconsideration on 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         
be taken up at this time.                                                      
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 447(RES) was before the Senate on                        
reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall 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 pass the             
Senate?  The roll was taken with the following result:                         
                                                                               
CSHB 447(RES)                                                                  
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
                                                                               
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                   
R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Zharoff                         
                                                                               
Absent:  Frank                                                                 
                                                                               

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HB 447                                                                       
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 447(RES) passed the Senate on                    
reconsideration, was signed by the President and Secretary and                 
returned to the House.                                                         
                                                                               
                        CONSIDERATION OF THE CALENDAR                        
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 210                                                                       
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that CS FOR                  
SENATE BILL NO. 210(STA) An Act relating to taxes on                           
cigarettes and tobacco products; and providing for an effective date           
be placed at the bottom of today's calendar.  Without objection, it            
was so ordered.                                                                
                                                                               
                                   RECESS                                    
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
stand in recess to a call of the Chair.  Without objection, the Senate         
recessed at 8:35 p.m.                                                          
                                                                               
                                AFTER RECESS                                 
                                                                               
The Senate reconvened at 10:20 p.m.                                            
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
return to Standing Committee Reports.  Without objection, it was so            
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
                          STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS                         
                                                                               
SB 152                                                                       
Fiscal notes for CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am An Act                     
relating to compensation and benefits of public employees...                   
published today from Department of Administration (2).                         
                                                                               
HB 314                                                                       
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
314(JUD) am An Act relating to domestic violence and to crime                  
victims and witnesses; and amending Rule 613, Alaska Rules of                  
Evidence and recommended it be replaced with                                   
                                                                               

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HB 314                                                                       
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.                                                             
(technical title change)                                                      
                                                                               
Signing no recommendation: Senator Halford, Cochair, Senators                  
Phillips, Rieger, Zharoff, Sharp.  Signing do pass: Senator Donley.            
                                                                               
Fiscal notes for the Senate Committee Substitute published today               
from Department of Public Safety (2), Department of Corrections.               
Zero fiscal notes for the Senate Committee Substitute published                
today from Department of Administration, Department of Public                  
Safety.  Previous fiscal note applies to the Senate Committee                  
Substitute.                                                                    
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                  
                                                                               
                       RECONSIDERATION OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 152                                                                       
Senator Miller requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR                    
SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) An Act relating to geographic                         
differentials for the salaries of certain state employees who are not          
members of a collective bargaining unit; relating to periodic salary           
surveys and preparation of an annual pay schedule regarding certain            
state employees; relating to certain state aid calculations based on           
geographic differentials for state employee salaries; and providing for        
an effective date be taken up.                                                 
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) was before the Senate on                       
reconsideration.                                                               
                                                                               
Senator Miller moved that the bill be returned to second reading for           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 1.               
Senator Miller called the Senate.  The call was satisfied.  There              
being no objections, the bill was returned to second reading.                  

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SB 152                                                                       
Senator Miller offered Amendment No. 1:                                        
                                                                               
Page 1, line 1, through page 5, line 6:                                        
	Delete all material and insert:                                               
""An Act relating to public employee compensation, benefits, and              
labor relations; relating to salaries, geographic 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 and early retirement                   
incentives for certain public employees; relating to severance and             
other pay and benefit programs for public employees; relating to               
and making conforming amendments concerning certain state aid                  
calculations formerly based on geographic differentials for state              
employee salaries; relating to the exempt status of certain state              
employees; and providing for an effective date."                               
                                                                               
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE                                  
OF ALASKA:                                                                     
                                                                               
   * Section 1.  PURPOSE AND LEGISLATIVE INTENT.  The                         
purpose of sec. 7 of this Act is to affirm the interpretation and              
practice of the state with regard to the use of criteria similar to the        
criteria in the permanent fund dividend program for determining the            
establishment and maintenance of state residency for eligibility for           
the cost-of-living differential under AS23.40.210.  It is also the             
intent of the legislature to provide express statutory authority to the        
state to establish or clarify those standards through adoption of              
regulations by the Department of Administration and to set the                 
eligibility criteria for the differential outside the collective bargaining    
context.                                                                       
   * Sec. 2.  AS22.05.140(a) is amended to read:                             
	(a)  Except as provided in (d) of this section, the monthly                   
base salary of the chief justice is $9,203 ª$8,333ß and for each other     
justice, the monthly base salary is $9,159 ª$8,292ß.                       
   * Sec. 3.  AS22.07.090(a) is amended to read:                             
	(a)  Except as provided in (c) of this section, the monthly                   
base salary of a judge of the court of appeals is $8,652 ª$7,833ß.         
The compensation of a judge may not be diminished during the term              
of office, unless by a general law applying to all salaried officers of        
the state.                                                                     
                                                                               

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SB 152                                                                       
   * Sec. 4.  AS22.10.190(a) is amended to read:                             
	(a)  Except as provided in (d) of this section, the monthly                   
base salary for each superior court judge is $8,469 ª$7,667ß.              
   * Sec. 5.  AS22.15.220(a) is amended to read:                             
	(a)  Except as provided in (e) of this section, the monthly                   
base salary for each district court judge is $7,179 ª$6,500ß.              
   * Sec. 6.  AS22.15.220(b) is amended to read:                             
	(b)  Each magistrate shall receive annual compensation                        
including geographic differential pay to be determined by the              
supreme court.  Salary increases shall be determined on the basis of           
percentage of pay increase the legislature provides for state                  
employees in the classified service.  ªTHE BASE SALARY OF A                    
MAGISTRATE SHALL BE INCREASED BY A PERCENTAGE                                  
EQUAL TO THREE AND ONE-HALF PER CENT TIMES THE                                 
NUMBER OF STEP INCREASES PROVIDED UNDER                                        
AS39.27.020 THAT A STATE EMPLOYEE WOULD RECEIVE                                
WORKING IN THE SAME ELECTION DISTRICT.ß  A magistrate's                        
annual compensation may be payable, at the option of the magistrate,           
either monthly in 12 equal installments or semi-monthly in 24 equal            
installments.                                                                  
   * Sec. 7.  AS23.40.210 is amended by adding new subsections               
to read:                                                                       
	(b)  An employee is eligible for the cost-of-living differential              
under (a) of this section only if the individual is a state resident.          
The required presence of an employee at a work station where room              
and board are provided or reimbursed by the employer may not be                
considered to be physical presence in the state or physical absence            
from the state for purposes of determining eligibility for the cost-of-        
living differential.                                                           
	(c)  The commissioner of administration may adopt                             
regulations under AS44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act) to clarify            
and implement the criteria for establishing and maintaining eligibility        
for the cost-of-living differential.                                           
	(d)  An agreement entered into under AS23.40.070 -                            
23.40.260 must require compliance with the eligibility criteria for            
receiving the cost-of-living differential contained in this section and        
the regulations adopted by the commissioner under (c) of this                  
section.                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 152                                                                       
	(e)  In this section, state resident means an individual who                  
is physically present in the state with the intent to remain                   
permanently in the state under the requirements of AS01.10.055 or,             
if the individual is not physically present in the state, intends to           
return to the state and remain permanently in the state under the              
requirements of AS01.10.055, and is absent only temporarily for                
reasons allowed under AS43.23.095(8) or a successor statute.                   
   * Sec. 8.  AS29.60.160(a) is amended to read:                             
	(a)  Payments to a municipality or other eligible recipient                   
under AS29.60.110  -  29.60.130 shall reflect area cost-of-living              
differentials. Payments shall be based on the sum of per capita, per           
mile, and per bed or facility grants due each municipality or other            
recipient multiplied by the appropriate area cost-of-living differential.      
The area cost-of-living differential for each recipient shall be               
determined ªANNUALLY BY ELECTION DISTRICTß under the                           
provisions of AS29.60.164 and 29.60.165 ªAS39.27.030ß.                     
Application of the area cost-of-living differential may not result in          
distribution of an amount less than the amount of the payment                  
determined without reference to application of this section.                   
   * Sec. 9.  AS29.60 is amended by adding new sections to read:             
	Sec. 29.60.164. AREA COST-OF-LIVING DIFFERENTIALS.                            
(a)  The area cost-of-living differential multiplier shall be determined       
by multiplying the cost-of-living steps found in the table in this             
subsection by three and one-half percent.  The following area cost-            
of-living steps apply:                                                         
	Election District			Cost of Living                                            
		1					0                                                                      
		2					1                                                                      
		3					1                                                                      
		4					0                                                                      
		5					2                                                                      
		6a (excluding Valdez Duty Station)	4                                         
		6b (Valdez Duty Station)		5                                                  
		7					1                                                                      
		8					0                                                                      
		9					2                                                                      
		10					2                                                                     
		11					2                                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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		12					7                                                                     
		13					7                                                                     
		14					8                                                                     
		15a (excluding Nenana Duty Station)	9                                        
		15b (Nenana Duty Station)		8                                                 
		16a (south of Arctic Circle)		4                                              
		16b (north of Arctic Circle)		9                                              
		17					9                                                                     
		18					9                                                                     
		19					8                                                                     
	In other states				 minus 6.                                                  
	(b)  For purposes of (a) of this section, election district                   
means an election district designated in the governors proclamation            
of reapportionment and redistricting of December7, 1961.                       
	Sec.  29.60.165.  COST-OF-LIVING SURVEY.  Subject to                          
an appropriation for this purpose, the director shall conduct a survey,        
at least every five years, to review the differentials established in          
AS29.60.164.  This survey must address factors, as determined by               
the director, that are also relevant in review of state salary schedules,      
entitlement for beneficiaries of state programs, and payments for state        
service providers.  The survey must reflect the costs of living in             
various election districts of the state, and Seattle, Washington, by           
using the cost of living in Anchorage as the base.                             
   * Sec. 10.  AS29.60.290(b) is amended to read:                            
	(b)  The area cost-of-living differential payable to each                     
municipality under this section shall be determined ªANNUALLY                  
BY ELECTION DISTRICTß under the provisions of AS29.60.164                    
and 29.60.165 ªAS 39.27.030ß.  Except as provided in AS29.60.300,            
application of the area cost-of-living differential may not result in a        
payment that is less than the minimum payment determined under (a)             
of this section.  ªFOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION, THE                        
ELECTION DISTRICTS USED ARE THOSE DESIGNATED BY                                
THE PROCLAMATION OF REAPPORTIONMENT AND                                        
REDISTRICTING OF DECEMBER 7, 1961, AND RETAINED FOR                            
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BY PROCLAMATION OF                                
THE GOVERNOR SEPTEMBER3, 1965.ß                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

