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2003-03-10 Senate Journal

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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                  TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                      
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                     Monday                    March 10, 2003                       
                                                                                                    
                               Forty-ninth Day                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 11:19 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed sixteen members present. Senators Bunde, French,                                    
Seekins, Wilken were excused from a call of the Senate.                                             
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Pastor Greg Lindsay of the                                  
Northern Light United Church. Senator Hoffman moved and asked                                       
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was                              
so ordered.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
     In deepest respect of the different religious traditions                                       
     present, never assuming that we all come from the same                                         
     faith tradition, I invite you to spend a few moments with                                      
     me in prayer and reflection. Let us pray:                                                      
                                                                                                    
     God of all people, help us to be honest today, but temper                                      
     our honesty with compassion. May we always speak the                                           
     truth in love. Preserve us from false talk, cheap words and                                    
     insincere conversation as we seek to serve all the people.                                     
                                                                                                    
     Inspired by those who have gone before us, give us the                                         
     courage to lay aside our personal agendas, our anger or                                        
     even our despair, and instead may we find the hope and                                         
     healing that comes from the work You give us to do.                                            
                                                                                                    
     Gracious God, guide the work of our hands this week to                                         
     give the most attention to those who are most in need.                                         
     May we never serve with arrogance or speak words that                                          
     would harm another. May the result of our work be a state                                      
     worthy of its many and varied people.                     Amen.                                

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Senator Davis led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journals for the forty-sixth through forty-eighth legislative days be                               
approved as certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so                                
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Messages from the House                                               
                                                                                                    
Message dated March 7 was read, stating the House passed and                                        
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                        First Reading and Reference of                                           
                              House Resolutions                                                  
                                                                                                    
HCR 8                                                                                             
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8 BY                                                                
REPRESENTATIVES KAPSNER, Meyer, Cissna, Heinze, Kerttula,                                           
Gatto, Wilson, Seaton, Samuels, Lynn, Harris,                                                       
                                                                                                    
              Requesting the Governor to declare March 16 - 22,                                    
          2003, to be Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week.                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 100                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 100(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                 
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
          "An Act making supplemental and other                                                     
          appropriations; amending appropriations; making                                           
          appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for                                     
          an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                      

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                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
Reports dated March 6 were read, stating:                                                           
                                                                                                    
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Senate State Affairs 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:                                                                    
                                                                                                    
State Commission for Human Rights                                                                 
 Lester Lunceford                                                                                   
 Grace Merkes                                                                                       
 Robert B. Sawyer, Jr.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
There were no stated objections to the confirmation of any of the                                   
named individuals by committee members. This does not reflect an                                    
intent by any of the members to vote for or against the individuals                                 
during any further sessions.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Signing the reports: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senators Cowdery,                                 
Dyson.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Report dated March 6  was read, stating:                                                            
                                                                                                    
In accordance with AS 39.05.080, the Senate State Affairs Committee                                 
reviewed the following with regard to confirmation of the Governor's                                
appointment and recommends the appointment be forwarded to a Joint                                  
Session for consideration:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Alaska Public Offices Commission                                                                  
Larry D. Wood                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
There were no stated objections to the confirmation of the named                                    
individual by committee members. This does not reflect an intent by                                 
any of the members to vote for or against the individual during any                                 
further sessions.                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Signing the report: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senators Cowdery,                                  
Dyson.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    

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SB 72                                                                                             
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.                                         
72 "An Act extending the termination date of the Regulatory                                         
Commission of Alaska; and providing for an effective date" and                                      
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 72(L&C)                                                            
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senators Davis, French,                                      
Seekins, Gary Stevens.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Community and Economic                                            
 Development                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 77                                                                                             
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 77 "An                                       
Act naming the William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge in                                             
Fairbanks." Signing do pass: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senators                                  
Cowdery, Dyson.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Transportation and Public                                   
 Facilities                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SCR 4                                                                                             
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE CONCURRENT                                            
RESOLUTION NO. 4 Relating to Avalanche Awareness Month, and                                         
recommended it be replaced with                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                     CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION                                           
          NO. 4(STA)                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senators Cowdery,                                     
Dyson.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate State Affairs Committee                                            

