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2001-04-05 Senate Journal

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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                  TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                     
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                    Thursday                       April 5, 2001                    
                                                                                                    
                              Eighty-eighth Day                                                  
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Halford at 4:56 p.m.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The roll showed eighteen members present. Senators Cowdery, Green                                   
were absent.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Jesse Kiehl of the Juneau                                   
Jewish Community. Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous                                         
consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                            
                                                                                                    
          O God, Who is the truth of the world, we give thanks                                      
          and praise for the successful operation of Juanita                                        
          Cowdery, wife of Senator Cowdery. And for the                                             
          continued healing we pray will come, we give our                                          
          blessings.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
          Ata kadosh v'shimcha kadosh u'kedoshim bechol-yom                                         
          yehalelucha selah. Baruch ata, Adonai, ha-eil                                             
          hakadosh. You are holy, Your Name is holy, and                                            
          those who strive to be holy declare Your glory day by                                     
          day. Blessed is the Eternal, the holy God.                                                
                                                                                                    
          We pray for sanctification in our lives and our work,                                     
          Oh God, for eyes opened to what is right and just, for                                    
          hearts prepared to serve You in truth. Each person                                        
          strives to be holy. Our pursuit of justice and mercy,                                     
          our acts of study and service and loving kindness are                                     
          themselves a blessing on our families, our                                                
          communities, and ourselves.                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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              Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh, Adonai tsvaot, m'lo kol ha-                                  
             aretz k'vodo. Holy, holy, holy is the God of hosts.                                   
          The fullness of the earth is God's glory.                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that Senator                                        
Cowdery be excused from a call of the Senate. Without objection,                                    
Senator Cowdery was excused.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal                                    
for the eighty-seventh legislative day be approved as certified by the                              
Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Messages from the House                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 112                                                                                            
Message dated April 4 was read, stating the House passed and                                        
returned:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 112(FIN) "An Act                                                   
          placing certain employees of the Alaska Mental                                            
          Health Trust Authority in the exempt service;                                             
          establishing a minimum salary for the long term care                                      
          ombudsman; and providing for an effective date."                                          
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                              
                                                                                                    
HCR 5                                                                                             
Message dated April 4 was read, stating the House concurred in the                                  
Senate amendment to HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.                                                 
5(title am), thus adopting:                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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          SENATE CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT                                                            
          RESOLUTION NO. 5(STA) Proposing amendments                                                
          to Uniform Rules 20(a), 37, and 49(a)(4) of the                                           
          Alaska State Legislature.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Message dated April 4 was read, stating the House passed and                                        
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                        First Reading and Reference of                                           
                              House Resolutions                                                  
                                                                                                    
HCR 1                                                                                             
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1(RLS) am                                                    
BY THE HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE,                                                                       
                                                                                                    
             Relating to establishing a Task Force on a Statewide                                  
          Comprehensive Energy Plan.                                                                
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Health,                                  
Education and Social Services, and Resources Committees.                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 4                                                                                              
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 4 "An Act                                          
relating to a mandatory exemption from municipal property taxes for                                 
certain residences and to an optional exemption from municipal taxes                                
for residential property; and providing for an effective date" and                                  
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 4(FIN)                                                             
                                                                                                    
Signing amend: Senator Donley, Cochair, Senator Leman. Signing no                                   
recommendation: Senator Kelly, Cochair, Senators Green, Austerman,                                  
Hoffman, Olson. Signing do pass: Senator Wilken.                                                    
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Revenue                                                           
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       

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SB 154                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 154 "An Act                                        
relating to mental health treatment facilities; repealing the termination                           
date of the mental health treatment assistance program; and providing                               
for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senators Donley, Kelly,                                    
Cochairs, Senators Austerman, Hoffman, Green, Olson, Wilken,                                        
Leman, Ward.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Health and Social Services                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HJR 22                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                           
RESOLUTION NO. 22(RLS) Relating to a diverse community;                                             
condemning a recent racially motivated attack; and requesting the                                   
Municipality of Anchorage police department to continue their                                       
conclusive investigation and requesting the criminal justice system to                              
take rapid action to reach the determination of this case, and                                      
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                       SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                            
          RESOLUTION NO. 22(STA)                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Therriault, Chair, Senators Phillips, Pearce,                              
Davis.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, House Rules Committee                                                     
                                                                                                    
