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2003-05-18 House Journal

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SB 45                                                                                             
The following was read the second time:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 45(JUD)                                                                  
    "An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee."                                
                                                                                                    
with the:                                                  Journal Page                             
                                                                                                    
 JUD RPT HCS(JUD) 4DP 1NR 1AM                                      1048                             
 FN1: ZERO(ADM)                                                    1048                             
 FN2: ZERO(LAW)                                                    1048                             

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 FIN RPT HCS(FIN) 5DP 2NR                                          1781                             
 FN1: ZERO(ADM)                                                    1781                             
 FN3: ZERO(LAW)                                                    1781                             
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                             
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 45(FIN)                                                     
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                        
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representatives Berkowitz, Cissna,                                   
Crawford, Gara, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kookesh,                                  
and Moses:                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
   * Sec. 2.  AS 24.20.161 is amended to read:                                                    
     Sec. 24.20.161. Membership.  The Legislative Budget and                                      
    Audit Committee is composed of 10 members: the chairs                                       
    [CHAIRMEN] of the senate and house finance committees; one                                      
    member selected from each of the senate and house finance                                       
    committees and appointed by the president of the senate and the                                 
    speaker of the house, respectively; and three members appointed                                 
    from each house by the respective presiding officer.  The chair                             
    [CHAIRMAN] of the finance committee may choose not to serve                                     
    on the committee.  If this occurs, the presiding officer of the                                 
    appropriate house shall appoint a replacement from the finance                                  
    committee.  The membership from each house shall meet the                                   
    requirements of (b) of this section [INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE                                   
    MEMBER FROM EACH OF THE TWO MAJOR POLITICAL                                                     
    PARTIES].  The committee shall select its own chair                                         
    [CHAIRMAN].                                                                                     
   * Sec. 3.  AS 24.20.161 is amended by adding a new subsection to                               
read:                                                                                               
    (b) The membership from each house must include at least                                        
    one member from each of the two major political parties.  The                                   
    membership from each house must also include the number of                                      
    minority members that is proportional to the number of minority                                 
    members in the house compared to the total house membership or                                  
    to one seat, whichever is greater.  In calculating the number of                                

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    seats the minority is entitled to, fractional numbers that represent                            
    the minority proportional entitlement to a seat shall be ignored.                               
    For purposes of this subsection, "minority" means a group of                                    
    members who have organized and elected a minority leader and                                    
    who constitute at least 25 percent of the total house membership.                               
   Sec. 4.  AS.24.20.181 is amended to read:                                                      
     Sec. 24.20.181.  Vacancies.  When a vacancy occurs in the                                    
    statutory or appointive membership of the committee, the                                        
    presiding officer of the house incurring the vacancy shall choose a                             
    successor.  If the office of the president of the senate or speaker of                          
    the house of representatives becomes vacant and a vacancy from                                  
    the affected house occurs among the membership of the                                           
    committee, the remaining committee members from the house                                       
    incurring the vacancy shall appoint a new member.  After a                                  
    vacancy is filled, the membership of the house that incurred                                
       the vacancy must meet the requirements of AS 24.20.161(b).                              
                                                                                                    
Representative Gruenberg moved and asked unanimous consent that                                     
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Representative Samuels objected.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amendment to Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative                                          
Berkowitz:                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
 Insert "Sections 2 - 4 of this Act take effect January 1, 2005."                                   
                                                                                                    
Representative Berkowitz moved and asked unanimous consent that                                     
Amendment to Amendment No. 1 be adopted.  There being no                                            
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 as amended be                                           
adopted?"  The roll was taken with the following result:                                            
                                                                                                    
HCS CSSB 45(FIN)                                                                                    
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1 as amended                                                                          
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  15   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  6                                                  
                                                                                                    

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Yeas:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Foster, Gara, Gruenberg,                                        
Guttenberg, Heinze, Kerttula, Kookesh, Kott, Moses, Ogg, Rokeberg,                                  
Seaton, Weyhrauch, Whitaker                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Chenault, Coghill, Dahlstrom, Fate, Gatto, Harris, Hawker,                                   
Holm, Kohring, Lynn, Masek, Samuels, Stoltze, Wilson, Wolf                                          
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Croft, Joule                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Anderson, Kapsner, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Williams                                        
                                                                                                    
And so, Amendment No. 1 as amended was adopted and the new title                                    
follows:                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.45(FIN) am H(efd                                             
    add H)                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee;                                 
    and providing for an effective date."                                                           
                                                                                                    
    (technical title change)                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that HCS                                   
CSSB 45(FIN) am H(efd add H) be considered engrossed, advanced to                                   
third reading, and placed on final passage.  There being no objection,                              
it was so ordered.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
HCS CSSB 45(FIN) am H(efd add H) was read the third time.                                           
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall HCS CSSB 45(FIN) am H(efd add H) pass                                   
the House?"  The roll was taken with the following result:                                          
                                                                                                    
HCS CSSB 45(FIN) am H(efd add H)                                                                    
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  33   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  5                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Coghill, Crawford, Dahlstrom,                                 
Fate, Gara, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Harris, Hawker, Heinze, Holm,                                    
Kerttula, Kohring, Kookesh, Kott, Lynn, Masek, McGuire, Meyer,                                      
Morgan, Moses, Ogg, Rokeberg, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze,                                             
Weyhrauch, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                                               
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Croft, Joule                                                                              
                                                                                                    

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Absent:  Cissna, Foster, Gatto, Kapsner, Wolf                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
And so, HCS CSSB 45(FIN) am H(efd add H) passed the House.                                          
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                             
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                                                    
Representative Rokeberg gave notice of reconsideration of the vote on                               
HCS CSSB 45(FIN) am H(efd add H).                                                                   
SB 45                                                                                             
Representative Rokeberg moved and asked unanimous consent that                                      
reconsideration of HCS CSSB 45(FIN) am H(efd add H) be taken up                                     
on the same day.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
                                                                                                    
The following was again before the House in third reading:                                          
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.45(FIN) am H(efd                                             
    add H)                                                                                          
    "An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee;                                 
    and providing for an effective date."                                                           
                                                                                                    
The question to be reconsidered:  "Shall HCS CSSB 45(FIN) am                                        
H(efd add H) pass the House?"  The roll was taken with the following                                
result:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
HCS CSSB 45(FIN) am H--RECONSIDERATION                                                              
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  34   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  4                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Coghill, Crawford, Dahlstrom,                                 
Fate, Gara, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Harris, Hawker, Heinze,                                   
Holm, Kerttula, Kohring, Kookesh, Kott, Lynn, Masek, McGuire,                                       
Meyer, Morgan, Moses, Ogg, Rokeberg, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze,                                      
Weyhrauch, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                                               
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Croft, Joule                                                                              
                                                                                                    

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Absent:  Cissna, Foster, Kapsner, Wolf                                                              
                                                                                                    
And so, HCS CSSB 45(FIN) am H(efd add H) passed the House on                                        
reconsideration.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
roll call on the passage of the bill be considered the roll call on the                             
effective date clause.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                
                                                                                                    
HCS CSSB 45(FIN) am H(efd add H) was referred to the Chief Clerk                                    
for engrossment.