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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                  TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                      
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                   Wednesday                   March 12, 2003                       
                                                                                                    
                               Fifty-first Day                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 11:12 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed 19 members present. Senator Lincoln was excused                                     
from a call of the Senate.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, visiting Buddhist monk Pema                                 
Thinley of Bhutan. Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous                                        
consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                            
                                                                                                    
          I am praying these words from the bottom of my                                            
          heart for the triple gems: Buddha, Dharma, and                                            
          Sangha. The same sky is everywhere and embraces                                           
          all living things. All living beings are my mother and                                    
          my father. Please take them to be with you, Buddha.                                       
                                                                                                    
          May the world have peace and our leaders have                                             
          compassion and wisdom to protect all living things.                                       
          May there be peace and comfort and compassion for                                         
          the future generations.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Dyson led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journals for the forty-ninth and fiftieth legislative days be approved as                           
certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                           Messages from the House                                               
                                                                                                    
Message dated March 10 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                  First Reading and Reference of House Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 51                                                                                             
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 51(HES) BY THE HOUSE HEALTH,                                                  
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                  
                                                                                                    
          "An Act requiring pharmacists to include generic                                          
          drug information on containers in which brand-name                                        
          prescription drug orders are dispensed."                                                  
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services and Labor and Commerce Committees.                                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 112                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 112(FIN) BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                                 
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to the authority of the Alaska                                           
          Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue                                      
          bonds and to a municipal tax exemption for certain                                        
          assets and projects of the Alaska Industrial                                              
          Development and Export Authority; and providing                                           
          for an effective date."                                                                   
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Communications                                                   
                                                                                                    
Disclosure letters received in accordance with AS 24.60 will be                                     
published in Senate Journal Supplement No. 2 and House and Senate                                   
Joint Journal Supplement No. 6.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 71                                                                                             
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 71 "An Act                                         
relating to funding for transportation enhancement projects" and                                    
recommended the adoption of the Transportation Committee                                            
Substitute offered on page 295. Signing do pass: Senator Wilken,                                    
Cochair; Senator Ben Stevens. Signing no recommendation: Senator                                    
Green, Cochair; Senators Taylor, Hoffman, Olson, Bunde.                                             
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Transportation and Public                                   
 Facilities                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
SB 106                                                                                            
The Transportation Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 106                                         
"An Act relating to a fee on studded tires; and providing for an                                    
effective date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                 
                                                                                                    
                   CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 106(TRA) "An Act                                         
               relating to studded tires; and providing for an                                     
          effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Cowdery, Chair; Senator Wagoner. Signing                                   
no recommendation: Senator Olson.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                           
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee                                                      
                                                                                                    
SB 119                                                                                            
Forthcoming fiscal information (page 407) for SENATE BILL NO.                                       
119 "An Act eliminating the Alaska Public Offices Commission;                                       
transferring campaign, public official, and lobbying financial                                      
disclosure record-keeping duties to the division of elections; relating                             
to  reports,  summaries,  and  documents   regarding  campaign,  public                             
                                                                                                    

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official, and lobbying financial disclosure; providing for enforcement                              
by the Department of Law; making conforming statutory amendments;                                   
and providing for an effective date" published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Office of the Governor                                                    
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Administration                                                    
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Administration                                                    
                                                                                                    
SB 123                                                                                            
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered                                      
SENATE BILL NO. 123 "An Act relating to adoptions that include a                                    
subsidy payment by the state; eliminating annual review of the subsidy                              
paid by the state after adoption of a hard-to-place child has occurred;                             
and providing for an effective date." Signing do pass: Senator Dyson,                               
Chair; Senator Green. Signing no recommendation: Senators Guess,                                    
Davis.                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Health and Social Services                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 124                                                                                            
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered                                      
SENATE BILL NO. 124 "An Act relating to grants for alcoholism and                                   
drug abuse programs; and providing for an effective date." Signing do                               
pass: Senator Dyson, Chair; Senator Green. Signing no                                               
recommendation: Senator Guess. Signing amend: Senator Davis.                                        
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Health and Social Services                                        
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Health and Social Services                                        
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Health and Social Services                                        
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Health and Social Services                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 100                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                              
100(FIN) "An Act making supplemental and other appropriations;                                      
amending appropriations; making appropriations to capitalize funds;                                 
and providing for an effective date" and recommended it be replaced                                 
with                                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
          100(FIN)                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senators Green, Wilken, Cochairs; Senators                                         
Hoffman, Olson, Bunde, Ben Stevens. Signing no recommendation:                                      
Senator Taylor.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The bill is on today's calendar                                                                     
                                                                                                    
