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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                  TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                      
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                   Wednesday                    March 5, 2003                       
                                                                                                    
                               Forty-fourth Day                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 10:30 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                             
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Reverend C. Ronald Covey                                    
of the Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Senator Ogan                                      
moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be spread.                                        
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
          Mr. President, Honorable Senators, members of the                                         
          staff, distinguished guests and visitors, with deepest                                    
          respect for the religious beliefs of all Alaskans, we                                     
          offer this prayer:                                                                        
                                                                                                    
          Lord, we recognize that today is Ash Wednesday.                                           
          Millions of people mark this as the beginning of a                                        
          time of self-denial, of self-examination, of soul-                                        
          searching. It is a time to seek discernment and                                           
          wisdom.                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
          In the hours and sessions ahead, these men and                                            
          women will be doing a lot of soul-searching, a lot of                                     
          questioning, as they seek for solutions to many                                           
          difficult problems. Be with them, Lord, and                                               
          strengthen them. They will be criticized for what they                                    
          do and what they don't do, and especially for not                                         
          performing the impossible. Be with them, Lord, and                                        
          grant them patience and encouragement. In the midst                                       
          of all the debate and decision, help them discern the                                     
          nugget of wisdom heralded by prophetic voices of                                          

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              old: that You, Lord, do not demand perfection, but                                   
               You do require justice and compassion. May these                                    
           virtues be made evident in all that they do.       Amen.                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Bunde led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journal for the forty-third legislative day be approved as certified by                             
the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
Report dated March 4 was read, stating:                                                             
                                                                                                    
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Senate Labor and Commerce                                      
Committee reviewed the following with regard to confirmation of the                                 
Governor's appointments and recommends the appointments be                                          
forwarded to a Joint Session for consideration:                                                     
                                                                                                    
Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy                                                          
 Dan F. Kennedy - Wasilla                                                                           
 Laura Welles - Kenai                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board                                                                  
 Michael W. Gordon - Anchorage                                                                      
                                                                                                    
State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land                                   
Surveyors                                                                                         
 Robert E. Gilfilian - Anchorage                                                                    
 Kimberly Mills - Homer                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Board of Barbers and Hairdressers                                                                 
 Diana L. Straub - Wasilla                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Board of Chiropractic Examiners                                                                   
 Sean C. Siegel - Anchorage                                                                         

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Board of Marine Pilots                                                                            
 Captain David A. Anderson - Ketchikan                                                              
 Robert J. Arts - Anchorage                                                                         
 Les Cronk - Ketchikan                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Personnel Board                                                                                   
 Paulette M. Simpson - Juneau                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers                                                         
 Steve MacSwain - Anchorage                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Board of Veterinary Examiners                                                                     
 Dr. Timothy L. Bowser - Soldotna                                                                   
 Dr. James L. Morris - Wasilla                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Alaska Workers' Compensation Board                                                                
 Sally Ann Carey - Anchorage                                                                        
 Curtis Hall - Anchorage                                                                            
 Royce R. Rock - Anchorage                                                                          
 Dale R. Walaszek - Kasilof                                                                         
                                                                                                    
There were no stated objections to the confirmation of the named                                    
individuals by committee members. This does not reflect intent by any                               
of the members to vote for or against the individuals during any                                    
further sessions.                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Signing the report: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senators Gary Stevens,                                    
Davis, French.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 20                                                                                             
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 20 "An Act                                         
extending the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots; and                                   
providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 20(FIN)"An Act                                                     
          relating to the Board of Marine Pilots and to marine                                      
          pilotage; extending the termination date of the Board                                     
           of Marine Pilots; and providing for an effective date."                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Signing do pass: Senators Green and Wilken, Cochairs; Senators                                      
Olson, Bunde, Ben Stevens, Taylor. Signing no recommendation:                                       
Senator Hoffman.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Community and Economic                                            
 Development                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 83                                                                                             
The Transportation Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 83                                          
"An Act naming the Sven Haakanson, Sr. Airport at Old Harbor."                                      
Signing do pass: Senator Cowdery, Chair; Senators Olson, Therriault,                                
Lincoln.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Transportation and Public                                   
 Facilities                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                               
                                                                                                    
