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                               HOUSE JOURNAL                                                     
                                                                                                    
                         ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                
                                                                                                    
                 TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                       
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                     Friday                 March 28, 2003                          
                                                                                                    
                             Sixty-seventh Day                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the House was called to order by Speaker                                    
Kott at 10:24 a.m.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Roll call showed 39 members present.  Representative Kookesh had                                    
been previously excused from a call of the House today.                                             
                                                                                                    
The invocation was offered by the Chaplain, Major Larry Fankhauser                                  
of The Salvation Army.  Representative McGuire moved and asked                                      
unanimous consent that the invocation be spread on the journal.  There                              
being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                              
                                                                                                    
     Dear Lord,                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
     I come before You today and ask for Your blessing upon each                                    
     Representative here.  They have been called to a tremendous                                    
     task in leading this state and its people into the days ahead.                                 
     Founded as one nation under God, I would pray that each of                                     
     us would know the importance of seeking Your direction.                                        
     These are difficult days, and as we come to You, I know You                                    
     will be found faithful and willing to help us to proceed the                                   
     way You would have for us.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
     I would continue to lift up to You the Johnson family in                                       
     Anchorage, as well as those families who have lost loved ones                                  
        in the Middle East.  May Your peace and love surround them.                                
                                                                                                    
     These things I would pray in Jesus' Name.  Amen.                                               
                                                                                                    
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Stoltze.                                         

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                       CERTIFICATION OF THE JOURNAL                                              
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
journal for the 65th and 66th legislative days be approved as certified                             
by the Chief Clerk.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 * * * * *                                                       
                                                                                                    
Representative Dahlstrom introduced Justin Shattuck, Guest Page,                                    
from Chugiak.                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Representative McGuire introduced Tonya Parish, Guest Page, from                                    
Anchorage.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Representative Seaton introduced Adrian Ryan, Guest Page, from                                      
Homer.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Representative Weyhrauch introduced Chelsea Lara, Guest Page, from                                  
Juneau.                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                               
                                                                                                    
HCR 6                                                                                             
A message dated March 27, 2003, was read stating the Governor is                                    
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
               CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6(FSH)                                       
     Relating to the continuation of the Joint Legislative Salmon                                   
     Industry Task Force until 2004.                                                                
                                                                                                    
     Legislative Resolve No. 3                                                                      
                                                                                                    
HCR 8                                                                                             
A message dated March 27, 2003, was read stating the Governor is                                    
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    

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     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8                                                              
     Requesting the Governor to declare March 16 - 22, 2003, to be                                  
     Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week.                                                          
                                                                                                    
     Legislative Resolve No. 5                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 74                                                                                             
A message dated March 27, 2003, was read stating the Governor has                                   
signed the following bill and is transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                            
copies to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                    
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 74(FIN)(efd add)                                                         
     "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Nursing;                                
     and providing for an effective date."                                                          
                                                                                                    
     Chapter No. 2, SLA 2003                                                                        
     Effective Date:  March 28, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SJR 4                                                                                             
A message dated March 27, 2003, was read stating the Governor is                                    
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
     SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4                                                                  
     Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the                              
     coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil                           
     and gas exploration, development, and production.                                              
                                                                                                    
     Legislative Resolve No. 4                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                         MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                                
                                                                                                    
A message dated March 26, 2003, was read stating the Senate has                                     
passed the following and it is transmitted for consideration:                                       
                                                                                                    

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                        FIRST READING AND REFERENCE                                              
                           OF SENATE RESOLUTIONS                                                 
                                                                                                    
SJR 10                                                                                            
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 10 by Senators Green, Bunde,                                            
Cowdery, Dyson, Ogan, Seekins, Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens, Taylor,                                   
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Lincoln,                                  
Olson, and Guess:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
     Relating to the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
                      REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 11                                                                                             
The Finance Committee has considered:                                                               
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 11                                                                              
     "An Act relating to deposits to the Alaska permanent fund from                                 
     mineral lease rentals, royalties, royalty sale proceeds, net profit                            
     shares under AS 38.05.180(f) and (g), federal mineral revenue                                  
     sharing payments received by the state from mineral leases, and                                
     bonuses received by the state from mineral leases, and limiting                                
     deposits from those sources to the 25 percent required under art.                              
     IX, sec. 15, Constitution of the State of Alaska; and providing for                            
     an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representatives Harris and Williams, Co-                                   
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                              
                                                                                                    
