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1996-06-03 Senate Journal

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1996-06-03                     Senate Journal                      Page 4241
                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                           
                             NINETEENTH LEGISLATURE                            
                             FIRST SPECIAL SESSION                             
                                                                               
Juneau, Alaska                       Monday                                    
                                                                               
                               Twenty-seventh Day                              
                                                                               
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President            
Pearce at 1:10 p.m.                                                            
                                                                               
The roll showed nineteen members present.  Senator Rieger was                  
absent.                                                                        
                                                                               
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Miller.  Senator               
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                   
spread.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                               
Give Thanks to the Lord for He is good,                                       
	His love endures forever.   Psalms 107:1                                     
                                                                               
Lord, help us keep in mind that we serve all                                  
Alaskans and help us to uphold the trust given us.                             
                                                                               
Whether in high accomplishment, faltering or                                  
danger, be at our side.  Helping us to focus our                               
energy and minds.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen.                              
                                                                               
Senator Zharoff led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance.                    
                                                                               
                                CERTIFICATION                                
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the                     
journals for the seventh, and eighth through twenty-sixth legislative          
days of the First Special Session of the Nineteenth Legislature be             
approved as certified by the Secretary.  Without objection, it was so          
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
The presence of Senator Rieger was noted.                                      
                                                                               
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                          SUPPLEMENTAL PROCLAMATION                          
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 9, and art. III, sec. 17, of the          
Alaska Constitution, I am supplementing my proclamation of May 7,              
1996, with the following subjects and  refinement of the subjects              
listed in that proclamation:                                                   
                                                                               
1.	appropriations to fully fund state employee collective                      
bargaining agreements and adjustments to salary schedules for state            
officers and employees not covered by collective bargaining                    
agreements, and making necessary statutory amendments;                         
                                                                               
2.	approval of the appropriations from the Constitutional Budget               
Reserve Fund to:                                                               
	(a) balance the budget by making up the shortfall in                         
revenue available to fund the capital, operating, and                          
other appropriations of state government for fiscal                            
year 1997; and                                                                 
	(b)restore the balances of general fund group accounts                       
and funds deposited in the Constitutional Budget                               
Reserve Fund as required by sec. 17(d) of the                                  
Alaska Constitution;                                                           
                                                                               
3.	resolution of state and federal funding requirements and                    
related issues as follows:                                                     
	(a)changing laws relating to the public school                               
foundation program, school construction grants, and                            
transportation of public school students;                                      
	(b)amendments to state drivers license and commercial                        
and other motor vehicle laws to ensure compliance                              
with federal law and to facilitate state administration                        
of its motor vehicle laws;                                                     
                                                                               
4.	increasing the taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products;                    
                                                                               
5.	State of Alaska employer cost savings, as follows:                          
	(a)early retirement incentives, retirement incentives, and                   
separation incentives for certain public employees;                            
	(b)cost-of-living differentials for certain new and                          
existing state employees and related cost-of-living                            
surveys;                                                                       
                                                                               

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	(c)geographic differentials for certain new and existing                     
state employees, to take effect after June 30, 1997,                           
and related salary surveys;                                                    
	(d)accrual of personal leave, leave cash-in, and the                         
payment of terminal leave for certain state                                    
employees, to take effect after June 30, 1997;                                 
	(e)statutory changes relating to contributions and                           
benefits in the public employees retirement system                             
applicable only to employees first hired after June                            
30, 1997;                                                                      
                                                                               
6.	capital and operating appropriations to protect public safety;              
provide essential services for Alaskans, including children, the elderly       
poor, and people with disabilities; to provide for economic                    
development and natural resource management; and to provide intent             
for long-range financial planning;                                             
	                                                                              
7.	defining and designating program receipts.                                  
                                                                               
This proclamation supplements my proclamation of May 7, 1996.                  
                                                                               
Dated at Juneau, Alaska, this third day of June, 1996.                         
                                                                               
				/s/                                                                        
				Tony Knowles, Governor                                                     
				who has also authorized the seal                                           
				of the State of Alaska                                                     
				to be affixed to this proclamation.                                        
						                                                                         
                                                                               
                  INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF SENATE BILLS                 
                                                                               
SB 1009                                                                      
SENATE BILL NO. 1009 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                             
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
An Act relating to the definition of program                                  
receipts; and providing for an effective date.                                 
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.           

