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                                        HOUSE JOURNAL                                            
                                                                                                    
                                   ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                      
                                                                                                    
                          TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                              
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                            Wednesday                       August 20, 2003         
                                                                                                    
                                       Final Supplement                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                   MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE                                      
                                                                                                    
HB 270                                                                                            
A message dated May 20, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 270                                                                            
      "An Act relating to the licensure of pharmacists; and providing for                           
      an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 270 was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                              
                                                                                                    
HJR 27                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27(STA)                                                     
      Relating to support for a federal appropriation for expansion of the                          
      Anchorage Jail.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
CSHJR 27(STA) was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 24                                                                                             
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 24(JUD)                                                                 
      "An Act relating to intergovernmental agreements with the federal                             
                government regarding management of fish or game in the state."                     
                                                                                                    

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CSHB 24(JUD) was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 28                                                                                             
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                  
      28(FIN)                                                                                       
      "An Act relating to adjustments to royalty reserved to the state to                           
      encourage otherwise uneconomic production of oil and gas; and                                 
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
CSSSHB 28(FIN) was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                      
                                                                                                    
HB 111                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 111(JUD) am                                                             
      "An Act relating to policies in telecommunications regulations;                               
      extending the termination date of the Regulatory Commission of                                
      Alaska; and providing for an effective date."                                                 
                                                                                                    
CSHB 111(JUD) am was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 145                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 145(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act prohibiting discrimination in the awarding of attorney                                
      fees and costs in civil actions or appeals to or against, or in the                           
      posting of bonds or other security by, public interest litigants; and                         
      relating to awards of attorney fees and costs in cases involving                              
      enforcement of constitutional rights; and providing for an                                    
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
with a technical title change:                                                                      
                                                                                                    

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      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 145(FIN)(efd fld S)                                                     
      "An Act prohibiting discrimination in the awarding of attorney                                
      fees and costs in civil actions or appeals to or against, or in the                           
      posting of bonds or other security by, public interest litigants; and                         
      relating to awards of attorney fees and costs in cases involving                              
      enforcement of constitutional rights."                                                        
                                                                                                    
CSHB 145(FIN)(efd fld S) was referred to the Chief Clerk for                                        
enrollment.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 155                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 155(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to the submission of payroll information by                                  
      contractors and subcontractors performing work on a public                                    
      construction contract; requiring a notice of work by employers on                             
      public construction contracts; providing for the withholding of                               
      final payment for public construction contracts; and providing for                            
      an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
CSHB 155(FIN) was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 162                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 162(RLS) am                                                             
      "An Act relating to fees adopted by the Department of Natural                                 
      Resources under AS 44.37.025 or 44.37.027 and to business                                     
      license fees; and providing for an effective date."                                           
                                                                                                    
with a technical title change:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 162(RLS) am(efd fld S)                                                  
      "An Act relating to fees adopted by the Department of Natural                                 
      Resources under AS 44.37.025 or 44.37.027 and to business                                     
      license fees."                                                                                
                                                                                                    

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CSHB 162(RLS) am(efd fld S) was referred to the Chief Clerk for                                     
enrollment.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 199                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 199                                                                            
      "An Act removing the annual adjustment to the minimum wage                                    
      based on the rate of inflation; and providing for an effective date."                         
                                                                                                    
HB 199 was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 216                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 216(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to and limiting municipal taxation of refined fuel                           
      and wholesale sales of fuel, and to the bulk fuel revolving loan                              
      fund."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
CSHB 216(FIN) was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 226                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 226                                                                            
      "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."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 226 was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 243                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    

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      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 243(STA)                                                                
      "An Act establishing state agency program performance                                         
      management and audit powers in the Office of the Governor for                                 
      the evaluation of agency programs; and providing for an effective                             
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
with a technical title change:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 243(STA)(efd fld S)                                                     
      "An Act establishing state agency program performance                                         
      management and audit powers in the Office of the Governor for                                 
      the evaluation of agency programs."                                                           
                                                                                                    
CSHB 243(STA)(efd fld S) was referred to the Chief Clerk for                                        
enrollment.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 248                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 248                                                                            
      "An Act relating to the annual salary of the chief procurement                                
      officer; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 248 was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 271                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 271(FIN)(efd am)                                                        
      "An Act levying and providing for the collection and                                          
      administration of excise taxes on the rental of passenger and                                 
      recreational vehicles usable on highways and vehicular ways; and                              
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
CSHB 271(FIN)(efd am) was referred to the Chief Clerk for                                           
enrollment.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    

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HB 283                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
passed:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 283                                                                            
      "An Act relating to limitations on coal leases."                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 283 was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 18                                                                                             
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
adopted the Conference Committee with limited powers of free                                        
conference report on CSHB 18(JUD) am and SCS CSHB 18(HES),                                          
thus adopting:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 18                                                           
      "An Act relating to the liability of parents and legal guardians of                           
      minors who destroy property; and providing for an effective date."                            
                                                                                                    
The House has adopted CCS HB 18 (page 2115).                                                        
                                                                                                    
HB 75                                                                                             
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
adopted the Conference Committee with limited powers of free                                        
conference report on CSSSHB 75(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld) and SCS                                     
CSSSHB 75(FIN)(brf sup maj fld S), thus adopting:                                                   
                                                                                                    
      CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75                                                    
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                                      
      program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and                               
      to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date."                                    
                                                                                                    
The House has adopted CCS SSHB 75 (page 2116).                                                      
                                                                                                    
HB 76                                                                                             
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
adopted the Conference Committee with limited powers of free                                        
conference report on CSSSHB 76(FIN) and SCS CSSSHB 76(FIN)                                          
am S, thus adopting:                                                                                
                                                                                                    

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      CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76                                                    
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                   
      expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                                
      program; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
The House has adopted CCS SSHB 76 (page 2117).                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 41                                                                                             
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
concurred in the House amendment to CSSSSB 41(FIN), thus                                            
adopting:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                 
      41(FIN) am H                                                                                  
      "An Act relating to medical care and crimes relating to medical                               
      care, including medical care and crimes relating to the medical                               
      assistance program, catastrophic illness assistance, and medical                              
      assistance for chronic and acute medical conditions."                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 100                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
concurred in the House amendment to:                                                                
                                                                                                    
                  CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 100(FIN)(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld)                        
      "An Act making capital appropriations, supplemental                                           
      appropriations, and reappropriations; capitalizing funds; and                                 
      making other appropriations."                                                                 
                                                                                                    
thus adopting:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 100(FIN) am                                               
      H(brf sup maj fld H)                                                                          
      "An Act making capital appropriations, supplemental                                           
      appropriations, and reappropriations; capitalizing funds; making                              
      other appropriations; and providing for an effective date."                                   
                                                                                                    
 (technical title change)                                                                           
                                                                                                    

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SB 106                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
concurred in the House amendment to CSSB 106(FIN)(efd fld), thus                                    
adopting:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 106(FIN) am H                            
      "An Act relating to tires."                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 119                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
concurred in the House amendment to CSSB 119(FIN)(efd fld), thus                                    
adopting:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 119(FIN) am                                               
      H(efd fld)                                                                                    
      "An Act authorizing the Alaska Public Offices Commission to                                   
      issue advisory opinions; amending campaign financial disclosure                               
      and reporting requirements, campaign contribution limits,                                     
      provisions related to contributions after elections, and provisions                           
      related to unused campaign contributions; providing for expedited                             
      consideration of, and modifying procedures for determining,                                   
      violations of state election campaign laws; amending the time                                 
      period within which to file an administrative complaint of a                                  
      violation of state election campaign laws; amending the                                       
      definitions of 'express communication' and 'political party' for                              
      state election campaigns; amending the registration fee for                                   
      lobbyists; providing for increased use of electronic filing for                               
      reports to the Alaska Public Offices Commission; adding a                                     
      definition of 'commission' in the regulation of lobbying laws;                                
      amending the requirements for the reporting of financial interests                            
      by public officials; adding a definition of 'domestic partner' in the                         
      legislative ethics code and in the public official financial                                  
                 disclosure requirements; and making conforming amendments."                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 155                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
concurred in the House amendment to CSSB 155(RES), thus adopting:                                   
                                                                                                    

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      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 155(RLS)                                                  
      "An Act relating to predator control programs; and providing for                              
      an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 175                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
concurred in the House amendment to CSSB 175(JUD)(efd fld), thus                                    
adopting:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 175(JUD)                                                  
      "An Act relating to civil liability for inherent risks in sports or                           
      recreational activities."                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 185                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
concurred in the House amendment to CSSB 185(FIN), thus adopting:                                   
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 185(O&G) am H                                             
      "An Act providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil                                   
      produced from Cook Inlet submerged land, and for a credit for                                 
      certain exploration expenses against oil and gas properties                                   
      production taxes on oil and gas produced from a lease or property                             
      in the state."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SJR 8                                                                                             
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
rescinded its action in failing to adopt the House amendment to SJR 8                               
and further stated that the Senate has thus adopted:                                                
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8(JUD)                                               
               Relating to the division of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 89                                                                                             
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received stating the Senate has                                   
rescinded its action in failing to adopt the House amendment to CSSB                                
89(JUD) am and further stated that the Senate has thus adopted:                                     
                                                                                                    

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                       HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(RLS) am H                            
      "An Act amending the Regulation of Lobbying Act and the                                       
      definition of 'lobbyist' as it applies in the act setting standards of                        
      conduct for legislators and legislative employees; and amending                               
      the Regulation of Lobbying Act and the legislative standards of                               
      conduct to allow a lobbyist to give and a person covered by                                   
      legislative standards of conduct to accept tickets to a charity event                         
      during a legislative session."                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 191                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received 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. 191(FIN) am                                                             
      "An Act relating to the Alaska coastal management program and                                 
      to policies and procedures for consistency reviews and the                                    
      rendering of consistency determinations under that program;                                   
      eliminating the Alaska Coastal Policy Council; annulling certain                              
      regulations relating to the Alaska coastal management program;                                
      and providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 24, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 142                                                                                            
A message dated May 21, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 142                                                                           
      "An Act designating the Department of Natural Resources as lead                               
      agency for resource development projects; making conforming                                   
      amendments; and providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 23, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  May 22, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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                                        COMMUNICATIONS                                           
                                                                                                    
Letters of disclosure, as required by AS 24.60, were published today in                             
House Journal Supplement No. 4 and House and Senate Joint Journal                                   
Supplement No. 10.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                         ENGROSSMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 100                                                                                            
The following, which engrossment was waived (page 2114), was                                        
engrossed and returned to the Senate:                                                               
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 100(FIN) am                                               
      H(brf sup maj fld H)                                                                          
      "An Act making capital appropriations, supplemental                                           
      appropriations, and reappropriations; capitalizing funds; making                              
      other appropriations; and providing for an effective date."                                   
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 229                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 4:55 p.m.,                                 
May 23, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(FIN)                                                  
      "An Act relating to special medical parole and to prisoners who                               
      are severely medically or cognitively disabled; relating to a severe                          
      acute respiratory syndrome control program; and providing for an                              
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following memorandum, dated May 21, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest errors in SCS                                    
CSHB 229(FIN), which have been corrected in enrolling:                                              
                                                                                                    

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Page 2, lines 22 - 23:                                                                              
      Delete "[OTHER THAN A VIOLATION OF] AS 11.41.434 -                                            
11.41.438 and [THAT]"                                                                           
      Insert "11.41.434 - 11.41.438 and [OTHER THAN A                                           
VIOLATION OF AS 11.41.434 - 11.41.438 THAT]"                                                        
                                                                                                    
Page 3, line 26:                                                                                    
      Delete "and""                                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 251                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 12:12 p.m.,                                
May 27, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 251(FIN)                                                  
      "An Act relating to exemption of certain foreign pleasure craft                               
      from the mandatory pilotage requirement and to civil fines                                    
      imposed on the owner or operator of a pleasure craft of foreign                               
      registry; and providing for an effective date."                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 229                                                                                            
A message dated May 27, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 229(FIN)                                                  
      "An Act relating to special medical parole and to prisoners who                               
      are severely medically or cognitively disabled; relating to a severe                          
      acute respiratory syndrome control program; and providing for an                              
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 25, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    

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HB 23                                                                                             
A message dated May 28, 2003, was received 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. 23(JUD)                                                                 
      "An Act relating to court-ordered restitution and compensation                                
      following a criminal conviction."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 26, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  August 26, 2003                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 159                                                                                            
A message dated May 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      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."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 27, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 108                                                                                            
A message dated May 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 108(FIN)                                                         
      "An Act relating to payment rates under the Medicaid program for                              
      health facilities and to budgeting, accounting, and reporting                                 
      requirements for those facilities; abolishing the Medicaid Rate                               
      Advisory Commission; and providing for an effective date."                                    
                                                                                                    

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      Chapter No. 28, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 115                                                                                            
A message dated May 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 115(FIN)                                                         
      "An Act relating to the correctional industries program; and                                  
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 29, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 120                                                                                            
A message dated May 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 120                                                                           
      "An Act relating to the state's sovereign immunity for certain                                
      actions regarding injury, illness, or death of state-employed                                 
      seamen and to workers' compensation coverage for those seamen;                                
      and providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 30, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 123                                                                                            
A message dated May 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 123 am                                                                        
      "An Act relating to adoptions and guardianships that include a                                
      subsidy payment by the state; eliminating annual review of the                                
      subsidy paid by the state after adoption of a hard-to-place child                             
      has occurred or a court has appointed a legal guardian for a hard-                            
      to-place child; and providing for an effective date."                                         

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      Chapter No. 31, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 139                                                                                            
A message dated May 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 139                                                                           
      "An Act repealing the termination date of the Alaska salmon price                             
      report program; and providing for an effective date."                                         
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 32, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  May 29, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 187                                                                                            
A message dated May 29, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 187                                                                            
      "An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Storage                                
      Tank Assistance; and providing for an effective date."                                        
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 33, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  May 30, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 105                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:55 p.m.,                                 
June 2, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 105(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to loans to satisfy past due federal tax obligations                         
      of commercial fishermen and to the commercial fishing loan                                    
      program."                                                                                     
                                                                                                    

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HB 170                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:55 p.m.,                                 
June 2, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 170(efd fld S)                                                                 
      "An Act increasing certain motor vehicle registration fees."                                  
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 124                                                                                            
A message dated June 2, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 124                                                                            
      "An Act relating to commercial motor vehicle drivers and their                                
      employers and to railroad-highway grade crossings; and providing                              
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 36, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 3, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 146                                                                                            
A message dated June 2, 2003, was received 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. 146(HES)                                                                
      "An Act repealing the termination date of certain provisions that                             
      require the reporting of social security numbers and automated                                
      data matching with financial institutions for child support                                   
      enforcement purposes; relating to social security numbers on                                  
      applications for commercial fishing licenses; and providing for an                            
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 37, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 3, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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HB 170                                                                                            
A message dated June 2, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 170(efd fld S)                                                                 
      "An Act increasing certain motor vehicle registration fees."                                  
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 38, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  August 31, 2003                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 49                                                                                             
A message dated June 2, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 49(STA)                                                                
      "An Act making corrective amendments to the Alaska Statutes as                                
      recommended by the revisor of statutes; and providing for an                                  
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 35, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 105                                                                                            
A message dated June 2, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 105(HES) am(efd fld)                                                   
      "An Act relating to eligibility requirements for medical assistance                           
      for certain children, pregnant women, and persons in a medical or                             
      intermediate care facility."                                                                  
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 34, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  August 31, 2003                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HCR 17                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:31 a.m.,                                
June 4, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17                                                            
      Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                
      the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 25,                                  
      relating to the acquisition of teachers' housing by regional                                  
      educational attendance areas and to teachers' housing loan                                    
      programs in the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.                                           
                                                                                                    
HCR 21                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:31 a.m.,                                
June 4, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT                                                         
      RESOLUTION NO. 21(FIN)                                                                        
                Relating to establishing the Alaska Energy Policy Task Force.                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 245                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:31 a.m.,                                
June 4, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 245(JUD) am S                                                           
      "An Act relating to certain suits and claims by members of the                                
      military services; relating to certain suits and claims regarding acts                        
      or omissions of the organized militia; relating to workers'                                   
      compensation and death benefits for members of the organized                                  
      militia; relating to liability arising out of certain search and rescue,                      
      civil defense, fire management, and fire fighting activities."                                
                                                                                                    

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HB 1                                                                                              
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:55 p.m.,                                 
June 4, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 1(JUD)                                                                  
      "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 following memorandum, dated May 21, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest error in CSHB                                    
1(JUD), which has been corrected in enrolling:                                                      
                                                                                                    
