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                                SENATE JOURNAL                                                   
                                                                                                    
                           ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                              
                                                                                                    
                  TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                      
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                     Monday                    March 31, 2003                       
                                                                                                    
                                Seventieth Day                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 10:51 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed eighteen members present. Senators Dyson, Olson                                     
were excused from a call of the Senate.                                                             
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Senator Taylor. Senator                                     
Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the prayer be                                        
spread. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                       
                                                                                                    
          Lord, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I                                        
          cannot change, the courage to change the things I can                                     
          and the wisdom, yes Lord, the wisdom to know the                                          
  difference.                                                          Amen.                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Seekins led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Certification                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journals for the sixty-seventh through sixty-ninth legislative days be                              
approved as certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so                                
ordered.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent that the Senate                                   
move down the calendar to Unfinished Business. Without objection,                                   
the Senate proceeded to:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                             Unfinished Business                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent to be excused                                     
from a call of the Senate from March 31, noon and on April 2. Without                               
objection, Senator Hoffman was excused.                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                    Recess                                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate stand in recess to the Joint Session. Without objection, the                                 
Senate recessed at 10:54 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 After Recess                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Joint Session in the House                                             
                                                                                                    
Speaker Kott called the House to order and in accordance with                                       
Uniform Rule 51 turned the gavel over to President Therriault, who                                  
called the Joint Session to order at 11:01 a.m.                                                     
                                                                                                    
The purpose of the Joint Session was to hear an address by the                                      
Honorable Ted Stevens.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the roll                                 
call of the Senate be waived and all members be shown as present.                                   
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
Representative Coghill moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                   
roll call of the House be waived and all members be shown as present.                               
Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                    
President Therriault introduced the Honorable Frank Murkowski,                                      
Governor, and Jim Clark, his Chief of Staff.                                                        
                                                                                                    
President Therriault appointed Senators Ben Stevens and Gary Stevens                                
to escort Senator Ted Stevens to the Joint Session.                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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The Senate Sergeant at Arms, Jamiann Stevens, announced U.S.                                        
Senator Ted Stevens' entrance to the House Chamber.                                                 
                                                                                                    
The Honorable Ted Stevens was escorted to the rostrum and                                           
introduced by President Therriault.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
The Senator requested a moment of silence to honor the sacrifices of                                
the men and women of our armed forces.                                                              
                                                                                                    
Senator Ted Stevens delivered his address. This address appears in                                  
Senate and House Joint Journal Supplement No. 7.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Following his address, there was a question and answer period. The                                  
Honorable Ted Stevens received a standing ovation and was escorted                                  
from the chamber by Senators Gary Stevens and Ben Stevens.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Joint Session stand in adjournment. Without objection, President                                    
Therriault adjourned the Joint Session at 12:07 p.m.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 After Recess                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                In the Senate                                                    
                                                                                                    
The Senate reconvened at 12:15 p.m.                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Messages from the Governor                                             
                                                                                                    
Letter dated and received March 28 was read, stating in accordance                                  
with AS 39.05.080, I submit the following names for legislative                                     
confirmation of appointment to the positions noted:                                                 
                                                                                                    
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees                                          
 Nelson Page - Anchorage                                                                            
 Appointed: 03/03/1995  Reappointed: 06/02/1998  Reappointed:                                       
 03/25/2003  Term Expires: 03/01/2008                                                               
                                                                                                    
The appointment was referred to the Health, Education and Social                                    
Services Committee.                                                                                 

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Board of Dental Examiners                                                                       
 Dr. Kevin L. Gottlieb - Anchorage                                                                  
 Appointed: 03/25/20003  Term Expires: 03/01/2006                                                   
                                                                                                    
The appointment was referred to the Health, Education and Social                                    
Services Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                                  
 Richard Burton - Ketchikan                                                                         
 Appointed: 03/25/2003  Term Expires: 03/01/2007                                                    
                                                                                                    
The appointment was referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                            
                                                                                                    
Board of Nursing                                                                                
 Rosalie A. Acoba - Kodiak                                                                          
 Appointed: 03/25/2003  Term Expires: 03/01/2007                                                    
                                                                                                    
