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2001-04-26 House Journal

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                             HOUSE JOURNAL                                                       
                                                                                                    
                       ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                  
                                                                                                    
              TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                         
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                   Thursday                 April 26, 2001                          
                                                                                                    
                         One Hundred Ninth Day                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                    
Porter at 10:10 a.m.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Roll call showed 37 members present.  Representative Kookesh had                                    
been previously excused from a call of the House today.                                             
Representative Ogan was excused from a call of the House today due                                  
to illness.  Representative Mulder was absent and his presence was                                  
noted later.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain Norman Cohen of the                                      
Juneau Jewish Community.  Representative Davies moved and asked                                     
unanimous consent that the invocation be spread on the journal.  There                              
being no objection, it appears below:                                                               
                                                                                                    
    Yesterday was Yom HaZikaron, Israeli Remembrance Day,                                           
    similar to our Memorial Day, and today is Yom HaAtzmaut,                                        
    Israel Independence Day, like our Fourth of July.  These are                                    
    very important days in a country that has had such a violent                                    
    history arising from the Holocaust and continuing with the                                      
    troubles today.  We should be thankful for the peace and                                        
    security that we have in this country and in our state.  As you                                 
    do the business of the state, keep these thoughts in mind.                                      
                                                                                                    
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Murkowski.                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                     CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                                
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
journal for the 108th legislative day be approved as certified by the                               
Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                          

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Representative Coghill introduced Katharine and Mike Moss, Guest                                    
Pages, from Fairbanks.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                       MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 13                                                                                             
A message dated April 25, 2001, was read stating the Senate has failed                              
to recede from its amendment to:                                                                    
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                    
    13(JUD)                                                                                         
    "An Act relating to municipal service areas and providing for                                   
    voter approval of the formation, alteration, or abolishment of                                  
    certain service areas."                                                                         
                                                                                                    
namely,                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
    SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 13(RLS)                                              
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The President appointed the following members to a Conference                                       
Committee to meet with the like committee from the House to                                         
consider the bills:                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
 Senator Phillips, Chair                                                                            
 Senator Therriault                                                                                 
 Senator Olson                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
The House members of the Conference Committee are Representatives                                   
Bunde (Chair), Coghill, and Davies (page 1177).                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 81                                                                                             
A message dated April 25, 2001, was read stating the Senate has                                     
passed CSHB 81(FIN) with an amendment and so, the following is                                      
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
    SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 81(FIN)                                                     
    "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Dental                                   
    Examiners; relating to the Board of Dental Examiners and                                        

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    regulation of the practice of dentistry; and relating to dental                                 
    hygienists and dental assistants."                                                              
                                                                                                    
A Senate letter of intent was attached (Senate journal page 1241).                                  
                                                                                                    
CSHB 81(FIN) is under Unfinished Business.                                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 93                                                                                             
A message dated April 25, 2001, was read stating the Senate has                                     
concurred in the House amendment to CSSB 93(FIN), thus adopting:                                    
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 93(FIN) am H                                                             
    "An Act relating to the Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska trust;                                  
    and providing for an effective date."                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
A message dated April 25, 2001, was read stating the Senate has                                     
passed the following and it is transmitted for consideration:                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                      FIRST READING AND REFERENCE                                                
                            OF SENATE BILLS                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 178                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 178 by Senator Therriault, entitled:                                                
                                                                                                    
    "An Act relating to the detention of delinquent minors and to                                   
    temporary detention hearings; amending Rule 12, Alaska                                          
    Delinquency Rules; and providing for an effective date."                                        
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                            COMMUNICATIONS                                                       
                                                                                                    
The following was received:                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Alaska Court System                                                                                 
Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                               
2000 Annual Report                                                                                  

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**The presence of Representative Mulder was noted.                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                    REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES                                               
                                                                                                    
The Resources Committee has reviewed the qualifications of the                                      
following and recommends the appointments be forwarded to a joint                                   
session for consideration:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
                          Mr. Russell Nelson                                                       
                                                                                                    
as a member of the Board of Fisheries.                                                              
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representatives Masek and Scalzi, Co-                                      
chairs; and Representatives Fate, Green, McGuire, Stevens, Kapsner,                                 
and Kerttula.                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                            Dr. John White                                                         
                                                                                                    
as a member of the Board of Fisheries.                                                              
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Masek, Co-chair; and                                        
Representatives Fate, Green, McGuire, Stevens, and Kapsner.                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The State Affairs Committee has reviewed the qualifications of the                                  
following and recommends the appointments be forwarded to a joint                                   
session for consideration:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
                            Mr. Jim Duncan                                                         
                                                                                                    
as Commissioner of the Department of Administration; and                                            
                                                                                                    
                    Judge Roy Harding Madsen (ret.)                                                
                                                                                                    
as a member of the State Commission for Human Rights.                                               
                                                                                                    
The reports were signed by Representative Coghill, Chair; and                                       
Representatives James, Fate, Stevens, Wilson, Crawford, and Hayes.                                  
                                                                                                    

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                          Mr. Mark T. Handley                                                      
                                                                                                    
as a member of the Alaska Public Offices Commission; and                                            
                                                                                                    
                            Ms. Martha Gore                                                        
                                                                                                    
as a member of the State Commission for Human Rights.                                               
                                                                                                    
The reports were signed by Representative Coghill, Chair; and                                       
Representatives James, Fate, Stevens, Wilson, and Crawford.                                         
                                                                                                    
