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                                 SENATE JOURNAL                                                  
                                                                                                    
                            ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                             
                                                                                                    
                   TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                    
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                                   Friday                               April 27, 200
                                                                                                    
                             One Hundred Tenth Day                                               
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Halford at 11:29 a.m.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator Taylor was                                        
absent.                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Dr. Paul Beran, Pastor of the                               
Resurrection Lutheran Church. Senator Hoffman moved and asked                                       
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was                              
so ordered.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
             Gracious God, You alone are eternal. But for us the                                    
             years speed by so quickly. Help us use our measured                                    
             days wisely, lest we major in the minors and neglect                                   
             the most important.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
             You have declared "blessed is the nation whose God                                     
             is the Lord." Before You, even the nations rise and                                    
             fall. You have showered us with blessings far beyond                                   
             what we deserve. Yet across our state and land there                                   
             is a malaise of morality and an epidemic of violence.                                  
             Help us to see the error of our ways that we might set                                 
             our feet on the paths of righteousness and peace. As                                   
             leaders in our state, we thank You for these senators.                                 
             Give to them, and to all of us, the wisdom to know                                     
             the right and the courage to do it, both in our personal                               
            and  public  lives.  This  I  pray  in  Your  Holy name.                               
                                     Amen.                                                         
                                                                                                    
Senator Cowdery led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 Certification                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal                                    
for the one hundred ninth legislative day and Senate Journal                                        
Supplement No. 5 be approved as certified by the Secretary. Without                                 
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                            Messages from the House                                              
                                                                                                    
SB 82                                                                                             
Message dated April 26 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
returned:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
             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 bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 81                                                                                             
Message dated April 26 was read, stating the House concurred in the                                 
Senate amendment to CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 81(FIN), thus                                             
adopting:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
             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 regulation of the practice of                                  
             dentistry; and relating to dental hygienists and dental                                
             assistants."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
The House adopted the Legislative Letter of Intent (page 1116 of the                                
Senate Journal).                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 13                                                                                             
Message dated April 26 was read, stating the Speaker has granted                                    
limited powers of free conference to the Conference Committee                                       
considering:                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
             CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE                                                    
             BILL NO. 13(JUD)                                                                       
                                                                                                    
and                                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
             SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                           
             SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 13(RLS)                                                  
             "An Act relating to municipal service areas and                                        
             providing for voter approval of the formation,                                         
             alteration, or abolishment of certain service areas."                                  
                                                                                                    
on the specific point as requested (page 1237 of the House Journal).                                
                                                                                                    
Message dated April 26 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                   First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 142                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 142(HES) BY THE HOUSE HEALTH,                                                 
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                  
                                                                                                    
             "An Act relating to the Alaska temporary assistance                                    
             program; and providing for an effective date."                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services and Finance Committees.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 230                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 230 BY THE HOUSE LABOR AND                                                           
COMMERCE COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                       
                                                                                                    
             "An Act relating to wage and hour protections for                                      
             employees of the Alaska Railroad Corporation; and                                      
             providing for an effective date."                                                      

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was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Communications                                                  
                                                                                                    
The following report is on file in the Senate Secretary's Office:                                   
                                                                                                    
State of Alaska Violent Crimes Compensation Board, Twenty-Seventh                                   
Annual Report, 2000                                                                                 
from Leslie D. B. Wheeler, Chairperson                                                              
in accordance with AS 18.67.170                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                           Standing Committee Reports                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 130                                                                                            
The Transportation Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 130                                         
"An Act establishing the Alaska Marine Highway Authority; and                                       
providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Cowdery,                                 
Chair, Senators Taylor, Ward. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                    
Wilken.                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Transportation and Public                                         
  Facilities                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 193                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 193 "An Act                                        
relating to a study of the economic and social effects of the permanent                             
fund dividend on the state" and recommended it be replaced with                                     
                                                                                                    
             CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 193(FIN) "An Act                                                
             making a special appropriation to the Alaska                                           
             Legislative Council for a study of the economic and                                    
             social effects of the permanent fund dividend on the                                   
             state; and providing an effective date."                                               
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senators Donley, Kelly, Cochairs, Senators Green,                                  
Austerman, Olson, Wilken, Ward, Leman. Signing no                                                   
recommendation: Senator Hoffman.                                                                    

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Legislative Affaairs Agency                                                     
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
The presence of Senator Taylor was noted.                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 113                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 113(HES) am "An Act relating to health care insurance                                      
payments for hospital or medical services; and providing for an                                     
effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Phillips, Chair, Senators                                 
Austerman, Davis, Leman, Torgerson.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
  Development                                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Administration                                              
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Health, Education and Social Services                                  
Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 121                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 121(L&C) "An Act relating to the issuance of qualified                                     
charitable gift annuities." Signing do pass: Senator Phillips, Chair,                               
Senators Austerman, Davis, Leman, Torgerson.                                                        
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                   
                                                                                                    
HB 127                                                                                            
The Transportation Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                           
NO. 127(RLS) "An Act relating to aviation and to emergency                                          
equipment to be carried on aircraft" and recommended it be replaced                                 
with                                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                          
             127(TRA)                                                                               

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Signing do pass: Senator Cowdery, Chair. Signing no                                                 
recommendation: Senators Taylor, Wilken, Ward.                                                      
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Transportation and Public                                   
  Facilities                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 149                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                              
149(FIN)(title am) "An Act expressing legislative intent regarding                                  
correctional facility space; relating to correctional facility space;                               
authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into an agreement                                
to lease facilities for the confinement and care of prisoners within the                            
Kenai Peninsula Borough; and providing for an effective date" and                                   
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                        SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                            
             NO. 149(FIN)                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Donley, Cochair, Senators Ward, Leman.                                     
Signing no recommendation: Senator Kelly, Cochair, Senators Green,                                  
Austerman, Hoffman, Olson, Wilken.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Revenue                                                           
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Corrections                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 214                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 214(L&C) "An Act relating to a civil action against a                                      
person under 21 years of age who enters premises where alcohol is                                   
sold or consumed." Signing do pass: Senator Phillips, Chair, Senators                               
Austerman, Davis, Leman, Torgerson.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Revenue                                                     
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                                   
                                                                                                    
SJR 27                                                                                            
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE JOINT                                                 
RESOLUTION NO. 27 Relating to an Alaska National Guard Armory                                       
in Juneau. Signing no recommendation: Senator Therriault, Chair,                                    
Senator Pearce. Signing do pass: Senators Phillips, Davis.                                          
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate State Affairs Committee                                            
                                                                                                    
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 135                                                                                            
The Rules Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 135 "An Act                                          
relating to mental health information and records; and providing for an                             
effective date." Signing to calendar: Senator Pearce, Chair, Senators                               
Therriault, Cowdery, Phillips.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 72                                                                                             
The Rules Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 72 am "An Act                                         
relating to an assistant adjutant general for space and missile defense                             
in the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs" and                                            
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
             SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 72(RLS) "An                                               
             Act relating to an assistant adjutant general for space                                
             and missile defense in the Department of Military                                      
             and Veterans' Affairs; and providing for an effective                                  
             date."                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Signing to calendar: Senator Pearce, Chair, Senators Cowdery,                                       
Phillips, Therriault.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs                                            
                                                                                                    
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 150                                                                                            
The Rules Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 150 "An Act                                           
relating to insurance premiums for rental motor vehicles." Signing to                               
calendar: Senator Pearce, Chair, Senators Therriault, Cowdery,                                      
Phillips.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HJR 19                                                                                            
The Rules Committee considered HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                           
19 Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to fund the                                
acquisition of high-resolution digital orthoimagery and digital                                     
elevation data for the entire state of Alaska. Signing to calendar:                                 
Senator Pearce, Chair, Senators Phillips, Cowdery, Therriault.                                      
                                                                                                    