 Catherine A. Giessel - Anchorage                                                                   
 Appointed: 03/25/2003  Term Expires: 03/01/2006                                                    
                                                                                                    
 Sally Harvey - Noorvik                                                                             
 Appointed: 03/25/2003  Term Expires: 03/01/2006                                                    
                                                                                                    
 James E. Jurrens - Juneau                                                                          
 Appointed: 03/25/2003  Term Expires: 03/01/2004                                                    
                                                                                                    
 Cathleen Ringstad Winfree - Fairbanks                                                              
 Appointed: 03/25/2003  Term Expires: 03/01/2007                                                    
                                                                                                    
The appointments were referred to the Health, Education and Social                                  
Services Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Board of Pharmacy                                                                               
 Michael Pauley - Eagle River                                                                       
 Appointed: 03/25/2003  Term Expires: 03/01/2004                                                    
                                                                                                    
The appointment was referred to the Health, Education and Social                                    
Services Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Professional Teaching Practices Commission                                                      
 Mark Doner - Palmer                                                                                
 Appointed: 03/25/2003  Term Expires: 03/01/2006                                                    
                                                                                                    
 Thomas Lamal - Fairbanks                                                                           
 Appointed: 03/2520/03  Term Expires: 03/01/2006                                                    
                                                                                                    
The appointments were referred to the Health, Education and Social                                  
Services Committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Alaska Workers Compensation Board                                                               
 John Abshire - Wasilla                                                                             
 Appointed: 07/23/1997  Reappointed: 08/28/2000  Reappointed:                                       
 03/25/2003  Term Expires: 03/01/2006                                                               
                                                                                                    
 Richard Behrends - Juneau                                                                          
 Appointed: 11/21/2000  Reappointed: 03/25/2003  Term Expires:                                      
 03/01/2006                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
 Andrew Piekarski - Eagle River                                                                     
 Appointed: 03/07/1999  Reappointed: 08/28/2000  Reappointed:                                       
     03/25/2003 Term Expires: 03/01/2006                                                            
                                                                                                    
 Marc Stemp - Bethel                                                                                
 Appointed: 03/2520/03  Term Expires: 03/01/2006                                                    
                                                                                                    
The appointments were referred to the Labor and Commerce                                            
Committee.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
The resumes for these appointments have been submitted to the                                       
Offices of the Senate Secretary and the Chief Clerk.                                                
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Messages from the House                                               
                                                                                                    
SJR 9                                                                                             
Message dated March 28 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
returned:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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          CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.                                                        
          9(STA) Expressing confidence in and support for all                                       
          members of the military, their families, and                                              
          employers of members of the National Guard.                                               
                                                                                                    
The resolution was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                        
                                                                                                    
SB 54                                                                                             
Message dated March 28 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
returned:                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
          SENATE BILL NO. 54 "An Act exempting flight                                               
          crew members of certain air carriers from overtime                                        
          pay requirements."                                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                              
                                                                                                    
Message dated March 28 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        First Reading and Reference of                                           
                                 House Bills                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 59                                                                                             
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 59(FIN) am BY THE HOUSE FINANCE                                               
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to the evaluation and cleanup of                                         
          sites where certain controlled substances may have                                        
          been manufactured or stored; and providing for an                                         
          effective date."                                                                          
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary and Finance                                   
Committees.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                               Concur Messages                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 78                                                                                             
Message dated March 28 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
returned for consideration SENATE BILL NO. 78 "An Act relating to                                   
an optional group of persons eligible for medical assistance who                                    
require treatment for breast and cervical cancer; relating to cost                                  
sharing by those recipients under the medical assistance program; and                               
providing for an effective date" with the following amendment:                                      
                                                                                                    
                           SENATE BILL NO. 78 am H                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved that the Senate concur in the House                                       
amendment.                                                                                          
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the Senate concur in the House                                           
amendment?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 78 am H                                                                                          
Shall the Senate Concur in the House                                                                
Amendment to SB 78?  Effective Date                                                                 
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Lincoln, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault,                                   
Wagoner, Wilken                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Dyson, Hoffman, Olson                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, the Senate concurred in the House amendment, thus adopting                                  
SENATE BILL NO. 78 am H "An Act relating to an optional group of                                    
persons eligible for medical assistance who require treatment for                                   
breast and cervical cancer; relating to cost sharing by those recipients                            
under the medical assistance program; and providing for an effective                                
date."                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
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.                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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The Secretary was requested to notify the House.                                                    
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment.                                              
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                Communications                                                   
                                                                                                    