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SB 1009                                                                      
Fiscal note published today from Office of the Governor.                       
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated June 3:                                    
                                                                               
Dear President Pearce:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting a bill that would define and designate certain               
receipts earned or received by state agencies in the course of their           
operations.  This bill represents a proposal made by the office of             
management and budget to the Senate Finance Committee for                      
revision of SB 265, which was under consideration during the second            
session of the Nineteenth Alaska Legislature. Unfortunately, that bill         
failed to pass the legislature.                                                
                                                                               
The bill provides a valuable budgeting tool because it would                   
redesignate program receipts as not being an asset of the general              
fund of the state. This designation recognizes that these receipts do          
not affect the fiscal gap.                                                     
                                                                               
It places these receipts in a separate category from totally                   
unrestricted general funds.  They would remain unrestricted revenue            
of the state in a segregated status, but for budgetary purposes they           
would be designated as available for appropriation for specific                
purposes.  Whether they are appropriated for the designated purpose            
would be subject to the legislature's discretion.                              
                                                                               
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this bill.                          
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Tony Knowles                                                             
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 1010                                                                      
SENATE BILL NO. 1010 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                             
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
An Act relating to motor vehicle records and hearings of the                   
Department of Public Safety; increasing the period under which a               
person may drive a motor vehicle under a temporary permit; relating            
to ownership of certain abandoned motor vehicles; relating to                  
suspension or revocation of a motor vehicle registration or special            
permit; relating to renewal of a driver's license by mail; relating to         
procedures applicable to administrative revocation of a driver's               
license; relating to commercial driver training schools; increasing the        
property damage amounts for proof of financial responsibility and              
proof of motor vehicle eligibility in order to lawfully operate a motor        
vehicle in the state; amending the definition of `commercial motor             
vehicle'; relating to prohibited operation of a commercial motor               
vehicle and to disqualification from driving a commercial motor                
vehicle; relating to certain notifications in accidents involving              
property damage; relating to motor vehicle registration procedures;            
and providing for an effective date.                                           
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                 
Committee.                                                                     
                                                                               
Zero fiscal notes published today from Department of Public Safety,            
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.                            
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated June 3:                                    
                                                                               
Dear President Pearce:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution,          
I am transmitting an omnibus motor vehicle bill, which makes                   
several amendments to our motor vehicle statutes, including statutes           
relating to commercial motor vehicles.                                         
                                                                               
The bill will make our highways safer by increasing the Department             
of Public Safety's authority to enforce laws relating to commercial            
motor vehicles.  This bill is important to consider during this special        
                                                                               

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SB 1010                                                                      
session because, in addition to being good public policy, failure to           
pass the bill will result in a serious loss of federal funding.  The           
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will lose                   
$8,000,000 in federal highway money in fiscal year 1997 for failure            
to comply with the federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act.                
Additionally, the Department of Public Safety will lose $200,000 in            
federal funding for commercial motor vehicle inspection, which                 
represents half the budget for that program.                                   
                                                                               
Under the changes made by the bill, the Department of Public Safety            
will be better able to the enforce safety requirements for commercial          
motor vehicles.  It will be able to revoke the registration of a               
commercial motor vehicle if the vehicle is put back on the road                
without making repairs ordered by the department or without being              
inspected as required.  Furthermore, commercial motor vehicles must            
meet the department's safety requirements even when driven on a                
highway that is not connected with other highways and on low                   
traffic volume roads.		                                                        
                                                                               