Do pass (7):  Meyer, Hawker, Joule, Whitaker, Foster, Harris,                                       
Williams                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Do not pass (2):  Croft, Moses                                                                      
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (1):  Stoltze                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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1.  Zero, Dept. of Revenue                                                                          
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue                                                                        
3.  Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue                                                                        
                                                                                                    
HB 11 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                      
calendar.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 159                                                                                            
The Finance Committee has considered:                                                               
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 159                                                                             
     "An Act relating to the frequency of examinations of certain                                   
     persons licensed to engage in the business of making loans of                                  
     money, credit, goods, or things in action; repealing the                                       
     requirement for a state examination and evaluation of the Alaska                               
     Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank; and providing for an                                  
     effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representatives Harris and Williams, Co-                                   
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                              
                                                                                                    
Do pass (5):  Meyer, Hawker, Foster, Harris, Williams                                               
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (3):  Stoltze, Joule, Whitaker                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amend (1):  Croft                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Community & Economic Development                                               
                                                                                                    
HB 159 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                     
calendar.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 160                                                                                            
The Finance Committee has considered:                                                               
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 160                                                                             
     "An Act relating to the emission control permit program; relating                              
     to fees for that program and to the accounting of receipts                                     

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     deposited in the emission control permit receipts account; and                                 
     providing for an effective date."                                                              
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 160(FIN)                                                                 
     (same title)                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representatives Harris and Williams, Co-                                   
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                              
                                                                                                    
Do pass (10):  Hawker, Stoltze, Joule, Croft, Moses, Chenault,                                      
Whitaker, Foster, Harris, Williams                                                                  
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 160(FIN):                                                
                                                                                                    
2.  Zero, Dept. of Environmental Conservation                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 160 was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on the                                     
calendar.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 174                                                                                            
The Health, Education & Social Services Committee has considered:                                   
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 174                                                                             
     "An Act relating to the state centralized correspondence study                                 
     program, to funding for educational programs that occur primarily                              
     outside school facilities, and to the duties of school boards of                               
     borough and city school districts and regional educational                                     
     attendance areas; and providing for an effective date."                                        
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Wilson, Chair, with the                                     
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (2):  Coghill, Wolf                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Do not pass (2):  Seaton, Kapsner                                                                   
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (2):  Gatto, Wilson                                                               
                                                                                                    

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The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                  
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 174 was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SCR 1                                                                                             
The Transportation Committee has considered:                                                        
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1(FIN)                                                 
     Relating to economic development generated by new road                                         
     construction and to the design and construction of the Hot Springs                             
     Loop Road to connect Chena Hot Springs and Circle Hot Springs,                                 
     of a highway along the Bradfield/Iskut Rivers transportation                                   
     corridor, of the Knik Arm Crossing, of a road from Iliamna Bay to                              
     Pile Bay, and of other roads and highways.                                                     
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                          
     RESOLUTION NO. 1(TRA)                                                                          
     (same title)                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representatives Masek and Holm, Co-                                        
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                              
                                                                                                    
Do pass (5):  Kohring, Kapsner, Kookesh, Ogg, Holm                                                  
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (2):  Fate, Masek                                                                 
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to HCS CSSCR 1(TRA):                                             
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities                                               
                                                                                                    
CSSCR 1(FIN) was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on                                   
the calendar.                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
SCR 4                                                                                             
The State Affairs Committee has considered:                                                         
                                                                                                    

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     CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4(STA)                                                 
     Relating to Avalanche Awareness Month.                                                         
                                                                                                    
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                          
     RESOLUTION NO. 4(STA)                                                                          
     (same title)                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Weyhrauch, Chair, with the                                  
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (7):  Seaton, Gruenberg, Holm, Lynn, Dahlstrom, Berkowitz,                                  
Weyhrauch                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply to HCS CSSCR 4(STA):                                             
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Senate State Affairs Committee                                                            
                                                                                                    
CSSCR 4(STA) was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on                                   
the calendar.                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 20                                                                                             
The Finance Committee has considered:                                                               
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 20(FIN)                                                                 
     "An Act relating to the Board of Marine Pilots and to marine                                   
     pilotage; extending the termination date of the Board of Marine                                
     Pilots; and providing for an effective date."                                                  
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representatives Harris and Williams, Co-                                   
chairs, with the following individual recommendations:                                              
                                                                                                    
Do pass (10):  Meyer, Hawker, Stoltze, Joule, Croft, Moses, Whitaker,                               
Foster, Harris, Williams                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Community & Economic Development                                               
                                                                                                    

