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                                   SENATE JOURNAL                                                
                                                                                                    
                              ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                           
                                                                                                    
                     TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE -- FIRST SESSION                                   
                                                                                                    
Juneau, Alaska                             Monday                            April 28, 2003       
                                                                                                    
                                 Ninety-eighth Day                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Pursuant to adjournment the Senate was called to order by President                                 
Therriault at 11:12 a.m.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The roll showed twenty members present.                                                             
                                                                                                    
The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Pastor Greg Lindsay of                                      
Northern Light United Church. Senator Hoffman moved and asked                                       
unanimous consent that the prayer be spread. Without objection, it was                              
so ordered.                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
      In deepest respect for the religious traditions of each person                                
      present, let us pause for a moment of prayer and reflection.                                  
      Let us pray:                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
      Gracious God, today we pray for children. We thank You for                                    
      their playful spirit, for their joyful view of the world, and for                             
      their innocence. We thank You for the wonder of kids; for                                     
      our own kids, for the kids in our neighborhoods, and for all                                  
      the kids in our state. Today we want to hold them all up in                                   
      prayer; the kids who have enough to nurture them through                                      
      childhood; enough love, food and education. And we                                            
      especially pray today for the ones who don't. Help us, loving                                 
      God, to view each child as a sacred, precious gift.                                           
                                                                                                    
      We pray today for the work You give us to do, for the                                         
      priorities that You order. We recall that when the prophet                                    
      Micah asked what the Lord required of him, Your answer was                                    
      to seek justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with his                                 
      God. Today we pray for humility in our lives as public                                        
      servants. Keep our minds and hearts focused on the tasks at                                   
          hand. We give thanks for the opportunity to serve.        Amen.                          
                                                                                                    

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Senator Hoffman led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                   Certification                                                 
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
journals for the ninety-fifth through ninety-seventh legislative days                               
and Senate and House Joint Journal Supplement No. 9 be approved as                                  
certified by the Secretary. Without objection, it was so ordered.                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                             Messages from the Governor                                          
                                                                                                    
Message dated April 28 was read, stating the Office of the Governor                                 
has received notice from the following individual that she does not                                 
wish to be considered for appointment:                                                              
                                                                                                    
Personnel Board                                                                                 
 Paulette Simpson - Juneau                                                                          
                                                                                                    
SCR 5                                                                                             
Message dated April 24 and received April 25 was read, stating the                                  
Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of the                                       
following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for                                        
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                         SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 5                                        
                    Relating to declaring March 2003 as Sobriety                                   
            Awareness Month.                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                             Legislative Resolve No. 2                                             
                                                                                                    
SJR 9                                                                                             
Message dated April 24 and received April 25 was read, stating the                                  
Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of the                                       
following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for                                        
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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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.                                             
                                                                                                    
                             Legislative Resolve No. 6                                             
                                                                                                    
SCR 4                                                                                             
Message dated April 24 and received April 25 was read, stating the                                  
Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of the                                       
following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for                                        
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
            HCS FOR CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                        
            RESOLUTION NO. 4(STA) am H Relating to                                                  
            Avalanche Awareness Month.                                                              
                                                                                                    
                             Legislative Resolve No. 7                                             
                                                                                                    
HJR 18                                                                                            
Message dated April 24 and received April 25 was read, stating the                                  
Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of the                                       
following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for                                        
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
            SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE JOINT                                                        
            RESOLUTION NO. 18(STA) Supporting the men                                               
            and women of the United States armed forces.                                            
                                                                                                    
                             Legislative Resolve No. 8                                             
                                                                                                    
SCR 1                                                                                             
Message dated April 24 and received April 25 was read, stating the                                  
Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of the                                       
following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for                                        
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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            HCS FOR CS FOR SENATE CONCURRENT                                                        
            RESOLUTION NO. 1(TRA) am H Relating to                                                  
            economic development generated by new road                                              
            construction and to the design and construction of the                                  
            Hot Springs Loop Road to connect Chena Hot                                              
            Springs and Circle Hot Springs, of a highway along                                      
            the Bradfield/Iskut Rivers transportation corridor, of                                  
            the Knik Arm Crossing, of a road from Iliamna Bay                                       
            to Pile Bay, and of other roads and highways.                                           
                                                                                                    