The following Budget and Audit Reports were received from Pat                                       
Davidson, Legislative Auditor, in accordance with AS 24.20.311 and                                  
are on file in the Office of the Secretary of the Senate:                                           
                                                                                                    
Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medical                                       
Assistance, Internal Control Over Medicaid Payments, January 31,                                    
2003                                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Department of Revenue, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Sunset                                      
Review, November 29, 2002                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Disclosure letters received in accordance with AS 24.60 will be                                     
published in Senate Journal Supplement No. 3 and House and Senate                                   
Joint Journal Supplement No. 8.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                          Standing Committee Reports                                             
                                                                                                    
SB 31                                                                                             
The Transportation Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 31                                          
"An Act relating to a railroad utility corridor for extension of the                                
Alaska Railroad to Canada and to extension of the Alaska Railroad to                                
connect with the North American railroad system" and recommended                                    
it be replaced with                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 31(TRA) "An Act                                                    
          relating to a transportation corridor for extension of                                    
          the Alaska Railroad to Canada and to extension of the                                     
          Alaska Railroad to connect with the North American                                        
          railroad system."                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Cowdery, Chair; Senator Therriault. Signing                                
no recommendation: Senators Olson, Wagoner. Signing amend:                                          
Senator Lincoln.                                                                                    

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Resources Committee.                                                   
                                                                                                    
SB 82                                                                                             
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.                                         
82 "An Act relating to the state alcoholic beverage tax for certain wine                            
and other beverages" and recommended it be replaced with                                            
                                                                                                    
          CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 82(L&C)                                                            
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senators Davis, Gary Stevens.                                
Signing no recommendation: Senators French, Seekins.                                                
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                           
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 123                                                                                            
The Finance 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: Senators Wilken, Green, Cochairs;                                 
Senators Taylor, Hoffman, Bunde, Ben Stevens.                                                       
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Health and Social Services                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 9                                                                                              
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE                                            
BILL NO. 9(FIN) am "An Act relating to the registration of                                          
individuals who perform home inspections; relating to regulation of                                 
contractors; relating to registration fees for specialty contractors, home                          
inspectors, and associate home inspectors; relating to home inspection                              

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requirements for residential loans purchased or approved by the                                     
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; relating to civil actions by and                                
against home inspectors and to civil actions arising from residential                               
unit inspections; repealing a law that limits liability for damages based                           
on a duty to inspect a residential unit to damages caused by gross                                  
negligence or intentional misconduct; and providing for an effective                                
date" and recommended it be replaced with                                                           
                                                                                                    
                     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                           
          9(L&C)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senator Seekins. Signing no                                  
recommendation: Senators Davis, French, Gary Stevens.                                               
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Revenue                                                     
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Law                                                         
 Fiscal Note No. 3, zero, Department of Labor and Workforce                                         
  Development                                                                                       
 Fiscal Note No. 4, Department of Community and Economic                                            
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
HB 12                                                                                             
The Finance Committee considered CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                              
12(JUD) am "An Act relating to the crime of harassment committed                                    
by use of electronic communication" and recommended the adoption                                    
of the House Judiciary Letter of Intent (House Journal, page 181).                                  
Signing do pass: Senators Wilken, Green, Cochairs; Senators                                         
Hoffman, Bunde, Ben Stevens, Taylor.                                                                
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Law                                                         
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero, Department of Public Safety                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 3, indeterminate, Department of Administration                                     
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 71                                                                                             
The Finance Committee considered HOUSE BILL NO. 71 "An Act                                          
extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry                               
Midwives" and recommended it be replaced with                                                       
                                                                                                    
          SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 71(FIN) "An                                                  
          Act extending the termination date of the Board of                                        
          Certified Direct-Entry Midwives; and relating to the                                      
          regulation of certified direct-entry midwives."                                           
          Title change authorized by SCR 7 (forthcoming)                                            
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senators Green, Wilken, Cochairs; Senators                                         
Hoffman, Bunde, Ben Stevens, Taylor.                                                                
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Community and Economic                                            
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 163                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 163 BY SENATOR SEEKINS, entitled:                                                   
                                                                                                    