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CSSB 20(FIN) was referred to the Rules Committee for placement on                                   
the calendar.                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                       REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                             
                                                                                                    
HJR 17                                                                                            
The House Special Committee on Oil & Gas has considered:                                            
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 17                                                                  
     Strongly encouraging the Secretary of the Interior to conduct                                  
     additional competitive oil and gas lease sales within the National                             
     Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Kohring, Chair, with the                                    
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (2):  Crawford, Kohring                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Do not pass (1):  Fate                                                                              
                                                                                                    
No recommendation (2):  Holm, Rokeberg                                                              
                                                                                                    
Amend (2):  McGuire, Kerttula                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Dept. of Natural Resources                                                                
                                                                                                    
HJR 17 was referred to the Resources Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 98                                                                                             
The House Special Committee on Fisheries has considered:                                            
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 98                                                                              
     "An Act relating to sport fishing seasons and areas for persons                                
     under 16 years of age."                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Seaton, Chair, with the                                     
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    

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Do pass (6):  Ogg, Heinze, Wilson, Samuels, Guttenberg, Seaton                                      
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Dept. of Fish & Game                                                                      
2.  Zero, Dept. of Public Safety                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 98 was referred to the Resources Committee.                                                      
                                                                                                    
SJR 9                                                                                             
The House Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs has                                     
considered:                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9(STA)                                                      
     Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the                                    
     military, their families, and employers of members of the National                             
     Guard.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The report was signed by Representative Lynn, Chair, with the                                       
following individual recommendations:                                                               
                                                                                                    
Do pass (5):  Cissna, Gruenberg, Dahlstrom, Masek, Lynn                                             
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Senate State Affairs Committee                                                            
                                                                                                    
CSSJR 9(STA) is on today's calendar.                                                                
                                                                                                    
HSCR 1                                                                                            
The Speaker waived the House Special Committee on Fisheries                                         
referral for the following at the request of Representative Seaton,                                 
Chair:                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE SPECIAL CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1                                                      
     Disapproving Executive Order No. 107, relating to the transfer of                              
     certain functions of the Department of Fish and Game to the                                    
     Department of Natural Resources and to the transfer of certain                                 
     functions within the Department of Natural Resources.                                          
                                                                                                    

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HSCR 1 was removed from the House Special Committee on Fisheries                                    
and referred to the Resources Committee.                                                            
                                                                                                    
                         INTRODUCTION OF CITATIONS                                               
                                                                                                    
The following citation was introduced and referred to the Rules                                     
Committee for placement on the calendar:                                                            
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Ellie Claus, 2003 Junior Iditarod Champion                                               
By Senator Bunde                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                       
                           OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS                                                  
                                                                                                    
HR 6                                                                                              
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 6 by the House Rules Committee:                                                
                                                                                                    
         Establishing a House Special Committee on Ways and Means.                                 
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and taken up later as a Special Order of                                    
Business.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
HJR 20                                                                                            
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 20 by Representatives Masek                                              
and Wilson:                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                
     repealing the prohibition on dedicated funds.                                                  
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                   
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING, AND REFERENCE                                       
                              OF HOUSE BILLS                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 184                                                                                            
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 184 by                                                        
Representatives Coghill and Harris, entitled:                                                       
                                                                                                    

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     "An Act relating to individual deferred annuities; and providing                               
     for an effective date."                                                                        
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce                                        
Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 218                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 218 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                       
the Legislative Budget & Audit Committee, entitled:                                                 
                                                                                                    
     "An Act relating to the exercise of peace officer powers by                                    
     employees of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, and                                         
     continuing the existence of the Alcoholic Beverage Control                                     
     Board."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                    
Finance Committees.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 219                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 219 by Representative Chenault, entitled:                                            
                                                                                                    
     "An Act relating to cigarette sales."                                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce                                        
Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 220                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 220 by Representative Gara, entitled:                                                
                                                                                                    
     "An Act relating to the base student allocation used in the formula                            
     for state funding of public education; and providing for an                                    
     effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                              
Education, and the Health, Education & Social Services and Finance                                  
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 221                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 221 by Representative Holm, entitled:                                                
                                                                                                    

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     "An Act making it a class C felony to knowingly make a false                                   
     statement relating to citizenship or residency on an application for                           
     voter registration or reregistration."                                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Judiciary                             
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 222                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 222 by Representatives Kapsner, Kohring, and                                         
Guttenberg, entitled:                                                                               
                                                                                                    