HCR 10                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee has considered:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10                                                              
    Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                  
    the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 19,                                    
    relating to certain federal child support enforcement requirements,                             
    so that the phrase "relating to child support payments" may be                                  
    added to the bill's title.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Rokeberg, Chair, with the                                   
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (2):  Meyer, James                                                                          
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (4):  Berkowitz, Coghill, Kookesh, Rokeberg                                       
                                                                                                    
HCR 10 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HCR 17                                                                                            
The Resources Committee has considered:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17                                                              
    Expressing the legislature's support for sale of a portion of                                   
    Alaska's North Slope natural gas for electrical generation to power                             
    data centers within the North Slope Borough.                                                    
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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    CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17(RES)                                                  
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representatives Masek and Scalzi, Co-                                      
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                              
                                                                                                    
Do pass (7):  Stevens, McGuire, Green, Fate, Kerttula, Masek, Scalzi                                
                                                                                                    
HCR 17 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                     
calendar.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 20                                                                                             
The State Affairs Committee has considered:                                                         
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 20                                                                               
    "An Act relating to state aid to municipalities and certain other                               
    recipients, and for the village public safety officer program;                                  
    relating to municipal dividends; relating to the public safety                                  
    foundation program; and providing for an effective date."                                       
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 20(CRA)                                                                   
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Coghill, Chair, with the                                    
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (4):  Wilson, Stevens, James, Hayes                                                         
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (3):  Crawford, Fate, Coghill                                                     
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 20(CRA):                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Dept. of Community & Economic Development                                                 
2.  Zero, Dept. of Revenue                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 20 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                        
                                                                                                    

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HB 49                                                                                             
The Finance Committee has considered:                                                               
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 49                                                                               
    "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Parole;                                  
    and providing for an effective date."                                                           
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 49(FIN)                                                                   
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Williams, Co-chair, with the                                
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (9):  Bunde, Whitaker, Harris, Croft, Moses, Lancaster,                                     
Hudson, Foster, Williams                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 49(FIN):                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Dept. of Corrections                                                                      
                                                                                                    
HB 49 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                      
calendar.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 106                                                                                            
The Labor & Commerce Committee has considered:                                                      
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 106                                                                              
    "An Act relating to the authorizations for state financial                                      
    institutions; relating to confidential financial records of depositors                          
    and customers of certain financial institutions; relating to the                                
    Alaska Banking Code, Mutual Savings Bank Act, Alaska Small                                      
    Loans Act, and Alaska Credit Union Act; and providing for an                                    
    effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 106(L&C)                                                                  
    "An Act relating to the authorizations for certain state financial                              
    institutions of certain powers and limitations; relating to                                     
    confidential records of depositors and customers of certain                                     
    financial institutions; relating to the Alaska Banking Code, Mutual                             
    Savings Bank Act, Alaska Small Loans Act, and Alaska Credit                                     
    Union Act; amending Rule 45, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure,                                   
    Rules 17 and 37, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rule                                   
    24, Alaska Bar Rules; and providing for an effective date."                                     
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Murkowski, Chair, with the                                  
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (3):  Halcro, Hayes, Murkowski                                                              
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (3):  Kott, Meyer, Rokeberg                                                       
                                                                                                    
Amend (1):  Crawford                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 106(L&C):                                                
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Dept. of Community & Economic Development                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 106 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                     
calendar.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 108                                                                                            
The Finance Committee has considered:                                                               
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 108                                                                              
    "An Act relating to the accounting for and appropriation of fees                                
    for recording and related services by the Department of Natural                                 
    Resources; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representatives Mulder and Williams, Co-                                   
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                              
                                                                                                    
Do pass (10):  Harris, Whitaker, Croft, Davies, Moses, Lancaster,                                   
Hudson, Foster, Mulder, Williams                                                                    

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Do not pass (1):  Bunde                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Natural Resources                                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 108 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                     
calendar.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 126                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee has considered:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 126                                                                              
    "An Act relating to removal of members of the board of trustees of                              
    the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation; and providing for an                                     
    effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Rokeberg, Chair, with the                                   
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (4):  Meyer, Coghill, James, Rokeberg                                                       
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (1):  Berkowitz                                                                   
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Office of the Governor                                                                    
2.  Zero, Dept. of Revenue                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 126 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 157                                                                                            
The Judiciary Committee has considered:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 157                                                                              
    "An Act relating to trust companies and providers of fiduciary                                  
    services; amending Rules 6 and 12, Alaska Rules of Civil                                        
    Procedure, Rule 40, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, and                                     

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    Rules 204, 403, 502, 602, and 611, Alaska Rules of Appellate                                    
    Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 157(JUD)                                                                  
    "An Act relating to trust companies and providers of fiduciary                                  
    services; amending Rules 6 and 12, Alaska Rules of Civil                                        
    Procedure, Rule 40, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules                                   
    204, 403, 502, 602, and 611, Alaska Rules of Appellate                                          
    Procedure, and Rules 7.2 and 7.3, Alaska Rules of Professional                                  
    Conduct; and providing for an effective date."                                                  
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Rokeberg, Chair, with the                                   
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (1):  Rokeberg                                                                              
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (4):  Berkowitz, Meyer, Coghill, James                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 157(JUD):                                                
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Dept. of Community & Economic Development                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 157 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                     
calendar.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 184                                                                                            
The Labor & Commerce Committee has considered:                                                      
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 184                                                                              
    "An Act relating to the business of insurance, including changes to                             
    the insurance code to implement federal financial services reforms                              
    for the business of insurance and to authorize the director of                                  
    insurance to review criminal backgrounds for individuals applying                               
    to engage in the business of insurance; amending Rule 402,                                      
    Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date."                                
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with a forthcoming committee                                          
substitute.                                                                                         