Page 5, line 18:                                                                                    
 Delete "office"                                                                                    
 Insert "officer""                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 46                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:55 p.m.,                                 
June 4, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 46(STA)                                                                 
      "An Act relating to printing of ballot titles and propositions on                             
      primary election ballots."                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 81                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:55 p.m.,                                 
June 4, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    

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      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 81(STA)                                                                 
      "An Act relating to motor vehicle emissions and to inspection                                 
      decals and fines relating to motor vehicle emissions; and                                     
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 90                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:55 p.m.,                                 
June 4, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 90(FIN)                                                   
      "An Act relating to a salmon product development tax credit and a                             
      salmon utilization tax credit under the Alaska fisheries business                             
      tax; and providing for an effective date."                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 109                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:55 p.m.,                                 
June 4, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to the limitation on payment of state treasury                               
      warrants and to the payment of a claim for which the                                          
               appropriation has lapsed; and providing for an effective date."                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 184                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:55 p.m.,                                 
June 4, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                    
      184(L&C) am S                                                                                 
      "An Act relating to individual deferred annuities; and providing                              
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    

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HB 203                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:55 p.m.,                                 
June 4, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 203                                                                            
      "An Act relating to the definitions of 'net income' and 'unrestricted                         
      net income' for purposes of calculating the dividends to be paid to                           
      the state by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export                                     
      Authority; and providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HCR 17                                                                                            
A message dated June 5, 2003, was received stating the Governor is                                  
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17                                                            
      Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                
      the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 25,                                  
      relating to the acquisition of teachers' housing by regional                                  
      educational attendance areas and to teachers' housing loan                                    
      programs in the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.                                           
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 23                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HCR 21                                                                                            
A message dated June 5, 2003, was received stating the Governor is                                  
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT                                                         
      RESOLUTION NO. 21(FIN)                                                                        
                Relating to establishing the Alaska Energy Policy Task Force.                      
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 24                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 2                                                                                              
A message dated June 5, 2003, was received 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. 2(JUD)(title am)                                                        
      "An Act relating to the statute of limitations for certain civil                              
      actions relating to acts constituting sexual offenses; and providing                          
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 40, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 52                                                                                             
A message dated June 5, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 52(STA)                                                   
      "An Act relating to the crime of distribution of child pornography                            
      and to the forfeiture of property used to possess or distribute child                         
      pornography, to commit indecent viewing or photography, to                                    
      commit a sex offense, or to solicit the commission of, attempt to                             
      commit, or conspire to commit possession or distribution of child                             
      pornography, indecent viewing or photography, or a sexual                                     
      offense."                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 41, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 3, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 114                                                                                            
A message dated June 5, 2003, was received 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. 114(JUD)(title am)                                                      
      "An Act relating to the issuance of a search warrant upon the                                 
      sworn testimony or affidavit of a person communicated by                                      
      telephone, other appropriate means, or facsimile machine."                                    
                                                                                                    

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      Chapter No. 42, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 3, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 251                                                                                            
A message dated June 5, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 251(FIN)                                                  
      "An Act relating to exemption of certain foreign pleasure craft                               
      from the mandatory pilotage requirement and to civil fines                                    
      imposed on the owner or operator of a pleasure craft of foreign                               
      registry; and providing for an effective date."                                               
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 39, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 6, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 154                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 8:30 a.m.,                                 
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 154(FIN)(efd fld S)                                                     
      "An Act relating to advancement in public schools of children                                 
      under school age."                                                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 162                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 8:30 a.m.,                                 
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 162(RLS) am(efd fld S)                                                  
      "An Act relating to fees adopted by the Department of Natural                                 
      Resources under AS 44.37.025 or 44.37.027 and to business                                     
      license fees."                                                                                
                                                                                                    

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HB 243                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 8:30 a.m.,                                 
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 243(STA)(efd fld S)                                                     
      "An Act establishing state agency program performance                                         
      management and audit powers in the Office of the Governor for                                 
      the evaluation of agency programs."                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 248                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 8:30 a.m.,                                 
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 248                                                                            
      "An Act relating to the annual salary of the chief procurement                                
      officer; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 313                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 8:30 a.m.,                                 
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 313 am S                                                                       
      "An Act authorizing a pilot program relating to state procurement                             
      and the use of electronic commerce tools; and providing for an                                
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 49                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:55 a.m.,                                
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    

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      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 49(JUD)                                                   
      "An Act relating to the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)                                           
      identification registration system and testing; and providing for an                          
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 57                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:55 a.m.,                                
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 57(FIN)                                                   
      "An Act amending the manner of determining the royalty received                               
      by the state on gas production as it relates to the manufacture of                            
      certain value-added products."                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 61                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:55 a.m.,                                
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 61(RES)                                                   
      "An Act establishing an exploration and development incentive                                 
      tax credit for operators and working interest owners directly                                 
      engaged in the exploration for and development of gas for sale and                            
      delivery without reference to volume from a lease or property in                              
      the state; and providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 102                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:55 a.m.,                                
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 102(STA)                                                                
      "An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons."                                                
                                                                                                    

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HB 104                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:55 a.m.,                                
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 104(FSH)                                                                
      "An Act relating to payment of the fisheries business tax and to                              
      security for collection of the fisheries business tax."                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 177                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:55 a.m.,                                
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                  
      177(STA)                                                                                      
      "An Act relating to concealed handguns."                                                      
                                                                                                    
HB 226                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:55 a.m.,                                
June 6, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 226                                                                            
      "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."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 34                                                                                             
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    

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      HOUSE BILL NO. 34                                                                             
      "An Act relating to negotiated regulation making; and providing                               
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 44, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 7, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 69                                                                                             
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(RES)                                                          
      "An Act relating to regulation of shallow natural gas leasing and                             
      closely related energy projects; and providing for an effective                               
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 45, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 7, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 154                                                                                            
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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. 154(FIN)(efd fld S)                                                     
      "An Act relating to advancement in public schools of children                                 
      under school age."                                                                            
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 50, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 4, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 160                                                                                            
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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. 160(FIN)                                                                
      "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."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 46, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 162                                                                                            
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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. 162(RLS) am(efd fld S)                                                  
      "An Act relating to fees adopted by the Department of Natural                                 
      Resources under AS 44.37.025 or 44.37.027 and to business                                     
      license fees."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 47, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 4, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 243                                                                                            
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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. 243(STA)(efd fld S)                                                     
      "An Act establishing state agency program performance                                         
      management and audit powers in the Office of the Governor for                                 
      the evaluation of agency programs."                                                           
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 52, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 4, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 245                                                                                            
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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. 245(JUD) am S                                                           
      "An Act relating to certain suits and claims by members of the                                
      military services; relating to certain suits and claims regarding acts                        

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      or omissions of the organized militia; relating to workers'                                   
      compensation and death benefits for members of the organized                                  
      militia; relating to liability arising out of certain search and rescue,                      
      civil defense, fire management, and fire fighting activities."                                
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 43, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 4, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 248                                                                                            
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 248                                                                            
      "An Act relating to the annual salary of the chief procurement                                
      officer; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 53, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 7, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 313                                                                                            
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 313 am S                                                                       
      "An Act authorizing a pilot program relating to state procurement                             
      and the use of electronic commerce tools; and providing for an                                
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 51, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 124                                                                                            
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    

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      HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 124(FIN)(efd fld)                                                
      "An Act relating to grants for alcoholism and drug abuse                                      
      programs."                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 48, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 4, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 192                                                                                            
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 192(L&C)                                                               
      "An Act relating to teachers and training programs in the                                     
      Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to the                                         
      placement in the exempt service of certified teachers employed by                             
      the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to their                                   
      eligibility to participate in the Teachers' Retirement System of                              
      Alaska, and to the functions of the Alaska Workforce Investment                               
      Board regarding the Kotzebue Technical Center and the Alaska                                  
      Vocational Technical Center; relating to local workforce                                      
      investment areas and boards; repealing the business incentive                                 
      training program; and providing for an effective date."                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 49, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 202                                                                                            
A message dated June 6, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 202(FIN)                                                               
      "An Act relating to school transportation; relating to the base                               
      student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public                            
      education; and providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 54, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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                                  ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 18                                                                                             
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
11:08 a.m., June 9, 2003:                                                                           
                                                                                                    
      CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 18                                                           
      "An Act relating to the liability of parents and legal guardians of                           
      minors who destroy property; and providing for an effective date."                            
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 14                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:08 a.m.,                                
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 14(STA)                                                          
      "An Act relating to an absence from the state while providing care                            
      for a terminally ill family member for purposes of determining                                
      eligibility for a permanent fund dividend; and providing for an                               
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 24                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:08 a.m.,                                
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 24(JUD)                                                                 
      "An Act relating to intergovernmental agreements with the federal                             
                government regarding management of fish or game in the state."                     
                                                                                                    
The following memorandum, dated May 30, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    

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"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest error in CSHB                                    
24(JUD), which has been corrected in enrolling:                                                     
                                                                                                    
Page 2, line 5:                                                                                     
 Delete "AS 16.20.010"                                                                              
 Insert "AS 16.20.010(c)""                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 79                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:08 a.m.,                                
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 79(FIN) am S                                                     
      "An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska regional                                 
      economic assistance program; and providing for an effective                                   
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 210                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:08 a.m.,                                
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 210(RES)(efd fld S)                                                     
      "An Act relating to the Chitina dip net fishery."                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 216                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:08 a.m.,                                
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 216(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to and limiting municipal taxation of refined fuel                           
      and wholesale sales of fuel, and to the bulk fuel revolving loan                              
      fund."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    

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HCR 23                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:40 p.m.,                                 
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23                                                            
      Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                
      the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 85,                                  
      relating to sentencing and to the earning of good time deductions                             
      for certain sexual offenses.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
HJR 14                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:40 p.m.,                                 
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14(STA)                                                     
      Urging that the 2006 National Veterans Wheelchair Games be                                    
      held in Anchorage, Alaska.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HJR 22                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:40 p.m.,                                 
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                               
      22(JUD)                                                                                       
      Relating to the USA PATRIOT Act, the Bill of Rights, the                                      
      Constitution of the State of Alaska, and the civil liberties, peace,                          
      and security of the citizens of our country.                                                  
                                                                                                    
HJR 27                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:40 p.m.,                                 
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    

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      CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27(STA)                                                     
      Relating to support for a federal appropriation for expansion of the                          
      Anchorage Jail.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
HJR 28                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:40 p.m.,                                 
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 28 am                                                              
      Urging the United States Congress to support the granting of                                  
      official Observer Status to the Republic of China at the World                                
      Health Assembly Annual Conference to be held at Geneva,                                       
      Switzerland, in May 2003, and to support negotiation of a free                                
      trade agreement with the Republic of China.                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HJR 29                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:40 p.m.,                                 
June 9, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 29                                                                 
      Relating to the establishment of Reserve Officer Training Corps                               
      programs in Alaska by the United States Coast Guard.                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 111                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 111(JUD) am                                                             
      "An Act relating to policies in telecommunications regulations;                               
      extending the termination date of the Regulatory Commission of                                
      Alaska; and providing for an effective date."                                                 
                                                                                                    

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The following memorandum, dated June 4, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest error in CSHB                                    
111(JUD) am, which has been corrected in enrolling:                                                 
                                                                                                    
Page 2, line 28:                                                                                    
 Delete "and""                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 112                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 112(FIN)                                                  
      "An Act relating to the authority of the Alaska Industrial                                    
      Development and Export Authority to issue bonds and to a                                      
      municipal tax exemption for certain assets and projects of the                                
      Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; and                                       
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 267                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 267(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide                                
      financing for the acquisition, construction, improvement,                                     
      maintenance, equipping, and operation of a natural gas pipeline                               
      and related facilities for the transportation of natural gas recovered                        
      from the North Slope of this state; authorizing the Alaska Railroad                           
      Corporation to issue bonds to finance those facilities; and                                   
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    

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HB 280                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 280(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to the regulation of commercial motor vehicles to                            
      avoid loss or withholding of federal highway money, and to out-                               
      of-service orders concerning commercial motor vehicles; moving                                
      authority for commercial motor vehicle regulation from the                                    
      Department of Public Safety to the Department of Transportation                               
      and Public Facilities; amending Rule 43.1, Alaska Rules of                                    
      Administration; and providing for an effective date."                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 283                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 283                                                                            
      "An Act relating to limitations on coal leases."                                              
                                                                                                    
                                  ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 75                                                                                             
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
10:47 a.m., June 10, 2003:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
      CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75                                                    
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                                      
      program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and                               
      to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date."                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 76                                                                                             
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               

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and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
10:47 a.m., June 10, 2003:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
      CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76                                                    
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                   
      expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                                
      program; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
The report required by AS 37.14.005(c) is forthcoming.                                              
                                                                                                    
The following memorandum, dated June 5, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest errors in CCS                                    
SSHB 76, which have been corrected in enrolling:                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 10, line 2:                                                                                    
 Delete "section 4"                                                                                 
 Insert "section 5"                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Page 12, line 1:                                                                                    
 Delete "sec. 3"                                                                                    
 Insert "sec. 4"                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 13, line 1:                                                                                    
 Delete "sec. 3"                                                                                    
 Insert "sec. 4""                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 145                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:00 p.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 145(FIN)(efd fld S)                                                     
      "An Act prohibiting discrimination in the awarding of attorney                                
      fees and costs in civil actions or appeals to or against, or in the                           

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      posting of bonds or other security by, public interest litigants; and                         
      relating to awards of attorney fees and costs in cases involving                              
      enforcement of constitutional rights."                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The following memorandum, dated June 4, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest error in CSHB                                    
145(FIN)(efd fld S), which has been corrected in enrolling:                                         
                                                                                                    
Page 2, line 2:                                                                                     
 Delete "action"                                                                                    
 Insert "actions""                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 155                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:00 p.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 155(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to the submission of payroll information by                                  
      contractors and subcontractors performing work on a public                                    
      construction contract; requiring a notice of work by employers on                             
      public construction contracts; providing for the withholding of                               
      final payment for public construction contracts; and providing for                            
      an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
The following memorandum, dated June 4, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest error in CSHB                                    
155(FIN), which has been corrected in enrolling:                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Page 3, line 19:                                                                                    
 Delete "Definitions"                                                                             
 Insert "Definition""                                                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 214                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:00 p.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 214(JUD)(efd fld                                          
      S)                                                                                            
      "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."                                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 246                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:00 p.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 246(RES) am S                            
      "An Act relating to certain audits regarding oil and gas royalty and                          
      net profits, to audits regarding costs relating to exploration                                
      incentive credits and oil and gas exploration licenses, and to the                            
      limitation on upland acreage that a person may take or hold under                             
      oil and gas leases; and providing for an effective date."                                     
                                                                                                    
The following memorandum, dated June 4, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest errors in SCS                                    
CSHB 246(RES) am S, which have been corrected in enrolling:                                         
                                                                                                    
Page 4, line 29, following "matters":                                                               
      Insert ".  The"                                                                           
                                                                                                    

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Page 4, line 31:                                                                                    
      Delete "], and the"                                                                           
      Insert ", AND THE]""                                                                          
                                                                                                    
HB 256                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:00 p.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 256(FIN) am S                                                    
      "An Act relating to a dividend payment to the state made by the                               
      Alaska Housing Finance Corporation each fiscal year; and                                      
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 28                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:20 p.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                  
      28(FIN)                                                                                       
      "An Act relating to adjustments to royalty reserved to the state to                           
      encourage otherwise uneconomic production of oil and gas; and                                 
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
The following memorandum, dated June 2, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest errors in CSSSHB                                 
28(FIN), which have been corrected in enrolling:                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 7, line 13, following ";":                                                                     
 Insert "]"                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Page 7, line 14, following "(9)":                                                                   
 Insert "["                                                                                         

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Page 7, line 17:                                                                                    
 Delete "]"                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Page 7, line 18:                                                                                    
 Delete "(9) ["                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Page 7, line 25, following ";":                                                                     
 Insert "(10)"                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Page 7, line 30:                                                                                    
 Delete "]"                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Page 7, line 31:                                                                                    
 Delete "(10) [""                                                                               
                                                                                                    
HB 86                                                                                             
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:15 p.m.,                                 
June 10, 2003                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                    
      86(JUD)(efd fld S)                                                                            
      "An Act relating to state permitted projects."                                                
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 90                                                                                             
A message dated June 10, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 90(FIN)                                                   
      "An Act relating to a salmon product development tax credit and a                             
      salmon utilization tax credit under the Alaska fisheries business                             
      tax; and providing for an effective date."                                                    
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 57, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    