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   * Sec. 11.  AS 39.20.250(a) is amended to read:                           
	(a)  Terminal leave for unused personal leave shall be                        
allowed upon separation from service.  The payment equals the                
personal leave balance at the time of separation from service                  
multiplied by the officer's or employee's annualized hourly rate               
of pay ªTHE COMPENSATION THAT THE OFFICER OR                                 
EMPLOYEE WOULD HAVE RECEIVED IF THE OFFICER OR                                 
EMPLOYEE HAD REMAINED IN THE SERVICE UNTIL THE                                 
EXPIRATION OF THE PERIOD OF UNUSED PERSONAL                                    
LEAVEß.  A payment of terminal leave to an employee shall be                   
made as a lump sum payment ªOR IN INSTALLMENTS OVER A                          
PERIOD OF TIME, AS THE EMPLOYEE ELECTSß.                                       
   * Sec. 12.  AS39.25.110 is amended by adding a new subsection             
to read:                                                                       
		(31)  persons employed in the labor relations section                        
in the Department of Administration except those persons employed              
in clerical or secretarial positions.                                          
   * Sec. 13.  AS39.27.011 is amended by adding new subsections              
to read:                                                                       
	(e)  Effective July1, 1996, the amounts set out in the salary                 
schedule contained in (a) of this section are increased by the lesser          
of                                                                             
		(1)  1.5 percent; or                                                         
		(2)  one-half of the percentage increase in the United                       
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumer               
price index for all urban consumers for Anchorage, Alaska, from the            
second half of 1994 to the second half of 1995.                                
	(f)  Effective July1, 1997, the amounts set out in the salary                 
schedule contained in (a) of this section, as increased under (e) of           
this section, are increased by the lesser of                                   
		(1)  1.5 percent; or                                                         
		(2)  one-half of the percentage increase in the United                       
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumer               
price index for all urban consumers for Anchorage, Alaska, from the            
second half of 1995 to the second half of 1996.                                
	(g)  Effective July1, 1998, the amounts set out in the salary                 
schedule contained in (a) of this section, as increased under (e) and          
(f) of this section, are increased by the lesser of                            
                                                                               
                                                                               

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		(1)  1.5 percent; or                                                         
		(2)  one-half of the percentage increase in the United                       
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumer               
price index for all urban consumers for Anchorage, Alaska, from the            
second half of 1996 to the second half of 1997.                               
   * Sec. 14.  AS39.27.020 is repealed and reenacted to read:                 
	Sec. 39.27.020.  PAY DIFFERENTIALS.  (a)  The following                       
pay differentials are approved as an amendment to the basic salary             
schedule in AS39.27.011:                                                       
	Geographic Area		Percentage Above or Below                                    
	(Election Districts)		Basic Salary Schedule                                   
	3, 4, and 7 - 28			 0                                                         
	1, 2, 5, 6				 5                                                              
	34 - 36				10                                                                 
	29 - 33				 4                                                                 
	37 - 40				20                                                                 
	Washington State		      minus 10.                                             
	(b)  For purposes of determining the differential provided                    
under (a) of this section, an appointing authority may increase the            
salary on which the geographic pay differential is computed by up              
to 20 percent of the employees base salary set out in AS39.27.011              
if                                                                             
		(1)  the duty station for the position or job class is                       
located in election districts 37, 38, 39, or 40;                               
		(2)  the position or job class requires the employee                         
to hold a license to practice law under AS08.08 or to practice                 
medicine under AS08.64; and                                                    
		(3)  the director certifies that recruitment or retention                    
for the position or job class in that election district is so difficult        
that the increase is essential to recruitment or retention of employees        
in the position.                                                               
	(c)  The director may establish pay differentials for positions               
in foreign countries or in states other than the State of Washington.          
If the director establishes a pay differential under this subsection, the      
director shall adjust the differential as necessary to maintain equitable      
relationships between salaries for positions outside the state and in          
the state.                                                                     
	(d)  For purposes of (a) of this section, "election district"                 
means an election district designated in the governors proclamation            
of reapportionment and redistricting applicable to the 1994 general            
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   * Sec. 15.  AS39.27.030 is repealed and reenacted to read:                
	Sec. 39.27.030.  COST-OF-LIVING SURVEY.  Subject to                           
an appropriation for this purpose, the director shall conduct a survey,        
at least every five years, to review the pay differentials established         
in AS39.27.020.  The survey may address factors, as determined by              
the director, that are also relevant in review of state salary schedules,      
entitlement for beneficiaries of state programs, and payments for state        
service providers.  The survey must reflect the costs of living in             
various election districts of the state, and Seattle, Washington, by           
using the cost of living in Anchorage as a base.                               
   * Sec. 16.  AS39.27.045 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 39.27.045.  DEFINITION.  In AS39.27.020 - 39.27.030                  
[AS 39.27.030 - 39.27.040ß, "director" means the director of the               
division of personnel.                                                         
   * Sec. 17.  AS39.35.160(a) is amended to read:                            
	(a)  A ªBEGINNING JANUARY 1, 1987, EACHß peace                            
officer or fire fighter who is first hired on or after the effective         
date of this bill section shall contribute to the system an amount             
equal to seven percent of the peace officer's or fire fighter's                
compensation.  A peace officer or fire fighter first hired before              
the effective date of this bill section shall contribute to the system       
an amount equal to seven and one-half percent of the peace officer's           
or fire fighter's compensation.  Each ªBEGINNING JANUARY1,                 
1987, EACHß other employee who is first hired on or after the                
effective date of this bill section shall contribute to the system an          
amount equal to six percent of the employee's compensation.                    
Each other employee who is first hired before the effective date               
of this bill section shall contribute to the system an amount equal          
to six and three-quarters percent of the employee's compensation.              
The contributions shall be deducted by the employer at the end of              
each payroll period.  The contributions shall be deducted from                 
employee compensation before computation of applicable federal                 
taxes, and the contributions shall be treated as employer contributions        
under 26 U.S.C. 414(h)(2).                                                     
   * Sec. 18.  AS39.35.370(a) is amended to read:                            
	(a)  Subject to AS39.35.450, a terminated employee is                         
eligible for a normal retirement benefit                                       
		(1)  at age 60 with at least five years credited                             
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		(2)  with at least 20 years of credited service as a                         
peace officer or fire fighter for peace officers or fire fighters first      
hired before the effective date of this bill section; ªORß                   
		(3)  at age 50 with at least 20 years of credited                          
service as a peace officer or fire fighter, for peace officers and             
fire fighters first hired on or after the effective date of this bill          
section;                                                                       
		(4)  with at least 30 years of credited service for all                    
other employees if the employee was first hired before the                   
effective date of this bill section; or                                        
		(5)  at any time when the employee's age and                                 
amount of credited service equal or exceed 85 when added                       
together for all other employees first hired on or after the                   
effective date of this bill section.                                         
   * Sec. 19.  AS39.35.370(b) is amended to read:                            
	(b)  Subject to former AS39.35.450, a terminated employee                 
is eligible for an early retirement benefit at age 55 with at least five       
years credited service.  An actuarial adjustment shall be made to              
retirement benefits paid under this section for an early retirement            
benefit.  The monthly amount of a retirement benefit that would              
be due under (c) of this section shall be reduced by multiplying               
one-half of one percent  times the number of months, to the                    
nearest month, by which the retirement date of the employee falls              
short of the date that the employee reaches age 60.                          
   * Sec. 20.  AS39.35.370(c) is amended to read:                            
	(c)  The monthly amount of a retirement benefit for                           
		(1)  a peace officer or fire fighter is two percent of                   
the average monthly compensation times the years of credited service           
through 10 years, plus two and one-half percent of the average                 
monthly compensation times the years of service over 10 years;               
		(2)  ª.  FORß all other employees first hired before                     
the effective date of this bill section, ªITß is                             
		(A) ª(1)ß  two percent of the average                                   
monthly compensation times all years of service before                         
July1, 1986, and for years of service through a total of 10                    
years; plus                                                                    
		(B) ª(2)ß  two and one-quarter percent of the                           
average monthly compensation times all years of service                        
after June30, 1986, over 10 years of total service through                     
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		(C) ª(3)ß  two and one-half percent of the                              
average monthly compensation times all years of service                        
after June30, 1986, over 20 years of total service;                          
		(3)  all other employees first hired on or after the                         
effective date of this bill section, is                                        
		(A)  one and one-half percent of the                                        
average monthly compensation times all years of service                        
through a total of 10 years; plus                                              
		(B)  one and three-quarters percent of the                                  
average monthly compensation times all years of service                        
over 10 years of total service through 20 years; plus                          
		(C)  two percent of the average monthly                                     
compensation times all years of service over 20 years.                       
   * Sec. 21.  AS39.35.475(a) is amended to read:                            
	(a)  Once each year the administrator shall increase benefit                  
payments to                                                                    
		(1)  eligible disabled members;                                        
		(2)  ª, TOß persons age 60 or older receiving                              
benefits under this system in the preceding calendar year;                   
		(3)  members who were first hired before the                                 
effective date of this bill section ª, AND TO PERSONSß who have              
received benefits under this system for at least five years and who        
are not otherwise eligible for an increase under this section; and           
		(4)  survivors of members described in (3) of this                           
subsection when the member and the survivor have together                      
received benefits under this system for at least five years.                 
   * Sec. 22.  AS39.35.475(b) is amended to read:                            
	(b)  The increase in benefit payments applies to total benefit                
payments except for the cost-of-living allowance under AS39.35.480.            
For members first hired on or after the effective date of this bill          
section, the amount of the increase is a percentage of the current             
benefit equal to the lesser of 50 percent of the increase in the               
cost of living in the preceding calendar year or six percent.  For             
members first hired before the effective date of this bill section,            
the ªTHEß amount of the increase is a percentage of the current              
benefit equal to                                                               
		(1)  the lesser of 75 percent of the increase in the                         
cost of living in the preceding calendar year or nine percent, for             
recipients who on July 1 are at least 65 years old and for members             
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		(2)  the lesser of 50 percent of the increase in the                         
cost of living in the preceding calendar year or six percent, for              
recipients who on July1 are at least 60 but less than 65 years old             
or for recipients who are less than 60 years old on July1 but who              
have received benefits from the system for at least five years.                
   * Sec. 23.  AS39.35.535(c) is amended to read:                            
	(c)  A benefit recipient may elect major medical insurance                    
coverage in accordance with regulations and under the following                
conditions:                                                                    
		(1)  a person who is younger than 60 years of age                            
must pay an amount equal to the full monthly group premium for                 
retiree major medical insurance coverage and the full monthly                
group premium for any dependent coverage elected;                            
		(2)  a person who is at least 60 years of age but is                         
younger than 65 years of age must pay an amount equal to one-half              
of the full monthly group premium for retiree major medical                    
insurance coverage and any dependent coverage elected;                     
		(3)  a disabled member or a person 65 years of age                           
or older and who is receiving a benefit based on membership                  
which began before the effective date of this bill section is not            
required to make premium payments for retiree major medical                  
insurance coverage or any dependent coverage;                                  
		(4)  a disabled member or person 65 years of age                             
or older and who is receiving a benefit based on membership                    
that began on or after the effective date of this bill section is not          
required to make premium payments for retiree major medical                    
insurance coverage; however, for any dependent coverage elected,               
the person is required to pay an amount equal to one-half of the               
monthly group premium.                                                       
   * Sec. 24.  AS39.35.680(4) is amended to read:                            
		(4)  "average monthly compensation" means the                                
result obtained by dividing the compensation earned by an employee             
during a considered period by the number of months, including                  
fractional months, for which compensation was earned; the                      
considered period consists of (A) for employees first hired before           
the effective  date  of this bill section, the three consecutive payroll     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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years during the period of credited service that yields the highest            
average, and (B) for employees first hired on or after the effective         
date of this bill section, the five consecutive payroll years during           
the period of credited service that yield the highest average, or            
if the employee does not have the required number of ªTHREEß               
consecutive payroll years, the employee's period of credited service;          
an employee must have at least 115 days of credited service in the             
last payroll year in order for that year to be used as part of the             
[THREEß consecutive payroll years;                                             
   * Sec. 25.  AS44.31.020 is amended to read:                               
	Sec. 44.31.020.  DUTIES OF DEPARTMENT.  The                                   
Department of Labor shall                                                      
		(1)  enforce the laws, and adopt regulations under                           
them concerning employer-employee relationships, including the                 
safety, hours of work, wages, and conditions of workers, including             
children;                                                                      
		(2)  accumulate, analyze, and report labor statistics;                       
		(3)  operate systems of workers' compensation and                            
unemployment insurance; and                                                    
		(4)  gather data reflecting the cost of living in the                        
various election districts of the state upon request of the director of        
personnel for determination of area cost-of-living differentials             
under AS29.60.164 and 29.60.165 or under AS39.27.030 ªAS                 
39.27.030 - 39.27.040ß.                                                        
   * Sec. 26.  AS39.27.035, 39.27.040; AS39.35.450(a)(3), and                
39.35.460 are repealed.                                                        
   * Sec. 27.  FINDINGS AND PURPOSE ASTO SECS. 28 - 41.                      
The State of Alaska and many local governments are facing the need             
to restructure their operations and their work forces in order to              
reduce expenditures and to balance budgets.  Retirement and                    
separation incentives are management tools that have been used                 
extensively by the private sector, the federal government, and other           
state and local governments across the country.  The purpose of secs.          
28 - 41 of this Act is to make these management tools temporarily              
available to the state and to the municipalities of the state.  Sections       
28 - 41 of this Act will enable these entities to be more efficient and        
cost-effective by eliminating certain nonessential positions and               
producing a net reduction in personnel costs.                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               