SJR 7                                                                                             
The State Affairs 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 do pass: Senator Gary Stevens,                                     
Chair; Senators Hoffman, Cowdery, Dyson, Guess.                                                     
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Legislative Agency                                                        
                                                                                                    
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                 
                                                                                                    
SJR 9                                                                                             
The State Affairs Committee considered SENATE JOINT                                                 
RESOLUTION NO. 9 Expressing confidence in and support for all                                       
members of the military, their families, and employers of members of                                
the National Guard, and recommended it be replaced with                                             
                                                                                                    
                      CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                           
          9(STA)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Gary Stevens, Chair; Senators Hoffman,                                     
Cowdery, Dyson, Guess.                                                                              
                                                                                                    

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Senate State Affairs Committee                                            
                                                                                                    
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                 
                                                                                                    
HCR 2                                                                                             
The Transportation Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                                
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2(MLV) am Relating to the                                                 
extension of the Alaska Railroad to Fort Greely to serve the anti-                                  
ballistic missile launch facility, and recommended the adoption of the                              
Community and Regional Affairs Senate Committee Substitute offered                                  
on page 382. Signing do pass: Senator Cowdery, Chair; Senators                                      
Olson, Wagoner.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
 Development                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                 
                                                                                                    
HCR 8                                                                                             
The Health, Education and Social Services Committee considered                                      
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8 Requesting the                                                    
Governor to declare March 16 - 22, 2003, to be Inhalants and Poisons                                
Awareness Week. Signing do pass: Senator Dyson, Chair; Senators                                     
Guess, Green, Davis.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, House Health, Education and Social                                        
 Services Committee                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
The resolution was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 137                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 137 BY SENATOR GARY STEVENS, entitled:                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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          "An Act imposing a tax on employment; and                                                 
          providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                               
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
SB 138                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 138 BY SENATOR DYSON, entitled:                                                     
                                                                                                    
          "An Act annulling a regulation relating to use of                                         
          collaborative practice authority by a pharmacist                                          
          under written protocols approved by persons licensed                                      
          to prescribe drugs; prohibiting the Board of                                              
          Pharmacy from adopting a similar regulation in the                                        
          future; and providing for an effective date."                                             
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Labor and Commerce and                                  
Judiciary Committees.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
SB 139                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 139 BY SENATOR DYSON, entitled:                                                     
                                                                                                    
          "An Act repealing the termination date of the Alaska                                      
          salmon price report program; and providing for an                                         
          effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Resources and Finance                                   
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
SB 140                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 140 BY SENATOR DYSON, entitled:                                                     
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to directional signs to places of                                        
          public assembly."                                                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Transportation and Finance                              
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 141                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 141 was not introduced.                                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 142                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 142 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                   
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                               
                                                                                                    
          "An Act designating the Department of Natural                                             
          Resources as lead agency for resource development                                         
          projects; making conforming amendments; and                                               
          providing for an effective date."                                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Natural Resources                                                 
                                                                                                    
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 11:                                                       
                                                                                                    
Dear President Therriault:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am                          
transmitting a bill designating the Department of Natural Resources                                 
(DNR) as the lead state agency in the permitting of resource                                        
development projects in this state.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
The purpose of this bill is to facilitate and expedite resource                                     
development in Alaska. In recent years, the laws governing resource                                 
development have proliferated, and there are now more agencies than                                 
ever with permitting authority over large projects. Resource                                        
development should not be held up by the sheer complexity of                                        
government. This bill is intended to alleviate that problem.                                        
                                                                                                    
This bill would authorize the DNR to lead and coordinate the                                        
permitting activities of all agencies with jurisdiction over the project                            
and would repeal existing statutes in AS 46.35 regarding permit                                     
coordination. The result of the DNR's efforts as lead agency will be                                
better communication, more efficient permitting, consolidated public                                
process, and stable funding for the state's permitting process.                                     
                                                                                                    

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The repeal of the AS 46.35 provisions necessitates the relocation of                                
unrelated language, specific to Department of Environmental                                         
Conservation permit decisions, to more appropriate locations in AS                                  
46.03 and AS 46.04, as set out in secs. 2 and 3 of the bill.                                        
                                                                                                    