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HB 104                                                                                            
A message dated June 10, 2003, was received 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. 104(FSH)                                                                
      "An Act relating to payment of the fisheries business tax and to                              
      security for collection of the fisheries business tax."                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 55, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 8, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 105                                                                                            
A message dated June 10, 2003, was received 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. 105(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to loans to satisfy past due federal tax obligations                         
      of commercial fishermen and to the commercial fishing loan                                    
      program."                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 56, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 8, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 28                                                                                             
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                  
      28(FIN)                                                                                       
      "An Act relating to adjustments to royalty reserved to the state to                           
      encourage otherwise uneconomic production of oil and gas; and                                 
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 72, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 12, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    

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HB 57                                                                                             
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 57(FIN)                                                   
      "An Act amending the manner of determining the royalty received                               
      by the state on gas production as it relates to the manufacture of                            
      certain value-added products."                                                                
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 58, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 9, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 61                                                                                             
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 61(RES)                                                   
      "An Act establishing an exploration and development incentive                                 
      tax credit for operators and working interest owners directly                                 
      engaged in the exploration for and development of gas for sale and                            
      delivery without reference to volume from a lease or property in                              
      the state; and providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 61, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 102                                                                                            
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received June 13 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. 102(STA)                                                                
      "An Act relating to concealed deadly weapons."                                                
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 62, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 9, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    

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HB 177                                                                                            
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                  
      177(STA)                                                                                      
      "An Act relating to concealed handguns."                                                      
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 63, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 9, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 226                                                                                            
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 226                                                                            
      "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."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 64, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 267                                                                                            
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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. 267(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide                                
      financing for the acquisition, construction, improvement,                                     
      maintenance, equipping, and operation of a natural gas pipeline                               
      and related facilities for the transportation of natural gas recovered                        
      from the North Slope of this state; authorizing the Alaska Railroad                           
      Corporation to issue bonds to finance those facilities; and                                   
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    

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      Chapter No. 71, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 12, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 26                                                                                             
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 26(STA)                                                                
      "An Act relating to state employees who are called to active duty                             
      as reserve or auxiliary members of the armed forces of the United                             
      States; and providing for an effective date."                                                 
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 65, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 41                                                                                             
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                 
      41(FIN) am H                                                                                  
      "An Act relating to medical care and crimes relating to medical                               
      care, including medical care and crimes relating to the medical                               
      assistance program, catastrophic illness assistance, and medical                              
      assistance for chronic and acute medical conditions."                                         
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 66, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 9, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 45                                                                                             
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 45(FIN)                                                   
      "An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee."                              
                                                                                                    

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      Chapter No. 67, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 9, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 146                                                                                            
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 146                                                                           
      "An Act relating to a commemorative veterans' license plate; and                              
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 68, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 148                                                                                            
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 148                                                                           
      "An Act relating to allowable absences for certain members of the                             
      armed forces and their spouses and dependents for purposes of                                 
      eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an                                
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 69, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 151                                                                                            
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 151(L&C)                                                               
      "An Act relating to the regulation of natural gas pipelines under                             
      the Pipeline Act; and providing for an effective date."                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 60, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 12, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    

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SB 177                                                                                            
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 177                                                                           
      "An Act relating to cost-of-living benefits for retired members in                            
      the public employees' retirement system and the teachers'                                     
      retirement system who are called to active military duty; and                                 
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 70, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 185                                                                                            
A message dated June 11, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 185(O&G) am H                                             
      "An Act providing for a reduction of royalty on certain oil                                   
      produced from Cook Inlet submerged land, and for a credit for                                 
      certain exploration expenses against oil and gas properties                                   
      production taxes on oil and gas produced from a lease or property                             
      in the state."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 59, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 9, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                     UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 76                                                                                             
On June 12, 2003, the Office of the Governor received the                                           
forthcoming letter (page 2173) to accompany:                                                        
                                                                                                    

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      CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76                                                    
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                   
      expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                                
      program; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The letter, dated June 11, 2003, follows:                                                           
                                                                                                    
"Dear Mr. Younker:                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
In accordance with AS 37.14.005(c), this letter explains the changes                                
made to the Governor's Amended comprehensive FY 04 mental health                                    
and developmental disabilities services budget proposal as approved                                 
by the Legislature in CCS SSHB 76.  We appreciate the good working                                  
relationship that has been established between the Trust and the                                    
Legislature enabling us to address many issues in creative and efficient                            
ways that would not otherwise be possible.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The fiscal challenges the State is facing in FY04 required the                                      
Legislature to carefully evaluate all changes to the budget with an                                 
emphasis on keeping general fund spending at FY03 levels or below.                                  
The Legislature's treatment of the mental health expenditures is                                    
consistent with this philosophy.  The Legislature's FY04 general                                    
fund/mental health operating appropriation of $101,219,100 is                                       
$29,180,800 less than the FY03 budget and $721,200 less than the                                    
Governor's FY04 request of $101,940,300.                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The Mental Health Trust Authority Agency Receipts (MHTAAR)                                          
appropriated for operations were $10,155,700 as approved by the                                     
Legislature.  This is $130,800 less than FY04 Governor's request and                                
$179,400 less than FY03 funding level.                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mental Health capital projects were funded by the Legislature at                                    
$6,464,600.  This is $1,887,500 less than the Governor's request and                                
$100,000 less than FY03.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Enclosed is a copy of the operating budget component summary and                                    
the mental health capital budget reports provided by the Legislative                                
Finance Division identifying funding differences between the                                        
Governor's budget and actions the Legislature took.  If you have                                    
additional questions, please contact Anna Kim of the Legislative                                    
Finance Division at 465-5410.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                          Sincerely,                                               
                                          /s/                                                       
                                          Representative John Harris                                
                                          Conference Committee Chair                                
                                                                                                    
                                          /s/                                                       
                                          Senator Lyda Green                                        
                                          Conference Committee Vice-Chair                           
                                                                                                    
Enclosures"                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 86                                                                                             
A message dated June 12, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                    
      86(JUD)(efd fld S)                                                                            
      "An Act relating to state permitted projects."                                                
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 81, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 10, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 112                                                                                            
A message dated June 12, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 112(FIN)                                                  
      "An Act relating to the authority of the Alaska Industrial                                    
      Development and Export Authority to issue bonds and to a                                      

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      municipal tax exemption for certain assets and projects of the                                
      Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; and                                       
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 74, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 13, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 203                                                                                            
A message dated June 12, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 203                                                                            
      "An Act relating to the definitions of 'net income' and 'unrestricted                         
      net income' for purposes of calculating the dividends to be paid to                           
      the state by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export                                     
      Authority; and providing for an effective date."                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 75, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 13, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 256                                                                                            
A message dated June 12, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 256(FIN) am S                                                    
      "An Act relating to a dividend payment to the state made by the                               
      Alaska Housing Finance Corporation each fiscal year; and                                      
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 76, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 280                                                                                            
A message dated June 12, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    

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      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 280(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to the regulation of commercial motor vehicles to                            
      avoid loss or withholding of federal highway money, and to out-                               
      of-service orders concerning commercial motor vehicles; moving                                
      authority for commercial motor vehicle regulation from the                                    
      Department of Public Safety to the Department of Transportation                               
      and Public Facilities; amending Rule 43.1, Alaska Rules of                                    
      Administration; and providing for an effective date."                                         
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 80, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 73                                                                                             
A message dated June 12, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 73(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to the loan participation program of the Alaska                              
      Industrial Development and Export Authority and to regulations                                
      of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; and                                
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 73, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 13, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 213                                                                                            
A message dated June 12, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 213(FIN)(efd fld)                                                      
      "An Act establishing the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority and                               
      relating to that authority."                                                                  
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 77, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 10, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    

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SB 215                                                                                            
A message dated June 12, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 215(STA)                                                               
      "An Act relating to a lease-purchase agreement for, the                                       
      construction and equipping of, and the financing of a seafood and                             
      food safety laboratory facility to be operated by the Department of                           
      Environmental Conservation, including the issuance of certificates                            
      of participation, and the use of certain investment income for                                
      certain construction and equipping costs; and providing for an                                
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 79, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 13, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 216                                                                                            
A message dated June 12, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 216                                                                           
      "An Act relating to international airports revenue bonds; and                                 
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 78, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 13, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 75                                                                                             
The following letter dated June 12, 2003, was received:                                             
                                                                                                    
"Dear Speaker Kott:                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
On this date I have signed with line item vetoes the following bill                                 
passed by the first session of the Twenty-third Alaska State                                        
Legislature and am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to                                
the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                              
                                                                                                    

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      CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75                                                    
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                                      
      program expenses of state government, for certain programs, and                               
      to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date."                                    
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 83, SLA 2003                                                                      
      [Effective Date:  See Chapter]                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Introduction of the administration's operating budget last March and                                
the Legislature's subsequent deliberations marked a turning point in                                
Alaska's fiscal history.  The approved budgets and revenue-related                                  
legislation reflect our joint recognition that Alaska's finances must be                            
immediately corrected.  We also recognize that we must take these                                   
necessary steps now and not wait for a "politically convenient" time-                               
because it will never arrive.  This means we must cut spending now,                                 
use our reserves prudently now, and get more users to help pay for                                  
state services.  We also recognize that we must take the steps                                      
necessary now to generate revenues from resource development in the                                 
near future.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
To these ends, I challenged the Legislature to keep Fiscal Year 2004                                
spending below the current year's and set a goal of not using more than                             
$400 million of the state's reserve funds, or Constitutional Budget                                 
Reserve (CBR).  As you know, the state has relied on the CBR since                                  
its creation in 1990 to prop up spending at a level which the state                                 
could not otherwise afford. Unfortunately, if we were to continue the                               
last administration's "business as usual" level of spending, the CBR                                
would be depleted in early 2006 and we would need to cut the                                        
following year's spending by 40%, sending the state's economy in a                                  
downward spiral.  To understand this and not take corrective steps                                  
would be irresponsible.                                                                             
                                                                                                    
For this reason I proposed that we make spending decisions that will                                
enable the CBR's remaining balance to last for five years.  If we limit                             
our annual draw to $400 million, the reserve will be able to serve as                               
"bridge financing" while new resource development causes new                                        
revenues to flow into the state's treasury.                                                         
                                                                                                    

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While the Legislature did a good job in holding down spending, the                                  
Fiscal Year 2004 still would have required an estimated CBR draw of                                 
$525 million.  As discussed with the Legislature prior to adjournment,                              
my commitment to limit the CBR draw was steadfast.  As a result,                                    
vetoes are necessary to prudently use these reserves.  Accordingly, I                               
have vetoed $138 million in general funds, of which $112 million is                                 
from the operating budget. When compared to Fiscal Year 2003,                                       
overall spending has been reduced $198 million, of which $173                                       
million is in the operating budget.  It is important to note that even                              
deeper reductions were made, but they were offset by increases in                                   
formula-driven programs, such as Medicaid. In addition, 209 positions                               
have also been eliminated in executive agencies.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Accordingly, the CBR's overall balance will be reduced by $380                                      
million, taking it from its $2.2 billion Fiscal Year 2003 ending balance                            
to $1.8 billion projected for Fiscal Year 2004.                                                     
                                                                                                    
Disciplined management, clear priority setting, and ensuring every                                  
dollar that is spent gets results is how the administration will work to                            
minimize the impact of these reductions on the level of services                                    
delivered.  While it will mean changes in how the state does business,                              
be assured essential obligations of state government will be met.                                   
Winter maintenance will continue on state roads and highways and                                    
state parks will remain open.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Funding for K-12 education is held harmless from the budget                                         
reductions taken elsewhere in the operating budget.  While we have                                  
been able to fully fund education this time around, it is the local                                 
school, with its teachers, school board members, superintendents,                                   
administrators, parents, and local communities, that carry the heavy                                
responsibility of using these funds wisely to deliver the desired result                            
of a better education for Alaska's children.                                                        
                                                                                                    
It's important that we not assume the answer to meeting the                                         
educational needs of Alaska's children is always more money. At the                                 
risk of stating the obvious, we must ensure the dollars currently being                             
invested in education result in educated children.  Currently there is                              
great disparity in student performance from school to school and                                    
district to district.  Some of our schools are only able to show less than                          
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other schools are able to show more than 90 percent of their students                               
proficient on the same exam.  We must ensure resources get shifted                                  
away from administration over to the classroom and that our schools                                 
are working as smart as they can and using their financial resources in                             
the best interest of our children.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
We also are sensitive that some of our vetoes will greatly impact                                   
seniors that currently receive a Longevity Bonus check, as well as                                  
local governments that significantly rely on state revenue sharing to                               
pay for local services and capital projects.  To help seniors transition,                           
we are proposing that $10 million in one-time Federal funds be made                                 
available through the state's General Relief Assistance program.                                    
Income-eligible seniors would be able to receive a monthly payment                                  
of up to $120. The payment also would be available to all eligible                                  
seniors, not just those that met the age cut-off for the Longevity Bonus                            
program, for a temporary period until June 2004.                                                    
                                                                                                    
To assist local communities in transitioning from reliance on state                                 
revenue sharing, the administration also has proposed that $15 million                              
in these Federal funds be distributed to local communities, with a                                  
$40,000 minimum payment to smaller communities. Veto of the                                         
funding for these long-standing programs was certainly a difficult                                  
decision, but the administration believes that local communities also                               
must be more self-reliant and take responsibility for prioritizing what                             
their governments do based on what they can afford.                                                 
                                                                                                    
The need to cautiously use our reserves made each of these, as well as                              
the other vetoes necessary, some of which are discussed below:                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Department of Administration                                                                      
Public Communications Services, Satellite Infrastructure                                            
Total veto: $200,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Reduced costs                                                                              
Level of projected current year costs is below amount approved and                                  
these savings are expected to continue in Fiscal Year 2004. This pays                               
for satellite transponder services for public TV and radio and distance                             
education.  This reduction is not expected to result in any service level                           
change.                                                                                             
                                                                                                    

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Department of Community and Economic Development                                                  
Trade and Development                                                                               
Total veto: $115,400 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Overlapping services                                                                       
Eliminates a grant to the World Trade Center (WTC) Alaska.  While                                   
the WTC has coordinated its activities with the Division of Trade and                               
Development, especially in seafood promotion, the division believes it                              
will be able to expand its work in this area through Federal funding.                               
                                                                                                    
Capital Project Matching Grant Program Fund capitalization                                          
Total veto: $15,000,000 General Funds                                                               
Reason:  Return to core state responsibilities                                                      
This appropriation provides funding that is distributed to local                                    
governments to meet priorities established at the local level (specific                             
project appropriations are made in the capital budget).  As the state                               
tightens its belt, it is necessary to return to funding the state's                                 
traditional responsibilities.  Until state recurring revenues are                                   
sufficient to pay for state responsibilities, local governments will need                           
to find other funding to meet local priorities.                                                     
                                                                                                    
Department of Corrections                                                                         
Community Residential Centers                                                                       
Total veto: $400,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
While this reduction will impact the department's flexibility in                                    
utilizing Community Residential Center (CRC) beds, careful and                                      
aggressive utilization management will enable the department to                                     
absorb this reduction with no appreciable affect on public safety. The                              
department anticipates a reduction of one to two beds in each facility.                             
If necessary, increased use of electronic monitoring will be used as an                             
alternative.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Department of Education and Early Development                                                     
Quality Schools                                                                                     
Total veto: $146,200 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Other funds available                                                                      
The cost to administer charter school grants will be shifted to the                                 
federally funded program.  There should be no change in the level of                                
technical assistance or support currently provided to charter schools.                              
                                                                                                    

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Education Special Projects                                                                          
Total veto: $50,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Return to core state services                                                              
Eliminates a contracted service that provides curriculum materials and                              
instruction support for the Alaska Minerals and Energy Resources                                    
program.  Schools and teachers utilizing this program will have to                                  
secure the materials through a private vendor.                                                      
                                                                                                    
Administrative Services                                                                             
Total veto: $54,800 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
With two major programs being transferred to other departments                                      
beginning in FY 2004, fewer administrative staff will be needed to                                  
support the remaining programs.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Information Services                                                                                
Total veto: $121,100 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
A lower level of computer/technology support to department staff may                                
be realized.  This includes database development and programming                                    
services, technical training, and individual user support.                                          
                                                                                                    
District Support Services                                                                           
Total veto: $70,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
As a result of changing pupil transportation from a reimbursement                                   
program to a grant program beginning in FY 2004, less administrative                                
support will be required.  This reduction will have no impact on                                    
services to school districts.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Department of Fish and Game                                                                       
Commercial Fisheries                                                                                
Total veto: $500,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Other revenues available/management savings                                                
A $235,000 in general fund savings is possible because Federal funds                                
are available for Bering Sea and Aleutian Island crab fisheries                                     
research. A $130,000 savings in the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim                                          
fisheries management component for salmon stock assessment                                          
programs on the Yukon, Tanana, and Anvik Rivers is possible by also                                 
transferring the project's costs to federal research grants.                                        
                                                                                                    