          "An Act relating to trusts, including trust protectors,                                   
          trustee advisors, transfers of property in trust, and                                     
          transfers of trust interests, and to creditors' claims                                    
          against property subject to a power of appointment."                                      
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Consideration of the Calendar                                            
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of Senate Bills                                           
                                                                                                    
SB 25                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 25 "An Act relating to the teachers' housing loan                                   
program in the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing                                    
for an effective date" was read the second time.                                                    

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Senator Wilken, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                  
adoption of the Finance Committee Substitute offered on page 489.                                   
Senator Ellis objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no                                 
further objections, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 25(FIN) "An Act                                          
relating to the acquisition of teachers' housing by regional educational                            
attendance areas and to teachers' housing loan programs in the Alaska                               
Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an effective date"                                   
was adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                      
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 25(FIN) was read the third time.                                             
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent to be shown as a                                  
cosponsor on the bill. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                        
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 25(FIN) "An                                       
Act relating to the acquisition of teachers' housing by regional                                    
educational attendance areas and to teachers' housing loan programs in                              
the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and providing for an                                        
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                             
result:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
CSSB 25(FIN)                                                                                        
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Dates                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Lincoln,                                 
Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner,                                   
Wilken                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Green                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Dyson, Hoffman, Olson                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 25(FIN) 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 clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                 
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Second Reading of House Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
HB 139                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 139(RES) "An Act approving an interim                                         
classification by the commissioner of natural resources closing certain                             
land within the Glacier Creek and Winner Creek drainages to new                                     
mineral entry; and providing for an effective date" was read the second                             
time.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Without                                   
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 139(RES) was read the third time.                                             
                                                                                                    
Senators Bunde, Ben Stevens, French, Cowdery moved and asked                                        
unanimous consent to be shown as cross sponsors on the bill. Without                                
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 139(RES) "An                                       
Act approving an interim classification by the commissioner of natural                              
resources closing certain land within the Glacier Creek and Winner                                  
Creek drainages to new mineral entry; and providing for an effective                                
date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                               
                                                                                                    
CSHB 139(RES)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Dates                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  16   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Lincoln, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Therriault, Wagoner,                                  
Wilken                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Taylor                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Dyson, Hoffman, Olson                                                                     

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and so, CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 139(RES) passed the Senate.                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clauses. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis gave notice of reconsideration.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                        Third Reading of Senate Bills                                            
                                                                                                    
SB 45                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 45(JUD) "An Act relating to the                                              
Legislative Budget and Audit Committee" was read the third time.                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator French moved 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.                                         
                                                                                                    
Senator French offered Amendment No. 1:                                                             
                                                                                                    
Page 2, line 2:                                                                                     
          Delete "discourages,"                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Page 2, line 3:                                                                                     
          Delete "full"                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Senator French moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator                                   
Green objected.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Taylor moved that the amendment be divided. President                                       
Therriault ruled the amendment divisible and stated it would be                                     
divided as follows:                                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Amendment 1-A:                                                                                      
Page 2, line 2:                                                                                     
          Delete "discourages,"                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Amendment 1-B:                                                                                      
Page 2, line 3:                                                                                     
          Delete "full"                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1-A be adopted?" The roll                                  
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 45(JUD)                                                                                        
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1-A                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Lincoln, Wagoner                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                  
Taylor, Therriault, Wilken                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Dyson, Hoffman, Olson                                                                     
                                                                                                    
French changed from "Nay" to "Yea".                                                                 
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1-A failed.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1-B be adopted?" The roll                                  
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
CSSB 45(JUD)                                                                                        
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1-B                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  10   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Lincoln, Wagoner                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                  
Taylor, Therriault, Wilken                                                                          
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Dyson, Hoffman, Olson                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1-B failed.                                                                   
                                                                                                    
The bill was automatically in third reading.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 45(JUD) "An                                       
Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee" pass the                                
Senate?" The roll was taken with the following result:                                              
                                                                                                    
