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2001-04-28 Senate Journal

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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                  TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                     
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                     Saturday                    April 28, 2001                     
                                                                                                    
                           One Hundred Eleventh Day                                              
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Halford at 1:47 p.m.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The roll showed nineteen members present. Senator Kelly was absent.                                 
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Pearce. Senator                                     
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                        
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                       
                                                                                                    
          Father, when we feel alone and burdened, let us feel                                      
          Your gentle touch. Be with us this day as we make                                         
          decisions that involve those who trust us. Teach us                                       
          the marvelous lesson that it is very possible we may                                      
          be mistaken occasionally. When we are wrong, make                                         
          us willing to admit it and when we are right, make us                                     
   easy to live with.                                                Amen.                         
                                                                                                    
Senator Davis led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the journal                                    
for the one hundred tenth legislative day be approved as certified by                               
the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                          Messages from the Governor                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 112                                                                                            
Message dated and received April 27 was read, stating the Governor                                  
signed the following bill and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                    
                                                                                                    
          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."                                          
                                                                                                    
                             Chapter 15, SLA 2001                                                  
                           Effective Date: 04/28/01                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 58                                                                                             
Message dated and received April 27 was read, stating the Governor                                  
signed the following bill and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                    
                                                                                                    
          SENATE BILL NO. 58 "An Act relating to the                                                
          membership and quorum requirements of the State                                           
          Medical Board."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                             Chapter 16, SLA 2001                                                  
                           Effective Date: 07/26/01                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 34                                                                                             
Message dated and received April 27 was read, stating the Governor                                  
signed the following bill and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                    
                                                                                                    
          SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                     
          34 "An Act relating to the statutory rule against                                         
          perpetuities, to nonvested property interests and                                         
          trusts, and to the suspension of the power of                                             
          alienation of property; and providing for an effective                                    
          date."                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                             Chapter 17, SLA 2001                                                  
                           Effective Date: 04/28/01                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 76                                                                                             
Message dated and received April 27 was read, stating the Governor                                  
signed the following bill and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                    
                                                                                                    
                    SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                         
                76 "An Act relating to the Alaska Right-of-Way                                     
          Leasing Act; and providing for an effective date."                                        
                                                                                                    
                             Chapter 18, SLA 2001                                                  
                           Effective Date: 04/28/01                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                             
Message dated and received April 27 was read, stating the Governor                                  
signed the following bill and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                    
                                                                                                    
                    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 78(CRA) "An Act                                         
          relating to municipal regulation of radio antennas."                                      
                                                                                                    
                             Chapter 19, SLA 2001                                                  
                           Effective Date: 07/26/01                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 156                                                                                            
Message dated and received April 27 was read, stating the Governor                                  
signed the following bill and transmitted the engrossed and enrolled                                
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                    
                                                                                                    
                    HOUSE BILL NO. 156 "An Act relating to                                         
               municipal debt for development and redevelopment                                    
          projects."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                             Chapter 20, SLA 2001                                                  
                           Effective Date: 07/26/01                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SJR 14                                                                                            
Message dated and received April 27 was read, stating the Governor                                  
transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                      
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                        
          14(STA) Urging President Bush, the United States                                          
          Department of State, and the United States Congress                                       
          to intervene and negotiate with the government of                                         
          Canada to reconsider the imposition of a fee to                                           
          transport firearms through Canada.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                          Legislative Resolve No. 18                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Messages from the House                                               
                                                                                                    
HB 13                                                                                             
Message dated April 27 was read, stating the House has adopted the                                  
report of the Conference Committee with limited powers of free                                      
conference 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), thus                                                 
adopting:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
          CONFERENCE CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE                                                      
          FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 13 "An Act relating to                                                 
          municipal service areas and providing for voter                                           
          approval of the formation, alteration, or abolishment                                     
          of certain service areas."                                                                
                                                                                                    
The Senate adopted CONFERENCE CS FOR SPONSOR                                                        
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 13 on April 26 (page 1281).                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Message dated April 27 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                        First Reading and Reference of                                           
                              House Resolutions                                                  
                                                                                                    