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In Headquarters Fisheries Management, a $115,000 savings results                                    
from elimination of funds that previously supported Division of                                     
Habitat staff work on the review and coordination of Title 16 and                                   
Forest Practices permits (responsibility since transferred to                                       
Department of Natural Resources). Another $20,000 savings will be                                   
realized in the division's Statewide Fisheries Library, but library                                 
services will continue at the same level due to federal grant funding.                              
                                                                                                    
Boards of Fisheries and Game                                                                        
Total veto: $150,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Division of Sport Fish funds will be used to support the Board of                                   
Fisheries.  This is similar to how the Division of Wildlife                                         
Conservation currently provides funding to support the Board of                                     
Game.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Commissioner's Office                                                                               
Total veto: $100,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The deputy commissioner position dealing with wildlife issues will be                               
funded with revenue from the Division of Wildlife Conservation.                                     
                                                                                                    
Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission                                                               
Total veto: $150,000 Receipt Supported Services                                                     
Reason:   Management/other savings                                                                  
Savings will be realized by decreasing staff months in the                                          
commission's Research Section and Data Processing Section and by                                    
reducing contractual, equipment, and travel expenditures.   These                                   
reductions will result in a delayed response or denial of requests and                              
less timeliness in processing permit and vessel license renewals and                                
adjudication of pending cases.  License renewals will take 6 days                                   
instead of 4 or 5; up to 20% of public research requests will be denied;                            
delays in major projects will be 3 to 6 months.                                                     
                                                                                                    
Office of the Governor                                                                            
All Allocations                                                                                     
Total veto: $125,800 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The reduction reflects an intent to hold the line on increased costs of                             
government and means the Governor's office will internally absorb the                               

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increased health insurance cost without additional funding.  No change                              
in the level of service is anticipated.                                                             
                                                                                                    
Department of Health and Social Services                                                          
Longevity Bonus Grants/Longevity Bonus Grants                                                       
Total veto: $44,800,000 General Funds                                                               
Reason:  Higher priority state services                                                             
This reduction eliminates the funding for this program.                                             
                                                                                                    
Alaska Longevity Programs/Alaska Longevity Programs Management                                      
Total veto: $83,400 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/Other Savings                                                                   
Elimination of the Longevity Bonus Grants program will enable                                       
savings for postage and the possible elimination of one position.                                   
                                                                                                    
Behavioral Health/Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP)                                              
Total veto: $355,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The ASAP program currently uses intermediaries (case managers) to                                   
make treatment or education arrangements for court-ordered clients.                                 
In smaller communities, it is possible for the treatment or education                               
programs to work directly with the clients on meeting the court                                     
requirements, instead of working through an intermediary.                                           
                                                                                                    
Behavioral Health/Behavioral Health Medicaid Services                                               
Total veto: $3,029,900 General Fund Match                                                           
Reason:  Other revenue available                                                                    
Savings are the result of the Federal government increasing its share of                            
what it pays for the Medicaid program (to 61.34% from 58.39%).                                      
This is the result of the Federal Tax Relief Assistance program passed                              
in May 2003 that temporarily increases the Federal Medicaid share,                                  
which allows the state to reduce its share without changing the level of                            
services.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Behavioral Health/Behavioral Health Grants                                                          
Total veto: $541,600 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management savings/program effectiveness                                                   
Reduction includes the elimination of two residential alcohol and drug                              
services.  The first is to Safe Harbor in Kodiak, where Kodiak                                      
residents are not using the services.  The second is to the North Slope                             

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Borough's program, which has experienced a sharp decline in                                         
admissions over the last few years.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Behavioral Health/Behavioral Health Administration                                                  
Total veto: $311,500 ($12,700 General Funds; $298,800 I/A                                           
Receipts)                                                                                           
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Savings will be realized by eliminating functions for which funding is                              
no longer available, realigning staff assignments, consolidating similar                            
functions as part of the departmental reorganization, and reducing                                  
regional mental health grant administration.  The division will close                               
two offices, the SE Regional Office in Juneau and the Southcentral                                  
Regional Office in Wasilla.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Children's Services/Children's Services Management                                                  
Total veto: $185,900 ($15,000 Federal; $170,900 General Funds)                                      
Reason:  Management /other savings                                                                  
As a result of management structure changes, two management                                         
positions are being eliminated. The division is streamlining processes,                             
and the reassignment of administrative duties allows the reduction.                                 
There will be no reduction to higher priority services such as front line                           
workers.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Children's Services/Front Line Social Workers                                                       
Total veto: $29,800 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Higher priority services                                                                   
This reduction eliminates the program's share of the department's                                   
wellness program, which has been eliminated.                                                        
                                                                                                    
Children's Services/Subsidized Adoption and Guardianship                                            
Total veto: $199,500 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Retain core services                                                                       
Eliminates funding for "Project Succeed" that goes to the Public                                    
Defender Agency and Office of Public Advocacy.  The reduction                                       
reflects the Office of Children's Services' first priority of serving and                           
protecting the state's most vulnerable children, those who are at risk of                           
abuse and neglect. Remaining resources and services will be focused                                 
on more urgent and higher priority client needs, preventative and                                   
support programs for children and families.                                                         
                                                                                                    

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Children's Services/Residential Child Care                                                          
Total veto: $403,300 ($290,800 General Fund Match; $112,500                                         
   General Funds)                                                                                   
Reason:  Other revenue available/Management/other savings                                           
A $290,800 savings is possible due to the increased share the Federal                               
government will be paying for Medicaid, as discussed earlier. The                                   
remaining savings will come from a reduction in the funding for                                     
residential child care "Held Beds," less administrative travel, and in                              
the funds set aside to provide additional supervision of a child in a                               
facility.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Children's Services/Women, Infants, and Children                                                    
Total veto: $114,400 ($2,300 General Funds; $112,100 General                                        
   Funds Match)                                                                                     
Reason:  Return to higher priority services                                                         
To retain priority services of on-going nutrition and food to qualified                             
clients of the WIC program, the reduction will result in fewer printed                              
publications and curtailment of enhancements to the nutrition web                                   
side. In addition, "Sippy cups," provided to infants to promote dental                              
health, will not be distributed.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Children's Services/Child Protection Legal Services                                                 
Total veto: $474,200 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Return to core services                                                                    
This eliminates funding for the Public Defender Agency and the                                      
Office of Public Advocacy.  As a result of prioritizing services, the                               
Office of Children's Services' will use remaining resources to meet its                             
foremost commitment to serve and protect the state's most vulnerable                                
children, those who are at risk of abuse and neglect.                                               
                                                                                                    
Health Care Services/Medicaid Services                                                              
Total Veto: $3,129,100 General Fund Match                                                           
Reason:  Other revenue available                                                                    
Savings are possible because the Federal government is increasing its                               
share of what it pays for the Medicaid program, as discussed earlier.                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Health Care Services/Catastrophic and Chronic Illness Assistance                                    
Total veto: $529,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Cost containment                                                                           

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Program changes will reduce the scope of the CAMA program to                                        
provide health care to very poor individuals who have no other                                      
coverage and have a chronic or terminal illness.  In order to continue                              
to serve this segment of the population, the program will be changed                                
to achieve savings by excluding transportation costs, elimination of                                
inpatient and nursing home care, and limiting pharmacy benefits to                                  
three approved prescriptions per month.                                                             
                                                                                                    
Health Care Services/Medical Assistance Administration                                              
Total veto: $100,700 ($95,400 GF Match; $5,300 General Funds)                                       
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Eliminates the division's share of the cost in the department's wellness                            
program and deletes one vacant research analyst position.                                           
                                                                                                    
Health Care Services/Health Purchasing Group                                                        
Total veto: $277,400 General Fund Match                                                             
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
A full review of senior services programs' needs within the                                         
department's new organizational structure is underway.  Savings are                                 
expected to result from the deletion of one vacant position, contractual                            
and other costs.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Health Care Services/Certification and Licensing                                                    
Total veto: $10,400 General Fund Match                                                              
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The savings are possible due to vacancies in staffing level, and a small                            
reduction in service contracts. These changes will have minimal                                     
impact on service.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Health Care Services/Hearings and Appeals                                                           
Total veto: $8,500 General Funds Match                                                              
Reason:  Salary savings                                                                             
Savings are possible due to the retirement of a long-time employee.                                 
No impact on services is expected.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Health Care Services/Women's and Adolescents Services                                               
Total veto: $45,000 General Fund Match                                                              
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The new Division of Health Care services will blend potentially                                     
duplicative positions.  Pending a full analysis of which                                            

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duties/responsibilities will be reallocated and/or combined, this                                   
savings in salary costs is anticipated.                                                             
                                                                                                    
Juvenile Justice/Probation Services                                                                 
Total veto: $37,200 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
This reduces the Juvenile Justice share in the cost of the department's                             
wellness program.                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Public Assistance/Child Care Benefits                                                               
Total veto: $2,145,700 ($145,700 GF; $2,000,000 I/A Receipts)                                       
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The Division of Public Assistance is undertaking a major                                            
reorganization in which childcare programs from the Department of                                   
Education and Early Development will be incorporated into the                                       
division's current service delivery.  This will streamline management                               
and eliminate task duplication, resulting in the elimination of two                                 
positions. The result will be increased accountability in program                                   
management, better staff performance, better service delivery, and a                                
less hierarchical structure.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Public Assistance/General Relief Assistance                                                         
Total veto: $50,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Return to core department services                                                         
This reduction eliminates a grant to Alaska Legal Services for legal                                
assistance for individuals pursing Supplemental Security Income                                     
disability benefits.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Public Assistance/Public Assistance Administration                                                  
Total veto: $50,000 ($40,000 Federal Funds; $10,000 General Fund                                    
   Match)                                                                                           
Reason:  Consolidation/management savings                                                           
This reduction eliminates the Deputy Director position as a result of                               
the Division of Public Assistance's reorganization. The goal is to                                  
eliminate a layer of mid-management to increase accountability in                                   
program management and have a less hierarchical structure.                                          
                                                                                                    

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Public Assistance/Public Assistance Field Service                                                   
Total veto: $175,200 ($100,000 General Fund Match; $75,200                                          
   General Funds)                                                                                   
Reason:  Consolidation/management savings                                                           
Savings will be achieved by intensive management of staff vacancies                                 
and internal transfers of staff to implement the envisioned                                         
reorganizational changes. Implementation of the realignment process                                 
itself will balance achieving the desired internal result with stable                               
service delivery to our clients.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Public Assistance/Public Assistance Data Processing                                                 
Total veto: $88,000 ($38,000 Federal; $38,000 General Fund                                          
   Match; $12,000 General Funds)                                                                    
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Savings will be realized as a result of the division's reorganization.                              
One vacant full-time and one part-time vacant position will be                                      
eliminated.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Public Assistance/OAA-ALB Hold Harmless                                                             
Total veto: $940,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Program elimination                                                                        
Due to elimination of the Longevity Bonus program, this program and                                 
its funding can be eliminated.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senior & Disabilities Services/Senior & Disabilities Medicaid                                       
Services                                                                                            
Total veto: $5,550,200 General Fund Match                                                           
Reason:  Other revenue available                                                                    
Savings are possible because of the Federal government's increase in                                
its share of what it pays for the Medicaid program as previously                                    
discussed.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Senior & Disabilities Services/Senior & Disabilities Services                                       
Administration                                                                                      
Total veto: $180,200 ($125,400 General Fund Match; $54,800                                          
   General Funds)                                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Staffing will be consolidated or reduced in the DD Waiver and                                       
Waitlist, DD grant management, and accounting. Additional savings                                   
will be realized by ending the consumer satisfaction survey and                                     

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partially replacing it with the mental health statistical indicator project                         
and re-engineering staff quality assurance efforts. The southeast office                            
will be consolidated with the central office in Juneau.                                             
                                                                                                    
Senior & Disabilities Services/Protection, Community Services &                                     
Administration                                                                                      
Total veto: $1,208,500 ($16,700 General Fund Match; $1,191,800                                      
   General Funds)                                                                                   
Reason:  Maintain higher priority client services/cost containment                                  
Due to the reorganization of senior and disability services, efficiencies                           
are possible. The division will take reductions in administrative costs                             
to protect funding for direct client services.  There may be some                                   
impact on consultation and processing time.  A savings of $383,500                                  
with no reduction in services in the Personal Care Attendant grant                                  
program will be possible due to new Personal Care Attendant                                         
regulations that will be finalized by December 31, 2003 (Medicaid                                   
funding will be available which reimburses at a higher rate).  A                                    
reduction of $500,000 in the General Relief Program is possible due to                              
refinancing from Medicaid, which will also save general fund dollars.                               
                                                                                                    
Senior & Disabilities Services/Home and Community Based Care                                        
Total veto: $333,900 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Other revenue available                                                                    
This reduces grants to Adult Day programs by $141,300 and Care                                      
Coordination by $192,600.  Funds can be replaced for both grant                                     
programs by federal funds that are now available for innovative respite                             
programs.  These reductions will have no impact on clients.                                         
                                                                                                    
State Health Services/Nursing                                                                       
Total veto: $185,000 ($110,700 General Funds; $74,300 I/A                                           
   Receipts)                                                                                        
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
This eliminates two vacant staff positions, which will have minimal                                 
impact on direct services.  The division is currently reviewing                                     
management layers in the nursing program to streamline decisions and                                
accountability.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
State Health Services/Public Health Administrative Services                                         
Total veto: $38,500 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   

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This reduces the division's share in the cost of the department's                                   
wellness program.                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
State Health Services/Community Health/Emergency Medical Services                                   
Total veto  $57,600 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
This reduces administrative and technical support for the Section of                                
Community Health and EMS programs.  There will be no change in                                      
the level of direct services to the public since the position was vacant.                           
                                                                                                    
State Health Services/Community Health Grants                                                       
Total veto: $500,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Other revenue available                                                                    
This supplants $500,000 in general funds for grants to Maniilaq and                                 
Norton Sound with Tobacco Education and Cessation funding. There                                    
will not be a programmatic impact on public health nursing or these                                 
grantees as a result of this fund source shift. This change will reduce                             
Tobacco Prevention and Control program from $4.3 million to $3.8                                    
million in FY04.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Administrative Services                                                                             
The following administrative reductions were identified because they                                
would impact core responsibilities the least.  They were also taken                                 
where duplicate systems are available to provide similar services at                                
less cost, or, in the case of the data warehouse programs, where they                               
are not functioning as effectively as envisioned.  Individual component                             
reductions are identified below:                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Administrative Services /Office of Program Review                                                   
Total veto: $108,800 ($15,400 Federal; $23,100 General Fund                                         
   Match; $70,300 General Funds)                                                                    
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The reduction results in the consolidation of administrative functions                              
in the Juneau Commissioner's office and eliminates a coordinator                                    
position in Anchorage.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Administrative Services/Rate Review                                                                 
Total veto: $54,000 ($27,000 Federal, $27,000 General Fund                                          
   Match)                                                                                           
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
This reduction eliminates a vacant internal auditor position.                                       
                                                                                                    

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Administrative Services/Administrative Support Services                                             
Total veto: $110,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
This reduces information technology support for the data warehouse                                  
program and termination of the department's wellness contract.                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Administrative Services/Personnel and Payroll                                                       
Total veto: $100,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
This reduction eliminates the human resource training program.                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Administrative Services/Audit                                                                       
Total veto: $20,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
This reduction eliminates a clerk position in the audit unit.                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Administrative Services/Health Planning & Facilities Management                                     
Total veto: $80,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
This reduction eliminates research analysis of the data warehouse                                   
program.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Boards and Commissions/Commission on Aging                                                          
Total veto: $11,400 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Contractual services will be reduced.                                                               
                                                                                                    
Department of Labor and Workforce Development                                                     
Occupational Safety and Health                                                                      
Total veto: $87,000 General Funds Program Receipts                                                  
Reason:  Potential other funds available                                                            
Reductions will be taken in the issuance of the certificates of fitness                             
for asbestos abatement, hazardous painters, and explosive handlers.                                 
The department will attempt to replace these funds with additional                                  
Worker's Safety funds and/or federal Occupational Safety and Health                                 
funds.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    