HB 74                                                                                             
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                              
74(FIN)(efd add) "An Act extending the termination date of the Board                                
of Nursing; and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass:                                  
Senators Green and Wilken, Cochairs; Senators Taylor, Hoffman,                                      
Olson, Bunde, Ben Stevens.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Community and Economic                                            
 Development                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SJR 7                                                                                             
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE JOINT                                            
RESOLUTION NO. 7 Expressing support for Vancouver, British                                          
Columbia's, bid for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the                                           
Paralympic Winter Games. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                         
Bunde, Chair. Signing do pass: Senators Davis, French.                                              

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Legislative Agency                                                        
                                                                                                    
The resolution was referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Introduction and Reference of                                            
                              Senate Resolutions                                                 
                                                                                                    
SJR 9                                                                                             
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9 BY SENATOR BUNDE,                                                     
                                                                                                    
                 Expressing confidence in and support for all                                      
                 members of the military, their families, and                                      
          employers of members of the National Guard.                                               
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 100                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 100 will not be introduced today because SB 100                                     
is an assigned number for the Governor's Capital Budget.                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 101                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 101 BY SENATORS LINCOLN, Davis, entitled:                                           
                                                                                                    
          "An Act establishing a teacher cadet program."                                            
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services and Finance Committees.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 54                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 54 "An Act exempting flight crew members of                                         
certain air carriers from overtime pay requirements" was read the                                   
second time.                                                                                        

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Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                      
                                                                                                    
SENATE BILL NO. 54 was read the third time.                                                         
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 54 "An Act exempting                                     
flight crew members of certain air carriers from overtime pay                                       
requirements" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                               
result:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 54                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens                                   
G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 54 passed the Senate and was referred to                                    
the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 78 "An Act relating to an optional group of                                         
persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for                                   
breast and cervical cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients                            
under the medical assistance program; and providing for an effective                                
date" was read the second time.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senators Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Lincoln, Olson offered                                 
Amendment No. 1:                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
          Page 1, lines 2 - 3:                                                                      
                  Delete "relating to cost sharing by those                                      
              recipients under the medical assistance program;"                                  
                                                                                                    
          Page 1, line 8, through page 2, line 3:                                                   
           Delete all material.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
          Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                         

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          Page 2, lines 22 - 28:                                                                    
           Delete all material.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
          Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Davis moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                    
Green objected.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                               
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                      
                                                                                                    
SENATE BILL NO. 78 was read the third time.                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                    Recess                                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate stand in recess to the Joint Session. Without objection, the                                 
Senate recessed at 10:58 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 After Recess                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Joint Session in the House                                             
                                                                                                    
Speaker Kott called the House to order and in accordance with                                       
Uniform Rule 51 turned the gavel over to President Therriault, who                                  
called the Joint Session to order at 11:07 a.m.                                                     
                                                                                                    
The purpose of the Joint Session was to hear an address by the                                      
Honorable Dana Fabe, Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court.                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the roll                                 
call of the Senate be waived and all members be shown as present.                                   
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
roll call of the House be waived and all members be shown as present.                               
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
President Therriault appointed Representative Joule and Senator                                     
Wagoner to escort Chief Justice Fabe to the Joint Session.                                          
                                                                                                    
The Senate Sergeant at Arms, Jamiann Stevens, announced Chief                                       
Justice Dana Fabe's entrance to the House Chamber.                                                  
                                                                                                    
The Honorable Dana Fabe was escorted to the rostrum and introduced                                  
by President Therriault.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Chief Justice Fabe delivered her address. This address appears in                                   
House and Senate Joint Journal Supplement No. 4.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Chief Justice Fabe received a standing ovation and was escorted from                                
the chamber by Senator Wagoner and Representative Joule.                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Joint Session stand in adjournment. Without objection, President                                    
Therriault adjourned the Joint Session at 11:38 a.m.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 After Recess                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                In the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                    
The Senate reconvened at 11:46 a.m.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                  Consideration of the Calendar (continued)                                      
                                                                                                    