                             Legislative Resolve No. 9                                             
                                                                                                    
SCR 7                                                                                             
Message dated April 24 and received April 25 was read, stating the                                  
Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of the                                       
following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for                                        
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
            SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7                                                      
            Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e),                                           
            Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature,                                          
            concerning House Bill No. 71, relating to the Board                                     
            of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives.                                                     
                                                                                                    
                             Legislative Resolve No. 10                                            
                                                                                                    
SJR 7                                                                                             
Message dated April 24 and received April 25 was read, stating the                                  
Governor transmitted the engrossed and enrolled copies of the                                       
following resolution to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for                                        
permanent filing:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
            HOUSE CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION                                                    
            NO. 7(EDT) Expressing support for Vancouver,                                            
            British Columbia's, bid for the 2010 Olympic Winter                                     
            Games and the Paralympic Winter Games.                                                  
                                                                                                    
                             Legislative Resolve No. 11                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                              Messages from the House                                            
                                                                                                    
Message dated April 25 was read, stating the House passed and                                       
transmitted for consideration:                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                           First Reading and Reference of                                        
                                 House Resolutions                                               
                                                                                                    
HCR 16                                                                                            
CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 16(RLS) BY                                                   
THE HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE,                                                                          
                                                                                                    
            Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the                                        
            Alaska State Legislature providing that the 2000                                        
            edition of "Mason's Manual of Legislative                                               
            Procedure" shall implement the rules; relating to                                       
            meetings of subcommittees and conference                                                
            committees; and providing for an effective date for                                     
            the amendments.                                                                         
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                             Standing Committee Reports                                          
                                                                                                    
SB 168                                                                                            
The Labor and Commerce Committee considered SENATE BILL NO.                                         
168 "An Act relating to issuance and revocation of licenses for the                                 
importation, sale, distribution, or manufacture of cigarettes and                                   
tobacco products; relating to a tax refund or credit for unsaleable,                                
returned, or destroyed tobacco products; relating to restrictions on                                
shipping or transporting cigarettes; relating to records concerning the                             
sale of cigarettes; amending and adding definitions relating to cigarette                           
taxes; relating to the payment of cigarette taxes; relating to penalties                            
applicable to cigarette taxes; relating to the definition of the wholesale                          
price of tobacco products; relating to payment of cigarette taxes                                   
through the use of cigarette tax stamps; relating to provisions making                              
certain cigarettes contraband and subject to seizure and forfeiture;                                
relating to certain crimes, penalties, and interest concerning tobacco                              
taxes and sales; and providing for an effective date" and recommended                               
it be replaced with                                                                                 

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   CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 168(L&C)"An Act relating to                                               
   issuance and revocation of licenses for the importation, sale,                                   
   distribution, or manufacture of cigarettes and tobacco products;                                 
   relating to a tax refund or credit for unsaleable, returned, or                                  
   destroyed tobacco products; relating to restrictions on and                                      
   penalties for shipping or transporting cigarettes; relating to                                   
   records concerning the sale of cigarettes; amending and adding                                   
   definitions relating to cigarette taxes; relating to the payment of                              
   cigarette taxes; relating to penalties applicable to cigarette                                   
   taxes; relating to the definition of the wholesale price of                                      
   tobacco products; relating to payment of cigarette taxes through                                 
   the use of cigarette tax stamps; relating to provisions making                                   
   certain cigarettes contraband and subject to seizure and                                         
   forfeiture; relating to certain crimes, penalties, and interest                                  
   concerning tobacco taxes and stamps; relating to cigarette sales;                                
   and providing for an effective date."                                                            
                                                                                                    
Signing do pass: Senator Bunde, Chair; Senator Seekins. Signing no                                  
recommendation: Senators Davis, French, Gary Stevens.                                               
                                                                                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Revenue                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 2, zero,  Department of Law                                                        
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Finance Committee.                                                     
                                                                                                    