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The report was signed by Representative Murkowski, Chair, with the                                  
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (2):  Hayes, Murkowski                                                                      
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (4):  Halcro, Kott, Meyer, Rokeberg                                               
                                                                                                    
Amend (1):  Crawford                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 184(L&C):                                                
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Dept. of Community & Economic Development                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 184 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 198                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee has considered:                                                         
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 198                                                                              
    "An Act relating to a post-retirement pension adjustment and cost-                              
    of-living allowance for persons receiving benefits under the                                    
    Elected Public Officers Retirement System; and increasing the                                   
    compensation of the governor."                                                                  
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 198(STA)                                                                  
    "An Act relating to a post-retirement pension adjustment for                                    
    certain persons receiving benefits under the Elected Public                                     
    Officers Retirement System."                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Coghill, Chair, with the                                    
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (6):  Wilson, Stevens, James, Fate, Hayes, Coghill                                          
                                                                                                    
Amend (1):  Crawford                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 198(STA):                                                
                                                                                                    

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1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Administration                                                                 
2.  Zero, Office of the Governor                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 198 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 228                                                                                            
The Finance Committee has considered:                                                               
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 228                                                                              
    "An Act relating to the offense of selling or giving tobacco to a                               
    minor, to the accounting of fees from business license                                          
    endorsements for tobacco products, to the disclosure of certain                                 
    confidential cigarette and tobacco product information, to                                      
    notification regarding a cigarette manufacturer's noncompliance                                 
    with the tobacco product Master Settlement Agreement, to                                        
    business license endorsements for sale of tobacco products, to                                  
    citations and penalties for illegal sales of tobacco products; and                              
    providing for an effective date."                                                               
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 228(FIN)                                                                  
    "An Act relating to the accounting of fees from business license                                
    endorsements for tobacco products, to the disclosure of certain                                 
    confidential cigarette and tobacco product information, to                                      
    notification regarding a cigarette manufacturer's noncompliance                                 
    with the tobacco product Master Settlement Agreement, to                                        
    business license endorsements for sale of tobacco products, to                                  
    citations and penalties for illegal sales of tobacco products; and                              
    providing for an effective date."                                                               
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representatives Mulder and Williams, Co-                                   
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                              
                                                                                                    
Do pass (11):  Bunde, Whitaker, Harris, Croft, Davies, Moses,                                       
Lancaster, Hudson, Foster, Mulder, Williams                                                         
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 228(FIN):                                                
                                                                                                    

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1.  Zero, Dept. of Revenue                                                                          
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Law                                                                            
4.  Fiscal, Dept. of Community & Economic Development                                               
Fiscal note forthcoming                                                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 228 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                     
calendar.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 19                                                                                             
The Judiciary Committee has considered:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 19(HES)                                                                  
    "An Act relating to federal child support enforcement                                           
    requirements regarding social security number information,                                      
    employer reports about employees, and certain kinds of automated                                
    data matching with financial institutions; repealing the termination                            
    date of changes made by ch. 87, SLA 1997, and ch. 132, SLA                                      
    1998, regarding child support enforcement and related programs;                                 
    repealing the nonseverability provision of ch. 132, SLA 1998;                                   
    repealing uncodified laws relating to ch. 87, SLA 1997, and ch.                                 
    132, SLA 1998; and providing for an effective date."                                            
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 19(HES)                                                     
    "An Act relating to federal child support enforcement                                           
    requirements regarding social security number information,                                      
    employer reports about employees, and certain kinds of automated                                
    data matching with financial institutions; relating to child support                            
    payments; repealing the termination date of changes made by ch.                                 
    87, SLA 1997, and ch. 132, SLA 1998, regarding child support                                    
    enforcement and related programs; repealing the nonseverability                                 
    provision of ch. 132, SLA 1998; repealing uncodified laws                                       
    relating to ch. 87, SLA 1997, and ch. 132, SLA 1998; and                                        
    providing for an effective date."                                                               
                                                                                                    
    (HCR 10 - title change resolution)                                                              
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Rokeberg, Chair, with the                                   
following individual recommendations:                                                               

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Do pass (1):  Meyer                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (5):  Berkowitz, Coghill, James, Kookesh,                                         
Rokeberg                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to HCS CSSB 19(HES):                                             
                                                                                                    
2.  Zero, Dept. of Revenue                                                                          
                                                                                                    
CSSB 19(HES) was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 145                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee has considered:                                                         
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 145(FIN)                                                                 
    "An Act relating to regional and village public safety officers;                                
    relating to the expansion of the village public safety officer                                  
    program to include the provision of probation and parole                                        
    supervision services; and relating to retirement benefits for village                           
    public safety officers."                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Coghill, Chair, with the                                    
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (7):  Wilson, Stevens, Crawford, James, Fate, Hayes, Coghill                                
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
4.  Zero, Dept. of Administration                                                                   
5.  Fiscal, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                  
6.  Fiscal, Dept. of Corrections                                                                    
                                                                                                    
CSSB 145(FIN) was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                     REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                               
                                                                                                    