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   * Sec. 28.  RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM.  (a)  An                        
employer may adopt a retirement incentive plan under secs. 28 - 41             
of this Act, as appropriate, and designate categories of employees             
eligible to participate in that plan.  An employer need not extend the         
incentive plan to all employees who would otherwise be eligible, but           
may choose to extend the plan only to employees                                
		(1)  in specific budget or administrative components                         
of the employer;                                                               
		(2)  in specific job classifications;                                        
		(3)  in specific geographic locations; or                                    
		(4)  on the basis of any combination of factors under                        
(1) - (3) of this subsection.                                                  
	(b)  An employee is eligible to participate in a retirement                   
incentive plan under secs.  28 - 41 of this Act only if the                    
		(1)  employee is a vested member of the public                               
employees retirement system or the teachers retirement system;                 
		(2)  employee will be qualified to retire under                              
AS14.25.110 or AS39.35.370 after receipt of the credit described               
in (f) of this section;                                                        
		(3)  savings to the employer in personal services                            
costs for the employees position will exceed the costs to the                  
employer for that position within three years after the employee is            
appointed to retirement.                                                       
	(c)  An employer shall file its proposed retirement incentive                 
plan with the commissioner of administration.  The commissioner                
shall approve the plan if the plan meets the requirements of secs. 28          
- 41 of this Act, except that the commissioner may approve a state             
agencys retirement incentive plan only if the office of management             
and budget approves the calculation of savings under (b)(3) of this            
section.  A proposed plan filed under this section must                        
		(1)  identify job classifications of employees, and                          
specific budget or administrative components, eligible to participate          
in the plan;                                                                   
		(2)  include a reimbursement agreement that                                  
		(A)  requires the employer, for each                                        
employee who retires under the plan, to reimburse the                          
appropriate retirement system, within three years after the                    
end of the fiscal year in which the employee is appointed to                   
retirement, in an amount equal to                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

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		(i)  the actuarial equivalent of the                                       
difference between the benefits the participant                                
receives after the addition of the credit under (f) of                         
this section and the amount the participant would                              
have received without the credit, less the amount the                          
participant has paid on the indebtedness determined                            
under (d) or (e) of this section; and                                          
		(ii)  an appropriate share of the                                          
administrative costs of the program; and                                       
		(B)  provides that contributions from the                                   
employer under this section take priority over other                           
obligations of the employer to the maximum extent permitted                    
by law.                                                                        
	(d)  A member of the teachers retirement system who                           
participates in an approved retirement incentive plan under secs. 28 -         
41 of this Act is indebted to that system for an amount calculated             
under this subsection.  The indebtedness is 25.95 percent of the               
members actual compensation for the school year in which the                   
member terminates employment, or the calculated school year                    
compensation for a member who works less than the entire school                
year.  An outstanding indebtedness at the time a member is                     
appointed to retirement under an approved retirement incentive plan            
requires an actuarial adjustment to the benefits payable to that               
member.                                                                        
	(e)  A member of the public employees retirement system                       
who participates in an approved retirement incentive plan under secs.          
28 - 41 of this Act is indebted to that system for an amount                   
calculated under this subsection.  The indebtedness is 22 1/2 percent          
for a peace officer or fire fighter, and 20 1/4 percent for other              
members, of the members actual annual compensation for the year                
in which the member terminates employment, or the calculated                   
annual compensation for a member who works fewer than 12                       
months.  An outstanding indebtedness at the time a member is                   
appointed to retirement under an approved retirement incentive plan            
requires an actuarial adjustment to the benefits payable to that               
member.                                                                        
	(f)  An employee who participates in an approved retirement                   
incentive plan under secs. 28 - 41 of this Act receives a credit of            
three years.  The three years must be applied in the following order           
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		(1)  to meet the age or service required for                                 
eligibility for normal retirement under AS14.25.110 or                         
AS39.35.370, as appropriate;                                                   
		(2)  to meet the age required for early retirement                           
under AS14.25.110 or AS39.35.370, as appropriate;                              
		(3)  to reduce the actuarial adjustment required for                         
early retirement under AS14.25.110 or AS39.35.370, as appropriate;             
		(4)  as years of credited service for calculating                            
retirement benefits.                                                           
	(g)  In this section,                                                         
		(1)  "department" means                                                      
		(A)  a principal department of the executive                                
branch of state government; an independent state entity that                   
is attached to a principal department of the executive branch                  
for administrative purposes but that is not a public                           
organization as defined in AS39.35.680 is part of that                         
department for purposes of this paragraph; and                                 
		(B)  the Office of the Governor;                                            
		(2)  "employer"                                                              
		(A)  for purposes of a retirement incentive                                 
plan under AS14.25, means the Board of Regents of the                          
University of Alaska, the Department of Education, or the                      
Regional Resource Center, but does not include a school                        
district; and                                                                  
		(B)  for purposes of a retirement incentive                                 
plan under AS39.35, has the meaning given in                                   
AS39.35.680 and includes a department but does not                             
include a school district.                                                     
   * Sec. 29.  AUTHORIZATION FOR STATE EMPLOYEE                              
RETIREMENT INCENTIVE.  (a)  A state agency may adopt, and                      
file with the commissioner of administration for approval, a proposed          
retirement incentive plan for its employees as part of a permanent             
reduction in the personal services costs in that section of the state          
agency.                                                                        
	(b)  Upon the request of a state agency, the commissioner                     
of administration shall establish one or more periods during which             
the employees of that state agency who are eligible under sec. 28(b)           
of this Act to participate in a retirement incentive plan may apply to         
the commissioner of administration to participate in the state agencys         
                                                                               
                                                                               

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approved plan.  The periods shall begin no earlier than June30,                
1996, and end no later than June30, 1999.  The periods shall be no             
less than 30 days and no more than 60 days in duration, and may                
not begin less than 30 days after their establishment.  A state agency         
is not required to request an application period and may request               
more than one application period.                                              
	(c)  A proposed retirement incentive plan adopted under this                  
section may not permit an employee who is the governor, the                    
lieutenant governor, or a commissioner, deputy commissioner, or                
assistant commissioner of a principal department of the executive              
branch to participate in the plan.                                             
	(d)  A proposed retirement incentive plan adopted under this                  
section may permit participation only by an employee who is eligible           
to participate under sec. 28(b) of this Act and who                            
		(1)  has been continuously employed by the state for                         
at least one year before the employee applies to participate in the            
state agencys approved plan;                                                   
		(2)  is a permanent seasonal employee who has been                           
continuously employed by the state in a permanent seasonal position            
during all of the time in the one year before the employees                    
application to participate in which the position normally is filled;           
		(3)  has a job sharing agreement with a state agency                         
in which two or more employees share a single position identified              
by a single position control number and in which the employee who              
applies to participate in the plan was continuously employed by the            
agency during the portion of the one year before the employees                 
application in which the employee normally worked under the job                
sharing agreement; or                                                          
		(4)  meets a combination of the requirements of this                         
subsection.                                                                    
	(e)  The commissioner of administration may not accept the                    
application of an employee to participate in an approved retirement            
incentive plan adopted under this section unless the employee will             
be appointed to retirement not later than the first day of the month           
that is six months after the last day of the application period                
established by the commissioner under (b) of this section.  A state            
agency, in a plan adopted under this section, may set an earlier date          
by which an employee must be appointed to retirement in order to               
participate in the plan.                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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   * Sec. 30.  AUTHORIZATION FOR RETIREMENT INCENTIVE                        
FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA.  (a)  The                           
Board of Regents of the University of Alaska may adopt, and file               
with the commissioner of administration for approval, a proposed               
retirement incentive plan for university employees.                            
	(b)  Upon the request of the Board of Regents, the                            
commissioner of administration shall establish one or more periods             
during which the employees of the university who are eligible under            
sec. 28(b) of this Act to participate in a retirement incentive plan           
may apply to the commissioner of administration to participate in the          
universitys approved plan.  The periods shall begin no earlier than            
June30, 1996, and end no later than June30, 1999.  The periods                 
shall be no less than 30 days and no more than 60 days in duration             
and may not begin less than 30 days after their establishment.  The            
Board of Regents is not required to request an application period and          
may request more than one application period.                                  
	(c)  The commissioner of administration may not accept the                    
application of an employee to participate in an approved retirement            
incentive plan adopted under this section unless the employee will             
be appointed to retirement not later than the first day of the month           
that is six months after the last day of the application period                
established by the commissioner under (b) of this section.  The                
Board of Regents, in a plan adopted under this section, may set an             
earlier date by which an employee of the University of Alaska must             
be appointed to retirement in order to participate in the plan.                
	(d)  A participant in the optional university retirement                      
program under AS14.40.661 - 14.40.799 who is vested in the public              
employees retirement system or the teachers retirement system may              
participate in a retirement incentive plan for that system if the              
participant meets the other qualifications of secs. 28 - 41 of this Act.       
If a provision of this subsection is inconsistent with another                 
provision of law, the provision of this subsection governs.                    
   * Sec. 31.  AUTHORIZATION FOR RETIREMENT INCENTIVE                        
FOR OTHER EMPLOYEES IN THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES                                    
RETIREMENT SYSTEM.  (a)  The governing body of a political                     
subdivision of the state or public organization that has elected to            
participate in the public employees retirement system under                    
AS39.35.550 - 39.35.650 may adopt, and file with the commissioner              
                                                                               