HJR 28                                                                                            
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 28 BY THE HOUSE RULES                                                    
COMMITTEE,                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
               Supporting the application of Alaska Airlines to                                    
               provide air service to Ronald Reagan Washington                                     
          National Airport.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Rules Committee.                                        
                                                                                                    
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 49                                                                                             
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 49(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                  
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
             "An Act extending the termination date of the Board                                   
          of Parole; and providing for an effective date."                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                   
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 154                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 154(FSH) BY THE HOUSE SPECIAL                                                 
COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES, entitled:                                                                   
                                                                                                    
               "An Act relating to security for the payment of                                     
            fishery business taxes and to payment of the fisheries                                 
          resource landing tax."                                                                    
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Resources Committees.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 242                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 242(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                 
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to reemployment of and medical                                           
          benefits for retired members of the teachers'                                             
          retirement system and public employees' retirement                                        
          system; relating to the inclusion of cost-of-living                                       
          differentials on compensation and benefits under the                                      
          public employees' retirement system; and providing                                        
          for an effective date."                                                                   
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                      
                                                                                                    
HB 250                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 250(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                 
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to missions and measures to be                                           
          applied to certain expenditures by the executive                                          
          branch of state government and the University of                                          
          Alaska from the state operating budget for the fiscal                                     
          year ending June 30, 2002; and providing for an                                           
          effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Communications                                                   
                                                                                                    
The following reports are on file in the Senate Secretary's Office:                                 
                                                                                                    
State of Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                      
from Marla N. Greenstein, Executive Director                                                        
in accordance with Alaska Constitution art. IV, sec. 9                                              
                                                                                                    
Workforce Underutilization Report, April 15, 2001                                                   
from the Office of the Governor, Office of Equal Employment                                         
Opportunity                                                                                         
in accordance with AS 44.19.451(a)(9)                                                               

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                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 11                                                                                             
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered                                      
SENATE BILL NO. 11 "An Act relating to the legal age for attending                                  
school; and providing for an effective date." Signing no                                            
recommendation: Senator Green, Chair, Senator Ward. Signing do                                      
pass: Senator Davis. Signing do not pass: Senator Leman.                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, indeterminate, Department of Education and                                      
  Early Development                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 40                                                                                             
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered                                      
SENATE BILL NO. 40 "An Act relating to the education of children                                    
with disabilities and of gifted children; relating to the Governor's                                
Council on Disabilities and Special Education; making conforming                                    
amendments; and providing for an effective date" and recommended it                                 
be replaced with                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 40(HES) "An Act                                                    
          relating to the education of children with disabilities                                   
          and to the Governor's Council on Disabilities and                                         
          Special Education; and providing for an effective                                         
          date."                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Green, Chair. Signing no recommendation:                                   
Senators Wilken, Leman, Ward. Signing amend: Senator Davis.                                         
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Education and Early                                         
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 42                                                                                             
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 42 "An Act requiring an annual inflation                                            
adjustment of the base student allocation used in the formula for state                             
funding of public education; and providing for an effective date" and                               
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 42 (CRA)                                                           
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Torgerson, Chair, Senators Lincoln,                                        
Austerman. Signing no recommendation: Senator Phillips.                                             
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Education and Early                                               
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Health, Education and Social Services                                  
Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 151                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.                                         
151 "An Act relating to the Bristol Bay Salmon Classic; and providing                               
for an effective date." Signing do not pass: Senator Phillips, Chair.                               
Signing do pass: Senators Austerman, Torgerson. Signing no                                          
recommendation: Senator Leman.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Revenue                                                     
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
The presence of Senator Kelly was noted.                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 175                                                                                            
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 175 "An Act providing municipalities with the                                       
authority to protest or to recommend conditions on the issuance and                                 
renewal of charitable gaming permits and requiring the Department of                                
Revenue to deny or condition the license or permit unless the protest                               
or conditions are arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable, or the                                    
conditions conflict with state law." Signing no recommendation:                                     
Senator Torgerson, Chair, Senator Phillips. Signing do pass: Senator                                
Lincoln.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                           
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 198                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 198 "An Act                                        
establishing the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; and providing                                
for an effective date" and recommended the adoption of the Health,                                  
Education and Social Services Committee Substitute offered on page                                  
1237.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senators Donley, Kelly, Cochairs, Senators Green,                                  
Austerman, Hoffman, 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.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 76                                                                                             
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered CS                                   
FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76(FIN)                                                   
"An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of certificates of                               
participation to finance construction of a new facility to be known as                              
the Alaska Psychiatric Institute; giving notice of and approving the                                
entry into and the issuance of certificates of participation in a lease-                            
purchase agreement for construction of a new facility to be known as                                
the Alaska Psychiatric Institute; giving notice of the intent and                                   