     "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."                                               
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                              
Education and the Health, Education & Social Services and Finance                                   
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 223                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 223 by the House Labor & Commerce Committee,                                         
entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
     "An Act relating to suspension of a business license endorsement                               
     for sales of tobacco products and to a tobacco sales education                                 
     course; and providing for an effective date."                                                  
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education & Social                              
Services and Labor & Commerce Committees.                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 224                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 224 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                       
the Governor, entitled:                                                                             
                                                                                                    
     "An Act relating to a tobacco product manufacturer's compliance                                
     with certain statutory requirements regarding cigarette sales; and                             
     providing for an effective date."                                                              
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                    
Finance Committees.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, Dept. of Law                                                                              
2.  Zero, Dept. of Revenue                                                                          
                                                                                                    
The Governor's transmittal letter dated March 27, 2003, follows:                                    
                                                                                                    
"Dear Speaker Kott:                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am                          
transmitting a bill relating to a tobacco product manufacturer's                                    
compliance with certain statutory requirements regarding cigarette                                  
sales.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The model for the bill was drafted by the National Association of                                   
Attorneys General in cooperation with a working group of                                            
participating states and is designed to aid state enforcement of the                                
tobacco product Master Settlement Agreement and AS 45.53, and thus                                  
preserve, to the fullest extent possible, the revenue stream under the                              
Master Settlement Agreement.  We understand that most of the 46                                     
participating states will seek to pass this legislation in their respective                         
upcoming legislative sessions.  We also understand that the bill has                                
been reviewed and approved by two of the principal tobacco parties to                               
the Master Settlement Agreement, Phillip Morris and RJ Reynolds.                                    
                                                                                                    
In 1999, 46 states, including Alaska, collectively settled their claims                             
against certain tobacco manufacturers and entered into the "Master                                  
Settlement Agreement" (MSA).  Under the MSA, the participating                                      
tobacco product manufacturers agreed to pay certain amounts to the                                  
settling states in perpetuity in exchange for dismissal of the states'                              
lawsuits.  One of the provisions of the MSA, however, required that                                 
the states enact legislation that would "level the playing field" for non-                          
participating tobacco manufacturers.  This leveling legislation required                            
such non-participating tobacco manufacturers to deposit money into                                  
escrow for every cigarette they sold in the state.  The intent of this                              
escrow requirement was to prevent the non-participants from                                         
undermining the overall goals of MSA by guaranteeing "a source of                                   
compensation and to prevent such manufacturers from deriving large,                                 
short-term profits and then becoming judgment-proof before liability                                
may arise."  See sec. 1, ch. 46, SLA 1999.                                                          

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Since 1999, the participating states have detected concerted efforts by                             
non-participating tobacco manufacturers to evade the legislated                                     
escrow requirements.  Various schemes have been employed, often                                     
through use of elusive foreign tobacco manufacturers, to attempt to                                 
circumvent the requirement of escrow deposits.                                                      
                                                                                                    
This bill seeks to bring an end to these schemes.  In order to sell                                 
cigarettes in this state, a tobacco product manufacturer will have to                               
annually certify that it is in compliance with AS 45.53.  Additionally,                             
tobacco product manufacturers must include certain information that                                 
will assist the Department of Revenue in its enforcement efforts in this                            
regard.                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The Department of Revenue will publish and update a directory of                                    
cigarettes that are approved for sale in this state.  Cigarettes that are                           
not listed in this directory are contraband and may not be sold in the                              
state.  The bill provides for civil penalties for selling or possessing                             
contraband cigarettes.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The enactment of this bill will bring an end to efforts by non-                                     
participating manufacturers to evade their obligations to deposit                                   
escrow for their in-state cigarette sales.                                                          
                                                                                                    
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                            
                                                                                                    
                                Sincerely,                                                         
                                /s/                                                                 
                                Frank H. Murkowski                                                  
                                 Governor"                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 225                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 225 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                       
the Governor, entitled:                                                                             
                                                                                                    
     "An Act relating to certain civil actions brought by the attorney                              
     general under monopoly and restraint of trade statutes; relating to                            
     the award of damages in actions brought under those statutes; and                              
     providing for an effective date."                                                              
                                                                                                    

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was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on                              
Economic Development, International Trade, & Tourism and the                                        
Judiciary Committee.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                 
                                                                                                    
1.  Indeterminate, Dept. of Law                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The Governor's transmittal letter dated March 26, 2003, follows:                                    
                                                                                                    
"Dear Speaker Kott:                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am                          
transmitting a bill relating to legal action brought by the attorney                                
general on behalf of direct and indirect purchasers under the statutes                              
on monopolies and restraint of trade (antitrust statutes).                                          
                                                                                                    