                                                                               

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of administration for approval, a proposed retirement incentive plan           
for its employees.  A plan adopted under this section must provide             
that the application period for participation in the retirement incentive      
plan is December31, 1996, through June30, 1997.                                
	(b)  The commissioner of administration may not accept the                    
application of an employee to participate in an approved retirement            
incentive plan adopted under this section unless the employee will             
be appointed to retirement on or before February1, 1998.  The                  
governing body of the political subdivision or public organization, in         
a plan adopted under this section, may set an earlier date by which            
an employee must be appointed to retirement in order to participate            
in the plan.                                                                   
   * Sec. 32.  AUTHORIZATION FOR RETIREMENT INCENTIVE                        
FOR EMPLOYEES OF REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTERS IN                                  
THE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM.  (a) A regional                                
resource center that has employees who are members of the teachers             
retirement system may adopt, and file with the commissioner of                 
administration for approval, a proposed retirement incentive plan for          
its employees.  A plan adopted under this section must provide that            
the application period for participation in the retirement incentive           
plan is June30, 1996, through December31, 1996.                                
	(b)  The commissioner of administration may not accept the                    
application of an employee to participate in an approved retirement            
incentive plan adopted under this section unless the employee will             
be appointed to retirement on or before August1, 1997.  The                    
regional resource center, in a plan adopted under this section, may            
set an earlier date by which an employee must be appointed to                  
retirement in order to participate in the plan.                                
   * Sec. 33.  POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR PUBLIC                               
ORGANIZATION EMPLOYMENT.  For purposes of determining the                      
years of service requirements for retirement under AS14.25.110 or              
AS39.35.370, as appropriate, a vested member who is a state                    
employee and who applies to participate in a retirement incentive              
plan approved under secs. 28 - 41 of this Act may receive credit for           
employment with a political subdivision or public organization before          
the political subdivision or organization became an employer under             
the public employees retirement system.  The member may not                    
receive credit for those years under this section for purposes of              
determining benefits.  If a provision of this section is inconsistent          
with any other provision of law, the provision of this section                 
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   * Sec. 34.  PROVISION AND AUTHORIZATION FOR                               
ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR OF COURT.  (a)  The chief justice                      
of the state supreme court may adopt a retirement incentive plan for           
an administrative director of the Alaska Court System who is a                 
member of the judicial retirement system under AS22.25.012 if                  
participation in the plan will result in savings to the court system in        
personal services costs within three years after commencement of the           
plan.  The administrative director may participate only if the                 
administrative director is vested in the judicial retirement system and        
will be qualified to retire under AS22.25.010 after receipt of the             
retirement incentive.  To participate, the administrative director shall       
apply to the commissioner of administration to participate in the              
approved court system plan.                                                    
	(b)  The court system shall include in the retirement                         
incentive plan a reimbursement agreement that requires the court               
system, for each administrative director of the Alaska Court System            
who is retired under the plan, to reimburse the judicial retirement            
system within three years after the end of the fiscal year in which            
the administrative director is appointed to retirement in an amount            
equal to                                                                       
		(1)  the actuarial equivalent of the difference                              
between the benefits the administrative director receives after the            
addition of the credit under (e) of this section and the amount the            
participant would have received without the credit, less the total of          
the amount the participant has paid on the indebtedness determined             
under (d) of this section; and                                                 
		(2)  an appropriate share of the administrative costs                        
of the program.                                                                
	(c)  A retirement incentive plan adopted under this section                   
must provide that contributions from the court system under (b) of             
this section take priority over other obligations of the court system          
under (b) of this section to the maximum extent permitted by law.              
	(d)  An administrative director of the Alaska Court System                    
who participates in an approved retirement incentive plan is indebted          
to the system.  The amount of indebtedness is equal to 21 percent              
of the directors actual annual compensation for the year in which the          
director terminates employment to participate in the program, or the           
calculated  annual  compensation  for  an administrative director who          
                                                                               
                                                                               

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works fewer than 12 months.  An outstanding indebtedness at the                
time the administrative director is appointed to retirement under an           
approved retirement incentive plan will require an actuarial                   
adjustment to the benefits payable to the director.                            
	(e)  An administrative director of the Alaska Court System                    
who participates in an approved retirement incentive plan receives a           
credit of three years that may only be used to meet the age                    
requirements for normal or early retirement under AS22.25.010(d).              
	(f)  The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court may                        
adopt and file with the commissioner of administration for approval,           
a proposed retirement incentive plan for the administrative director           
of the court system who is a member of the judicial retirement                 
system.  Upon the request of the chief justice, the commissioner of            
administration shall establish a period during which an administrative         
director eligible to participate in the retirement incentive plan of the       
court system may apply to the commissioner of administration to                
participate in the court systems approved plan.  The period shall              
begin no earlier than July1, 1996, and end no later than June30,               
1999.  The period shall be no less than 30 days and no more than               
60 days in duration and may not begin less than 30 days after                  
establishment.  The chief justice is not required to request an                
application period.                                                            
	(g)  The commissioner of administration may not accept the                    
application of an administrative director of the court system to               
participate in an approved retirement incentive plan adopted under             
this section unless the administrative director will be appointed to           
retirement not later than the first day of the month that is six months        
after the last day of the application period established by the                
commissioner under (f) of this section.  The chief justice, in a plan          
adopted under this section, may set an earlier date by which an                
administrative director must be appointed to retirement in order to            
participate in the plan.                                                       
   * Sec. 35.  RECOVERY OF EMPLOYER DELINQUENCIES.                           
To recover a delinquency owed by an employer other than the state              
under an agreement entered into under sec. 28(c)(2) of this Act, the           
Department of Administration may                                               
		(1)  direct that the amount of the delinquency or a                          
lesser amount be withheld from any money payable to the employer               
by a state department or agency and that the amount withheld be                
credited to the delinquency; and                                               
		(2)  bring action against the employer.                                      

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   * Sec. 36.  REEMPLOYMENT INDEBTEDNESS; PROHIBITION                        
ON REEMPLOYMENT.  (a)  If an individual is reemployed as a                     
member of the public employees retirement system under AS39.35,                
the teachers retirement system under AS14.25, the judicial                     
retirement system under AS22.25, or the optional university                    
retirement program under AS14.40.661 - 14.40.799 after                         
appointment to retirement under secs. 28 - 41 of this Act, that                
individual forfeits the incentive credit received under secs. 28 - 41          
of this Act and is indebted to the system under which the individual           
took retirement.  The indebtedness is 150 percent of the amount the            
individual received as a result of participation in a retirement               
incentive plan under secs. 28 - 41 of this Act and to which the                
individual would not otherwise have been entitled, including the cost          
of health insurance.  The amount that the individual has paid under            
sec. 28(d) or (e) of this Act will be applied as a credit toward the           
reemployment indebtedness.  Interest on the reemployment                       
indebtedness accrues from the date of reemployment until the date              
that the individual either is appointed to retirement and accepts an           
actuarial adjustment to the individuals future benefits or repays the          
indebtedness in full.  The rate of interest is that established by             
regulation for the public employees retirement system by the public            
employees retirement board and for the teachers retirement system              
by the teachers retirement board.                                              
	(b)  An individual who was appointed to retirement under                      
secs. 28 - 41 of this Act may not be employed by, or enter into a              
contract for personal services with, a state agency or the University          
of Alaska within the five years after the date of appointment to               
retirement, except that                                                        
		(1)  the University of Alaska may enter into a                               
personal services contract with the individual for teaching or research        
that does not entitle the individual to receive retirement, health, or         
leave benefits, except social security replacement if required by the          
Internal Revenue Code; and                                                     
		(2)  the individual may accept employment with the                           
legislature during a legislative session if the employment is on an            
hourly basis and does not entitle the individual to receive retirement,        
health, or leave benefits.                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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	(c)  Notwithstanding the prohibition in (b) of this section, a                
state agency or the University of Alaska may enter into a personal             
services contract with an individual who was appointed to retirement           
under secs. 28 - 41 of this Act if the Board of Regents, for the               
University of Alaska, or the commissioner of administration, for a             
state agency, determines that there is a compelling reason to do so            
because of the individuals specialized or extensive experience that            
relates to a particular program or project of the state agency or              
university.  However, a state agency may not enter into a contract             
with an individual under this subsection if the individual was                 
employed by the state agency at the time of the individuals                    
appointment to retirement.                                                     
   * Sec. 37.  SEPARATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM.  (a)  A                         
state agency may, with the approval of the director of the office of           
management and budget, establish a separation incentive program for            
its employees.  The program may be offered in combination with an              
approved retirement incentive plan adopted under sec. 29 of this Act,          
or may be offered separately from such a plan.  A state agency need            
not extend an incentive program under this section to all employees            
who would otherwise be eligible to participate, but may choose to              
extend the program only to employees                                           
		(1)  in specific budget or administrative components                         
of the state agency;                                                           
		(2)  in specific job classifications;                                        
		(3)  on the basis of any combination of factors under                        
(1) and (2) of this subsection.                                                
	(b)  A separation incentive program payment under this                        
section shall be paid in a lump sum after the employees separation             
from state service, and shall be equal to the lesser of an amount              
equaling six months of the employees base salary, or $25,000.                  
However, a state agency or the office of management and budget                 
may set a lower separation incentive payment in the state agencys              
separation incentive program.                                                  
	(c)  Upon the request of a state agency, the commissioner                     
of administration shall establish one or more periods during which             
the employees of that state agency may apply to the commissioner               
of administration to participate in the state agencys approved                 
separation incentive program.  The periods shall begin no earlier than         
July 1, 1996, and end no later than June 30, 1999.  The periods                
shall be no less than 30 days and no more than 60 days in duration,            
                                                                               