CSSB 45(JUD)                                                                                        
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Green, Guess, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Lincoln                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Dyson, Hoffman, Olson                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 45(JUD) passed the Senate.                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator French gave notice of reconsideration.                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                     Second Reading of Senate Resolutions                                        
                                                                                                    
SJR 5                                                                                             
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5 Urging the President of the                                           
United States and the Congress to act to ensure that federal agencies                               
do not retain records relating to lawful purchase or ownership of                                   
firearms gathered through the Brady Handgun Bill instant check                                      
system, 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                              
170. Without objection, CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                              
NO. 5(STA) was adopted.                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Senators Taylor, Ogan, Cowdery, Wilken, Green, Gary Stevens,                                        
Davis, Ben Stevens, Seekins, Bunde moved and asked unanimous                                        
consent to be shown as cosponsors on the resolution. Without                                        
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
resolution be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and                                   
placed on final passage. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                      

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CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5(STA) was read the                                              
third time.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                           
NO. 5(STA) Urging the President of the United States and the                                        
Congress to act to ensure that federal agencies do not retain records                               
relating to lawful purchase or ownership of firearms gathered through                               
the Brady Handgun Bill instant check system, pass the Senate?" The                                  
roll was taken with the following result:                                                           
                                                                                                    
CSSJR 5(STA)                                                                                        
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  17   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  3   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Lincoln, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault,                                   
Wagoner, Wilken                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Dyson, Hoffman, Olson                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5(STA) passed                                            
the Senate and was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                  Citations                                                      
                                                                                                    
Honoring - Ellie Claus, 2003 Junior Iditarod Champion                                               
Senator(s) Bunde, Therriault, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton, Green,                                  
Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan, Seekins, Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens,                                  
Taylor, Wilken                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
In Memoriam - Douglas V. Euers                                                                      
Representative(s) Morgan                                                                            
Senator(s) Lincoln, Therriault, Bunde, Cowdery, Davis, Dyson, Elton,                                
Green, Guess, Hoffman, Ogan, Seekins, Ben Stevens, Gary Stevens,                                    
Taylor, Wilken                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
citations be adopted. Without objection, the citations were adopted and                             
referred to the Secretary for transmittal.                                                          
                                                                                                    

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                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 Engrossment                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 25                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 25(FIN) "An Act relating to the                                              
acquisition of teachers' housing by regional educational attendance                                 
areas and to teachers' housing loan programs in the Alaska Housing                                  
Finance Corporation; and providing for an effective date" was                                       
engrossed, signed by the President and Secretary and transmitted to                                 
the House for consideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
SJR 5                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5(STA) Urging the                                                
President of the United States and the Congress to act to ensure that                               
federal agencies do not retain records relating to lawful purchase or                               
ownership of firearms gathered through the Brady Handgun Bill                                       
instant check system, 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., April 2, 2003. Without                                
objection, the Senate adjourned at 1:19 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                Kirsten Waid                        
                                                     Secretary of the Senate                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                 March 2003                         

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                                Announcements                                                    
                                                                                                    
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                             STANDING COMMITTEES                                                 
+ indicates teleconference                                                                          
= indicates bill previously heard/scheduled                                                         
                                                                                                    
                         COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
Mar 31        Monday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 02        Wednesday                    Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
+= SB 136 RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION                                                        
                                                                                                    
Apr 04        Friday                       Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                   FINANCE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Mar 31        Monday                    Senate Finance 532          10:00 AM                      
              -- Time Change --                                                                     
= HB  12 HARASSMENT BY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION                                                     
= SB 123 ELIMINATE REVIEW OF ADOPTION SUBSIDIES                                                     
              <Bill Hearing Rescheduled from 3/28/03>                                               
= HB  71 EXTEND BOARD OF MIDWIVES                                                                   
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 01        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
= SB  40 CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS BY DOTPF                                                          
              <Bill Hearing Rescheduled from 3/28/03>                                               
= SB 106 FEE FOR STUDDED TIRES                                                                      
              <Bill Hearing Rescheduled from 3/28/03>                                               
     SB 115 CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES PROGRAM EXPENSES                                                
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                             FINANCE (continued)                                                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Apr 02        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
     SB 124 ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE GRANTS                                                        
     SB 108 HEALTH FACILITY MEDICAID RATES/ADV. COM'N                                               
     SB 109 MEDICAID COST CONTAINMENT & PRIORITY LIST                                               
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
     HB  16 STRANDED GAS DEVELOPMENT ACT AMENDMENTS                                                 
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
     SB  86 INTEREST ON DELINQUENT TAXES                                                            
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 04        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            9:00 AM                     
     SB 103 MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES                                                         
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                     HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                         
                                                                                                    