In addition, other amendments made by the bill will save the                   
Department of Public Safety (department) and the public time and               
resources by streamlining many of the duties of the department.                
Most Alaskans need a driver's license in order to carry on their daily         
lives - earning an income and taking care of their families.                   
Obtaining license renewals and conducting other business with the              
division of motor vehicles can be time consuming.  Most of us have             
stood in line waiting to take care of such business, wishing the line          
were shorter.  This bill will make it easier and less expensive for the        
department to serve the public.  For example, it 1) simplifies                 
procedures for obtaining a driver's license; 2)allows for                      
administrative hearings to be held by telephone to avoid costly                
travel; and 3) allows the department to keep its records electronically        
and provides that certified copies of electronically stored records are        
admissible in court and administrative hearings.                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 1010                                                                      
I urge your prompt consideration and passage of this bill.                     
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Tony Knowles                                                             
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
SB 1011                                                                      
SENATE BILL NO. 1011 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                             
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
An Act relating to transportation of public school                            
students; relating to school construction grants;                              
relating to state foundation aid and supplementary                             
state aid for education; and providing for an                                  
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.               
                                                                               
Fiscal note published today from Department of Education.                      
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated June 3:                                    
                                                                               
Dear President Pearce:                                                         
                                                                               
Under the authority of art.III, sec.18, of the Alaska Constitution,            
I am transmitting a bill relating to transportation of public school           
students, school construction grants, state foundation aid, and                
supplementary state aid for education.  It is identical to HCS CSSB            
244(FIN) am H, which passed the House but did not receive Senate               
concurrence before adjournment.                                                
                                                                               
This bill is of great financial consequence to the state.  Each year           
Alaska's school districts receive millions of dollars of  federal impact       
aid.  Because Alaska maintains a qualifying education funding                  
scheme, it is permitted to reduce state aid to a district by a portion         
of the district's federal impact aid.  For this fiscal year, consideration     
of district impact aid resulted in a savings to the state of                   
approximately $35million.                                                      

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SB 1011                                                                      
To qualify for this substantial financial benefit in fiscal year 1998,         
the state must have no more than a 20 percent disparity between the            
revenues of our richest and poorest school districts.  The test is             
based on two-year prior data, so we must meet the 20 percent mark              
in fiscal year1996.  Without the changes made by this bill we will             
fail, and will not be permitted to reduce state aid to districts by            
considering their federal impact aid.                                          
                                                                               
The bill decreases disparity by providing supplemental state aid of            
$500 per instructional unit to regional educational attendance areas           
(REAAs), who are unable to levy taxes to increase revenue for their            
schools.  The supplemental funding will not result in a substantial            
cost to the state because we will increase the state's deduction of            
federal impact aid from 90 to 96 percent for REAAs.  This change               
will not affect city and borough school districts.                             
                                                                               
The amendments to the foundation formula program are retroactive               
to July1, 1995, to ensure that we achieve the required 20percent               
disparity for the current fiscal year.  It also contains a hold harmless       
measure so that no district will receive less foundation aid under this        
bill than it would have received under existing law.  The bill also            
addresses two other education issues -- one related to pupil                   
transportation and one to school construction grants.                          
                                                                               
This bill represents an important step toward my goal of achieving             
a foundation formula program that is fair, equitable, and accountable          
and that protects the partnership between state, federal, and local            
dollars.  I urge your prompt and favorable action on this bill.                
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Tony Knowles                                                             
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 1012                                                                      
SENATE BILL NO. 1012 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                             
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                          
                                                                               
An Act making, amending, and repealing                                        
appropriations; making appropriations under art. IX,                           
sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from                          
the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing                          
for an effective date.                                                         
                                                                               
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                 
                                                                               
Governor's transmittal letter dated June 3:                                    
                                                                               
Dear President Pearce:                                                         
                                                                               
At the start of the special session, I introduced a budget bill to             
complete the work left undone in the operating and capital budget              
bills passed in the regular session.  As I indicated at the time, the          
bill represented all our issues of concern after the Conference                
Committee completed its report.  I remained willing to work through            
a compromise package with you to complete a balanced budget for                
FY97.                                                                          
                                                                               
As you return to finish the special session, I am transmitting to you          
a pared down version of my earlier request. This reduced budget                
package balances the budget and meets your goal of cutting $70                 
million from the current year.  It does so while fully funding the             
employee contracts and non-represented employee wage adjustments               
so we can avert a government shutdown next month.                              
                                                                               