This bill updates the Alaska antitrust statutes consistent with recent                              
United States Supreme Court precedent to provide a statutory basis for                              
the attorney general to bring a parens patrie action on behalf of state                             
businesses, residents, and governmental entities as indirect purchasers                             
for violations of our antitrust statutes and to recover damages.  In                                
contrast to other states, under current Alaska antitrust statutes, indirect                         
purchasers are without any remedy for antitrust injuries.  Indirect                                 
purchasers are usually consumers, governmental entities, and small                                  
businesses in the wholesale and retail distribution chain of goods and                              
services.  Alaska antitrust statutes currently allow a cause of action                              
only for purchasers who buy directly from the person or manufacturer                                
that violated the antitrust statutes.  By allowing only the attorney                                
general a cause of action on behalf of both direct and indirect                                     
purchasers, Alaska consumers, businesses, and governmental entities                                 
will have a remedy for redress of antitrust violations without clogging                             
the courts with multiple lawsuits individually brought by those                                     
purchasers.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Parens patrie actions typically involve civil actions on behalf of                                  
numerous persons and sometimes on behalf of numerous                                                
governmental entities.  Accordingly, the bill provides for proof of                                 
antitrust damages by way of statistical methods consistent with federal                             
law.                                                                                                
                                                                                                    

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The bill also removes the current requirement in the antitrust statutes                             
that any antitrust plaintiff must prove willful conduct before a court                              
may award treble damages.  Under federal law, a plaintiff does not                                  
have to prove willful conduct to receive treble damages.  The current                               
law has the effect of chilling plaintiffs from bringing antitrust cases in                          
Alaska courts, in favor of resolving issues important to Alaska                                     
businesses and consumers in the federal courts.                                                     
                                                                                                    
I urge your support of this important legislation.                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                Sincerely,                                                         
                                /s/                                                                 
                                Frank H. Murkowski                                                  
                                 Governor"                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 226                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 226 by Representatives Stoltze, Gatto, Harris, and                                   
Wilson, entitled:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
     "An Act relating to the sale, offer for sale, representation, and                              
     labeling of food or other agricultural products as organic, and to                             
     the state organic certification program; and providing for an                                  
     effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                   
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 227                                                                                            
HOUSE BILL NO. 227 by the House Judiciary Committee, entitled:                                      
                                                                                                    
     "An Act increasing the jurisdictional limit for small claims and for                           
     magistrates from $7,500 to $10,000; increasing the jurisdictional                              
     limit of district courts in certain civil cases from $50,000 to                                
     $75,000; and amending Rule 11(a)(4), Alaska District Court Rules                               
     of Civil Procedure, relating to service of process for small claims."                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and                                    
Judiciary Committees.                                                                               

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                    CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                          
                                                                                                    
                       SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 59                                                                                             
The following was read the second time:                                                             
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 59                                                                              
     "An Act relating to the evaluation and cleanup of sites where                                  
     certain controlled substances may have been manufactured or                                    
     stored; and providing for an effective date."                                                  
                                                                                                    
with the:                                                     Journal Page                          
                                                                                                    
 JUD RPT CS(JUD) 5DP 1NR                                                300                         
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 FN2: (DEC)                                                             533                         
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                             
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN)                                                                  
     (same title)                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Representative Gruenberg objected and withdrew the objection.                                       
                                                                                                    
There being no further objection, it was so ordered.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Holm:                                                 
                                                                                                    
Page 7, line 4:                                                                                     
 Delete "(a)"                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Page 7, lines 6 - 13:                                                                               
 Delete all material.                                                                               
                                                                                                    

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Representative Holm moved and asked unanimous consent that                                          
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.  There being no objection, it was so                                    
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that                                       
CSHB 59(FIN) am be considered engrossed, advanced to third                                          
reading, and placed on final passage.  There being no further                                       
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
CSHB 59(FIN) am was read the third time.                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall CSHB 59(FIN) am pass the House?"  The                                   
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
CSHB 59(FIN) am                                                                                     
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  39   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford,                                    
Croft, Dahlstrom, Fate, Foster, Gara, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg,                                 
Harris, Hawker, Heinze, Holm, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring,                                    
Kott, Lynn, Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Moses, Ogg, Rokeberg,                                    
Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Weyhrauch, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson,                                    
Wolf                                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
And so, CSHB 59(FIN) am 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.                                
                                                                                                    