SB 173                                                                                            
The Finance Committee considered SENATE BILL NO. 173 "An Act                                        
repealing statutes pertaining to the Alaska Science and Technology                                  
Foundation and transferring money in the foundation's endowment;                                    
repealing statutes relating to the BIDCO assistance program; repealing                              
statutes pertaining to the international trade and business endowment                               
and transferring money in the international trade and business                                      
endowment; transferring oversight administration of outstanding                                     
Alaska Science and Technology Foundation loans and grants to the                                    
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; establishing an                                 
Alaska BIDCO assistance program to be administered by the                                           
Department of Community and Economic Development; making                                            
conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date." Signing                                
do pass: Senators Wilken, Green, Cochairs; Senator Ben Stevens.                                     
Signing no recommendation: Senators Hoffman, Olson, Bunde.                                          

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The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Community and Economic                                            
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The following previously published fiscal information applies:                                      
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Community and Economic                                      
  Development                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The bill was referred to the Rules Committee.                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Introduction and Reference of                                         
                                 Senate Resolutions                                              
                                                                                                    
SCR 12                                                                                            
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 12 BY SENATORS                                                     
WILKEN, Bunde, Cowdery, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Ben Stevens, Gary                                     
Stevens, Wagoner,                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
                    Requesting the Local Boundary Commission to                                    
                     consider borough incorporation for certain                                    
            unorganized areas.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Community and Regional                                  
Affairs and State Affairs Committees.                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                     Introduction and Reference of Senate Bills                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 201                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 201 BY THE SENATE JUDICIARY                                                         
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
                "An Act relating to home care and respite care; and                                
            providing for an effective date."                                                       
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Health,                               
Education and Social Services Committees.                                                           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SB 202                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 202 BY THE SENATE FINANCE                                                           
COMMITTEE, entitled:                                                                                
                                                                                                    
            "An Act relating to school transportation; relating to                                  
            the base student allocation used in the formula for                                     
            state funding of public education; and providing for                                    
            an effective date."                                                                     
                                                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                            
Services and Finance Committees.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Consideration of the Calendar                                         
                                                                                                    
                           Second Reading of House Bills                                         
                                                                                                    
HB 75                                                                                             
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75(FIN)                                                
am(brf sup maj fld) "An Act making appropriations for the operating                                 
and loan program expenses of state government, for certain programs,                                
and to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date" was read                              
the second time.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Green, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                   
adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on page                                 
968. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75(FIN) SENATE CS FOR                                                 
CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75(FIN) "An Act making                                                 
appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state                                 
government, for certain programs, and to capitalize funds; making                                   
appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of                              
Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for                              
an effective date" (technical title change) was adopted.                                            
                                                                                                    
Senators French, Davis, Ellis, Elton, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson,                               
offered Amendment No. 1:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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 "(d) The balance of the Alaska Science and Technology                                              
Endowment (AS 37.17.020) on June 30, 2003, including unobligated                                    
and unencumbered earnings, is appropriated to the general fund."                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator French moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1.                                           
Objections were heard.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens rose to a point of order regarding dilatory debate.                             
President Therriault cautioned the members to proceed in order.                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 1 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senators Elton, Davis, Ellis, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson,                               
offered Amendment No. 2:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
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Senator Elton moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator                                    
Wilken objected.                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman moved and asked unanimous consent to abstain from                                   
voting due to a conflict of interest. Objections were heard and Senator                             
Hoffman was required to vote.                                                                       

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The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 2                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 2 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senators Elton, Davis, Ellis, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson,                               
offered Amendment No. 3:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
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Senator Elton moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 3. Senator                                    
Ben Stevens objected.                                                                               
                                                                                                    

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Senator Ben Stevens rose to a point of order regarding admissibility of                             
the amendment. President Therriault ruled the amendment in order.                                   
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 3                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Taylor changed from "Yea" to "Nay".                                                                 
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 3 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senators Ellis, Davis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson,                               
offered Amendment No. 4:                                                                            
                                                                                                    
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Page 66, line 21:                                                                                   
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 "(b) The amount calculated as follows is appropriated from the                                     
budget reserve fund on June 30, 2003 to the dividend fund (AS                                       
43.23.045) for payment of 2003 permanent fund dividends:                                            
  (1) calculate 21 percent of the net income of the Alaska                                          
permanent fund determined under AS 37.13.140 for the last five fiscal                               
years, including fiscal year 2003;                                                                  
  (2) divide the amount obtained under (1) of this section by                                       
two;                                                                                                
  (3) subtract from the amount obtained under (2) of this section                                   
the amount transferred under AS 37.13.145(b) for 2003 permanent                                     
fund dividends.                                                                                     
 (c) It is the intent of the Legislature through the appropriation in                               
(b) of this section assure the people of Alaska that there will be a                                
permanent fund dividend in 2003."                                                                   