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                            
                                                                                                    
Sincerely,                                                                                          
/s/                                                                                                 
Frank H. Murkowski                                                                                  
Governor                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 143                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 143 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                   
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                               
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to the Alaska coastal management                                         
          program and to policies and procedures for                                                
          consistency reviews and the rendering of consistency                                      
          determinations under that program; relating to the                                        
          functions of coastal resource service areas; creating                                     
          an Alaska Coastal Program Evaluation Council;                                             
          eliminating the Alaska Coastal Policy Council;                                            
          annulling certain regulations relating to the Alaska                                      
          coastal management program; relating to actions                                           
          based on private nuisance; relating to zoning within a                                    
          third class borough covered by the Alaska coastal                                         
          management program; and providing for effective                                           
          dates."                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Resources Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Fish and Game                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department  of  Environmental                                             
 Conservation                                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 3, Department of Natural Resources                                                 
                                                                                                    
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 11:                                                       
                                                                                                    

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Dear President Therriault:                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am                          
transmitting a bill to reform and streamline the Alaska Coastal                                     
Management Program (ACMP). This legislation is premised upon the                                    
statutory changes contained in Executive Order 106, which I presented                               
to you on February 12, 2003. Executive Order 106 would transfer                                     
responsibility for the ACMP program from the division of                                            
governmental coordination in the office of management and budget to                                 
the Department of Natural Resources.                                                                
                                                                                                    
The Alaska Coastal Management Program was first enacted in 1977 in                                  
order to participate in the federal Coastal Zone Management Act of                                  
1972. The federal program is voluntary, and encourages states to adopt                              
coastal programs by providing federal funds and the opportunity for                                 
federal consistency review. Federal consistency review enables the                                  
state to apply its authorities to projects located on federal land and the                          
federal outer continental shelf where otherwise it would be preempted                               
by federal law.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The goal of this legislation is to create a new coastal management                                  
program that retains the benefits of the federal act but eliminates the                             
duplication and complexity built into the present ACMP. This bill                                   
would achieve this goal by choosing the simplest of the three                                       
management techniques allowed by the federal act. The bill provides                                 
certainty and predictability to the ACMP process by clarifying the                                  
standards and responsibilities for program implementation.                                          
                                                                                                    
The central streamlining concept of the bill is the reliance on existing                            
state statutes and regulations as the enforceable policies of the ACMP.                             
The current duplicative consistency review process in AS 46.40.096                                  
and 6 AAC 50 is eliminated by simply relying on the issuance of                                     
current state permits by the resource agencies as the means of                                      
determining whether an activity is consistent with the ACMP.                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill would eliminate district coastal management enforceable                                    
policies but retains a local role in three ways. First, AS 29                                       
municipalities would retain their existing land use authorities to                                  
regulate private activity within their jurisdiction. Second, the bill                               
authorizes the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), as the                                        

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implementing agency, to adopt local ordinances as enforceable                                       
policies to be applied in consistency reviews of federal projects and                               
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) development. The DNR would consult                                    
with the local government when interpreting and applying the local                                  
ordinance as part of a consistency review. Third, the bill would                                    
specifically adopt certain existing coastal district policies for federal                           
OCS development as state enforceable policies.                                                      
                                                                                                    
Coastal resource service areas in the unorganized borough would no                                  
longer exist. However, municipalities within the unorganized borough                                
could participate in both the funding and regulatory aspects of the                                 
program. Because the bill would affect the way coastal communities                                  
participate in the program, I have consulted with communities across                                
the state and incorporated their suggestions into the legislation.                                  
                                                                                                    
The bill would also eliminate the Coastal Policy Council, but would                                 
create a Coastal Program Evaluation Council to submit a report to the                               
Governor on the implementation of these reforms. The council would                                  
sunset July 1, 2005.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                            
                                                                                                    
Sincerely,                                                                                          
/s/                                                                                                 
Frank H. Murkowski                                                                                  
Governor                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 77                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 77 "An Act naming the William Ransom Wood                                           
Centennial Bridge in Fairbanks" was read the second time.                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Senator Ellis objected, then withdrew his objection. There                                 
being no further objections, it was so ordered.                                                     

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SENATE BILL NO. 77 was read the third time.                                                         
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 77 "An Act naming                                        
the William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge in Fairbanks" pass the                                    
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                              
                                                                                                    