CSHB 59(FIN) am was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                      SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 54                                                                                             
The following was read the second time:                                                             
                                                                                                    

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     SENATE BILL NO. 54                                                                             
     "An Act exempting flight crew members of certain air carriers                                  
     from overtime pay requirements."                                                               
                                                                                                    
with the:                                                     Journal Page                          
                                                                                                    
 L&C RPT 6DP                                                            582                         
 FN1: ZERO(LWF)                                                         582                         
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that                                       
SB 54 be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and placed                                
on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 54 was read the third time.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Representative Samuels moved and asked unanimous consent that he                                    
be allowed to abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest.                                
Objection was heard, and Representative Samuels was required to                                     
vote.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall SB 54 pass the House?"  The roll was                                    
taken with the following result:                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 54                                                                                               
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  39   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford,                                    
Croft, Dahlstrom, Fate, Foster, Gara, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg,                                 
Harris, Hawker, Heinze, Holm, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring,                                    
Kott, Lynn, Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Moses, Ogg, Rokeberg,                                    
Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Weyhrauch, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson,                                    
Wolf                                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
And so, SB 54 passed the House, was signed by the Speaker and Chief                                 
Clerk and returned to the Senate.                                                                   
                                                                                                    

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                       THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                             
The following, which was read the second time and returned to the                                   
Rules Committee (page 620), was read the third time:                                                
                                                                                                    
     SENATE BILL NO. 78                                                                             
     "An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for                                  
     medical assistance who require treatment for breast and cervical                               
     cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients under the                                 
     medical assistance program; and providing for an effective date."                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative McGuire moved and asked unanimous consent that                                       
SB 78 be returned to second reading for the specific purpose of                                     
considering Amendment No. 1.  There being no objection, it was so                                   
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representatives McGuire and                                          
Kerttula:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 1, following line 4:                                                                           
     Insert a new bill section to read:                                                             
"* Section 1.  The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended                               
by adding a new section to read:                                                                    
     LEGISLATIVE INTENT.  It is the legislature's intent that                                       
AS 47.07.020(b)(15), enacted by sec. 2 of this Act, take effect                                     
regardless of whether AS 47.07.042(e), enacted by sec. 3 of this Act,                               
can be implemented under the federal laws that exist on the effective                               
date of this Act and that the provisions of AS 47.07.042(e) be                                      
implemented by the Department of Health and Social Services only                                    
when implementation of those provisions would comply with federal                                   
law."                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 5:                                                                                     
     Delete "Section 1"                                                                           
     Insert "Sec. 2"                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                   
                                                                                                    

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     Delete "sec. 1"                                                                                
     Insert "sec. 2"                                                                                
                                                                                                    
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     Delete "sec. 1"                                                                                
     Insert "sec. 2"                                                                                
                                                                                                    
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     Delete "sec. 1"                                                                                
     Insert "sec. 2"                                                                                
                                                                                                    
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     Delete "sec. 1"                                                                                
     Insert "sec. 2"                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Page 2, line 27:                                                                                    
     Delete "sec. 2"                                                                                
     Insert "sec. 3"                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Representative McGuire moved and asked unanimous consent that                                       
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Representative Rokeberg objected and withdrew the objection.                                        
                                                                                                    
There being no further objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                      
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall SB 78 am H pass the House?"  The roll                                   
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 78 am H                                                                                          
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  38   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford,                                    
Croft, Dahlstrom, Fate, Foster, Gara, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg,                                 
Harris, Hawker, Heinze, Holm, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring,                                    
Kott, Lynn, Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Ogg, Rokeberg,                                           
Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Weyhrauch, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson,                                    
Wolf                                                                                                
                                                                                                    

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Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Moses                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
And so, SB 78 am 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 Dahlstrom gave notice of reconsideration of the vote                                 
on SB 78 am H.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                              RECONSIDERATION                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                             
Representative Dahlstrom moved and asked unanimous consent that                                     
reconsideration of SB 78 am 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:                                          
                                                                                                    
     SENATE BILL NO. 78 am H                                                                        
     "An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for                                  
     medical assistance who require treatment for breast and cervical                               
     cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients under the                                 
     medical assistance program; and providing for an effective date."                              
                                                                                                    
The question to be reconsidered:  "Shall SB 78 am H pass the House?"                                
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 78 am H--RECONSIDERATION                                                                         
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  38   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford,                                    
Croft, Dahlstrom, Fate, Foster, Gara, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg,                                 
Harris, Hawker, Heinze, Holm, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring,                                    
Kott, Lynn, Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Ogg, Rokeberg,                                           
Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Weyhrauch, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson,                                    
Wolf                                                                                                
                                                                                                    