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and may not begin less than 30 days after their establishment.  A              
state agency is not required to request an application period, and             
may request more than one application period.  If the commissioner             
of administration has established one or more application periods for          
a state agency under sec. 29(b) of this Act, the application period or         
periods established under this subsection must coincide with the               
period or periods established under sec. 29(b) of this Act.                    
	(d)  A separation incentive program established under this                    
section must provide that a separation incentive payment to an                 
employee may be made only if                                                   
		(1)  the employee is a permanent full-time or                                
permanent full-time seasonal employee with at least five years of              
service with the state; and                                                    
		(2)  the savings to the state agency in personal                             
services costs for the position occupied by that employee would                
exceed, in three years after the employee separates, the amount of             
separation incentive payment.                                                  
	(e)  If an individual who received a separation incentive                     
payment under this section subsequently is reemployed by a state               
agency or the University of Alaska within the three years after the            
date that the individual received the separation incentive payment,            
the individual is liable to the state in an amount equal to 150                
percent of the amount of the separation incentive payment, plus                
interest at the rate prescribed by AS45.45.010, commencing on the              
date that the individual received the separation incentive payment.            
	(f)  If an employee is eligible to participate in an approved                 
retirement incentive plan adopted under sec. 29 of this Act,                   
		(1)  a separation incentive payment to that employee                         
may not exceed the amount that the state agency would be obligated             
to pay to the appropriate retirement system, notwithstanding (b) of            
this section; and                                                              
		(2)  the employee may participate in either the                              
separation incentive program under this section or the retirement              
incentive plan adopted under sec. 29 of this Act, but not both.                
	(g)  In this section, "base salary" means the monthly salary                  
paid to an employee under the applicable collective bargaining                 
agreement, AS39.27.011, or another applicable pay schedule, and                
includes geographic differential; if an employee is paid on an hourly          
basis, the employees base salary is the employees hourly rate,                 
including geographic differential, multiplied by the number of hours           
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	(h)  Notwithstanding any provisions of the Public                             
Employment Relations Act (AS23.40.040 - 23.40.260), no aspect of               
the separation incentive program set out in this section is subject to         
collective bargaining under that Act.                                          
   * Sec. 38.  OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET.  (a)                         
When designating an employee category for participation in a                   
retirement incentive plan or a separation incentive program under              
secs. 28 - 41 of this Act, the executive head of the relevant state            
agency shall describe in detail the expected effect of the plan or             
program on the agencys personal services cost and operation.  This             
financial report must be approved by the director of the office of             
management and budget before the commissioner of administration                
may approve the proposed plan or program.  The state agency shall              
report each year to the office of management and budget on the cost            
of each employees participation and the effect on the agencys                  
personal services cost and operation.                                          
	(b)  The office of management and budget shall submit to                      
the legislature annual reports on the retirement incentive and                 
separation incentive programs under secs. 28 - 41 of this Act                  
beginning January15, 1998, and continuing through January15,                   
2000, and shall submit a final report January15, 2001.  Each report            
must provide the information necessary for the legislature to evaluate         
the effectiveness of the programs in achieving their objectives.  The          
report must include information on the designated employee                     
categories under the incentive programs, the cost to the state, the            
cost to the employee, the annual budgeted amount, by state agency,             
for the incentives, the number of positions deleted or left vacant, and        
the projected or actual net savings over the three-year period, and            
recommendations to the legislature for changes in appropriations that          
reflect the cost and cost savings resulting from the retirement and            
separation incentive programs.                                                 
   * Sec. 39.  PROGRAM CHANGES.  (a)  An individual employee                 
does not have a vested or contractual right to a benefit under secs.           
28 - 41 of this Act until an agreement is executed with the                    
administrator that specifically authorizes that employee to participate        
in the retirement incentive program under secs. 28 - 41 of this Act            
or until an agreement is executed with the commissioner of                     
administration to participate in the separation incentive program              
under secs. 28 - 41 of this Act.  The legislature reserves the right to        
                                                                               
                                                                               

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change any aspect of either incentive program as it relates to                 
employees for whom participation agreements have not yet been                  
executed with the administrator or with the commissioner of                    
administration.                                                                
	(b)  In this section, "administrator" means the administrator                 
of the public employees retirement system of employees who are                 
members of that system, and the administrator of the teachers                  
retirement system for employees who are members of that system.                
   * Sec. 40.  REGULATIONS.  The commissioner of administration              
may adopt regulations under AS44.62 (Administrative Procedure                  
Act) to implement and interpret secs. 28 - 41 of this Act.                     
   * Sec. 41.  DEFINITIONS.  (a)  Unless otherwise provided in               
secs. 28 - 41 of this Act, the definitions set out in AS14.25.220              
apply to provisions in secs. 29 - 36 of this Act that relate to                
teachers retirement system and members of the teachers retirement              
system.                                                                        
	(b)  Unless otherwise provided in secs. 28 - 41 of this Act,                  
the definitions set out in AS39.35.680 apply to provisions in secs.            
29 - 37 of this Act that relate to the public employees retirement             
system and members of the public employees retirement system                   
except that "employer" does not include a school district.                     
	(c)  In secs. 28 - 41 of this Act,                                            
		(1)  "office of management and budget" means the                             
office of management and budget in the Office of the Governor;                 
		(2)  "public employees' retirement system" means the                         
Public Employees Retirement System of Alaska (AS39.35);                        
		(3) "state agency"                                                           
		(A)  means                                                                  
		(i)  the legislative branch of state                                       
government;                                                                    
		(ii)  the judicial branch of state                                         
government;                                                                    
		(iii)  a principal department of the                                       
executive branch of state government; and                                      
independent state entity that is attached to a                                 
principal department of the executive branch for                               
administrative purposes but that is not a public                               
organization as defined in AS39.35.680 is part of                              
that department for purposes of this clause; and                               
		(iv)  the Office of the Governor;                                          
                                                                               

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		(B)  does not include                                                       
		(i)  the University of Alaska;                                             
		(ii)  a political subdivision of the                                       
state; or                                                                      
		(iii)  a public organization as                                            
defined in AS39.35.680;                                                        
		(4)  "teachers retirement system" means the                                  
Teachers Retirement System of Alaska (AS14.25).                                
   * Sec. 42.  CERTAIN EXEMPT EMPLOYEES OF THE                               
EXECUTIVE BRANCH.  Permanent and temporary employees of the                    
executive branch who are in the exempt service under AS39.25,                  
who are not members of a collective bargaining unit established                
under the Public Employment Relations Act (AS23.40), and who are               
not otherwise covered by AS39.27.011(a), are entitled to receive               
salary adjustments comparable to those received by the classified and          
partially exempt employees of the executive branch under                       
AS39.27.011(e) - (g), as enacted by sec. 13 of this Act, and to                
receive geographic differentials comparable to those received by the           
classified and partially exempt employees of the executive branch              
under AS39.25.020, as enacted by sec. 14 of this Act.                          
   * Sec. 43.  EMPLOYEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA.                        
The employees of the University of Alaska who are not members of               
a collective bargaining unit are entitled to receive salary increases in       
accordance with the compensation policy of the Board of Regents of             
the University of Alaska.                                                      
   * Sec. 44.  EMPLOYEES OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH.  For                        
the fiscal years beginning July1, 1997, and July1, 1998, permanent             
and temporary employees of the judicial branch, other than justices            
and judges, who are not members of a collective bargaining                     
agreement, are entitled to receive salary adjustments comparable to            
those received by the classified and partially exempt employees of             
the executive branch under AS39.27.011(f) - (g), as that statute is            
amended in sec. 13 of this Act, and geographic differential                    
adjustments comparable to those received by the classified and                 
partially exempt employees of the executive branch under                       
AS39.27.020, as enacted by sec. 14 of this Act.                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

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   * Sec. 45.  JUDICIAL BRANCH EMPLOYEES.  For the fiscal                    
year beginning July1, 1996, and ending June30, 1997, the                       
temporary and permanent employees of the judicial branch, other                
than justices and judges, who are not members of a collective                  
bargaining unit are entitled to receive a salary increase of 5.2 percent       
of the employees base salary as of June30, 1996.                               
   * Sec. 46.  JUDGES AND JUSTICES.  Notwithstanding                         
AS22.05.140(d), AS22.07.090(c), AS22.10.190(d), and                            
AS22.15.220(e), and sec. 13 of this Act,  justices and judges in the           
judicial branch are not entitled to receive the increases provided by          
AS22.05.140(d), AS22.07.090(c), AS22.10.190(d), and                            
AS22.15.220(e) for the fiscal year beginning July1, 1996, and                  
ending June30, 1997.                                                           
   * Sec. 47.  APPROVAL OF MONETARY TERMS OF                                 
AGREEMENTS.  This section constitutes approval of the monetary                 
terms of the collective bargaining agreements entered into between             
the state and the following collective bargaining organizations:               
		(1)  Alaska State Employees Association, for the                             
General Government Unit;                                                       
		(2)  Alaska Public Employees Association, for the                            
Supervisory Unit;                                                              
		(3)  Public Employees Local 71, for the Labor,                               
Trades and Crafts Unit;                                                        
		(4)  Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific,                                   
representing the unlicensed marine unit;                                       
		(5)  International Organization of Masters, Mates,                           
and Pilots, Pacific Maritime Region, for the Masters, Mates, and               
Pilots Unit;                                                                   
		(6)  Public Safety Employees Association,                                    
representing state troopers and other commissioned law enforcement             
personnel;                                                                     
		(7)  the Classified Employees Association,                                   
representing University of Alaska employees; and                               
		(8)  the Alaska Community Colleges' Federation of                            
Teachers, representing faculty members of the University of Alaska;            
		(9)  the Alyeska Correspondence School Education                             
Association representing teachers at the Alyeska Central School;               
		(10)  Alaska Vocational Technical Center Teacher's                           
Association representing teachers at the Alyeska Central School; and           
                                                                               
                                                                               

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		(11)  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers                        
representing nonjudicial, nonsupervisory, classified employees of the          
Alaska Court System.                                                           
   * Sec. 48.  LIMITATION ON THE REDUCTION OF                                
EMPLOYEE SALARIES.  (a) The salary that an employee is                         
receiving on June30, 1996, may not be reduced by application of                
a provision of sec. 14 of this Act until June30, 1997, so long as the          
employee remains in the same geographic area, as set out in                    
AS39.27.020, as amended by sec. 14 of this Act.                                
	(b)  If an employee moves to another geographic area after                    
July1, 1996, the pay differential in AS39.27.020(a), as amended by             
sec. 14 of this Act, applies to that employees salary on the effective         
date of the move.                                                              
	(c)  Nothing in this Act prohibits a reduction in an                          
employees salary as a result of a voluntary or involuntary demotion.           
   * Sec. 49.  Nothing in this Act modifies or terminates the terms          
of a collective bargaining agreement in effect on the effective date           
of this Act.                                                                   
   * Sec. 50.  Section 48 of this Act is repealed July1, 1997.               
   * Sec. 51.  Sections 28, 29, and 37 of this Act are repealed              
July1, 2000.                                                                   
   * Sec. 52.  Sections 30 - 34 of this Act are repealed                     
December31, 1999.                                                              
   * Sec. 53.  This Act takes effect July1, 1996."                           
                                                                               