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approval to retain investment income from pertinent appropriations to                               
be applied to the cost of construction of a new facility to be known as                             
the Alaska Psychiatric Institute; relating to the construction of a                                 
facility to be known as the Alaska Psychiatric Institute; and providing                             
for an effective date." Signing no recommendation: Senator Green,                                   
Chair, Senators Leman, Wilken. Signing do pass: Senator Davis.                                      
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Revenue                                                           
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Transportation and Public                                         
  Facilities                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 101                                                                                            
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered CS                                   
FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 101(FIN) "An Act relating to charter schools;                                    
and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced                                 
with                                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
          101(HES)                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Green, Chair, Senators Leman, Davis.                                       
Signing no recommendation: Senator Wilken.                                                          
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Education and Early                                               
  Development                                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Education and Early                                               
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 186                                                                                            
The Community and Regional Affairs Committee considered CS FOR                                      
HOUSE BILL NO. 186(L&C) "An Act relating to a municipal                                             
enhanced 911 surcharge on wireless telephones." Signing do pass:                                    
Senator Torgerson, Chair, Senators Lincoln, Phillips, Austerman.                                    
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, House Community and Regional Affairs                                      
  Committee                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 194                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                              
194(FIN) "An Act relating to fees for commercial fishing licenses and                               
permits; and providing for an effective date." Signing no                                           
recommendation: Senators Kelly, Donley, Cochairs, Senators Ward,                                    
Wilken, Hoffman, Olson, Green. Signing do pass: Senators                                            
Austerman, Leman.                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 4, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                               
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 203                                                                                            
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered CS                                   
FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 203(FIN) "An Act making an appropriation                                         
to the Legislative Council for a study of school district cost factors;                             
and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced                                 
with                                                                                                
                                                                                                    
          SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 203                                                   
          (HES) "An Act making an appropriation to the                                              
          Legislative Budget and Audit Committee for a study                                        
          of school district cost factors; and providing for an                                     
          effective date." (Title change authorized by SCR 13)                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Signing no recommendation: Senator Green, Chair, Senator Leman.                                     
Signing do pass: Senators Wilken, Davis.                                                            
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SJR 28                                                                                            
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered                                      
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 28 Urging dissemination of                                              
information about the costs of long-term care services and the                                      
availability of long-term care insurance for individuals, and                                       
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                      CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                           
          28(HES)                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Green, Chair, Senators Wilken, Davis.                                      
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate Health, Education and Social                                       
  Services Committee                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee.                                          
                                                                                                    
                                    Recess                                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                     
stand in recess to a call of the Chair. Without objection, the Senate                               
recessed at 1:58 p.m.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                 After Recess                                                    
                                                                                                    
The Senate reconvened at 2:15 p.m.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                    Standing Committee Reports (continued)                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 186                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 186(L&C) "An Act relating to a municipal enhanced 911                                      
surcharge on wireless telephones." Signing do pass: Senator Phillips,                               
Chair, Senators Davis, Torgerson. Signing no recommendation:                                        
Senators Leman, Austerman.                                                                          

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The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, House Community and Regional Affairs                                      
  Committee                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 193                                                                                            
The Rules 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." Signing to calendar: Senator Pearce,                                   
Chair, Senators Therriault, Cowdery, Phillips. Signing under other                                  
recommendations: Senator Ellis.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 127                                                                                            
The Rules Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                
127(RLS) "An Act relating to aviation and to emergency equipment to                                 
be carried on aircraft." Signing to calendar: Senator Pearce, Chair,                                
Senators Cowdery, Phillips, Therriault, Ellis.                                                      
                                                                                                    