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The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Introduction and Reference of                                            
                              Senate Resolutions                                                 
                                                                                                    
SSCR 1                                                                                            
SENATE SPECIAL CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1 BY                                                       
SENATORS ELTON, Davis, Lincoln,                                                                     
                                                                                                    
          Disapproving Executive Order No. 107, relating to                                         
          the transfer of certain functions of the Department of                                    
          Fish and Game to the Department of Natural                                                
          Resources and to the transfer of certain functions                                        
          within the Department of Natural Resources.                                               
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Resources                             
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
SJR 10                                                                                            
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 10 BY SENATORS GREEN,                                                   
Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ogan, Seekins, Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens,                                    
Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French,                                   
Lincoln, Olson, Guess,                                                                              
                                                                                                    
          Relating to the Pledge of Allegiance.                                                     
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                
                                                                                                    
SJR 11                                                                                            
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11 BY SENATORS ELLIS,                                                   
Elton, Davis, Lincoln, French, Guess,                                                               
                                                                                                    
              Relating to urging that the 2006 National Veterans                                   
          Wheelchair Games be held in Anchorage, Alaska.                                            
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Community and Regional                                  
Affairs and State Affairs Committees.                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 128                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 128 BY SENATOR COWDERY, entitled:                                                   
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to licensing common carriers to                                          
          dispense alcoholic beverages; and providing for an                                        
          effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Finance Committees.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
SB 129                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 129 BY SENATOR TAYLOR BY REQUEST,                                                   
entitled:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to provider responsibility for ocular                                    
          postoperative care; and providing for an effective                                        
          date."                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Health, Education and Social Services Committees.                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 130                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 130 BY SENATOR HOFFMAN, entitled:                                                   
                                                                                                    
          "An Act transferring the assets, liabilities, and                                         
          responsibilities of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank                                        
          Authority and of the Alaska Student Loan                                                  
          Corporation to the Alaska Housing Finance                                                 
          Corporation; and relating to the Alaska Housing                                           
          Finance Corporation."                                                                     
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce,                                     
Health, Education and Social Services and Finance Committees.                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 131                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 131 BY SENATOR LINCOLN, entitled:                                                   
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to public school construction                                            
          funding; and providing for an effective date."                                            
                                                                                                    

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was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services and Finance Committees.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 132                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 132 BY SENATOR LINCOLN, entitled:                                                   
                                                                                                    
          "An Act removing the Old Minto townsite from the                                          
          Minto Flats State Game Refuge; and authorizing the                                        
          Department of Natural Resources to convey certain                                         
          land at the historic Old Minto site to the Minto                                          
          Village Council."                                                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Community and Regional                                  
Affairs and Resources Committees.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 133                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 133 BY SENATORS ELLIS, Davis, Lincoln,                                              
French, Guess, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to a state veterans' home; directing                                     
          the Department of Administration to apply for federal                                     
          grants available for construction of a state veterans'                                    
          home; and providing for an effective date."                                               
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Community and Regional                                  
Affairs, State Affairs and Finance Committees.                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 134                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 134 BY SENATORS ELLIS, Davis, Lincoln,                                              
Guess, French, entitled:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
          "An Act appropriating money for the construction of                                       
          a state veterans' home; and providing for an effective                                    
          date."                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Community and Regional                                  
Affairs, State Affairs and Finance Committees.                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 135                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 135 BY SENATORS ELLIS, Elton, Davis,                                                
Lincoln, French, Guess, entitled:                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                  "An Act designating November 11 as Alaska                                        
          Veterans Appreciation Day."                                                               
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                
                                                                                                    
SB 136                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 136 BY THE SENATE COMMUNITY AND                                                     
REGIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                               
                                                                                                    
