Legislature(2001 - 2002)
2001-07-20 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2001-07-20 House Journal Page 1898 HB 132 The following letter, dated July 3, 2001, was received: "Dear Speaker Porter: On this date I have signed the following bill passed by the first session of the Twenty-second Alaska State Legislature and am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing: SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 132(FIN) "An Act relating to the possession, distribution, importation, and transportation of alcohol in a local option area; requiring liquor license applicants to submit fingerprints for the purpose of conducting a criminal history background check, and relating to the use of criminal justice information by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; relating to the offenses of operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft while intoxicated and refusal to take a breath test; relating to implied consent to take a chemical test; relating to presumptions arising from the amount of alcohol in a person's breath or blood; and providing for an effective date." 2001-07-20 House Journal Page 1899 Chapter No. 63, SLA 2001 [Effective Date: See Chapter] The substance of this bill indicates legislative interest in toughening our drunk driving laws. But that cannot be effective without adequate funding for enforcement and, particularly, treatment. In signing this bill, I note and am disheartened by the severe lack of funding the legislature provided to support its provisions. Of the $2.5 million the administration identified as necessary to fund all of the provisions in this bill, less than half -- some $1.17 million -- was funded. This will greatly hamper the administration's ability to carry out this worthwhile legislation. Sincerely, /s/ Tony Knowles Governor"