Senator Miller moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                      
Objections were heard.                                                         
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
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Amendment No. 1                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo,                   
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and so, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Frank moved that the bill be returned to second reading for            
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 2.               
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               
Senator Frank offered Amendment No. 2:                                         
                                                                               
Page 20, delete Section 37 and all conforming references in the bill.          
Renumber accordingly.                                                          
Including title amendment if required.                                         
                                                                               
Senator Frank moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                       
Objections were heard.                                                         
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSSB 152(FIN) am                                                               
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 2                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo,                   
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 2 was adopted.                                           
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Duncan moved that the bill be returned to second reading for           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 3.               
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               

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Senator Duncan offered Amendment No. 3:                                        
                                                                               
Delete Sections 17 through 23.                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Duncan moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 3.                      
Senator Miller objected.                                                       
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSSB 152(FIN) am                                                               
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 3                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo,                   
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 3 failed.                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Duncan moved that the bill be returned to second reading for           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 4.               
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               
Senator Duncan offered Amendment No. 4:                                        
                                                                               
Delete Section 22.                                                             
                                                                               
Senator Duncan moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 4.                      
Senator Miller objected.                                                       
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 4 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               

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SB 152                                                                       
                                                                               
CSSB 152(FIN) am                                                               
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 4                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo,                   
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Miller changed from "Yea" to "Nay".                                            
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 4 failed.                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Duncan moved that the bill be returned to second reading for           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 5.               
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               
Senator Duncan offered Amendment No. 5:                                        
                                                                               
Delete Sections 17 through 21.                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Duncan moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 5.                      
Senator Miller objected.                                                       
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 5 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4012
SB 152                                                                       
                                                                               
CSSB 152(FIN) am                                                               
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 5                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo,                   
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 5 failed.                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Duncan moved that the bill be returned to second reading for           
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 6.               
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               
Senator Duncan offered Amendment No. 6:                                        
                                                                               
Delete section 23.                                                             
                                                                               
Senator Duncan moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 6.                      
Senator Miller objected.                                                       
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 6 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSSB 152(FIN) am                                                               
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 6                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo,                   
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               

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SB 152                                                                       
and so, Amendment No. 6 failed.                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved that the bill be returned to second reading for            
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 7.               
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               
Senator Kelly offered Amendment No. 7:                                         
                                                                               
Page 25 of the amendment, following line 16:                                   
	Insert a new section to read:                                                 
   "* Sec. 47.  LEGISLATIVE BRANCH EMPLOYEES.                                
Employees of the legislative branch of state government, other than            
legislators, are entitled to receive salary adjustments comparable to          
those received by the classified and partially exempt employees of             
the executive branch under AS 39.27.011(e) - (g), as enacted by sec.           
13 of this Act."                                                               
                                                                               
Renumber the following amendment sections accordingly.                         
                                                                               
Page 26, line 18:                                                              
	Delete "Section 48"                                                           
	Insert "Section 49"                                                           
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 7.                       
Without objection, Amendment No. 7 was adopted.                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Amendment No. 8 was not offered.                                               
                                                                               
Senator Salo moved that the bill be returned to second reading for             
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 9.               
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               
Senator Salo offered Amendment No. 9:                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 152                                                                       
Page 26, line 18:                                                              
	Insert new section to read:                                                   
		Sec. 50. Nothing in this act shall apply to non-                             
certificated school employees.                                                 
                                                                               
Renumber remaining sections.                                                   
                                                                               
Senator Salo moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 9.                        
Objections were heard.                                                         
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 9 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSSB 152(FIN) am                                                               
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 9                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  10   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                             
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                                                         
                                                                               
Nays:  Frank, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,                
Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                                       
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 9 failed.                                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Sharp moved that the bill be returned to second reading for            
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 10.              
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               
Senator Sharp offered Amendment No. 10:                                        
                                                                               
Page 6, line 21:                                                               
	Delete 10                                                                     
	Insert  20                                                                    
                                                                               
Senator Sharp moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 10.                      
Without objection, Amendment No. 10 was adopted.                               

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SB 152                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Frank moved that the bill be returned to second reading for            
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 11.              
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               
Senators Frank, Miller, Sharp offered Amendment No. 11:                        
                                                                               
Page 7, line 9:                                                                
	Insert new section and renumber                                               
                                                                               
	Sec.  LIMITATION ON THE REDUCTION OF                                        
EMPLOYEE SALARIES. (a) So long as the employee remains in                      
the same geographic area, as defined in AS 39.27.021(a) and (e), as            
enacted by sec. 4 of this Act,                                                 
	(1) the salary that an employee is receiving on June 30,                      
1996, may not be reduced by application of a provision of this Act             
until July 1, 1997;                                                            
	(2) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, the salary that               
an employee is receiving on June 30, 1997, may not be reduced by               
more than five percent as a result of the application of a provision           
of this Act.                                                                   
  (b) If an employee moves to another geographic area after June 30,           
1996, both the pay differential in AS 39.27.021(a), as amended by              
sec. 4 of this Act, and the limitation on applicable salary in AS              
39.27.021(b), as amended by sec. 4 of this Act, apply to that                  
employee's salary on the effective date of the move.                           
                                                                               
Senator Frank moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption               
of Amendment No. 11.  Without objection, Amendment No. 11 was                  
adopted.                                                                       
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved that the bill be returned to second reading for            
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 12.              
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 152                                                                       
Senator Kelly offered Amendment No. 12:                                        
                                                                               
Page 23, following line 21:                                                    
	Insert a new bill section to read:                                            
   "* Sec. 41.  LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT                              
INCENTIVE PLAN.  (a)  The Legislative Council  may adopt and                   
file with the commissioner of administration a retirement incentive            
plan for employees of the legislative branch of state government.              
The plan must designate categories of employees eligible to                    
participate in that plan, include a reimbursement agreement for the            
cost of participation by employees in the plan, require employees to           
meet the eligibility criteria, and pay the indebtedness amount as              
though the plan were subject to sec. 28 of this Act.  The Legislative          
Council may exercise the powers of a state agency under sec. 28 of             
this Act, but a plan adopted by the council is not subject to review           
by the office of management and budget or approval of the                      
commissioner of administration.                                                
	(b)   The application periods established by the Legislative                  
Council under the plan during which the employees of a legislative             
agency who meet the requirements of sec. 28(b) of this Act are                 
eligible to participate in the retirement incentive plan shall begin no        
earlier than June 30, 1996, and end no later than June 30, 1999.               
The application periods shall be no less than 30 days and not more             
than 60 days in duration, and may not begin less than 30 days after            
their establishment.  The Legislative Council is not required to               
establish an application period and may establish more than one                
application period.                                                            
	(c)  The commissioner of administration may not accept the                    
application of an employee to participate in the Legislative Council           
retirement incentive plan under this section unless the employee will          
be appointed to retirement not later than the first day of the month           
that is six months after the last day of the application period                
established by the Legislative Council under this section.  The                
Legislative Council may set an earlier date by which an employee               
must be appointed to retirement in order to participate in the plan.           
                                                                               
	(d)  The provisions of secs. 33, 35, 36, 39, and 41 of this                   
Act apply to a plan adopted under this section."                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4017
SB 152                                                                       
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                              
                                                                               
Conform the internal references to bill sections in secs. 27 - 41 of           
Amendment 1 accordingly.                                                       
                                                                               
Page 24, line 5:                                                               
	Delete all material.                                                          
                                                                               
Renumber the following sub-subparagraphs accordingly.                          
                                                                               
Page 26, line 18:                                                              
	Delete "Section 48"                                                           
	Insert "Section 49"                                                           
                                                                               
Senator Kelly moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 12.                      
Without objection, Amendment No. 12 was adopted.                               
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am was automatically in                        
third reading.                                                                 
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL                      
NO. 152(FIN) am "An Act relating to public employee compensation,              
benefits, and labor relations; relating to salaries, geographic 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 and early retirement incentives        
for certain public employees; relating to severance and other pay and          
benefit programs for public employees; relating to and making                  
conforming amendments concerning certain state aid calculations                
formerly based on geographic differentials for state employee                  
salaries; relating to the exempt status of certain state employees; and        
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?  The roll was                
taken with the following result:                                               
                                                                               
CSSB 152(FIN) am                                                               
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
                                                                               
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,                    
R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                   
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Salo,                   
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4018
SB 152                                                                       
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am passed the                          
Senate on reconsideration.                                                     
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved the effective date clause.                               
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the effective date clause be adopted?                
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
CSSB 152(FIN) am                                                               
Effective Date Vote                                                            
                                                                               
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Miller,                   
Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                           
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Lincoln, Salo, Zharoff                    
                                                                               
and so, the effective date clause failed.                                      
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent under rule                   
43(b) of the Uniform Rules engrossment be waived on CS FOR                     
SENATE BILL NO. 152(FIN) am(efd fld).  Without objection, it was               
so ordered.                                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
                   CONSIDERATION OF THE CALENDAR CONTINUED                   
                                                                               
SB 210                                                                       
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that SENATE                  
BILL NO. 210 An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco                
products; and providing for an effective date be taken up at this              
time.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 210                                                                       
SENATE BILL NO. 210 An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and                 
tobacco products; and providing for an effective date was read the             
second time.                                                                   
                                                                               

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SB 210                                                                       
Senator Sharp, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                
adoption of the State Affairs Committee Substitute offered on page             
3042.  Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(STA)                      
was adopted and read the second time.                                          
                                                                               
Senator Adams offered Amendment No. 1:                                         
                                                                               
Page 1, lines 9 - 11:                                                          
	Delete all material and insert:                                               
		"(2)  10 percent to be used by the Department of                             
Health and Social Services as pass-through grants to recipients                
conducting anti-tobacco use, anti-smoking, or stop smoking programs;           
and"                                                                           
                                                                               
Senator Adams moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                       
Senator Halford objected.                                                      
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSSB 210(STA)                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 1                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  9   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Kelly, Lincoln, Miller, Salo,            
Zharoff                                                                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Frank, Green, Halford, Leman, Pearce, R.Phillips,               
Rieger, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                                               
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final            
passage.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(STA) was read the third time.                       
                                                                               
Senators Rieger, Sharp moved and asked unanimous consent that                  
they be shown as cosponsors on the bill.  Without objection, it was            
so ordered.                                                                    