The budget you passed on May 7 left some critical holes in                     
programs and capital projects for Alaskan families and jobs.  I                
believe this is unwise and, in some cases, unsafe.  I continue to              
believe that a few of the legislatures budget cuts should be restored.         
Most of these can be funded with reappropriations from completed               
capital projects or anticipated left-over FY96 funds from formula              
programs which will cost less than projected a year ago.                       
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SB 1012                                                                      
Despite characterizations of my proposals as a budget addition, it             
is not an increase over FY96.  Some legislators have flatly rejected           
our proposals to use prior year funds to meet critical FY97 needs.             
However, I would point out that the budget you passed on May 7                 
already includes the legislatures own proposals for more than $6.4             
million in capital reappropriations and $3.2 million in anticipated            
lapsed school foundation funds.                                                
                                                                               
I have been discussing our current budget situation with people                
around the state over the past two weeks.  I find them to be                   
incredulous that we would allow government services to come to a               
standstill over such a small difference in a $2.4 billion budget. The          
public understands that we will have more cuts to make and public              
service challenges to meet. They want us to complete a balanced                
budget without further delay and know that it will require                     
compromise on both sides to achieve this.                                    
                                                                               
						Sincerely,                                                               
						/s/                                                                      
						Tony Knowles                                                             
						Governor                                                                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                        CONSIDERATION OF THE CALENDAR                        
                                                                               
                                  CITATIONS                                  
                                                                               
Honoring - Bruce Webra                                                         
Representative(s) Nicholia                                                     
Senator(s) Lincoln, Hoffman, Zharoff                                           
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the                     
citation be adopted.  Without objection, the citation was adopted and          
referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               

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                                   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 1:32 p.m.                                                          
                                                                               
                                AFTER RECESS                                 
                                                                               
The Senate reconvened at 4:34 p.m.                                             
                                                                               
SCR 40                                                                       
Senator Frank moved that the Senate take up SENATE                             
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 40 at this time.                                     
                                                                               
Senator Frank called the Senate.  The call was satisfied.                      
                                                                               
Without objection, the Senate returned to:                                     
                                                                               
                         INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF                        
                              SENATE RESOLUTIONS                              
                                                                               
SCR 40                                                                       
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 40 BY SENATOR                                 
HALFORD,                                                                       
                                                                               
Suspending Uniform Rules 47 and 55 of the Alaska                              
State Legislature relating to the carryover of bills to                        
a special session.                                                             
                                                                               
was read the first time.                                                       
                                                                               
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 40 was read the                               
second time and was before the Senate on final passage.                        
                                                                               
Senator Donley offered Amendment No. 1:                                        
                                                                               
Page 1, line 11, after HB 517:                                                 
	Insert and SB 197                                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               

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SCR 40                                                                       
Senator Donley moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                      
Senator Halford objected.                                                      
                                                                               
Senator Halford rose to a point of order.                                      
                                                                               
President Pearce ruled the amendment out of order.                             
                                                                               
The question being: Shall SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                         
NO. 40 Suspending Uniform Rules 47 and 55 of the Alaska State                  
Legislature relating to the carryover of bills to a special session, pass      
the Senate?  The roll was taken with the following result:                     
                                                                               
SCR 40                                                                         
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. 40 passed the                         
Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                      
                                                                               
                           MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE                           
                                                                               
SB 244                                                                       
Message of May 6 was before the Senate, stating the House passed               
and returned for consideration CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                          
244(FIN) am with the following amendments:                                     
                                                                               
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                           
244(FIN) am H                                                                  
An Act relating to transportation of public school                            
students; relating to school construction grants;                              
relating to state foundation aid and supplementary                             
state aid for education; and providing for an                                  
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved that the Senate concur in the House                      
amendments.                                                                    

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SB 244                                                                       
The question being: Shall the Senate concur in the House                       
amendments to CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 244(FIN) am?  The                         
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               
HCS CSSB 244 am H                                                              
Shall the Senate concur in the House                                           
amendments to CSSB 244(FIN) am?                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly,            
Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, Salo, Sharp, Torgerson, Zharoff                
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley, R.Phillips, Rieger, Taylor                                      
                                                                               