The bill is on today's calendar.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SJR 27                                                                                            
The Rules Committee considered SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                              
NO. 27 Relating to an Alaska National Guard Armory in Juneau.                                       
Signing to calendar: Senator Pearce, Chair, Senators Ellis, Cowdery,                                
Phillips, Therriault.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
The resolution is on today's calendar.                                                              
                                                                                                    
SJR 30                                                                                            
The Rules Committee considered SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                              
NO. 30 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. Signing to calendar and do pass: Senator Pearce,                              
Chair, Senators Therriault, Cowdery, Phillips. Signing under other                                  
recommendations: Senator Ellis.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate Rules Committee                                                    
                                                                                                    
The resolution is on today's calendar.                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Introduction and Reference of                                            
                              Senate Resolutions                                                 
                                                                                                    
SCR 13                                                                                            
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13 BY THE                                                          
SENATE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES                                                        
COMMITTEE,                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
          Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                             
          Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                            
          concerning House Bill No. 203, making an                                                  
          appropriation for a study of school district cost                                         
          factors.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Rules Committee.                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 211                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 211 BY SENATOR LEMAN, entitled:                                                     
                                                                                                    
                 "An Act relating to collection of settlement                                      
          information."                                                                             
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 212                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 212 BY THE SENATE LABOR AND                                                         
COMMERCE COMMITTEE BY REQUEST, entitled:                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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          "An Act instructing the State Board of Registration                                       
          for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors to                                          
          adopt minimum technical standards relating to the                                         
          practice of surveying."                                                                   
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Finance Committees.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 213                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 213 BY THE SENATE LABOR AND                                                         
COMMERCE COMMITTEE BY REQUEST, entitled:                                                            
                                                                                                    
           "An Act relating to the qualifications for licensure as                                 
          a nutritionist; and providing for an effective date."                                     
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Health, Education and Social Services Committees.                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 214                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 214 BY SENATOR THERRIAULT, entitled:                                                
                                                                                                    
            "An Act relating to water quality standards applicable                                 
          to flow-through hot springs pools."                                                       
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Labor and                                 
Commerce Committees.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 193                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 193 "An Act relating to a study of the economic                                     
and social effects of the permanent fund dividend on the state" was                                 
read the second time.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator Taylor moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption                                   
of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 1298. Without                                   
objection, 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 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.                                                      
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 193(FIN) was read the third time.                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall 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 for an effective                                
date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                               
                                                                                                    
CSSB 193(FIN)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  18   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Donley, Elton, Green, Halford,                                    
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Olson, Pearce, Phillips, Taylor,                                    
Therriault, Ward, Wilken                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Ellis                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Torgerson                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 193(FIN) 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.                                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                        Second Reading of House Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 127                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 127(RLS) "An Act relating to aviation                                         
and to emergency equipment to be carried on aircraft" was read the                                  
second time.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Cowdery, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                   
adoption of the Transportation Senate Committee Substitute offered on                               
page 1299. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 127(TRA) was adopted and read the second time.                                             
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor offered Amendment No. 1:                                                             
                                                                                                    
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 "(g) If the department determines that it is in the best interests of                              
the state to require that persons holding aviation-related leases,                                  
permits, or concession contracts for use or occupancy of an airport                                 
operated by the department, including international airports, provide                               
insurance coverage, the department shall develop and adopt by                                       
regulation guidelines for the types and limits of insurance coverage                                
required for aviation-related leases, permits, or concession contracts.                             
The department may authorize a variation from the coverage required                                 
by the regulation if the department finds in writing that the variation is                          
necessary considering the best interests of the state and the unique                                
circumstances underlying a specific aviation-related lease, permit, or                              
concession contract."                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                   
Green objected, then withdrew her objection. There being no further                                 
objections, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator Olson offered Amendment No. 2:                                                              
                                                                                                    