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4020
SB 210                                                                       
The question being: Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(STA)                      
An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products; and               
providing for an effective date pass the Senate?  The roll was                 
taken with the following result:                                               
                                                                               
CSSB 210(STA)                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly,                   
Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp,               
Torgerson, Zharoff                                                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Green, Taylor                                                   
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(STA) passed the Senate.                     
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
                       RECONSIDERATION OF SENATE BILLS                       
                                                                               
SB 210                                                                       
Senator Halford gave notice of reconsideration on CS FOR SENATE                
BILL NO. 210(STA) An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and                   
tobacco products; and providing for an effective date and moved                
and asked unanimous consent that it be taken up at this time.                  
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                          
                                                                               
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(STA) was before the Senate in                       
third reading on reconsideration.                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL                      
NO. 210(STA) An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco                
products; and providing for an effective date pass the Senate?  The            
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4021
SB 210                                                                       
                                                                               
CSSB 210(STA)                                                                  
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly,                   
Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp,               
Torgerson, Zharoff                                                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, Green, Taylor                                                   
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(STA) passed the Senate                      
on reconsideration.                                                            
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was            
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                        
                                                                               
HB 306                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(JUD) An Act relating to a lien for                   
services provided by a hospital, nurse, or physician was read the              
second time.                                                                   
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be             
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage.  Without                
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(JUD) was read the third time.                        
                                                                               
The question being: Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(JUD)                       
An Act relating to a lien for services provided by a hospital, nurse,          
or physician pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the                     
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4022
HB 306                                                                       
                                                                               
CSHB 306(JUD)                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                        
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 306(JUD) passed the Senate,                      
was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.           
                                                                               
HB 357                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 357(RES) An Act relating to the                          
issuance of hunting, trapping, and noncommercial fishing licenses,             
tags, and permits and to residency for fish and game purposes; and             
providing for an effective date was read the second time.                      
                                                                               
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption               
of the Resources Senate Committee Substitute offered on page 3153.             
Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                         
357(RES) was adopted and 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.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                               
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 357(RES) was read                          
the third time.                                                                
                                                                               
The question being: Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                           
BILL NO. 357(RES) An Act relating to the issuance of hunting,                  
trapping, and noncommercial fishing licenses, tags, and permits and            
to residency for fish and game purposes; and providing for an                  
effective date pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the                   
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4023
HB 357                                                                       
                                                                               
SCS CSHB 357(RES)                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                        
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 357(RES)                           
passed the Senate.                                                             
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was            
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                         THIRD READING OF HOUSE BILLS                        
                                                                               
HB 394                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 394(RES) was read                          
the third time.                                                                
                                                                               
The question being: Shall 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            
pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following result:                
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4024
HB 394                                                                       
                                                                               
SCS CSHB 394(RES)                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                        
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 394(RES)                           
passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.           
                                                                               
HB 436                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 436(TRA) was read the third time.                        
                                                                               
The question being: Shall 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 pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following                   
result:                                                                        
                                                                               
CSHB 436(TRA)                                                                  
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                        
                                                                               
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 436(TRA) passed the Senate.                      
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was            
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.               
                                                                               
HB 478                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 478(L&C) was read the third                       
time.                                                                          

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4025
HB 478                                                                       
Senators Taylor, Donley, Kelly, Phillips moved and asked unanimous             
consent that they be allowed to abstain from voting because of a               
conflict of interest.  Objections were heard and Senators Taylor,              
Donley, Kelly, Phillips were required to vote.                                 
                                                                               
The question being: Shall 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 pass the Senate?                
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
SCS HB 478(L&C)                                                                
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  3   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman,                  
Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo,               
Torgerson, Zharoff                                                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Sharp, Taylor                                                    
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 478(L&C) passed the                       
Senate.                                                                        
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote                
on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective             
date clause.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                            
                                                                               
Senator Taylor gave notice of reconsideration.                                 
                                                                               
HB 493                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 493(FIN) am S was                          
read the third time.                                                           
                                                                               
The question being: Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                           
BILL NO. 493(FIN) am S An Act relating to treatment for                        
alcoholism or drug abuse pass the Senate?  The roll was taken                  
with the following result:                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4026
HB 493                                                                       
                                                                               
SCS CSHB 493(FIN) am S                                                         
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                        
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 493(FIN) am                        
S passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for                      
engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                     SECOND READING OF SENATE RESOLUTIONS                    
                                                                               
SCR 33                                                                       
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33 was read the                               
second time and was before the Senate on final passage.                        
                                                                               
The question being: Shall 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. 20,             
relating to unfunded federal mandates and the Conference of the                
States, pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following                
result:                                                                        
                                                                               
SCR 33                                                                         
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                 
                                                                               
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                        
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33 passed the                         
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                      
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4027
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                     
                                                                               
HJR 20                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 20(STA) Relating to                          
unfunded federal mandates and the Conference of the States, was                
read the second time.                                                          
                                                                               
Senator Sharp moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption               
of the State Affairs Senate Committee Substitute offered on page               
3808.  Without objection, 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, was adopted and was read the second time.                         
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the                     
resolution be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and              
placed on final passage.  Senator Salo objected, then withdrew her             
objection.  There being no further objections, SENATE CS FOR CS                
FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 20(STA) was read the                            
third time.                                                                    
                                                                               
The question being: Shall 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, pass the Senate?  The roll was taken with the                     
following result:                                                              
                                                                               
SCS CSHJR 20(STA)                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger,            
Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                        
                                                                               
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION                            
NO. 20(STA) passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for            
engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4028
                      THIRD READING OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                     
                                                                               
HJR 66                                                                       
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 66 am was read the third time.                      
                                                                               
The question being: Shall HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 66                        
am Relating to opposing the American Heritage Areas Program, pass              
the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following result:                     
                                                                               
HJR 66 am                                                                      
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Frank, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller, Pearce,            
R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor, Torgerson                             
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Hoffman, Lincoln, Zharoff                         
                                                                               
and so, HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 66 am passed the                            
Senate, was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to              
the House.                                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  CITATIONS                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Rosemary Pinky Kimlinger                                            
Senator(s) Duncan, Leman, Hoffman, Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor, Salo,               
Lincoln, Pearce                                                                
Representative(s) Elton, Robinson                                              
                                                                               
Honoring - Leo & Beverly Walsh, 40 Years in Business in Alaska                 
Senator(s) Leman, Hoffman, Pearce, Green, Halford, Duncan, Zharoff,            
Kelly, Taylor, Lincoln, Frank                                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Metlakatla Merchants, 1996 Gold Medal Class B                       
Champions                                                                      
Senator(s) Zharoff, Leman, Hoffman, Pearce, Duncan, Kelly, Taylor,             
Salo, Lincoln, Frank, Rieger                                                   
Representative(s) Mackie                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4029
Honoring - Alaska's Commercial Fishing and Seafood Processing                  
Industry                                                                       
Representative(s) Austerman, Mackie                                            
Senator(s) Zharoff, Leman, Hoffman, Pearce, Duncan, Kelly, Taylor,             
Salo, Lincoln, Rieger, Miller                                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Peter William Amundson                                              
Representative(s) Williams                                                     
Senator(s) Taylor, Leman, Hoffman, Green, Halford, Duncan, Zharoff,            
Kelly, Salo, Lincoln, Pearce                                                   
                                                                               
Honoring - Bay Charlotte Baskin, 1995 Secondary Student of the                 
Year, Independent and Distance Educators of Alaska                             
Senator(s) Green, Halford, Leman, Hoffman, Pearce, Duncan, Zharoff,            
Kelly, Taylor, Salo, Lincoln                                                   
                                                                               
Honoring - Jennifer Dalby                                                      
Representative(s) Ogan                                                         
Senator(s) Green, Halford, Leman, Hoffman, Duncan, Zharoff, Kelly,             
Taylor, Salo, Lincoln, Pearce                                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Patty Holmes, Alaskan Finalist for Presidential Award,              
Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching                                 
Representative(s) Austerman                                                    
Senator(s) Zharoff, Leman, Hoffman, Pearce, Halford, Duncan, Kelly,            
Taylor, Salo, Donley, Lincoln                                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Sergeant David M. Larson, Fort Wainwright NCO of the                
Year                                                                           
Representative(s) Vezey                                                        
Senator(s) Sharp, Frank, Miller, Leman, Hoffman, Pearce, Green,                
Halford, Duncan, Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor, Salo, Lincoln                         
                                                                               
Honoring - Dan Shirey                                                          
Senator(s) Kelly, Green, Leman, Hoffman, Pearce, Halford, Duncan,              
Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor, Salo, Lincoln, Pearce                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Bristol Bay Area Volunteer Teleconference Sites                     
Representative(s) Ivan, Moses                                                  
Senator(s) Hoffman, Leman, Pearce, Halford, Duncan, Zharoff, Kelly,            
Taylor, Salo, Lincoln                                                          
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4030
Honoring - Robert C. Deakins                                                   
Senator(s) Duncan, Hoffman, Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor, Lincoln                    
Representative(s) Elton, Robinson                                              
                                                                               
Honoring - William and Lucille Gritmacker                                      
Representative(s) Kelly                                                        
Senator(s) Sharp, Leman, Hoffman, Pearce, Halford, Green, Duncan,              
Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor, Salo, Lincoln,  Miller, Pearce                         
                                                                               
Honoring - Alice Mother Lawrence                                               
Representative(s) Finkelstein, Toohey, B. Davis                                
Senator(s) Ellis, Leman, Hoffman, Duncan, Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor,              
Salo, Lincoln, Rieger                                                          
                                                                               
Honoring - Creighton Lowe, Eagle Scout                                         
Representative(s) Bunde                                                        
Senator(s) Rieger, Leman, Hoffman, Pearce, Green, Halford, Duncan,             
Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor, Salo, Lincoln                                          
                                                                               
Honoring - Nancy Marshall-McKeown                                              
Representative(s) Robinson, Elton                                              
Senator(s) Duncan, Leman, Hoffman, Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor, Salo,               
Lincoln, Pearce                                                                
                                                                               
Honoring - Theresa Bartley                                                     
Representative(s) Willis                                                       
Senator(s) Halford, Green, Hoffman, Pearce, Duncan, Zharoff, Kelly,            
Taylor, Lincoln, Rieger, Pearce                                                
                                                                               