                        Senate Bills in Third Reading                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 78 which had been read the third time (Page 357)                                    
was before the Senate on final passage.                                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 78 "An Act relating to                                   
an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who                                    
require treatment for breast and cervical cancer; relating to cost                                  
sharing by those recipients under the medical assistance program; and                               
providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken                               
with the following result:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  20   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens                                   
G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 78 passed the Senate.                                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                  
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                     Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                        
                                                                                                    
SCR 1                                                                                             
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1 Relating to                                                      
economic development generated by new road construction and to the                                  
design and construction of the Hot Springs Loop Road to connect                                     
Chena Hot Springs and Circle Hot Springs, was read the second time.                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Wilken, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                  
adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 297.                                   
Senator Ellis objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no                                 
further objections, CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                        
RESOLUTION NO. 1(FIN) Relating to economic development                                              
generated by new road construction and to the design and construction                               
of the Hot Springs Loop Road to connect Chena Hot Springs and                                       
Circle Hot Springs, of a highway along the Bradfield/Iskut Rivers                                   
transportation corridor, of the Knik Arm Crossing, of a road from                                   
Iliamna Bay to Pile Bay, and of other roads and highways, was                                       
adopted, read the second time and was before the Senate on final                                    
passage.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senators Taylor, Dyson, Gary Stevens, Ben Stevens, Cowdery,                                         
Hoffman, Green moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as                                     
cosponsors on the resolution. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln offered Amendment No. 1:                                                            
                                                                                                    
          Page 2, line 3, following "Hot Springs":                                                  
                Insert "and improvements to the existing road                                      
          between Circle and Central"                                                               
                                                                                                    
          Page 2, line 8, following "Road":                                                         
                Insert "and improvements to the existing road                                      
          between Circle and Central"                                                               
                                                                                                    
          Page 2, line 11, following "Road":                                                        
                Insert "and improvements to the existing road                                      
          between Circle and Central"                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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          Page 3, line 18, following "roads":                                                       
           Insert "and improvements to existing roads"                                              
                                                                                                    
          Page 3, line 21, following "Road":                                                        
                Insert "and improvements to the existing road                                      
          between Circle and Central"                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                  
Wilken objected.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSCR 1(FIN)                                                                                        
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Guess                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln offered Amendment No. 2:                                                            
                                                                                                    
          Page 4, line 3, following "the":                                                          
           Delete "continued effort for"                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator                                  
Wilken objected.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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CSSCR 1(FIN)                                                                                        
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                                      
Amendment No. 2                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson                                   
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens                                    
G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                              
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Guess                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                 
RESOLUTION NO. 1(FIN) Relating to economic development                                              
generated by new road construction and to the design and construction                               
of the Hot Springs Loop Road to connect Chena Hot Springs and                                       
Circle Hot Springs, of a highway along the Bradfield/Iskut Rivers                                   
transportation corridor, of the Knik Arm Crossing, of a road from                                   
Iliamna Bay to Pile Bay, and of other roads and highways, pass the                                  
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                              
                                                                                                    
CSSCR 1(FIN)                                                                                        
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton, French, Green,                                          
Hoffman, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor,                                        
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Ellis                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Guess                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Lincoln                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.                                                     
1(FIN) passed the Senate.                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                  Citations                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                              th                    
Honoring - Resource Center for Parents and Children, 30                                             
Anniversary                                                                                         
Representative(s) Guttenberg                                                                        
Senator(s) Seekins, Ellis, Therriault, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton,                                
Green, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens, Taylor,                                  
Wilken                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
citation be adopted. Without objection, the citation was adopted and                                
referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                             Unfinished Business                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Olson moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                       
from a call of the Senate on March 7. Without objection, Senator                                    
Olson was excused.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                    Recess                                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate stand in recess to the Joint Session. Without objection, the                                 
Senate recessed at 12:16 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 After Recess                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Joint Session in the House                                             
                                                                                                    
Speaker Kott called the House to order and in accordance with                                       
Uniform Rule 51 turned the gavel over to President Therriault, who                                  
called the Joint Session to order at 7:02 p.m.                                                      