SB 77                                                                                               
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor,                                 
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Lincoln                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE BILL NO. 77 passed the Senate and was referred to                                    
the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 100                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 100(FIN) "An Act making supplemental                                          
and other appropriations; amending appropriations; making                                           
appropriations to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date"                            
was read the second time.                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Green, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                   
adoption of the Senate Finance Committee Substitute offered on page                                 
469. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL                                             
NO. 100(FIN) was adopted.                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senators Taylor, Green, Elton offered Amendment No. 1:                                              
                                                                                                    
Page 7, following line 4:                                                                           
 Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                   
 "(c)  The sum of $553,000 is appropriated from federal receipts to                                 
the Department of Natural Resources for a United States Department                                  
of the Interior coastal wetlands grant to be passed through to the City                             
and Borough of Juneau to go toward the purchase of a Herbert River                                  
parcel."                                                                                            

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Page 14, line 15, following "2(a),":                                                                
 Insert  "13(c),"                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                   
Taylor objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no further                                
objections, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Guess offered Amendment No. 2:                                                              
                                                                                                    
Page 4, line 11:                                                                                    
 Delete: "2,000,000"                                                                                
 Insert:  "2,833,300"                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Page 5, line 19 through line 23:                                                                    
 Delete all text                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 7, line 5 after "PUBLIC SAFETY", through line 7:                                               
 Delete all text                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 9, lines 1 through 18:                                                                         
 Delete all text                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Renumber accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Guess moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator                                    
Green objected.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Dyson moved and asked unanimous consent to be allowed to                                    
abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest. Objections were                              
heard and Senator Dyson was required to vote.                                                       
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SCS CSHB 100(FIN) am S                                                                              
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 2                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Olson                                           
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Lincoln                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis objected.                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the bill be advanced to third reading?" The                              
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
SCS CSHB 100(FIN) am S                                                                              
Advance from Second to Third Reading?                                                               
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Olson                                           
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Lincoln                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, the bill failed to advance to third reading.                                                
                                                                                                    
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 100(FIN) am S will                                              
be on the March 13 calendar.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                     Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                        
                                                                                                    
SCR 4                                                                                             
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4 Relating to                                                      
Avalanche Awareness Month, was read the second time.                                                
                                                                                                    
Senator Gary Stevens, Chair, moved and asked unanimous consent for                                  
the adoption of the State Affairs Committee Substitute offered on page                              
448. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                    
RESOLUTION NO. 4(STA) was adopted.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senators Hoffman, Davis, Gary Stevens moved and asked unanimous                                     
consent to be shown as cosponsors on the resolution. Without                                        
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                 
RESOLUTION NO. 4(STA) Relating to Avalanche Awareness                                               
Month, pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                              
                                                                                                    
CSSCR 4(STA)                                                                                        
Second Reading - Final Passage                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green,                                   
Guess, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor,                                 
Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Lincoln                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.                                                     
4(STA) passed the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for                                      
engrossment.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                             Unfinished Business                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Olson moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                       
from a call of the Senate on March 14. Without objection, Senator                                   
Olson was excused.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                 Engrossment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 77                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 77 "An Act naming the William Ransom Wood                                           
Centennial Bridge in Fairbanks" was engrossed, signed by the                                        
President and Secretary and transmitted to the House for                                            
consideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
SCR 4                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4(STA)                                                      
Relating to Avalanche Awareness Month, 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 13, 2003.                                       
Without objection, the Senate adjourned at 12:18 p.m.                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                Kirsten Waid                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
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 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                                                      
= SB  25 AHFC LOANS TO EDUCATORS                                                                    
                                                                                                    
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 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 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 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 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 13        Thursday                              Beltz 211        12:30 PM                     
              Subcommittee Meeting                                                                  
= HB  69 REGULATION OF SHALLOW NATURAL GAS                                                          
                                                                                                    
Mar 14        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                    
                                                                                                    
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 13        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           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                                                  
              <Above Bill Hearing Postponed>                                                        
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 20        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
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 14        Friday                       Terry Miller 104           8:00 AM                     
              -- Rescheduled from 3/11/03 --                                                        
              Initial Budget Discussions                                                            
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                      FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES (continued)                                          
                                                                                                    
                                 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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                               JOINT COMMITTEES                                                  
                                                                                                    
                          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           12:30 PM                     
              -- Time Change --                                                                     
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                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                 FISH CAUCUS                                                     
                                                                                                    
Mar 12        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205          12:00 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
              Panel Discussion:                                                                     
              Restructuring the Salmon Industry -                                                   
              Fishery Management Models                                                             
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                                JOINT SESSION                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 31        Monday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                      
              Address by U.S. Senator Ted Stevens