HB 13                                                                                             
The Conference Committee considering:                                                               
                                                                                                    

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    CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                    
    13(JUD)                                                                                         
    "An Act relating to municipal service areas and providing for                                   
    voter approval of the formation, alteration, or abolishment of                                  
    certain service areas."                                                                         
                                                                                                    
and                                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
    SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 13(RLS)                                              
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
requests limited powers of free conference on the following specific                                
point:                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
       Page 2, lines 28 and 29, following "area":  "Taxes levied                                   
        within a differential tax zone may only be used for the                                    
    services provided in that zone."                                                                
                                                                                                    
The Conference Committee further stated that contingent upon the                                    
granting of limited powers of free conference it agrees to the                                      
following amendment:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
    Page 2, line 29, following "tax zone"                                                           
       Insert "that exceeds the amount that would have otherwise                                   
    been levied"                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The request was signed by Representatives Bunde (Chair), Coghill,                                   
and Davies; and Senators Phillips (Chair), Therriault, and Olson.                                   
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to Uniform Rule 42(a), the Speaker granted the limited                                     
powers of free conference as requested.                                                             
                                                                                                    
The Chief Clerk was instructed to so notify the Senate.                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                       INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                                 
                                                                                                    
The following citations were introduced and referred to the Rules                                   
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                            
                                                                                                    

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Honoring - Al Scholz                                                                                
By Representative Guess; Senator Ellis                                                              
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Anchorage Latino Lions Food Distribution                                                 
By Representative Guess; Senator Ellis                                                              
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Megan McDermott, Special Olympian                                                        
By Representative Croft                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Clara Morgan                                                                             
By Representative Morgan                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Honoring - The Community of Cold Bay                                                                
By Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
              INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                         
                            OF HOUSE BILLS                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 259                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 259 by Representative Crawford, entitled:                                            
                                                                                                    
    "An Act relating to testing public and private school students for                              
    abnormal spinal curvature."                                                                     
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education & Social                              
Services and Finance Committees.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 260                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 260 by the House Finance Committee, entitled:                                        
                                                                                                    
    "An Act requiring the owners or operators of certain passenger                                  
    vessels operating in the marine waters of the state to register the                             
    vessels; establishing information-gathering, record keeping, and                                
    reporting requirements relating to the vessels' graywater and                                   
    sewage; prohibiting the discharge of untreated sewage from the                                  
    vessels unless exempted; placing limits on discharges of treated                                
    sewage and graywater from the vessels unless exempted;                                          
    establishing a commercial passenger vessel coastal protection                                   
    fund; establishing a fee on commercial passenger vessels, that are                              
    not exempt from the fee, for each voyage during which the vessels                               

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    operate in the marine waters of the state based on the overnight                                
    accommodation capacity of the vessels determined with reference                                 
    to the number of lower berths; establishing penalties for failure to                            
    comply with certain laws relating to the vessels; authorizing the                               
    Department of Environmental Conservation to encourage and                                       
    recognize superior environmental protection efforts related to                                  
    commercial passenger vessels; authorizing exemptions from some                                  
    laws relating to discharges from the vessels and from the fee                                   
    requirements related to the vessels; requiring a report from the                                
    Department of Environmental Conservation concerning matters                                     
    relating to the vessels; and providing for an effective date."                                  
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                      
                                                                                                    
Representative Kerttula moved that HB 260 also be referred to the                                   
Transportation and Resources Committees.                                                            
                                                                                                    
The Speaker ruled the motion out of order and stated it was the                                     
Presiding Officer's discretion to refer HB 260 to the Finance                                       
Committee and further stated a similar bill had been previously heard                               
in those committees.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Representative Kerttula appealed the ruling of the Chair.                                           
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the ruling of the Chair be sustained?"  The                              
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
Sustain Ruling of the Chair                                                                         
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  27   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                  
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Chenault, Coghill, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Halcro,                                
Harris, Hudson, James, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek, McGuire,                                    
Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Porter, Rokeberg, Scalzi,                                         
Stevens, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Davies, Guess, Hayes,                                    
Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Moses                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
And so, the motion passed.                                                                          
                                                                                                    

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                  CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                            
                                                                                                    
                     SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                               
                                                                                                    
HB 105                                                                                            
The following was read the second time:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 105                                                                              
    "An Act relating to the base student allocation used in the formula                             
    for state funding of public education; and providing for an                                     
    effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
with the:                                                   Journal Page                            
                                                                                                    
 EDU RPT CS(EDU) 4DP 1NR 1AM                                         1132                           
 FN1: (EED) FORTHCOMING                                              1133                           
 HES REFERRAL WAIVED                                                 1177                           
 FN1: (EED) RECEIVED                                                 1180                           
 FIN RPT CS(EDU) 6DP 1NR 3AM                                         1192                           
 LETTER OF INTENT WITH FIN REPORT                                    1193                           
 FN1: (EED)                                                          1193                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                             
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 105(EDU)                                                                  
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent to                                           
withdraw the motion.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                  
                                                                                                    
The Speaker stated that, without objection, HB 105 would be held in                                 
second reading to the April 27, 2001, calendar.                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 142                                                                                            
The following was read the second time:                                                             
                                                                                                    