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Various Department Programs                                                                         
Total veto: $113,000 General Funds, General Fund Match and                                          
   General Fund/Program Receipts                                                                    
Reason:  Management/cost savings                                                                    
The contractual health insurance cost increases supported with general                              
funds will be absorbed by the department.  Absorbing this $80,000,                                  
and an additional $33,000 for rent costs may result in decreased                                    
personnel, particularly in the Wage and Hour Administration.  These                                 
reductions may increase response time for work permits from one to                                  
three days.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Vocational Rehabilitation Client Services                                                           
Total veto: $165,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/ Other savings                                                                  
The program will absorb the reduction through management                                            
efficiencies, which will include curtailment of travel to outlying areas                            
and reduction in training.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Department of Law                                                                                 
All Divisions                                                                                       
Total veto: $262,400 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The department will manage absorption of the additional health                                      
insurance cost holding positions vacant for a longer period of time.  A                             
$108,200 savings in the Civil Division will be achieved by replacing                                
hardcopy law books with an electronic format.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs                                                       
Alaska National Guard, Army Guard Facilities Maintenance                                            
Total veto: $50,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Janitorial support services will be reduced for state armories.                                     
Facilities currently receiving five days of service will be reduced to                              
three and facilities currently receiving three days of service will be                              
reduced to two.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Alaska National Guard, Air Guard Facilities Maintenance                                             
Total veto: $150,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   

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Janitorial support services will be reduced for state armories.                                     
Facilities currently receiving five days of service will be reduced to                              
three and facilities currently receiving three days of service will be                              
reduced to two.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Department of Natural Resources                                                                   
Management and Administration, Information Resource Management                                      
Total veto: $65,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
One Cartographer position in the Land Records Information Section                                   
(LRIS) will be eliminated. Although the loss of one cartographer                                    
means slower initial update times for graphic land record changes,                                  
LRIS will work with other divisions to better manage the workload                                   
and minimize the impacts of this reduction.                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Resource Development, Geological Development                                                        
Total veto: $150,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The Division will keep the Division Director position vacant in FY04                                
while evaluating the future management structure of the division.                                   
Another $15,000 in program receipts is eliminated because revenues                                  
from the sale of publications are down as customers are accessing                                   
publications digitally.                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Fire Suppression, Fire Suppression Preparedness                                                     
Total veto: $300,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Cost savings                                                                               
There are contract cost savings for statewide aircraft availability for                             
retardant air tankers and a utility fixed-wing aircraft that were not                               
known when the budget was prepared.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Fire Suppression, Fire Suppression Preparedness                                                     
Total veto: $90,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Area Office Fire Warehouses in Glennallen, Delta, Kenai, and                                        
McGrath will become initial attack fire caches.  The warehouse                                      
functions being provided at these locations will be consolidated to                                 
Palmer and Fairbanks. By stationing cache vans at strategic places, the                             
department will attempt to minimize any impacts.  Four seasonal                                     

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employees who issue burning permits will be eliminated, as the newly                                
implemented web-based burn permit system will accommodate this                                      
reduction in service to the public.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Department of Public Safety                                                                       
Village Public Safety Officer Contracts                                                             
Total veto: $962,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/program effectiveness                                                           
This veto reduces the VPSO Contracts to $5,436,400. VPSO to be                                      
eliminated are with the following non-profit organizations:                                         
Chugachmiut ($181,600), Kodiak Area Native Association                                              
($332,800), and Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska                               
($447,600).  This reduction will eliminate the grants that serve Kodiak                             
Island, Southeast Alaska, and Southcentral Alaska areas. These areas                                
report the lowest activity in offenses, searches and rescues, calls for                             
service of all the non-profits and at least 3 of 15 positions are vacant                            
on average at any one time.  First response that previously was                                     
provided by a VPSO will now come from a trooper traveling from the                                  
hub communities, a Village Police Officer (VPO) that is funded by the                               
community, or a locally funded police officer.  Many rural                                          
communities are already without a VPSO and rely on VPOs,                                            
volunteers, or Troopers to respond.  The department is also                                         
encouraging impacted communities to seek Federal or other funds to                                  
support a continued first responder effort.                                                         
                                                                                                    
Department of Revenue                                                                             
Revenue Operations, Treasury Management                                                             
Total veto: $70,800 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Use of outside consultants for information technology problem solving                               
and repair needs will be reduced.  Other savings will come from                                     
holding vacant positions unfilled for longer periods of time.                                       
                                                                                                    
Revenue Operations, Tax Division                                                                    
Total veto: $60,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
SB 168 authorizes the division to increase investigation effort                                     
dedicated to enforcement of the new Tobacco Stamp law.  By using                                    
existing gaming and the new investigators for both gaming and                                       
tobacco stamp investigations, one of the new positions will be left                                 

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unfilled.  Minimal impact is anticipated in the level of gaming and                                 
tobacco stamp investigations.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Administration and Support, Administrative Services                                                 
Total veto: $25,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The division will eliminate a vacant position. Other staff will absorb                              
duties.                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                                                
Highways and Aviation, Traffic Signal Management                                                    
Total veto: $342,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Reduce to amount necessary to provide core services                                        
These reductions in the operating budget affect one program in each of                              
the three regions.  1) A reduction of $167,000 for maintenance of                                   
state-owned traffic signals in Anchorage (a reduction to FY 02 levels).                             
2) A currently vacant management position, costing $100,000, in the                                 
Southeast region maintenance and operations budget, could remain                                    
unfilled and have minimum impact on the traveling public.  3) A                                     
$75,000 savings will result from allowing the Ruby-Poorman Road to                                  
thaw open in the spring, reducing grading of the road during the                                    
summer, and elimination of a piece of equipment and its                                             
corresponding fuel costs.  The road will continue to be maintained                                  
although the surface will be rougher.                                                               
                                                                                                    
Legislature                                                                                       
All Allocations                                                                                     
Total veto: $900,000 General Fund                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
This reduction was agreed to by the Legislature that will realize                                   
internal savings.  No significant change in the level of service is                                 
anticipated.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation                                                                  
Debt Service                                                                                        
Total veto: $3,000,000 AHFC Dividend                                                                
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The actual cost of the debt service on bonds sold in FY 2003 was                                    
lower than projected due to the decline in interest rates.                                          
                                                                                                    

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Debt Service authorized by ch. 115, SLA 2002                                                      
Debt Service                                                                                        
Total veto: $2,298,922 General Funds                                                                
Reason:  Return to core state services                                                              
The $2.3 million in line item vetoes of projects authorized in ch. 115,                             
SLA 2002 (HB 528) were based on an assessment of project priorities                                 
and an analysis of the relative ability of the entities to pay their own                            
debt service or loan repayments. University projects (Anchorage                                     
Community and Technical College Center purchase and Juneau                                          
Readiness Center Combined Facility) were very high priorities and                                   
were funded.  Three local harbor projects that had voter approval were                              
also funded (Nome, Chignik and False Pass).  Power projects for                                     
utilities with ratepayers and the ability to build debt payments into                               
their rate structures were not funded.  These are - Kodiak Electric                                 
Association, Nyman Combined Cycle Cogeneration Plant - $532,114;                                    
Cordova Electric Cooperative, Power Creek Hydropower Station -                                      
$959,376; Copper Valley Electric Association, cogeneration projects -                               
$304,307.  Likewise the Port of Anchorage expansion project -                                       
$503,125 - was not funded.  Metlakatla Power and Light utility plant                                
additions ($696,764) was funded at the request of the congressional                                 
delegation as a special case to maintain the utility's eligibility to                               
receive additional RUS loans.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                          Sincerely yours,                                          
                                          /s/                                                       
                                          Frank H. Murkowski                                        
                                          Governor"                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 76                                                                                             
The following letter dated June 12, 2003, was received:                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
"Dear Speaker Kott:                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
On this date I have signed with line item vetoes the following bill                                 
passed by the first session of the Twenty-third Alaska State                                        
Legislature and am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to                                
the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                              
                                                                                                    

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      CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76                                                    
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                   
      expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health                                
      program; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 84, SLA 2003                                                                      
      [Effective Date:  July 1, 2003]                                                               
                                                                                                    
Introduction of the administration's operating and capital budgets last                             
March and the Legislature's subsequent deliberations marked a turning                               
point in Alaska's fiscal history.  The approved budgets and revenue-                                
related legislation reflect our joint recognition that Alaska's finances                            
must be immediately corrected.  We also recognize that we must take                                 
these necessary steps now and not wait for a "politically convenient"                               
time-because it will never arrive.  This means we must cut spending                                 
now, use our reserves prudently now, and get more users to help pay                                 
for state services.  We also recognize that we must take the steps                                  
necessary now to generate revenues from resource development in the                                 
near future.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
This holds true for the state's mental health programs and future                                   
decisions on how to allocate funding from the Mental Health Trust. In                               
the near term, the state will be unable to use its general funds for new                            
or expanded mental health programs-and it will be a challenge to                                    
maintain even the current level of services we have today.  Just as with                            
all other state services,  we must evaluate all programs in terms of how                            
effective they are in achieving the desired results, a goal that I know                             
the Mental Health Trust Authority shares.  It also will be necessary for                            
the Mental Health Trust to step forward and use the Trust's earnings to                             
increase financial support for its programs.   With this in mind, the                               
following reductions have been made:                                                                
                                                                                                    
Department of Health and Social Services                                                          
Behavioral Health/Behavioral Health Grants                                                          
Total veto: $39,200 General Fund/Mental Health                                                      
Reason:  Management savings/program effectiveness                                                   
The reduction will eliminate some contracts no longer necessary and                                 
will reduce funding for "Communities Organized for Health Options                                   
Alcohol and Drug Abuse" grants to a level that will fund a substance                                

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abuse counselor in the integrated agency and eliminate other support                                
funding.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Behavioral Health/Behavioral Health Administration                                                  
Total veto: $825,600 (815,900 General Fund/Mental Health, $9,700                                    
   MHTAAR)                                                                                          
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Savings will be achieved by integrating mental health and substance                                 
providers, reducing their overhead.  This will reduce the total number                              
of grant awards administered by the division and eliminate a grant                                  
administrator position.  Further reductions will be made in                                         
discretionary professional services contracts, eliminating the mental                               
health consumer affairs function, realigning staff assignments,                                     
consolidating functions, and closing the Southeast Regional Office in                               
Juneau and the Southcentral Regional Office in Wasilla.                                             
                                                                                                    
Behavioral Health/Community Action Prevention & Intervention                                        
Grants                                                                                              
Total veto: $93,300 General Fund/Mental Health                                                      
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Funding for the Central Council of Tlingit-Haida Safety Bear program                                
is being eliminated.  Evaluation of the State Incentives Grant project is                           
being reduced, along with this component's support of the Fetal                                     
Alcohol Syndrome multi-media campaign.                                                              
                                                                                                    
Behavioral Health/Psychiatric Emergency Services                                                    
Total veto: $80,000 General Fund/Mental Health                                                      
Reason:  Other savings                                                                              
Regional coordinators' funding for individualized emergency mental                                  
health services will be reduced.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Behavioral Health/Services to the Chronically Mentally Ill                                          
Total veto: $150,000 General Fund/Mental Health                                                     
Reason:  Other savings                                                                              
Savings will be realized through reduced overhead costs due to                                      
integrating mental health and substance providers.                                                  
                                                                                                    
Behavioral Health/Alaska Psychiatric Institute,                                                     
Total veto: $600,100 General Fund/Mental Health                                                     
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   

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API will reduce the supply of medications provided to patients at                                   
discharge, will implement prior authorization of all medical service                                
costs for patients by the API Medical Director, and will analyze                                    
pharmacy services throughout the department for possible                                            
consolidation. API also will eliminate less critical positions.                                     
                                                                                                    
Boards and Commissions/Alaska Mental Health Board                                                   
Total veto: $25,900 General Fund/Mental Health                                                      
Reason:  Management/Other savings                                                                   
Reductions will be made to staff travel.  Changes will be made on the                               
number, length, and location of board meetings.  Contractual services                               
and other purchases will be limited.                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Boards and Commissions/Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug                                        
Abuse                                                                                               
Total veto: $21,700 General Fund/Mental Health                                                      
Reason:  Other savings                                                                              
Contractual services will be reduced.                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Boards and Commissions/Suicide Prevention Council                                                   
Total veto: $30,700 General Fund/Mental Health                                                      
Reason:  Other savings                                                                              
The scope of anticipated professional service contract(s) will be                                   
reduced.  This reduction might be managed by consolidation of                                       
services with the Division of Behavior Health.                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Department of Law                                                                                 
Civil Division, Human Services Section                                                              
Total veto:  $600 General Fund/Mental Health                                                        
Reason:  Other savings                                                                              
The department is absorbing just over half of the increase for                                      
employee health insurance. This $600, attributable to the mental health                             
budget, will be offset with savings achieved by replacing hardcopy                                  
law books with an electronic format.                                                                
                                                                                                    
The fiscal decisions we make over the next few years are critical in                                
determining the kind of Alaska we will leave for the next generation.                               

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These choices, including the vetoes outlined above, are in line with my                             
view that we each must take responsibility today, for Alaska's                                      
tomorrow.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                          Sincerely yours,                                          
                                          /s/                                                       
                                          Frank H. Murkowski                                        
                                          Governor"                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 100                                                                                            
The following letter dated June 12, 2003, was received:                                             
                                                                                                    
"Dear Speaker Kott:                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
On this date I have signed with line item vetoes the following bill                                 
passed by the first session of the Twenty-third Alaska State                                        
Legislature and am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to                                
the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                                              
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 100(FIN) am                                               
      H(brf sup maj fld H)                                                                          
      "An Act making capital appropriations, supplemental                                           
      appropriations, and reappropriations; capitalizing funds; making                              
      other appropriations; and providing for an effective date."                                   
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 82, SLA 2003                                                                      
      [Effective Date:  See Chapter]                                                                
                                                                                                    
Introduction of the administration's operating budget last March and                                
the Legislature's subsequent deliberations marked a turning point in                                
Alaska's fiscal history.  The approved budgets and revenue-related                                  
legislation reflect our joint recognition that Alaska's finances must                               
immediately be corrected.  We also recognize that we must take these                                
necessary steps now and not wait for a "politically convenient" time-                               
because it will never arrive.  This means we must cut spending now,                                 
use our reserves prudently now, and get more users to help pay for                                  
state services.  We also recognize that we must take the steps                                      
necessary now to generate revenues from resource development in the                                 
near future.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    

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To these ends, I challenged the Legislature to keep Fiscal Year 2004                                
spending below the current year's and set a goal of not using more than                             
$400 million of the state's reserve funds, or Constitutional Budget                                 
Reserve (CBR).  As  you know, the state has relied on the CBR since                                 
its creation in 1990 to prop up spending at a level which the state                                 
could not otherwise afford.  Unfortunately, if we were to continue the                              
last Administration's "business as usual" level of spending, the CBR                                
would be depleted in early 2006 and we would need to cut the                                        
following year's spending by 40%, sending the state's economy in a                                  
downward spiral.  To understand this and not take corrective steps                                  
would be irresponsible.                                                                             
                                                                                                    
For this reason I proposed that we make spending decisions that will                                
enable the CBR's remaining balance to last for five years.  If we limit                             
our annual draw to $400 million, the reserve will be able to serve as                               
"bridge financing" while new resource development causes new                                        
revenues to flow into the state's treasury.                                                         
                                                                                                    
While the Legislature did a good job in holding down spending, the                                  
Fiscal Year 2004 would have required an estimated CBR draw of $525                                  
million.  As discussed with the Legislature prior to adjournment, my                                
commitment to limit the CBR draw was steadfast.  As a result, vetoes                                
are necessary to prudently use these reserves.  Accordingly, I have                                 
vetoed $27 million from the capital budget that, when combined with                                 
action taken in the operating budget means the CBR balance will be                                  
reduced by $380 million in order to support next year's level of                                    
reduced spending.                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
In reviewing the capital budget, every effort was made to fund projects                             
that are traditional responsibilities of state government, such as                                  
transportation and protecting the public's health and safety.  We also                              
vetoed a great number of the "discretionary" projects that the                                      
Legislature added on behalf of district-related requests because again,                             
we must get state government back to funding the basics of what state                               
government should be doing.  As earlier announced, we also vetoed                                   
the $15 million in funding for Community Capital Matching Grants.                                   
For the time being, local communities will need to make the same kind                               
of tough choices regarding what they do, just as the state is doing.  The                           
responsibility to make these difficult choices was not taken lightly, but                           
it's one we recognized that must be done for the reasons earlier                                    
outlined.                                                                                           