Mar 31        Monday                          Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 02        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              No Meeting Scheduled                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                              Beltz 211         5:00 PM                     
              -- Time and Location Change --                                                        
+= SB 105 MEDICAID:CHILDREN/PREGNANT WOMEN/FACILITY                                                 
+= SB  30 ABORTION: INFORMED CONSENT; INFORMATION                                                   
+ SB 107 CORRESPONDENCE STUDY                                                                       
+ SB 110 UNDER SCHOOL AGE STUDENTS                                                                  
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                  JUDICIARY                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 31        Monday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ SB 155 HUNTING SAME DAY AIRBORNE                                                                  
+= SB  89 DEFINITION OF LOBBYING                                                                    
+= SB   9 CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                            JUDICIARY (continued)                                                
                                                                                                    
Apr 02        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ SB  53 REVOKE DRIVER'S LIC. FOR FATAL ACCIDENT                                                    
+= SB  58 PFD INELIGIBILITY/MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE                                                 
+= SB  59 PERMANENT FUND INELIGIBILITY FOR DUI                                                      
+= SB   2 PARENT LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE BY CHILD                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 04        Friday                                Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
+ SB  97 ATTY FEES: PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGANTS                                                       
              <Pending Referral>                                                                    
+ HB  82 COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC MAIL                                                                 
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                               LABOR & COMMERCE                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 01        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                              Beltz 211         1:30 PM                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
+ SB  95 72-HOUR NOTICE OF TEACHER STRIKE                                                           
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                  RESOURCES                                                      
                                                                                                    
Mar 31        Monday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+ HB  16 STRANDED GAS DEVELOPMENT ACT AMENDMENTS                                                    
+ SB 139 AK SALMON PRICE REPORT PROGRAM                                                             
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 02        Wednesday                       Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+ SJR 12 SUPPORTING HALIBUT BY-CATCH PROJECT                                                        
+             Confirmation Hearing:                                                                 
              Commissioner, Dept of Fish & Game -                                                   
              Kevin Duffy                                                                           
              <Confirmation Hearing Postponed>                                                      
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 04        Friday                          Butrovich 205           3:30 PM                     
+ SB 127 PRIORITY TREATMENT OF PERMIT APPLICATIONS                                                  
+ SB 142 DNR LEAD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS                                                     
+             Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        

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                                STATE AFFAIRS                                                    
                                                                                                    
Apr 01        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
+ SB  29 SUNSET DATES FOR DEPARTMENTS                                                               
+ SB 137 EMPLOYMENT TAX FOR EDUCATION                                                               
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                              Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
+ HB  52 SEX CRIME AND PORNOGRAPHY FORFEITURES                                                      
+ SB 148 PFD: ALLOWABLE ABSENCE FOR MILITARY SVC                                                    
+ SB 146 COMMEMORATIVE VETERANS LICENSE PLATE                                                       
+ SB  85 REPEAT SERIOUS SEX OFFENSES                                                                
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 08        Tuesday                               Beltz 211         3:30 PM                     
+ SCR  6 LOCATION OF NEW SEAFOOD LAB                                                                
+ SB  22 CRIME VICTIMS' COMP.:SEXUAL ABUSE/ASSAULT                                                  
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
+ SB 158 MOVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNCIL TO DHSS                                                     
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                TRANSPORTATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Apr 01        Tuesday                         Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              -- Meeting Postponed --                                                               
     SB 140 ROAD SIGNS TO PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY                                                 
              <Bill Hearing Postponed>                                                              
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                        Butrovich 205           1:30 PM                     
              Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                            FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES                                                
                                                                                                    