                 "An Act increasing an optional exclusion or                                       
              exemption from municipal taxation for residential                                    
          property."                                                                                
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Community and Regional                                  
Affairs and Finance Committees.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 74                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 74(RES) "An Act extending the renewal                                        
period for oil discharge prevention and contingency plans; and                                      
providing for an effective date" was read the third time.                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill be                                  
returned to second reading for the purpose of a specific amendment,                                 
that being Amendment No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned                                
to second reading.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senators Lincoln, Ogan offered Amendment No. 1:                                                     
                                                                                                    
Page 1, following line 3:                                                                           
 Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                 
  "*Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is                                       
amended by adding a new section to read:                                                            
                                                                                                    
 LEGISLATIVE FINDING. The legislature finds that                                                    
focusing on the actual testing of oil spill prevention and                                          
response preparedness through in-the-field inspections, drills,                                     
and exercises is our most effective means of ensuring spill                                         
prevention and response readiness and protection of the                                             
environment."                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption                                  
of Amendment No. 1. Without objection, Amendment No. 1 was                                          
adopted.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 74(RES) am was automatically in third                                        
reading.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 74(RES) am                                        
"An Act extending the renewal period for oil discharge prevention and                               
contingency plans; and providing for an effective date" pass the                                    
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                              
                                                                                                    
CSSB 74(RES) am                                                                                     
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  4   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, Green, Guess, Hoffman,                                  
Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault,                                     
Wagoner                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Bunde, French, Seekins, Wilken                                                            
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 74(RES) am passed the Senate.                                        
                                                                                                    

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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.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                             Unfinished Business                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                     
from a call of the Senate on March 13. Without objection, Senator                                   
Lincoln was excused.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                     
from a call of the Senate on March 19 and 20. Without objection,                                    
Senator Hoffman was excused.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Engrossment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 74                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 74(RES) am "An Act extending the                                             
renewal period for oil discharge prevention and contingency plans;                                  
and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the                                   
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                            
consideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Adjournment                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate stand in adjournment until 11:00 a.m., March 12, 2003.                                       
Without objection, the Senate adjourned at 11:41 a.m.                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                Kirsten Waid                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                 March 2003                         

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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 10        Monday                      Fahrenkamp 203              1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 12        Wednesday                   Fahrenkamp 203              1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 14        Friday                      Fahrenkamp 203              1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
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                                   FINANCE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 10        Monday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                      
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Mar 11        Tuesday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                      
 SB  71 TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS                                                         
= SB  25 AHFC LOANS TO EDUCATORS                                                                    
= HB 101 APPROP: GRANT TO ARCTIC POWER FOR ANWR                                                     
 HB 100 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS: FAST TRACK                                                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                             FINANCE (continued)                                                 
                                                                                                    
Mar 12        Wednesday                Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                      
              AK Travel Industry Assoc. Presentation                                                
= HB 101 APPROP: GRANT TO ARCTIC POWER FOR ANWR                                                     
= HB 100 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS: FAST TRACK                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 13        Thursday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                      
 SB  79 EXTEND ALASKA MINERALS COMMISSION                                                           
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 14        Friday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                      
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 10        Monday                         Butrovich 205            1:30 PM                     
+ HCR  8 INHALANTS AND POISONS AWARENESS WEEK                                                       
+ SB 124 ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE GRANTS                                                           
+ SB 123 ELIMINATE REVIEW OF ADOPTION SUBSIDIES                                                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
+= SB  55 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS                                                             
+= SB   8 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS                                                             
                                                                                                    
Mar 12        Wednesday                      Butrovich 205            1:30 PM                     
+             Overview: Reorganization and Improvements                                             
              Dept of Health and Social Services                                                    
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
+= SB  41 MEDICAID COSTS AND CRIMES                                                                 
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                                  JUDICIARY                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 10        Monday                               Beltz 211          1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                            JUDICIARY (continued)                                                
                                                                                                    