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 176                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 176 BY THE SENATE LABOR AND                                                         
COMMERCE COMMITTEE BY REQUEST, entitled:                                                            
                                                                                                    

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          "An Act relating to distributorships."                                                    
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce,                                     
Judiciary and Finance Committees.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 48                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 48(FIN) am "An Act relating to the                                           
determination of full and true value of taxable municipal property for                              
purposes of calculating funding for education and certain other                                     
programs, to incorporation of third class boroughs, to incorporation of                             
certain boroughs in the unorganized borough and annexation of                                       
portions of the unorganized borough to boroughs and unified                                         
municipalities, and to the formation of separate unorganized boroughs;                              
and providing for an effective date" was read the third time.                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that CS FOR                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 48(FIN) am be held to the April 9 calendar.                                         
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
The presence of Senator Green was noted.                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                  Citations                                                      
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Dean R. Dewey                                                                         
Senator(s) Leman, Elton, Davis, Lincoln, Austerman, Taylor, Kelly,                                  
Green, Pearce, Hoffman, Wilken, Donley, Halford                                                     
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Bob Byron, Marriage Savers                                                               
Senator(s) Green, Ward, Wilken, Leman, Therriault, Pearce, Kelly,                                   
Taylor, Austerman, Lincoln, Davis, Elton, Hoffman, Halford                                          
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Allen Kemplen                                                                            
Senator(s) Ellis, Phillips, Wilken, Leman, Therriault, Pearce, Green,                               
Kelly, Taylor, Austerman, Lincoln, Davis, Elton, Hoffman, Halford                                   
Representative(s) Guess                                                                             
                                                                                                    

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Honoring - Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, Career                                        
Pathways                                                                                            
Representative(s) Ogan                                                                              
Senator(s) Green, Ward, Wilken, Leman, Pearce, Kelly, Taylor,                                       
Austerman, Lincoln, Davis, Elton, Hoffman, Halford                                                  
                                                                                                    
Honoring - UAF Women's Basketball Team                                                              
Representative(s) Hayes, Davies                                                                     
Senator(s) Wilken, Ward, Leman, Therriault, Pearce, Green, Kelly,                                   
Taylor, Austerman, Lincoln, Davis, Elton, Hoffman, Halford                                          
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Janet Tobuk                                                                              
Representative(s) Foster                                                                            
Senator(s) Olson, Ward, Wilken, Leman, Pearce, Green, Kelly, Taylor,                                
Austerman, Lincoln, Davis, Elton, Hoffman, Halford                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                  th                                                                
Honoring - City of Nome, 100 Anniversary                                                            
Representative(s) Foster                                                                            
Senator(s) Olson, Phillips, Ward, Wilken, Leman, Ellis, Pearce, Green,                              
Kelly, Taylor, Austerman, Lincoln, Davis, Elton, Hoffman, Halford,                                  
Donley                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Erik Oliver Dawson, Eagle Scout                                                          
Representative(s) Berkowitz                                                                         
Senator(s) Phillips, Wilken, Leman, Ellis, Therriault, Pearce, Green,                               
Kelly, Taylor, Austerman, Lincoln, Davis, Elton, Hoffman, Ward,                                     
Halford, Donley                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Vern V. Hirsch, Jr.                                                                   
Representative(s) Kerttula, Hudson                                                                  
Senator(s) Elton, Wilken, Leman, Pearce, Green, Kelly, Taylor,                                      
Austerman, Lincoln, Davis, Hoffman, Ward, Halford                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the citations                                  
be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and referred                              
to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                             Unfinished Business                                                 
                                                                                                    