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The purpose of the Joint Session was to hear an address by the                                      
Honorable Frank Murkowski.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
President Therriault introduced First Lady Nancy Murkowski and                                      
Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the roll                                 
call of the Senate be waived and all members be shown as present.                                   
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
roll call of the House be waived and all members be shown as present.                               
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
President Therriault appointed Representative Masek and Senator                                     
Gary Stevens to escort Governor Murkowski to the Joint Session.                                     
                                                                                                    
The Senate Sergeant at Arms, Jamiann Stevens, announced Governor                                    
Murkowski's entrance to the House Chamber.                                                          
                                                                                                    
The Honorable Frank Murkowski was escorted to the rostrum and                                       
introduced by President Therriault.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Governor Murkowski delivered his address. This address appears in                                   
Senate and House Joint Journal Supplement No. 5.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Following his address, the Governor received a standing ovation and                                 
was escorted from the chamber by Senator Gary Stevens and                                           
Representative Masek.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Joint Session stand in adjournment. Without objection, President                                    
Therriault adjourned the Joint Session at 7:40 p.m.                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 After Recess                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                In the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                    
The Senate reconvened at 7:42 p.m.                                                                  

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                                 Engrossment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 54                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 54 "An Act exempting flight crew members of                                         
certain air carriers from overtime pay requirements" was engrossed,                                 
signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                              
consideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 78 "An Act relating to an optional group of                                         
persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for                                   
breast and cervical cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients                            
under the medical assistance program; and providing for an effective                                
date" was engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and                                      
transmitted to the House for consideration.                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  Enrollment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SJR 4                                                                                             
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, was enrolled, signed by the President                                  
and Secretary, Speaker and Chief Clerk and the engrossed and                                        
enrolled copies transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 3:52 p.m.,                             
March 4, 2003.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Adjournment                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., March 6, 2003. Without                                
objection, the Senate adjourned at 7:43 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                Kirsten Waid                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                    June 2005                       

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 05        Wednesday                    Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
+= SB  38 ADOPTION OF SAFETY CODES                                                                  
+= HCR  2 EXTEND ALASKA RAILROAD TO FT. GREELY                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 07        Friday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
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                                   FINANCE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 05        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
= SB  75 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS: FAST TRACK                                                    
= SB  76 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS                                                                
     HB 101 APPROP: GRANT TO ARCTIC POWER FOR ANWR                                                  
= SB  20 EXTEND BOARD OF MARINE PILOTS                                                              
     SB  47 EXTEND BOARD OF NURSING                                                                 
     HB  74 EXTEND BOARD OF NURSING                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 06        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
= SB  75 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS: FAST TRACK                                                    
= SB  76 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS                                                                
     SB  25 AHFC LOANS TO EDUCATORS                                                                 
     SB  43 EXTEND STATE MEDICAL BOARD                                                              
     HB  71 EXTEND BOARD OF MIDWIVES                                                                
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      

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                             FINANCE (continued)                                                 
                                                                                                    
Mar 07        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 05        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+ SB   8 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS                                                              
+ SB  55 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS                                                              
+ SB  17 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER                                                      
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 05        Wednesday                          Capitol 120          1:00 PM                     
              -- Time and Location Change --                                                        
              Joint w/(H) Judiciary                                                                 
              Confirmation Hearings:                                                                
              Select Committee on Legislative Ethics -                                              
              Dennis "Skip" Cook, Herman G. Walker, Jr                                              
              Judicial Council - Bill Gordon                                                        
              Violent Crimes Compensation Board -                                                   
              Gerad G. Godfrey                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 07        Friday                             Capitol 120          1:00 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 10        Monday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 12        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
+ SB  45 LB&A CRIMES AND COOPERATION                                                                
+ SJR  5 DESTROY BRADY BILL RECORDS                                                                 
+ SJR  8 DIVISION OF 9TH CIRCUIT CT OF APPEALS                                                      
+ HB  12 HARASSMENT BY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 14        Friday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
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                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 06        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+= SB  72 EXTEND REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 11        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ SB  93 ADVERSE POSSESSION                                                                         
     HB  58 REINSTATEMENT OF NATIVE CORPS                                                           
                                                                                                    