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 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                                                                 
+ SB 102 CHARITABLE GAMING REVENUE                                                                  
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
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                                  RESOURCES                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 10        Monday                         Butrovich 205            3:30 PM                     
+             EO 107: Transferring Fish Habitat                                                     
              Functions from DFG to DNR                                                             
+             EO 106: Transferring AK Coastal Policy                                                
              Council and Office of Coastal Mgmt to DNR                                             
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                            RESOURCES (continued)                                                
                                                                                                    
Mar 11        Tuesday                        Butrovich 205            2:30 PM                     
              Subcommittee Meeting                                                                  
= HB  69 REGULATION OF SHALLOW NATURAL GAS                                                          
                                                                                                    
Mar 12        Wednesday                      Butrovich 205            3:30 PM                     
+ SB 116 EMISSION CONTROL PERMIT PROGRAM                                                            
+ SB  44 OIL SPILL RESPONSE COST RECOVERY                                                           
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 14        Friday                         Butrovich 205            3:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 11        Tuesday                              Beltz 211          3:30 PM                     
+ SJR  7 VANCOUVER'S BID FOR 2010 WINTER GAMES                                                      
+ SJR  9 SUPPORTING MEMBERS OF MILITARY                                                             
+= SB  65 CORRECTIONAL FACILITY EXPANSION                                                           
+ SB  99 CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 13        Thursday                             Beltz 211          3:30 PM                     
 SB  83 SVEN HAAKANSON AIRPORT AT OLD HARBOR                                                        
+= SB  65 CORRECTIONAL FACILITY EXPANSION                                                           
+= SB  99 CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES                                                                   
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                                TRANSPORTATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
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>                                                   
+             1:30 - 2:00: Joint w/(H) Transportation                                               
              Port of Bellingham 2:00 - 3:00:                                                       
 HCR  2 EXTEND ALASKA RAILROAD TO FT. GREELY                                                        
 SB 103 MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES                                                             
 SB 106 FEE FOR STUDDED TIRES                                                                       
 SB 112 INCREASE MOTOR FUEL TAX                                                                     

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                          TRANSPORTATION (continued)                                             
                                                                                                    
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                                                
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                      COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 11        Tuesday                     Terry Miller 104          11:00 AM                      
              -- Rescheduled to 3/14/03 --                                                          
              Initial Budget Discussions                                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 14        Friday                      Terry Miller 104           8:00 AM                      
              -- Rescheduled from 3/11/03 --                                                        
              Initial Budget Discussions                                                            
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                        EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 10        Monday                   Senate Finance 532           12:00 PM                      
              -- Rescheduled to 3/11/03 --                                                          
              Initial Departmental Budget Overview                                                  
                                                                                                    

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                      FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES (continued)                                          
                                                                                                    
                  EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT (continued)                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 11        Tuesday                  Senate Finance 532             5:00 PM                     
              -- Rescheduled from 3/10/03 --                                                        
              Initial Departmental Budget Overview                                                  
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                                 FISH & GAME                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 13        Thursday                 Senate Finance 532             3:30 PM                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 25        Tuesday                  Senate Finance 532             3:30 PM                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                 Senate Finance 532             3:30 PM                     
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                                     LAW                                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 18        Tuesday                     Fahrenkamp 203              4:00 PM                     
              Dept of Law Budget Overview                                                           
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                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 18        Tuesday                  Senate Finance 532             4:00 PM                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 01        Tuesday                     Fahrenkamp 203              4:00 PM                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 08        Tuesday                     Fahrenkamp 203              4:00 PM                     
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                      TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 12        Wednesday                   Terry Miller 104           8:00 AM                      
              Dept of Transportation/Public Facilities                                              
              FY04 Operating Budget Overview                                                        
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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                     
              -- Teleconference <Listen Only> --                                                    
              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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                             LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                 
                                                                                                    
Mar 12        Wednesday                Senate Finance 532           12:00 PM                      
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                JOINT SESSION                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 31        Monday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                      
              Address by U.S. Senator Ted Stevens