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in Canada, without regard to intermediate stops en route, if a                                  
flight plan for the flight was filed and activated under applicable                             
federal regulations [SAME];                                                                     
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  "(D)  [ONE PISTOL, REVOLVER, SHOTGUN, OR RIFLE,                                                   
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  (E)  ONE SMALL GILL NET, AND]"                                                                    
                                                                                                    
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Senator Olson moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator                                    
Ward objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no further                                  
objections, Amendment No. 2 was adopted.                                                            
                                                                                                    
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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SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 127(TRA) am S was                                               
read the third time.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                          
NO. 127(TRA) am S "An Act relating to aviation and to emergency                                     
equipment to be carried on aircraft" pass the Senate?" The roll was                                 
taken with the following result:                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 127(TRA) am S                                                                              
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, Therriault, Ward, Wilken                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Torgerson                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 127(TRA) am                                             
S passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                              
                                                                                                    
                         Third Reading of House Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 150                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 150 "An Act relating to insurance premiums for                                       
rental motor vehicles" was read the third time.                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                    
held on the Secretary's Desk. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                                                    
                     Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                        
                                                                                                    
SJR 27                                                                                            
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27 Relating to an Alaska                                                
National Guard Armory in Juneau, was read the second time.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                            
resolution be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and                                   
placed on final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27 was read the third time.                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27                                           
Relating to an Alaska National Guard Armory in Juneau, pass the                                     
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                              
                                                                                                    
SJR 27                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, Green, Halford,                                     
Hoffman, Kelly, Leman, Lincoln, Olson, Pearce, Phillips, Taylor,                                    
Therriault, Torgerson, Ward, Wilken                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Donley                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27 passed the Senate.                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Donley gave notice of reconsideration.                                                      
                                                                                                    
SJR 30                                                                                            
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 30 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                                  
second time.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                            
resolution be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and                                   
placed on final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                                                    
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 30 was read the third time.                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 30                                           
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, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                               
result:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SJR 30                                                                                              
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
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 JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 30 passed the Senate.                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  Citations                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                        th                                                          
Honoring - Chapel by the Lake's 50 Anniversary                                                      
Representative(s) Hudson, Kerttula, Dyson                                                           
Senator(s) Elton, Ward, Halford, Wilken, Leman, Pearce, Hoffman,                                    
Ellis, Austerman, Taylor, Lincoln, Kelly, Davis, Green, Olson                                       
                                                                                                    
Honoring - David 'Dave' Cottrell                                                                    
Representative(s) Bunde                                                                             
Senator(s) Ward, Halford, Wilken, Leman, Pearce, Hoffman,                                           
Austerman, Taylor, Lincoln, Kelly, Davis, Green, Elton                                              
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Clara Morgan                                                                             
Representative(s) Morgan                                                                            
Senator(s) Lincoln, Halford, Wilken, Leman, Pearce, Hoffman,                                        
Austerman, Taylor, Kelly, Davis, Green, Elton                                                       
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Ralph D. Jones                                                                        
Senator(s) Phillips, Halford, Wilken, Leman, Pearce, Hoffman,                                       
Austerman, Taylor, Lincoln, Kelly, Davis, Green, Elton                                              
                                                                                                    
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                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 176                                                                                            
Senator Kelly, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                  
Finance Committee referral be waived on SENATE BILL NO. 176                                         
"An Act relating to distributorships." Without objection, the bill was                              
referred to the Rules Committee.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 184                                                                                            
The reconsideration on SENATE BILL NO. 184 "An Act relating to                                      
user contributions toward the cost of construction of certain water and                             
sewage facilities" was not taken up this legislative day and the bill was                           
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Engrossment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 184                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 184 "An Act relating to user contributions toward                                   
the cost of construction of certain water and sewage facilities" was                                
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                 
the House for consideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
HB 127                                                                                            
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 127(TRA) am S "An                                               
Act relating to aviation and to emergency equipment to be carried on                                
aircraft" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                  
returned to the House for consideration.                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 Adjournment                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Leman moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                     
stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., April 30, 2001. Without                                      
objection, the Senate adjourned at 3:02 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                 Heidi Vogel                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                   April 2001                       