                       Reconsideration of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 60                                                                                             
Senator Taylor requested that the reconsideration on CS FOR                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 60(JUD) "An Act relating to agricultural facilities                                 
and operations as private nuisances; and to disclosures in transfers of                             
certain real property located within one mile of an agricultural facility                           
or an agricultural operation" be taken up. The bill was before the                                  
Senate on reconsideration.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor moved that the bill be returned to second reading for                                
the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No. 1.                                    
Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading.                                         
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor offered Amendment No. 1:                                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 2:                                                                                     
 Delete "one mile"                                                                                
 Insert  "the vicinity"                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 4, line 3:                                                                                     
 Delete "one mile"                                                                                  
 Insert  "the vicinity"                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                   
Ellis objected.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 60(JUD)                                                                                        
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  4   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Austerman, Donley, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln,                                    
Olson, Pearce, Phillips, Taylor, Therriault, Torgerson, Ward, Wilken                                
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, Hoffman                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Cowdery                                                                                   
                                                                                                    

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and so, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                                
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 60(JUD) am was automatically in third                                        
reading.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                      
60(JUD) am "An Act relating to agricultural facilities and operations                               
as private nuisances; and to disclosures in transfers of certain real                               
property located within the vicinity of an agricultural facility or an                              
agricultural operation" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                               
following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
CSSB 60(JUD) am                                                                                     
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                  
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  2   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Austerman, Davis, Donley, Green, Halford, Hoffman, Kelly,                                    
Leman, Lincoln, Olson, Pearce, Phillips, Taylor, Therriault,                                        
Torgerson, Ward, Wilken                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Ellis, Elton                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Cowdery                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 60(JUD) am passed the Senate                                         
on reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                               
                                                                                                    
SB 88                                                                                             
Senator Olson requested that the reconsideration on SENATE BILL                                     
NO. 88 be taken up. The bill was before the Senate on reconsideration.                              
                                                                                                    
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 88 "An                                      
Act relating to metropolitan planning organizations and to                                          
establishment of a metropolitan planning organization for the                                       
Anchorage metropolitan area; and providing for an effective date" pass                              
the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 88                                                                                               
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                  
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Austerman, Davis, Donley, Green, Halford, Leman, Pearce,                                     
Phillips, Taylor, Torgerson, Ward, Wilken                                                           
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Ellis, Elton, Hoffman, Kelly, Lincoln, Olson, Therriault                                     
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Cowdery                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Kelly changed from "Yea" to "Nay".                                                                  
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 88 passed the Senate on reconsideration.                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved the effective date clause.                                                      
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the effective date clause be adopted?" The                               
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 88                                                                                               
Effective Date Clause                                                                               
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Austerman, Davis, Donley, Ellis, Elton, Green, Halford,                                      
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Olson, Pearce, Phillips, Taylor,                                    
Therriault, Torgerson, Ward, Wilken                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Cowdery                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, the effective date clause was adopted and the bill was referred                             
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 37                                                                                             
The reconsideration on CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 37(FIN) "An                                           
Act relating to collective negotiation by competing physicians with                                 
health benefit plans, to health benefit plan contracts, to the application                          
of antitrust laws to agreements involving providers and groups of                                   
providers affected by collective negotiations, and to the effect of the                             
collective negotiation provisions on health care providers" was not                                 
taken up this legislative day and the bill was referred to the Secretary                            
for engrossment.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused from                                  
a call of the Senate through morning plane time on April 9. Without                                 
objection, Senator Ellis was excused.                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Therriault moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                  
from a call of the Senate from evening plane time, April 6 through                                  
morning plane time, April 9. Without objection, Senator Therriault                                  
was excused.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Engrossment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 37                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 37(FIN) "An Act relating to collective                                       
negotiation by competing physicians with health benefit plans, to                                   
health benefit plan contracts, to the application of antitrust laws to                              
agreements involving providers and groups of providers affected by                                  
collective negotiations, and to the effect of the collective negotiation                            
provisions on health care providers" was engrossed, signed by the                                   
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                            
consideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 60                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 60(JUD) am "An Act relating to                                               
agricultural facilities and operations as private nuisances; and to                                 
disclosures in transfers of certain real property located within the                                
vicinity of an agricultural facility or an agricultural operation" was                              
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                 
the House for consideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
SB 88                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 88 "An Act relating to metropolitan planning                                        
organizations and to establishment of a metropolitan planning                                       
organization for the Anchorage metropolitan area; and providing for                                 
an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and                                       
Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                           