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Renumber accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 4. Senator                                    
Green objected.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 4 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 4                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  0   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Davis, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 4 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                       Recess                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
Senate stand in recess to 6:00 p.m. Without objection, the Senate                                   
recessed at 1:06 p.m.                                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                    After Recess                                                 
                                                                                                    
The Senate reconvened at 6:05 p.m.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that                                          
Senator Davis be excused from a call of the Senate for medical reasons                              
from April 28 until April 30, evening plane time. Without objection,                                
Senator Davis was excused.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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HB 75                                                                                             
Senator Hoffman offered Amendment No. 5:                                                            
                                                                                                    
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Senator Hoffman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 5.                                          
Senator Green objected.                                                                             
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 5 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 5                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  8   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Cowdery, Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                    
Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 5 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln offered Amendment No. 6:                                                            
                                                                                                    
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Senator Lincoln moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 6. Senator                                  
Green objected.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                            
                                                                                                    

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The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 6 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 6                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 6 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senators French, Ellis, Elton, Guess, Lincoln, Olson, offered                                       
Amendment No. 7:                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
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Senator French moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 7. Senator                                   
Green objected.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 7 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 7                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     

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and so, Amendment No. 7 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Olson offered Amendment No. 8:                                                              
                                                                                                    
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Senator Olson moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 8.                                            
Objections were heard.                                                                              
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 8 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 8                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 8 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ellis offered Amendment No. 9:                                                              
                                                                                                    
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Senator Ellis moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 9. Senator                                    
Green objected.                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 9 be adopted?" The roll                                    
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 9                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 9 failed.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln offered Amendment No. 10:                                                           
                                                                                                    
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Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption                                  
of Amendment No. 10. Senator Green objected.                                                        
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 10 be adopted?" The roll                                   
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    

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SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 10                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 10 failed.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman offered Amendment No. 11:                                                           
                                                                                                    
Commercial Fisheries                                                                                
 Under General Funds:                                                                               
  Insert $427,600                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Hoffman moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 11.                                         
Senator Ben Stevens objected.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 11 be adopted?" The roll                                   
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 11                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 11 failed.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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Senator French offered Amendment No. 12:                                                            
                                                                                                    
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Senator Ellis called the Senate. The call was satisfied.                                            
                                                                                                    
Senator French moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 12.                                          
Senator Ben Stevens objected.                                                                       
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 12 be adopted?" The roll                                   
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 12                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Ellis, Elton, French, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                                
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Guess, Ogan, Seekins,                                          
Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                           
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 12 failed.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Lincoln offered Amendment No. 13:                                                           
                                                                                                    
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Senator Lincoln moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption                                  
of Amendment No. 13. Objections were heard.                                                         
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 13 be adopted?" The roll                                   
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 13                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  6   NAYS:  13   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Ellis, Elton, French, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                                
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Guess, Ogan, Seekins,                                          
Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                           
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 13 failed.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senators Ellis, Elton, Davis, French, Guess, Lincoln, offered                                       
Amendment No. 14:                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
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Senator Ellis moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption of                                 
Amendment No. 14. Senator Green objected.                                                           
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 14 be adopted?" The roll                                   
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 14                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 14 failed.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator French offered Amendment No. 15:                                                            
                                                                                                    
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                                       "ALLOCATIONS                                                 
Services to the                                      637,000                                        
Chronically Mentally Ill"                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Senator French moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 15.                                          
Senator Green objected.                                                                             
                                                                                                    

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The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 15 be adopted?" The roll                                   
was taken with the following result:                                                                
                                                                                                    