The resolution is on today's calendar.                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                         Introduction and Reference of                                           
                               Senate Resolutions                                                
                                                                                                    
SCR 12                                                                                            
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 12 BY SENATOR                                                      
WARD,                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
              Relating to federal labeling requirements for farmed                                 
             salmon.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SJR 29                                                                                            
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 29 BY SENATOR WARD,                                                     
                                                                                                    
             Relating to the labeling of finfish as wild or farmed.                                 
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
SJR 30                                                                                            
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 30 BY THE SENATE                                                        
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE,                                                                           
                                                                                                    
             Urging the United States Forest Service to                                             
             acknowledge all of the rights of the state to rights-of-                               
             way to state highways that pass through federal land.                                 
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Rules Committee.                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                   Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 207                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 207 BY SENATOR DAVIS, entitled:                                                     
                                                                                                    
             "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."                                                                   
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services, Judiciary and Finance Committees.                                                         
                                                                                                    
SB 208                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 208 BY SENATOR WARD, entitled:                                                      
                                                                                                    
             "An Act relating to the labeling of, the advertising of,                               
             and the disclosure of certain information about                                        
             halibut, salmon, halibut products, and salmon                                          
             products."                                                                             
                                                                                                    

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was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce                                      
Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 209                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 209 BY SENATOR LEMAN, entitled:                                                     
                                                                                                    
              "An Act relating to legislative approval of certain                                  
             land leases by the Alaska Railroad Corporation."                                       
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and                                      
Resources Committees.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 210                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 210 BY SENATOR KELLY, entitled:                                                     
                                                                                                    
                "An Act relating to the constitutional right to                                    
             privacy."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                         Consideration of the Calendar                                           
                                                                                                    
                         Second Reading of Senate Bills                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 135                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 135 "An Act relating to mental health                                               
information and records; and providing for an effective date" was read                              
the second time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                    
adoption of the Judiciary Committee Substitute offered on page 1276.                                
Without objection, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 135(JUD) "An Act                                          
relating to mental health records, communications, and information;                                 
and providing for an effective date" was adopted and read the second                                
time.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                    
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                 
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                      

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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 135(JUD) was read the third time.                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 135(JUD)                                          
"An Act relating to mental health records, communications, and                                      
information; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                                 
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       
                                                                                                    
CSSB 135(JUD)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Donley, Ellis, Elton, Green,                                      
Halford, Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Olson, Pearce, Phillips,                                   
Taylor, Therriault, Torgerson, Ward, Wilken                                                         
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 135(JUD) passed the Senate.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                    
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                              
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                         Second Reading of House Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 72                                                                                             
HOUSE BILL NO. 72 am "An Act relating to an assistant adjutant                                      
general for space and missile defense in the Department of Military                                 
and Veterans' Affairs" was read the second time.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Pearce, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                    
adoption of the Rules Senate Committee Substitute offered on page                                   
1301. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                               
72(RLS) "An Act relating to an assistant adjutant general for space                                 
and missile defense in the Department of Military and Veterans'                                     
Affairs; and providing for an effective date" was adopted and read the                              
second time.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                    
considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                                 
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                      
                                                                                                    
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 72 (RLS) was read the third                                            
time.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                             
72(RLS) "An Act relating to an assistant adjutant general for space                                 
and missile defense in the Department of Military and Veterans'                                     
Affairs; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll                            
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS HB 72(RLS)                                                                                      
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Donley, Ellis, Elton, Green,                                      
Halford, Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Olson, Pearce, Phillips,                                   
Taylor, Therriault, Torgerson, Ward, Wilken                                                         
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 72(RLS) passed the                                             
Senate.                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the vote on                                    
the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date                                
clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred                              
to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
HB 150                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 150 "An Act relating to insurance premiums for                                       
rental motor vehicles" was read the second time.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                    
advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Senator Donley                               
objected.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent to withdraw his                                     
advancement motion. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                           