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                                  Enrollment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 64                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 64(FIN) am H "An Act relating to the                                         
award of a high school diploma to certain World War II veterans" was                                
enrolled, signed by the President and Secretary, Speaker and Chief                                  
Clerk and the engrossed and enrolled copies transmitted to the Office                               
of the Governor at 9:50 a.m., April 5, 2001.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Adjournment                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                     
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., April 6, 2001. Without                                       
objection, the Senate adjourned at 5:22 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                 Heidi Vogel                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                   April 2001                       

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                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
Apr 06        Friday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 09        Monday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 11        Wednesday                    Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
+= HB  16 HOME RULE COMMUNITIES                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 13        Friday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
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                                   FINANCE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Apr 05        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+= HB 103 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET                                                                  
+= HB 104 APPROP:  MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                             
+ SB 154 REPEAL SUNSET OF MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE                                                  
+= SB 136 RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: BD./GRANTS/FUND                                                     
+= SB 123 LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL:RAILROAD FACILITIES                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                             FINANCE (continued)                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 06        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
+= HB 103 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET                                                                  
+= HB 104 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                              
+ SB 172 COURT SYSTEM ANNUAL REPORT                                                                 
+ HB 118 SR. CIT./VETERAN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION                                                    
+ SB 158 REPORT:STATE PARTICIPATE IN NAT GAS PIPE.                                                  
+ SB   3 APPROP:ENV.ASSESS. NORTHERN DENALI ACCESS                                                  
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 09        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
     SB 174 EDUCATION FUNDING                                                                       
     SB 121 RIGHT-OF-WAY LEASING ACT                                                                
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
     HB  72 ASST.ADJUTANT GEN.: MISSILE/SPACE DEFENSE                                               
     SJR 22 CONST. AM: JUDICIAL OFFICERS' TERMS                                                     
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
     SB 166 APPOINTMENT OF US SENATORS                                                              
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 11        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
= SB  29 APPROP: GOVERNOR'S CAPITAL BUDGET                                                          
              Telecommunications Overview                                                           
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 12        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
              Senate Bill                                                                           
              AIDEA BONDS FOR GAS PUBLIC UTILITIES                                                  
              <Pending Introduction and Referral>                                                   
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                         
                                                                                                    
Apr 09        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+             Discussion of Medicaid Directions                                                     
+= SB  86 TEACHER EMPLOYMENT &  SUBJECT EXPERTISE                                                   
+= SB 155 STUDENT LOANS/ COMN. ON POSTSECONDARY ED.                                                 
+ SB 135 MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION AND RECORDS                                                      
+ SB 116 AK TEMP. ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AMENDMENTS                                                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      

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HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES (continued)                                                   
                                                                                                    
Apr 11        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+             Continuation: Medicaid Directions                                                     
              Alzheimer's/Dementia                                                                  
              Breast and Cervical Cancer                                                            
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 05        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
+ SB 161 NO PAY FOR JUDGES UNTIL DECISION                                                           
              <Bill Held Over to 4/9/01>                                                            
+ SB 166 APPOINTMENT OF US SENATORS                                                                 
              <Bill Held Over to 4/6/01>                                                            
+= HB  13 SERVICE AREAS:VOTER APPROVAL/TAX ZONES                                                    
              <Bill Held Over to 4/6/01>                                                            
              Uniform Rule 23 Waived                                                                
+= SJR 22 CONST. AM: JUDICIAL OFFICERS' TERMS                                                       
              <Bill Held Over to 4/6/01>                                                            
              Uniform Rule 23 Waived                                                                
                                                                                                    
Apr 06        Friday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+= SB 166 APPOINTMENT OF US SENATORS                                                                
+= HB  13 SERVICE AREAS:VOTER APPROVAL/TAX ZONES                                                    
              Uniform Rule 23 Waived                                                                
+= SJR 22 CONST. AM: JUDICIAL OFFICERS' TERMS                                                       
              Uniform Rule 23 Waived                                                                
+= HB 150 INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR RENTAL VEHICLES                                                    
                                                                                                    
Apr 09        Monday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ SB  91 ABORTION: INFORMED CONSENT;INFORMATION                                                     
+= SB 161 NO PAY FOR JUDGES UNTIL DECISION                                                          
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 11        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+= SB 145 VILLAGE PUB.SAFETY OFFICER PROGRAM                                                        
+= HB 150 INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR RENTAL VEHICLES                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 13        Friday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  