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendments, thus                     
adopting HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 244(FIN)                          
am H An Act relating to transportation of public school students;              
relating to school construction grants; relating to state foundation aid       
and supplementary state aid for education; and providing for an                
effective date.                                                                
                                                                               
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.  Senator Donley objected.                                         
                                                                               
The question being: Shall the effective date clause be adopted?                
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
HCS CSSB 244 am H                                                              
Effective Date Vote                                                            
                                                                               
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly,            
Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp,               
Taylor, Torgerson, Zharoff                                                     
                                                                               
Nays:  Donley                                                                  
                                                                               
and so, the effective date clause was adopted.                                 

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SB 244                                                                       
Senator Donley gave notice of reconsideration.  Senator Donley                 
moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw his notice of                    
reconsideration.  Without objection, it was so ordered.                        
                                                                               
The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                               
                                                                               
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                         
                                                                               
HB 517                                                                       
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that CS FOR                  
HOUSE BILL NO. 517(TRA)(title am) be taken up.  Without                        
objection, it was so ordered.                                                  
                                                                               
                        SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                        
                                                                               
HB 517                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 517(TRA)(title am) An Act relating to                    
motor vehicle records and hearings of the Department of Public                 
Safety; increasing the period under which a person may drive a                 
motor vehicle under a temporary permit; relating to ownership of               
certain abandoned motor vehicles; relating to suspension or                    
revocation of a motor vehicle registration or special permit; relating         
to renewal of a driver's license by mail; relating to procedures               
applicable to administrative revocation of a driver's license; relating        
to commercial driver training schools; increasing the property damage          
amounts for proof of financial responsibility and proof of motor               
vehicle eligibility in order to lawfully operate a motor vehicle in the        
state; amending the definition of `commercial motor vehicle'; relating         
to prohibited operation of a commercial motor vehicle and to                   
disqualification from driving a commercial motor vehicle; relating to          
certain notifications in accidents involving property damage; relating         
to motor vehicle registration procedures; and providing for an                 
effective date which appeared on the May 7 calendar, but was not               
taken up, was read the second time.                                            
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent for the                      
adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on page            
3946.  Senators Green, Taylor objected.                                        
                                                                               

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HB 517                                                                       
The question being: Shall the Finance Senate Committee Substitute              
be adopted?  The roll was taken with the following result:                     
                                                                               
CSHB 517(TRA)(title am)                                                        
Second Reading                                                                 
Adopt Senate Finance Committee Substitute?                                     
                                                                               
YEAS:  10   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                             
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Ellis, Frank, Hoffman, Lincoln, R.Phillips, Rieger,             
Salo, Sharp, Taylor                                                            
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Duncan, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Miller,                    
Pearce, Torgerson, Zharoff                                                     
                                                                               
and so, the Senate Finance Committee Substitute was not adopted.               
                                                                               
Senator Donley offered Amendment No. 1:                                        
                                                                               
In sections 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17:                                         
	Delete $1500                                                                  
	Insert   $501                                                                 
                                                                               
In sections 25 and 26:                                                         
	Delete $1500                                                                  
	Insert  $2000                                                                 
                                                                               
In section 18:                                                                 
	Delete $1500                                                                  
	Insert  $2000                                                                 
                                                                               
Senator Donley moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                      
Senator Green objected.                                                        
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved to divide the question as follows:                        
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 517                                                                       
Amendment No. 1, Part A:                                                       
                                                                               
In sections 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17:                                         
	Delete $1500                                                                  
	Insert   $501                                                                 
                                                                               
Amendment No. 1, Part B:                                                       
                                                                               
In sections 25 and 26:                                                         
	Delete $1500                                                                  
	Insert  $2000                                                                 
                                                                               
In section 18:                                                                 
	Delete $1500                                                                  
	Insert  $2000                                                                 
                                                                               
Without objection, Amendment No. 1 was divided.                                
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 1, Part A be adopted?                  
The roll was taken with the following result:                                  
                                                                               
CSHB 517(TRA)(title am)                                                        
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 1, Part A                                                        
                                                                               