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                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
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committee meetings may contact the appropriate committee office or the                              
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                   FINANCE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Apr 28        Saturday                  Senate Finance 532          10:00 AM                      
+ SB 198 STATEWIDE SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL                                                       
+ SB 165 EDUCATION TAX ON EMPLOYMENT                                                                
+ HB 194 ENTRY PERMIT FEES                                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                         
                                                                                                    
Apr 30        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+             Confirmation Hearings                                                                 
+ SB 192 INCREASE CHILD CARE GRANTS                                                                 
+= SB  38 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:BREAST/CERVICAL CANCER                                                 
+ HB 142 AK TEMP. ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AMENDMENTS                                                     
+ HCR  1 STATEWIDE COMP ENERGY PLAN TASK FORCE                                                      
+= SB  94 EDUCATION FUNDING                                                                         
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                  JUDICIARY                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 30        Monday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ HB  16 HOME RULE COMMUNITIES                                                                      
+ SB 169 HATE CRIMES: AUTOMATIC WAIVER OF MINORS                                                    
+ SB 204 WILDFIRES AND NATURAL DISASTERS                                                            
+ HB 230 RAILROAD EMPLOYEE SALARIES AND WAGES                                                       
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
+= SB 170 RAILROAD EMPLOYEE SALARIES AND WAGES                                                      
                                                                                                    

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                            JUDICIARY (continued)                                                
                                                                                                    
May 02        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ HB 187 VANDALISM OF CEMETERIES & GRAVES                                                           
+ HB 102 THEFT OF PROPELLED VEHICLES                                                                
+ HB 210 STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:SEXUAL ASSAULT                                                      
+ HB 214 CIVIL ACTION AGAINST MINORS IN BARS                                                        
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
May 04        Friday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              -- Agenda to be Announced --                                                          
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 28        Saturday                              Beltz 211         9:30 AM                     
              -- Time Change --                                                                     
+ SB 202 EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS UNDER AGE 19                                                         
              <Above Item Removed from Agenda>                                                      
+ 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                                                       
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                  RESOURCES                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 30        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+ HB 236 AIDEA BONDS FOR GAS PUBLIC UTILITIES                                                       
+ HB 244 RIGHT-OF-WAY TO DENALI BOR. FOR RR/UTIL.                                                   
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
+ HCR 17 SALE OF NATURAL GAS TO POWER DATA CENTERS                                                  
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
+ HB 154 COLLECTION OF FISHERY BUSINESS TAXES                                                       
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
+ HJR 26 STELLER SEA LION RESEARCH TEAM TO ALASKA                                                   
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                
                                                                                                    
May 02        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+             Governor's Confirmations:                                                             
              Board of Fisheries- Russell Nelson,                                                   
              Dr. John White                                                                        
              Commissioner DNR- Pat Pourchot                                                        
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                    RULES                                                        
                                                                                                    
Apr 28        Saturday                     Fahrenkamp 203             2:00 PM                     
     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                                                            
                                                                                                    
Apr 30        Monday                       Fahrenkamp 203           10:45 AM                      
= SB  29 APPROP: GOVERNOR'S CAPITAL BUDGET                                                          
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
     SB 198 STATEWIDE SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL                                                    
     SJR 24 AMEND CONSTITUTIONAL BUDGET RESERVE FUND                                                
     HB 186 911 SURCHARGE ON WIRELESS TELEPHONES                                                    
     HJR 28 ALASKA AIRLINES SERVICE TO WASHINGTON DC                                                
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                  
                                                                                                    
                       ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION REVIEW                                          
                                                                                                    
May 01        Tuesday                            Capitol 102          2:45 PM                     
+             Continued Review: Mariculture Regulations                                             
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                   CONFERENCE COMMITTEES ON HB 103 & HB 104                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 30        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            3:00 PM                     
= HB 103 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET                                                                   
= HB 104 APPROP:  MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                              
              Depts to be Announced                                                                 
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                   
                                                                                                    
                             FISCAL POLICY CAUCUS                                                
                                                                                                    
May 02        Wednesday                  House Finance 519            8:00 AM                     
              Alaskans United