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Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Moses                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
And so, SB 78 am 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.                                
                                                                                                    
SB 78 am H was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                    CONSIDERATION OF THE DAILY CALENDAR                                          
                                (Continued)                                                        
                                                                                                    
                   SECOND READING OF SENATE RESOLUTIONS                                          
                                                                                                    
SJR 9                                                                                             
The following was read the second time:                                                             
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9(STA)                                                      
     Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the                                    
     military, their families, and employers of members of the National                             
     Guard.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
with the:                                                     Journal Page                          
                                                                                                    
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 FN1: ZERO(S.STA)                                                       670                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that                                       
CSSJR 9(STA) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading,                                    
and placed on final passage.  There being no objection, it was so                                   
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
CSSJR 9(STA) was read the third time.                                                               
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall CSSJR 9(STA) pass the House?"  The roll                                 
was taken with the following result:                                                                

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CSSJR 9(STA)                                                                                        
Third Reading                                                                                       
Final Passage                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  38   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford,                                    
Croft, Dahlstrom, Fate, Foster, Gara, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg,                                 
Harris, Hawker, Holm, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring, Kott, Lynn,                                
Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Moses, Ogg, Rokeberg, Samuels,                                       
Seaton, Stoltze, Weyhrauch, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson, Wolf                                        
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Heinze                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
And so, CSSJR 9(STA) passed the House, was signed by the Speaker                                    
and Chief Clerk and returned to the Senate.                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           LEGISLATIVE CITATIONS                                                 
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
House approve the citations on the calendar.  There being no                                        
objection, the following citations were approved and sent to enrolling:                             
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Prince William Sound Community College, 25th                                             
Anniversary                                                                                         
By Representatives Harris, Kott, Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault,                                     
Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Croft, Dahlstrom, Fate, Gara, Gatto,                                     
Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Hawker, Heinze, Holm, Joule, Kapsner,                                        
Kerttula, Kohring, Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Ogg, Rokeberg,                                    
Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze, Weyhrauch, Williams, Wilson, Wolf                                         
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Douglas V. Euers                                                                      
By Representatives Morgan, Kott, Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault,                                     
Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Croft, Dahlstrom, Fate, Foster, Gara,                                    
Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Harris, Hawker, Heinze, Holm, Joule,                                  
Kapsner, Kerttula, Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Ogg, Rokeberg, Samuels,                                   
Seaton, Stoltze, Weyhrauch, Williams, Wilson, Wolf                                                  
                                                                                                    

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In Memoriam - Representative Marco Pignalberi                                                       
By Senators Cowdery, Lincoln; Representatives Kookesh, Kott,                                        
Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford, Croft,                                    
Dahlstrom, Fate, Foster, Gara, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg, Harris,                                
Hawker, Heinze, Holm, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring, Lynn,                                      
Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Ogg, Rokeberg, Samuels, Seaton,                                      
Stoltze, Weyhrauch, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson, Wolf                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                            UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                  
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
following members be excused from a call of the House.  There being                                 
no objection, the members were excused as noted:                                                    
                                                                                                    
Representative Dahlstrom - from evening plane time, March 30 to                                     
evening plane time, April 1, 2003                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Representative Chenault - from 7:00 p.m., March 28 to evening plane                                 
time, March 31, 2003                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                         SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS                                               
                                                                                                    
HR 6                                                                                              
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
following be taken up as a Special Order of Business:                                               
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 6                                                                         
         Establishing a House Special Committee on Ways and Means.                                 
                                                                                                    
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                        
                                                                                                    
HR 6 was read the second time.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
The Rules Committee submitted the following fiscal note:                                            
                                                                                                    
1.  Zero, House Rules Committee                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall HR 6 pass the House?"  The roll was taken                               
with the following result:                                                                          

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HR 6                                                                                                
Second Reading                                                                                      
Special Order of Business                                                                           
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  35   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  3                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Anderson, Berkowitz, Chenault, Cissna, Coghill, Crawford,                                    
Croft, Dahlstrom, Fate, Foster, Gara, Gatto, Gruenberg, Guttenberg,                                 
Harris, Hawker, Holm, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Kohring, Kott, Lynn,                                
McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Ogg, Rokeberg, Samuels, Seaton, Stoltze,                                    
Weyhrauch, Whitaker, Wilson, Wolf                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Masek                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Heinze, Moses, Williams                                                                    
                                                                                                    