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  6   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Hoffman, Kelly, Lincoln,                  
Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Rieger, Salo, Sharp, Taylor                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Adams, Green, Halford, Leman, Torgerson, Zharoff                        
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 1, Part A was adopted.                                   
                                                                               
Without objection, Amendment No. 1, Part B was adopted.                        
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 517                                                                       
Senator Taylor offered Amendment No. 2:                                        
                                                                               
Page 4, line 7:                                                                
	Delete in excess of three years                                               
	Insert  of six months                                                         
                                                                               
Senator Taylor moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2.                      
Senator Rieger objected.                                                       
                                                                               
The question being: Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?  The roll                
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSHB 517(TRA)  am S                                                            
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 2                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Adams, Donley, Duncan, Ellis, Frank, Green, Halford,                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Miller, Pearce, R.Phillips, Salo,              
Sharp, Taylor, Zharoff                                                         
                                                                               
Nays:  Rieger, Torgerson                                                       
                                                                               
and so, Amendment No. 2 was adopted.                                           
                                                                               
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 HOUSE BILL NO. 517(TRA) am S was read the third                         
time.                                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 517                                                                       
The question being: Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 517(TRA)                       
am S An Act relating to motor vehicle records and hearings of the              
Department of Public Safety; increasing the period under which a               
person may drive a motor vehicle under a temporary permit; relating            
to ownership of certain abandoned motor vehicles; relating to                  
suspension or revocation of a motor vehicle registration or special            
permit; relating to renewal of a driver's license by mail; relating to         
procedures applicable to administrative revocation of a driver's               
license; relating to commercial driver training schools; increasing the        
property damage amounts for proof of financial responsibility and              
proof of motor vehicle eligibility in order to lawfully operate a motor        
vehicle in the state; amending the definition of `commercial motor             
vehicle'; relating to prohibited operation of a commercial motor               
vehicle and to disqualification from driving a commercial motor                
vehicle; relating to certain notifications in accidents involving              
property damage; relating to motor vehicle registration procedures;            
and providing for an effective date pass the Senate?  The roll was             
taken with the following result:                                               
                                                                               
CSHB 517(TRA) am S                                                             
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. 517(TRA) am S 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.                            
                                                                               
                                                                               

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HB 517                                                                       
Senator Halford gave notice of reconsideration on CS FOR HOUSE                 
BILL NO. 517(TRA) am S and moved and asked unanimous consent                   
that it be taken up at this time.  Without objection, it was so                
ordered.                                                                       
                                                                               
                        RECONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS                       
                                                                               
HB 517                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 517(TRA) am S was before the Senate                      
on reconsideration.                                                            
                                                                               
The question to be reconsidered: Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                   
517(TRA) am S An Act relating to motor vehicle records and                     
hearings of the Department of Public Safety; increasing the period             
under which a person may drive a motor vehicle under a temporary               
permit; relating to ownership of certain abandoned motor vehicles;             
relating to suspension or revocation of a motor vehicle registration           
or special permit; relating to renewal of a driver's license by mail;          
relating to procedures applicable to administrative revocation of a            
driver's license; relating to commercial driver training schools;              
increasing the property damage amounts for proof of financial                  
responsibility and proof of motor vehicle eligibility in order to              
lawfully operate a motor vehicle in the state; amending the definition         
of `commercial motor vehicle'; relating to prohibited operation of a           
commercial motor vehicle and to disqualification from driving a                
commercial motor vehicle; relating to certain notifications in                 
accidents involving property damage; relating to motor vehicle                 
registration procedures; and providing for an effective date pass the          
Senate?  The roll was taken with the following result:                         
                                                                               
CSHB 517(TRA) am S                                                             
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                             
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                                        
                                                                               

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HB 517                                                                       
and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 517(TRA) 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.                                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                ANNOUNCEMENTS                                
                                                                               
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                 ENGROSSMENT                                 
                                                                               
SCR 40                                                                       
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 40 Suspending                                 
Uniform Rules 47 and 55 of the Alaska State Legislature relating to            
the carryover of bills to a special session, was engrossed, signed by          
the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                   
consideration.                                                                 
                                                                               