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HOUSE BILL NO. 150 will be on the April 28 calendar.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                         Third Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 184                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 184 "An Act relating to user contributions toward                                   
the cost of construction of certain water and sewage facilities" was                                
read the third time.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln 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.                                         
                                                                                                    
Senators Lincoln, Olson, Hoffman offered Amendment No. 1:                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 8, following "users":                                                                  
 Insert "; for purposes of this requirement, federal money used                                 
for the cost of construction of a facility may be considered to be a                            
contribution from the users"                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                  
Donley objected.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 184                                                                                              
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson, Therriault,                                    
Torgerson                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Austerman, Cowdery, Donley, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman,                                    
Pearce, Phillips, Taylor, Ward, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SENATE BILL NO. 184 was automatically in third reading.                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 184 "An Act relating                                     
to user contributions toward the cost of construction of certain water                              
and sewage facilities" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the                                
following result:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 184                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  11   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Cowdery, Donley, Green, Halford, Kelly, Leman, Pearce,                                       
Phillips, Taylor, Ward, Wilken                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Austerman, Davis, Ellis, Elton, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson,                                     
Torgerson                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Therriault                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 184 passed the Senate.                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                      Second Reading of House Resolutions                                        
                                                                                                    
HJR 19                                                                                            
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19 Urging the United States                                              
Congress to pass legislation to fund the acquisition of high-resolution                             
digital orthoimagery and digital elevation data for the entire state of                             
Alaska, was read the second time.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                            
resolution be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage.                                
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19 was read the third time.                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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The question being: "Shall HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19                                            
Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to fund the                                   
acquisition of high-resolution digital orthoimagery and digital                                     
elevation data for the entire state of Alaska, pass the Senate?" The roll                           
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
HJR 19                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Donley, Ellis, Elton, Green,                                      
Halford, Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Olson, Pearce, Phillips,                                   
Taylor, Torgerson, Ward, Wilken                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Therriault                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
and so, HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19 passed the Senate,                                            
was signed by the President and Secretary and returned to the House.                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                   Citations                                                     
                                                                                                    
Honoring - The Community of Cold Bay                                                                
Senator(s) Hoffman, Wilken, Leman, Pearce, Elton, Davis, Lincoln,                                   
Austerman, Taylor, Kelly, Green, Halford                                                            
Representative(s) Moses                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Al Scholz                                                                                
Representative(s) Guess                                                                             
Senator(s) Ellis, Wilken, Hoffman, Pearce, Donley, Elton, Davis,                                    
Lincoln, Austerman, Taylor, Kelly, Green, Halford                                                   
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Anchorage Latino Lions Food Distribution                                                 
Representative(s) Guess                                                                             
Senator(s) Ellis, Ward, Wilken, Hoffman, Leman, Pearce, Donley,                                     
Elton, Davis, Lincoln, Austerman, Taylor, Kelly, Green, Phillips,                                   
Halford                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Megan McDermott, Special Olympian                                                        
Representative(s) Croft                                                                             
Senator(s) Ellis, Wilken, Hoffman, Leman, Pearce, Donley, Elton,                                    
Davis, Lincoln, Austerman, Taylor, Kelly, Green, Halford                                            

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In Memoriam - Patricia Gail DeBusschere                                                             
Representative(s) Chenault                                                                          
Senator(s) Ward, Wilken, Hoffman, Leman, Pearce, Elton, Davis,                                      
Lincoln, Austerman, Taylor, Kelly, Green, Halford                                                   
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Eloise Hershberger                                                                    
Representative(s) Chenault                                                                          
Senator(s) Ward, Wilken, Hoffman, Leman, Pearce, Elton, Davis,                                      
Lincoln, Austerman, Taylor, Kelly, Green, 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.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                              Unfinished Business                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 152                                                                                            
The reconsideration on SENATE BILL NO. 152 "An Act relating to                                      
the handling of and interest on contract controversies involving the                                
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities or state agencies to                             
whom the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                                         
delegates the responsibility for handling the controversies" was not                                
taken up this legislative day and the bill was referred to the Secretary                            
for engrossment.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 183                                                                                            
The reconsideration on SENATE BILL NO. 183 "An Act relating to                                      
public interest litigants and to attorney fees; and amending Rule 82,                               
Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure" was not taken up this legislative day                              
and the bill was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                         
                                                                                                    