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    HOUSE BILL NO. 142                                                                              
    "An Act relating to the Alaska temporary assistance program; and                                
    providing for an effective date."                                                               
                                                                                                    
with the:                                                   Journal Page                            
                                                                                                    
 HES RPT CS(HES) 4DP 1NR                                              950                           
 FN1: ZERO(HSS)                                                       950                           
 FIN RPT CS(HES) 7DP 1NR                                             1088                           
 FN1: ZERO(HSS)                                                      1089                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                             
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 142(HES)                                                                  
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB                                    
142(HES) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                    
placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                                                    
CSHB 142(HES) was read the third time.                                                              
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 142(HES) pass the House?"  The                                     
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
CSHB 142(HES)                                                                                       
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  37   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Berkowitz, Bunde, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Croft,                                
Davies, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Guess, Halcro, Harris, Hayes,                                   
Hudson, James, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster,                                  
Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Porter,                                           
Rokeberg, Scalzi, Stevens, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                               
                                                                                                    

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Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Moses                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
And so, CSHB 142(HES) passed the House.                                                             
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                             
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                                                    
CSHB 142(HES) was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 230                                                                                            
The following was read the second time:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 230                                                                              
    "An Act relating to wage and hour protections for employees of                                  
    the Alaska Railroad Corporation; and providing for an effective                                 
    date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
with the:                                                   Journal Page                            
                                                                                                    
 L&C RPT 6DP                                                         1093                           
 FN1: ZERO(CED)                                                      1093                           
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that                                         
HB 230 be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                      
placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                              
                                                                                                    
HB 230 was read the third time.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall HB 230 pass the House?"  The roll was                                   
taken with the following result:                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 230                                                                                              
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  36   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  2                                                   
                                                                                                    

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Yeas:  Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Croft, Davies,                               
Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Guess, Halcro, Harris, Hayes, Hudson,                                   
James, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek,                                   
McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Porter, Rokeberg,                                        
Scalzi, Stevens, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Bunde, Moses                                                                               
                                                                                                    
And so, HB 230 passed the House.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                             
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                                                    
HB 230 was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 250                                                                                            
The following was read the second time:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 250                                                                              
    "An Act relating to missions and measures to be applied to certain                              
    expenditures by the executive branch of state government and the                                
    University of Alaska from the state operating budget for the fiscal                             
   year ending June 30, 2002; and providing for an effective date."                                
                                                                                                    
with the:                                                   Journal Page                            
                                                                                                    
 FIN RPT CS(FIN) 7DP                                                 1199                           
 FN1: ZERO(H.FIN/ALL DEPTS)                                          1199                           
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                             
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 250(FIN)                                                                  
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                        
                                                                                                    

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Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Croft:                                                
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 2, following "government" (title amendment):                                         
 Insert ", the Alaska State Legislature"                                                          
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 10:                                                                                    
 Delete "the departments of"                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 13:                                                                                    
 Delete "departments"                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 13:                                                                                    
 Delete "their"                                                                                     
 Insert "its"                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                  
 "*Sec. ___.  Alaska State Legislature.  (a) The mission of the                                   
Alaska State Legislature is to create a balanced state budget,                                      
encourage public participation in government and work to preserve                                   
and further the general health, economic vitality, educational needs                                
and growth for the people of the state of Alaska.                                                   
 (b) The legislature intends to measure its success by considering                                  
  (1) The difference between state revenue and state                                                
expenditures in millions of dollars.                                                                
  (2) Implementation of a long-term fiscal policy.                                                  
  (3) The growth rate of per capita income of Alaskans.                                             
  (4) The rate of state unemployment over a five year span.                                         
  (5) Number of disease outbreaks or preventable health related                                     
incidents throughout the state.                                                                     
  (6) The infant mortality rate over a five year span.                                              
  (7) Student performance on standards testing.                                                     
  (8) Whether the state retains management of its fish and game                                     
resources.                                                                                          
  (9) Percentage of Alaskans that can call for a public safety                                      
officer and reasonably expect to see one within four hours."                                        
                                                                                                    
Representative Croft moved and asked unanimous consent that                                         
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    

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Representative Bunde objected.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Representative Berkowitz moved and asked unanimous consent that                                     
the question be divided into ten parts.                                                             
                                                                                                    
Objection was heard.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Representative Berkowitz moved and asked unanimous consent to                                       
amend the motion to divide the question into two parts.                                             
                                                                                                    
Representative James objected and withdrew the objection.  There                                    
being no further objection, Amendment No. 1 was divided.                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 - Part A:                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 2, following "government" (title amendment):                                         
 Insert ", the Alaska State Legislature"                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 10:                                                                                    
 Delete "the departments of"                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 13:                                                                                    
 Delete "departments"                                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 13:                                                                                    
 Delete "their"                                                                                     
 Insert "its"                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                  
 "*Sec. ___.  Alaska State Legislature.  (a) The mission of the                                   
Alaska State Legislature is to create a balanced state budget,                                      
encourage public participation in government and work to preserve                                   
and further the general health, economic vitality, educational needs                                
and growth for the people of the state of Alaska."                                                  
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 - Part A be adopted?"                                   
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       