HB 517                                                                       
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 517(TRA) am S An Act relating to                         
motor vehicle records and hearings of the Department of Public                 
Safety; increasing the period under which a person may drive a                 
motor vehicle under a temporary permit; relating to ownership of               
certain abandoned motor vehicles; relating to suspension or                    
revocation of a motor vehicle registration or special permit; relating         
to renewal of a driver's license by mail; relating to procedures               
applicable to administrative revocation of a driver's license; relating        
to commercial driver training schools; increasing the property damage          
amounts for proof of financial responsibility and proof of motor               
vehicle eligibility in order to lawfully operate a motor vehicle in the        
state; amending the definition of `commercial motor vehicle'; relating         
to prohibited operation of a commercial motor vehicle and to                   
disqualification from driving a commercial motor vehicle; relating to          
                                                                               

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HB 517                                                                       
certain notifications in accidents involving property damage; relating         
to motor vehicle registration procedures; and providing for an                 
effective date was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary            
and returned to the House for consideration.                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                 ADJOURNMENT                                 
                                                                               
Senator Halford moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate              
stand in adjournment until 2:00 p.m., June 4, 1996.  Without                   
objection, the Senate adjourned at 5:54 p.m.                                   
                                                                               
                                                          Nancy Quinto         
                                               Secretary of the Senate         
                                                                               
                                                             June 1996         

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                             
                                                                               
                                   FINANCE                                   
                               SENATE FINANCE 532                              
JUN 04                          TUESDAY  9:00 AM                               
	SB1006COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES                              
	BILLS PREVIOUSLY HEARD OR SCHEDULED                                          
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                                  JUDICIARY                                  
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
JUN 04                          TUESDAY  1:00 PM                               
	SB1011PUB SCHOOL TRANS/CONSTRUCTION/STATE AID                                
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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                              
                               FAHRENKAMP RM 203                               
JUN 04                          TUESDAY  1:00 PM                               
	SB1010MISC. MOTOR VEHICLE AMENDMENTS                                         
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                                    RULES                                    
                               FAHRENKAMP RM 203                               
JUN 03                          MONDAY 12:50 PM                                
	PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS                                              
	SB1002APPROP: CBRF & PROGRAM RECEIPTS                                        
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
	SB1003PUBLIC EMPLOYEES & AGENCY PLANS                                        
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
	SB1008STATE AID TO EDUCATION                                                 
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
                                                                               
JUN 03                          MONDAY  1:40 PM                                
	PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS                                              
                                                                               
JUN 04                          TUESDAY 0:00 PM                                
	SB1003PUBLIC EMPLOYEES & AGENCY PLANS                                        
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
	SB1005	APPROP: MISCELLANEOUS                                                  
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
	SB1009	PROGRAM RECEIPTS                                                       
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
	SB1011	PUB SCHOOL TRANS/CONSTRUCTION/STATE AID                                
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
	SB1010	MISC. MOTOR VEHICLE AMENDMENTS                                         
	<PENDING REFERRAL>                                                           
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
JUN 04                          TUESDAY  1:30 PM                               
	SB1009PROGRAM RECEIPTS                                                       
                                                                               
                               JOINT COMMITTEES                              
                                                                               
                    SELECT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE ETHICS                   
                                 ANCHORAGE LI0                                 
JUN 07                          FRIDAY 10:00 AM                                
	FULL COMMITTEE MEETING                                                       
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                             LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                             
                              FAHRENKAMP ROOM 203                              
JUN 04                          TUESDAY 12:30 PM                               
	LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                          
                                                                               
                                OTHER MEETINGS                               
                                                                               
                               MAJORITY CAUCUS                               
                               BUTROVICH ROOM 205                              
JUN 03                          MONDAY  2:30 PM                                
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JUN 04                          TUESDAY 11:00 AM                               
	MAJORITY CAUCUS                                                              
                                                                               
                               MINORITY CAUCUS                               
                                 BELTZ ROOM 211                                
JUN 03                          MONDAY  2:30 PM                                
	MINORITY CAUCUS                                                              
                                                                               
JUN 04                          TUESDAY 11:30 AM                               
	MINORITY CAUCUS