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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 05        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
+= SB 138 INSURANCE CODE AMENDMENTS                                                                 
+ SB  30 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS                                                         
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+= SB 138 INSURANCE CODE AMENDMENTS                                                                 
+= SB  30 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS                                                        
+ HB  81 DENTISTS/DENTAL HYGIENISTS & ASSISTANTS                                                    
                                                                                                    
Apr 12        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+= SB 138 INSURANCE CODE AMENDMENTS                                                                 
+= SB  30 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS                                                        
+ SB 165 EDUCATION TAX ON EMPLOYMENT                                                                
+ SB 170 RAILROAD EMPLOYEE SALARIES AND WAGES                                                       
+ SB 168 COMMERCIAL FISHING LOAN PROGRAM                                                            
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                                  RESOURCES                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 06        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+             Governor's Confirmations:                                                             
              Bruce C. Twomley, AK CFEC                                                             
              William H. Dennerlein, Board of Game                                                  
              Ben Grussendorf, Board of Game                                                        
              Dr. Julie Maier, Board of Game                                                        
              Julie M. Heusser, AK Oil and Gas Conservation Commission                              
+= SB 140 SMALL WATER-POWER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS                                                    
              <Bill Canceled>                                                                       
+ SB 115 EXTEND BD. OF STORAGE TANK ASSISTANCE                                                      
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 09        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+= SB 153 UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK LOAN FUND                                                        
+ HJR 19 DIGITAL ORTHOIMAGERY AND ELEVATION DATA                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 11        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+= SB  24 LEGIS APPROVAL OF SEAFOOD/FOOD SAFETY LAB                                                 
+= SB 139 STATE WATER USE                                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    

2001-04-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 0968
                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                
                                                                                                    
Apr 13        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                    
                                                                                                    
Apr 05        Thursday                              Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
     HJR 22 DIVERSE COMMUNITY/CONDEMN HATE CRIMES                                                   
     SB  34 COMMISSIONERS' SALARIES                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 12        Thursday                              Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
     HB 177 CAMPAIGN FINANCE: CONTRIB/DISCLOS/GROUPS                                                
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Apr 05        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
     HB   8 LEGIS.PIONEER ROAD DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE                                               
     SB 130 ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY AUTHORITY                                                         
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
     SB 152 DOTPF-RELATED CONTRACT CLAIMS                                                           
= HB   8 LEGIS.PIONEER ROAD DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE                                                  
= SB  44 ALASKA TOLL BRIDGE AND CAUSEWAY AUTHORITY                                                  
= SB  45 APPROP: DESIGN OF KNIK ARM CROSSING                                                        
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 12        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
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2001-04-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 0969
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                
                                                                                                    
                              NATURAL RESOURCES                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 09        Monday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:00 PM                     
              Fire Suppression/Water Scooping Aircraft                                              
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                  
                                                                                                    
                       ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION REVIEW                                          
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Tuesday                            Capitol 102          2:45 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
                                                                                                    
Apr 17        Tuesday                            Capitol 102          2:45 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
                                                                                                    
Apr 24        Tuesday                            Capitol 102          2:45 PM                     
+             Proposed/Approved Regulations                                                         
+             Mariculture Regulations                                                               
+             Department on Pioneer Homes                                                           
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                   
                                                                                                    
                              CHILDREN'S CAUCUS                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                     
+             Alaskans for Tobacco-Free Kids                                                        
                                                                                                    
Apr 17        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                     
+             ASSETS: Building a framework for                                                      
              development of youth                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 24        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203            12:00 PM                     
+             Alaska Humanities Forum:                                                              
              Intrastate Urban/Rural Student Exchange                                               
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2001-04-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 0970
                             FISCAL POLICY CAUCUS                                                
                                                                                                    
Apr 06        Friday                          Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 11        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           8:00 AM                     
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                                 FISH CAUCUS                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 06        Friday                          Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                     
              Local Area Management Plans                                                           
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                                JOINT SESSION                                                    
                                                                                                    
Apr 11        Wednesday                    House Chamber            11:00 AM                      
              US Senator Ted Stevens' Annual Message