SCS CSSSHB 75(FIN)                                                                                  
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 15                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  7   NAYS:  12   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                         
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, Amendment No. 15 failed.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final                              
passage. Objections were heard.                                                                     
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                            
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 75(FIN) will be on the April                                          
29 calendar.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
HB 76                                                                                             
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76(FIN)                                                
"An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses                                
of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and                                  
providing for an effective date" was read the second time.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Green, Cochair, moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                   
adoption of the Finance Senate Committee Substitute offered on page                                 
969. Without objection, SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                                
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76(FIN) was adopted.                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senators Wilken, Green offered Amendment No. 1:                                                     
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                                            APPROPRIATION      OTHER                
                                                                               ITEMS       FUNDS    
MH Fairbanks Detoxification Unit                                                                    
Expansion and Renovation (ED 7-11)                            1,000,000              1,000,000      
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Senator Wilken moved and asked unanimous consent for the adoption                                   
of Amendment No. 1. Senator Ellis objected, then withdrew his                                       
objection. There being no further objections, Amendment No. 1 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. Senator Ellis objected.                                                                    
                                                                                                    
President Therriault stated SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SPONSOR                                            
SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76(FIN) am S will be on the                                           
April 29 calendar.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Third Reading of Senate Bills                                         
                                                                                                    
SB 151                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 151(L&C) was read the third time.                                            

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The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 151(L&C)                                          
"An Act relating to the regulation of natural gas pipelines under the                               
Pipeline Act; and providing for an effective date" pass the Senate?"                                
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       
                                                                                                    
CSSB 151(L&C)                                                                                       
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
Effective Date                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  19   NAYS:  0   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Ellis, Elton, French, Green, Guess,                                   
Hoffman, Lincoln, Ogan, Olson, Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G,                                       
Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                                 
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 151(L&C) passed the Senate.                                          
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                      
vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective                             
date clause. Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was                                  
referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                           Reconsideration of House Bills                                        
                                                                                                    
HB 140                                                                                            
Senator Wilken requested that the reconsideration on SENATE CS                                      
FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 140(STA) be taken up. The bill was before                                        
the Senate on reconsideration.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
The question to be reconsidered: "Shall SENATE CS FOR HOUSE                                         
BILL NO. 140(STA) "An Act relating to benefits for retired teachers                                 
or employees who participated in retirement incentive programs and                                  
are subsequently reemployed as a commissioner; and providing for an                                 
effective date" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                             
result:                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SCS HB 140(STA)                                                                                     
Third Reading - On Reconsideration                                                                  
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  5   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson,                                          
Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Lincoln                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so, SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 140(STA) passed the                                            
Senate on reconsideration.                                                                          
                                                                                                    
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. Senator Hoffman objected.                                                              
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall the effective date clause be adopted?"                                   
                                                                                                    
SCS HB 140(STA)                                                                                     
Effective Date Clause                                                                               
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  12   NAYS:  7   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Ogan, Seekins, Stevens B,                                      
Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                                      
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Ellis, Elton, French, Guess, Hoffman, Lincoln, Olson                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
and so the effective date clause failed to be adopted and SENATE CS                                 
FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 140(STA)(efd fld S) "An Act relating to                                          
benefits for retired teachers or employees who participated in                                      
retirement incentive programs and are subsequently reemployed as a                                  
commissioner" was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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                                Unfinished Business                                              
                                                                                                    
HB 69                                                                                             
The reconsideration on SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO.                                                 
69(RES) "An Act relating to regulation of shallow natural gas leasing                               
and closely related energy projects; and providing for an effective                                 
date" was not taken up this legislative day and the bill was referred to                            
the Secretary for engrossment.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
SJR 16                                                                                            
The reconsideration on SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16                                               
Encouraging the federal government to end the federal subsidy of                                    
ethanol, and requesting the Congress of the United States to mandate                                
that land currently used to grow corn for the production of ethanol be                              
returned to its natural state, was not taken up this legislative day and                            
the resolution was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                   Announcements                                                 
                                                                                                    
Announcements are at the end of the journal.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                    Engrossment                                                  
                                                                                                    
SB 151                                                                                            
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 151(L&C) "An Act relating to the                                             
regulation of natural gas pipelines under the Pipeline Act; and                                     
providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the President                             
and Secretary and transmitted to the House for consideration.                                       
                                                                                                    
HB 69                                                                                             
SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(RES) "An Act relating to                                            
regulation of shallow natural gas leasing and closely related energy                                
projects; and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by                             
the President and Secretary and returned to the House for                                           
consideration.                                                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