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CSHB 250(FIN)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1 - Part A                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  25   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Davies, Guess, Halcro,                                   
Hayes, Hudson, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Moses                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Chenault, Coghill, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Harris,                                
James, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan,                                     
Mulder, Murkowski, Porter, Rokeberg, Scalzi, Stevens, Whitaker,                                     
Williams, Wilson                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
And so, Amendment No. 1 - Part A was not adopted.                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 - Part B:                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                    
 "(b) The legislature intends to measure its success by considering                                 
  (1) The difference between state revenue and state                                                
expenditures in millions of dollars.                                                                
  (2) Implementation of a long-term fiscal policy.                                                  
  (3) The growth rate of per capita income of Alaskans.                                             
  (4) The rate of state unemployment over a five year span.                                         
  (5) Number of disease outbreaks or preventable health related                                     
incidents throughout the state.                                                                     
  (6) The infant mortality rate over a five year span.                                              
  (7) Student performance on standards testing.                                                     
  (8) Whether the state retains management of its fish and game                                     
resources.                                                                                          
  (9) Percentage of Alaskans that can call for a public safety                                      
officer and reasonably expect to see one within four hours."                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 - Part B be adopted?"                                    
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       

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CSHB 250(FIN)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1 - Part B                                                                            
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  9   NAYS:  28   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Davies, Guess, Kapsner,                                  
Kerttula, Moses                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Coghill, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Halcro, Harris,                                  
Hayes, Hudson, James, Joule, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek,                                       
McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Porter, Rokeberg,                                        
Scalzi, Stevens, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Chenault                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
And so, Amendment No. 1 - Part B was not adopted.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB                                    
250(FIN) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                    
placed on final passage.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Representative Berkowitz objected.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
The Speaker stated that CSHB 250(FIN) will advance to third reading                                 
on the April 27, 2001, calendar.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                    SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 156                                                                                            
The following was read the second time:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 156(RES)                                                                 
    "An Act amending the Alaska Land Act to clarify the requirement                                 
    of a single written best interest finding required for the sale, lease,                         
    or other disposal of state land or resources or an interest in them,                            
    and relating to certain disposals involving multiphased                                         
    development; and providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                                                    

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with the:                                                   Journal Page                            
                                                                                                    
 O&G RPT 4DP 2NR                                                      956                           
 FN1: ZERO(DNR)                                                       957                           
 RES RPT 6DP 1NR 1AM                                                 1065                           
 FN1: ZERO(DNR)                                                      1066                           
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Kerttula:                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 5, line 23:                                                                                    
 Delete "are"                                                                                   
 Insert "will be"                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Page 5, line 23:                                                                                    
 Delete "adopted"                                                                               
 Insert "to be promulgated"                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Page 5, line 24 following "department":                                                         
 Delete through line 26                                                                             
 Insert ";"                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Representative Kerttula moved and asked unanimous consent that                                      
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Representative Fate objected.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll                                  
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 156(RES)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  10   NAYS:  27   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                                                  
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Davies, Guess, Hayes,                                    
Joule, Kerttula, Moses                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Chenault, Coghill, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Halcro,                                
Harris, Hudson, James, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek, McGuire,                                    
Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Porter, Rokeberg, Scalzi,                                         
Stevens, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Kapsner                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
And so, Amendment No. 1 was not adopted.                                                            
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representative Kerttula:                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 5, line 22, following "proceed,":                                                          
 Insert "the department shall make a written finding and"                                       
                                                                                                    
Representative Kerttula moved and asked unanimous consent that                                      
Amendment No. 2 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Representative Fate objected.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Representative Kerttula moved and asked unanimous consent to                                        
withdraw Amendment No. 2.  There being no objection, it was so                                      
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 3 was offered by Representative Kerttula:                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 4, line 30:                                                                                    
 Delete "may address only"                                                                          
 insert "shall [MAY] address [ONLY]"                                                            
                                                                                                    
Representative Kerttula moved and asked unanimous consent that                                      
Amendment No. 3 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Representative Fate objected.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?"  The roll                                  
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 156(RES)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 3                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  10   NAYS:  28   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

2001-04-26                     House Journal                      Page 1250
Yeas:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Davies, Guess, Hayes, Joule,                                    
Kapsner, Kerttula, Moses                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Chenault, Coghill, Croft, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green,                                 
Halcro, Harris, Hudson, James, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek,                                     
McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Porter, Rokeberg,                                        
Scalzi, Stevens, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
And so, Amendment No. 3 was not adopted.                                                            
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that CSSB                                    
156(RES) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                    
placed on final passage.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Representative Berkowitz objected.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
The Speaker stated that CSSB 156(RES) will advance to third reading                                 
on the April 27, 2001, calendar.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                     THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 82                                                                                             
The following, which was advanced to third reading from the April 25,                               
2001, calendar (page 1214), was read the third time:                                                
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 82(STA)                                                                  
    "An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as                                  
    recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an                                    
    effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall CSSB 82(STA) pass the House?"  The roll                                 
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 82(STA)                                                                                        
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  37   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    

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Yeas:  Berkowitz, Bunde, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Croft,                                
Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Guess, Halcro, Harris, Hayes, Hudson,                                   
James, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek,                                   
McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Moses, Mulder, Murkowski, Porter,                                           
Rokeberg, Scalzi, Stevens, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                               
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Davies                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
And so, CSSB 82(STA) passed the House.                                                              
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                             
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 82(STA) was signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk and                                          
returned to the Senate.                                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                         LEGISLATIVE CITATIONS                                                   
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
House approve the citations on the calendar.  There being no                                        
objection, the following citations were approved and sent to enrolling:                             
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Dr. Thomas F. Albert                                                                     
By Representatives Joule, Porter, Berkowitz, Bunde, Chenault, Cissna,                               
Crawford, Croft, Davies, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Guess, Halcro, Harris,                                
Hayes, Hudson, James, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kookesh, Kott, Lancaster,                                  
McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Rokeberg, Stevens,                                       
Williams, Wilson; Senator Olson                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Martha Foster and Louise Clark, Arctic Survivors                                         
By Representatives Joule, Porter, Berkowitz, Bunde, Chenault, Cissna,                               
Crawford, Croft, Davies, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Guess, Halcro,                                 
Harris, Hayes, Hudson, James, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring, Kookesh,                                  
Kott, Lancaster, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski,                                         
Rokeberg, Stevens, Williams, Wilson; Senator Olson                                                  
                                                                                                    