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The need to cautiously use our reserves made each of the vetoes                                     
necessary.  The following is additional information about other                                     
reductions:                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Department of Administration                                                                      
Electronic Filing of Public Official and Legislative Financial                                      
Disclosure Statements and Lobbying Activity Reports                                                 
Total veto: $449,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Higher priority services                                                                   
This project was originally proposed to enable electronic filing as a                               
substitute for a reduction in the Alaska Public Offices Commission                                  
(APOC) staff and to replace existing overburdened reporting systems.                                
The legislation and APOC budget ultimately approved by the                                          
legislature did not alter the APOC's operations as significantly as                                 
originally proposed, although agency staffing will be reduced.  This                                
project will be started when alternate funding becomes available. A                                 
$1,000 balance is retained in the capital budget so that if Federal or                              
other funding is obtained, the project could be funded through the                                  
Legislative Budget and Audit Committee during this interim.                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Alaska Land Mobile Radio                                                                            
Total veto: $127,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Other revenues to be available                                                             
This reduction to $400,000 is not expected to result in any service                                 
level changes.  This appropriation is used to pay management costs for                              
the Alaska Land Mobile Radio project, a long-term effort to improve                                 
emergency communications throughout the state.  Existing Federal                                    
grant funding for this project does not cover management costs.  The                                
department will reduce management expenses and seek other funding                                   
to cover management costs.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Payroll and Accounting Systems Replacement                                                          
Total veto: $100,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Other savings available                                                                    
The department has determined that  $96,000 is expected to remain                                   
from the project's FY2003 capital appropriation.                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Department of Community and Economic Development                                                  
Grants to Local Governments and Grants to Named Recipients                                          
Total veto:  $9,170,050 ($4,786,250 General Funds; $3,099,400                                       
   AHFC Dividend; $804,000 ASLC Dividend; $480,400                                                  
   AIDEA Dividend)                                                                                  
Reason:  Higher priority state obligations                                                          
The Legislature added appropriations for grants primarily to local                                  
governments and/or non-profit organizations.  The state's need to                                   
prioritize scarce revenues means that the state will be less able to fund                           
local priorities until a time when state recurring revenue is sufficient to                         
pay for the state's obligations.  As a result, many of these discretionary                          
projects were vetoed.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Power Generation Projects                                                                           
Total veto: $1,213,276 General Funds                                                                
Reason:  Higher priority state obligations                                                          
Grants to Copper Valley Electric Association and Kodiak Electric                                    
Association for payment or retirement of pre-existing debt are                                      
eliminated.  The Department of Law has advised that a payment for                                   
retirement of a pre-existing debt to which the state is not a party                                 
confers no benefit on the public, which violates the public purpose                                 
doctrine set out in the Alaska Constitution.                                                        
                                                                                                    
Delta Junction Settlement                                                                           
Total veto: $500,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Department of Law advice regarding legality                                                
The Department of Law advises there are several legal concerns with                                 
this appropriation, which is to pay the costs of the settlement                                     
agreement for litigation regarding the establishment of a private prison                            
in the vicinity of the city.  If a borough were formed, the balance                                 
owing on the loan would be converted to a grant.  Law again advises                                 
this violates the public purpose provision of the Alaska Constitution.                              
                                                                                                    
Department of Education and Early Development                                                     
Yukon Koyukuk School District, Manley Hot Springs School                                            
Improvements                                                                                        
Total veto: $27,000 Alaska Student Loan Corporation Dividend                                        
Reason:  Review process not followed                                                                
State law has established a process by which school district projects                               
are evaluated by the department (AS 14.11).  The requesting school                                  

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district should include this project for review as part of the FY 2005                              
annual evaluation of school construction and major maintenance                                      
projects for future funding consideration.  This ensures consistent                                 
standards are used in evaluating school district projects.                                          
                                                                                                    
Section 63                                                                                          
Total appropriation: $609,248 General Funds                                                         
This is a one-year only appropriation to be distributed as a grant to the                           
specific school districts listed. These grants hold harmless those school                           
districts affected by the passage of SB202 that moved funding for the                               
learning opportunity grant program into the formula-driven state aid                                
for public school program.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Department of Environmental Conservation                                                          
Village Safe Water Projects -- Rural Clinics Sewer and Water Service                                
Total veto: $500,000 ($125,000 Alaska Housing Finance                                               
   Corporation Receipts, $375,000 Federal Funds)                                                    
Reason:  Other funding anticipated                                                                  
This reduces the Village Safe Water projects appropriation to $78.3                                 
million by eliminating $500,000 in funding for water and sewer to                                   
rural clinics constructed with Denali Commission funding.  The Denali                               
Commission health care facility program has received over $80                                       
million for facility construction.  It is anticipated that loss of the small                        
Village Safe Water contribution for water and sewer will not have an                                
appreciable effect on the program, and that water and sewer costs will                              
be provided by the Denali Commission as part of the overall facility                                
costs.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Municipal Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Matching Grant Projects                                     
Total veto: $14,454,200 ($6,899,900 General Funds; $2,561,700                                       
   AHFC Dividend; $1,272,600 AIDEA Dividend;                                                        
   $3,720,000 Federal Funds)                                                                        
Reason:  Need to prioritize projects                                                                
This reduces the Municipal Water, Sewer and Solid Waste Matching                                    
Grant funding to $9,423,000. This program makes grants to                                           
communities for drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste projects.                               
Projects proposed by communities for grant funding are assigned                                     
priority scores as part of an application process. These reductions                                 
eliminate lower priority projects, which includes elimination of two                                
solid waste planning projects considered lower environmental and                                    

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public health priority, as well as a Valdez project that warrants further                           
assessment before proceeding.  Finally, the annual allocation for the                               
Municipality of Anchorage was reduced in proportion to the overall                                  
program reduction - from $3,000,000 to $1,250,000.                                                  
                                                                                                    
Village Safe Water Feasibility Studies                                                              
Total veto: $300,000 ($75,000 Alaska Housing Finance Corporation                                    
   Dividend; $225,000 Federal Funds)                                                                
Reason:  Lower priority projects                                                                    
This reduces the amount for Village Safe Water Feasibility Studies to                               
$2,645,800 by eliminating three projects that would study solid waste                               
management alternatives in rural communities.  Solid waste generally                                
is a lesser health and environmental threat than drinking water and                                 
wastewater, and solid waste planning projects are considered primarily                              
a local responsibility.  Communities may be able to secure financial                                
assistance from federal agencies.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Department of Fish and Game                                                                       
Maintenance and Deferred Maintenance Projects                                                       
Total veto:  $550,000 ($450,000 General Funds, $100,000 Fish &                                      
   Game Funds)                                                                                      
Reason:  Higher priority services                                                                   
The department will phase maintenance work on its facilities, docks,                                
and commercial fishing aircraft and vessels around the state.                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Chignik/Cape Igvak Stock Separation Study                                                           
Total veto: $50,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Funding inadequate                                                                         
The study relates to socioeconomic issues and the funding level                                     
provided by the Legislature is not sufficient to get the job done.                                  
                                                                                                    
Lower Kenai River Public Use Impact Study                                                           
Total veto: $100,000 Fish & Game Funds                                                              
Reason:  Study unnecessary as information available                                                 
The funding is for a public use impact study on the Kenai River.  The                               
results were to be used to facilitate implementation of a guide                                     
moratorium on the river.  The department believes that the survey is                                
not necessary to implement a moratorium.  Instead, it will work with                                

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the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, Department of Natural                                    
Resources, Governor's Office, and interested legislators to develop                                 
options and recommendations that will identify tools to address issues                              
of growth and development of the guided sport fishing industry on a                                 
statewide basis.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Office of the Governor                                                                            
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Projects                                                 
Total veto: $250,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Other priority services                                                                    
This project funds the renovation and remodeling of state-owned                                     
facilities to remove physical barriers to persons with disabilities.  In                            
excess of $12 million has been provided since 1993 and projects will                                
continue to be addressed according to a statewide priority list.                                    
                                                                                                    
Department of Health and Social Services                                                          
Fairbanks Public Health Center Repair                                                               
Veto Total: $110,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Higher priority services                                                                   
Other funding will be explored in order to make the needed repairs.                                 
                                                                                                    
Department of Natural Resources                                                                   
Division of Parks - Sultana Road Maintenance                                                        
Total veto:  $8,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Higher priority services                                                                   
Priority is funding for the overall management of the park system and                               
accordingly, this project was vetoed.                                                               
                                                                                                    
Navigable Waters Assertions                                                                         
Total veto: $188,700 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Other funding available                                                                    
There were three appropriations in the FY 04 budget that fund, in part,                             
asserting ownership of navigable waters.  The two other appropriations                              
address both navigable waters and RS 2477.  With veto of this one                                   
appropriation, the other two are expected to provide sufficient funding                             
for FY 04 work on assertions of navigable waters and RS 2477 trails.                                
                                                                                                    
Recorder's Office Film Conversion                                                                   
Total veto: $250,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Other priority services                                                                    

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The original $338,000 appropriation would have converted the last ten                               
years of existing film records to digital images.  The project now will                             
be phased so that 3-4 years of records are converted.                                               
                                                                                                    
Land Acquisition on Northern Afognak Island                                                         
Total veto: $12,450,000 ($2,000,000 Federal Receipts; $10,450,000                                   
   EVOS)                                                                                            
Land Acquisition in Diamond Creek                                                                   
Total veto: $450,000 (Federal receipts)                                                             
Reasons: Policy Disagreement                                                                        
The first appropriation was for the purchase of land on Northern                                    
Afognak Island for the Perenosa Bay project. The second eliminates                                  
funding for land acquisition in the Diamond Creek project as part of                                
the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's development.  For too long state                                 
government has allowed (and in the case of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill                               
Fund actually encouraged) public monies to be used to acquire private                               
land, particularly in Prince William Sound.  This is poor policy.  We                               
need to maximize the amount of land in private ownership.                                           
                                                                                                    
West Icy Bay Remediation                                                                            
Total veto: $150,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
The Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Law                                       
have reviewed the West Icy Bay remediation settlement and believe it                                
may be possible to complete the summer 2003 effort for $764,000.                                    
After this work is completed, an evaluation will be made to see if the                              
entire project can be completed next year within this amount.                                       
                                                                                                    
Airborne Geophysical Surveys                                                                        
Total veto: $100,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
DNR will use the remaining $100,000 in funding to provide                                           
information to the mining community by updating the six airborne                                    
geophysical surveys that were flown in 1994 and 1995, instead of                                    
doing new surveys.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Department of Public Safety                                                                       
Fairbanks Roof Replacement                                                                          
Total veto: $510,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Insufficient funding to complete project                                                   

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The roof replacement is estimated to cost over $1 million. The project                              
cannot begin without full funding.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
New Ketchikan Public Safety Building Construction                                                   
Total veto: $1,227,500 General funds                                                                
Reason:  Project scope change                                                                       
Original financing plans for a new building in Saxman have not been                                 
successful.  Less expensive alternatives are being developed during                                 
this interim.  As a result, $1.2 million remains for a new building.                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Department of Revenue                                                                             
Child Support Enforcement Case File Imaging Project                                                 
Total veto: $50,000 ($17,000 Receipt Supported Services; $33,000                                    
   Federal Funds)                                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
To achieve savings, the design phase will now be completed by in-                                   
house staff, which will extend the project to three years instead of two                            
years.  As a result, efficiencies expected to be gained from the project                            
will be delayed until fully implemented.                                                            
                                                                                                    
Child Support Enforcement Computer Replacement Project-Phase 4                                      
Total veto: $80,000 ($27,200 Receipt Supported Services; $52,800                                    
   Federal Funds)                                                                                   
Reason:  Management/other savings                                                                   
Reduction will defer replacement of older computer hardware.                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                                                
Weights and Measures Test Unit Replacement Project                                                  
Total veto: $75,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Higher priority services                                                                   
The department will seek lease purchase financing for replacement of                                
Juneau's 1980 volumetric prover truck.                                                              
                                                                                                    
Materials Stockpiles                                                                                
Total veto: $300,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Higher priority services                                                                   
Purchase of materials will become part of a specific maintenance or                                 
construction project's cost.  Because the purchases now will be bid                                 

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separately, economies of scale will not be realized.  If project-related                            
costs increase, there may be a slight increase in summer road                                       
maintenance costs.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Federal Programs State Match                                                                        
Total veto: $8,980,500 General Funds                                                                
Reason:  Other savings/sharing in costs                                                             
The savings are the result of a decrease in Federal funding that the                                
state expects from the highway and aviation programs (the state's                                   
funds are a percentage of the federal funds).  Only the match required                              
for basic highways and aviation programs remain.  This lower funding                                
level will not include the match for any new Federal earmarked                                      
projects or Denali Commission transportation funds that may become                                  
available to the State in future congressional appropriation bills.                                 
Federal aid will continue to be available for the Community                                         
Transportation Program (CTP) and Trails and Recreational Access for                                 
Alaska (TRAAK), but reductions will also be taken in the state match                                
amount available.  The department encourages local governments with                                 
road powers to participate in meeting 50% of the programs' match                                    
requirements for local roads and trail enhancements.  This will reflect                             
sharing of financial responsibility already found in the Airport                                    
Improvement Program and Harbor Corp of Engineer Program.                                            
                                                                                                    
University of Alaska                                                                              
Alaska Geospacial Information Coalition                                                             
Total veto: $500,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Legal concerns                                                                             
While the goal of this project to improve the state's mapping has merit,                            
the Department of Law has raised issues regarding the award of a                                    
grant to a group of private firms.  This raises competitive bidding                                 
issues because it appears specific private firms are attempting to                                  
receive public money and an exclusive right to sell geospacial                                      
information produced.  While public agencies support the project, it is                             
inadvisable to approve the funding at this time because of these                                    
concerns.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Kenai Vocational Education Project                                                                  
Total Veto: $50,000 ASLC Dividend Funds                                                             
Reason:  Higher priority services                                                                   
The University of Alaska has a priority setting process by which it                                 
identifies capital and operating priorities.  The local college is                                  

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encouraged to work through this process so that its request can be                                  
evaluated and integrated into the University system's overall program.                              
This type of priority setting process is especially important when                                  
dollars are scarce.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Alaska Court System                                                                               
Deferred Maintenance Projects                                                                       
Total veto: $230,000 General Funds                                                                  
Reason:  Higher priority services                                                                   
Substandard lighting in the southeast courts and a roof repair in a                                 
Fourth District court facility will not take place.                                                 
                                                                                                    
Justice Information and Communication Project                                                       
Total veto: $50,000 General Funds                                                                   
Reason:  Higher priority services                                                                   
Communication systems may not be replaced within timeframes                                         
necessary for the scheduled deployment of the court's new case                                      
management system.  A delayed implementation schedule may impact                                    
agencies relying on the court's case management system to be                                        
integrated into other state justice projects such as those within the                               
Department of Public Safety and Child Support Enforcement Division.                                 
                                                                                                    
The fiscal decisions we make over the next few years will be critical in                            
determining the kind of Alaska we will leave for the next generation.                               
These choices, including my vetoes of many worthy projects included                                 
in the capital budget, are in line with my view that we each must take                              
responsibility today, for Alaska's tomorrow.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                          Sincerely yours,                                          
                                          /s/                                                       
                                          Frank H. Murkowski                                        
                                          Governor"                                                
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 118                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:12 p.m.,                                 
June 13, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    

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      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 118(L&C)                                                  
      "An Act relating to the transportation and sale of certain                                    
      commercially caught fish by an agent of a commercial fishing                                  
      permit holder and to the sale of fish; and providing for an effective                         
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 1                                                                                              
A message dated June 13, 2003, was received 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. 1(JUD)                                                                  
      "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."                                                  
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 87, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 11, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 49                                                                                             
A message dated June 13, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 49(JUD)                                                   
      "An Act relating to the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)                                           
      identification registration system and testing; and providing for an                          
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 88, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 111                                                                                            
A message dated June 13, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    

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      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 111(JUD) am                                                             
      "An Act relating to policies in telecommunications regulations;                               
      extending the termination date of the Regulatory Commission of                                
      Alaska; and providing for an effective date."                                                 
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 93, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  June 14, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 145                                                                                            
A message dated June 13, 2003, was received 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. 145(FIN)(efd fld S)                                                     
      "An Act prohibiting discrimination in the awarding of attorney                                
      fees and costs in civil actions or appeals to or against, or in the                           
      posting of bonds or other security by, public interest litigants; and                         
      relating to awards of attorney fees and costs in cases involving                              
      enforcement of constitutional rights."                                                        
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 86, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 11, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 214                                                                                            
A message dated June 13, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 214(JUD)(efd fld                                          
      S)                                                                                            
      "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."                                                                     
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 85, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 11, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 246                                                                                            
A message dated June 13, 2003, was received 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:                                    