Senator Green, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent that                                        
Uniform Rule 23 be waived for the Health, Education and Social                                      
Services Committee meeting on April 27. Without objection, it was so                                
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 Announcements                                                   
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  Engrossment                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 135                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 135(JUD) "An Act relating to mental                                          
health records, communications, and information; and providing for an                               
effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary                                
and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 152                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 152 "An Act relating to the handling of and                                         
interest on contract controversies involving the Department of                                      
Transportation and Public Facilities or state agencies to whom the                                  
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities delegates the                                    
responsibility for handling the controversies" was engrossed, signed                                
by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                     
consideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 183                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 183 "An Act relating to public interest litigants                                   
and to attorney fees; and amending Rule 82, Alaska Rules of Civil                                   
Procedure" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                 
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 72                                                                                             
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 72(RLS) "An Act relating to an                                         
assistant adjutant general for space and missile defense in the                                     
Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs; and providing for an                                  
effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary                                
and returned to the House for consideration.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                   Enrollment                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 60                                                                                             
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 60(RES) "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                          
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 9:45 a.m., April 27, 2001.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  Adjournment                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                     
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., April 28, 2001. Without                                      
objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:48 p.m.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                         Heidi Vogel
                                                                         Secretary of the Senate    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                           April 200

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                                 Announcements                                                   
                                                                                                    
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special accommodation or alternative communication formats to access                                
committee meetings may contact the appropriate committee office or the                              
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ADA Coordinator at 465-3854 Voice/465-4980 TDD.                                                     
                                                                                                    
                              STANDING COMMITTEES                                                
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                          COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                           
                                                                                                    
Apr 27             Friday                                 Fahrenkamp 203                       1:30
                   -- Rescheduled from 4/25/01 --                                                   
+ SB  42 FOUNDATION FORMULA INCREASE                                                                
+ SB 175 MUNICIPAL PROTESTS OF GAMING PERMITS                                                       
+ HB 186 911 SURCHARGE ON WIRELESS TELEPHONES                                                       
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                                    FINANCE                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 27             Friday                              Senate Finance 532                      9:00
+= SB  29 APPROP: GOVERNOR'S CAPITAL BUDGET                                                         
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 27             Friday                              Senate Finance 532                      6:00
+= SB  29 APPROP: GOVERNOR'S CAPITAL BUDGET                                                         
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 28             Saturday                            Senate Finance 532                    10:00 
+ SB 198 STATEWIDE SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL                                                       
+ SB 165 EDUCATION TAX ON EMPLOYMENT                                                                
+ HB 194 ENTRY PERMIT FEES                                                                          
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
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                      HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                        
                                                                                                    
Apr 27             Friday                                     Butrovich 205                    1:30
                   Medicaid Discussion                                                              
+ SJR 28 LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE                                                                   
+ HB  76 NEW FACILITIES FOR API                                                                     
+ HB 101 CHARTER SCHOOLS                                                                            
+= HB 203 APPROP: STUDY OF SCHOOL COST FACTORS                                                      
+= HB 115 EMERGENCY COMMITMENT ORDERS & TREATMENT                                                   
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 30             Monday                                     Butrovich 205                    1:30
+                  Confirmation Hearings                                                            
+ SB 192 INCREASE CHILD CARE GRANTS                                                                 
+= SB  38 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:BREAST/CERVICAL CANCER                                                 
+ HCR  1 STATEWIDE COMP ENERGY PLAN TASK FORCE                                                      
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                    ----------------------------------------                                       
                                                                                                    