2001-04-26                     House Journal                      Page 1252
Honoring - Point Hope Harpooners Boys Basketball Team                                               
By Representatives Joule, Porter, Berkowitz, Bunde, Chenault, Cissna,                               
Crawford, Croft, Davies, Dyson, Fate, Green, Guess, Halcro, Harris,                                 
Hayes, Hudson, James, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring, Kookesh, Kott,                                    
Lancaster, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Rokeberg,                                     
Stevens, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson; Senator Olson                                                  
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Mr. Paul MacDonald                                                                       
By Representatives Bunde, Porter, Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna,                                      
Crawford, Croft, Davies, Dyson, Fate, Guess, Halcro, Harris, Hayes,                                 
Hudson, James, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kott, Lancaster, McGuire,                                  
Meyer, Mulder, Murkowski, Rokeberg, Stevens, Williams, Wilson                                       
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Jack E. Brown                                                                            
By Senator Ward; Representatives Chenault, Porter, Berkowitz,                                       
Bunde, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Davies, Dyson, Fate, Guess, Halcro,                                 
Harris, Hayes, Hudson, James, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kott,                                       
Lancaster, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Rokeberg,                                     
Stevens, Williams, Wilson                                                                           
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Eloise Hershberger                                                                    
By Representatives Chenault, Porter, Berkowitz, Bunde, Cissna,                                      
Crawford, Croft, Davies, Dyson, Fate, Guess, Halcro, Harris, Hayes,                                 
Hudson, James, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula Kott, Lancaster, McGuire,                                   
Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Rokeberg, Scalzi, Stevens,                                        
Williams, Wilson                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Margie Georgianna Bolton                                                              
By Representatives Joule, Porter, Berkowitz, Bunde, Chenault, Cissna,                               
Crawford, Croft, Davies, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Guess, Halcro, Harris,                                
Hayes, Hudson, James, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kookesh, Kott, Lancaster,                                  
McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Rokeberg, Scalzi,                                        
Stevens, Williams, Wilson; Senator Olson                                                            
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Patricia Gail DeBusschere                                                             
By Representatives Chenault, Porter, Berkowitz, Bunde, Cissna,                                      
Crawford, Croft, Davies, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Guess, Halcro, Harris,                                
Hayes, Hudson, James, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kott, Lancaster,                                    
McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Rokeberg, Scalzi,                                        
Stevens, Williams, Wilson                                                                           

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                      CONCUR IN SENATE AMENDMENTS                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 81                                                                                             
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
House consider the Senate message (page 1224) on the following at                                   
this time:                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 81(FIN)                                                                   
    "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Dental                                   
    Examiners; relating to the Board of Dental Examiners and                                        
    regulation of the practice of dentistry; and relating to dental                                 
    hygienists and dental assistants."                                                              
                                                                                                    
and                                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
    SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 81(FIN)                                                     
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved that the House concur in the Senate                                      
amendment to CSHB 81(FIN), thus adopting SCS CSHB 81(FIN), and                                      
recommended that the members vote yes.                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall the House concur in the Senate                                          
amendment to CSHB 81(FIN)?"  The roll was taken with the                                            
following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 81(FIN)                                                                                    
Concur                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  36   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  2                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Croft, Davies,                                   
Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Halcro, Harris, Hayes, Hudson, James,                                   
Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek, McGuire,                                 
Meyer, Morgan, Moses, Mulder, Murkowski, Porter, Rokeberg,                                          
Scalzi, Stevens, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    

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Absent:  Berkowitz, Guess                                                                           
                                                                                                    
And so, the House concurred in the Senate amendment, thus adopting                                  
SCS CSHB 81(FIN).                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
House adopt the Senate letter of intent.  There being no objection, it                              
was so ordered.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The Chief Clerk was instructed to so notify the Senate.                                             
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 81(FIN) was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 260                                                                                            
Representative Kerttula moved and asked unanimous consent that                                      
Transportation and Resources Committee referrals be added to the                                    
following:                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 260                                                                              
    "An Act requiring the owners or operators of certain passenger                                  
    vessels operating in the marine waters of the state to register the                             
    vessels; establishing information-gathering, record keeping, and                                
    reporting requirements relating to the vessels' graywater and                                   
    sewage; prohibiting the discharge of untreated sewage from the                                  
    vessels unless exempted; placing limits on discharges of treated                                
    sewage and graywater from the vessels unless exempted;                                          
    establishing a commercial passenger vessel coastal protection                                   
    fund; establishing a fee on commercial passenger vessels, that are                              
    not exempt from the fee, for each voyage during which the vessels                               
    operate in the marine waters of the state based on the overnight                                
    accommodation capacity of the vessels determined with reference                                 
    to the number of lower berths; establishing penalties for failure to                            
    comply with certain laws relating to the vessels; authorizing the                               
    Department of Environmental Conservation to encourage and                                       
    recognize superior environmental protection efforts related to                                  
    commercial passenger vessels; authorizing exemptions from some                                  
    laws relating to discharges from the vessels and from the fee                                   