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                      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 246(RES) am S                            
      "An Act relating to certain audits regarding oil and gas royalty and                          
      net profits, to audits regarding costs relating to exploration                                
      incentive credits and oil and gas exploration licenses, and to the                            
      limitation on upland acreage that a person may take or hold under                             
      oil and gas leases; and providing for an effective date."                                     
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 92, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 283                                                                                            
A message dated June 13, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 283                                                                            
      "An Act relating to limitations on coal leases."                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 91, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 11, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 53                                                                                             
A message dated June 13, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 53                                                                            
      "An Act relating to disposition of a traffic offense involving the                            
      death of a person; providing for the revocation of driving                                    
      privileges by a court for a driver convicted of a violation of traffic                        
      laws in connection with a fatal motor vehicle or commercial motor                             
      vehicle accident; amending Rules 43 and 43.1, Alaska Rules of                                 
      Administration; and providing for an effective date."                                         
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 89, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 1, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    

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SB 85                                                                                             
A message dated June 13, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 85(JUD)                                                   
      "An Act relating to the factors that may be considered in making a                            
      crime victim compensation award; relating to sentencing and to                                
      the earning of good time deductions for certain sexual offenses."                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 90, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 11, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 127                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 127(STA) am S                            
      "An Act relating to roadside memorials within the right-of-way of                             
      a state highway."                                                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 165                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 165(HES)(efd fld)                                                       
      "An Act relating to community schools."                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 171                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    

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      HOUSE BILL NO. 171 am                                                                         
      "An Act repealing the charter school grant program; and providing                             
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 174                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 174(FIN) am                                                             
      "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 following memorandum, dated June 5, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest error in CSHB                                    
174(FIN) am, which has been corrected in enrolling:                                                 
                                                                                                    
Page 3, line 4:                                                                                     
 Delete "take"                                                                                      
 Insert "takes""                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 195                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 195(L&C)                                                  
      "An Act relating to the state health insurance plan; and providing                            
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    

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HB 224                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 224                                                                            
      "An Act relating to a tobacco product manufacturer's compliance                               
      with certain statutory requirements regarding cigarette sales; and                            
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
The following memorandum, dated June 5, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest errors in HB 224,                                
which have been corrected in enrolling:                                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 2, line 30:                                                                                    
      Delete "shall"                                                                                
      Insert "must"                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Page 3, line 11:                                                                                    
      Delete "shall"                                                                                
      Insert "must"                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Page 6, line 3:                                                                                     
      Delete "phone"                                                                                
      Insert "telephone"                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Page 6, lines 17 - 18:                                                                              
 Delete "commissioner of the Department of Community and                                            
Economic Development"                                                                               
      Insert "commissioner of community and economic development"                                   
                                                                                                    
Page 6, lines 19 - 20:                                                                              
 Delete "commissioner of the Department of Community and                                            
Economic Development"                                                                               
      Insert "commissioner of community and economic development"                                   
                                                                                                    

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Page 6, lines 22 - 23:                                                                              
 Delete "commissioner of the Department of Community and                                            
Economic Development"                                                                               
      Insert "commissioner of community and economic development""                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 225                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 225                                                                            
      "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."                                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 266                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 266(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to questioned ballots and questioned voters, voter                           
      registration, training of election officials, preparation of election                         
      materials, provision of election materials, forms, and supplies for                           
      polling places, voter identification, absentee voting, and counting                           
      ballots; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 271                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:15 a.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 271(FIN)(efd am)                                                        
      "An Act levying and providing for the collection and                                          
      administration of excise taxes on the rental of passenger and                                 

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      recreational vehicles usable on highways and vehicular ways; and                              
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
The following memorandum, dated June 5, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest error in CSHB                                    
271(FIN)(efd am), which has been corrected in enrolling:                                            
                                                                                                    
Page 4, line 5, following "Sec. 2.":                                                              
 Insert "The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by                                    
adding a new section to read:""                                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 257                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 1:50 p.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 257(L&C)                                                  
      "An Act relating to the disclosure requirements for real estate                               
      licensees, to disciplinary action against real estate licensees, to                           
      private actions and remedies against real estate licensees, and to                            
      real estate licensee agency, relationships, and duties; and                                   
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 9                                                                                              
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 4:29 p.m.,                                 
June 16, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 9(FIN)                                                    
      "An Act relating to the registration of individuals who perform                               
      home inspections; relating to regulation of contractors; relating to                          
      registration fees for specialty contractors, home inspectors, and                             
      associate home inspectors; relating to home inspection                                        
      requirements for residential loans purchased or approved by the                               

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      Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; relating to civil actions by                              
      and against home inspectors and to civil actions arising from                                 
      residential unit inspections; repealing a law that limits liability for                       
      damages based on a duty to inspect a residential unit to damages                              
      caused by gross negligence or intentional misconduct; and                                     
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The following memorandum, dated May 30, 2003, was received from                                     
Patty Rose, Enrolling Secretary, Division of Legal and Research                                     
Services:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
"In accordance with Rule 43, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State                                      
Legislature, I am reporting the following manifest errors in SCS                                    
CSHB 9(FIN), which have been corrected in enrolling:                                                
                                                                                                    
Page 3, line 16, following "inspection":                                                            
 Insert "for a residence"                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 3, line 17:                                                                                    
 Delete "for a residence"                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 3, line 19:                                                                                    
 Delete "for a residence"                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 3, line 23, following "individual":                                                            
 Insert "is"                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Page 3, line 24:                                                                                    
 Delete "is"                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Page 3, line 27:                                                                                    
 Delete "is"                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Page 8, line 18:                                                                                    
 Delete "house"                                                                                     
 Insert "home""                                                                                     
                                                                                                    

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                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 18                                                                                             
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 18                                                           
      "An Act relating to the liability of parents and legal guardians of                           
      minors who destroy property; and providing for an effective date."                            
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 94, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 24                                                                                             
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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. 24(JUD)                                                                 
      "An Act relating to intergovernmental agreements with the federal                             
                government regarding management of fish or game in the state."                     
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 95, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 14, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 46                                                                                             
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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. 46(STA)                                                                 
      "An Act relating to printing of ballot titles and propositions on                             
      primary election ballots."                                                                    
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 96, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 14, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    

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HB 79                                                                                             
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 79(FIN) am S                                                     
      "An Act extending the termination date of the Alaska regional                                 
      economic assistance program; and providing for an effective                                   
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 110, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  June 17, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 81                                                                                             
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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. 81(STA)                                                                 
      "An Act relating to motor vehicle emissions and to inspection                                 
      decals and fines relating to motor vehicle emissions; and                                     
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 97, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 109                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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. 109(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to the limitation on payment of state treasury                               
      warrants and to the payment of a claim for which the                                          
               appropriation has lapsed; and providing for an effective date."                     
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 98, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  July l, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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HB 118                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 118(L&C)                                                  
      "An Act relating to the transportation and sale of certain                                    
      commercially caught fish by an agent of a commercial fishing                                  
      permit holder and to the sale of fish; and providing for an effective                         
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 112, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  June 17, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 155                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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. 155(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to the submission of payroll information by                                  
      contractors and subcontractors performing work on a public                                    
      construction contract; requiring a notice of work by employers on                             
      public construction contracts; providing for the withholding of                               
      final payment for public construction contracts; and providing for                            
      an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 111, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 165                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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. 165(HES)(efd fld)                                                       
      "An Act relating to community schools."                                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 99, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 14, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    

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HB 171                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 171 am                                                                         
      "An Act repealing the charter school grant program; and providing                             
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 100, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 184                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                    
      184(L&C) am S                                                                                 
      "An Act relating to individual deferred annuities; and providing                              
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 101, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 195                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 195(L&C)                                                  
      "An Act relating to the state health insurance plan; and providing                            
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 102, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    

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HB 224                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 224                                                                            
      "An Act relating to a tobacco product manufacturer's compliance                               
      with certain statutory requirements regarding cigarette sales; and                            
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 103, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  June 17, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 225                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 225                                                                            
      "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."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 104, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 266                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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. 266(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to questioned ballots and questioned voters, voter                           
      registration, training of election officials, preparation of election                         
      materials, provision of election materials, forms, and supplies for                           
      polling places, voter identification, absentee voting, and counting                           
      ballots; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    

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      Chapter No. 113, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  June 17, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 271                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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. 271(FIN)(efd am)                                                        
      "An Act levying and providing for the collection and                                          
      administration of excise taxes on the rental of passenger and                                 
      recreational vehicles usable on highways and vehicular ways; and                              
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 105, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 109                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 109(RLS)(efd fld)                                                
      "An Act repealing the statute that sets priorities for the                                    
      Department of Health and Social Services to apply to                                          
      administration of the medical assistance program when there are                               
      insufficient funds allocated in the state budget for that program;                            
      and authorizing the department to make cost containment                                       
      decisions that may include decisions about eligibility of persons                             
      and availability of services under the medical assistance program."                           
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 106, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 14, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 112                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    

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      CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 112(FIN)                                                               
      "An Act relating to tax refunds for government agency purchases                               
      of fuel; and providing for an effective date."                                                
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 107, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  June 17, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 119                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 119(FIN) am                                               
      H(efd fld)                                                                                    
      "An Act authorizing the Alaska Public Offices Commission to                                   
      issue advisory opinions; amending campaign financial disclosure                               
      and reporting requirements, campaign contribution limits,                                     
      provisions related to contributions after elections, and provisions                           
      related to unused campaign contributions; providing for expedited                             
      consideration of, and modifying procedures for determining,                                   
      violations of state election campaign laws; amending the time                                 
      period within which to file an administrative complaint of a                                  
      violation of state election campaign laws; amending the                                       
      definitions of 'express communication' and 'political party' for                              
      state election campaigns; amending the registration fee for                                   
      lobbyists; providing for increased use of electronic filing for                               
      reports to the Alaska Public Offices Commission; adding a                                     
      definition of 'commission' in the regulation of lobbying laws;                                
      amending the requirements for the reporting of financial interests                            
      by public officials; adding a definition of 'domestic partner' in the                         
      legislative ethics code and in the public official financial                                  
                 disclosure requirements; and making conforming amendments."                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 108, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 14, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 168                                                                                            
A message dated June 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    

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      CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 168(FIN) am H                                                          
      "An Act relating to issuance and revocation of licenses for the                               
      importation, sale, distribution, or manufacture of cigarettes and                             
      tobacco products; relating to a tax refund or credit for unsaleable,                          
      returned, or destroyed tobacco products; relating to restrictions on                          
      and penalties for shipping or transporting cigarettes; relating to                            
      records concerning the sale of cigarettes; amending and adding                                
      definitions relating to cigarette taxes; relating to the payment of                           
      cigarette taxes; relating to penalties applicable to cigarette taxes;                         
      relating to the definition of the wholesale price of tobacco                                  
      products; relating to payment of cigarette taxes through the use of                           
      cigarette tax stamps; relating to provisions making certain                                   
      cigarettes contraband and subject to seizure and forfeiture; relating                         
      to certain crimes, penalties, and interest concerning tobacco taxes                           
      and stamps; relating to cigarette sales; and providing for an                                 
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 109, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
HB 174                                                                                            
A message dated June 17, 2003, was received 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. 174(FIN) am                                                             
      "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."                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 114, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 89                                                                                             
A message dated June 17, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    

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                       HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(RLS) am H                            
      "An Act amending the Regulation of Lobbying Act and the                                       
      definition of 'lobbyist' as it applies in the act setting standards of                        
      conduct for legislators and legislative employees; and amending                               
      the Regulation of Lobbying Act and the legislative standards of                               
      conduct to allow a lobbyist to give and a person covered by                                   
      legislative standards of conduct to accept tickets to a charity event                         
      during a legislative session."                                                                
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 115, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 15, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 14                                                                                             
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 14(STA)                                                          
      "An Act relating to an absence from the state while providing care                            
      for a terminally ill family member for purposes of determining                                
      eligibility for a permanent fund dividend; and providing for an                               
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 116, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  January 1, 2004                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 127                                                                                            
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
                      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 127(STA) am S                            
      "An Act relating to roadside memorials within the right-of-way of                             
      a state highway."                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 125, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 16, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    

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HB 210                                                                                            
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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. 210(RES)(efd fld S)                                                     
      "An Act relating to the Chitina dip net fishery."                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 118, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 16, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 216                                                                                            
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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. 216(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to and limiting municipal taxation of refined fuel                           
      and wholesale sales of fuel, and to the bulk fuel revolving loan                              
      fund."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 117, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 16, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 25                                                                                             
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 25(RLS)                                                   
      "An Act relating to the acquisition of teachers' housing by                                   
      regional educational attendance areas and to a teacher housing                                
      loan program and a teachers' and nurses' housing loan program in                              
      the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an                                  
      effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 126, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    

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SB 88                                                                                             
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 88(RES)                                                          
      "An Act relating to standards for forest resources and practices;                             
      and providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 123, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 98                                                                                             
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 98(TRA)                                                                
      "An Act relating to civil liability for boat owners and to civil                              
      liability for guest passengers on an aircraft or watercraft; and                              
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 119, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 155                                                                                            
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 155(RLS)                                                  
      "An Act relating to predator control programs; and providing for                              
      an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 124, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  June 19, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 160                                                                                            
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    

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      CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 160(HES)                                                               
      "An Act relating to civil liability for use or attempted use of an                            
      automated external defibrillator; and providing for an effective                              
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 120, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 175                                                                                            
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 175(JUD)                                                  
      "An Act relating to civil liability for inherent risks in sports or                           
      recreational activities."                                                                     
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 121, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 16, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 176                                                                                            
A message dated June 18, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 176(JUD)                                                               
      "An Act relating to civil liability for injuries or death resulting                           
      from livestock activities."                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 122, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 16, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 234                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:25 a.m.,                                 
June 26, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 234(L&C)                                                  
      "An Act relocating the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board from                                  
      the Department of Revenue to the Department of Public Safety;                                 
      extending the termination date of the Alcoholic Beverage Control                              
      Board; relating to the sale of beer manufactured at a brewpub; and                            
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 269                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 9:25 a.m.,                                 
June 26, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 269(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act establishing the Safety Code Task Force; and providing                                
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 234                                                                                            
A message dated June 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 234(L&C)                                                  
      "An Act relocating the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board from                                  
      the Department of Revenue to the Department of Public Safety;                                 
      extending the termination date of the Alcoholic Beverage Control                              
      Board; relating to the sale of beer manufactured at a brewpub; and                            
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    

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      Chapter No. 127, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  July 1, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 257                                                                                            
A message dated June 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 257(L&C)                                                  
      "An Act relating to the disclosure requirements for real estate                               
      licensees, to disciplinary action against real estate licensees, to                           
      private actions and remedies against real estate licensees, and to                            
      real estate licensee agency, relationships, and duties; and                                   
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 128, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  June 29, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 269                                                                                            
A message dated June 28, 2003, was received 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. 269(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act establishing the Safety Code Task Force; and providing                                
      for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 129, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  June 29, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 95                                                                                             
A message dated June 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 95                                                                            
      "An Act relating to strikes by employees of a municipal school                                
      district, a regional educational attendance area, or a state boarding                         
      school, and requiring notice of at least 72 hours of a strike by                              
      those employees."                                                                             
                                                                                                    

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      Chapter No. 130, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 26, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 106                                                                                            
A message dated June 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
                      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 106(FIN) am H                            
      "An Act relating to tires."                                                                   
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 131, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 26, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 147                                                                                            
A message dated June 28, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 147                                                                           
      "An Act relating to control of nuisance wild animals; and                                     
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 132, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 199                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:26 p.m.,                                 
June 30, 2003:                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 199                                                                            
      "An Act removing the annual adjustment to the minimum wage                                    
      based on the rate of inflation; and providing for an effective date."                         
                                                                                                    

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HB 250                                                                                            
The following was enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk,                                  
President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled                               
copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 2:53 p.m.,                                 
July 2, 2003:                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 250(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to protests of state contract awards, to claims on                           
      state contracts, to the arbitration of certain state construction                             
      contract claims, and to hearings and appeals under the State                                  
      Procurement Code; making conforming amendments in the State                                   
      Procurement Code; and providing for an effective date."                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 210                                                                                            
A message dated July 2, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 210                                                                           
      "An Act regarding the computation of overtime compensation by                                 
      employers before June 2, 1999; and providing for an effective                                 
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 133, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  July 3, 2003                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 151                                                                                            
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
9:20 a.m., July 8, 2003:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 151(L&C)                                                  
      "An Act relating to claims and court actions for defects in the                               
      design, construction, and remodeling of certain dwellings; limiting                           
      when certain court actions may be brought; and amending Rules                                 
      79 and 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure."                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 212                                                                                            
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
9:20 a.m., July 8, 2003:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 212(JUD)                                                                
      "An Act relating to trusts, including trust protectors, trustee                               
      advisors, transfers of property in trust, and transfers of trust                              
      interests, and to creditors' claims against property subject to a                             
      power of appointment."                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 242                                                                                            
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
9:20 a.m., July 8, 2003:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 242(L&C)                                                                
      "An Act relating to licensing of certified public accountants; and                            
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 270                                                                                            
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
9:20 a.m., July 8, 2003:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 270                                                                            
      "An Act relating to the licensure of pharmacists; and providing for                           
      an effective date."                                                                           

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                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 9                                                                                              
The following letter dated July 9, 2003, was received:                                              
                                                                                                    
 "Dear Speaker Kott:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 17, of the Alaska Constitution, I                              
have let the following bill become law without signature:                                           
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 9(FIN)                                                    
      "An Act relating to the registration of individuals who perform                               
      home inspections; relating to regulation of contractors; relating to                          
      registration fees for specialty contractors, home inspectors, and                             
      associate home inspectors; relating to home inspection                                        
      requirements for residential loans purchased or approved by the                               
      Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; relating to civil actions by                              
      and against home inspectors and to civil actions arising from                                 
      residential unit inspections; repealing a law that limits liability for                       
      damages based on a duty to inspect a residential unit to damages                              
      caused by gross negligence or intentional misconduct; and                                     
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 134, SLA 2003                                                                     
 [Effective Date:  See Chapter]                                                                     
                                                                                                    
I believe this bill could impose additional costs and burdens on the                                
tightly regulated industry of real estate transactions.  Under the bill, a                          
person would not be able to perform a home inspection within the state                              
unless that person meets the new requirements and becomes certified                                 
as a registered home inspector by the State of Alaska.                                              
                                                                                                    
As admitted in public testimony, nearly all parts of real estate                                    
transactions are currently regulated in Alaska.  This is evidenced by                               
the number of pages and complexity of paperwork involved in such                                    
transactions.  Banks and other lenders currently require various reports                            
for which buyers and sellers pay fees during home sales.  Adding                                    
home inspectors to the list of state regulated industries may create an                             
unnecessary level of intrusion in the sale of homes.  It could likely                               

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result in higher inspection fees and higher overall costs for both buyers                           
and sellers of residential properties.                                                              
                                                                                                    
It was stated in the legislative record that the intent of the bill is to                           
provide needed protection to consumers who are considering                                          
purchasing a new home.  It is my hope the intended result will be                                   
achieved.  However, I believe in the minds of many Alaskans the                                     
added cost to the consumers and the state, and additional government                                
intrusion into this area, may not rise to the level of a compelling public                          
need.  For these reasons, I have not signed SCS CSHB 9(FIN) and                                     
have allowed it to become law without my signature.                                                 
                                                                                                    
                 Sincerely,                                                                         
       /s/                                                                                          
                 Frank H. Murkowski                                                                 
       Governor"                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 151                                                                                            
A message dated July 10, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 151(L&C)                                                  
      "An Act relating to claims and court actions for defects in the                               
      design, construction, and remodeling of certain dwellings; limiting                           
      when certain court actions may be brought; and amending Rules                                 
      79 and 82, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure."                                                  
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 136, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  October 8, 2003                                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 212                                                                                            
A message dated July 10, 2003, was received 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. 212(JUD)                                                                
      "An Act relating to trusts, including trust protectors, trustee                               
      advisors, transfers of property in trust, and transfers of trust                              

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      interests, and to creditors' claims against property subject to a                             
      power of appointment."                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 138, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  October 8, 2003                                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 242                                                                                            
A message dated July 10, 2003, was received 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. 242(L&C)                                                                
      "An Act relating to licensing of certified public accountants; and                            
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 139, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  January 1, 2004                                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 270                                                                                            
A message dated July 10, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 270                                                                            
      "An Act relating to the licensure of pharmacists; and providing for                           
      an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 140, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  July 11, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 8                                                                                              
A message dated July 10, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 8(JUD)                                                                 
      "An Act relating to tampering with public records."                                           
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 141, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  October 8, 2003                                                              

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SB 71                                                                                             
A message dated July 10, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 71(FIN)                                                   
      "An Act relating to funding for transportation projects; and                                  
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 135, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  October 1, 2004                                                              
                                                                                                    
SB 157                                                                                            
A message dated July 10, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 157(HES) am H                                                          
      "An Act relating to inpatient psychiatric services for persons who                            
      are under 21 years of age and are either eligible for medical                                 
      assistance or are in the custody of the Department of Health and                              
      Social Services."                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 137, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  October 8, 2003                                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HCR 23                                                                                            
A message dated July 15, 2003, was received stating the Governor is                                 
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23                                                            
      Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                
      the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 85,                                  
      relating to sentencing and to the earning of good time deductions                             
      for certain sexual offenses.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 25                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HJR 14                                                                                            
A message dated July 15, 2003, was received 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 JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14(STA)                                                     
      Urging that the 2006 National Veterans Wheelchair Games be                                    
      held in Anchorage, Alaska.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 26                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HJR 22                                                                                            
A message dated July 15, 2003, was received stating the Governor is                                 
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                               
      22(JUD)                                                                                       
      Relating to the USA PATRIOT Act, the Bill of Rights, the                                      
      Constitution of the State of Alaska, and the civil liberties, peace,                          
      and security of the citizens of our country.                                                  
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 27                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HJR 27                                                                                            
A message dated July 15, 2003, was received 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 JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27(STA)                                                     
      Relating to support for a federal appropriation for expansion of the                          
      Anchorage Jail.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 28                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HJR 28                                                                                            
A message dated July 15, 2003, was received 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 JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 28 am                                                              
      Urging the United States Congress to support the granting of                                  
      official Observer Status to the Republic of China at the World                                
      Health Assembly Annual Conference to be held at Geneva,                                       
      Switzerland, in May 2003, and to support negotiation of a free                                
      trade agreement with the Republic of China.                                                   
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 29                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HJR 29                                                                                            
A message dated July 15, 2003, was received stating the Governor is                                 
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 29                                                                 
      Relating to the establishment of Reserve Officer Training Corps                               
      programs in Alaska by the United States Coast Guard.                                          
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 30                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 59                                                                                             
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
9:46 a.m., July 16, 2003:                                                                           
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN)                                                   
      "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 120                                                                                            
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
9:46 a.m., July 16, 2003:                                                                           

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      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 120(RLS) am                                                             
      "An Act excluding service contracts from regulation as insurance;                             
      relating to insurance licensing for motor vehicle service contracts                           
      and home warranties; and providing for an effective date."                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 59                                                                                             
A message dated July 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN)                                                   
      "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."                                                 
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 142, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 120                                                                                            
A message dated July 16, 2003, was received 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. 120(RLS) am                                                             
      "An Act excluding service contracts from regulation as insurance;                             
      relating to insurance licensing for motor vehicle service contracts                           
      and home warranties; and providing for an effective date."                                    
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 143, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  July 17, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 250                                                                                            
A message dated July 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    

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      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 250(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act relating to protests of state contract awards, to claims on                           
      state contracts, to the arbitration of certain state construction                             
      contract claims, and to hearings and appeals under the State                                  
      Procurement Code; making conforming amendments in the State                                   
      Procurement Code; and providing for an effective date."                                       
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 144, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 87                                                                                             
A message dated July 16, 2003, was received 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:                                    
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 87(JUD)                                                          
      "An Act relating to principal and income in the administration of                             
      trusts and decedents' estates and the mental health trust fund;                               
      adopting a version of the Uniform Principal and Income Act; and                               
      providing for an effective date."                                                             
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 145, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 1, 2003                                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 198                                                                                            
A message dated July 16, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 198(STA)                                                               
      "An Act relating to recovery of civil damages by a peace officer or                           
      fire fighter; and providing for an effective date."                                           
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 146, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  July 17, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
HB 199                                                                                            
A message dated July 17, 2003, was received 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:                                    

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      HOUSE BILL NO. 199                                                                            
      "An Act removing the annual adjustment to the minimum wage                                    
      based on the rate of inflation; and providing for an effective date."                         
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 148, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  September 30, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 93                                                                                             
A message dated July 17, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 93(JUD) am H                                                           
      "An Act relating to limitations on actions to quiet title to, eject a                         
      person from, or recover real property or the possession of it;                                
      relating to adverse possession; and providing for an effective                                
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 147, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  July 18, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCR 13                                                                                            
A message dated July 31, 2003, was received stating the Governor is                                 
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13                                                           
      Encouraging the Department of Corrections to provide canned                                   
      Alaska pink salmon to inmates of the Alaska prison system.                                    
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 31                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SCR 15                                                                                            
A message dated July 31, 2003, was received stating the Governor is                                 
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 15                                                           
      Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                
      the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 229,                                  

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      relating to special medical parole and to prisoners who are                                   
      severely medically or cognitively disabled.                                                   
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 32                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SCR 16                                                                                            
A message dated July 31, 2003, was received stating the Governor is                                 
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 16                                                           
      Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                
      the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 232,                                  
      relating to mercury classics.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 33                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SCR 18                                                                                            
A message dated July 31, 2003, was received stating the Governor is                                 
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies of the following                                     
resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for permanent filing:                                
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18                                                           
      Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of                                
      the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 195,                                  
      relating to the state health insurance plan.                                                  
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 34                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                          ENROLLMENT                                             
                                                                                                    
HB 135                                                                                            
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
1:43 p.m., August 5, 2003:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 135(HES)                                                  
      "An Act relating to marital and family therapists."                                           

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HB 232                                                                                            
The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and                                 
Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed                               
and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at                               
3:20 p.m., August 5, 2003:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 232(FIN)                                                         
      "An Act relating to contests of skill under the charitable gaming                             
      laws; relating to mercury classics; and providing for an effective                            
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 232                                                                                            
A message dated August 6, 2003, was received 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:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 232(FIN)                                                         
      "An Act relating to contests of skill under the charitable gaming                             
      laws; relating to mercury classics; and providing for an effective                            
      date."                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 149, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  January 1, 2004                                                              
                                                                                                    
SB 13                                                                                             
A message dated August 6, 2003, was received 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:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 13(L&C)                                                   
      "An Act relating to using credit history or insurance scoring for                             
      insurance purposes; and providing for an effective date."                                     
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 150, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  See Chapter                                                                  

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SB 128                                                                                            
A message dated August 6, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 128(FIN) am(efd fld H)                                                 
      "An Act relating to licensing common carriers to dispense                                     
      alcoholic beverages."                                                                         
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 151, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  November 4, 2003                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 135                                                                                            
A message dated August 8, 2003, was received 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:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 135(HES)                                                  
      "An Act relating to marital and family therapists."                                           
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 152, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  November 6, 2003                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 149                                                                                            
A message dated August 8, 2003, was received 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 SENATE BILL NO. 149(RES)                                                               
      "An Act relating to timber, to the sale of timber by the state, and                           
      to the management of state forests."                                                          
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 153, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  November 6, 2003                                                             
                                                                                                    

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SB 223                                                                                            
A message dated August 8, 2003, was received 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:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
      SENATE BILL NO. 223                                                                           
      "An Act naming the state ferry first operating to serve between                               
               Metlakatla and Ketchikan; and providing for an effective date."                     
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 154, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  August 9, 2003                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                     UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                         
                                                                                                    
A memorandum dated June 25, 2003, from Speaker Kott, was received                                   
changing the Alternate House member on the Joint Armed Services                                     
Committee from Representative Kott to Representative Heinze.                                        
                                                                                                    
HCR 21                                                                                            
Pursuant to:                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT                                                         
      RESOLUTION NO. 21(FIN)                                                                        
                Relating to establishing the Alaska Energy Policy Task Force.                      
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 24                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The Speaker made the following appointments to the task force:                                      
                                                                                                    
 Dave Carlson                                                                                       
 H.A. "Red" Boucher                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
HB 269                                                                                            
Pursuant to:                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 269(FIN)                                                                
      "An Act establishing the Safety Code Task Force; and providing                                
      for an effective date."                                                                       

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      Chapter No. 129, SLA 2003                                                                     
      Effective Date:  June 29, 2003                                                                
                                                                                                    
The Speaker and President made the following appointments to the                                    
task force:                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Representative Dahlstrom, Co-Chair                                                                  
Senator Seekins, Co-Chair                                                                           
                                                                                                    
N. Clairborn Porter, Jr., Construction Design                                                       
Greg Moore, Construction Engineering                                                                
Greg Romak, General Contractors                                                                     
Denis Michel, Mechanical Construction                                                               
Randy Whitney, Plumbing Construction                                                                
Steven Boyd, Electrical Construction                                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 213                                                                                            
Pursuant to:                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 213(FIN)(efd fld)                                                      
      "An Act establishing the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority and                               
      relating to that authority."                                                                  
                                                                                                    
      Chapter No. 77, SLA 2003                                                                      
      Effective Date:  September 10, 2003                                                           
                                                                                                    
The Speaker made the following appointments to the authority:                                       
                                                                                                    
 Representative Stoltze                                                                             
 Representative Masek, Alternate                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 303                                                                                            
Representative Seaton added his name as cosponsor to:                                               
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE BILL NO. 303                                                                            
      "An Act relating to youth courts and to the recommended use of                                
      criminal fines to fund the activities of youth courts; and relating to                        
      accounting for criminal fines."                                                               
                                                                                                    

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SB 117                                                                                            
The following, which failed to pass the House (page 2082), was                                      
returned to the Senate:                                                                             
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 117(FIN)(fld H)                                                              
"An Act relating to the longevity bonus program; and providing for an                               
effective date."                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SJR 5                                                                                             
As of the publication of this journal, a message has not been received                              
stating the Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of                               
the following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                    
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
      CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5(STA)                                                     
      Urging the President of the United States and the Congress to act                             
      to ensure that federal agencies do not retain records relating to                             
      lawful purchase or ownership of firearms gathered through the                                 
      Brady Handgun Bill instant check system.                                                      
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 21                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SJR 10                                                                                            
As of the publication of this journal, a message has not been received                              
stating the Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of                               
the following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                    
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
      HOUSE CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 10(JUD)                                              
      Relating to the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                         
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 20                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SJR 16                                                                                            
As of the publication of this journal, a message has not been received                              
stating the Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of                               
the following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                    
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    

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      SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16                                                                
      Encouraging the federal government to end the federal subsidy of                              
      ethanol, and requesting the Congress of the United States to                                  
      mandate that land currently used to grow corn for the production                              
      of ethanol be returned to its natural state.                                                  
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 22                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SJR 17                                                                                            
As of the publication of this journal, a message has not been received                              
stating the Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of                               
the following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's office for                                    
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
      SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 17                                                                
      Relating to the Alaska-Yukon Intergovernmental Relations                                      
      Accord, to annual legislative exchanges, and to continuing                                    
      intergovernmental work on matters of joint concern and mutual                                 
      interest.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
      Legislative Resolve No. 19                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                              INDEX OF BILLS WITH SPECIAL ACTION                                 
                                       BY THE GOVERNOR                                           
                                                                                                    
HB 9                                                                                              
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 9(FIN)                                                          
"An Act relating to the registration of individuals who perform home                                
inspections; relating to regulation of contractors; relating to                                     
registration fees for specialty contractors, home inspectors, and                                   
associate home inspectors; relating to home inspection requirements                                 
for residential loans purchased or approved by the Alaska Housing                                   
Finance Corporation; relating to civil actions by and against home                                  
inspectors and to civil actions arising from residential unit inspections;                          
repealing a law that limits liability for damages based on a duty to                                
inspect a residential unit to damages caused by gross negligence or                                 
intentional misconduct; and providing for an effective date."                                       

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Law without signature.................................................................2249          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
HB 75                                                                                             
CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75                                                          
"An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program                                    
expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to capitalize                               
funds; and providing for an effective date."                                                        
                                                                                                    
Line item vetoes..........................................................................2188      
                                                                                                    
HB 76                                                                                             
CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76                                                          
"An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses                                
of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and                                  
providing for an effective date."                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Line item vetoes..........................................................................2208      
                                                                                                    
SB 100                                                                                            
HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 100(FIN) am H(brf                                               
sup maj fld H)                                                                                      
"An Act making capital appropriations, supplemental appropriations,                                 
and reappropriations; capitalizing funds; making other appropriations;                              
and providing for an effective date."                                                               
                                                                                                    
Line item vetoes..........................................................................2212      
                                                                                                    
This is the final supplemental journal for the First Session of the                                 
Twenty-Third Alaska State Legislature.                                                              
                                                                                                    
          Suzi Lowell                                                                               
          Chief Clerk