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SJR 16                                                                                            
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16 Encouraging the federal                                              
government to end the federal subsidy of ethanol, and requesting the                                
Congress of the United States to mandate that land currently used to                                
grow corn for the production of ethanol be returned to its natural state                            
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 29, 2003. Without                               
objection, the Senate adjourned at 8:31 p.m.                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                               Kirsten Waid         
                                                                  Secretary of the Senate           
                                                                                                    
                                                                                    June 2003       

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                                STANDING COMMITTEES                                              
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Apr 28            Monday                             Fahrenkamp 203                    1:30 PM    
                  No Meeting Scheduled                                                              
                                                                                                    
Apr 30            Wednesday                          Fahrenkamp 203                    1:30 PM    
+ SB 183 MUNICIPAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                                             
                                                                                                    
May 02            Friday                             Fahrenkamp 203                    1:30 PM    
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                                      FINANCE                                                    
                                                                                                    
Apr 28            Monday                          Senate Finance 532                  9:00 AM     
= HB  59 CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES                                                              
= SB 173 SCIENCE & TECH FOUNDATION/BIDCO/INT.TRADE                                                  
      HB  11 DEPOSITS TO THE PERMANENT FUND                                                         
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 29            Tuesday                         Senate Finance 532                  9:00 AM     
= SB  65 CORRECTIONAL FACILITY EXPANSION                                                            
                  <Bill Hearing Postponed>                                                          
      HB 187 EXTEND BOARD OF STORAGE TANK ASSISTANCE                                                
      SB 146 COMMEMORATIVE VETERANS LICENSE PLATE                                                   
= SB  86 INTEREST ON DELINQUENT TAXES                                                               
= HB  59 CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES                                                              
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    

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                                FINANCE (continued)                                              
                                                                                                    
Apr 30            Wednesday                       Senate Finance 532                  9:00 AM     
      SB 117 ELIMINATING LONGEVITY BONUS PROGRAM                                                    
                  <No Public Testimony>                                                             
                  <Testimony by Invitation Only>                                                    
= HB 112 AIDEA : BONDS & MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTION                                                    
= SB 142 DNR LEAD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS                                                     
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 30            Wednesday                       Senate Finance 532                   5:30 PM    
                  -- Time Change --                                                                 
+= SB 117 ELIMINATING LONGEVITY BONUS PROGRAM                                                       
                  <Public Testimony>                                                                
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 01            Thursday                        Senate Finance 532                  9:00 AM     
= SB  72 EXTEND REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA                                                     
      SB 180 SAFETY CODE TASK FORCE                                                                 
= SB 148 PFD: ALLOWABLE ABSENCE FOR MILITARY SVC                                                    
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 02            Friday                          Senate Finance 532                  9:00 AM     
= SB 100 APPROP: CAPITAL PROJECTS                                                                   
                  <No Public Testimony>                                                             
                  <Testimony by Invitation Only>                                                    
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 02            Friday                          Senate Finance 532                   4:00 PM    
                  -- Time Change --                                                                 
+= SB 100 APPROP: CAPITAL PROJECTS                                                                  
                  <Public Testimony>                                                                
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
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                        HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES                                      
                                                                                                    
Apr 28            Monday                                 Butrovich 205                 1:30 PM    
                  No Meeting Scheduled                                                              
                                                                                                    
Apr 30            Wednesday                              Butrovich 205                 1:30 PM    
+= SCR 10 CHARTER SCHOOL TASK FORCE                                                                 
+                 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  

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                  HEALTH, EDUCATION & SOCIAL SERVICES (continued)                                
                                                                                                    
May 02            Friday                                 Butrovich 205                 1:30 PM    
+                 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
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                                     JUDICIARY                                                   
                                                                                                    