                                   JUDICIARY                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 27             Friday                                             Beltz 211                1:30
+ SB 170 RAILROAD EMPLOYEE SALARIES AND WAGES                                                       
+ SB 177 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED:BAC LEVEL/FINES                                                  
+ SB  66 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS                                                                     
+ HB 193 MODIFIED BLANKET PRIMARY ELECTION                                                          
+ HB 172 THERAPEUTIC DRUG AND ALCOHOL COURTS                                                        
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 30             Monday                                             Beltz 211                1:30
+ HB  16 HOME RULE COMMUNITIES                                                                      
+ SB 169 HATE CRIMES: AUTOMATIC WAIVER OF MINORS                                                    
+ SB 204 WILDFIRES AND NATURAL DISASTERS                                                            
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
May 02             Wednesday                                          Beltz 211                1:30
+ HB 187 VANDALISM OF CEMETERIES & GRAVES                                                           
+ HB 102 THEFT OF PROPELLED VEHICLES                                                                
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    
May 04             Friday                                             Beltz 211                1:30
                   -- Agenda to be Announced --                                                     
                   Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
                                                                                                    

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                                LABOR & COMMERCE                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 28             Saturday                                           Beltz 211                9:30
                   -- Time Change --                                                                
+ SB 202 EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS UNDER AGE 19                                                         
+ SB 151 BRISTOL BAY SALMON CLASSIC                                                                 
+ HB 212 WORKERS' COMP:CONTRACTORS & SUBCONTRACTOR                                                  
+ SB 132 MINIMUM WAGE                                                                               
+ SB  46 INCREASE MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE                                                               
= HB 186 911 SURCHARGE ON WIRELESS TELEPHONES                                                       
                   <Pending Referral>                                                               
+                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                 
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                                   RESOURCES                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 27             Friday                                     Butrovich 205                    3:30
+ SCR 10 SALE OF NATURAL GAS TO POWER DATA CENTERS                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 02             Wednesday                                  Butrovich 205                    3:30
+                  Governor's Confirmations:                                                        
                   Board of Fisheries- Russell Nelson,                                              
                   Dr. John White                                                                   
                   Commissioner DNR- Pat Pourchot                                                   
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                                     RULES                                                       
                                                                                                    
Apr 27             Friday                                 Fahrenkamp 203                     10:45 
      HB  72 ASST.ADJUTANT GEN.: MISSILE/SPACE DEFENSE                                              
      SB 135 MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION AND RECORDS                                                  
= HB 150 INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR RENTAL VEHICLES                                                     
      HJR 19 DIGITAL ORTHOIMAGERY AND ELEVATION DATA                                                
                                                                                                    
Apr 28             Saturday                               Fahrenkamp 203                          
                   -- Upon Motion to Recess--                                                       
      SB  29 APPROP: GOVERNOR'S CAPITAL BUDGET                                                      
                   <Pending Referral>                                                               
      SB 193 STUDY: EFFECTS OF PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND                                              
      SJR 27 NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY IN JUNEAU                                                        
      SJR 30 HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY IN FEDERAL AREAS                                                 
      HB 127 AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

2001-04-27                     Senate Journal                      Page 1316
                                JOINT COMMITTEES                                                 
                                                                                                    
                        ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION REVIEW                                         
                                                                                                    
May 01             Tuesday                                        Capitol 102                  2:45
+                  Continued Review: Mariculture Regulations                                        
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                            ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE                                             
                                                                                                    
Apr 27             Friday                              Senate Finance 532                      3:30
                   Fire Island Logistics Project                                                    
                   National Missile Defense System Update                                           
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                                 OTHER MEETINGS                                                  
                                                                                                    
                              FISCAL POLICY CAUCUS                                               
                                                                                                    
Apr 27             Friday                                     Butrovich 205                    8:00
                                                                                                    
May 02             Wednesday                           House Finance 519                       8:00
                   Alaskans United                                                                  
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                                MINORITY CAUCUS                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 27             Friday                           Governor's Conf Rm                         8:30
+                  Open Caucus, Joint w/(H)                                                         
                   Discussion of SB 38:                                                             
                   Medical Assistance:Breast/Cervical Cancer