Honoring - Olga Locher, On the Occasion of Her Retirement                      
Representative(s) Elton, Robinson                                              
Senator(s) Duncan, Leman, Hoffman, Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor, Salo,               
Lincoln, Pearce                                                                
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Joseph R. Wortman                                                
Representative(s) Foster, Kelly                                                
Senator(s) Adams, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor,              
Lincoln, Frank, Sharp                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4031
In Memoriam - Roberta L. Beauchamp                                             
Senator(s) Salo, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor,               
Lincoln                                                                        
Representative(s) Navarre                                                      
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Byron Allen Anderson                                             
Senator(s) Green, Halford, Hoffman, Duncan, Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor,            
Donley, Lincoln                                                                
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Dr. Wayne E. Burton                                              
Senator(s) Green, Halford, Hoffman, Duncan, Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor,            
Donley, Lincoln, Rieger                                                        
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Philip R. Jones, Sr.                                             
Representative(s) Vezey                                                        
Senator(s) Sharp, Frank, Miller, Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Zharoff,              
Kelly, Taylor                                                                  
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Mary Ayagiaq Wallace                                             
Representative(s) Ivan; Senator(s) Hoffman, Green, Duncan, Zharoff,            
Kelly, Taylor                                                                  
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Thomas A. Snapp                                                  
Representative(s) Vezey                                                        
Senator(s) Sharp, Frank, Miller, Hoffman, Pearce, Halford, Green,              
Zharoff, Kelly, Taylor, Halford, Rieger                                        
                                                                               
In Memoriam - Arnie Caryl Christiansen                                         
Senator(s) Zharoff, Halford, Hoffman, Duncan, Kelly, Taylor, Pearce            
                                                                               
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.                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4032
                             UNFINISHED BUSINESS                             
                                                                               
HJR 54                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                
54(RES) Encouraging the lessees of Alaska's vast North Slope                   
natural gas reserves to reach agreement to market gas, expressing the          
legislature's support for an Alaska North Slope (ANS) gas                      
transmission pipeline, and requesting the President of the United              
States and the Governor of the State of Alaska to publicly support             
and take action that will help expedite the construction of that               
system.                                                                        
                                                                               
President Pearce appointed Senators Sharp, Duncan to the Interim               
Task Force.                                                                    
                                                                               
HB 2                                                                         
Senator Halford, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that the             
Finance Committee referral be waived on CS FOR HOUSE BILL                      
NO. 2(FIN) 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.  Without objection, the bill was referred to the               
Rules Committee.                                                               
                                                                               
HB 405                                                                       
Senator Halford, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that the             
Finance Committee referral be waived on CS FOR HOUSE BILL                      
NO. 405(STA) am An Act relating to the Board of Examiners in                   
Optometry; relating to licensure of dispensing opticians; and                  
providing for an effective date.  Without objection, the bill was              
referred to the Rules Committee.                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4033
                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
HB 407                                                                       
Senator Green, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that the               
twenty-four hour notice and publication requirements be waived on              
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 407(L&C) An Act relating to                              
discrimination by certain insurers against a person with a genetic             
defect for the Health, Education and Social Services Committee                 
meeting on May 6.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                       
                                                                               
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                 ENGROSSMENT                                 
                                                                               
SCR 33                                                                       
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. 20, relating to              
unfunded federal mandates and the Conference of the States, was                
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to            
the House for consideration.                                                   
                                                                               
SB 152                                                                       
Engrossment was waived on CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                               
152(FIN)(efd fld) An Act relating to public employee compensation,             
benefits, and labor relations; relating to salaries, geographic 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 and early retirement incentives        
for certain public employees; relating to severance and other pay and          
benefit programs for public employees; relating to and making                  
conforming amendments concerning certain state aid calculations                
formerly based on geographic differentials for state employee                  
salaries; relating to the exempt status of certain state employees.            
The bill was signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted             
to the House for consideration.                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4034
SB 210                                                                       
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 210(STA) An Act relating to taxes                       
on cigarettes and tobacco products; and providing for an effective             
date was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                  
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                    
                                                                               
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, was engrossed,                    
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House for            
consideration.                                                                 
                                                                               
HB 198                                                                       
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 was engrossed, signed by the                   
President and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.           
                                                                               
HB 357                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 357(RES) An Act                            
relating to the issuance of hunting, trapping, and noncommercial               
fishing licenses, tags, and permits and to residency for fish and game         
purposes; and providing for an effective date was engrossed, signed            
by the President and Secretary and returned to the House for                   
consideration.                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4035
HB 394                                                                       
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 was engrossed,               
signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House for            
consideration.                                                                 
                                                                               
HB 490                                                                       
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 was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and               
returned to the House for consideration.                                       
                                                                               
HB 493                                                                       
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 493(FIN) am S An                           
Act relating to treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse was                     
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the           
House for consideration.                                                       
                                                                               
HB 543                                                                       
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 was engrossed, signed by            
the President and Secretary and returned to the House for                      
consideration.                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4036
                                 ADJOURNMENT                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
stand in adjournment until 12:00 p.m., May 6, 1996.  Without                   
objection, the Senate adjourned at 1:50 a.m.                                   
                                                                               
                                                          Nancy Quinto         
                                               Secretary of the Senate         
                                                                               
                                                              May 1996         

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4037
                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
                    NOTICE - AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT                   
                                                                               
Persons with disabilities who require special accommodation or                 
alternative communication formats to access committee meetings may             
contact the appropriate committee office or the Legislative                    
Information Office in their community. Reasonable advance notice is            
needed to accommodate the request. For further information, call the           
ADA Coordinator at 465-3854 Voice/465-4980 TDD.                                
                                                                               
+ indicates teleconference                                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                             STANDING COMMITTEES                             
                                                                               
                                   FINANCE                                   
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  9:00 AM                                
	HB 314VIOLATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS                                     
	HB 202JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PROCEEDINGS                                       
	HB 204DRINKING & DRIVING: MINORS & OTHERS                                    
	HB 456BOARD OF STORAGE TANK ASSISTANCE                                       
	HB 325NO. SLOPE HEAVY OIL ROYALTY MODIFICATION                               
	HB 548NORTH STAR OIL & GAS LEASE PAYMENT                                     
	HB 526AIDEA OPERATIONS/PROJECTS/LOANS                                        
	HB 191MANAGEMENT OF STATE LAND AND RESOURCES                                 
	HB   4PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND ELIGIBILITY                                    
	HB 354RIP FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES                                      
	HB 405BD OF OPTOMETRISTS; OPTICIANS                                          
	HB 220ALASKA TOURISM MARKETING COUNCIL                                       
	HB 386CRUELTY TO ANIMALS                                                     
	HB 482STATE PROCUREMENT AND LOBBYING CONTRACTS                               
	HB 462DRUNK DRIVING: EVIDENCE & SENTENCING                                   
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4038
                              FINANCE CONTINUED                              
MAY 06                          MONDAY 10:00 AM                                
	HB 548NORTH STAR OIL & GAS LEASE PAYMENT                                     
	HB   4PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND ELIGIBILITY                                    
	HB 526AIDEA OPERATIONS/PROJECTS/LOANS                                        
	HB 482STATE PROCUREMENT AND LOBBYING CONTRACTS                               
	HB 220ALASKA TOURISM MARKETING COUNCIL                                       
	HB 325NO. SLOPE HEAVY OIL ROYALTY MODIFICATION                               
	HB 191MANAGEMENT OF STATE LAND AND RESOURCES                                 
	HB 405BD OF OPTOMETRISTS; OPTICIANS                                          
	HB 386CRUELTY TO ANIMALS                                                     
	HB 462DRUNK DRIVING: EVIDENCE & SENTENCING                                   
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                     
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAY 06                          MONDAY  0:00 AM                                
	-- TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED --                                                   
	HB 407INSURING PERSONS WITH GENETIC DEFECTS                                  
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                  JUDICIARY                                  
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  2:30 PM                                
	HB 414MANDATORY MEDIATION/DESIGN PROF LAWSUITS                               
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                                    RULES                                    
                               FAHRENKAMP RM 203                               
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  0:00 AM                                
	- CALL OF THE CHAIR -                                                        
	HB 136ESTABLISH  ALASKA RAILROAD COMMISSION                                  
	HB 211VOTER REGISTRATION & ELECTIONS                                         
	HB 517MOTOR VEHICLES: REGULATION & INSURANCE                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4039
                               RULES CONTINUED                               
MAY 06                          MONDAY 11:30 AM                                
	HB  57LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVERS                                     
	HB  63DOG MUSHING VANITY PLATES                                              
	HB 136ESTABLISH  ALASKA RAILROAD COMMISSION                                  
	HB 202JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PROCEEDINGS                                       
	HB 204DRINKING & DRIVING: MINORS & OTHERS                                    
	HB 211VOTER REGISTRATION & ELECTIONS                                         
	HB 284AK COMMERCIAL FISHING & AGRICULTURE BANK                               
	HB 314VIOLATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS                                     
	HB 342WATER QUALITY STANDARDS                                                
	HB 354RIP FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES                                      
	HB 361CAP PROJ MATCHING GRANT FOR INDIAN RESERV                              
	HB 405BD OF OPTOMETRISTS; OPTICIANS                                          
	HB 517MOTOR VEHICLES: REGULATION & INSURANCE                                 
                                                                               
                               JOINT COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 412                       
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  3:00 PM                                
	- JOINT WITH CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 413 -                                
	HB 412APPROPRIATIONS: OPERATING BUDGET                                       
                                                                               
MAY 06                          MONDAY  2:00 AM                                
	-JOINT WITH CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 413-                                  
	HB 412APPROPRIATIONS: OPERATING BUDGET                                       
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 413                       
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  3:00 PM                                
	- JOINT WITH CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 412 -                                
	HB 413APPROPRIATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH                                       
                                                                               
MAY 06                          MONDAY  2:00 AM                                
	-JOINT WITH CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 412-                                  
	HB 413APPROPRIATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH                                       
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 93                        
                                 BUTROVICH 205                                 
MAY 05                          SUNDAY 12:45 PM                                
	HB  93DUTY-FREE MEALTIME FOR TEACHERS                                        
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1996-05-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 4040
                          JOINT COMMITTEES CONTINUED                         
                                                                               
                      FREE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON SB 6                      
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
MAY 06                          MONDAY 11:30 AM                                
	-- FOLLOWING RULES COMMITTEE MEETING --                                      
	SB   6SUSPEND DRIVERS LIC./ TRAFFIC OFFENSES                                 
                                                                               
                        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON SB 230                       
MAY 06                           MONDAY 0:00 AM                                
	-- TIME & LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED --                                        
		-PENDING APPOINTMENT OF HOUSE MEMBERS-                                       
SB 230	MANAGEMENT OF PARKS & RECREATIONAL AREAS                                
                                                                               
                                OTHER MEETINGS                               
                                                                               
                                JOINT SESSION                                
                                 HOUSE CHAMBER                                 
MAY 06                          MONDAY  5:00 PM                                
	FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING THE GOVERNOR'S                                 
	APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS                                       
                    ----------------------------------------                   
                                                                               
                               MAJORITY CAUCUS                               
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  8:40 PM                                
	MAJORITY CAUCUS                                                              
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                               MINORITY CAUCUS                               
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
MAY 05                          SUNDAY  8:40 PM                                
	MINORITY CAUCUS