Apr 28            Monday                                        Beltz 211              1:00 PM    
+ HB  52 SEX CRIME AND PORNOGRAPHY FORFEITURES                                                      
+ SB  22 CRIME VICTIMS' COMP.:SEXUAL ABUSE/ASSAULT                                                  
+ HB   2 CIVIL STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS/SEX OFFENSES                                                  
+ SB  85 REPEAT SERIOUS SEX OFFENSES                                                                
+                 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 30            Wednesday                                     Beltz 211              1:00 PM    
+ SB 160 CIVIL LIABILITY FOR DEFIBRILLATOR USE                                                      
+ HB  34 REPEAL SUNSET OF NEGOTIATED REG.MAKING                                                     
+ SB 152 CONCEALED HANDGUNS                                                                         
+ HB 249 RESTRAINT OF TRADE: ATTY FEES AND COSTS                                                    
+                 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 02            Friday                                        Beltz 211              1:00 PM    
+ HB 114 ISSUANCE OF SEARCH WARRANTS                                                                
+ HB  49 EXPAND DNA DATABASE                                                                        
+ SB  30 ABORTION: INFORMED CONSENT; INFORMATION                                                    
+                 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
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                                  LABOR & COMMERCE                                               
                                                                                                    
Apr 29            Tuesday                                       Beltz 211              1:30 PM    
+ SB 175 LIABILITY:RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY/BOATS/AIR                                                  
+ SB 176 CIVIL LIABILITY FOR LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES                                                   
+ HB 214 PUNITIVE DAMAGES AGAINST EMPLOYERS                                                         
+ HB 184 INDIVIDUAL DEFERRED ANNUITIES                                                              
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 01            Thursday                                      Beltz 211              1:30 PM    
+= SB  13 INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION BY CREDIT RATING                                                 
+ SB 186 CHARITABLE GAMING/ELECTRONIC GAMING                                                        
+ SB 178 STATE LOTTERY                                                                              
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  

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                                     RESOURCES                                                   
                                                                                                    
Apr 28            Monday                                 Butrovich 205                 3:30 PM    
+= SB  88 FOREST RESOURCES & PRACTICES STANDARDS                                                    
                  <Bill Hearing Rescheduled from 4/25/03>                                           
+ SB  56 SPORT FISHING FEES FOR YUKON RESIDENTS                                                     
+                 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
Apr 30            Wednesday                              Butrovich 205                 3:30 PM    
+ SB 155 HUNTING SAME DAY AIRBORNE                                                                  
+                 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 02            Friday                                 Butrovich 205                 3:30 PM    
+ SB 149 REPEAL CERTAIN TIMBER SALE REQUIREMENTS                                                    
+                 Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
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                                   STATE AFFAIRS                                                 
                                                                                                    
Apr 29            Tuesday                                       Beltz 211              3:30 PM    
+ HB  14 PERMANENT FUND ALLOWABLE ABSENCES                                                          
      HB  45 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG                                                    
      HCR  7 UNIFORM RULES: EXECUTIVE SESSIONS                                                      
      SB 145 REEMPLOYMENT OF RETIRED TEACHERS                                                       
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 01            Thursday                                      Beltz 211              3:30 PM    
+ SJR 18 CONST. AM: PF APPROPS/INFLATION-PROOFING                                                   
+ SB 195 CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION FOR JAILS                                                    
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
      HB 127 ROADSIDE MEMORIALS                                                                     
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                                   TRANSPORTATION                                                
                                                                                                    
Apr 29            Tuesday                                Butrovich 205                 1:30 PM    
+= SB 125 STATE CONTRACTS                                                                           
+= HB  81 MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION                                                        
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
                                                                                                    
May 01            Thursday                               Butrovich 205                 1:30 PM    
                  Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled                                                  
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                                  JOINT COMMITTEES                                               
                                                                                                    
                             LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT                                          
                                                                                                    
Apr 29            Tuesday                            Terry Miller 104                 8:00 AM     
                  -- Location Change --                                                             
                  Audits and Other Committee Business                                               
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                                LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                              
                                                                                                    
May 02            Friday                                    Capitol 208              12:00 PM     
                  Information Technology Subcommittee                                               
                  Information Technology & Alaska's Future                                          
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                                   OTHER MEETINGS                                                
                                                                                                    
                                 CHILDREN'S CAUCUS                                               
                                                                                                    
Apr 29            Tuesday                            Fahrenkamp 203                  12:00 PM     
+                 How Child Abuse is Being Addressed:                                               
                  AK Children's Alliance and Children's                                             
                  Advocacy Center Working Group