And so, HR 6 passed the House and was referred to the Chief Clerk                                   
for engrossment and enrollment.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                            UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                  
                                                                                                    
HCR 11                                                                                            
Representative McGuire added her name as cosponsor to:                                              
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 11                                                             
     Relating to Alaska Salmon Day.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
HJR 9                                                                                             
Representative Rokeberg added his name as cosponsor to:                                             
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9                                                                   
     Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska                                
     relating to an appropriation limit and a spending limit.                                       
                                                                                                    
HJR 16                                                                                            
Representative Kerttula added her name as cosponsor to:                                             
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16                                                                  
     Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the                                    
     military, their families, and employers of members of the National                             
     Guard.                                                                                         

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HB 1                                                                                              
Representative Heinze added her name as first joint prime sponsor to:                               
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 1                                                                               
     "An Act relating to stalking and to violating a protective order;                              
     and amending Rules 4 and 65, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure,                                  
     and Rule 9, Alaska Rules of Administration."                                                   
                                                                                                    
The sponsors are HEINZE and CRAWFORD, McGuire, and Gara.                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 59                                                                                             
Representative Heinze added her name as cosponsor to:                                               
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN) am                                                               
     "An Act relating to the evaluation and cleanup of sites where                                  
     certain controlled substances may have been manufactured or                                    
     stored; and providing for an effective date."                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 102                                                                                            
Representative Anderson added his name as cosponsor to:                                             
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 102                                                                             
     "An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons."                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 119                                                                                            
Representative Rokeberg added his name as cosponsor to:                                             
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 119                                                                             
     "An Act permitting grants to certain regulated public utilities for                            
     water quality enhancement projects and water supply and                                        
     wastewater systems."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 127                                                                                            
Representatives Holm, Lynn, Chenault, and Meyer added their names                                   
as cosponsors to:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 127                                                                             
     "An Act allowing certain roadside memorials to be placed within                                
     the right-of-way of a state highway."                                                          
                                                                                                    

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HB 177                                                                                            
Representative Anderson added his name as cosponsor to:                                             
                                                                                                    
     SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 177                                                      
     "An Act relating to concealed handguns."                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 210                                                                                            
Representative Stoltze added his name as cosponsor to:                                              
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 210                                                                             
     "An Act relating to the Chitina dip net fishery; and providing for                             
     an effective date."                                                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 214                                                                                            
Representatives Rokeberg and Meyer added their names as cosponsors                                  
to:                                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
     HOUSE BILL NO. 214                                                                             
     "An Act relating to the recovery of punitive damages against an                                
     employer who is determined to be vicariously liable for the act or                             
      omission of an employee; and providing for an effective date."                               
                                                                                                    
SJR 9                                                                                             
Representatives Cissna, Berkowitz, Heinze, Masek, Harris, Stoltze,                                  
Rokeberg, and Meyer added their names as cross sponsors to:                                         
                                                                                                    
     CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9(STA)                                                      
     Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the                                    
     military, their families, and employers of members of the National                             
     Guard.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
SJR 10                                                                                            
Representatives Lynn and Wilson added their names as cross sponsors                                 
to:                                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
     SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 10                                                                 
     Relating to the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 54                                                                                             
Representatives Rokeberg, Heinze, and Anderson added their names                                    
as cross sponsors to:                                                                               

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     SENATE BILL NO. 54                                                                             
     "An Act exempting flight crew members of certain air carriers                                  
     from overtime pay requirements."                                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                             
Representatives Samuels, Anderson, Meyer, and Heinze added their                                    
names as cross sponsors to:                                                                         
                                                                                                    
     SENATE BILL NO. 78 am H                                                                        
     "An Act relating to an optional group of persons eligible for                                  
     medical assistance who require treatment for breast and cervical                               
     cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients under the                                 
     medical assistance program; and providing for an effective date."                              
                                                                                                    
                                ENGROSSMENT                                                      
                                                                                                    
HB 59                                                                                             
CSHB 59(FIN) am was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief                                      
Clerk and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                              
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                             
SB 78 am H was engrossed, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk                                     
and transmitted to the Senate for consideration.                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                               ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                     
                                                                                                    
House committee schedules are published daily under separate cover.                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Majority Caucus           Speaker's Chamber                upon adj., 3/28                          
                                                                                                    
                                ADJOURNMENT                                                      
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
House adjourn until 10:45 a.m., March 31, 2003.  There being no                                     
objection, the House adjourned at 11:46 a.m.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                              Suzi Lowell                                           
                                              Chief Clerk