Mar 13        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ SB  82 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE TAX FOR WINE & OTHERS                                                   
+ HB  82 COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC MAIL                                                                 
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                  RESOURCES                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 05        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
              -- Rescheduled to 3/11/03 --                                                          
+ SB  92 STRANDED GAS DEVELOPMENT ACT AMENDMENTS                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 06        Thursday                           Capitol 121          1:30 PM                     
              -- Time and Location Change --                                                        
              Subcommittee Meeting                                                                  
= HB  69 REGULATION OF SHALLOW NATURAL GAS                                                          
                                                                                                    
Mar 07        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 11        Tuesday                            Capitol 121          2:30 PM                     
              -- Rescheduled from 3/5/03 --                                                         
+ SB  92 STRANDED GAS DEVELOPMENT ACT AMENDMENTS                                                    
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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2003-03-05                     Senate Journal                      Page 0369
                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 06        Thursday                              Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
              <Rescheduled from 2/27/03>                                                            
+             Confirmation Hearings:                                                                
              State Commission on Human Rights -                                                    
              Grace Merkes                                                                          
              Lester Lunceford                                                                      
              Robert B. Sawyer, Jr                                                                  
              AK Public Offices Commission -                                                        
              Larry D. Wood                                                                         
+ SCR  4 AVALANCHE AWARENESS MONTH                                                                  
+ SB  77 WILLIAM RANSOM WOOD CENTENNIAL BRIDGE                                                      
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 06        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 11        Tuesday                      Terry Miller 104           1:30 PM                     
              -- Location Change --                                                                 
= SB  31 RAILROAD UTILITY CORRIDOR TO & IN CANADA                                                   
              <Bill Hearing Postponed to 3/18/03>                                                   
+             Joint w/(H) Transportation                                                            
              Port of Bellingham                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 13        Thursday                     Terry Miller 104           1:15 PM                     
              -- Time and Location Change --                                                        
+             Joint w/(H) Transportation                                                            
              Airport Bond Issues                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 18        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              -- Rescheduled from 3/11/03 --                                                        
+= SB  31 RAILROAD UTILITY CORRIDOR TO & IN CANADA                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
+= SB  40 CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS BY DOTPF                                                         
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                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                
                                                                                                    
                                ADMINISTRATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Mar 13        Thursday                              Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              Dept of Administration Budget Overview                                                
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                      COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 11        Tuesday                      Terry Miller 104         11:00 AM                      
              Initial Budget Discussions                                                            
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                              SPECIAL COMMITTEES                                                 
                                                                                                    
                   WORLD TRADE AND STATE/FEDERAL RELATIONS                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 10        Monday                       Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              Briefings:                                                                            
              Northern Forum,                                                                       
              Circumpolar Infrastructure Task Force                                                 
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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                  
                                                                                                    
                           ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE                                              
                                                                                                    
Mar 11        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            1:00 PM                     
              Military Legislative Address:                                                         
              Lt General Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler,                                                
              USAF Commander, Alaska Command                                                        
              Brigadier General Craig Campbell,                                                     
              Adjutant General, Alaska National Guard                                               
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                          LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                             
                                                                                                    
Mar 27        Thursday                   House Finance 519            4:00 PM                     
              Audits and Other Committee Business                                                   
              Including an Executive Session                                                        
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                 FISH CAUCUS                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 05        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                     
              United Fishermen of Alaska                                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 07        Friday                     House Finance 519          11:00 AM                      
              -- Time Change --                                                                     
              Fish Farming in British Columbia                                                      
              C.C. "Bud" Graham, Acting Deputy Minister                                             
              for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries,                                                  
              Provincial Government of British Columbia                                             
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                                JOINT SESSION                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 05        Wednesday                    House Chamber            11:00 AM                      
              State of the Judiciary                                                                
              Chief Justice Dana Fabe                                                               
                                                                                                    
Mar 05        Wednesday                    House Chamber              7:00 PM                     
              Budget Address                                                                        
              Governor Frank Murkowski                                                              
                                                                                                    
Mar 31        Monday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                      
              Address by U.S. Senator Ted Stevens