                                ADMINISTRATION                                                   
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                              Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              -- Rescheduled to 4/10/03 --                                                          
              FY04 Budget Close-out                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Thursday                              Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              -- Rescheduled from 4/3/03 --                                                         
              FY04 Budget Close-out                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                        

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                      FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES (continued)                                          
                                                                                                    
                      COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                         
                                                                                                    
Apr 04        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            8:00 AM                     
              Budget Close-out                                                                      
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                 CORRECTIONS                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 04        Friday                    Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Review Agency Programs                                                                
              Proposed FY04 Budget                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 07        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Review Agency Programs                                                                
              Proposed FY04 Budget                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 09        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Preliminary FY04 Budget Close-out                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            5:00 PM                     
              FY04 Budget Close-out and Agency Response                                             
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                 COURT SYSTEM                                                    
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             4:30 PM                     
              Overview of FY04 Budget Request                                                       
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532          11:30 AM                      
              FY04 Budget Close-out                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                        EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                            
                                                                                                    
Apr 02        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532           12:15 PM                     
              Department Overview                                                                   
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                          ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                                             
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             1:00 PM                     
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    

2003-03-31                     Senate Journal                      Page 0654
                      FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES (continued)                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                 FISH & GAME                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            3:30 PM                     
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                   GOVERNOR                                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 02        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532           12:00 PM                     
              FY04 Operating Budget Close-out                                                       
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                           HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES                                              
                                                                                                    
Mar 31        Monday                    Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Review Agency Programs                                                                
              Proposed FY04 Budget                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 01        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Review Agency Programs                                                                
              Proposed FY04 Budget                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 02        Wednesday                 Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Review Agency Programs                                                                
              Proposed FY04 Budget                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 08        Tuesday                   Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              Preliminary FY04 Budget Close-out                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 10        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            4:30 PM                     
              FY04 Budget Close-out and Agency Response                                             
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                        LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT                                            
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                              Beltz 211        12:00 PM                     
              -- Rescheduled to 4/9/03 --                                                           
              FY04 Budget Close-out                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 09        Wednesday                             Beltz 211        12:00 PM                     
              -- Rescheduled from 4/3/03 --                                                         
              FY04 Budget Close-out                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                        

2003-03-31                     Senate Journal                      Page 0655
                      FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES (continued)                                          
                                                                                                    
                                     LAW                                                         
                                                                                                    
Apr 04        Friday                                Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              -- Rescheduled to 4/11/03 --                                                          
              FY04 Budget Close-out                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 11        Friday                                Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              -- Rescheduled from 4/4/03 --                                                         
              FY04 Budget Close-out                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                 LEGISLATURE                                                     
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532           12:00 PM                     
              FY04 Operating Budget Close-out                                                       
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                        MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS                                            
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                     Fahrenkamp 203             1:30 PM                     
              Department Overview                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Apr 08        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203           11:00 AM                      
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                
                                                                                                    
Apr 11        Friday                          Butrovich 205          12:30 PM                     
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                              NATURAL RESOURCES                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 02        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              -- Rescheduled to 4/9/03 --                                                           
              FY04 Budget Close-out                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 09        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         8:00 AM                     
              -- Rescheduled from 4/2/03 --                                                         
              FY04 Budget Close-out                                                                 
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                PUBLIC SAFETY                                                    
                                                                                                    
Apr 01        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
              -- Meeting Canceled --                                                                

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                      FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEES (continued)                                          
                                                                                                    
                          PUBLIC SAFETY (continued)                                              
                                                                                                    
Apr 08        Tuesday                      Fahrenkamp 203             4:00 PM                     
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                   REVENUE                                                       
                                                                                                    
Apr 09        Wednesday                             Beltz 211         4:00 PM                     
              -- Time Change --                                                                     
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                      TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC FACILITIES                                         
                                                                                                    
Apr 03        Thursday                  Senate Finance 532            8:00 AM                     
              FY04 Operating Budget Overview                                                        
                   ----------------------------------------                                        
                                                                                                    
                                OTHER MEETINGS                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                JOINT SESSION                                                    
                                                                                                    
Mar 31        Monday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                      
              Address by U.S. Senator Ted Stevens                                                   
                                                                                                    
Apr 25        Friday                       House Chamber            11:00 AM                      
              Address by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski