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2003-02-10 Senate Journal

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2003-02-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 0150
SJR 4                                                                                             
Senator Elton requested that the reconsideration on SENATE JOINT                                    
RESOLUTION NO. 4 Urging the United States Congress to pass                                          
legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife                               
Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development, and                                        
production, be taken up. The resolution was before the Senate on                                    
reconsideration.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Elton moved that the resolution be returned to second reading                               
for the purpose of a specific amendment, that being Amendment No.                                   
1. Without objection, the resolution was returned to second reading.                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Elton offered Amendment No. 1:                                                              
                                                                                                    
             Page 3, following line 11:                                                             
             Insert:  "FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska                                           
             State Legislature urges Congress to debate such                                        
             exploration and development in the context of a                                        
             national energy policy that includes measures to                                       
             improve fuel efficiency and energy conservation; and                                   
             be it"                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Elton moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                    
Ogan objected.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SJR 4                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  2                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, Guess, Hoffman, Olson                                                   
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Excused:  French                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Austerman, Lincoln                                                                         
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The resolution was automatically in third reading on reconsideration.                               
                                                                                                    
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE JOINT                                                
RESOLUTION NO. 4 Urging the United States Congress to pass                                          
legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife                               
Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development, and                                        
production, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                 
result:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
SJR 4                                                                                               
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                  
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  2                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Green, Guess, Hoffman,                                  
Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner,                                       
Wilken                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Elton                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Excused:  French                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Austerman, Lincoln                                                                         
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4 passed the Senate on                                          
reconsideration and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.