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    requirements related to the vessels; requiring a report from the                                
    Department of Environmental Conservation concerning matters                                     
    relating to the vessels; and providing for an effective date."                                  
                                                                                                    
Representative James objected.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Transportation and Resources Committee                                   
referrals be added to HB 260?"  The roll was taken with the following                               
result:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 260                                                                                              
Add Transportation & Resources Committee Referrals                                                  
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  26   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                                                  
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Davies, Guess, Hayes,                                    
Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Moses                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Chenault, Coghill, Fate, Foster, Green, Halcro, Harris,                               
Hudson, James, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek, McGuire, Meyer,                                     
Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Porter, Rokeberg, Scalzi, Stevens,                                       
Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Dyson                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
And so, the motion failed.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 260 is in the Finance Committee.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Representative Berkowitz moved and asked unanimous consent that                                     
the following be adopted as the Sense of the House:                                                 
                                                                                                    
    "The language in SCS for CS for HB 103(FIN) suspending                                          
    funding for the Department of Health & Social Services if the                                   
    department is compelled to expend funds for abortions shall not be                              
    included in the conference committee substitute."                                               
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill objected.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative Guess placed a call of the House.                                                    
                                                                                                    

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The Speaker stated the call was satisfied.                                                          
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall it be the Sense of the House to strike the                               
language in SCS CSHB 103(FIN) suspending funding for the                                            
Department of Health & Social Services if the department is                                         
compelled to expend funds for abortions?"  The roll was taken with the                              
following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Sense of the House                                                                                  
Strike Budget Bill Language                                                                         
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  18   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                  
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Berkowitz, Bunde, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Davies, Guess,                                    
Halcro, Hayes, Hudson, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, McGuire, Moses,                                    
Murkowski, Rokeberg, Scalzi, Stevens, Whitaker                                                      
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Chenault, Coghill, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Harris, James,                                
Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Porter,                                     
Williams, Wilson                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
And so, the motion passed.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HJR 25                                                                                            
Representative Wilson added her name as cosponsor to:                                               
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 25                                                                   
    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of                                      
    Alaska relating to initiative and referendum petitions.                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 20                                                                                             
Representative Wilson added her name as cosponsor to:                                               
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 20                                                                               
    "An Act relating to state aid to municipalities and certain other                               
    recipients, and for the village public safety officer program;                                  
    relating to municipal dividends; relating to the public safety                                  
    foundation program; and providing for an effective date."                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 105                                                                                            
Representatives McGuire and Kohring added their names as                                            
cosponsors to:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 105                                                                              
    "An Act relating to the base student allocation used in the formula                             
    for state funding of public education; and providing for an                                     
    effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 172                                                                                            
Representative Kerttula added her name as cosponsor to:                                             
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 172(FIN) am                                                               
    "An Act relating to therapeutic courts for offenders and to the                                 
    authorized number of superior court judges."                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 213                                                                                            
Representative Wilson added her name as cosponsor to:                                               
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 213                                                                              
    "An Act relating to initiative and referendum petitions; and                                    
    providing for an effective date."                                                               
                                                                                                    
HB 241                                                                                            
Representatives Foster and Whitaker added their names as cosponsors                                 
to:                                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 241                                                                              
    "An Act relating to a railroad utility corridor for extension of the                            
    Alaska Railroad to Canada and to extension of the Alaska                                        
    Railroad to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada."                                               
                                                                                                    
HB 244                                                                                            
Representative Foster added his name as cosponsor to:                                               
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 244                                                                              
    "An Act relating to a grant of state land to the Denali Borough for                             
    a railroad and utility corridor and a railroad development project;                             
    repealing provisions relating to a grant of a right-of-way of land                              

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    for a railroad and utility corridor to the Alaska Industrial                                    
    Development and Export Authority; and providing for an effective                                
    date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 253                                                                                            
Representative Kerttula added her name as cosponsor to:                                             
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 253                                                                              
    "An Act relating to retirement contributions and benefits under the                             
    public employees' retirement system of certain state employees                                  
    who are employed as child protection workers or who supervise                                   
    child protection workers."                                                                      
                                                                                                    
HB 255                                                                                            
Representative Kapsner added her name as cosponsor to:                                              
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 255                                                                              
    "An Act establishing the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council;                                  
    and providing for an effective date."                                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 145                                                                                            
Representatives Wilson and Kapsner added their names as cross                                       
sponsors to:                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 145(FIN)                                                                 
    "An Act relating to regional and village public safety officers;                                
    relating to the expansion of the village public safety officer                                  
    program to include the provision of probation and parole                                        
    supervision services; and relating to retirement benefits for village                           
    public safety officers."                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                              ENGROSSMENT                                                        
HB 142                                                                                            
CSHB 142(HES) was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief                                        
Clerk and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 230                                                                                            
HB 230 was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk and                                     
transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                        

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                             ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                       
                                                                                                    
House committee schedules are published daily under separate cover.                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                              ADJOURNMENT                                                        
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
House adjourn until 10:00 a.m., April 27, 2001.  There being no                                     
objection, the House adjourned at 12:36 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                             Suzi Lowell                                            
                                             Chief Clerk